2021 TAS Ed Talks

Learning Focus
Years 9-12 Learning
Start Date
7 Dec, 2021
Enrol by
30 Nov, 2021

Enrol by: 30 November 2021

Registration is available now.

2021 TAS Ed Talks: Implementing the Vision

Detailed Program Descriptor

Keynote Speakers
Dave Faulkner – Dave is the CEO and co-founder of Education Changemakers, and a global leader in K-12 education innovation. As a renowned learning designer, facilitator and keynote speaker for some of the world’s largest education events, Dave has chaired the UK’s BETT Arena, spoken at ASCD USA and Edutech Australia, and shared the stage with education innovators including Ken Robinson, Angela Lee Duckworth, Anthony Salcito and Sugata Mitra. Dave’s education leadership journey began when he became a Principal at age 24, with further Principal tenures at Primary and Secondary schools over the next decade as well as a three-year period as a District Superintendent.  Dave works globally to advise and support system and organisational education leaders.
Tristram Hooley – Tristram Hooley is a researcher and writer who focuses on career, career education and guidance. He has published 10 books and numerous articles and reports looking at career issues including The Careers Leaders’ Handbook which examines how to deliver effective career education in secondary schools . He works for the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and the University of Derby in the UK and sits on various boards including the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy, the National Institute of Career Education and Counselling and Adviza. He has been instrumental in developing the approach to career education used in English schools and has consulted on careers in schools for a range of governments including Scotland, Denmark, Norway, Canada and Australia. His work is focus on the relationships between career, career guidance, politics and technology and he has a strong interest in social justice. You can find out more about his work on his blog at https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/

Tania Lattanzio – Tania is an author and renowned international educator. Previously a teacher, coordinator, and manager with the International Baccalaureate, she is now Director of Innovative Global Education. Innovative Global Education has been established for over 10 years and in this time, Tania has worked as an educational consultant globally, in both local and international educational settings. A key focus of Tania’s work is developing and designing conceptual curriculum for schools, this work involves conceptualising curriculum across subject areas and year levels. This also involves equipping teachers with ideas and strategies to ensure that learning has a conceptual focus. An advocate of inquiry, she works with educators to provide students with an education that is purposeful, meaningful, and relevant to their lives, where students have opportunities to be motivated and have agency and control of their learning. Tania has worked with teachers from early childhood through to high school.

  Mark McCrindle – Mark is a social researcher with an international following. He is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. As an award-winning social researcher and an engaging public speaker, Mark has appeared across many television networks and other media. Mark’s highly valued research and reports, presented through infographics, data visualisations, videos, media input, resources, and blogs, have developed his regard as an expert demographer, futurist and social commentator. Mark brings a fresh approach to his research-based boardroom briefings, executive workshops, strategy sessions and keynotes. Armed with the latest findings and presented in a customised and innovative way, Mark is an in-demand communicator.
Program Description

The 2021 TAS Ed Talks provides teachers, leaders of learning, Principals and support staff with the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of Professional Learning and Information Sessions, through keynote presentations, panel discussions, case studies, workshops designed to increase awareness and understanding of:

  • Years 9 to 12 Planned Programs of Learning
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Preparing Learners for Work and Life
  • Supporting Transitions and Change
Program Outcomes

As a result of engaging in TAS Ed Talks 2021, participants will:

  • understand the case for change
  • gain knowledge and deepened understanding of the contemporary issues faced by both educators and students in preparing for life and work after school
  • be supported to implement Tranche 1A courses in 2022
  • have increased clarity about the Tranche 1B course progress
  • be prepared to review curriculum offerings against the Vocational Learning Framework
  • identify opportunities for the customisation of school and system design through Planned Programs of Learning and General Capabilities Short Qualifications
  • have increased awareness of planned course provision
  • become familiar with the pathways from school to further education, training and work
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community