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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 ( 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.

Upcoming Presentations:

Connected Educator Summit 2016: Future Focused Schooling| SYDNEY

328.90 296.01


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) 

Special Offer:
10% discount for teams of 5 or more!
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Future focused schools think differently and work differently. They are designing schooling around the needs and aspirations of their students, while still meeting Australian curriculum standards and assessment.

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.

Who should attend?
  • Principals
  • School Executive
  • System Administrators
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Teacher Librarians
  • Movers and Shakers

So what does a future focused school look like?
Attend this Summit to:
  • discover new working models of future focused schooling
  • explore the design and branding of future learning spaces
  • investigate learning programs and initiatives of future focused schools
  • examine the redesign, branding, programs and services of future focused school libraries
  • determine how digital technologies are changing the way students learn across time, place and learning areas
  • learn from those who are leading the way.

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:

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching’s Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of WA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Registration Board of SA Professional Development (PD) for teacher registration and renewal purposes,
  • Teacher Quality Institute ACT(TQI) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers
  • Queensland College of Teachers’ (QCT) teacher identified Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for registered teachers

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