AIM

Our aim for ITEC19 is to bring glory to God by actively seeking to engage all of our member schools and others into transformational experience that enables all to re-imagine the practice of their teaching, supporting, leading or governing.

THEME

Reimagining Practice

Our International Transforming Education Conferences ask questions about the transformation of educational practice in Christian schools and other places of learning. They also seek to ask questions of Christian education’s effectiveness in transforming the heart, mind, and life of every student. ITEC19, on the banks of the Torrens River in Adelaide, Australia, is no different. It seeks to ask, “How can we use our God-given creativity and imagination to consider better practice in the classrooms, playgrounds, staff rooms, and board rooms of Christian learning places?”.

Christian education finds itself in a cultural moment characterised by an accelerating push towards a humanistic and self-autonomous framing of life and world. Are our current practices best placed to support students to navigate learning about themselves and their world in this context? What creative reimagining of practice would it be timely to consider, and reconsider?

Through God’s common grace, we see exciting innovation across the educational landscape towards deeper learning and a subsequent willingness to reimagine educational practice. There is a growing enthusiasm for innovation in teaching and learning. As secular education breaks free of the institutional shackles of modernity, Christian education must be willing to critically embrace pedagogical innovation and challenge traditional structures and practices.

It is our desire to provide a space for optimistic and biblically critical dialogue at this pivotal moment. We commit this conference to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ through our desire to transform education and reimagine practice; this is our deep hope.

KEY DATES

Registration Open 7 June 2018
Early Bird Registration Closed 28 Feb 2019
Program Released TBA

AIM

Our aim for ITEC19 is to bring glory to God by actively seeking to engage all of our member schools and others into transformational experience that enables all to re-imagine the practice of their teaching, supporting, leading or governing.

THEME

Reimagining Practice

Our International Transforming Education Conferences ask questions about the transformation of educational practice in Christian schools and other places of learning. They also seek to ask questions of Christian education’s effectiveness in transforming the heart, mind, and life of every student. ITEC19, on the banks of the Torrens River in Adelaide, Australia, is no different. It seeks to ask, “How can we use our God-given creativity and imagination to consider better practice in the classrooms, playgrounds, staff rooms, and board rooms of Christian learning places?”.

Christian education finds itself in a cultural moment characterised by an accelerating push towards a humanistic and self-autonomous framing of life and world. Are our current practices best placed to support students to navigate learning about themselves and their world in this context? What creative reimagining of practice would it be timely to consider, and reconsider?

Through God’s common grace, we see exciting innovation across the educational landscape towards deeper learning and a subsequent willingness to reimagine educational practice. There is a growing enthusiasm for innovation in teaching and learning. As secular education breaks free of the institutional shackles of modernity, Christian education must be willing to critically embrace pedagogical innovation and challenge traditional structures and practices.

It is our desire to provide a space for optimistic and biblically critical dialogue at this pivotal moment. We commit this conference to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ through our desire to transform education and reimagine practice; this is our deep hope.

SPEAKERS

Keynote Speakers

Dr David Smith

David I. Smith has written widely on Christian education, including his latest book On ...

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Jefferson Bethke

Jefferson Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It...

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Steve McAlpine

Stephen has been reading, writing and reflecting ever since he can remember. His first ...

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Dr Patricia Weerakoon

Patricia trained in medicine in Sri Lanka. She attributes her twin passions of God and ...

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Strand Speakers

Annette McHugh

Annette is a graduate of a CEN school. She has worked in and around politics for most o...

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Chris Parker

Chris trained as a fluvial geomorphologist and never imagined writing a book commentati...

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Darren Spyksma

Darren is a Director of Learning for the Society of Christian Schools in British Columb...

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Dr David Smith

David I. Smith has written widely on Christian education, including his latest book On ...

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Jefferson Bethke

Jefferson Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It...

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Dr Justine Toh

Justine is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) where she...

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Elective Speakers

Andrew Goelst

Andrew was Manager – Risk, WHS and Compliance for Tasmanian Catholic Education overse...

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Bronwyn Wong

Bronwyn is passionate about educating students who will imbue God’s Kingdom, Bronwyn ...

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Chris Parker

Chris trained as a fluvial geomorphologist and never imagined writing a book commentati...

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Dr Christopher Prior

Previously a principal within the Christian school sector, Chris works as the Deputy Pr...

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Dan Fennell

Dan is a graduate in education (Flinders) and theology (Ridleyand London). Since 1998 h...

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QANDA Speakers

Annette McHugh

Annette is a graduate of a CEN school. She has worked in and around politics for most o...

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Chris Parker

Chris trained as a fluvial geomorphologist and never imagined writing a book commentati...

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Ed Noot

Ed Noot, MEd Executive Director SCSBC Ed loves his family, friends, food, golf and ice ...

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Steve McAlpine

Stephen has been reading, writing and reflecting ever since he can remember. His first ...

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PROGRAM

Sunday 14 July

  • Registration opens
  • Welcome Reception (invitation only)
  • Optional tours
  • Church service

Monday 15 July

  • 8.45 - Setting the scene and Singing
    Dr. Rod Thompson
  • 9.45 - Keynote 1
    Dr. David Smith
  • 10.45 - MORNING TEA
  • 11.15 - Snapshot
    On Church Street (Band)
  • 11.45 - Keynote 2
    Jefferson Bethke
  • 12.45 - LUNCH
  • 1.45 - Strands
    1. Dr. Roshan Allpress
    2. Dr. Justine Toh
    3. Jefferson Bethke
    4. Dr. David Smith
  • 2.45 - AFTERNOON TEA
  • 3.15 - Electives
    Fiona Partridge
    Ed Noot
    Roshan Allpress
    Dan Fennell
    Mark Steyn
    Chris Prior
    Judy Linossier
    Chris Parker
    Darren Spyksma
    Erik Hofsink
    Jay Trevaskis
    Mathilda Joubert
  • 4.15 - Close

Tuesday 16 July

  • 8.45 - Setting the scene and Singing
    Dr. Rod Thompson
  • 9.45 - Keynote 3
    Steve McAlpine
  • 10.45 - MORNING TEA
  • 11.15 - Snapshot
    Andino (Magician)
  • 11.45 - Keynote 4
    Dr. Patricia Weerakoon
  • 12.45 - LUNCH
  • 1.45 - QANDA
    Reimagining Christian Schools
    Steve McAlpine
    Ed Noot
    Annette McHugh
    Michelle Dempsey
    Emily Brookes
    Chris Parker (host)
  • 3.15 - AFTERNOON TEA
  • 3.45 - Electives
    Mark Yettica- Paulson
    Ed Noot
    Patricia Weerakoon
    Dr Roger Fernando
    Bronwyn Wong
    Andrew Goelst
    Wendy Mason
    Kathy Pereira
    Dee Little
    Natalie Polis
    Karen Kooper
    Viv Stapleton
  • 4.45 - Close

Wednesday 17 July

  • 8.45 - Setting the scene and singing
    Dr. Rod Thompson
  • 9.45 - Keynote 5
    Dr. Nick Lantinga
  • 10.45 - MORNING TEA
  • 11.15 - Snapshot
    Joel McKerrow (Poet)
  • 11.45 - Strands
    1. Darren Spyksma
    2. Annette McHugh
    3. Chris Parker
    4. Dr. Nick Lantinga
  • 12.45 - LUNCH
  • 1.45 - Keynote 6
    Dr. David Smith
    Closing
  • CLOSE: 3.00 NO AFTERNOON TEA

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