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SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ANDREW HARGREAVES

Andy Hargreaves is Research Professor at Boston College, Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University,

Professor II at the University of Stavanger, and Honorary Professor at Swansea University. He is Past President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Adviser in Education to the First Minister of Scotland and from 2016-2018 to the Premier of Ontario. Andy is founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC): a group of 9 nations committed to broadly defined excellence, equity, wellbeing, inclusion, democracy and human rights.

 

Andy has consulted with the OECD, the World Bank, governments, universities and professional associations worldwide. He has given keynote addresses in 50 countries, 47 US states and all Australian states and Canadian provinces. Andy’s more than 30 books have attracted multiple Outstanding Writing Awards. Andy is ranked in the top 20 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

 

His most recent book (with Michael O’Connor) is Collaborative Professionalism: when teaching together means learning for all (Corwin, May 2018).

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Founder
The Eventful Learning Co.

Summer has been working in education for over 15 years. She’s been a teacher, education leader, policy maker, advocate and facilitator of learning for students and professionals across every system and sector in Australia and works to ensure teachers have every support they need to succeed and thrive.


With expert knowledge in learning experience design, design thinking, middle years schooling and environmental education, Summer has taught in schools across Australia & the USA, taught Master of Teaching units at Sydney University and delivered global projects with teams including Education Changemakers, The Global Education Taskforce on SDGs reporting to the United Nations, IDEO’s Teacher Guild and AITSL. Summer has also delivered professional learning for
audiences across Australia and the globe including Middle Years of Schooling Association, American Middle Level Education, ISTE, Northern Territory Government, Victorian Department of Premier & Cabinet and TEDx.

 

Summer saw a need to support Learning and Development teams to inspire and execute their education and learning strategies, and founded the The Eventful Learning Co, an organisation supporting great teams to design and deliver great
learning experiences; finding experts in the field and matching them with incredible groups of professionals. Summer is a key figure behind some of Australia’s most forward-thinking learning and innovation strategies for education systems, non-profits and organisations, including positioning students as decision
makers in their learning with The Northern Territory Learning Commission, Supporting the National and Local Highly Accomplished & Lead Teacher (HALT) Networks, re-imagining the visitor experience with the Education team at Zoos
Victoria, building innovation capability across the Victorian Public Sector with DPC The Innovation Network.

 

Summer holds a double Bachelors degree in Arts (Geography & History) and Education and a Masters degree in Geographical Education, has been twice named on the annual Educator Hotlist, holds a Global Paul Harris Fellowship for
services to Girl’s Education and continues to serve on non-profit boards, all in support of promoting the great work of education professionals and those involved in teaching and learning.

 

WES 2020 SPEAKERS