ACEL NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021

29th September - 1st October 2021, Pullman Melbourne
Early Bird Pricing Available - Register Now!

LEADING IMPROVEMENT IN YOUR SCHOOL: MAKING IT HAPPEN

Workshop presented by Vic Zbar & Pamela Macklin
21st May 2021, Rydges Melbourne

LEADING SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM

Leading School Transformation is a three-day program about changing and empowering schools through 4Cs pedagogy and professional practice.

INTENTIONAL LEADERSHIP

Webinar series presented by Evan Robb, The Ten-Minute Principal
2nd, 9th and 16th Jun 2021

LEADING STAFF WELLBEING

Webinar series presented by Amy Green
10th, 17th and 24th Jun 2021

TRANSFORMING PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL WELLBEING

Webinar Series Presented by Gavin Grift
14th and 21st Jul, 9th and 11th Aug 2021

NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021 - CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) is pleased to open its call for papers for the 2021 ACEL National Conference.

ACEL NEWS

Leading Staff Wellbeing Webinar Series Presented by Amy Green

18/05/2021

This webinar series, led by Amy Green from Real Schools, is designed to put the wellbeing of staff at the centre of what leaders and their schools do. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of what individual and collective wellbeing means and identify the key drivers which can then be used within the school context.

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AUGUST Workshop in Melbourne "Five Ways of Being" with Gavin Grift, Jane Danvers and Heather DeBlasio Announced

18/05/2021

Learning is our core business and needs to sit at the heart of all we think, say and do as educational leaders. Based on the book, Five Ways of Being, this workshop will help you gain an understanding, agreement and clear articulation of what being a learning leader in an organisation looks, sounds and feels like.

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Industry Vacancies

14/05/2021

New to 2021, post your leadership job opportunities with ACEL via our Industry Vacancies Job Board. With over 30,000 education professionals in our network, you will have access to a wide ranging audience in the education sector across Australia.

Contact us at jobs@acel.org.au or call 1800 680 559 about posting a 30-day listing with ACEL.

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ACT Breakfast with the Minister: The Hon Yvette Berry

10/05/2021

We invite you to join us for a morning of discussion over breakfast at the National Portrait Gallery on the 11th of June. This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from the Minister for Education, The Hon Yvette Berry and engage in a Q&A session following her address.

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Context, Culture and Collaboration - Creating a Community

10/05/2021

This online workshop facilitated by Professor Jioji Ravulo will actively engage educators and educational leaders in exploring ways to develop and nurture inclusive learning communities where diversity and its differences are recognised and valued. Through learning and interacting with this passionate, dynamic presenter, participants will explore a range of practical strategies to assist their learning communities to reflect, plan and apply practices with cultural humility through authentic engagement and collaboration.

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Dr Barbara Watterston appointed as ACEL’s Chief Executive Officer

27/04/2021

As a result of a highly competitive national search process, we are delighted to formally welcome Dr Barbara Watterston as ACEL’s Chief Executive Officer.

Barbara has extensive experience across all education sectors and has held a range of executive leadership positions within education and not-for-profit organisations.  Recognised nationally and internationally for her contribution to educational leadership and professional learning, her expertise is regularly sought out to contribute in an advisory capacity through numerous university, departmental, school and professional boards. Her design and development of leadership programs and research contributed to five major national recommendations for preparing future school leaders. Barbara’s doctoral thesis focused on gender, leadership, and learning, which informed her contribution as co-editor of the book Women in School Leadership: Journeys to Success, and more recently, Step In, Step Up with co-author Jane Kise, which has received a silver medal in the 2020 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards.

Barbara took on the role as ACEL’s Acting CEO over the past six months, following the success of the recent Global Online Conference in which she participated as host and moderator.  She has since been working closely with the Board in setting ACEL’s strategic plans, while ensuring we continue to provide professional learning opportunities and services to our valued members and customers.

We look forward to Barbara’s contribution in shaping the future of ACEL.

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We have relaunched our Facebook page!

04/05/2021

ACEL are happy to announce that we have done a refresh of our Facebook page. Please follow us at @acelaust for news, event and program updates, resources, photos and much more.We hope that our deeper commitment in our social media avenues will help our ACEL Members and community be inspired and connect with us so we know how best we can serve and benefit us all without filling your email inbox!

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Nominations Now Open for the NSW Annual Branch Awards

30/04/21

A highlight each year for the Australian Council for Educational Leaders NSW South Wales Branch (ACEL NSW) is the annual presentation of Fellowships and leadership awards. It is through these awards that ACEL NSW honours educational leaders who have made a significant contribution to education, educational leadership and the improvement of child or student learning outcomes, teacher professional practice and/or effectiveness. To assist in this process, we urge all ACEL NSW members to consider nominating worthy candidates for recognition of their leadership and service to education.

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Early Childhood Symposium: Leading with Impact in the Early Years

28/04/21

The WA branch of The Australian Council for Educational Leadership is excited to invite you to attend the WA Early Childhood Symposium : Leading with Impact in the Early Years. The Symposium will be held face to face in Perth on Saturday 29th May 2021. The Early Childhood Symposium is an opportunity to highlight the important work being undertaken in WA by its leaders and experts who are driving impactful practices in the Early Years.

Join us as we unpack the complexities of providing our youngest students with excellence in Early Years education with a focus on how educators, leaders and systems can strategically lead improvement. Let’s dive deep into the conversation of finding balance; Play/Explicit/Direct Instruction, Child led/ teacher led, structured play/unstructured play what should Early Childhood Education actually look like if it is ground in research and developmentally appropriate to this important phase of learning. Presenters from different sectors will cover a range of topics to help educators understand how high quality, impactful learning and leadership can improve outcomes for our students.

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Download the 2021 National Conference Sponsorship Prospectus

27/04/2021

Sponsorship is now open for the ACEL 2021 National Conference in Melbourne. View the sponsorship prospectus to view our platinum, gold and silver packages. Also available are exclusive sponsorship opportunities unique to the conference. Sponsorship packages and commitment levels can be tailored to suit your marketing strategies. Have any additional requirements or requests? Discuss with the team and we can structure a custom package to suit your needs and your budget.

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Nominations Now Open for the 2021 QLD Annual Branch Awards

23/04/2021

Australian Council for Educational Leaders Queensland Branch (ACELQ) honours educational leaders who, in the view of their colleagues, have made a significant contribution to the understanding and practices of the teaching profession and educational leadership.

To assist in this process, we urge all ACEL QLD members to consider nominating worthy candidates for recognition of their leadership and service to education.

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Nominations Now Open for the 2021 TAS Annual Branch Awards

23/04/2021

A highlight of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Tasmania Branch is the annual celebration and presentation of awards. ACEL TAS honours those educational leaders who in the view of their peers have made a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of educational leadership. To assist in this process, we urge all ACEL TAS members to consider nominating worthy candidates for recognition of their leadership and service to education.

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Your Feedback is important to us!

21/04/2021

As a member based organisation, it is very important to know the way in which ACEL is meeting and supporting your networking and professional learning needs. We’d love to hear your feedback on how we can make your experience more meaningful as we continue to improve our services and resources. We value your input and thank you for devoting 2 minutes of your time to complete our non-member survey.

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New Webinar Series with Gavin Grift Announced - 'Transforming Personal and Professional Wellbeing'

20/03/2021

Designed specifically for educators, this groundbreaking program will help you understand yourself and others in difficult times before showing you how to work with your thinking and that of others to truly transform personal and professional wellbeing.

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MAY Workshop in Melbourne "Leading Improvement in Your School: Making It Happen" with Vic Zbar & Pamela Macklin

19/04/2021

ACEL is proud to partner with Vic Zbar and Pamela Macklin who will be presenting their Leading Improvement in Your School: Making it Happen day-long workshop in May 2021. This workshop is for leaders with responsibility for whole school improvement. It is suitable for individual leaders but also sees significant benefit for leadership teams who can work together on identifying where their school is at and how different strategies can be implemented to complement your school improvement plan. Participants will also look directly at the makeup of leadership teams and how they can work together to achieve best results. Looking at school improvement for teachers will also feature with a focus on how they can work together.

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Announcing the ACEL 2021 National Conference

14/04/2021

We are delighted to announce that the ACEL 2021 National Conference will be held in Melbourne, September 29 – 1 October. The conference will provide an engaging and interactive platform for international and national speakers to share their expertise around the theme: Leading excellence through equity. Educators and policy makers across educational systems are key drivers of leading excellence in learning and teaching. Join us, as together we energise, inspire, connect and make decisions to determine actions using evidence to inform equitable choices and success for all.

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NEW 2021 Dates Announced for Leading School Transformation Program

08/04/2021

Leading School Transformation is back face to face in 2021. Dr Michael Anderson and Dr Miranda Jefferson will take you on a three-day journey to help system leaders, principals and other leadership team members to support schools as they reinvent to meet the new and emerging needs of students, staff and the community. In two phases, leaders will end the first phase with an action inquiry which they implement at their school before returning for the second phase to report back and engage in reflections on that inquiry. Starts in May!

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Nominations Now Open for the 2021 WA Annual Branch Awards

29/03/2021

A highlight of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders Western Australia Branch is the annual celebration and presentation of awards. ACEL WA honours those educational leaders who in the view of their peers have made a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of educational leadership.

To assist in this process, we urge all ACEL WA members to consider nominating worthy candidates for recognition of their leadership and service to education.

NOMINATE NOW

NEW webinar series announced presented by Evan Robb - "Intentional Leadership"

25/01/2021

Inspire others to find their greatness! Be the leader who uses a deeper understanding of leadership and purpose to inspire others to build positive, trusting relationships impacting teaching and learning. Find affirmation, confirmation, and inspiration, as you consider the challenges for growth, change, and becoming an intentional leader! You can do this by discovering how to free up your time and focus on leadership through a three-part webinar series where you partner with Evan Robb, author of The Ten-Minute Principal.

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NEW Online Visible Learning Workshops with Douglas Fisher Announced

23/03/2021

Join Douglas Fisher as he presents "Visible Learning for Mathematics" on the 4 May and "Visible Learning for Literacy" on the 13 May 2021. These sessions includes Visible Learning research, its connections to surface, deep, and transfer learning as it relates to mathematics and literacy, and the most impactful approaches to use in each stage of learning.

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NEW Webinar Series Announced "Defining and Leading School Culture" with Adam Voigt

9/03/2021

What is ‘school culture’? How positive school culture be embedded and built in a school? What do key staff need to change in order to propel this culture forward? Adam Voigt is your guide through this webinar series which helps school leaders and their teams define what school culture is, shine the light on it for all members of their school and look at what are some of the mindset shifts that are encountered around building a strong school culture. Adam is an experienced school leader who now works directly with schools all over Australia to focus on aspects of culture, leadership and implementation within their context.

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Important Changes to VIC ACEL Accounts

1/02/2021

As a valued subscriber we are aware that the Victorian Department for Education and Training is transforming its technology services to enable better collaboration and ease of use. This upgrade will see emails migrated and hosted in the cloud, staff issued with a larger mailbox, enhanced protection from malicious emails, and a simplified email address.

We would like to ensure that you are correctly receiving all information and resources as part of your ACEL subscription. To do this we would ask if you could quickly check the records we have for you and that your information is up to date.

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FIVE WAYS OF BEING

Workshop presented by Gavin Grift, Jane Danvers and Heather DeBlasio
Melbourne, 20th Aug 2021

INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS 2021 ONLINE COURSES

These online courses are for teachers, leaders and support staff in schools. These online self-paced courses are moderated by qualified tutors and deliver up to date, evidence-based content in key areas of student support.

CLARITY LEARNING SUITE

The CLARITY Learning Suite (CLS) is for all teachers and leaders. It is a long-term, online System and School Improvement Professional Learning (PL) suite to complement the strategic improvement directions set by a State/Region/Diocese/School.

AUSTRALIAN EDUCATIONAL LEADER

Volume 43 Issue 1 2021
Developing a Leadership Mindset for Wellbeing
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