Immersion Days at NBCS
Each year SCIL hosts many hundreds of educators and leaders from around Australia and the world, who come to see our post-industrial model of schooling for themselves at Northern Beaches Christian School in Terrey Hills in Sydney. The school has gained a reputation for the design of learning spaces and furniture, rethinking pedagogy and leading change across the learning community.
We have created our Immersion Day program to allow you and your team the opportunity for genuine insight into how people, places, and pedagogy can be transformed for a new era. We carefully frame the day within a design process that leaves you with key insights or ideas relevant to your own journey.
If you would like to organise a day, please email us at email@example.com and we will be in touch shortly.
Hosted by NBCS Senior Executive
Your team will be personally hosted by a member of the NBCS Senior Leadership. In the afternoon, they will facilitate a process so that, rather than become overwhelmed, your team can identify key insights that will translate with clarity into your unique context.
Explore virtual space
We include in the tour a guided exploration of the key technologies we use to facilitate personalised learning (Bring Your Own Device, Moodle / Learning Management Systems, Google Docs, etc). These technologies are made intelligible, using Dr David Thornburg’s taxonomy of virtual space.
Blended learning in action
Critical to our techniques is the notion of blended learning: expertise and personalised options available on demand for learners, and organised graphically via a web portal. We can grant your team guest access to explore this learning architecture during and after the day.
Explore physical space
During an Immersion Day at NBCS, you will see our flagship programs in action, gaining authentic perspectives from students and staff during a ‘deep-dive’ tour of the school, spanning Primary and Secondary.
Interaction, not just observation
Our Immersion Day experience is framed as detective work, and as part of lesson observation your team is invited to talk to our students and staff to uncover the sorts of insights that can make or break successful innovation.
An investigative experience with expert facilitators
After the deep dive tour, we work with your team to identify the key insights that can feed into your own journey in your own unique context. It is in these critical conversations that the "heavy lifting" of the day occurs, helping your team work together to collectively make sense of what you've seen.
Meet, greet, tea and coffee. Introduction to the SCIL Design process. Preparation for the tour (key concepts, context and history).
Immersive tour of the campus.
Immersive tour of digital / virtual learning space. Q&A. Lunch.
Use the SCIL Design process to locate points of clarity arising from the tour.
SCIL offers a variety of levels for your Immersion Day experience. Please view the options below to identify the level most suited to your group. Please note, all prices include GST.
Student Portal Access
SCIL Portal Access
Record of Debriefing
Hosted by Senior Leadership
Organise a time
Bookings are now available for 2015. It would be our pleasure to have you and your team along for an Immersion Day. If you would like to organise a time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch shortly.
What have visitors said about our Immersion Days?
"Inspired to challenge my own teaching"
"It was a fabulous day. Thanks for being a great host. Would have loved two days here!!"
"Very informative day. Feeling more confident and inspired heading into a new open learning environment" - Jane