VIP Conference Day 1

08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

08:59

BIG PICTURE

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
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…
09:40

The future of digital learning: How we educate a new generation of young minds

  •     What it takes to understand students personal needs, abilities and goals 
  •     A closer look at how the traditional school setting is changing 
  •     How to tailor content and intensify learning
  •     Investing in personalised learning and teaching the teacher to tailor material 
  •     Education to unleash creative, expressive students 
Wangeci Kanjama Gathinji
10:00

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?
10:20

Speed Networking

10:40

Exhibition viewing, Networking and Refreshments

11:19

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

11:19

DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM TECH

11:19

INTERNAL MANAGEMENT

11:19

TECH IN SEN

11:19

CAMPUS OF THE FUTURE

11:19

GLOBAL INITIATIVES AND TRENDS

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
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 
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’
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
Fannie Grobler, Principal: High School, Eduplex Pre Primary and High School
TERTIARY EDUCATION
11:20

Redesigning and delivering innovative tertiary learning

  •     Moving from lecture rooms to real world and social environments 
  •     Providing areas for active learning 
  •     Allowing project based learning and multi-device scenarios 
  •     Combining technology, new pedagogies and design 
Samuel Darko, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, African Leadership University
VOCATIONAL
11:20

Local vs. Global: Are we ready for the new world

  •     How, why and what we learn?
  •     Encouraging a worldwide exchange of ideas
  •     Participating in global conversation and exchange
  •     Students turning to the global community for knowledge information
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
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
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?
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
TERTIARY EDUCATION
11:40

Making the investment: Equipping your campus for the future and now

  •     Introducing adaptable learning spaces
  •     Digitising the campus 
  •     Resourcing up as your facilities change 
  •     New facilities, new online courses, new students, new revenue 
  •     How to manage the change on campus
VOCATIONAL
11:40

Making students career ready in a connected world

  •     Tools to help reimagine learning experience for students
  •     Using tech to close opportunity gaps and increase student engagement
  •     Transformative ways of using tech 
  •     Ensuring experiences to prepare students for success
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
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 
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?
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
Jannie De Goede, Principal, Eduplex Independent School
TERTIARY EDUCATION
12:00

How to modernize universities through internationalisation

  •     Modernizing universities with the help of tech
  •     Delivering a world-class university environment in every country
  •     Assessing the value of international projects
  •     Reaping the rewards of global interconnections 
Judy Peter, Director: Internationalisation, Academic Services, University of Johannesburg
VOCATIONAL
12:00

Why VET is leading the way to 21st century education

  •     Providing students with general development skills to cope more effectively
  •     Promoting the access of girls and women to vocational education
  •     Measures to promote VET to enhance rural development
  •     Co-operation between VET institutions and the world of work
Jackie Gallagher, General Manager, The Sparrow Schools Educ Trust
12:19

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:20

Driving content co-authorship

12:20

Learning spaces – next gen classroom

Andrew Crole, Deputy Principal, Rivonia Primary School
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

STEM CODING AND ROBOTICS

14:19

SECURITY AND PRIVACY

14:19

FINANCE AND FACILITIES

14:19

CURRICULUM

14:19

ADAPTIVE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

14:19

ACCREDITATION

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
Aliyu Jamiu, Head of Faculty (STEM), Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls
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 
Nico Leshupi, Acting Director: Information Technology and Systems, Free State department of education
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
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
TERTIARY EDUCATION
14:20

Is e-learning the future of tertiary education?

  •     eLearning to enhance the classroom experience
  •     Taking the classroom online – meeting new world flexibility requirements 
  •     Implementing online learning approaches within the context of higher education
  •     The benefits of e-learning
  •     Will online learning be feasible?
VOCATIONAL
14:20

Accreditation in a rapidly changing world

  •     Could accreditation be a barrier to innovation and affordability?
  •     Curriculum: What should we teach?
  •     What does accreditation truly mean?
  •     How to secure accreditation for your institution?
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
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?
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
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
TERTIARY EDUCATION
14:40

Cloud 101: The do’s and don’ts of cloud computing for education institutions

  •     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
VOCATIONAL
14:40

Rethinking accreditation to best serve institutions

  •     Working towards a world-class accreditation system
  •     Comparing accreditation goals, operations and achievements to the international sector
  •     The design of accreditation for new Edtech approaches
  •     A useful management tool for continuous improvement
14:59

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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 
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
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
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
Corinne Human, Deputy Principal, Alma School
TERTIARY EDUCATION
15:00

Transforming education through M-learning

  •     Anywhere, anytime learning
  •     Using mobile for more than social media
  •     Bridging formal and informal learning spaces
  •     Learning on the move
  •     Educating beyond borders
VOCATIONAL
15:00

Accreditation and quality assurance in vocational education

  •     Why accreditation matters
  •     The benefits of having an accredited qualification
  •     What happens when an institution loses its accreditation?
15:19

LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES

15:19

TEACHING STRATEGIES

15:19

AFRICAN STORIES - WEST

15:19

TEACHER TRAINING

15:19

CHANGING INDUSTRY NEEDS

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
Natalie Meerholz, Junior School: Deputy Headmistress, Roedean School SA
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
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
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
15:20

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 
TERTIARY EDUCATION
15:20

Empowering teachers to transform learning and teaching

  •     Understanding the needs of teachers
  •     How to better equip them
  •     Empowering teachers to use tech to help improve student learning
  •     Ensuring that tech investments are used to achieve the end goal
VOCATIONAL
15:20

VET: leading the way to education in the 21st century

  •     Cultivating the habits that reinforce skills in vocational education
  •     What does the future of VET look like?
  •     Lessons learnt from success stories
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
K-12 IT
15:40

Interactive mini workshop: Elements of a digital classroom

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
15:40

Applications helping teachers in teaching computer programming

  •     Helping teachers ‘e-teach’ so that students can ‘e-learn’
  •     Personalised learning to suit the students
  •     Technology as a methodology: seeking to help educators
  •     High tech developments: Simple to use yet efficient
  •     Mastering learning tools for future generations
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
15:40

What’s the story? EduTech in Ghana 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 
TERTIARY EDUCATION
15:40

What it takes to become a “Teacher of the future”

  •     Becoming a tech savvy teacher to keep students engaged 
  •     Exploring new learning and teaching methodologies 
  •     Developing teacher skills and strategies to support learning
  •     How to boost knowledge on digital resources  
  •     Gain confidence to find and utilize online resources
VOCATIONAL
15:40

The impact of technology in vocational education

  •     Tech competency - Putting the students first
  •     The management processes and feasibility
  •     Incorporating tech to emphasize real world activities
  •     How sustainable are these tech inventions in VET
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
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 
Heidi Van Staden, Principal, Montessori Academy and College
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
16:00

What’s the story? EduTech in Liberia 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 
TERTIARY EDUCATION
16:00

How teachers can leverage mobile and apps

  •     Apps to help teachers become efficient e-teachers
  •     Apps that are engaging and interactive 
  •     Finding tools that suit the teachers needs 
  •     Mobile and apps to drive interaction with content
VOCATIONAL
16:00

Putting relevancy first: the impact of changing industry needs on course offerings

  •     The quality of content and how to keep up
  •     Will VET become outdated with all the latest interactive apps
  •     New methods of delivery 
  •     Learning strategies and how to implement them
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: 23/May/18 14:25 GMT

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