The Australian Council for Educational Leaders is a not-for-profit organisation that actively supports the development of educational leadership capabilities. In 2023 ACEL celebrated their 50th anniversary, and the national conference had the theme Celebrating 50 years: Learning from the past, leading for the future, with a conference program that aimed to strike a balance between honouring the past by distilling key lessons learned, and focussing on the future, by examining the complexities and possibilities that lie ahead. In this extended episode you will hear from many of the keynote speakers, panellists, session presenters, special guests and more, as we dive into some of the research, ideas, hopes, and challenges facing educational leaders in Australian today.
00:00 Opening Credits 00:33 Intro 02:06 Acknowledgement of Country – Tammy Baart 03:23 Conference Showcase Introduction 04:49 50 years of Educational Leadership – Frank Crowther 22:06 NextGen – Keira Willis & George Higgins 37:02 Virtuous Leadership – Viviane Robinson 55:05 Leading for Teacher Retention – Fiona Longmuir 01:15:52 Coaching as a way of leading – Chris Munro 01:31:41 FutureSchool – Introduction 01:33:30 Emmanuel Catholic College – Paul Watson & Ernie Ayala 01:53:40 Katherine High School – Conor Fennell 02:10:06 Meaningful Meetings – Hugh Gundlach 02:23:54 Walking Together – Tammy Baart 02:42:16 AI in Education – Lauren Sayer 02:59:06 Changing the Digital Narrative – Luke Springer 03:15:56 Connect & Converse – Tania Leach 03:31:14 Conference Host – Sarah Kanowski 03:41:25 Closing Reflections – Briony Scott
Classroom management and student engagemement are perenial topics of interest in education. In this episode, Rob Plevin discusses how he addresses this issues through his Needs Focused teaching method.
Main Feature: Kathy Mills, Len Unsworth, and Laura Scholes, authors of the book “Literacy for Digital Futures”, discuss how the concept of literacy has evolved in the 21st century, where digital technologies are increasingly integrated into our communication and daily lives. The book explores the idea that literacy is no longer just about print-based skills, but also involves knowledge of digital platforms and technologies, including coding and gaming.
Regular Features: Kolber’s Corner, Steven Kolber presents strategies for increasing productivity with easily accessible apps; Ideology in Education, Tom Mahoney continues his reflection on the ideologies underpinning the Science of Learning movement; Education in the News, Cameron reflects on the sudden announcement of the departure of the NSW Education Secretary.
Timecodes: 00:00 Opening Credits 01:31 Intro 03:34 Kolber’s Corner 10:48 Ideology in Education 19:31 Education in the News 30:44 Feature introdcution 33:31 Interview – Literacy for Digital Futures 01:29:28 Patron Shout Outs
Main Feature: Pat Norman discusses his Sublimes Analysis of the Gonski 2 policy, and explains the sublimes analysis approach to understanding ed policy.
Regular Features: Kolber’s Corner. Stephen discusses the separation of digital personal and professional lives; Ideology in Education, Tom Mahoney considers ways teachers can question the ideologies at work in ed policy; Education in the News, Fiona Longmuir provides insight and response to the federal government’s draft workforcfe strategy.
Timecodes: 00:00 Opening Credits 01:31 Intro 05:02 Kolber’s Corner 11:28 Ideology In Education 22:22 Education in the News 44:23 Feature Intro 45:36 Interview – Pat Norman 01:22:37 Patreon Shoutouts & Close
This TER Topics episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #35 and #51 of the TER Podcast.
The first interview is with Dr Steven Novella from November of 2014, discussing what critical thinking is, how to teach it, and the potential benefits to individuals and societies that value critical thinking. The second interview is with Meredith Ebbs from July of 2015 in which she talks about computational thinking and provides some insight into how it works as a teaching practice, as well as discussing issues of girls in STEM.
In this TER Live special episode, we bring you a recording of the Teachmeet event held as part of the National Education Summit in Melbourne on 31 August, 2019. The Teachmeet was organised by Steven Kolber and Josh Velez.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:28 Steven Kolber – Global threats to teaching
09:58 Josh Velez – Student Voice in Inquiry
18:53 Carolyn Newall – Different platforms of Tech
25:28 Michelle Borderick – What makes good Maths GREAT
34:03 Lynne Telfer – Breaking the Blocks, Minecraft as a communication medium
46:01 Brandon Friedman – Students and sexting
59:43 James Tregonning – Reading Video Games
01:10:00 David Zyngier – What is student engagement? How do we make it happen?
01:21:02 Closing remarks
This episode brings together feature interviews from episodes #58 and #85 of the TER Podcast.
The first interview is with Peter West, from TER #58 in November of 2015 discussing a whole school approach to Blended Learning, and the second is with Dr Simon Crook, from TER #85 in February of 2017, in which he discusses his PhD research into the impact of 1 to 1 laptop programs on teaching high school science.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:43 Interview – Peter West
44:02 Interview – Dr Simon Crook
01:21:01 Sign Off
Main Feature: Simon Crook discusses his recent PhD thesis exploring the impact of 1-1 laptop programs on teaching high school science.
Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan Haesler asks ‘is mindset a lie’?; Education in the News, Cameron considers issues of teacher attrition; Teachers Brains Trust, David from WA questions reports of mandatory tests for WA primary school students.