EduTECH Agenda

 
 

Melbourne, 10 - 11 August 2022

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Aug 108:30
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Official Opening and Welcome by the Chair

Keynotes
Natasha Bita, Education Editor, The Australian
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 108:35
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Welcome to Country

Keynotes
Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, Kulin Nation
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 108:50
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Digital for good: Rethinking our relationship with technology in a post-Covid world

Keynotes
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 109:20
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The Emotion Contagion: The Compelling Case for EdTech + Social Emotional Learning

Keynotes

We know that learning is a social activity and therefore emotions matter, but how do busy teachers in increasingly complex classrooms integrate the development of social-emotional learning into the ebb and flow of daily classroom life? How can technology be levered to support the development of capabilities like self-awareness and self-regulation, critical for academic, life and work success?In this entertaining keynote, Mark Sparvell, Education Director at Microsoft shares what we should all do Monday and not Someday to develop social and emotional skills in all young people. Mark is a 30+ year experienced education teacher and leader, people ambassador for the Emotional Intelligence Society of Australia, Founder of SELinEdu, Advisor for Goldie Hawns’ MindUp Foundation and anti-bullying advocacy group PowerOfZero.

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 109:20
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EduGrowth Program - Official Welcome and Opening remarks from EduGrowth Innovation Precinct

EduGrowth Innovation Stage
David Linke, Managing Director, EduGrowth
Peter Carpenter, Managing Director, Wonde
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 109:30
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Tech and Teachers - Delivering Professional Development Beyond Compliance

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

The connection between effective teaching and student achievement is vital in learning. Enhancing the skills and knowledge of the education workforce is key. This session explores how technology is helping to deliver professional development to teachers above and beyond.

Chris Campbell, Sub Dean (Learning Technology) and Science & Health Faculty Business Partner, Charles Sturt University
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 109:30
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Adaptive Learning with Google Forms & Slides

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Adaptive Learning helps students to engage and develop their understanding through personalised feedback and support. Discover how Google Forms and Slides can be used to produce adaptive learning paths and create customised resources to support student learning.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 109:40
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Highlighting the core changes in the Digital Curriculum 2022? Cyber, Data and Privacy

Keynotes

Find out more about changes to Cyber, Data and Privacy in the Digital Technologies Curriculum from one of the curriculum authors, Dr. James Curran.

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 109:50
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Aug 1010:00
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Keynote - Deep Tech & Deep Learning

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform the manner in which students learn, teachers assess and classrooms operate. Join us as we explore how deep tech and deep learning is impacting the experience of students and teachers, and the many possible applications in the classroom.

Luci Pangrazio, Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Senior Lecturer in Language & Literacy, Deakin University
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1010:00
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Using Google Classroom as a Resource Library

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Discover how Google Classroom can be used as a central repository for teaching resources. Classroom can ensure that teaching materials are gathered effectively in one place and then shared into student-facing Classrooms, while being retained by the school.

Claire Furlong, Digital Technologies Leader, Mount Waverley Heights Primary
Meeting Room 207
Aug 1010:00
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Confident, Creative and Capable - Inspiring the Entrepreneurial Generation in School

Demo Theatre
Adam Mostogl, Founder / Inspirer, Illuminate Education Australia
Expo Hall
Aug 1010:10
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New Ways of Teaching for Contemporary Classrooms

Keynotes
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1010:30
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History in Geoland - with a little help from Google Tools

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Take your students beyond the classroom with Google Geo tools. Discover how you can use engage with history in your classroom through the use of Google Earth, World Atlas, online databases, ancient globes, dinosaurs and more!

Meting Room 207
Aug 1010:30
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Increasing Student Engagement in Class with ContentKeeper

Demo Theatre
Duncan Wigley, Senior Account Manager, ContentKeeper Technologies
Expo Hall
Aug 1010:40
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PRIMM: a pedagogy for programming (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

The curriculum requires the teaching of programming and other DT topics to students of all ages, but few teachers have been taught pedagogical approaches to teach the subject effectively. In this talk, we will present the PRIMM methodology, and explain why it is an effective approach to develop the skills and knowledge in the curriculum to your students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking advice on effective pedagogical approaches for teaching programming at their school.
Stand 1316
Aug 1010:45
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Pitch Competition - Heat 1

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

EdTech Founders are up against the clock with just 3 minutes to articulate their innovation, the impact on learners, and their ultimate business case. Each heat will feature 3 Startups and Q&A. Heat winners will progress to the Pitch Competition Final Finals.

EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1011:00
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Choosing a programming language in high school (secondary)

Grok Academy

With so many programming languages in use today it can be hard to know which ones are best suited for the classroom. In this talk we will discuss some of the considerations you need to make to select an appropriate programming language for teaching students, and give you some of our recommendations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders looking for advice to design, refine and/or implement a Digital Technologies program at their school.
Stand 1316
Aug 1011:00
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Workshop - PRIMM: a pedagogy for programming (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1011:00
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Fuel Your Passion for Learning with Apple Teacher Learning Centre

Apple Workshops

Build new skills. Inspire your Students, Unlock the power of iPad and Mac in yourclassroom with Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program designed tosupport and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning.Join us to explore the Apple Teacher Learning Centre, where you can earn badgesand track your learning journey.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1011:00
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Blended and hybrid learning with Microsoft

Microsoft EduDay

Support hybrid and blended learning. Learn how Microsoft Teams provides innovative learning tools for both remote and physical environments.

Kate Simeon, Acting Director, International Programs, Anglican Schools Commission International
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1011:00
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Fast. Reliable. Cheap: The IT holy grail achieved

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Fast. Reliable. Cheap. It's often said that managing IT only allows you to pick any two. This session will show you how Chromebooks with the Chome Education Upgrade can offer all three by changing the rules of IT management, significantly reducing the per device support time required.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1011:00
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150 Years of Public Education and technology

Department of Education and Training Theatre

STEM students from Melbourne Girls' College will open the department’s EduTECH program with an exploration of how education and technology have developed over 150 years, since the Education Act 1872.

Join us for a walk down memory lane before celebrating the wide range of learning opportunities available to students today and imagining the future of education and technology in this inspiring presentation.

Expo Hall
Aug 1011:00
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The Next Generation of ClassroomCare ® for Healthy Learning

Demo Theatre
Expo Hall
Aug 1011:15
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How Technology is Improving Student Wellbeing

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Supporting the wellbeing of a learner takes more than just a classroom approach. Hear from several innovative EdTech entrepreneurs on the importance of student wellbeing in an education setting and the amazing resources available to support students to achieve success and satisfaction in their learning.

Moderator: Joe Thurbon, Founder & CTO, educator impact
Angela Alcock, Flohh
Cleo Westhorpe, Founder and Director, The Inclusive school
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1011:20
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Overview of all the changes in Curriculum

School Leaders
David de Carvalho, CEO, ACARA
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1011:20
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Aug 1011:20
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STEM Education Across Victoria and Beyond

Digital Technologies

Dr Kieu, MP, will explore the importance of STEM education for the future of our economy and the role of government in promoting and supporting STEM education, including encouraging women and girls to take up STEM in school and as a career.

Room 203
Aug 1011:20
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Repercussions and defences for cyberattacks

Schools ICT Management
Moderator: Brett Salakas, Teacher-Speaker-Leader-Poet & HP Education Ambassador & Founder of #aussieED, HP
Sandie Matthews, Chief Information & Data Officer, NSW Government Education
Room 210
Aug 1011:20
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Modern design considerations in Educational Infrastructure

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1011:20
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Workforce planning - future skills, future workforce

Workplace Learning
Vicki Jamieson, Partner, People Advisory Service, EY Australia
Meeting Room 213
Aug 1011:20
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The Victorian EdTech Ecosystem: Creating Connections for Global Growth

Higher Ed

  • How Victoria is positioning itself as a world-leader in edtech and education innovation
  • The strengths that Victoria brings to the table
  • Support provided by Global Victoria, Victoria’s trade promotion agency, for Victorian edtech companies
  • What’s next for edtech and education innovation in Victoria
Meeting Room 219
Aug 1011:20
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Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion Forum

Forums

In conjuction with Australian Special Education Principals' Association (ASEPA) and Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) and Autism CRCand Education Services Australia - this is a 2-hour breakout forum designed for classroom teachers, Heads of Inclusion, SENCo’s and Learning Support teachers looking for new ideas and inspiration to better assist and include students with diverse learning needs and behavioural challenges.

Presentationswill include -

Transformative Leadership for Equity and Inclusion

  • Education systems around the world are developing policy frameworks to support greater equity for all within a context of global uncertainty and challenge, increasing school autonomy, accountability, and competition.
  • The UNESCO Education 2030 Framework for Action emphasises inclusion and equity as laying the foundations for quality education. It also stresses the need to address all forms of exclusion and marginalisation, disparities and inequalities in access, participation, and learning processes and outcomes.
  • While much progress has been made, schools in many countries continue to perpetuate inequality despite policy attempts to shift education towards inclusion.
  • This presentation will provide an overview of a transformative approach to leadership drawing on Carolyn Shield’s work (Transformative Leadership Theory).
  • We will report on the results of a six week professional learning program that involved school leaders, teachers and teacher aides who worked together in a short course to develop knowledge and skills to lead transformative school development for greater equity & inclusion.

Professor Suzanne Carrington, Research Professor, Centre for Inclusive Education QUT & School Years Director, Autism CRC & Tracey Taylor, Director of Education Policy, Independent Schools Australia

Applying NCCD within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports.

The NCCD collects data about school students with disability who are receiving adjustments across Australia in a consistent, reliable and systematic way. It enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can be best supported at school. To support schools to implement the NCCD model, it is helpful to consider the associated activities and processes using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports. MTSS is a three-tiered framework for planning and organising a system-wide continuum of resources, structures and practices

Leanne Woodley, Senior Education Consultant, AISNSW

Empowering students with an intellectual disability in highschool

  • An overview of the program we offer to students with an intellectual disability in highschool
  • Skill development and experiences we provide to increase independence in the area of work readiness
  • How to support and guide students with an intellectual disability and their families through the transition from school to post school options

Bianca Jervis, Life Skills Coordinator, Danebank Anglican School for Girls

Baringa SPS inclusionED Community of Practice

  • Briefly introduce Baringa State Primary School (SPS) and the online inclusionED platform.
  • Describe how inclusionED has been incorporated in the whole-of-school approach to meet the Baringa SPSmoral purpose that Each and every member of our school community, believes that each and every student can and will achieve.
  • Share the learnings from the Baringa SPS whole-of-school implementation of inclusionED.
  • Present a series of take home messages for schools engaged in building teachers’ capacity to develop their own inclusive practice.

Dr Keely Harper-Hill, Research Associate, Autism CRC,School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education (SECIE), QUT

Kelly Gorham, Head of Inclusion, Baringa State Primary School

Supporting Autistic secondary students using inclusionED

  • What you need to know about Autism and learning
  • How an analogy about spoons can help us understand emotional regulation
  • Where to find teaching practices to create inclusive learning environments that support all students.

Trudy Barlett, Secondary teacher (Marsden State High School) and Research Project Officer (Queensland University of Technology)

About The Lab: a national network of locally run, not-for-profittechnology clubs for autistic young people

  • The Lab is premised on connecting autistic young people with each other through mutual interests in technology. Because many autistic young people are profoundly socially isolated, the changes in their and their families' lives as a result of participation have often been dramatic
  • The Lab deploys a locally based and run model. It has now grown to 35 locations around Australia since 2011, as well as an online Lab
  • COVID-19 has been a strong and ongoing challenge, with Labs at local government venues introducing restrictions around vaccination levels, and other Labs halting activities. We're fortunate to have had the online Lab already in place and ready to respond, as well as a philanthropic grant to see us through.

Dr Stefan Schutt, Snr Lect. Learning Design/ICT/Digital Education and co-founder of The Lab (www.thelab.org.au), La Trobe, School of Education

Meeting Room 209
Aug 1011:20
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Maths Forum

Forums

This 2 hour breakout forum has been designed in partnership with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) and the Australian Maths Trust (AMT) specially for maths teachers who are looking for ways to improve student learning.

Chairperson - Janine Sprakel, National Partnerships and Engagement Manager, Australian Maths Trust

The Forum will kick off with -

The new Australian Curriculum: Mathematics version 9.0 – “What has changed and why?”

Rachael Whitney-Smith, Mathematics Curriculum Specialist, ACARA

  • Embedding the mathematical proficiency strands into the curriculum content and achievement standards in an explicit and integrated way, raising the expectations for all students to become proficient in mathematics they are learning
  • Connecting content within and across the strands of mathematics and making more explicit the key connections to general capabilities, cross curriculum priorities and to related content from other learning areas
  • Describing the functionality of digital tools and emphasising where there is a need to use digital tools in the teaching, learning and assessing of mathematics
  • What is new to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics

Computational thinking looks new – but you’ve already been teaching it

Janine Sprakel, National Partnerships and Engagement Manager, Australian Maths Trust

In the latest version of the curriculum computational and algorithmic thinking features more strongly than ever before, but is it new content. Most teachers have been teaching computational thinking and problem solving for many years. In this session we will walk through the curriculum and make links that will strengthen the teaching and learning of problem solving and computational and algorithmic thinking in classrooms. We will discuss strategies that work, and the importance of taking the time to think and BE a problem solver for teachers as well as for students.

Knowing and Doing Mathematics

Dr Kristen Tripet, Program Manager, reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry, Australian Academy of Science

  • Students need to deeply know mathematics so the they can do mathematics fluently
  • To build ‘knowers’ and ‘doers of mathematics’ we need to teach students in a way that builds their understanding of important mathematical concepts
  • The types of tasks we use and the culture of learning in the classroom are key components of teaching for conceptual understanding in mathematics.

(Really) engaging maths learners F-8

Penny Addison, Director, Curriculum and Assessment Branch, DET Victoria

  • Transforming mathematics pedagogies – where are we now and where do we need to be to make it robust, rich and relevant for kids [this will cover the Department’s latest guidance on how to teach mathematics at different stages of learning and development]
  • Student centred learning design – showcasing the Department’s new mathematics resources (and why design matters) [this will cover (high level) the Department’s newest (and best yet!) resources that support this transformation]

The Self-paced, asynchronous Maths Class

Joel Speranza, Head of Mathematics, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School

This presentation show how the lessons learnt from COVID and online learning can be applied in a face to face classroom.

Includes:

  • How my students access the learning in a self-paced way
  • Managing the power and responsibility that students have in an asynchronous maths class
  • Teaching accountability, autonomy and self-regulation
  • The role of a teacher in this new classroom

Q&A Session

Moderated by Allan Dougan, CEO, The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

Meeting Room 208
Aug 1011:20
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Scaffolding Scratch: keeping kids engaged (primary)

Grok Academy

One of the strengths of Scratch is that it provides students with a creative outlet to demonstrate their programming knowledge and skills. This also creates a significant challenge – how do you ensure that the projects students build have the complexity necessary to develop and stretch their capability in Digital Technologies? In this talk, we’ll discuss how we use a concept-driven approach to scaffold learning, and design tasks with sufficient complexity to challenge and extend students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Lower Secondary teachers (3-7) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking advice on effective pedagogical approaches for teaching programming at their school.
Stand 1316
Aug 1011:20
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Using human centred design thinking and innovative technology to engage First Nations students

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Discover how a collaborative Human Centred Design Thinking program engaged students, schools and the community and allowed First Nations students to connect to their culture through innovative technology.

The presentation will outline the development process, the power of working collaboratively and building on existing departmental activities and projects. Finally, we will showcase the outcomes of this project including the development of peer networks, increased student engagement in school and the blending of indigenous stories and culture with technology to create community focused projects.

Expo Hall
Aug 1011:30
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From The Workshop to The Disruptor: Flipping the script during the pandemic

Higher Ed
Meeting Room 219
Aug 1011:30
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Chrome OS Flex: A new lease on life for aging devices

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Chrome Flex transforms older PCs and Macbooks into powerful Chrome OS devices that are fast, secure and reliable. Reduce digital waste, extend the life of older computers and increase student access at no cost. This presentation will be illustrated by the wonderful work of Litehaus International.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1011:30
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The future of lasers in education is the software

Demo Theatre
Expo Hall
Aug 1011:40
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Panel: National curriculum and national assessment driving improvement and supporting teachers to enhance student outcomes

School Leaders
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1011:40
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Fireside Chat: How tech is shaping creativity, creative writing and literature - Up close and personal with Andy Griffith

School Teachers
Interviewer: David Linke, Managing Director, EduGrowth
Andy Griffiths, Author, Australia’s most popular children's author
Plenary 3
Aug 1011:40
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Hands-on learning inspiring students into STEM

Digital Technologies
  • STEM Industry School Partnerships program case study
  • Australian and NSW Virtual STEM Academy enrichment programs
  • Problem, project and inquiry based learning curriculum approaches in NSW
  • Integrated STEM (iSTEM) Department Approved Elective
  • Examples of hands on programs in Space, Cyber Security, & MedTech

Dr Scott Sleap, STEM Project Advisor 7 - 12 | Curriculum and Reform Directorate, NSW Department of Education
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1011:40
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Why school is never out on cyber security

Schools ICT Management
  • Duty of care
  • Economic cost of bullying in Australian Schools
  • Cybersecurity threats in K-12
  • Hybrid homeschooling & the future school
  • Cybersecurity to be taught in schools
Adam Dymond, Head of Sales, Superloop Cyberhound
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1011:40
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MLC Nicholas Learning Centre – Innovation Teaching & Learning in Design & Practice

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1011:40
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Evidence Informed design practice through Design Patterns.

Workplace Learning

Decentralisation has many benefits. It also means many players in the learning, capability and training sphere with varying levels of experience and expertise.

At Westpac Group we have been experimenting with various ways to share evidence-based practice, with resources, tools and templates to create learning that helps our people perform and develop their skills toward future roles.

Meeting Room 213
Aug 1011:40
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Designing engaging Digital Technologies projects (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

In this talk, some of our Champion Teachers will share the projects they use and their pedagogical tips and tricks to deliver engaging Digital Technologies learning in their classrooms.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking for inspiration and ideas for enhancing their Digital Technologies classes.
Stand 1316
Aug 1011:40
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Workshop - Scaffolding Scratch: keeping kids engaged (primary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1011:40
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Identify and build social and emotional skills with Reflect

Microsoft EduDay

Learn how Reflect, built-into Teams, helps learners navigate their emotions, broaden their emotional vocabulary, and deepen empathy for their peers.

Eureka Rooms
Aug 1011:40
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A paperless classroom: implementing Microsoft technologies in secondary education

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Paperless “anything” has been talked about for years, though it is often seen but never really observed in real life. It can be extra challenging as a teacher to achieve this.

Hear from Digital Technology teacher Janene Watt about how she implemented Microsoft technologies in a secondary environment to create a paperless classroom.

Janene will delve into how she uses Microsoft Classroom Apps including Edge, Teams, Word, Sway and PowerPoint, Excel, Forms, One Note and Office.com.

Attendees will walk away with:

  • an understanding of how teachers can enhance their digital teaching practices and pedagogies
  • insight into Janene’s digital set-ups, practices and go-tos
  • opportunities to explore how you could utilise different Microsoft tools in your own classroom and teaching communities.

Expo Hall
Aug 1011:45
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Has Technology Delivered a Formative Assessment Utopia?

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Technology promised to make the delivery of formative assessment a utopian dream, a place where student learning data can be accessed and interpreted with ease. This session will discuss how technology has redefined the delivery of assessment, review if it has delivered all that was promised and highlight opportunities for innovation.

Sandy Heldsinger, Founder & Managing Director, Bright Path
Amanda Clarke, Director, International, GL Education
Tom Richardson, CEO, Literacy Planet
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1011:50
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Fireside Chat - The future of student experience in a post-pandemic world

Higher Ed

The tertiary education sector continues to reimagine the student experience amid sustained demand for seamless, hybrid and tailored learning experiences. Developing new digital capabilities to satisfy changing expectations is imperative to student engagement and retention, enhancing learning and employment outcomes, and more effectively competing on the global stage.

This fireside discussion will focus on what’s driving the transformation of learning environments, how universities can respond and the significant implications for education providers, students, and the broader economy.

Clare Dyson, Associate Professor, Digital Literacies, Swinburne University of Technology
Meeting Room 219
Aug 1012:00
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Distance is Nothing: Reshaping the learning environment

School Leaders

The pandemic taught us to be ready at any given moment, in case we were thrust into one of the many different variations of lockdown.

How have we measured the impact, managed the change and embraced transformation?

With technology that wouldn’t have even been possible 5-10 years ago at our fingertips, please join Lenovo to not

only see how the institution that is the school and the inner sanctum that is the classroom is now and forever changed

but how we need to be aware, prepare, welcome and enable the student digital natives. This is not just transformation

of learning but also changing culture.It’s about factoring everything in properly to begin the pathway to offering students

the opportunities regardless of location and to really showcase that with the enablement of collaboration platforms and

extending realities with emerging technology, distance is quite literally nothing.

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1012:00
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Quick and easy creation of interactive classroom content that is accessible to all

School Teachers

Teachers should be empowered to be able to concentrate on what is most important – teaching their students in a safe and inclusive environment.

Resources designed for all pupils need to be accessible and adaptable. In this session, ex teacher turned Clevertouch Training Specialist, Ryan Stapleton gives an overview classroom software LYNX Whiteboard – designed to be used on interactive displays but also available for tablets, laptops and Chromebooks. Discover how to create resources for ease of access and how to implement resources you’ve already created.

Beyond the presentation, we will also be joined by Margaret Tope, Principal of The Victorian College for the Deaf, the only bilingual college of its kind in Australia, who will showcase how they partnered with ASI Solutions to integrate Clevertouch in their classrooms. The college is a specialist school that teaches the Victorian curriculum to deaf students and like all schools, places student safety as a top priority and was looking for a way to get important information rapidly to classrooms, while also creating an immersive learning environment.

Marg Tope, Principal, Victorian College for the Deaf
Plenary 3
Aug 1012:00
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Panel: Citizen Science to engage students in STEM

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1012:00
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Responsibilities of ICT practitioners to protect data in the education sector

Schools ICT Management
  • Information Security obligations in Victorian schools
  • It’s not just cyber risk: Information security includes personnel security and physical security
  • How do we foster an ecosystem of safety?
  • OVIC’s 2020 examination of the use of apps and web-based learning in Victoria: What did we find?
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1012:00
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We need to know…! World industries and educators setting our future research agenda.

EduBUILD

Over 270 experts across education, industries and academia have, for one year, being formulating our next generation of learning spaces research. Representing 21 countries, this group has been using the Innovative Learning Environments and Student Experience (Scoping Study) or ILE+SE, to identify what gaps exist in current research, and the priorities we must set for the next decade of research. This presentation will present the 20 gaps that were identified, the ‘top five’ (and bottom five) priorities, and plans for an unprecedented international project to address those needs.

Dr Wesley Imms, Co-Director, Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), University of Melbourne - Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Dr Julia Morris, Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1012:00
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The work has changed, and we are all dealing with more change and uncertainty. Learning work while working has become the new normal

Workplace Learning
  • What does it mean to be learning while working
  • The linkage between learning while working and learning ecosystems, learning with technologies and design thinking
  • The new roles of employees, managers and learner professionals as:

self directed learners

learning leaders

learning ecosystem designers

Robin Petterd, Learning & Performance Consultant, Sprout Labs
Meeting Room 213
Aug 1012:00
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Parsons problems - reading and understanding code (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

By challenging students to fix code, rather than write it, Parsons problems can be a very effective tool to teach how to read and interpret code.In this talk we will outline how to implement Parsons problems in the classroom when teaching Digital Technologies.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1012:00
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Reaching All Learners

Apple Workshops

More students are coming to school with a varying array of abilities, and educatorsare exploring new ways to not only support these learners, but to also personaliseevery student’s learning experience.Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students tocreate, communicate, personalise and explore in new and powerful ways.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1012:00
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Work Less, Teach More: Save time with Google for Education

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Stop reinventing the wheel, and wasting time doing things the slow way! This session will help you discover how Google tools and features can save you time and help you focus on the high value activities of teaching and learning.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1012:00
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Designing innovative spaces

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Inform your improvement initiatives by understanding how the design of places and spaces for innovation allows you to empower a learning community to take creative control of the future of learning.

This showcase is an opportunity to understand how the thoughtful transformation of spaces across secondary and tertiary STEM environments creates an innovative platform for design thinking, STEM research, and entrepreneurship results in profound impacts on students’ futures.

This presentation will touch on Brand Architects’ projects for Monash Tech School, Monash Maker Space, The Generator, and the upcoming Smart Manufacturing Hub.

Expo Hall
Aug 1012:10
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Panel: Latest challenges and opportunities for Australian universities

Higher Ed
Prof Pascale Quester, Vice-Chancellor and President, Swinburne University of Technology
Meeting Room 219
Aug 1012:10
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What's now What's next with OneNote

Microsoft EduDay

See some of your favourite features reinvented and discover what's new in one of our all-time favourite tools for the classroom

Andrew Balzer, Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1012:15
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Pitch Competition - Heat 2 - The Innovation Precinct Pitch Competition second heat! Hear from innovative EdTech companies at the cutting edge of innovation.

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

EdTech Founders are up against the clock with just 3 minutes to articulate their innovation, the impact on learners, and their ultimate business case. Each heat will feature 3 Startups and Q&A. Heat winners will progress to the Pitch Competition Finals.

EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1012:20
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Panel: What are the essential skills requirements for business and industry? Why are we teaching digital skills?

School Leaders

Industry leaders from Telstra and Accenture discuss what essential skills are required to ensure the future economic success of Australia.

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1012:20
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Unpacking the digital curriculum, STEM and robotics - structuring and mapping curriculum K-12. Experiences of school coordinators and Heads of Technology

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1012:20
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Creative thinking and collaboration in the hybrid, inclusive classroom

Schools ICT Management
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1012:20
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Panel: Learning Environments

EduBUILD
Moderator: Dr Wesley Imms, Co-Director, Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), University of Melbourne - Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1012:20
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Your next Coach is a chatbot' - Ridiculous or Reasonable?

Workplace Learning

What role do chatbots have to pay in transforming workplace learning? Can you imagine your next coaching session being with a chatbot?

In this session Emma will sharing real client examples, challenging both conventional wisdom and most likely, your thinking about what's possible with chatbots.

Session highlights will include:

  • Discovering the areas outside of workplace learning are inspiring new ideas we can apply in our field
  • Understanding the opportunities that chatbot data can present
  • Future predictions for learning transfer
Emma Weber, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Lever - Transfer of Learning
Meeting Room 213
Aug 1012:20
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Designing a scope and sequence for Digital Technologies (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

The Digital Technologies subject is designed on the fundamental principle that core concepts are introduced and developed progressively as students move through the curriculum. In this talk, we’ll explain how this principle of design lends itself well to a multi-year scope and sequence, and how this can be used to inform decisions about your teaching programs in schools.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) looking to design learning programs that span multiple year levels in their schools.
  • School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators and ICT Integrators seeking to understand the breadth and depth of the Digital Technologies subject.
Stand 1316
Aug 1012:20
Conference pass

Workshop - Parsons problems - reading and understanding code (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1012:30
Conference pass

The future of flexible / hybrid learning

Higher Ed

What have we gained from the pandemic? An accelerated path to the future of learning!

Future-thinking education leaders around the world are leveraging the learnings and opportunities of the pandemic to create their vision and build new flexible learning ecosystems at their institutions.Meanwhile, others are wondering why not just go back to "the way it was"?

From the chaotic pivot to emergency remote teaching toward an intentional strategy for the future of learning, we will explore the key opportunities and challenges for administrators, educators and students.

Meeting Room 219
Aug 1012:30
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Geocoding using Google Sheets

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Help students visualise spatial information more easily to really understand the meaning behind the data. Learn how to create an interactive map of real-world data using Google Forms, Google Sheets and geo tools.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1012:30
Conference pass

Why is WiFi Important in Education – Why Cambium Networks

Demo Theatre
Peter Davison, Regional Sales Manager, Cambium Networks
Expo Hall
Aug 1012:40
Conference pass

Building for tomorrow’s success by collaborating in today’s classroom.

School Teachers

Collaborative learning has had a space in the educational landscape for quite some time. While the benefits of collaboration are recognized, the transferable skills needed for ever-changing learning environments and beyond are lacking. Join this session to learn more about the strategies and resources that can be used to enhance student collaboration in today’s classroom for the success of students tomorrow.

Plenary 3
Aug 1012:40
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School transformation: a framework for developing digital capability (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

The WA Department of Education has embarked on a project to help schools in WA increase their digital capability – for teaching, learning and administrative functions of their schools. In this talk, we’ll present the research behind the development of their Digital Capability Framework (DCF), and run through the ways the DCF tool helps schools evaluate their digital capability, and set strategic goals for developing it further.

Who Should Attend?

  • School leaders seeking to understand their school’s existing digital capability, and looking to develop this further as part of their strategic agenda.
  • Departmental administrators and leaders looking for tools to help their schools transform their practice to embrace digital tools to improve their effectiveness and productivity.

Stand 1316
Aug 1012:40
Conference pass

Foster inclusive classrooms with Microsoft 365

Microsoft EduDay

Explore how free Microsoft 365 tools can create inclusivity and support special education needs in reading, writing, math, and communication.

Camilla McCloud, elearning classroom teacher, MacGregor State School
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1012:45
Conference pass

Female Leaders Changing Education and EdTech Outcomes

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Educator ranks across the globe are dominated by women. Now the EdTech sector is benefiting from the leadership of great female executives and entrepreneurs. Hear how these amazing female leaders are changing education with technology driven change.

Kendall Flutey, Founder and CEO, Banqer
Kym Hunter, Director, Champion Life
Sarah Chamberlain, Founder, ReadyTeacher
Billye Atout, Sales Director ANZ, Class Technologies
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1013:00
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Understanding the Digital Technologies curriculum (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

The Digital Technologies subject is more than just programming and networks – it is constructed on the foundation of a series of core concepts that not only define the progression of knowledge and skills students develop from Foundation to Year 10, but by their very nature help students become digitally capable citizens. In this talk, we’ll deep-dive into the principles behind the design of the subject, and the decisions made to ensure it remains relevant as technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

For more information about the AC:DT please visit our Understand the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies site.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-12) and pre-service teachers interested in developing a greater understanding of the fundamental principles and core concepts of the Digital Technologies subject.
  • Curriculum coordinators and school leaders seeking a greater understanding of the place of Digital Technologies in the broader school curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1013:00
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Workshop - School transformation: a framework for developing digital capability (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1013:00
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Bring Learning to Life with Augmented Reality

Apple Workshops

First hand experience is one of the most powerful ways to learn. Augmented realityapps on iPad let students bring digital objects into the real world to spark curiosity nbsp;and enhance understanding. Join us to explore how you can use the Keynote App and AR Makr App to create interactive augmented reality experiences with iPad.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1013:00
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Supporting EALD Learners using Google for Education tools

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Chrome offers an incredible library of powerful extensions available through the Chrome Webstore. In this session you will learn how to harness Chrome extensions and other tools within Google Workspace for Education to support EALD learners in your classroom.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1013:00
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Using the right Technology in the right way to enhance Teaching and Learning outcomes

Demo Theatre
Bec Woolnough, Education Solutions Specialist, SMART Technologies
Expo Hall
Aug 1013:15
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Architecture for Digital Transformation

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

EdTech provides the tools to innovate the learning experience for educators and their students. The innovation can be something as basic as an online worksheet to complex Augmented Reality. This session will explore how far we can push the boundaries of what is possible in the classroom through technology.

Moderator: Sally Browner, Australian Country Manager, Prodigy Learning
Sean Fleming, Head of Engineering, Maths Pathway
Scott Thomson, Head of Innovation, Customer Engineering, Google
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1013:20
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Web development and its place in the curriculum (secondary)

Grok Academy

Web development has been used to teach Digital Technologies for years, but how well does it meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum? Modern web development tools and techniques provide plenty of opportunities to meet the goals of the curriculum, and in this talk we’ll explain the different ways modern web technologies can be used in the classroom.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1013:30
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Data, data, data – why are we actually bothering to collect all this data and is it distracting teachers from their ‘real’ job?

School Leaders
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1013:30
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Scaffolding tasks and supporting students with Google Docs

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Google Docs is an effective tool for helping you and your students stay organised, focused and on track. This session explores a range of new functionality within Google Docs, and will demonstrate how it can be used in your classroom.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1013:30
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What does A-grade digital transformation look like in schools?

Demo Theatre
Expo Hall
Aug 1013:40
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Panel: Using digital tools to enhance 21st century skills

Digital Technologies
Moderator: Catherine Newington, ICT Educators' Specialist, Australian Computer Society
Wendy Bode, Deputy Principal: Global Tropics Future Project, Thuringowa State High School
Stephanie Kriewaldt, Principal, Lobethal Lutheran School
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1013:40
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Achieving Hybrid Learning Equity with Professional Video Solutions".

Schools ICT Management
Mark Lampard, Managing Director, Corsair Solutions
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1013:40
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Redesigning play space in Australian schools

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1013:40
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Getting fit for hybrid learning

Workplace Learning

There will be more demand for hybrid learning but are we ready, and is it effective?

This talk explores the possibilities, drivers and challenges to overcome for successful hybrid learning models in the workplace. You will walk away with how you can structure hybrid learning in your programs and top tips for the planning, technology, resources, and facilitation skills for both shoestring budgets to high-end productions to better the learning experiences.

Meeting Room 213
Aug 1013:40
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Promoting a ‘Fair Go’: Making equitable access to a university education a national imperative

Higher Ed

One of our nation’s most widely accepted and deeply ingrained cultural beliefs is that all Australians deserve a “fair go”. However, an analysis of who attends our universities shows that not all segments of Australian society are getting a fair go when it comes to advancing their knowledge, skills and career opportunities through higher education.

This session will explore: (1) how and why particular segments of Australian society are still under-represented in our universities; (2) what we can do to remove the barriers to a university education; and (3) why it’s in Australia’s national interest to give all would-be scholars a fair go.

Meeting Room 219
Aug 1013:40
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Digital Literacy vs. Digital Technologies: understanding the differences (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum has brought with it updates to both the Digital Technologies subject and the Digital Literacy capability (previously ICT). In this talk, we’ll go through the things that make each of these parts of the curriculum unique, and how this can inform the design of learning programs across all Learning Areas.

Who Should Attend?

  • All Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) – find out how student learning in Digital Technologies can enable rich opportunities in other learning areas
  • School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators and ICT Integrators seeking to understand the role digital literacy plays in the delivery of effective digital integration across Learning Areas.
Stand 1316
Aug 1013:40
Conference pass

Workshop - Web development and its place in the curriculum (secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1013:45
Conference pass

Pitch Competition - Heat 3 - The Innovation Precinct Pitch Competition third heat! Hear from innovative EdTech companies at the cutting edge of innovation.

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

EdTech Founders are up against the clock with just 3 minutes to articulate their innovation, the impact on learners, and their ultimate business case. Each heat will feature 3 Startups and Q&A. Heat winners will progress to the Pitch Competition Finals.

EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1013:45
Conference pass

Microsoft Learn, Your New CPD Platform

Microsoft EduDay

Find interactive lessons, earn professional development hours, acquire certifications & find programs that help meet your goals with the new Microsoft Learn Educator Center.

Amanda Frampton, Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1013:50
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Bringing the Joy Back to Learning – Undoing the Disruption

School Leaders

It’s more important now than ever to engage students in learning, get them interested in STEM/STEAM subjects, cultivate a growth mindset and instill a love for lifelong learning and to do that, we have to rethink our education systems. Learning through play cultivates the physical, intellectual, emotional and creative abilities of students by developing 21st century skills such as collaboration, curiosity and creativity. Hear from LEGO® Education about the LEGO Learning System and how it can re-engage our students by bringing hands-on learning and purposeful play into the classroom while undoing the recent disruption which has caused a large number of students to disengage from school – now is the time to reignite their joy.

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1014:00
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Panel: The new role of technology in the post pandemic maths classroom

School Teachers
Plenary 3
Aug 1014:00
Conference pass

Two years of hard yards – what have we learned?

Digital Technologies
Mark Pesce, Teacher, futurist and ..., Futurist & Judge on ABC's 'The New Inventors'
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1014:00
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AI in Action / AI-Driven Networking

Schools ICT Management

Hear real life use cases of our customers on how AI has transformed IT operations and user experiences across their campuses, providing better outcomes for students, faculty and IT teams.

Meeting Room 210
Aug 1014:00
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Reinventing play in the schoolyard

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1014:00
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Gamification for training

Workplace Learning

Games are a powerful tool for the training of skills and behaviours across a range of contexts. Games adapt, are versatile and can target specific aims and needs. Understanding the fundamentals of game design can help you to train staff, build knowledge, gain skills, and foster a sense of teamwork and motivation all while having a good time.

  • Learn to harness the power of game design in staff training and professional development.
  • Foster a sense of teamwork and motivation while having fun and building skills.
  • Gain a deeper insight into how games are currently being used for specific training purposes around the world.
Meeting Room 213
Aug 1014:00
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The Academic Perspective: How to bring academics along for the digital transformation journey

Higher Ed
Chris Bradman, General Manager APAC, Instructure
Prof Jamie Evans, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), The University of Melbourne
Meeting Room 219
Aug 1014:00
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Teaching object-oriented programming (secondary)

Grok Academy

The Australian Curriculum sets out an expectation that students learn the fundamental principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) in Years 9 and 10. In this talk, we’ll lay out the OOP principles students should be learning, and provide strategies and examples of how to teach these principles in the classroom.

Who should attend?

  • Secondary Teachers (9-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and senior secondary programming subjects.

Stand 1316
Aug 1014:00
Conference pass

Workshop - Digital Literacy vs. Digital Technologies: understanding the differences (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1014:00
Conference pass

30 Time-saving Tips for Teachers

Apple Workshops

In this hands-on session, we will share a collection of simple activities that make iteasy to stay on task and organised when teaching with iPad. Learn new ways touse the built-in apps and features of iPad, and share your favourite time-savingtips with other teachers.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1014:00
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Teacher Productivity: Give yourself more time!

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Through the demonstration of simple tools, workflows and habits, you will learn effective organisational and productivity strategies for busy teachers looking to improve their work-life balance and make the most of each day.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1014:00
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Minecraft - The STEM and sustainable practices of the First Nations people

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Soula, Mahaelia and David will demonstrate how a gaming platform such as Minecraft can be used to explore sustainable thinking and understand the sustainable practices and knowledge of our First Nations People of Victoria.

David Feillafe, Manager - ICT/AV Infrastructure, Quantum Victoria
Expo Hall
Aug 1014:00
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Kai's Clan, all-in-one STEAM Toolbox

Demo Theatre
Ronel Schodt, Education Manager, 3D Printing Systems
Expo Hall
Aug 1014:10
Conference pass
Aug 1014:15
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The Ethical Consideration in Education Technology Design

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

As EdTech capability evolves, so will the ethical implications of its use. This session will explore how the sector can support the development of technology while retaining social responsibility, and highlight the emerging responsibilities of people in the design and deployment of technology in schools.

Martin Dougiamas, Founder & CEO, Moodle
Sally Browner, Australian Country Manager, Prodigy Learning
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1014:15
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Powerful insights made simple with Education Insights for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft EduDay

Explore how Education Insights can empower educators with actionable data and analytics about student engagement, well-being, performance, and more.

Stephen Crapnell, Head of Digital Pedagogy, All Hallows' School
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1014:20
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Aug 1014:20
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Robotics for Humans

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1014:20
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Fireside Chat with a Dept of Education School, Alamanda College

Schools ICT Management

Join Juniper Networks for a Fireside Chat with Alamanda College to find out how they transformed their campus experience with an AI Driven network.

Meeting Room 210
Aug 1014:20
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Planning for growth – how the Victorian government plans schools for new communities

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1014:20
Conference pass
Aug 1014:20
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Work integrated learning at scale and its tripartite impact

Higher Ed

The benefits of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) are well established, but so are its challenges. In this session, we address one of the most critical challenges of WIL - scalability. Scalability is the cornerstone of bringing industry experience to each and every student completing a university degree, but most existing WIL initiatives only offer boutique-style learning opportunities for small cohorts of students. This session will introduce the Sandbox experiential learning pedagogy pioneered by the UNSW Sandbox Program (unsw.to/sandbox) and discuss how the pedagogy has transformed 13 courses across 4 disciplines into real-world “Sandboxes” that have brought 55 contemporary industry challenges from 22 industry partners to over 4,300 students in less than 3 years.

Meeting Room 219
Aug 1014:20
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Future Forward School Libraries Forum

Forums

This information-packed 2 hour breakout forum has been produced in conjunction with the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) covering all the latest trends and developments in the world of library management. We explore how libraries are evolving, and how the job of the Librarian is becoming more of an ‘information facilitator’.

Forum Introduction and Welcome

Natalie Otten, President, ASLA

How to Do Advocacy in These Stormy Times

  • Identify where your school library sits within the current national landscape of school library staffing
  • Select from a range of practical actions you can use to advocate for school library services in the current ‘stormy’ times in education

Holly Godfree, Teacher Librarian, Lake Tuggeranong College

Creating & Future Proofing an Inquiry Hub

  • Libraries as drivers of pedagogical change.
  • Gathering momentum and harnessing the power of your staff.
  • Penrhos College success story.

Shannon Armitage, Dean of Academic Achievement and Innovation, Penrhos College

Will Horwood, Head of Library and Digital Literacy, Penrhos College

Fighting Fake News: equipping students to become discerning consumers of information

  • Approaches to embedding information literacy across disciplines, including an overview of existing resources.
  • Promoting skills in navigating the information landscape, targeted searching, and awareness of algorithms.
  • Equipping students to identify misinformation and disinformation.Practical ways to teach fact checking and verification using authoritative sources.

Bridget Forster, Teacher-Librarian, Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School

Information Fluency Framework: a NSW journey

  • Information Fluency is the ability to critically think while engaging with, creating, and utilising information and technology regardless of the platform or medium used.
  • Information Fluency is core to enabling lifelong learners and incorporates the General Capabilities from the Australian Curriculum.
  • Embedding Information Fluency in our work as teachers and teacher librarians is a pathway for teacher librarians to ensure that we enable world ready students who are fluent, effective and ethical learners.

June Wall, Professional Development Coordinator, NSW Dept of Education

Accessing Information

  • Auditing and assessing information literacy skills in the Year 7 cohort
  • Collaborating with subject teachers to teach information skills in Year 7
  • Explicit teaching of notetaking to Junior school students

Anne Girolami,Information Services Leader, Mercy College andASLA Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year 2021



Open Discussion

This will be a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you have on school libraries and the role of the teacher librarian.

Led by Natalie Otten, President, ASLA

Who should attend?

  • Librarians
  • School Librarians
  • Heads of eLearning
  • Heads of Library
  • Teacher Librarians
  • Library staff and managers
  • Information Services Managers
  • Digital Curriculum Coordinators
Meeting Room 209
Aug 1014:20
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Making with micro:bit: programming the real world (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Are you looking for a cheap, accessible and flexible hardware solution to support the delivery of your Digital Technologies program? In this talk, we’ll demonstrate the power of the BBC micro:bit, show you how this one resource can be used to build a multi-year digital technology program in your school, and showcase some examples of simple projects suitable for all year levels.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1014:20
Conference pass

Workshop - Teaching object-oriented programming (secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1014:20
Conference pass

Using Google to encourage independent learners in the STEM classroom

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Maria will share ideas and examples of what has worked in the STEM classroom with a particular focus on Year 3 to 6 students, using Google for Education Workspace tools to encourage independent learning.

Expo Hall
Aug 1014:30
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Perfecting wireless presentation for the classroom

Demo Theatre
Andy Penman, Sales Manager, Technology Core
Expo Hall
Aug 1014:40
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The role of evidence learning, the power of feedback and the technology to support this

School Leaders
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1014:40
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Teachers using accessibility software to support students

School Teachers

Applying an ‘Universal Design for Learning’ approach to teaching and learning should allow all students to participate in classroom activities. There is also some great potential within these tools to improve and increase teacher productivity, especially around minimising administrivia. Video, audio and media approaches to inclusion will be outlined with real-world experiences to support their successful use.

Plenary 3
Aug 1014:40
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Immersive Learning

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1014:40
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The Most Significant Change in 33 Years: Unleashing the Next Generations of Wi-Fi for Learning

Schools ICT Management
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1014:40
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Employee engagement & performance - Unleashing discretionary effort

Workplace Learning
Meeting Room 213
Aug 1014:40
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What roles do AI and Data Analytics play in enabling smart campuses to go further in the Digital 4.0 journey? What are some key learnings from successful institutions in achieving such ambitions?

Higher Ed

Azendian Solutions has partnered leading institutions to apply AI for a quantum leap in progressing every learner to their fullest attainable potential while stretching the education dollars, looking into the future rather than managing via the rear view mirror.

Meeting Room 219
Aug 1014:40
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Prerequisites for an effective Digital Technologies programme (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Delegates are invited to join the Digital Technologies Curriculum authors to hear a range of strategies for rolling out the Digital Technologies subject effectively in your school. Take this opportunity to find out about some of the resources that have been developed specifically to help your staff and support your students as they meet the challenges of the future.

Who Should Attend?

  • School leaders seeking to better understand how they can support the effective delivery of Digital Technologies in their school.
  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) looking to make a case to their school leadership teams to increase the profile of Digital Technologies in their school.

Stand 1316
Aug 1014:40
Conference pass

Workshop - Making with micro:bit: programming the real world (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1014:40
Conference pass

Learning through game design: An introduction to Unreal Engine

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Discover how Ballarat Tech School engages students with Unreal Engine, an innovative and high-tech learning program in game design. Students utilise critical and creative thinking, personal and social reasoning and design thinking to create their very own game.

The program has a major focus on STEM’s Technology and Mathematic disciplines, with students leveraging ever advancing technology to create amazing environments quickly and easily, while advanced users wanting to create interesting physics displays, custom game object behaviours and unique logic will flex their mathematics muscles to produce their desired outcomes.

Expo Hall
Aug 1014:45
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Technology Deployment in a Cyber-Vigilant Society

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Privacy and data security is as relevant as ever with the development of technology expanding into unregulated territory. Visibility on the security implications of an EdTech solution is essential for building trust within education. This session will discuss the role of efficacy in meeting the requirements of the cyber-vigilant consumer.

David Micallef, eLearn Solutions Lead, MACS
Tara Walsh, Global Education Lead, ClickView
Peter Carpenter, Managing Director, Wonde
Sean Richards, Director, Schoolbox
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1014:45
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Introducing the all-new Flip!

Microsoft EduDay

Discover how Flipgrid's updates and new, easy-to-use features can amplify and empower every student's voice!

Kylie Kingdon, ViSN Consultant, Catholic Education Western Australia (ViSN)
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1015:00
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Utilising mobile technology beyond the boundaries of school

Schools ICT Management

As we move into a world where mobile is king, students need to work beyond the boundaries of school

  • School of the past was bound where learning happened in one place, and information came from another. Now, we can bridge that gap
  • The use of 5G and mobile extends the classroom so students can explore, consider, collaborate and be creative in new ways, using mobile technology
  • The skills learnt go far beyond the specific apps they use – these associated learnings are forming their adaptivity to a complex, evolutionary world
  • Using mobile technologies builds a gateway between school and industry; the learning is in situ – just in time, on time and on site.
  • Products like IoT and data can be collected anywhere, analysed anywhere, and applied in context
  • We are breaking down the walls of education, to build a learning culture that transcends school, home, work and social.
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1015:00
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Best Practice for Vertical School Architecture

EduBUILD
  • Vertical School Architecture is a case study analysis of the spatial planning for secondary co-educational multi-storey school models in inner-urban areas across the globe.

  • Land economics, tight site restrictions and large accommodation briefs require a school design more aligned with high-rise construction than its suburban predecessors, posing new opportunities and challenges for the facilitation of education, student wellbeing and city-making.

  • The spatial organisation patterns that emerge in vertical school design precedents are documented and considered as a resource to assist the thinking of architects, school administrations and government officials when delivering school architecture of a similar type.

This presentation will summarise the main findings:

Opportunities -

  • Building upward can create a much richer and more connected school community.
  • Public shared ground floor facilities to enhance civic infrastructure.

Challenges -

  • Significant demand on vertical circulation and how to improve upon it.
  • Lack of quality and quantity of outdoor spaces and how to maximise outdoor opportunities.
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1015:00
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Where students go wrong: debugging programming pitfalls (secondary)

Grok Academy

We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of attempts from students solving all kinds of programming problems over many years running the NCSS Challenge and our DT Challenges. Analysis of those submissions has allowed us to understand the most common mistakes students make when attempting to write their own programs, and in this talk we’ll share our insights with you!

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and develop their knowledge of debugging and remediation strategies for common programming pitfalls.
Stand 1316
Aug 1015:00
Conference pass

Design Your First App in Keynote

Apple Workshops

In this session we will explore the cross-curricular potential of App design andprototyping.Haven’t yet started giving training on code? This is your perfect first step! Startyour coding journey in Keynote with the Why. Through project based learning,students get a voice, they can solve problems they care about and understandthat with coding they can achieve the impact they dream of having!You will walk away from this session with all the resources for teaching & learningyou need to lead conversations with schools to start their coding journey bytapping into the passion of students through inclusive app design.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1015:00
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Using Google Workspace for Education for Reading Strategies

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

This session will demonstrate how to use Google for Education tools like Jamboard, Slides and Docs to build effective and collaborative close reading lessons across any subject area.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1015:00
Conference pass

Impact of Intelligent Learning Platform on Australian Education

Demo Theatre
Expo Hall
Aug 1015:10
Conference pass

Improve reading fluency: Reading Progress and Reading Coach in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft EduDay

Learn how you can help readers build confidence and accelerate reading fluency using exciting features of Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams.

Marianne Ferguson, Senior Service Management Officer, Brisbane Catholic Education Office
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1015:20
Conference pass

How to embed VR in learning - Presented by Education Queensland's VR Learning and Design Hub

School Leaders
  • Supporting young people reach their potential in a global technological world
  • Virtual Reality: Serving the Australian Curriculum
  • The Pillars of Success for effective embedding of VR in learning
  • Immersive Pedagogy – Curriculum Alignment and Design
  • Live demonstration of the VR Learning & Design Hub modules

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1015:20
Conference pass

Video games or homework - why not both

School Teachers
Vincent Trundle, Senior Producer, School Programs, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Plenary 3
Aug 1015:20
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Using drones to teach the Digital Technologies Curriculum in an innovative and engaging way

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1015:20
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Panel: Influence through partnership, not power: Winning over your executive team

Schools ICT Management
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1015:20
Conference pass

Cyber security in the Australian Curriculum (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Helping students understand the risks of personal information security and data sharing is vitally important in the digital age.In this workshop, we will look at changes to the Digital Technologies subject and Digital Literacy capability (formerly, the ICT Capability) in the Australian Curriculum.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (5-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1015:20
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Workshop - Where students go wrong: debugging programming pitfalls (secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1015:20
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Software for connected learners panel

Department of Education and Training Theatre

We know that technology has the ability to transform teaching, but are you utilising the digital tools available to you to deliver exceptional learning experiences?

Hear from this panel of experts about the range of software available to Victorian Government schools and deep dive into the functionality and usability of programs including Education Perfect, Adobe, ClickView and Boardmaker.

We know that technology has the ability to transform teaching, but are you utilising the digital tools available to you to deliver exceptional learning experiences?

Hear from this panel of experts about the range of software available to Victorian Government schools and deep dive into the functionality and usability of programs including Education Perfect, Adobe, ClickView and Boardmaker.

We know that technology has the ability to transform teaching, but are you utilising the digital tools available to you to deliver exceptional learning experiences?

Hear from this panel of experts about the range of software available to Victorian Government schools and deep dive into the functionality and usability of programs including Education Perfect, Adobe, ClickView and Boardmaker.

John Davison, Teacher Consultant, Science, Education Perfect
Kelli Dodman, Senior Project Officer, STEM Education,, The department of education
Expo Hall
Aug 1015:25
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Aug 1015:30
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Data Driven Learning Intelligence with Google Workspace Plus

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

In this session we will demonstrate some powerful and practical ways in which data from Google Workspace Plus and Chromebooks can be analysed through Google Cloud and triangulated with additional data sources to gain powerful insights into learner growth.

Joel Solomons, APAC Customer Engineer, Google
Meeting Room 207
Aug 1015:30
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All your digital learning resources in one secure place

Demo Theatre
Paul Syle, eLearning Technology Specialist, Campion Education
Expo Hall
Aug 1015:40
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Building a more personal future for Education

School Leaders

AI-powered adaptive learning technology provides students with in-the-moment feedback, enhances the education experience and saves time for all. Hear how Google’s latest AI-driven technology encourages students to pursue their personal potential by being active navigators in their own learning process and how adaptive learning technology can help transform the future of education.

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1015:40
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Digital technologies across the curriculum - "Every teacher is a digitech teacher"

School Teachers
Catherine Newington, ICT Educators' Specialist, Australian Computer Society
Claire Andrewartha, Co-Vice President, Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (Dltv)
Plenary 3
Aug 1015:40
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The LEGO Learning System: Problem-Solving through Play

Digital Technologies

How do you prepare a student for a world where the Digital Technology landscape is still being invented? How do you ensure that transferable skills (such as computational thinking, problem-solving, logical deduction and even lateral thinking and creativity) can be nurtured and extended with both the head and the hands? Using the interconnected and scalable LEGO Learning System – like LEGO Education Spike Essential (for GrK-5) and Spike Prime (for Yr6-8) – this presentation will see a practical demonstration of how to engage students in a ‘hands on’ reverse engineering lesson. By harnessing the students’ past experience with the familiar LEGO brick, pairing it with the intuitive Spike coding and automation, and packaged into a learning activity by two teachers with 40 years’ experience between them, this session will have you redesigning the way you approach problem-solving through play.

Meeting Room 203
Aug 1015:40
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Hidden Secrets in Derived Data

Schools ICT Management

This presentation from a panel of legal practitioners, IT director and cyber risk expert will decipher the myriad of applicable IT security policies and technologies options to prepare for the foreshadowed changes to the Privacy Act in the backdrop of the Online Privacy Bill Exposure Draft[5].

OAIC has warned of the privacy risks with de-identified data[1]. Information is considered to be de-identified where there is no reasonable likelihood of re-identification occurring. De-identified data is not considered personal information and is therefore not subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).

The current review of the Privacy Act by the Attorney-General’s Department[2] explored the impact of technical or derived information in the definition of personal information (in chapter 2 /page 21 in the Discussion Paper[3]). The 2017 OAIC and CSIRO-Data61 ‘De-Identification Decision-Making Framework’[4] is a practitioner guide intended to eliminate the need to ‘call in the experts’.

[1] https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/guidance-and-advice/de-identification-and-the-privacy-act

[2] https://www.ag.gov.au/integrity/consultations/review-privacy-act-1988

[3] https://consultations.ag.gov.au/rights-and-protections/privacy-act-review-discussion-paper/

[4] https://www.data61.csiro.au/en/Our-Research/Our-Work/Safety-and-Security/Privacy-Preservation/De-identification-Decision-Making-Framework

[5] https://consultations.ag.gov.au/rights-and-protections/online-privacy-bill-exposure-draft/

Room 210
Aug 1015:40
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Assessing Digital Technologies effectively (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Assessing a student’s understanding and skills in Digital Technologies should be done using a range of tools and strategies, but what works best? And how do you design a task that is achievable for all, but provides opportunities for your high achievers to extend themselves? In this talk we’ll address both of these questions, and present some examples of assessment instruments that meet these goals.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and design effective assessment instruments.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1015:40
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Workshop - Cyber security in the Australian Curriculum (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1015:40
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Solving the world's toughest problems with Minecraft

Microsoft EduDay

Climate change is reshaping our environment. Discover how Minecraft helps students engage in creative problem solving for today's toughest issues.

Steven Payne, Learning Delivery Specialist, Microsoft
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1015:45
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Building successful industry partnerships for teaching and learning - Lessons learned from the Bean and Dawkins Review"

Higher Ed
  • What we learned from Industry as part of our review of industry collaboration in teaching and learning.
  • What were our recommendations and why we believe they matter?
  • What is the opportunity for universities to work with industry to support lifelong learning?
Meeting Room 219
Aug 1016:00
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Delivering the future focused skills using the digital curriculum across all subject areas.

School Teachers
Aug 1016:00
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STEM: integration strategies for success (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Many schools choose to deliver Digital Technologies through a combined STEM program, which brings with it real opportunities for rich contextualisation of learning across subjects. It also brings with it significant challenges – how do you ensure every learning area is treated as a first-class citizen in your learning program? We’ll discuss this issue, and present strategies you can use to ensure your STEM program stays on track to deliver on its promise to students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-10) and pre-service teachers looking to understand how to teach digital technologies in an integrated STEM programme.

Stand 1316
Aug 1016:00
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Workshop - Assessing Digital Technologies effectively (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1016:00
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Manaiakalani: Digital Equity and Inclusion

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Manaiakalani is a network of over 120 low socio-economic and remote schools in NZ that ensure students and families are at the forefront of learning in the digital age. Learn how they have removed barriers by harnessing Chromebooks and Workspace to enable participation and collaboration.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1016:00
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Interactive touchscreens in education

Demo Theatre
Expo Hall
Aug 1016:05
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How universities can re-build and attract international students post-Covid

Higher Ed
Meeting room 219
Aug 1016:30
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Panel - AI in education

Keynotes
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1016:30
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St Mary's Reinvent the Classroom with Chromebooks

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

This presentation will explore how Reinvent the Classroom, a program run in partnership with HP and Google, has combined school-wide strategic professional learning, Google Educator certifications for teachers, and an architectural redesign of existing classrooms to maximise contemporary learning.

Emma Fisher, Assistant Principal, St Mary'S Catholic Primary School
Meeting Room 207
Aug 1016:30
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Engage the neurodiverse and apply literacy skills - Filmmaking in the classroom.

Demo Theatre

In this session, Lindsay will focus on the importance of using film and media to engage, develop and apply literacy skills in students whilst enhancing their media competencies. He will explore how filmmaking lends itself to greater literacy comprehension in students by offering a dynamic alternative method of information presentation and processing that is favoured by the "Digital Native Generation", proving particularly advantageous for neurodiverse and visual learners. He then will conclude by explaining how StarTime can support building a strategic and sustainable film and media literacy culture at your school; thereby increasing the accesibility of the curriculum to a diverse array of students.

Expo Hall
Aug 1016:50
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Inspiring Innovators of Tomorrow

Keynotes

Join Intel to explore how technology is enabling innovators all way from the classroom to building AI driven models.

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1017:00
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The Google for Education Demo Slam

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

There's always something new and interesting to discover with Google for Education. Stick around for this fun Demo Slam, where presenters will get just three minutes to showcase something cool, useful or interesting (and of course educational) you can do with Google tools!

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1017:10
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Create your personal agenda –check the favourite icon

Aug 119:00
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Inspirational teachers catalyse STEM achievement

School Leaders
  • STEM is critical to Australia’s future
  • Lessons from Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) and other STEM centres
  • Women and girls in science

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 119:00
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The changing face of pedegogy

School Teachers
  • Reflect on how students learn in today's technology-enabled world
  • Explore the connection between innovative pedagogies and available technologies
  • Investigate examples of innovative pedagogies and technologies
Plenary 3
Aug 119:00
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What’s new in the Australian Curriculum

Digital Technologies
  • Understanding the shift from an ICT capability to Digital Literacy
  • Exploring the structural changes to the capability and connections to other general capabilities
  • Understanding the changes to the Digital Technologies curriculum
Meeting Room 203
Aug 119:00
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Panel: Benefits of a strategic focus on ransomware and cyber security for schools

Schools ICT Management
Moderator: Brett Salakas, Teacher-Speaker-Leader-Poet & HP Education Ambassador & Founder of #aussieED, HP
Mary-Lou O'Brien, Director of Digital Innovation, Redlands
Lance Gierhart, Director of Innovative Technologies, Wyong Christian Community School
Meeting Room 210
Aug 119:00
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Softer, lower walls: why learning is escaping out of doors

EduBUILD
  • Before the pandemic learning was beginning to escape from the boxes we had placed it in: curriculum specifics, levels, assessment criteria, classrooms, campuses, age phases, duration and more.
  • During, and since that pandemic the escape has begun to look like a stampede as learning elsewhere, stage not age, lifelong learning, learning families and more are producing a new learning landscape with technology as a core enabler;
  • in particular the fresh locations of learning - once expensively contained in bespoke education buildings - have opened up a new life of nomadic campuses and wholly outdoor learning.
  • The impact of this on everything from the capital cost of education to the sheer joy of learning is proving to be dramatic.
Meeting Room 212
Aug 119:00
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What works in addressing the wicked problem of cheating?

Higher Ed
Prof Phillip Dawson, Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University
Aug 119:00
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What does a CIO need to know to be ready to support their institution in a COVID recovering world? - a Vice Chancellor perspective

Tertiary ICT Management
  • What are the major shifts impacting Higher Education in Australia and globally?
  • What are the enabling digital capabilities that a university needs to meet the challenges or unlock the opportunities?
  • How can a CIO open the minds of their executive and council to invest for success?
Meeting Room 216
Aug 119:00
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Panel: Collaboration with industry and TAFE

Vocational Education & Training
Meeting Room 213
Aug 119:00
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Early Childhood Educators Forum

Forums

In conjunction with the Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) and by special request, we have produced a break-out forum designed to upskill and inspire pre-school and kindy teachers and administrators.

Some topics covered include -

Implications of Australian policy and funding reforms in early childhood education and care

David Worland, CEO, ELAA

Understand the latest early childhood education and care policy and funding reforms across both State and Federal Government in Australia

Understand the opportunities and challenges presented by these reforms on:

  • Children
  • Families
  • Service providers
  • Teachers and educators.

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in the Early Childhood context

Linda Blakis, Professional Practice Manager, Victorian Institute of Teaching

  • Early Childhood guiding documents and the standards
  • Exemplar of practice using the standards
  • Resources for Early Childhood Teachers from VIT

Play in a digital society

Jo Bird, Senior Lecturer - Early Childhood Education, University of New England

  • Children see technologies everywhere and want them in their place spaces.
  • Consider what children do with technologies not just time spent (creators versus consumers).
  • Encourage digital literacy and discuss digital ethics and set up rules and boundaries
  • Scaffold their learning around technologies and don’t be afraid to learn together.

Making the most of partnerships with families

Joanne Tarasuik, Research Manager, Playgroup Victoria

  • Fostering parents’ engagement in their children’s learning journey
  • Promoting the early home learning environment
  • Creating continuity of learning across environments
  • Empowering parents to stimulate their child

Panel: Using apps safely in the classroom

Joanne Tarasuik, Research Manager, Playgroup Victoria

Jordy Kaufman, Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

Trent Ray, Co-Founder & Cyber Safety Educator

And much more....keep an eye on this Forum for more details..

Meeting Rom 208
Aug 119:00
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Reducing Risk in Your IT Infrastructure

Microsoft IT IQ

Learn about how Microsoft can help your institution to reduce risk of vulnerabilities due to ageing IT infrastructure, explore migration options and open up your educational organisation to innovation and modernisation.

Muskan Nanchahal, Azure Specialist, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 119:00
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Show what you know with Google Educator Certifications

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Google for Education provides an impressive set of tools and technologies for schools. However, beyond the tools is a collection of training and certification pathways for educators to grow their understanding of technology use, and recognise and validate their skills.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 119:00
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Bendigo Tech School girls in STEAM electric car project

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Building powerful industry partnerships to engage women and girls in STEAM pathways.

The Bendigo Tech School Girls in STEAM Electric Car Project is an aspirational community enterprise initiative designed to encourage young women to explore engineering and trades pathways. Over 24 months, the students are restoring and converting a Range Rover Classic into a Tesla powered 4WD with guidance from a range of industry partners including Jaunt Motors. This mini master class will unpack the ‘secret sauce’ of creating impactful industry/education partnerships.

Expo Hall
Aug 119:20
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Thriving by design

School Leaders

It’s time to reclaim your energy, clarity, and confidence, because your staff and students are watching, and they’re about to learn the most important lesson of all: we all deserve to feel good and function well.

In this session, we will explore:

  • The ripple effect our everyday choices have on the way we feel, function and relate to others.
  • How to move beyond our excuses and take more deliberate action.
  • The five patterns of behaviour that are keeping you wired and tired.
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 119:20
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Enhance creativity in any curriculum area with Adobe

School Teachers

“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” Sir Ken Robinson, 2006.When Sir Ken Robinson made this statement during his 2006 TED Talk (still the most watch TED Talk) it was considered controversial. Today, the importance of creativity in society and the business world is accepted as normal thinking but it is still a fight to give creativity a strong status in education.This presentation by Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe, will outline the importance of enhancing creativity in all curriculum areas. It will also provide practical support around how and why Adobe tools can make such a positive difference to digital literacy, communication engagement and (most importantly) creativity within any curriculum area.

Plenary 3
Aug 119:20
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Raising Heretics: Teaching STEM and Critical Thinking Skills using Real Problems

Digital Technologies
Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute
Meeting Room 203
Aug 119:20
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Case Study: Xavier College Digital Transformation Strategy

Schools ICT Management
Aug 119:20
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Inclusive learning spaces

EduBUILD
Dr Ben Cleveland, Associate Professor in Learning Environments, University of Melbourne
Meeting Room 212
Aug 119:20
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Panel: Academic Integrity

Higher Ed
Prof Phillip Dawson, Associate Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University
Aug 119:20
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AI in Action/AI-Driven Networking

Tertiary ICT Management

Hear real life use cases of our customers on how AI has transformed IT operations and user experiences across their campuses, providing better outcomes for students, faculty and IT teams.

Meeting Room 216
Aug 119:20
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Compliance & Regulation

Vocational Education & Training
Meeting Room 213
Aug 119:20
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Official Welcome - Opening remarks from EduGrowth Innovation Precinct partners.

EduGrowth Innovation Stage
Tony Brennan, Non-Executive Director, EduGrowth
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 119:20
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Leveraging big data for student inquiry

Department of Education and Training Theatre

This presentation will help enable educators to unlock the potential of publicly available scientific databases and online tools for student-centred investigations.

Since the publication of the human genome, the digital store of biological data has grown explosively. These databases are the foundation of the contemporary field of bioinformatics. With some basic training, these publicly accessible databases are a rich resource for school students to conduct their own life-sciences research. Bring your device along!

We’ll explore the interaction between coronavirus spike protein and its human receptor protein, presenting examples of data mining and online analysis that can be used by students on their devices at home or in the classroom.

Expo Hall
Aug 119:25
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Enhance Digital Security and Compliance

Microsoft IT IQ

For educators, security is one of the greatest concerns they face today. Explore how Microsoft Solutions can keep your students, teachers, and school safe with built-in capabilities, cloud-powered intelligence and the highest standards of security, privacy and compliance. Let’s explore how to use Microsoft Threat Protection to transform digital security for education organizations while also securing and protecting the data.

Kanika Chauhan, Security Specialist, Microsoft
Eureka Rooms
Aug 119:30
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Entrepreneurship Interview - Developing an Original Idea

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

In this entrepreneur interview, hear from a leading founders as they share their journey from developing an original idea, overcoming challenges and creating impact. This session is a must-see for aspiring entrepreneurs in the sector.

Aimie Sibson, Chief Executive Officer, Hero
Jayne Kelly, COO, Capture the Action
Domenic Saporito, Co-Founder & Director, InternMatch
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 119:30
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Gamify your Google Professional Learning

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Are your staff ready to level up? Do you need invigorated staff development? This session will share how a Google Reference School has brought to life the goal of having EVERY staff member obtain their Google Educator Level 1 certification, and the effect this has had on staff growth.

Beth Lamb, Digital Immersion Facilitator, Te Puawai Cluster
Meeting Room 207
Aug 119:40
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Solutions for whole-school wellbeing

School Leaders

Wellbeing is always a key concern in schools. The wellness of leaders, staff and students are inextricably linked and constantly interacting, so when pressure hits one area, it affects all of them. It’s no surprise, then, that the events of the past two years – which have placed schools under greater pressure than in living memory – have taken a toll. Our Wellbeing Report, substantiates this. Although Australian teachers continue to be confident, motivated and retain strong relationships with their students, they are struggling with spiralling workloads, and feeling that their voices are not heard. In our session/fireside chat (?) we will discuss the findings of our wellbeing report and share practical examples of what schools are doing to improve wellbeing. We'll also share innovative ways technology can support your teachers – by reducing their workloads, enabling flexible working, and empowering staff.

Dr Mark Merry, Principal, Yarra Valley Grammar
Kate Dullard, Principal, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 119:40
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Panel: Cyber in the classroom - Understanding how ‘privacy and security’ fits into the new Digital Curriculum and how to teach students about privacy and security

Digital Technologies

Focusing on changes to ‘privacy and security’ in the Digital Technologies Curriculum, our panel of experts will discuss how this area fits into the curriculum and their methods and tools for of teaching students about these essential skills.

Plenary 3
Aug 119:40
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Case Study: Alphington Grammar School System and data migration project

Schools ICT Management
Meeting Room 210
Aug 119:40
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Creating learning neighbourhoods to support the needs of individual students

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 119:40
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Can film and television contribute to positive student engagement?

Higher Ed
  • Teaching and learning has gone through a dramatic shift over the past 18 months as students disperse around the world
  • Creating an environment of active student engagement can be enhanced with the use of film and television but the question remains; can it create or solve equity issues for domestic vs international students?
  • Understanding how film and television shapes social views (gender bias, ethics, culture) and expose cultural differences can help students build critical thinking skills
  • Explore the future of media in teaching and learning and the impact it can have on student outcomes
Aug 119:40
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Aug 119:40
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Caught in the act: The value of video capture in assessing complex skills

Vocational Education & Training
Meeting Room 213
Aug 119:40
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Making with micro:bit: programming the real world (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Are you looking for a cheap, accessible and flexible hardware solution to support the delivery of your Digital Technologies program? In this talk, we’ll demonstrate the power of the BBC micro:bit, show you how this one resource can be used to build a multi-year digital technology program in your school, and showcase some examples of simple projects suitable for all year levels.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 119:40
Conference pass

Using Education Insights and Tracking Student Activity in Teams

Microsoft IT IQ

Join Allan Sheffield from Brisbane Catholic Education to learn how Brisbane Catholic Education adopted Microsoft's Education Insights Premium solution to gain access to student activity data in Teams - right across the organisation's 146 schools. BCE and school leaders are now able to access big picture views on student workload and digital engagement and measure the impact of change management on a school's digital transformation goals.

Allan Sheffield, Team Leader - Portfolio and Digital Support, Brisbane Catholic Education
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1110:00
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Prerequisites for an effective Digital Technologies programme (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Delegates are invited to join the Digital Technologies Curriculum authors to hear a range of strategies for rolling out the Digital Technologies subject effectively in your school. Take this opportunity to find out about some of the resources that have been developed specifically to help your staff and support your students as they meet the challenges of the future.

Who Should Attend?

  • School leaders seeking to better understand how they can support the effective delivery of Digital Technologies in their school.
  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) looking to make a case to their school leadership teams to increase the profile of Digital Technologies in their school.
Stand 1316
Aug 1110:00
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Workshop - Making with micro:bit: programming the real world (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1110:00
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Educator to Entrepreneur: Seizing an Opportunity

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Educators and practitioners have a unique perspective on the world of learning. They have lived, and understand the challenges, they see the opportunities and the potential for a better experience. In this entrepreneur panel highly accomplished educators share their experiences transitioning from leading the classroom to leading an EdTech business.

Sarah Chamberlain, Founder, ReadyTeacher
Daniele Tanner, Co-founder and Director, Social Media College
Michele Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Robokids
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1110:00
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Is upgrading to A5 worth it?

Microsoft IT IQ

Is upgrading to A5 worth it?We believe that it is no longer acceptable to deliver anything less than comprehensive security against digital threats. A5 licensing delivers capabilities that can replace many of the costly solutions in your environment. Through consolidation, you can reduce costs and simplify management, making you more secure. With our integrated approach to security, organizations can replace up to 40 products. Join Microsoft Security Specialist Kanika Chauhan for this session to help you decide on whether it's worth upgrading to A5 for your M365 licensing.

Kanika Chauhan, Security Specialist, Microsoft
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1110:00
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Chrome OS Flex: A new lease on life for aging devices

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Chrome Flex transforms older PCs and Macbooks into powerful Chrome OS devices that are fast, secure and reliable. Reduce digital waste, extend the life of older computers and increase student access at no cost. This presentation will be illustrated by the wonderful work of Litehaus International.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1110:15
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A Microsoft Architecture for Education on a Single Page

Microsoft IT IQ

Schools, school systems and universities can be large and complex organisations, and the role that Microsoft technology can play in supporting schools can become quite complicated. If you'd like to have a clear picture of how the Microsoft cloud can empower schools to transform using technology, you should attend this session. We'll take a step back to share a high-level overview of Microsoft's architecture for Education, providing a single page view that brings together identity, security, compliance, collaboration, data platforms and advanced analytics. By understanding the relationship between these technology building blocks, you will understand the possibilities of the Microsoft cloud and how you can support the key stakeholders in your school, university or education institution. Explore what's possible so you can decide what comes next!

Richard Heaton, Technology Strategist, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1110:20
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PRIMM: a pedagogy for programming (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

The curriculum requires the teaching of programming and other DT topics to students of all ages, but few teachers have been taught pedagogical approaches to teach the subject effectively. In this talk, we will present the PRIMM methodology, and explain why it is an effective approach to develop the skills and knowledge in the curriculum to your students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking advice on effective pedagogical approaches for teaching programming at their school.
Stand 1316
Aug 1110:30
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Pitch Competition - Heat 4 - The Innovation Precinct Pitch Competition heat four! Hear from innovative EdTech companies at the cutting edge of innovation.

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

EdTech Founders are up against the clock with just 3 minutes to articulate their innovation, the impact on learners, and their ultimate business case. Each heat will feature 3 Startups and Q&A. Heat winners will progress to the Pitch Competition Finals.

EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1110:30
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Hybrid learning and developing learner agency with Google Workspace for Education

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Learn how Albany Senior High School has levelled up their use of Google for Education tools to effectively deliver hybrid learning and respond to the changing needs of their learners throughout the pandemic whilst developing learner agency by supporting self-directed learning.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1110:30
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All your digital learning resources in one secure place

Demo Theatre
Paul Syle, eLearning Technology Specialist, Campion Education
Expo Hall
Aug 1110:40
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Computational thinking - Enabling capable K-12 problem solvers

Digital Technologies

Computational thinking has become increasingly important in all industries as a means of deconstructing problems and co-creating potential solutions. Join us as we unpack what it looks like to tackle this in our K-12 co-educational context, whilst focusing on transferable skill development as we seek to empower today’s critical thinkers to be the collaborative problem solvers of tomorrow.

Meeting Room 203
Aug 1110:40
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Adobe Breakout Session - Get creative in any curriculum area with Adobe

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Last December, Adobe gifted all K-12 schools globally a package of amazing applications and resources called Adobe Express for Education. Formerly known as Adobe Spark, but with lots more features, this new & free browser based resource is the ideal platform for creating graphics, infographics, video stories, webpages and more. Designed to be low-lift but have high impact, these tools can be used in any curriculum area. Even school principals can use them! This workshop, led by Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe as well as a dedicated group of Adobe Education Leaders from a range of Victorian schools, will go through how to access the tools, get started and manage projects.Practical examples will also be shared on how these tools are making such a positive difference to K-12 classrooms all over the globe.

Meeting Room 210
Aug 1110:40
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Commscope Breakout Session - The 5 Phases of transition to digital learning

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Disruption often leads to innovation. When COVID-19 forced campuses to shut down across the globe, it also created opportunities for educational institutions to understand what both students and teachers need. How is connectivity enhancing education delivery? and what are the five phases of transitioning to digital learning.

  1. What are the IT challenges in making a successful transition whilst providing a safe and reliable classroom experience?
  2. Why a fast and reliable network is no longer optional?
  3. Why a reliable network infrastructure is vital for supporting a wide variety of digital curriculum projects?
  4. How future-ready technologies help overcome digital roadblocks
  5. How do you protect student’s safety as well as protecting their privacy?

If anything, the pandemic has proved that a fully remote learning model cannot last forever. The virus may vanish one day, but education’s pre-pandemic problems will not. To resolve budget shortfalls and declining student enrolment and retention, all education areas from K-12 to campus will need to reinvent the student and teacher experiences, especially once all return to onsite learning. In many ways, connectivity and access to the internet have transformed education at all levels. The ability for students to access learning materials on-line as well as for instructors to share lessons and collaborate has revolutionised teaching and learning. Where education used to be concentrated in buildings, it can now be accessed by millions of people (almost) anywhere.

Converged IoT platforms provide technology that can scale your operations, and this can be more cost-effective. Who doesn’t want to monitor and optimize their electricity, lighting, water usage? IoT systems are perfect for accomplishing this. Educational institutions aren’t hospitality groups. They can’t afford to build shiny new buildings all the time. However, they can leverage smart technology to foster social interaction, attract students and keep campuses healthy and safe.

Meeting Room 216
Aug 1110:40
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Lego Breakout Session - Building confidence with LEGO Education Spike Prime - Modelled example of classroom practice

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

During this workshop teachers will explore an introduction to LEGO® Education SPIKE Prime. We will take a brief look at hands-on learning and explore activities using the kits.

Teachers will be guided through a 5E lesson featured on the LEGO® Education website and will unpack ideas around classroom management and curriculum alignment. We will also explore the new professional development platform to enable educators to access professional learning anywhere at any time.

NOTE - Teachers will be supplied with all LEGO® Education products needed for the day.

Meeting Room 209
Aug 1110:40
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Microsoft Breakout Session - Leading Learning Acceleration: What Matters Most?

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

In this engaging, practical, evidence-based session Mark Sparvell, award-winning Education Director at Microsoft and former Australian Principal will open a conversation on accelerating learning. Mark will highlight free, easy-to-use EdTech tools that will help you to create more inclusive learning environments, accelerate foundational skills and support learner well-being.

Plenary 3
Aug 1110:40
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Nice Breakout Session - How omnichannel contact centre solutions can help tertiary institutions deliver comprehensive student support

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

After two years of fluctuating learning conditions, students have returned to university campuses in droves, many of whom had never attended the campus in person. For LaTrobe University, this created a new and challenging environment with two separate yet similar new student populations: those entirely new to university; and those returning students who were entirely new to the university campus and face-to-face learning.

Join Anthony Brown, Director of Solution Consulting, NICE, Kirsty Hunter, Customer Experience Practice Leader, Optus, and Joanna Shaw, Deputy Director, LaTrobe University, to learn how LaTrobe University used contact centre solutions to navigate this challenge. They will discuss how tertiary institutions can leverage smart contact centre solutions to deliver frictionless experiences for students regardless of location.

In this session, we’ll discuss:

  • how omnichannel solutions can help deliver more comprehensive support to higher education students with lower resilience

  • how personalising digital experiences can lead to more streamlined student experiences

  • why tertiary institutions need to deliver omnichannel solutions in their contact centres for more streamlined, frictionless student experiences across campuses.
Kirsty Hunter, Senior Director Customer Experience Practice, Customer Solutions & Cloud, Optus
Meeting Room 208
Aug 1110:40
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Open LMS Breakout Session - The Secret to Learner Engagement in eLearning is Revealed

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

How can we replicate high levels of learner engagement achieved in a face-to-face classroom to an eLearning virtual environment? Join me in an interactive presentation where I will take you through digital learning strategies and techniques that encourage engagement and everlasting impact in student curriculum. You will get to learn quick tips in applying activities that incorporate gamification, immersive technology, social and collaborative learning, reward systems, and project management. My goal is to show you different approaches in eLearning content within your Learning Management System (LMS) to create an enjoyable experience for your students.

Meeting Room 219
Aug 1110:40
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Zoom Breakout Session - A New Chapter: Charting the New Path for Education in 2022 and Beyond

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

2022 marked the start of a new chapter in education as we open doors and welcome students and teachers back into schools. With everything we've learned in the past two years, now is the time to apply these learnings and take educational institutions to another level of excellence. Join this session to learn:

  • How to continue to drive operational efficiency with technologies you've already invested in;
  • How to build a balanced hybrid learning model to provide equal access to education for students in need;
  • How to effectively engage your school and local communities to build a collaborative ecosystem
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1110:40
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Scaffolding Scratch: keeping kids engaged (primary)

Grok Academy

One of the strengths of Scratch is that it provides students with a creative outlet to demonstrate their programming knowledge and skills. This also creates a significant challenge – how do you ensure that the projects students build have the complexity necessary to develop and stretch their capability in Digital Technologies? In this talk, we’ll discuss how we use a concept-driven approach to scaffold learning, and design tasks with sufficient complexity to challenge and extend students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Lower Secondary teachers (3-7) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking advice on effective pedagogical approaches for teaching programming at their school.
Stand 1316
Aug 1110:40
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Workshop - PRIMM: a pedagogy for programming (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1110:55
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Deliver Finance and Operations Agility

Microsoft IT IQ

Learn how Microsoft Intelligent Financial solutions can unify your schools in one platform, provide real-time visibility across all financial processes/projects with embedded analytics, and AI insights.

Doris Loncar, Presales Manager Business Applications, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1111:00
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Taking Learning Beyond The School Gate

School Teachers

TIDES aims to utilise all these elements in the challenge-based structures we create. Long-term project work that provides opportunities for reflection, review, revision, refinement, repurposing, reinvention and representation of student work.

Key Takeaways:

  • Use challenge-based strategies to amplify student agency;
  • Engage with real-world stakeholders to position learners as active global citizens;
  • Employ human-centred design processes as drivers for learning and engagement
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1111:00
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Practical data science (secondary)

Grok Academy

Data is important in every industry, and increasingly so as our computing systems increase in power and speed. Data is now generated and collected faster than it can be analysed, and being able to make sense of the data in our world is a key part of being able to succeed in our modern world. This talk will show you how to make data exciting and engaging for your students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers wanting to incorporate data science into their learning programs – not just in Digital Technologies, but in other learning areas as well.
Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute
Stand 1316
Aug 1111:00
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Workshop - Scaffolding Scratch: keeping kids engaged (primary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1111:00
Conference pass

Fuel Your Passion for Learning with Apple Teacher Learning Centre

Apple Workshops

Build new skills. Inspire your Students, Unlock the power of iPad and Mac in your classroom with Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. Join us to explore the Apple Teacher Learning Centre, where you can earn badges and track your learning journey.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1111:00
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Keynote: Using EdTech with Impact in K12 Learning

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

K12 Schools utilise technology to help with onboarding, training, communication, and support, but are we unlocking its true potential for learners? This session will explore the possibilities and the impacts that EdTech can have on K12 learners.

Ralph Saubern, Deputy CEO (Professional Resources), Australian Council for Educational Research
David Linke, Managing Director, EduGrowth
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1111:00
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Safe and secure learning with Google for Education

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Google Workspace and Chromebooks provide a safe, secure and easily managable platform for schools. This session will provide a guide to the powerful tools and policies available to make learning secure for all your students, staff and administrators.

Aug 1111:00
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Smart waste management with technology

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Dr Kulari and Leanne will present an overview of KIOSC’s TrashBot program, highlighting the importance of inspiring, empowering and equipping students with skills to become future Change Makers with the capability to contribute to future solutions for Global Sustainability.

The opportunity to design and create an innovative, automated, sustainable waste management solution provided students with access to technology and skill development that they would not have ordinarily had as part of their regular curriculum.

The design process enabled students to develop technical skills required in emerging employment markets in STEM, such as 3D printing, programming, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. They also learnt about potential opportunities and tertiary studies that they may aspire to in the future.

Throughout the program, KIOSC staff guided and supported local and regional schools to implement the TrashBot program, using blended, collaborative and personalised learning pedagogies in synchronous sessions, and provided schools with resources via Canvas.

This initiative aligns closely with Swinburne’s Horizon 2025 Strategic Plan by addressing the institutional goal of becoming a leader in blended learning and the vision to bring people and technology together to build a better world.

Expo Hall
Aug 1111:00
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The Next Generation of ClassroomCare ® for Healthy Learning

Demo Theatre
Expo Hall
Aug 1111:10
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Commscope Breakout Session - School Networking 101

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

School Networking from cables types to wireless, copper to fibre optics, Telecommunications roomsto Classrooms, what is the latest Standards and cabling required to lead your school into the future.

We will coverthe evolution of structured cabling, all services can now run on one cabling platform, 1Gb-400Gb where is the industry taking us.

Meeting Room 216
Aug 1111:15
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Addressing Endpoint Challenges for Hybrid Learning

Microsoft IT IQ

Are you responsible for managing the managed device fleet or BYOD devices in your school? Come along to this session with Microsoft Endpoint Specialist Siddarth Dabrai where you will learn why and how to leverage cloud based technologies within the Microsoft stack to address endpoint management challenges in a hybrid learning environment.

Sid Dabrai, Endpoint Specialist, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1111:20
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Panel: Teacher professional learning and development

School Teachers
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1111:20
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Understanding the Digital Technologies curriculum (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

The Digital Technologies subject is more than just programming and networks – it is constructed on the foundation of a series of core concepts that not only define the progression of knowledge and skills students develop from Foundation to Year 10, but by their very nature help students become digitally capable citizens. In this talk, we’ll deep-dive into the principles behind the design of the subject, and the decisions made to ensure it remains relevant as technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

For more information about the AC:DT please visit our Understand the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies site.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-12) and pre-service teachers interested in developing a greater understanding of the fundamental principles and core concepts of the Digital Technologies subject.
  • Curriculum coordinators and school leaders seeking a greater understanding of the place of Digital Technologies in the broader school curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1111:20
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Workshop - Practical data science (secondary)

Grok Academy
Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute
Stand 1316
Aug 1111:20
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Using Video Games to Level Up Collaboration for Students

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Gaming is a powerful tool for social learning, but educators and allied health professionals want to know how they can create the optimal conditions for learning. This presentation introduces a program that combines video modelling and video review with the supported play of cooperative video games to help our students develop essential collaborative skills. Sharing insights from their research and professional practice, Dr Matthew Harrison and Jess Rowlings detail practical structures and strategies to run engaging and effective sessions for all students. Importantly, this program is neurodiverse-positive and celebrates the differences of autism, ADHD and other neurological conditions.

Expo Hall
Aug 1111:30
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Data Driven Learning Intelligence with Google Workspace Plus

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

This session will demonstrate some powerful and practical ways in which data from Google Workspace Plus and Chromebooks can be analysed through Google Cloud and triangulated with additional sources to gain powerful insights into learner growth.

Joel Solomons, APAC Customer Engineer, Google
Meeting Room 207
Aug 1111:30
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Why is WiFi Important in Education – Why Cambium Networks

Demo Theatre
Peter Davison, Regional Sales Manager, Cambium Networks
Expo Hall
Aug 1111:35
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What's New in Endpoint Management

Microsoft IT IQ

Catch up on all that's new in the world of Microsoft and endpoint management. From Intune to manage your Windows and/or Apple fleet, to the latest and greatest security measures, and maybe a little bit of what's coming soon, this session will arm you with all you need to know about endpoint management.

Scott Breen, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1111:40
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STEM: integration strategies for success (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Many schools choose to deliver Digital Technologies through a combined STEM program, which brings with it real opportunities for rich contextualisation of learning across subjects. It also brings with it significant challenges – how do you ensure every learning area is treated as a first-class citizen in your learning program? We’ll discuss this issue, and present strategies you can use to ensure your STEM program stays on track to deliver on its promise to students.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-10) and pre-service teachers looking to understand how to teach digital technologies in an integrated STEM programme.

Stand 1316
Aug 1111:40
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Leading a digital school

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Sharon and Carolyn will share how Mount Waverley Heights Primary School (MWHPS) prepared teachers and students to thrive in a digital age. Their journey explores what meaningful digital literacy design can look like from a primary school perspective.

MWHPS has been at the forefront of cutting-edge practices. As the first Datacom Beacon School and a Google Reference school, Level 1 Google Educator Certification is the minimum level held by teaching staff with many staff members achieving higher levels of training (including Educator Level 2, Certified Innovator, Certified Trainer or Coach).

Sharon and Carolyn continuously envision the school’s work as progressive and are committed to equipping students to live and work successfully in the 21st Century, through a future focused learning approach.

Sharon Reiss-Stone, Principal, Mount Waverley Heights PS
Carolyn Datson, Assistant Principal, Mount Waverley Heights PS
Expo Hall
Aug 1111:45
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Investing in Education

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Many understand and view education as the most powerful investment in one’s future, it has the ability to lead learners on a path towards health, empowerment, and employment. In this session, industry experts discuss the impact of education and how that ultimately impacts the investment.

Arthur Baker, Managing Director, Oxford University Press/Copyright Agency
Matt Deeble, Executive Director, Strategic Business Operations, Social Ventures Australia
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1111:50
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Unlocking Innovation with a Modern Data Platform

Microsoft IT IQ

Students, teachers and school leaders are interacting with multiple systems and applications each day which contain critical data about all aspects of a school’s environment and student learning. Significant opportunities present themselves when teachers and school leaders have access to this data in a connected way. Come to this session to learn about how your educational organisation can overcome common challenges of siloed data through a modern data platform, which will enable you to deliver insight into student, cohort and institutional performance.

Muskan Nanchahal, Azure Specialist, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1112:00
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Panel: Lessons in lesson planning

School Teachers
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1112:00
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AWS & Intel Breakout Session - AI and Machine Learning for Education

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Over the last 2 years, education has undertaken a transformative adoption of digital technology as the world responded to the global pandemic. As we rapidly move through the 4th industrial revolution, we find ourselves concurrently heading into the 5th industrial revolution. With the evolution of artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, Internet of Things and digital platforms being adopted at scale, this provides us with a range of opportunities to explore, including how digital cloud technology can enable a reduction of the administrative burden for school teachers and administrators to support learning outcomes and create a positive impact for student wellbeing and safety. This session will look at the 'art of the possible' and look at the work undertaken by AWS with some of our customers and how we have helped lift student experiences, optimise administrative efficiencies and improve impact with accessible and personalised learning.

Aug 1112:00
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Axis Communications Breakout Session - More than public address – the benefits of network audio in education

Seminar / Breakout Sessions
    a school administrator, you rely daily on public address systems to communicate efficiently with students, staff, and visitors. From signaling class changes and making general announcements, to more serious risk-based communication such as an impending threat or weather emergency.

    At Axis, we contribute to a safer learning environment by providing you and your staff with high quality network audio solutions that easily integrate with your video surveillance system. Solutions that not only support your daily broadcast audio needs, but can also be used for audible deterrence before, during or after school.

    In this keynote you'll learn

  • The increasingly valuable role of network audio in education. Why network audio?

  • How network audio provides ultimate flexibility in public address

  • How network audio contributes to a safer learning environment as part of the security system

Sean Kim, Solutions Program Manager, Axis Communications
Meeting Room 216
Aug 1112:00
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JAMF Breakout Session - Transforming the Classroom with Apple and Jamf

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Apple empowers educators and students by design. Whether using Macs, iPads, or Apple TV, Apple devices encourage creativity and can simplify teaching with apps to make the classroom more flexible, collaborative and personalized for each student.

To unleash the full potential of the technology and create the best learning environment, you need to understand the tools and resources available, and develop an education-focused, comprehensive plan, from equipment purchase to deployment, management and use in the classroom and beyond. In our session Transforming Your Classroom with Apple and Jamf, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

You'll learn:

-Apple technologies for the classroom, from devices to setup and workflows

-The importance of helping students learn 21st-century skills

-Tips, tricks and cost-saving measures to transform your learning environment

-How to facilitate student-led education

Meeting Room 208
Aug 1112:00
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Learning Vault Breakout Session - Life-long learning through verifiable credentials

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

In this session, 'Life-long learning through verifiable credentials', we explore the global megatrends in education - Micro-credentials and Digital Badging. The session looks at how the rise in Blockchain-enabled applications are now able to enhance learning and career opportunities through verifiable credentials.

Toby will introduce the concept of 'the complete learner', and how education institutes can now empower students to receive recognition of skills and achievements, not only for formal education but also meaningful non-accredited and extra-curricular activities, all of which are of great benefit to students, institutes and future employers alike.

Toby will share the discoveries gained in this field over the last few years and how this new wave of thinking is creating truly meaningful outcomes.

Meeting Rom 209
Aug 1112:00
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Microsoft Breakout Session - IT Avengers Assemble - Build and Empower Your IT Universe

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Come along to this seminar to learn what's new from Microsoft Education through the lens of a technical leader or specialist! You can be the Tony Stark of your IT team after attending this session where Dan Bowen and Megan Townes will share the latest megatrends in education and how you can support your team to make the most of them. They will also explore the hot topics of cyberthreats against the education sector, managing an ever-growing device fleet, supporting staff well-being, and the big data opportunities in schools, universities and other education institutions. You will walk away from this session with resources and ideas to build the capacity of your IT team to grow, learn and transform.

Meeting Room 210
Aug 1112:00
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Okta Breakout Session - Fireside Chat - Securing Identity at Scale with Monash University

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Back in 2019, Monash University was faced with what seemed like an impossible task of rolling out Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to over 100,000 users at Australia’s largest university across students, faculty and alumni—all in just 100 days. Join us for a fireside chat with Cameron Duck, Senior Engineering Lead at Monash University, to get a real world insight into the journey from then to now.

Included in this session, Okta’s, Jim Katsos, Senior Solution Engineering Manager, will also give an overview of how an Identity-first strategy can become the pathway to building Digital Trust in the Higher Education space.

Cameron Duck, Senior Engineering Lead, Monash University
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1112:00
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PeopleBench Breakout Session - How EdTech is addressing the school workforce crisis

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Join us at the PeopleBench seminar as we unpack how schools can address the immediate challenge of poor teacher wellbeing and the need for effective workforce strategy and positive workforce culture to address the entrenched issues that prevent schools from becoming great places to work. PeopleBench will be joined on stage by education leaders to discuss proven strategies that are transforming schools, and systems of schools, across Australia. Hear how innovative schools and systems are taking measurable, evidence-informed steps into the future of work. See how EdTech can help you make your school a great place to work as well as a great place to learn.

Meeting Room 219
Aug 1112:00
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VEX Breakout Session - The Robotics Journey. Creative and innovative approaches to scaling STEM? robotics in F-12 curriculum, cocurricular competition and community

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Hear from a panel of educators speak about their experience creating and implementing new robotics curriculum, commencing, and scaling cocurricular robotics, and engaging their network of schools or broader community to become involved in this exciting and rapidly growing area. Understand the ‘pain points’, resourcing needed and managing expectations for growth within your school. You will also learn about the free training, support, and resources available, and how you can join a vibrant professional learning community of enthusiastic STEM robotics educators! Bring the excitement of robotics to students in your school!

Meeting Room 213
Aug 1112:00
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Assessing Digital Technologies effectively (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Assessing a student’s understanding and skills in Digital Technologies should be done using a range of tools and strategies, but what works best? And how do you design a task that is achievable for all, but provides opportunities for your high achievers to extend themselves? In this talk we’ll address both of these questions, and present some examples of assessment instruments that meet these goals.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and design effective assessment instruments.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1112:00
Conference pass

Reaching All Learners

Apple Workshops

More students are coming to school with a varying array of abilities, and educators are exploring new ways to not only support these learners, but to also personalise every student's learning experience.Join us to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to create, communicate, personalise and explore in new and powerful ways.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1112:00
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Work smarter, not harder with Google Drive & Google Docs

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Google Drive and Docs are jam-packed with productivity boosting features that most people never discover! Learn how to search smarter, keep key files within easy reach, do more with hyperlinks, use time-saving building blocks and a heap more!

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1112:00
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Confident, Creative and Capable | Inspiring the Entrepreneurial Generation in School

Demo Theatre
Adam Mostogl, Founder / Inspirer, Illuminate Education Australia
Expo Hall
Aug 1112:05
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Update Your Meeting and Learning Spaces with Teams Rooms

Microsoft IT IQ

Many schools and universities are upgrading their meeting spaces and learning spaces to accommodate hybrid meetings and lessons! See how Microsoft Teams Rooms can change the way you work and learn in your school.

Peter Tamas, Teams Voice Specialist, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1112:10
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Gaming and Education

Department of Education and Training Theatre

In this fast-paced session you will play a game that can be adapted to any curriculum; Explore how games can be a tool for assessment; Learn how games can be support SEL; And consider how designing games supports student agency and voice.

Expo Hall
Aug 1112:15
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Pitch Competition - Heat 5 - The Innovation Precinct Pitch Competition heat five! Hear from innovative EdTech companies at the cutting edge of innovation.

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

EdTech Founders are up against the clock with just 3 minutes to articulate their innovation, the impact on learners, and their ultimate business case. Each heat will feature 3 Startups and Q&A. Heat winners will progress to the Pitch Competition Finals.

EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1112:20
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Cyber security in the Australian Curriculum (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Helping students understand the risks of personal information security and data sharing is vitally important in the digital age.In this workshop, we will look at changes to the Digital Technologies subject and Digital Literacy capability (formerly, the ICT Capability) in the Australian Curriculum.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (5-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1112:20
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Workshop - Assessing Digital Technologies effectively (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1112:25
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Reimagine the Employee Experience

Microsoft IT IQ

Microsoft Viva is designed for staff to connect, learn, and bring their best every day. With Viva, teaching and non-teaching staff alike can hone their skills and discover new ones. Come along to this session to see how Viva can support productivity and wellbeing, promote a vibrant and inclusive workplace culture by keeping employees informed and engaged with the latest news, content and resources wherever they are, and connect employees to the right knowledge, resources and learning experiences that they need from day one, whether they are onboarding or taking on a new role or project.

Karlee Scott Murphy, Viva Specialist, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1112:30
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AWS & Intel Breakout Session - Unleash your journey to fast and cost effective digital transformation with Intel

Seminar / Breakout Sessions

Learn how Intel technologies and performance optimization on AWS has helped in developing, building, and supporting cloud services that are designed to manage cost and complexity, accelerate business outcomes, and scale to meet current and future computing requirements. Know more about Intel® processors that provide the foundation of many cloud computing services deployed on AWS. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, that have the largest breadth, global reach, and availability of compute instances across AWS geographies.

Plenary 3
Aug 1112:30
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Powering Up Google Slides for students and teachers

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Google Slides is a wonderful presentation tool, but how can wemake it even more interactive, accessible, and assessable?Additional free tools create more robust Google Slide decks which are differentiated and accessible, and inspire whole newuses in our ever-evolving classrooms.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1112:30
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Welcome to Mini Melbourne

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Introducing 600,000m2 of Melbourne’s CBD rendered in Minecraft! Discover this amazing collaboration between the Victorian Department of Education and Training and the Metro Tunnel Project and how you can use it to introduce your students to the challenges of a major city shaping infrastructure project.

Expo Hall
Aug 1112:30
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Increasing Student Engagement in Class with ContentKeeper

Demo Theatre
Duncan Wigley, Senior Account Manager, ContentKeeper Technologies
Expo Hall
Aug 1112:40
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Choosing a programming language in high school (secondary)

Grok Academy

With so many programming languages in use today it can be hard to know which ones are best suited for the classroom. In this talk we will discuss some of the considerations you need to make to select an appropriate programming language for teaching students, and give you some of our recommendations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders looking for advice to design, refine and/or implement a Digital Technologies program at their school.
Stand 1316
Aug 1112:40
Conference pass

Workshop - Cyber security in the Australian Curriculum (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1112:45
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Investment-Ready EdTech

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Ready to approach an investor? This session will feature some of Australia’s leading EdTech Investors to review recent trends in EdTech investment, the outlook for the coming year and understand how they personally evaluate an EdTech investment opportunity.

Moderator: David Linke, Managing Director, EduGrowth
Taylor Coulter, Investment Manager, Greenwich Capital Partners
Albert Bielinko, Venture / Growth Investor, Telstra Ventures
Fiona Hindmarsh, CEO, Significant
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1113:00
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Where students go wrong: debugging programming pitfalls (secondary)

Grok Academy

We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of attempts from students solving all kinds of programming problems over many years running the NCSS Challenge and our DT Challenges. Analysis of those submissions has allowed us to understand the most common mistakes students make when attempting to write their own programs, and in this talk we’ll share our insights with you!

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and develop their knowledge of debugging and remediation strategies for common programming pitfalls.
Stand 1316
Aug 1113:00
Conference pass

Build Apps with Swift Playgrounds 4

Apple Workshops

Join us to learn about the new features of Swift Playgrounds 4 - the best andeasiest way to learn to code and develop apps. This session exploresimplementing coding programs with the Everyone Can Code curriculum in theupper primary and secondary using iPad. It will deep dive into the new features ofSwift Playgrounds 4 and walk through the steps educators and students will takewhen building their own apps to support problem-solving and deeper learning inthe curriculum on iPad.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1113:00
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Adaptive Learning with Google Forms

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Adaptive Learning helps students to engage and develop their understanding through personalised feedback and support. Discover how Google Forms can be used to create adaptive assessments and learning experiences.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1113:00
Conference pass

Using the right Technology in the right way to enhance Teaching and Learning outcomes.

Demo Theatre
Bec Woolnough, Education Solutions Specialist, SMART Technologies
Expo Hall
Aug 1113:15
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Pitch Competition Final

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

The top companies from the Pitch Competition will pitch to a live panel of judges. These investor experts will then select a winner.

Moderator: David Linke, Managing Director, EduGrowth
Albert Bielinko, Venture / Growth Investor, Telstra Ventures
Taylor Coulter, Investment Manager, Greenwich Capital Partners
Fiona Hindmarsh, CEO, Significant
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1113:20
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Teaching object-oriented programming (secondary)

Grok Academy

The Australian Curriculum sets out an expectation that students learn the fundamental principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) in Years 9 and 10. In this talk, we’ll lay out the OOP principles students should be learning, and provide strategies and examples of how to teach these principles in the classroom.

Who should attend?

  • Secondary Teachers (9-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and senior secondary programming subjects.

Stand 1316
Aug 1113:20
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Workshop - Where students go wrong: debugging programming pitfalls (secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1113:30
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Home Schooling Forum

Forums

In conjunction with the Home Education Association (HEA) -

Welcoming Address by HEA President Karen Chegwidden

The last couple of years have brought education into sharp focus, and especially home education as parents have become necessarily more involved in their children’s education. Home education now is the fastest growing sector in education. Join the Home Education Forum to find the answers to all your home education questions.

Home Schooling: Will the Real Home Education Please Stand Up?

Dr Terry Harding - 45 min presentation, 15 min Q&A

Home schooling, AKA home education has experienced vibrant growth across Australia and the Western World over the last few years. Given the many variants of school-based, mandated learning-at-home and remote and distance learning, understanding what is true home education can be confusing.

This session defines and clarifies true home education and the many home-based learning variants. It looks at why parents have chosen home education pre and post-COVID conditions. The author's recent research provides school leaders with vital information about what matters to parents who are considering exiting from the school system and entering home education. Similarly, it clarifies what is most important to home educators.

You must be very patient and other myths about home education.

Karen Chegwidden

Although becoming a more mainstream choice, home education continues to be perceived through a lens of assumptions not based in reality. When telling people that you home educate, common responses include -"You must be very patient", "I could never do that", "but what about socialisation?" and "can they go to university?"Karen Chegwidden, President of the Home Education Association, will share the lived experience of home education and unpack some of the myths surrounding home education.

Grad video

Young people share their experiences of transitioning from home education to tertiary education.

Panel Discussion - Home Education

Have you been considering home educating but not sure where to start? Perhaps you have educational FOMO? Our Expert panel has over three decades of combined home education experience answer your questions and put your minds at ease. Join us as we discuss:

● Where to start when you begin home education

● how home educators can access the same sorts of resources as schools

● Educational opportunities that are almost impossible to replicate in a classroom environment

● The advantages of young people being able to explore their own interests

● Things we wish teachers knew about home education

This is an interactive panel, so bring all your home ed questions and join in the conversation.

Panellists

● Karen Chegwidden

● Tere Latimer

● Janelle Barnes

Panel Discussion - Teaching STEM at home

This panel brings together experts in the field of STEM education to discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching STEM at home. Join our panel for inspiration and resources on how you can successfully teach these specialist subjects without access to a school lab or a science degree yourself. Bring your questions to this interactive session and leave inspired and equipped for your home education journey.

Panellists

● Education Perfect - Kelly Hollis kelly.hollis@educationperfect.com

● Grok (awaiting confirmation)

● Brainary - Sam Kinsley sam@thebrainary.com

● Shape Robotics - Robert Widger rob@shaperobotics.com

Closing Address by HEA President Karen Chegwidden

Home Education is legal, achievable and it works. You can successfully home educate your children. The HEA is there to assist and support you every step of the way. Find out how to connect with the HEA and get support to take the next step.

Meeting Room 208
Aug 1113:30
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Hybrid Learning Design Principles with Google for Education

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Explore the underlying design principles for hybrid learning anddiscover what makes Google Workspace and Chromebookssuch a compelling platform for enabling authentic, agentic,hybrid learning.

Summer Howarth, Founder, Eventful Learning Co.
Chris Harte, Government and Academic Engagement Lead, Google
Meeting Room 207
Aug 1113:30
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Impact of Intelligent Learning Platform on Australian Education

Demo Theatre
Expo Hall
Aug 1113:40
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Web development and its place in the curriculum (secondary)

Grok Academy

Web development has been used to teach Digital Technologies for years, but how well does it meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum? Modern web development tools and techniques provide plenty of opportunities to meet the goals of the curriculum, and in this talk we’ll explain the different ways modern web technologies can be used in the classroom.

Who Should Attend?

  • Secondary teachers (7-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using the Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1113:40
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Workshop - Teaching object-oriented programming (secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1113:40
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How to transform education with the Connected School Solution

Microsoft IT IQ

Join this session to see how the Connected School Solution is harnessing the power of data analytics to give educators meaningful insight into the factors that affect their students' learning outcomes. PwC Australia and Microsoft have jointly built an end-to-end school management solution built on Microsoft’s cloud platform, including Microsoft Dynamics 365, Azure, M365 and the Power Platform.

Pete Goss, Director, PwC Australia
Kevin Reilly, Partner - Digital, PwC Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1113:45
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Entrepreneurship Interview - Building an EdTech Unicorn

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Hear from the founder of leadsquared as they detail their journey building a unicorn! Gain insight from a leader in the sector on how to build a impactful business and scale en masse. This session is not to be missed for any aspiring entrepreneurs.

Nilesh Patel, Founder & CEO, Leadsquared
Angela Alcock, Flohh
EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1113:50
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What's the 'truth' with Wikipedia? Why students SHOULD use Wikipedia and what are some insights and tips teachers can show students to make it a reliable tool

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1114:00
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Metaverse and its implications in education and for wellbeing

School Leaders
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1114:00
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How gamification supports computational thinking in schools

School Teachers
Plenary 3
Aug 1114:00
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Fireside chat: Legal Issues for ICT managers (Parental rights to information)

Schools ICT Management
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1114:00
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Back to school: Considering Covid-19 in educational architecture and design

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1114:00
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Put the learner at the heart of the learning experience

Vocational Education & Training
Melanie Worrall, Training & Digital Transformation Lead, PEER
Meeting Room 213
Aug 1114:00
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Music Teachers Forum

Forums

Join this forum and enjoy presentations -

Impactful music teaching

Prof Gary McPherson, Ormond Chair of Music, University of Melbourne

Helping others understand the value of music learning

Dr Anita Collins, Neuromusical Educator, Bigger Better Brains



Harmony In Strings - curiosity, connection and meaning-making within a primary school compulsory instrumental music program

Zoe Barry, Co-Director, Harmony In Strings, Sacred Heart Primary, Fitzroy

5 ways you can use tech to boost your music program visibility

Katie Wardrobe,Director, Midnight Music

Fireside chat - Technology-based approach to Music Education

With Alahana Somerville, Music Teacher, Mentone Girls' Grammar Schooland Katie Wardrobe,Director, Midnight Music

Meeting Room 209
Aug 1114:00
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Digital Literacy vs. Digital Technologies: understanding the differences (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum has brought with it updates to both the Digital Technologies subject and the Digital Literacy capability (previously ICT). In this talk, we’ll go through the things that make each of these parts of the curriculum unique, and how this can inform the design of learning programs across all Learning Areas.

Who Should Attend?

  • All Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) – find out how student learning in Digital Technologies can enable rich opportunities in other learning areas
  • School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators and ICT Integrators seeking to understand the role digital literacy plays in the delivery of effective digital integration across Learning Areas.
Stand 1316
Aug 1114:00
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Workshop - Web development and its place in the curriculum (secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1114:00
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30 Creative Activities for Kids

Apple Workshops

In this workshop we will explore fun, constructive and creative activities using the built-in features of iPad. Designed for children in the lower grades, these activitiescan easily be tailored for any year level. From personifying an object to creating a comic strip, discover how student voice and ideas come to life on iPad.

Courtyard Room 1 & 2
Aug 1114:00
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Get Compliant and Protect Your Data with Microsoft Purview

Microsoft IT IQ

In this session you will discover how the Microsoft Compliance Suite known as Purview, helps institutions to protect the privacy of students & faculty, safeguard data, and meet compliance with relevant regulations.

Lou Mercuri, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1114:00
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Hybrid Learning Resources with Google for Education

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Discover a range of Google for Education resources thatteachers can access for creating effective and successfulHybrid Learning experiences that meet the needs of allstudents.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1114:00
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Indigenous led learning programs - Science Gallery Melbourne’s approach to developing Indigenous STEM programs

Department of Education and Training Theatre

The Indigenous STEM schools program is a unique opportunity for students from secondary schools in Melbourne’s West to visit Science Gallery Melbourne at the University of Melbourne and experience a full-day excursion investigating Indigenous STEM knowledge and perspectives, led and developed by Indigenous Facilitators.

In this workshop teachers will get hands on with materials and get insights into how this peer-to-peer learning program was developed with Elders, Indigenous Curators and Indigenous Facilitators to facilitate learning about Aboriginal knowledge, science, perspectives and technological innovations.

Expo Hall
Aug 1114:00
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KaiBot in Kainundrum, screen-free to Hybrid coding

Demo Theatre
Ronel Schodt, Education Manager, 3D Printing Systems
Expo Hall
Aug 1114:10
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Panel: Gamification

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1114:15
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EduGrowth Pitch - Announcement

EduGrowth Innovation Stage

Join us as we announce the winner of the Innovation Precinct 2022 pitch competition

EduGrowth Theatre
Aug 1114:20
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Panel: Security is more than a firewall: how to raise awareness in your staff and students

Schools ICT Management
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1114:20
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Aug 1114:20
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MyBCom: a gamified student-led platform for holistic assessment

Higher Ed
  • Introduce ‘myBCom’ as a framework and gamified online platform for the holistic development and assessment of professional skills from curricular and co-curricular opportunities in a Bachelor of Commerce.
  • Solve the widespread problem of poor ‘soft’ skills in business graduates.
  • Demonstrate how a visual dashboard and intuitive ‘point’ system allows students to track their progress in achieving program learning outcomes; choose how to address lesser strengths; and showcase achievements in digital portfolios.
Tam Nguyen, Director, Education Design and Digital Development, UNSW Business School
Room 219
Aug 1114:20
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Aug 1114:20
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Technology Enhanced Learning

Vocational Education & Training

The learning environment has changed. The impacts of the COVID pandemic on how quality education could be delivered propelled training organisations to change. The use of technology to attract, engage and retain learners escalated from ‘important for business’ to ‘critical for survival’.

At TAFE SA we have changed, not only because of the pandemic, but because we recognise that students must be ready and skilled for a world of work where impacts of technology are rapidly changing the pace of work. Technical skills need to sit alongside digital skills. Learners need to be fluent and competent in both the real and the digitally enabled worlds.

Technology enhanced learning is the new reality. TAFE SA’s vision is to ensure graduates undertake technology enhanced learning experiences to establish foundations of success for both working and learning.

To make this vision a success TAFE SA has boldly developed and implemented student-centric digital technologies to digitally enhance learning. Challenging this is the generational diversity represented in student cohorts and the need to provide a wide spectrum of technology enhanced learning options from virtual/ augmented reality to online presentations. The TAFE SA Digital Toolkit enables educators to design, develop and deliver technology enhanced learning aligned to the needs of their student cohorts.

These approaches are ensuring TAFE SA is providing real world outcomes for its graduates in a rapidly changing digital world.

Marina Borrello, Director Teaching & Learning, TAFE SA
Meeting Room 213
Aug 1114:20
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Parsons problems - reading and understanding code (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

By challenging students to fix code, rather than write it, Parsons problems can be a very effective tool to teach how to read and interpret code.In this talk we will outline how to implement Parsons problems in the classroom when teaching Digital Technologies.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking to teach digital technologies and considering the using Grok Academy’s resources.
  • Teachers and technology leaders seeking resources to support the implementation of the curriculum.
Stand 1316
Aug 1114:20
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Workshop - Digital Literacy vs. Digital Technologies: understanding the differences (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1114:20
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Data & Analytics in Education

Microsoft IT IQ

In this session we'll discuss how Data Analytics is helping schools embrace their new normal with deeper insights into the student across areas like learning and well-being.

Peter Stock, Partner, PwC Australia
Eureka Rooms
Aug 1114:20
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Using tech to encourage creativity in secondary education

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Creativity is a challenging area of the curriculum to cover; how do you teach students to think creatively when it is such a hard skill to learn?

While Janene may not have all the answers, as a Digital Tech teacher she has run a few design thinking projects and other creative challenges, and wants to inspire teachers to try out some of their own ideas.

Janene will delve into how she uses various tools including Adobe Express to inspire creativity in the classroom.

Attendees will walk away with an:

  • understanding of how to help students learn how to be more creative using various programs, teaching practices and pedagogies
  • insight into Janene’s digital set-ups, practices and go-tos.
Expo Hall
Aug 1114:30
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User Experience and Design Thinking – why this is covered in the new Digital Curriculum and why these are essential skills for students in the future

Digital Technologies

Greg Hodgson, Head of Design (Enterprise) at Atlassian will discuss the principals of User Experience and Design Thinking, his experience in industry and the vital skills students will need in all jobs in the future. Greg will be joined by curriculum author Dr. James Curran.

Greg Hodgson, Head of Design (Enterprise), Atlassian
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1114:30
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Digital Citizenship for Yr 3-6

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

Session Description: It's never been more important to inform and empower our students with digital citizenship skills to help navigate and thrive online. Join us as we explore Be Internet Awesome, a free multimodal series of digital citizenship learning experiences for students in years 3-6.

Aug 1114:35
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Getting Started in Your Journey to Achieve Carbon Neutral

Microsoft IT IQ

Introducing sustainability concepts and common challenges to developing a sustainability strategy. Learning how to measure and adjust your strategy is to key to achieving your sustainability goals – if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it. Explore the use of available tools to drive impact across your sustainability goals and strategy.

Eureka Rooms
Aug 1114:40
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Legal obligations for Principals

School Leaders
  • Legal responsibilities of school Principals
  • Duty of Care
  • Common myths concerning education law

Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1114:40
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Case Study - The use of VR across various curriculum: How to use AR/VR to make non-IT subjects more engaging and interesting

School Teachers
Plenary 3
Aug 1114:40
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Implementation and evolution of our remote learning program

Schools ICT Management
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1114:40
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Toward Net Zero: Driving sustainable energy management through machine learning and artificial intelligence

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1114:40
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HyFlex Environments: Learning, teaching and innovation in the interconnected world

Higher Ed

In this presentation we will explore how HyFlex activities will likely become a part of the global information exchange strategies which will allow students, staff and industry members across the globe to engage not just via online activities, video and audio but also via the virtual, mixed and immersive scenarios, so they can collaboratively learn, innovate, design and develop for the better tomorrow.

As a part of this session we will explore:

  • What defines successful HyFlex environment?
  • What skills are needed in the HyFlex environment?
  • What the future of HyFlex may bring?
Meeting Room 219
Aug 1114:40
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Fireside Chat: Network security - how to avoid a cyber attack

Tertiary ICT Management
Michael Fanning, Assistant Director, Standards and Guidelines, Australian Cyber Security Centre
Meeting Room 216
Aug 1114:40
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Panel - Future direction and potential issues for the public and private sectors - student attraction and retention

Vocational Education & Training
Meeting Room 213
Aug 1114:40
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Designing a scope and sequence for Digital Technologies (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

The Digital Technologies subject is designed on the fundamental principle that core concepts are introduced and developed progressively as students move through the curriculum. In this talk, we’ll explain how this principle of design lends itself well to a multi-year scope and sequence, and how this can be used to inform decisions about your teaching programs in schools.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (F-10) looking to design learning programs that span multiple year levels in their schools.
  • School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators and ICT Integrators seeking to understand the breadth and depth of the Digital Technologies subject.
Stand 1316
Aug 1114:40
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Workshop - Parsons problems - reading and understanding code (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1114:50
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Panel: The systems needed for remote learning

Schools ICT Management
Meeting Room 210
Aug 1114:55
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Tech Intensity and Innovation for your IT Department

Microsoft IT IQ

You've spent two days being inspired by all that is on offer at EduTech and are ready to go back and share with your school but how can you maintain the tech intensity and innovation in your IT department in a world that moves so quickly? Join this session from the always energetic Dan Bowen as he talks about the importance of innovating and upskilling, and shares with you the wealth or resources you and your staff can tap into to remain innovative and always be upskilling.

Eureka Rooms
Aug 1115:00
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Panel: Why Principals need to care about cyber security

School Leaders
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1115:00
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Practical ways to meaningfully engage students using AI

School Teachers

AI tools now allow more accessible ways for students and teachers to experiment with machine learning, and use this powerful technology in their own projects.

In this session, hear about a set of lessons and professional learning available to inspire teachers and inform their classrooms. Martin Richards and Nathan Alison were part of a development team to bring together this resource, freely available on the Digital Technologies Hub.

From image recognition to ethical questions, AI is an authentic and relatable context for delivering Digital Technologies in Australian schools.

Nathan Alison, Professional Learning Coordinator, Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (Dltv)
Plenary 3
Aug 1115:00
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Sustainable infrastructure for Australian Schools

EduBUILD
Meeting Room 212
Aug 1115:00
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Empowering students through equity-driven Human-Data Interaction

Higher Ed

When students engage in online learning, they leave behind digital footprints, artifacts that trace their activities such as contributions, page views and communications.

These data are one aspect of the wider field of learning analytics (LAs). LAs encompass the broad data mining, collection, analysis, and sharing/reporting/disseminating of students’ digital footprints.

The collection, analysis and communication of students’ data should account for addressing structural inequalities such as the ways in which data has been used to predict students’ potential, to perpetuate exclusion and the ways in which data have been used commercially rather than for learning.

Attendees are called on to reimagine and discuss how LAs can be used to reconstruct students from passive “data subjects” into active participants in the processing of their personal data for their academic decision-making and success.

We will discuss the pitfalls of data-driven pedagogy as well as how LAs can serve to empower students in the pursuit of equitable human-data interaction through legibility, agency and negotiability.

Meeting Room 212
Aug 1115:00
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Reasonable Security - lessons learnt from ASIC prosecution

Tertiary ICT Management

As the Australian Tertiary education sector reboots in 2022, it should take note of the lessons learnt from the recent landmark judgement against RI Advice (a wholly owned subsidiary of ANZ) . While the judgement did not impose a penalty and any prescriptive cybersecurity standard , it clarified the meaning of ‘efficiently, honestly and fairly’under s 912A of the Corporations Act, in particular in the context of risk management of cybersecurity. Tertiary education IT policymakers are faced with the double whammy of constrained budget due to the prolonged subdue enrolment during the COVID lockdown while retooling to support a hybrid learning delivery model as students gradually return to campus-based engagement. The current review of the Australian Privacy Act (1998) by the Attorney Generalwith a specific focus on derived data further amplifies the data privacy management challenge in a hybrid educational delivery model where complex derived data are captured as a natural by-product with little guidance on security protection measures. This presentation brings together these diverse, interconnected and fast-moving elements to help the delegates better prepare to navigate these immediate challenges to deliver “reasonable security”.

Denny Wan, Principal Consultant, Security Express
Prof Matthew Warren, Director, Centre of Cyber Security Research and Innovation, RMIT University
Room 216
Aug 1115:00
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School transformation: a framework for developing digital capability (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

The WA Department of Education has embarked on a project to help schools in WA increase their digital capability – for teaching, learning and administrative functions of their schools. In this talk, we’ll present the research behind the development of their Digital Capability Framework (DCF), and run through the ways the DCF tool helps schools evaluate their digital capability, and set strategic goals for developing it further.

Who Should Attend?

  • School leaders seeking to understand their school’s existing digital capability, and looking to develop this further as part of their strategic agenda.
  • Departmental administrators and leaders looking for tools to help their schools transform their practice to embrace digital tools to improve their effectiveness and productivity.
Stand 1316
Aug 1115:00
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Go Further with Swift Playgrounds 4

Apple Workshops

This session builds on Build Apps with Playgrounds 4 and explores implementingcoding programs with the Everyone Can Code curriculum in secondary usingiPad. It will deep dive into the new features of Swift Playgrounds 4 and walkthrough how educators can support students using SwiftUI to create an app froma new, blank app project.

Courtyard 1 & 2
Aug 1115:10
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How to add esports into your curriculum

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1115:15
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Tech Intensity and Innovation for your IT Department

Microsoft IT IQ

You've spent two days being inspired by all that is on offer at EduTech and are ready to go back and share with your school but how can you maintain the tech intensity and innovation in your IT department in a world that moves so quickly? Join this session from the always energetic Dan Bowen as he talks about the importance of innovating and upskilling, and shares with you the wealth or resources you and your staff can tap into to remain innovative and always be upskilling.

Eureka Rooms
Aug 1115:20
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Lead a data informed school through data storytelling

School Leaders
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1115:20
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Remote is not a dirty word

School Teachers

This presentation looks beyond the impact of COVID and examines the role of online learning platforms in a face-to-face teaching context, and how schools can use these platforms to achieve substantial school-wide outcomes for their teachers, students, and community.

Your school has access to world-class technology from Microsoft and Google at a minimal cost - or even for free! Chances are you already have the programs you need to affect positive change.

  • Platforms like Teams and Google’s workplace suite are industry standard, and used as foundational platforms in professional organisations. Businesses know the power of these platforms, and centre their workforce around them. Schools can, too.
  • Investing in any type of remote learning technology creates transferable skills in the real world - everything from platform knowledge, to improved digital literacy, to intelligent workflow design, to practical work skills (typing, file sharing, spreadsheet / data reading). This applies to both staff and students.
  • Using the features offered by Teams and Google can transform the day to day - whether you need to collaborate on a policy, design a file sharing system, or communicate with students and staff, chances are there is a contemporary solution to your old, analogue problems. These platforms can give you the opportunity you need to make systemic changes to long-held existing practices.
  • Best of all - your school gets with the times! Applying the features offered by remote learning platforms can transform your face-to-face teaching approach, and will become the norm. The remote delivery of education now has a viable precedent; the schools that get this, and get this early, will reap the rewards in the very near future. INVEST NOW.
Jack Richardson, Communications Officer, Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
Genelle Lentini, Learning Specialist, Viewbank College
Plenary 3
Aug 1115:20
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Business and IT partnering to solve complex operational challenges?.

Tertiary ICT Management
  • Insights into ways that IT and Student Administration have collaborated to deliver tech solutions to ease the manual workload burden
  • Details of a successful working model of collaboration to achieve ambitious goals
  • Deep dive into Swinburne’s Quick Wins Project to deliver rapid results, easing the burden on staff, and streamlining the student experience.

Meeting Room 216
Aug 1115:20
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Designing engaging Digital Technologies projects (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy

In this talk, some of our Champion Teachers will share the projects they use and their pedagogical tips and tricks to deliver engaging Digital Technologies learning in their classrooms.

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and Secondary teachers (3-12) and pre-service teachers looking for inspiration and ideas for enhancing their Digital Technologies classes.
Stand 1316
Aug 1115:20
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Workshop - School transformation: a framework for developing digital capability (primary/secondary)

Grok Academy
Stand 1316
Aug 1115:30
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Panel: Esports practice thinking in the education landscape

Digital Technologies
Meeting Room 203
Aug 1115:30
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Q & A with Google for Education

Google for Education Teaching Theatre

You have questions? We have answers! Join this forum of Googlers, along with members of the Google Certified Innovator and Trainer communities, to ask your burning questions about what Google for Education offers to schools.

Meeting Room 207
Aug 1115:30
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Breaking out - using escape rooms to assess 21st century skills

Department of Education and Training Theatre

Discover how escape rooms can be used in the classroom to assess 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, and critical thinking). The presentation will also include tips and tricks for creating real-world and virtual escape rooms.

Expo Hall
Aug 1115:40
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The Thriving School Library: A Sea Anchor for Stormy Times

School Leaders
  • How the modern school library can (and should) be
  • How school library staff can help support your strategic goals
Plenary 1 & 2
Aug 1115:40
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Delivering the Connected Campus of the Future?

Tertiary ICT Management

What are the strategies of senior leaders to deliver high performing and secure campus environments; and the role artificial intelligence could play in delivering the ideal experience.

Meeting Room 216
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