EduTECH 2019 Agenda

Sydney, 6 - 7 June 2019

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Jun 608:40
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Welcome by MC

Keynotes
Adam Spencer, Author, Comedian, Maths GeekAustralia
Jun 608:50
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Official Opening

Keynotes
NSW Department of Education, NSW Department of EducationAustralia
Jun 609:20
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Human + Digital(x): exploring the skills needed to build safe, savvy technology habits

Keynotes
  • Digital citizenship, literacy, intelligence, fluency, confidence – beyond the technical skills required for success in yet-to-be-invented 21st century careers.
  • Schools need to prepare young people with the social-emotional and critical literacy skills required to be a safe and savvy citizen in a fake-news fuelled digitally-saturated world.
  • Adolescence is a time of enormous emotional and identity development; how can we work with this to maximise our positive impact on a generation regularly bemoaned to be addicted to technology?
Jun 609:40
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Walking your Talk: How Leaders Shape Culture

Keynotes
  • A practical, actionable understanding of what culture is, why it is important and how it is sustained or changed
  • Clarity about the influence they personally have on culture, and the tools available to them to influence it
  • Knowledge about how to be seen as ‘walking the talk’ as a leader in relation to the cultural aspirations of their organisation, education institution or classroom.
Jun 610:00
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Jun 610:20
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Sparking innovation in schools

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • Creating spaces - physical and digital
  • Activating communities - coaching, contemporary PL and co-creation
  • Scaling practice identifying exemplars, codifying practice, change leadership
John Burns, ISS Director of Creativity & Innovation, Shekou International SchoolChina
Jun 611:00
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Content vs Skill

Expo Mainstage (Free)
Moderator: Dan Haesler, Educator And Writer, Cut Through Coaching & ConsultingAustralia
Michelle Michael, Principal Education Officer NSW DoE Stemshare Community, Information Technology DirectorateAustralia
Jun 612:20
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Learning by design

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • The learning that happens in most schools is pre-determined by a design best suited for an industrial, mass-production model
  • How the obsolete physical shape of schools points to a far more troubling reality that education itself has become obsolete
  • Specific and immediately usable ideas to transform learning, the learning environment for all students and, by extension, education itself
Jun 613:00
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Why we should let the children play more?

Schools Day 1 all
  • State of PLAY: Quick look around the world how children play these days
  • Why PLAY?: Three fundamental arguments in favour of play and one word of warning
  • What we adults can do?: Three practical suggestions for you and me for better play
Jun 613:20
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Special guest keynote

Schools Day 1 all
Coming Soon, HP Inc.Australia
Jun 613:40
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The power of student voice

Schools Day 1 all
  • Is there ever a time to silence student voice to strengthen student voice?
  • The lesson learnt when the world knows all about your school and it ain't good.. and your students seem to love it!
  • Why leadership demands that even in our darkest days we must find the solution in the problem, be innovative in our response, use the problem to educate and always take our students with us..
Iris Nastasi, Executive Principal, Leadership And Succession, Sydney Catholic SchoolsAustralia
Jun 613:40
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The changing face of education - connection, collaboration and engagement

ICT Management
  • Share his experience using technology as a tool to engage and empower learners
  • Empower you to be connected and engage students in global collaboration opportunities
  • Share tips on engagement in the digital world
Jun 613:40
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Exploring the planning & delivery of school infrastructure across NSW and strategy for future growth

EduBUILD
Gary White, Chief Planner, Department of Planning and Environment (NSW)Australia
Jun 613:40
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Partnerships to deliver higher education on a global scale

Tertiary
Jun 613:40
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Overcoming the training transfer problem with the 70:20:10 framework

Workplace Learning/AITD Conference
  • Training has only a limited role in creating high performance in organisations
  • The training transfer problem has been created because we haven’t been using optimal approaches for solving performance problems
  • Frameworks such as the 70:20:10 model can help rectify this issue by bringing learning and working closer together.
Jun 614:00
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NSW curriculum review

Schools Day 1 all
  • An overview of the first comprehensive review of the whole NSW curriculum since 1989.
  • Hear what the NSW public and key stakeholders believe should be the purposes of schooling in the 21st Century, including key skills, knowledge and attributes.
  • Consider what needs to change to build on system strengths to better support teaching, learning, assessment and reporting
Jun 614:00
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Mobile Learning with Micro-Credentials for International Students

ICT Management
  • Design courses to be mobile ready, while campus compatible
  • Micro-credentials delivered off-shore
  • Blockchain for degree credit onshore
Jun 614:00
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SHIFT HAPPENS

EduBUILD
  • Changing the paradigm of teaching and learning
  • Trans-disciplinary learning in High Schools
  • HUBS, pods and Huddles, new learning for a new century
Tracey Breese, Principal, Kurri Kurri High SchoolAustralia
Jun 614:20
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Managing and motivating change in the implementation of ICT across the school

ICT Management
  • How to target your change-makers in the school
  • How to support teachers who lack confidence
  • Moving away from the device driven model and finding what's going to improve results
Jun 614:20
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Crafting Activity Based Learning Environments: An Evidence Based Design Approach

EduBUILD
  • Examine some research on learning environments;
  • Introduce and define activity theory and affordance theory;
  • Present international examples spatial designs for the physical environment that enhance the pedagogy of the place; and
  • Consider how the interior spatial design may be organized to support activity based learning.
Jun 614:20
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Team teaching

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • What is team teaching and why it’s so important in schools
  • The purpose of team teaching
  • Case study of the team teaching program at Fairfield High School
Jun 614:40
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Operationalising the Gonski agenda in schools

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • Why we need school reform in Australia
  • The practical applications from the Gonski agenda
  • Driving school improvement
Jun 614:50
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Learning services architecture – The next Chapter

ICT Management
  • What is the LSA?
  • The benefits of LSA
  • Making it Real - National Use Cases
Jun 614:50
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The future of school infrastructure

EduBUILD
Coming Soon, SINSWAustralia
Jun 614:50
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Leading University-wide transformational change: Victoria University

Tertiary
  • A case study of the most transformational change undertaken at any Australian university in living memory
  • Focussed on the elements of leadership that have contributed to a successful transformational change
  • The leadership lessons learnt from ‘starting again’ with a new model
Jun 615:00
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A matter of Principal

Schools Day 1 all
  • It is not the simple management of day to day administration and system expectations, but a drive to make the school as great as it can be through genuine collaboration between the school’s staff, community and stakeholders
  • Transformational leadership journey, the challenges, pitfalls and successes at Clarke Road School
  • The way all schools can share their examples of practice and show their own successes of knowing and valuing students and their families
Jun 615:00
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Observations of practice: what makes a great MakerSpace

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • developing the vision and goals for your MakerSpace
  • practical ideas for embedding a Maker Culture in your school/institution
  • developing and prioritising a tools / devices inventory
Jun 615:10
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Masterplanning - more than just architecture

EduBUILD
Paynter Dixon will share their considerable experience in the process of masterplanning schools to explain thatit's more than just architecture. Using real examples this presentation will explore the importance of getting your staff on board, linking your master plan to your pedagogical approach,facility condition assessments, community engagement, incorporating a digital master plan and much more.
Matthew Greene, Head Of Education, Paynter Dixon Constructions Pty LimitedAustralia
Jun 615:10
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Increasing well-being and self identity through service learning

Tertiary
  • Transformational service learning opportunities for tertiary students
  • The gift of giving
  • Wellbeing through altruism
Tim Perkins, Senior Associate, Cut Through Coaching & ConsultingAustralia
Jun 615:10
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The changing face of postgraduate education

Tertiary
  • Postgraduate study is becoming increasingly common, with over 400,000 postgraduate students now at Australian universities.
  • 30 years ago, postgrad coursework students were usually older, established in their careers, and more financially secure. Now, many are doing postgrad study straight after finishing their first degree.
  • With this many students, how is the value and experience of postgraduate study changing over time?
Jun 615:20
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Leadership In Education

Schools Day 1 all
  • Leaders in education need to give themselves some space to think and to lead
  • The difference between leadership and management
  • What education leadership looks like at the political level
Jun 615:20
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Creativity in the workplace

Workplace Learning/AITD Conference
Jun 615:20
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Using virtual reality in education: A casestudy

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • Many of our students live in rural and remote areas where the cost of excursions can be prohibitive. Virtual reality experiences offer students a chance to see spaces in far more detail than a photograph or video.
  • When the virtual reality experience is detailed and students have choice you provide them with a more meaningful learning experience.
  • The NSW Department of Education and The Botanic Gardens Trust are currently working together to create a virtual reality bushwalk of the endangered Cumberland Plains woodland present at their Mount Annan site.
Jun 615:30
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How to review your ICT management strategy

ICT Management
  • Scope involved in reviewing your ICT management strategy
  • How to prepare your school
  • Trends and reviews
Maurice Cummins, Assistant Division Head: Corporate Services, The Association Of Independent SchoolsAustralia
Jun 615:30
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Keeping Australia’s workforce in front of global megatrends

Tertiary
  • Transforming vocational training to respond to the needs of a rapidly changing economy
  • Growing commercial Business to Business services
  • Using international megatrends to create employment opportunities in regional Australia.
Jun 615:40
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Funding for Student Achievement

Schools Day 1 all
  • Appropriate and effective use of funding
  • Funding should be used for improving foundation literacy and numeracy skills &
  • Teachers professional development for improved student outcomes
Manisha Gazula, Principal, Marsden Road Public SchoolAustralia
Jun 615:40
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Transforming the classroom like bumblebee

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • Culture Transformation
  • Classroom Activities
  • Leading Transformation through Teacher Leadership
Jun 616:20
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An awful new system of education: growing a Living School in a garden of trust

Closing Plenary
  • Learn about key educational philosophies and their historical impact on our schooling system
  • Ponder prisms to amplify tangible teaching to support the learning process
  • Infuse soft skills so they are not hard
Jun 616:40
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How children learn to read: Science vs straw men

Closing Plenary
  • Reading is a complex cognitive skill that is relatively new in the context of human evolution.
  • Education and cognitive science research has provided a remarkably detailed understanding of how reading develops in the brain, and the teaching methods that are most likely to be effective.
  • In this session, Dr Buckingham will outline the scientific evidence on reading and debunk some common myths.

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Jun 709:00
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Do our school based pedagogies liberate teachers to become creative educators?

Schools Day 2 (Leaders)
  • The importance of a safe learning environment for teachers to explore new technologies in application where productive failure is acknowledged as a step on the learning journey.
  • Classroom experiences of both teachers and students as they transition from ink to digital and school based to global interactions.
  • How to create a learning culture where teachers are empowered to try and apply digital applications in the classroom
Jun 709:00
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The heART of Education

Schools Day 2 (Teachers)
  • Explore a a new perspective on creative technology integration with an action-packed ride through creative, cross-curricular art-making from across the globe.
  • Movie beyond the buzzwords and catch phrases, what does 'being creative' really mean? See real examples of successful, transferable projects, and artful teaching, from classrooms in every subject area.
  • Get ready to make connections between art-making & making a difference, and, culture & creativity, as we consider tra-digital approaches to the arts for all learners.
Jun 709:00
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Buildings vs spaces

EduBUILD
Join two of the worlds most brilliant minds to discuss the environments in which our children learn and grow and what aspects of which we must develop to to maximise learning potential.
Prakash Nair, Founding President And CEO, Fielding Nair InternationalUnited States
Peter Lippman, Founder, Places Created for LearningAustralia
Jun 709:00
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Teaching IT to teachers

ICT Management
  • How to teach IT to non-technical teachers
  • Common misconceptions when teaching teachers IT
  • Case study
Jun 709:00
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Why belonging is better. How to grow community to support student success

Tertiary
  • Humans are sociable primates. Since the dawn of time, joining together under common interests or experiences has been an integral and recurring characteristic of human life. Yet it is reported that not only is society lonelier than ever, but this sense of belonging in Australian students is declining
  • Studies suggest that a sense of belonging to an educational community is critical to supporting student engagement and motivation, it increases retention and even impacts achievement. Yet developing community is often not given priority in the academic sphere
  • Sharing surprising findings and data from initiatives at UNSW Sydney that are enhancing the connections between students and their peers and staff, this session will provide actionable insights and practical, straight forward steps that you can take to support community and belonging in your educational setting
Jun 709:20
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Makerspaces, coding and robotics: transforming education for today’s student

Schools Day 2 (Leaders)
  • Delivering immersive experience to drive learning forward
  • How to take your makerspace, coding and robotics to the next level
  • Igniting and activating creative design thinking
  • True learning – failure as part of the process
  • Don’t ignore it, harness it. Here’s how…
Jun 709:20
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Using the ‘Design Thinking’ process to enhance mainstream learning opportunities and experiences for students with additional needs

Schools Day 2 (Teachers)
·Using my experience as a special needs Mum, an educator of students with various additional needs, as Learning Support Team Coordinator - how I combine these to enhance learning and support the needs of students, parents and their external providers.·Using design thinking to create quality learning programs and Individual Education Plans.·Ways you can embrace future focused learning for all students.
Jun 709:20
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Modern learning through entrepreneurship and innovation

ICT Management
  • Understand the principles that underpin modern learning
  • Engage in some rich discussion and interaction around their own beliefs and practices
  • Understand how the College approaches Entrepreneurship strategically
Jun 709:20
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Getting ready for the new work order

Tertiary
  • Beneath the seemingly benign surface of Australia’s labour market, there is a quiet revolution occurring in the way we work. Across the globe, massive changes in technology, demographics and globalisation are driving an unprecedented transformation.
  • This changing work landscape and the resulting complex career pathways present many challenges for young people. In Australia, nearly one in three young people are currently unemployed or underemployed and on average it takes 2.6 years to transition from full time education to full time work.
  • How can we work to ensure all young people are prepared for this evolving future?
Jan Owen, Chief Executive Officer, The Foundation For Young AustraliansAustralia
Jun 709:40
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Teachers as creatives

Schools Day 2 (Teachers)
  • What does it really mean to be student centred?
  • How do you solve challenges with students at the focus of the solution?
  • How is Human Centered design a mindset and a process?
Jun 709:40
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Enhance your career and maintain your competitive advantage through credentialing, certification and accreditation

Tertiary
  • How belonging to a professional association fosters member collaboration, networking and access to professional development opportunities, including knowledge sharing, content and thought leadership
  • The importance of working collaboratively with marketing academia, including course accreditation and endorsement to ensure the quality of skilled Marketing graduates in our profession
  • How certification and accreditation elevates the profession of marketing by recognising only qualified practitioners who are recognised by your peers for your experience and qualifications
Jun 709:40
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The way forward for education: but what is forward?

Tertiary
  • Explore the shifts in industry and the professions and the vital role of innovation for social change
  • Examine the need to rethink historical educational boundary traditions
  • Identifying the necessity for new forms of technological thinking, the emergence of new contexts for ethical thinking and the need for curiosity, agility and the embracing of failure in creating education for our future world now
Jun 710:00
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NESA’s commitment to aboriginal education: improving the schooling opportunities and outcomes of Aboriginal students

Schools Day 2 (Leaders)
  • NESA’s vision and role
  • Report on consultations
  • Next steps
Jun 710:00
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The integration of academic learning with the emotional state of the learner

Schools Day 2 (Teachers)
  • The unachievable separation of emotion and academic focus.
  • Empathy as a driver of learning.
  • Pedagogies which invite engagement.
Jun 710:00
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Growth challenges and strategies

EduBUILD
  • Growth challenges facing Catholic schools
  • Risks to meeting growth challenges
  • Planning and developing Catholic schools of the future
Dallas Mcinerney, CEO, Catholic Schools NSWAustralia
Jun 710:00
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Headline: looking beyond colour and wealth: a school’s journey to unlock ICT for those walking in two worlds

ICT Management
  • A case study of teaching ICT skills to those who are not digital natives in the 21st century secondary classroom
  • Challenging teacher mindsets; how to overcome a deficit model of thinking when working with disadvantaged and traumatised students and technology
  • Remote communities and technology; the future of ICT education
Jun 710:20
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Why Learning FROM Work is More Important than Learning TO Work

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • Learning is the product of experience. We learn more in the workplace than in the classroom
  • To achieve breakthrough performance need to think differently and separate ‘schooling’ from learning
  • There are proven strategies that help exploit workflow and informal learning in the workplace
Jun 713:40
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Beyond a Kit – Build your own Robot from the Ground Up

Expo Mainstage (Free)
  • Microcontrollers are compact integrated circuits with a memory, processor and input-output interfaces, they are found in a myriad of household and industry electronic appliances, and many kit robotics systems such as Lego Mindstorms and Arduino.
  • St Michael’s students solder a PICAXE microcontroller and electronic components into a project board which they then use to explore a range of control systems (a ‘cyber-pet’, an ‘air-guitar’, and a ‘remote-control car’) before progressing to an autonomous robot. The advantage of using PICAXE is that it is inexpensive, readily available and its programming code (BASIC) is relatively simple to learn and debug compared with the more traditional C-based programming languages.
  • The work progresses through a series of open-ended challenges encompassing design, science, engineering and programming skills, which requires a truly engaged, collaborative and creative approach to learning.
Jun 714:10
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The digital blue yonder

Schools Day 2 (Leaders)
- Explore what is on the technological and educational horizon- From artificial intelligence teaching assistants to the rise of micro-credentials- Learn about how we might harness the potential of what's coming so as to benefit our students, teachers and schools
Claire Amos, Principal, Albany Senior High SchoolNew Zealand
Jun 714:10
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Supporting students & teachers in solving the problems of tomorrow

Schools Day 2 (Teachers)
  • STEMShare Community is a $23.4M project and represents a coordinated system wide program of STEM technology kits, comprehensive professional development, curriculum linked learning challenges and an online community of practice within the NSW Department of Education.
  • Schools can borrow the kits, which are available for robotics, film making studios, virtual reality, 3D printing stations and virtual coding, for one school term. They are supported by a suite of problem based learning challenges.
  • Supported by a full-time researcher, STEMShare Community has collected completing data from teachers and students in relation to the delivery of the STEMShare program and STEM education in general. The program aims to raise awareness of effective use of technology to improve student learning, create a sustainable STEM community of practice, enable teachers to understand, experience and embed STEM technologies into teaching and learning and to support students’ capabilities to use technology for learning and build digital resilience.
Michelle Michael, Principal Education Officer NSW DoE Stemshare Community, Information Technology DirectorateAustralia
Jun 714:10
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Concept of Relevance

ICT Management
  • Why have IT departments changed post-DER?
  • Have schools improved now that we are well beyond DER?
  • How do we enliven the IT/teacher conversation when the hype is over?
  • How can we determine the relevance of current and emerging tech in schools?
Jun 714:10
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The language of school design

EduBUILD
  • Understand key set design patterns from welcoming entries and learning communities to reflective spaces and collaboration areas, from student cafes and STEAM hubs to DaVinci studios and curiosity centers.
  • Each pattern will be illustrated with suitable international case studies that show not only how these spaces work but also the process of transforming older, dysfunctional spaces into dynamic and powerful places for learning.
Roni Zimmer-Doctory, Senior Design Consultant, Fielding Nair InternationalIsrael
Jun 714:10
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The role of technology in underpinning a modern provider of Vocational Education and Training

Tertiary
  • Harnessing cutting edge technologies to equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of the future
  • Expanding our reach by rolling out innovative, high quality training and infrastructure statewide
  • Building our in-house capabilities, resources, and systems to better support our people
Caralee Mcliesh, Managing Director, TAFE NSWAustralia
Jun 714:30
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Connecting classrooms to the world transforms the very nature of schooling; the Hale@home and Hale Future School programmes

Schools Day 2 (Leaders)
  • Connecting students in dynamic, collaborative virtual classrooms is innovation that inspires, disrupts and transforms.
  • Online learning can be collaborative, richly-interactive, global and entirely free from bureaucratic boundaries....it is the radically disruptive future of schooling.
  • Michael's presentation investigates his global classroom Teaching Model and provides participants with memorable examples of collaborations over distance with remote West Australian students and schools in Russia, Spain and Ireland.
Jun 714:30
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Virtual reality in education

Schools Day 2 (Teachers)
  • The effectiveness of Virtual Reality in Engaging Students to learn content and also retain information and have a better understanding of the content
  • Study conducted in partnership with ARC Centre of Excellence and The University of Western Australia into VR with the results proving it is effective
  • Feasibility for schools implementing High-End Virtual Reality Labs and what is required to do so
Jun 714:30
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Challenges of managing ICT systems in a fast-changing technology landscape

ICT Management
  • Impact of changing technologies on management of current IT systems
  • Challenges and risks involved in the transition/modernisation of existing IT environment
  • Managing security and service delivery while undertaking the transition/modernisation process
Jun 714:30
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Value for money? Maximizing investment in innovative learning environments.

EduBUILD
  • What evidence exists that innovative designs actually impact student learning?
  • What does our research show are the unrealized potential of these spaces?
  • How can teachers be assisted to make the most of these spaces?
Jun 714:50
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Successful STEM

Schools Day 2 (Teachers)
  • NSW Department of Education STEMShare Community Project: What is NSW DoE STEMShare Community and why does it matter?
  • NSW STEMShare Community Project: Empowering schools to teach students the skills to solve the problems of tomorrow. How does the STEMShare Community project provide this?
  • What role does research, evaluation and data play in the ongoing implementation of the STEMShare Community project in NSW public schools?
Michelle Michael, Principal Education Officer NSW DoE Stemshare Community, Information Technology DirectorateAustralia
Jun 715:00
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Leadership of learning: securing high quality teaching and learning

Schools Day 2 (Leaders)
  • What is it and why should it be a focus for all school leaders?
  • How is it best enabled?
  • How can we have great leaders of learning in all Australian schools?
Jun 715:10
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How the World Speaks: Coding as a Language

Schools Day 2 (Teachers)
  • The What, Why and How of Teaching Coding as a Language
  • Future proofing a generation
  • Our approach
Jun 715:10
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What does the evidence say about school learning environments

EduBUILD
- What does the evidence say about the impact (positive/negative) about the impact of school learning environments on teaching and learning? - Why are open-plan environments not the panacea to all teaching and learning ills?- What are those factors (spatial or other) that do impact the ability for a teacher to use any environment for pedagogical gain?
Terry Byers, Director Of Innovation And Learning, And Director Of The Centenary Library, Anglican Church Grammar School ChurchieAustralia
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