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Hands-on ‘Design Thinking’ at the Sydney Design Festival

Last weekend we ran our ‘Design Thinking with Kids’ workshop, as part of the Sydney Design Festival. Despite being on a beautiful sunny Sunday, we filled two sessions with enthusiastic and engaged parents and teachers. The workshop gave them all a chance to experience the Design Thinking process, and a set of tools for running Design......

Getting Creative with Northern Beaches Secondary College

Last week Northern Beaches Secondary College held their annual all-staff professional development day, bringing together staff from the different campuses that make up the college. Deftly organised and managed by Renata Grudic (Head Teacher, Teaching and Learning) the day was an amazing collection of TeachMeet-style short presentations, hands on workshops and a world cafe to......

Vivid Ideas: Creativity in Education

At the invitation of Bradfield Senior College, I was fortunate to be part of a fantastic panel this week, as part of Vivid Ideas. The event featured a keynote by Dr James Arvanitakis (Dean Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University) and short presentations from myself and John Goh, Nicole Velik, Joachim Cohen, Bridgette Van Leuven, Michael Stoddart and Sarah Fordham. The......

‘Design Thinking for Kids’ at Sydney Design Festival

As part of the Sydney Design Festival (September 2 to 16) we will be running a series of workshops for teachers and parents. ‘Design Thinking with Kids’ is a two hour workshop that gives teachers and parents the tools and skills to introduce children (aged 5 and up) to Design Thinking. Whether it’s designing a......

The Future of Montessori – MECA 2016

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the Montessori Early Childhood Conference on trends in progressive education and the implications for Montessori. Over the course of an hour I gave a presentation ambitiously titles ‘The Next One Hundred Years’. It began with an overview of the various strands of progressive education that inspired......

Parents as Collaborators – FutureSchools 2016

This week I attended the FutureSchools conference in Sydney, and gave a presentation on collaborating with parents. The material was drawn from our Parents as Classroom Collaborators professional development course, so it was a great opportunity to share some of our learnings around the area. The presentation is available on SlideShare....