K-12 IT


 

K-12 IT, Tuesday 9 October 2018

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

08:59

BIG PICTURE

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 Gathinji
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?
10:00

Reserved for the Department of Basic Education

10:20

Speed Networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

11:19

DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM TECH

Percy Human
K-12 IT
11:20

Classroom 2030: Incorporating the future now

  • Creating a framework for innovation
  • Modernising the classroom and capitalising on learning
  • Developing students critical digital and creative skills
  • Empowering teachers to lead and students to learn
Phil Hall
K-12 IT
11:40

3D Printing 4.0: Full STEAM ahead!

  • Teaching using 3D Printers
  • The impact on STEAM subjects
  • Developing new skills for the teacher and student
  • Improved learning methods & stimulating the students
  • Preparing students for their future careers
Tinhiko Nkuna
K-12 IT
12:00

Connectivity: moving from traditional teachers to connected teachers

  • Allowing teachers to lead digital innovation in the classroom
  • Keeping students engaged - connecting to a new world of experts
  • Keeping UX in mind
  • Increasing student engagement through social media
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

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

13:00

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Visit

14:19

SECURITY AND PRIVACY

Nico Leshupi
K-12 IT
14:20

Taking a “Big brother” approach to IT security in schools: why this needs to happen

  • Prevention is better than cure
  • Designing a unique security protocol for when hacks happen
  • Keeping control – but only over what matters
  • Security that helps catch cyberbullying before it happens
Bruce Maclachlan
K-12 IT
14:40

More data, more problems?

  • Access to lots of data is one thing, but making sense of it is another
  • An increase in data breaches and how to handle it
  • Riding the wave of big data - will education sink or swim?
  • Will the era of ‘big data in education’ open up the door to new opportunities?
14:59

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Beyanca Struwig
K-12 IT
15:00

Game on: Keeping students engaged through games

  • Video, quizzes and games as a learning tool – who would have thought?
  • Game dynamics that unlock engagement and performance
  • Team work: better motivation and collaboration
  • How using games can improve recall and grasping of complex concept
  • Readying learners with skills for the workplace
15:19

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Hanish Patel
K-12 IT
15:20

Can tablets transform teaching?

  • Programmes to introduce more technology in the classroom
  • Are tablets really better than textbooks?
  • ICTs – a tool to increase teacher efforts and inspire brilliance
  • The challenge and distraction of computers in the classroom
Ricky Steenkamp
K-12 IT
15:40

Interactive mini workshop: Elements of a digital classroom

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/Jul/18 08:25

 


K-12 IT, 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

11:19

IT AND THE MODERN LEARNER

Gafieza Ismail
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?
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

14:19

EFFECTIVE IT OPERATIONS

Thomas Adams
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
Steve Tudhope
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
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
15:19

ICT PLANNING

Omashani Naidoo
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
Lyneth Crighton
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
Megan Peterson
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
16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

last published: 20/Jul/18 08:25

 

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