L5 Leadership Framework

A new Professional Webinar series on the L5 Leadership Framework commences on Wed 9 April - five webinar events for $300 per single participant.
The L5 Leadership Framework links closely with the outcomes in the National Standard for Principals but provides a clear way to begin that process for school leaders without being overwhelmed.
Register now.

Student Principal 4 a Day
On Wednesday 4 June 2014 students across Australia will have the opportunity to step into the shoes of principal for a day. They will have a 'hands on' leadership experience and the opportunity to engage in a national online conversation with other students around the country.
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 Research in Practice Webinar Flyer

See individual webinar listings under the Events tab, or download this Webinar Flyer.

Recordings of past webinars are found in Archived Events.

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Palnet is currently providing support to the Asia Education Foundation professional learning program - Leading 21st Century Schools : Engage with Asia
Registered participants may join in the Leading 21st Century Schools collaborative group.

Upcoming events

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beyondblue: SenseAbility and the National Curriculum

When: 3:30PM, Wed 7th May 2014

Where: Online webinar

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Professional Webinar Series: L5-2. Leadership is about influencing others

When: 12:30PM, Tue 13th May 2014

Where: Professional Webinar Series - online

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Professional Webinar Series: L5-3. Leadership develops a rich learning environment

When: 12:30PM, Tue 3rd June 2014

Where: Professional Webinar Series - online

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Student Principal for a Day

When: 8:30AM, Wed 4th June 2014

Where: Schools around Australia

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AEF National Conference 2014: New world. New thinking.

When: 8:30AM, Mon 16th June 2014

Where: SMC Conference & Function Centre located at corner of Goulburn and Castlereagh Streets, Sydney.

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Welcome to Palnet 3.0

Principals Australia Institute Palnet is a professional community of practice designed for those who lead learning.
We invite you to engage in our featured groups, join current discussions, access latest resources, and connect with amazing educators through groups, messaging, profiles and webinars.

Read more about what Palnet offers.

Register and login to join the Palnet collaborative community.

Contact us about the support services for starting your own group. The Palnet team is able to build customised private spaces for your organisation and create bulk registrations and group memberships. Your group can be private or open to other Palnet members. 


Lead Grow Administrator


'LEAD|GROW for tomorrow's leadership, today.' This open group is for those who will be leading our schools and systems ...

Created by Lead Grow Administrator on Wednesday 19th of October 2011
1214 members

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Lead 21C Administrator


'Make a Difference. One Conversation at a Time'. What are the BIG topics for you in 2014 that need to be ...

Created by Lead 21C Administrator on Wednesday 19th of October 2011
1160 members

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Principals Australia Institute

Research in Practice: Learning and thriving in a hyper-connected world

Resources and discussion forum for the Research in Practice breakfast series 'Learning and thriving in a ...

Created by Principals Australia Institute on Tuesday 14th of January 2014
318 members

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AEF Admin

Leading 21st Century Schools: Engage with Asia (L21CS)

This is a private Asia Education Foundation group for participants in the Leading 21 Century Schools progam.

Created by AEF Admin on Tuesday 18th of September 2012
253 members

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KidsMatter Primary

KidsMatter 2014 Vic Conference Group

Created by KidsMatter Primary on Monday 13th of January 2014
241 members

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NSW Secondary Principals Council group

The NSW Secondary Principals Council (SPC) and Principals Australia Institute (PAI) are partnering on the design and ...

Created by NSW SPC on Wednesday 30th of October 2013
196 members

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School leaders work in complex, challenging and changing environments, leading and managing their schools today, but ever conscious of the needs of tomorrow. Palnet provides unique online spaces for leaders to collaboratively knowledge build through dynamic online networks.

   Be a part of inpired school leadership.  

Online partners: PLANE, TTF, ICT in Everyday Learning

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Total posts: 96
Last Post by Lana on Monday 4th of February 2013

....until the anticipated PAI Conference. I look forward to seeing how all the hard work of preparation by the team comes together, ...

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Unleashing the power of technology for learning

Total posts: 39
Last Post by Philip Roberts on Friday 26th of October 2012

excellent article Max and summarises the 'driver' issue well

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Future Education

Total posts: 38
Last Post by Darcy Moore on Monday 25th of March 2013

Thanks Mark.Eric is very available on Twitter and via his blog so any principal who attends the webinar could continue to learn from ...

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Add your enquiry questions.

Total posts: 36
Last Post by Deborah Blair on Wednesday 5th of June 2013

What's the next step (in Google Cloud)? - In-servicing teachers who are at a range of levels and trying for a closer common ...

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Total posts: 32
Last Post by Mark Sparvell on Monday 23rd of July 2012

This survey will take less than 5 minutes and will help us build better Palnet ...

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Curriculum-Content-pedagogy what is the most important driver for improving classroom practices and ultimately improving ...

Total posts: 32
Last Post by Chris Clay on Sunday 9th of December 2012

Hi Guys...Sorry to be AWOL for a while but I guess that is one of the hazards of having a baby... Now our new little lady is 4 weeks old, I ...


We know the most useful resources are often those recommended by peers and tested in real schools.  Our palnet members share freely the ideas and strategies that they know make a difference.  Enjoy viewing the current resources and feel free to share your own.

Some interesting pages with resources:

LEAD|21C     Design Thinking
LEAD|21C     Video-Digestables
LEAD|GROW Resilience and Self-Regulation
Leading ICT   Impact of Mobile Phones & Tablets

Register now and join the groups to share these resources.

Sparvell (2014) How to make a life and be happy in the 21st century - pdf

Sparvell (2014) How to make a life and be happy in the 21st century

'21st Century learning' is a popular concept at the moment. But what does it really take for a school to shape a 21C learning culture at a time where it sometimes feels the convergence of technology and education has promised much but delivered ...

Uploaded by Helen E on Wednesday 19th of February 2014

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Sparvell (2013) The impenetrable 'continent of classroom' - pdf

Sparvell (2013) The impenetrable 'continent of classroom'

In the hands of an expert in learning design, technology can do more than simply automate learning. Technology can transform learning.

Uploaded by Helen E on Wednesday 19th of February 2014

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Design Thinking

Design Thinking: An introduction, by Dr Cheryl Doig

Uploaded by Cheryl Doig on Tuesday 13th of November 2012

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UHS Padagogy 2012 - pdf

UHS Padagogy 2012

Mobile Learning with Blooms Taxonomy and the Padagogy Wheel, by Cherie Pickering, Unley High School, 2012

Uploaded by Helen E on Tuesday 20th of November 2012

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Can we move from the self-managing school to the self-transforming school? (paper) - pdf

Can we move from the self-managing school to the self-transforming school? (paper)

Professor Brian J. Caldwell (APPA 2012)

Uploaded by Palnet Project Team on Wednesday 28th of November 2012

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Future technology

Envisioning the future of education technology

Uploaded by Mark Sparvell on Thursday 8th of November 2012

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