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

Mark Yettoca-Paulson

An Indigenous leader from the South East Queensland and North East NSW regions, Mark brings decades of wisdom from his career in leadership development and community education across the corporate and government sectors.

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Kathy Pereira

Kathy is the CEN Governance Coordinator and SEO for CEN NSW/ACT.

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Wendy Mason

Wendy has been ateacher in early childhood settings, TAFE and Primary schools for over 30 years.

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Judy Linossier

Judy is married to Andre and they have six children. She is the Principal of the Drouin campus of Chairo Christian School

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Dr. Roger Fernando

Roger is the VCE Coordinator and Senior Science teacher at Mount Evelyn Christian School.

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Dee Little

Once apublic school teacher, curriculum officer and deputy principal, Dee discovered Christian education in 2004.

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Christopher Prior

Previously a principal within the Christian school sector, Chris works as the Deputy Principal of the National Institute of Christian Education and the Christian Education National SEO for Victoria.

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Andrew Goelst

Andrew was Manager – Risk, WHS and Compliance for Tasmanian Catholic Education overseeing37 Schools, with 3500 staff and 16000 students.

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Darren Spyksma

Darren is a Director of Learning for the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia. Seeing life and school through the eyes of his teenage kids,

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Jefferson Bethke

Jefferson Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It’s Not What You Think and Love That Lasts.

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Dr David Smith

David I. Smith has written widely on Christian education, including his latest book On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom.

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Dr Nick Lantinga

Nick’s participation in Christian education includes a wide range of roles: student, Christian school board (two as President);

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Steve McAlpine

Stephen has been reading, writing and reflecting ever since he can remember. His first published piece was his Grade 2 story about a family of mice being terrorised by a shark on the beaches of Perth.

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Dr Rod Thompson

Rod has been married to Rosanne for 41 years. They have four adult children and six grandchildren, with another due in August 2018. Rod has taught in both government and Christian high schools.

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Dr Justine Toh

Justine is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) where she speaks and writes about the Christian faith in a secular age,

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Dr Roshan Allpress

Roshan is National Principal and CEO of Laidlaw College in New Zealand, where he leads an extraordinary team working to equip people to renew their communities with the Gospel.

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Dr Patricia Weerakoon

Patricia trained in medicine in Sri Lanka. She attributes her twin passions of God and sex to her postgraduate training in sexology at the university of Hawaii.

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Chris Parker

Chris trained as a fluvial geomorphologist and never imagined writing a book commentating on culture. He is the author of The Frog and the Fish: Reflections on Work, Technology, Sex, Stuff, Truth, and Happiness.

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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
  • 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 Pereira
    Micheele Dempsey
    Emily Brooks
    Chris Parket (host)
  • 3.15 – AFTERNOON TEA
  • 3.45 – Electives
  • 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 Pereira
    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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