Boys & Education

National Conference

Boys & Education - Understand - Appreciate - Embrace - Develop

Professional Development Event Information:

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Day 1 - Thursday 31st August, 2017

8.30am Onwards - Registration

9.00am - 9:10am - House Keeping for the Conference

9.10am – 10.20am - Keynote address by Dr Michael Carr – Gregg “Technology Well-being and the Future of Boys”.

10.20 - 10.30 - Debrief of key-note address

10.30am – 11.00am - Morning tea

11.00am – 12.30pm - Workshops (A - E)

Workshop A - Jane Langley “Strategies to Improve Boy Behaviour in the Classroom”
Workshop B - Andrew Douch “Flip Your Classroom to Accelerate Boys’ Learning”.
Workshop C - Karen Starkiss Greg Mitchell “Building Boys Brains for Success”.
Workshop D - Dr Carl Parsons “Dyslexia—Reading Delay, Reading Impairment, Reading Disorders & Dyslexia”.
Workshop E - Justin Coulson “Raising Boys’ Resilience”.

12.30pm – 1.15pm - Lunch

1.15pm – 2.45pm - Workshops (F - J)

Workshop F - Andrew Douch “Easy, Fun Technology to Engage Boys in Learning”.
Workshop G - Jane Langley “Switching a Boy’s Brain on for Learning.”
Workshop H - Dr Carl Parsons “Effective Teaching Strategies for Boys with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (Aspergers)”
Workshop I - Jo Prestia “Differentiating for Boys”.
Workshop J - Justin Coulson “Pornography: What’s the problem – and what are the solutions to help boys in schools?”

2.45pm – 4.15pm - Workshops (K - O)

Workshop K - Greg Mitchell “What Works when Teaching Boys!”
Workshop L - Andrew Douch “Save Time and Know Your Boys Better!”
Workshop M - Jo Prestia “Engaging boys with Special Needs”.
Workshop N - Justin Coulson “The 3 least understood secrets to engaging and motivating boys”.
Workshop O - John Pearce “Effectively Engaging Boys With The New Digital Technologies Curriculum”.

Day 2 - Friday 1st September, 2017

9.00am – 9.10am - House Keeping Details

9.10am –10.20am – Keynote address by Craig Kemp “Engaging Boys with Technology”

10.20am - 10.30am - Debrief of key-note address

10.30am – 11.00am - Morning Tea

11.00am – 12.30pm - Workshops (P - T)

Workshop P - Craig Kemp “Engaging boys in a globally connected classroom”.
Workshop Q - Greg Mitchell “Strategic Leadership for Boys”.
Workshop R - Megan Iemma “Helping Boys on their Digital Odyssey”.
Workshop S - Sharon Witt “How do we become Boywise? Creating practical lessons to engage boys in resilience and develop social strategies”.
Workshop T - Jules Haddock “Want to engage boys in the classroom? Then start by engaging anxiety.”

12.30pm – 1.10pm - Lunch

1.20am – 2.20pm - Workshops (U - Y)

Workshop U - Craig Kemp “From Lone Wolf to Hunting with the Pack - Becoming a Globally Connected Educator”.
Workshop V - Greg Mitchell “The Rebellious Excitement of Differentiation!”
Workshop W - Jules Haddock “Let the ‘sissy’ shine! Reinventing the label of boys to men”.
Workshop X - Megan Iemma “Tech Made Simple: #Hack Tips for Teachers”.
Workshop Y - Sharon Witt “I’M BORED!! Developing Hands on experiences, which Challenge, Engage, and Motivate Adolescent Boys.”

2.25pm – 2.55pm - Final address by Greg Mitchell “Raising Adaptable Boys to be able to succeed in the future”.

2.55pm – 3.00pm - Closure of the Conference

Professional Development Event Details:

Day 1 - 31st August, 2017

Day 2 - 1st September, 2017


Day 1 - 8:30am - 4:15pm

Day 2 - 9:00am - 3:00pm



Clifton’s - 440 Collins Street,

Melbourne, Victoria


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1. Showcase the attributes of Boys through Key-notes / Mini-Keynotes & Workshop presentations.
2. Understand more fully the nuances of Boys in order to develop new units/programs that can better support and progress these students through their schooling experience.
3. Embrace through the two day immersion experiences, the new ideas/strategies that can be implemented into the classroom to better support Boys.
4. Allow the opportunity for participants to network through the Sessions/Morning teas/ Lunches.



One Day $449 (inc GST)

Both Days (same person) $699 (inc GST)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The price of $699 for two days attendance strictly applies when the same person attends both days. Should a different person end up attending on one of the two days a total fee of $898 (ie 2 x $449) will be imposed and payable.

When booking with the intention of having two teachers attend on one day each please do not request a charge of $699 as the final cost will be $898.

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