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HARNESSING NEW CONTEXTS OF LEARNING

Grant Litchman
09:00

Keynote: Expanding horizons: evolving to meet the challenges of the next 20 years

  •     Why, what and how can schools change most effectively over the next 20 years?
  •     Unravelling unique, forward looking visions that the most innovative institutions are embracing
  •     Creating more authentic and engaging learning experiences for deeper learning 
  •     How does connectivity drive change? 
  •     Transforming learning to encompass global content and experiences 
Justin Reich
09:30

Keynote: Tomorrows learning today: paradigm shifts in the future of learning

  •     Visualising what the modern teacher is and what PD looks like 
  •     Understanding the science of learning 
  •     What constitutes an effective and powerful learning experience in the 21st century?  
10:15

Morning tea

10:45 Streams begin: attendees can visit any of the conferences below

K-12 LEADERS

IT LEADERS

HIGHER ED LEADERS

EDTECH ARABIA AM / THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND PM

All content will be presented in Arabic

21st CENTURY PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES

INNOVATION IN IT

CAMPUS OF THE FUTURE

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY & PEDAGOGY

10:45

Panel: Developing workforce readiness through collaborative learning

  •     Incorporating project based learning and instructional design
  •     Creating an effective classroom geography
  •     Focusing on the process, not right answers
  •     Providing project based learning, problem based learning and inquiry based learning opportunities
10:45

Panel: Building school wide innovation

  •     Examining educational frameworks: Universal Design for Learning 
  •     Facilitating ‘edge to edge’ learning for all students 
  •     Cultivating a culture for innovators, leaders, pioneers, creators and entrepreneurs to thrive  
  •     Fostering flexible, open learning environments
10:45

Panel: Stepping into the future: technology enabled learning environments

  •     Establishing a clear vision: what, why, where and how
  •     Modernising the learning environment to enhance the student experience
  •     How can we bring the IoT to life?
  •     Improving productivity and communications infrastructure 
  •     Using analytics to advance collaboration and data sharing 
10:45

Harnessing technology to support collaboration in the classroom

  •     Exploring the potential of BYOD and 1:1 strategies 
  •     Harnessing the power of edtech to collaborate digitally and improve learning outcomes
  •     Securing your network  
11:10

Harnessing digital resources for Islamic studies

  •     Invigorating the Islamic curriculum with modern pedagogy and well-harnessed technology
  •     Demystifying the Arabic language
  •     Harnessing the power of content creation apps 
  •     Making learning more immersive, engaging and fun
  •     Bringing an appreciation of Arabic to Generation Z
11:15

Creating immersive worlds with VR

  •     Building virtual worlds 
  •     Understanding how immersive media and social presence can create new forms of compelling experiences and narratives
  •     Collaborating in real time with instructors and students from around the world
  •     Developing multi user virtual reality experiences
  •     Embracing immersive storytelling 
  •     Revealing the importance of creativity-by-combination 
  •     Designing complex and powerful virtual reality prototypes
11:30

Using 3D printing to teach

  •     Empowering staff and integrating technology into the curriculum
  •     Integrating languages and science through 3D printing projects
  •     Developing critical thinking skills
11:45

Overcoming barriers in rolling out your Open Source LMS

  •     Deciding between management options (self-hosting, hosted)
  •     Integrating with your existing systems
  •     Maximising community engagement
  •     Extending Moodle with Community Plugins
  •     Staff and user Management

12:05 Roundtables

• A step by step guide to adopting a deeper learning pedagogy

• Creating a personalised 1:1 journey for each student

• Promoting happiness and positivity in the classroom

• Beyond the novelty of creativity in education: fostering creative ideation

• Overcoming the challenge of achieving streamlined cyber security in a decentralised IT environment

• Moving PD into the 21st century: bespoke learning opportunities for staff utilising digital accreditation and MOOCs

• Strategies for improving access to digital learning

Discuss the role of access as a key driver of digital learning use. The need for secure, equitable access to digital learning has evolved from a thankless task for technology teams to a mission-critical need for education leaders. We’ll discuss:

  • Why districts are moving towards next-gen platforms
  • How individualised access leads to organizational improvements
  • How utilization analytics is informing strategic level decisions  

Most importantly, we discuss the technology-driven means by which teachers and students can and should have better access to their digital learning resources. Please come with your own ideas and be ready to take away ideas from your colleagues.

• AI based VR Education - the future of learning

• Boosting student’s success with a mobile-first learning environment

Karthikeyan Gunasekar, Solutions Architect - Education Vertical EMEA, HPE Aruba
12:50

Networking lunch

K-12 LEADERS

IT LEADERS

HIGHER ED LEADERS

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND

IMMERSIVE LEARNING & TEACHING

MACHINE LEARNING, DATA & ANALYTICS

ADAPTIVE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY

HANDS ON LEARNING

13:45

Fireside chat: Creating a virtual learning experience with AR & VR

  •     Introducing the 'non-virtual' 'virtual’ classroom
  •     Creating interactive content with AR 
  •     Using simulations to make a point and reinforce concepts
  •     Incorporating low cost learning: Google Cardboard and free apps 
13:45

Machine learning and cybernetics in a 21st century classroom

  •     Assessing the issues of computer-based assessment 
  •     Why data-driven models are key to successful education 
  •     A case of short-answer questions processing
  •     Cybernetics in a teacher-student relationship 
  •     An example of simple linear regression in psychometric analysis
13:45

Panel: Designing a deeper personalised learning experience

  •     Driving learning for distance students
  •     Anticipating the needs of digital natives that have grown up with consumer-based interactive technologies  
  •     Creating a personalised learning network for each student: anywhere, anytime  
  •     Learning the way we live 
  •     Using adaptive learning to complement online or hybrid environments
14:05

Using the right technology to flip your class

  •     Implementing flipped learning in the classroom as a method of risk-taking
  •     Restructuring  class time
  •     Driving the in-class benefit is dependent upon the utilisation of technology tools. So what technologies are necessary in a flipped classroom?
14:10

Facilitating effective classroom management

  •     Motivating and managing the class using your MIS
  •     Implementing a consistent whole school approach
  •     Collecting & using data to drive decisions
  •     Integration with a pastoral House programme
  •     Increasing parental engagement
14:15

Unlocking the potential of adaptive technology in STEM learning

  •     Fostering a more personalised and self-paced approach to learning
  •     Tracking student performance,  predicting course mastery and providing dynamic content recommendations
  •     Fostering collaboration in online learning environments
14:25

Infusing technology across the curriculum

  •     Working collaboratively with teachers
  •     Encouraging and supporting them in their role to incorporate information technology
  •     Bringing education to life with interactive technology 
  •     Making learning more engaging and memorable
  •     Promoting essential learning and innovation skills to create a 21st century classroom
14:40

The impact of technology on cognition, behaviour, and relationships

  •     While new technologies have facilitated greater communications and convenience, they have become so pervasive that they are actually changing how people think, interact, and behave. 
  •     Immediate, real time access to information is altering how we make decisions as well as the emotional tenor of our communications
  •     Technology has improved some aspects of life, but at a potentially high price in other areas

SAFETY, SECURITY & STUDENT DATA PRIVACY

14:45

Driving digital citizenship & online safety with Google

Xavier Morales, User Outreach & Education Manager, Google
14:45

Computational thinking in the early years

  •     Why and how can we start building computational thinking skills in the Early Years 
  •     Exploring emergent robots suitable for children 4-8 years of age
  •     An inquiry into how robotics can be integrated into everyday learning

EVOLVING CURRICULUMS

15:00

Getting the most out of your BYOD strategy

  •     Policy v Practicality: Uptown’s Journey
  •     Driving stakeholder engagement
  •     Managing a mixed device arena
  •     Consistency of experience across student owned devices
  •     Problem, solutions & next steps
15:05

Equip, engage, inspire: teachers as collaborative curriculum designers

  •     Adopting a flexible design system 
  •     Sharing and creating powerful experiences online
  •     Gaining valuable PD while collaborating with peersTapping into you global community:  readily available rich digital content
15:05

Examining the impact of tech giants in the classroom

  •     Examining case studies 
  •     What are the expected outcomes of these initiatives?
  •     Exploring the potential effects on student learning 
  •     What are the advantages and challenges for students and educators?

DEEPER LEARNING APPROACHES

15:25

Case study: A new digital learning experience with Big History Adventures

  •     Utilising storytelling with narrativization that’s scalable
  •     Incorporating mobile entertainment design and tech innovation
  •     Fostering student curiosity 
  •     Building conceptual connections between different fields of human inquiry

THE MAKERS PLAYGROUND

15:45

Utilising the design process to create innovators

  •     How to teach the design process 
  •     Utilising it to teach coding, robotics, and engineering through various design challenges
  •     Setting design challenges in an age-appropriate way
16:05

Networking break

THRIVING IN A DIGITAL ECONOMY

Vicki Davis
16:30

Keynote: Essential habits of 21st century educators

  •     Excite, engage and equip your students for the future workplace
  •     Learn about the mindsets, best practices and habits that will transform your classroom and make them better places to learn
  •     Making great ideas happen: the power of the Teacherpreneur in a school
  •     Reexamining the fundamentals: blending, flipping, collaborating, creating and changing
Vicki Davis
17:00

Keynote panel: Show and tell: Behind the scenes of a 21st century STEAM lab

Find out what it’s really like to learn and engage in a 21st century STEAM lab. Vicki Davis and four of her students will showcase how they’re harnessing the transformative power of Edtech in the classroom: inventing, app creation, movie making, video game making, robotics and more.
17:30

Close of day one

last published: 13/Nov/17 06:05 GMT