Sydney – Tuesday 2 May. The Sydney Opera House will host its inaugural Schools of the Future Conference on May 5 and 6 to help schools, educators and artists navigate the challenges and opportunities of contemporary education at a critical time.
From the co-founder of the Innovation Unit (UK), Valerie Hannon, to the creator of The20time Project (USA), Kevin Brookhouser, international experts from the fields of education, innovation and technology will present inspiring ideas and the latest thinking in a practical forum of keynote addresses, masterclasses and project-based sessions.
The Sydney Opera House’s Digital Learning producer, Tara Smith, said: “To prepare today’s students for the jobs of the future we must first prepare educators. That is what the Schools of the Future Conference is all about and the Sydney Opera House is the perfect place to host these creative conversations.”
Schools of the Future will involve attendees in two days of interactive learning, working alongside leading international and national innovators who will provoke and respond to participants’ ideas as they reimagine the future of education in Australia.
Making Schools of the Future fit for purpose: but what purpose?
Keynote speaker Valerie Hannon will ask participants to consider whether the ‘purpose’ of schools in the future is clear, urging attendees to reconsider the role of schools and ask themselves what it is we need a school to be.
The 20time Project
Google Certified Teacher and creator of The 20time Project, Kevin Brookhouser will draw inspiration from global companies like Google, 3M and Adobe, who offer employees time to work on passion projects of their choosing.
Aiming to create powerful experiences that lead to increased motivation, creativity and critical thinking for students, Brookhouser will suggest ways for teachers and education leaders to incorporate The 20time Project into contemporary learning.
Presenting partner Adobe