EduTECH 2019 Agenda

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Sydney, 6 - 7 June 2019

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Jun 608:30
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Welcome by MC

Keynotes
Adam Spencer, Author, Comedian, Maths Geek, Author, Comedian, Maths GeekAustralia
Jun 608:45
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Transforming Education

Keynotes


Digital Transformation is not simply about technology. It requires that we re-imagine the future of education and embrace a way of bringing together people, data, and processes to build deeper relationships and create more valuable experiences for today’s students – one that supports them to fully develop their talents. Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft will share his vision on the potential for schools and learning environments to adopt a growth mindset in empowering every student on the planet to achieve more
Jun 609:05
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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 609:15
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Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
L&D doesn’t own workplace learning. WHAT?!?! Every organization is a complex ecosystem with a multitude of elements. Unfortunately, many L&D teams fail to take a holistic approach. Instead, they focus on their sphere of influence, which often revolves around formal training. Employees are left to struggle with mixed messages and contradictory priorities. This lessens the perceived value of L&D, stifles employee potential and hinders long-term business growth.In this session, we’ll explore the components of a modern learning ecosystem. We’ll demonstrate how these components work together to empower employees and enable performance improvement. We’ll map popular L&D tactics, such as eLearning and performance support, to this framework. We’ll discuss challenges L&D may encounter when working to evolve a learning ecosystem. You’ll walk away with practical ideas that will help you start shifting your approach to learning so that you can meet the needs of today’s employees.
Jd Dillon, Founder, LearnGeekUnited States
Jun 609:25
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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 609:45
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Top Learning Trends Exposed: Transformative? Hype? or just BS?

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Forward thinking L&D professional are rightly embracing new trends as we try to shake up our profession and deliver greater value for our audience. But how do we know the difference between transformative ideas, distractions, and just BS?

This panel will introduce some popular - and a few less-known - emerging trends and provide the audience with an opportunity to vote on their perceived value before presenting a case for or against.

A highly interactive and entertaining session, this presentation will span microlearning, emerging technologies, new findings in cognitive psychology, marketing techniques and more.
Amanda Ashby, Senior Manager - Global Digital Learning, PwCAustralia
Arun Pradhan, Founder, Learn2LearnApp.comAustralia
Erin Champion, Sr. Customer Success Manager, VyondUnited States
Jd Dillon, Founder, LearnGeekUnited States
Jun 610:25
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How to Improve Customer Experience with Training

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Join Philip Tutty from SAP Litmos for a presentation on how training can improve your organisations customer experience and satisfaction. Whether it is training frontline employees, external contractors or the customers themselves, an exceptional training program can boost customer engagement and meet their expectations.
Jun 611:00
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Content vs Skill

Expo Main Stage (Free)
Jun 611:15
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New Era, Same Spirit

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
How did Qantas prepare their cabin crew for an aircraft yet to be built? Three simulations and a great project team later, the dream of the 787 Dreamliner came to life.

Ensure your seat belt is firmly fastened for this presentation, which will take you behind the scenes of how simulations enabled the service design for the world’s second longest flight and the training for over 1000 cabin crew in four geographically diverse locations.
Robyn Essex, Director and Principal Consultant, Rialto ConsultingAustralia
Roslyn Colagrossi, Manager Service Development, QantasAustralia
Jun 611:30
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3x30 minute Learning Lab – Google for Education

Breakouts - Seminars
Creating a culture of innovation: lessons from Google

At Google, innovation has been at the heart of our culture since our founders first started the company in a garage in Silicon Valley. Since then, we've invested time and resources into creating and sustaining a culture of innovation. And while every organisation has to be true to its own cultural DNA, we hope that some of these principles and ideas will be useful to school leaders who want to more fully incorporate innovation into their cultures.

After all, the culture of a school or region can either encourage beneficial change, or it can get in the way. A culture of innovation helps employees embrace opportunities inherent in change and learn from the successes and failures along the way. It can also help educators respond to the challenges of preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world.

In this session you'll learn about a few key practices at Google and how these practices can be adapted for schools and educational institutions of all sizes.

Who should attend?IT and School Leaders
Jun 611:30
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3x30 minute seminar - Adobe

Breakouts - Seminars
Digital creativity throughout the curriculum with Adobe

Traditionally, Adobe software has been seen by educators as very high-end, professional applications used by the multimedia and print industry. Over the past five years, Adobe has been adding a wide range of low-end, very simple digital creativity applications such as the Adobe Spark tools and a number of mobile apps that are ideal for Primary & Secondary teachers who are looking for creative ways to enhance teaching and learning. Most schools in ANZ have access to this amazing software and this session (hosted by Dr Tim Kitchen as well as Aussie Adobe Education Leaders) will share how these tools are being used in classrooms around the globe to enhance creativity and engagement in most areas of the K12 & Higher Ed Curriculum.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

School senior management and executive team
Tim Kitchen, Senior Education Specialist (Apac), AdobeAustralia
Jun 611:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – Lenovo

Breakouts - Seminars
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Emerging Technologies and the Impact on your Learning Environment

We are now in the early stages of what people are calling the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, an ever evolving era that profoundly combines the digital, physical and biological systems in a way never seen before. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and robotics are changing the way that we live and work and the rapid pace of change is disrupting nearly every industry across the globe.

Join Lenovo for insight into some of the technologies, solutions and platforms that are enabling this change as well as examples where Lenovo has been working to enable Digital Transformation in the learning environments.

Who should attend? School leaders and executive team
Jun 611:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – Microsoft

Breakouts - Seminars
The inclusive classroom

Join this seminar to learn how you can address a diversity of needs and provide personalised learning to empower every student in your classroom.

Attendees at this seminar will:
  • Learn how to create an accessible and personalised experience for your students in Windows 10 and Office 365;
  • Experience the tools and apps available (like Immersive Reader) to create accessible content and improve reading comprehension and writing;
  • Understand how students can demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text.
Who should attend:K-12 School teachers and leaders who want to unlock the potential of all their students.
Jun 611:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – NorvaNivel

Breakouts - Seminars
Designing Schools for the Development of Transversal Skills

In this age of exponential innovation, it is imperative for learners move beyond basic funds of knowledge to develop crucial new skillsets. Known as the Transversal Skills, this curriculum develops executive functioning; accounts for learner variability; and promotes learner autonomy – but most successfully if delivered in an inclusive and engaging environment. In this session, you will learn more about:
  • Design principles that facilitate successful learning outcomes for a future-focused curriculum
  • Real-life implementations of these design principles
  • How you can positively impact the design process in your school


Who should attend? All Schools faculty
Jun 611:45
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Gamification or Simulation: Why Don’t We Have Both?

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Jun 612:20
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Learning by design

Expo Main Stage (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
  • 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 613:00
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Planning for the future – trends and key issues

Build/Design
  • Global drives influencing the future of our urban areas and cities
  • A strategic planning approach to managing change and growth across NSW
  • The implications for the provision of educational facilities and services in the context of significant change.
Gary White, Chief Planner, Department of PlanningAustralia
Jun 613:00
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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
  • Tips on engagement in the digital world
Jun 613:00
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Partnerships to deliver higher education on a global scale

Higher Education
  • Drive for excellence in research and education
  • A passion for social justice and engagement to improve lives
  • Committed to achieving global impact through powerful partnerships and by working with disadvantaged and marginalised communities
Jun 613:20
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Education for Industry 4.0

Schools
The accelerated rate of business disruption and innovation will require unprecedented agility and creativity from tomorrow's workers. Hear from some esteemed Educators as to how learning environments need to change, from K-12 and Higher Education in order to help today's students thrive in the future and how they are implementing change.
Chloe Briand, Head of Languages, Methodist Ladies' CollegeAustralia
Rachael Williams, Manager, Education & Government, HPAustralia
Sharon Reiss-Stone, Principal, Mount Waverley Heights Primary SchoolAustralia
Jun 613:20
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Masterplanning - more than just architecture

Build/Design
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 613:20
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SOE Management Autopilot a simple process?

ICT Management
  • How Collaboration between Corporate ICT and Schools is making a difference
  • Utilising new technologies such as autopilot to assist schools in meeting ICT requirements and drive efficiency.
  • Azure Policy and deployment of software through the Company Portal
Jun 613:20
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The changing face of postgraduate education

Higher Education
  • 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 613:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – Aruba

Breakouts - Seminars
How automation, orchestration and proactive user experience insight is delivering the best IT networks in Education

Delivering an immersive digital learning environment places high demands on your IT networking infrastructure. The traditional approach of reactive troubleshooting, manual access control and piecemeal configuration is no longer viable. Today’s top performing IT teams leverage automation, orchestration and proactive user experience insights to provide a high-performance, secure digital learning environment. Hear from Aruba’s APJ Director of Systems Engineering as he introduces User Experience Insights, and how this simple, intuitive technology is being applied in Education, including ensuring NAPLAN readiness.

Who should attend?School ICT staff
Mark Verbloot, Director Of Systems Engineering, ArubaAustralia
Jun 613:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – Microsoft

Breakouts - Seminars
“Protect What Matters Most with Microsoft Azure”More than 70% of on-premise workloads today run Windows Server & over 50% of deployed SQL Server is 2008 or 2008 R2 or older.Azure: Helping Education secure precious data, enhance application performance and remain on supported platforms.



Who should attend?School ICT Managers
Peter Manoukian, Microsoft Education Solution Specialist, MicrosoftAustralia
Jun 613:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – VEX Robotics

Breakouts - Seminars
Join this seminar to find out how Barker College has implemented VEX Robotics into their curriculum and extra-curricular activities from middle through secondary years.

Please join Lael and his team as they share their successes (including tips and practical advice) with implementing various Robotic platforms into the classroom. Free resources and curriculum will be made available. Find out how Barker College uses VEX IQ in the Junior School Curriculum, as well as the more intensive co-curricular program running two afternoons per week with 20 kids. Learn from Dave Frazer as he explains how he uses VEX IQ to prepare his students for the next platform, VEX V5. Then hear from Kathy Haigh with details about their participation with the secondary school platform in class, after school and also competing at the “Nationals” this past year. Plus, if you’re curious to learn even more, then come meet the VEX team at Booth 821. Barker College also have everything in action twice a week. If you wanted to take a look, come by and make a time!Who should attend?School teachers and Principals from middle through secondary years
Jun 613:40
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The Power of Student Voice

Schools
  • 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..
Jun 613:40
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Crafting activity based learning environments: An evidence based design approach

Build/Design
  • 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.
Peter Lippman, Founder, Places Created for LearningAustralia
Jun 613:40
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Safety first - Teaching information privacy and security with high engagement

ICT Management
  • Meeting the ICT General Capabilities outcomes for being safe online
  • Teaching students cyber security awareness by thinking from a hacker’s point-of-view
  • Explore detailed lesson plans that guide these valuable learning experiences
Jun 613:40
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Leading university-wide transformational change

Higher Education
  • 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 613:40
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Overcoming the training transfer problem with the 70:20:10 framework

Australian Workplace Learning 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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A Chatbot Case Study - Creating Impact with Learning Transfer

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Creating behavioural change is key to any learning initiative. It's proven that following up learning with a coaching-based methodology will deliver far superior results than training alone. Could chatbot technology be utilised to solve the age-old problem of transfer?

The presenters will share all from a case study that used an AI chatbot to drive behavioural change.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  • Discover an innovative approach of using AI chatbots for learning transfer and evaluation
  • Explore how lessons learned from chatbot usage in the marketing and service function can be applied to your learning initiatives
  • Find out about the powerful results from a case study into this experimental technology at a large pharmaceutical company
Jun 614:00
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PEOPLE ~ PLACES ~ PEDAGOGY Engaging Students in the 3rd Millennium.

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Participants will walk away with a suite of ideas and understandings on how better to engage students in schools.
  • They will gain ideas and knowledge on how changing classroom environments can increase student engagement.
  • How using OARS and not staying in BED can develop and growth mindset.
Simon Mansfield, Deputy Principal, Vasse Primary schoolAustralia
Adam Dehring, Teacher, Vasse Primary schoolAustralia
Jun 614:10
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Transforming the Classroom like BumbleBee!

ICT Management
  • Culture Transformation
  • Classroom Activities
  • Leading Transformation through Teacher Leadership
Jun 614:20
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Building the Credibility of Learning Design

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
We so often hear that L&D designers and consultants struggle to be heard; that their work and their expertise falls on deaf ears.

While performance consulting and understanding the business gets our foot in the door, I argue that a broader skillset – incorporating cognitive psychology, design thinking, UX and more – lends far greater credibility to learning design, and ultimately, leads to better learning experiences.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:- The psychology of learning- The argument for empathy in design- None of it matters if people don't use it
Leighton Archer, Head of Learning Experience, WavelengthAustralia
Jun 614:20
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Team teaching

Expo Main Stage (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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‘Free and Equal’: Human rights education in 21st Century Australia

Schools
  • Human rights education – teaching about, through and for human rights
  • Supporting the development of active, informed and responsible global citizens through human rights education
  • Practical examples of teaching for human rights within the existing curriculum
Jun 614:40
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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 614:40
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School Infrastructure NSW’s strategy for delivering our record number of school projects:

Build/Design
  • The scale of the challenge
  • How we are meeting the challenge
  • Where to from here
Jun 614:40
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Increasing well-being and self identity through service learning

Higher Education
  • Transformational service learning opportunities for tertiary students
  • The gift of giving
  • Wellbeing through altruism
Tim Perkins, Senior Associate, Cut Through Coaching & ConsultingAustralia
Jun 614:40
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LinkedIn Learning 2019 Workplace Learning Report: Why 2019 is the breakout year for talent developers

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
LinkedIn Learning surveyed more than 3,300 talent developers and employees to understand critical industry trends impacting workplace learning. In this ‘quick fire’ session, Jason will help you leverage this industry data along with insights from the LinkedIn platform to leverage increased influence and budget, close skills gaps, increase learner engagement, and tap into the potential of all learners from Gen Z to Boomers.
Jason Laufer, Senior Director, Talent & Learning Solutions ANZ, LinkedInAustralia
Jun 614:40
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Operationalising the Gonski agenda in schools

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Why we need school reform in Australia
  • The practical applications from the Gonski agenda
  • Driving school improvement
Jun 615:00
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Leadership In Education

Schools
  • 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 615:00
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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 615:00
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Keeping Australia’s workforce in front of global megatrends

Higher Education
  • 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 615:00
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Observations of practice: what makes a great MakerSpace

Expo Main Stage (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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SHIFT HAPPENS

Build/Design
  • 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 615:20
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The art and science of teaching at scale

Schools
  • The Marsden Way - focusing on explicit and direct instruction
  • The art and the science of teaching
Manisha Gazula, Principal, Marsden Road Public SchoolAustralia
Jun 615:20
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Sustainable schools are no longer an option

Build/Design
  • The commercial sector is reaping the benefits of green buildings
  • There are demonstrable studies showing the cognitive benefits of green buildings
  • Some Australian schools are leaping ahead. Find out what they have done
Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council of AustraliaAustralia
Jun 615:20
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Using mobile technology to achieve professional and vocational currency within the VET sector

Higher Education
  • How Chisholm developed a process for educators to maintain educator currency while assisting the Institute to achieve its teaching and learning goals
  • An overview of how an annual registration point system for educators was developed
  • A summary of the uptake and value of PEC professional development activities across 5 pilot TAFEs in Victoria
Bradley Beach, Director, Federation TrainingAustralia
Jun 615:20
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Jun 615:20
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Using virtual reality in education: A casestudy

Expo Main Stage (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 615:40
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Transforming the Classroom like BumbleBee!

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Culture Transformation
  • Classroom Activities
  • Leading Transformation through Teacher Leadership
Jun 615:55
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Reimagining the Future of Learning Experiences for our Teams

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
  • Introduction to why we needed to reimagine - what was the problem?
  • How we used human-centred design to solve the problem
  • How to balance experience vs the future of work - which skills to focus on?
  • How we reimagined the experience across all levels of our organisation
  • Our evolving learning ecosystem: fails and 'a-ha' moments
  • Where to next?
Jun 615:55
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Train to Fight and Win at Sea

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Navy training and education is a key enabler in the achievement of navy’s mission ‘to fight and win at sea’. Navy training is expansive. It is conducted at multiple disparate locations across Australia and overseas, with an annual trainee throughput of approximately 80,000.

At a time of unprecedented growth in the navy’s fleet, Training Force is responsible to train and educate sailors and officers to meet this mission. Navy training can only achieve this through professional diligence and the delivery of quality training and learning experiences. Training Force is meeting these challenges through a number of key activities, in particular:
  • Ensuring a systematic approach to introducing training associated with new platforms and systems,
  • Exploiting new training technologies and techniques to improve learning efficiency, effectiveness and trainee satisfaction,
  • Optimising the efficiency and effectiveness of training pipelines,
  • Professionalising our training staff, and
  • Improving our governance
The navy is not on this journey alone. Training Force uses a number of commercial contractors and government training and education providers. These arrangements are becoming more common and more complex as our training continues to evolve. The nature of our unique operating environment and the training that supports it bring challenges in implementation and management that touch most, if not all, of the areas being explored and discussed at this conference. For the navy and its civilian partners, smart, innovative solutions are no longer a ‘nice-to-have’, they are a ‘must-have’.
Jun 616:00
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Mobile Learning with Micro-Credentials for International Students

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Design courses to be mobile ready, while campus compatible
  • Micro-credentials delivered off-shore
  • Blockchain for degree credit onshore
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 616:25
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Gender Equity in Workplace Learning

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
As a workplace educator, pedagogical approaches that support equitable access to learning is not something new. Workplace educators have a key focus on building workforce capacity. However, evidence supports that gender inequality is often such an accepted and established norm in our workplace culture that its impact goes unseen.

Gender equity in the workplace plays an integral part in ensuring all workers have access to opportunities that will enable them to achieve their potential. Drawing on 'Change the Story', a shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia, this presentation will follow a young person’s journey looking at the role gender equity can have in shaping a person’s career pathway.
Debra Parker, Workforce Development Manager, Women's Health VictoriaAustralia
Jun 616:25
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Six Keys to Creating a Transformational Learning Environment

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
High impact teaching strategies demonstrate that participants seek a learning environment in which they can engage in purposeful dialogue and share more of their true self (beyond personas and masks).

Whether you are leading a meeting, workshop, webinar or training session, there are simple and effective ways that you can create a transformational learning environment. This is an engaging and exciting space where participants can experience a deeper, multi-layered engagement with the material being presented. It is an environment in which perspectives can shift and business results can dramatically improve.

In this presentation, you will learn six keys that will help you to practically design and create a transformational learning environment:
  1. Blending transformational and instructional design principles
  2. Be intentional
  3. Show up as your whole self
  4. Speed of presence
  5. Safely exploring what is not being said
  6. Creating insightful actions.
As the Chinese proverb states, 'Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.' Create the potential for a deeper connection with participants, and facilitate memorable learning programs that will last a lifetime.
Jordana Read, Director, Read StrategyAustralia
Jun 616:25
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Tackling wicked problems to build a new culture for NSW Health executive leadership

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
NSW Health is a world-class health system and responsible for the health of millions of Australians. In 2016, the NSW Health Education and Training Institute designed a highly original leadership program to build a cadre of senior executives that could anticipate and respond to significant shifts in the volatile and complex health landscape. Based on adaptive, collective and relational leadership the program features immersive experiences that challenge and stretch participants. Rigorous evaluation reveals the program is achieving its objectives of building a senior executive talent pool and is strengthening collaboration across organisational boundaries within and outside of NSW Health.
David Sweeney, Director - Leadership Development, Health Education and Training Institute (HETI)Australia
Jun 616:40
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How children learn to read: Science vs Strawman

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?

School 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

School 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

Build/Design
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.
Jun 709:00
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Engaging and motivating teachers to teach with ICT

ICT Management
  • How to support teachers to develop best practice of teaching with Digital Technologies
  • Differentiating professional learning and coaching for both tech savvy and non-technical teachers
  • Supporting teachers to embed coding and digital technologies within their teaching and learning to enhance all curriculum areas
Jun 709:00
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Why belonging is better. How to grow community to support student success

Higher Education
  • 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 709:00
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The Currency of Trust

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Dr Mahler will share her ground breaking, highly interactive and practical skills for building credence and, at the same time, work towards healing shattered identities in the industry.

You ARE the person we need and in this session you will learn to bring your very best to every engagement and handle emotional interactions with professionalism and kindness.

Takeaways include the key process for handling emotional situations and the corresponding kinesics that go with a trust-engagement, the basis of a bright and rewarding future.
Jun 709:20
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Makerspaces, coding and robotics: transforming education for today’s student

School 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

School 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

Higher Education
  • 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 709:30
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Start Ups: Small Businesses Taking on Big Learning Challenges

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
The ID Crowd, Guroo Producer and Saffire Solutions have one major thing in common, these startups exist because their founders left larger providers to create real change in the learning industry.

Join the three founders Nicole White, Josh Humphries and Tracy Richardson for a fireside chat about:
  • What is the core challenge in L&D today that lit a fire under each founder?
  • What are some examples of how these startups have tackled these challenges?
  • What can business (big and small) learn from how startups work?
  • What discussions need to be occurring in businesses to ensure healthy partnerships?
Tracy Richardson, Principal Consultant and Director, Saffire SolutionsAustralia
Josh Humphries, CEO and Founder, Guroo ProducerAustralia
Jun 709:30
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Future proofing the next generation of workers

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Working in partnership with industry to develop work ready employees
  • Developing resources to support workplace mentors in taking a more active role in the students learning journey
  • Lessons learned from developing digital resources to support the workplace student journey
Jun 709:40
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How Kiama High School saves $800 a month fighting a war on waste

School Leaders
  • Strategies implemented
  • Energy saving
  • Waste management
Kimberly Cutting, HSIE Teacher, Kiama High SchoolAustralia
Jun 709:40
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Teachers as creatives

School Teachers
So you think you can’t dance, draw, dream, write, play, create, improvise, act……

Using Design Thinking to unleash the creativity inside every teacher in order to make sure our schools are truly student centred.
Jun 709:40
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Cool Schools: smart, sustainable strategies to beat the heat

Build/Design
  • The importance of thermal comfort for student health, wellbeing and learning
  • Strategies for managing heat in existing and new schools
  • Research gaps in relation to thermal comfort for children in schools
Kathryn Holmes, Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney UniversityAustralia
Jun 709:40
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Creating the path of most resistance – how to protect your school against cyber security threats through awareness and education

ICT Management
In a world where cyber security incidents are increasing in volume and in some cases complexity, simple and practical advice is essential to help schools in Australia stay ahead of the curve and understand how they can take responsibility for adopting foundational controls, creating a cyber aware and resilient culture within their organisations and ultimately becoming champions in their local communities by sharing their knowledge.
Jun 709:40
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Enhance your career and maintain your competitive advantage through credentialing, certification and accreditation

Higher Education
  • 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 710:00
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Leadership: You Are Enough

School Leaders
  • Understanding organisational ethos and context
  • Building a culture of confidence, collaboration and trust
  • Setting and implementing vision and strategy
Vicki Waters, Principal, Pymble Ladies CollegeAustralia
Jun 710:00
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The integration of academic learning with the emotional state of the learner

School Teachers
  • The unachievable separation of emotion and academic focus.
  • Empathy as a driver of learning.
  • Pedagogies which invite engagement.
Jun 710:00
Conference pass

Growth challenges and strategies

Build/Design
  • Growth challenges facing Catholic schools
  • Risks to meeting growth challenges
  • Planning and developing Catholic schools of the future
Dallas McInerney, Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Schools NSWAustralia
Jun 710:00
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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 710:00
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A new approach to regional higher education

Higher Education
  • 10,000 Commonwealth supported enabling places for regional Australians, distributed according to regional need and demand
  • $50 million per year for four years to help all 25 universities with regional campuses catch up
  • A new regional loading, in recognition of the higher costs of regional education delivery
Jun 710:00
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22nd Century Skills: Future-proofing Assessment

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Future-proofed systems need diversity - why do we push students through a system that wipes out diversity and replaces it with a single number, grade or ranking?
  • If we are going to retain diversity we need software to capture it with a better framework than employability lists and soon-to-be-outdated 21st Century skills
  • Students need to feel that assessment is for their own development and engage with it on that basis - teacher feedback needs to happen after or alongside their own
Jun 710:20
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Why Learning FROM Work is More Important than Learning TO Work

Expo Main Stage (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 710:40
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The Sustainable Innovative Learning Environment

Expo Main Stage (Free)
A pragmatic yet beautiful approach to product & material choices to incorporate within future-focused learning environment design.With over 10 years’ experience designing furniture and fittings for new multi-modal learning environments, Andrew has extensive knowledge on the best materials for use within a future-focused learning environment. He will share this knowledge and how it can be used to further enhance the spatial design and how it can be adapted to suit different users at different times for different activities.This environment must be robust, healthy for users and to ensure it is sustainable; engaging.The talk will consider what multi-modal learning environments might look like, what furniture is best for each space, as well as what to be wary of. The talk will consider design concepts of affordance, constructive constraints, and the signifiers that can improve user engagement. He will also share his research on material choices. Finally, Andrew will share his latest work on using the constructed design to trigger augmented reality.
Jun 710:50
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Beyond Training: The Art of Nudging Behaviour

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
We all know that lasting behavioural change is hard at the best of times and is rarely the result of a single training intervention.

In this session Arun will provide an overview of the latest thinking from other domains, including behavioural economics, cognitive psychology, habit formation and marketing to provide practical takeaways for broadening our L&D toolkits.
Arun Pradhan, Founder, Learn2LearnApp.comAustralia
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 1: Who cares about your community?

Breakouts - Roundtables
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. Do you think this should be a priorty in academia? what are your thoughts and expereinces with this criticial issue?
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 10: Team-teaching in a High School

Breakouts - Roundtables
Join this rountable to discuss all things team teaching, what are the pros, cons and how it can be done right.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 11: Virtual reality in education

Breakouts - Roundtables
Using virtual reality in the classroom sounds fun and cool but just how effective is it? Join these roundtables to discuss your own experience and hear the latest research to come out of the ARC Centre of Excellencein Plant Energy Biology.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 12: Is it time for Micro-Credentials and Mobile Learning for international students?

Breakouts - Roundtables
Join Tom worthington at this roundtable to discuss the importance of connecting with international students through effective and classroom compatable courses.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 13: Digital blue yonder

Breakouts - Roundtables
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.
Host: Claire Amos, Principal, Albany Senior High SchoolNew Zealand
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 14: The importance of cyber security in schools

Breakouts - Roundtables
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 15: The huge potential and many pitfalls of AI/Analytics in education

Breakouts - Roundtables
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 16: Building teacher capacity in digital technologies

Breakouts - Roundtables
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 17: What does a traditional classroom look like?

Breakouts - Roundtables
Host: Simon Mansfield, Deputy Principal, Vasse Primary schoolAustralia
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 18: A journey from a traditional classroom to a flexible learning space

Breakouts - Roundtables
Host: Adam Dehring, Teacher, Vasse Primary schoolAustralia
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 19: How to quickly and easily teach scientific thinking and data literacy using discovery based learning

Breakouts - Roundtables
  • We will discuss how students can be empowered in scientific discovery through mobile devices, making learning intuitive
  • You will have an opportunity to test various mobile games and see how they collect and visualise data
  • You will leave with worksheets and manuals alligned to the NSW Syllabus and Australian Curriculum that allow you to run these lessons in your classroom
Host: Michael Kasumovic, Associate Professor, University of New South WalesAustralia
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 2: Distance Learning Teaching model can transform all 21st century classrooms in all schools

Breakouts - Roundtables
Connecting students in dynamic, collaborative virtual classrooms is innovation that inspires, disrupts and transforms. Do you suffer red tape implementing new collabroative technology? Do you have a successful story?
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 20: Entrepreneurialism for kids…..bridging the skills gap of today’s children for the future workforce

Breakouts - Roundtables
  • How important is being entrepreneurial and when is the right time to start learning
  • Mentors and role models – one way to achieve diversity
  • Discussing how TGM programs are more than just another tech course
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 21: Sustainability by design and creation

Breakouts - Roundtables
Explore sustainable design and its beautiful, inspiring results. Learn how to use and implement healthy, sustainable practices and products to encourage creativity, collaboration and wellbeing.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 22a: Is it their own work?

Breakouts - Roundtables
Contract cheating – where students engage a third-party individual or service to complete their assessments – is widespread and exceptionally difficult to detect and prove. The MyMaster scandal in 2014 brought the issue of contract cheating to the fore in Australia and affected the reputation of a number of leading universities. Learn more about the issue of contract cheating from a global authority and discuss what universities need to do to rethink how to detect and handle this form of academic misconduct including changes to institutional policies and procedures, ways to gather evidence to substantiate allegations and deterring this behaviour from students in the future.
Jun 711:00
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Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 24: Entrepreneurial work integrated learning shapes student identity & career preparation for the future of work

Breakouts - Roundtables
  • Engage participants in a discussion about the future of work and how we prepare students to be more innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Explore student readiness and needs related to entrepreneurial education
  • Enable participants to discuss types of work integrated learning and the implications for students, teachers, and industry partners
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 25: Work Integrated Learning - Improving access to quality WIL

Breakouts - Roundtables
A Nationally funded research project shows that WiL access is predicated on students’ social and cultural capitals. How can WiL practices and policies change to mitigate the ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’ effect?
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 26: Student attraction and retention: More Innovative Design Abled Students

Breakouts - Roundtables
If technology is growing at an exponential rate and knowledge is ubiquitous, how might we begin to transform both the hearts and minds of academics and the curriculum to future proof Higher Education?
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 27: Building a community of women in engineering and IT and locally

Breakouts - Roundtables
UTS’ Women in Engineering and IT Community provides an inclusive and supportive environment for staff, students and industry professionals. The community has grown from few to over 600 women across the university within a year, brought together by regular coffee hours and cultural celebrations. Furthermore the WiEIT programme participates in local community events to be integrated with it. How could you build a similar community at your university?
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 28: Equipping students to succeed and startup with entrepreneurial skillsets

Breakouts - Roundtables
UTS is committed to preparing young people for the 21st century workforce and equipping them to be the founder of their own career – whether that’s creating and running a startup, innovating within an organisation, or something else entirely. We do this through an array of work integrated learning and co-curricular activities for UTS students as well as workshops for high school students. UTS also provides support for any students wishing to launch their own startup.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 29: Building students’ confidence and interest in STEM through in-curriculum collaboration with universities

Breakouts - Roundtables
UTS has designed and piloted a non-gendered, in-curriculum, multi-touchpoint program to engage students in STEM. Using a project-based learning model, and drawing on the expertise and passion of university students and STEM professionals, this program gives students the opportunity to apply STEM skills to real-world problems while ticking off curriculum dot points.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 3: Observations of practice: What makes a great MakerSpace

Breakouts - Roundtables
Join this roundtable hosted by Sophie Poisel to discuss how to create realistic goals and startegies to create your own roundtable.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 30: Parents and teachers as key influencers on girls interest and confidence in STEM

Breakouts - Roundtables
UTS’ STEM x Play program is an in-curriculum, multi-touchpoint program which gives teachers the opportunity to build confidence in STEM skills through project-based learning. Piloting across 5 schools in Terms 1 and 2 this year, this discussion will explore how to engage parents and the role of parents in encouraging girls’ to explore STEM through play at home
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 31: The Process to create an Innovative Learning Space that suits You; Spatial constraints that deliver deeper learning

Breakouts - Roundtables
Every learner is different and so is every teacher. A well-designed space is adaptive for all. This workshop will empower educators and designers with a pragmatic approach to setting up a learning space using the existing constraints and affordances; and the creation of learning activity signifiers that can be used to deliver deeper learning experiences
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 4: Moving virtual reality in the classroom from fad to functional

Breakouts - Roundtables
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.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 5: Smartphones in schools: Alternatives to 'bans'

Breakouts - Roundtables
What is your experience with mobile phones and bans with students? Are they effectice? Join this roundtable to see how your peers are managaing this issue.
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 6: Your competitive advantage through credentialing

Breakouts - Roundtables
In this roundtable session hosted by Nicholas Ridis we will deep dive into the world of accreditation. What are the pros and cons and is there really a competitve advantage?
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 7: Women in ICT

Breakouts - Roundtables
Have you faced any push back being a woman in ICT? Do you have a success story to inspire your peers? Join Helen Bremner at this roundtable to share your story.
Host: Helen Bremner, Director of ICT, Innovation & Culture TransformationAustralia
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 8: Learning environments

Breakouts - Roundtables
Join Tracey at this roundtable to discuss what you have found to be optimal or an issue in your students learning environments.
Host: Tracey Breese, Principal, Kurri Kurri High SchoolAustralia
Jun 711:00
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Roundtable 9: Building professionally supportive environments for teachers to explore digital applications in their classrooms

Breakouts - Roundtables
Join this roundtable to discuss 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.
Jun 711:20
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Digital Learning: Understanding the Trends and Planning for 2020 and Beyond

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Digital disruption has propelled digital learning forward at an exponential rate. We need to rethink our perception of the employee and organisational learning curve, and how we’re enabling capability, delivering and measuring learning.

The nature and delivery of learning is changing radically. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, social learning, wearables, self-curation — the changes in how people communicate, connect and learn are occurring at a phenomenal rate. Our challenge is to constantly reimagine how people learn, how organisations deliver learning and how digital solutions will enable organisations and individuals to work smarter, more flexibly and streamline operational efficiencies.

This highly engaging and informative presentation, drawing upon real-world case studies, will focus on the future trends that will leverage the benefits of the digital age to reshape the face of learning and education.
Rodney Beach, Managing Director, Liberate eLearningAustralia
Jun 711:20
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Computational Thinking - A New Approach to Enrichment

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • What is computational thinking and why is it important?
  • What computer science concepts can we introduce to Middle School students and why bother?
  • Why not Python?
Jun 711:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – Clickview

Breakouts - Seminars
Join Australia’s leading educational video producer, Edwina Baden-Powell, as she shares her insights into what it takes to write, create and produce a diverse slate of video content that meets the needs of the curricula, and engages students of all learning levels at the same time

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

School leaders, teachers and Principals
Host: Edwina Baden-Powell, Head of Production, ClickviewAustralia
Jun 711:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – D2L

Breakouts - Seminars
Personalising learning for online and blended learners

What strategies can I implement for assessment and feedback and why this will enhance learning and engagement with my students

Who should attend?Higher education leaders
Jun 711:30
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3x30 minute Seminar – Sphero

Breakouts - Seminars
Teaching and Learning #BeyondCode with Sphero

Come see what’s new with Sphero in 2019! As we do every year, look for a big announcement from Sphero at EduTECH. Our session will cover a 2018 recap and introduce a brand new coding program for 2019. And yes, there’s a new robot too!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Schools
Host: Ryan Burnett, Product Manager, SpheroAustralia
Host: Jeremy Macdonald, Edu Content, SpheroAustralia
Jun 711:30
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60min Seminar - Amazon Web Services

Breakouts - Seminars
Student readiness for future careers and entrepreneurialism rely on their ability to understand and leverage cloud computing technologies and advanced concepts such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics. Whilst these are advanced concepts they can easily be taught at a level and context relevant for K-12 learners.

Teachers will be provided information about free cloud literacy learning resources that can be used in the classroom to facilitate active teaching and learning activities to inspire tomorrow future cloud workforce.

Felix will share a quick workshop for teachers to do in the classroom to help students explore real world uses for voice enabled technologies. No prior experience with Alexa needed!
Emily Hui, Technical Trainer, Amazon Web ServicesAustralia
Jun 711:30
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90 minute Workshop – Lego Education

Breakouts - Seminars
Places at this workshop are limited and will sell out fast. Join now to get familiar with LEGO bricks, software, teaching guide and lesson plans

Accelerate STEAM learning with LEGO Education hands-on solutionsLearn how to engage your students with playful learning tools around STEAM!LEGO® Education offers hands-on experiences that stimulate communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills — so that students can succeed in their STEAM classes today and realize their full potential as digital citizens and leaders tomorrow.

Who should attend?School teachers and principals – Years 5-8
Jun 711:30
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Educational Fantasy League: Building a Data-Driven School Workforce

Breakouts - Seminars
The education sector is blessed with a wealth of data, yet most schools have yet to realise the power of their data to make informed decisions about the shape of their workforce: How much turnover is not enough? How much is too much? Is there a tangible benefit to encouraging more teachers to undertake postgraduate degrees? For many school leaders the answers to these questions rely on intuition and anecdotes, but this doesn’t need to be the case.In this session we’ll explore our research on workforce analytics in the education setting and demonstrate – through an interactive game – how data can help us build the best possible school workforce and achieve the best possible outcomes for students.
Fleur Johnston, CEO, PeopleBenchAustralia
Mike Hennessy, Chief Research & Insights Officer, PeopleBenchAustralia
Jun 711:30
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Roundtable 22b: Turning STEM Grading into Learning

Breakouts - Roundtables
In this session, we will discuss how new technologies and strategies can be utilised to support instructors in their grading efforts, and how grading can be transitioned from grading of learning to grading for learning.

In “Turning STEM Grading Into Learning” we will discuss better ways of assessing student work and how grading can be an important lever for improving learning, enhancing teaching, and reducing rates of attrition. We will also discuss how traditional grading no longer fits the modern university, and how exploring innovative and technology-driven practices within grading can contribute to greater student success rates for both online and traditional classrooms.
Jun 712:00
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Roundtable 22c: Creating a strong learning culture

Breakouts - Roundtables
Academic integrity is vital to create a strong learning culture, but this can be easily undermined if plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct are allowed to occur. Learn how Hale School was able to virtually eradicate plagiarism, save teacher’s time, and develop students’ academic integrity to prepare them for university.
Jun 712:30
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Fostering inclusive entrepreneurial ability in higher education

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Provide an overview of entrepreneurial education at UTS and in the disciplines of Engineering and IT—blending curricular & co-curricular experiences to prepare students for the future of work
  • Share examples of entrepreneurial WIL (work integrated learning) approaches for skills practice in design, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Describe how innovations to practice-based entrepreneurial education are preparing students to lead innovation and fostering inclusion by engaging them as co-facilitators teaching applied innovation practices, as consultants assisting organisations to design innovations in the workplace and as project managers in startups and university-industry partnerships leading agile product and service development.
Jun 712:55
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Transforming students from readers to writers to co-authors

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • What is the power of an audience when writing?
  • How do authors model the writing process to students in classrooms?
  • Pride and purpose: does that connect to measurable progress?
  • Pencil verse keyboard how do these choices impact writing?
Deborah Abela, Accomplished children's authorAustralia
Danielle Owen Whitford, PioneeraAustralia
Jenny Atkinson, CEO, LittlescribeAustralia
Andreea Kindryd, TED speaker, storytellerAustralia
Daniel Yong, Parramatta Public SchoolAustralia
Jun 713:30
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L&D in Technology: Equal Parts Thrilling and Complex

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Working at the edge of possibility with the brightest minds in the country requires a learning and development function to foster a self-sustaining ecosystem that develops, scales and delivers learning for skillsets that change so rapidly by the time you’ve designed and delivered the training, the technology has moved on.

This presentation brings a fun and insightful view for what it’s like to work in a technology. What works, what doesn’t work, and lessons to be learned for working in a rapidly changing environment with a diverse cohort of super geniuses.
Kathleen Rolfe, Executive Manager, Learning and Development, People and Culture, QuantiumAustralia
Jun 713:30
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Neuroscience of Facilitated Learning

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Facilitating learning (some might call it ‘flipping the classroom’), rather than ‘training’ is an advanced skill; one that requires a fierce focus on the needs of the learner, as opposed to the needs of the trainer.

Understanding how the brain functions in the learning environment will vastly improve your ability to accelerate learning and engage with course participants.

The session will cover the following key concepts:
  1. Context before content
  2. Your brain on questions
  3. How action improves brain function and hence learning
  4. How involvement increases learning
  5. Embedding learning through action plans
Jun 713:30
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The L&D Profession: How to Thrive in the Modern Workplace

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Supporting a wide range of professions across our organisations is what L&D does. But what about our own development and the future of our profession? What does it take for L&D to succeed and thrive in the modern workplace? Exploring the current state of L&D in organisations and the skills we need to succeed, as well as examining shifts in mind set and approach, Michelle Ockers will lead us through a fascinating discussion of the current status and what’s next for the L&D profession.
Michelle Ockers, L&D Strategist, michelleockers.comAustralia
Jun 713:30
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Beyond a Kit – Build your own Robot from the Ground Up

Expo Main Stage (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 713:50
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Virtual Plant Cell: pioneering virtual reality for enhanced STEM education.

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Leading the way for educational VR: Virtual Plant Cell (VPC) is breaking ground for comprehensive curriculum-aligned, educational virtual reality (VR) content and use.
  • Creating methodologies for “classroom VR”: With the Classroom VPC suite of resources and in-school piloting we’re establishing viable methodologies for practical and effective classroom use of low-barrier-to-entry through to high-end VR.
  • Establishing the value of VR for education: our studies are demonstrating measurable improvements in educational outcomes, enhanced interest and engagement by students and value recognition by teachers.
Jun 714:05
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Leadership and Talent Framework

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
What makes a good framework? This session will help you identify the risks and manage your talent framework moving forward
Jason Renshaw, Leadership, Learning & Innovation Executive, Australian Unity HealthAustralia
Jun 714:05
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Learning at the Cotton On Group: Deliberately Different

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
At Cotton On Group we have a unique approach to most things and our learning culture is no exception. We enable our C-suite, stores, distribution centres and support centres across 7 brands and 17 countries to integrate learning into everything they do.

Come check out our tactics to foster our learning culture, see some cool blended learning designs and hear about our new credentials.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  • Ingredients of a winning learning culture
  • Blended designs that fit into the work flow
  • Credentials to build careers
Beth Hall, Head of Learning Design, Cotton On GroupAustralia
Jun 714:05
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Learning with Accountability

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Managing learning programs in a fast-paced, time-poor environment is a challenge for learning and development professionals today. At the same time, it is critical to create positive learning experiences that ensure learning is applied in the workplace and supports the delivery of organisational results.

To optimise results from learning initiatives, we need to move the accountability for learning to the learner.

In this informative and interactive session, Stacey will share:
  • Practical strategies for moving the responsibility for learning to learners
  • Easy to use tools to maximise the application of learning back into the workplace
  • How to create opportunities to leverage learning opportunities ‘in the moment’
Stacey Ashley, Managing Director, Ashley Coaching and ConsultingAustralia
Jun 714:10
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The digital blue yonder

School 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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Successful STEM

School 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 714:10
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The language of school design

Build/Design
  • 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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Transforming the Classroom like BumbleBee!

ICT Management
  • Culture Transformation
  • Classroom Activities
  • Leading Transformation through Teacher Leadership
Jun 714:10
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The role of technology in underpinning a modern provider of Vocational Education and Training

Higher Education
  • 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
Jun 714:30
Conference pass

Connecting classrooms to the world transforms the very nature of schooling; the Hale@home and Hale Future School programmes

School 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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Computational Thinking - A New Approach to Enrichment

School Teachers
  • What is computational thinking and why is it important?
  • What computer science concepts can we introduce to Middle School students and why bother?
  • Why not Python?
Jun 714:30
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Virtual reality in education

School Teachers
  • The effectiveness of Virtual Reality in Engaging Students to learn content and also retain information and have a better understanding of the content
  • A study conducted in partnership with ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology 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
Conference pass

Digital Citizenship

ICT Management
  • The importance of equipping Primary School students to be responsible digital citizens
  • Partnership with parents is also paramount to ensure consistent messages and boundaries
  • Supporting students in developing strategies to develop a positive digital footprint
Emma Clemens, Primary School Innovation Teacher, Emanuel SchoolAustralia
Jun 714:30
Conference pass

Value for money? Maximizing investment in innovative learning environments

Build/Design
  • 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 714:30
Conference pass

Opportunities and challenges for universities in embedding educational technology in new campus developments

Higher Education
  • Managing implementation risks
  • What’s new?
  • A case study
Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney UniversityAustralia
Jun 714:40
Conference pass

Escaping PowerPoint Purgatory

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
Think about how many times you have been bored silly by a PowerPoint presentation. Killed slowly and silentl, bullet point by bullet point...

Poor PowerPoint presentations have been blamed for everything from putting students to sleep to causing the NASA space shuttle disaster. PowerPoint is essentially a presentation tool - and any tool in the wrong hands can be dangerous.

Training is changing - ensure your slides keep up with the times!
Jun 714:40
Conference pass

Informal First

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
The learning industry has been in the midst of a transformation.

There is a shift away from providing instruction and towards creating a learning ecosystem based on learning neuroscience, learner needs and business goals. There is a clear need for learning organisations to create a system that is suited to a fast-paced environment coupled with constant change while providing options to the learner that are intelligent and personalised.

Ravina will present this concept with an emphasis on the journey, the approach and the thinking, unpacking how this concept can be used as a team strategy and for learning campaigns along with the infrastructure required to implement it.
Jun 714:40
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Making Learning Sticky with the Brain in Mind

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
We all agree that a critical success factor of training and development is that the skills and strategies learned are remembered, absorbed, applied and used back in the workplace. The most effective way to achieve this objective is to use brain-friendly learning principles.

When we understand how our brains learn, process and remember information, then we can create the best learning environments, both in the classroom and on the job for people to put their new skills and competencies to greatest use and in the shortest possible time.

Join Clare Edwards, brain-friendly learning strategist and explore how to make your learning sticky and stick!
Clare Edwards, Principal, BrainSmart ConsultingAustralia
Jun 714:50
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Cyberstudents, A.I and the Future of Learning

School Leaders
  • The rapid transformation in the way humans interact with technology raises fundamental questions about our relationship with machinery, each other and ourselves
  • Our identities and sense of self are increasingly being merged with vast data systems managed through Artificial Intelligence
  • How will we as learners and students navigate this future?
Dr John Collick, Senior Education Consultant, Promethean LtdUnited Kingdom
Jun 714:50
Conference pass

Learning analytics and AI for future-focused learning

School Teachers
  • Learning Analytics bring the power of data science and human-centred design to educational data, while AI makes new forms of timely assessment and feedback possible
  • Tech researchers, developers, educators and learners can co-design formative feedback on 21st century competencies such as critical reflective writing, teamwork, self-regulated learning, and dispositions for lifelong learning
  • Such tools are being coherently integrated into teaching practice and aligned with curriculum outcomes at UTS, and could be in schools
Jun 714:50
Conference pass

Designing a better future

Build/Design
  • Building as a learning tool – STEM School Case Study
  • Design process and student & school engagement
  • VR technology & teaching opportunities
Jun 714:50
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Who said we were vulnerable?

ICT Management
Like many education institutions, our College IT systems have grown and evolved over time and have seen constant change through application updates and changes to system configurations. Even when keeping security controls up to date it is possible to introduce vulnerabilities that leave the business susceptible to attack, exploitation and sabotage.
Jun 714:50
Conference pass

Solving complexity in the student journey: data science and AI solutions

Higher Education
  • AI-enhanced matching for student life (accommodation, orientation, mentoring and more)
  • Pathways to employment (internships and work placement)
  • Targeted student support using behavioural analytics
  • Timetabling at scale - a new approach
Jun 715:10
Conference pass

Leadership of learning: Securing high quality teaching and learning

School 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
Conference pass

How the World Speaks: Coding as a Language

School 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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Leveraging Digital to Create Learning Relevance

ICT Management
  • Connect students with each other and their world
  • Explore, Create and Find Relevance
  • Increase connectedness across age levels
Alex Box, Primary Educator, Research & DevelopmentAustralia
Jun 715:10
Conference pass

What does the evidence say about school learning environments

Build/Design
- 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
Jun 715:10
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Harnessing Behavioural science and disruptive technologies to improve education outcomes - the first findings

Higher Education
  • What proportion of students really want to complete their course?
  • What have student support workers embraced or repelled in these new tools?
  • What really works, at the coalface?
  • Is technology really humanising education?
  • The opportunities and dangers of mental health early warning systems in educators.
Jun 715:30
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Using mobile devices to turn students into scientists in less than 10 minutes!

Expo Main Stage (Free)
  • Students are glued to their mobile devices - so rather than taking their phones away, I discuss ways that mobile phones can be incorporated into learning to engage students.
  • I will demonstrate how technology can be used to speed up science in the classroom so teachers can spend more time helping students become data literate.
  • You will leave with an understanding of how technology can be used to teach an integrated curriculum and how it can be used to improve social interactions in the classroom and provide you with more time with your students.
Michael Kasumovic, Associate Professor, University of New South WalesAustralia
Jun 715:40
Conference pass

So, You Want to Start a Podcast?

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
In June 2018, we launched the Learning Uncut podcast to showcase the great L&D work going on in Australia and New Zealand. We wanted to find practitioners who were challenging the status quo, trying new things and achieving great results for their learners and organisations.

While we are all avid consumers of podcasts, none of us had been involved in creating one before and we have learned a lot in the last 12 months since deciding to go on this journey.

This presentation will highlight the 'how-tos' of setting up a podcast series from the different perspectives of the 3 team members along with our tips, tools and anecdotes.
Amanda Ashby, Senior Manager - Global Digital Learning, PwCAustralia
Michelle Ockers, L&D Strategist, michelleockers.comAustralia
Jun 716:10
Conference pass

The Future of Work

Australian Workplace Learning Conference
In the wave of computerisation, global connectivity and automation across our workforce, it is estimated 40% of our jobs will be threatened by computerisation in the next 10-15 years. The jobs which are more likely to be safe are those that require high levels of creativity and problem solving, high levels of social interaction and EQ, and high levels of dexterity. Workers of the future will need to be lifelong learners, be agile and adaptive to changing job roles and tasks with increased automation, and be responsive to new markets. Emerging generations will not be thinking ‘job for life’ – they will be thinking about job mobility rather than job security as they will need to continue to adapt to the changing external environment. They will be looking to gain transferable skills that they can continue to build on as their career develops. Claire will unpack how you can position your organisation and teams for the future of work.
last published: 06/Jun/19 00:05 GMT