Education State
Principals Conference 2022

Program

Learn from and be inspired by some of the world’s most renowned educators and leading practitioners on relevant issues to stimulate new thinking and inspire action.

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  Theory and Practice Workshop Sessions
  Plenary Sessions
Monday 30 May 2022

Conference Day One

8:00 am8:45 am

Registrations Open

8:45 am8:55 am

Welcome
MC Kimberley Tempest – Principal, Cobram Secondary College
Dr David Howes – Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Services

Welcome to Country – Wurundjeri Elder

8:55 am9:05 am

Opening Address

The Hon James Merlino Minister for Education

9:05 am10:10 am

Keynote Address: Constructive Alignment, Engagement and Learning

Professor John Hattie Laureate Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

10:10 am10:35 am

Panel 1: The Power of Education

Martin Newman Maryborough Education Centre

Chris Varney Founder and Chief Enabling Officer, I CAN network

Belinda Duarte CEO, Culture is Life

10:35 am10:40 am

Introducing the Learning Meeting Place and Workshops

MC Kimberley Tempest Principal, Cobram Secondary College

Dr David Howes Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Services

10:40 am11:10 am

Morning Tea – Learning Meeting Place

11:10 am12:25 pm

Theory and Practice Workshops

Connection and Belonging

How to build belonging in your school setting using insights from students and empirical research

Dr Kelly-Ann Allen Senior Lecturer, School of Educational Psychology & Counselling, Monash University

Social and emotional learning – activating effective school responses

Emeritus Professor Helen Cahill Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Understanding and responding to the cultural context of community: A case study examining the work of teachers, school leaders, pre-service teachers, and teacher educators

Dr Amanda McGraw-Pleban Senior Lecturer, Federation University

Brett Shillito Principal, Yuille Park Community School

Inclusive Education

A co-teaching model: Inclusive Educational practice by catering for students of all abilities

Evan Savage Principal, Armstrong Creek School

Tanya Ryder-Barnes Assistant Principal, Alkira Secondary College

Reflecting on the power of Principal leadership on disability inclusion – how to create inclusive school cultures for all students

Chris Varney Founder and Chief Enabling Officer, I CAN network

Kate Andrews Regional Manager, I CAN Network

James Ong Regional Manager, I CAN Network

Melissa Smith Assistant Principal, St Leonards Primary School

Meagan Cook Principal, Cranbourne East Secondary College

Cate Eddy Principal, Numurkah Secondary College

Teaching and Learning

Are your students future ready? Preparing for the future starts in the classroom

Nathaniel Diong Founder and Director, Future Minds Network

Developing expertise in maths: designing a pathway to excellence

Dr Ryan Dunn Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The big questions of the mathematics/numeracy challenge – how to unpack it

Penny Addison Director, Department of Education and Training

Towards excellence – Nurturing high ability classrooms

Sean Butler Principal, Preston High School

Lauren Avdyl Acting Assistant Principal, Tarneit Rise PS

Gemma Skeen Assistant Principal, Tarneit Rise PS

Using evidence well as leaders

Associate Professor Mark Rickinson Monash University

Joanne Gleeson Research Fellow, Monash University

Blake Cutler Research Assistant, Monash University

Lucas Walsh Professor, Monash University

VCE vocational specialisation – design and implementation

Sue Bell Executive Director, Senior Secondary School Reform VCAA

Wellbeing

Leading psychological safety

Dr Ben Palmer CEO, GENOS International

12:25 pm1:15 pm

Lunch – Learning Meeting Place

1:15 pm1:45 pm

Education for Reconciliation

Zack Haddock Executive Director, Koorie Outcomes

Toby Adams Director, Leading with Strength

Sharon Grose Director, Leading with Strength

1:45 pm3:00 pm

Theory and Practice Workshops

Connection and Belonging

Understanding and responding to the cultural context of community: A case study examining the work of teachers, school leaders, pre-service teachers, and teacher educators

Dr Amanda McGraw-Pleban Senior Lecturer, Federation University

Brett Shillito Principal, Yuille Park Community School

Inclusive Education

A co-teaching model: Inclusive Educational practice by catering for students of all abilities

Evan Savage Principal, Armstrong Creek School

Tanya Ryder-Barnes Assistant Principal, Alkira Secondary College

Teaching and Learning

Accelerating, deepening and extending the learning of high-ability senior secondary students

Stewart Milner Foundation Principal, Centre for Higher Education Studies

Responsive Teaching in Practice

Bronwyn Ryrie Jones Teacher Educator, Instructional Coach

Building a collaborative culture of teaching excellence

Justine Mackey Principal in Residence and Master Teacher, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

Jason Smallwood Principal in Residence and Master Teacher, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

Developing expertise in maths: designing a pathway to excellence

Dr Ryan Dunn Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Making numeracy and maths count for every student, every school

David Tout Senior Research Fellow Numeracy and Mathematics, Australian Council for Educational Research

Towards excellence – Nurturing high ability classrooms

Sean Butler Principal, Preston High School

Lauren Avdyl Acting Assistant Principal, Tarneit Rise PS

Gemma Skeen Assistant Principal, Tarneit Rise PS

Using evidence well as leaders

Associate Professor Mark Rickinson Monash University

Joanne Gleeson Research Fellow, Monash University

Blake Cutler Research Assistant, Monash University

Lucas Walsh Professor, Monash University

Wellbeing

Leading professional learning for impact on learning and wellbeing

Emeritus Professor Helen Timperley Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland

Restoring regulation to the classroom

Kristen Douglas National Manager, Headspace

Schools as multi-opportunity platforms for children and young people

Professor Sharon Goldfeld Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health

Facilitating the Resolution of Conflict in Complex and Polarised Settings

Frank Handy Chairperson, Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution

3:00 pm3:25 pm

Afternoon Tea – Learning Meeting Place

3:25 pm4:10 pm

Keynote Address: Wellbeing at the Centre

Professor Frank Oberklaid AM, MD, FRACP, DCH I, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Emeritus Professor Helen Cahill Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

4:10 pm4:50 pm
4:50 pm5:00 pm

Wrap Up and Day One Close

MC Kimberley Tempest Principal, Cobram Secondary College

Dr David Howes Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Services

6:00 pm6:45 pm

Pre-Dinner Drinks

6:45 pm10:00 pm

Conference Dinner

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Conference Day Two

8:00 am8:45 am

Registrations Open

8:45 am8:55 am

Welcome
MC Kimberley Tempest – Principal, Cobram Secondary College
Dr David Howes – Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Services

Acknowledgement of Country – Carnegie Primary School

8:55 am9:05 am

Secretary Address

Jenny Atta Secretary, Department of Education

9:05 am9:35 am

Keynote Address: Transformative possibilities of inclusion

Graeme Innes AM Disability Discrimination Commissioner

9:35 am10:45 am

Leading yourself to lead others

Emeritus Professor Helen Timperley Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland

10:45 am11:15 am

Morning Tea – Learning Meeting Place – Support and Resources

11:15 am12:30 pm

Theory and Practice Workshops

Connection and Belonging

Engagement through Community Connections

Robert Pyers Principal, Horsham College

How to build belonging in your school setting using insights from students and empirical research

Dr Kelly-Ann Allen Senior Lecturer, School of Educational Psychology & Counselling, Monash University

Inclusive Education

Reflecting on the power of Principal leadership on disability inclusion – how to create inclusive school cultures for all students

Chris Varney Founder and Chief Enabling Officer, I CAN network

Kate Andrews Regional Manager, I CAN Network

James Ong Regional Manager, I CAN Network

Leanne Winfield Principal, Euora Secondary College

Matt Koutroubas Assistant Principal, Euora Secondary College

Dean Clements Assistant Principal, Warrnambool Primary School

Teaching and Learning

Accelerating, deepening and extending the learning of high-ability senior secondary students

Stewart Milner Foundation Principal, Centre for Higher Education Studies

Big Ideas in Quality Assessment

Bronwyn Ryrie Jones Teacher Educator, Instructional Coach

Building a collaborative culture of teaching excellence

Justine Mackey Principal in Residence and Master Teacher, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

Jason Smallwood Principal in Residence and Master Teacher, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

Building a culture of high expectations using data

Kelly Juriansz Data Coach SWVR, Department of Education and Training

Nicole O’Brien Assistant Principal, Truganina P-9 College

Marvellous Mathematics: Contextualising Numeracy by Embedding DET Initiatives

Rachael Gore Leading Teaching for Numeracy and Head of Mathematics, Albert Park College

The big questions of the mathematics/numeracy challenge – how to unpack it

Penny Addison Director, Department of Education and Training

Wellbeing

Leading psychological safety

Dr Ben Palmer CEO, GENOS International

Leading professional learning for impact on learning and wellbeing

Emeritus Professor Helen Timperley Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland

Restoring regulation to the classroom

Kristen Douglas National Manager, Headspace

12:30 pm1:15 pm

Lunch – Learning Meeting Place – Support and Resources

1:15 pm2:30 pm

Theory and Practice Workshops

Connection and Belonging

Measures that Matter

Lynn Davie Partnership Lead, New Metrics for Success University of Melbourne

Dr Esme Capp Principal, Princes Hill Primary School

Richard Olsen Assistant Principal, Princes Hill Primary School

Social and emotional learning – activating effective school responses

Emeritus Professor Helen Cahill Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Inclusive Education

Reflecting on the power of Principal leadership on disability inclusion – how to create inclusive school cultures for all students

Chris Varney Founder and Chief Enabling Officer, I CAN network

Kate Andrews Regional Manager, I CAN Network

James Ong Regional Manager, I CAN Network

Stuart Bott Principal, Leopold Primary School

Jessica Sargeant Principal, Echuca College

Teaching and Learning

Data literacy for schools – navigation of data & conversations about patterns and insights

Dr John Pardy Data Coach, Department of Education and Training

Christie Bransgrove Principal, Labertouche Primary School

It takes a village to raise a child. What does it take to raise a student?

Trudie Nagle Executive Principal, Bairnsdale Secondary College

Developing expertise in maths: designing a pathway to excellence

Dr Ryan Dunn Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Making numeracy and maths count for every student, every school

David Tout Senior Research Fellow Numeracy and Mathematics, Australian Council for Educational Research

Responsive Teaching in Practice

Bronwyn Ryrie Jones Teacher Educator, Instructional Coach

Marvellous Mathematics: Contextualising Numeracy by Embedding DET Initiatives

Rachael Gore Leading Teaching for Numeracy and Head of Mathematics, Albert Park College

VCE vocational specialisation – design and implementation

Sue Bell Executive Director, Senior Secondary School Reform VCAA

Wellbeing

Wellbeing cultures and interventions: How can school leaders foster a culture of wellbeing for staff?

DET Employee Health, Safety and Wellbeing Division

FBG Group

Kirshy McAinch Principal, Bendigo Special Developmental School

Colin Burke Principal, Elevation Secondary College

Restoring regulation to the classroom

Kristen Douglas National Manager, Headspace

2:30 pm3:00 pm

Closing Address

Dr David Howes Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Services

Outer Gippsland Community Collaboration We Are One, Gippsland Language and Song Project video and Didgeridoo performance 

*Subject to change