#28 with Dave Faulkner, Education Changemakers – on Australian education innovation
What’s in this episode?
- Word from ELTjam 0-1.15
- Intro 1.30-2.15
- Dave Faulkner Interview 2.30-24
- Word from ClearlySo 11.54-12.30
- Outro, Word from Firefly Learning and The Edtech Podcast at Web Summit 24-25
- Dave Faulkner’s ascendancy to district superintendent by the time of 30 in Australia
- The experience of rural education leadership and how technology can help
- What does ‘teacher-led innovation’ mean to Education Changemakers?
- About EC Lab’s rapid accelerator for Edtech start ups
- Why Australia and Victoria is so well established as an education innovation capital
- Why Asia is so important to Edtech companies with global aspiration
- Meeting Sir John Hattie
- Bringing EC Lab’s rapid accelerator to the UK and looking for partners
- Recommended reads for leaders in education
ON EDUCATION CHANGEMAKERS ‘We exist to unleash teacher led innovation.’
ON FAULKNER’S JOURNEY AS AN EDUCATION LEADER: ’I first became a principal when I was 24. By the time I was 27 I was running one of the biggest district high schools in the country. By the time I was 30 I was a district superintendent’
ABOUT SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES: ‘It was putting my hand up early and saying I want to lead change’ ‘I applied for my first deputy principal’s job before I even had a degree.’
ON EDUCATION AND RURALITY: My first school was about 400km from the capital city of western australia in perth. Marvel Loch
‘The real issue is the professional isolation. The best way to connect when you are far away, is often through technology.’
AUSTRALIAN TWITTER CHATS: #edchat #pstchat #aussieed #educhange #launchvic
‘Probably in Australia twitter is one of the most utilised mediums for teachers.’
ON EC LABS ACCELERATOR: ’EC labs is the first education sector specific lab accelerator and incubator in Australia.’ ‘We’ve been working with incredible education companies.’
‘What we actually start with is an education rapid accelerator.’ ‘We are currently looking for partners in the UK, working closely with Bett, to look at what does a rapid accelerator look like with Bett Futures.’
QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN A START-UP: ’Do they have a great team with a great idea which is going to impact students in a really positive and powerful way?’
ON TECH WHEN FAULKNER WAS GROWING UP: ‘I can still remember we had type writing classes!’
‘2000-2010 was a real growth phase for education technology.’ Tech when I was a kid? I can remember the first 286’s that came into my house.’
DAVE FAULKNER: https://twitter.com/d_faulk
EDUCATION CHANGEMAKERS: http://educationchangemakers.com/
MATH PATHWAYS: http://www.mathspathway.com/
G FELLOWS: https://gfellows.org/scholarship-opportunities/australia/
AMY O’TOOLE: https://www.ted.com/speakers/amy_o_toole
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE & PROFESSOR JOHN HATTIE: http://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person428067
MARVEL LOCH: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Loch,_Western_Australia
BETT FUTURES: http://www.bettshow.com/content/Bett-futures-2017
FAULKNER’S TOP READS: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/104236.Dave_Faulkner_Book_Recommends_from_The_Edtech_Podcast_Episode_28
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