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12.9.2019 | Derek Bartels

Reflecting Back At Australia’s First HundrED GLocal With Lutheran Education Queensland

This First Australian HundrED ‘GLocal’ Event last week was on Contemporary Learning. The GLocal showcased 4 International and 4 Local inspiring learning innovations. The event was fully subscribed with over 100 attendees from education and industry across all sectors. Here is a recap from our Ambassador & GLocal host, Derek Bartels!

Last week we hosted the first Australian HundrED ‘GLocal’ event, on Contemporary Learning. The GLocal showcased four international and four local inspiring learning innovations. The event was fully subscribed with over 100 attendees from education and industry across all sectors.

We were excited to see participants in attendance from across 3 states and two countries. There was also a large virtual audience who joined the event. To ensure student's voice isn't forgotten, students from year 6, year 7 and year 12 shared a number of contemporary learning projects such as Museum of Migration Project, The Pitch Project of Ethical Products and The Boardroom Business Club, prior to the event.

The local presentations were made by Jonathan Nalder (Teacher – St Peters) on his innovation, Future We as well as Timothy Barraud, the Deputy Head of Indooroopilly State High School, on his innovation, Gen[In].  Marc Tidd (Teacher – Lutheran Education Queensland) presented his innovation Money Matters.  

Also, Jane Batham (Teacher at Good News Lutheran School) for Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen presented the successful innovation in learning, Tech Girls Movement.  The global presenters were from the HundrED 2019 collection - MeeTwo from the UK, Shadow a Student and CommunityShare from the USA and Hands on Learning from Australia! 

The 2.5 hr video of most of the event and presentations can be accessed via this link but the photos already are proof of the atmosphere, collaboration, and passion for contemporary learning.

During the Pizza break and after the presentations there were lot’s of mingling and follow up with the audience and presenters. There has been a huge number of calls for implementing some of the innovations presented and lots of requests for future GLocals.

Over the next month, all local innovators have also shown interest in submitting their innovations to HundrED. We hope this way local innovations from Brisbane, Australia can get the spotlight they deserve!

Many thanks to the team of Amanda Rablin, Jonathan Nalder, Rachael Yates and Trish Russell for supporting me (Ambassador Derek Bartels) in creating a successful international learning event.


Derek Bartels