Canberra INSPIRES 2012 Innovative Pilot Schools…..


The brand new INSPIRE Centre in University of Canberra hosted the first Partners in Learning Pilot Schools Program forum of 2012. I would like to thank all our participants and everyone involved in preparing and delivering for a very successful two days. Expertly lead by our facilitators Joan Dalton and Travis Smith, the 2012 Pilot schools have begun their journey of innovation. Over the rest of the year, the participants will be embarking on a journey to ultimately improve the learning and engagements in their schools. Throughout the program participants will develop a greater understanding of 21st century teaching, develop an understanding how to shift their practice to build capacity across their entire school, integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning and will collaborate beyond their traditional communities and develop meaningful partnerships with schools across Australia.

The INSPIRE Centre provided the perfect location to for such a workshop with a combination of agile learning spaces and innovations such as Ideas Paint to enhance the collaborative nature of the spaces. Combining these elements with everyone collaborating n one single OneNote notebook and participants were immersed in a 21st century learning environment. This is certainly something that we will return to in this blog soon.

Take a look at some photos of the workshops in action in the album below.

View album INSPIRE Photos

From time to time over the next few months, every school in the program will be guest blogging here so you can read exactly how they are developing the skills they have developed in this forum. To learn more about each school, just click on the school names below to explore their websites.


New South Waler


Chatham High School

Strathfieldsaye Primary School

Merrylands East Public School

John Fawkner College

Newling Public School

Korumburra Primary School

William Rose School

Horsham West/Haven Primary School

Western Australia


Churchlands Senior High School

Kedron State High School

Leeming Senior High School

Frenchville State School

Quinns Beach Primary School

Edge Hill State School


South Australia

Hellyer College

Gilles Street Primary School

Kings Meadows High School

Kidman Park Primary School

Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

Manunda Terrace Primary School

Gungahlin College



P.S. Sorry I couldn’t resist the post heading!