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The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) is the largest independent professional association for education in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. CEO Aasha Murthy says ACEL has around 7000 members and a growing network of about 50,000 people who engage with the association, attending events or purchasing resources. Read more

QELI and Growth Coaching International strengthen partnership

Queensland Education Leadership Institute  (QELI) and Growth Coaching International (GCI) have announced a new partnership to promote coaching-focused professional development programs for educators in Queensland. From 17 April, QELI, with the support of GCI, is taking its already successful Brisbane-based coaching programs directly to schools and regions across Queensland to offer localised professional development opportunities.

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Geelong Grammar to host Alfie Kohn seminar

Prominent American author Alfie Kohn has written 14 books on parenting, education and human behaviour and for the first time he’s visiting Australia to share his thoughts with local educators.

In a one-day event held at Geelong Grammar School’s Corio Campus, Mr Kohn is expected to lead an insightful seminar on ‘Rethinking the conventional wisdom about curriculum, assessment, and motivation’, beginning at 9.30am, 15 November.

The event is ticketed, with a cost for the full day of $198. However, educators are also invited to attend Mr Kohn’s free parenting lecture, to be held on the same evening.

“Alfie Kohn is one of the world’s leading thinkers on developing well-rounded, resilient and critical thinking adolescents,” said Justin Robinson, Director of the Institute of Positive Education. “He is concerned by many of the trends and practices evident in the majority of school education systems.

“We assume he will challenge some of our current practices and he will certainly provide us with significant food for thought. We hope participants will be inspired to return to their schools with the aim of cultivating the best possible learning environment for their students.”

For tickets, or to find out more about this upcoming event, see Geelong Grammar School’s Training Courses page.