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Melbourne, 13 - 14 August 2024

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Aug 139:30
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Grand Opening - Welcome to Country & Parliamentary Secretary for Education address

Keynotes
Jahmarley Dawson, Welcome to Country performer, Performer
Nina Taylor, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Department of Education, Victoria
Plenary 2 - Convention Centre
Aug 139:50
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Future Fixers – unlocking amazing ideas in our classrooms

Keynotes

Join Grok Academy’s CEO and curriculum author Dr. James Curran for a discussion on ideas that motivate students to learn new skills e.g.: an app they wished existed or solving a problem with technology. James will look at using the creative energy in the curriculum to develop the skills to make it work and why we still need to teach programming in a world where Generative AI exists.

Plenary 2 - Convention Centre
Aug 1310:10
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Brave new words: How AI will revolutionize education

Keynotes

After the explosion of AI, teachers and parents around the world worried that it would completely undermine education as we know it. But Sal Khan, founder of the non-profit Khan Academy, says that doesn’t have to be the case. “We’re at the cusp of using AI for the biggest positive transformation that education has ever seen,” says Sal.

Plenary 2 - Convention Centre
Aug 1310:40
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PANEL - The future of education in an AI powered world

Keynotes
Plenary 2 - Convention Centre
Aug 1311:35
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The future of modern assessment

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

In 2022 & 2023 EduGrowth hosted a conversation on the future of modern Assessment. In 2024 the conversation continues as the landscape of assessment evolves through tech enablements and the changing needs of users and institutions alike.

Aug 1311:45
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Text-to-anything: The (near) future of GenAI

School Leaders
  • Understand the concept of multimodality in GenAI and its significance in creating compelling, engaging, and persuasive content.
  • Explore the implications and challenges of multimodal GenAI.
  • Gain insights into the convergence of audio, video, code, 3D, gaming, apps, and VR/XR technologies in the context of GenAI.
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1311:45
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More than ‘just’ a teacher

School Teachers

You are never ‘just’ a teacher. It is time to reclaim the significance of the role and impact that teachers have in all contexts and settings. It’s particularly crucial to put the spotlight back on the importance of primary school teachers – especially in the lives of children, families, and communities. The transformative power of education, guided by skilled and dedicated teachers, and educational leaders not only shapes minds but also has the potential to profoundly impact and uplift entire communities.Participants will;- be inspired and uplifted to understand the importance of a teacher- be presented with an overview of research that shows the impact of primary school settings- be encouraged to persevere and continue with a career in teaching if tempted to leave the profession- consider a long-term career in educational leadership- recognise and celebrate the pivotal role of teachers in bringing hope and transforming lives and building a brighter future for all.

School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1311:45
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Moving from AI prompting to AI fluency with large language models

Digital Technologies

Through this presentation, attendees will:1. Review and reflect on the importance of prompting with large language models, and how a few key inclusions can increase the impact of the AI output.2. Explore extensions to take prompts even further, and learn techniques to better refine and amplify your AI interactions.3. Define AI fluency, and unpack the skills and dispositions teachers and students can demonstrate to create more effective and meaningful interactions with large language models.

Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1311:45
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CIO PANEL - Cyber security & data privacy with AI on the rise in schools

ICT Management
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1311:45
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Transforming education: Harnessing AI to improve our human intelligence

Higher Ed
  • Insights into the potential of AI to revolutionize education: I will explore how AI technologies can be leveraged for learning experiences, adapt to individual learners' needs, and create more engaging and effective educational environments.

  • Strategies for using AI to augment human intelligence: I will discuss how AI can be harnessed to enhance and support human intelligence rather than replace it. I will present practical strategies for integrating AI tools and techniques into educational settings in a way that empowers learners and educators alike, fostering the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills.

  • A roadmap for responsible and ethical AI adoption in education: As a leading expert in the field, I will address the important considerations surrounding the ethical and responsible use of AI in education. I will provide the audience with a clear strategy for navigating the challenges and opportunities associated with AI adoption, ensuring that the transformative potential of these technologies is realised in a way that benefits all learners and upholds essential values such as privacy, fairness, and transparency.
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1311:45
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PANEL - The Innovation Imperative: connecting supply and demand to solve our skills shortages

Workplace Learning
  • AI is accelerating industry change and amplifying skills shortages
  • How can industry & unions, education and Government come together, through an innovation approach, to solve our skills challenges
  • Ideas from around the world and other industries
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1311:45
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AI in maths

Maths
  • Can Chat GPT do maths?
  • Do students think Chat GPT can do maths?
  • How can teachers make best use of Chat GPT and generative AI now, and in the future?
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1311:45
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Optimising teacher practices in inclusive classrooms

Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion

This session will explore the use of data to inform teaching practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports. It will focus on collaborative approaches in analysing data and making informed decisions on teaching practices to improve student outcomes.

Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1311:45
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How to swiftly manage complex employee relations matters in schools. Is your school’s legal and governance strategy up to scratch?

Business Managers
  • Identifying persons and styles not suitable for working with children
  • Identifying the signs, language and conduct that indicate a person poses a threat to children
  • How to use innovative and lawful strategies to swiftly remove staff from your organisation who pose a risk
  • How to use pre-employment checklists and questions to filter out unsuitable individuals during recruitment
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1311:45
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Barriers and opportunities in the future of edtech for health and physical education (HPE)

Sport & Physical Education

Join us and be a part of a comprehensive discussion on the future faced by HPE educators in integrating technology, including issues related to infrastructure, teacher training, and equity of access. This discussion will aim to also explore solutions and innovative practices for overcoming such barriers as experienced educators and leaders showcase such wins and challenges from their school communities.

Shaun Bowes, Leading Teacher – Director of Learning: Health, Outdoor, Physical Education and Sport (HOPES), Balwyn High School
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1311:45
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Unpacking Digital Technologies Curriculum version 9

Grok Academy

Writing a curriculum is a delicate balance between clarity and overwhelming detail. Do you ever wish you could get inside the mind of the writers of the curriculum and find out what they really meant? One of Grok Academy's most requested resources is here! Join Grok Academy as they present the NEW Unpacking the Digital Technologies Curriculum, revised for Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1312:15
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Unlocking classroom potential with AI

School Teachers
  • The findings of their global, customer-focused research
  • Why it's important to have clear guiding tech principles
  • Why it’s critical to understand the tech that powers AI
  • EP's brand new AI offering!
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1312:15
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Learning through play: Engaging students and teachers

Digital Technologies
  • LEGO Education plays a vital role in the mission to inspire builders of tomorrow, with an ambition to enable all students to succeed by delivering engaging, hands-on, in-classroom experiences rooted in learning through play.
  • This keynote aims to provide insights into how we can ensure engagement from students in classrooms as well as discuss through the key challenges that teachers face.
  • Our solutions are rooted in the learning through play methodology and pedagogy before technology, which allows students to develop a holistic set of skills that are not only cognitively rooted, but also rooted in social, emotional, physical, and creative development. We empower students to find meaning in the world around them and create positive change.
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1312:15
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Becoming job ready : Empowering young learners to go beyond technical skills

Higher Ed

Do you ever think why some people climb up the job ladder faster than the others? Spoiler alert: its not luck or connections, much of this can be attributed to learning, upskilling and professional development. In the rapidly evolving professional landscape of 2024, staying competitive demands continuous learning and skill enhancement. Learning solutions that go beyond technical expertise have emerged as a pivotal tool for professionals aiming to keep pace with technological advancements and industry standards.

Johannes will be sharing with you the value of upskilling and how young learners can enrich their career journey through project management.

Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1312:15
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Creating Digitally Capable Schools

Grok Academy

In our digital age, where digital technologies are ubiquitous, there are still many opportunities to improve the effectiveness of their use in education. It is crucial that all schools can confidently measure the digital capabilities of their students and staff and understand how to progress in their digital transformation journey. In this session, Grok Academy will demonstrate their new framework and evidence-based, easy-to-use self-paced evaluation tool, fit for the Australian education system, which meets these two purposes.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1312:25
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Assessment realising the unique potential of each learner

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Hear how EdTech is supporting educators measure the unique potential of each learner through innovated assessment models.

Aug 1312:45
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PANEL - Proactive strategies for developing resilience in digital education

School Leaders

Explore how leaders can help future-proof schools against the rapid evolution of educational technology, focusing on pre-emptive measures and infrastructure to minimise reactive scrambling. Delve into the proactive roles leadership and ICT teams can play in preparing for and embracing the emerging technologies that are coming down the line.

Moderator: Alan Finkel, Chair & Co-founder of Stile Education, Former Australian Chief Scientist and Chancellor of Monash University, Stile Education
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1312:45
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PANEL - A culture of thinking with a teaching and learning framework

School Teachers
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1312:45
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Leading first nations program ‐ Integrated virtual world

Digital Technologies
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1312:45
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The ideal “Security Stack” for a school

ICT Management

1. Pioneering Education Security: Discover insights from Australia’s first school to achieve ISO 27001:2013 certification and learn about our journey towards transitioning to ISO 27001:2022.

2. Enhanced Data Protection and Cybersecurity: Understand how ISO 27001 can significantly elevate your school's data security measures, ensuring the protection of sensitive student and staff information against the backdrop of an increasingly digital education landscape.

3. Building a Culture of Security Awareness: Gain valuable strategies on fostering a robust culture of security awareness among students, educators, and administrators, and see how it positively impacts the entire school community.

4. Meeting Compliance and Competitive Advantage: Hear how ISO 27001 certification not only ensures compliance with data protection regulations but can also set your institution apart in an environment where parents and students are more aware and concerned about data privacy.

5. Practical Tips: Benefit from practical advice and real-world examples on navigating the certification process, overcoming challenges, and maintaining ISO 27001 standards in a dynamic educational setting.

Andrew Hottes, Chief Digital Information Officer, Cranbrook
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1312:45
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Assessment design for a time of artificial intelligence

Higher Ed
  • AI can now do much of what we have previously assessed
  • We need to reconsider both what and how we assess
  • Assessment needs to prepare students for a world where AI is ubiquitous
  • Sometimes we need to be sure that students haven’t used AI; this is difficult but if it really matters we can do it
  • This talk draws upon the major Australian project Assessment reform for a time of artificial intelligence, which was funded by the Australian higher education regulator
Phillip Dawson, Co-Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1312:45
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How women’s under-utilised potential can solve for Australia’s skills shortages

Workplace Learning
  • Ways to increase women’s economic participation rate, and ways to add $128 billion to Australia’s economy by helping women engage in work, on their terms
  • How online learning at work and digital communities help women thrive in their careers
  • The role women play in supporting Australia’s transition from resources into a knowlegde and tech economy, with new careers in AI, cyber, and data
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1312:45
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Feeling the Talent Shortage? Strategies to recruit & retain top talent

Business Managers
  • Employee Value Proposition - what is it and why do we need one?
  • Talent Attraction -strategies to streamline recruitment, including leveraging your school website to attract employees.
  • Onboarding/Retention - how to help new staff thrive (and stay!)
Bianca New, Head of People, Culture & Partnerships, Toorak College
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1312:45
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Integrating technology in primary and secondary HPE

Sport & Physical Education

Join us as we explore how technology and digital tools are being used across various age groups in primary and secondary Health and Physical Education for accessing information, developing skills, and engaging in creative activities. This topic would explore the factors influencing technology use, including teacher experience, geographic location, and school resources.

Aug 1312:45
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Cyber security essentials for the modern classroom

Grok Academy

Are you wondering how to teach the new Digital Technologies sub-strand Privacy and Security along with Digital Safety and wellbeing? Join Grok Academy to uncover the mysteries of engaging students with cyber security in the classroom. Explore our fun and practical activities to prepare your students with essential skills to be cyber aware and protect themselves online.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1313:00
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Shark Tank Heat 1

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Welcome to the shark tank, where EdTech entrepreneurs with cutting edge solutions will compete to be Innovation Alley's Winner.

In this heat 4 Entrepreneurs will present their solution in the hopes of making it to the Shark Tank Final on Wednesday afternoon.

Aug 1313:15
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PANEL - Assessment through an AI lens. Is your assessment AI ready?

School Leaders
Moderator: Alan Finkel, Chair & Co-founder of Stile Education, Former Australian Chief Scientist and Chancellor of Monash University, Stile Education
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1313:15
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Generative AI: Today's tool for tomorrow's learners

School Teachers

This session will explore ways that teachers can use generative AI for teaching and learning in a safe, ethical and responsible way. Participants will engage with generative AI tools that are widely available on schools networks to understand and develop prompt literacy skills to create differentiated learning content, generate lesson plans and resources. If participants would like to trial the activities during the workshop, a previously created ChatGPT 3.5 (free) account would be beneficial.

School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1313:15
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Deploying collaborative intelligence: Ai, students and the invisible prompt.

Digital Technologies

Discover how an LLM is being used, via an LMS, as a tool to work with students across the College. Learn how you can create an Ai powered resource to deploy for your students. No code, no developers, little cost, unlimited potential.

Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1313:15
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Aug 1313:15
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The evolving skills landscape: Anticipating current and future requirements

Workplace Learning
  • Identifying and addressing current and future skill shortages in Australian organisations.
  • The transition from traditional job roles to a skills-based approach and its implications for learning and development.
  • The effects of skilled migration on development strategies.
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1313:15
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Bring intelligence to schools by light: Empowering AI, BYOD, E-Learning and STEM for comprehensive educational excellency by Advanced Optical Networks

Table Talks

Gain insights into the latest technologies that can enhance your teaching methods and improve student engagement. Learn how to leverage advanced infrastructure to create a dynamic and interactive learning environment.

Explore how AI can provide personalized learning experiences, streamline administrative tasks, and offer predictive analytics to support student success.

Our project experience including one of the top three IB schools in the world, equipped with high-performance high-availability (H.A.) servers will be shared.

Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1313:15
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Minimising student administration and maximising CRM effectiveness in Higher Education

Table Talks

This session runs at 13:15 (ONLY)

Higher education institutions are drowning in data. CRM, Student information systems, marketing platforms, and external sources create a complex web, often siloed and difficult to analyse. This hinders efficient student administration and effective use of CRM tools.Join us in this roundtable discussion where we dive deep into the data challenges faced by higher education institutions across the student journey and explore strategies to overcome them.

We'll delve into:

  • Minimising student administration burden: Streamlining processes, leveraging automation, and integrating data sources for a holistic student view.
  • Maximising CRM effectiveness: Unifying student data, overcoming data quality issues, and building a technology platform like Salesforce Education Cloud that helps enhance the learner to earner journey.
Host: Dr Jocelyne Bouzaid, Change and Training Lead, Simplus\Infosys
Host: Aadi Ganesan, Solutions Architect, Simplus\Infosys
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1313:15
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Leveraging digital technologies in mathematics

Maths

Our session focuses on leveraging digital technology to design for deep learning in Mathematics. Discover innovative ways to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes through authentic technology integration. We will delve into hands-on activities, including augmented reality applications and AI, used to reinforce mathematical concepts. We will demonstrate how these technologies can transform traditional math lessons into dynamic, interactive experiences, while also highlighting cross-curricular opportunities to address literacy within the Mathematics curriculum.

Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1313:15
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Inclusive education in STEM

Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion

This presentation will discuss designing and implementing an inclusive education programs for STEM subjects based on an evidence-based practice.

A case study of an inclusive education program for mathematics from Year 7 to 10 will be presented. This will include guidelines for acceleration and intervention, assessment of prior knowledge and assessment for learning, addressing knowledge gaps, evaluating student readiness to learn and increasing student agency.

Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1313:15
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Creating psychological safety in the workplace

Business Managers

* What is psychological safety?* Why is it important?* What are key insights from the research?* What is NOT psychological safety?* How does psychological safety lead to higher levels of learning and performance?* What are some practical ways that improve psychological safety at work?

Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1313:15
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Harnessing technology to enhance and document learning in physical education

Sport & Physical Education

In the dynamic environment of Physical Education (PE) classes, leveraging technology can significantly transform the learning experience. This presentation explores innovative ways to integrate technology in PE to support and document student learning effectively. By using tools such as fitness trackers, video analysis apps, and online assessment platforms, educators can provide real-time feedback, personalize instruction, and capture students' progress with precision.

Additionally, we will delve into the continuous reporting system that awards digital badges for various achievements and milestones. This system not only motivates students by recognizing their efforts and accomplishments but also provides a comprehensive and ongoing record of their development. Join us to discover how these technological advancements can elevate PE classes, making learning more engaging, transparent, and rewarding.

  • Explore innovative ways to integrate technology in Physical Education (PE) to support and document student learning.
  • Utilize tools such as fitness trackers, video analysis apps, and online assessment platforms to provide real-time feedback, personalize instruction, and accurately capture students' progress.
  • Delve into a continuous reporting system that awards digital badges for various achievements and milestones, motivating students by recognizing their efforts and accomplishments.
  • Discover how these technological advancements can make PE classes more engaging, transparent, and rewarding for students.
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1313:15
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Differentiating Digital Technologies with AI

Grok Academy

Delve into innovative strategies to leverage AI for personalised learning experiences, catering to the diverse needs and interests of students in Australian classrooms. Aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, this talk will demonstrate how AI can support differentiated instruction, enabling educators to create inclusive and engaging learning environments for all students. Discover practical applications, real-world examples, and the future of AI-driven education in Australia.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1313:35
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AI reinventing the learning experience

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Generative AI is transforming the way people learn. As a sector hear how we can be at the forefront of this transformation and utilise to the learners benefit.

Aug 1313:45
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Reimagining education: The future of teaching and learning with Haileybury Pangea

School Leaders

This session delves into the innovative world of nontraditional learning models, highlighting Haileybury Pangea as a premier example of flexible, online education. Haileybury Pangea represents a groundbreaking approach to teaching and learning, designed to meet the varying needs of students without geographical boundaries, through adaptive and accessible education solutions. Participants will gain valuable insights into how this model is reshaping the educational landscape, providing high-quality learning experiences that transcend the limitations of traditional classroom settings, whilst enhancing them at the same time.

Ruth Thornton, Senior Global Product Manager, Canvas by Instructure
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1313:45
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CS education for all ages with VEX Robotics

School Teachers
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1313:45
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Using data to inform the direction of teaching the Digital Technologies Curriculum and how schools can support teachers

Digital Technologies
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1313:45
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Deepening divides: How AI reinforces and creates inequities in learning

Higher Ed

The sudden widespread availability of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT created significant opportunities and challenges for higher education. Much of the emphasis on generative AI in higher education to date has been on the risks to academic integrity. However, a more complex picture of the implications of generative AI for student learning is emerging. A new digital divide appears to be emerging. Some students are readily integrating generative AI into their learning practices while others are either not engaging or are struggling to take advantage of the power of these new technologies. AI threatens to exacerbate existing equity issues and leave disadvantaged students behind. In this session, we will explore what the emerging evidence suggests about the impact of AI on equity issues in higher education.

Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1313:45
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Harnessing the talent of an AI genius toddler to create stunning visuals for your learning design

Workplace Learning

1. Meet DALL-E your Creative AI Companion: Learn what DALL-E is and how it can be a game-changer in creating bespoke visuals for learning content.

2. Handy Hacks: Gain insights into effective techniques for leveraging DALL-E, including best practices for crafting prompts.

3. Challenges and Limitations: Recognising and overcoming some challenges and limitations of working with DALL-E to get brilliant, meltdown-free results.

4. DALL-E Exploration: Collaboratively craft an image using DALL-E, using creative prompting techniques to get innovative results.

Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1313:45
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Minimising student administration and maximising CRM effectiveness in K-12

Table Talks

This session runs at 13:45 (ONLY).

K12 institutions are drowning in data. CRM, Student information systems, marketing platforms, and external sources create a complex web, often siloed and difficult to analyse. This hinders efficient student administration and effective use of CRM tools.Join us in this roundtable discussion where we dive deep into the data challenges faced by K12 institutions across the student journey and explore strategies to overcome them.

We'll delve into:

  • Minimising student administration burden: Streamlining processes, leveraging automation, and integrating data sources for a holistic student view.
  • Maximising CRM effectiveness: Unifying student data, overcoming data quality issues, and building a technology platform like Salesforce Education Cloud that helps enhance the learner to earner journey.
Host: Dr Jocelyne Bouzaid, Change and Training Lead, Simplus\Infosys
Host: Aadi Ganesan, Solutions Architect, Simplus\Infosys
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1313:45
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Utilising 'playful' methods to reinforce learning and build more confident mathematicians

Maths

An anecdotal account of Stephanie’s use of wrap‐around whiteboards in Year 11 & 12 Specialist Mathematics, where students were able to work collaboratively and elucidate their thought processes throughout lessons. Stephanie will share her experience of moving away from traditional methods and giving more space to student voice, exploring the challenges faced as well as the benefits encountered along the way.

Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1313:45
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Using Effective Literacy Practices for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion
  • High expectations leads to increased outcomes in literacy for our students with intellectual disabilities.
  • The use of Low tech-High tech in the classroom and what works for our students.
  • The gaps in technology and what we need from developers.
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1313:45
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Getting started with Grok

Grok Academy

You may have heard that Grok Academy is free for all teachers and students in Australia, but what does that mean in practice? Join Grok Academy as they demonstrate how to use their platform to engage students in the key concepts, content and skills of the Digital Technologies curriculum such as privacy and security, programming and more!

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1314:10
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Real impact for learners: A case study

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Hear from an innovative EdTech company on how they are creating real and meaningful impact for their learners.

Aug 1314:15
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PANEL - New metrics - it's time to rethink standardised testing

School Leaders
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1314:15
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Using A.I and social media tools to develop a positive student relationship with feedback, success and education

School Teachers

This presentation will focus on giving teachers resources and tools to make reliable, ethical and impactful feedback for their students, goals for schools who want to improve how students engage and work with feedback and celebrate success in student portals and school environments and how A.I and machine learning can assist with this.

School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1314:15
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An IT Director and Business Manager dialogue on reasonable cyber risk management

ICT Management

Actionable Insights:

  • Delegates will leave with a clear understanding of frameworks to assess cyber risks and implement security measures that are both effective and financially viable.
  • Strategies for Collaboration: Insights into how an IT Director and a Business Manager can effectively collaborate, sharing their expertise to enhance the organisation's security posture while keeping an eye on the bottom line.
  • Guiding Principles: Delegates will leave with concrete guiding principles for what qualifies as "reasonable" when it comes to security measures.
  • Simulation Insights: Learnings from the simulation exercise, including common pitfalls and best practices in cyber risk management from both a security and financial perspective.

In an era where cyber threats are both relentless and complex, the collaboration between an IT Director and a Business Manager is more crucial than ever. Our submission proposes an engaging and immersive session, exploring the different perspectives on what constitutes "reasonable" when it comes to cyber risk management. In simple terms, "Reasonable" cyber risk management constitutes a proportionate response where the burden from control enforcement is commensurate with a measurable reduction in the resulting financial losses. The session starts with an interaction between the two executives aiming at highlighting their unique yet complementary roles in safeguarding an organisation's digital assets. Through a simulation exercise involving the conference delegates, the session will further delve into a realistic cyber risk management scenario. This interactive approach is designed to provide practical insights into the art of balancing security needs with financial prudence. Post-exercise, the two professionals will reassume their roles, offering reflections on their approaches to the challenge, thereby illustrating the nuanced understanding of 'reasonableness' from both the security and financial viewpoints.

The session will culminate with these executives synthesising their insights to establish guiding principles on defining 'reasonableness' in cyber risk management. These principles aim to equip delegates with a balanced framework for making informed decisions in their respective roles, acknowledging the intricate interplay between robust security measures and financial viability. Our submission on the topic is timely and relevant, particularly in light of recent findings that emphasise the critical need for collaboration between these leaders in the face of escalating cyber threats. The increasing complexity of cyber-attacks and their significant financial impacts necessitate a synergised approach to cyber risk management, blending technical security expertise with financial risk assessment and resource allocation.

ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1314:15
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Optimising collaboration across TAFE, higher ed and industry to drive agile curriculum development and solve Australia’s biggest skills challenges

Workplace Learning

What are the opportunities identified, lessons learnt, and barriers uncovered?

  • Critical importance of vision and government funding
  • Freedom and flexibility of non-accredited Microcredentials
  • Power of collaboration for enhancing credibility, creativity, and scalability
  • Balancing mutual benefit and self interest
  • The challenge of re-skiller employability
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1314:15
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Scratch that coding itch

Table Talks

This session runs at 14:15 and 14:45

Learn how to build visual coding skills across prep to 6 with Scratch (free), plus see how Scratch can be used to create a level of Super Mario Bros! I’ll show you how to build on the basics in Scratch Jnr on the iPad, through to Scratch V3 on laptops. Let’s Scratch that coding itch!

Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1314:15
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Creative convergence: Exploring mathematics through art, drama, and climate impact with technology

Maths

In the "Creative Convergence" session, you'll embark on a dynamic journey at the intersection of mathematics, artistic expression, and environmental consciousness. This session is unlike any other, as it uses technology to explore mathematics through the interconnected realms of visual art, performing arts, mathematics, and climate impact. You'll discover how technology can be used to provide opportunities for students to express their creativity and explore mathematical concepts in innovative ways as you're guided through a series of students’ work samples. From mathematical drawings to financial analysis, nutrition, climate impact, and cultural awareness, you'll see how mathematics is truly everywhere. Don't miss this unique and enriching experience that will leave you with a renewed sense of inspiration and creativity.

Laura McClure, Learning Area Leader - Mathematics, Wheelers Hill Secondary College
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1314:15
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Education Leadership - Differentiation and the Gifted Child

Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion

In this session, participants will gain valuable insights from a seasoned school leader, aimed at helping schools develop strategies to identify gifted children. The session will delve into the notion of the 'tall poppy syndrome' and advocate for extension activities and accceleeration that empower every child to achieve their maximum potential

Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1314:15
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FIRESIDE CHAT - Reimaging forecasting – Innovation & flexibility around budgeting

Business Managers
  • The business manager as your most important colleague.
  • Sharing your vision.
  • The 3 C’s - Confide. Confer. Concur.
  • Forecasting , Budgets & Benchmarking – Fact v Fantasy.
  • Reimaging forecasting – Innovation & flexibility around budgeting.

Kathryn Pearce, Business Manager, Mount Sinai
Phil Roberts, Leadership Coach Consultant, Phil Roberts Moaching
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1314:15
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Strategies to teach coding effectively: Using pedagogy to inform your practice

Grok Academy

Grok Academy invites teachers to explore the impact of programming pedagogies on classroom outcomes. Discover how applying reseach-backed pedagogical principles to Digital Technologies can improve the way that you implement coding in the classroom. You will gain practical insights and ideas for teaching programming, which can be used to better structure your lessons. Whether you are new to teaching Digital Technologies, or an experienced teacher in this area, there will be some new and impactful strategies for you to learn about in this talk.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1314:45
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Establishing your digital, data, and cyber security strategy

School Leaders

In 2021 Westbourne Grammar School engaged in a collaborative and consultative process creating a comprehensive digital strategy, that combined teaching, learning, infrastructure, and the business and operations functions of our school. This innovative and systematic roadmap aims to position us at the forefront of this space over the next three years.

This keynote will focus on three main areas:First, how our Digital Strategy was created, the process used, it’s launch, and how the strategy is being project managed, implemented, tracked, and reported against. I will share the successes of using a distributed leadership model and the structures and support mechanisms we have in place to drive this agenda.

Second, I will share how our data visualization and analytics framework sits within this strategy and how by developing this capability you have the potential to enhance every part of your school. Of particular note is how it can augment the visibility and nature of Executive and Board reporting through descriptive and predictive analytics and real-time visualization of key metrics and project status.

Third, the critical importance of developing your cyber security posture as an Executive and a Board, given that the ACSC are now reporting a critical cyber incident every 8 minutes in Australia. What is your current posture? Do you have a stance? What is your current maturity level as an organization? What would you do if a critical cyber incident occurred at your school? And do you have the required protocols, processes, policies, delegations, insurance, and recovery mechanisms in place?

This talk will not only highlight the critical importance of the digital, data, and cyber security triad, it will also leave the audience with key ideas that are actionable in their own context.

Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1314:45
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Leveraging technology at scale across the primary school setting

School Teachers
  • Embracing technology for all, not just the early adopters
  • Well-known hardware/software you can use with large cohorts in Primary
  • No more slideshows-creative ways for students to present information
  • Planning and timetabling to embedtechnology successfully
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1314:45
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Security Sarah - Automated cyber response

ICT Management

Learn how CEWA uses “Security Sarah” to streamline security automation and free up human resources to enhance CEWA’s security posture. Throughout this journey CEWA has begun to explore how the experience can be added/augmented with GenAI and see what the next steps on Security Sarah’s journey will be.

ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1314:45
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Building complex workforce capability at scale

Workplace Learning
  • Connecting the purpose of the learning ecosystem to its design
  • Identifying what really matters in the ecosystem
  • Why “perfect” can be the enemy of impact
  • How to get the most out of partner organisations
  • Practical lessons to support success in "build" and “run"
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1314:45
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Authentic statistics: Building digital dashboards

Maths
  • Teaching statistics is fundamentally different from teaching mathematics - they are separate disciplines with different rules of engagement
  • Using digital tools allows us to go beyond small and inauthentic data sets where our learning focus is mostly on computation to large (messy) and authentic data where we explore appropriate interpretation and effective communication in much more depth
  • Selecting the right digital tool makes a whole lot of difference - many have a steep learning curve (e.g., R, PowerBI), and many are simply too limited. Excel, while popular, is not designed for statistical analysis.
  • I will share my experiences using CODAP and Tableau in Year 10 Mathematics
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1314:45
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Unlocking potential with assistive tech

Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion

Come along and explore some flexible, free (mostly) options to help students with literacy challenges share what they know. I’ll show you how Chatterkids, Clips and Minecraft can allow students to shine and share what they do know, all without the restrictiveness of pencil and paper.

Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1314:45
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PANEL - Strategies to enhancing operational efficiencies across finance, IT & other corporate functions

Business Managers
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1314:45
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Enhancing HPE engagement through educational technology

Sport & Physical Education
Brendan Growden, RTO Manager, Marsden State High School
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1314:45
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Data decoded: From bits and bytes to bright ideas in the Digital Technologies curriculum

Grok Academy

Understanding how to leverage data to solve problems has become a highly sought-after skill in society. So, where should we begin in our teaching? Come along for a ride into the land of data, as we unpack the Digital Technologies concepts of Data Representation (F-10), Data Acquisition (7-10) and Data Interpretation (7-10). You will gain an understanding of the requirements of Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies version 9 and find some teaching ideas and resources to help you in your implementation.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1314:45
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Shark Tank Heat 2

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Welcome to the shark tank, where EdTech entrepreneurs with cutting edge solutions will compete to be Innovation Alley's Winner.

In this heat 4 Entrepreneurs will present their solution in the hopes of making it to the Shark Tank Final on Wednesday afternoon.

Aug 1315:15
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Customer experiences: Toddle AI in Australian classrooms

School Leaders
  • Join us for an enlightening session where we explore the transformative impact of Toddle AI in Australian classrooms.
  • Featuring Jo, the eLearning and Innovation Specialist at Coomera Anglican College, and Tom O’Rourke, the Curriculum Coordinator at Holy Trinity School, this session will delve into real-life case studies showcasing how Toddle AI is revolutionising education.
  • Hear firsthand experiences on why these schools chose Toddle and the significant differences it has made in their teaching and learning environments.
  • Gain valuable insights and practical tips on leveraging Toddle AI to enhance educational outcomes in your own school.
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1315:15
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All aboard the Tinker Train: Sustainability, visible thinking & inquiry in action

Digital Technologies

Explore innovative ways in which STEAM is seamlessly integrated throughout the curriculum in this session.

Eleni will present her school's acclaimed Inquiry framework, "Strathcona's Tinker Train," showcasing how it incorporates STEAM, visible thinking, and design thinking. Witness the strategic use of technology at every stage, from the initial acquisition of new knowledge to the culmination in final assessments and showcases. Gain insights into the comprehensive process that empowers students in their learning journey, allowing them to showcase acquired knowledge while honing a diverse set of skills.

Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1315:15
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Powering K-12 education outcomes with security-first, AI-powered networking

ICT Management

With AI-washing running rampant in all areas of our lives, it’s worthwhile taking a step back. What are the practical uses of AI in networking today? How do we use this technology to improve education outcomes and allow our lean IT teams to rise to today’s complex challenges? Join HPE Aruba Networking’s APJ Solution Advocacy Lead Elissa McCormick as she dives into security-first, AI-powered networking – the secure and practical approach to supporting K-12 education. Come to hear about the latest technology in networking - including effective AI through rich data, proactive monitoring to identify issues before they become problems, and travelling back in time for easy troubleshooting - and leave with practical examples of how you can adopt the security-first, AI-powered network to empower your staff and students.

ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1315:15
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Supporting student success and retention

Higher Ed
  • A user-guide to the Australian Universities Accord Final Report including practical application by providers.
  • Comparison and contrast between private providers and public universities and what works at each.
  • Practical approaches to supporting students to use generative artificial intelligence with academic integrity.
  • A Support for Students Framework with practical strategies including intervention plans.
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1315:15
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Building an AI capability strategy

Workplace Learning
Daniel Wiggins, Learning & Organisational Development Manager, Group ANZ, Opal
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1315:15
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ACEL Exchange: Your Ideas, Our Future

Table Talks

This session runs at 15:15 and 15:45.

We want to hear from you. Come and join us as we connect, listen, share and learn.

ACEL’s deep connection and networks with experts, researchers and practitioners in the field nationally and globally ensure we have access to contemporary and evidence informed professional learning opportunities gaining us a reputation for our agility, creativity, and responsiveness to the learning needs of educators regardless of sector or location.This work is aligned to ACEL’s vision in creating a dynamic and collaborative learning community, where educators come together to learn with and from each other, to share ideas and work towards our commitment to improve the quality of learning for all.Let’s discuss what you need and how we can support you in your professional learning and connectedness to the profession.

  • What do you need to support you in your teaching, leading, learning?
  • How can we help?
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1315:15
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Optimise teacher productivity and create deeper student connections

Table Talks

This session runs at 15:15 and 15:45.

Learn how to supercharge assignment setting, supervision, and grading, and discover powerful tools to navigate AI challenges and provide a safe, accessible place for student collaboration.

School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1315:15
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The role of authentic data in maths education

Maths

In this session we will explore how real, available and sometimes ‘hard’ provides for authentic learning opportunities in mathematics in a way that sparks curiosity in students. By working with authentic data, students develop critical thinking skills. They learn to ask the right questions, analyse information, and draw meaningful conclusions. This not only strengthens their mathematical abilities but also prepares them for a data-driven world.

Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1315:15
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Student engagement with gamification

Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1315:15
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PANEL - The AI journey, risk and compliance

Business Managers
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1315:15
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Making Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy accessible for young learners

Grok Academy

Teaching Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy in a primary years classroom doesn't need to be a challenge! Join Grok Academy as we explore what this could look like in your classroom, including where to start, how to integrate across other subject areas and the important differences between the two concepts. Leave inspired with ideas to use in your classroom straight away.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1315:20
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Fostering a culture of transformation: How to lead innovation from the classroom

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Hear how cultivating a culture that champions innovation and the adoption of technology through an evidence-based approach will reap rewards for learners and educators.

Aug 1315:40
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Authentic curriculum integration

Digital Technologies

In this presentation, we explore the concept of “creative serendipity” through the integration of Digital Technologies and Performing Arts (Music) learning domains into valuable cross-curricular learning experiences. Using semester-based projects from Years 5 & 6 as working examples. The presentation showcases two projects, “Battle of the bands”, and “Retro-Gamer”, from planning, through resourcing, implementation, and the culminating community events.

Take-away key points:

  • The richness of combining learning domains
  • The “Batte of the bands” case study project, our first iteration of explicit integration, well not quite, but back to our PBL roots post-COVID
  • The “Retro-Gamer” case study project, taking what worked well, and creating something bigger!
  • The value of the Maker’s Space as a form of celebrating creativity
  • What happens when creative skills spontaneously appear out of expected context? Creative serendipity!

Take-away resources:

  • Planning overview documentation
  • Access to the “Retro-Gamer” Google Site, including workshops, resources, worksheets, and assessment checkpoints
  • List of hardware and software used for showcase projects
  • Integrated curriculum map (Victorian Curriculum Level 5-6) for Digital Technologies and Performing Arts (Music)
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1315:45
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PANEL - Doing schooling differently

School Leaders

Why - society changing means schooling changes;

  • some students can't get to school
  • students have the same classroom approaches all their schooling (unrealistic for life)
  • to cope with change and to broaden their idea of their role in education

What - need to provide different waysstudents can engage in learning (online, flexible, increase choices, different ways of learning engagement);

  • need not to teach same way online that happens in the classroom
  • design for choice and flexible engagement

How - start with school based changes- longer open flexible sessions;

  • classrooms in different spaces- asynchronous first then synchronous + check-ins
  • teaching beyond physical classroom
  • increasing choice across time periods

Moderator: Alan Finkel, Chair & Co-founder of Stile Education, Former Australian Chief Scientist and Chancellor of Monash University, Stile Education
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1315:45
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Empowering Education: CEnet's Journey in Building a Secure and Cost-Effective Network for Safer Internet Experiences in Australian Catholic Schools

ICT Management

1. Building a secure and scalable network for a large number of school students and staff is possible

2. Cost-effectiveness is attainable alongside robust security, even with ever-increasing bandwidth

3. Specific examples of positive impact: internet performance, student wellbeing and security incidents averted

4. Key considerations for replicating success

5. The future of highly performant, safe and efficient school networks

ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1315:45
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Leveraging AI to enhance equity & access for students in higher education

Higher Ed
  • Introduction to AI's Role in Education: Explore the potential of artificial intelligence to democratise educational access, particularly for equity students highlighted as a priority in the Accord.
  • Case Study Highlight: Sharing a practical example where AI has helped to significantly improve students experience.
  • Strategies for Implementation: Outline effective strategies for universities to implement AI tools that specifically aim to support disadvantaged groups, as well as challenges to AI strategy roll-out.
  • Ethical Considerations: the importance of ethical AI use, focusing on bias mitigation and ensuring AI solutions are culturally sensitive and inclusive.
  • Future Directions: Exploring the future of AI in education, with a vision for creating more equitable and accessible learning environments for all students.
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1315:45
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Leadership and learning trends; how to put context over content in order to upskill leaders for complexity

Workplace Learning
  • Why traditional leadership development is no longer fit for purpose and what methods are required to reach leaders for meaningful impact
  • What do leaders really need to know and do in this age of complexity in order to thrive and how to rapidly upskill them
  • How to turn learning into solutions that leaders want for real tangible challenges they are facing
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1315:45
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Building computational super powers

Maths

Structured Learning for Computational Thinking: Present a model for imparting computational thinking skills in the classroom, offering a roadmap for deeper understanding and application

Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1315:45
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Minecraft: Education for everyone

Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion
  • as a tool for engaging students with autism,
  • as a tool for fostering engagement with language for EAL/D students,
  • to facilitate collaboration, respect and inclusion in a diverse classroom.
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1315:45
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What are Your Devices Saying about you?

Business Managers

This cyber safety presentation emphasises the information that IoT devices leak without the user even being aware of the leakage and what to do about it.Attendees are taken through what an IoT device is, the sort of data that is shared and how this data is collected.The presenter shows the audience a simple Arduino device that was used to collect data and presents some anonymised real data that was collected.Finally the presentation ends by demonstrating some simple steps people can take to turn off some of the radios in their devices or ways of renaming them to make them less obvious to hackers.

Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1315:45
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How lessons from sports highlight the importance of wellbeing education for kids

Sport & Physical Education
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1315:45
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Design thinking: Connecting curriculum silos

Grok Academy

Cross-curricular links can enable students to transfer knowledge and skills between learning areas, increasing student engagement and conceptual understandings. Unfortunately, significant barriers exist to cross-curricular learning within traditional educational systems, particularly the secondary sector. This session will help participants gain an understanding of both the potential advantages and barriers to implementing rich cross-curricular learning and how Design Thinking can be used to cross the divide!

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1316:05
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Bringing generative AI into the classroom: The lived AI experience

Digital Technologies

Key audience takeaways from this talk include:

  • Insight into how generative AI might be used within Australian secondary schools and examples of the use of generative AI applications in different subject areas, year levels, domains and school contexts.
  • Insight into some of the challenges and barriers for integrating generative AI into the classroom, such as ethical, technical, pedagogical, and logistical issues.
  • Insight into some lived experiences in overcoming these challenges and suggested strategies for overcoming these issues.
  • Provision of a possible template for implementing generative AI in a secondary school setting, covering aspects such as curriculum design, learning objectives, assessment methods, and feedback mechanisms. This section of the talk offers some tips and suggested best practices for using generative AI effectively and responsibly within schools.
  • Recommendation of some useful and accessible resources for school leaders, teachers and students who want to learn more about generative AI, such as online courses, books, podcasts, blogs, and tools. The talk will give insight into how these resources might assist schools as they increasingly engage with generative AI for learning.
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1316:20
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Keynotes
Special Guest, Annoucement
Plenary 2 - Convention Centre
Aug 1316:30
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The Road Less Travelled

Keynotes

Creating and fostering an environment that encourages students who don't really suit mainstream education, but are still intellectual, to forge their own pathway for their future. Jameson's story.

Jameson Harvey, Founder, Red Dirt Robotics
Plenary 2 - Convention Centre
Aug 1316:50
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Engaging in complexities: Deep listening and why relationships matter in education

Keynotes
Plenary 2 - Convention Centre
Aug 1317:10
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Flourish through sustainable and effective leadership practices

Keynotes
Plenary 2 - Convention Centre
Aug 1317:45
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The responsible use of Generative AI - The Victorian Department of Education's approach.

After The Bell

In June 2024, the Department of Education, Victoria published new requirements for Victorian government schools around the use of generative AI tools. The department's policy complements the Australian Framework for Generative AI in Schools, by providing practical advice about how schools that choose to implement generative AI tools can do so in a safe and responsible manner.

During this session participants (from all schools and sectors) are invited to learn about the department's approach, why they have adopted it, and what it means for schools using and responding to this technology. Specific focus will be given to:

  • key policy requirements set for Victorian government schools when using generative AI tools
  • the department's advice for how staff and students can use generative AI tools safely and responsibly
  • the department's advice for how to promote academic integrity in the context of generative AI tools.
Matthew Trotter, Manager, Digital Learning Policy and Practice, Department of Education, Victoria
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1318:05
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GenAI in 20 minutes – what teachers must know

After The Bell
  • Understanding how larger language models like ChatGPT work
  • Strengths and limitations of generativeAI
  • Impact of generative (andclassification)AIon education and learning
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1318:25
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PANEL - Engaging minds, inspiring futures: A Panel Discussion on School Robotics

After The Bell
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1318:45
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Whole-school curriculum - Choosing the best resources

After The Bell
  • how to effectively navigate the curriculum resource market
  • criteria for choosing resources for your school
  • forming collaborations to ensure a more sustainable curriculum future
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1319:05
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Understanding the dangers of Deep Fake AI and the importance of knowing the impacts

After The Bell

Understanding Deep Fakes:

  • What deep fakes are and how they are created.
  • Real-world examples and their potential consequences.

Recognizing Deep Fakes:

  • Tips and tools for identifying manipulated content.
  • The importance of media literacy in discerning authentic information.

Personal and Societal Risks:

  • The impact on individuals, including identity theft and reputational damage.
  • The broader societal risks, such as misinformation and political manipulation.

Protective Measures:

  • Strategies for safeguarding
  • The role of education in fostering critical thinking and digital vigilance.

Awareness for All:

  • The importance of both students and teachers being aware of deep fake risks.
  • Building a culture of vigilance and continuous learning to stay ahead of technological threats.
School Teachers Theatre

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Aug 149:00
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Digital equity challenges for schools & opportunities to close the divide

School Leaders
  • Understand the current digital equity landscape for schools.
  • Learn more about the opportunities for the education sector to narrow the divide.
  • Find out about programs available now to improve inclusion for your school, including the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI).
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 149:00
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The Reading Guarantee: How to give every child the best chance of success

School Teachers

Amy will talk through Grattan Institute’s report findings, including:

  • Australia’s reading performance problem
  • Teaching according to the evidence – what it means to take a structured literacy approach
  • Lessons learnt from Grattan’s school case studies
  • Grattan’s six-step ‘Reading Guarantee’ strategy for governments and sector leaders
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 149:00
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The Artemis Effect: Inspiring the next STEM generation

Digital Technologies

Professor Scott Sleap will unveil how space exploration can energise STEM education and help fill Australia's growing STEM skill gaps. With 93% of US students interested in space, and Australia's role in space exploration growing, especially through the upcoming Artemis missions, this session will showcase the universal appeal of space as a catalyst for STEM interest and careers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Partnerships Enhancing STEM: Insights into how the NSW Department of Education's collaborations with space agencies and industry leaders are bringing real-world space science to classrooms, motivating students through direct engagement with Australia's space initiatives.
  • Space Exploration as an Equity Bridge: Strategies demonstrating how space can inspire students across diverse backgrounds, particularly in under-represented communities, by providing equal access to high-quality STEM learning experiences.
  • Access to Space Education Resources: Information on how educators can tap into Australian and international space-related programs and resources to spark student interest in STEM, with practical tips for integrating space into teaching.
  • Inspiring STEM Careers through Space: An exploration of how the excitement surrounding space and the Artemis missions can inspire students to pursue STEM careers, helping to address Australia's current skill shortages.

Professor Sleap's presentation will not only highlight the educational potential of space but also offer actionable insights for engaging students in STEM, showing the critical role of space in shaping the future of education and STEM workforce development in Australia.

Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 149:00
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Effective classroom management - Creating a productive learning environment

In The Classroom
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 149:00
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Is an integrated tertiary education system now possible?

Higher Ed

With significant Australian government reforms currently being implemented in the skills training and higher education sectors, will Australia finally achieve the integrated tertiary education system that students and employers require? This presentation will canvas the expansive nature of this ambition and the role of key agencies such as Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), the role of regulators and how skills training and higher education student funding and loan programs would need to change.

Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 149:00
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The impact of AI in the VET landscape

VET
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 149:00
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Live Well, Lead Well

Wellbeing

As the landscapeof education and the workplaceshifts and evolves, so too does our need to create a thriving school environment where staff lead and live well. This includes utilising a multitude of strategies that build individual and collectiveresponsibility. Join us as we unpacka number of practical strategies you can apply directly to your school, creating a culture where staff thrive.

Amy Green, Wellbeing Consultant, Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 149:00
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Unpacking Digital Technologies Curriculum version 9

Grok Academy

Writing a curriculum is a delicate balance between clarity and overwhelming detail. Do you ever wish you could get inside the mind of the writers of the curriculum and find out what they really meant? One of Grok Academy's most requested resources is here! Join Grok Academy as they present the NEW Unpacking the Digital Technologies Curriculum, revised for Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 149:15
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PANEL - AI in the VET landscape: A balancing act

VET
  • Stretch for opportunities
  • Manage for risks
  • Motivate for change
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 149:20
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AI literacy in libraries

Future Forward Libraries
  • They key components of AI literacy
  • How generative AI tools are changing how students look for information
  • Limitations and strengths of generative AI tools for informational synthesis and retrieval
  • The role of library staff in supporting information literacy for students
  • Key strategies for growing information literacy in an AI enabled environment
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 149:30
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Positive and proactive: Building a whole school online safety and wellbeing culture

School Leaders

Through this presentation, attendees will:

1. Understand the significance of online safety for school leaders in today’s digital age by briefly exploring the potential risks, benefits, opportunities and challenges students face online and the impact on their overall wellbeing.

2. Explore a framework for online safety and wellbeing that can be tailored to any school environment, with key components and strategies that will be critical in creating a culture that fosters positive and proactive digital futures.

3. Be empowered with actionable steps and practical resources that can be used to implement effective online safety and wellbeing initiatives within a school community to build a positive and proactive whole school online safety and wellbeing culture

Sarah Darcy, Assistant Director, Online Safety Education, ACT Education Directorate
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 149:30
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Empowering Literacy: Unleashing students' reading potential through oral language enrichment and strategic knowledge engagement

School Teachers

Tegan will discuss the science of reading in primary classroom settings / touching on brain science and research.

  • Practical Strategies: Learn actionable methods for enhancing reading development through oral language enrichment.
  • Strategic Knowledge Application: Discover effective techniques to improve reading comprehension through strategic knowledge engagement via a comprehensive approach to teaching reading.
  • Empowerment: Gain insights on overcoming challenges and barriers in literacy education and be inspired to empower students on their reading journey.
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 149:30
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Prototyping the future of education

Digital Technologies
  • See how partnerships between education & industry with a focus on Industry 4.0, robotics & automation, cyber, digital & data allows students to solve real-world problems using industry-standard software and hardware
  • See how a focus on inclusion, accessibility and engagement provides transformational experiences for students outside the traditional frameworks of schooling
  • See how Wyndham Tech School is leading the way through industry-driven curriculum, high spaces and equipment and innovative pedagogies and equipment.

See this video for a snapshot of our work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu8hmEWbZ0s

Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 149:30
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How to attract and retain girls in technology subjects?

In The Classroom
  • Present a framework, with 10 ways to attract and retain girls in technology subjects that are tried and tested.
  • Present a case study – where several of these attributes are in place now and they are experiencing cohorts of 50% girls in elective technology subjects.
  • How does gaming translate into untapped skills and resources for attracting girls into technology?
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 149:30
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Establishing your digital, data, and cyber security strategy

ICT Management

This keynote will focus on three main areas:

First, how our Digital Strategy was created, the process used, it’s launch, and how the strategy is being project managed, implemented, tracked, and reported against. I will share the successes of using a distributed leadership model and the structures and support mechanisms we have in place to drive this agenda.

Second, I will share how our data visualization and analytics framework sits within this strategy and how by developing this capability you have the potential to enhance every part of your school. Of particular note is how it can augment the visibility and nature of Executive and Board reporting through descriptive and predictive analytics and real-time visualization of key metrics and project status.

Third, the critical importance of developing your cyber security posture as an Executive and a Board, given that the ACSC are now reporting a critical cyber incident every 8 minutes in Australia. What is your current posture? Do you have a stance? What is your current maturity level as an organization? What would you do if a critical cyber incident occurred at your school? And do you have the required protocols, processes, policies, delegations, insurance, and recovery mechanisms in place?

This talk will not only highlight the critical importance of the digital, data, and cyber security triad, it will also leave the audience with key ideas that are actionable in their own context.

ICT Management Theatre
Aug 149:30
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How and why schools can create climate resilient and sustainable built environments

EduBUILD
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 149:30
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Navigating wellbeing in learning design: A WILD approach

Wellbeing
  • Wellbeing matters in learning design: We can apply the WILD Framework to enable wellbeing in a range of classroom settings
  • Supporting teacher autonomy matters: Integrating wellbeing theories intentionally in our learning design invites us to choose our own adventure
  • Tangible tools matter: Navigating the challenge of integrating wellbeing in learning design in the WILD is easier with flexible tools
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 149:30
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Future Fixers: The innovation journey

Grok Academy

Future Fixers is a new reality TV show where Aussie kids create technological solutions to problem areas, with themes including living longer, travel, cyber security, and love. Join Dr James Curran, one of the Future Fixers judges and author of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies about how you can use Future Fixers to inspire your students to create their preferred futures.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 149:30
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Australian EdTech: Where it started and where we go from here?

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Hear from two champions of EdTech in Australia. In this session learn how Australian EdTech first began and what the future for the sector in Australia looks like?

Aug 149:45
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Beyond the standard: motivators of high-performing RTOs

VET

Registered training provider (RTO) quality remains a topic of great interest to VET users and governments as the sector adapts to skill Australia’s current and future workforce. All RTOs must adhere to minimum quality standards, but some deliver above and beyond those standards. This presentation will leave attendees with an understanding of:

  • What intrinsic and extrinsic factors motivate RTOs to pursue high performance
  • How RTOs embed the pursuit of high performance into their business and education practices
  • The values that RTO leaders hold and how those values might interact with VET policy.
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1410:00
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Preparing for the promise of AI in Education

School Leaders

Imagine a classroom where AI personalises learning, identifies student needs, and empowers educators.

Join Stuart King Lenovo’s Worldwide Executive Director and GM of Education as we explore the exciting possibilities of Artificial Intelligence AI in education across

  • How AI can personalise learning, support diverse needs, and free up educators for deeper engagement.
  • Explore how educators, administrators, and parents can best prepare for this revolution.
  • And end with practical considerations and key areas to explore, equipping you to embrace the future ofAI-powered learning.

By the end of Stuart’s session, you'll be able to understand the potential of AI to enhance your learning environments,identify key considerations for successfully integrating AI to assist in classrooms, and discover actionable steps forpreparing your school community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us as we help you uncover the potential that AI has to offer you.

Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1410:00
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Meeting and supporting all CS learners with VEX Robotics

Digital Technologies
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1410:00
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Building the literacy and reading skills of lower secondary students into the future through ‘gamification’

Future Forward Libraries
  • benefits of 'gamification' in delivering a reading program
  • diverse reading & literacy needs in various school contexts
  • sharing ideas with colleagues
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1410:00
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Creating inclusive learning environments in mainstream schools

EduBUILD
  • What role do learning spaces play in inclusion?
  • How can the physical environment be designed and used to support the active participation of more learners?
  • Who should be involved in creating inclusive environments for teaching and learning in schools?

This session will explore research being conducted by the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) at the University of Melbourne, including a current ARC Linkage project titled, 'Designing Learning Spaces for Diversity, Inclusion, and Participation', which is drawing on the perspectives of learners, parents, carers, educators, school system leaders, allied health professionals, and importantly people with disability and/or lived experience of supporting learners with disabilities in schools.

Ben Cleveland, Associate Professor in Learning Environments, University of Melbourne
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1410:00
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Future Fixers – The innovation journey In-Depth

Grok Academy

Bring Future Fixers into your classroom! Grab behind the scenes insights and a teaser of resources that will be available for the show, to help your students become Future Fixers.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1410:10
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Maroondah Positive Education Network presentation

Wellbeing

The Maroondah Positive Education Network aims to improve individual and collective wellbeing of students, staff, parents and the wider community. This ongoing collaboration between Council and the Department of Education is using a system-based approach to build capability, connection and community and enable our schools to create and maintain flourishing learning environments, where relationships are important and other people matter.

What we've achievedAs of August 2023, 27 government schools (21 primary, 5 secondary, 1 special development) are participating in the Maroondah Positive Education Network. Significant progress has been made since the project’s inception in 2016, including:

  • The establishment of a HOPE (Head Of Positive Engagement) network, where schools work together and share practice around Positive Education and Wellbeing.
  • HOPE (Head Of Positive Engagement) Leaders appointed and trained in each school.
  • Building capability, connection, wellbeing literacy and flourishing learning environments via:

- Professional learning for staff- Interactive workshops and ongoing programs for students- Information sessions for parents

  • Through partnerships with Eastland and Communities of Wellbeing, MPEN schools were involved in URStrong Friendology 'Language of Friendship' event attended by over 600 community members.
  • Using tools including Resilient Youth Australia surveys, and the Maroondah Student Voice Forum, young people are voicing their wellbeing needs and opinions and we are using this data to inform our future directions.
  • The Department of Health website says “We are also continuing the Maroondah Positive Education Model. This will provide further evidence to support the development of whole-school approaches to positive education, mental health and wellbeing.”
  • In 2021 the Royal Commission into Mental Health recognized the work of MPEN, stating that ‘the schools in this network have made significant progress’ and ‘The Commission encourages the Victorian Government to continue to explore the potential to scale this program’. Read the report.
  • In 2018, funding of $890,000 was provided by the Victorian Government to advance the project in Maroondah and investigate the scaling of the work across the state.
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1410:20
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Empowering the Learning Journey: A Case Study

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Hear from a leading EdTech company on how they are working with educators to foster an empowered generation of learners.

Aug 1410:30
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A high performance school ecosystem

School Leaders
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1410:30
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PANEL - Numeracy - strategies to ensure our younger students are not falling behind, overall numeracy capabilities

School Teachers
Penny Addison, Director, Numeracy, STEM and Digital Learning Branch, Curriculum and Teaching Practice Division, Department of Education, Victoria
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1410:30
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The successful use of STEM and digital technology for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Digital Technologies
  • Understanding of the PFF STEM Centre Initiative including evidence based research.
  • Overview of the Program Structure including the PFF 5 Pillars.
  • Video/Photo Presentation of the effective use of STEM and digital technology resources in action.
  • The importance of cultural perspectives including links with family, industry and community partnerships.
  • Examples of successful stories of our PFF students and Alumni.
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1410:30
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Student engagement with esports

In The Classroom
  • The Rise of Esports Among Australian Teenagers
  • Educational Benefits and Student Engagement
  • Mental Health and Well-Being Benefits
  • Future and Career Opportunities in Esports

Ultimately aiming to:

  • acknowledge the rise of esports, its educational benefits, mental health advantages, and career opportunities.
  • unpack the importance of understanding and leveraging esports as a tool for positive student development and engagement.
  • identifying how educators, parents, and the gaming industry can collaborate in embedding the responsible use of esports in education.
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1410:30
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Digital transformation in education: Changing tech is hard, winning hearts and minds is harder!

ICT Management
  • Pembroke is an ELC-12 co-education school with approximately 1800 students located in the eastern suburbs of South Australia.
  • Pembroke has been undergoing a digital transformation journey since mid-2022, led by Sean Bates.
  • Changing technology platforms can be extremely complex. Winning hearts and minds is even more challenging!
  • Hear tales and lessons learnt from the first chapter in the journey!
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1410:30
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Putting teachers in the driver’s seat of AI through ‘AI doubles’

Higher Ed

If your students could have a teaching assistant clone of yourself available 24/7, what would that assistant do? In this session, we explore how higher education and K-12 educators are creating and steering their own AI agents tailored to their specific needs using a platform developed at the University of Sydney, Cogniti.ai. Through this platform, educators are addressing key challenges with AI in education such as ensuring equitable access, providing reliable responses, and allowing for greater control and safety. We demonstrate how AI doubles are already being used to facilitate inquiry, provide personalised learning, enhance feedback, and support learners – augmenting but not replacing what teachers do. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the possibilities for AI doubles in education and how they can start building their own AI agents that put teachers in the generative AI driver's seat.

Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1410:30
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Researching in a modern high school library

Future Forward Libraries
  • Background to the Library at Fairfield High school. The most multi Cultural school in N.S.W.
  • Why one cannot rely on Google and Social Media sites to do your research.
  • Criteria for evaluating On Line Data Bases.
  • How to make On Line Data bases easily accessible for both your staff and students to access.
  • How to market the use of these On Line Data bases to staff and students to maximize their usuage.
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1410:30
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Inspired Library design

EduBUILD

What is the purpose of a contemporary school library? What role do physical resources play? How should libraries be designed and how do they function? Drawing on his experience consulting to over 2,000 libraries internationally, Kevin Hennah provides thought provoking advice designed to ensure your project does not equate to a contemporary build housing traditional and often out-dated ideas.

Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1410:30
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Cyber security essentials for the modern classroom

Grok Academy

Are you wondering how to teach the new Digital Technologies sub-strand Privacy and Security along with Digital Safety and wellbeing? Join Grok Academy to uncover the mysteries of engaging students with cyber security in the classroom. Explore our fun and practical activities to prepare your students with essential skills to be cyber aware and protect themselves online.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1410:55
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Shark Tank Heat 3

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Welcome to the shark tank, where EdTech entrepreneurs with cutting edge solutions will compete to be Innovation Alley's Winner.

In this heat 4 Entrepreneurs will present their solution in the hopes of making it to the Shark Tank Final on Wednesday afternoon.

Aug 1411:00
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PANEL - Leading a school of the future

School Leaders
Daniel Walker, Principal, Canterbury College
Kirsten Ferdinands, Executive Principal, Brisbane South State Secondary College
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1411:00
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Beyond the code: the power of algorithmic literacy education

School Teachers
  • An awareness of the societal impacts of the algorithms that are used in applications such as social media and generative AI.
  • A comprehensive understanding of what algorithmic literacy is.
  • An insight into the evolving role of algorithmic literacy in future job markets, societal decision-making, and personal empowerment in navigating an algorithm-driven world.
  • An exploration of the critical role of teachers in providing equitable algorithmic literacy education.
Kelly Ilich, Sessional academic and PhD candidate - School of Education, Curtin University
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1411:00
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Game on! Empower students to become digital makers through the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge

Digital Technologies
  • Understand how to empower students to develop digital games through participating in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
  • Practical and effective ways to engage and support all students in digital technologies
  • Hear stories of the impact game development has had on real students
  • Get insights on what students enjoy about making games at school
  • Transdisciplinary project based learning: integrating digital technologies across the curriculum
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1411:00
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Building healthier relationships with gaming

In The Classroom
  • Explore what motivates gamers to play in healthy and unhealthy ways
  • Learn the difference between engaging and compulsive game design
  • Learn how schools can harness the benefits of gaming through gaming clubs and esports programs
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1411:00
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Simplifying access to enterprise systems for students

ICT Management

Enterprise systems can accommodate to all levels of student capability.

How simple things can improve the experience of technology in the classroom.

The impact of complex systems have in classrooms to teachers and also students.

Introduction to new ways of authenticating to services as we move to a passwordless world.

Maintaining security of systems while reducing the hurdles of teachers and students to just access resources.

ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1411:00
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Navigating the digital landscape: Microcredentials in higher education

Higher Ed

What are the affordances of micro-credentials and short courses for the higher education ecosystem? In this presentation, I explore the differences between micro-credentials and short courses and consider their value to learners and employers and the opportunities they present for higher education. I share the risks that short courses and micro-credentials present in terms of learners taking an ad hoc approach to engagement for skills development and I propose a strategic and coherent approach for universities that enables collaborative and innovative approaches to higher education delivery. Microcredentials can transform the degree experience and lifelong learning opportunities, and enable traditional universities to innovate to maximize their position to deliver key skills required in the workplace of tomorrow.

Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1411:00
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Paid to learn - An innovative approach to bridging the VET educator gap

VET
  • Tried and tested attraction and retention strategies
  • Digital enablement to allow for scalability and sustainability
  • Positive impacts to organisational culture
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1411:00
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Become the INFLUENCER at your school

Future Forward Libraries
  • Why you should become an influencer
  • Influence from the school library
  • For the sake of the students
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1411:00
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With a clear critical vision, comes a successful build & transformation

EduBUILD
  • Development of the Vision (2017)
  • Design process between architects and our team
  • The Pedagogical Journey of our Primary School
  • Stepping into the Vision (Transitioning into the new precinct)
  • Observations and Reflections – 1 Year in... (2024)
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1411:00
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Getting started with Grok

Grok Academy

You may have heard that Grok Academy is free for all teachers and students in Australia, but what does that mean in practice? Join Grok Academy as they demonstrate how to use their platform to engage students in the key concepts, content and skills of the Digital Technologies curriculum such as privacy and security, programming and more!

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1411:10
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FIRESIDE CHAT - Nurturing student agency and amplifying student voice

Wellbeing

Join Professor Lea Waters and Anne Johnstone as they discuss the significance of fostering student agency in young people, and how Positive Education can bolster student agency.In this discussion, you will hear:

  • Real-life examples from school communities across Australia.
  • Research on the impact that Positive Education has on student voice.
  • Insights from students.
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1411:30
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Leading instructional efficacy and efficiency at scale

School Leaders

Learn how effective instructional tools can drive student learning while saving educators instructional time. Results from a third party research study will be shared that describes how particular instructional practices benefit teachers and students alike. Strategies for scaling these instructional practices throughout schools will be highlighted.

Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1411:30
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It’s not (just) about the coding

Digital Technologies

The Digital Technologies curriculum is often described as "teaching coding". This equates to the paradox of both missing the key purpose of the learning area whilst at the same time making it more daunting for teachers to teach and assess. Join Grok Academy as they share the rich and engaging experience of the "forgotten bits" of Digital Technologies.

Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1411:30
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Developing future global leaders in the primary school

In The Classroom

“Today’s primary students are tomorrow’s world leaders”

Developing leadership and global mindedness in students to see themselves as citizens of a world community through:

  • Appreciating and celebrating diversity
  • Understanding different perspectives and the WHY
  • Taking responsibility and positive action
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1411:30
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A SMART-ER Reading Program: Developing a high-impact high school reading program that nurtures student voice and choice

Future Forward Libraries

This session will outline the critical role that teacher librarians play in leading collaborative, whole school, high impact reading programs that support and nurture lifelong reading.

This session will:

  • provide an overview of the SMART-ER Reading Program—a program informed by research, contemporary literature and student feedback.
  • discuss advantages of implementation (whole-school model VS faculty-based model)
  • outline practical strategies that teachers and teacher librarians can use to support and celebrate student achievement of personalised reading goals.
  • provide examples of contemporary reading response teaching and learning strategies.
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1411:30
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Sensory differences and neurodivergence: Considerations for lnclusive learning environments

EduBUILD

In this session you will gain:

  • An understanding of sensory differences which are common amongst neurodivergent individuals and how these differences impact learning.
  • An understanding of a new framework we proposed to support inclusive learning design decisions.
  • An understanding of some research studies we have conducted which provide insights into inclusive learning design for neurodivergent students.
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1411:30
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Creating Digitally Capable Schools

Grok Academy

In our digital age, where digital technologies are ubiquitous, there are still many opportunities to improve the effectiveness of their use in education. It is crucial that all schools can confidently measure the digital capabilities of their students and staff and understand how to progress in their digital transformation journey. In this session, Grok Academy will demonstrate their new framework and evidence-based, easy-to-use self-paced evaluation tool, fit for the Australian education system, which meets these two purposes.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1411:30
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Women leading EdTech

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Education is a sector dominated by women yet under 30% of EdTech leaders are women in alignment with other tech verticals. Hear from EdTech leaders on their entrepreneurial journey and how important fostering women in the sector is integral to it's continued development.

Aug 1411:40
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Moving beyond wellbeing programs to whole-school wellbeing

Wellbeing

Join us as we explore learnings and actions from the MACS Student Engagement Unit to support a whole of school approach to embedding wellbeing, enabling students to flourish and enrich the world.Wellbeing needs across schools are increasingly complex, with schools supporting and responding to these needs in a variety of ways. A systems approach to wellbeing is called for which recognises the unique environment of schools, highlighting the importance of partnerships with the school community, Parish, parents, staff, children, and young people.

This session will include:

  • What we have learnt from working in partnership with our schools
  • How we encourage schools to adopt a whole of school approach to wellbeing
  • Practice, pedagogy, informed decision - making using multiple measures of data and research.
  • Student centred with relationships at the heart.
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1412:00
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Moving towards a porous curriculum: engagement beyond the traditional classroom

School Leaders

If ever there was ever a time to reassess models of instructional delivery it is now. We lead learning in a time of rapid change and we need to ensure we develop students who are agile and adaptable enough to confront both the disruption and opportunities of social change and technological advancement. How can we look outward and move beyond a boxed curriculum, fostering a sense of passion and joy for learning?

Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1412:00
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Thinking critically about digital safety and social media - Empowering educators

School Teachers
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  • Explore current trends and student issues with social media
  • Navigate how to foster critical thinking skills in students when it comes to digital safety and social media usage.
  • Delve into cultivating students' critical thinking skills about apps, equipping them for a tech-driven future requiring adaptability and discernment

School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1412:00
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Using real world studies to drive authentic STEM learning in the classroom

Digital Technologies
  • Explore the idea of authentic STEM in the classroom
  • Understand how real world studies can enhance the authenticity of STEM learning experiences
  • Unpack STEM learning experiences and how they add value to the classroom
  • Walk away with confidence and ready to teach authentic STEM using real world studies
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1412:00
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Why schools need intrapreneurs

In The Classroom
  • How Entrepreneurship leads to Intrapreneurship
  • The Value of Intrapreneurs in your School
  • How Intrapreneurs win in Schools
  • An Intrapreneurs Playbook
Luke Callier, Director of Strategic Projects, St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1412:00
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Designing a new school in the 21st century

ICT Management
  • Hindsight is a wonderful thing, so to go forward we first looked backwards.
  • What are the benefits of creating a cloud based school.
  • What were the challenges and pitfalls, and how did we overcome them.
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1412:00
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Learning space technologies, a benchmarking activity

Higher Ed
  • The role of the human in educational technology
  • Differentiating between tech and human support
  • Importance of the physical space in a digital era.
Liane Joubert, Lecture Support Services Coordinator, The Australian National University
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1412:00
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Where do higher education organisations need to start with neuro-inclusion

VET
  • What we are currently seeing involving neuro-inclusion
  • Where do we need to start with neuro-inclusion in higher education
  • The neurodiversity chain of responsibility
  • Neurodiversity and the magic of innovation
  • Simple measures that could be implemented
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1412:00
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Maintaining relevant school libraries

Future Forward Libraries

Change is inevitable but maintaining relevance is a matter of choice! Join Library Consultant Kevin Hennah as he explains how to breath new life into libraries while showcasing examples of dozens of schools that have actioned his advice on collection layout and learning spaces, achieving exceptional results.

Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1412:00
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Sustainable environmental initiatives on campus

EduBUILD
  • What sustainability can look like in schools
  • Sustainability ideas to implement in your school
  • Ideas and strategies to get more students involved within Sustainability in your School
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1412:00
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Differentiating Digital Technologies with AI

Grok Academy

Delve into innovative strategies to leverage AI for personalised learning experiences, catering to the diverse needs and interests of students in Australian classrooms. Aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, this talk will demonstrate how AI can support differentiated instruction, enabling educators to create inclusive and engaging learning environments for all students. Discover practical applications, real-world examples, and the future of AI-driven education in Australia.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1412:05
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Shark Tank Heat 4

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Welcome to the shark tank, where EdTech entrepreneurs with cutting edge solutions will compete to be Innovation Alley's Winner.

In this heat 4 Entrepreneurs will present their solution in the hopes of making it to the Shark Tank Final on Wednesday afternoon.

Aug 1412:10
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Attention!! A meta-analysis

Wellbeing

Are you really paying attention?

This presentation will challenge your attention on attention and leave you questioning how your school is tackling this very real fragmentation on our ability to focus. We will explore the use of devices Haidt (2024), apps, socials Haugen (2023), and in-person connection Kline (2020), while sharing how we are trying to undo some of our policies in response to the strong evidence. Join us and be part of advocating for change.

Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1412:30
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PANEL - Leading innovation

School Leaders
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1412:30
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Student engagement with gamification

School Teachers

Join us at EduTech Australia, where Zack, Luke and Nyka (three of Forest Lake State High Schools - Esports Program of Excellence Students) will take you through how to apply the gamification process to your classroom or special projects. These students are Australia’s champions in the Microsoft Office Specialist Exams for 2023 and they will share their inspiring journey. This is the story of how they achieved 1st, 2nd, and 4th places in record times, their success story is not just about hard work but smart work through gamification.

In our presentation, we'll delve into:

  • Our personal journey in transforming the mundane tests into an engaging, competitive, and highly effective learning experience.
  • The specific gamification strategies that led us to become the best in Australia, turning ordinary study sessions into extraordinary achievements.
  • A practical, teacher-friendly blueprint for introducing gamification in your classrooms, adaptable to any subject or challenge you face.

Our Framework for Classroom Gamification will be revealed during the session for you to embrace. We invite fellow educators to explore how gamification can transform your teaching methods and help your students achieve unprecedented success.

Nyka - Forest lake SHS, Student, Forest Lake State High School
Zack - Forest Lake SHS, Student, Forest Lake State High School
Luke - Forest Lake SHS, Student, Forest Lake State High School
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1412:30
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P-10 Learning using VR XR & Meta-Spaces

Digital Technologies
  • Develop interactive simulations that allow students to actively engage with the lesson content.
  • Design virtual environments that facilitate collaborative learning among students.
  • Creating multi-sensory nature of VR to create impactful learning experiences.
  • Implement adaptive learning pathways based on individual student progress and preferences
  • Virtual Field Trips and Experiential Learning: Take advantage of VR to conduct virtual field trips to locations that would otherwise be inaccessible
  • A link to five sets of Unit plans for ages - (P-2, 3-5, 6-9,10,12,13 -15) these will only be given to attendees on the day.
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1412:30
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Explicit instruction through graphic design for programming

In The Classroom
  • Explicit Instruction for programming - the framework.
  • Prioritising ecological biology through graphic design.
  • The app ecosystem - building confidence and cancelling code anxiety!
  • Our kids apps - Live examples of student creations.
  • Apps in high school since 2012 - What has been learned.
Dr Melanie Tarr, Digital technologies teacher, Aveley Secondary College
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1412:30
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The future of AI is here now - Governance, technology and people ready to work with AI safely and productively

ICT Management
  • In this session we look at some of the history, vocabulary and implications of AI in the classroom.
  • Present strategies on developing a viable roadmap to ensure max economic return and student safety.
  • Examine what CEnet have done do get its governance, technology and people ready to work with AI safely and productively.
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1412:30
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PANEL - Equitable access - Entry points & recognition of prior learning for adult learners

Higher Ed
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1412:30
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Comparative judgment - the future of assessment of competences and performances

VET

Learn from international expertise on how to embed formative assessment in your daily practices and some theory behind on why you should.

Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1412:30
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Unpacking Digital Technologies Curriculum version 9

Grok Academy

Writing a curriculum is a delicate balance between clarity and overwhelming detail. Do you ever wish you could get inside the mind of the writers of the curriculum and find out what they really meant? One of Grok Academy's most requested resources is here! Join Grok Academy as they present the NEW Unpacking the Digital Technologies Curriculum, revised for Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1412:40
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The educator to entrepreneur pipeline: Making your idea a solution

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

The educator to entrepreneur journey in the EdTech sector happens often but making that idea into an MVP and into a scaled solution is a harder path to follow. Hear how successful entrepreneurs who were educators made the career leap.

Aug 1412:45
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Supporting interoception and self-regulation skills with the Student Wellbeing Hub

Wellbeing
  • The Student Wellbeing Hub supports physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in schools. It provides free, Curriculum-aligned digital resources, webinars and professional learning courses which are funded by the Australian Government Department of Education.
  • Take a deep dive into the Student Wellbeing Hub ‘Interoception and self-regulation’ resource suite, featuring activity videos, posters, songs and educator guides for K-12.
  • Explore how building interoception skills can help children and young people to self-regulate their emotions and feelings, be calm and engage with learning, have positive wellbeing, and improve their academic performance.
  • Educators at all levels can utilise these practical and inclusive strategies with their whole class. They support neurodiverse or trauma-affected children and young people who may not develop self-regulation skills as easily as others.
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1413:00
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Boost design thinking using DT Hub resources

Digital Technologies
  • How to develop design thinking in our students
  • Examples of implementing design thinking for Years 5-8
  • Free resources from the DT Hub to support the process
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1413:00
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Robotics and learning scaffolds

In The Classroom
  • Enhanced Engagement: Discover how integrating robotics into education fosters active participation and engagement among students, leveraging technology to create dynamic learning experiences.
  • Scaffolding Critical Thinking Skills: Learn how technology serves as a scaffold, guiding students through increasingly complex tasks and promoting the development of problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Real-World Skill Development: Learn how robotics in education goes beyond traditional teaching methods, providing students with hands-on experiences that cultivate essential skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, preparing them for the challenges of the future.
  • Promoting Innovation and Creativity through Integration: Explore how robotics and learning scaffolds nurture creativity and innovation by encouraging students to design, build, and problem-solve in collaborative settings
Adam King, Head of Emerging Technologies, Suncoast Christian College
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1413:00
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Everything needed to manage, secure, backup, and automate endpoint IT management & security

ICT Management
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1413:00
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Data and engagement to identify risks to quality and compliance

VET
Gregory Simmons, Director of Intelligence, Australian Skills Quality Authority
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1413:00
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Improving Reading Culture

Future Forward Libraries
  • Responding to research by Deakin University and Margaret Merga to try and keep teens engaged in reading
  • Switching from a ‘points-based’ reading program to something new – why make the change?
  • My new reading program aimed at making reading a more social experience
Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1413:00
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School(s) of Thought: Reimagining Education from the Ground Up

EduBUILD

Imagine building a school where the past informs the future, where play is celebrated, where wellbeing is as important as academic achievement, and where modern learning spaces inspire curiosity and collaboration. That's the vision we're bringing to life.

  • Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Crafting culture, community & curriculum in modern learning spaces.
  • The Past Informs the Future: We are honouring our site’s history and culture, weaving meaning and stories into our ethos.
  • Creating the space for play: Celebrating spaces that foster creativity, exploration and modern learning.
  • Nourishing Minds & Bodies: Reimagining the purpose of education and our school by building the space for prioritised wellbeing
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1413:00
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Making Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy accessible for young learners

Grok Academy

Teaching Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy in a primary years classroom doesn't need to be a challenge! Join Grok Academy as we explore what this could look like in your classroom, including where to start, how to integrate across other subject areas and the important differences between the two concepts. Leave inspired with ideas to use in your classroom straight away.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1413:10
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PANEL - Relationships matter: Growing student belonging to cultivate a connected school community

Wellbeing

Research shows the pivotal role that belonging plays in overall wellbeing and academic outcomes. Cultivating a culture of empathy, support, and encouragement within the school community creates an environment where students feel valued, understood, and empowered to thrive across the many layers of their learning journey.

As educators, we recognise the profound impact that a strong sense of belonging can have on student application to learning and engagement in classroom practice, which has the capacity to significantly enhance academic performance. By exploring the intersection between resilience and student belonging, we recognise resilience as a key factor in navigating challenges and building strong connected communities. We also see belonging as a protective factor for things such as school absences, school refusal, and behaviours that are not compatible with successful academic outcomes. So, what can schools do to foster a greater sense of belonging?

This panel brings together thought leaders in the field of wellbeing education, who will discuss ways to cultivate belonging and connection in a school environment.

Audience takeaways:

  • The significance of fostering a sense of belonging in schools.
  • The consequences associated with a lack of school belonging.
  • Strategies for facilitating a stronger connection between students and their school.

Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1413:15
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Unlock Investment: Understanding what investors look for in EdTech

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

As an entrepreneur investment can be key to success. Unlocking the investment landscape is a daunting task for those new to the entrepreneurial journey. In this session hear from EdTech investors on what they look for in an investment prospect.

Aug 1413:30
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Neurodiversity in leadership

School Leaders

In today's evolving educational landscape, embracing neurodiversity in leadership isn't just a moral imperative—it's a strategic advantage. My talk will unveil the untapped potential of neurodiverse leaders in shaping innovative, inclusive, and resilient educational environments. By rethinking leadership through the lens of neurodiversity, we can unlock a wealth of diverse perspectives, problem-solving skills, and creative solutions critical for navigating the complexities of 21st-century education.

Talking Points

  • Introduction to Neurodiversity
  • Define neurodiversity and its significance in the modern educational context.
  • Challenge common misconceptions about neurodivergence, emphasising the spectrum of cognitive differences, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other

The Current State of Leadership in Education

  • Highlight the lack of representation and acknowledgment of neurodiverse individuals in leadership positions.
  • Discuss the traditional leadership models that often overlook the strengths and capabilities of neurodiverse individuals.

The Case for Neurodiverse Leadership

  • Present evidence and case studies showing the unique strengths neurodiverse individuals bring to leadership roles, such as innovative thinking, attention to detail, and heightened empathy in some cases.
  • Discuss how neurodiverse leaders can contribute to creating more inclusive and adaptive learning environments.

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Address the barriers that neurodiverse individuals face in ascending to leadership positions, including stigma and systemic biases.
  • Offer insights into how we can foster an environment that supports neurodiversity in leadership, such as through inclusive hiring practices and leadership training programs.

Actionable Steps for Educational Leaders

  • Provide attendees with concrete strategies for promoting neurodiversity in their institutions. Suggestions might include creating mentorship programs, adapting recruitment processes, and implementing ongoing professional development focused on inclusivity and diversity.
  • Emphasise the role of existing leaders in advocating for policy changes and cultural shifts within their organisations.
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1413:30
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Innovative virtual immersive learning pedagogy

Digital Technologies
  • Surfing the waves of educational transformation
  • From future students to future educators
  • From XR to Metaverse for education
  • Experience Synchronization
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1413:30
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Supporting the authentic use of ipads within the classroom

In The Classroom
  • Whole school vision
  • Develop teacher efficacy
  • Promote a shared understanding
  • Enhance learning experience
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1413:30
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Navigating change: A blueprint for school-based project success

ICT Management

Attendees will leave with actionable knowledge on executing successful change management projects in schools, even with limited dedicated project staff. They will also understand the importance of collaboration, proper framework adaptation, and the empowerment of ICT teams to achieve project goals.

  • Real-World Change Management: Gain insights into the realities of managing large-scale change in education, with real examples from St Philips Christian Education a multi school group with 5000 students.
  • ICT Team Support: Learn strategies to support ICT teams in balancing project delivery with their regular tasks, and discover how leadership can drive team success.
  • Framework & Governance Adaptation: Understand how to tailor project management frameworks & governance models to the educational context, making them tools for success rather than obstacles.
  • Role of Project Sponsors: Discuss the critical role of project sponsors and receive guidance on educating them to effectively support change initiatives.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Highlight the significance of engaging stakeholders and learn how to form an effective change committee that collaborates with ICT to share responsibilities and communicate the vision.
  • ICT as a Partner: Uncover the reasons why ICT should act as a collaborative partner in change initiatives, rather than the sole proprietor.

Hayden Shaw, ICT Manager, St Philips Christian Education Foundation
ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1413:30
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Mastering the talent-tech equation: Thriving in a rapidly evolving digital landscape

Higher Ed

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the intersection of talent and technology presents both opportunities and challenges for next-generation leaders. This interactive session aims to equip participants with the skills and strategies necessary to navigate the talent-tech equation and become catalysts for innovation. Through an engaging Innovation Showcase format, participants will explore real-world examples, exchange insights, and gain practical knowledge to excel in an increasingly tech-driven world.

Session Objectives:

  • Understand the evolving landscape of talent and technology and its impact on business and society.
  • Identify key skills and competencies required to thrive as next-gen leaders in a tech-driven environment.
  • Explore strategies for effectively integrating talent and technology to drive innovation and sustainable growth.
  • Foster a collaborative learning environment to exchange ideas, insights, and best practices.
  • Empower participants to take actionable steps towards mastering the talent-tech equation in their respective fields.

Takeaways:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of talent and technology and its profound impact on businesses and society.
  • Identify and develop key skills and competencies required to excel as next-generation leaders in a tech-driven environment.
  • Explore effective strategies for integrating talent and technology to drive innovation and sustainable growth.
  • Foster a collaborative learning environment to exchange ideas, insights, and best practices with peers.
  • Empower participants to take actionable steps towards mastering the talent-tech equation in their respective roles and organizations.
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1413:30
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Advancing STEM pathways in VET

VET
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1413:30
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Always towards better things: How a culture of wellbeing supports collaboration in and beyond the library

Future Forward Libraries
  • provide an overview of the PERMA model for wellbeing and how it has inspired collaboration between the Head of Learning Resources (school library) and ICT department
  • reflect on the positive impacts of collaboration as a method of professional learning
  • highlight research on libraries as wellbeing spaces in schools
  • share our collaborative project(s)
  • provide inspiration by sharing our future ideas and plans to continue our partnership

Geared toward Teacher Librarians but applicable to all teaching and non-teaching tech support roles in schools, this talk will outline how a partnership between the ICT department and the Teacher Librarians began and has continued as a result of the school’s positive education foundation. We will briefly outline our school-wide approach to positive education and wellbeing and how that influenced us, members of both teaching and non-teaching departments, to form a collaborative relationship underpinned by the PERMA model of wellbeing. We will share the process and products of this relationship (ex: a student-centred, self-paced online micro-credential built in our LMS, Schoolbox) as well as plans for future collaboration. We share our experiences with the hope that our unique partnership inspires others to reach across departmental boundaries to form collegial bonds that not only benefit student outcomes but sustain the wellbeing of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools.

Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1413:30
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Creating a new school (from bricks to culture) - How to; lessons learned; a great success

EduBUILD
  • We were charged with building a whole new school in 18 months - from design to build completion, staffing, resourcing, curriculum development, IT, students, creating a community and establishing culture. We did this and are now three years in, with a student enrolment of nearly 800 students from Early Years to Senior Years, including an OSHC. This fits i with the Edubuild.
  • Our Pastoral Care for students has been part of the success - we would explain our Oratory System, and how we case manage our students for wellbeing and learning.
  • Our design is pedagogically driven and has a biophilic emphasis, which has been extremely successful and conducive to learning and unity.
  • Culture is key - we will explain our approach to support our staff, create strong leaders, and bring the parent and family community together.
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1413:30
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Cyber security essentials for the modern classroom

Grok Academy

Are you wondering how to teach the new Digital Technologies sub-strand Privacy and Security along with Digital Safety and wellbeing? Join Grok Academy to uncover the mysteries of engaging students with cyber security in the classroom. Explore our fun and practical activities to prepare your students with essential skills to be cyber aware and protect themselves online.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1413:50
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Measuring and managing student wellbeing in schools – How to decide upon the best approaches, resources and technologies for your school context.

Wellbeing
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1413:50
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Shark Tank Final

Innovation Stage - EduGrowth

Welcome to the shark tank. Where EdTech entrepreneurs with cuting edge solutions will compete to be Innovation Alley's Winner.

In Shark Tank Final 4 Entrepreneurs will present their solution to our sharks in the hopes of winning the grand prize.

Aug 1414:00
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Using data to measure your impact

School Leaders

- ways data can help identify progress through a change process- the importance of good baseline data- ways to discuss impact that are tangible and measurable

Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1414:00
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PANEL - Closing the digital divide – Low cost robotic options for schools

Digital Technologies
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1414:00
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Challenges of digital literacy

In The Classroom
  • Identifies challenges which limits the effectiveness of implementation of digital platforms in the classroom throughout all subject areas.
  • Students are entering into the high school setting who are lacking basic skills and experience with technology and coding, leading to deficits in STEM and digital technology areas.
  • How are we addressing the issues to ensure we are building students who are digitally literate with skills that translate to industry, university and job requirements in an ever-increasing digital world.
  • Introduction of a Digital Media Elective (3-year plan) and upskilling of staff with future planned workshops offered to feeder primary schools
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1414:00
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Technologists need to understand pedagogy

ICT Management

Establish a culture of supporting people not computers.

Bringing your team on the journey.

The importance of servant leadership.

Ensuring the Schools ICT strategy serves the greater good.

How to partner with pedagogy

Putting it into action.

ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1414:00
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Preparing students for AI-enabled life & work futures

Higher Ed
Ruth Bridgstock, Director of Employability, Swinburne University of Technology
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1414:00
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PANEL - Don't forget me: Edu-tech for every learner

VET

Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Educational Barriers and Embracing Technology for Future-Ready Learners

Join us for an engaging session where we delve into the critical issues surrounding access to education and the integration of educational technology, featuring insights from both industry and education perspectives.

This session will the impact of rapid technological advances on students, education providers and industry, and consider strategies being employed by Australia’s leading tech giants to support effective and equitable movement into and through education and employment.

This session is essential for anyone interested in understanding the dynamic relationship between education, technology and industry, and how we can collectively work towards creating a more inclusive, technologically adept, and future-ready workforce.

Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1414:00
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Citizen science connections

Future Forward Libraries
    nd out how to connect your school community to:

  • Rewarding online Global and Local Citizen Science projects
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Authentic data
  • Science, information and media literacy

Diverse Needs/Inclusion & Libraries Theatre
Aug 1414:00
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Nature playground – experiential learning

EduBUILD
  • What are the benefits of nature immersive learning?
  • What are the conditions for effective immersive learning?
  • How can I bring forth the benefits with limited natural resources?
Business Managers & EduBUILD Theatre
Aug 1414:00
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Strategies to teach coding effectively: Using pedagogy to inform your practice

Grok Academy

Grok Academy invites teachers to explore the impact of programming pedagogies on classroom outcomes. Discover how applying reseach-backed pedagogical principles to Digital Technologies can improve the way that you implement coding in the classroom. You will gain practical insights and ideas for teaching programming, which can be used to better structure your lessons. Whether you are new to teaching Digital Technologies, or an experienced teacher in this area, there will be some new and impactful strategies for you to learn about in this talk.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1414:20
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PANEL - Effective mental health support strategies and services

Wellbeing
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1414:30
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PANEL - Turbocharging teacher capacity

School Leaders
  • Developing confidence and capacity of educators to lead the development of entrepreneurial capabilities within students
  • Moving away from reliance on external service providers and building expertise from within
  • Valuing equally the time to participate in professional learning and the time to implement professional learning
  • Creating and maintain communities of practice
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1414:30
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PANEL - How GenAI frames students’ critical thinking (not just does the work for them)

School Teachers

GenAI has entered the classroom and it's here to stay. Luckily, teachers and their students can harness this technology to improve learning outcomes and increase engagement.This is an open discussion that focuses on how GenAI can build students' confidence and critical thinking skills, and addresses teachers' fears that this technology will hinder learning. Join the discussion for insights on questions like:

  • How can GenAI tools increase student engagement and set up a preferred learning environment? (not sure what a preferred learning envrioment means)

  • What kinds of questions and prompts students can ask a GenAI tool that will establish understanding?

  • How can interacting with GenAI's can combat learning anxiety and encourage deeper learning?

Classroom walls are expanding thanks the GenAI. Listen in on the all the possibilities.

School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1414:30
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Hackerspace classroom

In The Classroom
  • Hacking your classroom and building a smart classroom (IOT)
  • Utilising Github, Blockchain, the Nostr Protocol and the Lightning Network in the classroom
  • Minecraft as an LMS and building virtual learning spaces for VR
  • CyberSecurity and Network Engineering
  • Building an arcade machine and building your own games for the classroom
Exhibition - Hospitality Suite 2 (Upstairs)
Aug 1414:30
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PANEL - Future frontier for education marketing - Human intelligence

Higher Ed
Jodie Stevens, Lead Manager, Brand and Digital Engagement, Study Melbourne
Divyangana Sharma, Global Citizen Youth Leader 2024 | Victorian International Student of The Year - Premier’s Award & Higher Education - 2021/22, International Student of The Year 2022 - Holmesglen
Room 218 (Higher Ed) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1414:30
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Innovative virtual immersive learning pedagogy

VET
  • Surfing the waves of educational transformation
  • From future students to future educators
  • From XR to Metaverse for education
  • Experience Synchronization
Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1414:30
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Data decoded: From bits and bytes to bright ideas in the Digital Technologies curriculum

Grok Academy

Understanding how to leverage data to solve problems has become a highly sought-after skill in society. So, where should we begin in our teaching? Come along for a ride into the land of data, as we unpack the Digital Technologies concepts of Data Representation (F-10), Data Acquisition (7-10) and Data Interpretation (7-10). You will gain an understanding of the requirements of Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies version 9 and find some teaching ideas and resources to help you in your implementation.

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
Aug 1414:50
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Beyond algorithms: Nurturing wellbeing and social-emotional learning in the AI-driven classroom

Wellbeing
Sport / PE & Wellbeing Theatre
Aug 1415:00
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Leading in low SES - focusing on teaching & learning

School Leaders
  • Building a positive school culture
  • What works and how do we engage our students?
  • How do we support our teachers to enable them to focus on teaching and learning?
  • The challenges we are facing in a BYOD world
Room 213 (Leaders) - Level 2, Convention Centre
Aug 1415:00
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Using stories to build connected relationships in the classroom

School Teachers
  • Simple ideas to help build stronger relationships
  • Practical ways to teach Social and Emotional Learning
  • Fun methods to introduce lessons while enhancing student wellbeing
  • Creative techniques to bring more enjoyment into your classroom.
School Teachers Theatre
Aug 1415:00
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SPOT the robot - Why robotics education?

Digital Technologies

Intro:-

  • Why Robotics Education?
  • Educational Robotics platforms for Schools
  • Why a robotic quadruped? (In our case SPOT)

Example Projects:-

  • Photography with a gopro/camera
  • Obstacle Avoidance/Navigation
  • Artistry (arm manipulation and Python)
  • Rubbish patrol (arm manipulation and Python/location awareness)
  • Emotional support
  • AI integration & conversation
  • Play ball (arm manipulation and location awareness
Chris Brown, eLearning Coordinator, Brindabella Christian College
Digi Tech Theatre
Aug 1415:00
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Networking without wasting hundreds of thousands. - CCGS seven-year journey with Ubiquiti

ICT Management

Discover Central Coast Grammar School's seven-year journey with Ubiquiti networking. This session is not just about their challenges, solutions, and successes, but also about how to enhance connectivity, improve network performance, and reduce costs. Gain insights into their strategic planning, implementation process, and the tangible benefits realized for students and staff. Whether you're considering Ubiquiti for your institution or looking to optimize your current setup, this session offers valuable lessons and practical advice from David’s firsthand experience.

ICT Management Theatre
Aug 1415:00
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Enhancing student engagement and experience through virtual reality

Higher Ed

Understanding Student Demographics and Needs: Attendees will gain insights into the diverse backgrounds of students at Curtin School of Education, including the challenges faced by mature-age students, full-time workers, and those with family commitments, highlighting the importance of tailored support for these cohorts.

Development and Impact of VR Tools: The presentation will cover the iterative, user-centred design process of the VR tool, its features, and its impact on student engagement, enjoyment, and understanding. It will also address the technical and usability challenges encountered.

Future Directions for VR in our programs: Attendees will learn how we are enhancing our pilot VR tool using a new platform, including gamification and mobile access, and the importance of continued research to improve student experience and retention in online education.

Workplace Learning & VET Theatre
Aug 1415:00
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Getting started with Grok

Grok Academy

You may have heard that Grok Academy is free for all teachers and students in Australia, but what does that mean in practice? Join Grok Academy as they demonstrate how to use their platform to engage students in the key concepts, content and skills of the Digital Technologies curriculum such as privacy and security, programming and more!

Stand 1108 - Exhibition
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