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The future school masterclass: Australian Learning Lecture 2020


20 March 2020, 8:45am3:30pm
$200 per person
Location Conference Centre
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

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About The future school masterclass: Australian Learning Lecture 2020

Join three educational innovators from international exemplar schools to explore how traditional learning can be reinvented to respond to the challenges of a transforming world. Over three intimate, hands-on masterclasses, you’ll take a deep dive into future-focused school transformation, learning practical strategies and models that can be applied in your own school.

The future school masterclass is a new initiative of the Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) that immediately follows the 2020 Australian Learning Lecture: The future school, delivered on Thursday 19 March 2020 by Valerie Hannon.

Masterclass presenters

Kiran Bir Sethi, Director, The Riverside School, Ahmedabad, India
Kiran founded The Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India in 2001. Designed as a Laboratory to enable ‘transformative’ student learning experiences, Riverside has designed, implemented and is sharing a user-centred curriculum that provides schools with an alternative model focusing on quality of learning and student wellbeing. Under the leadership of Kiran, the school has regularly been honoured worldwide for its academic achievement as well as its unique philosophy of ‘Doing good and doing well’.

John Bosselman, Director of Instruction, Latitude 37.8 High School, Oakland, California
John Bosselman is the co-founder and Director of Instruction at Latitude 37.8 High School in Oakland, CA. Latitude is a public, diverse-by-design charter school that uses Oakland and the Bay Area as its extended classroom-- integrating the places, people and resources of the community into its studies. Through real-world projects, field experiences, and collaborations with adult professionals, Latitude seeks to demystify access to the Bay Area's cultural and economic assets and expand students' sense of possibilities for their future. John was also a long-time teacher-leader at High Tech High Chula Vista and was the Professional Development Lead of Learning through REAL Projects in the United Kingdom where he supported schools through their school design and school change work.

Rachel Skiffer, Khan Lab School, California USA
Rachel Skiffer is Head of School at Khan Lab School (KLS) in the USA. She brings deep school leadership expertise to this role along with a commitment to equity and passion for student-centred education. KLS is a non-profit, independent, co-ed school for ages 5–18+, founded in 2014 by Salman ‘Sal’ Khan, also founder of Khan Academy and author of The one world schoolhouse: education reimagined. KLS is a model for innovation in education – academic progress is decoupled from age with every student expected to demonstrate mastery before moving on. Learning time is variable, but the depth of mastery is constant. Learning is supported through weekly one-on-one advising, real-world application and a culture that fosters student agency.