Pre­par­ing youth for fu­ture work

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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.

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