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Thriving with purpose in an uncertain world.

Educators, wellbeing coordinators, school leaders
Student wellbeing and learning
Final Fireside chat: 8 March 2023
90 minutes
ISV Member Schools: $190
Non-Member Schools $260

Reinvigorating educational aspirations, inspiring thoughtful practices and preparing young people for our complex contemporary world.

COVID-19 has given pause to educators everywhere. It has forced us to re-think how and why we teach, how we engage with students and how we can help them thrive with purpose in an uncertain world.

Reignite is a series of thought-provoking online events to reinvigorate educational aspirations and inspire thoughtful practices for preparing young people to engage in our complex contemporary world.

We’ve lined up some leading international thinkers to provoke and reimagine different aspects of education via a series of short videos called ‘Sparks’.

Each of these Sparks will lead into an online ‘Fireside chat’ to expand on these provocations and spark new ideas in teaching and learning.

Fireside series

Future Proofing our Students | Wednesday 8 March 2023

Professor Sandra Milligan (The University of Melbourne) explores key lessons from the pandemic and how schools can future proof students to thrive in an uncertain world.

Solving the Frankenstein problem

Developing students’ empathy and humanity to overcome ‘the Frankenstein problem’

As part of our most recent Fireside event in October, Dr Flossie Chua (Harvard Graduate School of Education) spoke with Professor Immordino-Yang about how her research can help teachers leverage the learning sciences and support ‘the whole student’ – rather than focusing on specific capabilities and dimensions ‘stitched together like Frankenstein’.

Reignite timeline

How does it work?

The Reignite event series is comprised of Sparks and Fireside chats.

  • Sparks – 3-5 minute video presentations featuring innovative ideas that provoke and reimagine an aspect of education.
  • Fireside chats – 90-minute conversations where invited speakers share ideas and engage participants in discussions.

Learning group discussions following each Fireside will give participants an opportunity to unpack content and leverage ideas for long-term impact.

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