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Thursday, August 16
 

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
 
Friday, August 17
 

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.

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Speakers
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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
 
Saturday, August 18
 

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