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