Maximising challenge and active learning conference

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Mar, 2022
Next Gen, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

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Unlock the power of the active learning classroom at this conference from Jeremy LeCornu and Aimee Shattock

The Maximising challenge and active learning conference is a cutting-edge professional learning experience from Time2Learn. This is the conference that will take you from being an active learning newbie to an active learning pro!

In a nutshell this conference is all about leveraging the power of the flipped classroom and exploring first-hand how to use face-to-face class time to achieve the best outcomes for your students.

The Maximising challenge and active learning conference was co-created by Jeremy LeCornu and Aimee Shattock - the best of the best in the field when it comes to reaping the benefits of active learning in their classrooms. This is an opportunity to work closely with your facilitator to fully appreciate the power of the active learning classroom. This event is not to be missed!

Get across strategies to achieve an active and student-centred classroom

  • What is active learning? Why it makes sense in today’s classroom
  • In a flipped learning classroom how to best use face-to-face class time to maximise the best learning outcomes
  • Discover from the flipped learning model how you can use class time for more effective and authentic student-centred learning
  • In true active learning style transition from the 20th Century teaching model of the ‘sage on the stage’ to the critical 21st Century Teacher - the ‘guide by the side’ with your students

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Five reasons to register now!

  • Gain numerous strategies, effective tools and new approaches for making your own active learning and student-centred classrooms
  • Through learning by doing you will learn how to develop rich active learning experiences to challenge and stretch your students
  • Be engaged and involved in an authentic flipped learning experience where you will be immersed in ideas and strategies that you can replicate back in your school straight away!
  • Have exclusive access to extensive online resources that have been made specifically for this conference to use during and after the event to sustain the learning and practices long after the conference finishes
  • Like other participants who have attended this conference, leave with armloads of valuable ideas, solid direction and new inspiration to turn your new knowledge into action!

Who should attend?

  • K-12 teachers keen to learn the best practices for student-led active learning and who want to further their understanding in best practices around flipped learning
  • Educators already harnessing flipped learning strategies in their classrooms and wanting to take their flipped learning context to the next level
  • School leaders motivated to lead by doing
  • All educators wanting to expand and discover how to engage students in more authentic learning experiences, and increase student learning outcomes and engagement

What do previous attendees have to say about this conference…

Very well versed in both pedagogical knowledge and innovative practices.

Stephen Dorman, Head of Research and Learning Innovation, Methodist Ladies’ College (WA)

Just fantastic! It was organised into a flipped classroom setting, which worked really well. It could not have been any better! Many more should enrol and learn as much as I did!

Zensi Hopf, Kantonale Maturitätsschule für Erwachsene, Switzerland

Five stars! All the tools to assist in the classroom were very good. Since attending the conference I ran my first Socratic Seminar with my Years 3 and 4 class and it went great!

Chris Lay, Clovelly Park Primary School (SA)

Very organised, professional and amazingly presented

Mikale Christenson, East Hills Boys High School (NSW)

I really enjoyed the two days. It was great to test out different tools to flip a classroom. Having this time to play around and try out new apps is something that is normally hard to set time aside for.

Brad Wiblen, Maroubra Junction PS (NSW)

I enjoyed this PD immensely! Highly valuable resources paired with great collaboration with realistic and new ideas for classroom implementation

Adele Hall, Year 2 Teacher, St John’s Primary School (WA)

Such a practical and engaging workshop from which I was able to immediately make positive changes in my teaching practice. It was great to have time to explore different techniques over the two days, and actually practise using them at my own pace. An excellent model for allowing students to be successful in our challenging and complex classrooms. The most relevant element of this conference was being given time to develop resources to use in the classroom, rather than just learning about them. This is one of the most useful and meaningful TD opportunities that I have engaged with.

Kirsty Denison, Golden Grove High School (SA)


Day 1: Setting the stage for active learning in the classroom

Tech tools for flipped mastery – Part A

In this personalised gamified session ideal for the 1:1 classroom setting you will get the opportunity to be involved in a ‘flipped professional learning classroom’. In this session you will master a range of tech tools that are relevant to today’s primary and secondary classroom while experiencing a flipped learning environment.

Tech Covered in the flipped mastery:

  • Numerous video tools relevant for setting up the flipped learning classroom.
  • Classroom work flow
  • Collaboration tools
  • Curation, design and creativity tools
  • Tech to increase creative thinking and design
  • Tech to increase opportunities for authentic learner voice
  • Screen casting and interactive video platforms
  • Formative assessment
  • Setting up digital portfolios and various units of work in a digital format
  • Tools for classroom quizzes, mind mapping and brainstorming
  • Emerging tools - AR, VR and online learning

How to use BreakoutEDU to transform learning

If you haven’t experienced BreakoutEDU to its full potential - this is your chance! This is a highly interactive and engaging session in which you will learn how to use this immersive learning games platform in your classroom by participating yourself!

  • Experience first-hand the collaborative and highly engaging critical-thinking activities that have you working together to complete a breakout box challenge.
  • Discover how you can create student engagement and the highest state of deep learning and motivation – through achieving ‘flow’.
  • Best of all, in K-12 groups, you will start planning a breakout box challenge for your students!

Day 2: Going deeper with active learning in the classroom

Tech tools for flipped mastery – Part B

Building on the Tech tools for flipped mastery from Day 1, continue this personalised and gamified session where you will go deeper into active learning using flipped learning specially created content. You will be naturally led to collaborate with your peers while reaching success milestones and having fun along the way, igniting your imagination about how to adapt and apply the process across both primary and secondary classrooms.

Tech Covered in the flipped mastery:

  • Numerous video tools relevant for setting up the flipped learning classroom.
  • Classroom work flow
  • Collaboration tools
  • Curation, design and creativity tools
  • Tech to increase creative thinking and design
  • Tech to increase opportunities for authentic learner voice
  • Screen casting and interactive video platforms
  • Formative assessment
  • Setting up digital portfolios and various units of work in a digital format
  • Tools for classroom quizzes, mind mapping and brainstorming
  • Emerging tools - AR, VR and online learning

Staging a Socratic seminar – active learning style

Be introduced to the session participants are raving about - the highly authentic Socratic seminar activity, that complements the flipped learning classroom so well, and experience how to use the high-level discussion format as a powerful tool for active learning at any year level

  • Together, we will explore resources and view video of students taking part in Socratic seminars.
  • You will experience first-hand being in a seminar using the discussion topic of active learning, and the ideas that have emerged from your experiences at the conference.
  • In smaller groups, you will plan a Socratic seminar to use back at school with your students.

Interactive Afternoon format for both days:

  • Dynamic keynote session
    An experienced educator will share practical examples about how to facilitate a student-centred classroom and will answer your questions.
  • Teacher innovation project
    Your context! Your time! Planning an innovation – Experience the proven success of using a problem-based learning style scaffold to identify a teaching and learning ‘problem’ and plan an innovative approach to solve the problem. This is something to take back to your classrooms and apply straight away!
  • Time2Learn sandpit session
    A popular experience at a Time2Learn conference - this highly valuable breakout time is where you take a deeper collaborative dive into an area of your choice from an array of options connected to the day’s learning. Network with peers and reinforce the day’s learning.

Meet your Flipped Active Learning Conference facilitators


About Jeremy LeCornu

Jeremy is the creator and facilitator of Time2Learn’s outstanding Flipped Learning Conference. We are delighted that Jeremy is continuing his role with us by presenting our new Flipped Active Learning Conference. We acknowledge Jeremy for his accomplishments which include:

  • Implementing whole-school flipped learning in two Adelaide schools
  • Leading Seaview High School in SA as Assistant Principal – Innovation, Teaching, and Learning
  • Being an accomplished and highly-sought conference speaker
  • Completing a Masters Thesis exploring the benefits of teacher-created video

Recent awards and recognitions include:

  • Early Career STEM Educator of the Year at the South Australian Science Excellence Awards, 2013
  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering South Australian Teacher Award, 2014
  • EdTechSA Leading Light Award, 2014
  • Apple Distinguished Educator, 2015
  • In 2015 Channel Seven featured Jeremy in a news item on Flipped Learning. Watch here
  • Educator Magazine- Education Leaders Rising Star, 2017
I am committed to helping others implement active and flipped learning in their schools and classrooms. Using teacher-created video enables me to maximise face-to-face class time to develop positive relationships with students and provide them with challenging learning opportunities.

Follow Jeremy on Twitter @MrLeCornu


About Aimee Shattock

Aimee Shattock is a leading flipped learning advocate and leader with a focus on innovative teaching and learning through whole-school pedagogical shift. Aimee is passionate about using digital technologies to create meaningful learning experiences for students, anywhere, anytime.

We welcome Aimee to the Time2Learn team and the depth of experience she brings, which includes:

  • Psychology and English Teacher, and the Digital Learning Coordinator at Brighton Secondary School in SA
  • Leading professional learning for other Brighton staff to ensure all students learn the necessary skills and mindsets for successful futures in our digital world
  • Host of a popular YouTube channel and nation-wide ClickView channel where she shares entire flipped units
  • An accomplished and sought-after speaker at national and state conferences
  • Apple Distinguished Educator, 2017

Recent publications:

  • Shattock, A, Egan, J, 2016. Stage 1 English: Creating Texts. Humans of New York. Opinion, 60/2, 4-7.
  • Challinor, K, Shattock, A, 2017. Focus on Flipped Learning: Insights from Aimee Shattock and Kurt Challinor on how they are using flipped learning in their teaching. Ethos, 25/3, 14.

Flipped learning has allowed me to personalise learning for my students, teach to their interests and abilities, and most importantly, engage them in authentic, relevant and challenging learning experiences. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with others.

Follow Aimee on Twitter @MsShattock




Participants will receive notes that include the activities and resources completed within the conference. Participants will receive a certificate of 12 hours of professional learning for both days or 6 hours for one day.

This conference is BYOD. A Wi-Fi connection will be available for participants to use.