2024 Teaching School Learning Forum

Vision to Reality

In recent years, there has been an increase in the popularity of alternative pathways for teacher education, reflecting the dynamic nature of today's evolving educational landscape.

Share and learn alongside dynamic educators, leaders, academics, and those engaged in tertiary education degrees. Together, we will investigate a range of topics designed to ignite your imagination and spark transformative conversations.

The 2024 Teaching School Learning Forum will focus on vision, reality and creating a connection between these. By attending, you will consider the role and impact of the growing Teaching School movement as we continue to navigate the course of possibilities for supporting those learning to be teachers, including:

  • the scope, style, and range of teaching school models emerging nationally and internationally
  • innovative approaches and practices that will shape the future of education
  • approaches being adopted to reimagine and strengthen partnerships for enhanced professional experience
  • practical implications of employment-based pathways for schools, including how to empower early educators to thrive in real-world settings while gaining invaluable experience
  • the use of mentoring in schools to shape the future of education and empower the next generation of teachers.

This event aims to push boundaries, stimulate innovative thinking, and provoke new conceptions about growing and nurturing educators. It will integrate the theoretical with the practical, providing you with not only the vision but also valuable insights to shape the reality of your school’s education journey. As a delegate, you will also have the opportunity to engage in a targeted Masterclass tailored to your role and interest area.

2024 Keynote Speakers

Edmund Misson
Acting Chief Executive, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Edmund Misson is the Acting CEO of AITSL and is a respected leader in the national education landscape.

Edmund’s considerable experience across education research, policy development and policy implementation has seen him successfully lead AITSL’s work with all jurisdictions to deliver solutions that promote quality teaching and school leadership across Australia.

Since joining AITSL in 2011, Edmund’s focus has been on using evidence to support teachers in all systems and sectors to excel at every stage of their teaching careers.

He has led AITSL’s role in helping to shape national reforms to initial teacher education for graduate teachers, and several of AITSL’s landmark national policies and frameworks now being used by the profession in all states and territories.

Edmund previously held leadership roles with the Victorian Government, advising on a range of education, training, and other social policy issues. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

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Associate Professor Tony Loughland

School of Education, University of New South Wales

Tony Loughland is an Associate Professor and Head of School (Research) in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of Professional Experience in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. 

Tony is an experienced educator who likes to think that theory should be the plaything of practice. He is currently leading projects on mentoring conversations on professional experience, the role of job demands and resources on the job intentions of graduate teachers and professional growth cultures in schools

In his keynote, Tony will reflect on the opportunities provided by professional experience in initial teacher education and draw on his extensive knowledge and research that shape the current landscape. 

This includes the role of Mentor Teachers or supervisors, connection with the traditions of work-integrated learning, and more specifically the increasing visibility and uptake of the teaching school hubs models for preparing future teaching workforces.

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Dr Fiona Longmuir

Senior Lecturer - Educational Leadership, Monash University

Dr Fiona Longmuir is a Senior Lecturer - Educational Leadership at Monash University. Her research interests focus on advancing understanding of just and equitable schooling arrangements. Fiona has led a significant national study of issues in the Australian teaching workforce. 

She co-leads the Monash Educational Workforce for the Future Research Lab and contributes regularly to public and policy discussions that inform the sustainability and wellbeing of teachers and teaching in Australia. Fiona is also currently working on a national project investigating the emotional labour of principals and the impacts on practice and career sustainability.

She has also investigated the impact of crisis on education and is part of an international team of researchers looking at practice and wellbeing through and beyond the COVID-19 disruptions. Prior to her academic work, Fiona was a teacher and school leader in Melbourne primary schools and she is an Australian Council for Educational Leaders (Vic) Fellow.

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2024 Workshops

Professor Miriam Tanti
Associate Dean, Academic Partnerships, La Trobe University School of Education

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Samantha Van De Mortel
Principal, St Philip’s Teaching School

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Lisa Boys
Tertiary Partnerships & Pre Service Teacher Programs Coordinator, Catholic Schools Broken Bay

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Associate Professor Elizabeth Murray
Program Lead: Grow Your Own, Charles Sturt University

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Kane Bradford
Head Professional Practice, Innovation and Partnerships, Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School

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Dr Ellen Larsen
Associate Head - Professional Engagement and Senior Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy), University of Southern Queensland

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2024 Masterclasses

Connecting the Dots – from shared vision to shared reality

Anne Gripton & David Johnson

Consultants: The Evidence Institute, AISNSW

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The Neuroscience of Coaching and Leadership

Jenni-Lee Williams

Dean Leadership Centre, AISNSW

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Effective Mentoring – a win-win process

Dr Shani Hartley

Senior Research Specialist: The Evidence Institute, AISNSW

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