Azerbaijan Teacher Development Centre
in cooperation with
The European Azerbaijan Society
Learning to Learn
2nd International Learning Conference
for teachers, principals, and educational leaders interested in enhancing student learning
16-17 November 2017
European Azerbaijan School
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Lane has worked with primary, secondary and tertiary educators, internationally for the past 25 years. To date, she has presented her ideas in 18 countries across five continents and her tools and strategies are currently being used in classrooms in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, the US, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, The UAE and Singapore. Her approach to teaching explicit thinking and learning skills is explored in universities in four countries and her first book is a required text for a Masters course on the teaching of critical and creative thinking at Amsterdam University.
Lane has the rare ability to distill cutting-edge research into powerful classroom strategies and tools. She is a teacher first and foremost and regularly jumps into classrooms for a week at a time, in her focus schools, to demonstrate how her tools and strategies empower and enable learners and enliven the curriculum! Lane is the author of two books: ‘Where Thinking and Learning Meet’ and ‘Where Assessment Meets Thinking and Learning’, she's also developed: an inquiry learning model; a thinking framework; nine micro-processes for learning; a suite of evaluation tools; and an analytical tool (the Thinkchart), that guides learners in the explicit construction and deep processing of schema.
Lane is a highly sought after conference keynote speaker and an outstanding workshop presenter and activator. Educators working with Lane are engaged in an authentic, trans-disciplinary and highly practical approach to re-thinking and re-engineering how they plan, design, implement, assess and evaluate curriculum.
Matt writes for various newspapers and magazines including TES, SecEd, Headteacher Update, SEN Leader, School Business Manager Magazine, and School Inspection+Improvement Magazine.
He is the author of numerous best-selling books for teachers including ‘Leadership for Learning’, ‘How to Become a School Leader’, ‘The IQ Myth’, 'The Art of Public Speaking', ‘Teach’, ‘Making Key Stage 3 Count’ and 'The New Teacher Survival Kit'. He edited ‘SPaG Book’ and ‘Outstanding Literacy’.
Matt's education blog has been voted one of the UK’s most influential and receives over 50,000 visitors a year.
He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and events, and provides education advice to charities, government agencies, training providers, colleges and multi-academy trusts. He works as a consultant and trainer with several companies including the Autus Group, Creative Education, CPD for Teachers, Osiris Educational, Forum Business Media, Keynote Educational, and the AoC. He also provides a wide selection of direct-to-market consultancy and training services through his own company, Bromley Education, which he founded in 2012.
Between 2013 and 2016 Matt was the Group Director of Teaching and Learning for a large further education college and multi-academy trust and was responsible for improving the quality of teaching of c30,000 students. During his tenure the Ofsted judgment for further education provision improved from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ with outstanding features, teacher training provision was graded ‘outstanding’, higher education provision was ‘commended’ by the QAA, and exam results placed the college within the top 20th percentile in the country. Matt was also a sponsor and governor of the trust’s secondary academy which, during this tenure, achieved the best GCSE results in its history. As part of his role, Matt was also the Principal Designate of a Studio School during its pre-opening phase.
Between 2012 and 2013 Matt worked as a Consultant Headteacher. Prior to this, he was the acting Headteacher of the highest performing comprehensive school in its authority and one of the top five most improved schools in England (whose Ofsted judgment improved from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ under his leadership).
Matt has also been the Deputy Headteacher of a small rural school (with responsibility for the curriculum and timetable, self-evaluation and school improvement, and health and safety and the site), and the Assistant Headteacher of a large inner-city school (with responsibility for, amongst other areas, teaching and learning – improving the Ofsted judgment from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ – and the achievement of pupils).
He is an experienced teacher of English Language and Literature at key stages 3, 4 and 5 and has a strong record of exam success at GCSE and A Level both as a classroom teacher and as a middle and senior leader.
Matt has worked at senior levels in the public and private sectors and, prior to teaching, was a senior manager in the telecoms industry. He began his working life in newspaper journalism.
He has an Honours degree in English Language and Literature, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headship, as well as several professional qualifications.
As Director of Cambridge Assessment International Education, Tristan leads the development of CAIE’s education strategy for schools supporting Cambridge teachers and learners and working in partnership with those engaged in education reform.
Please join us at the International Learning Conference for Tristan’s keynote address that will begin with an explanation of what learning to learn means and why it matters. Most of his session will then focus on how schools can create the conditions needed for students to become effective autonomous learners. Myths will be distinguished from facts on the basis of evidence. Practical ideas that follow will be presented for participants to consider.