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Digital technology and literacy [clear filter]
Thursday, August 16
 

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

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

2:10pm

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

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
 
Friday, August 17
 

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.

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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

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

2:10pm

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

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
 
Saturday, August 18
 

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

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