Simon is a dynamic, evidence-informed and deeply practical speaker. He has spoken to audiences across the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, Sweden, Finland and Israel. His engaging presentations combine his unique insights into global trends in education, the science of learning and change leadership. Simon works with governments, senior leaders, technologists and front-line practitioners across all levels of education.
Simon’s sessions are always highly tailored to the unique needs of the client and the specific aims of the event. Find out more about Simon’s three primary topics below or make an online enquiry. Beyond speaking Simon is often asked to facilitate high-level events, curate insightful panel dialogues and guide the overall learning design of conferences.
AGILE LEADERSHIP | How to create impact despite complexity and resistance
Changing times call for great leaders who can create progress despite complexity, ambiguity and resistance. Around the world, schools are under pressure to deliver on new and broader outcomes, utilise evidence-based practices and create innovative new learning designs. Agile leadership provides a dynamic approach to leading change that will enable you to adapt quickly, continuously learn and iterate towards an effective solution.
THE FUTURE OF LEARNING | Designing deeper learning in a distracted age
How might we win the battle for student engagement and commitment in learning? How might we create flourishing learning communities?
The need to ensure all students are deeply engaged and making progress in learning has never been greater. Yet, too often educators face the challenge of disengagement and distraction from those students struggling to make progress or the frustration of mere surface compliance from high potential learners. Drawing on research into the science of learning and case studies of leading practices from around the world, Simon argues that the design of the future of learning must be driven by a key driving question: How can we make learning more human?
This session is designed to cut through the noise surrounding the future of learning and give educators real insight into how they can build on their existing practices to create MORE HUMAN learning futures together.
INNOVATION FOR BETTER LEARNING | How educator teams can create radically better learning
How can educator teams harness innovation processes to create better learning outcomes?
Educators are being asked to raise the bar of supporting students to achieve higher-order knowledge and skills, while at the same time meet the needs of more diverse learners than ever before. Harnessing research lessons about innovation, drawn from both inside and outside of education, Simon will show leaders and their teams how to solve difficult local learning challenges by designing contextually relevant solutions.