islPAL - International Society for Leadership in Pedagogy and Learning

Pedagogies and Learning

 islpal NEWSLETTER - December 2011                             

Dear Colleagues

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and express our thanks to all who participated in islPAL events during 2011. The year is fast coming to a close after no doubt many successes as well as some challenges. islPAL forums are now open for members and you can also access our e-magazine for teachers “Pedagogies at work” – tell your story, and also submit your own multimedia presentation or short article at

Importantly, for 2012 we bring you an exciting group of keynote speakers for the islPAL conference: The power of personal pedagogy: Working from the wisdom within and much more!

Now is the time to diarise 04-05 August to join our wisdom circle at Stuartholme School, Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Shirley O’Neill & Jenny Fisher

islPAL Co-Presidents


Hot topics!   Hot speakers!   islPAL Conference 2012  Cool costs! 

·         Art Costa– Habits of Mind – building thinking into pedagogy

·         Terry Wrigley– Open architectures of learning: making space for agency and identity

·         Lorraine Wilson– Developing children’s literacy, using assessment to enhance pedagogy

·         Andrew Churches– Students using personal mobile devices and laptops in every class

·         Barbra McKenzie– Teacher professional learning in literacy

·         Brendan Spillane- Critical conversations, dialogue and productive feedback to generate organisational learning.

·         Kathryn Glasswell– Literacy help for students from diverse cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds.

·         Denis Goodrum– Science by doing – Engaging students with science