• The Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit

    Succeeding in an era of change

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Overview

The fourth instalment of The Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit will take place on 1 March 2022 live at the ICC and virtually via our online events and networking platform.

Following a year of seemingly insurmountable adversity, the opportunity to regroup, recap and plan the way forward for schooling in NSW was truly an invaluable experience for all.

We are running the VIC version of this event on 23 March 2022 in Melbourne. Click here to visit The Age Schools Summit website for further information.

Speakers


The Hon. Sarah Mitchell
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, NSW


Georgina Harrisson
Secretary, NSW Department of Education


Dr Linda Darling-Hammond
Learning Policy Institute, USA


Eddie Woo
Leader, Mathematics Growth, NSW Department of Education


Paul Martin
CEO, NESA


Professor Yong Zhao
Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas, USA


Murat Dizdar
Deputy Secretary, School Performance – South, NSW Department of Education


Jennifer Coen
State Manager Wellbeing,
Catholic Schools NSW


Andrew Cornwall
Leader of Learning and Highly Accomplished Teacher, St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm


Dr Jordana Hunter
Program Director, Education, Grattan Institute


Rebecca West
Assistant Principal: Curriculum & Instruction, Bonnyrigg Public School


Scott James
Headmaster, Knox Grammar School


Tammy Anderson
Principal,
Briar Road Public School


Dr Jenny Donovan
CEO, Australian Educational Research Organisation


Professor Michele Simons
Dean, School of Education, Western Sydney University; President, Australian Council of Deans of Education


Prof Kim Beswick
Head of the School of Education, Director, Gonski Institute for Education, and Professor of Mathematics Education, UNSW


Prof Pasi Sahlberg
Professor of Education Policy, UNSW


David de Carvalho
CEO, ACARA


Angelo Gavrielatos
President, NSW Teachers Federation


Daisy Turnbull
Former Head of Wellbeing, St Catherine’s School


Julian Floriano
Head Teacher- Welfare, Cecil Hills High School


Mohamad Jamal
Head of Mathematics, Al-Faisal College


Kathleen Vella
Program Director, Raise


Lloyd Godson
Co-Founder and Teacher, Nature School


Jorga Marrum
Teaching and Learning (Strengthening Outcomes), AISNSW


Dr Lyn Gardon
Director Delivery Support, NSW Department of Education


Bevan Shields
Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald


Yvette Cachia
Chief People Officer, Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Education


Joshua Harnwell
Director of Teaching and Learning, Arden Anglican School


Lara Harvey
Head of PDHPE, Queenwood


Andrea de Carvalho
Master Teacher Research and Leadership Team, Sydney Catholic Schools


Kristy Pugliano
Head Teacher Creative and Performing Arts, Baulkham Hills High School


Dr Joanne Hack
Head of Curriculum and Assessment, Catholic Schools NSW


Marni Milne
Principal, Narrandera High School


Sue Cairns
Educational Consultant Student Services, AISNSW


Rebecca Gibbs
Education Officer – Behaviour/ Special Education, Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong


Emma Mansfield
Project Leader (CEO), Capability, Implementation and School Excellence/ Transformation, NSW Department of Education


Natassia Chrysanthos
Education Reporter, The Sydney Morning Herald


Abby Saleh
AP Curriculum & Instruction, Chester Hill North Public School


Jordan Baker
Education Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald


Paul Hughes
Principal, Rosemeadow Public School

Agenda

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

8:10

Opening remarks

Bevan Shields, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

POLICY, PROGRESS AND PLANNING

8:20

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS & Q AND A

The Hon Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning

9:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Key challenges for NSW schools in 2022

Georgina Harrisson, Secretary, NSW Department of Education

TEACHING AND LEARNING

9:20

INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS | Learners without borders: new conditions of learning and teaching

  • New conditions of teaching and learning that can liberate students from the borders of schooling
  • Removing education paradigms through technology, globalization, and the educational experiences of COVID-19

Prof Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas, USA

9:50

INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS | Re-thinking Teacher Education

Dr Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute, USA
(Followed by a Q and A moderated by Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy, UNSW

10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Celebrating powerful and engaging teachers

  • What are the biggest challenges in today’s classrooms?
  • Have we got the balance right between admin and teaching?
  • Strategies for connecting and enriching the disengaged
  • How can technology be used to enhance learning outcomes?

Lara Harvey, Head of PDHPE, Queenwood
Rebecca West, Assistant Principal: Curriculum & Instruction, Bonnyrigg Public School
Lloyd Godson, Co-Founder and Teacher, Nature School
Kristy Pugliano, Head Teacher of Creative and Performing Arts, Baulkham Hills High School
Moderated by Natassia Chrysanthos, Education Reporter, The Sydney Morning Herald

11:00

Morning break

CURRICULUM REFORM

11:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Implementing the new curriculum

  • Building strong foundations for future learning
  • Increasing teaching time
  • Strengthening post-school pathways
  • Key challenges to overcome prior to the launch

Paul Martin, CEO, NESA
David de Carvalho, CEO, ACARA
Dr Joanne Hack, Head of Curriculum and Assessment, Catholic Schools NSW
Moderated by Jordan Baker, Education Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

12:00

Making time for great teaching

  • We need to overhaul schools so that teachers have enough time for great teaching.
  • Grattan’s 2021 teacher survey points to several promising reforms
  • The first priority is to stop overloading teachers with unnecessary tasks and provide more support for effective curriculum and lesson planning

Dr Jordana Hunter, Program Director, Education, Grattan Institute

12:20

PANEL DISCUSSION | How can we overcome the predicted teacher shortfall?

  • Where will the next generation of teachers come from?
  • What skills and attributes should they have?
  • Is teacher training supplying the quality teachers we need?
  • How can we make the teaching profession a more attractive proposition?
  • How can we increase retention rates of young teachers?

Angelo Gavrielatos, President, NSW Teachers Federation
Professor Michele Simons, Dean, School of Education, Western Sydney University, President, Australian Council of Deans of Education
Scott James, Headmaster, Knox Grammar School
Yvette Cachia, Chief People Officer, Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Education
Moderated by Jordan Baker, Education Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

12:50

Lunch

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES

13:50

PANEL DISCUSSION | An Evidence Based approach to wellbeing of staff and students

  • Fostering school belonging and engagement
  • Employing deep listening to understanding issues and needs
  • Implementing mentoring and support programs
  • Building social-emotional skills

Julian Floriano, Head Teacher- Welfare, Cecil Hills High School
Daisy Turnbull, Author and student wellbeing speaker, Former Head of Wellbeing, St Catherine’s School
Kathleen Vella, Program Director, Raise
Jennifer Coen, State Manager Wellbeing, Catholic Schools NSW
Moderated by Natassia Chrysanthos, Education Reporter, The Sydney Morning Herald

14:20

Using evidence to enhance the classroom experience and create better learning outcomes

  • Why an evidence-based approach can lead to confident teaching decisions
  • How to determine which evidence to use, and when
  • Applying practitioner generated research
  • Supporting teachers to deliver evidence-based learning

Dr Jenny Donovan, CEO, Australian Educational Research Organisation

14:40

PANEL DISCUSSION | Successfully deploying evidence-based practices in the classroom

  • What works and what doesn’t?
  • Getting staff, student and parental buy-in to evidence-based teaching
  • Challenges in recording, measuring and evaluating evidence
  • The relationship between evidence-based/research and expertise/practice

Abby Saleh, AP Curriculum & Instruction, Chester Hill North Public School
Andrew Cornwall, Leader of Learning and Highly Accomplished Teacher, St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm
Joshua Harnwell, Director of Teaching and Learning, Arden Anglican School
Emma Mansfield, Project Leader (CEO), Capability, Implementation and School Excellence/ Transformation, NSW Department of Education
Moderated by Jordan Baker, Education Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

15:10

Panel Discussion | Using evidence to support behaviour and embed inclusivity in schools

  • A student-centred approach to safe and inclusive classrooms
  • Explicit teaching of social and emotional learning
  • Supporting complex and challenging behaviour
  • Parent and community engagement

Marni Milne Principal, Narrandera High School
Sue Cairns, Educational Consultant Student Services, AISNSW
Rebecca Gibbs, Education Officer – Behaviour/ Special Education, Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong
Dr Lyn Gardon, Director Delivery Support, NSW Department of Education
Moderated by Jordan Baker, Education Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

15:40

Afternoon break

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

16:00

PANEL DISCUSSION | Addressing the crisis in maths

  • Why are we seeing a decline in our International standing in maths?
  • How can we reverse this trend?
  • How best can we address the shortfall in the number of maths teachers?
  • Do we need specialist maths teachers in all Primary schools?

Eddie Woo, Leader, Mathematics Growth, NSW Department of Education
Mohamad Jamal, Head of Mathematics, Al-Faisal College
Andrea de Carvalho, Master Teacher Research and Leadership Team, Sydney Catholic Schools
Prof Kim Beswick, Head of the School of Education, Director, Gonski Institute for Education, and Professor of Mathematics Education, UNSW
Moderated by Natassia Chrysanthos, Education Reporter, The Sydney Morning Herald

16:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Achieving Greatness

  • How some schools have improved their performance
  • How did they achieve their gains?
  • What programs were implemented, which ones didn’t work?
  • What plans are in place to continue this success?

Paul Hughes, Principal, Rosemeadow Public School
Jorga Marrum, Teaching and Learning (Strengthening Outcomes), AISNSW
Tammy Anderson, Principal, Briar Road Public School
Moderated by Murat Dizdar PSM, Deputy Secretary School Performance – South, NSW Department of Education

17:00

End of the 2022 SMH Schools Summit and Networking Drinks

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Testimonials

  • “This was a very relevant and informative day that was of huge assistant to me as a school administrator.”

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  • “The event was excellent at broadening my knowledge of how the education industry is developing in response to PISA, ICT developments as well as industry and community stakeholder demands throughout NSW.”

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Blog

The structure of Australian schooling needs to change – Prof. Adrian Piccoli

Former NSW Education Minister and Director of the Gonski Institute for Education, Professor Adrian Piccoli, is challenging the status quo of Australia’s school system, in a bid to achieve greater equity for students.

Piccoli believes the existing structure, funding model, and underlying regulatory framework is doing a disservice to low socio-economic status (SES) students… Read more >>

Major curriculum overhaul looking likely

Professor Geoff Masters, the person behind a proposed curriculum overhaul for New South Wales has so far racked up “considerable support” from teachers for his suggested redesign, which is due for finalisation this year. Since the release of his interim report in October last year, Masters has received more than 700 submissions providing feedback on his recommended reforms…. Read more >>

Teachers need more training to help students with special educational needs

Special education’ is a broad term and requires an equally broad set of skills, providers and strategies – not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach – says academic expert, Dr. Kathleen Tait. “Included within a typical education classroom one could find students with a range of intellectual, social and emotional difficulties; children who are gifted and talented; and/or children with learning difficulties… Read more >>

Normalising mental health protocols and intervention in Australian schools

When it comes to physical health, we’re not short of nationally-endorsed protocols that support our wellbeing. From hand-railings on public stairways, to mandatory vaccinations, to the highly-publicised “slip slop slap” sunscreen campaign. The same also applies in school settings. When a child is injured, they’ll receive first aid from an appointed, trained first aider. There will be rules in place to help avoid… Read more >>

Student Engagement & Technology in the Classroom: Igniting the Fire in Young Learners with Eddie Woo

Technology is rapidly transforming the way students learn and teachers teach, a study found that Australia is one of the highest users of technology in schools in the OECD – so how can technology benefit Australian students and what are the costs? What can it do and what can’t it do? Wootube is a prime… Read more >>

Student well-being at Wenona School

Adolescence is a difficult time for most people, but for a growing subset of young Australians, it is more than just an “uncomfortable phase”. Statistics show that one in five 13-18 years-olds will experience a severe mental health disorder; and more than half of people with a lifetime mental health diagnosis will encounter their first… Read more >>

Small group tutoring in NSW – why the need and how will it work?

Next year, students in New South Wales (NSW) will have access to free tutoring for the first time, thanks to a $337 million program as part of the state’s 2020-21 Budget. Under the scheme, an additional 5,500 staff will be employed to deliver small group teaching sessions to all eligible students… Read more >>

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