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Log On between 8.15am – 8.25am for 8.30am start (AEST)

Live Stream Webinar

Primary & Secondary Teachers, LSOs, Education Support Staff. Anyone Interested in the Education and Welfare of our young males.

$235.00 + GST

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The Impactful Engagements required to Challenge our Boys in the Classroom

Groups Bookings (5 or more Participants)

$205 + GST per person in a single group registration of 5 or more

Log On between 8.15am – 8.25am for 8.30am start (AEST)

8.30am – 9.30am – Workshop 1 – Tony Vallance

“How to engage your boys to take hold of their learning”

9.30am – 9.40am – Mini Break

9.40am – 10.40am  Workshop 2 – David Vinegrad

Boy’s Brainswhat’s going on up there?

10.40am – 11.10am – Morning Tea

11.10am – 12.10pm Workshops 3 – Jo Presta

“I wish my teacher knew …”

12.10pm – 1.00pm – Lunch

1.00pm – 2.00pm Workshops 4 – Andrew Douch

“Turbocharged Teaching”

2.00pm – 2.30pm – Afternoon Tea Break

2.30pm – 3.30pm Workshop 5 – Dr Rich Allen

Ready, set… LEARN!

Close 3.30pm




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Dr Richard Allen

Richard Allen, Ph.D., is a highly regarded educator with more than 40 years of experience working with teachers.  Founder and President of Green Light Education, he has taken his Impact Teaching strategies to such diverse countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Russia, Jordan, South Africa, and Brazil.  Dr. Allen is also a popular keynote speaker at international education conferences and works with schools and school districts to embed effective teaching methods into mainstream curriculum.  He is the author of many best-sellers in education, including High Impact Teaching in the XYZ Era of Education, Green Light Classrooms, U-Turn Teaching, Sparking Student Synapses, The Rock and Roll Classroom, and Humane Teaching.

Areas of expertise:

Creating engaging learning environments

Using music with intention in the classroom

Making key learning points memorable

Increasing assessment scores

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Andrew Douch

Andrew Douch is an independent education consultant and a teacher with 22 years classroom experience. His use of educational technology, including those used to flip his classes , has won him numerous awards, including an Australian Government Award for Quality Schooling, the Victorian Education Excellence Award for Curriculum Innovation, the Microsoft
Worldwide Innovative Teacher of the Year and an IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Award.His mantra is “You don’t need to be very good with technology to do very good things with technology”. Rather teachers need a willingness to question their 20th Century paradigms and rethink their roles as educators in a world where information is available on-demand and communication is instantaneous.

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Jo Prestia

Jo Prestia is an Education Consultant, teacher and PhD student with a Bachelor of Education, a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Post Grad in Education Research. She has over 30 years teaching and leadership experience. Jo currently works at Monash University as a Teaching Associate (Faculty of Education) and Team Leader with English Connect. She facilitates workshops for educational conferences, prepares and delivers professional development programs for many schools. Jo’s expertise includes Special Needs, Boys’ Ed, Differentiation, Engagement & Learning. She also maintains an education blog ‘Smart is Cool’

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David Vinegrad

David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer, and presenter and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice. He has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practices into schools in Australia and internationally and is an experienced counsellor and mediator including high level management of critical incidents and school based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings undertaking and developing a wide range of roles including recent work in Japan and Brazil.

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Tony Vallance

Tony is an experienced teacher, trainer and passionate changemaker in contemporary skills learning.  He has received State and National awards for his work in student centred STEAM curriculum, student engagement and learning space creation. In 2019 Tony was awarded ‘Teacher of the Year’ at the

Australian Education Awards. He has an infectious enthusiasm and his workshops are fun, engaging and extremely practical. He is passionate about sharing the techniques and evidence based strategies that have yielded such high student engagement and outcomes in the contemporary learning sphere.

Tony is a passionate advocate for Mazlow’s before Blooms and teaches connection before correction as a foundation for all learning.

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