day 2 Showcase and panel presenters
Ryan Wiles from Servite College, Perth
Ryan Wiles is a long standing member of Servite College where he has fulfilled many positions including Religious Education Coordinator, Assistant Deputy Principal and is currently the Director of Ministry. Ryan has a Master’s Degree in Teaching at Notre Dame University and is finishing a Master’s Degree in Religious Education.
The collaboration between Servite College and Caritas Australia that has created opportunities for students to participate in engaging and meaningful ways in the Community Service Endorsed Unit (SCSA). This collaborative Community Service Program seeks to develop the values, skills and understandings of the students who participate by allowing students to learn about the principles of Catholic School Teaching, put these principles into action through planning and developing a series of events to support the work of Caritas Australia, learn new skills particularly related to creating action plans and developing teamwork, work for the common good of all humanity and become responsible and global citizens.
Catherine Carpenter from All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast
Catherine has been P-12 Service-Learning coordinator since 2009. Previously a senior humanities teacher and with experience working in the community, Catherine has developed effective community links whilst working with teachers to devise authentic curriculum based projects.
The Service-Learning Programme at All Saints that aims to offer all students the opportunity to actively engage with both local and global communities, by embedding the importance of acts of service into all areas of the curriculum. It is therefore a teaching method or pedagogy that connects learning with service and community engagement. It develops character, as well as talent through the educative process. The programme offers the concept to the teaching staff as both complementary to, and enhancing, the prescribed curriculum without requiring additional effort on their part. Service-Learning connects student learning to life in the knowledge that reciprocal service experiences provide powerful opportunities for intellectual, personal and spiritual growth.
Lynne Moten from Seymour College, Adelaide
Lynne is a passionate teacher and has, for fifteen years, deliberately been involved in schools that allow her to live out her faith and strong sense of social justice and compassion for those made poor. Lynne is an experienced practitioner, and she has an extensive local, national and global network.
How justice is embedded in the curriculum at Seymour College. Embedding issues of service and justice into and across the curriculum gives students a broader perspective of their world, and helps them make connections in their learning. The embedding of justice is not an extra layer, but simply good teaching. Lynne will demonstrate the process of embedding justice in the curriculum and explain how staff and students at Seymour College have moved a long way from fundraising to advocacy.
Briane Garrone, Senior Professional Officer Edmund Rice Education Australia
Brian is an educator who has worked in different parts of the world developing service and immersion programs that bring people together to dialogue about things that matter to our planet. He currently works for Edmund Rice Education Australia in their Identity and Liberating Education Team. He is also the Executive Officer of Edmund Rice Education beyond Borders, a network of 280 schools that are endeavouring to offer a transformational education for justice and liberation.
Beyond the canned food drive - Service and Solidarity Learning. This showcase will present a model of a Head/Heart/Hands and Feet approach to service and solidarity and highlight how we can bring the solidarity back to service learning.
Deanne Hamilton from Canterbury College, Brisbane
Deanne is a community engagement tragic who has travelled to the four corners of the earth facilitating community programs for adolescents. With over 20 years experience, Deanne has established partnerships locally and internationally to enable project success.
C.I.A (formally Innovations) is Canterbury College’s national award winning community engagement program. CIA is student centred and teacher facilitated - with a strong focus on supporting the College Charter of Values . This showcase will trace the journey from ‘black line master’ based lessons to living and breathing community engagement centred classrooms. Behind the very public program are inspiring success stories of achievement and partnerships… we hope these will provide inspiration for others to share in the journey!