Teaching and Learning Conference
CEN held its very first Teaching and Learning Conference alongside the long running Developing Leaders Conference earlier in September. Our NT friends had the chance to host us in very pleasant and sunny Darwin.
Forty Teaching and Learning leaders from every state and territory attended to hear the Transformation by Design team and two ‘Teaching for Transformation’ leaders from Canada lead over the three days.
About half the CEN schools were represented and the feedback so far expressed sentiments like, “most worthwhile Teaching and Learning PD I’ve ever been to”. What a wonderful success, in fact so much so, that CEN leadership has agreed to use the same ‘companion conference’ model next year in Melbourne.
That’s terrific news because Teaching and Learning needs considerable leadership investment, both at the local school and national levels, if our Christian schools are to continue bringing every part of our teaching and learning under the Lordship of Christ. With many mainstream pressures; a national curriculum; standardised testing, and a host of compliance measures it’s very easy for Christian schools to begin looking very much like what’s down the road. By investing in T&L leadership we hope that a faithful and distinctive curriculum and pedagogical practice is part and parcel of what it means to be a Christian school.
Executive Officer AACS
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