OVERVIEW

Leading Teacher Learning
“School leaders need to be proactive leaders of teacher learning as the latter affects student learning…” Prof Michael Fullan  Updated foreword to BES School Leadership and Student Outcomes

Busy education leaders  need time away from the urgent to focus on the important. They will return from ELF18 refreshed, inspired and equipped with research-based ideas and resources for professional development in their own learning communities.

Valuing Educators and Revaluing Education

Valuing educators and revaluing education are imperatives in an age of technological disruption. Teachers are more important than ever as knowledge navigators in an ocean of digital data. The ELF18 themes are timely as the new Minister of Education foreshadows wholesale changes, such as improving participation rates in higher education and overhauling assessment. But the learning gains that count will continue to be made by growing brains and skills one learner at a time….More on ELF 18 Theme/Strands

Confirmed Speakers at 20/3/18

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“ School leaders need to be proactive leaders of teacher learning as the latter affects student learning… effective school leaders do not just work on vision, acquire resources and manage the school; in addition they mobilize the group to get results… making progress is especially critical for the main goal of education; that is ‘to raise the bar and close the achievement gap’ for all students.”  Prof . Michael Fullan   Updated foreword to BES School Leadership and Student Outcomes

Prof. Toby Greany
Prof. Leadership & Innovation, IOE
& Director London Centre for Leadership in Learning, UK

Dr Mere Berryman
Assoc. Prof; Faculty of Education,
University of Waikato

Vaughan Rowsell
Founder of Vend and
OMGTech!

Dr Amanda Lynn PhD
Managing Director,
Mandolin Associates

Paula Tesoriero
Disability Rights Commissioner,
Human Rights Commission

Mark Treadwell
Education Consultant,
Mark Treadwell Consultancy

Ass. Prof. Roberta (Bobbie) Hunter
Institute of  Education,
Massey University – Albany

Xanthe Sulzberger
 Principal,
McAuley High School, Auckland

Heather Lowery-Kappes
CDANZ,
National Executive Member

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

Allan Boreham
 Deputy Chief Executive, Youth Justice
Oranga Tamariki

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

What constitutes effective professional development for teachers?

“Out of 947 source reviews the New Zealand Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis Programme’s Teacher Professional Learning and Development BES was found to be the most consistent and rigorous. [This] has substantively informed this new evidence about what it takes to develop great teaching that makes a difference for student achievement. ”  UK International Reviews into Effective Professional Development, 2014.

New Zealand is an international leader in laying the research foundation for enhancing professional teaching and learning. The challenge is how to turn research into practice. Effective education leaders motivate teaching colleagues to mobilise knowledge and apply research. By bridging the gaps between knowing and doing they more effectively grow brains, open minds, develop skills and stimulate creativity….View the Programme

Who Attends ELF18?

“Congratulations on the calibre of the ELF conference you are putting together and the deep focus on equity, excellence, belonging and wellbeing. Thank you for the good work you do to promote engagement with evidence across education networks.” Dr Adrienne Alton-Lee, Chief Advisor, Evidence Synthesis-BES, Ministry of Education.

Education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum participate either as individuals or in small groups. Participants can access digital resources like Slideshares for sharing with colleagues post-forum to multiply the professional development benefits of ELF18….More
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EDUCATION LEADERS FORUM: WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"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." "Great couple of days and many thought provoking snippets."