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Thursday, August 16 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Old Dog New Tricks

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130 year old school, very low socio-economic, low levels of educational engagement, high youth and general unemployment, slow broadband, fatigued IT infrastructure – basically think of the barrier and we are there. So how, given these challenges, have we turned it around in just under two years. Increased enrolments across all grades, majority of students using preferred devices on BYOx system and most staff actively seeking out to be involved in digital learning programs and pushing the boundaries of what we thought is possible.
We will present the strategies we have used that have seen us succeed whilst highlighting the failures that we have learnt from. Our strategy has been one of involvement and engagement at all levels of staff whilst insisting that no one person is the expert. We have focussed on learning from each and more importantly, from our students and the community.

Speakers
avatar for Peita Bates

Peita Bates

Teacher & Digital Tech Ambassador, Maryborough State High School
As a new teacher with a background in government, management and IT, the move to the education sector has been highly rewarding and challenging at the same time. Overcoming the barriers to improve engagement at a student, staff and community level has been and will continue to be... Read More →
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Peter Schloss

Teacher & Digital Pedagogy Coach, Maryborough State High School
As someone who started teaching last century (1980s) I have seen a range of changes sweep through (Queensland) Education over the last 30 years. In that time there have been significant changes in the world of technology and how we use this in our classroom to support and sometimes... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1