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HALT Summit 2019 EXPANDING OUR IMPACT 24-25 May 2019 – Darwin Convention Centre Presented by Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

About the Summit

The Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Summit is a free event for nationally certified teachers from across Australia. The Summit provides an opportunity for HALTs to work with leading thinkers from Australia and internationally, develop skills that equip them to lead and inspire colleagues, and collaborate with other Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers.


The times below are provided to assist you with planning to attend Summit 2019. A detailed program will be available early in Term 1, 2019.

Optional school visits

Wednesday 22 May

Regional Northern Territory visits

Thursday 23 May

Darwin school visits

Welcome Networking Function

Hosted by:

Northern Territory Department of Education

Evening of Thursday 23 May

Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Summit

Hosted by AITSL

Venue: Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin Waterfront

Day 1 - Friday 24 May: 8:30am – 5pm
Day 2 - Saturday 25 May: 8:30am – 3.30pm


Dr Lyn Sharratt

Dr Lyn Sharratt is a talented practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. She coordinates the doctoral internship program in Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. A previous teacher and school leader, Lyn combines academic theory with hands-on educational leadership experience. Lyn’s work is focused on increasing achievement for all learners by improving teachers’ assessment and instructional practices. Lyn is a lead author of many books and papers including ‘Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders do!’ with Micheal Fullan and her most recent book: ‘Clarity: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching and Leading’ (Corwin, 2019).

Dan Haesler

Dan Haesler works with individuals and organisations around issues of leadership, engagement, mindset and wellbeing. As Director of Cut Through Coaching & Consulting he consults to corporate business, the education sector, elite sporting organisations, as well as the The Black Dog Institute and other not-for-profit organisations. Dan is an international keynote speaker and regularly presents alongside well-known thought leaders and industry experts, as well as Olympians, Oscar winners and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He regularly features in the media and is passionate about equity and social justice. His first book, #SchoolOfThought is now available with all profits donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Laureate Professor John Hattie

Laureate Professor John Hattie has been a champion of HALTs and the HALT Network from the very beginning. He first wowed HALTs at the inaugural HALT Summit in 2016 and will be back to deliver a keynote and work with HALTs at Summit 2019. John’s work is internationally acclaimed. His influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study into the factors that improve student learning. Through his role as Chair of the AITSL Board, John is able to provide national leadership in promoting excellence so teachers and school leaders have maximum impact on learning.

Renez Lammon

Renez Lammon is a nationally certified, Highly Accomplished teacher and an impact coach at Casuarina Street Primary School in Katherine in the Northern Territory. In 2016, Renez was named the Northern Territory Indigenous Educator of the Year and in 2018 was appointed as a Director on the AITSL Board. Renez is passionate about unleashing the expertise already in place in schools across the country and the importance of evidence and the Teacher Standards in supporting teachers to recognise and articulate the difference they are making to their colleagues, their communities and most importantly, their students.

School visits

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Thursday 23 May 2019

Welcome and Networking function

Summit details


This is an exclusive free event for nationally certified teachers. There is no fee to attend Summit 2019 for nationally certified teachers.


Transport costs are the responsibility of the individual attendees. Flights to Darwin from all capital cities are currently very low and are expected to rise significantly. Attendees travelling from interstate are encouraged to book flights as soon as possible.


Accommodation costs are the responsibility of the individual attendee. Discounted rates have been negotiated for delegates with nearby hotels by Summit conference organiser ICMS. Accommodation can be booked through the registration form. If you have any questions about accommodation options and bookings, please contact ICMS on or 1300 792 466.

Principal endorsement

In completing the Summit registration attendees are required to indicate that they have the endorsement of their principal. Although there is no fee to attend the Summit this is to ensure principal support for involvement in the Summit.