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Saturday, March 12
 

8:00am AEDT

Registration
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Saturday March 12, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am AEDT
01 Sponsors Area Level 4

9:00am AEDT

Conference Opening
We are thrilled to have a huge supporter of Digital Technologies curricula opening our conference. If you are not aware of how Alex is fighting for us, you might like to read his latest attempt to bring NSW into line with other Australian states in the area of Digital Technologies. See here: http://goo.gl/FF8PEx  For more information about Alex, see http://www.alexgreenwich.com/

Speakers
avatar for Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

NSW Independent Member for Sydney & Co-Chair of Australian Marriage Equality
Alex was elected as the Independent Member for Sydney at a landslide by-election in 2012, following undemocratic legislation designed to remove the popularly elected Clover Moore.Prior to entering politics Alex ran a small recruitment business that found jobs for 1000s of Sydneysiders... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

9:00am AEDT

Introductions and Welcome to Country
Speakers

Saturday March 12, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

9:15am AEDT

ICTENSW Presidents' Welcome
Welcome to Country - James Curran
Welcome by Leanne Cameron, President (ICT Educators NSW)

Speakers
avatar for Leanne Cameron

Leanne Cameron

Lecturer, Educational Studies, ICT Educators NSW
Leanne Cameron, President, ICT Educators, NSW is Lecturer in Educational Studies (ICT) with the Faculty of Education & Arts located at the Australian Catholic University (Strathfield). Her current research investigates ways to improve learning by the effective integration of technology... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 9:15am - 9:30am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

9:30am AEDT

Student's Showcase
While conference delegates are busily working hard in sessions, student teams from a range of NSW schools will be spending the day solving a problem they will be given in this presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for Leanne Cameron

Leanne Cameron

Lecturer, Educational Studies, ICT Educators NSW
Leanne Cameron, President, ICT Educators, NSW is Lecturer in Educational Studies (ICT) with the Faculty of Education & Arts located at the Australian Catholic University (Strathfield). Her current research investigates ways to improve learning by the effective integration of technology... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

9:45am AEDT

Partnering with Cisco
Speakers
avatar for Emma Broadbent

Emma Broadbent

Cisco - Social Innovation Group, Regional Manager ANZ & Pacific Islands, Cisco


Saturday March 12, 2016 9:45am - 9:55am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

10:00am AEDT

Opening Keynote: Digital Technologies – The new literacy

Digital Technologies represent an ever changing force in our world – change the way that we engage socially, how we do business, and how we innovate. The Digital Technologies learning area represents a fantastic opportunity for our next generation of students to move past capabilities in using technology, to developing literacy in creating technology. This represents a shift were students gain awareness of the problem solving processes that underpin the creation of technology, and are able to harness that power to drive innovation in new technologies that can change the world around us.So how can we teach this problem solving process in our classrooms? What key pedagogy underpins this? What are some of the key learning and teaching issues we should really be aware of? In our work with the CSER Digital Technologies MOOC, we are starting to explore such ideas, working with a community of teachers to help understand how we can think about Digital Technologies education in the primary and junior secondary spaces. 


Speakers
avatar for Katrina Falkner

Katrina Falkner

Associate Professor and Head at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide.
Katrina Falkner is an Associate Professor and Head at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. Katrina is a leading researcher in computer science education. In 2010, she established the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group at the University of Adelaide... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

11:00am AEDT

The SLANSW's President's Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Michelle Jensen

Michelle Jensen

Teacher Librarian, New Media Artist and President of the School Library Association of NSW
Michelle Jensen inspires students, teachers and librarians every day, as a Teacher Librarian at a DoE High School and as President of the School Library Association of NSW, www.slansw.asn.au. Her most recent work has been on the Great School Libraries campaign as a member of FAIR... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 11:00am - 11:15am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

11:15am AEDT

Morning Tea with our sponsors
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Saturday March 12, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am AEDT
01 Sponsors Area Level 4

11:45am AEDT

Learning design informed by analytics: Part 1
Learning design informed by analytics: Part 1
The session presents a new method for integrating real-time Learning Analytics into classroom pedagogy. This innovative system gives teachers feedback on what students are doing on laptop devices including engagement and the nature of their technology usage. Encouraging results from early secondary school trials of innovative SchoolViewer software are presented.

Outline of what will be covered:

Learning Analytics (LA) is a relatively new teaching tool in educational technology. The session presents results from real-time LA software trials in secondary schools in NSW and Singapore. SchoolViewer (SV) software recently developed in Sydney is providing teachers with unprecedented live and summative pedagogical views of students learning on laptops. The software captures a range of data including on/off task data, length of engagement and details the flow of learning resources.

FIC Technology developed SV in consultation with primary and high school teachers, parents, students, school leaders and education academics in universities. Findings from school trials suggest teachers and school leaders find ‘live feedback’ valuable for understanding how students are using their laptops, the resources they access, what students find helpful and how interventions for all students might be more effective in learning design.

Recent national and international reports on technology uptake and success in all levels of schooling suggest more objective analysis of laptop usage is urgently needed. Ongoing development of SV in conjunction with other education research findings in NSW secondary schools (Hunter 2014; Hunter 2015; ICT-NAP 2015 report) may address problems areas for students such as “what it means to effectively search for information” and “how to find good information”.

Participants will consider what the school trials and summative reports reveal about students computer use, how the data can be used in faculty/school PD discussions; it is a provocative session and one not to be missed in the context of Do IT, Got IT, Go for IT.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Cejnar

Michael Cejnar

Dr Michael Cejnar is a published cardiologist and software entrepreneur. He founded a successful medical software engineering company Micropace Pty in 1995. Three years ago he established FIC Technology Pty Ltd an education software company dedicated to evidence-based use of computers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer: Postdoctoral Researcher in STEM Education, School of Education, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Jane Hunter is a senior lecturer conducting postdoctoral research in STEM in schools in NSW. Her framework of High Possibility Classrooms developed from exemplary teachers knowledge of technology-enhanced learning is being used by primary and high schools in NSW and the ACT. Follow... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm AEDT
R1 C3.9

11:45am AEDT

Cross Curriculum digital resources
The Australian Curriculum brings with it explicit requirements for cross-curriculum content. It also provides opportunities to reshape classroom teaching and learning around the natural connections between mandatory subjects. Bill will show and discuss a range of websites and digital tools that are ideal jumping-off points for working with teachers across all faculties, along with some ideas about how to approach cross-curriculum lesson and assessment design using game mechanics. 

Speakers
avatar for Bill Cohen

Bill Cohen

Teacher Librarian, Asquith Girls High School


Saturday March 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm AEDT
R4 C3.8

11:45am AEDT

Primary Technology Education in NSW
As well as outlining the current situation in regard to NSW technology-related curriculum revisions, our speakers will be outlining the upcoming Science & Technology/STEM projects and initiatives in the pipeline that affect NSW Primary schools.  There will be time for questions in this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Alesha Bleakley

Alesha Bleakley

Senior Curriculum Officer, Technology Education, Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards
avatar for Mark Tyler

Mark Tyler

Inspector, Technology Education | Curriculum and Assessment Standards, Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW
I recently joined the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) as the Board Inspector, Technology Education. I have worked previously with BOSTES as the Supervisor of Marking for Industrial Technology (Practical), HSC Judge and Senior Marker and have developed... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm AEDT
R10 C3.12

11:45am AEDT

Australian Secondary Curriculum: Digital Technologies

The Australian Curriculum: Technologies will shape the future of Technologies learning in schools, ensuring that all students benefit from learning about and working with the traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. The Technologies learning area draws together the distinct but related subjects of Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies. Digital Technologies empowers students to shape change by influencing how contemporary and emerging information systems and practices are applied to meet current and future needs.

This presentation will focus on providing an update on the current status of the Digital Technologies curriculum, the key ideas of the curriculum, implementation plans and an overview of industry engagement and support.

Speakers
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Curriculum Lead Technologies, Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority
Julie King is the Curriculum Lead, Technologies at the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). She oversees the development and writing of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies F-10. She has worked as a teacher, distance education writer, curriculum advisor... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

11:45am AEDT

Creativity in Education is no longer an option, it’s an absolute necessity
From an industrial society to a knowledge based society and now to a creative society. This presentation challenges teachers and school administrators to keep up with societies changes or risk being irrelevant in the 21st Century.

Numeracy and literacy skills are important but not at the expense of the 5 C's creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, computational thinking and communication.

The role of the 21st century teacher is not to self-deliver content but to facilitate the understanding of key concepts and skills, cater for a range of learning styles and encourage the use of a range of tools that interconnect to help students construct learning and be creative.

Sir Ken Robinson says, “Creativity for me is not an option, it is an absolute necessity.” This presentation looks at some of the research surrounding the importance of creativity in education and provides samples of how creativity can be enhanced in the classroom using the modern communication tools provided by Adobe.

Speakers
avatar for Adobe in Education

Adobe in Education

Senior Education Specialist, Adobe
Following over 20 years as a classroom teacher in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tim Kitchen is now Adobe’s Senior Education Specialist for Asia Pacific. Tim regularly consults with K-12 and Higher Education educators, administrators and government officials throughout Asia Pacific... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 11:45am - 1:15pm AEDT
R9 C3.7 Adobe Edu Space
  Adobe Education

12:15pm AEDT

Creativity in Education is no longer an option - Part 2
Speakers
avatar for Adobe in Education

Adobe in Education

Senior Education Specialist, Adobe
Following over 20 years as a classroom teacher in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tim Kitchen is now Adobe’s Senior Education Specialist for Asia Pacific. Tim regularly consults with K-12 and Higher Education educators, administrators and government officials throughout Asia Pacific... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm AEDT
R9 C3.7 Adobe Edu Space

12:15pm AEDT

Learning design informed by analytics: Part 2
Learning design informed by analytics: Part 2 (repeat session) 


Speakers
avatar for Michael Cejnar

Michael Cejnar

Dr Michael Cejnar is a published cardiologist and software entrepreneur. He founded a successful medical software engineering company Micropace Pty in 1995. Three years ago he established FIC Technology Pty Ltd an education software company dedicated to evidence-based use of computers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer: Postdoctoral Researcher in STEM Education, School of Education, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Jane Hunter is a senior lecturer conducting postdoctoral research in STEM in schools in NSW. Her framework of High Possibility Classrooms developed from exemplary teachers knowledge of technology-enhanced learning is being used by primary and high schools in NSW and the ACT. Follow... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm AEDT
R1 C3.9

12:15pm AEDT

DigiTech Primary Resources
The CSER group from the University of Adelaide has developed open, online courses designed to assist primary teachers in addressing the new Digital Technologies learning area. Come and see a demonstration of these courses which cover an introduction to concepts and supply example activities that help teach Computer Science and Computational Thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Falkner

Katrina Falkner

Associate Professor and Head at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide.
Katrina Falkner is an Associate Professor and Head at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. Katrina is a leading researcher in computer science education. In 2010, she established the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group at the University of Adelaide... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Vivian

Rebecca Vivian

Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide
Rebecca has a background in Education, with a Bachelor of Education with Honours in Primary School Teaching and a PhD in Education. Rebecca is an instructor and lead researcher on the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group's K­12 MOOC Program and Rebecca is an advocate... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm AEDT
R10 C3.12

12:15pm AEDT

Secondary Technology Education in NSW
As well as outlining the current situation in regard to NSW technology-related curriculum revisions, our speakers will be outlining the upcoming Technology/STEM projects and initiatives in the pipeline that affect NSW Secondary schools.  There will be time for questions in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Alesha Bleakley

Alesha Bleakley

Senior Curriculum Officer, Technology Education, Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards
avatar for Mark Tyler

Mark Tyler

Inspector, Technology Education | Curriculum and Assessment Standards, Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW
I recently joined the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) as the Board Inspector, Technology Education. I have worked previously with BOSTES as the Supervisor of Marking for Industrial Technology (Practical), HSC Judge and Senior Marker and have developed... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

12:45pm AEDT

Creativity in Education is no longer an option - Part 3
Speakers
avatar for Adobe in Education

Adobe in Education

Senior Education Specialist, Adobe
Following over 20 years as a classroom teacher in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tim Kitchen is now Adobe’s Senior Education Specialist for Asia Pacific. Tim regularly consults with K-12 and Higher Education educators, administrators and government officials throughout Asia Pacific... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEDT
R9 C3.7 Adobe Edu Space

12:45pm AEDT

Learning design informed by analytics: Part 3
Learning design informed by analytics: questions and issues: Part 3
This session will be an opportunity for those participants who attended either session 1 or 2 to ask questions and raise issues about Learning Analytics software in the classroom. What are its implications? Is it a useful pedagogical tool? How can I get involved in a trial with my own class/es? 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cejnar

Michael Cejnar

Dr Michael Cejnar is a published cardiologist and software entrepreneur. He founded a successful medical software engineering company Micropace Pty in 1995. Three years ago he established FIC Technology Pty Ltd an education software company dedicated to evidence-based use of computers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter

Senior Lecturer: Postdoctoral Researcher in STEM Education, School of Education, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Jane Hunter is a senior lecturer conducting postdoctoral research in STEM in schools in NSW. Her framework of High Possibility Classrooms developed from exemplary teachers knowledge of technology-enhanced learning is being used by primary and high schools in NSW and the ACT. Follow... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEDT
R1 C3.9

12:45pm AEDT

Australian Primary Curriculum: Science & Technology

The Australian Curriculum: Technologies will shape the future of Technologies learning in schools, ensuring that all students benefit from learning about and working with the traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. The Technologies learning area draws together the distinct but related subjects of Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies. Digital Technologies empowers students to shape change by influencing how contemporary and emerging information systems and practices are applied to meet current and future needs.

This presentation will focus on providing an update on the current status of the Digital Technologies curriculum, the key ideas of the curriculum, implementation plans and an overview of industry engagement and support.

Speakers
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Curriculum Lead Technologies, Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority
Julie King is the Curriculum Lead, Technologies at the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). She oversees the development and writing of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies F-10. She has worked as a teacher, distance education writer, curriculum advisor... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEDT
R10 C3.12

12:45pm AEDT

DigiTech Stage 4 Resources
Speakers
avatar for Katrina Falkner

Katrina Falkner

Associate Professor and Head at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide.
Katrina Falkner is an Associate Professor and Head at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide. Katrina is a leading researcher in computer science education. In 2010, she established the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group at the University of Adelaide... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Vivian

Rebecca Vivian

Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide
Rebecca has a background in Education, with a Bachelor of Education with Honours in Primary School Teaching and a PhD in Education. Rebecca is an instructor and lead researcher on the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group's K­12 MOOC Program and Rebecca is an advocate... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

1:15pm AEDT

2:00pm AEDT

Flipped learning with Adobe (Adobe Voice, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Premier)
Flipped Learning is about making the most of class time, it's not just about making video tutorials.

Adobe has a range of solutions that not only help teachers (with no video editing experience) make quality video tutorials for their students but also solutions to help students construct and enhance their learning in class.

This workshop looks at a range of these tools and how they can be used to enhance a flipped learning approach to teaching and learning.

Products looked at during this sessions includes Adobe Presenter Video Express, Adobe Clip, Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate.

Speakers
avatar for Adobe in Education

Adobe in Education

Senior Education Specialist, Adobe
Following over 20 years as a classroom teacher in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tim Kitchen is now Adobe’s Senior Education Specialist for Asia Pacific. Tim regularly consults with K-12 and Higher Education educators, administrators and government officials throughout Asia Pacific... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R9 C3.7 Adobe Edu Space

2:00pm AEDT

Go For It - Let's Make an App
The session will begin with showing what the app inventor is (www.appinventor.mit.edu), using some live coding examples, and showing some examples of apps built using it.

Examples include projects by students of Code Rangers, who took part in the Tech Girls Movement app development competition in 2015.

There will then be discussion about how app inventor may be used as part of the technologies curriculum. Students could develop apps using app inventor after identifying needs that have personal relevance, applying design
theory and using design processes that encourage flexibility, resourcefulness and imagination in the development, communication and production of quality solutions (as per the Technology (Mandatory) Years 7–8 Syllabus rationale).

Ideally there will be an opportunity for hands on learning by teachers, with a chance to see app design and coding take place in real time.

Speakers
avatar for Nicola O'Brien

Nicola O'Brien

Founder, Code Rangers
Nicola O'Brien Founder of Code Rangers - provider of before and after school, in-school and holiday coding workshops. Lover of technology, code, and gadgets. Excited by the amazing creativity of children and their great understanding of technology.


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R7 C3.13

2:00pm AEDT

Twitter up for ICTENSW 2016 and Beyond - Twitter for Professional Learning
What is a Professional Learning Network (PLN)? Teachers will look at different social media options and blogs and share their own networks and experiences.
What is twitter? Look at the power of the back channel at a conference like this one. If you have never tweeted, this lets get started. If you are expert, look at how do you improve?

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Cooke

Phillip Cooke

Deputy Principal, Bradfield Senior College
Phillip is currently a Deputy Principal at Bradfield Senior College. He has been teaching the HSC computing courses for a long time, he currently only has time for one HSC Software Design and Development class. He founded #ozcschat a computing teachers monthly twitter chat, ozcschat.weebly.com... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R8 Computer Lab Level 1

2:00pm AEDT

Are you digitally literate? Prove it!
Digital literacy is a requirement for all students today. But in a context where children's experience and interaction with online culture is vastly different to most adults, how do we as educators identify children's knowledge/skills gaps and then provide meaningful education?

Speakers
CD

Craig Dow Sainter

Craig is a founder of Roar Film and Roar Educate. He is an Executive Producer of factual television and produces all Roar’s interactive digital education content which have a large following in Australia and UK. In Australia, recent projects include The Voyage, a serious online... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R1 C3.9
  Librarian

2:00pm AEDT

Makerspaces
James Zaki creator of http://www.cyclearn.com/ will present about his experience and why he developed the content for http://www.cyclearn.com/ . James is also the host of http://www.meetup.com/OzBerryPi/ . My Pop Up Maker Space wil provide plenty of equipment for those interested in having a tinker. I will give a short presentation on my school library Maker Space.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Jensen

Michelle Jensen

Teacher Librarian, New Media Artist and President of the School Library Association of NSW
Michelle Jensen inspires students, teachers and librarians every day, as a Teacher Librarian at a DoE High School and as President of the School Library Association of NSW, www.slansw.asn.au. Her most recent work has been on the Great School Libraries campaign as a member of FAIR... Read More →
avatar for James Zaki

James Zaki

Facilitator, Cyclearn
Scratch, MineCraft, RaspberryPi, Arduino, Robots, motivation. James Zaki has spent most of his life doing what he loves: playing with technology. Starting from age 8 with programmable technic LEGO and age 10 with the BASIC programming language, he continued exploring these interests... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R10 C3.12

2:00pm AEDT

The First Three Development Stages of the Novice Programmer
I will begin by describing the three neo-Piagetian stages of learning to program: sensorimotor, preoperational and concrete operational.

Students at the sensorimotor stage experience three broad types of difficulties: (1) misconceptions about specific aspects of how a program works, (2) they make frequent errors when they manually execute code, and (3) they tend to anthropomorphise the computer. I will provide examples of these three types of difficulties, and point the audience to literature on these difficulties.

Students at the preoperational stage have largely overcome the difficulties of the sensorimotor stage and can reliably manually execute code, but they do not see the algorithm in the code. For example, they struggle to relate code to a picture which represents what the code does. If asked to explain what a piece of code does, students at the preoperational stage tend to manually execute the code using some randomly chosen initial values, and then make an inductive guess, based upon the code’s input/output behaviour.

It is only at the third stage, the concrete operational stage, that students begin to think in a way that resembles a competent programmer. It is only with students at this third stage that traditional approaches to teaching programming become very effective.

I will then provide the attendees with some work sheets that I have developed for my own teaching, which illustrate more effective teaching and learning strategies for students at the sensorimotor and preoperational stages. I expect that the subsequent Q&A will revolve around these worksheets.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Lister

Raymond Lister

Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney
Raymond Lister is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at University of Technology Sydney. For the last fifteen years, his primary research interest has been Computing Education, especially the study of novice programmers. He has published... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R4 C3.8

2:00pm AEDT

CANCELLED 1:1 the latest in trends, features & key requirements
Brief Outline: BYOD, BYOT, all aim to achieve the same outcome - 1:1 computing to improve student outcomes. But what are the latest features, specs and requirements that can ensure technology is an enabler in your classroom? Join Intel for a device agnostic approach to exploring 1:1 at your school.

Detailed Overview:
Participants will gain an understanding of the latest trends and technologies that can have a positive impact upon the classroom. After a brief introduction participants will get hands on with new technologies to see its potential in the classroom. The key features of the latest devices will also be explored demystifying concepts, technologies, terms and components with the aim of empowering participants to develop an understanding of what infrastructure can do to assist a drive towards technology for learning.

Some of the areas, questions and discussion topics that will be addressed:

1.       What is a processor and how does it impact upon device performance?

2.       What are the key technology requirements for learning devices and why?

3.       What is on the technology horizon and what opportunities does it provide for the classroom?

To takeaway, participants will also be given access to an extensive resource database to assist post session. This session will have a hands-on component


(Final contents to be confirmed)

Speakers
avatar for Joachim Cohen

Joachim Cohen

Intel in Education Australia
I am a passionate educator, excited by the potential the 21st century connected landscape presents to grow, harness and develop the skills of learners as creators. As a school Teacher at both Windsor and Queanbeyan High Schools and Teacher Librarian at J.J Cahill Memorial High School... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

2:00pm AEDT

SDD HSC Solutions Workshop
Join Stephanie Schwarz, a consistently successful SDD teacher, to discuss the 2015 HSC paper questions.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Schwarz

Stephanie Schwarz

Stephanie Schwarz is currently teacher of Computing subjects at Moriah College, Sydney. Her students consistently do very well, often appearing in top 10 students in NSW in both IPT and SDD. Her experience goes beyond the classroom to include positions such as systems engineer for... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

2:00pm AEDT

iSTEMming your school

Linking industry needs with schools and tertiary institutions, the ME Program has increased STEM participation in the Hunter Region to above the NSW average level in a number of subjects for students completing a Higher School Certificate (HSC).

Hunter Schools who have been actively engaged in the program for a number of years have experienced increased participation in STEM subjects well in excess of 50%. ME Program schools are now three times more likely to complete HSC Engineering Studies compared to the NSW average and 14% of ME Program students will select Metals and Engineering for their HSC compared with the state average of 3%.

The innovative curriculum known as Integrated STEM which was developed by the ME Program embeds engineering, avionics, robotics, systems integration, electronics, 3D printing, statistics, surveying, coding and CAM into the curriculum. Schools endorsed to run the iSTEM initiative will exceed 60 schools in 2016.

In this this presentation participants will learn about the benefits of an integrated approach to STEM education and models which can be used to introduce it in your school. Links to resources and how to gain endorsement for the iSTEM curriculum will also be discussed. 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Sleap

Scott Sleap

Dr Scott Sleap is the ME Program Director at Regional Development Australia – Hunter. Previously he was a Head Teacher of Industrial Arts & Teaching and Learning at Maitland Grossmann High School and has over 20 years’ experience as an educational leader.  Scott completed his... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R5 C3.10

2:45pm AEDT

Mastering multimodal text with a range of Adobe solutions
The concept of using multimodal text in an important part of the Australian Curriculum (AC). Multimodal text is defined in the AC as a combination of two or more communication modes (for example, print, image and spoken text, as in film or computer presentations).

Adobe has a wide range of multimodal solutions that are regularly used by educators and students globally to enhance the education process. Examples include Adobe InDesign, a range of Adobe Photoshop solutions, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Voice, Adobe Clip, Adobe Slate, Premier Elements, Premier Pro, Adobe Presenter, Edge Animate, Adobe Muse and others.

This workshop/presentation looks at some of these solutions and how they can be used by students to construct their learning and teachers to enhance the way they communicate.

Speakers
avatar for Adobe in Education

Adobe in Education

Senior Education Specialist, Adobe
Following over 20 years as a classroom teacher in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tim Kitchen is now Adobe’s Senior Education Specialist for Asia Pacific. Tim regularly consults with K-12 and Higher Education educators, administrators and government officials throughout Asia Pacific... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R9 C3.7 Adobe Edu Space

2:45pm AEDT

A Guide to Contemporary Digital Media Showcasing
This session will equip you as an attendee, to explore all the possible options to incorporate social media platforms and facilitation of contemporary exhibitions to showcase student work to the wider community. Student creativity and talents should not be kept a secret within a class or a school. Let others know, involve the community, broadcast it and make it visible! Technology is certainly your best friend when it comes to showcasing student work. 

Come drop by and see how you could make a difference at your school through contemporary digital media showcasing. Get connected with other like-minded educators who would like to share their students work!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew On Yi Lai

Andrew On Yi Lai

Multimedia and Art Educator, Department of Education NSW
Andrew On Yi Lai is a creative educator looking to make small but gradual changes in the way people think, learn and communicate. He is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and thrives in helping his students to find their own element. Andrew completed his Bachelor of Design... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R7 C3.13

2:45pm AEDT

Collaboration and Google Docs
There is much talk and many questions about how ICT tools support learning. There are numerous presentations and seminars at conferences which show what the tools can do; however, those same presentations rarely demonstrate how ICT tools support learning. This presentation will provide insights into the findings of a Case Study in one school setting. The Case Study was deliberately contained to one school setting, focusing on one 21st century skill, collaboration; using one tool, Google Docs. For this Case Study, Google Docs referred to the online word processing document format that lets the user create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.

Participants in this workshop will be introduced to quantitative data and qualitative evidence which seeks to understand how different members of one school community use Google Docs for collaboration and also provide insights into which factors help and hinder the use of Google Docs for collaboration. This will be done by:
• Clarifying the key features of Google Docs
• Using research to affirm the need to develop the skill of collaboration for students with reference to a ‘Collaboration Rubric’.
• Examining samples of evidence and data from the Case Study, and
• Sharing findings and recommendations from the Case Study.

Speakers
GM

Greg Miller

As the Secondary Schools Consultant at the Catholic Schools Office for Broken Bay Diocese, Greg Miller supports principals and school leadership teams to strengthen their leadership of school improvement for their local context. Greg also works collaboratively with the senior leadership... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R8 Computer Lab Level 1

2:45pm AEDT

Robotics and Simple Circuits

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced to prototyping using breadboards. These activities can be incorporated into science, physics and STEM classrooms or maker spaces. Participants will create a wearable LED  bracelet  created out of copper tape and conductive thread. Participants will learn how to connect simple breadboard circuits comprising LEDs.


Speakers
avatar for Suzie Feodoroff

Suzie Feodoroff

Science, Technology & iSTEM Teacher, St Marys College
Suzie works at a Catholic high school in regional NSW. She has gained a Master of Information Communication Technology in Education and more than 10 years teaching experience. Currently, Suzie is teaching junior science, senior physics, information and software technology (IST), and... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Jensen

Michelle Jensen

Teacher Librarian, New Media Artist and President of the School Library Association of NSW
Michelle Jensen inspires students, teachers and librarians every day, as a Teacher Librarian at a DoE High School and as President of the School Library Association of NSW, www.slansw.asn.au. Her most recent work has been on the Great School Libraries campaign as a member of FAIR... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R10 C3.12

2:45pm AEDT

Tech Ninjas
At SSC Leichhardt we have been building our extra-curricular TechNinja group for a while now. Our Ninjas form part of a regular program including bootcamps, challenges, school IT Support, and excursions.

In this session we will show you how we have built a team that grows and learns from each other while having fun exploring the latest gadgets and technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Pip Cleaves

Pip Cleaves

Head Teacher Learning Innovation, Sydney Secondary College - Leichhardt Campus
Pip is the Head Teacher Learning Innovation at a Middle Years High School in inner city Sydney. Her work involves supporting staff to be the best they can be, integrating technology into teaching and learning, and building teaching and learning practices that engage and prepare teenagers... Read More →
avatar for Sunny South

Sunny South

Teacher Librarian and ICT integration specialist. Experienced in both secondary and primary school. Current Secretary of the School Library Association of New South Wales. Secretary QHHC (Qantas Helping Hands Community) - a charity that helps disadvantaged communities in Australia... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R1 C3.9
  Librarian

2:45pm AEDT

Embedding embedded technologies into your classroom practices.
In this session, participants will be introduced to a range of electronic hardware and software resources and activities suitable for students from stage 3-6. An introduction to the basics of electric circuits followed by a review of the educational resources available will be included. Examples of student work (e.g. e-Textiles and Arduino projects) and lesson plans ready to use will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Bronwyn Moreton

Bronwyn Moreton

Leveraging her experience as both an engineer and an educator, Bronwyn encourages teachers and their students to become producers rather than consumers of technology. Bronwyn evangelises the use of robotics in the classroom to introduce students to the principles of computational... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R4 C3.8

2:45pm AEDT

Supporting Teachers with Industry Partnerships
It's creative, it's stimulating and above all it's fun. Having a STEM professional come to you and either give you the good oil individually or join you in the classroom is a great way to add a new dimension to your teaching. This session panel session is featuring teacher and industry participants in the program talking about their experiences, highs, lows and what they get out of a partnership. A brief presentation explaining the essentials of CSIRO's ICT in Schools program followed by a Q&A. Short activities which demonstrate some of the activities that can be included in a classroom as part of a partnerships will also be included.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Cowey

Joel Cowey

ICT in Schools Coordinator, CSIRO Education
Joel Cowey is enthusiastic about promoting greater science and ICT literacy in the community. He sees the best way of doing this is through high quality STEM education and to ensure students get the opportunity to learn about STEM subjects at school. Joel works in CSIRO’s Scientist... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

3:30pm AEDT

Afternoon Tea with our sponsors
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Saturday March 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm AEDT
01 Sponsors Area Level 4

4:00pm AEDT

4:15pm AEDT

Go4IT and other programs
Tata Consultancy Services is a global IT services company. They have just produced a careers guide for IT careers. It focuses on the variety of roles and careers in IT, the attributes, course of study required, employment pathways and employment conditions (eg salary). The guide includes classroom resources and lesson plans for teachers. 

Additionally, they run a week-long work experience program, Go4IT, four times a year in Sydney. In this short presentation, Karen will share the learnings from the program (it's been running for 4 years now) and open up opportunities for conference participants, and their students.

TCS has just launched a community education program called Global Insights to share our knowledge of tech trends. I believe this program is a great opportunity for teachers looking to expand their understanding and undertake professional development. The courses are accredited with the Australian Computer Society. 

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Saturday March 12, 2016 4:15pm - 4:30pm AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

4:15pm AEDT

NSW ICT Leader of the Year
Empowerment, Social Justice and The Future of Education: 

Education in Australia is under greater scrutiny than ever before, with many reforms being done 'to' students, schools and educators rather than being driven by students, schools and educators. In this presentation, Corinne will discuss how we can become empowered through reform and use that power to create a socially just future which ensures ALL children, including those from disadvantaged and marginalised groups have an education worth having.  


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avatar for Corinne Campbell

Corinne Campbell

Relieving Principal, Arndell School
Corinne has worked as a teacher in primary education for 20 years, including 9 as an assistant principal. Throughout that time she has she has supported teachers develop meaningful uses for technology which enable students to work collaboratively, creatively and connect with a global... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 4:15pm - 4:45pm AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

4:45pm AEDT

NSW ICT Educator of the Year
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avatar for Chris Woldhuis

Chris Woldhuis

Assistant Principal - Teaching & Learning, Northern Beaches Christian School
Chris is an enthusiastic educator who is passionate about the use of technology to enhance learning. As part of the Northern Beaches Christian School's (NBCS) Senior Leadership Team, Chris’ role is to lead Professional Development and to grow Student Opportunities. He partners with... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2016 4:45pm - 5:15pm AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

5:15pm AEDT

ACCE Introductions – Your National Voice

The ACCE is the national professional body for those involved in the use of information and communications technology in education. This includes educators who teach computing / information technology subjects as well as all educators who strive to improve student learning outcomes through the powerful use of ICT.

ACCE strives to encourage and maintain a level of excellence in this field of endeavour throughout Australia. Each state and territory has an independent association (or Computers in Education Group - CEG) which advances the professional development of its members in the use of learning technologies in education.

The ACCE Board consists of representatives from the state and territory CEGs and the Australian Computer Society. It publishes the journal Australian Educational Computing and authorises the Australian Council for Computers in Education Conferences (ACCE). It is affiliated with the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) and the Technology Education Federation of Australia (TEFA).


Speakers
avatar for Martin Levins

Martin Levins

Martin has a history as a science, design, and technology educator with a love for empowerment in learning that has taken him into primary, secondary and tertiary classrooms. He is also involved in the development and delivery of training on the use of technology in education for... Read More →



Saturday March 12, 2016 5:15pm - 5:45pm AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

6:30pm AEDT

Join us for drinks and canapés at North Sydney’s Treehouse Restaurant
Pre-booking essential.

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Saturday March 12, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm AEDT
Treehouse Restaurant and Bar North Sydney The Treehouse, 60 Miller Street, North Sydney, 2060
 
Sunday, March 13
 

8:30am AEDT

Registration
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Sunday March 13, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am AEDT
01 Sponsors Area Level 4

9:00am AEDT

Welcome Day 2
Welcome back to Day 2 and general housekeeping before another information-filled day by Presidents: Leanne Cameron (ICT Educators NSW) and Michelle Jensen (School Library Association NSW)

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

9:15am AEDT

New technology-based classroom design
About 20 years ago Liz was visiting a conference when she saw an example of an Interactive Technologies (IT) lab that seemed to work. This space worked not just in supporting student access to technology but also from the point of view of supporting their learning. I came back with grand plans and spent probably 3-4 years ‘fighting’ with my University administration to make it a reality. This presentation is about how persistence and a good idea works can lead to change, and how once senior leaders see its positive impact, how it can result in significant ripple effects within an organisation.

In this talk Liz will discuss a number of the IT classroom design projects she has worked on in the UK, Newcastle Australia and Sydney. She will indicate decisions that were made, their impact on student learning and satisfaction and how she intends to improve the design in future. She will include pictures of the design from classrooms, labs and informal learning spaces focusing specifically on the design of IT around them. Also included will be a brief overview of some of her research into interactive technologies (table sized multi-tough surfaces – like giant iPads) and how they will go about implementing aspects of this research into the University classroom infrastructure in 2016.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Burd

Liz Burd

Pro-vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle
I work at the interface between computer science and education having held personal chairs in both disciplines. I have played a leading role in furthering Computing pedagogy in wide range of ways. In December 2004 I was the author of Durham’s only successfully funded CETL (ALiC... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

9:45am AEDT

Next Era Education and You!
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.

Speakers
avatar for Tom March

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

10:30am AEDT

Morning Tea with our sponsors
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Sunday March 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am AEDT
01 Sponsors Area Level 4

11:00am AEDT

From Computational Thinking to Code: An introduction to coding for the novice
According to the CSTA1, Computational thinking is a problem-solving process that includes (but is not limited to) the following characteristics:

▪ Formulating problems in a way that enables us to use a computer and other tools to help solve them
▪ Logically organizing and analyzing data
▪ Representing data through abstractions such as models and simulations
▪ Automating solutions through algorithmic thinking (a series of ordered steps)
▪ Identifying, analyzing, and implementing possible solutions with the goal of achieving the most efficient and effective combination of steps and resources
▪ Generalizing and transferring this problem-solving process to a wide variety of problems

These skills are supported and enhanced by a number of dispositions or attitudes that are essential dimensions of CT. These dispositions or attitudes include:
▪ Confidence in dealing with complexity
▪ Persistence in working with difficult problems
▪ Tolerance for ambiguity
▪ The ability to deal with open-ended problems
▪ The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution

In this workshop, participants will see how the theory of computational thinking is put into practice by walking through an example of creating an application from conception to completion. They will be introduced the basics of programming including variables, control structures, data structures, syntax and app tools.

1. http://www.csta.acm.org/Curriculum/sub/CurrFiles/472.11CTTeacherResources_2ed-SP-vF.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Hogan

Amanda Hogan

Amanda is a second career teacher who has come from the IT industry. She now works at Tara Anglican School for Girls teaching computing subjects and coordinating the ICT Integration Program. Amanda is currently serving on the board of ICT Educators NSW.



Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am AEDT
R8 Computer Lab Level 1

11:00am AEDT

STEM ACARA: A Perspective from a Participant
Several schools across Australia participated in the 2014 -2015 ACARA Stem project where STEM projects were actually implemented in various successful ways within primary and secondary schools.

The presenter will present how different schools from the states and territories approached their STEM project, how they were implemented and the difficulties encountered.

This was a national cross curriculum event where educators from Mathematics, Science and Technology participated to produce an integrated STEM project.

While Mathematics and Science seems to have a domineering presence in STEM activities, the session will explore how Technology can be utilised assertively.

There will be question time toward the end of the presentation and it is anticipated the presentation will directly relate to other strands offered at the ICTENSW Conference.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Madsen

Steve Madsen

Steve is an Ex-President of ICTENSW, has been the Secretary of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and is currently on the board of Information Technology Educators ACT. He has been known throughout his educator career as being passionate about computing and is... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am AEDT
R3 C3.1

11:00am AEDT

Designing differentiated examinations/assessment tasks for Stage 6 Computing
A model of a differentiated examination designed to build student confidence will be presented. The stages in the development of the task will be shown; from initial planning to gestation. The thinking which underpinned the development process will be explained. Participants will engage in discussion regarding the challenges of differentiation in senior computer subjects for both practical and theoretical assessments. Participants will be supported in the development of a differentiated task, provided with tips for writing differentiated assessments and the opportunity to engage in consistent teacher judgement marking.

Speakers
avatar for Peggy Mangovski

Peggy Mangovski

Head Teacher, West Wallsend High School
Peggy Mangovski is specialist senior computing teacher and Head Teacher managing the areas of Computing Curriculum, Network Administration, CAPA and School Promotions at West Wallsend High School. She also coordinates a variety of learning programs including GATS, STEM and teacher... Read More →
IW

Ian West

Since the commencement of 2015 Ian West has been the Deputy Principal at West Wallsend High. During this time his areas of strategic management have included curriculum and assessment, teacher professional learning, community relations, aboriginal education, special education and... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am AEDT
R6 C3.11

11:00am AEDT

Capturing Experienced Senior Expertise & Promoting Engagement in Technology as Pedagogy
Look at the process of change, the attitudes of the teaching staff involved & their student's engagement with the concepts, ideas, skills etc. also examine the staff confidence in the effectiveness of ITC & relevancy student growth.

Speakers
MR

Michelle Renshaw

A teacher with experience across rural, remote & metropolitan settings as well as primary and high school. Currently working in an independent city school.


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am AEDT
R5 C3.10

11:00am AEDT

CANCELLED: Digital Citizenship

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Rodgers

Tamara Rodgers

Teacher Librarian, Evans High School
I am a proud public school teacher in NSW, passionate about engaging and connecting students in ways that are meaningful to them. I'm obsessed with (in no particular order); social media, coffee, new book smell, appropriate apostrophisation, Neil Gaiman, libraries, old book smell... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am AEDT
R9 C3.7

11:00am AEDT

Code Factory

Casula High School is on a journey, transforming the way we teach to better fit the way our students learn.

Imagine walking into a classroom, but it isn’t a classroom. Students are working in pods, collaborating, problem solving and tinkering. In the corner a group of students celebrate as they light up their first LED with code they scripted themselves.

Casula Code Factory is a 21st century collaborative STEM learning space tailored for our student’s future success. This space will transform existing programs at our school, deepening their reach within the curriculum and increasing the engagement of our students.

The factory will bring together three elements. Professional computer hardware with a proven lifecycle, expert external training to facilitate lasting knowledge transfer and class sets of integrated development boards that will allow the embedding of the pedagogy into the existing curriculum and timetable. 


Speakers
avatar for Raffaele Fantasia

Raffaele Fantasia

Mathematics Teacher, Casula High School



Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am AEDT
R1 C3.9
  Librarian

11:00am AEDT

11:45am AEDT

Coding progression and assessment
We will look at the tools and technology to support coding and how these fit into a progression of activity and assessment

Speakers
avatar for Dan Bowen

Dan Bowen

Educaton, Microsoft
Dan, was a high school teacher of computing for 15 years. He has worked with education, defence and blue light services as well as a blended learning advisor at a Sydney Uni. Over the last two years Dan has been working for Microsoft Education in a National Role across all edu s... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm AEDT
R4 C3.8

11:45am AEDT

Mobile App Development

In the workshop/presentation will look at how to teach the HSC SDD course by paralleling the course theory with project work to develop a mobile application and hence gain a deeper understanding by applying the theory to their project. 
Topics we will cover are:

  • Aligning Mobile App Development with Syllabus and Assessments 
  • Why HTML5 Applications and not native?
  • What technologies do we use to develop our mobile applications
  • Why is mobile application development so important?
  • How to make a mobile application

Speakers
avatar for Peter Cox

Peter Cox

Computer Teacher, Bradfield Senior College
Peter Cox I have been teaching at Bradfield for 15 years. I teach SDD, Multimedia, IPT, and currently have just starting a Cert III Gaming Course (2 unit, ATAR). I have done HSC SDD marking for 6 years. I have been on secondment in TAFE over the years and worked as Web Developer and... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm AEDT
R6 C3.11

11:45am AEDT

CANCELLED Library Warriors
Evans High School is a co-educational public high school in Western Sydney. As well as the mainstream high school, we have an Intensive English Centre and an Autism Support Unit. It's diverse, it's multicultural, and it's amazing! This session will outline our Library Warriors program, and how it has been used as a way to foster engagement and build connections between students and staff. 

Speakers
avatar for Tamara Rodgers

Tamara Rodgers

Teacher Librarian, Evans High School
I am a proud public school teacher in NSW, passionate about engaging and connecting students in ways that are meaningful to them. I'm obsessed with (in no particular order); social media, coffee, new book smell, appropriate apostrophisation, Neil Gaiman, libraries, old book smell... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm AEDT
R9 C3.7

11:45am AEDT

Connecting the world to Scratch
Scratch.mit.edu is a wonderful free visual programming tool for making animations, games and stories. You can also connect it to touch pads, motors, sensors, Twitter feeds, and gesture controllers with experimental ScratchX extensions.

We will look at several physical devices which can be connected to Scratch projects such as MakeyMakey, Lego, Arduino, and possibly more.

The workshop will feature demonstrations and hands-on discovery with musical instruments, interactive posters and drawing robots. Explore how Scratch and its extensions can be used to teach coding in a range of curriculum areas including science, music and art.

Suitable for teachers of years 3 - 10.

Speakers
avatar for Digital K

Digital K

teacher, Code and Create
Digital creativity educator. Coding, Making, Electronics, Music, Film, Storytelling. Ask me about school incursions + teacher PD


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm AEDT
C3.50 C3.50

11:45am AEDT

Robotics in the classroom
This session can be tailored to suit primary and/or secondary teachers who are keen to explore the world of educational robotics. Links to the Australian Technologies curriculum along with the NSW Maths, Science, Tech Mandatory and secondary school electives can be addressed, taking into account the participants' specific areas of interest. Resources including curriculum maps and lesson plans will be provided. If time and space permits a hands-on workshop can be facilitated which would enable teachers to learn how to build and program robotics while meeting specific syllabus outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Bronwyn Moreton

Bronwyn Moreton

Leveraging her experience as both an engineer and an educator, Bronwyn encourages teachers and their students to become producers rather than consumers of technology. Bronwyn evangelises the use of robotics in the classroom to introduce students to the principles of computational... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm AEDT
R8 Computer Lab Level 1

12:30pm AEDT

Lunch and Delegate Prize Giveaway
Delegates must be present to win.

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Sunday March 13, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm AEDT
01 Sponsors Area Level 4

1:15pm AEDT

Student Project Presentation – Hybrid Cloud Video Distribution System for BYOD and School Libraries
This project is best described as a Hybrid Cloud Video Distribution System for BYOD and School Libraries. I really love to use video to help me with my learning. Over the last few years flipped video and bring your own device have become really popular. I haven’t found a complete solution that works well with both of these things, so I’ve decided to work on a solution that does things right for the students, teachers and people managing technology in schools. I think my unique situation and perspective (being a student and working at a school in a technology role) can really help me build a better solution.
My presentation will cover
- Student Voice – My love for flipped video and how it can go further.
- Understanding the problems with video and BYOD.
- How my project fixes these problems.
- The need to think differently about infrastructure to create a better solution.
- Making infrastructure much cheaper (and achievable) because of drastic ideas and thinking.
- Security challenges and how overcoming them is more secure than before.
- The power and importance of open source technologies.
- How the Information Processes and Technology Course has greatly helped my project.
- Indirectly covers how powerful students learning about computer science and code can be.

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NP

Nick Patsianas

Nick Patsianas is a Year 12 student who also works at a school in a technology support based role. Nick really likes to think outside of the box and try new, and often unique things based around technology and learning. Whilst in Year 9, he was the first student to present at a TeachMeet... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 1:15pm - 1:45pm AEDT
R6 C3.11

1:15pm AEDT

1:15pm AEDT

CANCELLED Robotics

We don’t know exactly what the future holds for our students, but we can equip them with the tools and skills to tackle these eventualities. Working from a problem/design based approach to learning, this session will focus on giving participants an introduction to the world of physical computing using an Arduino compatible board, and then collaboratively designing lesson experiences that engage, equip and inspire. Participants will also complete a simple project empowering them with the confidence to implement in their classroom. To takeaway, participants will gain a window in to online resources to assist the integration of Physical Computing Technologies as well as a problem/design based approach to learning across their school. This session will have a significant hands-on component, with participants walking away digitally and pedagogically empowered.

NB Participants will be required to have a computer to participate fully. Please make sure you have donwloaded the Arduino 1.6.7 IDE from here www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and then installing both the 'Curie' and 'i586' boards by going to Boards >> Boards Manager within Arduino 1.6.7.


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avatar for Joachim Cohen

Joachim Cohen

Intel in Education Australia
I am a passionate educator, excited by the potential the 21st century connected landscape presents to grow, harness and develop the skills of learners as creators. As a school Teacher at both Windsor and Queanbeyan High Schools and Teacher Librarian at J.J Cahill Memorial High School... Read More →



Sunday March 13, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm AEDT
R1 C3.9
  Librarian

1:15pm AEDT

Flipped Learning in a BYOD environment
Flipped Learning in a BYOD environment - Karabar High School: our journey

In 2016 Karabar High School has embarked on a journey of pedadgogical change - we are embracing the Flipped approach in BYOD classrooms. This session will look at how the school community has successfully embedded this approach into existing teaching and learning programs and structures, including a 'warts and all' analysis of some of the challenges we have faced along the way. I would also like to invite attendees to share their stories, from whatever stage of implementation they are at, to encourage some sharing of experiences and strategies for Flipped Learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Thomson

Cheryl Thomson

Teacher Librarian, Karabar High School
I am working hard to make our school library and its services a core part of our school community - and through the work of the School Library Association of NSW, to promote and raise the profile of all great school libraries!


Sunday March 13, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm AEDT
R9 C3.7

1:15pm AEDT

OneNote for Teaching and Learning
OneNote provides a digital learning environment where teachers and students can work across multiple modes – text, links, pictures, videos, drawings – to both deliver content and assess knowledge. This presentation will unpack how OneNote can be used for teaching and learning, school administration and professional learning. 

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avatar for Andrew Cornwall

Andrew Cornwall

Education Officer (Learning Technology), Catholic Schools Office (Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle)
Andrew Cornwall is the Education Officer (Learning Technology) at the Catholic Schools Office (Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle). After twelve years in teaching and middle management, he joined the office in 2014 as a consultant working with the 56 primary and secondary schools in the... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm AEDT
R8 Computer Lab Level 1

1:15pm AEDT

HSC Workshop IDTVET
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avatar for Geoff Nattrass

Geoff Nattrass

Several years experience in teaching VET - Info Tech (now IDT); HSC and Trial HSC exam writing experience over a number of years. Six years as HSC marker for the subject. Over 10 years experience teaching the subject, including the current year. Recently updated the relevant HSC... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R3 C3.1

1:15pm AEDT

HSC Workshop Ind Tech Multi

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avatar for Kelly Bauer

Kelly Bauer

STEM & Innovation Coordinator, Parramatta Marist High School
Kelly Bauer is currently Innovation and Technology Coordinator at Parramatta Marist, Westmead. This role encompasses both ICT and learning, with the integration of the library into the ICT role . Prior to this role, Kelly has held roles such as Computing Coordinator and Project Based... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium

2:00pm AEDT

Web development and the (HTML) element of competition

Last year, Grok Learning piloted a competition designed to teach students web development. 1000 students from Year 4 to Year 12 participated, learning HTML and CSS from scratch. 

In this talk, we will introduce Web.Comp, and explain how we combined formative assessment and interactive notes to teach 1000 students across Australia how to build beautiful websites. 

We will also cover:

- Aligning web development with the NSW curriculum and Digital Technologies curriculum 

- Using Web.Comp for differentiated learning in the classroom

- Showcase of websites created in our Tournament at the end of Web.Comp 2015. 


Speakers
avatar for Nicky Ringland

Nicky Ringland

I am currently a PhD student in the School Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. In 2008, I completed a bachelor of Arts (Languages) from the University of Sydney, majoring in Linguistics, German and Digital Cultures. This was followed by a Graduate Certificate in... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R9 C3.7

2:00pm AEDT

Robotics - Prototyping with Breadboards

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced to prototyping using breadboards. These activities can be incorporated into science, physics and STEM classrooms or maker spaces. Participants will learn how to connect simple breadboard circuits comprising LEDs, resistors, and switches. They will explore more complex projects involving sensors for detecting and seeking obstacles, and controlling motors. There will be a discussion on how these skills can be further evolved into embedded and robotics projects incorporating Arduino and Raspberry Pi, ThinkerSheld and lots of other equipment. An interactive showcase of projects will be available, including a simple motor, steady-hand game, dimmer switch, a lie-detector, a weather station, and various robots.


Speakers
avatar for Suzie Feodoroff

Suzie Feodoroff

Science, Technology & iSTEM Teacher, St Marys College
Suzie works at a Catholic high school in regional NSW. She has gained a Master of Information Communication Technology in Education and more than 10 years teaching experience. Currently, Suzie is teaching junior science, senior physics, information and software technology (IST), and... Read More →
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Michelle Jensen

Teacher Librarian, New Media Artist and President of the School Library Association of NSW
Michelle Jensen inspires students, teachers and librarians every day, as a Teacher Librarian at a DoE High School and as President of the School Library Association of NSW, www.slansw.asn.au. Her most recent work has been on the Great School Libraries campaign as a member of FAIR... Read More →



Sunday March 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R1 C3.9

2:00pm AEDT

Anyone Can Makey Make
This session begin with a short overview of what is a Makey Makey and how it can be used in the classroom. We will have a look some work samples from students and how I use this device in my own teaching. There will be ideas of where the Makey Makey might assist to engage students across K-6 and across the various KLA's. The Makey Makey can be used as an effective teaching tool to engage students without teachers needing to be experts. We will discuss and view how this operates in my classroom.

This will be a ‘hands on” session with a short overview at the beginning. No more than 15 minutes. The remaining time (30 - 45 minutes) would be used to explore and use the Makey Makey in small groups There would be small group challenges that teachers could take and use in their classroom. Depending on the needs and skills within the group we could add some Scratch programming challenges that would incorporate the Makey Makey. #coding #hardfun #STEM #MakeyMakey #accessible

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Karen Binns

IT Teacher/ IT Integrator/IT Support, St George Christian School
Karen is an ICT Integrator, IT Support and IT teacher at St George Christian School. Her role involves working with all students and teachers in a K-12 environment. Karen also runs an IT leadership group for Year 5 students, the Years 3-5 Design Studio and the school’s RoboCup Junior... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R4 C3.8

2:00pm AEDT

STEMing with OneNote
You will not be checking emails in this workshop! By the end of this workshop you will have a range of STEM-based activities and OneNote strategies for managing, delivering, assessing and recording a STEM unit.
After walking through the door you will complete a STEM-based mini-lesson, using OneNote to record and reflect on your learning. You will then learn how to set up OneNote for a STEM-based lesson/unit. To wrap up the workshop you will plan the structure of a OneNote for a STEM unit.
DO IT: Choose from a range of hands-on STEM activities where you make and tinker while recording and reflecting on your learning using OneNote. You will work collaboratively on research, record videos, and draw diagrams.
GOT IT: Learn how to set up OneNote notebooks effectively for STEM-based learning. Whether you are a 1:1 school, have just a few computers in your classroom or none at all, you can create a notebook to help implement your STEM unit.
GO FOR IT: Use one of your own STEM-based units, or one provided to you, and work individually or in groups to plan the structure of a OneNote so that it complements the unit rather than hinders it.
Prepare to have some hard fun!

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Megan Townes

Megan Townes has been a teacher for 10 years. She has worked as a primary, English, computing, drama, and PDHPE teacher. She is passionate about working with teachers to help them integrate technology into their classrooms, from helping a colleague one-on-one or running group workshops... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R8 Computer Lab Level 1

3:00pm AEDT

ICTENSW AGM and light refreshments

This is the annual meeting of the general membership of ICT Educators NSW. It gives its members and the committee a broad overview of the organisation's current directions, financial health and confirms its purpose. The AGM will also conduct the investiture of the 2016 committee.

All 2016 conference goers are invited to attend; however, voting is restricted to ICTENSW financial members. Concluding the (short) formal proceedings, conference goers and friends of ICTENSW are invited to a conference wind-down with drinks and light refreshments.


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Sunday March 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEDT
00 Ryan Auditorium
 


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