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, nee Pereira

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

Alithea Westerman

Alithea serves as Executive Officer of the Australian Association of Christian Schools....

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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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Dr Christopher Prior

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

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QANDA Speakers

Annette McHugh, nee Pereira

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 loves his family, friends, food, golf and ice hockey. He passionately believes that ...

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Emily Brookes

Emily lives in Adelaide, South Australia and has been teaching Maths and Science for tw...

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Gayle Monsma

Gayle is a Canuck from Edmonton Alberta. She owns several toques, usually has a few loo...

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Michelle Dempsey

Michelle Dempsey has had a long term involvement in Christian Education, and in particu...

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PROGRAM

Sunday 14 July 2019 Location
2.00pm – 6.30pm Registration opens Foyer G
2.00pm – 3.35pm Free Walking Tour Adelaide
4.00pm – 5.00pm ITEC19 Thanksgiving Service Brougham Place Uniting Church
6.00pm – 7.30pm Welcome Reception (invitation only) Foyer A&B
Monday 15 July 2019 Location
8.45am Setting the Scene
Welcome to Country
Singing
Dr. Rod Thompson Halls C&D
9.45am Christian Practices and the Changing Landscape of Christian Schools Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Smith Halls C&D
10.45am Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Halls F&G
11.15am Snapshot On Church Street (Band) Halls C&D
11.45am How Rhythm & Story can take us where we need to go Keynote Speaker: Jefferson Bethke Halls C&D
12.45pm Lunch & Exhibition Halls F&G
1.45pm Strand Sessions
1. To Reform the World Strand Speaker: Dr. Roshan Allpress
Chairperson: Simon Matthews
Hall A
2. Reimagining Practice Seminar: Forming Christian neighbours in the classroom Strand Speaker: Dr. Justine Toh
Chairperson: Michelle Dempsey
Hall B
3. Living as a Family Team and what this means for educators Strand Speaker: Jefferson Bethke
Chairperson: Chris Parker
Hall E1
4. Re-imagining Vocation, Practices, and School Assessment Strand Speaker: Dr. David Smith
Chairperson: Fiona Partridge
Hall E2
2.45pm Afternoon Refreshments Halls F&G
3.15pm - 4.15pm Elective Sessions
1. Exploring Quality Questioning - the responsibility of the teacher to form students’ hearts and minds towards the Kingdom Elective Speakers: Dr. Fiona Partridge & Emily Brookes
Chairperson: Karen Hooper
Halls C&D
2. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI): Standing on truth – walking in grace [Part 1] Elective Speaker: Ed Noot
Chairperson: Simon Matthews
Hall A
3. The Bible and the Christian imagination Elective Speaker: Dr. Roshan Allpress
Chairperson: Rod Thompson
Hall B
4. Rediscovering Christian Imagination Elective Speaker: Dan Fennell
Chairperson: Kathy Pereira
Hall E1
5. Traps Tricks and Transformations: Re-imagining organisational identity Elective Speaker: Mark Steyn
Chairperson: Andrew Goelst
Hall E2
6. Re-imagining Christian School Leadership - Dabbling in leadership dichotomies Elective Speaker: Dr. Chris Prior Chairperson: Bill Rusin Hall E3
7. PeaceWiseKids and PeaceWiseYouth: Re-imagining how to equip young people to deal with challenging relationships and conflict in healthy, constructive and life-changing ways Elective Speaker: Judy Linossier
Chairperson: Janita Bratton
Riverbank Room 1
8. Re-imagine the Practice of Teaching Maths Elective Speaker: Ruth Watson
Chairperson: Paul Arundell
Riverbank Room 2
9. Maximize the Minutia: Planning for small pedagogical changes which lead to big results in the formation of students Elective Speaker: Darren Spyksma
Chairperson: Dan Clarke
Riverbank Room 3
10. Re-imagining Politics and Place in Community Elective Speaker: Alithea Westerman
Chairperson: Mike Clisby
Riverbank Room 4
11. Using routines to re-imagine the story of your classroom Elective Speaker: Jay Trevaskis
Chairperson: Kathleen Flentje
Riverbank Room 5
12. Teaching creatively or teaching for creativity? Elective Speaker: Mathilda Joubert
Chairperson: Chris Parker
Riverbank Room 6A
13. What is all the fuss with Super? Elective Speakers: Nathan Buttigieg & David Grey
Chairperson: Andrew Lowry
Riverbank Room 6B
14. Re-imagining Restorative Practices as Curriculum and Assessment Elective Speaker: Dr Susan Starling
Chairperson: Alice Mustin
Riverbank Room 8A
15. Gäwa debrief space Riverbank Room 8B
4.15pm Close
Tuesday 16 July 2019 Location
8.45am Setting the Scene and Singing Dr. Rod Thompson Halls C&D
9.45am Practise Re-imagining Keynote Speaker: Steve McAlpine Halls C&D
10.45am Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Halls F&G
11.15am Snapshot Andino (Magician) Halls C&D
11.45am Re-imagining Gender Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patricia Weerakoon Halls C&D
12.45pm Lunch & Exhibition Halls F&G
1.45pm QANDA Reimagining Christian Schools
  • Steve McAlpine
  • Ed Noot
  • Annette McHugh, nee Pereira
  • Michelle Dempsey
  • Emily Brookes
  • Gayle Monsma
  • Chris Parker (host)
Halls C&D
3.15pm Afternoon Refreshments Halls F&G
3.45pm - 4.45pm Elective Sessions:
1. Re-imagining Reconciliation: Australia’s new story Elective Speaker: Mark Yettica- Paulson
Chairperson: Fiona Partridge
Halls C&D
2. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI): Standing on truth – walking in grace [Part 2] Elective Speaker: Ed Noot
Chairperson: Simon Matthews
Hall A
3. Re-imagining Purity in a Pornified World Elective Speaker: Dr. Patricia Weerakoon
Chairperson: Nina Edlin
Hall B
4. Re-imagining the Teaching of Science - a redemptive approach Elective Speaker: Dr. Roger Fernando
Chairperson: Chris Parker
Hall E1
5. Re-imagining the English Classroom through Kingdom - shaping Practice Elective Speaker: Bronwyn Wong
Chairperson: Andrew Manning
Hall E2
6. Re-imagining Children’s Play in Australian Schools Elective Speaker: Andrew Goelst
Chairperson: Deb Twartz
Hall E3
7. Re-imagining Practices in the Early Years Elective Speaker: Wendy Mason
Chairperson: Glenys Bailey
Riverbank Room 1
8. “Trust Me” Re-Imagining healthy, vibrant Board/Executive relationships in our schools (a hypothetical) Elective Speakers: Kathy Pereira
Chairperson: Mark Steyn
Riverbank Room 2
9. 123 Redeemed: Re-imagining Behaviour Management Elective Speaker: Dee Little
Chairperson: Michelle Dempsey
Riverbank Room 3
10. Re-imagining High School for Students with Special Needs Elective Speaker: Natalie Polis
Chairperson: Jo Miller
Riverbank Room 4
11. Creating ‘Kingdom Culture’ in the Primary Classroom Elective Speaker: Karen Hooper
Chairperson: Di Emery
Riverbank Room 5
12. Re-imaging Cross Cultural Experiences Elective Speaker: Vivienne Stapleton
Chairperson: Mike Vos
Riverbank Room 6A
13. What is all the fuss with Super? [repeat] Elective Speakers: Nathan Buttigieg & David Grey
Chairperson: Gerry Beimers
Riverbank Room 6B
14. NEWSFLASH!! Reimagining Practice - it ain't just for teachers! Elective Speaker: Dave Youl
Chairperson: Mic Dempsey
Riverbank Room 8A
15. Gäwa debrief space Riverbank Room 8B
4.45pm Close
Wednesday 17 July 2019 Location
8.45am Setting the Scene and Singing Dr. Rod Thompson Halls C&D
9.45am Revisiting our Teaching Authority Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nick Lantinga Halls C&D
10.45am Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Halls F&G
11.15am Snapshot Joel McKerrow (Poet) Halls C&D
11.45am Strand Sessions:
1. Re-imagine Practise : Stories of how connecting pedagogy and faith formation leads to learning transformation Strand Speaker: Darren Spyksma
Chairperson: Simon Matthews
Hall A
2. On the Other Side of Religious Freedom Strand Speaker: Annette McHugh, nee Pereira
Chairperson: Michelle Dempsey
Hall B
3. iLife and iLearning: Re-imaging our engagement with digital technologies towards iShalom Strand Speaker: Chris Parker
Chairperson: Julie Prattis
Hall E1
4. A Fresh Return to Biblical Civics: Kingdom, Nation, City, Church Strand Speaker: Dr. Nick Lantinga
Chairperson: Fiona Partridge
Hall E2
12.45pm Lunch & Exhibition Halls F&G
12.45pm Alumina Lunch (invitation only) Riverbank Rooms 2-4
1.45pm Practices Re-imagined: Rethinking the Boring Stuff Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Smith Halls C&D
3.00pm Close

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