VIP Conference Day 2

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

08:59

THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Elias M. Sampa
09:00

Teachers as brain-changers: Empowering the teacher to teach differently

  •     Solving the mystery of how students learn – what can be done differently?
  •     The science of learning – engaging students, closing learning gaps and overcoming setbacks 
  •     How technology complements science and the classroom 
  •     Imagery and the real world 
  •     Adopting a “growth mind-set”
Ian Russell
09:20

What works, what doesn’t: Getting students ready for the future of work

  •     Effective strategies and techniques: How to isolate what works
  •     “Learning fit” so students can thrive in their future careers 
  •     AI in the classroom and beyond 
  •     Stretching mind-sets: Developing new skills at a school and university level 
  •     Make with technology
  •     Understanding and capitalising on the concept of employees as a brand
Neelam Parmar
09:40

Integrated learning: An optimal learning experience

  •     Changing traditional teaching to transform students into 21st century students
  •     Bringing together the classroom and solutions to real-world problems
  •     The 4 C’s: Changing how students learn and how teachers instruct
  •     Experiential learning: How this benefits the teacher?
  •     A new way of learning – The development of future leaders
10:00

Redesigning learning spaces: Trends, opportunities and the true impact on learning

  •     Reforming teaching and learning through rearranging the formal learning experience 
  •     The intersection between design, space, technology and pedagogy: taking active learning to a new level 
  •     Classroom design that helps teacher drive collaborative learning and encourage exploration and discussion 
  •     Moving towards a creative application of technology in the classroom – capitalising on just-in-time teaching opportunities 
  •     Goal: an environment and conditions where students love to learn
10:20

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

TERTIARY EDUCATION
11:00

11:00 – 12:20 Interactive mini workshop

11:19

PARTNERSHIPS

11:19

TECH IN ECD

11:19

ASSESSMENTS / MEASURING OUTCOMES

11:19

IT AND THE MODERN LEARNER

11:19

CYBER SECURITY

11:19

SUSTAINABILITY

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
11:20

Implementing low cost schooling innovations

  •     The education vouchers: positives and negatives
  •     Market research: Knowing what works for you 
  •     The value of feedback throughout the implementation process 
  •     Ensure stakeholders understand your innovation before implementation
  •     The $1 per day school – is this achievable?
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
11:20

Using AR in early childhood development

  •     Putting the “fun” into fundamental: Learning through digital interaction
  •     Using AR to entice students by changing the world around them
  •     Printable AR-worksheets – the ease of a worksheet with the engagement of digital age tools  
  •     Encouraging students to learn through exploration
K-12 LEADERS
11:20

Pushing the boundaries: New and innovative assessment methods

  •     Assessment methods that do more than just shape learner performance 
  •     Using technology to speed up the process  
  •     Real-time evaluation that keeps goals in sight  
  •     Combining traditional instruction, technology and tutoring 
  •     Catering for learning-centred approaches
  •     Creating transparency in self-paced learning models
K-12 IT
11:20

Protecting the frontlines: Top 5 tips for securing teacher and student data online

  •     Initiatives that aim to spark student interest and awareness in cyber security 
  •     Incorporating the topic into afterschool programmes and classroom lessons 
  •     Building a culture of digital ethics 
  •     Identifying critical data and dealing with it separately 
  •     Should this service be outsourced? 
VOCATIONAL
11:20

It’s about the long term: Teaching essential skills and competencies

  •     Ensuring sustainability through innovative models 
  •     The importance of good skills and competencies
  •     Becoming a change-maker to thrive
  •     Real world experience and how this will sustain students
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
11:40

Gaming – capitalising on the brains favourite way of learning

  •     Stimulating young minds – promoting creativity and imagination
  •     Empower learners to strategize at a young age 
  •     Creating a “sense of self”: Helping children differentiate themselves from the crowd 
  •     Finding a balance: The need for offline and online play 
  •     A focus on memory, peer positivity and paying attention 
LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
11:40

Working in partnership to build educational innovation

  •     Developing strategies for managing educational facilities
  •     Engagement through partnership: Keeping in mind costs 
  •     Working with teachers, parents and students 
K-12 LEADERS
11:40

Identifying and implementing successful online assessments

  •     Preparing students for the real digital world
  •     Assessing students through more than just tests and in all aspects of curriculum
  •     Using assessment data to improve learning and feedback
  •     Getting online security right and why it’s so important
VOCATIONAL
11:40

Building a sustainable vocational education and training programme

  •     Setting goals and gaining buy-in
  •     Increase student acquisition through regional intake
  •     Learn how to make a positive impact through community engagement
  •     Showcasing successes to ensure programme sustainability
Johann Ackerman, Senior Educator, Unity College
LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
12:00

How low cost private schooling partnerships have advanced in Africa

  •     The increased use of technology
  •     Quality  education through more innovative programs
  •     Improved policy regulations and public-private partnerships
  •     What does the future hold for low cost private schools?
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
12:00

Why EC teachers should teach using elements of tech?

  •     A closer look at practical and creative applications
  •     Learning how to use tech to help students thrive 
  •     Taking what we already know and doing it better
  •     Integrating tech and doing the fundamentals at the same time 
K-12 LEADERS
12:00

Making learning visible: Assessment platforms that measure student success

  •     Educating and assessing every generation 
  •     Key learning outcomes for the modern teacher and student 
  •     Successful implementation factors 
  •     Experimenting with different platforms
  •     Tech and education platforms that enhance good teaching, not replace it
VOCATIONAL
12:00

Beyond employability: integrating life skills into vocational education

  •     Ensuring students deliver what is expected of them
  •     Rethinking the role of academics in boosting employability
  •     Embedding these skills into course design and delivery
  •     Sustaining students through specific skills
Anita Wylie, HOD: Senior Phase, Unity College
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:20

Apps, apps, apps – finding the best and using them to engage and excite

Antony Kiarie, Senior Manager of V.A.S. Messaging, Safaricom
12:20

Education gamification – what will they think of next?

12:20

Finding the balance between future technologies and maintaining fundamental learning skills

12:20

How makerspaces can modernise teaching

12:20

How to encourage students to ask more questions

Felicia Lottering, Principal, Alrapark Secondary School
12:20

Protecting learners from cyberbullying

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14:19

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT

14:19

INTERVENTION AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT

14:19

AFRICAN STORIES - SOUTH

14:19

EFFECTIVE IT OPERATIONS

14:19

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

14:19

FIGHTING POVERTY WITH SPECIALIZED COURSES

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
14:20

Financing the expansion of low-cost schools

  •     Innovative thinking to offset capital investment costs 
  •     Obtaining investment through a consistent, profitable business model
  •     When should you expand your low-cost school?
  •     Employee buy-in and profit-share growth
  •     What strings are attached to state funding?
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
14:20

Improving child development and future academic success

  •     Building a strong foundation for the future
  •     Early intervention to provide quality education
  •     Implementing the right motivation for young children to thrive
  •     The role of the parent 
K-12 LEADERS
14:20

What’s the story? EduTech in Namibia and how this is transforming learning and education

  •     Market insights, challenges and opportunities 
  •     Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  •     The costs of connectivity 
  •     Sustainability and the long term vision 
  •     Successes, failures and lessons learnt 
K-12 IT
14:20

Tips to allow for seamless network management

  •     Identifying, planning and justifying your IT strategy
  •     Developing a system that will aid your teachers 
  •     Keeping in mind traditional pedagogy and school management 
  •     Allowing for future growth and investment 
TERTIARY EDUCATION
14:20

Plan, do and review: implementing a successful online evaluation system

  •     Trial and error – being ready to fail and learn from it 
  •     Attractive key learning outcomes for the modern teacher and student 
  •     How well aligned is the current assessment criteria for raising creative and innovative thinkers?
  •     The role of digital evaluation in improving tertiary education standards 
VOCATIONAL
14:20

From textbooks to workbenches: Closing the skills gap

  •     The main challenges young people face and how to overcome them
  •     Equipping individuals with specific skills required in jobs
  •     Investing in young people’s skills to enable them for the future
George Sono, Principal, Bokgoni Technical Secondary School
LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
14:40

How to achieve a thriving low-cost school

  •     Location – assessing the needs and limits of your market
  •     Maintaining a level of quality education while efficiently cutting costs 
  •     Attracting the right teachers to buy into the vision
  •     How to position your school to receive funding from NGOs and donors
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
14:40

The importance of parent involvement in ECD

  •     Becoming involved, creating a home and school connection
  •     Creating positive associations through parent teacher visits
  •     Involve yourself in the classroom setting
  •     Establishing social networks for your children
K-12 LEADERS
14:40

What’s the story? EduTech in Botswana and how this is transforming learning and education

  •     Market insights, challenges and opportunities 
  •     Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  •     The costs of connectivity 
  •     Sustainability and the long term vision 
  •     Successes, failures and lessons learnt 
K-12 IT
14:40

Using the right IT system to enhance academic productivity

  •     Identifying the right devices 
  •     Providing the right ICT infrastructure
  •     Planning cost effective upgrades year-round
  •     Protecting your data 
  •     Effective use of ICT to achieve learning outcomes
TERTIARY EDUCATION
14:40

How to achieve faculty buy-in for new assessment and evaluation tools

  •     Preparing the teacher 
  •     Real-time evaluation that keeps goals in sight 
  •     Using cloud base tools to support teaching, learning and assessment
  •     Incorporating PD, assessment and evaluation together 
  •     Assessing learning outcomes quicker and supporting students where necessary  
VOCATIONAL
14:40

Vocational education as the primary tool for poverty reduction

  •     Opportunities, challenges, successes
  •     Ensuring rural development through vocational skills
  •     Training community advocates and active citizens
  •     Ensuring the livelihoods of the youth
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
15:00

Early childhood intervention: How to identifying the need and plan for the future

  •     Using available resources for accurate assessment 
  •     What’s the benefit of early childhood intervention?
  •     Providing support to promote development
  •     Encouraging creative thinking 
  •     Goals, tracking progress and rewards
Angi Buys, Principal, Cleverdon Preschool
LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
15:00

Innovative ways to source funding

  •     Building a brand that attracts investment 
  •     Good results attract attention – effectively marketing successes 
  •     Funding shortfalls and options 
  •     Regulation and how this impacts funding 
  •     Financial sustainability and innovative funding
K-12 LEADERS
15:00

What’s the story? EduTech in Zimbabwe and how this is transforming learning and education

  •     Market insights, challenges and opportunities 
  •     Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  •     The costs of connectivity 
  •     Sustainability and the long term vision 
  •     Successes, failures and lessons learnt 
K-12 IT
15:00

BYOC: Bring your own cloud

  •     What are the cost implications?
  •     Improving pedagogy through content flexibility 
  •     How to make maintenance easy 
  •     Overcoming infrastructure challenges 
  •     Diversifying your tech offering to cater to different student needs 
TERTIARY EDUCATION
15:00

Seamless assessments: redefining the process using tech

  •     eAssessment: Quick, interactive and insightful online assessments 
  •     Can tech help with the end result?
  •     Redefining assessments with an end-goal in mind
VOCATIONAL
15:00

Building skills that ensure growth, development and poverty reduction

  •     Skills development strategies that benefit households and communities
  •     Contributing to social and economic integration
  •     Courses focused on the link between development in education and reducing poverty
Trevor Kalidheen, Deputy Chief Education Spealist, Department of Education
15:19

BUSINESS MODELS

15:19

CURRICULUM STRATEGIES

15:19

LEARNING STRATEGIES

15:19

ICT PLANNING

15:19

AFRICAN STORIES - EAST

15:19

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
15:20

Creating schools that 'fit our kids'

  •     A philosophy that allows students to feel cared for and appreciated
  •     Creating a school culture inclusive and responsive to diversity
  •     Integrating social and  emotional learning
  •     End goal: An intentional focus to help students achieve more
LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
15:20

Massive Open Online Courses: The new backbone of EduTech

  •     Where we are vs. where we are heading
  •     Managing open platforms and learning on the go
  •     How sustainable are MOOCs?
  •     Credibility: making online courses more attractive to potential employers
K-12 LEADERS
15:20

How to tailor teaching into a personalised way of learning

  •     Incorporating tailored activities to bring learning closer to home
  •     Unleashing the creativity of expressive students 
  •     How and why the teacher should adapt 
  •     Making learning an experience 
  •     It’s no longer a one size fits all way of learning
K-12 IT
15:20

Smart ICT – planning your infrastructure with the future in mind

  •     A digital strategy to improve delivery methods, tools and productivity 
  •     Improving design, planning and quality of new infrastructure
  •     A more efficient and cost effective approach
  •     Why you need to plan ahead  
TERTIARY EDUCATION
15:20

What’s the story? EduTech in Kenya and how this is transforming learning and education

  •     Market insights, challenges and opportunities 
  •     Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  •     The costs of connectivity 
  •     Sustainability and the long term vision 
  •     Successes, failures and lessons learnt 
Agnes Rono, Head Research Coordinator, Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
VOCATIONAL
15:20

How to keep quality management top of mind

  •     Identifying and meeting different customer groups and their needs
  •     Leadership: Defining a clear direction for the organization
  •     Results oriented: Setting clear goals and how to achieve them
  •     Continuous learning, innovation and improvement 
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
15:40

Gamification: adding fun and transforming the way we teach

  •     Combining learning objective’s and fun 
  •     Games that support and track progress
  •     Setting achievable milestones, short and long-term goals 
  •     When, where and how should game-inspired learning be incorporated 
  •     Gamification and digital badges for motivation
Louis Pienaar, Parklands College Senior Preparatory
LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
15:40

Pushing the boundaries: Using tech to integrate new business models

  •     The benefits to embracing digital transformation
  •     Expansion into new industries and markets using tech
  •     A universal digitization through connections
K-12 LEADERS
15:40

Smart classrooms and how they can be used to enhanced learning

  •     Personalized, interactive and secure learning
  •     Allowing distance learning to become part of the learning process to
  •     Implementing a learning environment that will suit the unique needs of students
  •     Increase engagement, increase learning 
K-12 IT
15:40

Sustaining and scaling up ICT systems in schools

  •     Funding models to implement innovation
  •     How to gain access to resources and support
  •     Encouraging a whole-school approach to embracing tech
  •     Improving teacher and student attitudes towards your digital drive
TERTIARY EDUCATION
15:40

What’s the story? EduTech in Ethiopia and how this is transforming learning and education

  •     Market insights, challenges and opportunities 
  •     Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  •     The costs of connectivity 
  •     Sustainability and the long term vision 
  •     Successes, failures and lessons learnt 
VOCATIONAL
15:40

Ensuring quality management through digital transformation initiatives

  •     Tips and pitfalls to avoid when implementing digital transformation
  •     Learn how to lead digital transformation through effective management and training
  •     Examining the impact of digital change in vocational education
LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
16:00

Developing a sustainable financial business model

  •     Deliver value for stakeholders and the school
  •     Engaging internal and external stakeholders
  •     Enabling schools to increase value and reduce resource
  •     Sustainability: The drive behind everything, not just a one-time goal 
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
16:00

How to select the right teaching strategy for your ECD classroom

  •     Finding the right technology that supports your strategy 
  •     Getting the senses involved in science 
  •     Why switching activities works 
  •     Tracking progress and overcoming tech barriers 
K-12 LEADERS
16:00

Blended learning and how to adapt your current facilities to suit this strategy

  •     Blending both worlds at a minimal cost
  •     It’s all about the content – making it relatable and accessible 
  •     It’s all about interactive pedagogy 
  •     New trends and taking blended learning to the next level 
K-12 IT
16:00

Critical thinking: Wireless network management

  •     Figuring out how to manage the users 
  •     Network “must haves” to avoid disasters 
  •     Managing wireless traffic patterns and capacity trending
  •     Managing compliance and violations 
  •     Costs and benefits of wireless  
TERTIARY EDUCATION
16:00

What’s the story? EduTech in Uganda and how this is transforming learning and education

  •     Market insights, challenges and opportunities 
  •     Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  •     The costs of connectivity 
  •     Sustainability and the long term vision 
  •     Successes, failures and lessons learnt 
VOCATIONAL
16:00

Setting a quality management system for vocational education

  •     Focussing on admin and knowledge at the same time
  •     Ensuring high quality outcomes for all stakeholders
  •     Borrowing from the best and localizing solutions
  •     Building a plan that achieves regional and global recognition
16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

last published: 23/May/18 14:25 GMT

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