Host Us

Have a SAIL member visit your organisation in order to facilitate learning or present a keynote address.

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Research Articles

Research and reflection articles produced by the SAIL team as well as St Andrew's staff.

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Seminars

Run by teachers and/or students for the benefit of St Andrew's and the wider community.

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Visit Us

Come and join us for an immersive visit at our campus, 10 minutes from Noosa.

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Host Us

SAIL has an experienced team of staff who would love to visit your school to consult or run professional development for large or small teams. This can be a more cost effective way of connecting with SAIL, especially if you wish to impact a large number of the educators in your organisation.

The visits can be for an afternoon staff PD session, a whole day workshop or even a parent information night.

Topics

Contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Sample topics include:

  • Blended Learning
  • Flipped Learning
  • Use of Canvas LMS
  • Creating a strong school culture
  • Transforming Service Learning
  • Why schools need to prepare for the future job market
  • Open plan teaching
  • The digital libraries of the future

Cost

Contact us for a accurate quote. Approximate cost can be calculated by adding the cost of air fares (if required), accommodation (if required) and $500 per SAIL member per day.

Research Articles

SAIL Provocation 2 18 - Art and Science

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published May 2018

Dr Bonar provides some questions in an attempt to get us to ponder our own ‘art’ and ‘science’ — how we efficaciously deliver the ‘steps’ in our teaching, and how we ‘paint’ them with our own brush. The questions are fundamental ones in that they should be able to be asked of any pedagogy or educational approach. 

Growing Greener

Research article prepared by Dr Cade Bonar.

Published April 2018

A research article by SAIL Research Associate, Dr Cade Bonar, which offers a personal account that speaks to the value of reflection upon his own practice. In essence, it reveals that the more he comes to know, the more he realises he doesn't know!

Global Insight - Japan 2017

Research article prepared by Jonathan Harding.

Published October 2017

In September of 2017, Mr Jonathan Harding spent 3 weeks in Japan as part of a reciprocal teacher exchange with our partner school, Kindai High. These are his insights and reflections.

What Kind of Mind do We Need?

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published Nov 2017

This provocation article examines Howard Gardner's work 5 Minds for the Future (2008). In this work, he concerns himself with the five kinds of mind he proposes people will need if they are to thrive in an ever-changing world, both personally and in terms of a greater societal good.

Congratulations, You are a Researcher

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published 2017

This article examines the position that all good teachers are researchers and puts forth different research activities that we do, can and could engage with.

The Future Of Jobs

Research article prepared by The World Economic Forum.

Published 2016

This paper examines how the major drivers of transformation will have a significant impact on jobs.

Asking the Right Questions

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published 2017

The intention of this article was to establish the conditions for asking good research questions. Much of it goes beyond our day-to-day questioning and reflective practice, but this is often where our bigger, nagging questions start.

Seminars

SAIL seminars are run by either SAIL staff, teachers, visiting presenters or St Andrew's students. The are designed to equip the hearer with not only knowledge but practical advice on how to implement what they have learnt.

Seminar topics include aspects of positive education, parenting, innovation in education, mental health, technology and even student research.

Some of the recent SAIL seminar presentations include:

  • "Building Resilient Children" - Dr Racheal Sharman
  • "Youth Mental First Aid Course" - Suicide Programs Team
  • "Preparing for the World of Tomorrow" - SAIL Team
  • "Learning Sprints" - Dr Simon Breakspear
  • Connecting Conversations Seminar with Dr Mike Nagel
  • Connecting Conversations - Steven Window on Cyber safety
  • "Creativity in Education" - SAIL Team at Shellharbor Anglican College 
 
  • "Hope Accelerated" - Glen Gerreyn           

Visit Us

SAIL loves to connect and collaborate with educators both locally and from around the globe. We invite you to visit us on the Sunshine Coast so that we can connect and find areas of common interest.

There are a few different ways that you can connect with us. 

TeachMeets are informal, collaborative experiences organised by educators, for educators, in order to share ideas and experiences. The focus is on sharing ideas through short presentations (typically 2, 5 or 7 minutes long) with teachers attending as a participant or a presenter. TeachMeets are often based on a specific theme, for example technology use, tools for informal assessment or differentiation. SAIL runs regular TeachMeets for its SAIL Associates, St Andrew's staff and local educators.

The Snapshot Visit is a way of connecting with SAIL over a coffee and tour of our award winning Learning Hub. There will be time to find points of connection as we listen to each others stories. This is a great way to ‘check us out’ and a stepping-stone to see if there is any potential to collaborate further in the future.

The Workshop Day is designed to transform or up-skill a specific team or area of your school. Like all productive meetings, we start with a barista coffee and then undertake a brief tour of the College. We then provide a specially designed ‘think lab’ where the SAIL team will facilitate a tailored day of inspiration and exploration using such tools as the design thinking process from the Stanford D. School. This workshop will provide 1 – 3 days of distraction free time where teams can have the head space needed to set the course for the next stage of their transformation journey. At SAIL, we believe that providing this intentional time is also a valuable way to lift morale and grow the relationships between the staff in your teams.

Please note: These visits are for educators. If you are a parent interested in enrolling your child at St Andrew’s then please visit www.saac.qld.edu.au and request a parent tour.

The underlying focus of the St Andrew's Institute of Learning (SAIL) is to contribute to the local, national and global discussion about education, while also offering ongoing professional learning to staff and the broader St Andrew's community. Key to this will be developing networks with like-minded educators from across the globe. Drawing on the key tenants of the St Andrew's ‘Learning Framework’ which outlines our pathway until 2020, SAIL aims to explore and share new, innovative approaches to learning amongst the members of the St Andrew's community and beyond.

SAIL has the following intent:

  • Implementing a future-focused model of learning that promotes an outstanding educational experience for all St Andrew’s students;
  • Fostering a culture of collaboration where innovation, expertise and resources are shared;
  • Equipping the St Andrew’s and wider educational community with the knowledge and skills necessary to move confidently into the future;
  • Developing a global network that provides opportunities for staff, students and others to learn, grow and be challenged together; and
  • Promote positive mental health (flourishing) within the College community.

We invite you to join with us as we aim to challenge, impact and inspire for the benefit of our learning communities and beyond.

Rev. Chris Ivey

SAIL Executive Director
Principal St Andrew's Anglican College
@chrishivey

2016

Year Established

Eight

Partner Schools

183

Staff Positive
Education Trained

May 05, 2018

1.Previous SAIL Events

Aug 2017

Participation at The Anglican Schools Conference, Brisbane.

Nov 2017

Participation in the Foundation for Young Australians Conference, Sydney.

Feb 2018

Hosted Nambour Christian College staff to showcase the use of our Learning Management System - Canvas.

March 2018

Hosted staff from The Lakes College to look at our Visual Art program.

Visit to Oxford University to establish future global learning opportunity's for St Andrew's students.

Hosted a Positive Education TeachMeet at St Andrew's for staff from 8 different local schools.

Participation in The Future Schools Conference, Melbourne.

May 2018

Hosted Staff from our Partner School, Escoles Betlem in Barcelona, Spain.

Participation and workshop facilitation at The Anglican Schools ASCENT Conference.

Positive Education TeachMeet 10th May.

Connecting Conversations Seminar with Dr Mike Nagel https://michaelnagel.com.au/a>

TeachMeet - Digital Technologies in conjunction with the Uni of Adelaide

Positive Education TeachMeet 10th May. Connecting Conversations - Steven Window on Cyber safety

June 2018

SAIL presented to the staff of Shellharbour Anglican College through Keynote and workshops around the topic of Creativity in Education.


 

September 19, 2018

5 Hosting Immerse High 2018

 

 

 

May 05, 2018

1.Previous SAIL Events

Aug 2017

Participation at The Anglican Schools Conference, Brisbane.

Nov 2017

Participation in the Foundation for Young Australians Conference, Sydney.

Feb 2018

Hosted Nambour Christian College staff to showcase the use of our Learning Management System - Canvas.

March 2018

Hosted staff from The Lakes College to look at our Visual Art program.

Visit to Oxford University to establish future global learning opportunity's for St Andrew's students.

Hosted a Positive Education TeachMeet at St Andrew's for staff from 8 different local schools.

Participation in The Future Schools Conference, Melbourne.

May 2018

Hosted Staff from our Partner School, Escoles Betlem in Barcelona, Spain.

Participation and workshop facilitation at The Anglican Schools ASCENT Conference.

Positive Education TeachMeet 10th May.

Connecting Conversations Seminar with Dr Mike Nagel https://michaelnagel.com.au/a>

TeachMeet - Digital Technologies in conjunction with the Uni of Adelaide

Positive Education TeachMeet 10th May. Connecting Conversations - Steven Window on Cyber safety

June 2018

SAIL presented to the staff of Shellharbour Anglican College through Keynote and workshops around the topic of Creativity in Education.


 

August 10, 2018

3. Attendance at ASC Conference


August 17, 2018

4. Presenting at Computational Thinking Conference

 

September 19, 2018

5 Hosting Immerse High 2018

 

 

 

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QLD Australia 4573