VIP Conference Day 2

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

08:59

THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Maria Teresa Calderon
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
Mark Lester
10:00

Where is online higher education going?

  • Technology and rapidly changing industry needs are forcing the reimagining of tertiary education
  • Traditional postgraduate degrees are being challenged by emerging credentials and employer attitudes could force a rethink of the traditional undergraduate degree
  • Who are FutureLearn and how do they see the future of online learning in higher education?
  • How might African universities engage with this emerging world?
10:20

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

TERTIARY EDUCATION
11:00

11:00 – 12:20 Interactive mini workshop

    ng cyber security in a learning environment
  • What does the landscape look like today and how will it evolve in future
  • Who are the critical stakeholders and do they know their roles
  • What does this mean for the student : Digital Native vs the Digital illiterate
  • New opportunities presented and key learnings
  • Our call to action : 3 critical outcomes neededSPONSORED BY SAFARICOM
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
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
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:20

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

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
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

  • Google vs Microsoft O365
  • Value for money infrastructure
  • What constitutes the effective use of ICT in SA
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
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
Tshwanelo Mmutiana, Marketing Executive Officer, NAPTOSA
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
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
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
Des Hugo, Academic director, Nova pioneer schools
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
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
Graeme Edwards, Prep Headmaster, St Davids Marist Inanda
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
Kasumba Hannington, Director, Good Shepherd Primary School
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

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