Join with a network of inquiry-based schools collaborating to improve the quality and equity of education.

The Networks of Inquiry and Indigenous Education Symposium includes on Day 1 keynote speakers from across the globe, via Zoom. NOIIE British Columbia Network Leaders, Dr Judy Halbert and Dr Linda Kaser will discuss Cultivating Curiosity Across the Network. Author and Inquiry Practitioner Trevor MacKenzie will share Stories from the Inquiry Classroom. Colleagues from Queensland will also address how – by leveraging inquiry, curiosity and creativity – they have made a difference for students.

On Day 2, you will be invited to choose an option to expand your inquiry learning journey, including Leading With, Through and From an Inquiry Stance, and Culture of Curiosity and Exploration through Lego Serious Play.

Places will be limited. Register Today!


NOIIE Symposium | Cairns

 7 & 8 OCTOBER
 Day 1 only  $220 Register
 Days 1 & 2  $330 Register


Prices include GST.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES | Symposium sessions. Morning teas, lunches, and afternoon teas.

Thursday 7 October

8:00 AM

8:30 AM
Fika | Swedish meet and greet

9:00 AM
Opening and Welcome to Country

9:30 AM
Cultivating Curiosity Across the Network

Dr Linda Kaser and Dr Judy Halbert, NOIIE International Network Leaders (Zoom)

10:00 AM
A Different Kind of Learning | Stories from the Inquiry Classroom

Trevor MacKenzie, Author and Inquiry Practioner (Zoom)

11:00 AM
Networking over Morning Tea

11:30 AM
Curiosity, Creativity and Challenges

Dr David Turner, QASSP Director of Professional Learning

11:45 AM
Woodcrest Through Inquiry

Woodcrest State College

12:15 PM
Reconciliation Action Plans the Mareeba Way

Hannah Simpson, Mareeba State School

12:45 PM
Curiosity Through Questioning | Explicitly Teaching Learning Habits That Develop The Curious Mind

Matt Andrews, Kairi State School

1:00 PM
Networking over Lunch

1:45 PM
Ignite Sessions
  • Woodcrest State School
  • Inquiry as Leadership Stance by Zoe Smith
  • Lego Serious Play by Suzanne Jessen

2:15 PM
Learning Circles
  • How are we cultivating curiosity about Indigenous ways of knowing and doing?
  • Designed InGenuity – How are we unleashing the creative potential of others?
  • Learners need two things to stay curious: Information and Nurturing.
  • Reclaiming courage in the classroom. Curiosity did not kill the cat!
  • Seven habits of highly curious people.

3:15 PM

4:00 PM
Social Drinks and Networking

The conference organisers reserve the right to change activities, topics, and presenters where necessary.

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