MAIN STAGE PRESENTERS

WORKSHOPS

POSITIVE SCHOOLS ASIA 2018
Renaissance College, New Territories, Hong Kong
22/23/24 November 2018
FULL TIMETABLE
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22ND
8:45
Opening Lion Dance Performance
LPCUWC Lion Dance Team 

9:00
Creating Safe Spaces in Schools
The Very Rev Richard Pengelley
Dean of Perth, Western Australia

9:30
In Search of Belonging    
Associate Professor Helen Street
Chair, Positive Schools Initiative
Honorary Research Fellow (Graduate School of Education)
University of Western Australia

10:05
The Sunspot Challenge:
Expanding Effective Classroom Strategies Across the Entire School   
Tom Brunzell
Senior Education Advisor
Berry Street Education Model, Berry Street Childhood Institute
Victoria, Australia

10:35 - Morning Tea
(inc trade displays, book seller and coaching corner)

11:00
Back to the Future
Video presentation

11:05
Is Technology Destroying Our Young People and
What Can Schools Do About It?
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
Best Selling Author, Adolescent Psychologist
Parenting Expert

11:50
CERCA TROVA 6 x 6
Contextual Wellbeing in Schools
Six presenters from six schools (TBA) discuss what is working to create
Contextual Wellbeing
in their classrooms and school communities
with host Rev Richard Pengelley

12:30 - Lunch
(inc trade displays, book seller and coaching corner)

13:30
We Should Take Fun More Seriously
Mark Collard
Experiential Trainer & Author, Founder of ‘playmeo’

14:10
Nobody’s Perfect:
Helping Students Manage Faults, Failing & Stuff-Ups
Professor Toni Noble
Educational Psychologist
Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University

14:40
Connected, Protected, Respected:
the CPR Approach to Resilience
Andrew Fuller
Clinical Psychologist, Author and Family Therapist
 Fellow, University of Melbourne

15:30 - Close

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23RD
8:45
Opening performance

9:00
Creating a Future with Connections and Contact
Charlie Scudamore
Vice Principal
Geelong Grammar School, Australia

9:30
Mindfulness in Education: Insights, Stories & Outcomes
Dr Nimrod Sheinman
Founder & Director Centre for Mindfulness in Education (Israel)
Co-founder, Centre for Mind-Body Medicine (Israel)

10:05
Why Questions are Better than Answers?  
Dan Haesler
Director: Cut Through Coaching & Consulting

10:35 - Morning Tea
(inc trade displays, book seller and coaching corner)

11:00
WORKSHOPS (FIVE SESSIONS)

Harnessing Strengths Insider the Tornado:
Using Trauma-Informed Wellbeing Strategies to Support Hyperactive and Defiant Students
Leonie Abbott
Berry Street Education Model, Berry Street Childhood Institute

Teaching Positive Education:
Creating an Explicit Curriculum
            Geelong Grammar School Institute of Positive Education

Creating Safe Places in Our Schools
The Very Rev Richard Pengelley, Dean of Perth
& Jo Pengelley, St Mary’s School, Perth

Neurodevelopmental Differentiation:
Taking Pos Ed and Resilience into the Realm of Learning Strengths   
Andrew Fuller
Clinical Psychologist, Author and Family Therapist
 Fellow, University of Melbourne

Coaching for Improved Performance and Wellbeing
Cut Through Coaching Team

12:30 - Lunch
(inc trade displays, book seller and coaching corner)

13:30
PANEL: What About the Problem?
Does a strength based approach to whole school wellbeing support vulnerable students and those experiencing mental health issues?
Charlie Scudamore, Andrew Fuller, Tom Brunzell, Prof. Michael Bernard

14:05
All about Attitude: 
Maximizing Social, Emotional and Achievement Outcomes      
Prof Michael Bernard
Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
Emeritus Professor, California State University, Long Beach USA

14:40
Education, Wellbeing & The Brain:
What’s Really at Stake?
Dr Jared Cooney Horvath
Director of the Science of Learning Group
The University of Melbourne

15:30 - Close

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24TH 

8:45
Opening Performance

9:00
Welcome
Dr Harry Brown
Principal, Renaissance College, Hong Kong

9:15
Compassion in Education
Dr Tony Fernando
Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer (Psychological Medicine)
University of Auckland, New Zealand

10:00
Understanding Biodiversity Through Art
Angela Rossen
Artist
Honorary Research Associate (Biological Sciences) University of Western Australia

 

10:30 - Morning Tea
(inc trade displays, book seller and coaching corner)

11:00
WORKSHOPS (FIVE SESSIONS)

Intrinsic Motivation:
What Is It and How Do We Create It?
Associate Professor Helen Street
Chair, Positive Schools Initiative
Honorary Research Fellow (Graduate School of Education)
University of Western Australia

Tiny Invertebrates Do Invaluable Work –
Cross Curricular Learning - Art, Science and Digital Media
(limit 30 people)
Angela Rossen
Honorary Research Associate at University of Western Australia School of the Biological Sciences

Classroom and School-Wide Solutions for
Implementing Social Emotional Learning
Prof Michael Bernard
Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
Emeritus Professor, California State University, Long Beach USA

Exploring the Value of Neuroscience in the Classroom
Dr Jared Cooney Horvath
Director of the Science of Learning Group
The University of Melbourne

Creating a Resilient Classroom
Professor Toni Noble
Educational Psychologist
Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University

12:30 - Lunch
(inc trade displays, book seller and coaching corner)

13:30
Q&A - Bringing Back Time
Exploring the need for increased opportunity for nature, play and unstructured learning in young people of ALL ages, in schools
Angela Rossen, Prof. Todd Kashdan, Dr. Jared Horvath
with host Dr. Helen Street

14:05
A New Scientific Framework of Curiosity and Agility
Professor Todd Kashdan
Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, US
American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology
Scientific Advisor for Time, Inc., National Geographic, and Merck

15:30
Close Day Three