Podcast – Scott Millman and Helen Leyden

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Between the macro and the micro level visions for educational change, and as we work on making change happen, there are gaps that sometimes end in superficial or false signals of change.
´Leadership from the middle´ has a pivotal role shaping implementation to achieve coherence, turning what education should be into what education really is in each country and community.
In this podcast, we will hear Helen and Scott’s thoughts about practicalities of change, re-professionalising teaching, grunt monkeys, designing beyond mediocrity and student agency, amongst others!

Helen Leyden is Deputy Principal of Teaching at Learning Sunshine Beach High School and Scott Millman is Head of Teaching and Learning at Nambour State College.  Helen and Scott have not only major roles in shaping NPDL implementation in their schools, but are also a force for local change in a 29 School NPDL Cluster in Queensland, Australia.

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Podcast – Bruce Jepsen

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When thinking about the future of education and how to reshape it for the modern era, we expect ¨the new¨ to emerge from the balance between the aspects we want to keep and those we want to change. This equation is easier said than done, especially when we consider that  whole education system change will impact on the country´s cultural foundation for generations to come.

In this podcast, Bruce Jepsen shares how overlooking our culture when thinking about educational change can make us lose not only our place of belonging, but also, academic outcomes. He also analyses how the relationship between ancestral legacy and high end technology presents a renewed opportunity to preserve what is most valued. Bruce shows us how achievement and education in general, is an holistic enterprise, and talks about what ancestral elements are overlooked when we think of reshaping modern education.

Bruce Jepsen is the Principal of Te Akau Ki Papamoa School, located on the shores of Papamoa Beach, New Zealand. He has lead the school from underachievement to over achievement by putting his ancestral Maori cultural legacy and the use of technology at the heart of the school’s vision, turning his school into the 1st Apple Distinguished School in the country and linking with Google in 2016 in a successful 1 to 1 story.

Bruce Jepsen is also the Lead School Principal of Cluster 18 and a Mentor for New Principals in New Zealand (FTTP Mentor).

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Podcast – Derek Wenmoth

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Derek Wenmoth is the Director of eLearning for Core Education Ltd, a not for profit referential educational research and development organization in NZ.  Derek, and CORE, focus on transforming education in NZ by enabling modern learning. Derek is also Cluster Lead for New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, and has vast experience as a teacher and principal at the primary and secondary level in New Zealand.

Derek is regarded as one of New Zealand education’s foremost future-focused thinkers, and is regularly asked to consult with policy makers and government agencies regarding the future directions of New Zealand educational policy and practice.

In this Podcast Derek reflects on teacher agency, the historical legacy that holds us back from changing educational practice and the need to act with what he terms an ´8 wire mentality’.  It’s an interesting conversation about how and what should be improved to make schools relevant in the 21st century, without losing the essence of every community’s culture and identity.

 

Learn more about Derek Wenmoth or read his blog  or follow him on Twitter @dwenmoth

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Podcast – Joanne McEachen

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In this Podcast Joanne McEachen analyzes how to create ways to understand and communicate what is important to measure, so every learner can engage, be empowered and experience success in school. Joanne reflects on how education international rankings have a pivotal role in defining the way we teach globally.

Why assessment can be a platform for change or a strong reason for status quo? Why is multiple choice over and how can assessment be a driver for change?

Joanne´s work champions education system change by making sense of what works and what doesn’t – interrogating paradigms and methodologies through the eyes of the learner.

Her experience spans all layers of the education system: as a teacher, principal, Superintendent, and whole system leader at the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Currently she is the the Global New Measures Director for New Pedagogies for Deep Learning working around the world to transform learning by implementing major realignments in education. As CEO and Founder of The Learner First she fosters deep transformation in schools and systems, helping them shift from learning from standardized to personalized by putting the Learner First.

To learn more about Joanne McEachen

Twitter @joannemceachen
Books:
Making the Important Measurable (Not the Measurable Important)
New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (Leading Transformation in Schools, Districts and Systems) -with Joanne Quinn and Michael Fullan- coming soon

 

To Listen: Click the podcast below to hear Joanne right here and now or

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Podcast – Michael Fullan part 2

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Michael Fullan – Part II.

In this Podcast Michael Fullan talks about the false signals of educational change. He shares his thoughts on what politicians usually overlook when aiming for equity worldwide. Michael reflects on the relationship between neuroscience and learning, the plasticity of the brain, the future emotional intelligence of robots and a book that stimulated his career.

If you are interested in reading about Michael Fullan, we share a list of his books:

http://michaelfullan.ca/books/

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Podcast – Michael Fullan part 1

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Michael Fullan is a worldwide authority on educational reform.

Michael “walks the talk” by leading our NPDL Partnership – a global endeavor to shift pedagogy and deepen learning  in over 1000 schools in 7 countries.

A former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, Michael advises policymakers and local leaders around the world to provide leadership in education, integrating solid academic knowledge and the undeniable (and often under looked) theoretical richness of everyday teacher practice.

Michael received the Order of Canada in December 2012, and holds honorary doctorates from several universities in North America and abroad, and yet, he is a constant learner, a careful listener, a gifted observer and a defiant voice advocating for the moral purpose of all children learning. His perspective on the why and how to shape a meaningful school system for the learners of today pushes the thinking of thousands of change makers around the world.

In this Podcast, Michael talks us though areas such as Whole system change in Finland, why we should not wait for politicians to start changing schools and the  relationship between equity and quality, amongst others!

If you are interested in reading about Michael Fullan, we share a list of his books:

http://michaelfullan.ca/books/

To Listen: Click the podcast below to hear Michael right here and now or

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