March 2023

Catholic Education Canberra & Goulburn (CECG) are delighted to be co-hosting the first Teaching Matters National Science of Learning Summit alongside Catholic Education Tasmania (CET) from 2-4 April in Hobart.

This must-attend professional learning event provides the opportunity for educators across Australia to learn from internationally recognised education experts and expand their network with collaboration opportunities.

CECG Director Ross Fox will open the Summit alongside Dr Gerard Gaskin, Executive Director of CET. The pair will talk to the importance of evidence-based teaching practice, and what it means to implement this across a school system.

CECG Education Lead, Patrick Ellis, will present a keynote alongside CET’s Project Lead of Insight, Jennifer White, on the collaborative journey the two systems have embarked on to embrace a Science of Learning approach – Catalyst and Insight.

Jessica Colleu Terradas, CECG Senior Officer Teaching and Learning Literacy, will also present  on Literacy Intervention.

The high-calibre of guest speakers include

  • Peps Mccrea, Dean of Learning Design at Ambition Institute and Director of Education at Steplab
  • Noel Pearson, Founder of Good to Great Schools Australia and Cape York Partnership
  • Dr Lorraine Hammond, Associate Professor for the School of Education at Edith Cowan University
  • Professor Pamela Snow, Professor for the School of Education at La Trobe University
  • Jordan O’Sullivan, Teacher and Director at Shaping Minds Australia
  • Michael Roberts, Managing Director of Mastery Schools Australia and the Executive Director of COGlearn
  • Toni Hatten-Roberts, Director and Lead Consultant for COGlearn and the Executive Director of Education and co-founder of Mastery Schools Australia
  • Reid Smith, Founder and Co-CEO of Ochre, Teacher at Ballarat Clarendon College and Member of the La Trobe University’s Science of Language and Reading (SOLAR) Lab
  • Dr Nathaniel Swain, Instructional Coach, Researcher, and Senior Lecturer at the La Trobe School of Education
  • Glenn Fahey, Program Director of Education Policy at the Centre for Independent Studies
  • Ollie Lovell, Teacher, Education Researcher, Podcaster, Author, Philanthropist
  • Jordana Hunter, Program Director of Education at the GRATTAN Institute

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