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"Thank you Lyall and team for a terrific conference.... it is a world-class event..." "I think this was one of the best ‘conferences’ that I have been to." "I have attended numerous conferences around the world and wish to compliment all concerned as this has to be as good as I’ve seen, both in terms of focus and of content." "Best organised conference I have ever attended." "Brilliant event. Innovative, fun and refreshing." "Congratulations on a conference well organised and received." “Many thanks, nice diverse crowd” A wonderful opportunity to network with leaders and think about new ways of learning for the future. Great to have a cross-sector conference Very inspiring with a diverse yet connected group of presenters. I will certainly recommend this as a most relevant conference to my colleagues “This year’s was the first I have attended and the information was so valuable. Thank you.” Career Education Advisor "It was a wonderful event with a great, diverse group of attendees. Thank you for inviting me to share our research findings."

OVERVIEW

Education Leaders Forum 2017: LIFE PASSAGES & LEARNING PATHS – making a positive difference to the life outcomes of individuals by understanding key developmental and environmental factors and identifying potential path changers in the journey from infancy to adulthood.  ELF 2017 was held on 23 & 24 August at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua. View ELF Feedback

Life Shaping Factors
“..the Dunedin study… is world-famous as a resource for psychologists, paediatricians and other researchers. Its findings even made the cover of Time magazine… ‘a unique New Zealand study’ that shows… how to shape children’s futures.”  Phil Silva- Psychology Pioneer 

ELF17 was about better understanding life-shaping developmental and environmental factors which affect how well individuals learn and work. The forum picked up on the internationally renowned Dunedin, Auckland and other New Zealand longitudinal Health and Development studies and the implications for all those working with young people.

Cross-Sector Collaboration
“Insights often arise at the boundary between communities”.   Etienne Wenger

With the care system in New Zealand being transformed with the launch of Oranga Tamariki the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, educators are in a pivotal position to collaborate with others who work with children and young people and to draw on support networks when needed to enhance learning outcomes.

Who Should Attend?
The 2017 forum was the eleventh in an annual series involving Education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum from early childhood to post-tertiary education. ELF17 was also highly relevant for those working with children, young people and families via other agencies.
See more on  ELF17 Theme and Strands….

Dr Phil Silva
Founding Director,
Dunedin Longitudinal Study

Dr Reremoana (Moana) Theodore
Co-Director, National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR),

Ass. Prof. Susan Morton
Director, Centre for Longitudinal Research, University of Auckland

Dr John Langley ONZM
Director Outcomes
NorthTec


Dr Adrienne Alton-Lee
Chief Education Advisor,
Ministry of Education

Ass. Prof. Nicola Atwool
Social Work Programme, Dept of Sociology, University of Otago

Dr Craig Jones
Dep. Sec. Evidence, Data and Knowledge, Ministry of Education

Dr Annelies Kamp
Head of School of Educational Studies & Leadership, UC

Dr Leon de W Fourie
Chief Executive, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Dr John Boereboom
Director,  CEM (NZ) – Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring

Sue Blair
Director ,
Personality Dynamics Ltd

Val O’Reilly
IP
President,
CDANZ

Jackie Talbot
General Manager, Secondary-Tertiary, Ministry of Education

Dorothy Adams
Interim Chief Executive,
Social Investment Unit

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The impact of digital technology on education –and that of educators on the use of social media and other digital platforms-are key themes of the upcoming Education Leaders Forum. educationcentral.co.nz/digital-divide… #ELF19NZ

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Do you think schools should actively discourage Year 7 and 8 students from using social media platforms? Take our latest poll ow.ly/6U2g30oAWX1 Retweeted by Education Leaders Forum (ELF)

@netsafeNZ Netsafe Education Advisors sharing at ELF this year - an interesting dive into the digital landscape and broader implications and opportunities twitter.com/EdLeadersForum… Retweeted by Education Leaders Forum (ELF)

Registration for Education Leaders Forum 2019: Digital, Divides, Dividends & Dangers, 17 & 18 July, Dunedin is now open! smartnet.co.nz/elf19 - very early bird rates available until 10 May 👍

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Oat the Goat (a unique digital animation for kids* aged 4-7, highlighting the importance of being kind) has won a #Webby for Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics! Congratulations to #OattheGoat & everyone involved with creating this fantastic resource ow.ly/xd0c30owb4J Retweeted by Education Leaders Forum (ELF)

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How to talk to your kids about: Trauma educationcentral.co.nz/how-to-talk-to… The Parenting Place team in Christchurch has a psychologist's age-by-age guide for those affected by Friday's events. Kia Kaha.

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To our Muslim staff and families Our thoughts are with you. This tragedy is not the NZ we know and believe in. We value diversity and the strengths it brings. We will do our best to make sure you and your children feel safe and welcome @FreemansbayScho Retweeted by Education Leaders Forum (ELF)

Job Currency: By Degrees? Without Qualifications? With Micro-credentials? Phil Ker, CEO Otago Polytechnic generated interest at the recent Education Leaders Forum. Article by @LyallLukey on @EdCentralNZ educationcentral.co.nz/job-currency-b…

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Phil Ker, CEO Otago Polytechnic generated interest at the recent Education Leaders Forum. Article by @LyallLukey on @EdCentralNZ https://t.co/IhWrDnXglT https://t.co/e77rvziD9k

Addressing social challenges in education remains our biggest priority: Judith Barback from @EdCentralNZ talks about one of the main messages to emerge from the Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua #ELF2018 educationcentral.co.nz/addressing-soc…

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#ELF2018 Dr Amanda Lynn, Mandolin Associates - Afternoon Presentation: Innovation, entrepreneurship & post-tertiary integration of students into the workforce by understanding complex human behavioural research Profile: smartnet.co.nz/elf-2018/contr…

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#ELF2018 Heather Lowery-Kappes @CDANZ_Aotearoa - Shared realities and practical ideas to guide young people in an unpredictable future - Career development is a life-long pursuit … Profile: smartnet.co.nz/elf-2018/contr…

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#ELF2018 Expanding on the Micro-credential presentation-Andy Kilsby, Manager Secondary Tertiary, Otago Poly expanded on The Learner Capability Framework - gather the evidence, assess & verify the evidence & present an individual capability profile smartnet.co.nz/elf-2018/contr…

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#ELF2018 Vaughan Rowsell @nzvorn Children's Charity @OMGTechRangers is about giving kids the opportunity to be the creators of tech. Great to see young students running a workshop for the #ELF2018 participants

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#ELF2018 Day 2 - Revaluating Education has kicked off with Phil Ker, CE, Otago Polytechnic Presenting: Micro-credentials: an old dog with some new tricks!

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#ELF2018 Day one - Valuing Educators has concluded. Thank you to the inspiring and thought provoking presenters and the ongoing dialogue between participants - an awesome opportunity to share knowledge and network with purpose together.

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#ELF2018 Prof Mere Berryman @waikato Presentation "Moving beyond the Rhetoric - Promoting a Pedagogy for Belonging" explored what a nationwide sample of senior Maori students said is required if schools are to achieve this vision of belonging.

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"Thank you Lyall and team for a terrific conterence.... it is a world-class event..." "I think this was one of the best ‘conferences’ that I have been to." "I have attended numerous conferences around the world and wish to compliment all concerned as this has to be as good as I’ve seen, both in terms of focus and of content." "Best organised conference I have ever attended." "Brillant event. Innovative, fun and refreshing." “Many thanks, nice diverse crowd” “….Awesome conference thanks. I am recommending this to everyone.” “… I enjoyed the event. It was the best organised I have ever attended in NZ. And good fun as well.” “All round satisfaction – Worthwhile 2 days.” “Networking – being challenged by provocative speakers many opportunities for discussion…” "It was a wonderful event with a great, diverse group of attendees. Thank you for inviting me to share our research findings."