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Symposium Day One

Thursday 1 August 2024

Giving a Speech

 

Reconceptualising Curriculum in Education:
the core to inspiring and engaging all learners

Program Outline (Day One)
 

(This page is currently being developed. Session abstracts and speaker bios yet to come.) 
 

8:30am      Registration | Arrival | Tea and Coffee

9:00am     Welcome | Housekeeping - Dr Deborah Price, ACSA President | Helen Vonow, ACSA Executive Director
                    Welcome to Country - Shannon Ruska, Tribal Experiences (Bio HERE
                    Official Opening - Special Guest (tbc)
                    Conference IntroductionDr Deborah Price, ACSA President (Bio HERE)
                   

9:25am       Keynote 1 - CURRICULUM and its democratic purpose: Possibilities for change and renewal. 

                    Emeritus Professor Alan Reid AM (Abstract & Bio HERE)   

9:55am       Audience Poll - comments & questions

10:05am    VIP Panel 1 - Panellists: Emeritus Professor Alan Reid AM + Professor Stewart Riddle + Sharon Foster

                    Panel Chair: Dr Pasi Sahlberg (Abstract and Bios HERE)

                    Panelist 2 and 3 respond to Keynote (2 x 10mins)

                    Questions from delegates to three panelists (15 mins)

10:40am    Table discussion

10:45am     Morning Tea

11:15am       Keynote 2 - CURRICULUM permeates through every aspect of schooling.

                    Emeritus Professor Bob Lingard, ACU & UQ (Bio HERE - Abstract coming soon)

11:45am      Audience Poll - comments & questions

11:55am      VIP Panel 2 - Panellists: Emeritus Professor Bob Lingard + Professor Donna Pendergast + Professor Pasi                              Sahlberg 

                    Panel Chair: Professor Stephen Dobson (Abstract and Bios HERE

                    Panelist 2 and 3 respond to Keynote (2 x 10mins)

                    Questions from delegates to three panelists (15 mins)

12:30pm     Table discussion

12:35pm      Gold Sponsor Highlight

12:40pm     Lunch

1:40pm       Keynote 3 - Working collaboratively in CURRICULUM design. Dr James Davis, QUT (Bio HERE Abstract -                              coming soon)   

2:10pm       Audience Poll - comments & questions

2:30pm      Housekeeping | Move to Master classes

2:40pm      Master classes - going deeper with experts in the field

Master Class 1 | Roma Room 

How does an education sector analyse formative ASSESSMENT results, to diagnose LITERACY learning needs, and then plan curriculum to help move students forward in their learning? Megan Kelly, Paul Wood and Team, Executive Director Curriculum and Reform DfE NSW (Bio HERE Abstract - coming soon) 

Master Class 1 | Terrace Room 

How do curriculum leaders & teachers realistically UNDERSTAND, DESIGN & SHAPE Curriculum, using a model that is WORKLOAD sustainable, and offers achievable & equitable planning for all Learning Areas? Julie King, Senior Manager, Curriculum, ACARA (Abstract & Bio HERE)

Master Class 1 | Wickham Room 

Knowledge and skills as imperatives in Curriculum Design: The balance between EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION & INQUIRY BASED PRACTICES. Toni Hatten-Roberts, Director of Teaching and Learning, Mastery Schools Australia (Bio HERE Abstract - coming soon) 

Master Class 1 | Leichardt Room 

How does generative AI work and its implications for curriculum Dr James Curran, CEO & Director, Grok Academy (Abstract & Bio HERE)

3:40pm     Afternoon Tea

4:00pm    Master Classes - going deeper with experts in the field

Master Class 2 | Roma Room

How does an education sector analyse formative ASSESSMENT results, to diagnose NUMERACY learning needs, and then plan curriculum to help move students forward in their learning? Narelle Morris, ACSA, AAMT, QCAA (Abstract & Bio HERE)

Master Class 2 | Terrace Room

Guidance for school leaders on CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT and PLANNING at a whole school level. Danielle Cavanagh, Manager, Curriculum Support Resources, Curriculum Specialist, ACARA (Abstract & Bio - HERE

Master Class 2 | Wickham Room

How can the Arts permeate throughout the curriculum, to ensure the DIVERSE CULTURAL NEEDS of the school community are met? Dr Denise Chapman, Literacy Specialist, Monash University (Abstract & Bio - HERE

Master Class 2 | Leichardt Room

Developing CRITICAL THINKING as a contemporary skill for life long learning. Paul Stronach and Nathan Christensen, Principal Education Officers, QCAA (Abstract & Bio - HERE

5:00pm     ACSA President’s Reception – Networking (light grazing table)

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