We’ve just added some fantastic new speakers to the ELF18 programme and we welcome on board Otago Polytechnic as a Supporter – alongside The Wright Family Foundation, Ministry of Education and University of Canterbury.
If the Education Conversation – Kōrero Mātauranga it is to be more than a tick-the-box consultation the dialogue needs to be anchored to a sound evidential foundation. Educators and others now have access to a large body of new information about brain function, how humans learn and effective professional development, among other things…. Beyond talking the talk it is important to think strategically about how to provide those at the learning interface-especially learners, teachers and parents—with the maps, the guidance, the opportunities and the resources to actually walk the talk. More at The May Education Summits: Talkers and Walkers.
The Education Conversation – Kōrero Mātauranga, which opened 23 Mar and closes 31 May 2018, has so far allowed more than 5,000 New Zealanders have their say about the future of education, some via some face to face discussions, the majority by filling in an online survey . It is aimed at providing some content for the two Education Summits. Have you had your say? More at The May Education Summits: Talkers and Walkers.
Take advantage of the Early Bird group and individual discounts by booking now and paying by 30 April. See ELF18 Overview at http://www.smartnet.co.nz/elf-2018/ and http://www.smartnet.co.nz/elf-2018/registration-options/
…Walking the Talk
Educators have access to a huge body of new information about brain function and how humans learn and also about professional development. The key is to walk the talk. ‘Walking the talk’ matters in the use of evidence for transformative education’ is the title of a recently published invited paper for the International Bureau of Education – UNESCO Project: ‘Rethinking and repositioning curriculum in the 21st century: A global paradigm shift’. It was written by Dr Adrienne Alton-Lee, Evidence, Data and Knowledge, Ministry of Education, NZ. (November 2017) and is a treasure trove of resources for professional development. It points people to key papers, videos and other accessible digital resources…
Leading Professional Development
The challenge for busy education leaders is to devote more time to leading professional development in their own learning communities. The challenge for the education system is to provide appropriate support to education leaders to enable this. Professional knowledge sharing through Communities of Learning are already helping in this respect.
Implementing key research findings educates and empowers our rising generations to build a better and more sustainable tomorrow by equipping them today with the appropriate “learning to learn” knowledge and “learning to do” skills…
ELF18 – Take advantage of the very early bird registration and book your place now. View programme and contributors at http://www.smartnet.co.nz/elf-2018/
Click here to view ELF17 article in Education Gazette 29 May 2017