As you would expect in a climate where the use of digital technology is gaining traction in all of our schools, digital technology conferences and other digital technology professional learning flourish. The choice for school leaders and teachers is huge.
When it comes to embracing what it takes to lead a digital school two critical ingredients must be readily accessible to the leader:
An understanding of and experience in leading staff to achieve superior digital technology outcomes for themselves and their students
An understanding of the crowded digital technology product space and the ways digital technology can best be employed to advance teaching and learning.
The Leading a Digital School Conference addresses both of these critical ingredients ensuring that it rightfully takes its place as “no ordinary digital technology conference”.
Attend the conference to immerse yourself in contemporary leadership issues and environments. Hear from your colleagues who are successfully grappling with the contemporary challenges that school leadership must address. Reflect on the models of leadership that can position your school as a leading digital school striving to provide that competitive advantage for your teachers and students. Network with and learn from schools that are leading digital programs from the top, through synergistic team leadership and through powerful grassroots influence.
One of the biggest challenges a school leader faces is keeping up with the rapidly evolving technology available to them so that the digital programs they lead are cutting edge and relevant with high educational value.
Attend this conference to take the opportunity to explore among other things how global networks and emergent connective technologies empower learning communities; appreciate the power of iPads as a learning tool; explore practical strategies of how to share innovative practice across a school and scale projects for a global audience; discover the various programs, networks and agencies that can assist with protecting your students’ online presence and identity; see how simple robots can create deeper connections across your curriculum, support developmental play, inspire deep learning and thinking and enhance and extend problem solving; discuss how to use social media to interact with students, engage parents and promote your school to the world; ask questions about data and the educational value of data collection; consider the positive effects of disruptive technologies and much more.
Special Feature – Jukes and Mohan Program
A special feature of the conference in 2017 is the Jukes and Mohan program, a 3 day program included within the Leading a Digital School Conference. It will provide a very attractive choice for many delegates.
Three (3) workshops (Leadershift: Renewing Schools for Modern Times; Disruptive Innovation in Education; and Creating Significant Learning Environments) presented by Ian Jukes and Nicky Mohan have been developed in partnership with Lamar University (USA.) Participants can choose to attend purely for professional development to enhance their own practice; or they can utilize attendance at this PD to begin the process of completing the course requirements for a Masters of Education. This model, which is a perfect fit for busy educators, has been carefully designed so that it seamlessly integrates into your daily practice.
If you wish to learn more about what it takes to lead in a digital school in today’s challenging educational climate, why not attend the Leading a Digital School Conference to be held at the QT Hotel, Gold Coast on 17, 18 and 19 August 2017? For more information and to register go to: www.ereg.me/digital17
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All the signs are indicating that flipped learning is a teaching and learning phenomenon gaining rapid and strong traction globally.
Flipped learning is not complex if we focus on Jon Bergmann’s 5 essential core principles:
It is a national conference embracing flipped learning. Emerging and established flipped educators will attend this concentrated high touch, hands-on event. No prior experience in flipping a class or school is needed. When delegates return to their school after attending, they will have the skills, knowledge and passion to start or continue to cultivate a learner centred classroom and get to know their students better.
At the conference experienced flipped educators will share their knowledge, experience and skills with their colleagues offering beginner and masterclass streams and sessions focussed on: making flipped resources; pedagogy and best practice; subject specific flipping; assessment and flipping; scaling up; research; flipping a lesson; and learning outside the classroom.
Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers in the flipped class movement after successfully flipping his own classroom and sharing the teaching model with other educators. Jon will be one of the keynote speakers at the conference.
Join Jon and other teachers experienced and not so experienced in flipped learning, at FlipCon Australia 2017. We look forward to meeting you at the host school – Inaburra School, Sydney, NSW on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 October 2017.
For further information about FlipCon Australia 2017 go to: http://www.ereg.me/FlipConAUS