Learning and Thriving in a Hyper Connected World

Research in Practice seminars: Learning and Thriving in a hyper-connected world

Nicked from the BLOG by Ray Fleming

Microsoft/PAI - Research in Practice Seminars

The Principals Australia Institute and the Microsoft Australia Education team are collaborating on a series of breakfast briefings around Australia from mid-March to early April, as part of PAI’s established Research in Practice series. The series puts principals and educators in touch with the latest educational research findings, and the next breakfast briefings focus on 21st Century learning.


In this time of exponential change and opportunity – what does it take to lead and inspire quality learning?

Mark Sparvell from Principals Australia Institute, and Sean Tierney from Microsoft, will explore:

  • Latest trends in technology in 21st century learning
  • Research findings on how educators can thrive in the midst of rapid technological change
  • How to avoid common pitfalls associated with integrating technology in schools
  • The transformations required in learning design to deliver the best outcomes for our students
  • What leaders and learners need to embrace to become active and resilient contributors to our knowledge-based society.

All participants will gain insights, practical strategies, networking opportunities and an invitation to explore ideas beyond this session.

This series is for School Leaders, which includes Principals and others within the school community who have a whole-school leadership role.

By running the event as a breakfast briefing from 7:30-10AM, it means that you get an opportunity to update yourself without having to leave school for a whole day. And it’s perfectly timed to help with your strategic planning from a teaching, learning and technology perspective.

Venues and dates for the third PAI Research in Practice series

These professional development seminars cost $65 including breakfast. You can book now for the briefings in:

Make a dateMake a date: Find out more on the Principals Australia website

Why School Leaders should CONNECT through Social Media


What can I say about Eric Sheninger? His list of accomplishments and awards would take up my entire BLOG! Read about this inspirational thinker here http://www.ericsheninger.com/
In this recorded webinar, I ask Eric to talk about the experiences of leading learning in challenging contexts with a focus on the role of social media.
You will be as inspired as I was. Eric is returning for a fresh webinar in the new year. Find out all the details in 2014 at http://www.palnet.edu.au Look for EVENTS

Tomorrow When The Learning Began


Join me as I host principal of Candlebark School http://www.candlebark.info/ , John Marsden in a wide ranging conversation around what leading learning at Candlebark looks, sounds and importantly, feels like.
This event was coordinated by myself in my role as Associate Director Professional Learning at Principals Australia Institute http://www.pai.edu.au and the original recording of the webinar and more are available through Australia’s largest independent online community of practice for the education sector, http://www.palnet.edu.au


Complete list of the webinars I have facilitated.

I coordinate a professional webinar series for Principals Australia Institute and we make the recordings accessible for educators. You may need to register (no cost) with PALNET, the online community for educators that I lead. Palnet has over 3,300 members and provides incredible free tools.

Note: Some of these recordings stream live from BlackBoard Collaborate and may require a java update.