Keynotes and presentations
Engaging presentations that focus on the future of learning and learning environments taking local and global perspectives.
- Future of learning and learning environments
- Global perspectives on learning and learning environments
- The shift from teachers technicians to designers of learning
- Under the microscope – shaping culture
- Leading teams through trust and collaboration
Learning Design Workshops
Professional learning today must utilise,
“the same principles that determine effective student learning
. . .collaborative, enquiry-focused, and addressing authentic professional problems”
(OECD, 2018 ‘Teachers as designers of Learning Environments”)
The Learning Design Workshops identify current trends and practices, while engaging in purposeful collaborative and action-oriented outputs.
This suite of modules is aimed at equipping and supporting teachers to facilitate future-focused learning in spaces designed with this in mind. The modules form interactive workshops, employing professional learning principles correlate with effective student learning, as the workshops are collaborative, hands-on, enquiry-focused, and address authentic professional problems.
Teachers as Designers of Learning: Reframing practice into a design mindset. Employing practical design tools to facilitate creative thinking around learning.
The Learning Part 2: Engaging with learning design. This scaffolded process takes teachers through designing inquiry-based learning that supports differentiation and personalisation.
The Learner: Gaining an understanding of the present and future of today’s learners. How might we maximise the learning growth of every student, every year?
Teaching Practice: The practice and mind frame of the teacher toward future-focused learning is essential for its ongoing success. Shifting from solo to team-based practices required a deliberate strategy.
The Learning Part 1: What skills, knowledge and attributes do today’s learners need to thrive? The learning environment is more than space, it is an ecosystem of learning opportunities.
The Learning Environment: The learning environment is the container that hold the effective implementation of learning design. Teachers are supported to identify opportunities and see how the space may be an enabler of future-focused learning.
How? Each module is a workshop, 90 minutes in duration and may be presented as stand-alone, sequences over a number of weeks, or combined across one or two days.
Who? The workshops are adaptable for small team intensives to whole staff development days
Then what? Follow up coaching for teaching teams or team leaders will help to embed innovative practices in your school or learning organisation.
- Educators – teachers/teaching teams as designers of engaging learning
- Leadership and Administrators – utilising the process to design engaging professional learning
- Architects and Designers – understand the context of students and employ principles of learning design.
Workshop: Open Space Workshop/Unconference
Purpose: An opportunity to gather the entire staff or large community group in an ‘un-conference’, where the focus is centred around a problem or question
Question or problem sample: How might we engage the graduates of 2030, our learners today?
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Participants: 12 – 100
This process of unpacking a problem or question may be utilised in any sector and recognises and applies the corporate knowledge and experience of those present. It is valuable in harnessing a team, staff or other stakeholders in the processes of culture change.
Program: From in an initial input session, the group self generates workshops, working through a concise process and developing ‘next steps’.
Other consulting services include:
Educational Brief/Culture Alignment – Vision and values clarification activity provides a road map to guide decision-making. This can be high level values, or a focus on learning-values. This is achieved through a facilitated process.
Empathy mapping – Design engaging student learning or professional development through employing a user experience approach
- Partner to help you navigate change in your community
- Strategy accountability
- Mentoring and coaching
We can identify your needs and work out a strategy.