How to Build a Vibrant Learning Community: An Australian Community School's Experience

Ms Jenny Hill
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In this interactive workshop, participants will: - assess where they are in the process of building a learning community: - explore processes for progressing the development of their learning community. This will include building a shared vision, educational platform and understanding of the learning processes: - share and explore practices which enhance learning opportunities in a community setting. These include parents as learning partners, children as leaders in the learning process, teachers as leaders and learners, and culture building.

The workshop will be facilitated by Sara Crabtree and Jenny Hill. Sara Crabtree is a parent and Council Chair and Jenny Hill is Principal of Moerlina School, an independent community school in Perth, Western Australia.

Keywords: Learning, Learning processes, Learning community, Culture building, Parents as learning partners, Building a shared vision, Community
Stream: Community, Culture, Globalisation
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Ms Jenny Hill

Principal, Principal, Moerlina School

Jenny Hill is currently Principal of a progressive community school in Perth WA. She comes to the position having worked with hundreds of schools around Australia to help them implement long term change programs with the focus on improving student learning. Jenny also works with schools and districts to design and implement professional learning programs with the focus on school-based action learning. She understand the processes that are needed to help school communities continually develop heir skills and capacities to enhance learning for all. jenny is also Australia's 4MAT trainer — a curriculum design framework that honours all in the learning cycle.

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