The teachers were inspired by John Marsden's opening address. He encouraged the audience to release and express their creativity by taking risks and expanding their visions of teaching and learning. The buzz at morning tea was electrifying as teachers reflected on John’s talk and also caught up with colleagues.
The morning sessions were a mix of hands-on and theory, some taking advantage of the winter sun to work outside in the lovely grounds of Haileybury. After lunch, Andrew Blair spoke about the future of education, challenging the audience with facts and figures that will have an impact on their teaching.
After teachers spent the afternoon in their chosen session, many came together over light refreshments to reflect, network and top off their day. Educators left with their creative spirit nurtured through a day of innovative professional learning experiences.
Zart would like to thank all those who attended the conference and stay tuned for news of future events in 2017.