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EduTech returns in June

Technology has fundamentally changed how today’s students learn about and interact with the world; even changing how their brains develop, think and focus. If that’s not enough, the world is also changing and we need to be confidently prepared for the increasingly global, competitive and vastly different digital world of tomorrow. How does one keep up?

The best place to start is at the largest education conference and exhibition in the southern hemisphere – EduTECH, held 6 – 8 June at the Sydney International Convention Centre. It’s a giant festival for education where dreamers and educational risk-takers come once a year.

EduTECH is a rich and auspicious meeting place where education leaders, teachers and academics gather from around the world to collaborate and continue their journey in re-discovering and re-defining the very best in leadership, innovation, technological advancement, pedagogy and curriculum. Educators hungry to gain the latest relevant research, practical advice, inspiration and confidence to expand pedagogical practice and educational resources need look no further than EduTECH 2018.

Covering the entire education life-cycle from pre-school to post-school, EduTECH 2018 features 11 parallel conferences providing professional development. Alongside, the conferences are tied together by one expansive exhibition that showcases the latest and greatest in emerging technologies; where the learning, theory and inspiration comes to life. The exhibition also features a main stage that hosts free professional development seminars that not only improve how students learn but how educators teach.

If you ask any educator across the world, they’ll tell you that targeted face-to-face professional learning will never go out of fashion. When educators share the responsibility of engaging and preparing young, digitally native people to lead successful and productive lives in the 21st Century and beyond, we see the need for old fashioned professional development increasing over time. EduTECH is the perfect example of quality PD, where you can join your peers and some of the greatest education scholars and researchers of our time to swap ideas and learn from each other. What better way to define, measure, and benchmark progress than to learn and discuss your challenges with education change-champions that shed light into the why and how they drive revolutionary pedagogy.

Every year we bring avid educationalists the brightest and most innovative minds to share their unique ideas – ranging from Sir Ken Robinson to Prof. Carol Dweck, Prof. Sugata Mitra to Jan Owen AM. In 2018, join:

  • Mark Scott AO, Secretary, NSW Department of Education (AUS)
  • Professor Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design University College London, Knowledge Lab (UK)
  • Dr Yong Zhao, World renowned educationalist, Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas (USA); and Global Chair, University of Bath (UK)
  • Lisa Rodgers, CEO, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) (AUS)
  • Professor Guy Claxton, Best-selling international author on education, intelligence and building learning power (UK)
  • Dr Jane Hunter, Leading Australian researcher in school education, innovative pedagogy and designer of the High Possibility Classrooms framework for technology enhanced learning in K-12 settings, University of Technology Sydney (AUS)
  • Peter Hutton, Principal of one of the world’s most innovative and trailblazing state high school – Templestowe College (AUS)
  • Jennie Vine, Assistant Principal of one of Australia’s most innovative primary schools Wooranna Park Primary School (AUS)
  • Professor Toby Walsh, one of the world’s top authorities and Australia’s leading scientist on Artificial Intelligence
  • Gail Bray, whose work has been recognised as best practice, won two international LearnX Awards (2017) for best blended learning model and interactive eLearning scenario, plus AITD’s Award for Best Implementation of a Blended Learning Solution (2017)

Here’s what a couple of last year’s attendees had to say:
“The EduTECH conference was so worth the two days out of the office. I came away with gold. So useful to be able to learn from the successes and mistakes of others to better inform the way I can implement workforce development practices and culture change. My head is still buzzing with ideas” – Ms Burgess, Transport NSW

“The EduTECH Congress was exciting, stimulating and informative, the ultimate Professional Development experience” – Ms Cameron-Gardner, Emanuel School

Attendance at EduTECH counts towards PD/professional learning activities which you can record with your relevant state teacher registration board. Depending on the number of sessions attended, delegates can get up to 13 hours for the two conference days, whilst attendees who choose to attend one of our pre-event masterclasses can get an additional 6.5 hours for attending.

EduTECH Event Details

Dates: 6-8 June 2018
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Phone: 02 8908 8555

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