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Further Together 2015 aspires to push our global community’s thinking about the possibilities for expanding educational opportunity in our contexts and around the world. Attendees will enjoy a diverse array of breakout sessions exploring provocative ideas and innovations from across the network. We will also be challenged through deep engagement with the unique multiculturalism of the Aotearoa New Zealand context.

Objectives

1. Build: We will strengthen our relationships with one another and further build our global community

2. Learn: We will learn about exciting insights and innovations across the network

3. Challenge: We will immerse ourselves in the New Zealand context and challenge ourselves to build strong partnerships

  • Challenge Question for Conference:   How will we work in partnership with our communities and other stakeholders in pursuit of our ultimate aims for students? 
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Connectivity Time
9:00 - 17:00
Conference Registration
Please make sure you stop by the Amora Hotel, Level 1, at some point today to register for the conference and gather your materials. We’ll be waiting for you!
9:00 - 10:30
Walking Tour 1
If you have signed up to join one the walking tour, please meet the group in the lobby of the Amora Hotel at 9am for the tour starting at 09.30am.
11:00 - 12:30
Walking Tour 2
If you have signed up to join the walking tour, please meet the group in the lobby of the Amora Hotel at 10.30am for the tour starting at 11.00am.
18:00 - 21:30
CEO Dinner at Cable Bay
Information will be provided on an individual basis.
18:30 - 21:00
(Optional) Networking Dinners
Meet conference attendees in similar roles or with similar interests at these informal dinners, or just come to socialize! We’ll meet in the Rendezvous Hotel lobby and walk to dinner together.
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Choice Session
7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast for Teach For All Supporters
Join Teach For All staff and meet other supporters and champions as we kick off Further Together: Teach For All’s 2015 Global Conference.
7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast for Teach For All Early Stage Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs attending the conference will connect with one another over breakfast and receive an orientation to the Global Conference.
9:00 - 9:50
Opening Pōwhiri
The Pōwhiri (Māori welcome ceremony) is a foundational opening often used at events in the Aotearoa New Zealand context.
9:50 - 10:15
Paramanawa and break
A short break with refreshments.
10:15 - 11:00
Welcome to New Zealand: The Past and Promise of the Aotearoa Context
(2 session materials)
This session will include welcoming comments from Teach For All, Teach First NZ, and special guest Dame Anne Salmond.
Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology, University of Auckland
CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All
Chief Executive, Teach First NZ
Insights session #1
These short and practical sessions, led by Teach For All network partners, will highlight key insights from specific areas of our work.
11:15 - 12:00
Collective action: building relationships that increase our impact
(3 session materials)
How we can mobilize collective action and build stronger social movements?
Partner, tras100d Consultoria
11:15 - 12:00
Fostering cultural understanding & competence at Teach First NZ
(3 session materials)
Learn and experience how Teach First NZ incorporates cultural competence into its work with participants, alumni and staff.  
Kaitiaki Maori, Teach First NZ
Teacher Preparation and Support Director, Teach First NZ
Director, Recruitment, Alumni and Leadership, Teach First NZ
11:15 - 12:00
Partnering with governments to accelerate our impact
(1 session material)
A panel of network leaders will share insights from their experience working in partnership with local governments to increase the impact of their organizations and ensure their continued growth.  
Vice Minister of Education, Republic of Colombia
Chairperson, Teach First Israel
CEO, Teach For Japan
CEO, Enseñá por Argentina
11:15 - 12:00
Setting up managers for success
(2 session materials)
This session will explore how Teach For Austria and Teach For Malaysia have strengthened management practice in their organizations.  
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Teach For Malaysia
COO, Teach For Austria
11:15 - 12:00
Building a culture that fosters a movement
(3 session materials)
Lessons from Teach For India on building and maintaining organizational culture.
City Director, Pune, Teach For India
Lunch
There will be no programming during lunch, but attendees may opt in to one of two sessions if they wish.
12:00 - 13:00
Open Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch with Katherine Reynolds
Learn how Teach First placed a record number of teachers into classrooms this year, and strategies for building relationships with schools.
Manager, School Relationships, Teach First
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch with Kaya Henderson
(1 session material)
Learn how Kaya is leading the Washington, D.C., school system to make unprecedented progress.
Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
Insights Session #2
13:00 - 13:45
Lessons from the Teach For India Leadership Development Journey
(2 session materials)
Explore how Teach For India approaches the development of key mindsets, skills and knowledge using the same leadership development framework with fellows, alumni, and staff.
Director, Impact and Training, Teach For India
13:00 - 13:45
Contextualized Vision: A practical guide to creating a vision for your students
(4 session materials)
How to create, use and evolve powerful, contextualized visions in partnership with students and families.  
CEO, Teach For Nepal
CEO, Empieza por Educar
13:00 - 13:45
Partnering with schools of education
(3 session materials)
In this session, we will explore how the work of Teach For All network partners intersects with the evolution of teacher education provided by our university partners.
Country Director - Cymru/Wales, Teach First
Dean of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland
Director of University Partnerships, Teach For Australia
13:00 - 13:45
Building public support: Navigating the politics of education
(1 session material)
Tomás Recart, CEO of Enseña Chile, will share how the program engaged with a proposed policy change around entry into the teaching profession.
CEO, Enseña Chile
13:00 - 13:45
Strategic planning for scale
(2 session materials)
How Teach First has planned for and achieved consistent ambitious growth over the past 13 years.
CEO, Teach First
13:45 - 14:00
Transition
Insights Session #3
14:00 - 14:45
Sparking system change
(4 session materials)
In London, Pune, Estonia, and several communities in the United States, we’re seeing the beginnings of system change.
CEO, Teach First
Executive Director, South Dakota, Teach For America
City Director, Pune, Teach For India
CEO, Noored Kooli (Estonia)
14:00 - 14:45
Alumni roundtable: Supporting alumni to fulfill their potential
Bringing together alumni from the United States, Australia, and India, this session will explore the question of how our programs can best support alumni as they strive to effect change.
CEO, Teach For Australia
Activist, We The Protestors
Executive Director, St. Louis, Teach For America
Founder and CEO, Indus Action
14:00 - 14:45
Aligning and building your brand
(4 session materials)
Teach For Australia shares its story of reflecting on and redefining its brand, and how it plans to build internal and external alignment to that brand.
Head of External Affairs, Teach For Australia
14:00 - 14:45
Know your donors: Building commitment from stakeholders by investing in relationships
(2 session materials)
How Teach First Israel has developed a smarter and more strategic stewardship system that has built strong support and commitment among their most important stakeholders.
Director of Development & Communications, Teach First Israel
15:15 - 17:00
Culture Counts: A deeper look at the significance of relationships
(3 session materials)
Culture Counts is an approach to culturally responsive teaching and leadership that was created in New Zealand and has proven effective in varied contexts across the world. Culturally responsive teaching and leadership ensures that we identify and nurture cultural strengths in every student. We’ll spend this time familiarizing ourselves with the approach with the help of the practitioners who designed it.
Foundation Professor for Māori Education, School of Education at the University of Waikato
Principal Consultant, Cognition Education
Consultant, Culture Counts, Cognition Education
17:30 - 18:30
Network Breakthroughs
(11 session materials)
This energizing hour will expose us to some of the most exciting innovations developed across the Teach For All network in the past year.
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Teach For Malaysia
Head of Participant Impact, Teach For Bulgaria
CEO, Teach For Nepal
CEO, Teach First
Chief Operating Officer , Teach For Australia
Co-Founder & CEO, One Goal
CEO & co-founder, Teach for the Philippines
Country Director - Cymru/Wales, Teach First
Recruitment and Selection Manager, EnseñaPerú
Director, Impact and Training, Teach For India
COO, Teach For Austria
18:30 - 19:00
Transition to dinner at the Town Hall
After we walk across a plaza to our dinner venue, we’ll have time to mingle and relax.
19:00 - 21:30
Tiger Award Dinner
At our celebratory opening dinner, we will be honoring Deutsche Post DHL Group for its incredible support of Teach For All and our partners.
Teacher, Teach First NZ and James Cook High School
Teacher, Teach First NZ and Tamaki College
Kaumatua, Teach First NZ
CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All
President, Western Union Foundation
President & CEO, Robertson Foundation
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Plenary Session
7:00 - 8:00
Breakfast for Teach For All early stage entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs attending the conference will connect with one another over breakfast and discuss their experiences thus far.
8:00 - 8:30
Shuttle buses depart hotels
You’ll find your school visit group and precise departure time on your name badge.
9:15 - 11:15
School visits
These visits will provide an opportunity to explore how teachers build strong relationships that value students’ culture.
11:15
Depart schools
Please depart schools on time, as we cannot begin our afternoon programming until everyone has returned from their visits.
12:00 - 12:45
Opening Pōwhiri
This Pōwhiri will be led by local iwi (tribe) Ngati Whatua to welcome us onto their marae (meeting grounds) for the day.
12:45 - 13:45
Hākari
Hākari, literally “feast” in Māori, will be our shared lunch to conclude the Pōwhiri.
13:45 - 15:45
School visit discussion
(2 session materials)
Foundation Professor for Māori Education, School of Education at the University of Waikato
Principal Consultant, Cognition Education
Consultant, Culture Counts, Cognition Education
16:15 - 16:45
Ngati Whatua: past, present, future
Rangimarie Hunia, successful businesswoman, Māori advocate, and member of Ngati Whatua, will help us understand the context of our location for the day through the lens of her own story.
Director, Rangitia Associates
16:45 - 18:00
Cultural lenses and cultural responsiveness: synthesizing our learning
(1 session material)
Through telling our own stories and listening to those of other participants, we will experience how connection with others is the foundation of strong partnerships.
Education Adviser, Independent
Kaitiaki Maori, Teach First NZ
18:30 - 20:00
Dinner at the marae
20:00
Buses begin to leave for hotels
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9:00 - 9:30
Whakatau
This whakatau will welcome Teach For All and local attendees to a shared day of learning, provocation, and inspiration for the work ahead.
098 Lecture Theatre (Lower level)
9:30 - 10:30
Opening Plenary: What does it look like when we are paddling together?
(3 session materials)
After we are welcomed, our opening speakers will give their personal perspective on what it looks like when we work in true partnership.
Co-Founder and Chairperson , Teach First NZ
President & CEO, Robertson Foundation
Board Member and Vice Patron, Teach For All and Teach First
Leading Teacher, Parkville College, Teach For Australia
Former Principal, Massey High School
Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau, House of Representatives
Vice Chancellor Scholarship Student, Auckland University of Technology
CEO, Teach First
098 Lecture Theatre (Lower level)
Choice Session Block #1
These sessions vary in length and topic. Please click the "Attend It" button to add a session from each session block to your personal agenda.
10:45 - 12:30
Transformational learning & leadership: Emerging insights from classrooms across the Teach For All network
(5 session materials)
By engaging with classroom videos of teachers and students from Latin America, Europe, and South Asia, we will explore classroom actions that lead to broader student outcomes, gain insight into teacher strategies and mindsets, and understand more about how to foster student leadership. Please note: this session will be run twice once in Block 1 and again in Block 2. 
Senior Director, Classroom Leadership, Teach For All
Case Room 3 (Lower level)
10:45 - 12:00
Social enterprise that expands educational opportunity
(2 session materials)
Social innovation and enterprise is fashionable, but will it bring about system change?
CEO & Co-founder, Enseña por Colombia
Co-Founder & CEO, One Goal
Trustee, Teach First NZ
OGGB3 (Lower level)
10:45 - 12:00
Talent first: How to engage talented team members to achieve bold outcomes
(9 session materials)
This discussion will explore the rationale and impact of identifying, hiring, and retaining strong staff members, as well as how to do this.
CEO, Teach For Sweden
Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusiveness and Talent Acquisition, Teach For All
Case Room 2 (Lower level)
10:45 - 12:00
The path to 1000 student leaders
(3 session materials)
This session will explore the power and potential of student leadership using Teach For India’s recent experiences fostering the empowerment of their students as inspiration.
CEO, Teach For India
OGGB4 (Lower level)
10:45 - 11:45
Discussion: Bringing excellence and equity to rural education
Come prepared to participate in a conversation about rural education in this informal small-group discussion.
216 (Art Block)
10:45 - 12:00
The main ingredient: Socio-political consciousness as a component of culturally relevant pedagogy
(2 session materials)
This session will explore the key components of culturally relevant teaching, focusing on what it means to educate students about societal injustices that may affect them, so that they can overcome and even change them.
Vice-President of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Teach For America
Executive Director, St. Louis, Teach For America
Teacher and Alumni, Teach First NZ
209 (Art Block)
Choice Session Block #2
Please click the "Attend It" button to add a session from block #2 to your personal agenda.
12:45 - 14:00
Global Forum: Preparing students for the demands of the 21st century
(2 session materials)
This Forum will explore different perspectives on what learning in the 21st century should look like and the implication for education today.
Group CEO, The Warehouse Group Limited
Founder, The Mind Lab by Unitec
Deputy Principal, Hobsonville Point Secondary School
CEO, Teach For India
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OGGB4 (Lower level)
12:45 - 14:15
How can we reach ALL learners?
(5 session materials)
We'll explore what the term “learning differences” means for educators and how to approach diverse learners in the classroom.
Director, Global Resources, Teach For All
201 (Art Block)
12:45 - 14:00
How to work together across the system: An approach to collective impact from the UK
(1 session material)
How can we help multiple organizations work together to achieve one big goal?
CEO, Teach First
Partner, tras100d Consultoria
OGGB3 (Lower level)
12:45 - 14:00
Amplifying the voices of teachers in policy
(1 session material)
This session will discuss ways we can ensure that teachers play an active role in the policy decisions that have the greatest potential to impact student outcomes.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Educators 4 Excellence
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Educators 4 Excellence
Founder & Host, edchatNZ
CEO, Empieza por Educar
Case Room 2 (Lower level)
12:45 - 14:00
Discussion: Introduction to Teach For All and Teach First New Zealand
This informal discussion will provide an opportunity to learn more about Teach For All and Teach First NZ.
216 (Art Block)
12:45 - 14:15
Transformational learning & leadership: Emerging insights from classrooms across the Teach For All network (Block 2)
(5 session materials)
By engaging with classroom videos of teachers and students from Latin America, Europe, and South Asia, we will explore classroom actions that lead to broader student outcomes, gain insight into teacher strategies and mindsets, and understand more about how to foster student leadership. Please note: this session will be run twice once in Block 1 and again in Block 2. 
Senior Director, Classroom Leadership, Teach For All
Case Room 3 (Lower level)
Choice Session Block #3
Please click the "Attend It" button to add a session from block #3 to your personal agenda.
15:00 - 16:00
Parents as partners and communities as contributors
(5 session materials)
These examples from Auckland, Nepal, and Haiti will help us think about how to build authentic relationships with parents and local communities.
CEO, Anseye Pou Ayiti
Principal, Sylvia Park Primary School
CEO, Teach For Nepal
209 (Art Block)
15:00 - 16:00
Leading in partnership: Learning from relationships that achieve transformational change
In this session, we’ll examine two examples of successful partnerships that illustrate how to build relationships that result in transformational change.
Director, Ports of Auckland
Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
Principal, Tamaki College
Education Adviser, Independent
OGGB4 (Lower level)
15:00 - 16:00
What is the role of STEM education in achieving educational equity?
(1 session material)
In this session we will explore the potential importance of providing students with an excellent STEM education, regardless of their background or economic status.
CEO, Iespējamā Misija (Latvia)
Founder & CEO, Maths Pathway
Health Science Academy Director, Tangaroa College
Director, STEM Initiative, Teach For All
Case Room 3 (Lower level)
15:00 - 16:00
Mobilizing communities for social change
(4 session materials)
In this session, we will talk to two leaders at the heart of new social movements who will share stories of community organizing and lessons learned in their work.
Partner, tras100d Consultoria
Activist, We The Protestors
Founder and CEO, Indus Action
OGGB3 (Lower level)
15:00 - 16:00
Discussion: Networking room for school leaders
We’ve created this space for school leaders attending the conference to informally connect with one another.
216 (Art Block)
15:45 - 16:30
Closing keynote: paddling toward a future that realizes the potential of all students
(1 session material)
After a rich day of learning in sessions featuring diverse voices, we will come back together to center ourselves in our shared vision of providing an excellent education to all students.
Chief Executive, Teach First NZ
CEO & Co-founder, Teach For All
Former Head of the Māori Party, Former MP for Tamaki Makaurau
098 Lecture Theatre (Lower level)
Post-Conference Discussion Groups
These groups are optional, but open to anyone who wants to attend.
16:45 - 17:45
Discussion: Communal success- Building strong participant and alumni communities
This small group discussion is for those who would like to think together about how to apply Jim Collins’ theory about the importance of fostering an ethic of “communal success” within Teach For All partner organizations.
Case Room 3 (Lower level)
16:45 - 17:45
Discussion: Rising to the challenge of the refugee crisis
This small group discussion has been created for those working in countries with significant influxes of refugees.   
209 (Art Block)
19:00 - 21:00
Network Celebration
In keeping with our tradition, we will close with a dinner for Teach For All and partner staff to celebrate our year and our global community.