The Educhange Podcast
The Educhange Podcast is for the doers in schools, people who are coming up with ideas to make things better for kids
info_outline Nadeem Memon and Dylan Chown on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. 10/11/2020
Nadeem Memon and Dylan Chown on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Today we're joined by Nadeem Memon and Dylan Chown. Both from the University of South Australia, Dylan and Nadeem have been working with how we can value and use the cultures of our students to enhance their learning. In this conversation we as what is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and how can we use culture in the classroom.
info_outline Keeping Learning Going Mini Series - Aaron Tait 05/12/2020
Keeping Learning Going Mini Series - Aaron Tait Our guest today is Aaron Tait. Aaron is a dad, a military veteran, an author, an entrepreneur and a co-founder of Y-gap and Education Changemakers. At EC Aaron brings real diversity to the team with his leadership experience and out-of-the-box entrepreneurial thinking. Today, I chat with Aaron about pivoting and adapting to change, and why entrepreneurial thinking is more important now than ever.
info_outline Keeping Learning Going Mini Series - Russell Cailey 05/08/2020
Keeping Learning Going Mini Series - Russell Cailey In this Educhange podcast mini series, we talk with six experts in keeping learning going.
info_outline Keeping Learning Going Mini Series - Dave Faulkner 05/05/2020
Keeping Learning Going Mini Series - Dave Faulkner In this episode, our guest is Dave Faulkner, the CEO and co-founder of Education Changemakers. Dave has been the regional director for one of Australia’s largest and sparsely populated regions and leads our remote workforce at EC. Maddie and Dave talk about great remote staff culture and how to run great professional learning online.
info_outline Keeping Learning Going Mini Series - Sarah Dohl 05/01/2020
Keeping Learning Going Mini Series - Sarah Dohl 2020 is the most disruptive year learners have had to endure in decades. Overnight, teachers and students switched to remote education and all of a sudden parents are really key to facilitating learning.
info_outline CESA Mini Series - Jon Soong - Unpacking the T in STEM 11/29/2019
CESA Mini Series - Jon Soong - Unpacking the T in STEM We've partnered with Catholic Education South Australia to bring you this mini series on STEM education. In this episode, we speak with Jon Soong, the CEO and Co-founder of Makers Empire, a company in Adelaide that helps K-8 educators teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills using 3D printing and 3D design. We chat to Jon about the role 3D printing and design can play in STEM education and STEM careers, and about his professional experiences in STEM and entrepreneurship.
info_outline CESA Mini Series - Karen Reynolds - Unpacking the E in STEM 11/22/2019
CESA Mini Series - Karen Reynolds - Unpacking the E in STEM We’ve partnered with Catholic Education South Australia to bring you this mini series on STEM education. Professor Karen Reynolds is the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and the Director of The Medical Device Research Institute at Flinders University. Karen is a biomedical engineer and is a leader in the field having been awarded the Women In Innovation Award for engineering in 2016. In this conversation with Karen, we speak about the E in STEM and her work in the biomedical field.
info_outline CESA Mini Series - Tom Lowrie - Unpacking the M in STEM 11/15/2019
CESA Mini Series - Tom Lowrie - Unpacking the M in STEM We've partnered with Catholic Education South Australia to bring you this mini series on STEM education. Professor Thomas Lowrie is Centenary Professor at the University of Canberra and Director of the STEM Education Research Centre where he leads a team undertaking groundbreaking research in STEM education, using innovative technology to assist children's learning. We speak with Tom about his passion for maths education and the role of STEM learning and digital literacy in classrooms today.
info_outline CESA Mini Series - Flavia Tata Nardini - Unpacking the E in STEM 11/08/2019
CESA Mini Series - Flavia Tata Nardini - Unpacking the E in STEM We’ve partnered with Catholic Education South Australia to bring you this mini series on STEM education. In this episode, we speak to Flavia Tata Nardini, the CEO and Co-founder of Adelaide-based Fleet Space Technologies, a company on a mission to change Earth from Space through creating a digital nervous system that will connect every single device on our planet. Join us for this conversation where we discuss rocket science, the Internet of Things, and the value of female leadership in STEM industries.
info_outline CESA Mini Series - Martin Westwell - Unpacking the S in STEM 11/01/2019
CESA Mini Series - Martin Westwell - Unpacking the S in STEM We’ve partnered with Catholic Education South Australia to bring you this mini series on STEM education. Professor Martin Westwell is the Chief Executive of the SACE Board, South Australia’s curriculum and assessment authority. Martin had an illustrious career in the biotechnology industry, in science innovation and in science education. In this episode, Martin speaks about the value of STEM education and how we can support young people through learning as they engage in a constantly changing world.
info_outline Justin Robinson - The positive education movement 10/18/2019
Justin Robinson - The positive education movement Justin Robinson is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Positive Education, based at Geelong Grammar School. He leads a team dedicated to promoting the theory and practice of Positive Education through research and providing training for other educators. Justin is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education and was listed in The Educator’s 2017 Hot List. He lives with his wife Jeanette and their four children on the Corio campus of Geelong Grammar School.
info_outline Valerie Campbell-Hogg - Building an education model from scratch 10/05/2019
Valerie Campbell-Hogg - Building an education model from scratch Valerie Campbell-Hogg is the founder and CEO of Silkwood School, a school in the hinterland of the Gold Coast in Australia that approaches learning differently. When her two young children were of school age, finding an inspiring educational experience seemed difficult, and so Valerie set up her own school. From humble beginnings in 1999 with 2 students in a rented house, Silkwood School now has over 600 students and they've built their own educational model.
info_outline Rob Steffler - Learning that is Back to the Future with Year 10s 09/20/2019
Rob Steffler - Learning that is Back to the Future with Year 10s Rob Steffler is the Dean of Studies and Director of The DeLorean Project at Glasshouse Christian College. Based on his passion of providing students with opportunities to develop the capabilities they will need to effectively navigate their way through the workforce of the future, Rob and his team innovated a new Year 10 curriculum. In this podcast, we explore the framework and learning structures that make The DeLorean Project an authentic, community-supported, student-directed opportunity.
info_outline Nicola Bone - Using mindfulness to promote learning 09/07/2019
Nicola Bone - Using mindfulness to promote learning Nicola Bone is the founder of Sound Off Schools, a mindfulness and well-being program currently sweeping through Queensland schools. Based in Brisbane Australia, Sound Off Schools are guiding students through mindfulness practices to help deal with increasing levels of mental health issues in the classroom. In this episode we speak about the connection between mindfulness and mental illness, and how we can better support thousands of school students.
info_outline Sue Karzis - Supporting school students since the 1930s 08/24/2019
Sue Karzis - Supporting school students since the 1930s Sue Karzis is CEO of State Schools’ Relief in Victoria, Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that provides financial assistance to students and families in order to promote school attendance and achievement. To date SSR have supported hundreds of thousands of students and their families. Sue has been the CEO of State Schools’ Relief since 2017 and has a varied career across organisations like Monash University and Trinity College where she led Student Services, Partnerships and Engagement.
info_outline Linnea Garrett: Leading change at Chi-Tech 06/28/2019
Linnea Garrett: Leading change at Chi-Tech Linnea Garrett is Principal of Chicago Tech Academy High School (Chi-Tech). Under her leadership, Chi-Tech is the only high school in the district implementing whole school project-based learning. During her time at Chi-Tech, Linnea has led and supported the development of a real-world learning program where students understand the connection between education and career and gain both access and exposure to career opportunities through weekly power lunches and internships in a variety of Chicago businesses.
info_outline Jamie Stekart: Head of School for the world’s first travelling high school 06/14/2019
Jamie Stekart: Head of School for the world’s first travelling high school Think Global School is a travelling high school where students live in four countries every year, making unforgettable connections between their education and the world around them. In this episode, we talk to Jamie Stekart, Head of School, about the role of project-based, place-based and mastery learning in a constantly changing world. Jamie has been a teacher, principal and superintendent and has a passion for collaborative leadership and listening to the voices of students.
info_outline Joanne McEachen: Measuring what we value 05/31/2019
Joanne McEachen: Measuring what we value Joanne is the Global New Measures Director for New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and in this episode we unpack how we can better measure the learning we value, rather than the learning that is easiest to measure. Joanne is also the CEO and Founder of The Learner First, her organisation which privileges the lens of the least-served learners to revolutionise education. She has co-authored 5 books, including her latest, ‘Measuring Human Return - Understand and Assess What Really Matters for Deep Learning’.
info_outline Jessica Swann: Demystifying Islam with students 05/17/2019
Jessica Swann: Demystifying Islam with students In the wake of the Christchurch shooting and the tragedies in Sri Lanka over the Easter long weekend, there is no time like the present to talk about fostering intercultural capabilities, respect and curiosity over fear with our students.Jessica Swann is the Outreach Program Manager at Benevolence Australia, and in this interview we explore the methods she uses to demystify Islam with teachers and students in schools.
info_outline Aaron Mabikafola: Using media to unleash student passion 05/03/2019
Aaron Mabikafola: Using media to unleash student passion Aaron Mabikafola is a passionate and award-winning educator who is on staff at Bethany Christian College, Adelaide, South Australia. With 20 years of experience as a music and classroom teacher, Aaron’s love for story-telling, the arts and experience as a photographer, graphic designer, film maker, musician, producer and songwriter, continue to be shared with students in his role as the school’s Media Arts teacher.
info_outline Dr Glenn Savage: Gonski 2.0 and other education policy reform 04/19/2019
Dr Glenn Savage: Gonski 2.0 and other education policy reform Dr Glenn Savage is a Senior Lecturer in Education Policy & Sociology of Education at the University of Western Australia. His current research examines the development of national schooling reforms and how policies in systems impact on ideas and practice in schools. He is also a Senior Honorary Fellow in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. In this interview we unpack Gonski 2.0 and its implications for educators, along with the relationship between policy and practice.
info_outline Jake Plaskett: Former student and teacher at High Tech High 04/05/2019
Jake Plaskett: Former student and teacher at High Tech High Jake Plaskett is an innovative, self-confessed project-based learning evangelist who has been living and teaching in Australia since 2013. Jake’s experience as a former student at High Tech High and then a teacher of Maths and Music at High Tech High ignited his passion for PBL pedagogy, and in this episode we unpack the benefits and a few of the challenges involved in project-based teaching and learning.
info_outline Melissa Moore: Creating an integrated learning framework 03/22/2019
Melissa Moore: Creating an integrated learning framework Melissa Moore is Deputy Principal at Rototuna Junior High School in Waikato, New Zealand, a state school that is pushing boundaries with integrated learning design. In this episode we explore the development of their integrated learning framework, the importance of Maori culture in informing the design and Rototuna Junior High School's commitment to measuring the learning they value.
info_outline Dr Lindsa McIntyre: EC18 Session on Leadership 11/10/2018
Dr Lindsa McIntyre: EC18 Session on Leadership Dr. Lindsa McIntyre is currently the inspiring headmaster of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, located in the heart of the “promise neighborhood” of Boston. As a school leader, she has helped transform the Burke into a positive learning environment of love, becoming the first high school in Massachusetts to exit Turnaround status. In 2011 she was honoured by the Freedom House as a Champion of Freedom. At EC18, she sat down with our CEO and co-founder Dave Faulkner to talk through her inspirational work