Symposiums for Educators

In 2014, Living Faith embarked on a journey of growth and improvement. We transformed from a traditional, industrial model of education to one that is future-focused, creative and student-centred. We began by imagining what stories we wanted our graduate students to recount about their time at Living Faith. These stories would reference how their creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills, among others were nurtured and developed. From these early imaginings, we set about designing our Learning Landscape - a school improvement plan - that would guide our growth and direction.

Today, we are a school that embraces agile learning spaces and Project Based Learning with an emphasis on contemporary competencies, choice, student-centeredness and assessment for learning and improvement.

We have had the privilege of sharing our story with over 300 symposium attendees over the past three years. Participant highlights include:

“Visiting the classrooms to see the flexible learning spaces, and looking at the PBL documents.”

“Explanation about pedagogy at Living Faith. It was so inspiring. Talking to other teachers and classroom visits.”

“Hearing about Living Faith's journey from a traditional school to an innovative school. Also enjoyed learning more about PBL and agile learning, and the best ways to deliver these to staff, students and the parent community. Invaluable tips regarding ‘the things you'd do differently.’"

“I absolutely loved the visits to the classrooms, being able to have conversations with the students and staff involved and to hear about what has worked well and what things would have been done differently.”

During a symposium you will experience:

  • Our agile spaces in Year 3 – 6 and see Daily 5, PBL and Mindset Maths in action

You will learn about:

  • Our Learning Landscape – the why, what and how of our teaching and learning program with a focus on PBL and Mindset Maths planning and assessment
  • Our virtual learning space with an emphasis on how we use the Google suite for visible learning and feedforward
  • Data trends related to the impact of our approach on student achievement and engagement
  • Change strategies that worked for us including our professional learning program for teachers

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Share your or your school’s aspirations within a collaborative setting with like-minded peers
  • Be challenged with questions that you can take back to your context that may further your journey

You will walk away with:

  • A summary of our Learning Landscape Plan
  • An example PBL unit and success criteria
  • Our Contemporary Competency Scope and Sequence
  • Connections with like-minded educators
  • Inspirational ideas that you can take back to your context and an affirmation of that journey you have begun
TimeSession Information
9.00amWelcome and Introductions
9.15amStudent Guided Tour of Learning Spaces
10.15amQuestions
10.30amMorning Tea
11.00amLearning @ Living Faith
12.30pmGoogle Classroom
12.45pmLunch
1.15pmChange
1.45pmData and Resistance
2.15pmQuestions
2.30pmClose

Professional development symposiums are available on a regular basis. Should you or your school be interested in taking part in a symposium, please contact Samantha Hunt (Communications Officer) via communications@livingfaith.qld.edu.au to express your interest or follow the 'Register Here' button below. Symposiums are charged at $300 per attendee (including catering), with a 20% discount applied for attendees from Lutheran schools.

We look forward to sharing our ever-evolving story in the hope of inspiring your staff and unleashing your creativity.

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