100+ exhibitors showcasing cutting edge school resources, services, products and technology for classrooms, schools and educators.
Opening Times: Fri 30 Aug 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pmSat 31 Aug 2019 - 9.00am - 4:00pm
The Education Show is a key event of The National Education Summit which draws principals, school leaders, business managers and educators from K-12. For more information on the National Education Summit please visit nationaleducationsummit.com.au
The 2018 Show has now concluded. The 2019 Show exhibitors and program will be announced closer to the event.
The Education Show is a key event of the National Education Summit. The latest cutting edge learning and teaching resources along with programs, support services and technology will be showcased to educators from across Australia. Visitors can also attend the Free Education Program, offering sessions within four key streams, technology, wellbeing, techniques for learning and professional teaching as well as the Free Spotlight Stage where exhibitors will provide in depth information about their service, program or resource.
To register to attend The Education Show 2019 click here
Suppliers of education resources, services and programs including:
•Curriculum and learning resources•Technology for learning including digital resources and aps•Information and communication technology•Wellbeing and resilience resources•School administration and assessment software•Literacy programs and tools for reading and writing•STEAM programs and resources•Special Needs resources and support•School equipment•Professional learning•Graduate and post graduate education courses•Out of school learning(e.g. museums, galleries and tour operators)•Education journals and magazines•Education Consultants•Teacher recruitment and teaching opportunities•Fundraising and marketing•Financial and superannuation•Teacher support ( e.g. professional and subject associations, education authorities)
To see the full 2018 Exhibitor List click hereThe 2019 Exhibitor List will be announced soon.
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See the latest resources, products and services for your classroom, school and career.
Stand: F07, D12
Visiting the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre couldn’t be easier. Entry is via the MCEC new main entrance at Convention Centre Place near DFO South Wharf, via Door 15.
Visit the Melbourne Convention & Convention Centre visitor information page for more details.
Melbourne Exhibition Centre1060 undercover parking spaces managed by Wilsons Parking. Enter off Normanby RoadOpen 24 hours, 7 days a week
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There is a tram stop at the entrance to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Tram Nos. 112, 96, 109 travel along Clarendon Street from South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and St Kilda and service the CBD via Collins and Bourke Streets.
Trams run every 6-8 minutes during peak times, 7.00am – 9.00am and 4.00pm – 6.00pm and every 10-12 minutes between 9.00am and 4.00pm.
Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street Station) is just a short stroll from the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Public transport timetables
Taxi ranks are located at the doors to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre as well as all major hotels, Crown Entertainment Complex (across the road from the Melbourne Exhibition Centre) and Southern Cross (formerly Spencer Street Station) and Flinders Street Stations.
To book a Taxi call Yellow Cabs on 131 924
Contact the airline of your choice:
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Virgin Australia13 67 89virginaustralia.com
Jetstar13 15 38jetstar.com.au
Elevate your business and raise your industry profile through involvement with The Education Show 2019. There is a range of exhibition and sponsorship packages available, ranging from space on the exhibition floor, through to presenting a seminar.
To discuss exhibiting or sponsorship options, please contact the team on 03 9596 9205 or email@example.com
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Suppliers of education products and services including:
•Curriculum and learning resources•STEM resources and programs•Technology resources for schools and classrooms•Information and communication technology•School administration and assessment software•Furniture, uniforms and canteen supplies•Science, music, art, sport, playground and library equipment•Professional learning•Graduate and post graduate education courses•Out of school learning(e.g. museums, galleries and tour operators)•Education journals and magazines•Education Consultants•Teacher recruitment and teaching opportunities•Fundraising and marketing•Financial and superannuation•Teacher support ( e.g. professional and subject associations, education authorities)
•Sell and promote your products, resources and services through direct contact with clients•Access new clients and contacts•Raise your organisation's profile in the education sector•Free listing in the Visitor Guide•Free listing in flyers sent to all primary and secondary schools•Free listing on The Education Show's website with a link to your website•Opportunity to present a seminar at no charge (subject to availability)•Discounts for advertising in the Visitor Guide
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PR AND MEDIA COVERAGE
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Take advantage of the comprehensive FREE Education Program held inside the Show. Presented by educational experts, 2018 sessions were offered within four main themes; Professional Teaching Strategies, Technology, Techniques for Learning and Wellbeing. The 2019 Free Education Program will be announced closer to the event. All sessions in 2019 will be eligible for PD hours.
Friday 31 August9:15am - 10:15am
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT: WHAT EVERY TEACHER WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BUT WAS AFRAID TO ASK
Speaker: Dr David ZyngierSenior Lecturer in the areas of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, Monash UniversityAssociate Professor at Southern Cross UniversityRead more about David here
Session OverviewThis session will interactively explore how to create a highly engaged classroom. Bring along your smart devices, a smartphone is all you need and be prepared to have your expectations challenged.
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David works in the Faculty of Education at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer in the areas of Curriculum and Pedagogy and is an Associate Professor at Southern Cross University. He was previously a teacher and school principal. His research on Democracy in Education was awarded $366,000 from the Australian Research Council for 2013-2015 and $265,000 from the Canadian Social Science Research Council. In 2016 – 2018 David will lead an Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade funded ($44,000) project using the expertise and experience of Australia’s proven excellence in Civics and Citizenship Education to assist in the development of a national educational framework in Thailand as the country moves forward to full democracy in conjunction with Thai Civics Education Network, the Basic Education Commission of Thailand (OBEC) and schools in Thailand, the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University.
His research focuses on teacher pedagogies that engage all students but in particular how these can improve outcomes for students from communities of disadvantage. David focuses on issues of social justice and social inclusion. He has a strong national and international research reputation as well as being widely recognised locally in school education as having a high level of expertise in curriculum theory and practice. He works within a critical and post-structural orientation to pedagogy that is distinguishable by its commitment to social justice (with interests in who benefits and who does not by particular social arrangements) investigating how school education can improve student outcomes for all but in particular for at risk students.
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Friday 31 August 11am - 11:45am
MANAGE YOURSELF PROFESSIONALLY ONLINE
Speaker: Adam Surmacz Australian Education Union
Read more about Adam here
Session Overview We live in a digital world. With this there has been an increase in legal and employment issues educators can face relating to their online conduct. Join Adam for an engaging session which will cover common issues faced by teachers and practical ways you can balance your social personal social media use with your professional responsibilities.
Adam is an Organiser at the Australian Education Union. He is also a primary educator with a background in initial teacher education and is passionate about the changes workers in education can make when they work collectively. Adam has worked as an online trainer and workplace organiser. In his current role he works with student teachers at every university in Victoria and graduate teacher members.
Friday 31 August1pm - 1:45pm
DISCOVER HOW TO SUPPORT GIFTED LEARNERS IN YOUR CLASSROOM AND HELP THEM EXCEL
Speaker: Penny WilloughbyAustralian teacher, Tutor and Educational Consultant
Read more about Penny here
Session OverviewAs teachers we are faced with the daily challenge of catering for a large range of needs in our classrooms. But what happens to gifted students who are not reaching their potential? How do we stimulate, guide and inspire them? Furthermore, what should be our response if they develop disruptive, oppositional or passive behaviours in the classroom?
In this seminar Penny will clarify who are our gifted learners and why we need a different approach to help them excel. She will outline a range of techniques to get gifted learners out of their comfort zones and re-engaged in learning. This session will provide you with a greater understanding of gifted students’ educational needs and practical ideas to implement immediately.
Renowned in her field, Penny Willoughby is an Australian teacher, tutor and educational consultant who is passionate about gifted education, differentiation, numeracy, problem-solving, thinking and creativity.
Following a successful career in the corporate sector, Penny has held a range of educational roles including classroom teacher, Founder and Principal of Thinking Outside The Box Programs and Professional Education Services and Vice President of the Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children (VAGTC).
Penny holds a Bachelor of Education (Honours, First Class) from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she was also awarded the University Medal for Outstanding Distinction.
Friday 31 August2:30pm - 4:30pm
TOP TIPS FOR BETTER CLASSROOM BEHAVIOUR - A PRACTICAL STRATEGY FOCUS
Speaker: Jo LangeBehaviour Specialist
Read more about Jo here
Session OverviewAs a behaviour specialist for over 20 years now, Jo Lange gathers together the most effective behaviour management strategies that enhance a positive and productive classroom. This program examines the “WHY’ of student behaviour and the importance of recognising the motivations of student behaviour to proactively address it. Major principles will be set out for what teachers can do to develop a positive classroom environment with a focus on the power of encouragement, rapport and relationship. It explores the importance of body language & tone, and utilising the language of positive discipline, to prevent and reduce common classroom behaviours such as negative attention-seeking and power struggles.
For over 20 years now, Jo has been a behaviour specialist, working with teachers, early years educators, parents and an extensive range of community agencies.
Jo’s background is an extensive teaching and training career, including primary school teaching, working with people with disabilities and supporting young people disengaged from mainstream secondary schooling. Jo has also trained with in the alcohol and drug sector, and co-ordinated adult basic education community programs.
Jo’s diverse experiences have given her a deep insight and a ‘real life’ perspective, into what influences behaviour. As a presenter, Jo aims to always have participants walk away with effective strategies that are delivered with compassion and humour. It’s always good when you can laugh…..and learn!
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Friday 31 August9:15am - 10am
TECHNOLOGY AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT - WHY SOME LEARNERS FALL THROUGH THE GAPS AND HOW WE CAN USE TECHNOLOGY TO PREVENT IT HAPPENING
Speaker: Ros LuggEducational Specialist in Learning SupportQualified Dyslexia Tutor and Assessor Read more about Ros here
Session OverviewDiscover how literacy develops in children with emphasis on the processing and perceptual skills needed at each stage. It will also cover recent neurological research into literacy acquisition. Analysis of this process will explain why some learners fall through the gaps and how an individualized approach can prevent this happening.
Ros Lugg is a UK and NZ trained educational specialist, whose main focus is literacy support teaching for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. She is an experienced teacher and qualified dyslexia tutor and assessor with extensive experience in NZ and UK schools. She holds the Oxford and Cambridge Diploma in Specific Learning Disability (Dyslexia), which is a masters level qualification in specialist teaching and assessment.
Ros has many years of mainstream teaching experience – and is also the mother and wife of dyslexics! Her previous specialist experience includes being Head of English and Special Needs in a school for boys with severe emotional and behavioural needs, and class teacher for children with severe and profound learning disabilities. Christchurch based, Ros spent five years as a tester at the Seabrook McKenzie Centre, including several years as Assistant Director.
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Friday 31 August 11am - 11:45am
PROACTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES TO LIVE, WORK & PLAY SAFELY ONLINE
Speakers: Trent Ray Teacher, Microsoft Learning Consultant, Co- Founder of the Cyber Safety ProjectSam MacaulayPrimary School Teacher, Co-Founder of the Cyber Safety ProjectRead more about Trent here and Sam here
Session OverviewThe Cyber Safety Project is committed to a whole community, proactive approach aimed at building skills and capacity of teachers, students and parents/guardians in digital safety and wellbeing for young people. This session explores the changing landscape of the most popular social networking platforms and provides easy to implement lesson ideas that will arm teachers and students with protective measures for safe online use within the classroom.
Trent has over 10 years’ experience working as both a Primary & Secondary Teacher & Leader in Victorian Schools. More recently Trent's roles include Co-Founder of Future Learning Academy and the Cyber Safety Project, Director of Collective Education Australia & working in partnership with the Education team at Microsoft Australia.
With children accessing online tools and social networking sites at a younger age more than ever before, Trent is passionate about ensuring teachers are supported and have access to the most up-to-date information and resources for the classroom.
Sam's background as a primary school teacher and advocate for student leadership lead him towards becoming a Co-Founder of the Future Learning Academy and the Cyber Safety Project. In 2017 Sam was the deserving recipient of the Deakin Community Award for his outstanding contributions to his local community (Deakin Electorate in Melbourne).
His motivation for developing and delivering the Cyber Safety Project is to reach a broader audience of teachers, students and community members, as well as provide effective learning experiences and teaching resources. Students' 'growing up digital' need to learn and understand the importance of safe and responsible online habits.
Friday 31 August 1pm - 1:45pm
LEARNING ANALYTICS - HOW TO MAKE STUDENTS ICT USAGE TRANSPARENT
Speaker: Dr Michael Cejnar, CEO FIC TechnologyRead more about Michael here
Session Overview Australia has the world's highest use of classroom 1:1 laptops, but the nature and effectiveness of usability is not well understood. Laptop use in classrooms can make student work opaque to teachers, but on the other hand, the laptop can equally be used to effectively and in real time evaluate and display student's engagement, learning process and skills set. Such understanding of student engagement and distractibility patterns, may be a powerful tool for educators to be able to switch distracted students back to engagement, by providing them with activities and resources adapted to meet their learning styles. Discover how classroom learning analytics is shaping the future of measuring, managing and reporting students' learning and ICT skills.
Dr Michael Cejnar, is a Sydney cardiologist and biomedical engineering entrepreneur, who founded the cross-disciplinary FIC Technology in 2011 with the goal of developing practical classroom tools for evidence-based teaching and learning in K- 12 education. FIC Technology is using cloud-based Learning Analytics of laptop use in classrooms to provide teachers with real-time indication of context-based on-taskness, ICT skills and diagnostics of learning processes. Analysis of this data has enabled an understanding of usage patterns of classroom ICT and student's skills sets, necessary for effective and efficient use of ICT in K-12.
Friday 31 August3pm - 3:45pm
Benefits of a STE@M program for your school - how it can stimulate, educate & inspire
Speaker: Christopher EphgraveEducation and Business Manager, EE Group
Read more about Christopher here
Session Overview There can be some ‘fear of the unknown’ and confusion about how to develop a STE@M program for your school. In this seminar, Chris will open your thinking and provide clarity on how to develop a STE@M program. Five areas of STE@M will be addressed; How to get staff involved; The decision of what to purchase and for what levels; Parents and the school community; Partnership with business and Building a school cluster. Discover how you can include STE@M in different areas of your curriculum.
Chris has been working in education and retail for more than 40 years, most recently as Education and Business Manager for EE Group. In this role he is responsible for the development of STE@M partnerships and learning. Over the past 2 years in partnership with Nick Osborne and Harvey Norman, he developed the worlds first STE@M classroom in a retail space.
Chris will speak about Five important components to STE@M as part of the Technology Stream at The Education Show.
Saturday 1 September9:15am - 10am
THE BEST STEP TO WRITING SUCCESS - DISCOVER NEW TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE YOUR STUDENTS' THINKING AND WRITING
Speaker: Pina SernioPresenter, Seven Steps to Writing Success
Read more about Pina here
Session OverviewWhat does James Bond, Andy Griffiths and Matt Reilly do that NAP markers love? They all start their writing with a Sizzling Start to hook their readers/viewers. Learn the secrets to Sizzling Starts and how they can gain marks in over FIVE of the NAP writing criteria.
Plus, actually experience Five Minute Fast Starts - a fun activity that gets students thinking and writing fast. You'll walk away with a range of written, spoken and multimedia activities to teach writing - all of which take just 5-10 minutes a day. More importantly it is all about being creative, having a common language and inspiring passion back into writing.
Pina has taught Prep to Year 6 in a variety some of schools in both Catholic and private education. Her wide range of experience in positions of responsibility has meant she is a specialist in gifted education and children with learning difficulties. With over 34 years of experience working within the education sector, Pina has used her mathematical and creative capabilities to teach an eclectic range of subjects including acting as a Mathematics and Literacy Coordinator. Work that out!
Pina has been training schools and teachers in the Seven Steps for over 4 years, and participants love that she is a vibrant, dynamic and practical presenter. She is forever bursting with new ideas and regularly contributes to and tests Seven Steps Online Resource material and collaborated/contributed to the Seven Steps Early Years Manual.
Saturday 1 September11am - 11:45am
EXPLICIT PHONOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTION - THE ULTIMATE TOOL FOR LEARNERS WITH DYSLEXIA
Speaker: Denyse RitchiePrincipal at the THRASS Institute
Read more about Denyse here
Session OverviewTeaching letter sounds, initial sounds or SATPIN is the starting point for literacy teaching used by thousands of schools in Australia and is the point at which many learners with Dyslexia are left behind. The unsustainable and contradictory nature of these teaching programs is the reason many learners become confused, struggle and ultimately fail in reading and writing.
This session will compare a phono-graphic approach (speech to print) and a grapho-phonic approach (print to speech) and show how the phonics teaching paradigm must shift in order to work with, not against, Dyslexia learning strengths.
Denyse Ritchie has been a teacher, university lecturer, teacher trainer and author. Her specific focus is currently in teacher training.
She, along with her team of professional trainers, works in many remote indigenous communities, mainstream schools, and international schools. She has actively contributed to studies in Macau and Indonesia on the direct effects of teacher subject knowledge in English linguistics and phonetics and student outcomes. In Macau she has won an award for her work in teaching ESL.
Saturday 1 September1pm - 1:45pm
FOR THE LOVE OF MATHEMATICAL THINKING: CHALLENGING & ENGAGING STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Speakers: Ellen Corovic and Helen HaralambousMathematics Education Consultants, The Mathematical Association of Victoria
Read more about Ellen here and Helen here
Session OverviewDuring this session, Helen and Ellen will lead participants through a handful of their favourite rich and challenging tasks from a collection of their recommended sources. Discussions around the importance of building connections between mathematical ideas, how to enhance student mathematical thinking and the merits of using meaningful and authentic tasks will be explored. Helen and Ellen will get you engaged in tasks so be prepared to test and justify your thinking! Suitable for teachers of K – 10.
Ellen Corovic is a Mathematics Education Consultant at the Mathematical Association of Victoria. Prior to this role Ellen held school leadership roles including as Leading Teacher and as Acting Assistant Principal. She is passionate about building teacher capacity and a sense of collective efficacy in mathematics. Through building teachers understanding of the content and pedagogy, she works with teachers and leadership on individual, team or whole school improvement. Coaching, modelled teaching and leading professional conversations are regular features of her work. Ellen is undertaking research at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Melbourne University focusing on developing teachers sense of efficacy and confidence in mathematics teaching. Ellen promotes hands on and reflective learning for students and teachers.
Helen is a secondary Mathematics Education consultant for the Mathematical Association of Victoria. She has been involved in education for over 30 years; this includes teaching secondary school mathematics in four different schools and holding numerous leadership positions in Mathematics, numeracy, curriculum, professional development and student wellbeing & management. Helen also spent 12 months working as an education consultant at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and has co-authored a series of Year 7 – 10 mathematics textbooks. Her passion is in making mathematics more engaging & enjoyable through incorporating hands-on mathematical tasks, real life application activities, and games into the maths classroom.
STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP BODY CONFIDENT YOUNG PEOPLE
Speaker: Danni RowlandsNational Manager, Prevention ServicesThe Butterfly Foundation Read more about Danni here
Session OverviewBody image continues to be reported as a top personal concern for males and females. Body dissatisfaction can and does impact wellbeing and potential. This session provides educators with information and strategies that address the modifiable risk and protective factors, that underpin the development of negative body image. Topics covered include significant influences; media, social media, diet culture, the importance of role modelling and also how to incorporate body esteem education within existing curriculum. Basic early intervention information is also included so educators know what to do, if and when, serious body image issues and eating disorders develop.
Manager, Education Services, The Butterfly Foundation
Danni Rowlands has worked at The Butterfly Foundation, building the education services for the prevention/early intervention of eating disorders, since 2007. She has worked with thousands of young people, parents and professionals and through Butterfly Education over 550,000 young people and 6,000 professionals/parents have been reached around Australia. Butterfly Education is based on evidence, are age, developmentally and role appropriate and adhere to existing guidelines to ensure safe practice. The aim of this work is to educate and inform individuals and communities of the risk and protective factors that underpin body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and eating disorders, in males and females. They have been developed in a format to suit the needs of Australian schools and communities.
Danni has worked in the not for profit sector for almost 20 years, with specific involvement in the eating disorder sector for over 13. Danni has worked and volunteered in various roles during this time following her own lived experience with an eating disorder. Post her recovery Danni has shared her story to advocate for better support of eating disorders at federal government level and also to educate about eating disorders in the media.
Danni has provide peer recovery support/mentoring to people with a lived experience privately and within structured and supported programs at private eating disorder clinics in Melbourne. Danni has also been involved in eating disorder research.
Post her lived experience Danni worked as a fitness professional for many years advocating healthy and positive behaviours exercise supporting the non-diet approach. Danni played Netball at the highest level in Victoria for over 10 years retiring in 2008.
Danni is passionate about building resilience in young people and the prevention and early intervention of eating disorders. Danni is also a mother of 2 pre-school aged children.
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WHAT MAKES AN EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT WELLBEING PROGRAM?
Facilitated panel discussion - Hear from 3 schools leading the way and learn why they are being recognised nationally
PanellistsAmanda Scott, Director of Student Wellbeing, Geelong Grammar SchoolShane Kamsner, Head of Student Development, Carey Baptist Grammar SchoolSaraid Doherty, Principal, Parkmore Primary SchoolRead more about Amanda here, Shane here and Saraid here
Session OverviewHear from 3 finalists in the 2018 Australian Education Awards, ‘Best Student Wellbeing Program’. Representatives from each school will discuss how their school has created an exceptional student wellbeing program, what makes it work and why they are being recognised nationally.
Amanda Scott – Director of Student Wellbeing at Geelong Grammar School.
An educator with over twenty-five years’ teaching experience, Amanda Scott has been the Director of Student Wellbeing at Geelong Grammar School since January 2016. The role is a complex leadership position that oversees the pastoral care of over 500 boarders and about one hundred day students in the Senior School (Years 10-12); the staffing of ten Houses, as well as liaising with the Head of Middle School (Years 5-8); and the wellbeing staff at the Kennedy Health Centre, including counsellors. In addition, Amanda still enjoys a teaching load, with a Year 12 Literature (IB) class and a Year 10 English class this year, and she is the TIC of Debating at GGS.
Previously, Amanda was a Head of House at Girton Grammar School in Bendigo for many years; she has taught at an International School in Düsseldorf, Germany and a selective girls’ boarding school in England – the Downe House School. She began her career at Wesley College, Melbourne in 1992. Amanda completed her M. Ed from Melbourne University in Student Wellbeing in 2011.
A full-time boarder herself for seven years at school, Amanda has a passion for boarding and for student wellbeing, and she feels very privileged to be working in her current position, which she still describes as her “dream job”. She lives on campus at Geelong with her husband, two daughters (aged 16 and 13) two cats and one dog. For recreation, Amanda likes to sing and play the piano with her musical family; she loves to travel and she enjoys walking, swimming and dancing, especially the tango.
Head of Student Development (ELC-12), Carey Baptist Grammar School
Shane Kamsner has worked in schools for over 20 years as a teacher and educational psychologist with a strong focus on student wellbeing. He is currently the Head of Student Development at Carey Baptist Grammar School, where his focus has been on developing and integrating wellbeing support systems across the school (ELC-12). Shane has specific professional interests in neuro-developmental disorders and adolescent anxiety and he has lectured in these areas at The University of Melbourne and The Australian Catholic University.
Principal, Parkmore Primary School
Saraid is a dynamic and passionate practitioner of positive psychology informed approaches to build strong, resilient, healthy and high-performing schools. She is committed to positive education and its emphasis on harnessing a strengths based approach to teaching and learning. Saraid holds two Masters degrees from the University of Melbourne; the most recent in Applied Positive Psychology. She has over 20 years of experience in education across sectors as well as departmental policy and resource development.
Saturday 1 September2:30pm - 3:15pm
FLOURISHING STAFF, FLOURISHING KIDS
Speaker: Georgina ManningDirector, Wellbeing For Kids
Read more about Georgina here
Session OverviewStarting from the ‘inside out’ and from a lived experience is the most effective way to teach children positive psychology strategies and practices, otherwise these just stay as just knowledge and the delivery can stay on a surface level. Students pick up on a teacher’s personal experience of positive psychology and their value they place on it very quickly. This impacts hugely on the success of any social and emotional strategy in the classroom. When staff integrate positive psychology interventions for themselves, this not only makes a huge difference to staff in schools on their happiness, wellbeing and reduced stress levels, but also impacts significantly on the classroom climate. In this workshop participants will get a taster of some of the positive psychology strategies that can implement easily into their lives and also into the classroom.
Georgina is the Director of Wellbeing For Kids, and a registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Georgina has many years of experience working in schools supporting children and parents to reach effective social and emotional outcomes. Georgina runs regular parent seminars in schools, school professional development days for teachers and is a national speaker for wellbeing events. Georgina has also created the ‘Peaceful Kids’ Mindfulness and Positive Psychology program for schools and holds training across many states in Australia.
*2:30pm - 3:15pm*Please note this session will be held in Seminar Theatre 1
DEALING WITH DISCLOSURES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT IN SCHOOLS
South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA)Speaker: Elizabeth Fox, Project Worker, SECASASusan McDougall, Sexual Assault Counsellor, SECASA
Session OverviewThis seminar will provide attendees with the knowledge to define sexual harassment and sexual assault, recognise indicators of sexual assault and harassmentin their students and staff members, understand how to respond a disclosure of this nature and be aware of referral services and pathways. Participants will also gain an understanding of the culture in which harassment and assault occurs in schools, the impacton victims, and their barriers to disclosing.
Elizabeth Fox, Project Worker, SECASA
Elizabeth Fox is a Project Worker at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA). She co-ordinates SECASA’s Secondary School programs, which aim to raise awareness about relationship abuse and sexual violence through interactive workshops for young people. Prior to this, Elizabeth worked in the UK as a secondary school teacher. Her educational background is in Health and Education from Deakin University and The University of Melbourne.
For more information please visit www.secasa.com.au
Exhibitors will deliver presentations about their services, programs and teaching resources. The Exhibitor Spotlight is located on the exhibition floor at the Open Stage.
10:35am - 10:50am
Topic: Resilience, Cooperation, Mindfulness, Fitness and Fun!
Kinect 2 DanceSpeaker: Bree Shaw, Director, Kinect 2 Dance
12:20pm - 12:35pm
Topic: Why Teaching Kids Body Safety is Empowering and Life-changing
Educate 2 EmpowerSpeaker: Jayneen Sanders, Author, Teacher
Session OverviewThis presentation will cover the importance of teaching age-appropriate and empowering Body Safety Education to young children. With the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the introduction of the 7 Child Safety Standards in Victoria as a result of the Betrayal of Trust Report, educators have come to realise the importance of teaching young children Body Safety. This presentation will provide educators will simple, practical and age-appropriate lessons and resources in how they can implement Body Safety in their educational settings.
12:40pm - 12:55pm
Topic: Just Voices Speakers Program
Jesuit Social ServicesSpeaker: Paulie Stewart and Danielle Sherry, Artful Dodgers Studios, Jesuit Social Services
Session OverviewOur presenters come from all walks of life. Some share their culture, whilst others share their experience of seeking asylum, refugee settlement or homelessness. Through engaging storytelling, each presenter aims to raise awareness, build empathy and promote mutual respect. Schools can request high energy Hip Hop performers or acoustic musicians to complement presentations or book rap writing or drumming workshops to learn how to create music within a social justice framework.
1:55pm - 2:10pm
Topic: Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Foundation - How to run a successful Kitchen Garden Program
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden ProgramSpeaker: Stephanie Alexander, Founder, Cook, Restauranteur, Food Writer
Session OverviewStephanie Alexander will be joined by a school principal experienced in running the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program (SAKGP) and the SAKGP Delivery Leader. They will be holding an informal, interactive discussion on how to develop a strong program that is embedded into the culture of a school.
2:20pm - 2:35pm
Topic: Developing confident communicators and job seekers
The Confidence CompanySpeaker: Kate Kroeger, Director, The Confidence Company
Session OverviewAn insight in to the tailored public speaking and job ready programs for secondary students and leadership and public speaking programs for primary students. From understanding the difference of learning styles to the art of story telling and to establishing a confident mindset for a job interview the programs build self confidence, transferable knowledge/skills and are aligned with the Personal and Social Capability.
2:40pm - 2:55pm
Teach Queensland Style
Topic: Teach Queensland – Choose your Teaching Adventure
Teach Queensland StyleSpeaker: Marika Hill, Education Careers Ambassador
Session OverviewThe Queensland Department of Education is seeking eager, passionate and results-driven beginning and experienced teachers from across Australia. Find out about the exciting career and lifestyle adventures that await you and your family in Queensland, including our current and future teaching and school leadership opportunities.
10:10am - 10:25am
Topic: We can do better than that! – UK schools remove analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers can’t tell the time
Easy Read Time TeacherSpeaker: Roger Shackleton
Session OverviewTelling the time – How to ensure each one of your students achieves the outcome quickly and easily.
Topics: StepsWeb - Integrating cutting edge technology and research based methodology
StepsWebSpeaker: Ross Lug, Dyslexia and Literacy Specialist, CEO and Founder, The Learning Staircase
Session OverviewAn overview of the StepsWeb online literacy programme, now being used in over 900 schools.
Topic: The Burke Museum, Beechworth – An Immersive Experience
Burke MuseumSpeakers: Valerie Crosse, Education Officer and Linda Peacock, Collection Manager/Curator
Session OverviewThe Burke Museum education programs offer links to the Victorian Curriculum from P-12 by bringing to life an authentic experience. Our programs enhance understanding of where we are now, where we have come from and where our futures may lead. Students will be immersed in foundational stories, such as those of Burke and Wills, Indigenous culture, the gold-rush, migration, communication and the environment. We offer stimulating content across all subject areas.
Topic: I Love Reading - a new innovation in learning to read
I Love ReadingSpeaker: Mr Mike Collins, Education Consultant
Session OverviewI Love Reading is a unique literacy program designed to facilitate the rapid learning of reading English. With a combination of proven teaching methods, a robust teaching framework and progression, this model assists early readers to learn every sound, of every word of the English language through a simple coding system, without exception. This new learning technology is based on the English Phonetic Code, the life-time research and intellectual property of the Mamone family and is available for purchase by schools, kindergartens, parents and tutors.
1:50pm - 2:05pm
Topic: Play – Learn – Win: The Power of Game Based Student Revision
Trap EdSpeaker: Cate Ballantyne, Project Manager
Session OverviewThis session will cover: •Discover how this study app increases student engagement, confidence and achievement•Learn about the teacher functionality designed to enhance personalised feedback, reporting and assessment.•Options for a free trial period and school support
2:10pm - 2:25pm
Topic: The importance of educating teens to respond confidently to First Aid emergenciesYoung HeartsSpeaker: Giada Glavic - Young Hearts advocate
Session OverviewAn introduction to how Young Hearts is creating change in empowering students with life-saving skills.
This event has now concluded. The 2019 Conference program will be announced in mid November 2018.
The Special Needs Symposium 2018 is designed to provide in depth knowledge, dispel myths, promote research and explore strategies to create an inclusive classroom. The four key topics covered are ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia and Anxiety. The symposium will bring educators together with the common goal of building capacity to facilitate appropriate classroom strategies for students. Held on Friday 31 August 2018 and Saturday 1 September 2018 featuring two streams per day, you may choose to attend one stream, two streams or all four. Tickets are on sale for $66 per stream (normally $88). Early Bird Registration - $66* per stream (normally $88) *early bird offer ends Fri 27 April 2018.
Group bookings are available and all prices are inclusive of GST Please note: catering not included.
Friday 31 August 2018 -Morning Session
9am – 9.45amSpeaker: Ruth DevineJournalist & mother of 3 sons with ADHD
Session OverviewRuth Devine presents a candid and uniquely personal session on what it means to be the parent or carer of a child experiencing ADHD. Ruth will give insight into her experience over the last 19 of being a Mum to three sons with the disorder. As well as providing advise for educators to get the best outcomes for ADHD students in a classroom setting. Ruth’s session includes practical tips and insights on:
•What ADHD means in real terms for children•ADHD myths and half-truths debunked•The incredible potential of an ADHD brain•Top 10 challenges for students with ADHD (and how to manage them)
9.45am – 10.30amSpeaker: Dr Emma SciberasSchool of Psychology, Deakin UniversityCommunity Health Services ResearchMurdoch Childrens Research Institute
Session OverviewThis presentation will provide delegates with practical strategies for improving outcomes for learners with ADHD including:
•An overview of the educational outcomes for children with ADHD;•Information about evidence-based programs that improve educational outcomes for children with ADHD; and•Practical strategies that can be used to assist youth with ADHD in the classroom.
11am – 11.45amSpeaker: Cressida Crossley & Jamie CoombsSpecial Needs Teaching Specialists, NESTS
Session OverviewHear how schools can best support students with ADHD in the classroom and within the wider school community to set students up for success beyond school, including;
•Understanding ADHD•How to implement practical school based supports for the ADHD learner•How to implement effective social supports for the ADHD student•Why creating an inclusive community is a key goal for all educators
Friday 31 August 2018 – Afternoon Session
1pm – 2pmDr. Daryl Greaves Educational and Developmental Psychologist formerly of SPELD (Specific Learning Difficulties Association of Victoria)
Session OverviewThis session covers the most up-to-date information about Dyslexia and strategies to assist learners including:
•Getting technology to read text aloud•Using technology to write•Keeping track when reading•Decoding in reading•How to make reasonable adjustments
Schools requirements to make special provision or reasonable adjustments will be outlined with practical examples and strategies that will be relevant to all subject teachers.
2pm – 2.45pmSarah AsomeLearning and Curriculum Support Leader, Bentleigh West Primary School Associate Member of Australian Dyslexia Association
Session OverviewSarah will focus heavily on Early and Evidence Based Intervention. She will explore how students with dyslexia must be identified early and receive evidence based intervention in order to succeed. Why wait? Eight is too late!
Find out what to look for and how we must change our teaching in order for students with dyslexia to fly. Sarah will explore how reasonable accommodations and assistive technology is the key for students who struggle with literacy, especially in the older years.
2.45pm – 3.30pmLara LasnitzkiCertified Practicing Speech Pathologist Practice Principal of Speech4Kids
Session OverviewLara will present on the interaction between language and literacy. She will discuss the components of language and how impairments in each area impact on literacy skills. Lara will discuss strategies to address these deficits and will address the role of a speech Pathologist in the classroom.
Saturday 1 September - Morning Session
Why children with special needs face significant challenges in mainstream classrooms and what can be done to improve their outcome9am – 11amDr Jo Martin, Paediatrician Complete Children’s HealthDr Renee Testa, NeuropsychologistThe Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology Group
Session OverviewThis 2 hour session will outline the common diagnoses that children with special needs face in the majority of mainstream classrooms in Australia, including ASD, ADHD, Language Disorders, Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Learning Disabilities. The diagnostic process will be explained, including the vital role that teachers and educators have in assisting clinicians in this process. Practical recommendations that can be applied to the classroom to improve outcomes for each condition will be discussed, with consideration to limited resources schools face. In addition, time will be allocated to discuss aspirations for a better system to cater for students with special needs in mainstream schools in the future.An important holistic session for educators covering:
•To understand the prevalence and key features of common Special Needs conditions including ASD, ADHD, Language Disorders, Anxiety Disorder and Specific Learning Disabilities, and how they commonly co-exist.•To understand the diagnostic process for each condition and the role of specific clinicians in this process and what important information teachers and educators can contribute during this process•To gain an insight into medical and allied health treatment/ therapy available for each condition after diagnosis, and the different settings this may be offered in•To discuss practical recommendations for schools and classrooms to better support these vulnerable children, especially given the resource constraints schools are facing•Discussion of several complex case studies featuring children with multiple special needs, incorporating time for Q&A
11.30am – 12.15pmSpeaker: Sally RigleyPsychologist, The ASD Clinic
Session OverviewHear Sally Rigley, a Developmental and Educational Psychologist talk about anxiety and how it affects people's language ability and sensory processing and can often be disguised as anger, particularly for people with special needs. She will also cover how anxiety is often unrecognised by the child with the special needs and misunderstood by their teachers.
12.15pm - 1pmSpeaker: Amanda LecaudeOrganising Expert, Academic Coach, Writer, Speaker, EducatorConsultant of Organising Students
Session OverviewAmanda Lecaude will share her knowledge and experience working with students (Year 6 through to Year 12) both in a classroom environment and 1:1, as to why students need strong organisational and time management skills and without them how they are prone to experiencing increased stress, overwhelm and anxiety which can affect them both academically and in life. Participants will gain:
•An understanding of why organisation and time management lead to increased success and result in less stress and anxiety•A greater understanding of what time management really means, why it is important and the need for students to actually ‘see time’•An understanding of the role organisation plays and the impact it can have on the lives of students;•Clear tips and strategies to take back to the classroom or use at home in supporting students on their academic journey; and•Insight into how these skills are vital for a successful transition from primary to secondary school.
Saturday 1 September 2018 – Afternoon Session
2pm – 2.45pmSpeakers:Dr Alexandra UreSenior Clinical Psychologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, MelbourneMs Charmaine BernieOccupational Therapist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, MelbourneMs Veronica RoseSpeech Pathologist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Session OverviewChildren on the autism spectrum present with a range of strengths and challenges which are often amplified in the school environment. This overview session will present facts and myths about autism spectrum disorder, discuss the diagnostic process and reflect on the reported rise in autism diagnosis. Drawing on recent research, this session will take a multidisciplinary approach to evidenced based intervention strategies from the perspectives of a clinical psychologist, speech-language pathologist and occupational therapist.Participants will:
•Discuss latest research in autism spectrum disorder•Update their knowledge on the diagnostic process and the important role played by educators•Develop an understanding of where and from whom to access resources and how educators and clinicians can work together to support children on the autism spectrum
2.45pm – 3.30pmSpeakers:Cressida CrossleyJamie CoombsSpecial Needs Teaching Specialists, NESTS
Session OverviewHear how schools can best support students with ASD in the classroom and within the school community to set students up for success beyond school.Participants will:
•Deepen their understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)•Learn strategies to addressing Anxiety•Understand how to establish effective social supports within your educational setting•Learn why creating an inclusive community must be the key goal of all educators
3.30pm – 4.00pmSpeaker: Miles GlaspoleStudent & Comedian
Session OverviewMiles Glaspole is a 21-year-old student and comedian with Asperger's syndrome. Miles talks with humour and frankness about the ways in which both individual teachers and his school experiences helped his learning journey and in some cases hindered it. Miles has appeared on The Chase Australia and featured in the first episode of Tom Gleeson's ABC quiz show Hard Quiz with the wholly non-autistic subject of Doctor Who. In 2017, Miles joined the writing team for Hard Quiz and began 2018 completing another top secret writing opportunity, as well as studying Arts at the University of Melbourne. Miles’ story is deeply personal, engaging and honest.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition CentreEnter via The Education Show - Entry door 152 Clarendon StreetSouth Wharf
This event has now concluded. The 2019 Conference program will be announced in mid November 2018.
This one day conference tailored to Principals and School Leaders will cover 5 key issues including managing staff, managing legal risks, sexting in schools, governance issues for school boards and councils and Intellectual Property presented by lawyers from Piper Alderman.
Early Bird* Registration – $260; Full Registration – $295* Early Bird price ends on Friday 27 April 2018 Group bookings are available & all prices are inclusive of gst. Catering includes: Arrival, Morning Tea and Lunch
Registration – 8:00am – 8:20am Welcome & Introduction – 8:20am – 8:30am
8:30am - 9amSpeaker: David EyPartner, Piper Alderman
Session OverviewPrincipals and other school leaders often feel unsure about how to deal with teacher underperformance, as distinct from misconduct. They think that underperformance is hard to prove and they fear the legal consequences of dismissing an unsatisfactory teacher. The result in many cases is that nothing is done and the problem persists. This session aims to inform school leaders about how to navigate the legal risks associated with addressing underperformance, including to the point of a dismissal where necessary. Cases decided by industrial tribunals will be examined, to give participants an understanding of when a performance-related dismissal is likely to be held to be fair or unfair..
9:30am - 10:30amSpeaker: Jane KupschPartner, Piper Alderman
Session OverviewSchools are dynamic environments in which the interests, rights, obligations and responsibilities of various individuals and groupss co-exist. Those individuals and groups include the student body, teaching staff, school leaders, administrators, governing bodies, parent groups and volunteers. Occasionally, an event that poses legal risk to some or all of those groups arises.
This session will explore, with practical examples, how schools identify and manage potential legal risks and what should be done when a potential risk materialises into threatened or actual, legal proceedings.
Morning Tea 10:30am - 10:45am
10:45am – 12:00pmSpeaker: Chris HartiganPrincipal, Piper Alderman
Session OverviewChris Hartigan is an employment lawyer who was formerly a high school teacher in Victoria and Queensland. Chris has advised schools and university colleges in relation to the impact of criminal law on student misbehaviour. He will address the legal issues that arise from sexting by school students. He will do so by reference to Victorian context and will review
12:00pm – 1:00pmSpeaker: Simon VenusPartner, Piper Alderman
Session Overview Schools are large and small, they have different legal forms, can be denominational or not, and operate within government and non- government frameworks. Irrespective of the structure or nature of a school, there are some important and common underlying themes and duties for governing bodies. However, there is no “cookie cutter” model for governance; the individual approach of a particular governing body should be sympathetic to the size and nature of the school over which it has stewardship. This session will look at the key sources of governance for school governing bodies, as well as statutory and other duties and through a series of case studies, tease out some governance issues which have presented boards and their chairs.
Lunch - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm – 3:00pmSpeaker: Tim ClarkPartner, Piper Alderman
Session overview Tim has experience acting in relation to intellectual property and information technology matters for schools, tertiary institutions, education service providers and IT service providers to the education sector. In this session, Tim will take a practical look at the following top 5 legal issues in procuring IT services for schools:
(1) ensuring that ownership of intellectual property is dealt with in an appropriate manner; (2) making sure you clearly specify what it is that you are going to get (including using a tendering process); (3) ensuring there is clarity around pricing (including allowing for future growth); (4) ensuring that there are clear and appropriate service levels and (5) ensuring that providers are part of the solution (and not the problem) in dealing with privacy and data security issues.
3:00pm - 4:30pm Chair: David Ey Partner, Piper Alderman
Session Overview A panel discussion of a hypothetical case study touching on disputes, duty of care, child safety, social media & defamation and termination of enrollment.
Panel: Jane Kupsch, Tim Clark, Simon Venus & Chris Hartigan
This event has now concluded. The 2019 Conference program will be announced mid November 2018.
G9 Education will once again present Master Classes for Principals and school leadership teams. G9 is a consortium of highly experienced educational consultants working together to improve schools and schooling.
The Master Class program has been designed to give school leaders practical guidance about how to design, align and implement key school improvement reforms
The sessions will have a school-wide focus and outline proven practices for getting the whole-school curriculum right; getting staff performance right; and getting whole-school teaching right.
Key topics include:
Participants will be challenged by the latest research explaining why schooling needs to be transformed and participate in sessions that build the case for and provide the strategies to:
· build a positive view of students, teachers and schools by focusing on curiosity, engagement and empowerment (Session 1 with Wayne Craig)
· manage, monitor and embed a school-wide approach to sustaining the implementation of high impact classroom practices (Session 2 with Peter Cole)
· focus staff performance on the things that really matter (Session 3 with Ross Kimber)
Session 4 with Chris Wardlaw will be a hands-on session using tested evidence-based tools that support leaders and teachers to improve the quality of teaching and learning by:
· collecting real-time data on high impact leadership and teaching practices
· interpreting and reflecting on data to pinpoint those practices that are working well and those that need improving
These sessions derived from a well-established evidence base focus on how to re-engineer current core schooling processes and practices to produce significant school-wide improvement. They provide participants with practical ways of looking at taken-for-granted approaches that may no longer represent best practice.
9:30am – 10:30am Speaker: Wayne CraigFormer Australian Vice President for McREL, Former DET Regional Director of the Northern Metropolitan Region from 2005-12
Wayne will address five key questions:
· How do we build a positive view of students, teachers and schools?
· Why must we move away from ‘back to the future’ and lowest common denominator policy approaches?
· How can we build literacy for now and the future not just the past?
· Why do we need to focus on curiosity, engagement and empowerment?
· What are practical ways for ensuring thinking, understanding and learning occurs in schools?
10:30am – 11:30amSpeaker: Peter ColeFormer DET Senior Executive
Session OverviewPeter will address three key questions:
· What’s wrong with the conventional professional learning model?
· What professional learning model guarantees improved school-wide teaching practice?
· How do we implement an effective, on-going, team-based and school-wide professional learning model that deeply impacts on classroom practice?
Morning Tea - 11:30 - 11:45
11:45am – 12:45pmSpeaker: Ross KimberFormer DET Regional Director of the Eastern Metropolitan Region
Session OverviewRoss will address three key questions:
· What can good teacher performance and development do?
· What are the processes for setting, reviewing and providing effective feedback on performance goals?
At the end of this session leaders will know how to focus staff performance on the things that really matter.
Lunch - 12:45pm - 1:45pm
1:30pm – 3:15pmSpeaker: Chris WardlawFormer Deputy Secretary Department of Employment and Training; Chair of VCAA Board
Session OverviewChris will facilitate a hands-on session that enables participants to experience using and reflecting on a range of school improvement tools that they can use when back in their school.
At the end of this session leaders will have used real time data gathering tools that monitor:
· instructional leadership practices
· the quality of their school’s performance and development processes
· classroom management practices
· a real time monitoring tool to conduct a deep inquiry into classroom instruction practices
This event has now concluded. The 2019 Conference program will be announced mid November 2018.
Literacy and numeracy are the main focus of the Gonski report. The K-12 Digital Classroom Practice Conference will focus on a deeper understanding of the direct and contemporary link between digital technology and the teaching of literacy and numeracy. Tickets are on sale for $346.50 inc GST (normally $401.50 inc GST). This offer ends Fri 30 June 2018. Your Registration Fee includes; arrival tea/coffee, morning tea, lunch, access to the Education Show (co-located at the same venue), certificate of attendance, access to keynote address and access to the breakout sessions of your choice.
Conference OverviewThis conference has selected as its keynote speaker and presenters a group of teachers highly skilled and experienced in using digital technology to support literacy and numeracy teaching programs. The conference program offers skills-based sessions, so come prepared to roll your sleeves up to learn new transferable skills that will lift your literacy and numeracy teaching to even greater heights.
For all states and territories, this conference addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Speaker: Anthony Speranza ICT Learning & Teaching Leader, St. Mark’s Primary School
Session OverviewProficiency in Literacy and Numeracy is imperative to equip students with the ability to apply core skills to everyday tasks, now, and into the future. With increased access to computing devices in schools, and the demand for a future workforce that are fluent in technology, how do teachers effectively leverage technology to empower the modern learner to develop critical skills in Literacy, Numeracy, and beyond? In this keynote, Anthony will discuss the significance of technology in this equation, including the pitfalls and opportunities that it can present.
Speaker: Aimee Shackleton eLearning and Innovation leader Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak
Session OverviewParticipants will be taken on a tour of twenty apps, programs, online resources and robots you can use to enhance the learning in your Mathematics classroom from K-12. Every maths teacher will find something new to take away from this list! We will discuss ideas applicable for all device platforms – Mac, PC, iPads, Chromebooks with many options working through an online browser based system or multiplatform for universal access.
Additional devices and robots such as drones, spheros, coding platforms and microbits will also be available to test time permitting for the final part of our session. You will leave with a detailed list of technologies described, with many able to be implemented the following day in your classroom. Bring your laptop and any devices such as phones and iPads you have access to use at your school to participate and get the most out of this session.
Speaker: Grant Jones Leader of Innovation and Teacher Development Seven Hills West Public School
Session Overview In this session, delegates will learn how to engage and spark the creativity of their students through the integration of both the English Curriculum and Digital Technologies Curriculum. Grant will discuss the SAMR model and how it has been designed to help teachers infuse technology into their teaching and learning. Delegates will learn a wide range of differentiated activities that promote future focused learning skills. Grant will also discuss the importance of TPACK (technological pedagogical content knowledge) when teaching both digital technologies and Literacy. Delegates will leave the session inspired to implement ideas learnt throughout the session as they will promote purposeful engagement of all students.
Speaker: Anthony Speranza ICT Learning & Teaching Leader St. Mark’s Primary School
Session OverviewOur nation’s first Digital Technologies Curriculum is available now, with schools expected to implement the curriculum by the end of 2018. As a new curriculum, the challenge remains for teachers to understand the syllabus deeply enough to embed these learning opportunities effectively, as well as realise the links towards other curriculum areas that can help support a meaningful approach. In this workshop suitable for K-6 educators, participants will be invited and supported to:
•Examine the links between outcomes in Digital Technologies, English and Mathematics curriculum.•Understand the ways in which the curriculum can be translated into practice.•Participate in a learning design process to create a lesson, sequence or unit with multiple interdisciplinary links.
Speaker: Grant Jones Leader of Innovation and Teacher Development Seven Hills West Public School
Session OverviewIn this session, delegates will learn how coding can be integrated into the Mathematics curriculum and enhance the learning of students. Delegates will learn a range of coding platforms that will equip them with tools using both online platforms to robotics to enhance their delivery of both curricula. The session will tick a number of outcomes from both curricula especially in the process and production skills. Grant will discuss how coding can be differentiated for all students within the classroom setting. He will also discuss how coding skills can be integrated across the other Key Learning Areas. Grant will also discuss the importance of TPACK (technological pedagogical content knowledge) when teaching both digital technologies and Mathematics.
Speakers: Lisa Connell, Learning Specialist – Digital Technologies Chris Drake, Technology Coordinator Wallarano Primary School
Session OverviewIn this session, delegates will get hands on experience with a variety of digital tools, including Dash and Dot, Beebots, Ollies and iPad apps that can be used to enhance the delivery of the Primary Literacy Curriculum. We will share what has worked at our school, and how teachers at all levels are using digital tools to engage students and improve learning outcomes.
Speaker: Aaron Davis Technology Implementation Coach
Session OverviewIn this session we will use Edublogs and other blogging platforms fostering contemporary digital technology skills. Using Belshaw’s notion of ‘Digital Literacies’ I will focus on critical thinking, creativity and communication. I believe that if a school wished they could cover just about all of the Digital Technologies Curriculum using blogging. If you are working with students with disabilities blogging has so many entry points that it can be differentiated to the needs of any learner and/or classroom.
Speakers: Lisa Connell, Learning Specialist – Digital Technologies Chris Drake, Technology Coordinator Wallarano Primary School
Session Overview In this session, delegates will get hands on experience with a variety of digital tools, including Dash and Dot, Beebots, Ollies and iPad apps that can be used to enhance the delivery of the Primary Mathematics Curriculum. We will share what has worked at our school, and how teachers at all levels are using digital tools to engage students and improve learning outcomes.
Speakers: Aaron Davis Technology Implementation Coach
Session Overview In this session participants will use GSuite to foster contemporary digital technology skills. Using Belshaw’s notion of ‘Digital Literacies’ Aaron will focus on critical thinking, creativity and communication. Documentation and ongoing reporting covers most aspects of the Digital Technologies Curriculum. The point of ongoing reporting is to be differentiated. The challenge is choosing the right solution for the problem at hand. This will be addressed in this session.
AEU Victoria is the Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union — the federal union for teachers, principals, education support staff and all educators working in government schools and government-funded early childhood, TAFE and adult education. The AEU is the union for those who work in Day Services, Business Services officers, Employment officers, Program Managers and CEOs who work in the disability sector in Victoria.
With nearly 50,000 members, the AEU campaigns for education professionals, for public education and for social justice.
AEU Victoria caters for the personal, professional and industrial needs of its members. We work with members to improve conditions of employment and to advance professional interests. We promote the value of the work of our members within society.www.aeuvic.asn.au
Since 1996 the THRASS Institute has provided teachers, parents and support staff with the tools, strategies and subject knowledge to explicitly teach the phonographic code of English as required by ACARA.
It provides a cost effective whole-school literacy model that is sustainable from foundation onwards and as a classroom strategy THRASS is fun, systematic, explicit and linguistically correct.
THRASS Professional Learning empowers teachers to effortlessly cater
for multi-level classrooms, ESL learners and students with Dyslexia or other Specific Learning Difficulties.
The THRASS Charts and various support materials are the most widely used and recognised teacher reference tools for teaching the phonographic code and orthography of English.
Mathematical Association Victoria (MAV)
The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) is an innovative membership driven association. Through its programs and services, MAV promotes the importance of mathematics to society. Our Association has over 1400 members from all sectors of education including individuals, schools, universities and other institutions. This provides membership benefits to a growing network of over 13500 mathematics educators. MAV reaches up to 17000 people through its newsletter and has been an active not-for-profit professional Association for more than 100 years.
MAV supports its members by working with experts including leading education academics and researchers, education consultants, exemplary classroom teachers, the Victorian Department of Education and Training, The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), and various industry partners to provide services in the interests of members and the wider community. This highly respected, proactive professional association fosters the promotion of mathematics education.
The Australian Education Reporter
The Australian Education Reporter is a quarterly publication providing news on issues affecting the education industry for principals, administrators, teachers, P&C's and school staff around Australia. http://www.edureporter.com.au/
TALI Health is a Melbourne based medical technology company, made up of a team of neuroscientists, software engineers, game developers and all-round talented individuals. It aims to combine scientific knowledge with cutting edge technology to provide the best tools to identify, manage and treat early childhood difficulties. One of the most common of these is inattention, and early intervention is key to reducing the long-term health, education and social problems associated with attention difficulties.
TALI Health's training program, TALI Train, is the first of its kind to focus on improving attention skills directly. Designed by neuroscientists at Monash University, TALI Train has been designed as an early intervention program to strengthen core attention skills in children aged three to eight. TALI Train is unique as it is the first training program developed for children with heightened vulnerability to attention difficulties due to an underlying developmental disorder (e.g. ADHD, ASD).
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