Creating innovative learning environments is more than building or adapting the spaces. It’s about enabling collaborative teaching styles that are flexible, supportive and responsive to students’ learning preferences, needs, experiences and values.
Changing Spaces will focus on the principles that underpin change momentum and on the conditions, culture and inclusive practices that enable students, teachers and their communities to thrive.
From changing mindsets and disrupting the timetable to digital enablement and student agency, there are workshop to suit all interests. Workshop themes include:
Universal Design for Learning - a framework to guide inclusive design and practice
Recognising potential barriers to learning and wellbeing, and ways to ease cognitive stress and overload
Building strong teams - growing capability and collective efficacy
Design thinking - tools to implement change
Culture and collaboration - what makes a shared space successful
Mechanisms for student voice that impact on teacher decision making
How differentiated learning impacts student data
Teachers as evaluators - lens on the data
The importance of dialogue - infrastructure, children, teacher, parent voice
Keynote: Working with diversity to design inclusive ILEs
- Chrissie Butler, CORE Education
If diversity is our new ‘normal’, how can we create innovative learning environments where everybody’s in and not excluded accidently or by design?
Chrissie is a senior consultant, national facilitator and content developer with CORE Education. She facilitates professional learning for teachers, schools, facilitators and Ministry personnel, and provides consultancy in inclusive design to government agencies, NGOs and businesses.
Chrissie has a particular interest in the interrelationship between space, wellbeing and learning. Areas of focus and specialist knowledge include inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning and the inclusive, innovative use of digital technologies.