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Thought Leadership Series

A collection of short webinars that connect Victorian educators to expert local and global perspectives on education and leadership
Group of 3 school leaders standing in discussion
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25 Jul
1.5 hours
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    The Academy is hosting a series of webinars with thought leaders in education as they share the latest research, big ideas and innovation.

    Learn about leading school improvement and strategies to increase student engagement and achievement.

    You can also visit our Resource Library to view past Thought Leadership Series recordings and find out more about the global names and concepts pushing boundaries in education.


    These series are suitable to all Victorian school staff, including education leaders, wellbeing staff and teachers who wish to develop their understanding in topics related to student engagement and whole school improvement.

    The Future of Education: Supporting Students' Creative Agency in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    Presenter: Ronald A. Beghetto, PhD

    When: Thursday, 25 July from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

    Learning outcomes:

    • learn strategies to foster a mindset of 'What could be' in teachers and students, encouraging them to envision and work toward positive futures
    • gain insights into designing learning environments that promote student agency and creativity, allowing for personalised and meaningful educational experiences
    • discover how to incorporate principles of responsible Human Creativity x AI use into the curriculum to leverage technology's benefits while minimizing its risks.

    Ronald Beghetto

    About the presenter:

    Ronald A. Beghetto, Creativity Researcher

    Dr. Beghetto is an internationally recognised expert on human creativity and the possible in educational settings. Dr. Beghetto has received recognition and numerous awards for excellence in teaching and earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Indiana University (with an emphasis in Learning, Cognition and Instruction).


    Leading Schools During Times of Disruption

    Presenter: Bruce Armstrong

    When: Wednesday, 28 August from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

    Learning outcomes:

    • how to navigate disruptive times – major disruptors and implications for leadership
    • what it means to be a well differentiated leader who leads with a non-anxious presence
    • how learning and wellbeing are intrinsically connected as our brain and attention can work together to create flourishing learning communities
    • learning and wellbeing at a school level

    Bruce Armstrong

    About the presenter:

    Bruce Armstrong | Chapter Three

    Bruce is an extraordinarily experienced and inspiring Victorian Leader, who dedicated over 33 years to roles across all levels of the Victorian public education system; initially delivering education as a teacher to driving school improvement in leadership roles such as: Principal of Balwyn High School, Executive Director roles in different areas of the Department of Education (DE), Director of the former Bastow Institute, and finally, as the Deputy Secretary of the Regional Services Group (DE).

    Structure of program

    • Online – on the days and times above mentioned.
    • From 4.00 to 5:30 pm (1h 30 mins)
    • Pre-reading and post-reading (when applicable)
    • Presentation with opportunities for the subject matter experts to interact with the audience through breakout rooms, padlets, etc.

    Fees and financial support

    Fully subsidised by the Department of Education for Victorian government, independent and catholic school participants.

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