Education Leaders Forum 2018, the 12th in an annual series, is on 8 & 9 August at the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua.  ELF18 is where educators share knowledge and network with purpose.  On a 5 point scale ELF17 registrants rated the 11th forum:  Excellent -74%,  Very Good – 24%. Don’t miss this year’s event by taking advantage of the Very Early Bird discounts now.

Valuing Educators and Revaluing Education

Valuing educators and revaluing education are international imperatives in an era of massive global technological disruption. The expanding reach of digital platforms makes teachers more important than ever as knowledge navigators in an ocean of dodgy data.

With the change of government there will be some wholesale changes to New Zealand’s education system. These include improving the rates of participation in higher education and modifying assessment regimes. Most effective education change will continue to be at the retail level with education professionals growing brains, opening minds and developing skills one learner at a time…More on ELF 18 Theme/Strands

Confirmed Speakers at 23/1/18



“ 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

Dr Amanda Lynn PhD
Executive Chair,
Innovation Partnership NZ

Mark Treadwell
Education Consultant,
Mark Treadwell Consultancy

Paula Tesoriero
Disability Rights Commissioner,
Human Rights Commission

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

Xanthe Sulzberger
McAuley High School, Auckland

Who Should Attend ELF18?
The 2018 forum will be the twelfth in an annual series involving Education leaders and aspiring leaders from across the learning spectrum from early childhood to post-tertiary education…More

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