SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS


 

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, 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

TECH IN SEN

Jayne De Smidt
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
11:20

SEN 101: Tech as a tool

  • Redefining, rethinking and reinventing special education using tech
  • Developing the right lesson plan, which incorporates tech
  • Using the right devices and software
  • Using tech to enhance individual learning opportunities
Jayne De Smidt, Head of Audiology, Eduplex Independent School
Kim Wetzl
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
11:40

Tech to inspire: Raising levels of creativity in learners of all ages and abilities

  • Exploration and learning through virtual worlds
  • Building up confidence in both the student and the teacher
  • Collaboration: The spark to ignite the creative curriculum
  • Using resources that engage and excite learning in students
Jannie De Goede
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
12:00

Top tips to adopt more tech inclusive practices in SEN

  • Using tech to support your academic curriculum
  • Allow educators to customize materials
  • Supporting students in overcoming a variety of challenges and limitations using tech
  • Keeping in mind the schools resources: Inclusive practices make teach effectively
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

CURRICULUM

Fransli Buckle
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
14:20

Personalised learning and creating unique curriculums

  • Breaking learning barriers through personalised learning
  • What does the learner know and what are they expected to know?
  • Considering individual differences and materials needed to support learning
  • Enabling learners to achieve their maximum potential
Kuvendri Moodley
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
14:40

Why understanding elements of Neuroscience plays a big in role in improving teaching

  • Rewarding the learning styles of the children
  • Integrating tech to benefit the teacher and child
  • Overcoming learning difficulties through experiences and engagement
  • The future of SEN education through neuroscience
14:59

CURRICULUM

Corinne Human
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
15:00

Specially designed digital instruction for SEN

  • Interactive and collaborative engagement from students
  • Tech tools to assist students with different learning abilities
  • Limited budget? What are other possibilities?
  • Improving life opportunities of SEN students
15:19

AFRICAN STORIES - WEST

Alan Whitaker
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
15:20

What’s the story? EduTech in Lesotho 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
Aliyu Jamiu
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
16:00

What’s the story? EduTech in Nigeria 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
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: 18/Sep/18 13:28

 


SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, 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: 18/Sep/18 13:28

 

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