For the sixth annual Innovative Schools report, The Educator invited submissions from K-12 schools across Australia during a four week period in August-September 2020. The call for entries was promoted through The Educator website, newsletter, social media channels and communications to subscribers.
Over 300 entries were received from a diverse range of schools around the country representing both public and independent, single sex and co-educational, urban and regional/rural communities.
Submissions were reviewed by an internal editorial panel with the top fifty schools being recognised as an Innovative School 2020.
Innovation in K-12 education in 2020:
Today’s education professionals are constantly looking for new ways to enhance student learning and engagement and increase productivity. Schools around the country are implementing new initiatives, technology and methods of learning and teaching that are moving the education industry forward.
The Educator Innovative Schools report seeks to showcase those schools at the forefront of change and innovation. From new learning spaces to curriculum design, use of technology and more, these schools are trying new approaches to teaching and learning that are shaping the educational landscape of the future.
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Australian schools to implement massive changes to their existing models as face-to-face classes shifted online.
While this no doubt posed enormous challenges across all areas of education, parental engagement and student wellbeing, some schools saw some unique and exciting opportunities to innovative and improve the way they deliver teaching and learning, not just in 2020 but well beyond the pandemic.
The Educator’s sixth annual Innovative Schools list reveals fifty schools making the most profound and exciting impact in K-12 education. Congratulations to this year’s winners.