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Teaching Beyond the Walls of the Classroom

Teachers, students, and parents have had to embrace new technologies and pedagogies to ensure the continuation of student learning. IGC2020 will showcase Australian educators teaching beyond the walls of the classroom!  Now, more than ever, educators are looking for practical applications, creative ideas and insight into what it means to teach beyond the walls of the classroom. The exciting aspect of this is that everyone has their own take on it. This one-day, 3D virtual event includes live video streaming, keynote and breakout sessions, speaker Q&A, interactive exhibits and more. Experience it from anywhere – at school, at home, in the office or any place you’re online via the sophisticated SMART 360 Platform.


This is a FREE, NESA accredited and AITSL aligned conference, aimed at educators across Australia wanting to inspire greatness in others.

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George Couros: Innovation Leader

Psychologist Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities that our students and schools deserve. George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” and share persuasive examples on why this is so crucial for all educators and how can we leverage technology in a way to provide purposeful opportunities for all learners, including the adults. George’s presentations are known to be emotional and humorous, all while pushing your thinking.  

George Couros is a worldwide leader in the area of innovation and has a focus on innovation as a human endeavor. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity and his latest book, Innovate Inside the Box. 


Professor Stephen Heppell: CEO

Professor Heppell Much of the impact that technology has contributed, throughout my 30+ years as a professor, has been to lower the walls around learning. There were so many. But the levers for change today - from breathtaking emerging technologies to the trauma of pandemics - are giving us whole decades of progress in just months. Those walls are softer and lower still.  

Learning and learners have everything to gain from this. Potentially, the most exciting decade ever for learners lies immediately ahead. Conversely the last half year has probably been uniquely exhausting for teachers! Nevertheless, those walls won't go back up. Learning 2030 is going to be a bit special, delightful though, and less exhausting.” 

Giancarlo Brotto

Giancarlo Brotto: Global Education Advisor, Cofounder and Executive Director Catalyst

Giancarlo is a driving force behind the GOLA! online events, connecting world leaders in education and providing a safe and productive place for government officials and multilateral agencies to produce policy recommendations in response to COVID-19. Giancarlo will join Professor Stephen Heppell and add to the global discussion around current shifts in education. He will draw on the collective research and findings from the GOLA Reports, and demonstrate how we all can learn from the challenges and success of others in teaching beyond the walls of the classroom.

Giancarlo Brotto is a Global Education Catalyst. He engages with government officials, policy-influencing organisation, thought leaders, school system decision makers and researchers to gain insights and influence trends in the education sector. He is a catalyst for those that don't just want to talk about change but want to do their part to make it a reality. He is the founder of GOLA! Executive Director and Cofounder of Catalyst and Global Education Advisor for SMART Technologies.

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Host Schools | Workshops

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Curl Curl North Public School, NSW

Here at Curl Curl Northwe teach beyond the walls of the class-room in a number of ways. Our workshops explore different examples and include, a live class with Year 4, demonstrating how the teachers team-teach in our newly designed flexible learning spaces, and how we implement different technologies in a blended learning approach to engage our students. You will also hear from our leader-ship team who has nurtured a SMART culture over several years, one that supports teachers in adopting new technologies. 

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Sheldon College,

Here at Sheldon College, we teach beyond the walls of the classroom by placing a strong emphasis on students being exposed to authentic practices and skills that can later serve more complex and innovative endeavours. During our three workshops, our educators will demonstrate the implementation of flipped and blended learning and how these practices promote the College’s six Student Exit Outcomes.



Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School, NT 

At Ltyentye Apurte Catholic Schoolwe teach beyond the walls of the classroom by blending our outdoor Indigenous Cultural lessons led by our elders, with the academic teachings inside the class- room. We are based in an Aboriginal settlement belonging to the Eastern Arrernte people where the people speak fluent Arrernte and use English as their second language. Our focus for the workshops is on Aboriginal (Arrernte) Interactive Literacies and how we preserve our native languages and culture. 

Remote Learning Analysis and Q&A

This is a virtual panel like no other! Join global education experts Dr Phil Lambert and Sue Beveridge as they lead a conversation with South Melbourne Park Primary School’s (SMPPS) Principal, Rosemary Cosentino, executive staff, parents, students, and network colleagues. Dr Lambert and Sue are excited to connect with SMPPS to explore the school’s challenges, and success of remote learning during lockdown 1 and then lockdown 2. Most notably, how the courage of the school leadership team enabled their staff and community to adapt to new teaching and learning practices. The discussion will include a focus on the student’s Social and Emotional Learning, and the health and wellbeing of staff. You are invited to be a part of this conversation, to ask questions and learn how this school invested in sustainable practices that enable effective and engaging teaching and learning remotely.

South Melbourne Park Primary School, VIC

SMPPS will run a workshop to demonstrate how they have embraced teaching beyond the walls of the classrooms, as they experienced Victoria’s second round of full remote learning. In the workshop, they will share their tips to engage students while in remote learning, facilitating them to think deeply, connect, and collaborate with others.




Calling all night owls 🌙 hoot hoot! SMART After Dark is a series of Teachmeet sessions running from NOV 03 to NOV 06 in the evenings. Join these sessions to discuss contemporary ideas in education and participate in interactive, high-level workshops from global educators sharing expert knowledge in emerging pedagogies. These sessions include roundtable conversations, breakout groups, practical applications and resources you can adapt to suit your own teaching while optimising student learning outcomes.

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