IOI Weekend, Melbourne

Coming Term 3, 2015

Learn to design new innovative learning and teaching approaches in a weekend.

Innovate Like A Startup

The IOI Weekend teaches educators how to design innovative learning and teaching models that are more effective and have less risk than their current innovation process.

IOI Weekend is all about learning and teaching

Learn how to maximise pedagogical capacity, pedagogical effectiveness, and pedagogical quality.

Why Attend?

IOI Weekend is not a hackathon, and it is not about starting an education themed business.
IOI Weekend is a boot camp where teachers design new learning and teaching approaches that can be used in their classrooms on Monday. The weekend provides teachers with a methodology and a set of tools that enables them to understand innovative learning and teaching models, discuss innovation, and design new innovations.

Gain Experience Using Agile Tools

Gain Experience Using Agile Tools

A number of tools adapted from the lean startup process will be used throughout the weekend. Participants will gain experience using these tools in an authentic context, providing knowledge and experience that can be drawn upon long after the weekend is over.

Make Connections

Make Connections

The IOI Weekend is a great opportunity to connect with other teachers who have similar interests and passions.

Understand The New Possibilities for Learning

Understand The New Possibilities for Learning

Over the weekend you’ll explore and gain an understanding of some of the new possibilities for learning, and the impact that they might have for your students and in your classroom.

Change The Way You Design Learning

Change The Way You Design Learning

The IOI Weekend will teach you how to design learning and teaching approaches that result in higher quality student learning.

Learn By Doing

Learn By Doing

Everything you learn at IOI Weekend, you will have an opportunity to put into practice during the weekend. Over the course of the weekend you will work with a team to design and produce an innovative learning and teaching approach that can be used in your classroom on the following Monday.

Change the way you measure innovation

Change the way you measure innovation

Learn how to measure the success of your learning and teaching model by understanding its pedagogical quality, capacity, and effectiveness.

Who Is The Weekend For?

The IOI weekend is for you… probably…

This weekend is designed by educators for educators. This is NOT a weekend for hackers, coders, designers, entrepreneurs, just teachers.

The weekend is designed for all teachers, from seasoned innovators to beginning teachers and pre-service teachers. The weekend is tailored for teachers who are already implementing innovative practice but are looking for an development process that is more likely to succeed. Teachers learn a new more effective process from designing and testing innovative learning and teaching. Teachers will develop a more effective method for understanding, discussing, and designing pedagogical innovation.

Similarly, school leaders looking for an innovation process that they can use in their school with their staff will find the weekend highly beneficial.

You don’t need to bring an idea as these will be developed over the course of the weekend but you do need to bring passion.

Melbourne IOI Taster

ioi-taster

IOI Weekend Taster is a free event to be held on May 15th 6PM – 9PM

at New Era Melbourne
Level 2 141 Capel Street North Melbourne VIC 3051

Over three hours we will give you a taste the IOI Process highlighting:

  • IOI Pedagogical Quality Framework,
  • IOI Learner Development Profile,
  • the Modern Learning Canvas,
  • how pedagogical quality, effectiveness and capacity can be measured,
  • and get you on your way to develop an Innovation Thesis.

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Nibbles and drinks provided.

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Location

IOI Weekend Taster Melbourne will be held at

New Era Melbourne
Level 2 141 Capel Street North Melbourne VIC 3051

The Team

Meet the team behind IOI Weekend Melbourne.

Lou Bowe

Lou Bowe

Lou Bowe, is Director of Whole School Partners.

She is an experienced educator with 20 years teaching in schools in Australia and the United Kingdom. Lou has worked closely with schools in her eLearning role at Victoria’s DET with key partners including Microsoft, Intel and Adobe Education and more recently managing user engagement of the national content repository and online community at Education Services Australia.

Richard Olsen

Richard Olsen

Richard Olsen is an educator and PhD candidate, researching how teachers develop as effective pedagogical innovators. Richard was previously the Assistant Director at ideasLAB an education research and development incubator. Richard is interested in how one to one and social technologies offer new possibilities for student learning.

Kynan Robinson

Kynan Robinson

Kynan is a professional musician, composer educator and product manager. Kynan is currently completing my PHD in Education for which I was awarded a full Scholarship of Excellence In my role as educator I am currently employed as a Manager of the PD/ICT Department at New Era.

For the previous 9 years Kynan worked at NFPS . Where he was employed in the position as Leading Teacher working on the leadership team responsible for driving major curriculums and helping guide the school. Kynan was a co-orgnaised of Startup Weekend Education Melbourne.

Mentors

In addition to the IOI Weekend organisers, a number of mentors will be present over the weekend to assist and provide feedback as teams investigate their area of innovation.

Mel Cashen

Mel Cashen

Mel is an Australian educator passionate about contemporary learning and students centred learning and uses technology to develop global connections, collaborate and create. Mel has taught in primary schools in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne as well as London. She has also worked at Monash University as an educational designer supporting academics in improving learning and teaching.

Bruce Dixon

Bruce Dixon

Bruce is from a diverse background of over 30 years as an educator, educational software developer, business and social entrepreneur. Bruce works as a strategic consultant and educational activist, moving thinking towards a more contemporary view of what schooling could and should be.

His pioneering educational software developments in the ‘80’s tested the boundaries of games and simulations in learning. Bruce’s work with colleagues throughout the late 80’s and 90’s led, in partnership with local schools, to the development of the first 1to1 initiatives in the world, in schools across Australia. In 1996 Bruce took the concept to North America, Canada and the UK, before co-founding the not-for-profit Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation, which provides thought leadership, advocacy and resources to policy makers and educational leaders for the effective implementation of 1-to-1 initiatives world-wide.

Luke Franklin

Luke Franklin

Luke Franklin a passionate educator who has worked in a range of schools and roles. Luke has a passion for Science and ICT and enjoys working with others who share his passion to make education exciting and engaging for students of all ages.

Luke has used the Modern Learning Canvas at his school since the beginning of 2014 to inform and monitor whole school pedagogical change.

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Any Questions?

If you have any questions about IOI Weekend we’d love to hear from you!

Contact Richard Olsen on 0448 810 745 or richard@richardolsen.me

Contact Lou Bowe on 0422423703 or lou@wholeschoolpartners.com