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Sunday, March 13 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Next Era Education and You!

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People might wonder: What’s going on in schools these days? Students seem to arrive connected to personal digital devices that provide immediate access to rich media and smart software and schools are jumping in with initiatives for BYOD, iPads and Chromebooks. Environments like Edmodo and Google Apps help put everyone in a shared online space. Wow! Once your head stops spinning, here's a question for school administrators and teachers: So how’s that all going for you? Are students achieving and flourishing like never before? Is technology an accelerator of learning or more a distraction or disruption? Tom March has been a leader on this tricky issue for more than two decades and has a few simple ideas that can help any school and its leaders move toward their next phase of transforming assembly line schooling to personally meaningful learning. Wherever a school is on this spectrum, attendees will learn strategies to personalise the ideas shared and to leave with a deeper understanding and a clearer direction for their school. If the reality at your school comes up short of your EdTech dream, see if aspects of the Next Era Ed model could positively re-shape your experience and increase success at your school.

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Tom March

Director of Innovation, Hobsons APAC
Tom March began his career in education in as a high school English teacher who loved using technology to engage students in authentic learning challenges. This, plus a willingness to take risks and work hard, saw him recognised as a Teacher of the Year finalist for San Diego County... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2016 9:45am - 10:35am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium