DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE

 

 

EduTECH’s Digital Technologies Conference  (previously called ClassTECH) is for teachers responsible for teaching the Australian Digital Curriculum, as well as any teacher interested in teaching with and about coding, robotics, AR/VR, drones, multi-media, Esports, gamification, Artificial Intelligence, and any new digital technology.

 

WHO ATTENDS?

  • Digital Technology Teachers
  • ICT Teacher
  • Head of Digital Learning
  • Computer Science Teachers
  • Coding Teachers
  • Learning Technology Teachers
  • Any classroom teacher who wants to integrate the Digital Curriculum into their lesson plans

TOPICS

  • Digital Curriculum
  • Computational Thinking
  • STEM
  • Coding
  • Robotics
  • Drones
  • AI
  • AR/VR
  • Digital Teaching Aids
  • Gamification
  • Esports

 

 

 

 

Digital Technologies, Wednesday 10 August 2022

Dr Tien Kieu MP
Digital Technologies
11:20

Promoting STEM Education Across Victoria and Beyond

  • What the Government is doing to encourage women and girls to undertake the study of STEM at primary and secondary schools;
  • What the government is doing to increase the number of in-field teachers in STEM Education, and;
  • The importance of STEM education for the future of our economy and technological sovereignty;
  • What the Victorian Government is doing to promote and support STEM education.
Dr Tien Kieu MP, STEM Education Ambassador, Victorian State Government
Dr Scott Sleap
Digital Technologies
11:40

Hands-on learning inspiring students into STEM

  • STEM Industry School Partnerships program case study
  • Australian and NSW Virtual STEM Academy enrichment programs
  • Problem, project and inquiry based learning curriculum approaches in NSW
  • Integrated STEM (iSTEM) Department Approved Elective
  • Examples of hands on programs in Space, Cyber Security, & MedTech 

Dr Scott Sleap, STEM Project Advisor 7 - 12 | Curriculum and Reform Directorate, NSW Department of Education
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
12:00

Panel: Citizen Science to engage students in STEM

Moderator: Michelle Neil, Forensic Scientist & Author, Australian Citizen Science Association
Assoc. Prof Alice Motion, Deputy Director of Sydney Nano (External Engagement and Academic Development), University of Sydney
Stephen McDonald, Chief Development Officer, Earthwatch Australia
Maree Timms, Science & Maths Teacher, Galen Catholic College
Emil Zankov
Digital Technologies
12:20

Unpacking the digital curriculum, STEM and robotics - structuring and mapping curriculum K-12. Experiences of school coordinators and Heads of Technology

Emil Zankov, Leader of Innovation and Enterprise, Pedare Christian College
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
13:40

Panel: Using digital tools to enhance 21st century skills

Moderator: Catherine Newington, ICT Educators' Specialist, Australian Computer Society
Wendy Bode, Deputy Principal: Global Tropics Future Project, Thuringowa State High School
Matt Heinrich, Director of Learning Technologies and ICT, St Michael's Grammar School
Phillip Sakellaridis, College Director of Digital Learning, St. Francis Xavier College
Stephanie Kriewaldt, Principal, Lobethal Lutheran School
Mark Pesce
Digital Technologies
14:00

The Next Billion Seconds

Mark Pesce, Teacher, futurist and ..., ...judge on ABC's 'The New Inventors'
Adam Dalton
Digital Technologies
14:20

Robotics for Humans

Adam Dalton, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Robotify Labs
Cartwright Ramsey
Digital Technologies
14:40

Immersive Learning

Cartwright Ramsey, Head of English, Bayside Christian College
Brendan Growden
Digital Technologies
15:20

Using drones to teach the Digital Technologies Curriculum in an innovative and engaging way

Brendan Growden, Registered Training Organisation Manager and Head of Department for Information, Communication, and Technology, Marsden State High School
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
15:40

Lego Presentation

Allen Dickson, Enrichment Program, Robotics and Curriculum, Belgrave Heights Christian School
Ryan Evans, Digital Technology Specialist - Teacher, Rangeview Primary School
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
15:40

The LEGO Learning System: Problem-Solving through Play

How do you prepare a student for a world where the Digital Technology landscape is still being invented? How do you ensure that transferable skills (such as computational thinking, problem-solving, logical deduction and even lateral thinking and creativity) can be nurtured and extended with both the head and the hands? Using the interconnected and scalable LEGO Learning System – like LEGO Education Spike Essential (for GrK-5) and Spike Prime (for Yr6-8) – this presentation will see a practical demonstration of how to engage students in a ‘hands on’ reverse engineering lesson. By harnessing the students’ past experience with the familiar LEGO brick, pairing it with the intuitive Spike coding and automation, and packaged into a learning activity by two teachers with 40 years’ experience between them, this session will have you redesigning the way you approach problem-solving through play.

Allen Dickson, Enrichment Program, Robotics and Curriculum, Belgrave Heights Christian School
Ryan Evans, Digital Technology Specialist - Teacher, Rangeview Primary School
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
16:00

Panel: The current and potential role of drones in education

Moderator: Annabel Astbury, Head, Education, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Brendan Growden, Registered Training Organisation Manager and Head of Department for Information, Communication, and Technology, Marsden State High School
Leigh Johnson, Principal, Harkaway Primary School
Matt Richards, Digital Technologies Teacher, St Joseph's School Kingswood
Jackie Child, Junior School Technologies Coordinator, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School
last published: 06/Jul/22 03:15

Digital Technologies, Thursday 11 August 2022

Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
09:00

Panel: Benefits of a strategic focus on ransomware and cyber security for schools

Mary-Lou O'Brien, Director of Digital Innovation, Redlands
David Nichols, ICT Operations Manager., Central Coast Grammar School
Lance Gierhart, Director of Innovative Technologies, Wyong Christian Community School
Kim Vernon
Digital Technologies
09:00

What’s new in the Australian Curriculum

  • Understanding the shift from an ICT capability to Digital Literacy
  • Exploring the structural changes to the capability and connections to other general capabilities 
  • Understanding the changes to the Digital Technologies curriculum
Kim Vernon, Curriculum Specialist, Technologies, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Dr Linda McIver
Digital Technologies
09:20

Raising Heretics: Teaching STEM and Critical Thinking Skills using Real Problems

Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
09:40

Panel: Cyber in the classroom - Understanding how ‘privacy and security’ fits into the new Digital Curriculum and how to teach students about privacy and security

Moderator: Bruce Fuda, Head of Education (Curriculum), Grok Academy
Kim Vernon, Curriculum Specialist, Technologies, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Lauren James, Questacon Cyber Manager, Questacon
William Horwood, Head of Library and Digital Literacy, Penrhos College
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
10:40

Computational thinking - Enabling capable K-12 problem solvers

Computational thinking has become increasingly important in all industries as a means of deconstructing problems and co-creating potential solutions. Join us as we unpack what it looks like to tackle this in our K-12 co-educational context, whilst focusing on transferable skill development as we seek to empower today’s critical thinkers to be the collaborative problem solvers of tomorrow.

David Drumond, K-12 Strategic Leader - Learning and Growth, St John XXIII Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens
Will Cairns, Learning Coach/Team Leader: TAS, St John XXIII Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
13:50

What's the 'truth' with Wikipedia? Why students SHOULD use Wikipedia and what are some insights and tips teachers can show students to make it a reliable tool

Dr Mathieu O'Neil, A/Prof of Communication, University of Canberra
Dr Rachel Cunneen, Senior Lecturer - Teacher Education, University of Canberra
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
14:10

Panel: Gamification

Moderator: Annabel Astbury, Head, Education, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dale Linegar, Director, Games for Change Asia-Pacific
Nathan Richards, Senior ICT Engagement Officer, Brisbane Catholic Education
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
14:20

Panel: Security is more than the firewall; how to train your staff and students

Brenton Harty, Director of ICT, PLC Melbourne
Lorena Goodall, Head of Department IT P-12, Bentley Park College
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
14:30

User Experience, Design Thinking and Project Management – why this is covered in the new Digital Curriculum and why these are essential skills for students in the future

Dr James Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Grok Academy
Greg Hodgson, Head of Design (Enterprise), Atlassian
Davina Rooney
Digital Technologies
15:00

Panel: Sustainable Infrastructure for Australian Schools

Davina Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
15:10

Panel: Design thinking & project management - Teaching the students

Helena Tully, Teacher, Technologies Ambassador & Coach,, Mundingburra State School
Josh Aghion, Innovation Coordinator K-6, Emanuel School
Jessica Brennan, Head Teacher Teaching & Learning and Teacher Librarian, Armidale Secondary College
Nerissa Jones, Digital Learning Manager, Education and Outreach, CSIRO
MJ Raatz
Digital Technologies
15:30

How to add esports into your curriculum

MJ Raatz, Head of Department – Digital Technologies and Business, Forest Lake State High School
Panel discussion
Digital Technologies
15:50

Panel: Esports practice thinking in the education landscape

Moderator: Annabel Astbury, Head, Education, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Dan Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, The FUSE Cup - International Esports
Dr Bron Stuckey, Director, Innovative Educational Ideas
Zeina Chalich, Principal Consultant, Learning Creatives
last published: 06/Jul/22 03:15