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The Future School Masterclass Program


After careful consideration and discussions with the Victorian government in relation to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to close the Library to the public.

We are cancelling all Library programs and events for at least four weeks from 16 March until 15 April 2020.

This means the The Future School Masterclass will not go ahead.

This decision was not taken lightly, but it is the right thing to do. It is a preventative measure to support the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, tenants and visitors, as well as the broader community.

We will keep you informed of plans to reinstate programs here at the Library and any other changes that may arise.

For up-to-date health information go to the COVID-19 information hub established by the Department of Health and Human Services.

These are extraordinary circumstances. We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time and hope to welcome you back again soon.

A hands-on program

  • The Masterclass will explore how change can happen at a school and system level, informed by expert practitioners who have successfully re-invented traditional learning;
  • Three hands-on Masterclass sessions, each of 75 minutes’ duration, and limited to 30 people per session, will allow for direct engagement with each Masterclass presenter;
  •  Participants will be equipped with practical strategies and models that can be used in their own schools to guide transformation.


Session detail

8.15-8.45 am

Registration and arrival tea/coffee

8.45-9.20 am

Plenary session

9.20-9.30 am

Move to parallel Masterclass locations


Masterclasses: Block 1 (3 parallel sessions)


•Kiran Sethi, The Riverside School, Ahmedabad India
•Rachel Skiffer, Khan Lab School, California
•John Bosselman, Latitude 37.8 High School, Oakland, California

10.45-11.15 am

Morning tea

11.15-12.30 pm

Masterclasses: Block 2 (3 parallel sessions)

12.30-1.15 pm


1.15-2.30 pm

Masterclasses: Block 3 – 3 parallel sessions

2.30-3.30 pm

Closing panel discussion and reflections

Valerie Hannon; Masterclass Presenters; ALL facilitators

How do we take forward the learnings from today?

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