Preparing youth for future work
Katikati College is hosting a community information evening on Wednesday to share future-focused education and improvements for 2019.
With change occurring globally at an unprecedented rate, schools and communities are facing increased demands to prepare students for the future. The presentation evening will explore some of these changes and the shifting skill set that will increasingly be required by young people, and what schools can do and are doing to meet this challenge.
In 2019 Katikati College will be working with Leading Learning Ltd Director Mark Osborne and his team, whose vision is innovation, leadership and excellence.
“Leading Learning has been chosen to support our learning community with curriculum design over the next few years as they have proved effective with other schools. This uses very engaging, inclusive methods of developing teacher confidence and capabilities with new ways of designing learning programmes,” said principal Carolyn Pentecost.
“We want to develop a more contextually relevant, place-based curriculum, that can be adapted to provide personalised learning pathways for our students so they can achieve success and have relevant career pathways provided, meeting the needs of our students and our local and global community employment market.”
Mark Osborne has been a teacher, school leader and consultant for more than 20 years. He works nationally and internationally on future-focused education, innovative learning environments and educational leadership, helping schools build great places to learn and the capabilities to make the most of these spaces. He is also a doctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne, currently looking at change leadership in innovative learning environments.
Before becoming a consultant, Mark was on the foundation leadership team at Albany Senior High School. He has also worked extensively in libraries, with digital technologies and in market places, working to create diverse, inclusive communities that help each other learn. There will be a presentation about the college timetable and senior courses for 2019 with an opportunity to ask questions.
‘We want to develop a more contextually relevant, placebased curriculum, that can be adapted to provide personalised learning pathways for our students so they can achieve success and have relevant career pathways provided.’ CAROLYN PENTECOST Katikati College principal
Community Information Evening, Wednesday, December 12, Katikati College Hall 5pm for a 5.30pm start.
Mark Osborne works nationally and internationally on future-focused education.