K-12 LEADERS


 

K-12 LEADERS, 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

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

Karen Walstra
K-12 LEADERS
11:20

Empowering teacher development: Addressing the challenges

  • New pedagogical approaches
  • Create active, confident and innovative teachers
  • Allowing for a personalised learning experience
  • How the focus and role of the teacher is changing
Rabia Nuruddin
K-12 LEADERS
11:40

Expect to be disrupted – A survival guide to the changing role of educators

  • The role of the teacher as a facilitator
  • Preparing the teacher to embrace the technological change
  • Providing support for teachers and why it’s vital
  • Developing a position that is focused on learning and the learner
Pam Macmillan
K-12 LEADERS
12:00

Putting the ‘a’ back into Tech: Teach

  • The use of technology: empowering the teacher and helping the student learn
  • Treating adoption of tech as part of lesson planning
  • Embracing tech to boost teaching
  • Empowering teachers to provide more focused, personalized instruction
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

STEM CODING AND ROBOTICS

Aliyu Jamiu
K-12 LEADERS
14:20

The STEM evolving classroom: what will they look like in 2025?

  • Engaged and networked communities of practice
  • Access to learning activities that invite intentional play and risk
  • Educational experiences that include approaches to problem solving
  • Innovative and accessible measures of learning
Gillian Gouws
K-12 LEADERS
14:40

Learning to code, coding to learn

  • An essential skill for the tech-savvy generation
  • Coding and creativity go hand in hand
  • Building future citizens now – coding in the “foundation phase”
  • Who should be teaching coding?
  • Keeping it fun and engaging
14:59

STEM CODING AND ROBOTICS

Delia Kench
K-12 LEADERS
15:00

Robotics in the classrooms: developing revolutionary students

  • Applying multiple uses of robotics to the classroom
  • Making use of resources that already exist
  • Assisting students with learning disabilities
  • Enhancing creative problem-solving skills
  • The cost implications for the school
15:19

LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES

Natalie Meerholz
K-12 LEADERS
15:20

Professional development: Cultivating cultures of innovation in schools

  • Developing skills and behaviours needed for innovation
  • A step-by-step process – experience and understanding
  • Creating a culture of innovation in the classroom
Adrienne Watson
K-12 LEADERS
15:40

Education leadership strategies, mind-sets and tools

  • Embracing opportunities around technology for teachers and principals
  • Building the right kind of partnerships
  • Celebrating success in the digital classroom
  • Developing educators to sustain deeper learning environments
Coralee Van Schalkwyk
K-12 LEADERS
16:00

Top tips to get the most out of leadership development

  • Linking training to the schools aim and personal beliefs
  • Let teachers drive training
  • Root training into real lessons
  • Give staff opportunities to develop while balancing with school priorities
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: 21/Sep/18 11:56

 


K-12 LEADERS, 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

ASSESSMENTS / MEASURING OUTCOMES

Michele Botha
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
Bronwyn Desjardins
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
Helen Mills
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
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

AFRICAN STORIES - SOUTH

Kahlil Maramba
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 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
Charity Mbofana
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
15:19

LEARNING STRATEGIES

Lindiwe Vundla
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
Hassanatu Blake
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
Oliver Dick
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
16:20

Exhibition Visit, Networking and Refreshments

last published: 21/Sep/18 11:56

 

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