The Education Future Forum is an opportunity for educational leaders and practitioners to engage in the dialogue around the future needs, trends and directions in education. The day will inform and inspire those who are seeking to understand this generation and simultaneously envision a school where the learning captures the hearts and minds of young people. There will also be the opportunity to tour Northern Beaches Christian School, to see students and teachers in action and view the learning spaces.
The forum will deliver key insights and practical applications in the areas of student engagement, teaching and learning, developing strategic plans, learning space design, emerging leadership and policy shift redefining 21st century education.
Place: Northern Beaches Christian School (1 Echunga Road, Terrey Hills, Sydney NSW 2084)
Cost: (All prices include GST) Earlybird: $199 Full Registration: $249
The presenting team:
STEPHEN HARRIS | Principal, Northern Beaches Christian School
Stephen Harris is principal of Northern Beaches Christian School, and Director of the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning. In 2011 he was Secondary Principal of the Year (NSW) in the Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership. Stephen has been in school-based education for 34 years, with teaching experience across almost every grade from Kindergarten to Year 12. His firm belief is that every student should love learning, and that it is the responsibility of schools to relentlessly seek to engage students. Stephen blogs at imaginelearning.tumblr.com.
MARK MCCRINDLE | Social Researcher, McCrindle Research
Emerging Trends in Education
Mark McCrindle is a social analyst, internationally renown for tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. A regular commentator for prominent media channels, Mark's understanding of the key social trends as well as his engaging communication style places him in high demand in the press, on radio and on various television shows. His advisory firm counts amongst its clients more than 100 of Australia's largest companies and he is regularly commissioned to deliver strategy and advice to the boards and executive committees of some of Australia's leading organisations.
CLAIRE MADDEN | Social Researcher, McCrindle Research
Claire Madden is a TEDx speaker, social commentator, futurist and Director of Research at the internationally recognised McCrindle. Claire effectively bridges the gap between the emerging generations and the business leaders and educators of today. She is a next-gen expert, fluent in the social media, youth culture, and engagement styles of these global generations, and a professional in interpreting what this means for educators, managers and marketers. With academic qualifications in communications and postgraduate studies in leadership, Claire brings robust, research-based content to her engaging presentations and consulting.
ANNE KNOCK | Director of Development, Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning
With a background in education, Anne heads up the SCIL team, and works closely with the senior leadership team at Northern Beaches Christian School to ensure that innovation is embedded in its DNA. Anne has worked as a teacher at some of Sydney's leading independent schools, held roles in the not-for-profit sector and was the NSW State Executive Officer at Christian Schools Australia.
STEVE COLLIS | Director of Innovation, Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning
As the Director of Innovation at Northern Beaches Christian School and a key member of the SCIL team, Steve plays a pivotal role in working with teachers to transform pedagogy and redesign the learning experience. Steve joined NBCS in 2002 teaching English and French, and quickly attracted recognition in awards for 'Excellence by a Teacher' (National Quality Schools Awards) and 'Microsoft Innovative Teacher of the Year.' Now, with SCIL, Steve is in demand as a presenter / facilitator as he shares his knowledge and works with educators around Australia.