About the Summit

The 2018 Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) Summit was held in Canberra on 16 and 17 March 2018. It is a free event for nationally certified teachers to connect, share, and develop their expertise as educational leaders.

The Summit provides the opportunity to work with leading international and Australian thinkers to develop your skills to lead and inspire colleagues.


HALT Summit 2018 guests

Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate complex change, harness robust evidence and drive continuous improvement for better learning. He is a dynamic and engaging presenter with a penchant for making complex issues accessible and offering practical strategies to navigate them. Simon began his work in education as a high school teacher in Sydney. He is currently the Executive Director of Agile Schools and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong.

Peggy Brookins is the CEO and President of the US Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She is a highly respected professional and pioneering STEM educator who has comprehensive experience in developing, planning, managing, organizing, and implementing education programs and providing leadership to knowledge focused initiatives.

Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson of the University of Auckland. She specialises in school improvement, leadership and the relationship between research and the improvement of practice. She is a voracious researcher of a broad range of issues relating to school leadership, educational policy and leadership skills, particularly interpersonal skills that are crucial to effective leadership. 

Laureate Professor John Hattie is Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of Melbourne and Board Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement, and evaluation of teaching and learning.