A sense of excitement and accomplishment fills the air as we celebrate the remarkable professional learning that has taken place across our schools recently. In an ever-evolving world, where knowledge and information transform at a rapid pace, it is imperative that we invest in continuous professional development for our educators.
Our commitment to fostering a culture of lifelong learning has paved the way for transformation within our educational institutions. It is through the collective passion for growth and innovation that we have achieved new heights and strengthened collaboration across our schools and settings.
Human-Centered Design Pedagogies at St Peters Lutheran College
This workshop brought together many of our schools and our curriculum leaders engaged in a hands-on session that explored the HCD methodology and how it can be implemented more broadly and intentionally in our schools.
Facilitated by Nicole Dyson and the University of Queensland, this workshop was also a celebration of the incredible achievements of our school sector, united in our shared commitment to lifelong learning. Our Lutheran Learning Leaders shared the joy and enthusiasm that human-centred design offers our practice and learning environments. It was a reminder of what can be accomplished when we invest in ourselves and each other. Here’s to the ongoing pursuit of knowledge, growth, and the remarkable transformation that awaits us all.
Research & Review: Creating New Possibilities Learning Design Day at Grace Lutheran College
Year 7 to 12 Heads of Department embarked on Research & Review: Creating New Possibilities Learning Design Day. During the workshop, curriculum leaders used various tools, including the Spiral of Inquiry Playbook, Design Thinking, and rapid ideation, to unpack V9 curriculum synergies and opportunities for learners. Teachers ‘scanned’ bold schools from across Australia, and we borrowed The Learner First language to discuss and discover ‘What is going on for our learners’?. Collectively, we explored our role as contemporary learning design specialists and develop an understanding of the collaborative inquiry cycle in learning design.
Next, the team will ‘focus’ and form, and space and time will be provided so the curriculum innovation can unfold.
The Learner First – St Peters Lutheran College Springfield
St Peters LC Springfield dedicated teachers collaborated with Joanne McEachen, a globally recognised pioneer in educational design, assessment and well-being, on an innovative pilot of the Learner First program. This program puts the focus on the student and their individual learning journey, encouraging self-reflection and growth. Leaders and teachers from St Peters Springfield are thrilled to be at the forefront of this transformative approach to education and can’t wait to see the positive impact it will have on our students.