Greg Whitby has led a system of Catholic schools in the Dioceses of Parramatta and Wollongong (Australia) over the past 15 years. He is recognised as an innovative educator who is passionate about rethinking the nature of schooling in today's world and the role of learning environments and technology in supporting new pedagogies.
In 2011, Greg was appointed to the Federal Government’s Digital Education Advisory Group. He is also the founding Chairman of CEnet (Catholic Education Network) – a not for profit company linking 745 schools across Australia on a robust virtual private network.
Greg is Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the Australian Institute of Management. He received a Papal Knighthood in the Order of St Gregory the Great for his outstanding contribution to Catholic education.
In recent years, Greg has worked with school and system leaders to build teacher capacity in order to improve the learning outcomes of every student. He has forged global partnerships with leading educational thinkers such as Michael Fullan, Viviane Robinson, Helen Timperley and Lyn Sharratt to assist in bridging the gap between theory and classroom practice.
You can follow Greg via his blog bluyonder (https://bluyonder.wordpress.com/) and Twitter @gregwhitby. He is also the author of Educating Gen Wi-Fi: How We Can Make Schools Relevant for 21st Century Learners, which argues for the need to radically rethink the nature of learning and teaching in a connected world.
A one-day educational summit with perspectives from system leaders, principals, classroom teachers, and teacher librarians.
Date: Friday 2nd September, 2016
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Location: Waterview Convention Centre
Bicentennial Park, Homebush, SYDNEY
Accreditation: BOSTES/QTC NSW to AITSL National Teaching Standards (see below for details for other states)
Registration Fee: $299.00 ($328.90 GST incl)
10% discount for teams of 5 or more!
Select 'Partner Organisation Member' below to access discounted rate for 5 or more delegates from the same school or organisation.
As schools implement the new Australian Curriculum across learning areas, we are seeing how a stronger focus on inquiry is providing opportunities for schools to move beyond the ‘what’ of teaching to explore the ‘how’ of teaching. This has resulted in some schools reinventing the way they design learning spaces, rethinking the structure of the school day and academic structure of what constitutes a class, and developing personalised learning pathways for individual students within and beyond the school.
These schools are transforming what we have traditionally experienced as school education. They are future focused, and rewriting the rules of engagement in schooling. Students are engaging with issues that will directly affect their future, such as sustainability, globalisation, citizenship, and enterprise. They are developing knowledge, skills, and dispositions to help them cope with what the future may hold. They are designing, creating, and inventing new products and doing things that will help shape their lives as they move into the world of work.
The Summit will consist of a series of presentations that provide perspectives from system leaders, principals, classroom teachers, and teacher librarians.
For Proficient Teachers
Completing seminar Connected Educator Summit 2016: Future Focused Schooling will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
For your convenience this course is aligned to AITSL National Standards for Teachers and meets the requirements for Teacher identified Professional Learning in the following states as outlined below: