VIP Conference Day 1

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 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?
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

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
Jayne De Smidt, Head of Audiology, Eduplex Independent 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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
Pravin Maharaj, Chief Executive Officer, Wiscor
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

STEM CODING AND ROBOTICS

14:59

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

14:59

FINANCE AND FACILITIES

14:59

CURRICULUM

14:59

ADAPTIVE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

14:59

ACCREDITATION

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
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

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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
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 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
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 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
15:40

Applications helping teachers in teaching computer programming

  • Why all learners should have a taste of coding
  • Accessing free tools to expose learners to basic computer science
  • The power of an Hour of Code
  • Physical computing without any physical equipment
  • Developing computational thinking skills
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
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
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: 20/Aug/18 14:55 GMT

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