Active Learning Conference

Unlocking the magic of the student-centered classroom

Adelaide

 5-6 March 2018
Stamford Plaza Adelaide
150 North Terrace
Adelaide

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Melbourne

 7-8 March 2018
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders Street
Melbourne

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Sydney

 24-25 May 2018
Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Sydney

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Perth

 29-30 May 2018
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central
24 Mount Street
Perth

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Calling all K-12 educators who are ready and eager for groundbreaking knowledge and a first-hand experience of the magic of Active Learning.

Active Learning Conference is a new and cutting-edge professional learning experience like no other, created by our Flipped Learning Conference maestro Jeremy LeCornu, and expert digital educator wizard Aimee Shattock.

You will unlock the mysteries of

  • What is active learning?
  • How to best use face-to-face class time
  • Utilising video for effective student-led learning
  • Transitioning from ‘sage on the stage’ to ‘guide by the side’ with your students

Five reasons to sign up now

Over two action-packed days you will:

  • Gain strategies, tools and approaches for active learning and student-centered classrooms
  • Know how to develop rich active learning experiences to challenge and stretch students
  • Be learning authentically, involved in an Active Learning model where you will be immersed in ideas and strategies that you can replicate back in your school
  • Have exclusive access to valuable online resources to use during and after the conference

Who should attend

  • K-12 teachers keen to learn the best practices for student-led active learning
  • School leaders motivated to lead by doing
  • All educators curious to discover how to engage students in authentic learning experiences

 

First Class Experience!

I highly recommend this organisation as they provide high quality and engaging professional development by exemplary educators in a way that motivates and connects directly with classroom practice to create high quality learning for all students.

Ben Heathcote, Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator

Henley High School, SA

 

Active Learning Conference (Part 1)

Setting the stage for Active Learning

Mastery Morning Session – Part A

An exciting session where you become involved in a ‘Professional Flipped Learning Classroom’. You will explore a range of essential classroom tools as you work at your own pace through an interactive map of video content specially created by Aimee and Jeremy. Earn virtual ‘badges’ as you master each section and identify peers to support/collaborate with along the way. Visualise your learning as you go along! 

Second Morning Session

How to use BreakoutEDU to transform learning

A fun and interactive session where you will learn how to use this immersive learning games platform in your classroom.

  • Experience collaborative and highly engaging critical-thinking activities that have you working together to complete a breakout box challenge.
  • Discover how you can create student engagement and the highest state of deep learning and motivation – through achieving ‘flow’.
  • In K-12 groups, you will start planning a breakout box challenge for your students.

Interactive Afternoon format for both days:

  1. Dynamic Keynote Session
    An experienced educator will share practical examples about how to facilitate a student-centered classroom and answer your questions.
  2. Teacher Innovation Project

Planning an Innovation – Experience using a problem-based learning style scaffold to identify a teaching and learning ‘problem’ and plan an innovative approach to solve the problem.

  1. MyLearning Sandpit Session

A MyLearning style breakout time where you take a deeper collaborative dive into an area of your choice, network with peers and reinforce the day’s learning.

Active Learning Conference (Part 2)

Going deeper with Active Learning

Mastery Morning Session – Part B

Building on the Mastery Morning from Day 1, this session will go deeper into Active Learning using video content specially created by Aimee and Jeremy. See for yourself how continued exploration of the Active Learning model leads you to new layers of authentic and engaged self-directed learning. You will be naturally led to collaborate with your peers while reaching success milestones and having fun along the way, igniting your imagination about how to adapt and apply the process across K-12.

Second Morning Session

Staging a Socratic Seminar – Active Learning style

Be introduced to a Socratic seminar activity, and experience how to use the high-level discussion format as a powerful tool for active learning at any year level

  • Together, we will explore resources and view video of students taking part in Socratic seminars.
  • You will engage in and experience being in a seminar first-hand using the discussion topic of active learning and the ideas that have emerged from your experiences at the conference.
  • In smaller groups, you will plan a Socratic seminar to use back at school with your students.

Interactive Afternoon format for both days:

  1. Dynamic Keynote Session
    An experienced educator will share practical examples about how to facilitate a student-centered classroom and answer your questions.
  2. Teacher Innovation Project

Planning an Innovation – Experience using a problem-based learning style scaffold to identify a teaching and learning ‘problem’ and plan an innovative approach to solve the problem.

  1. MyLearning Sandpit Session

A MyLearning style breakout time where you take a deeper collaborative dive into an area of your choice, network with peers and reinforce the day’s learning.

 

Please note
Participants will receive notes that include the activities and resources completed within the session. Participants will receive a certificate of 12 hours of professional learning for both days or 6 hours for one day.
It’s BYOD. A Wi-Fi connection will be available for participants to use.

 

Meet your Active Learning Conference creators and facilitators

About Jeremy LeCornu

Jeremy is the creator and facilitator of MyLearning’s outstanding Flipped Learning Conference. We are delighted that Jeremy is continuing his role with us by developing our new Active Learning Conference. We acknowledge Jeremy for his accomplishments which include:

  • Implementing whole-school flipped learning in two Adelaide schools
  • Leading Seaview High School in S.A as Assistant Principal – Innovation, Teaching, and Learning
  • Being an accomplished and highly-sought conference speaker
  • Currently completing a Masters Research project to explore the benefits of teacher-created video

Recent awards and recognitions include:

  • Early Career STEM Educator of the Year at the South Australian Science Excellence Awards, 2013
  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering South Australian Teacher Award, 2014
  • EdTechSA Leading Light Award, 2014
  • Apple Distinguished Educator, 2015
  • In 2015 Channel Seven featured Jeremy in a news item on Flipped Learning.  Watch here
  • Educator Magazine- Education Leaders Rising Star, 2017

 

‘I am committed to helping others implement active and flipped learning in their schools and classrooms. Using teacher-created video enables me to maximise face-to-face class time to develop positive relationships with students and provide them with challenging learning opportunities.’

Follow Jeremy on Twitter @MrLeCornu

 

About Aimee Shattock

Aimee Shattock is a leading flipped learning advocate and leader with a focus on innovative teaching and learning through whole-school pedagogical shift. Aimee is passionate about using digital technologies to create meaningful learning experiences for students, anywhere, anytime.

We welcome Aimee to the MyLearning team and the depth of experience she brings, which includes:

  • Psychology and English Teacher, and the Digital Learning Coordinator at Brighton Secondary School in S.A.
  • Leading professional learning for other Brighton staff to ensure all students learn the necessary skills and mindsets for successful futures in our digital world
  • Host of a popular YouTube channel and nation-wide ClickView channel where she shares entire flipped units
  • An accomplished and sought-after speaker at national and state conferences
  • Apple Distinguished Educator, 2017

Recent publications:

  • Shattock, A, Egan, J, 2016. Stage 1 English: Creating Texts. Humans of New York. Opinion, 60/2, 4-7.
  • Challinor, K, Shattock, A, 2017. Focus on Flipped Learning: Insights from Aimee Shattock and Kurt Challinor on how they are using flipped learning in their teaching. Ethos, 25/3, 14.

‘Flipped learning has allowed me to personalise learning for my students, teach to their interests and abilities, and most importantly, engage them in authentic, relevant and challenging learning experiences. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with others.’

Follow Aimee on Twitter @MsShattock

 

Cost:

One Day

$369

  • for any one day on offer

  • Morning tea

  • Gourmet lunch

  • Notes

  • Attendance certificate

Two Days

$549

  • for two days on offer

  • Morning tea

  • Gourmet lunch

  • Notes

  • Attendance certificate


Please note
The same person must attend the two days for the discounted price above. If there are two or more bookings from the same school or organization, there is a discounted price of $349 per day and $529 for two days. Due to the hands-on nature of these days the numbers are capped so act fast if you would like to attend.