Some Places still available but filling fast on the New Zealand link and California link Contemporary Learning Tours.
We are looking forward to the next Contemporary Learning Tour in Sydney next week visiting a number of schools including NSW Government’s Flagship school and featured in the film New School, Lindfield Learning Village. The tour again has been enhanced with an extended immersion at Lindfield including a “Shadow a Student” empathy session which will allow participants to feel what it is like to be a student at the school. This process will then be able to be transferred to their own Lutheran School.
Please visit https://luthedlearningtours.net as all Contemporary Learning Tours are filling.
“If you want to inform your own learning of how you can do things differently then this is the tour for you”
“This tour enabled me to critically reflect on contemporary teaching practice and environment within my own school context, whilst giving me the opportunity to observe, discuss and collaborate with educators succeeding outside the perceived norm of schooling in South Australia.
“The information shared by the school leaders is invaluable.”
“A wonderful opportunity to connect with like minded people who care about the future of education and how we are preparing our children for the 21st century. Opportunities to be provoked by teachers and leaders who are trying new things, taking risks and learning from their mistakes.”
“We were provided a great opportunity to visit and learn from a variety of schools that are looking at how to “do” educational differently, with the sole purpose of helping our children thrive. The challenge was set over and over again…. What can we do in our school to do the same?”
“The tour was 3 or 5 days of ongoing learning, ‘wow’ moments, thought provoking and challenging. It has enabled and equipped me to be a better teacher as soon as I get back into my classroom tomorrow.”
“All Lutheran Educators and Leaders should experience at least one Contemporary Learning Tour”
"I was encouraged and deeply inspired by what we learned and how we collaboratively worked together as Lutheran staff. This type of professional learning should be on the radar of all Lutheran schools"
“The Contemporary Learning Tour has been an exciting learning experience. I have been inspired by some amazing schools to think deeply about our purpose as a school and how we can meet the needs of the students in our school as whole children and prepare them for their future.”
“Three incredible days where our current thoughts and ideas are challenged by the thoughts and ideas of others. You will come away from this tour inspired and reinvigorated to go back and share with others. I would encourage all educators in Lutheran Schools to experience one of these tours.”
“Having the opportunity to immerse ourselves with forward thinking contemporary educators has been refreshing, inspiring and life changing.”
“An opportunity to learn from others (tour participants) as well as those visited and reflect on one’s own practices/vision/directions.”
“This tour should be compulsory for every contemporary educator who are teaching and influencing the lives of young people. It shows you the future of education and the possibilities of how education can genuinely impact and empower children to grow as learners and become responsible, powerful citizens of the world.”
“This experience has made me want to improve on best practice and made me think more deeply about not losing sight of student agency and authentic learning when trying to create great programs and ideas and more importantly the importance of how you create and share a whole school culture approach.”
“Participating in this tour has provoked and challenged me in my thinking “Why do we do what we do?”
“Visiting schools who have innovated and pushed the boundaries has shown me the potential for implementing great things”
“It has repositioned my thinking - How does what we do honour our children - putting them at the centre”
“It has encouraged me to consider the decisions we make in relation to our relationships with students, the role of the teacher and what does this mean for the child’s experiences in the real world?”
“This tour re-affirmed the importance of having the whole child at the centre of everything we do, the importance of enabling them to be active in and lead learning and growth and ways that we can do this.”
"Other school systems are talking about the success of Lutheran Contemporary Tours to change schooling. Now I know WHY!"
“This tour gave me the opportunity to reflect on my own practice. It made me reflect on who I want to be as a teacher and what is important to me. I have learnt strategies, resources and pedagogy that I can implement straight into my classroom to create a better learning environment for my students and for the school. This experience is so inspiring and whilst I left everyday with a fried brain, I also left everyday with some truly innovative ideas. “
“The Contemporary Learning tour is an amazing time to step away from the busyness of school life and be inspired to move your practice forward for the benefit of the learning and wellbeing of children you teach.”
“Being part of the tour I was able to immerse myself in the opportunity for learning more about contemporary practices and how different schools have taken on challenges relevant to their contexts. Being able to witness part of their journey, experience and evolution has been an excellent way to provoke personal reflection. I can now position myself for further exploration and development of questions about my own context.”
“Be brave, make one small change today & build on it. Be inspired to become a more contemporary teacher.”
“This tour was an eye-opening experience that has allowed us opportunities to see different schools, the way they are run and developing, showing us how you can take risks in education allowing schools to move with the times, technology and way of thinking. This tour has influenced me to be a bit more of a risk-taker and make some changes, starting off little, in my classroom and in collaboration with other members of our contemporary learning team, with the aim of student engagement and lifelong learning.”
“Inspiring, eye opening and affirming about the sort of teacher I want to be and how growth and change are so important in the ever changing world we live in so we can help students love learning.”
“A wonderful experience that highlights the need in education in this ever-changing world for authentic and rich programs to support young people to be ready for the future.”
“The tour keeps an educator’s passion alive!”
“Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! I have learnt lots and am very excited to get back to school and start trialing new things!”
“Thanks for an exhausting, frustrating, fulfilling, affirming and very enjoyable few days."
Learning Leader: Innovation