CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

Johannesburg, 9 - 10 October 2018

Schedule

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Oct 909:00
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Education at the edge: Advancing the classroom and changing the way we learn, forever

Keynotes
  • 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
Oct 909:20
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Makerspaces, coding and robotics: transforming education for today’s student

Keynotes
  • 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…
Oct 909:40
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Education at the speed of light: Accelerating the digitization of education

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?
Oct 910:00
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Reserved for the Department of Basic Education

Keynotes
Oct 911:20
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Empowering teacher development: Addressing the challenges

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Karen Walstra, Owner, #EvolveSchool
Oct 911:20
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Classroom 2030: Incorporating the future now

K-12 IT
  • 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
Percy Human, Deputy Principal, Glenanda Primary School
Oct 911:20
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Sourcing, training and maintaining the right staff for your school

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • 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’
Oct 911:20
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SEN 101: Tech as a tool

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • 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
Oct 911:20
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Redesigning and delivering innovative tertiary learning

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • 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
Oct 911:20
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Local vs. Global: Are we ready for the new world

VOCATIONAL
  • 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
Oct 911:40
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Expect to be disrupted – A survival guide to the changing role of educators

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Rabia Nuruddin, deputy principal, Bagale Primary School
Oct 911:40
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3D Printing 4.0: Full STEAM ahead!

K-12 IT
  • 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
Oct 911:40
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(Re)defining leadership responsibilities: A clear career path

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • 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?
Oct 911:40
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Tech to inspire: Raising levels of creativity in learners of all ages and abilities

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • 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
Oct 911:40
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Making the investment: Equipping your campus for the future and now

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • 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
Oct 911:40
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Making students career ready in a connected world

VOCATIONAL
  • 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
Oct 912:00
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Putting the ‘a’ back into Tech: Teach

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Oct 912:00
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Connectivity: moving from traditional teachers to connected teachers

K-12 IT
  • 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
Oct 912:00
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Maintaining teaching standards in a rapidly changing world

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • New trends and innovations in teacher training
  • Quality control – a core business value
  • An end-to-end system of teacherand feedback
  • Ensure the latest training trends are compatible with your philosophy
  • Have you planned how to incorporate technology into your classrooms?
Rui Morais, Deputy Principal, St Peters College Sunninghill
Oct 912:00
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Top tips to adopt more tech inclusive practices in SEN

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • 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
Oct 912:00
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How to modernize universities through internationalisation

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • 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
Oct 912:00
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Why VET is leading the way to 21st century education

VOCATIONAL
  • 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
Oct 912:20
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Accelerate early learning with technology

Keynotes
Oct 912:20
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Driving content co-authorship

Keynotes
Oct 912:20
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Incorporating STEM from an early age

Keynotes
Oct 912:20
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Learning spaces – next gen classroom

Keynotes
Oct 912:20
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Mobile technology as a learner support tool

Keynotes
Oct 912:20
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PR and marketing for educational institutions

Keynotes
Oct 912:20
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School and classroom design that enables learning

Keynotes
Oct 912:20
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Social media in education

Keynotes
Oct 912:20
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Team-based learning

Keynotes
Oct 914:20
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The STEM evolving classroom: what will they look like in 2025?

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Oct 914:20
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Taking a “Big brother” approach to IT security in schools: why this needs to happen

K-12 IT
  • 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
Oct 914:20
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Affordable, effective and inclusive technology investment

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • 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
Karen Walstra, Owner, #EvolveSchool
Oct 914:20
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Personalised learning and creating unique curriculums

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • 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
Oct 914:20
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Is e-learning the future of tertiary education?

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?
Oct 914:20
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Accreditation in a rapidly changing world

VOCATIONAL
  • 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?
Catherine Koverola, Provost & Chief Academic Officer, African Leadership University
Oct 914:40
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Learning to code, coding to learn

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Oct 914:40
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More data, more problems?

K-12 IT
  • 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?
Oct 914:40
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Working with management to improve and sustain the quality of educational facilities

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • Developing strategies for managing educational facilities
  • Defining priorities for funding
  • Establish resource and funding allocation tool
  • Sticking to planned maintenance schedules
Daya Chetty, Principal, Laudium Secondary School
Oct 914:40
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Why understanding elements of Neuroscience plays a big in role in improving teaching

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • 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
Oct 914:40
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Cloud 101: The do’s and don’ts of 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
Oct 914:40
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Rethinking accreditation to best serve institutions

VOCATIONAL
  • 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
Oct 915:00
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Robotics in the classrooms: developing revolutionary students

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Delia Kench, Head of Academic Innovation and IT, St Benedicts College
Oct 915:00
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Game on: Keeping students engaged through games

K-12 IT
  • 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
Oct 915:00
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Funding: Partnerships, key strategies and navigating the money question

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • How to obtain social and corporate investment
  • The use of tech as a cost reduction tool
  • Tips, alternatives and government subsidies
Oct 915:00
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Specially designed digital instruction for SEN

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
  • 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
Oct 915:00
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Transforming education through M-learning

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Anywhere, anytime learning
  • Using mobile for more than social media
  • Bridging formal and informal learning spaces
  • Learning on the move
  • Educating beyond borders
Oct 915:00
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Accreditation and quality assurance in vocational education

VOCATIONAL
  • Why accreditation matters
  • The benefits of having an accredited qualification
  • What happens when an institution loses its accreditation?
Oct 915:20
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Professional development: Cultivating cultures of innovation in schools

K-12 LEADERS
  • Developing skills and behaviours needed for innovation
  • A step-by-step process – experience and understanding
  • Creating a culture of innovation in the classroom
Oct 915:20
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Can tablets transform teaching?

K-12 IT
  • 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
Hanish Patel, Assistant Director: Student & Client Support, University of the Witwatersrand
Oct 915:20
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What it means to be a Tech-Savvy Teacher

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • 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
Oct 915:20
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What’s the story? EduTech in Lesotho 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 and lessons learnt
Oct 915:20
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Empowering teachers to transform learning and teaching

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • 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
Oct 915:20
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VET: leading the way to education in the 21st century

VOCATIONAL
  • Cultivating the habits that reinforce skills in vocational education
  • What does the future of VET look like?
  • Lessons learnt from success stories
Zelda Fynn, ICT Manager, Sci-Bono Discovery Center
Oct 915:40
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Education leadership strategies, mind-sets and tools

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Oct 915:40
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Interactive mini workshop: Elements of a digital classroom

K-12 IT
Ricky Steenkamp, Project Manager: eLearning, Natural Sciences and Technology, Macmillan Education
Oct 915:40
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Applications helping teachers in teaching computer programming

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • 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
Megan Rademeyer, Programmes Manager, SchoolNet Sa
Oct 915:40
Conference pass

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

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • 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
Oct 915:40
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The impact of technology in vocational education

VOCATIONAL
  • 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
Oct 916:00
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Top tips to get the most out of leadership development

K-12 LEADERS
  • 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
Oct 916:00
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How to effectively implement a flipped classroom model

K-12 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • 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
Natalie Gross, Principal Director, Montessori Education Centre
Oct 916:00
Conference pass

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 and new entrants
  • The costs of connectivity
  • Sustainability and the long term vision
  • Successes, failures and lessons learnt
Aliyu Jamiu, Head of Faculty (STEM), Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls
Oct 916:00
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How teachers can leverage mobile and apps

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • 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
Oct 916:00
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Putting relevancy first: the impact of changing industry needs on course offerings

VOCATIONAL
  • 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
Oct 917:00
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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

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Oct 1009:00
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Teachers as brain-changers: Empowering the teacher to teach differently

Keynotes
  • Solving the mystery of how students learn – what can be done differently?
  • The science of learning – engaging students, closing learning gaps and overcoming setbacks
  • How technology complements science and the classroom
  • Imagery and the real world
  • Adopting a “growth mind-set”
Oct 1009:20
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What works, what doesn’t: Getting students ready for the future of work

Keynotes
  • Effective strategies and techniques: How to isolate what works
  • “Learning fit” so students can thrive in their future careers
  • AI in the classroom and beyond
  • Stretching mind-sets: Developing new skills at a school and university level
  • Make with technology
  • Understanding and capitalising on the concept of employees as a brand
Oct 1009:40
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Integrated learning: An optimal learning experience

Keynotes
  • Changing traditional teaching to transform students into 21st century students
  • Bringing together the classroom and solutions to real-world problems
  • The 4 C’s: Changing how students learn and how teachers instruct
  • Experiential learning: How this benefits the teacher?
  • A new way of learning – The development of future leaders
Oct 1010:00
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Where is online higher education going?

Keynotes
  • Technology and rapidly changing industry needs are forcing the reimagining of tertiary education
  • Traditional postgraduate degrees are being challenged by emerging credentials and employer attitudes could force a rethink of the traditional undergraduate degree
  • Who are FutureLearn and how do they see the future of online learning in higher education?
  • How might African universities engage with this emerging world?
Oct 1011:20
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Implementing low cost schooling innovations

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • The education vouchers: positives and negatives
  • Market research: Knowing what works for you
  • The value of feedback throughout the implementation process
  • Ensure stakeholders understand your innovation before implementation
  • The $1 per day school – is this achievable?
Oct 1011:20
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Using AR in early childhood development

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Putting the “fun” into fundamental: Learning through digital interaction
  • Using AR to entice students by changing the world around them
  • Printable AR-worksheets – the ease of a worksheet with the engagement of digital age tools
  • Encouraging students to learn through exploration
Oct 1011:20
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Pushing the boundaries: New and innovative assessment methods

K-12 LEADERS
  • Assessment methods that do more than just shape learner performance
  • Using technology to speed up the process
  • Real-time evaluation that keeps goals in sight
  • Combining traditional instruction, technology and tutoring
  • Catering for learning-centred approaches
  • Creating transparency in self-paced learning models
Oct 1011:20
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Protecting the frontlines: Top 5 tips for securing teacher and student data online

K-12 IT
  • Initiatives that aim to spark student interest and awareness in cyber security
  • Incorporating the topic into afterschool programmes and classroom lessons
  • Building a culture of digital ethics
  • Identifying critical data and dealing with it separately
  • Should this service be outsourced?
Oct 1011:20
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It’s about the long term: Teaching essential skills and competencies

VOCATIONAL
  • Ensuring sustainability through innovative models
  • The importance of good skills and competencies
  • Becoming a change-maker to thrive
  • Real world experience and how this will sustain students
Oct 1011:40
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Gaming – capitalising on the brains favourite way of learning

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Stimulating young minds – promoting creativity and imagination
  • Empower learners to strategize at a young age
  • Creating a “sense of self”: Helping children differentiate themselves from the crowd
  • Finding a balance: The need for offline and online play
  • A focus on memory, peer positivity and paying attention
Oct 1011:40
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Working in partnership to build educational innovation

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • Developing strategies for managing educational facilities
  • Engagement through partnership: Keeping in mind costs
  • Working with teachers, parents and students
Oct 1011:40
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Identifying and implementing successful online assessments

K-12 LEADERS
  • Preparing students for the real digital world
  • Assessing students through more than just tests and in all aspects of curriculum
  • Using assessment data to improve learning and feedback
  • Getting online security right and why it’s so important
Oct 1011:40
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Building a sustainable vocational education and training programme

VOCATIONAL
  • Setting goals and gaining buy-in
  • Increase student acquisition through regional intake
  • Learn how to make a positive impact through community engagement
  • Showcasing successes to ensure programme sustainability
Oct 1012:00
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How low cost private schooling partnerships have advanced in Africa

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • The increased use of technology
  • Quality education through more innovative programs
  • Improved policy regulations and public-private partnerships
  • What does the future hold for low cost private schools?
Oct 1012:00
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Why EC teachers should teach using elements of tech?

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • A closer look at practical and creative applications
  • Learning how to use tech to help students thrive
  • Taking what we already know and doing it better
  • Integrating tech and doing the fundamentals at the same time
Oct 1012:00
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Making learning visible: Assessment platforms that measure student success

K-12 LEADERS
  • Educating and assessing every generation
  • Key learning outcomes for the modern teacher and student
  • Successful implementation factors
  • Experimenting with different platforms
  • Tech and education platforms that enhance good teaching, not replace it
Oct 1012:00
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Beyond employability: integrating life skills into vocational education

VOCATIONAL
  • Ensuring students deliver what is expected of them
  • Rethinking the role of academics in boosting employability
  • Embedding these skills into course design and delivery
  • Sustaining students through specific skills
Oct 1012:20
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AI and learning

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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Apps, apps, apps – finding the best and using them to engage and excite

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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Early learning spaces

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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Education gamification – what will they think of next?

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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Encouraging women in STEM

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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Finding the balance between future technologies and maintaining fundamental learning skills

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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How makerspaces can modernise teaching

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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How to encourage students to ask more questions

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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Protecting learners from cyberbullying

Keynotes
Oct 1012:20
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Web-based interactive learning

Keynotes
Oct 1014:20
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Financing the expansion of low-cost schools

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • Innovative thinking to offset capital investment costs
  • Obtaining investment through a consistent, profitable business model
  • When should you expand your low-cost school?
  • Employee buy-in and profit-share growth
  • What strings are attached to state funding?
Karen Walstra, Owner, #EvolveSchool
Oct 1014:20
Conference pass

Improving child development and future academic success

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Building a strong foundation for the future
  • Early intervention to provide quality education
  • Implementing the right motivation for young children to thrive
  • The role of the parent
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
Oct 1014:20
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Tips to allow for seamless network management

K-12 IT
  • Identifying, planning and justifying your IT strategy
  • Developing a system that will aid your teachers
  • Keeping in mind traditional pedagogy and school management
  • Allowing for future growth and investment
Oct 1014:20
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Plan, do and review: implementing a successful online evaluation system

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Trial and error – being ready to fail and learn from it
  • Attractive key learning outcomes for the modern teacher and student
  • How well aligned is the current assessment criteria for raising creative and innovative thinkers?
  • The role of digital evaluation in improving tertiary education standards
Maria Prozesky, Senior Lecturer, University of the Witswaterstrand
Oct 1014:20
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From textbooks to workbenches: Closing the skills gap

VOCATIONAL
  • The main challenges young people face and how to overcome them
  • Equipping individuals with specific skills required in jobs
  • Investing in young people’s skills to enable them for the future
George Sono, Principal, Bokgoni Technical Secondary School
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

How to achieve a thriving low-cost school

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • Location – assessing the needs and limits of your market
  • Maintaining a level of quality education while efficiently cutting costs
  • Attracting the right teachers to buy into the vision
  • How to position your school to receive funding from NGOs and donors
Jocelyn Logan-Friend, Regional Manager, SPARK Schools
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

The importance of parent involvement in ECD

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Becoming involved, creating a home and school connection
  • Creating positive associations through parent teacher visits
  • Involve yourself in the classroom setting
  • Establishing social networks for your children
Oct 1014:40
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What’s the story? EduTech in Botswana 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
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Using the right IT system to enhance academic productivity

K-12 IT
  • Google vs Microsoft O365
  • Value for money infrastructure
  • What constitutes the effective use of ICT in SA
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

How to achieve faculty buy-in for new assessment and evaluation tools

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • Preparing the teacher
  • Real-time evaluation that keeps goals in sight
  • Using cloud base tools to support teaching, learning and assessment
  • Incorporating PD, assessment and evaluation together
  • Assessing learning outcomes quicker and supporting students where necessary
Oct 1014:40
Conference pass

Vocational education as the primary tool for poverty reduction

VOCATIONAL
  • Opportunities, challenges, successes
  • Ensuring rural development through vocational skills
  • Training community advocates and active citizens
  • Ensuring the livelihoods of the youth
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Early childhood intervention: How to identifying the need and plan for the future

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Using available resources for accurate assessment
  • What’s the benefit of early childhood intervention?
  • Providing support to promote development
  • Encouraging creative thinking
  • Goals, tracking progress and rewards
Angi Buys, Principal, Cleverdon Preschool
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Innovative ways to source funding

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • Building a brand that attracts investment
  • Good results attract attention – effectively marketing successes
  • Funding shortfalls and options
  • Regulation and how this impacts funding
  • Financial sustainability and innovative funding
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Zimbabwe 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
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

BYOC: Bring your own cloud

K-12 IT
  • What are the cost implications?
  • Improving pedagogy through content flexibility
  • How to make maintenance easy
  • Overcoming infrastructure challenges
  • Diversifying your tech offering to cater to different student needs
Jason Fisher, Deputy Principal, Randfontein High School
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Seamless assessments: redefining the process using tech

TERTIARY EDUCATION
  • eAssessment: Quick, interactive and insightful online assessments
  • Can tech help with the end result?
  • Redefining assessments with an end-goal in mind
Cynthia Lawrence, Campus Director: Bedfordview Campus, Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Oct 1015:00
Conference pass

Building skills that ensure growth, development and poverty reduction

VOCATIONAL
  • Skills development strategies that benefit households and communities
  • Contributing to social and economic integration
  • Courses focused on the link between development in education and reducing poverty
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Creating schools that 'fit our kids'

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • A philosophy that allows students to feel cared for and appreciated
  • Creating a school culture inclusive and responsive to diversity
  • Integrating social and emotional learning
  • End goal: An intentional focus to help students achieve more
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Massive Open Online Courses: The new backbone of EduTech

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • Where we are vs. where we are heading
  • Managing open platforms and learning on the go
  • How sustainable are MOOCs?
  • Credibility: making online courses more attractive to potential employers
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

How to tailor teaching into a personalised way of learning

K-12 LEADERS
  • Incorporating tailored activities to bring learning closer to home
  • Unleashing the creativity of expressive students
  • How and why the teacher should adapt
  • Making learning an experience
  • It’s no longer a one size fits all way of learning
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

Smart ICT – planning your infrastructure with the future in mind

K-12 IT
  • A digital strategy to improve delivery methods, tools and productivity
  • Improving design, planning and quality of new infrastructure
  • A more efficient and cost effective approach
  • Why you need to plan ahead
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 and lessons learnt
Oct 1015:20
Conference pass

How to keep quality management top of mind

VOCATIONAL
  • Identifying and meeting different customer groups and their needs
  • Leadership: Defining a clear direction for the organization
  • Results oriented: Setting clear goals and how to achieve them
  • Continuous learning, innovation and improvement
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Gamification: adding fun and transforming the way we teach

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Combining learning objective’s and fun
  • Games that support and track progress
  • Setting achievable milestones, short and long-term goals
  • When, where and how should game-inspired learning be incorporated
  • Gamification and digital badges for motivation
Louis Pienaar, Parklands College Senior Preparatory
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Pushing the boundaries: Using tech to integrate new business models

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • The benefits to embracing digital transformation
  • Expansion into new industries and markets using tech
  • A universal digitization through connections
Jeremiah Mubaiwa, Regional IT manager, Leapschool
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Smart classrooms and how they can be used to enhanced learning

K-12 LEADERS
  • Personalized, interactive and secure learning
  • Allowing distance learning to become part of the learning process to
  • Implementing a learning environment that will suit the unique needs of students
  • Increase engagement, increase learning
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Sustaining and scaling up ICT systems in schools

K-12 IT
  • Funding models to implement innovation
  • How to gain access to resources and support
  • Encouraging a whole-school approach to embracing tech
  • Improving teacher and student attitudes towards your digital drive
Lyneth Crighton, Head of Innovation and Staff Development, Brescia School
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

What’s the story? EduTech in Ethiopia 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
Oct 1015:40
Conference pass

Ensuring quality management through digital transformation initiatives

VOCATIONAL
  • Tips and pitfalls to avoid when implementing digital transformation
  • Learn how to lead digital transformation through effective management and training
  • Examining the impact of digital change in vocational education
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Developing a sustainable financial business model

LOW COST PRIVATE SCHOOLING
  • Deliver value for stakeholders and the school
  • Engaging internal and external stakeholders
  • Enabling schools to increase value and reduce resource
  • Sustainability: The drive behind everything, not just a one-time goal
Graeme Holloway, Executive Principal, Hatfield Christian Online School
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

How to select the right teaching strategy for your ECD classroom

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Finding the right technology that supports your strategy
  • Getting the senses involved in science
  • Why switching activities works
  • Tracking progress and overcoming tech barriers
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Blended learning and how to adapt your current facilities to suit this strategy

K-12 LEADERS
  • Blending both worlds at a minimal cost
  • It’s all about the content – making it relatable and accessible
  • It’s all about interactive pedagogy
  • New trends and taking blended learning to the next level
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Critical thinking: Wireless network management

K-12 IT
  • Figuring out how to manage the users
  • Network “must haves” to avoid disasters
  • Managing wireless traffic patterns and capacity trending
  • Managing compliance and violations
  • Costs and benefits of wireless
Megan Peterson, Head of ICT, Veritas College
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
Oct 1016:00
Conference pass

Setting a quality management system for vocational education

VOCATIONAL
  • Focussing on admin and knowledge at the same time
  • Ensuring high quality outcomes for all stakeholders
  • Borrowing from the best and localizing solutions
  • Building a plan that achieves regional and global recognition
last published: 13/Aug/18 10:05 GMT

 

 

 

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