Ask about Peter Hutton
Key Points
  • Peter Hutton's work with Templestowe College (TC) has been recognised by Finland’s HundrED organisation as one of the most innovative schools in the world and he also featured on 60 Minutes, The Project and The Drum.
  • His areas of expertise also include change management, student entrepreneurship, alternative tertiary pathways, supporting dyslexic students and futurism.
  • He is the Co-Founder and Director of the Future Schools Alliance and for 25 years has been a school leader in four state and independent schools.
  • What if students controlled their own learning? TEDx 2014.
Topics
  • Working with Twenty-Somethings
    The 3.2 million 20 Somethings have a reputation for being self-centred, highly distracted and difficult to manage. Peter Hutton, has been a school principal and employer of young people for over 20 years and has been part of the education system that helped to shape them. He will share insights into what works and what doesn’t in order to bring out their best when managing this complex cohort.  

  • From Student Voice to Student Empowerment
    It is no longer enough to just listen to student voice. We must engage and empower them if we are to co-create genuine learning communities that will prepare students for the future. Hear how one school was transformed from a “school of last resort” to one of the most innovative in the world.

    No bells, no year levels, no uniform, no bullying, no detention, no compulsory subjects. Instead over 1150 students develop their own individualised learning plan, run their own businesses, are employed to help run the school and “YES” is the default answer to any student, staff or parent request. Could this be the new model of education?

  • Leading the EdRevolution in your school and classroom
    Australia’s academic growth has been stagnated for a decade. Over 40% of students are disengaged and no longer accept that the assignments they complete “will be useful to them one day”. Half of all teachers leave the profession within five years and 25% of first year university students drop out. Top down educational reform has failed. It is time for educators to take control of not just the educational debate, but to take ACTION in their classrooms, schools and communities. This keynote will show you how. 

  • Questioning Assumptions Challenging Paradigms
    Going to school is one of the few communal experiences most of us share. Now imagine a school with no bells, no year levels, no uniform, no bullying, no detentions, no compulsory subjects. Instead over 1150 students develop their own individualised learning plan based on what they want to do, including running their own businesses, being paid to help run the school and where “YES” is the default answer to any student, staff or parent request. This is not make-believe, it is Templestowe College. Hear how by challenging assumptions and creating a change culture, TC transformed from a “school of last resort” to one of the most innovative in the world. How could your organisation benefit from questioning assumptions and a little more out of the box thinking?

  • The Future of Education
    Journey over the educational horizon. Learn about the concept of multiple futures, emerging futures and how technology in particular artificial intelligence, will redefine education. Discover the latest developments in cutting edge schooling from around the world. Be exposed to the greatest risk to the traditional schooling model and what you can do to ‘future proof’ your school. Don’t let your school or organisation be caught on the wrong side of history.
Testimonials

A big shout out to Peter Hutton for delivering a highly engaging keynote presentation and innovation workshop at our event. Attendee feedback has been very positive. Will definitely look to tap into Peter's expertise at future events. 
The University of Adelaide

Warmly received by the audience, great content, engaging style.
Knox City Council

Peter joined our executive panel which considered the current challenges school boards face in light of rapid technological change.  He has an acute understanding of future trends relating to education, individualised learning and the necessary change management needed to support our students meet and embrace the opportunities of the 21st century. His presentation was exceptional. A warning for participants – Peter is very addictive.
Conference Convenor
RTG

Peter is a highly engaging and passionate educator who can not only challenge an audience to think differently, but also provide the arsenal of strategies with which to overcome those challenges.
Conference Coordinator
Queensland Secondary Principals Conference June 2018

Peter is a highly engaging and authentic presenter. He was able to connect strongly with our workshop attendees, despite them being a large and diverse group. Peter’s ideas about the future of education are inspirational.
Conference Organiser
Nous Group