HALT Summit 2017

Summit 2017

Sydney, New South Wales, 17 and 18 March 2017

The second Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) Summit brought together 175 nationally certified teachers from across Australia. The theme of the Summit was Connecting expert teachers, Inspiring quality practice.

The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham opened the Summit and launched Taking the Lead which outlines how building expertise through national teacher certification can help to improve quality teaching and student outcomes across Australia.

Across the two days, Summit participants put their collective expertise to action by sharing practice from their own context and by considering how to know, show and spread the impact of nationally certified HALTs.

Participants also heard keynotes from and participated in masterclasses with leading educational thinkers including Professor John Hattie, Professor Carol Dweck, Jason Pascoe (Growth Coaching International) and Tracey Ezard. Student Riley Bennet concluded the Summit with his story on the power of education.

I want you to say we are very good at causing learning. It wasn't the kid, the resources, the money, the parents, or the curriculum... it was me.
Professor John Hattie, AITSL Chair