The Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium will convene a diverse group of educational leaders for a collaborative dialogue focused on leading and enabling sustainable professional learning cultures. Participants will be able to share innovations, research and lessons from their experience, and be able to seek support and solutions to challenges facing the field.
The two-day symposium is structured around five focused strands to allow preK-12 educators, school and system leaders, academics and political thought leaders an enriched experience that will inform their work:
The symposium is designed to connect educational leaders worldwide, serve as a catalyst in the creation of new ideas, and lead to academic and practice outputs through the contributions of participating colleagues. Furthermore, the symposium is a working session in which participants are expected to host a dialogue; bring an artifact, document, or other material to contribute to that dialogue; and participate in other dialogues within up to two selected symposium strands.
This symposium is designed to connect educational leaders (in the broadest sense) worldwide, serve as a catalyst in the creation of new ideas, and lead to academic and practice outputs. Applications are invited from anyone with something to offer to the dialogue about leadership for professional learning: teachers and students from all phases and types of education; school, organization and system leaders; researchers, academics and policy influencers, and most importantly, you! All are invited to submit a registration interest form for peer review, to be reviewed and notified of selection on a rolling basis. Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria, and the selection process will seek to maximize diversity across educational roles.
8:30-9:30 – Registration/Coffee
9:30-10:30– Opening Session
10:30-10:45 – Transition to Breakout Sessions
10:45-12:00 – Small Group Sessions 1 - Common Challenges, Part I
12:00-13:00 – Lunch
13:00-14:15 – Small Group Sessions 2 - Common Challenges, Part II
14:15-14:45 – Small Group Sessions 3 - Synthesize Top 3-5 Challenges
14:45-15:15 – Afternoon Break/Networking
15:15-16:00 – Whole Group
16:00-17:00 – Plenary Session: Student Pedagogical Leaders and Steph Hill - Passmores Academy
18:30 – Reception and Dinner Location: Møller Centre Tower Lounge Bar & Restaurant
9:30-10:30 – Opening Session
10:30-10:45– Transition to Breakout Sessions
10:45-12:00 – Small Group Sessions 3 - Shared Solutions, Part I
12:00-13:00 – Lunch
13:00-14:15 – Small Group Sessions 4- Shared Solutions, Part II
14:15-15:00 – Afternoon Break/Networking
15:00-16:15 – Closing Session
The Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium will be held in Cambridge, UK, at the Møller Centre. The Møller Centre is a world-class, dedicated residential leadership development and conference centre at Churchill College, in the University of Cambridge. In addition to being our meeting space, the Møller Centre also offers accommodation on site for those who wish to stay a little closer to the action. Attendees will need to book travel and accommodation as far in advance as possible.