[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/][size=200]The Education Show[/size][/url]

[size=150]31 August - 1 September 2018 
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre[/size]

[b]100+ exhibitors showcasing school resources, services, [/b][b]products[/b][b] and technology for classrooms, schools and educators.[/b]

[b]Opening Times:[/b] 
Fri 31 Aug 2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 1 Sept 2018 - 9.00am - 4:00pm
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/national-education-summit][size=175]Key Event[/size][/url]


The Education Show is a key event of The National Education Summit which draws principals, school leaders, business managers and educators from K-12. For more information on the National Education Summit please visit [url=http://www.nationaleducationsummit.com.au]nationaleducationsummit.com.au[/url]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events][size=175]2018 NES Events[/size][/url]

[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium][size=150]Learning & Teaching Symposium 2018[/size][/url]

[size=175]School Improvement- It starts with quality instruction![/size]

A coherent and comprehensive improvement strategy must focus on the importance of improving curriculum and classroom instruction. Join us at the Learning and Teaching Symposium in 2018 and be introduced to Australian speakers and researchers, their ideas and strategies, about what works and be ready to raise the performance of your students.

[list][*]Discover research-based, innovative strategies that are classroom ready[/*][*]Deepen your understanding of quality teaching practice[/*][*]Extend your teaching repertoire to include strategies that will work for all students[/*][*]Engage in learning and discussions with fellow educators that will extend your thinking about current paradigms and practices in our schools.

Early Bird* Registration - $275; Full Registration - $302.50 *Early Bird price ends on Friday 27 April 2018
  Group bookings are available & all prices are inclusive of GST
 Catering include: Arrival, Morning Tea and Lunch

[b]Introduction - 8:30-8:45am
Welcome & symposium overview[/b]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium/labratory-to-the-classroom-the-big-ideas][size=125]Keynote 1: From the labratory to the classroom - The big ideas[/size][/url]


[b]8.45am – 10.15am
Speaker: Dr Jared Cooney Horvath
[/b][b]Cognitive Neuroscientist with expertise in human learning, memory and brain stimulation, Researcher, The University Of Melbourne[/b]

Read more about Jared [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/jared-cooney-horvath/]here[/url]

[b]Session overview[/b]
Is neuroscience really important to education, or is it simply another fad? Is intelligence bestowed by our parents and their genes? Is the purpose of education to ensure students are employable?
In this session, we will explore several BIG philosophical ideas that under-gird any and every attempt to evolve educational practice. More specifically, we will explore how scientific research can (and can not!) impact practice, experience the power that 'stories' can exert on our (and our students') perception of the world, dissect the myth of genius, and assess the underlying philosophy of emerging educational concepts (Visible Learning, Thinking Routines, MOOCs, etc.). By the end of this sessions, participants will understand the importance of clarifying the 'Why' behind their ideas and classroom choices.

Participants will learn to:
[list][*]Define 'translation' and describe the process of 'emergence'[/*][*]Contrast bottom-up vs top-down processing[/*][*]Recognize the philosophy underlying several key educational movements[/*][*]Identify the interrelated roles of prediction and coding on thinking and learning[/*][/list]

[b]Morning Tea - 10:15am – 10:45am[/b]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium/inclusive-education-secondary-maths][size=125]Concurrent Session 1: Effective Inclusive Education Practice in Secondary Mathematics: What does it look like for students with learning difficulties?[/size][/url]


[b]10.50am – 11.50am
[/b][b]Speaker: Rhonda Faragher
[/b][b]Senior Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education at the University of Queensland[/b]

Read more about Rhonda [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/rhonda-faragher/]here[/url]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
All students can learn mathematics, but finding the way to support those who struggle in diverse secondary classrooms can be a challenge. This session will draw on some initial findings of a research project studying the approaches used by effective teachers in those contexts. Inclusive practice will be defined through a brief overview of the research literature. Methods for adjusting year level mathematics to support all learners in the classroom will be shared.

Participants will:
[list][*]Gain an understanding of inclusive practice in secondary mathematics as an approach to learning that welcomes, values and supports learners in shared, general classrooms[/*][*]Understand generalised findings from the work of effective teachers in secondary mathematics[/*][*]Adjust secondary mathematics content for learners with mathematics learning difficulties and disabilities.[/*][*]Consider effective approaches to working with other members of the teaching team, such as learning support assistants.[/*][/list][url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium/keynote-3][size=125]Concurrent Session 2: "Solvable challenges": Tackling the real literacy challenge in Australia - The middle years of schooling[/size][/url]


[b]10.50am – 11.50am
[/b][b]Speaker: Misty Adoniou
[/b][b]Associate Professor in Language, Literacy and TESOL
[/b][b]University of Canberra[/b]

Read more about Misty [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/misty-adoniou/]here[/url]

[b]Session Overview 
[/b]National and international testing of literacy shows good gains are being made in lower primary across most of Australia. However there is a sharp decline in Writing scores from Year 5 and to Year 9. A sharp dip in Reading scores occurs in Year 7 and continues through to Year 9.
It is clearly in the middle years of schooling that our students are falling behind, yet our system interventions very rarely tackle these years. As schools search for solutions their only options are interventions designed for early primary students, which fail to address the issue. Our failing middle school students are not in need of ‘the basics’. Indeed, ‘the basics’ is all they have. They need tuition in ‘the complex’.
In this presentation we look at what is ‘complex’ about reading and writing in the middle years of schooling, why our students struggle with those complexities and how we can support them in their reading and writing.

Participants will:
[list][*]Understand why we have declining literacy results in the middle years of schooling[/*][*]Gain an insight into the shift in language skills required to move from ‘basic’ to ‘complex’ reading and writing[/*][*]Experience some strategies that demonstrate how we can teach students to read and write in sophisticated ways, through explicit instruction and exposure to authentic and challenging texts[/*][/list][url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium/keynote-4][size=125]Concurrent Session 3: Deep Learning: Dialogic Pedagogies for Literacy Learning: Understanding what counts as quality instructional talk and What interaction[/size][/url]


[b]10.50am – 11.50am
Dr Christine Edwards Groves & Dr Christina Davidson
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)[/b]

Read more about Christine [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/dr-christine-edwards-groves/]here[/url] and Christina [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/dr-christina-davidson/]here[/url]


[b]Session Overview[/b]
Dialogic pedagogies seek to promote classroom talk that contributes to children's language use, cognitive development and academic achievement. Central to dialogic approach is the importance of teachers' understanding of classroom talk, and how their contributions to instructional dialogue may promote students' learning. Yet, how to improve the quality of instructional talk remains a fundamental concern for educators across the globe.

In this presentation, Christine & Christina draw on and consider their own investigation of changing talk in primary classrooms to produce more dialogic instructional practices in literacy lessons. Based on the individual action research projects of twelve teachers, core changes that were evident across a diversity of classrooms are drawn out and explored. Things considered were what counted, in common as quality classroom talk and interaction for literacy learning and teaching across these settings.
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium/keynote-5][size=125]Keynote 2:  Personalisation, not standardisation: Developing experiential learning pathways for students[/size][/url]


[b]11.55am – 12.55pm
Speaker: Richard Owens
Head of Teaching and Learning at Woodleigh School[/b]

Read more about Richard [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/richard-owens/]here[/url]

[b]Session overview[/b]
With the industrial-age approach to schooling becoming outdated and often floundering amid the rapid changes brought about by economic globalization, advancing technology, and cultural collision, many educational leaders acknowledge the need for a radical change. This presentation will examine some promising approaches to the reimagining of teaching and learning in schools through the development of personalised, experiential learning pathways for students. The session will feature practical case studies of innovation from schools, including the voices of students, teachers and administrators. The presentation will also explore the theory and practices that can be used to engage all stakeholders in a school community (students, teachers, administrators and parents) in this important work, while providing opportunities for participants to consider the implications for their own context.

Participants will:
[list][*]Examine the challenges for schooling in the 21st century[/*][*]Explore frameworks and models for the development of personalised, experiential learning pathways for students[/*][*]Be exposed to innovative approaches to teaching and learning[/*][*]Investigate a model for leading change in schools, with an emphasis on co-creation and stakeholder engagement[/*][*]Reflect upon their current role and the opportunities for leading change in their context[/*][/list][url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium/keynote-6][size=125]Keynote 3: Innovations, insights and key research-based strategies for improving mathematics learning in the middle years[/size][/url]


[b]11.55am – 12.55pm
Speaker: Ann Gervasoni
Associate Professor, Numeracy at Monash University[/b]

Read more about Ann [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/ann-gervasoni/]here[/url]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Students who successfully engage in creative and collaborative mathematical modelling and problem-solving have many choices about their future education and employment (including STEM). Yet so many struggle with school mathematics learning or give up on mathematics. This session will explore and showcase innovative whole school approaches that assist all students to thrive mathematically. Research that identifies difficult hurdles in middle school mathematics learning will be outlined, followed by suggested teaching approaches and curriculum. The importance of school leadership, with respect to advancing parent engagement, productive student dispositions, creativity, the mathematical imagination, challenge and language, will underpin the discussion.

Participants will:
[list][*]Consider the role of school mathematics for ensuring that students have a full range of choices about their future education and employment;[/*][*]Learn to showcase innovative whole school approaches that assist all students to thrive mathematically;[/*][*]Explore research that identifies difficult hurdles in middle school mathematics learning and teaching approaches and curricula that respond.[/*][*]Learn the importance of school leadership for advancing parent engagement and curriculam that promote productive student dispositions, creativity and mathematical imagination, problem-solving and communication, in ways that maximise mathematical learning.[/*][/list][url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium/keynote-7][size=125]Keynote 4: What matters in a Literacy Classroom![/size][/url]


[b]11.55am – 12.55pm
Dr Kaye Lowe
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)[/b]

Read more about Kaye [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/dr-kaye-lowe/]here[/url]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Teachers’ in-depth knowledge of their students, the curriculum and their understanding of how assessment informs their daily practices are crucial components in effective literacy classrooms. This presentation explores the connection between these components. Creating communities of readers and writers who passionately share their love of literacy is a key ingredient. Motivating students to engage with reading and writing in relevant and meaningful ways is fundamental.
The presentation introduces reading and writing strategies to address the needs of disengaged and disinterested students. The importance of daily reading and writing, parental involvement, teacher-student conferencing and the use of quality literature are highlighted. Evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and anxiety too often experienced by struggling readers are shared. A framework for organising the literacy block so that the needs of all readers are accommodated in the classroom is presented.


[b]Lunch - 12.55pm – 1.55pm[/b]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/learning-and-teaching-symposium/keynote-8][size=125]Keynote 5: Language in Teaching and Learning: transforming experience into knowledge[/size][/url]


[b]2.00pm – 3.30pm
Speakers: Dr Helen Harper & Dr Bronwyn Parkin
Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)[/b]

Read more about Helen [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/dr-helen-harper/]here[/url] and Bronwyn [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/bronwyn-parkin/]here[/url]


[b]Session Overview[/b]
Powerful language is the most precious learning tool available to teachers and learners. It enables you to negotiate the meaning of new concepts in ways that are not possible simply through engagement with hands-on activities. Language is central to successful teaching and learning.
How do we create powerful language in our classrooms? The keynote draws attention to two important foci of language in the classroom: the powerful language which students have need to appropriate in each learning area; and the teacher’s carefully nuanced pedagogic language, which changes across time as students gain control of new learning. Drawing on our recent research into scaffolding academic language with educationally marginalised students, we use the topic of ‘electric circuits’ to demonstrate the impact of a language-focused approach to teaching and learning.

[b]Symposium close - 3:30pm – 3:45pm[/b]

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Enter via The Education Show – Entry door 15
2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium][size=150]Special Needs Symposium 2018[/size][/url]

[size=175]School Success for Learners with Special Needs, covering ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism and Anxiety[/size]


The Special Needs Symposium 2018 is designed to provide in depth knowledge, dispel myths, promote research and explore strategies to create an inclusive classroom. The four key topics covered are ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia and Anxiety. The symposium will bring educators together with the common goal of building capacity to facilitate appropriate classroom strategies for students. Held on Friday 31 August 2018 and Saturday 1 September 2018 featuring two streams per day, you may choose to attend one stream, two streams or all four. Tickets are on sale for $66 per stream (normally $88). Early Bird Registration - $66* per stream (normally $88) *early bird offer ends Fri 27 April 2018.


Group bookings are available and all prices are inclusive of GST
  Please note: catering not included.
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder][size=125]Stream 1: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)[/size][/url]

[b]Friday 31 August 2018 -Morning Session[/b]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/caring-for-children-with-adhd][size=125]Session 1: What is means to be a parent or carer of a child with ADHD[/size][/url]


[b]9am – 9.45am
Speaker: Ruth Devine
Journalist & mother of 3 sons with ADHD

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Ruth Devine presents a candid and uniquely personal session on what it means to be the parent or carer of a child experiencing ADHD. Ruth will give insight into her experience over the last 19 of being a Mum to three sons with the disorder. As well as providing advise for educators to get the best outcomes for ADHD students in a classroom setting. Ruth’s session includes practical tips and insights on:

[list][*]What ADHD means in real terms for children[/*][*]ADHD myths and half-truths debunked[/*][*]The incredible potential of an ADHD brain[/*][*]Top 10 challenges for students with ADHD (and how to manage them)[/*][/list][/size]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/educational-outcomes-children-with-adhd][size=125]Session 2: Educational outcomes for children with ADHD: Can we make a difference?[/size][/url]


[b]9.45am – 10.30am
Speaker: Dr Emma Sciberas
School of Psychology, Deakin University
Community Health Services Research
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute[/b]

[b]Session Overview
[/b]This presentation will provide delegates with practical strategies for improving outcomes for learners with ADHD including:
[list][*]An overview of the educational outcomes for children with ADHD;
[/*][*]Information about evidence-based programs that improve educational outcomes for children with ADHD; and[/*][*]Practical strategies that can be used to assist youth with ADHD in the classroom.[/*][/list][/size]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/school-success-students-with-adhd][size=125]Session 3: School success for students with ADHD[/size][/url]


[b]11am – 11.45am
[/b][b]Speaker: Cressida Crossley & Jamie Coombs
[/b][b]Special Needs Teaching Specialists, NESTS[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Hear how schools can best support students with ADHD in the classroom and within the wider school community to set students up for success beyond school, including;
[list][*]Understanding ADHD
[/*][*]How to implement practical school based supports for the ADHD learner[/*][*]How to implement effective social supports for the ADHD student[/*][*]Why creating an inclusive community is a key goal for all educators[/*][/list][/size]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/dyslexia][size=125]Stream 2: Dyslexia[/size][/url]

[b]Friday 31 August 2018 – Afternoon Session[/b]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/what-you-need-to-know-about-dyslexia][size=125]Session 1: What teachers and parents need to know about Dyslexia[/size][/url]


[b]1pm – 2pm
Dr. Daryl Greaves 
Educational and Developmental Psychologist formerly of SPELD (Specific Learning Difficulties Association of Victoria)[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
This session covers the most up-to-date information about Dyslexia and strategies to assist learners including:
[list][*]Getting technology to read text aloud[/*][*]Using technology to write[/*][*]Keeping track when reading[/*][*]Decoding in reading[/*][*]How to make reasonable adjustments[/*][/list]

Schools requirements to make special provision or reasonable adjustments will be outlined with practical examples and strategies that will be relevant to all subject teachers.
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/evidence-based-intervention-for-dyslexia][size=125]Session 2: Step into their shoes - early & evidence based intervention for Dyslexia[/size][/url]


[b]2pm – 2.45pm
Sarah Asome
Learning and Curriculum Support Leader, Bentleigh West Primary School 
Associate Member of Australian Dyslexia Association[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Sarah will focus heavily on Early and Evidence Based Intervention. She will explore how students with dyslexia must be identified early and receive evidence based intervention in order to succeed. Why wait? Eight is too late!

Find out what to look for and how we must change our teaching in order for students with dyslexia to fly. Sarah will explore how reasonable accommodations and assistive technology is the key for students who struggle with literacy, especially in the older years.
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/interaction-language-and-literacy][size=125]Session 3: Interaction between language and literacy[/size][/url]


[b]2.45pm – 3.30pm
Lara Lasnitzki
Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist 
Practice Principal of Speech4Kids[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Lara will present on the interaction between language and literacy. She will discuss the components of language and how impairments in each area impact on literacy skills. Lara will discuss strategies to address these deficits and will address the role of a speech Pathologist in the classroom.
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/anxiety---keynote-presentation][size=125]Stream 3: Anxiety and Keynote Presentation[/size][/url]

[b]Saturday 1 September - Morning Session[/b]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/keynote-presentation][size=125]Session 1: Keynote Presentation - Square Pegs in Round Holes[/size][/url]


[b]Why children with special needs face significant challenges in mainstream classrooms and what can be done to improve their outcome
9am – 11am
Dr Jo Martin, Paediatrician 
Complete Children’s Health
Dr Renee Testa, Neuropsychologist
The Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Group[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
This 2 hour session will outline the common diagnoses that children with special needs face in the majority of mainstream classrooms in Australia, including ASD, ADHD, Language Disorders, Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Learning Disabilities. The diagnostic process will be explained, including the vital role that teachers and educators have in assisting clinicians in this process. Practical recommendations that can be applied to the classroom to improve outcomes for each condition will be discussed, with consideration to limited resources schools face. In addition, time will be allocated to discuss aspirations for a better system to cater for students with special needs in mainstream schools in the future.
An important holistic session for educators covering:
[list][*]To understand the prevalence and key features of common Special Needs conditions including ASD, ADHD, Language Disorders, Anxiety Disorder and Specific Learning Disabilities, and how they commonly co-exist.[/*][*]To understand the diagnostic process for each condition and the role of specific clinicians in this process and what important information teachers and educators can contribute during this process[/*][*]To gain an insight into medical and allied health treatment/ therapy available for each condition after diagnosis, and the different settings this may be offered in[/*][*]To discuss practical recommendations for schools and classrooms to better support these vulnerable children, especially given the resource constraints schools are facing[/*][*]Discussion of several complex case studies featuring children with multiple special needs, incorporating time for Q&A[/*][/list][/size]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/understanding-anxiety][size=125]Session 2: Understanding Anxiety[/size][/url]


[b]11.30am – 12.15pm
Speaker: Sally Rigley
Psychologist, The ASD Clinic[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Hear Sally Rigley, a Developmental and Educational Psychologist talk about anxiety and how it affects people's language ability and sensory processing and can often be disguised as anger, particularly for people with special needs. She will also cover how anxiety is often unrecognised by the child with the special needs and misunderstood by their teachers.
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/organisational-skills-for-students][size=125]Session 3: The importance of organisational and time management skills for students[/size][/url]


[b]12.15pm - 1pm
Speaker: Amanda Lecaude
Organising Expert, Academic Coach, Writer, Speaker, Educator
Consultant of Organising Students[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Amanda Lecaude will share her knowledge and experience working with students (Year 6 through to Year 12) both in a classroom environment and 1:1, as to why students need strong organisational and time management skills and without them how they are prone to experiencing increased stress, overwhelm and anxiety which can affect them both academically and in life. Participants will gain:
[list][*]An understanding of why organisation and time management lead to increased success and result in less stress and anxiety[/*][*]A greater understanding of what time management really means, why it is important and the need for students to actually ‘see time’[/*][*]An understanding of the role organisation plays and the impact it can have on the lives of students;[/*][*]Clear tips and strategies to take back to the classroom or use at home in supporting students on their academic journey; and[/*][*]Insight into how these skills are vital for a successful transition from primary to secondary school.[/*][/list][/size]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/austism-spectrum-disorder][size=125]Stream 4: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)[/size][/url]

[b]Saturday 1 September 2018 – Afternoon Session[/b]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/multidisciplinary-approach-to-asd][size=125]Session 1: A multidisciplinary approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)[/size][/url]


[b]2pm – 2.45pm
Dr Alexandra Ure
Senior Clinical Psychologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Ms Charmaine Bernie
Occupational Therapist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Ms Veronica Rose
Speech Pathologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Children on the autism spectrum present with a range of strengths and challenges which are often amplified in the school environment. This overview session will present facts and myths about autism spectrum disorder, discuss the diagnostic process and reflect on the reported rise in autism diagnosis. Drawing on recent research, this session will take a multidisciplinary approach to evidenced based intervention strategies from the perspectives of a clinical psychologist, speech-language pathologist and occupational therapist.
Participants will:
[list][*]Discuss latest research in autism spectrum disorder[/*][*]Update their knowledge on the diagnostic process and the important role played by educators[/*][*]Develop an understanding of where and from whom to access resources and how educators and clinicians can work together to support children on the autism spectrum[/*][/list][/size]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/school-success-for-students-with-asd][size=125]Session 2: School Success for Students with ASD[/size][/url]


[b]2.45pm – 3.30pm
Cressida Crossley
Jamie Coombs
Special Needs Teaching Specialists, NESTS[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Hear how schools can best support students with ASD in the classroom and within the school community to set students up for success beyond school.
Participants will:
[list][*]Deepen their understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)[/*][*]Learn strategies to addressing Anxiety[/*][*]Understand how to establish effective social supports within your educational setting[/*][*]Learn why creating an inclusive community must be the key goal of all educators[/*][/list][/size]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/special-needs-symposium/life-on-the-spectrum][size=125]Session 3: Life on the Spectrum - True tales & experiences from a young man with ASD[/size][/url]


[b]3.30pm – 4.00pm
Speaker: Miles Glaspole
Student & Comedian[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Miles Glaspole is a 21-year-old student and comedian with Asperger's syndrome. Miles talks with humour and frankness about the ways in which both individual teachers and his school experiences helped his learning journey and in some cases hindered it. Miles has appeared on The Chase Australia and featured in the first episode of Tom Gleeson's ABC quiz show Hard Quiz with the wholly non-autistic subject of Doctor Who. In 2017, Miles joined the writing team for Hard Quiz and began 2018 completing another top secret writing opportunity, as well as studying Arts at the University of Melbourne. Miles’ story is deeply personal, engaging and honest.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Enter via The Education Show - Entry door 15
2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/literacy-conference][size=150]Literacy Conference[/size][/url]

[size=175]Literacy in the modern classroom[/size]


Join fellow educators from across Australia to explore literacy in the modern classroom including activity based learning as a means to improve reading and writing outcomes for students and how coding literacy is a real thing!

The conference will be presented by experts from Griffith University & James Cook University who will deliver workshop style sessions that provide educators with practical strategies to implement activity based learning and coding literacy in the classroom. Early Bird Registration – $66* per stream (normally $88)
 *early bird offer ends Friday 27 April 2018. Group bookings are available and all prices are inclusive of GST.
 Please note: catering not included. 

[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/literacy-conference/playing-with-grammar-reading-and-writing][size=125]Stream 1: Playing with grammar for reading and writing[/size][/url]


[b]9:30am - 11:45am
Speaker: Beryl Exley
Deputy Head of School – Learning & Teaching, School of Education & Professional Studies
Co-convenor Educational Justice, Equity and Excellence (EDJEE) Research Group
National President, Australian Literacy Educators’ Association[/b]

[b]Session Overview
[/b]The session uses activity based learning to engage in eight activities to explore reading and writing of:
[list][*]prepositional phrases[/*][*]ellipses[/*][*]saying and thinking verbs[/*][*]noun groups[/*][*]grammatical mood[/*][*]figurative language[/*][/list]

The activities are based on expert samples of children’s literature and participants will learn how to apply these activities to themes and texts currently being studied in your classroom. The activities are suitable for students in Foundation through the Junior Secondary Years, and are also suitable as literacy activities for ESL students.

Read more about Beryl [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/beryl-exley]here[/url].
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/literacy-conference/coding-literacy-as-a-real-thing][size=125]Stream 2: Coding literacy as a real thing[/size][/url]


[b]1pm – 3.45pm
Speaker: Professor Chris Walsh
Social & Environmental Justice Leader The Cairns Institute
Professor of Education College of Arts, Society & Education (CASE)
Vice President The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA)[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
The session will explore how teachers can include coding literacy, with and without technology, through hands‐on inquiry‐based projects for early years and primary classrooms. By the end of the session participants will gain an understanding of:
[list][*]Coding as a type of literacy[/*][*]How coding literacy supports children’s computational thinking[/*][*]Strategies for teaching coding literacy without technology[/*][*]Strategies for teaching coding literacy with robots[/*][*]Strategies for teaching coding literacy with mobile devices and popular apps

Read more about Chris [url=http://nationaleducationsummit.com.au/chris-walsh/]here.[/url]

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Enter via The Education Show – Entry door 15
2 Clarendon Street
South Wharf
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[size=175]Masterclass for Principals and School Leaders[/size]

G9 Education will once again present Master Classes for Principals and school leadership teams. G9 is a consortium of highly experienced educational consultants working together to improve schools and schooling.

The Master Class program has been designed to give school leaders practical guidance about how to design, align and implement key school improvement reforms. The introductory session will outline the role of the school leader in promoting and sustaining school improvement. The following sessions will focus on the key levers within schools for generating improved performance – identifying the stage of development of your school, improving the quality of teaching; improving the quality of professional learning
 The sessions will have a school-wide focus and outline proven practices for getting the whole-school curriculum right; getting staff performance right; and getting whole-school teaching right.
 Key topics include:
 Participants will be challenged by the latest research explaining why schooling needs to be transformed and participate in sessions that build the case for and provide the tools needed to;
[list][*]Apply the range of leadership styles needed to sustain school improvement[/*][*]Ensure their school’s professional learning processes result in good teaching in more classrooms more of the time[/*][*]Focus staff performance on the things that really matter[/*][*]Diagnose where your school is at and determine the key focus for improvement and consequent strategies to adopt 

These sessions derived from a well-established evidence base focus on how to re-engineer current core schooling processes and practices to produce significant school-wide improvement. They provide participants with practical ways of looking at taken-for-granted approaches that may no longer represent best practice.
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[b]Registration – 8:45am – 9:30am
[size=150]Leadership for Powerful Learning[/size]

[b]9:30am – 10:30am
Speaker: Wayne Craig
Former Australian Vice President for McREL
Former DET Regional Director of the Northern Metropolitan Region from 2005-12[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
 In implementing school improvement strategies, the missing links are often an effective leadership framework and a precise implementation strategy. In this interactive session, Wayne will work with participants to explore how an “inside out” leadership framework covering reflective development, instructional, strategic, adaptive and system/network leadership models can be used to ensure effective implementation of school improvement approaches.
[size=150]Never Ending Capacity Building[/size]

[b]10:30am – 11:30am
Speaker: Peter Cole
Former DET Senior Executive[/b]

[b]Session Overview
[/b] Peter will address two key questions:
[list][*]What’s wrong with the conventional professional learning model?[/*][*]What professional learning model guarantees improved school-wide teaching practice?

At the end of this session leaders will know why, what and how to implement an effective, on-going, team-based and school-wide professional learning model.

[b]Morning Tea – 11:30am – 11:45am[/b]
[size=150]Getting Your Staff Performance Right [/size]

[b]11:45am – 12:45pm 
Speaker: Ross Kimber
Former DET Regional Director of the Eastern Metropolitan Region

[b]Session Overview[/b]
Ross will address the questions:
[list][*]What can good teacher performance and development do?[/*][*]What are the processes for setting, reviewing and providing effective feedback on performance goals?[/*][/list]

At the end of this session leaders will know how to focus staff performance on the things that really matter and have used a self-evaluation tool to reflect on the quality of their school’s performance and development processes.How to address aggressive behaviours in the school setting.

[b]Lunch – 12.45pm – 1.45pm[/b]
[size=150]Generating Whole School Improvement [/size]

[b]1:30pm – 3:15pm
Vic Zbar
Former DET Assistant Director of Human Resources[/b]

[b]Session Overview[/b]
 Vic will describe the three stages of whole school improvement.
[list][*]Stage 1 Getting the pre-conditions for whole school improvement in place[/*][*]Stage 2 Building capacity through an instructional model and coaching[/*][*]Stage 3 focusing on classroom practice

At the end of this extended session leaders will understand the rationale for a staged improvement process, the components of each of these stages and how they can be implemented.Creating a more inclusive world for Autistic girls, the Yellow Ladybugs story

[b]Conference close – 3:15pm – 3:30pm[/b]
[url=http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/nes-events/digital-classroom--practice][size=150]Digital Classroom Practice[/size][/url]

[size=175][b]Teaching literacy | Teaching numeracy – with the support of digital technology[/b][/size]







Literacy and numeracy are the main focus of the Gonski report. The K-12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference will focus on a deeper understanding of the direct and contemporary link between digital technology and the teaching of literacy and numeracy. Early bird tickets $346.50 normally $401.50.  Please note: Early Bird closes on 30 June 2018 and all prices are inclusive of gst[i]. [/i]Your Registration Fee includes; arrival tea/coffee, morning tea, lunch, access to the Education Show (co-located at the same venue), certificate of attendance, access to keynote address and access to the breakout sessions of your choice. 

[b]Conference Overview[/b]

The K-12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference is one of the parallel conferences being run under the National Education
 Summit banner. The Education Show will be co-located at the venue and is the exhibition component of the event.

The conference theme is: [b]Teaching literacy | Teaching numeracy – with the support of digital technology[/b]

This conference has selected as its keynote speaker and presenters a group of teachers highly skilled and experienced in using
 digital technology to support literacy and numeracy teaching programs.

The conference program offers skills-based sessions, so come prepared to roll your sleeves up to learn new transferable skills
 that will lift your literacy and numeracy teaching to even greater heights.

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[b]AEU Victoria[/b]

AEU Victoria is the Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union [i]—[/i] the federal union for teachers, principals, education support staff and all educators working in government schools and government-funded early childhood, TAFE and adult education. The AEU is the union for those who work in Day Services, Business Services officers, Employment officers, Program Managers and CEOs who work in the disability sector in Victoria.

With nearly 50,000 members, the AEU campaigns for education professionals, for [b]public education [/b]and for social justice.

AEU Victoria caters for the personal, professional and industrial needs of its members. We work with members to improve conditions of employment and to advance professional interests. We promote the value of the work of our members within society.
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Since 1996 the THRASS Institute has provided teachers, parents and support staff with the tools, strategies and subject knowledge to explicitly teach the phonographic code of English as required by ACARA. 

It provides a cost effective whole-school literacy model that is sustainable from foundation onwards and as a classroom strategy THRASS is fun, systematic, explicit and linguistically correct.

THRASS Professional Learning empowers teachers to effortlessly cater
for multi-level classrooms, ESL learners and students with Dyslexia or other Specific Learning Difficulties.

The THRASS Charts and various support materials are the most widely used and recognised teacher reference tools for teaching the phonographic code and orthography of English.

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[b]TALI Health[/b]

TALI Health is a Melbourne based medical technology company, made up of a team of neuroscientists, software engineers, game developers and all-round talented individuals. It aims to combine scientific knowledge with cutting edge technology to provide the best tools to identify, manage and treat early childhood difficulties. One of the most common of these is inattention, and early intervention is key to reducing the long-term health, education and social problems associated with attention difficulties. 

TALI Health's training program, TALI Train, is the first of its kind to focus on improving attention skills directly. Designed by neuroscientists at Monash University, TALI Train has been designed as an early intervention program to strengthen core attention skills in children aged three to eight. TALI Train is unique as it is the first training program developed for children with heightened vulnerability to attention difficulties due to an underlying developmental disorder (e.g. ADHD, ASD).