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Thursday, August 16
 

8:00am

Day One: Registration, Arrival Tea/Coffee and Exhibition
Limited Capacity seats available

The registration desk is situated in the Foyer of the resort, a beautiful relaxing space for you to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and get to meet the exhibitors who are there to support your digital technology needs.
You can download the Resort Map here


Thursday August 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
ROOM: Foyer

9:00am

Welcome and Keynote Address 1: Leading Digital Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

What is a 'digital learning'? What pedagogies enable students to learn how to learn; and what types of leadership are required to support these pedagogies? In this address, these questions will be interrogated with a focus on successful approaches to school leadership of teaching and learning to promote and sustain digital learning. The use of both data and coaching and mentoring in a school leaders 'toolkit' will be unpacked. Case studies of successful practices from Australia, New Zealand the USA will be presented to highlight coaching and mentoring strategies for leading digital learning. The main concepts identified in the keynote address will be examined in further depth in the workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Kathryn Moyle

Professor Kathryn Moyle

Research Director, ACER
Professor Kathryn Moyle (PhD) is the Research Director for Education Policy and Practice at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Prior to taking up her current position, she was the Executive Director and Professor at the Centre for School Leadership in the Northern... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
ROOM: Mudjimba Ballroom

10:25am

Morning Tea and Exhibition
Limited Capacity seats available

Relax and enjoy morning tea whilst mingling with the exhibitors and asking them about the future of technology in schools - find out first!!


Thursday August 16, 2018 10:25am - 10:55am
ROOM: Foyer

11:00am

Spotlight Session: Entrepreneurship in Education - inspiring the next generation of creators!
Limited Capacity seats available

The world is in the age of the digital disruption. If we truly want students to be future ready and cope well with the ongoing disruptions of the 21st Century, then we need to dramatically shift our processes so we are responsive and relevant to the needs of society and the workforce. According to the Foundation for Young Australians New Work Smarts (2017), young Australians will need to not only need to acquire the technical skills, but they will also need to use these skills in enterprising and creative ways.
In this session, come and explore practical strategies, programs and initiatives that Ormiston College are using to inspire entrepreneurial potential in students. Learn how we are developing students’ mind set, skills and knowledge to not only generate creative ideas, but how to turn those ideas into action. 

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Sullivan

Tamara Sullivan

Head of Academics and Innovation, Ormiston College
Tamara is Head of Academics and Innovation at Ormiston College and facilitates the College’s directions in 21st century teaching and learning. She coordinates regular innovative ICT professional development workshops for teaching staff as she believes that building capacity is the... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

11:00am

Spotlight Session: The Journey from Communication to Collaboration and Everything in Between
Limited Capacity seats available

True collaboration only happens when everyone on the team believes that the team is actually greater than the sum of its parts. This session will share the NBCS practice and resources around building collaborative teams at every level of our community. Having collaboration as one of our five core values has helped our people at every level to make the journey from communication, along the continuum through cooperation, coordination & allocation, before landing in the beating heart of true collaborative practice. As we have done so, we have, as a community, developed co-created practices across the entire school which define and support every member of our community to operate within a collaborative way of doing and being without compromising other core values.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess

Assistant Deputy, Northern Beaches Christian School
Mark spends his day ploughing through the morass of cultural change. The light streaming into the pit is the people that he collaborates with to achieve change. Everyday is an opportunity to lift colleagues beyond their current experience and towards a brighter day. Mark is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Lou Deibe

Lou Deibe

Assistant Principal Culture, Collaboration & Practice, Northern Beaches Christian School
Lou is a learning artist, constantly exploring ways for people and culture to be reflected and enhanced. She is passionate about being a thorn under the saddle of any whiff of establishment. She is a fearless provocateur, a genuine collaborator, a champion of any student that she... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

12:00pm

Move to Break-out Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Take some time to move to your selected break-out session

Thursday August 16, 2018 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Various

12:10pm

Creating purposeful digital visual literacy
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Grant will be showing delegates how easy it is to integrate digital technology into the literacy block. He will show a range of programs that will allow both teachers and students to create multimodal visual literacy resources. Delegates will walk away with a range of ideas of how to create these resources.

Speakers
avatar for Grant Jones

Grant Jones

Technology & STEM Tecaher, St Marys Public School
Grant has been at the forefront of technology advancement and integration in all the school's he has been in. He has presented on a range of technology integration aspects at a range of conferences throughout Australia including Leading a Digital School, K-12 Digital Classroom Practice... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

12:10pm

Dinosaurs to Star Wars
Limited Capacity seats available

Finding the right formula or key ingredient in order to develop new and exciting initiatives can be a challenge. Having said that, there are ample ideas for integrating numeracy and digital technology that you as leaders of schools might consider investigating.
Dinosaurs to Star Wars outlines the challenges of reluctant or disengaged staff and a school culture that is delaying the desire and need for innovative and positive growth.
By sharing our story of what worked and what didn’t work, we will stimulate thought and discussion to help outline a strategy for your school that will change mindsets in staff through the effective use of digital technology to impact numeracy outcomes for students.
Teaching and Learning strategies will include pathways to change and optimising learning experiences through a whole school approach that will assist in leading change in a dynamic and meaningful way.

Speakers
avatar for Lora Bance

Lora Bance

Innovation Officer, Catholic Education; Archdiocese Canberra Goulburn
With more than 20 years’ experience in education Lora Bance demonstrates a range of innovative pedagogical practices, specialising in using digital technologies to improve student outcomes. She has worked in K-12 schools as a Technology Coach, IT Integrator and Director of Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Keith Roberts

Keith Roberts

Lecturer, Australian Catholic University - Canberra
Keith Roberts is a lecturer at the Canberra campus of Australian Catholic University. He was recently Principal of Channel Christian School in Tasmania and has been a Principal in Victoria, and Head of Junior School in Canberra where he was an integral leader in expanding to a second... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Maroochy

12:10pm

Exploring leadership strategies that support digital learning and school improvement
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will delve deeper into leadership approaches using coaching and mentoring, identified in the keynote address. Strategies school leaders can employ to both support teaching and learning with technologies, and to support approaches to school improvement will be examined. The workshop will also provide opportunities for discussion and draw upon case studies about various approaches to coaching and mentoring that school leaders have successfully used.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Kathryn Moyle

Professor Kathryn Moyle

Research Director, ACER
Professor Kathryn Moyle (PhD) is the Research Director for Education Policy and Practice at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Prior to taking up her current position, she was the Executive Director and Professor at the Centre for School Leadership in the Northern... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

12:10pm

OMG I'm back in the dark ages! Again!!
Limited Capacity seats available

We have all been there before…….. We work hard to develop digital technologies at our site, working towards leading productive pedagogies with our staff where digital technologies enhance the learning of our students, only to find yourself at a new site where digital technology is non existent in use, IWBs are glorified overhead projectors and the staff still use a paper based day book. Emails……what are they? Come along for a journey as Rick will take you through the process he used to bring his new site into the 21st Century. Rick was a main part in the process at his previous school in 2009 lifting it to its current state in 2015 only to become the principal of his new site where digital technologies were a dirty word. Hear about strategies including; non-negotiables, setting the champions free, mentoring and coaching, planning the infrastructure, professional development and so much more including the pitfalls and keeping it sane!

Speakers
avatar for Rick Noack

Rick Noack

Principal, Para Hills West Primary School
Rick has been a leader in schools since 2009 initially as an RBL coordinator focussing on pedagogy and digital technologies and moving into an Assistant Principal including leading digital technolgies and now a Principal. Rick has a real passion for digital technologies and their... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Ninderry

12:10pm

Collective Responsibility – Building a schoolwide instructional leadership mindset
Limited Capacity seats available

Professional learning should be school and teacher managed as part of a teacher’s every day work and structured in ways to enable teachers to become more effective practitioners. The first of two sessions, this workshop explores how to develop and implement a framework for building teacher capacity through the establishment of a school wide teacher performance and development framework in the context of a high performing school. The need for leaders to create a culture of improvement, and one in which each teacher feels an urgent responsibility to influence the achievement of all students. Leaders will be taken through a framework of how to establish a sustainable teacher performance and development plan whereby staff are provided with the tools to evaluate their teaching and its impact, collaborate with colleagues on what is considered high impact teaching, expect to actively participate in and control their own professional learning, taking responsibility for their own role in a whole school improvement agenda.
Key considerations will be – planning the implementation of a performance and development framework for all staff, by examining why the school needs such a framework when student data suggests a high performing school, by identifying staff resistance to such change and by developing strategies to manage the implementation of the process effectively to ensure collective responsibility and by in.

Speakers
avatar for Dorian Kipriotis

Dorian Kipriotis

Adminstration Coordinator, Brigidine College Randwick
Dorian began his career in industry before moving into teaching. Dorian is a HSIE teacher and has also worked as a House Coordinator where he facilitated changes to the wellbeing and academic structure of the school. Dorian is heavily invested in teacher professional learning to ensure... Read More →
avatar for Brigid Taylor

Brigid Taylor

Deputy Principal, Brigidine College Randwick
Brigid began her career as an English Teacher. She has since been an English Coordinator, Leader of Pedagogy and now a Deputy Principal. She has worked in numerous schools both here and the United Kingdom and collaboratively overseen significant whole school change. Brigid has been... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Marcoola

1:00pm

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Nouveau Restaurant overlooking the lagoon. Proceed to the foyer area to finish off with dessert and tea/coffee and mingle with the exhibitors

Thursday August 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Nouveau Restaurant with dessert/coffee in Foyer

1:40pm

DEMO: RSL Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a live demonstration of the RSL Education website to see how teachers can bring Australia’s Defence history to life in the classroom. Aligned to the Queensland curriculum for Prep – Year 12, RSL Education will interest and inspire your students with animations, slideshows and self-driven research projects.

Thursday August 16, 2018 1:40pm - 1:55pm
RSL Education Stand

1:40pm

Lunch Workshop: ELMO Classroom Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your lunch, sit down and relax and attend this informal demonstration on how an ELMO document camera can enhance the learning and teaching experience in the classroom.
Come along and find out the endless possibilities and uses that a document camera can bring to the classroom. We will also be displaying the new ELMO Huddle space.
The ELMO Huddle Space Collaboration Hub is a perfect solution for 1:1 and BYOD classrooms. It’s a simple 8 HDMI input connection source equipped with video and audio recording allowing you to connect any HDMI compatible device.

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.His long association with the Photographic industry helps him educate the importance of using imaging products such as document cameras within the classroom environment.Not... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

1:40pm

Lunch Workshop: How can technology help differentiate learning
Limited Capacity seats available

We take a quick look at what differentiation means in a digital world. How we can use technology to personalise learning and track individual student progress on their own terms.
(Enjoy your lunch, then grab some dessert and coffee and join James for this informative presentation)

Speakers
avatar for James Leckie

James Leckie

Chief Product Officer, Schoolbox
As "chief product owner" at Alaress Pty Ltd, James Leckie plays a vital role in the development of Schoolbox. He is responsible for both translating educational strategies to technology and optimising customer experience. Over the last 20 years James has worked within the education... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

2:00pm

Move to Break-out Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Take some time to move to your selected break-out session

Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 2:10pm
Various

2:10pm

Engaging staff and students in a Digital Makerspace
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, Phil will share Toorak College’s Makerspace journey over the past three years and provide tips to engage students, staff and parents. In 2015, Toorak College embraced the challenge of developing a mindset for students to develop the thinking skills, digital technology and design approach associated with STEAM. The DIGIZone (Design, Inspire, Gamify, Innovate) Makerspace is the digital epicentre to tinker, design, problem find and solve, collaborate and create with a variety of traditional and digital tools. Innovative professional learning opportunities for staff and academy learning programs for parents and students have created momentum, engagement and extension opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Carew

Phil Carew

Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning, Toorak College
Phil is the Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning at Toorak College, Mount Eliza. His specialty area of study is VCE Media and Junior Technology. Phil is proficient in the use of a range of technology tools to support the teaching and learning in and out of the classroom, which... Read More →


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

2:10pm

Flipgrid - from student voice to global connections - Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Flipgrid is a video based platform that takes learning to a new level. Student Voice and global connections lead to real life learning opportunities. Teachers across the school can complete consistent assessment tasks and have real evidence for assessment and reporting. Flipgrid can be used by leadership, teachers, parents and students for a range of professional connections and global learning opportunities. Receive feedback from peers and learn from each other. Use for professional learning and post workshop feedback. In this 2 part workshop participants will learn about the power of flipgrid across the school and the world. All participants will receive a 45 day free classroom trial for them selves and a code for their staff. Lucky participants can win a 12 month classroom subscription.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Urlichs

Megan Urlichs

Classroom Teacher, Manor Lakes College
I have been teaching for over 20 years in all sectors of education. I am currently a year level team leader with a strong focus on integrated curriculum and how digital technology can enhance learning. I am an Ambassador for Flipgrid and use the platform to increase student voice... Read More →


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

2:10pm

Digital Transformation: Servite College - A Case Study
Limited Capacity seats available

I would encourage participants attending this session to share ideas via Flipboard. 

Please enter this  http://flip.it/68eAk7 and join me interactively on the day with your ideas as well.

Servite College in Tuart Hill Western Australia is the first school to migrate to the CEWA [Catholic Education Western Australia] Leading Lights Tenant.

Trevor's continued success in three very different schools which are all now considered "Show Case Technology Schools" in Western Australia themes around one critical ingredient in his leadership role – 'You must create the environment in which great ideas can thrive'.
The process and planning to make your school that ‘Leading Light School’ is intriguing.
You are invited to come and share in the critical steps required to make your school a 'successful digital school.'

I would encourage participants attending this session to share ideas via Flipboard. 

Please select this link http://flip.it/68eAk7 and join me interactively on the day with your ideas as well.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Galbraith

Trevor Galbraith

Director of Innovation and Research, Servite College
Trevor Galbraith is the Director of Innovation and Research at Servite College in Perth Western Australia. Trevor is regarded as a leader in his field and has played a significant role in various leadership capacities at very different Colleges involving directing and/or managing... Read More →



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

2:10pm

Leading Digital Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Combining PhD studies into best practice with practical reflections and stories from my experiences in leading a digital change in schools. This presentation outlines:

• The leadership journey of creating and maintaining digital change in a school.
• Practicalities of coaching teachers in the pedagogical use of technology,
• Methodologies of adapting the digital technologies KLA of the Australian Curriculum

Speakers
avatar for Heath Henwood

Heath Henwood

Coach of Pedagogy and Leadership, CQ University
Heath Henwood is a Master Teacher and coach of Pedagogy and Leadership. He has extensive experience working in private and government schools as a Teacher, Principal and Coach. Heath has studied widely, with a Masters in Leadership, and Post-Graduate qualifications in Science, Education... Read More →


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

2:10pm

Old Dog New Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

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 →
avatar for Peter Schloss

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

2:10pm

Why the best coaching is owned by the coachee
Limited Capacity seats available

How embedding ‘agency’ as a core value at NBCS allows every teacher to own their learning journey and how this impacts the learning culture for our students who also take on the role of both coach and coachee. This session will also delve into the latest research and links between motivation, mindset and professional agency and how we have allowed this to impact our professional growth coaching models and practice.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess

Assistant Deputy, Northern Beaches Christian School
Mark spends his day ploughing through the morass of cultural change. The light streaming into the pit is the people that he collaborates with to achieve change. Everyday is an opportunity to lift colleagues beyond their current experience and towards a brighter day. Mark is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Lou Deibe

Lou Deibe

Assistant Principal Culture, Collaboration & Practice, Northern Beaches Christian School
Lou is a learning artist, constantly exploring ways for people and culture to be reflected and enhanced. She is passionate about being a thorn under the saddle of any whiff of establishment. She is a fearless provocateur, a genuine collaborator, a champion of any student that she... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Move to Break-out Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Take some time to move to your selected break-out session

Thursday August 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:10pm
Various

3:10pm

Using CAD (Computer Aided Design) and entrepreneurial skills to design a ‘Product of the Future’
Limited Capacity seats available

During this hands on workshop, Phil will take participants through the Product of the Future assessment task. Participants will explore CAD technology, 3D printing possibilities and will complete the design process to develop a concept and design a product. This session will give participants a range of skills to take away and apply to the classroom. The workshop will focus on the Australian Curriculum – Digital Technologies, CAD, the Design Process, entrepreneurial skills, student engagement and staff professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Carew

Phil Carew

Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning, Toorak College
Phil is the Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning at Toorak College, Mount Eliza. His specialty area of study is VCE Media and Junior Technology. Phil is proficient in the use of a range of technology tools to support the teaching and learning in and out of the classroom, which... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Ninderry

3:10pm

Flipgrid - from student voice to global connections - Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Flipgrid is a video based platform that takes learning to a new level. Student Voice and global connections lead to real life learning opportunities. Teachers across the school can complete consistent assessment tasks and have real evidence for assessment and reporting. Flipgrid can be used by leadership, teachers, parents and students for a range of professional connections and global learning opportunities. Receive feedback from peers and learn from each other. Use for professional learning and post workshop feedback. In this 2 part workshop participants will learn about the power of flipgrid across the school and the world. All participants will receive a 45 day free classroom trial for them selves and a code for their staff. Lucky participants can win a 12 month classroom subscription.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Urlichs

Megan Urlichs

Classroom Teacher, Manor Lakes College
I have been teaching for over 20 years in all sectors of education. I am currently a year level team leader with a strong focus on integrated curriculum and how digital technology can enhance learning. I am an Ambassador for Flipgrid and use the platform to increase student voice... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Maroochy

3:10pm

Robotics and Coding in Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Grant will be exploring how the integration of robotics and coding enhance the learning of Mathematical concepts. He will be showing a range of activities that can be taken away and used in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Grant Jones

Grant Jones

Technology & STEM Tecaher, St Marys Public School
Grant has been at the forefront of technology advancement and integration in all the school's he has been in. He has presented on a range of technology integration aspects at a range of conferences throughout Australia including Leading a Digital School, K-12 Digital Classroom Practice... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Marcoola

3:10pm

Technology and the changing face of numeracy
Limited Capacity seats available

Numeracy is the ability and inclination to use mathematical tools to interpret and interact with the world around us. But with the world changing at an incredible pace, and mathematical systems taking on increasing roles in society, what does numeracy even look like now? We are well into the 21st century, but schools are struggling to understand the implications of this brave new world and adjust teaching practices to prepare our students for the world they now inhabit. This workshop will explore the implications and uses of technology in today's numeracy classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo

Head Mathematics Teacher, Cherrybrook Technology High School
Mr Eddie Woo is the head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in NSW, and is known for his innovation and dynamism in the classroom.In 2012, Mr Woo started posting videos online for a student who was sick with cancer and missing a... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

3:10pm

Data that supports improvements in digital teaching and learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Improving students’ outcomes through digital teaching and learning, can be supported through the collection and analysis of relevant data. In this workshop, the types of data that inform improvements in students’ learning outcomes will be examined with a view to identifying the in-school leadership strategies that enable the use of data to inform teaching practices. The workshop will provide opportunities for discussion and to draw upon case studies that highlight successful practices.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Kathryn Moyle

Professor Kathryn Moyle

Research Director, ACER
Professor Kathryn Moyle (PhD) is the Research Director for Education Policy and Practice at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Prior to taking up her current position, she was the Executive Director and Professor at the Centre for School Leadership in the Northern... Read More →


Thursday August 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

3:10pm

The Digital Lead - Moving between the Balcony and the Dance Floor
Limited Capacity seats available

So you are or want to be the ‘Digital Leader’ in your school, perhaps a cluster of schools, a region or even bigger! Lets reflect on the blueprint – sharpen our saws together and come workshop with me as I share my successful journey of being a Digital Lead in Western Australia for a significant number of years.
The aim of this discussion would be to construct a digital recipe to ensure you give yourself every opportunity of turning the discussion from conversation to successful realities.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Galbraith

Trevor Galbraith

Director of Innovation and Research, Servite College
Trevor Galbraith is the Director of Innovation and Research at Servite College in Perth Western Australia. Trevor is regarded as a leader in his field and has played a significant role in various leadership capacities at very different Colleges involving directing and/or managing... Read More →



Thursday August 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Verandah Lounge

4:00pm

Day One Closes
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday August 16, 2018 4:00pm - TBA
Various
 
Friday, August 17
 

8:00am

Day Two: Registration, Arrival Tea/Coffee and Exhibition
Limited Capacity seats available

The registration desk is situated in the Foyer of the resort, a beautiful relaxing space for you to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and get to meet the exhibitors who are there to support your digital technology needs.


Friday August 17, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
ROOM: Foyer

9:00am

Welcome and Keynote Address 2: Expanding our understanding of literacy using multimodal and digital texts
Limited Capacity seats available

The role of digital technology in children’s lives begins even before birth, with parents often sharing pictures of scans, while after the birth, photos are emailed, uploaded and shared on various social media platforms. All sorts of digital texts in children’s lives become existing resources in their literacy repertoires. Educators need to reflect on how to best nurture the digital literacy skills that their young learners may bring to school as well as develop them. The media marketing and online nature of many digital literacy experiences also reminds us of the importance of teaching critical literacy when using digital texts. This keynote will examine the literature around literacy and technology use, particularly in the early years, and propose a number of pedagogical guides that can be applied for incorporating digital resources in literacy learning experiences, from picture books to popular culture.

Download either app below for the session:
For iPads:
Wind Forecast: Sensor & Map 
 https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/wind-forecast-sensor-map/id864012257?mt=8


For Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=b4a.zephyrfree&hl=en_AU&rdid=b4a.zephyrfree


Speakers
avatar for Dr Jon Callow

Dr Jon Callow

Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney (Sydney School of Education)
Dr Jon Callow teaches and researches at the University of Sydney, as well as coordinating the Master of Teaching Primary program. He is an experienced primary teacher, academic and literacy educator, having worked in schools, universities and in professional development for teachers... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
ROOM: Mudjimba Ballroom

10:25am

Morning Tea and Exhibition
Limited Capacity seats available

Relax and enjoy morning tea whilst mingling with the exhibitors and asking them about the future of technology in schools - find out first!!


Friday August 17, 2018 10:25am - 10:55am
ROOM: Foyer

11:00am

Spotlight Session: Lessons from 5 years and 8 million views
Limited Capacity filling up

Flipped classrooms? Blended learning? What are we to make of this trend in education and how should it inform our practice into the future? Based on five years of recording and publishing live teaching on a Youtube channel that’s attracted over 130,000 subscribers, this session will explore these questions and provide a window into technology innovation in practice. This session will tell the story of how Wootube came about, showcase the successful elements of using a variant of the flipped classroom model, provide a critique of its shortcomings and talk about ways that it can develop further in the future. Topics that will be discussed include using videos for observation and professional development, student created videos as assessment for learning, global “crowdteaching”, and practical issues related to filming and production.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo

Head Mathematics Teacher, Cherrybrook Technology High School
Mr Eddie Woo is the head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in NSW, and is known for his innovation and dynamism in the classroom.In 2012, Mr Woo started posting videos online for a student who was sick with cancer and missing a... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

11:00am

Spotlight Session: STEM Hackathon
Limited Capacity seats available

During this interactive session Leaders are encouraged to engage with the students, probing them about the benefits of learning by doing. You will have the chance to visit each "corner" and learn and discuss more about:
Year 3/4 Microbits:
Come on a journey with our Year 3 and 4 students as you explore the world of STEM Sport with a Microbit. Learn how to code a simple, inexpensive device using the free MakeCode platform from Microsoft.

Year 5/6 Drones: 
Have you ever wondered how to integrate the use of drones into your curriculum? If so, come and learn from our experienced Year 5 and 6 drone pilots as they show you how they have made an exciting new event called "The Drone Triathlon"

Year 8 HoloLens:
Delegates will have the opportunity to use the HoloLens and explore the use of a free Windows app to generate mixed reality content. The students will showcase their campaign to promote organ donation using mixed reality content.

Year 9 Sensors: How can sensors change your world?
Delegates will explore the world of sensors and how students have improved their lives with a new product. Each participant will have the opportunity to code a devise containing a sensor.



Speakers
avatar for Ormiston College Year 3 - 9 Students

Ormiston College Year 3 - 9 Students

Ormiston College
A group of Year 3 - 9 Ormiston College Students will be led by Annette McArthur and Tamara Sullivan


Friday August 17, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

12:00pm

Move to Break-out Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Take some time to move to your selected break-out session

Friday August 17, 2018 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Various

12:10pm

Protecting your school from the insidious dangers of gossip and why nothing gets done until a culture of 'see it say it" prevails
Limited Capacity seats available

Protecting your school from the insidious dangers of gossip and why nothing gets done until a culture of 'see it say it" prevails.
“My biggest mistake was not learning quickly from my mistakes. I chose persistence over reflection.”
This workshop will challenge our preparedness to receive feedback and grow from it. What are the conditions a community needs to build in order to allow this to become ‘the way we do it here’. Can we really create a community of learners that are prepared to ‘say it when they see it” and hear it when somebody else does?

Speakers
avatar for Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess

Assistant Deputy, Northern Beaches Christian School
Mark spends his day ploughing through the morass of cultural change. The light streaming into the pit is the people that he collaborates with to achieve change. Everyday is an opportunity to lift colleagues beyond their current experience and towards a brighter day. Mark is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Lou Deibe

Lou Deibe

Assistant Principal Culture, Collaboration & Practice, Northern Beaches Christian School
Lou is a learning artist, constantly exploring ways for people and culture to be reflected and enhanced. She is passionate about being a thorn under the saddle of any whiff of establishment. She is a fearless provocateur, a genuine collaborator, a champion of any student that she... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Maroochy

12:10pm

Implementing the Digital Technology Curriculum in the Early Years - Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2 part workshop, Adele and Rachael will provide reflections and practical considerations towards the successful implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum in the Early Years.
During part 1, topics will include coaching and modelling; considerations for success; engaging children is using technology meaningfully; SAMR; and suggested digital tech resources.
In Session 1 - These apps will be shared with participants during Part 1 but are not required for the session.
Bee-bot
Kodable
Scratch Jr
Daisy
Play school art maker
sock puppets
puppet pals
Pic collage
Drawing pad
Red writing 
Charades
Book Creator
Fluidity
Popplet
Too noisy
Part 2 will consist of demonstrations and hands-on activities for participants; including rotational stations such as sphero, osmo, bee bots, dash robots, coding apps and web-based applications. This fun, practical and interactive workshop can be tailored to individual level and interests.

Speakers
avatar for Adele Amorsen

Adele Amorsen

Classroom Teacher (Prep), St Peters Lutheran College
Adele has had a recent change from lecturing in the School of Early Childhood at Queensland University of Technology, to classroom teaching with the Prep team at St Peters Lutheran College. She has an interest in using digital technologies across all curriculum areas to enhance and... Read More →
avatar for Rachael Yates

Rachael Yates

eLearning Facilitator, St Peters Lutheran College
Rachael Yates joined the teaching staff at St Peters Lutheran College in 2003 and has been the eLearning Facilitator for Prep to Year 6 for the past ten years. With a passion for integrating technology seamlessly into the curriculum, Rachael's major focus is to provide professional... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Marcoola

12:10pm

Integrating children’s literature and digital technology: reading and enjoying picture books K-2
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the picture book Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon, we will explore how technology can help build field knowledge for a story, be used for shared and modelled reading, explore characters and theme as well as create text innovations on a story. Guiding principles for integrating digital technology and literacy learning include the role of play and creativity, appropriate skills and content, multimodal features and inclusive pedagogical practices.

Download and bring to workshop if possible

Shown during workshop



Speakers
avatar for Dr Jon Callow

Dr Jon Callow

Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney (Sydney School of Education)
Dr Jon Callow teaches and researches at the University of Sydney, as well as coordinating the Master of Teaching Primary program. He is an experienced primary teacher, academic and literacy educator, having worked in schools, universities and in professional development for teachers... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

12:10pm

Teaching yesterday’s mathematics in today’s world
Limited Capacity seats available

The subject of mathematics is OLD! Pythagoras discovered his theorem around 500BC, Pi is even older, approximated in approximately 1900BC. The numbers 0 - 9 are a little newer, introduced to the world around 600AD. The newest maths most students might find is calculus, invented around 200 years ago.
But while the content may be old, the way we teach it doesn’t have to be.
In this session we will look at ways to leverage the 21 century tools, technology and knowledge we have to teach maths better.
  • Better ways of delivering instruction
  • Better ways of visualising mathematical concepts
  • Better ways for students to discover and construct mathematical knowledge
  • Better ways of providing and receiving feedback
  • Better ways of sequencing content

Speakers
avatar for Joel Speranza

Joel Speranza

Head Department Mathematics, Ormiston College
Joel Speranza is the head of mathematics at Ormiston College and is constantly looking for new ways to teach this “old” subject. He is passionate about leveraging technology in the classroom to drive learning outcomes. A strong believer in the power of technology to differentiate... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

12:10pm

The Learning Place - Incorporating ICT's into the Australian Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for Education Queensland employees and aspiring leaders. The session is more than just about storing files in a virtual space online. But, utilising aspects of e-Learn and Ed Studio to incorporate the Australian Curriculum or approved Senior Work Programs. Join me as I take you through my digital pedagogical journey of utilising videos on Ed Studios and developing mastery via e-Learn, showcasing some great numeracy resources. For aspiring leaders this session could be considered the small steps toward a flipped learning environment in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Reid

Anthony Reid

Head of Department - Mathematics, James Nash State High School
Anthony has been teaching in the Queensland Education system since 2009. He has been a Head of Department at James Nash State High School for the past 4 years. He has recently developed a passion for flipped learning and is a digital pedagogical leader at James Nash State High.


Friday August 17, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Ninderry

1:00pm

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Nouveau Restaurant overlooking the lagoon. Proceed to the foyer area to finish off with dessert and tea/coffee and mingle with the exhibitors

Friday August 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Nouveau Restaurant with dessert/coffee in Foyer

1:40pm

Lunch Workshop: ELMO Classroom Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your lunch, sit down and relax and attend this informal demonstration on how an ELMO document camera can enhance the learning and teaching experience in the classroom.
Come along and find out the endless possibilities and uses that a document camera can bring to the classroom. We will also be displaying the new ELMO Huddle space.
The ELMO Huddle Space Collaboration Hub is a perfect solution for 1:1 and BYOD classrooms. It’s a simple 8 HDMI input connection source equipped with video and audio recording allowing you to connect any HDMI compatible device.

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.His long association with the Photographic industry helps him educate the importance of using imaging products such as document cameras within the classroom environment.Not... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

1:40pm

Lunch Workshop: Engaging students with self assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will look at ways to engage students to think critically about their learning and reflect on that process. By utilising tools for self-assessment, we as teachers can also gather valuable insights into a student's perceived capabilities.
(Enjoy your lunch, then grab some dessert and coffee and join James for this informative presentation)

Speakers
avatar for James Leckie

James Leckie

Chief Product Officer, Schoolbox
As "chief product owner" at Alaress Pty Ltd, James Leckie plays a vital role in the development of Schoolbox. He is responsible for both translating educational strategies to technology and optimising customer experience. Over the last 20 years James has worked within the education... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

2:00pm

Move to Break-out Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Take some time to move to your selected break-out session

Friday August 17, 2018 2:00pm - 2:10pm
Various

2:10pm

What’s the role of empathy in a coaching relationship?
Limited Capacity seats available

As coaching leaders, how vulnerable are we prepared to be in order to develop empathy for everyone in our community. Are we prepared to take off our own shoes to really walk in those of another?
NBCS recognises the critical importance of having everyone in its community understand its DNA. This session will share a series of activities, ideas and resources which we use to ‘onboard’ people into our community, building relationship and developing agency to ensure that mentoring and coaching are an expected part of the experience of belonging to our school.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess

Assistant Deputy, Northern Beaches Christian School
Mark spends his day ploughing through the morass of cultural change. The light streaming into the pit is the people that he collaborates with to achieve change. Everyday is an opportunity to lift colleagues beyond their current experience and towards a brighter day. Mark is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Lou Deibe

Lou Deibe

Assistant Principal Culture, Collaboration & Practice, Northern Beaches Christian School
Lou is a learning artist, constantly exploring ways for people and culture to be reflected and enhanced. She is passionate about being a thorn under the saddle of any whiff of establishment. She is a fearless provocateur, a genuine collaborator, a champion of any student that she... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
ROOM: Maroochy

2:10pm

Implementing the Digital Technology Curriculum in the Early Years - Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Part 2 will consist of demonstrations and hands-on activities for participants; including rotational stations such as sphero, osmo, bee bots, dash robots, coding apps and web-based applications. This fun, practical and interactive workshop can be tailored to individual level and interests.
In Session 2 - These app will be used during Part 2 of the workshop:
Sphero Edu
Bee-bot
Dash Go and Blockly
Book Creator
Kodable
Scratch Jr
Daisy

Speakers
avatar for Adele Amorsen

Adele Amorsen

Classroom Teacher (Prep), St Peters Lutheran College
Adele has had a recent change from lecturing in the School of Early Childhood at Queensland University of Technology, to classroom teaching with the Prep team at St Peters Lutheran College. She has an interest in using digital technologies across all curriculum areas to enhance and... Read More →
avatar for Rachael Yates

Rachael Yates

eLearning Facilitator, St Peters Lutheran College
Rachael Yates joined the teaching staff at St Peters Lutheran College in 2003 and has been the eLearning Facilitator for Prep to Year 6 for the past ten years. With a passion for integrating technology seamlessly into the curriculum, Rachael's major focus is to provide professional... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
ROOM: Marcoola

2:10pm

Leading Schools, tackling the "impossible challenge of personalisation"
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear and share stories from schools tackling the challenge of creating sustainable approaches to differentiated, individualised and personalised learning for their school community. Learn and hear about the pitfalls and successes from their journeys working with staff, their community and technology to manage this change.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Wolf-Clark

Daniel Wolf-Clark

Educational Consultant and CEO, myEdOnline
Having grown up in a family of passionate educators, it was a natural progression that led Daniel to continue on to a range of leadership roles in both Primary and Secondary School settings. Now, as an educational consultant and CEO of the award winning company myEdOnline, he works... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 3

2:10pm

Apps that support Language and literacy learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Immersing students in rich language focussed activities is a key aspect of successful literacy learning, particularly in the early years. Digital technology provides the opportunity for children to develop their language skills as they listen to and engage with literature, as well as tell their own stories. This workshop will present and discuss a number of apps that provide a range of experiences supporting literacy learning, including storytelling, multilingual resources and interactive narratives.

Using in workshop - Pre-K- Yr 3

I Imagine –  https://itunes.apple.com/app/i-imagine/id771569926

My Story Book Maker ( free version) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-story-book-maker/id977295942?mt=8

Morfo (Free version – can’t save movie)- animate book characters with voice and facial changes https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/morfo/id418900007?mt=8   

(Morfo 3D Face Booth – ($1.50 – saves movies) 

Puppet Pals HD (free – in app purchases) - https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/puppet-pals-hd/id342076546?mt=8

Other apps you may wish to download for Years 5-7

Weirdwood Manor (free – in app purchases) – (Note - large 300mb  file download) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id934390663?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

Neomads -  Book 1 Space Junk – digital comic – Sample pages free. Need kindle app (Apple or Android)

https://www.amazon.com.au/Neomad-Book-1-Space-Junk-ebook/dp/B01HAZPMHS

 



Speakers
avatar for Dr Jon Callow

Dr Jon Callow

Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney (Sydney School of Education)
Dr Jon Callow teaches and researches at the University of Sydney, as well as coordinating the Master of Teaching Primary program. He is an experienced primary teacher, academic and literacy educator, having worked in schools, universities and in professional development for teachers... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

2:10pm

Are digital citizenship programs needed?
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, June will critically outline different approaches to digital citizenship and provoke discussion through structured questioning. The outcome of this session for participants will be a clearer understanding of digital citizenship and some possible approaches. The session is scheduled on the "Verandah" with comfortable lounges, no AV, just great discussions. June asks that you bring along a device to access the discussion and take some notes.

Speakers
avatar for June Wall

June Wall

Education Consultant, June Wall Consultancy
June Wall is an independent Consultant, eLearning and Libraries and an Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University. She was previously a Teacher Quality Consultant for the Association of Independent Schools, NSW. She has been a teacher at primary and secondary levels, a lecturer, a... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
ROOM: Verandah Lounge

2:10pm

Infuse and Saturate – a communities of learning model for embedding Digital Technologies at Taroona Primary School
Limited Capacity seats available

Taroona Primary School is one of the 50 recipients of the first round of Digital Literacies Schools Grants. As one of the first schools in Tasmania to implement a 1:1 iPad program in 2013, the school has a strong history in the successful uptake of new technologies and relevant pedagogies. How then to extend from our embedded culture of using technologies to “Capture, Create and Collaborate” to the deeper understandings and constantly evolving opportunities in the Digital Technologies curriculum? This case study follows the carefully structured processes Taroona Primary has taken to build teacher knowledge, skills and understanding to saturate digital literacies across the school. The 18 month model of change is built upon leveraging early adopter teachers as at-the-elbow coaches, who work alongside colleagues to integrate digital technologies into other curriculum areas. This case study will address the key leadership considerations of resource allocation, strategies to engage non-digital-native teachers in the new languages of digital technologies, and practical examples of authentic connections in the school and wider community. Our voerview videoo can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/285754394

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Bresnehan

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal, Taroona Primary School
Danielle Bresnehan has expertise in leading digital and technological change, specifically through her involvement in the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Global (NDPL) Partnership from February 2013 – July 2015. This involved 100 Australian schools partnering with 900 schools across... Read More →
avatar for Hilary Purdie

Hilary Purdie

Advanced Skills Teacher, 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 →



Friday August 17, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
ROOM: Ninderry

3:00pm

Move to Break-out Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Take some time to move to your selected break-out session

Friday August 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:10pm
Various

3:10pm

Look Who's Talking!
Limited Capacity seats available

It has long been acknowledged that ‘talk is the sea upon which all else floats’ (Britton, 1970) with recognition that students’ learning and literacy are heavily influenced by the nature of classroom dialogues. Yet, it has been argued that students’ talk – their opportunities for meaning making is severely constrained in practice (Groves and Davidson, 2017) and typically not accurately monitored and assessed. The Australian Curriculum: English (2017) recognises the importance of speaking and listening within two main areas: Language for interaction and Interacting with others. But what does this look/sound like in practice as students for example, ‘share the talking space’, ‘provide useful feedback’, ‘be a supportive and attentive listener’ or ‘elicit responses’ in natural interactions? How do teachers effectively assess, monitor and report on these foundation skills within the Achievement Standards of the Australian Curriculum? In reality, most teachers currently admit to making an educated guess when reporting this aspect of the curriculum. This session demonstrates how innovative audio/visual technology (Activate by Lightspeed) can be used to monitor and capture evidence of students’ interactions in natural settings thus making assessment and reporting valid and formative assessment more effective. Hear and Learn, a Gold Sponsor of the conference, is the sole Australian distributor of this patented, world first technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Janelle Wills

Dr Janelle Wills

Education Consultant, Cross Consulting
Dr Janelle Wills (PhD) is the lead training associate for High Reliability Schools, The Art and Science of Teaching and other Marzano Research topics in Australia. She works extensively with schools, regions and systems throughout Australia.Janelle’s PhD focused on self-efficacy... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 3

3:10pm

Up and over ‘The Wall’
Limited Capacity seats available

With the link between numeracy and digital technology, the aim within “Up and over ‘The Wall’” is to illustrate how STEM pedagogy supports deep understanding of numeracy when using devices and appropriate software and apps. The workshop will show that even when starting with limited resources, a creative shift can lead to constructive and meaningful change that has a positive impact on student outcomes.
The workshops will be interactive, with practical knowledge and examples, and an opportunity for questions. Most of all, the workshops will provide insight into how to create meaningful learning experiences using STEM practices in order to improve future focussed learning.
The following Apps will be used during the presentation:
  • Brain It On
  • coSpaces Edu
  • Flow Free
  • Geogebra AR
  • myTracks
  • Pattern Shapes (Maths Learning Centre)
  • Stop Motion
  • Tetroids

 


Speakers
avatar for Lora Bance

Lora Bance

Innovation Officer, Catholic Education; Archdiocese Canberra Goulburn
With more than 20 years’ experience in education Lora Bance demonstrates a range of innovative pedagogical practices, specialising in using digital technologies to improve student outcomes. She has worked in K-12 schools as a Technology Coach, IT Integrator and Director of Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Keith Roberts

Keith Roberts

Lecturer, Australian Catholic University - Canberra
Keith Roberts is a lecturer at the Canberra campus of Australian Catholic University. He was recently Principal of Channel Christian School in Tasmania and has been a Principal in Victoria, and Head of Junior School in Canberra where he was an integral leader in expanding to a second... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Maroochy

3:10pm

Technology and students with disabilities
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a presentation, with some hands on trialling, and an opportunity for Q&A. Rockhampton Special School caters for students with multi-disabilities. Approximately 25% of the population are non-verbal students who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Tools to communicate. This presentation aims to:
• Provide information on the different tools that are available, including the opportunity for participants to test electronic devices.
• Outline the pros and cons of different devices will be explored.
• Share the journey of two special schools as they implement ACCs into the communication and literacy programs of the schools.
• The responsibilities of school leaders in the selection, implementation and ongoing monitoring of ACCs in the classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Heath Henwood

Heath Henwood

Coach of Pedagogy and Leadership, CQ University
Heath Henwood is a Master Teacher and coach of Pedagogy and Leadership. He has extensive experience working in private and government schools as a Teacher, Principal and Coach. Heath has studied widely, with a Masters in Leadership, and Post-Graduate qualifications in Science, Education... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Marcoola

3:10pm

Keeping the process alive – Sustainable engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Building upon the foundations from session 1 (Thursday 12.10pm) leaders will now explore the key considerations in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of a school wide teacher performance and development framework in the context of a high performing school. Building sustainable communities of learning which foster teacher agency of their own learning and development.
Key considerations will be the importance of setting the success criteria for the framework’s evaluation to firstly measure impact on student learning outcomes and secondly, measure collective responsibility whereby teacher agency is centre to fostering a culture of performance and development.
By the end of sessions 1 and 2 leaders will have a greater understanding of the need for ensuring aligned and focused professional learning that enables the school community to ensure that there is a comprehensive school wide strategic focused performance and development culture aligned to school improvement plans.

Speakers
avatar for Dorian Kipriotis

Dorian Kipriotis

Adminstration Coordinator, Brigidine College Randwick
Dorian began his career in industry before moving into teaching. Dorian is a HSIE teacher and has also worked as a House Coordinator where he facilitated changes to the wellbeing and academic structure of the school. Dorian is heavily invested in teacher professional learning to ensure... Read More →
avatar for Brigid Taylor

Brigid Taylor

Deputy Principal, Brigidine College Randwick
Brigid began her career as an English Teacher. She has since been an English Coordinator, Leader of Pedagogy and now a Deputy Principal. She has worked in numerous schools both here and the United Kingdom and collaboratively overseen significant whole school change. Brigid has been... Read More →


Friday August 17, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

3:10pm

Shadow a Coach – a behind the scenes look at the coaching and mentoring model in action at Taroona Primary School
Limited Capacity seats available

Taroona Primary School is one of the 50 recipients of the first round of Digital Literacies Schools Grants. At the heart of the grant project is our school’s commitment to supporting a team of enthusiastic teacher leaders who have volunteered as ‘first-wave’ digital literacy coaches for the initial 18 months of implementation of the new Digital Technologies curriculum. This session uses video narratives to share our coaches demonstrating the behind-the-scene discussions and planning with their colleagues as they work together to strengthen digital integration across all areas of the curriculum. The snapshots include the processes of backward planning, conversations to better understand pedagogies to support new learning in digital technologies, and co-teaching of integrated STEM / digital technologies in classrooms. Teachers, coaches, students and leaders also share reflections of their learning throughout the process. Snaphot Video is availble at https://vimeo.com/285754624

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Bresnehan

Danielle Bresnehan

Principal, Taroona Primary School
Danielle Bresnehan has expertise in leading digital and technological change, specifically through her involvement in the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Global (NDPL) Partnership from February 2013 – July 2015. This involved 100 Australian schools partnering with 900 schools across... Read More →
avatar for Hilary Purdie

Hilary Purdie

Advanced Skills Teacher, 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 →



Friday August 17, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Ninderry

3:10pm

Whole School Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

This session dissects and expands the Schlechty model of engagement to identify and classify the level of engagement that all students are displaying in a class. Linking the model to practice, a framework will be developed that can be used school wide to improve the engagement of all students. This framework can be used to develop a program of Professional Development, including mentoring and coaching to develop teachers' skills to work with and improve the engagement of all students. This session will suit a range of participants from classroom teachers to school leaders. A hands-on workshop scheduled on Saturday will take the framework further.....

You can find the basis of this presentation here.
You can find the Microsoft 21st Century Skills document here.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Pinel

Stephen Pinel

Head of Science, Unity College
Stephen is Head of Science at Unity College, Caloundra. He was previously Head of Science at Proserpine SHS where he was heavily involved in eLearning, leading a team of eLearning Mentors to develop innovative and engaging curricula school wide. Stephen has taught in both the independent... Read More →



Friday August 17, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

4:00pm

Day Two Closes
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday August 17, 2018 4:00pm - TBA
Various
 
Saturday, August 18
 

8:00am

Day Three: Registration, Arrival Tea/Coffee and Exhibition
Limited Capacity seats available

The registration desk is situated in the Foyer of the resort, a beautiful relaxing space for you to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and get to meet the exhibitors who are there to support your digital technology needs.


Saturday August 18, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
ROOM: Foyer

9:00am

Welcome and Keynote Address 3: Leading Change
Limited Capacity seats available

In this keynote Dan will combine the research from the fields of Positive Psychology, Mindset and Self Determination Theory, to discuss how leaders can empower their colleagues to be genuinely engaged in the use of technology in school. Delegates will learn about the essentials for authentic engagement as well as some of the reasons behind common self-sabotaging behaviours. Dan will seek to shed light on why some efforts in the past have worked whilst others have fallen by the wayside even though everyone thought they were good ideas.

See Dan's slides in the PDF attachment below.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Haesler

Dan Haesler

Director, Cut Through Coaching & Consulting
Dan Haesler works with individuals and organisations around issues of leadership, engagement, mindset and wellbeing.As Director of Cut Through Coaching & Consulting he consults to publicly listed companies, government education projects, schools, professional associations and not-for-profit... Read More →



Saturday August 18, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
ROOM: Mudjimba Ballroom

10:25am

Morning Tea and Exhibition
Limited Capacity seats available

Relax and enjoy morning tea whilst mingling with the exhibitors and asking them about the future of technology in schools - find out first!!


Saturday August 18, 2018 10:25am - 11:00am
ROOM: Foyer

11:10am

How curiosity allows for everybody to approach difficult conversations
Limited Capacity seats available

How curiosity allows for everybody to approach difficult conversations.
This session will unpack the phrase, “Do you see what I see?” in relation to building safe relationships and culture to enable coaching and mentoring to happen spontaneously. We will unpack the impact that valuing curiosity as a first response has made on our community at every level. NBCS invites courageous authenticity and vulnerability that leads to real change.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess

Assistant Deputy, Northern Beaches Christian School
Mark spends his day ploughing through the morass of cultural change. The light streaming into the pit is the people that he collaborates with to achieve change. Everyday is an opportunity to lift colleagues beyond their current experience and towards a brighter day. Mark is passionate... Read More →
avatar for Lou Deibe

Lou Deibe

Assistant Principal Culture, Collaboration & Practice, Northern Beaches Christian School
Lou is a learning artist, constantly exploring ways for people and culture to be reflected and enhanced. She is passionate about being a thorn under the saddle of any whiff of establishment. She is a fearless provocateur, a genuine collaborator, a champion of any student that she... Read More →


Saturday August 18, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Ninderry

11:10am

Matific Online Maths: The Answer to Relieving Maths Anxiety!
Limited Capacity seats available

Matific is a new and exciting online Maths resource that is already in thousands of schools across Australia and 46 countries worldwide. What is the secret to its success? The answer: Gamification. Learn how the secrets of the success of popular online/video games has led to the latest in Maths technology in the classroom. By engaging students in colourful, interactive Maths games, they develop a deep understanding of concepts without the anxiety. Delve into the pedagogy behind Matific that makes it work so successfully. Explore current research around Mathematics and early learning. Experience the depth of what the Matific resource has to offer in this hands-on presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Gerard Tuffield

Gerard Tuffield

QLD Representative, Matific Australia
Gerard has been a teacher, teaching principal and an education adviser. Gerard spent eight years at Origo Education learning from some of the world’s best Mathematics educators including Calvin Irons, James Burnett, Brian Tickle and Anita Chin. There he developed a passion for teaching... Read More →


Saturday August 18, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Maroochy

11:10am

Learning is Everywhere!
Limited Capacity seats available

According to John Hattie the best teachers are not lecturers or even facilitators, they are “activators.” If we expect our teachers to be activators in today’s flexible learning environments, then we must also expect them to somehow be in front of each student and in each group at exactly the time they are needed. Because…
  • Teaching and learning opportunities are constantly popping up around the classroom. Teachers must have access to feedback from the students to inform their literacy instruction.
  • One of the most important elements in learning is the teachers understanding of how students are progressing, allowing the teachers to meet students at their point of need. How do you know what information/literacy skill focus the students need at any given time?
  • Teachers see the final product, but what did the collaborative process look like to get there?
  • How do teachers build a level of confidence and trust that students are doing what they need to do in collaborative groups?
  • How do teachers know when a student or group has something worth sharing to the whole class? How can they make that happen efficiently?
This session explores how innovative audio/visual technology (Activate by Lightspeed )  was used by teachers to address these challenges to enable effective collaborative practices amongst students. Hear and Learn, a Gold Sponsor of the conference, is the exclusive Australian distributor of this patented, world first technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Janelle Wills

Dr Janelle Wills

Education Consultant, Cross Consulting
Dr Janelle Wills (PhD) is the lead training associate for High Reliability Schools, The Art and Science of Teaching and other Marzano Research topics in Australia. She works extensively with schools, regions and systems throughout Australia.Janelle’s PhD focused on self-efficacy... Read More →


Saturday August 18, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 3

11:10am

Digital Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

When using formative assessment to provide feedback to students often we find ourselves writing novels, or using short hand code that is misunderstood or never remembered by students. This session provides leaders, aspiring leaders and classroom teachers a way to use video feedback to a class or an individual student providing the whole school and the parent community real feedback. The main concept in this session is about how to use a cloud based network with file sharing capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Reid

Anthony Reid

Head of Department - Mathematics, James Nash State High School
Anthony has been teaching in the Queensland Education system since 2009. He has been a Head of Department at James Nash State High School for the past 4 years. He has recently developed a passion for flipped learning and is a digital pedagogical leader at James Nash State High.


Saturday August 18, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

11:10am

A Culture of Coaching Part I
Limited Capacity seats available

This is 2-part workshop serves as the perfect follow up to the keynote address. It will look at the specific requirements for staff to authentically engage through the lens of coaching. Together, we’ll explore strategies that leaders can deploy in their differing contexts and learn some of the fundamental requirements of a coaching culture.
Participants will:
Learn about the trans-theoretical model of change and how to incorporate it into our change approaches.
Discover the potential of coaching to help develop staff, both in a professional and personal capacity.
Explore strategies and frameworks to embed coaching into their context.

See Dan's workshop presentation in PDF format below.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Haesler

Dan Haesler

Director, Cut Through Coaching & Consulting
Dan Haesler works with individuals and organisations around issues of leadership, engagement, mindset and wellbeing.As Director of Cut Through Coaching & Consulting he consults to publicly listed companies, government education projects, schools, professional associations and not-for-profit... Read More →



Saturday August 18, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

12:00pm

Move to Break-out Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

Take some time to move to your selected break-out session

Saturday August 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Various

12:10pm

Augmented Reality in the Modern Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Augmented Reality is becoming increasingly prevalent in our modern world. This blending of real and digital worlds opens unlimited educational opportunities. In this workshop, you will learn how to use a number of tools to create your own augmented reality experiences, as well as how to enable your students to present their own work in augmented reality formats. Presentation slides and videos can be found at http://bit.ly/ARDigitalSchool


Speakers
avatar for Dan Davies

Dan Davies

Assistant Head of Residences, Wesley College
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 18, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

12:10pm

A Culture of Coaching Part II
Limited Capacity seats available

This 2-part workshop serves as the perfect follow up to the keynote address. It will look at the specific requirements for staff to authentically engage through the lens of coaching. Together, we’ll explore strategies that leaders can deploy in their differing contexts and learn some of the fundamental requirements of a coaching culture.
Participants will:
Learn about the trans-theoretical model of change and how to incorporate it into our change approaches.
Discover the potential of coaching to help develop staff, both in a professional and personal capacity.
Explore strategies and frameworks to embed coaching into their context.

See Dan's workshop presentation in PDF format below.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Haesler

Dan Haesler

Director, Cut Through Coaching & Consulting
Dan Haesler works with individuals and organisations around issues of leadership, engagement, mindset and wellbeing.As Director of Cut Through Coaching & Consulting he consults to publicly listed companies, government education projects, schools, professional associations and not-for-profit... Read More →



Saturday August 18, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

12:10pm

Old Dog New Tricks - Q&A session
Limited Capacity seats available

Following on from the Old Dog New Tricks session (Thursday @ 2.10pm) we will conduct an informal Q&A discussion on the Verandah. Please join us!

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 →
avatar for Peter Schloss

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 →


Saturday August 18, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Verandah Lounge

12:10pm

Whole School Engagement Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

The framework developed in the Presentation Session (Friday @ 3.10pm) will be used to analyse the participants' own contexts (teaching or leadership), and develop a program or personal and team development. Explicit links to Learning Theories and Teaching Techniques, from Explicit Teaching to the Flipped Classroom will be shown, as well as the effective role of well being, restorative justice and supportive programs in schools to support students with low engagement.

You can find the basis for the workshop and presentation here.
You can open a OneNote booklet on Microsoft's 21st Century Skills here.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Pinel

Stephen Pinel

Head of Science, Unity College
Stephen is Head of Science at Unity College, Caloundra. He was previously Head of Science at Proserpine SHS where he was heavily involved in eLearning, leading a team of eLearning Mentors to develop innovative and engaging curricula school wide. Stephen has taught in both the independent... Read More →



Saturday August 18, 2018 12:10pm - 1:00pm
ROOM: Marcoola

1:00pm

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Nouveau Restaurant overlooking the lagoon. Proceed to the foyer area to finish off with dessert and tea/coffee and mingle with the exhibitors

Saturday August 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Nouveau Restaurant with dessert/coffee in Foyer

1:40pm

Lunch Workshop: ELMO Classroom Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your lunch, sit down and relax and attend this informal demonstration on how an ELMO document camera can enhance the learning and teaching experience in the classroom.
Come along and find out the endless possibilities and uses that a document camera can bring to the classroom. We will also be displaying the new ELMO Huddle space.
The ELMO Huddle Space Collaboration Hub is a perfect solution for 1:1 and BYOD classrooms. It’s a simple 8 HDMI input connection source equipped with video and audio recording allowing you to connect any HDMI compatible device.

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.His long association with the Photographic industry helps him educate the importance of using imaging products such as document cameras within the classroom environment.Not... Read More →


Saturday August 18, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

1:40pm

Lunch Workshop: Useful analytics for the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

With the advent of digital markbooks, automated quiz marking, self-reflection, and digital standardised testing, we have more data than ever about students learning. But how should we use this data and what can we learn?
(Enjoy your lunch, then grab some dessert and coffee and join James for this informative presentation)

Speakers
avatar for James Leckie

James Leckie

Chief Product Officer, Schoolbox
As "chief product owner" at Alaress Pty Ltd, James Leckie plays a vital role in the development of Schoolbox. He is responsible for both translating educational strategies to technology and optimising customer experience. Over the last 20 years James has worked within the education... Read More →


Saturday August 18, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 1

2:00pm

Closing Session: Developing a culture of innovation
Limited Capacity full

Some baselines for our future:
  • An ability to be agile, flexible and innovative is a mandate for future learning.
  • The learning culture of the community needs to be embedded within the DNA of the school.
  • Changing culture is hard work!
  • Developing innovative practices is hard work!
  • Thinking we can do the same things to meet new and different contexts/outcomes is the definition of….
Some innovative play spaces or thinkering spaces can be a catalyst for innovation and provide various ways of students expressing and communicating. Using a mix of digital literacy, design thinking and critical thinking, this session will look at some strategies to start the cultural change for innovation and discuss how this impacts literacy.

Speakers
avatar for June Wall

June Wall

Education Consultant, June Wall Consultancy
June Wall is an independent Consultant, eLearning and Libraries and an Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University. She was previously a Teacher Quality Consultant for the Association of Independent Schools, NSW. She has been a teacher at primary and secondary levels, a lecturer, a... Read More →



Saturday August 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2

3:00pm

Conference Wrap Up and Close
Limited Capacity filling up

We will "wrap-up" the conference giving you some insightful thoughts on how to take your ideas back to school and run with them.

Saturday August 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
ROOM: Mudjimba 2