Keynote Presenters

Opening keynote: Being a leader of learning and teaching

Professor Stephen Dinham OAM

Professor Stephen Dinham OAM

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, VIC

Leadership is increasingly recognised internationally as a vital factor in improving school effectiveness, teacher quality and student achievement. As a result there has been greater attention paid to formulating professional standards, models, profiles and frameworks for school leadership, both to articulate the breadth and depth of leaders’ roles and to inform professional learning, selection, appraisal and accountability processes.

Alongside this, there has also been a greater recognition that teachers exercise leadership. As teachers experience develops it is more likely and expected their involvement and influence will increase and move beyond the classroom, across the school and more widely into the profession. This widening and deepening leadership role for teachers requires professional engagement to create the conditions in which teachers can teach effectively and students can learn.

This keynote will be followed by an interactive forum of leaders to discuss issues raised by Professor Dinham.

Closing keynote: Personal attributes: Developing the hidden qualities in quality teaching

Professor Nan Bahr

Professor Nan Bahr

Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University, QLD

National aspirations for international economic advantage have long fuelled public interest in the impact of teaching on student outcomes. Discussions have centred on the concept of raising the quality of teachers, which has had a pointed and negative effect on the esteem of the profession of teaching. The result has been undue effort to itemise the competencies of quality teachers such that they can be clearly demonstrated and objectively rated.

Rather than regard the phrase ‘quality teaching’ as pernicious, this keynote will examine the concept of quality in teaching and focus on the elements that can serve to elevate teachers beyond base competence to the kind of excellence we know our learners deserve. These elements, the personal attributes of teachers, are central to the teacher-learner relationship and have been overlooked in much of the work to understand and develop quality teaching.

Presenters

Karena Aczel

Karena Aczel
Bribie Island State School, QLD

Sharon Amos

Sharon Amos
Park Ridge State High School, QLD

Summar Austin

Summar Austin
Mount Roskill Grammar School, NZ

Carole Berry

Carole Berry
Clayfield College, QLD

Dr Susan Blackley

Dr Susan Blackley
Curtin University, WA

Nicole Blyth

Nicole Blyth
Penrhos College, WA

Jan Burton

Jan Burton
Rangeville State School, QLD

Deborah Buscall

Deborah Buscall
Catholic Education Office, NSW

Philip Callil

Philip Callil
Yarra Valley Grammar, VIC

Adrian Camm

Adrian Camm
The Geelong College, VIC

Michael Clarkson

Michael Clarkson
Laidley State High School, QLD

Ashlee Cochrane

Ashlee Cochrane
Clayfield College, QLD

Simon Conlan

Simon Conlan
Mazenod College, VIC

Peter	 Cooke

Peter Cooke
Craigslea State High School, QLD

Adam Coustley

Adam Coustley
St Therese Catholic Primary School, Torquay, VIC

Jessica Cubbage

Jessica Cubbage
Lesmurdie Senior High School, WA

Dr Gregory Cunningham

Dr Gregory Cunningham
Barker College, NSW

Sue Ellis

Sue Ellis
Encounter Lutheran College, SA

Dr Donna Evans

Dr Donna Evans
Compass Education Australia, Federation University, Churchill, VIC

Jane Everett

Jane Everett
Craigmore Kindergarten, SA

Patrick Flanagan

Patrick Flanagan
Whalan Public School, NSW

Dr Charlotte Forwood

Dr Charlotte Forwood
Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School, VIC

Bo George

Bo George
Mercy College, Mackay, QLD

Kirstine Gonano

Kirstine Gonano
Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, NSW

Lucy Gowdie

Lucy Gowdie
The Peninsula School , VIC

Skye Grivell

Skye Grivell
Encounter Lutheran College, SA

Ben Hicks

Ben Hicks
Oxley College, Bowral, NSW

Michelle Hostrup

Michelle Hostrup
Daceyville Public School, NSW

David	 Hunter

David Hunter
Penrhos College, WA

Professor Lawrence Ingvarson

Professor Lawrence Ingvarson
Australian Council for Educational Research

Bronwyn Johnstone

Bronwyn Johnstone
Capalaba State College, QLD

Susanne Jones

Susanne Jones
Department of Education and Child Development, SA

Justin Kentish

Justin Kentish
Craigmore High School, SA

Kylie Kilmartin

Kylie Kilmartin
Pakuranga College, New Zealand

Stacey King

Stacey King
Mabel Park State High School, QLD

Alex Krzensk

Alex Krzensk
Anglican Church Grammar School, QLD

Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence
Yarra Valley Grammar, VIC

Tania Leach

Tania Leach
Education Queensland

Juliane Lewis

Juliane Lewis
Dakabin State School , QLD

Wendy Luscombe

Wendy Luscombe
Department of Education and Training, QLD

Leonard McKeown

Leonard McKeown
Windaroo Valley State High School, QLD

Bernadette	 Mercieca

Bernadette Mercieca
Xavier College, VIC

Dr Bradley Merrick

Dr Bradley Merrick
Barker College, NSW

Matt Moorcroft

Matt Moorcroft
Craigslea State High School, QLD

Philippa Mulqueen

Philippa Mulqueen
Pakuranga College, New Zealand

Robin Nagy

Robin Nagy
Redlands School, NSW

Dr Patsy Norton

Dr Patsy Norton
Craigslea State High School, QLD

Susan Paterson

Susan Paterson
Gatton State School, QLD

Rachael Pelling

Rachael Pelling
Gympie West State School, QLD

Helen Polios

Helen Polios
Whalan Public School, NSW

Rob Proffitt-White

Rob Proffitt-White
Education Queensland

Stacey Quince

Stacey Quince
Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, NSW

Raelee Randall

Raelee Randall
Dakabin State School , QLD

Dena Reddan

Dena Reddan
St Therese Catholic Primary School, Torquay, VIC

Rachel Roebuck

Rachel Roebuck
Bribie Island State School, QLD

Nicole Rogers

Nicole Rogers
Yarra Valley Grammar, VIC

Dr Philip Russell

Dr Philip Russell
Yulara School, NT

Emma Saal

Emma Saal
Laidley State High School, QLD

Tania Schmidt

Tania Schmidt
Harristown State School, QLD

Elke Schneider

Elke Schneider
Somerset College, QLD

Sue Schultz

Sue Schultz
Laidley State High School, QLD

Ebony Sheppard

Ebony Sheppard
St Therese Catholic Primary School, Torquay, VIC

Darren Side

Darren Side
Xavier College, VIC

Lalynne Smith

Lalynne Smith
Whalan Public School, NSW

Kay Smith

Kay Smith
Craigmore High School, SA

Ana Talde

Ana Talde
Whalan Public School, NSW

Lisa Thomson

Lisa Thomson
Somerset College, QLD

John Van Dyk

John Van Dyk
Aquinas College, WA

Hollie van Ravenstein

Hollie van Ravenstein
Camdenville Public School, NSW

Dr Katie Weir

Dr Katie Weir
Griffith University, QLD

Erin West

Erin West
Aurora School, VIC

Estelle Wolstencroft

Estelle Wolstencroft
Bribie Island State School, QLD