15 July 2022
Trailblazing Queensland independent schools that are reinventing classroom learning will share their approaches and projects at a major education summit in Brisbane on Monday (18 July).
First launched in 2019, the Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) Big Ideas Summit sees Queensland independent schools pull back the curtain to share their experiences and education projects to drive positive educational outcomes for Queensland school students.
A lineup of 22 independent schools will share best practice examples of how they are using a growing body of evidence on education impact to develop pioneering and inspiring learning spaces and programs to enhance student learning in their local communities.
ISQ CEO Chris Mountford said independent schools were well-known for their pursuit of excellence and impact in all areas of education.
“This event provides a window into the cutting-edge learning environments independent schools have created and the exciting projects and programs they have developed to engage, ignite and stretch student learning,” Mr Mountford said.
“There’s nothing small about ISQ’s Big Ideas Summit which has grown in size and stature since the inaugural summit was held in 2019,” he said.
As part of the Summit, participants will be streamed into three groups to examine: innovative learning spaces and digital innovation; leadership and professional learning; and innovative curriculum and teaching and learning.
Cyber security expert and sporting star, Gabe Marzano, and Founding Executive Director at RedHotBlue Creative Agency, Jody Euler are keynote speakers at the event.
“The disruption to schools throughout the pandemic has been monumental, however it has now provided the sector with immense opportunity” Mr Mountford said.
“The way the workforce has remained agile and learnt from this disruption will form the basis of what the education sector looks like in the future, and how teaching and learning programs evolve for the benefit of students, staff and communities.”