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Saturday, March 12
 

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

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

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

2:45pm 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

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
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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

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
 
Sunday, March 13
 

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

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

11:45am 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
 


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