I am passionate about learning and doing everything I possibly can to make a difference to school and the opportunities for young people. Today’s generation of students must have an experience of school that is very different to my own, yet for so many it probably still resembles school of the past. So much has changed around us, technology has afforded many opportunities, so we need to take a fresh look at school.

In my role at Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning at Northern Beaches Christian School (NBCS), I facilitate professional development for educators to reimagine schools for the present and the future. NBCS has an international reputation as an innovative school.

In August 2016 I was accepted into a PhD research project at Melbourne University – Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (iletc.com.au). My research focuses on enabling the teacher to take full advantage of the opportunities of the innovative learning environment to provide deeper learning for students. I’m confident that this research project will make be a significant voice for change.

In the media  – articles written, interviews

Connect with me on social media: Twitter @anneknockLinkedIn

Contact me here:

To visit Northern Beaches Christian School for SCIL PD: scil.com.au

Keynotes, Workshops, MCConference quote


Keynotes, presentations and provocations

My expertise includes:

  • International educational landscape
  • Future-focused schools & innovative learning
  • Teacher growth and change
  • Spaces for working and learning
  • Shaping culture


2017 keynote presentations

March: New Generation Learning Spaces Conference, IQPC Sydney

March: Future Leaders/Future Schools, Melbourne

  • Keynote
  • Roundtable
  • MC Masterclass

2016 keynote presentations:

January: Schools of the Future Panel Member, hosted by Stephen Heppell, BETT

March: Host/MC at Future Schools – Future Leaders Conference

March: Keynote and MC – New Generation Learning Spaces Conference, IQPC Melbourne

August: Association of School Business Managers SA/NT Conference

September: New Generation Learning Spaces Conference, IQPC Singapore

November: Education Future Forum/McCrindle Research

2015 keynote presentations:

March: Host/MC at Future Schools – Future Leaders Conference

March: Two days – Making it Mobile Leadership Workshop: For teams from different schools.

May: Full day workshop for 200 Primary Principals in Christchurch embracing the opportunities of creating collaborative communities.

July: Afternoon session: AISNSW Flagship Leaders Program for emerging leaders in independent schools.

November: Design/Engage Leaders Workshop (2 days)


In 2015 and 2016 I was invited to MC the Future Schools/Future Leaders Conference, a strategic look at the future of education. Across the two days she worked with conference organisers, keynote speakers and engaged with the audience.

Design/Engage Workshops

This workshop presents a design thinking approach to addressing the issues facing school leaders today

These professional learning opportunities are participatory, hands on and fun, with input and insights from local and global experiences. Anne draws on her insight into the international educational landscape, including schools, higher education, libraries ad museums.

Coaching and mentoring

From time to time I work with people who are seeking to grow their own capacity. This can involved identifying and growing specific skills, as well as guiding career growth.


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