Special Educational Needs


 

Johannesburg, 9 - 10 October 2019

Schedule

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Oct 909:00
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Digital Leadership: Advancing a culture of innovation

Keynotes
  • Learning to thrive in a dynamic world
  • Evolving the teaching space
  • Building powerful stakeholders in the process of evolving teaching methods
  • Using the Pillars of Digital leadership as a framework to implement sustainable change
  • Practical strategies to enhance and support current professional practices from a digital lens
Dhereshni Moodley, Head of Learning Models, SPARK Schools
Oct 909:20
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Where are we truly at with all this tech

Keynotes
  • 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?
Elias M Sampa, Curriculum And Academic Programs Director, Australian International School
Oct 909:40
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Debate: Is it the tech, or the miss-use of the tool : changing mindsets

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Danai Maramba, Technology Coach, Windhoek international School
Oct 911:00
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21st century learning environments: How this new pedagogy is supporting 21st century skills to prepare students for a globalized workforce

Keynotes
Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director, Regent Business School (Honoris United Universities)
Oct 911:00
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Disrupting to Innovate Change in Edu space

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Charlotte D Blignaut, Owner, Emotion In Motion
Oct 911:00
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Enabling teachers: Creating a professional supportive environment to explore digital applications in the classroom

Keynotes
Lyneth Crighton, Head of Innovation and Staff Development, Brescia School
Oct 911:00
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How to become more digitally intelligent

Keynotes
Jessica Wheeler, Founder, PixelKids
Oct 911:00
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Preparing student for jobs that don’t exist

Keynotes
Matthew Hains, Hod Computer Applications Technology, Ict Development Officer, Saheti School
Oct 911:00
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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: when the school should step in

Keynotes
Thomas Adams, IT Administrator, Western Province Preparatory
Oct 911:00
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Shift happens: Are you prepared?

Keynotes
Wendy Sauthoff, Innovation Education Expert, Brescia House School
Oct 911:00
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The role of innovative education in a growing economy?

Keynotes
Lucas Moloi, Chief Executive Officer And President, LESE School of Entrepreneurs & SAIQI
Oct 911:00
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TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED

Keynotes
Reseved for Pearson
Oct 911:00
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What constitutes as a great makerspace?

Keynotes
Andre De Coning, Head Of School, Broadacres Academy
Oct 911:40
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Creating more professional development opportunities

K-12 LEADERS
  • Training teachers to use technology
  • Encouraging in-depth continuous learning and upskilling of teachers
  • Collaborative engagement amongst teachers & acquiring soft skills
Lizl Tanton, It And Tech Hod: Intersen Phase, Blairgowrie Primary School
Oct 911:40
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A step by step guide on how to maximise your apps

K-12 IT
  • Finding the right apps that suit your curriculum
  • Designing your own app vs. using a solution provider
  • Adjusting learning designs to create new experiences while optimizing apps
  • BYOD and connectivity
Ricky Steenkamp, Project Manager - Elearning, Natural Sciences And Technology, Macmillan Education
Oct 911:40
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Delivering on the promise of e-learning

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • How to make e-learning more engaging for teachers and learners?
  • Media appropriateness when teaching-one size doesn’t fit all?
  • Adapting interactive software to encourage performance learning
  • Assessment and evaluation of outcomes learnt using online data
Kim Wetzl, Founder, ABC International
Oct 911:40
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A 21st Century model of special education

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Using technology as part of an individual support plan in the SIAS document
  • Using technology as part of classroom management
  • Diffrentiation strategies
Dr. Fransli Buckle, Chief Educational Therapist, Gauteng Department of Education
Oct 911:40
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Gamification for higher education

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • What subject areas are gamification techniques principally adopted?
  • Is gamification taken at a theoretical and empirical level?
  • Is there a clear boundary between game-based learning and gamification?
Amanda Calitz, Lecturer based in the eZone, WITS
Oct 911:40
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Why VET is leading the way to 21st century education

VOCATIONAL
  • New pressures and changing expectations
  • Providing students with general development skills to cope more effectively
  • Measures to promote VET to enhance rural development
  • Co-operation between VET institutions
Agnes Rono, Director, Research & Innovation Center, Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Oct 912:00
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3D Printing 4.0: Full STEAM ahead!

K-12 IT
  • Teaching using 3D Printers
  • The impact on STEAM
  • Developing new skills for the teacher and student
  • Improved learning methods & stimulating the students
  • Preparing students for their future careers
Karen Walstra, Owner, #EvolveSchool
Oct 912:00
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Preparing faculty for the next generation learners

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Communication is key: remaining transparent and engaged
  • Putting teacher development at the forefront
  • Investigating into new innovations
Michelle Hoffmann, Teacher, Beaulieu College
Oct 912:00
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Solutions for superhero SENCO's

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • What platforms can assist SENCOs to enhance and enable better learning environment?
  • Budget friendly and easy to use software solutions in the market
  • Allowing the parent to get involved with the systems
  • Giving SENCO’s consistent expert advice and support
Karin Swart, 19 Prinshof Street, Pretoria, Cbd, Prinshof Skool
Oct 912:00
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Investing into the 2027 university today

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Equipping your campus for the future
  • Incorporating 3D tech for various learninggoals
  • Resource up as your facilities change
  • Keeping in mind costs
Paula Barnard-Ashton, Efundanathi Manager | Senior Lecturer, University Of Witwatersrand
Oct 912:00
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From IQ to EQ and now DQ: Foundational skills for thriving in an always-on world

VOCATIONAL
  • Digital Intelligence as a critical skill
  • The 8 facets of Digital Intelligence and the global-standard framework
  • South Africa DQ levels benchmarked against the world
  • Teacher and Parent application in ICT-emergent countries
Jessica Wheeler, Founder, PixelKids
Oct 912:20
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“Future-Ready Leadership”

K-12 LEADERS
  • Are you ready to lead your team in the 4th Industrial Revolution?
  • What leadership skills will be required in the workplace of the (near) future?
  • Will you be able to lead your team and organisation to be competitive in the marketplace of the future?
  • How do you develop future-ready leadership skills?
Leon Van Der Westhuizen, Co-Founder, BrainAbility
Oct 912:20
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Making Matters! How the maker movement is transforming education

K-12 IT
  • Flexible learning environment that encompasses tech exploration
  • Creative makerspaces: Fablabs & Hackerspaces
  • Allow educators to integrate makerspaces into their current settings and prepare them to train others
Tiaan Brand, Teacher - Technology And Engineering Graphics And Design, Reddford House
Oct 912:20
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Teacher development for improving quality

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Development vs training
  • Development aligned with teaching philosophy
  • Organisational learning
  • Incorporating technology in the classroom
Andre De Coning, Head Of School, Broadacres Academy
Oct 912:20
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A vision of coding, without opening your eyes

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Tactile edtech products & building blocks to code programs
  • The use of audiofeedback to guide the student’s learning
  • Accessible coding language
Willem Van der Walt, Blind Researcher, Council For Scientific And Industrial Research
Oct 912:20
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How to modernize universities through internationalisation

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Refine strategic partnerships ensuring they remain truly active
  • Setting aside a budget to maintain international partnerships
  • Efforts to enhance and form better communication
  • Planning ahead for successful meet-ups
Mike Thoms, Head Of Institution, Boston Education Group
Oct 913:40
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STEM - embracing the "whole child" approach to learning

K-12 LEADERS
  • Character development: Allowing students to recognise their own brilliance
  • Encourage collaborative learning
  • Constant feedback and encouragement
  • Interwoven content with realistic connections
Marguerite Maher, Dean, The University Of Notre Dame Australia
Oct 913:40
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How to leverage anti-cyberbullying innovation

K-12 IT
  • Implement digital citizenship programs that encourage students to work together
  • The use of digital tools within the context of the curriculum
  • Build a digital resilience or firewall to protect students and faculty
Rianette Liebowitz, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, SaveTNet Cyber Safety NPC
Oct 913:40
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13:40 – 14:20 Interactive mini-workshop

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
A step by step guide on how to maximise your apps
Belinda Germeshuizen, Head Of International, Digital And Trade, Macmillan Education
Oct 913:40
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Decolonising the South African curriculum with virtual reality and 3D printing

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Two examples of projects that use mixed reality tools
  • Virtual place-based education and 3D-printing in the social sciences towards decolonising the curriculum
Louis Pienaar, EdTech Integration Expert, Private
Oct 913:40
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Getting smart: taking your campus to 2025 in 2020

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Making your campus smarter and more sustainable
  • Use analytics to get deeper insight into the needs of your campus
  • Provide a better learning experience for students
  • Consider lower operational costs
Rafiat Anokwuru, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg
Oct 913:40
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Future-proofing your accreditation: flexible and adaptable

VOCATIONAL
  • Is it possible?
  • The influence of emerging tech
  • Integrating all platforms to enable a flexiable and adaptable system
Dr Shirley Lloyd, Education Strategy and Design Advisor, South African Qualification Authority
Oct 914:00
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Case Study: 5 steps for STEAM learning with Sphero Robotics

K-12 LEADERS
  • Engineering design challenges to successfully integrate Sphero Robotics
  • Exploring endless opportunities for successful STEAM programs
  • How can Sphero robotics convert abstract concepts and apply them to real-life learning
Zaheerah Pochee, Ischoolafrica Facilitator, iSchoolAfrica
Oct 914:00
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Sharing data whilst protecting confidentially

K-12 IT
  • Preventing data breaches – finding the right solution
  • Trusting your staff; while educating them
  • Finding a solution that fits into your budget
Jerome Nicholson, It Support, Randfontein High School
Oct 914:00
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The missing link in Maths achivement using the A.G.E.S model -delving deeper into the neuroscience for effective eLearning

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • A: Attention – creating an engaging curriculum
  • G: Generation – Generate unique content
  • E: Emotion – Using emotions to improve material retention
  • S: Spacing – Learning over space intervals
Petro Erasmus, Lecturer: Psychology, North West University
Oct 914:00
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Cloud computing for education institutions

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • What can cloud tech do for you?
  • Principles to consider when migrating from IT applications to cloud
  • Testing and piloting cloud services prior to full implementation
  • A clear understanding of the benefits to be gained
Grant Penny, Educational Technologist, IIE Varsity College
Oct 914:00
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Turning every School in SA into a Centre of Excellence within five years

VOCATIONAL
  • Training district directors to turn their district offices into centres of excellence
  • Training Circuit Managers to train and empower the principals who report to them to turn their schools into centres of excellence
  • Training SMTs to ensure that every classroom becomes a centre of excellence delivering a culture of effective teaching and effective learning
Alan Whitaker, Chairman, the Billion Child Foundation Ghana, The Gambia and Zambia CEO, the Billion Child Foundation Southern Africa and United, The Billion Child Foundation
Oct 914:20
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Showing the power of animation, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in education

K-12 LEADERS
  • Why animation makes sense for South Africa.
  • Why augmented reality will be a powerful tool in and out of the classroom.
  • The future of Virtual Reality in education
Coenie Middel, CEO & Chairman, Talent Plantation
Oct 914:20
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Gamification: education in action

K-12 IT
  • Video, quizzes and games as learning tools – 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 concepts
Dorian Love, Head Of Ict And Cognitive Thinking, Roedean School SA
Oct 914:20
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Managing IT budgets, but still getting that 'wow' factor

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Making your budget work for tech growth
  • Getting value for money when procuring resources
  • Prepare for rising and unforeseen costs
Jeremiah Mubaiwa, National IT Manager, Leapschool
Oct 914:20
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Digital instruction 2.0: The nex-gen SEN tech

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Utilising AR and VR in curriculum development
  • Anywhere, anytime access to cloud content
  • Improve knowledge retention and learner engagement using analytics
Robert Faltermeier, Ict And Innovation Director, Jeppe High School For Boys
Oct 914:20
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Borderless learning for students and teachers

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Educating beyond borders
  • Using mobile for more than just social media
  • Bridging formal and informal learning spaces
  • Learning on the move
Rebecca Pretorius, General Manager, Crimson Education
Oct 914:20
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Rethinking accreditation in the face of new tech

VOCATIONAL
  • The design of accreditation for new Edtech approaches
  • Working towards a world-class international accreditation system
  • Digital tools for continuous improvement
Jordan Seke Mboungou, CRM Officer & CX Specialist, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Oct 914:40
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Making smart learning environments more adaptive

K-12 LEADERS
  • Developing a culture that directly infuses with digital learning
  • Creating a supportive learning structure
  • Assessment strategies that drive and measure learning
  • Implementing interactive games and activities
Gillian Gouws, Edtech Coach, St Stithians
Oct 914:40
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Case Study: Think Digital College: Evaluating the digital Classroom

K-12 IT
  • Ensuring your e-learning strategy is engaging and effective
  • Addressing learner’s special needs
  • Providing an affordable, personalised, flexible learning solution
  • Maintaining a high standard of education
  • Advantages of virtual learning for primary and secondary learners
Janessa Leita, Owner, Think Digital College
Oct 914:40
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Case study: Technology empowering teachers and learners in rural South African secondary schools

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Models for enabling teachers
  • Impact on learner achievement
  • Findings from current research in KZN
  • How can teachers in remote schools stay abreast of new tech developments?
Marguerite Maher, Dean, The University Of Notre Dame Australia
Oct 914:40
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What’s the story? EduTech in Tunisia and how this is transforming learning and education

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures
Jihen Berrached, Education Specialist, Ministry of Education
Oct 914:40
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Shaping creative business minds for the 4th industrial revolution

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Anticipating what the world is going to look like in the 4th Industrialization
  • Preparing students for jobs that don’t exist
  • Less pressure to earn an income
  • Education needs to lean towards skills and development, not grades
Drik Greeff, Ces - Elearning, Eastern Cape Department of Education
Oct 915:00
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Learning design principles in the fourth industrial revolution

K-12 LEADERS
  • Why learning design?
  • Key drivers for learning design
  • Creation of multimedia artefacts
  • Improved learning design practices and its promises
Ra'ees Khan, Educational Technology Specialist, Champions Blvd Enterprises
Oct 915:00
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Taking personalised learning digital: adapting to 2025 teaching methods

K-12 IT
  • Creating personalised learning by the results you get from your learners work
  • Using Google tools such as Forms and Sheets
  • How to use these tools to enhance teaching and save time
  • Create Markbooks that provide you with real-time information
Karen Walstra, Owner, #EvolveSchool
Oct 915:00
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Taking your classroom tech to the 22nd century on a budget

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Is the curriculum planned for future tech innovations?
  • Implementing the correct software that will have a positive impact on students
  • Investing in hardware and soft ware for long-term
Oliver Dick, Blended Learning Support, SPARK Schools
Oct 915:00
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What’s the story? EduTech in Ghana and how this is transforming learning and education

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators an¬d new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision Successes, failures
Oct 915:00
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The role technology plays in college and career guidance

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Understanding software used to enhance career guidance for students
  • Protecting the privacy of the student’s career profile
  • Integrating student profile and skills with those needed by businesses and companies
Oct 915:00
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The impact of digital tech in vocational education

VOCATIONAL
  • Putting the students first when introducing new tech
  • Maintance and management
  • Incorporating tech to emphasize real world situations
  • How sustainable are these tech innovations in VET
Emmanuel Gamor, Researcher, Wits University
Oct 915:20
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Introducing blended learning experiences to core subjects

K-12 LEADERS
  • Reasons to ditch the traditional learning space
  • Reclaim your walls as learning surfaces
  • Station rotation model for blended learning
  • Focusing on the students experience of learning
Oct 915:20
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Digital project based learning: tools to encourage student collaboration

K-12 IT
  • The role of the teacher and facaulty
  • Practical digital tools to successfully implement PBL
  • Possible pitfalls of implementing PBL
Delia Kench, Head Of Academic Innovation And It, St Benedicts College
Oct 915:20
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Integrating cost effective AR software into your classroom

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Investing in the right hardware and software
  • Training staff to utilise AR tech correctly
  • Successful case studies and solutions
Tim Attwell, Technology Integrator, Hillcrest High School
Oct 915:20
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What’s the story? EduTech in Nigeria and how this is transforming learning and education

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators an¬d new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision Successes, failures
Isioma Utomi, Executive Director, Centre for Value in Leadership
Oct 915:20
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Using app development to connect students to jobs of the future

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Utilising apps to enable efficient students
  • Engaging, interactive and easy to use apps
  • Finding tech tools that suit the students needs
  • Mobile and apps to drive opportunities of employment
Hayden Brown, Big History Teacher And Education Consultant, Department of Education Western Australia
Oct 915:20
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Putting relevancy first: the impact of robotics in a changing industry

VOCATIONAL
  • The quality of tech and how to keep up
  • Taking robotics further than mainstream
  • Robotics vs free apps
  • New methods of delivery
  • Learning strategies and how to implement robotics into an everyday classroom
Noluvuyo Mpekelana, Founder And Managing Director, CodeNgwana
Oct 916:20
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Panel: The effectiveness of e-Learning: Technology and Education working together

Keynotes
  • 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
Kiveshnie Naidoo, Academic Programme Director, MANCOSA (Honoris United Universities)
Hintsa Mhlane, Director, Kwazulu-Natal Department of Education
Thami Nkabinde, E-learning Specialist, Kwazulu-Natal Department of Education
Drik Greeff, Ces - Elearning, Eastern Cape Department of Education
Dr. Fransli Buckle, Chief Educational Therapist, Gauteng Department of Education
Oct 917:00
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Chairpersons closing address and close of day one

Keynotes
Riaan Van Der Bergh, Education Technology Manager, FEDSAS

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Oct 1009:00
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Scaling quality Education: E-learning experts share the secret

Keynotes
  • How students, technology enabled, form a community to learn from each other
  • Creative solutions to enhance teaching online - making it interactive and getting students inspired.
  • The magic of accessing affordable education in a place of your choosing with a global online platform endless in possibilities - welcome to reality and the future of education
Oct 1009:20
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Unleash creativity and opportunity – revolutionizing computer science

Keynotes
  • Computer science is bigger and broader than just coding and digital skills
  • How this new academic subject has become the foundation for all careers
  • New world CS: creativity and hard skills combined
Hadi Partovi, Chief Executive Officer, Code.org
Oct 1009:40
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The Big History Project - Giving students more of what students want and love in education!

Keynotes
  • What it takes to understand students’ personal needs, abilities and goals
  • A closer look at how the traditional school setting is changing
  • Creating customized content for the student
  • Investing in personalized learning and teaching the teacher to tailor material
  • Big History, global education community - unleash and empower, connected students
Hayden Brown, Big History Teacher And Education Consultant, Department of Education Western Australia
Oct 1011:00
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Oct 1011:00
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Casual Attributions of Success and Failure made by Grade 10-12 Physical Science Learners

Keynotes
Shreen Gutta, Subject Leader: Foundations of Education, North-West University South Africa
Oct 1011:00
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Computing providing low cost sustainable projects

Keynotes
Oct 1011:00
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Designing and implementing a learner-centered and teacher-supported curriculum

Keynotes
Tinhiko Nkuna, Deputy Head, St Mary's Waverley
Oct 1011:00
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Empowering students to tackle cyber bullying

Keynotes
Antoinette Roberts, Educational Psychologist, Edugrow
Oct 1011:00
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Have’s vs have-nots: Using educational tech to increase equality

Keynotes
Coetzee Bester, Director Of Centre Of Excellence For Information Ethics Africa, University of Pretoria
Oct 1011:00
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Lab-Online Program: University of Namibia experiences

Keynotes
Simon George Taukeni, Educational Psychology And Inclusive Education: Lecturer, University of Namibia
Oct 1011:00
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Making Agri-education cool again through the use of technology

Keynotes
Nick Delport, Content Developer & Educationalist, Agricolleges International
Oct 1011:00
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Prioritising Under-resourced Schools in ICT projects: What works and What Doesn’t

Keynotes
Mona Ewees Mkumatela, Program Manager, Breteau Foundation
Thandekile Ngema, Country Education Assistant, Breteau Foundation
Oct 1011:00
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The pros and cons of e-learning in education: The case of Sunward Park High School

Keynotes
Ansie Peens, Principal, Sunward Park High School
Oct 1011:00
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The role technology plays in connecting communities to solve education challenges

Keynotes
Leana de Beer, Chief Operating Officer, Feenix
Oct 1011:40
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Assessments 4.0: New mindframe, new directions

K-12 LEADERS
  • Teaching through dialogue and not monologue
  • Developing positive relationships with the student
  • Understanding the impact of your teaching
  • Accepting teaching feedback and interpreting feedback to students
Jacques Vosloo, Head Of Department, Merensky High School
Oct 1011:40
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Using Immersive Technologies like VR and AR to enhance learning:

K-12 IT
  • What are immersive technologies?
  • How is xR being used in the world?
  • Pros and Cons of VR and AR In Education
Chanille Viviers, Head: Edutech Centre, Steyn City School
Oct 1011:40
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Top tips on how to implement low cost schooling partnerships

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Collaboration: Pro or con?
  • Making sure you know what you need to know
  • The value of feedback throughout the implementation process
Ebenezer Malcalm, Dean, Ghana University College
Oct 1011:40
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Effecting Change in Classroom Practice

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Maximising pedagogical strategies for digital learning
  • Can our curriculum be a lived learning experience
  • Integrating digital technologies in engaging and collaborative ways
Omashani Naidoo, Executive Director, SchoolNet Sa
Oct 1011:40
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11:40 – 12:20 Panel discussion: The legal implication of social media and digital media for children in schools

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Are “Educational” Apps and e-Books Really Educational?
  • How to Address Technology Related Ethical Issues
  • Smart contracts, digital jurisdictions, data protection and blockchain – implications for schools
  • The death of technology leadership coverage
  • Social media access in K-12: intractable policy controversies in an evolving world
  • How to address the increase in health and social risks associated with technology addiction, cell phone and Wi-Fi radiation in schools?
Terry Behan, Design Executive And Social Entrepreneur, Ayara
Marlena Kruger, CEO & Founder, TechnoLife Wise Foundation
Riaan Van Der Bergh, Education Technology Manager, FEDSAS
Colin Northmore, Principal, Abbotts College
Dr Shirley Lloyd, Education Strategy and Design Advisor, South African Qualification Authority
Rianette Liebowitz, Chief Executive Officer And Founder, SaveTNet Cyber Safety NPC
Oct 1011:40
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Qualified (Wo)ManPower: taking VET to the next phase

VOCATIONAL
  • Recognising VET qualifications to allow for easier integration into the workplace
  • Investment gap: underfinancing of VET in developing countries
  • Finding innovation in VET
  • Creating a new apprenticeship system
Llewellyn Scholtz, Executive Director, G-CITI Campus (I-CAN Centre)
Oct 1012:00
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Mastering the implementation of online assessments

K-12 LEADERS
  • Find the ideal online testing method
  • Personalizing your online assessments for individual results
  • Using assessment data to improve learning and feedback
  • Assessing students through more than just tests and in all aspects of curriculum
Oct 1012:00
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Case Study: Within the classroom and beyond: using Edmodo to unlock tech barriers

K-12 IT
  • Integrating Edmodo in blended lessons
  • Differentiating lessons using tech
  • Using tech to promote collaboration learning among learners
  • Overcoming connectivity issues in and outside of the classroom
Christopher Chibangu, Head Of Mathematics, Chengelo School
Oct 1012:00
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Inter-school collaboration and partnerships

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Starting with the teachers:is collaboration the way forward?
  • Working with other schools to provide learners with more opportunities
  • What works for the students?
  • Improving the school community
David Fu, Chief Executive Officer, Streetlight Schools
Oct 1012:00
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It’s not all fun and games: Challenging traditional teaching methods

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Enabling learners to make predictions and logical inferences
  • Promoting imagination and creativity
  • Equipping the 21st century learner with futuristic skills
  • Balancing act: online vs. offline play
  • Encouraging a “sense of self”
Carla Greenland, Principal, Cornwall Hill College
Oct 1012:00
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Formative assessment solutions

VOCATIONAL
  • Using pre-assessment as a guide for the student
  • Using formative assessment as guide for learners
  • Using formative assessment as part of making learning fun
El-Marie Mostert, Education Consultant And E-Learning Project Manager, University of Pretoria
Oct 1012:20
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Thinking ahead: current and future digital tools to measure learning outcomes

K-12 LEADERS
  • Reimaging the role of technology
  • Using data to support teaching and learning techniques
  • Putting the student at the forefront: Providing real-time feedback
Steve Tudhope, Director Of Learning Technology, St Peter's College
Oct 1012:20
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Paving the way for the 22nd century learner in ECD

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
·Identifying the right tech to integrate into the EC classroom·Advancing a practical learning environment using creative applications·Getting better with what we already know·Old school meets news school: keeping the fundamentals while integrating tech
Megan Campbell-Edwards, Deputy Principal, Cornwall Hill College
Oct 1012:20
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Facial Recognition, Cyber security, Privacy and protection of Identity

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Face recognition technology in classrooms is here – and that’s ok
  • What does this mean for the student : Digital Native vs the Digital illiterate
  • Privacy concerns
  • Our call to action : 3 critical outcomes needed
Basia Nasiorowska, CEO, NEOVRAR
Oct 1012:20
Conference pass

Skills beyond school with VET

VOCATIONAL
  • The importance of developing non-academic skills for employability
  • Preparing students to learn from real-world experiences
  • Closing the gap: improving school-to-work transition
  • Students must come to the party
Gabriel Konayuma, Senior Vocational Education and Training Officer, Ministry of Higher Education, Zambia
Oct 1014:20
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Namibia and how this is transforming learning and education

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Danai Maramba, Technology Coach, Windhoek international School
Oct 1014:20
Conference pass

Implementing effective IT operations in the classroom

K-12 IT
  • What to look for to create a unique IT stategy?
  • Keeping your teachers and students in mind
  • Keeping up to date with seamless IT operations
  • Allowing for future growth and investment
Pam Macmillan, Edtech Coach, St Stithians Boy's College
Oct 1014:20
Conference pass

The role technology plays in decreasing the education funding gap

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • How technology can solve social challenges
  • The current state of education funding South Africa
  • Crowdfunding – the new kid on the block
  • The power of community of storytelling
Leana de Beer, Chief Operating Officer, Feenix
Oct 1014:20
Conference pass

Intervention plan: Improving school environments to support SEN students and teachers

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Providing early intervention for quality education
  • Implementing the right motivation for students to thrive
  • Exploring the role of the parent
  • Building a strong foundation for the future
Annah Gumbi, Ecd Play Group Team Leader, Children's Book Author & Book Reading Activist, Cotlands
Oct 1014:20
Conference pass

“Beyond Assessments and Evaluations: understanding why intelligent learners fail.”

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Understanding cognitive brain functions and their role in the learning process
  • Understanding how the brain processes, stores and recalls information
  • Understanding the 2E (twice-exceptional) phenomenon (intelligence vs academic outcomes)
Dalena Van Der Westhuizen, Co-Founder, BrainAbility
Oct 1014:20
Conference pass

Supporting effective career choices using tech

VOCATIONAL
  • Challenges that the students face daily and how to overcome them
  • Equipping students with the right skills – keeping in mind future jobs
  • Invest into skills training
Johann Ackerman, Senior Educator, Unity College
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Zambia and how this is transforming learning and education

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Christopher Chibangu, Head Of Mathematics, Chengelo School
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Getting your I.T right: enhancing academic activity

K-12 IT
  • Keeping up to date with new IT operational systems
  • What constitutes the effective use of ICT
  • Identifying the right tools to automate processes
  • Keeping costs down; while still enabling productivity
Duan Van Der Westhuizen, Professor - Learning Technologies, University of Johannesburg
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

The ulimate 3 in 1 Combo: Affordability, quality and profitability

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Creating the ideall synergy: adapting to system change and implementing cost-effective tech
  • Investing and training faculty
    • What can you offer that others cant?
Paul Hobden, COO, Digital Frontiers Institute
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Cultivating a culture of parental involvement

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Enforcing a home and school connection
  • How can teachers prepare and create parental involvement opportunities
  • Social networks as a key support structure
Jena Mukina, Group Chief Executive Officer, Little Ashford Preschool Group
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Getting your faculty to identify new assessment and evaluation tools

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Training and educating the teachers
  • Real-time evaluation that keeps goals in sight
  • Using cloud base tools , AR, VR and AI
  • Assessing learning outcomes quicker and supporting students where necessary
Douglas Owino, Head Of Careers, Greensteds International School
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Fighting poverty by training with a future ready skills set

VOCATIONAL
  • Identiying what skills need to be trained: keeping in mind the 3R’s
  • Developing rural skills through vocational school
  • Training skills through informal settings
  • Promoting entrepreneurial learning
Stuart Windram, Managing Director, JEFA Education
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Disrupt Innovate Educate - Relearning How to Think, The VERY natural step, Using the 4th Industrial Revolution

K-12 LEADERS
  • Evolution
  • Disrupt Innovation
  • Socio Economic Impact
  • Your Genius with Embodied Learning
  • Sustainable, Measurable ROI
Charlotte D Blignaut, Owner, Emotion In Motion
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

To BYOC and beyond: Levaraging your cloud to its full potential

K-12 IT
  • Utilizing the cloud and virtualization tech to deliver unique content
  • Leveraging cloud and mobile to enable students
  • Easy maintenance for the cloud infrastructure
  • Getting more for less: keeping costs down
Michal Cerny, Lecturer, Masaryk University
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Spark Schools: Adapting at the speed of scale

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • How to build a network of schools
  • Creating a low-cost-effective private school
  • Developing an internationally competing education model
  • Importance of turning your school into a business
Jocelyn Logan-Friend, Regional Manager, SPARK Schools
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Moving forward: Planning for future SENCO’s

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Avoiding surpise demands: creating a timeline
  • Keeping your systems simple, easy-to-use and friendly
  • Pace yourself so that you can lead with care
  • Keeping the parents involved and engaged
Kuvendri Moodley, Therapy Hod: Senior Speech Therapist and Audiologist, Gauteng Department of Education
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

An evaluation of the current state of Technology-based assessment:

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • The application and adoption of technology-based assessment in contemporary Higher Education settings
  • Challenges relating to the implementation of technology-based assessment in developing countries
  • Current international best-practices in technology-based assessment
  • Assessment authenticity and integrity in a technology-based learning environment
Mario Landman, Dean, The Da Vinci Institute
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

New approaches to poverty reduction

VOCATIONAL
  • Skills development strategies that benefit households and communities
  • Contributing to social and economic integration
  • Courses focused on linking skills development and reducing poverty
Walter Matli, Ict In Researcher And Lecturer, Vaal University of Technology
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

15:20 – 16:00 Interactive mini-workshop

K-12 LEADERS
The Importance of Adaptive Learning and Instant feedback for today’s learners
Belinda Germeshuizen, Head Of International, Digital And Trade, Macmillan Education
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Future focused: being smart with your ICT planning

K-12 IT
  • Thinking long-term: a sustainable digital strategy to improve delivery methods, tools and productivity
  • Implementing efficiency and cost effective approaches
  • Importance of planning ahead
Riaan Van Der Bergh, Education Technology Manager, FEDSAS
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Massive open online courses: the new backbone of edtech

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Where we are vs. where we are heading
  • Managing open platforms and learning on the go
  • Integrating MOOC into the education system
  • How sustainable are MOOCs?
  • Credibility: making online courses more attractive to potential employers
Michal Cerny, Lecturer, Masaryk University
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

A fit and friendly curriculum for our futuristic kids

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Creating a curriculum where students can reach their true potential
  • Building a curriculum that is inclusive of all students
  • Encouraging the integration of social and emotional learning
Michele Botha, Assessment Specialist, IEB
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Kenya and how this is transforming learning and education

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Market insights, challenges and opportunities
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures
Agnes Rono, Director, Research & Innovation Center, Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Building the "Informal Digital Economy"

VOCATIONAL
  • Align secondary education with practical skills
  • Vocational Frontend Web Dev skills in High Schools
  • How offline and peer-assisted digital curricula can be incorporated into the schedule on a district level
Jonathan Novotny, Chief Executive Officer, CodeJIKA.com
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Upscaling ICT systems in schools – but keeping the future in mind

K-12 IT
  • Integrating and implementing new tech whitout breaking the bank
  • Having access to support and resources but still understanding your tech
  • Getting the entire school ecosystem to embrace tech
  • Focusing on your digital drive
Jason Fisher, Teacher, Randfontein High School
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Adapting Digital Advertising Strategies in the Education Space

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Embracing Digital Transformation
  • Addressing Challenges of the Education Sector in driving leads
  • Digital marketing strategies that work
Ariel Sumeruk, Owner, Conversion Science
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Amending the curriculum to prepare learners for the fourth industrial revolution

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Ammending the curriculum to address future skills deficit
  • Getting the basics right
  • Acquiring soft skills to deliver a better learning environment
Chris-Mari Le Hanie, Head Of Institutional Office, AROS
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Latin-America and how this is transforming learning and education

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • 21st century skills to prepare for jobs of the future
  • Disruptors, innovators and new entrants
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures and lessons learnt
Marcelo Cabrol, Manager - Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

The key to digital transformation while maintaining quality

VOCATIONAL
  • Things to avoid when implementing digital transformation
  • Effective management and training through digital transformation
  • Impact of digital change in vocational education
Zaheer Hamid, Academic Director, MANCOSA (Honoris United Universities)
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

The importance of self-directed play in child’s learning and development

K-12 LEADERS
  • Self-reliant learning and encouraging curiosity and experimentation
  • Teachers paving a way for the student to think and use their imagination
  • Ability to process emotions and develop
Getrude Mabeza, Play Project Manager, Cotlands
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Game theory vs. gamification

K-12 IT
  • Using game mechanics to engage and motivate the learner
  • Facilitating learning through game play
  • Enhancing learning through classroom activities
Louise Van Biljon, Director, Khalri LTD (Pty)
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Strategies for sustainable business model

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Ensure delivery of value for stakeholders and the school
  • Engaging internal and external stakeholders
  • Increase value and reduce resources
  • Looking into the long term sustainability
Mohamed Sheik, ICS - Howard College, University of KwaZulu Natal
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

How to select the right teaching strategy for your ECD classroom

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • Finding the right technology that supports your curriculum
  • Looking for user-friendly tech to promote classroom and tech collaboration
  • Tracking progress and overcoming tech barriers
Jena Mukina, Group Chief Executive Officer, Little Ashford Preschool Group
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Uganda and how this is transforming learning and education

TERTIARY 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
Ronald Ddungu, Education Expert, Uganda Ministry of Education, Science, Technology & Sports
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Aiming for top of the range quality management systems

VOCATIONAL
  • Knowledge and admin focus
  • High quality outcomes for all stakeholders
  • Borrowing from the best and localizing solutions
  • Building a plan that achieves regional and global recognition
Lucas Moloi, Chief Executive Officer And President, LESE School of Entrepreneurs & SAIQI
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