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Level 5
November 17 - 18, 2017

Leading organisation change in schools is a complex process that hinges on a range of systemic factors. Identify what makes change stick.

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This two-day workshop will outline a systematic approach to leading change initiatives within the context of schools. Through presentations, group activities and collaborations we will explore ways in which leaders can create an impetus for change and articulate a vision. We will identify ways to empower staff and differentiate support and also ways to sustain momentum in busy and evolving environments. Many of the examples will be drawn from establishing technology, formative assessment and curriculum initiatives in schools.

This session will be suitable to any School Leader or Instructional Coach looking to develop, refine or rewrite their strategy and plan. Participants will leave with an understanding of research into emergent practices of change management, and practical tools to embed into their school. The session will provide time for reflection and sharing of school experiences from the group.


About the Presenter


Andrew McCarthy is motivated by working with teachers and school leaders to improve the quality of education through creating sustained and meaningful change.

He is currently the Assistant Director of Learning Technologies at United World College of South East Asia in Singapore and responsible for leading professional development through a K-12 team of instructional coaches. Andrew has a Masters of Education from Monash University in Melbourne focused on leadership, policy and change. Originally from New Zealand has taught in both Wellington and Singapore in a variety of roles over the last 12 years. He has been a Head of Department and a leader of staff professional development.

In recent years he has been an IB examiner for Economics, and a workshop leader in using technology to enhance learning and assessment. His current research interests look at the role of coaching and teacher development to support effective use of technology. Andrew also teaches High School Economics and is a classroom practitioner at heart.