EduTECH’s Virtual School Teaching Congress has been carefully curated to provide classroom teachers with two full days of practical professional development, covering the latest trends and methods in effective pedagogy to aid you in being the best teacher you can be.


  • Classroom Teachers
  • Heads of Year
  • Digital Technologies Teachers
  • Department Heads
  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • Coordinators
  • Heads of eLearning
  • Inclusive Education
  • Teacher Librarians
  • Pre-Service Teachers
  • Teacher Training Faculty
  • Heads and Lecturers


  • Integrating the Digital Curriculum into all subjects
  • Classroom Management
  • Pedagogy
  • Collaboration
  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • Special Needs Education
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Use of multimedia and video
  • Lesson plans
  • Digital Teaching Aids



Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning
Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Curriculum Changes
Updated Teaching Methods
Special Needs
Aboriginal Education

School Teaching Channel, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Simon Herd
School Teaching Channel

The Incredibles… The Neuroscience of leading in the classroom

In this session participants will be exposed to contemporaneous literature elucidating the applied outworking of neuroscience in leading and managing classroom engagement for all learners.
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

MakingSPACE: Strategies and protocols to activate collaborative environments

Although Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) offer more opportunities for a wider range of pedagogies than traditional classrooms, teachers are often ill-equipped to use these new spaces. This presentation will share strategies developed through interdisciplinary participatory action research (PAR) and Co-design to support teachers in developing their spatial literacy to enhance their use of ILEs.This presentation will:
  • Discuss the context of ILEs between intent and use.
  • Discuss the ecological context of schools which influence the ability for teachers to use space.
  • Share examples of tools developed through the PAR/Co-design methodology which support teachers to enhance their spatial literacy and transition practice in the use of new learning spaces.
Annabel Astbury
School Teaching Channel

Media Literacy in your school

In the session, Annabel will outline a suite of resources, interventions and approaches to implementing media literacy into your school curriculum. It will include:
  • What is media literacy and why does it matter?
  • Where media literacy currently stands in curricula in Australia.
  • Resources, toolkits and approaches you can introduce and use now with your students in the classroom.
David Hall
School Teaching Channel

From Excel to Edu-Intelligence: A journey through the on-going development of a data management tool

From excel downloads, mass individualisation of data, and pieces of paper in pigeon holes, to an ever evolving data management system that provides a 3 dimensional look at each cohort, house, class and individual.
  • What data are we actually collecting?
  • What data do we think we will be useful in improving our student-based outcomes?
  • What is the best way to access and present the 3,000,000+ data points that we collect each year, given a school community with the regular amount of ICT confidence and diversity?
  • How can we effectively share that data with our students and parents?
  • How can we use this data tool to both add value to each one of the students in our care and to, in real time, find those students that are slipping quietly through the cracks? Data driven differentiation.
  • What could the future look like?
Greg O'Connor
School Teaching Channel

Texthelp's Toolkit of technology: Essential support in a digital world

  • An overview of how Texthelp's Technology for Learning supports the literacy and numeracy all students - online, remote and in class
  • Discover digital tools which support students across all curriculum areas
  • Discover digital tools to support diverse learners and promote learner agency in an ever changing digital environment
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

Frameworks for Deep Learning - Effective Models of Technology Integration

  • The power of an interdisciplinary, investigative inquiry platform for deep learning by layering outcomes, concepts and skills over time
  • Effective models of technology integration with a focus on developing future focused skills, competencies and dispositions
  • The use of immersive learning platforms to showcase student work and curate their content in virtual space
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

Leading Literacy Change in Schools

In this session the panel will discuss the leadership of literacy change in a primary school environment. Panel members will discuss:
  • the success and challenges they’ve faced
  • the advice they wish they’d had when they started
  • the leadership lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Dr Dr Gene Kerns
School Teaching Channel

Personalised Literacy: We CAN get there from here

A practical presentation about ways technology and researched-based ideas can assist teachers in giving their students a more personalised learning experience.As an expert in assessment, cognitive research, educational leadership, integrated curriculum, learning progressions, personalised learning, Response to Intervention, and the science of expertise, Dr. Kerns is a highly sought-after presenter. He has spoken at many national and international conferences, including SXSW EDU, the Google Global Education Symposium, the Westminster Education Forum, and the Arizona State University Global Silicon Valley (ASU/GSV) Summit on Innovation.In this session Gene will cover:
  • Supporting teachers in active planning
  • Supporting teachers with assessment information
  • How to measure progress and growth
Join us for a live Q&A following this broadcast:
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

The maths gap in Australia – how to problem solve and differentiate

We present results from OUP research which show that many Australian students are failing to acquire mathematics knowledge and skills. We explore this impact on learning and teaching and consider how problem-solving can support skills development in the hybrid classroom. We will also introduce Oxford Maths 7-10 for the Victorian Curriculum; an innovative suite of print and digital resources to help diagnose and address gaps in students’ knowledge and help guide them on a focused mathematics journey.
Cheryl Lacey DSJ
School Teaching Channel

Helping educators become more autonomous, thinking beyond the realm of the norm.

  • Adjust existing conditions to establish effective autonomy
  • Secure agreement on the full range of your responsibilities and boundaries
  • Remove non-essential duties that leak into achieving desired goals
  • Add value to school-wide goals, government priorities and student agency
  • Avoid inequities, burnout or underperformance
  • Select resources that enable you to do your best work
  • Engage teachers in setting performance goals that support the school’s strategy as well as their own ambitions and interests
last published: 16/Aug/21 10:05

School Teaching Channel, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Jane Jarvis
School Teaching Channel

Planning for academic diversity in contemporary learning spaces

This presentation considers how educators can leverage technology to support academically diverse learners in a range of contemporary learning settings, including online environments. Topics include:
  • Quality differentiation for learner diversity
  • The role of effective formative assessment routines
  • Opportunities and considerations for using technology to support differentiation
  • Ideas for supporting students with specialised learning requirements and for challenging academically advanced students
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

inclusionED: Using the evidence to support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms

  • inclusionED is an online professional learning community, co-designed with educators, for educators. It provides free evidence-based and research-informed teaching practices and tools to support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms.
  • The presentation will focus on the research behind inclusionED, which combines the outputs of more than 25 research and development projects carried out through Autism CRC's School Years Program in more than 300 Australian schools over the past six years.
  • Using screenshots of the live platform we will demonstrate how teachers can use inclusionED to support classroom problem solving based on our research.
  • We will highlight strategies and resources that support teaching practice in home-school environments.
About inclusionEDinclusionED is an online professional learning community, co-designed with educators, for educators. It provides free evidence-based and research-informed teaching practices and tools to support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms. inclusionED's teaching practices and site concepts were co-designed with a range of stakeholders, including teachers, researchers, inclusive education specialists, principals, policymakers, and students on the autism spectrum. Our aim throughout this process was to translate research into research-informed, practical teaching strategies and programs. The 45+ teaching practices on inclusionED are underpinned by the principles of Universal Design for Learning. They don't provide a single one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customised for individualized learning. The platform also facilitates a national community of practice, enabling social sharing, comments and reviews of the experience implementing specific practices. Launched in 2021, has reached over 25,000 unique visitors and almost 3,000 members of the community of practice in Australia and internationally.
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

Playing for inclusion: using cooperative video games to build social capacity

Building friendships and social connections in our schools can be challenging for many neurodiverse children and young adults. With an increasing focus on diversity and inclusive education in Australian schools, many teachers and school leaders are identifying strength and interest-based supports that promote a welcoming and inclusive environment. Dr. Matthew Harrison and Jessica Rowlings will discuss the use of carefully selected cooperative video games as tools for building social capacity building and developing the collaborative skills in a culturally responsive manner. Exploring both the virtual playgrounds and structured digital games-based intervention models, this presentation will share several case studies and practical advice for educators and school leaders who are looking to implement programs in their schools.
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

Making the most of Minecraft

  • Learn how teachers in Victorian government schools are using Minecraft in the classroom
  • How you can get started with Minecraft today
  • Classroom build challenge ideas
  • Competitions to join
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

Collaborative Professionalism

Research demonstrates that teachers can transform their pedagogical practice, deepen their subject knowledge and improve student performance when they learn together through continuous collaborative inquiry and constructive feedback. Moreover, teachers were more motivated to embrace change when they provided with opportunities to collaborate. At Knox, we have implemented a holistic approach to collaboration from professional learning to instigating new initiatives. Our teachers collaborate in Research and Learning teams working together to analyse the data, implement initiatives and evaluate the impact on student learning.
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

Design2Innovate: introduction to design thinking

Design2Innovate: introduction to design thinking will support middle leaders and classroom teachers to become more confident in using design thinking in classroom, school curriculum and leadership practice. You will engage in hands-on learning, take risks and be challenged as you deepen your creative thinking and problem solving skills. You’ll learn how to use design thinking to enhance student-led learning, build 21st century skills, and facilitate cultural change in your school.
Panel discussion
School Teaching Channel

Approaches and strategies to engage students in a remote learning scenario

  • Introduction to distance education – who we are & what we do.
  • What Works Best (Research informed practice)
  • eLearning design (asynchronous) to foster collaboration
  • Online lesson (synchronous) with a focus on collaboration
  • Additional strategies to support engagement and collaboration
last published: 16/Aug/21 10:05
EduTECH 2021