Author: Nick Jackson

Concept & Create Expo

As a passionate believer in developing the innovation, problem finding and design thinking skills of young people, I tried to contain my excitement in visiting the Concept and Create Expo at ASMS. This concept, led by Feresh (@Feresh99) at the school, had Year 10 students go through a number of processes culminating in this Expo. With…

A view of the Panatalinga Partnership conference

The Panatalinga Partnership conference started off with Anthony Yates and Amber providing the Welcome to Country. Dan Haesler then spoke about Mindsets and how they have the potential to be powerful. He talked about Fixed Mindsets and Growth Mindsets. He said that some people with Fixed Mindsets believe they are naturally smart and that things should…

Event Reporters

Recent extension of Student Voice activities and of Digital Leadership has seen students from Wirreanda SS in new roles in the school. One of these is that of Event Reporters. These are students using their writing and budding journalism skills to report on events in and around the school community. The two reporters embarking on…

Hub & Spokes

The Learning Hub by it’s name alone suggests a place that people come to, a place that draws people, perhaps by invitation and the reason to be there is for the learning. When I look at a definition for hub, this is what I find: “the effective centre of an activity, region, or network” Yet,…

Spacial Awareness

Working in a multi-purpose, ‘open’ learning space for the first time, brings with it excitement and potential for adventurous pedagogy. However, it also brings with it questions, issues, dynamics and pressures for teachers and students to deal with, some of which are born out of living in a digitally connected society. The Learning Hub is…