K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT


 

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, Tuesday 9 October 2018

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

08:59

BIG PICTURE

Sameer Rawjee
09:00

Education at the edge: Advancing the classroom and changing the way we learn, forever

  • The scale and pace of digital innovation
  • Out with the old, in with the new skills and creative problem solving
  • The drivers of change – where can we go that we aren’t today?
  • A new digital age in education
  • Where we are, where we are going and how we will get there
Chris Rodgers
09:20

Makerspaces, coding and robotics: transforming education for today’s student

  • Delivering immersive experience to drive learning forward
  • How to take your makerspace, coding and robotics to the next level
  • Igniting and activating creative design thinking
  • True learning – failure as part of the process
  • Don’t ignore it, harness it. Here’s how…
Wangeci Kanjama
09:40

Education at the speed of light: Accelerating the digitization of education

  • Investing in effective solutions: Education’s knight in shining armour
  • Rethinking digital education as an era of new services
  • Digital education: Using connectivity as the driver for an innovative new world
  • The future is now: how digitisation is changing the delivery of education
  • What is coming next?
Honourable Mohamed Surty
10:00

Reserved for the Department of Basic Education

10:20

Speed Networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

11:19

INTERNAL MANAGEMENT

Gavin Esterhuizen
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
11:20

Sourcing, training and maintaining the right staff for your school

  • Focused, targeted recruitment – how to get it right
  • Up skilling as the key to retention: directed, flexible courses to keep your teachers learning
  • Succession planning for the head of the school
  • Maintaining your own teacher ‘pipeline’
Deon Oerson
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
11:40

(Re)defining leadership responsibilities: A clear career path

  • Creating a new layer for school leadership
  • The rewards and costs of in-house training
  • Developing frameworks to focus on leadership responsibilities that support effective learning
  • In-house vs outsourced: which is the best way forward for your teachers?
Rui Morais
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
12:00

Maintaining teaching standards in a rapidly changing world

  • New trends and innovations in teacher training
  • Quality control – a core business value
  • An end-to-end system of teacher and feedback
  • Ensure the latest training trends are compatible with your philosophy
  • Have you planned how to incorporate technology into your classrooms?
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:20

Driving Adoption in EdTech

12:20

Driving content co-authorship

12:20

Learning spaces – next gen classroom

12:20

Mobile technology as a learner support tool

12:20

PR and marketing for educational institutions

12:20

School and classroom design that enables learning

12:20

Social media in education

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14:19

FINANCE AND FACILITIES

Karen Walstra
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
14:20

Affordable, effective and inclusive technology investment

  • The ‘flipped classroom’ – is this method feasible?
  • Balancing effective edtech with the high cost of capital
  • Governments role in portable ICT systems
  • No text books, no problem: accessing content to be able to teach
Daya Chetty
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
14:40

Working with management to improve and sustain the quality of educational facilities

  • Developing strategies for managing educational facilities
  • Defining priorities for funding
  • Establish resource and funding allocation tool
  • Sticking to planned maintenance schedules
14:59

FINANCE AND FACILITIES

Bernardt van der Linde
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
15:00

Funding: Partnerships, key strategies and navigating the money question

  • How to obtain social and corporate investment
  • The use of tech as a cost reduction tool
  • Tips, alternatives and government subsidies
15:19

TEACHING STRATEGIES

Dorian Love
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
15:20

What it means to be a Tech-Savvy Teacher

  • A pedagogical shift from traditional methods
  • A new day, a new opportunity to provide students with relevant learning
  • Incorporating technology into the classroom for a more seamless experience
  • Blending the why and how of learning with technology
Megan Rademeyer
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
15:40

Applications helping teachers in teaching computer programming

  • Why all learners should have a taste of coding
  • Accessing free tools to expose learners to basic computer science
  • The power of an Hour of Code
  • Physical computing without any physical equipment
  • Developing computational thinking skills
Natalie Gross
K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
16:00

How to effectively implement a flipped classroom model

  • Identifying the opportunities to implement a flipped classroom model
  • Effectively designing the strategy
  • Rethinking how classroom time should be used
  • The risks and challenges
  • Parent support and student buy-in
16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

16:59

KEYNOTE PLENARY SESSION

Panel discussion
17:00

The effectiveness of e-Learning: Technology and Education working together

  • The future of EduTech strategies in South Africa
  • The most suitable technology, keeping in mind investments and costs
  • Integrating e-Learning techniques into existing systems
  • Taking a deeper look into the role of the teacher
  • How will this impact actual 21st century skills in South Africa: Successful case studies
17:40

Chairpersons closing address and close of day one

last published: 20/Sep/18 18:08

 


K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, Wednesday 10 October 2018

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

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

12:20

Protecting learners from cyberbullying

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

last published: 20/Sep/18 18:08

 

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