Pivoting with Yong
A Series of Webinars about Educational Transformation
with Professor Yong Zhao



Dates

Webinar 1 - 23 Feb 2021
Webinar 2 - 02 Mar 2021
Webinar 3 - 09 Mar 2021
Webinar 4 - 16 Mar 2021
Webinar 5 - 23 Mar 2021


Webinar Cost

Non Member - $330
ACEL Member - $300

Combine and Save*
$460

*Receive a discount when you combine your registration with a new ACEL membership


Group Rates (5+)

Non Member - $315
ACEL Member - $285

Yong is calling for a paradigm shift in education from the one-size-fits-all approach to a more personalised one in order to prepare students to thrive in the new world shaped by technology and globalisation. Many schools and school leaders are interested in making the shift. The Australian Council for Educational Leaders invites you and your team to engage with Yong, as he leads a five part webinar series focused on Educational Transformation to provide theoretical, strategic, and practical suggestions for leading such a shift.

Webinars will be moderated and key topics include:

  • The Forces Behind the Pivot
  • How to Pivot (1): School Within a School
  • How to Pivot (2): Changing Pedagogy and Staff
  • How to Pivot (3): Relax the Curriculum and Enable Student Voice
  • How to Pivot (4): Change Assessment and Student Profiles

All webinars commence at 10am AEDT.

  • Webinars 1-4 will be 45 minutes in duration, with 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes for discussion.
  • Webinar 5 will be one hour in duration to include a summary of webinar themes and discussion of next steps.

Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia. He previously served as the Presidential Chair, Associate Dean, and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he was also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. Prior to Oregon, Yong Zhao was University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also served as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, executive director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the International Academy of Education.

Yong Zhao has received numerous awards including the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association, Outstanding Public Educator from Horace Mann League of USA, and Distinguished Achievement Award in Professional Development from the Association of Education Publishers. He has been recognized as one of the most influential education scholars.

His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books, including An Education Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How Radical Changes Can Spark Student Excitement and Success (2019) What Works May Hurt: Side Effects in Education (2018), Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children (2018), Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes (2016), Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job: Correcting Top 5 Ed Tech Mistakes (2015), Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World (2014), Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization (2009) and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students (2012).

The Webinar will include:

•  Online live with Yong Zhao
•  Q&A and Discussion time during the session using the Chat Bar
•  ACEL Webinar support team
•  Limited time access to the recordings after the Webinar.

Attending the Webinars

You will be emailed a personal link to each webinar the day prior to the event. It is advised that you attend the webinar 10 minutes before commencement to avoid missing any content.

If you have any questions please contact workshops@acel.org.au or call 02 8396 0800.

Webinar 1:
The Forces Behind the Pivot


Date:
Tuesday 23rd Feb 2021


Time:
10.00am [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
9.30am [SA]
9.00am [QLD]
8.30am [NT]
7.00am [WA]
12.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
45 mins

Webinar 1:
The Forces Behind the Pivot

Discusses the social, political, technological, psychological, and educational forces that drive the paradigm shift in education.

Webinar is 45 minutes in duration, with 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes for discussion.

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Webinar 2:
How to Pivot (1): School Within a School


Date:
Tuesday 2nd Mar 2021


Time:
10.00am [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
9.30am [SA]
9.00am [QLD]
8.30am [NT]
7.00am [WA]
12.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
45 mins

Webinar 2:
How to Pivot (1): School Within a School

Discusses one of the strategies to start the paradigm shift by building a school within a school. A school within a school creates new possibilities for some students and staff without abruptly revolutionising the existing school.

Webinar is 45 minutes in duration, with 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes for discussion.

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Webinar 3:
How to Pivot (2): Changing Pedagogy and Staff


Date:
Tuesday 9th Mar 2021


Time:
10.00am [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
9.30am [SA]
9.00am [QLD]
8.30am [NT]
7.00am [WA]
12.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
45 mins

Webinar 3:
How to Pivot (2): Changing Pedagogy and Staff

Discusses strategies and actions to change pedagogy and staff in schools to offer a more personalised education for students.

Webinar is 45 minutes in duration, with 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes for discussion.

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Webinar 4:
How to Pivot (3): Relax the Curriculum and Enable Student Voice


Date:
Tuesday 16th Mar 2021


Time:
10.00am [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
9.30am [SA]
9.00am [QLD]
8.30am [NT]
7.00am [WA]
12.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
45 mins

Webinar 4:
How to Pivot (3): Relax the Curriculum and Enable Student Voice

Discusses ways to change the curriculum so that a personalised curriculum can get started. It emphasises ways to bring in students as co-owners of their learning and learning environments.

Webinar is 45 minutes in duration, with 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes for discussion.

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Webinar 5:
How to Pivot (4): Change Assessment and Student Profiles


Date:
Tuesday 23rd Mar 2021


Time:
10.00am [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
9.30am [SA]
9.00am [QLD]
8.30am [NT]
7.00am [WA]
12.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
1 hour

Webinar 5:
How to Pivot (4): Change Assessment and Student Profiles

Discusses ways to rethink school assessment, with a focus on developing student profiles in addition to standardised assessments.

Next Steps - summarises the webinar series and proposals for broader changes in the future.

Webinar is one hour in duration to include a summary of webinar themes and discussion of next steps.

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