Gates scholar Simon Breakspear has been hosting an international summit for future education leaders in Australia this week.
Gates scholar Simon Breakspear  has been hosting a summit on educational leadership in Australia this week.
The Global Emerging Educational Leaders Summit 2010 took place in Sydney earlier this week. One hundred young educators from across the Commonwealth met for two days to discuss leadership development and educational innovation and to build a network of like-minded educational leaders of the future.
The Summit aims to provide an opportunity for teachers and leaders to build collaborative partnerships with others from across the Commonwealth of Nations and to stimulate innovative initiatives. An online platform has been set up to ensure participants stay connected and collaborate beyond the Summit.
The focus was on action and the Summit included a “No Boring Sessions” guarantee. There were also sessions on 21st century communication and thought leadership and live twitter feeds and SMS polls.
Simon, who is from Australia, is doing a PhD in Education, funded by a Gates scholarship. His research involves an international comparative analysis of the policies and practices utilised by high-performing school systems to improve teacher quality and develop educational leadership capabilities.