Through Make Learning Better (aka mlb@moc) we aim to engage teachers in thinking and talking about how to make learning better and hence improve students achievement in this century.

We not only host our  major annual two day conference there are also other days and workshops that develop the theme and are open to teachers across Australia.

A key feature of these events is not only national and international speakers but also they showcase the work of our own staff.

In 2015 we have already hosted and/or organised as part of our commitment to Make Learning Better

  • John Fleming (February, April, August and October) . Master Classes on Explicit Teaching
  • Geelong Grammar three day accredited training on Positive Education ( in partnership with Northern Futures)
  • Laura McBain from High Tech High, San Diego, USA, in August. A ten day program which included master classes for our own staff and workshops for both primary and secondary educators across the state on project based learning.
  • Computer Science @MOC (October) – One Day conference for educators on Computer Science.
  • Make Learning Better (MLB@moc) – two days (20 and 21 November)

Make Learning Better in 2015 has both outstanding keynote speakers (Stephen Heppell, Dan Haesler and Craig Smith) combined with workshops from MOC staff.

A special feature of 2015 are the limited conference  screenings of “Most Likely To Succeed”. The feature-length documentary examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our school model in todayʼs innovative world. The film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week, and called a “smart and engaging look at education in the 21st century” by The Hollywood Reporter. “Most Likely To Succeed” was an official selection at the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

Lynne Symons