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Professional development The National Education Summit 2023

The National Education Summit is offering teachers 21 practical activations – all eligible for professional development (PD) hours – with free registration.

“Various conference sessions explore the emergence of new technology in the classroom, both as tools for learning and as tools for teaching. We know that to help teachers really embrace new technologies, we need to provide them with opportunities for practical, hands-on engagement,” says Margo Metcalf, Creative Director, IEC Group (organisers of the National Education Summit).

“Our free Practical Activation Program does just that, building teacher knowledge through interactive learning sessions, facilitated by experts”.

The experts include specialists from the Grok Academy, The Brainary and Dya Australia, demonstrating how to teach programming and coding, robotics and cybersecurity, to data analysis techniques, creative art and the development of digital literacy.

“Teachers will leave these sessions with loads of great ideas for lesson plans, activities and tasks which they can implement in their own classrooms,” adds Margo.

The Practical Activation Program runs over two days (16 – 17 June 2023) at the National Education Summit in Melbourne.

“Places are limited, so we encourage teachers to register early,” concludes Margo.

The complete line-up of activations and registration information is available at

Featured at the National Education Summit, Dya Australia offers experiential art and creative thinking workshops through face-to-face and online classes.

About the National Education Summit 2023

The National Education Summit has continued to be an important key professional development event for Australian educators since it first took place in 2016. The Summit incorporates six individual events, each specialising in key areas of interest within teaching and learning. In addition, the Summit offers guests free seminars, including The Classroom of the Future and a free trade expo – The Education Show – boasting over 100 exhibitors, showcasing the latest educational resources, technologies and products.

The Summit is supported by the involvement of key educational organisations involved including The GROK Academy, Australian Education Union, Awards Victoria, Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV), School Library Association Victoria (SLAV), Berry Street Educational Model, Queensland School Library Association (QSLA), Eduwebinar, Salutegenics and The Big Sister Experience.

 When and where:

Melbourne: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June 2023, Melbourne Convention Centre

Brisbane: Friday 4 and Saturday 5 August 2023, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


About IEC Group Pty Ltd
International Exhibition & Conference Group Pty Ltd (IEC Group Pty Ltd) is a privately owned Australian company of key personnel with combined exhibition industry experience of over 70 years.

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