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Reframing Our Learning Symposium: Exploring the Future of Engaged Learning

  • 15 February 2020
  • 08:00 (UTC+02:00)
  • 17 February 2020
  • 16:00 (UTC+02:00)
  • American International School of Johannesburg

Join expert voices from across the spectrum of impactful learning cultures to gain a renewed sense of understanding and purpose: we can reach all students and help everyone progress in their learning journey.


KEY AUDIENCE: All Leaders and Educators

Learn from leading, innovative-thinkers how schools can creating impactful learning cultures.

By participating in this institute, you learn how to:

  • Maximize personal learning
  • Recognize and respond to student emotional needs
  • Encapsulate a modern, updated purpose of schooling
  • Assist students become better learners and more engaged.


 Membership  Full Affiliate  Individual 
 Early-Bird Rate  US$ 550  US$ 570  US$ 570
 Full Registration  US$ 575  US$ 595  US$ 595

Early-Bird Rate: 17th December 2019
Cancellation Date: 15th January 2020

Follow the links to view the symposium sessions (click on the facilitator's photo) and schedule.

Ewan McIntosh is the passionate and energising tour de force behind NoTosh, leading projects around the world for clients in education and industry. A highly regarded keynote speaker at events around the world, he’s also the author of How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen and regularly writes about learning on his blog

Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers ( and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer. Will has authored six books, most recently From Master Teacher to Master Learner (2015, Solution Tree Press) and Freedom to Learn (2016, Solution Tree Press). In total, his books have sold over 150,000 copies worldwide.
A former public-school educator of 22 years, Will is a co-founder of Modern Learner Media and co-publisher of which is a site dedicated to helping educational leaders and policy makers develop new contexts for new conversations around education. Over the past eight years, he has spoken to hundreds of thousands of educators in over a dozen countries about the merits of online learning networks for personal and professional growth. Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy and his children Tess and Tucker.

Dr. David Gleason, founder of Developmental Empathy, LLC, has over 25 years of experience in professional clinical psychology. Dr. Gleason provides counseling and consulting services as well as neuropsychological assessments for students in public, independent and international schools.
Dr. Gleason earned a B.A. in Psychology (1982) and an M.A. in Counseling Children & Adolescents (1987) – both from Boston College, and then a Psy.D. at William James College (1993). After several years as psychologist at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, Dr. Gleason opened his own practice in Concord, Massachusetts and joined Concord Academy as that school’s Consulting Psychologist. In addition, Dr. Gleason serves as Senior Neuropsychologist at Wediko Children’s Services in Boston, where he supervises pre and post-doctoral psychology interns and co-teaches an ongoing professional development seminar.
Dr. Gleason has taught psychology at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels, and he presents workshops and seminars at schools, national conferences in the US, and at international conferences around the world. Most recently, Dr. Gleason has become a certified Critical Friends Group coach for National School Reform Faculty (NSRF).

Trevor Mackenzie is an award-winning English teacher, instructional coach (focusing on inquiry and technology), and graduate student from Victoria, BC, Canada who believes that it is a magical time to be an educator.
By increasing student agency over learning, weaving in strong pedagogy, transformative tech use, and sharing learning to a public audience, Trevor’s learners are ready to take on important roles in the 21st century.
Trevor is the co-author of Inquiry Mindset published in 2018 and the author of Dive into Inquiry published in 2016 by Elevate Books Edu.




The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ)
Knopjeslaagte, Midrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa.

Visa and Health
Refer to the South Africa VISA Information and Exemptions website for information.


Hotel Name: City Lodge Hotel

Physical Address: Cnr Montecasino Boulevard & Witkoppen Roads; Fourways, Johannesburg.
Phone No: +27 11 244 6000
Single Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 1,581.68
Double Occupancy Rate (Bed & Breakfast): ZAR 2,033.47

Booking Process
To make a booking, fill in the Booking Form and send it the Reservations Team at with your check in/out details.

Airport Transfers
To arrange for an airport transfer, send an email to Marco at Avala Transport ( with your itinerary details. Marco can also be reached at +27 827715885

Hotel – School Transport
The Host School will provide a shuttle to pick participants from the City Lodge Hotel in the morning and provide a return trip in the evening.

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