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Resources from presenters

TERM 4 2022 Teacher's Professional Learning Event

Tania Lattanzio - Transdisciplinarity and What is worth learning?

On a beautiful day at Milano's Brighton Beach Hotel, Tania Lattanzio led us through a workshop exploring Transdisciplinarity and what is worth learning?

For more information, resources and our shared thinking, have a look at the Padlet.

For a link to the Padlet click here

TERM 3 2022 Network Heads and Coordinators Conference 

Melbourne Museum

We were really lucky to have the opportunity to visit Melbourne Museum and meet some of their fabulous staff.  We learned about Learning in Museums, Visited the Triceratops exhibit, had an expert talk from Senior Curator Rebecca Carland.  In the afternoon we had the opportunity to visit the museum exhibits and view them through a lens of Transdisciplinarity.

The slides from the presentation are here

Bek Bates can be contacted


Monash Children's Hospital School

Colin shared some of the wonderful initiatives of the Monash Children's Hospital School. His presentation contained some useful links that may support schools. Colin has kindly shared his presentation with the network for use for members to access the resources contained within. 


Video 1 Will's Story

Video 2 Building the hospital 


Think of the possibilities! Presented by Mel Graham and Nina Manning

Please see attached Google Slides from both sessions that explored some of the possibilities with the new PYP enhancements. 

Session 1

Session 2


Mind, Brain and Education

Jared presented at our August 2018 conference. He kindly shared his powerpoint presentations from the day and gave his permission from them to be shared here in PDF format. 

Here is Jared's website The Science of Learning

1) Foundations of Thinking & Learning (How does the brain work to make sense of reality and how does this impact students, teachers, and schools?)

Part 1 Presentation here

2) The Learning Trajectory: From Shallow to Deep to Transfer (How do human beings take in, personalize, and apply new concepts?) 

Part 2 Presentation here

3) PEN Principles (12 Key Principles of How Humans Learn - Participants will consider how to apply to classroom situations)

Part 3 Presentation here

In the afternoon session Jared began talking about the PEN principles he has been developing. Below are short Youtube clips that explain each of the 12 principles as he was only able to cover 2 on the day. They would make a great resource for staff professional learning 

PEN PRINCIPLE 1 Written text and spoken word don't mix

PEN PRINCIPLE 2 Visual images and spoken word mix well

PEN PRINCIPLE 3 Spacial predictability guides attention

PEN PRINCIPLE 4 Spacing-out practice enhances memory

PEN PRINCIPLE 5 Leverage context according to outcome

PEN PRINCIPLE 6 Multitasking impairs memory and learning 

PEN PRINCIPLE 7 Mix-up practice tasks to boost performance

PEN PRINCIPLE 8 Embrace error to improve learning

PEN PRINCIPLE 9 Active recall trumps passive review

PEN PRINCIPLE 10 Frist impressions colour future judegement

PEN PRINCIPLE 11 Find the story behind the fact

PEN PRINCIPLE 12 Pre-activate strategies to guide learning

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