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Thursday, August 8
 

8:00am AEST

9:00am AEST

Welcome & Housekeeping
Thursday August 8, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am AEST
Room: P1

9:15am AEST

KEYNOTE: STEAMing ahead: Leading teaching and learning in Australian schools with High Possibility Classrooms
This keynote will share research evidence from three recent studies (2016-18) I conducted with more than 60 school teachers in NSW where improving teacher agency in S T E A M was central. Innovative approaches to teaching and learning using the pedagogical framework of High Possibility Classrooms was found to be effective as it supports inquiry, design thinking and engineering processes that foster powerful integrated learning experiences for students. The focus in the most recent study involving middle-level leaders in six schools used teams of coaches who worked with less experienced colleagues where many of the participants reported increased collegiality, a renewed sense of professionalism and a preparedness to take greater risks in teaching and learning involving large groups of students. Examples of successful practices from each of the studies, as well as the more challenging issues such research invites, will be teased out and discussed.

Find out more about High Possibility Classrooms @ https://www.highpossibilityclassrooms.com/

This keynote address is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jane Hunter

Dr Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
I am a former primary and high school teacher. At present I am conducting a series of postdoctoral research studies to build teacher capacity in STEM and STEAM in NSW and Victorian schools. My work reinforces the importance of teacher professional learning and building teacher capacity... Read More →



Thursday August 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:20am AEST
Room: P1

10:25am AEST

Morning Tea
Take some time to relax over a cup of tea or coffee whilst mingling with your colleagues and the sponsors. Now is a good chance to learn about the new trends in digital technologies for teachers and schools. The sponsor staff are here to support your goals, please visit them to say Hi.

Thursday August 8, 2019 10:25am - 10:55am AEST
Level 1 Foyer

11:00am AEST

Making Schooling About Learning
Haeata Community Campus is a new school a new school set up in post earthquake Christchurch, born out of the closure of four schools in a deprived urban area, is challenging every status quo that exists in our normal thinking about schools.
Haeata is a Year 1-13 urban school with approximately 1000 students.
Our curriculum is built around a dispositional foundation where students and teachers focus first and foremost on building their dispositions from within and then on building on these for all other learning. Then other learning is developed around on an inquiry learning approach for all students from 5 through to 18 years and how that looks developmentally appropriate at different stages of the schooling experience.
Collaborative practice is a feature for both teachers and students with up to 25 teachers working together to support the programs of learning for groups of up to 400 students.
In Session One we will share our journey with you and illustrate how we are challenging the status quo in schools and in education in the way we deliver and construct learning. There will be opportunities for you to spend some time comparing and contrasting your school’s learning design and delivery and create an action plan for what you could go back to school and implement differently. 
This hands-on session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Karyn Gray

Karyn Gray

Director of Learning, Haeata Community Campus
Karyn is currently a Kaihautū Whakako ( Director of Learning) at Haeata Community Campus in Christchurch. Prior to this Karyn has been a Principal of Te Karaka Area School, Hataitai School in Wellington and International School Nadi in Fiji. Karyn is a passionate advocate of the... Read More →
avatar for Jono Broom

Jono Broom

Kaiarahi (Team Leader, Haeata Community Campus


Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M9

11:00am AEST

Spotlight: The Future Starts Here: Beginning AI, machine learning, data ethics and learning analytics conversations in schools
This hands-on workshop is designed to provoke thinking about the future frontiers of K-12 education that are awakened by what might be important to understand in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data ethics and learning analytics. What will these spheres of digital activity require of school leaders, teachers and students? For example: How can schools prepare for an AI future? What is important? Groups of participants in this session will work through a series of carefully constructed scenarios that can be shared with colleagues back at school to begin conversations about technological change where 'personalised learning' and learning alongside 'dashboards and robots' will become increasingly more common. The future starts here …

Read a Blog Post about AI here: https://www.highpossibilityclassrooms.com/ai-content-versus-soft-skills-and-more-stem-teachers-big-issues-for-school-education-in-australia/

This hands-on workshop is suitable for:  K-12

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jane Hunter

Dr Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
I am a former primary and high school teacher. At present I am conducting a series of postdoctoral research studies to build teacher capacity in STEM and STEAM in NSW and Victorian schools. My work reinforces the importance of teacher professional learning and building teacher capacity... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: P1

11:00am AEST

The Inclusive Classroom: Using Microsoft Technology to meet Additional Learning Needs
Limited Capacity full

Microsoft's mission is to empower ALL people and all organisations to achieve more. The classroom is no different. Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications like Office, together with other assistive technologies, offer features that make computers easier to use for everyone – giving teachers the opportunity to provide personalised learning, and students an improved experience and equal opportunity in the classroom.
Participants will:
  • see how Windows 10 and Office 365 can transform their students’ educational experience and personalise learning
  • experience Learning Tools that improve reading comprehension and writing
  • learn how students can demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text and be equipped with productivity and collaborative tools, and skills they will use throughout their lives.
To get the most out of this workshop please bring a PC and your Office 365 login details (usually your school email and password). This hands-on workshop  suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Troy Waller

Troy Waller

Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft
Troy Waller is a Learning Delivery Specialist at Microsoft. He works directly with teachers and school leaders to integrate technology to better reach learning outcomes and engage and motivate students. He is keenly interested in technology as an aid for additional learning needs... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M7

11:00am AEST

Facilitating Rich Personalised Learning Time
The most powerful way to provide students with authentic learning experiences based on their interests is to create time for them to work on a project of their own design. Together we will explore school strategies for facilitating rich Personalised Learning Time including; making time available in timetables, flexible learning and resource spaces, methods to promote student self-management and project management skills, and the role of a teacher when the students create their own curriculum.

This discussion is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Lipinski

Sandra Lipinski

eLearning Manager, Silkwood School
Sandra is a specialist in the design and development of eLearning – digital learning resources and educational delivery through Personalised Learning. Expertise which was developed during 20 years as a classroom teacher in the areas of Visual Arts, Film, Media and Computer Studies... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M10

11:00am AEST

Spotlight: What is STEM/STEAM? Am I integrating and teaching it to best maximise student engagement?
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Grant will strip STEAM back to its core and discuss the philosophy of STEAM/STEAM and effective pedagogical content knowledge essential for teaching STEM/STEAM. Delegates will walk away with practical ideas on how to implement authentic STEAM lessons into the classroom.

This presentation is suitable for: Primary

Speakers
avatar for Grant Jones

Grant Jones

ICT and Innovations Leader, Seven Hills West Public School
Grant has been at the forefront of ICT and Innovations in all the schools he has worked at across both the public and private school systems. In his current role, Grant works alongside staff in integrating innovative practices into the classroom. Grant was the first to graduate with... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M6

11:00am AEST

Personal Learning Environments - The tools students need to succeed
Students today need to be able to effectively use a range of digital tools as part of their learning. This session will look at a range of tools that we need to be teaching students to use to be successful at school and beyond. Collectively these tools are known as a Personal Learning Environment.
STEAM projects typically require students to engage with a variety of tasks that require knowledge of various tools. The tools will change depending on age and subjects studied, but students should maintain a digital toolbox that they are comfortable using.
This session will highlight some of the tools that should be included in a student's (and teachers) digital toolbox.
Participants will collaborate to create a list of various tools that might form the basis of a PLE that can be used by their staff and students.

This hands-on discussion is suitable for: Secondary

Speakers
avatar for James Jenkins

James Jenkins

Director of Digital Pedagogy, Canterbury College
As Director of Digital Pedagogy at Canterbury College, I work with teachers and students to use Digital technology effectively in Teaching and learning.Canterbury is a P-12 school, so I have the privilege of working with different age groups on a large variety of projects.I enjoy... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M8

12:10pm AEST

Bringing Everyone Together: Creating a Shared Vision for Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Being future-focused, envisioning exciting possibilities and enlisting others in a shared view of the future is an important lever for change. But how do you make this vision compelling? What language do you use? What are the key strategies in ensuring its success?
During this session, Adrian will share the process he used in creating a shared vision for the future of learning at The Geelong College and explain how it has ensured a full alignment in purpose and language. He will explain how a shared language of what you value in learning builds culture and gives everyone a chance to rethink learning in new, novel and exciting ways.
Adrian will discuss empowered and innovative learning cultures and how he thinks it is necessary to bring teachers and students together around a focal point for collaboration. Participants will leave with tools and frameworks that can be immediately put to use in their own contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Camm

Adrian Camm

Deputy Principal, Teaching and Learning, Mentone Grammar
Adrian Camm is an educator, leader and speaker who explores the intersection of culture, learning and design.He is currently the Director of Teaching & Learning at The Geelong College where he leads the teaching and learning of 1400 students and 350 staff. Adrian is also the Director... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: P1

12:10pm AEST

Bias to action - using hacks to create a culture of innovation
Limited Capacity filling up

Small intentional actions that push or pull teachers towards innovation is an effective way to bring about a cultural shift. Drawing on the Stanford d schools principles of "hacking for school improvement", this session shares leadership strategies that support teachers to step out of their comfort zone and experience the range of emotions encountered when taking innovative risks. Two projects (digital solutions to litter, gamification) will be shared, showing how these small hacks have led to empowering teachers to leap through the curtain of fear, to let go of the curriculum, and see student centred learning ideas come to action with strong authentic connections to local and wider community. The session will address leadership considerations, resourcing, coaching, community connections, pedagogy, and reflections. It also considers that we need to nurture these mindsets and skills in students as well as teachers in order to create cultures of progressive education.

This session is suitable for: Primary

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Purdie

Hilary Purdie

Digital Learning Leader, Taroona Primary School
After 8 years in outdoor education, Hilary embarked on a challenge to create the same incredible learning that happens in outdoor ed within the constraints of the institution of “the school”. 15 years ago learning through experimentation, collaborating to solve real problems... Read More →
avatar for Megan Tubb

Megan Tubb

Primary Classroom teacher (Digital Coach), Taroona Primary School
Megan Tubb is a Primary Classroom teacher motivated to provide opportunities for students to develop their independence and confidence through authentic learning. Working within an upper primary setting at Taroona Primary School, she continues to challenge herself finding innovative... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M7

12:10pm AEST

Innovation as a classroom subject
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session we will talk through the journey of “Innovation as a Classroom Subject” from the seed of an idea to its fruition as a subject and its ongoing evolution. It is a story of collaboration, of risk-taking and the idea that learning should not only challenge students and teachers but that there is room for fun and creativity amongst the school day. We base the course around design thinking and it is modelled on google genius hour. Students learn some basic skills in AR/VR, Sketchup and MCEdu. These skills are then used to create solutions to real-world problems. We currently do not assess this course in year 6/7 and are seeking to shift assessment paradigms for innovation as a tie-in to being disruptive and the future of innovation as a classroom subject.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Zarb and Jon Roberts

Matt Zarb and Jon Roberts

Head of Design and Technologies/Innovation and Digital Technologies teacher, Helena College WA
Matt Zarb is a Food Technology teacher who also teaches Innovation and some Digital Technologies. He loves to play with technology and often gets it wrong before he gets it right…but that's part of the journey and part of the fun! You'll find Matt tweeting as @mattoman71 or waiting... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M6

12:10pm AEST

Flipping, OneNoting and Innovating the Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

At Meridan we have created a unique digital curriculum students are engaging with at home and school to bring about great results. Participants will engage in some prior learning in an authentic flipped lesson model as our Meridan SC students would do on a daily basis. Through OneNote, our students access explicit teaching videos, interactive activities, and games, worked examples and differentiated learning activities to cater for the range of learners.
All participants will take away a fully functioning digital platform.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Secondary

Speakers
avatar for Andy Manttan

Andy Manttan

HOD Mathematics, Meridan State College
Andy has taught in several regional and metropolitan Queensland schools as well as a stint in the UK. He is a passionate leader with a focus on creating 21st century mathematics classrooms where students engage with technology and interact with a variety of digital tools. Students... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M8

12:10pm AEST

Droning In The Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Everywhere you turn these days there are stories about drones and how they are going to change the way we live. The big question is how can schools leverage this interest? Programmable and other entry level drones are now priced very keenly. Even higher level machines are being used productively in education settings. From developing understandings of the physics of flight through maths and engineering activities and more, drones have a lot to offer students from middle school and beyond. This session will explore some school based drone options and how they might be utilised.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Years 4 to 12

Speakers
avatar for John Pearce

John Pearce

Tutor, Deakin University
Having spent more than thirty years teaching in primary schools John Pearce now tutors at Deakin University. John’s ongoing interest in both science and also the use of ICT across the curriculum has seen him present at local, national and international conferences. Lately he has... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Foyer 2 (Makers Lounge)

12:10pm AEST

STEAM into the Humanities
This hands-on workshop starts with the provocation “Can you bring Australia to life?” Using a combination of traditional craft and programming, participants can choose a part of the Australian History, Culture or Geography and present their understanding as a model or interactive display. Using the Hummingbird microcontroller and SNAP programming language, participants will use their creativity, curiosity, problem-solving and design skills to bring their creation to life. The main aim underpinning this session is for participants to be in control of their learning, while the presenter facilitates and guides learning, not directly instructing. All the resources will be available, while the use of peers and the internet of things can help participants overcome any problems they may face. Providing related curriculum documents will also give purpose as to “WHY” participants have chosen their particular outcome. This activity will be conducted in small groups so high level collaborative and group work skills can be developed. A great activity to also try in literacy sessions but can be manipulated to suit any class, subject or context. Participants will need to download the 'SNAP' software onto their computer prior to attending this hands-on workshop, suitable for K-12.

Speakers
avatar for James Colbert

James Colbert

Year 5 Learning Mentor, The Geelong College
James is a Year 5 Learning Mentor at The Geelong College Middle School in Victoria. He currently teaches in a team of 3 teachers with 65 students in an open planned classroom. The theme of the Year 5 curriculum is Designing the Future, where students are immersed in the Maker-Centred... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M10

1:00pm AEST

Lunch
Take some time to relax over lunch whilst mingling with your colleagues and the sponsors. Now is a good chance to learn about the new trends in digital technologies for teachers and schools. The sponsor staff are here to support your goals, please visit them to say Hi.

Thursday August 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Level 1 Foyer

1:15pm AEST

Office 365 Training Lab - 3D Model Animations in PowerPoint 365
Limited Capacity filling up

Bring along your device loaded with PowerPoint 365 and play along in this interactive session where you will learn how to create 3D Model Animations in PowerPoint. Great opportunity to ask questions and get the tips and tricks I have learned along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Anderson

Belinda Anderson

Microsoft Office Trainer, The Training Lady
I have been training in Microsoft products since 2000 not long after I started working at a Computer Training company, focused on the Education market in South West Sydney. I have quite a list of Microsoft certifications and am passionate about helping corporate workers and educators... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm AEST
Foyer 1 (Interactive Lounge)

1:30pm AEST

Lunch Workshop: ELMO Document Cameras – Classroom and Teaching Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and discover new ways to use an ELMO document camera in a Digital Classroom. ELMO sets the benchmark in design and functionality for teachers and students alike with the goal to complement pre-existing classroom technology. Having been a well-known brand in the classroom over many years ELMO strives to continue to simplify the learning experience in a more visual and interactive way. Technology doesn't need to be complicated and ELMO proves that. Be shown how to introduce a document camera into your classroom workflow and help simplify your teaching experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Britt

Michael Britt

ELMO Product Specialist, C.R Kennedy Pty Ltd
Michael has been working as a Product Specialist for ELMO document cameras and educational products since 2010. In addition to this through his long association in the Photographic industry, it helps him promote the importance of using imaging products such as document cameras within... Read More →



Thursday August 8, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm AEST
Room: M6

2:00pm AEST

Augmented or Virtual, It's a Reality In Schools
If you’ve clicked on a QR Code or if you joined in the Pokemon Go craze then you’ve involved yourself with another ‘reality’, one virtual, the other augmented. Whilst higher-end applications of both may be beyond most schools there are some very cost effective entry options available too. In this session, we will explore some virtual and augmented reality options that can be used in your science classroom both for consumption of content as well as ones that can be used for sharing learning and understandings.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Years 4 to 12

Speakers
avatar for John Pearce

John Pearce

Tutor, Deakin University
Having spent more than thirty years teaching in primary schools John Pearce now tutors at Deakin University. John’s ongoing interest in both science and also the use of ICT across the curriculum has seen him present at local, national and international conferences. Lately he has... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Foyer 2 (Makers Lounge)

2:00pm AEST

Minecraft across the Curriculum
As teachers, we are always looking for the hook to draw kids in and make the learning real. Engagement through game-based learning and immersion through simulation are now readily available in many different digital variants. I first presented 6 years ago when my Minecraft journey was very young. Since 2013, I have learnt so much, created many educational environments and crossed nearly every curriculum area and age group. We live in an age where kids are coming to school ready to learn digitally. In my session, I will show you how I use Minecraft, what the kids do and how it's not all about one program. Please join me to see how an idea and some imagination can make every kid want to be in your class next year.

See Minecraft in my school featured on Nine News - https://www.facebook.com/9NewsAdelaide/videos/340609863385789/

This session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Steve Whitehead

Steve Whitehead

Learning Technologies Coordinator, Ardtornish Primary School
While living in central London in the early 2000's I was given the opportunity to coordinate the schools minuscule IT area. I loved my position despite the job's frustrations of no budget and terrible existing hardware. With the enlistment of talented parents and colleagues, we got... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Room: M10

2:00pm AEST

Office 365 Training Lab - Microsoft Forms
Bring along your device connected to WiFi so we can undertake this interactive session together and explore Microsoft Forms. Create quizzes, surveys, and polls and watch as students respond and the results are returned. See how you can use a form inside Microsoft Sway for an even more interactive experience. Great opportunity to ask questions and gain some new knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Anderson

Belinda Anderson

Microsoft Office Trainer, The Training Lady
I have been training in Microsoft products since 2000 not long after I started working at a Computer Training company, focused on the Education market in South West Sydney. I have quite a list of Microsoft certifications and am passionate about helping corporate workers and educators... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Foyer 1 (Interactive Lounge)

2:00pm AEST

Creative Pedagogy: Implications for Learning Space Design
Limited Capacity full

The importance of creativity as an attribute of the 21st Century learner is now widely acknowledged and a global trend across all disciplines. To meet both current and future needs of both students and society all levels of education must develop and support creativity in learners.
This session was developed to outline the range of creative disciplines, the diversity and interconnectedness of the disciplines, and how this is reflected in the needs for appropriate pedagogical models and consequently spaces for learning, both formal and informal. A number of pedagogical models focussed on supporting and encouraging creativity are currently in practice. However, new models are emerging as creative disciplines are becoming augmented with new and innovative technologies, including biotechnologies, and the vast possibilities of contemporary creative media. A Creative Pedagogy in the absence of creative arts is still essential for any meaningful STEM engagement.
This session addresses the Creative Disciplines of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Design Arts, Media Arts, Literary Arts and Hybrid Arts and explains the need for a comprehensive and inclusive Creative Curricula. Creative disciplines are diverse yet interconnected and whilst individually unique, they are essentially interdisciplinary and linked to needs of cultural and social contexts and professional practice. Engaging students in creative disciplines is linked to the learners through the affective dimensions of the curriculum and motivational factors, and involves experiential learning situated in authentic learning contexts. Design considerations for spaces for learning for creative disciplines must focus beyond contemporary requirement and allow for future expansion or rearrangement depending on needs and areas of development.

This session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Kim Flintoff

Kim Flintoff

Learning Futures Advisor, Curtin University
Although perceived by many as an educational commentator, I am currently working as an education futurist drawing on my experience as a seasoned educator who has worked at all levels and sectors of education K-12, higher education, state, CEO and independent, locally, nationally and... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Room: M7

2:00pm AEST

Redefining teacher roles in learning spaces; a workshop on blending digital and direct teaching (Part 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Pedagogical trends are shifting towards digital learning technologies that allow for the customisation of learning experiences for the range of students within a standard classroom. Currently, there is an abundance of technology, each offering its own specialty, are there platforms which offer it all? Streamlining assessment and focusing on effective, immediate feedback for learning is a key consideration when designing and implementing a purposeful use of technology in the classroom. Explore how certain digital technology allows students to be supported in higher-order thinking tasks, differentiation of content, and for the creation of learnings tasks that were previously inconceivable. A consideration being addressed is the question of “is this technology making my tasks better?” The intention is to discuss the use of Education Perfect as a digital technology, and how the role of a teacher shifts when converging both classic and 21st-century learning skills. This workshop will be an interactive session that displays and instructs creating online, student-driven learning tools to complement teacher consolidation of content.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Secondary

Speakers
avatar for Josh McQuade

Josh McQuade

Science Teacher, St. Monica's College, Epping
As a Graduate level teacher at St. Monica's College, Epping, I enjoy using technology in the classroom in purposeful ways. I strive to reduce teacher workload, eliminate redundant systems, and make face-to-face time with students effective and personalised.


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Room: M9

2:00pm AEST

Lessons from the field: Planning authentic STEM and STEAM learning using the pedagogical framework of High Possibility Classrooms
This hands-on workshop features case study examples from research in 14 primary schools (K-6) that used the pedagogical framework of High Possibility Classrooms (HPC) to build teacher capacity in the STEM disciplines. Frequently teachers in the 10 week to 18 month long studies enacted the STEM disciplines to also include deep engagement with the Arts and Humanities. Participants in this session will engage with the conceptions and themes in the HPC framework and then prototype their understanding to develop an integrated unit of work in STEM and/or STEAM suited to their context.

Watch Jane's TED style talk at UTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLn3xax74ys

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Primary

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jane Hunter

Dr Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney
I am a former primary and high school teacher. At present I am conducting a series of postdoctoral research studies to build teacher capacity in STEM and STEAM in NSW and Victorian schools. My work reinforces the importance of teacher professional learning and building teacher capacity... Read More →



Thursday August 8, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Room: M6

3:00pm AEST

KEYNOTE: So you want to lead a digital school?
Education in the age of digital disruption creates both challenge and opportunity. Reports cite statistics of jobs that will no longer exist in the next twenty years whilst the exponential march of progress gives us glimpses of the jobs that haven’t yet been invented. Whilst education is much more than just preparation for a life of work, schools at the leading edge are now grappling with how to provide opportunities for students and teachers to engage with new and emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain and Brain-Machine Interfaces, struggling with the consequences of real-time language translation and attempting to cultivate the right pedagogical conditions for students to develop the attitudes, morals, ethics, dispositions and skills needed for a life of learning.

In this keynote, Adrian will explore how organizations can advance a culture of innovation in a time that is inherently more complex; where the educational discourse has never been more contested; and how as leaders we can make smarter decisions when we don’t have all the facts. He will argue that educational leaders need to think about digital transformation from a systems perspective and build an organizational culture that encourages ubiquitous leadership in a networked web of organized chaos. By sharing practical examples, experiences and profoundly moving personal stories, Adrian will convince you that in order to lead a digital school, we may in fact need to focus less on technology, and more on what makes us human.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Camm

Adrian Camm

Deputy Principal, Teaching and Learning, Mentone Grammar
Adrian Camm is an educator, leader and speaker who explores the intersection of culture, learning and design.He is currently the Director of Teaching & Learning at The Geelong College where he leads the teaching and learning of 1400 students and 350 staff. Adrian is also the Director... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEST
Room: P1
 
Friday, August 9
 

8:30am AEST

9:00am AEST

Welcome, Housekeeping & Sponsor Address (SEQTA)
Friday August 9, 2019 9:00am - 9:20am AEST
Room: P1

9:20am AEST

KEYNOTE: Learning: Blended? Online? Face to Face? - The importance of pedagogy before technology in a digital landscape
Technology provides teachers with an influential way to engage students, inform and differentiate instruction, document assessment and empower students to own their learning. However, if we want technology to be a transformative force in our schools, you have to start with the “why?”
While technology has its place, we first and foremost want to make sure we’re prioritizing effective pedagogy and not simply masking bad practice” (Vargas, 2009)

In this keynote, we aim to share our journey on how through the use of design thinking methodologies we have developed blended learning courses which support quality cohesive teaching and learning within a blended learning landscape across multiple campuses within Haileybury. We aim to look at what are the key aims of a blended learning model and how this differs across the different ages and stages of schooling.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Sayer

Lauren Sayer

Director of Learning Technologies and Design, Haileybury


Friday August 9, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am AEST
Room: P1

10:25am AEST

Morning Tea
Take some time to relax over a cup of tea or coffee whilst mingling with your colleagues and the sponsors. Now is a good chance to learn about the new trends in digital technologies for teachers and schools. The sponsor staff are here to support your goals, please visit them to say Hi.

Friday August 9, 2019 10:25am - 10:55am AEST
Level 1 Foyer

11:00am AEST

Alone, We Can Do So Little......
Haeata Community Campus is a new school new school set up in post earthquake Christchurch, born out of the closure of four schools in a deprived urban area, is challenging every status quo that exists in our normal thinking about schools.
Haeata is a Year 1-13 urban school with approximately 1000 students.
Our curriculum is built around a dispositional foundation where students and teachers focus first and foremost on building their dispositions from within and then on building on these for all other learning. Then other learning is developed around on an inquiry learning approach for all students from 5 through to 18 years and how that looks developmentally appropriate at different stages of the schooling experience.
Collaborative practice is a feature for both teachers and students with up to 25 teachers working together to support the programs of learning for groups of up to 400 students.
We have spent considerable time revisiting what the role of a teacher and what the role of the student is in our school. 
In Session Two we will share our journey with you and illustrate how we are changing the roles and actions of teachers for leading learning in our environment. There will be opportunities for you to spend some time assessing what the roles of teachers are in your institution and creating a plan for analysing how well these understandings are transferred into practice.
This hands-on session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Karyn Gray

Karyn Gray

Director of Learning, Haeata Community Campus
Karyn is currently a Kaihautū Whakako ( Director of Learning) at Haeata Community Campus in Christchurch. Prior to this Karyn has been a Principal of Te Karaka Area School, Hataitai School in Wellington and International School Nadi in Fiji. Karyn is a passionate advocate of the... Read More →
avatar for Jono Broom

Jono Broom

Kaiarahi (Team Leader, Haeata Community Campus


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M9

11:00am AEST

Effective use of technology across the curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

If technology can make a lesson more: Engaging, Effective or Efficient, why not include it?
This session is not about students being on devices all day, but rather the idea that most lessons can use some technology to do things better.
Although some subject areas traditionally have used technology more than others, there is scope for its use across many curriculum areas.
In this session, I will discuss some of the ways that Canterbury College has been using digital technology across the curriculum.
I will also highlight a range of tools that you can use to bring digital technologies into various curriculum areas.
Participants will be asked to identify a curriculum area in their school that they would like to make more Engaging, Effective or Efficient. They will have the opportunity to discuss and start planning some ways to do this using digital technology.

This hands-on discussion is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for James Jenkins

James Jenkins

Director of Digital Pedagogy, Canterbury College
As Director of Digital Pedagogy at Canterbury College, I work with teachers and students to use Digital technology effectively in Teaching and learning.Canterbury is a P-12 school, so I have the privilege of working with different age groups on a large variety of projects.I enjoy... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M8

11:00am AEST

Spotlight: It Takes a Village to Raise a School
In July 2017 Curtin University announced the establishment of the Learning Futures Network to acknowledge the growing interest by K-12 schools to have a more meaningful and engaged relationship with Curtin University and other partners focussed on learning, education, arts and culture, the future of work, global sustainable development, science and technology. Since then it has grown to a network of over 150 organisations.
The Learning Futures Network aims to create the social infrastructure, resources and context to develop more authentic and future-aware processes to support transformation and collaboration across student learning, school and staff development, and connections between and across higher education, industry, cultural and community organisations and the public sector. The Learning Futures Network also provides an avenue for schools to learn about the expectations of higher education, alternative entry pathways, Direct Entry Portfolio processes, teacher professional learning and postgraduate opportunities, and to be more proactive in collaborative engagements with higher education.
Students often struggle to find connections with topics and approaches provided in regular classroom settings – the Learning Futures Network provides a wider range of interest areas and more challenging opportunities to learn in novel, connected and global ways:
A seven-year-long study by Judith Harackiewicz showed that interest predicted long term learning outcomes more accurately than students’ initial grades in a course. In general, writes Harackiewicz, “research has found that interest is a more powerful predictor of future choices than prior achievement or demographic variables.” The research of Paul Silvia suggests that to be interesting, material must be novel, complex, and comprehensible. [from Fortifying Interest in a Distracted World].
Schools in the network can benefit through:
– Co-developing engaging workshops for staff and students to create new products and to deepen school partnerships;
– Increased opportunities for collaboration with other schools, industry partners, community and cultural partners;
– Primary schools can connect with, and align their strategies more relevantly with high schools;
– Regional schools can begin to bridge the opportunity gaps and become more connected with others.
This recent study makes several recommendations about school partnerships and finds positive outcomes in many areas:
The Australian Industry Group. (2017). Strengthening School-Industry STEM Skills Partnerships.
Melbourne, Australia: Office of the Chief Scientist.

This session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Kim Flintoff

Kim Flintoff

Learning Futures Advisor, Curtin University
Although perceived by many as an educational commentator, I am currently working as an education futurist drawing on my experience as a seasoned educator who has worked at all levels and sectors of education K-12, higher education, state, CEO and independent, locally, nationally and... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: P1

11:00am AEST

Innovation in Action (Rapid Prototyping)
In this hands-on workshop, we will design and build a prototype of a product designed for a target audience. This is a cheap and effective example of a classroom activity that can be adapted for any year group to teach about the concept of Innovation, rapid prototyping, feedback and iteration, along with redesigning and scaling. Once complete, you can take home your amazing prototype to show off to your friends and family!

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Secondary

Speakers
avatar for Matt Zarb and Jon Roberts

Matt Zarb and Jon Roberts

Head of Design and Technologies/Innovation and Digital Technologies teacher, Helena College WA
Matt Zarb is a Food Technology teacher who also teaches Innovation and some Digital Technologies. He loves to play with technology and often gets it wrong before he gets it right…but that's part of the journey and part of the fun! You'll find Matt tweeting as @mattoman71 or waiting... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M6

11:00am AEST

Spotlight: Abandoning ‘The Age of Manufacture’ concept: How collaboration works for learners and teachers
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Following on from extensive community consultation in 2016 we began the 2017 school year with multi-level classes in collaborative learning environments. Paekākāriki is a small village and it was important to us that our school reflected the village values and philosophies. It no longer seemed right for us to separate children based on their age, these were children who joined clubs and sports teams with younger and older peers, they played with others in their neighbourhood based on similar interests, not a similar age. We carefully planned out how this could be actioned within our school setting, a setting that still had a very traditional physical layout.
We began 2017 with 3 learning areas; our first area is aimed at supporting transition into school for our 4 – 5 year olds and their families, the second space is for those more settled into school (typically years 2 – 4), and the third space is for the students in Year 5 – 8. Students work in these spaces with a number of teachers based on needs and interests.
Adjusting to this new way of working provided challenges for many families and learners. Some students and their families took to the changes quickly and with ease, for others it has been a more difficult process as change can be very uncomfortable. Spending time educating our community about how this works on a day to day basis has been important. Families are given the option of having siblings join the same ‘whānau’ class or to be separated – there has been an appreciation for this choice and families are able to do what works best for them.
Students are now reporting higher levels of enjoyment of school, they have more flexibility over their learning programmes as they are not having to wait for others, they can move on and work with other students as needed. Being exposed to a wider range of skills and opinions is also helpful. There is a sense that behaviour is calmer as students know and understand others better.
Adjusting to this new way of working provided challenges for us as teachers and leaders. Teaching teams required more time together to plan and problem solve so we had to make some changes to our meeting schedules to enable this to happen.
Our ongoing considerations are:
  • Reporting to parents; who does this and how?
  • Methods of communications; when students interact with several teachers how do we ensure consistent messages?
  • Timetabling; a new but necessary consideration in the primary setting and something that is constantly being evaluated.
  • Meeting the needs of all learners and focusing on engaging all; how is this happening? by whom?
  • The digital tools that make this easier; there are many tools for planning, collaboration, and sharing and we need to find the ones that are the best fit for our context.
This session is suitable for: Primary

Speakers
avatar for Julia Bevin

Julia Bevin

Principal, Paekakariki School
After completing a BA in Psychology and Education in the early 90's I trained as a primary school teacher. I have worked in several NZ primary schools and have always held onto a desire to be better today than I was yesterday, to always consider what is possible and to focus on how... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M7

11:00am AEST

Students tracking students – the many ways to feedback
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The movement away from teachers tracking student progress to students tracking their progress and sharing their learning success at Meridan has taken a few years to accomplish, but we’re now down the path into a student lead focus and tracking of learning.
We will demonstrate a number of ways to track progress and give feedback to students making the student in charge of knowing their next learning need. Attendees will walk away with a number of resources ready to implement in their classroom.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Secondary

Speakers
avatar for Andy Manttan

Andy Manttan

HOD Mathematics, Meridan State College
Andy has taught in several regional and metropolitan Queensland schools as well as a stint in the UK. He is a passionate leader with a focus on creating 21st century mathematics classrooms where students engage with technology and interact with a variety of digital tools. Students... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M10

11:00am AEST

Spotlight: STEM In The Family
Limited Capacity seats available

Promoting STEM in schools is important but can be greatly enhanced when parents and the community are also bought on board. One way to do this is via Family Science and Engineering, an opportunity for students to work alongside parents in a fun learning environment. In this session, we will explore some models for running such sessions as well as engage with a number of activities that can be used to run your own Family STEM activity.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Years P to 10

Speakers
avatar for John Pearce

John Pearce

Tutor, Deakin University
Having spent more than thirty years teaching in primary schools John Pearce now tutors at Deakin University. John’s ongoing interest in both science and also the use of ICT across the curriculum has seen him present at local, national and international conferences. Lately he has... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Foyer 2 (Makers Lounge)

12:10pm AEST

Amplify learning through insight and impact
Hattie (2012) states that a teachers role “is to evaluate the effect I have on my students”. It is to know their impact and understand their impact and then “act on this knowing and understanding”.
This session will explore the role that teachers have in evaluating their impact on student learning and share some of the tools that are available to support schools in this process. The following questions will be explored:
  • Why is it important for schools to rigorously track individual student progress?       
  • What is the impact of teaching in your school? How do you know?
  • How do you measure student progress – at individual, class or year level?
  • What tools do you use to measure progress?
  • How often do you use your data to identify students who are making significant progress and also showing high achievement?
  • How are you supporting those students who are making little progress and showing no improvement in their achievement?
  • How are you using your standardized testing information to identify these students eg. Naplan
  • What other tools could you use to measure student progress?
  • How can you get an overview of all aspects of an individual student including, attendance history, pastoral/well-being information, involvement in the life of the school eg. co-curricular, leadership, service, camps?
This session will examine how to monitor student progress across all the domains listed above using the following questions as a lens:
Where am I going?
How am I going?
Where to next?
Bibliography
Hattie, J. (2012). Visible learning for teachers: Maximizing impact on learning. New York: Routledge.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards

Senior Education Consultant, SEQTA Software
Kim Edwards has over 30 years’ experience as a teacher educator, instructional leader, classroom practitioner, and Deputy Principal. She currently works as a Senior Education Consultant for SEQTA Software. Kim is a very experienced workshop facilitator, delivering a range of workshops... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M8

12:10pm AEST

School Innovation and Personalised Learning - The Silkwood Way
Limited Capacity seats available

At Silkwood, we have deliberately designed an innovative workplace culture around a high-performance and continual improvement approach to enable us to successfully deliver on our mission: "To create innovative, small learning communities led by Advisors, who use the world as their campus, to support Young People to develop personalised learning pathways".
Silkwood School has been working for a very long time with a focus on personalised learning. We have Advisors, rather than teachers, who guide student-driven, integrated, individual curriculum. All students have Personal Learning Time for student devised project work with real-world experiences, mentor programs and internships. Flexible Learning Spaces; Environmental, Indigenous and Entrepreneurial education programs; and assessment based on tracking students on personal learning journey; are also features of The Silkwood Way.
We are transformational. Continual innovation and the School’s specifically designed Improvement Process ensures that our school’s Strategic Plan cascades down through the organisation. We value the sharing of all voices in school improvement processes and have designed deliberate processes for ongoing collaboration and consultation in the school; with all staff, students and families actively involved. The outcome is a way of operating a school where empowerment and learning are at its heart.

This session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Terry O'Hanlon-Rose

Terry O'Hanlon-Rose

Principal, Silkwood School
Terry O’Hanlon-Rose, Principal of Silkwood School, is an Australian leading educator and researcher.  In 2009, he received one of seven National scholarships awarded by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), “Working in partnerships with VET organizations... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M10

12:10pm AEST

Preparing our students for the future ahead, one STEAM task at a time
In this hands-on workshop, Grant will showcase the importance of authentic STEAM programs and how these programs are geared toward future-focused learning principles. Delegates will see examples of tried and tested STEAM ideas and how they have promoted future-focused learning principles. Grant will have some spheros on hand to do some STEAM activities where you'll work through a design process working in teams to create something. Grant will also draw on current research through this presentation.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Primary

Speakers
avatar for Grant Jones

Grant Jones

ICT and Innovations Leader, Seven Hills West Public School
Grant has been at the forefront of ICT and Innovations in all the schools he has worked at across both the public and private school systems. In his current role, Grant works alongside staff in integrating innovative practices into the classroom. Grant was the first to graduate with... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M6

12:10pm AEST

The use of video in Blended Learning models
A lack of consensus on a definition of blended learning has led to difficulties in research on its effectiveness in the classroom. Blended learning in our setting refers to our courses that combine online digital media with our face to face teacher instruction.
In this hands-on workshop participants will get to gain an understanding of our use of multimedia, video and lightboard technology to support flipped lessons and begin to plan out the development of their own video series around key learning outcomes to support students understanding around key knowledge and skills.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Sayer

Lauren Sayer

Director of Learning Technologies and Design, Haileybury


Friday August 9, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: P1

12:10pm AEST

Redefining Teacher roles in learning spaces; a workshop on building a framework for digital and direct teaching (Part 2)
You need to have selected Part 1 (Thursday 8 August at 2.00pm in order for Part 2 to be meaningful to you......

Pedagogical trends are shifting towards Digital learning technologies that allow for the customisation of learning experiences for the range of students within a standard classroom. Currently, there is an abundance of redundant, inefficient uses of technology. Streamlining assessment and focusing on effective, immediate feedback for learning is a key consideration when designing and implementing a purposeful use of technology in the classroom. Discover how to support students in higher-order thinking tasks and allow for the creation of learnings tasks that were previously inconceivable and addressed the question of; “is this technology making my tasks better?” The intention is to use technology that converges both classic and 21st-century learning skills. This workshop will be an interactive session that displays and instructs creating online, student-driven learning tools to complement teacher consolidation of content.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Secondary

Speakers
avatar for Josh McQuade

Josh McQuade

Science Teacher, St. Monica's College, Epping
As a Graduate level teacher at St. Monica's College, Epping, I enjoy using technology in the classroom in purposeful ways. I strive to reduce teacher workload, eliminate redundant systems, and make face-to-face time with students effective and personalised.


Friday August 9, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M9

12:10pm AEST

Engineering Robots
So you’ve purchased a Sphero or two? Perhaps you’ve had your students make a maze or two? Maybe you’ve thought about getting some Mindstorms but they’re a little costly or you’re wondering how else can you integrate robots. In this hands-on session you will get to look at a range of robotic options and consider how to use them to engage in the Engineering Design or Design Thinking Process.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: Years 4 to 12

Speakers
avatar for John Pearce

John Pearce

Tutor, Deakin University
Having spent more than thirty years teaching in primary schools John Pearce now tutors at Deakin University. John’s ongoing interest in both science and also the use of ICT across the curriculum has seen him present at local, national and international conferences. Lately he has... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Foyer 2 (Makers Lounge)

12:10pm AEST

An Introduction to Minecraft: Education Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Students live in a digital world already, and Minecraft: Education Edition is a way to bring the classroom and curriculum to them, in an environment they know and enjoy. It is the same Minecraft experience many students enjoy and play already, but with some additional capabilities to enable student collaboration in the classroom, and support educators to deliver lessons and learning activities within the game. It is designed for students to play together – whether that’s working in teams to solve a problem or collaborating as an entire class to master learning activities. Children learn naturally through a combination of observation, trial-and-error, and play-based practice. An open learning environment like Minecraft encourages independence and self-direction, allowing students the freedom to experiment and challenge themselves. Because Minecraft: Education Edition is a flexible platform for learning, educators are able to map projects and activities directly to specific learning outcomes and Australian Curriculum standards.

To get the most out of this workshop, please bring a PC running Windows 10 or a Mac running the latest MacOS. Download and install Minecraft Education Edition from https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download - This hands-on workshop  suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Ben Eilenberg

Ben Eilenberg

Generalist Teacher / Microsoft Innovative Educator, Silverton Primary School
I have been part of the teaching community for 16 years within Australia. I have a passion for Digital Technologies and eLearning and how it fits into the curriculum. My main focus has been on how teachers can implement technologies such as robotics and coding across a variety of... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M7

1:00pm AEST

Lunch
Take some time to relax over lunch whilst mingling with your colleagues and the sponsors. Now is a good chance to learn about the new trends in digital technologies for teachers and schools. The sponsor staff are here to support your goals, please visit them to say Hi.

Friday August 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Level 1 Foyer

1:15pm AEST

Office 365 Training Lab - Microsoft Sway
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Bring along your device loaded with the Microsoft Sway App or work online and let’s explore how to create amazing digital stories, presentations and more. This session is a time for you to see the possibilities of using Microsoft Sway in your classroom. Great opportunity to ask questions and get the tips and tricks I have learned along the way. Microsoft Account required to access Microsoft Sway.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Anderson

Belinda Anderson

Microsoft Office Trainer, The Training Lady
I have been training in Microsoft products since 2000 not long after I started working at a Computer Training company, focused on the Education market in South West Sydney. I have quite a list of Microsoft certifications and am passionate about helping corporate workers and educators... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm AEST
Foyer 1 (Interactive Lounge)

1:30pm AEST

Lunch Workshop: ELMO Document Cameras – Classroom and Teaching Applications
Come and discover new ways to use an ELMO document camera in a Digital Classroom. ELMO sets the benchmark in design and functionality for teachers and students alike with the goal to complement pre-existing classroom technology. Having been a well-known brand in the classroom over many years ELMO strives to continue to simplify the learning experience in a more visual and interactive way. Technology doesn't need to be complicated and ELMO proves that. Be shown how to introduce a document camera into your classroom workflow and help simplify your teaching experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Britt

Michael Britt

ELMO Product Specialist, C.R Kennedy Pty Ltd
Michael has been working as a Product Specialist for ELMO document cameras and educational products since 2010. In addition to this through his long association in the Photographic industry, it helps him promote the importance of using imaging products such as document cameras within... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm AEST
Room: M6

2:00pm AEST

Inspiring Teachers to have an Innovative Mindset
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In this session Grant will discuss how he has been empowering teachers to innovate their classroom from grass roots and Kylie will discuss her role as leader of the school and how she empowers her teachers to use future focused principles in their teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Grant Jones

Grant Jones

ICT and Innovations Leader, Seven Hills West Public School
Grant has been at the forefront of ICT and Innovations in all the schools he has worked at across both the public and private school systems. In his current role, Grant works alongside staff in integrating innovative practices into the classroom. Grant was the first to graduate with... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Room: M6

2:00pm AEST

Office 365 Training Lab - Microsoft OneNote
Bring along your device loaded with OneNote and let’s begin this interactive session to see some of the fantastic ways you can use OneNote in the classroom. Not just for taking notes, but use for collaboration within the classroom or faculty, interactive lessons, homework activities and more. Great opportunity to ask questions and get the tips and tricks I have learned along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Anderson

Belinda Anderson

Microsoft Office Trainer, The Training Lady
I have been training in Microsoft products since 2000 not long after I started working at a Computer Training company, focused on the Education market in South West Sydney. I have quite a list of Microsoft certifications and am passionate about helping corporate workers and educators... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Foyer 1 (Interactive Lounge)

2:00pm AEST

The importance of design and user experience in blended learning course design
Design and usability are often forgotten in student course design yet it is an important aspect of blended learning as students will vote with their feet in terms of resources.
How do we compete with Instagram and Youtube in terms of content and engagement?
In this workshop, we will look at the processes needed to develop a cohesive user experience for learners within a learning management system. Learn from our experiences with students on what works and what hasn’t worked within our online system to begin to develop your design plans for future success in the development of a student-centered learning portal.

This workshop is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Sayer

Lauren Sayer

Director of Learning Technologies and Design, Haileybury


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Room: M9

2:00pm AEST

Barefoot Learner Capabilities: How we are developing competencies for the real world
Limited Capacity seats available

Not only did we change our environments and pedagogy we've also been working on a new local curriculum.
Following on from extensive community consultation in 2016 we decided that a clear vision for learning at Paekākāriki School was needed. Paekākāriki is a small village and it was important to us that our school reflected the village values and philosophies. The community consultation in 2016 provided us with great information about what our community wanted for their children at our school, we began to see a clear picture of the experiences, skills, and capabilities that were valued by our community.
By the end of 2016, we had disseminated this rich information into 4 guiding principles and had established a new vision for ourselves as the Home of the Barefoot Learner. During 2017 we took the 4 guiding principles and broke them down into the key skills and capabilities for our learners – this in effect gave us our ‘graduate profile’ and has enabled us to develop our own local curriculum. These capabilities are outlined as a series of progressions in our Barefoot Learner matrix against which we measure and report on student progress. These progressions were developed with teachers and students. These capabilities have signaled a shift to students taking ownership of their learning – learner agency and responsibility are frequent conversations.
We’ve been pleased with the reaction from the community to our Home of the Barefoot Learner vision and it seems to ring true with our community and visitors to our village. It is a continuing journey for us to embed this vision and a common language across the school, in all that we do so that everyone knows and understands what learning at Paekākāriki School looks like. We are working through systems to enable us to measure and report on student progress against these capabilities to parents.
Progress against these capabilities provides broader and more holistic information than the traditional reading, writing, math achievement data and so we are still in the process of refining our systems to measure and report on these.
Informing parents of this process is also important. We have developed a curriculum where we focus on the skills and qualities they identified as being important, our next challenge is to be able to demonstrate and provide evidence of progress against these things.
Our ongoing considerations are:
  • How can students assess themselves? The progressions need to be student friendly and contain language that can be accessed by all learners.
  • After a period of implementation, we will need to re-evaluate. Have we covered everything that is worth covering? Are we still assessing that which we don’t value?
  • We have trialed a few digital tools for the sharing of learning by students and teachers, but which ones are best?
This session is suitable for: Primary

Speakers
avatar for Julia Bevin

Julia Bevin

Principal, Paekakariki School
After completing a BA in Psychology and Education in the early 90's I trained as a primary school teacher. I have worked in several NZ primary schools and have always held onto a desire to be better today than I was yesterday, to always consider what is possible and to focus on how... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Room: M8

2:00pm AEST

Coding: It's The Thinking That Counts
Limited Capacity filling up

If you believe some publicity, within a few years everyone will need to be able to code, but what does that really mean? Questions like which language should be taught and more abound. Instead of teaching languages, however, we really should be considering the thinking and principles underpinning learning code. Just as with science there are specific ways of thinking when coding. Many of these are shared between both science and coding. This hands-on session will explore computational and algorithmic thinking in the context of scientific thinking.

This session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for John Pearce

John Pearce

Tutor, Deakin University
Having spent more than thirty years teaching in primary schools John Pearce now tutors at Deakin University. John’s ongoing interest in both science and also the use of ICT across the curriculum has seen him present at local, national and international conferences. Lately he has... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEST
Foyer 2 (Makers Lounge)

3:00pm AEST

KEYNOTE: Perspectives of international best practice for promoting engagement of girls in STEM
Sarah Chapman was awarded a Barbara Cail Fellowship in 2016. The Barbara Cail STEM Fellowship aimed to research and identify effective and innovative ways for promoting participation of young people, particularly girls, in STEM fields during their education and subsequent careers.

The research included visits to schools, businesses, universities, government departments and communities all over the world, to find out what other OECD countries were doing that was advancing cultures of innovation and having an impact on the rate of engagement in STEM education.

This presentation will focus on best practice for engaging and sustain young people in STEM, in particular girls. This will include:

* understanding an effective STEM ecosystem & the importance of each stakeholder
* embedding key strategies to engage girls authentically in STEM
* exploring the key role partnerships play in empowering students in STEM

This session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman

Head of Department - Science, Townsville State High School
Sarah Chapman is the Head of Department of Science at Townsville State High School and is in her fifteenth year of teaching. She is passionate about inspiring, engaging and empowering people through STEM, fuelling sparks of curiosity in the classroom that build strong lifelong connections... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEST
Room: P1
 
Saturday, August 10
 

8:30am AEST

9:00am AEST

Welcome and Housekeeping
Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 9:20am AEST
Room: P1

9:20am AEST

KEYNOTE: Creating Innovative Learning Spaces, Programs & Communities
Matt is the founder and chief consultant of Village Robot. He is an innovative learning space maker and creator of global learning programs and communities. In this keynote presentation, learn how Matt created high-tech learning labs in national museums, STEAM centres in schools and international STEAM learning programs with transformative technologies. More information on Matt and his innovative education projects can be found at villagerobot.net and mattrichards.info

This keynote address is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Matt Richards

Matt Richards

Founder & Chief Consultant, Village Robot
Matt Richards is the founder and chief consultant of Village Robot. He empowers schools and communities with learning and technology. Matt is an educator, life-long learner, technologist and learning space maker. He designs and creates school makerspaces, museum learning labs, STEAM... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:20am - 10:20am AEST
Room: P1

10:25am AEST

Morning Tea
Take some time to relax over a cup of tea or coffee whilst mingling with your colleagues and the sponsors. Now is a good chance to learn about the new trends in digital technologies for teachers and schools. The sponsor staff are here to support your goals, please visit them to say Hi.

Saturday August 10, 2019 10:25am - 10:55am AEST
Level 1 Foyer

11:00am AEST

Leading Through the Complexity of Todays Schools
Haeata Community Campus is a new school new school set up in post earthquake Christchurch, born out of the closure of four schools in a deprived urban area, is challenging every status quo that exists in our normal thinking about schools.
Haeata is a Year 1-13 urban school with approximately 1000 students.
Our curriculum is built around a dispositional foundation where students and teachers focus first and foremost on building their dispositions from within and then on building on these for all other learning. Then other learning is developed around on an inquiry learning approach for all students from 5 through to 18 years and how that looks developmentally appropriate at different stages of the schooling experience.
Collaborative practice is a feature for both teachers and students with up to 25 teachers working together to support the programs of learning for groups of up to 400 students.
We have spent considerable time revisiting what the role of a teacher and what the role of the student is in our school. 
In Session Three, we will share our journey with you and illustrate how we are changing the roles and actions of leaders for leading teachers and learning in our environment. There will be opportunities for you to spend some time sharing what the most important functions of leadership are in your environment and how this relates to current educational leadership thinking and research.
This hands-on session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Karyn Gray

Karyn Gray

Director of Learning, Haeata Community Campus
Karyn is currently a Kaihautū Whakako ( Director of Learning) at Haeata Community Campus in Christchurch. Prior to this Karyn has been a Principal of Te Karaka Area School, Hataitai School in Wellington and International School Nadi in Fiji. Karyn is a passionate advocate of the... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M9

11:00am AEST

Spotlight: Pump your PL - why mindset alone is not enough for teacher transformation
Limited Capacity full

Pump your PL – Why mindset alone is not enough for teacher transformation – a practical workshop on how to use digital tools to pimp teacher PL. More than just novelty, each of these strategies models intentional pedagogies that has teachers firstly 'doing', then reflecting on their own engagement as a learner in order to transfer progressive learning experiences for their students. Flipped learning, using AR, peardeck, 365, secret pedagogy missions, solving complex problems, Flipgrid, mission impossible, YouTube, Padlet, virtual wellbeing gallery. Feedback from teachers – this is PL that sticks and initiates action…in fact, it was named up in school data as positively contributing to teacher wellbeing!

This session is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Purdie

Hilary Purdie

Digital Learning Leader, Taroona Primary School
After 8 years in outdoor education, Hilary embarked on a challenge to create the same incredible learning that happens in outdoor ed within the constraints of the institution of “the school”. 15 years ago learning through experimentation, collaborating to solve real problems... Read More →
avatar for Megan Tubb

Megan Tubb

Primary Classroom teacher (Digital Coach), Taroona Primary School
Megan Tubb is a Primary Classroom teacher motivated to provide opportunities for students to develop their independence and confidence through authentic learning. Working within an upper primary setting at Taroona Primary School, she continues to challenge herself finding innovative... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M7

11:00am AEST

Spotlight: Design your innovative learning SPACES
Limited Capacity seats available

Matt creates STEAM centres for schools and innovative learning labs for national museums. In this hands-on workshop Matt will guide you through the process of re/designing your own innovative learning spaces.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: K12

Speakers
avatar for Matt Richards

Matt Richards

Founder & Chief Consultant, Village Robot
Matt Richards is the founder and chief consultant of Village Robot. He empowers schools and communities with learning and technology. Matt is an educator, life-long learner, technologist and learning space maker. He designs and creates school makerspaces, museum learning labs, STEAM... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M6

11:00am AEST

Tinkering with Music
This hands-on session combines new and old technologies. Participants will use Harvard School of Education “Project Zero’s” Parts, Purposes and Complexities Thinking Routine to look at how old technology works and then combine that with contemporary technologies in the form of Scratch, Scracthx and Makey Makey to bring the old back to life. The aim of this session will be to deconstruct the old and upcycle the parts to build, program and play a brand new musical instrument. Participants will gain an insight into how things work, what their parts are, the purpose for those parts and how they interact to make a functional machine. This activity promotes curiosity, engages multiple levels of thinking and problem solving, whilst developing digital literacy in the form of block-based coding through Scratch. Underpinning all this is an understanding of how electrical circuits work and what conducts electricity. No experience is required with any of the programming as investigating, designing, building, testing and iteration are all major parts of the learning cycle embedded in this activity.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for James Colbert

James Colbert

Year 5 Learning Mentor, The Geelong College
James is a Year 5 Learning Mentor at The Geelong College Middle School in Victoria. He currently teaches in a team of 3 teachers with 65 students in an open planned classroom. The theme of the Year 5 curriculum is Designing the Future, where students are immersed in the Maker-Centred... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Room: M10

12:10pm AEST

Make Learning Real
Learning must be real, kids need to see the why's and how's of where their learning relates to the real world. Incorporating real-world concepts, scenarios and collaborative working environments are now possible across many areas. Because of the combination of realistic simulations, simple apps, single sign-on websites and accessible media and printing technologies: authentic learning experiences are easier than ever. I want to guide you through the way we are crossing the curriculum and incorporating multiple subjects in tasks that engage students to go deeper. I will share apps, websites, spreadsheets, activities, concept maps and assessments that are already successfully working within our classrooms. We use cloud-based learning, 1 to 1 Chromebooks, Minecraft, CAD, Email correspondence and Financial planning. Primary school never looked so professional.

This session is suitable for: Primary

Speakers
avatar for Steve Whitehead

Steve Whitehead

Learning Technologies Coordinator, Ardtornish Primary School
While living in central London in the early 2000's I was given the opportunity to coordinate the schools minuscule IT area. I loved my position despite the job's frustrations of no budget and terrible existing hardware. With the enlistment of talented parents and colleagues, we got... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M10

12:10pm AEST

What Does Your Primary Science Data Look Like?
If you listen to the media, the new Digital Technologies Curriculum is all about code or coding. Whilst this aspect is important and makes for a great 'selling point' the curriculum covers quite a bit more than just coding. One of the three Strands which make up the curriculum is Data and Information. In this session we will look at why this strand, when matched with the primary science curriculum, is equally, if not more, important than the 'sexy' topic of coding.

This session is suitable for: P-6

Speakers
avatar for John Pearce

John Pearce

Tutor, Deakin University
Having spent more than thirty years teaching in primary schools John Pearce now tutors at Deakin University. John’s ongoing interest in both science and also the use of ICT across the curriculum has seen him present at local, national and international conferences. Lately he has... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Foyer 2 (Makers Lounge)

12:10pm AEST

Design your innovative STEAM programs
Matt creates innovative STEAM learning programs for schools and national museums. In this hands-on workshop Matt will guide you through the process of designing your own innovative STEAM learning programs.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Matt Richards

Matt Richards

Founder & Chief Consultant, Village Robot
Matt Richards is the founder and chief consultant of Village Robot. He empowers schools and communities with learning and technology. Matt is an educator, life-long learner, technologist and learning space maker. He designs and creates school makerspaces, museum learning labs, STEAM... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M6

12:10pm AEST

STEM+ Smart Partnerships And Dynamic Learning Communities
Limited Capacity filling up

The debates around STEM v STEAM are plentiful – many STEM advocates disconnect STEM content from meaningful and engaging contexts; seemingly forgetting about active and inquiry focussed pedagogies that can only operate well in a rich integrated ecosystem. We advocate for STEM+ and the "+" is essential.

This discussion is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Kim Flintoff

Kim Flintoff

Learning Futures Advisor, Curtin University
Although perceived by many as an educational commentator, I am currently working as an education futurist drawing on my experience as a seasoned educator who has worked at all levels and sectors of education K-12, higher education, state, CEO and independent, locally, nationally and... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm AEST
Room: M7

1:00pm AEST

Lunch
Take some time to relax over lunch whilst mingling with your colleagues and the sponsors. Now is a good chance to learn about the new trends in digital technologies for teachers and schools. The sponsor staff are here to support your goals, please visit them to say Hi.

Saturday August 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm AEST
Level 1 Foyer

1:15pm AEST

Lunch Workshop: ELMO Document Cameras – Classroom and Teaching Applications
Come and discover new ways to use an ELMO document camera in a Digital Classroom. ELMO sets the benchmark in design and functionality for teachers and students alike with the goal to complement pre-existing classroom technology. Having been a well-known brand in the classroom over many years ELMO strives to continue to simplify the learning experience in a more visual and interactive way. Technology doesn't need to be complicated and ELMO proves that. Be shown how to introduce a document camera into your classroom workflow and help simplify your teaching experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Britt

Michael Britt

ELMO Product Specialist, C.R Kennedy Pty Ltd
Michael has been working as a Product Specialist for ELMO document cameras and educational products since 2010. In addition to this through his long association in the Photographic industry, it helps him promote the importance of using imaging products such as document cameras within... Read More →



Saturday August 10, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm AEST
Room: M6

1:15pm AEST

Office 365 Training Lab - Office 365 Latest & Greatest
Limited Capacity full

Let me introduce you to the latest and greatest new features incorporated into the Office 365 suite that can help you in your day to day classroom activities. Explore new areas of the applications that you may not have realised were even there! A great opportunity to ask questions and gain new knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Anderson

Belinda Anderson

Microsoft Office Trainer, The Training Lady
I have been training in Microsoft products since 2000 not long after I started working at a Computer Training company, focused on the Education market in South West Sydney. I have quite a list of Microsoft certifications and am passionate about helping corporate workers and educators... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm AEST
Foyer 1 (Interactive Lounge)

1:45pm AEST

Closing Session: Breakout EDU (Escape Room)
Breakout EDU is an exciting way to get your students actively engaged in their learning. Based on the concept of Escape Rooms, students need to use critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity to break into a locked box. In this closing session, you will experience what it is like to be part of a Breakout EDU class as you and your fellow delegates race the clock to break in!

This hands-on workshop is suitable for: K-12

Speakers
avatar for Dan Davies

Dan Davies

Creative Education Collaborator, Geelong Grammar
With over 20 years of teaching experience, Dan is a current leader in digital innovation in education. Dan focuses on enabling teachers to adopt emerging technologies and their practical application in the classroom through accessible tools. Dan has held a number of digital leadership... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm AEST
Room: P1

2:45pm AEST

Conference Wrap-Up and Close
Saturday August 10, 2019 2:45pm - 3:00pm AEST
Room: P1