Will Richardson

Session 1 -

Exploring New Literacies for a World of Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers 

While it may seem like it, the biggest advance of the last 15 years has not been the Web and hundreds of technologies that connect us to it. No, the biggest shift is what that connectedness brings us, the new reality that each one of us can now stand as the central organizing force in our own learning, education, and work. With our growing access to the sum of human knowledge and billions of people around the world, we decide what we need to learn, when we need to learn it. We develop our own pathways to an “education.” And we as individuals have the power to create and share and bring beautiful, meaningful, important work into the world. The institutions that used to mediate those interactions, schools, publishing houses and corporations among them, are all now struggling to maintain relevance.  

In this moment, those who understand the powerful affordances of the Internet to learn and create will flourish, and those who understand how to leverage those affordances for the greater good will lead. That requires a whole set of new literacies, ones that deal with not just reading and writing but collecting, creating, connecting, sharing, and sense making. In this institute, we’ll explore these shifts, and we’ll begin to develop a context and a practical framework for helping our students become literate, self-directed masters of learning and making in this new, interconnected world.

Lee Watanabe Crockett

Session 2 -
Understanding the Digital Generation

How do we bridge the gap between learning generations to connect with today's digital-age students on the most meaningful levels?
Today, we have a different kind of student in our classrooms. The pervasive nature of digital culture has and continues to change the brains our students. As a result of these changes, they have developed learning styles and preferences which are in contrast to the traditional ways of teaching and learning.
This presentation provides a clear description of the 10 core learning attributes of digital learners, and pragmatic look at how we can teach effectively in an age when new technologies cascade on to the new digital landscape at an astonishing rate. This presentation is based on the book Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape

Chris Betcher

Session 1- 
Discover your world with the Google Cultural Institute

The Google Cultural Institute is an absolute treasure trove of awesomeness that too few teachers know about. No matter what age or subject you teach, this amazing site is full of astounding artefacts that can be used to make any lesson more interesting and relevant. If you or your students have a curious mind, you could spend hours looking through this incredible resource. In this session you'll get an introduction to what you can find in the Cultural Institute, and a guided tour around its many wonders.

Session 2-

Make your own custom maps with Google Mymaps

Mapping  can be used for so much more than just a geography class! The ability to make your own maps by dropping markers, adding notes and importing datasets opens up a fantastic range of  opportunities across all subject areas. In this session you will learn how mapping can be used in your classroom to support richer, deeper learning. You will make your own custom collaborative map and see how easy it is to implement in your own classroom.

Dr Tim Kitchen 

Session 1 - What is flipped leaning all about and how does Adobe help? Flipped Learning is about making the most of class time. It is about teachers delivering instructional content outside of the classroom, usually for homework and usually via streamed video. This allows for more time in class for engagement with skill development, project work and general learning construction with a collaborative approach facilitated by the classroom teacher.Adobe has a range of flipped learning solutions such as Adobe Presenter, Adobe Clip, Adobe Voice, Premier Elements and Premier Pro.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.Adobe Clip & Voice are free for IOS devices on the Apple app store. The other applications are available to download for a 30 day free trail via the following sites:Presenter http://www.adobe.com/au/products/presenter.edu.html Premier Elements http://www.adobe.com/au/products/premiere-elements.html Premier Pro is available as part of the Creative Cloud: http://www.adobe.com/au/products/premiere.html

Session 2 - Simple ePortfolios with Adobe Acrobat Pro. Having students produce portfolios of their best work for the purpose of assessment, reflection and presentation is well recognised as an important part of the learning process but managing portfolios is often difficult. This webinar demonstrates how Adobe Acrobat can be used as a very effective and easy to use digital portfolio tool. Acrobat is much more than a PDF reader and creator, it is a one stop document management tool that allows for multimedia integration and interactivity. This webinar looks at how to make the most of Acrobat with a focus on using it as a tool to produce powerful student ePortfolios. Acrobat XI Pro is available in the Creative Cloud or as a 30 day trail via: http://www.adobe.com/au/products/acrobatpro.edu.html

Cathy Hunt

Session 1 - App-stractions: Creative workflows in action. Attendees:Upper Primary Generalist Teachers Upper Primary,Middle and Senior School Teachers in creative subject areas ICT Teachers/Leaders and School Leaders Overview: You'll never see your mobile devices the same way after this mega-making workflow! Take photographs, mash-up materials and create exciting kaleidoscopes, tessellations and symmetries. See how your iPad can be used as part of a creative process and as a reflective tool. Explore a classroom context where a variety of materials and teaching tools provide opportunities for students to learn by art-making. This practical session will exploit a flexible model that can be adapted to suit diverse age groups and learning goals, and you'll leave with the apps, ideas and confidence to implement some new projects on your return to the classroom. Session 2 - Making images with text: Engaging visual tasks for literacy Primary Generalist Teachers in all subject areas, Creative, Visual and Media Arts Teachers ICT Teachers/Leaders and School Leaders. Beginner to Intermediate level technology users (New users welcome!) Overview: In this hands-on workshop you'll do some 'hard playing' to build imagery that brings photographs, artwork and text together. Use your iPad and a variety of materials and teaching tools to provide opportunities for students to produce creative work in any subject area. Enhance visual literacy skills and engage with workflows that bring 'hands-on making' and digital tools together, seamlessly. We’ll be making ‘Identi-kit selfies’, naming shapes by drawing with words, and labeling a skeleton using our own body…and more! This practical session will exploit a flexible model that can be adapted to suit diverse age groups and learning goals, and you'll leave with the apps, ideas and confidence to implement some new projects on your return to the classroom.

Joanna Burk

Discover why now more than ever robotics is fast becoming a major tool in the classroom for teaching Science, Technology, Maths, Literacy & more. Robotics offers your students a highly engaging medium designed to help them develop 21st creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork & communication skills.Whether you are looking at implementing robotics with your students for the first time or you are already using the NXT platform this is your introduction to incorporating the EV3 into your classroom. Teachers attending this workshop will: • Be introduced to the EV3 hardware through a quick build robot exploring the use of motors & sensors • Program using the introductory level of the EV3 software which provides an integrated learning experience • Explore the curriculum material available to match your needs & requirements in the classroom •
Teachers will also be introduced to the national robotics competition of Robocup Junior Australia

Trent Ray

Session 1- Create and Collaborate with Microsoft OneNote and Sway

Collaboration is a huge buzz word in today's professional dialogue and we all acknowledge the importance of immersing students in a range of collaborative experiences at school to support this development. What does effective collaboration task design look like and how can we as teachers meaningful integrate collaborative learning into our teaching practice? In this workshop Trent will discuss how to create rich collaborative tasks, proven to develop collaboration skills in students and share two tools he and his colleague couldn't teach without. Through Microsoft OneNote and the latest web platform Sway, explore some creative ways to engage students via dynamic digital notebooks and a collaborative presentation tool that can be accessed across multiple digital platforms.


Session TWO: Flip learning on its head with Office Mix and PowerPoint

The Flipped Model for teaching is transforming the way we facilitate learning in our classrooms. As technology floods into our classrooms through 1:1 and BYO programs the Flipped Model is becoming increasingly more viable for teachers. Now there is a tool that is making it easy and seamless to get started! Trent will introduce the new and free Office Mix Ad-In for PowerPoint which is much more than just a video creation tool. Discover how he uses the Office Mix platform for uploading and share his flipped videos with his students and explore how easy it is to embedded quizzes, simulations and discuss threads. Packed full of features, Office Mix also offers a range of data analytic functions to help you assess and track student progress and understanding. Trent will also share his secrets for getting the most out of your flipped videos and tips for successfully introducing and managing this model for teaching and learning with your students. Blog: http://bit.ly/officemixblog

Andrew Del Mastro

Sessions 1 & 2 -

iBook Author - 

This session will introduce participants to iBooks Author the most powerful digital publishing tool available. The basics will be covered including how to layout a book, adding text, video and images as well as saving and sharing your work.  The session will also contain an introduction to building interactive widgets.. From using hidden pop-ups to creating colour pallets and master pages this session will look at the fundamentals of designing a truly interactive book including all of the interactive widgets contained within iBooks Author as well as the website bookry.com and Book Widgets. This session will conclude with an introduction to iTunes U and how it could be used to distribute your iBooks and other content.

 Celia Coffa

Sessions 1 & 2

Connected Educator / Connected Classroom -  

Join Celia Coffa to learn about her experience with developing a Personal Learning network, promoting Teachmeets, using GAFE, blogging and Twitter in the classroom. Celia enjoys hearing what others have to say, takes on board new ideas and adds value to learning when she makes it fit for her students.

Brett Kent  
Sessions 1 & 2 -
3D Printing -

Working 3D printing into your curriculum can be challenging and rewarding. Brett Kent (primary school teacher and Adobe Education Leader) shares his experience and insights in bringing 3D printing to life for his primary school students. Learn more about the 3D printing workflow. Attendees need no prior experience, only a desire to learn more. Attendees with experience in 3D printing are also encouraged to share their own insights, struggles, and successes.

Requirements: Any device. A laptop with a current version of Adobe Photoshop CC is preferred.


Mathieu Marunczyn

Sessions 1 & 2
Virtual Education:

The Reality Every Educator Needs To Integrate.
Virtual reality is the tool that breaks down the walls of the classroom and ignites the imaginations and emotions of students. Take a step with me into tomorrow’s classroom with the Oculus Rift.

Sally Walsh

Sessions 1 & 2 iPad Orchestra
Starting your own iPad orchestra is an innovative way to integrate music and technology. It is much easier than you may think and ignites enthusiasm in your students. The iPad orchestra combines the teaching of musical and technological skills and can be done with limited musical knowledge.

Mark Richardson

Session 1 - Integrating the DigiTech Curriculum into your classroom. Digital Technologies is a new subject that will need to be taught to all students from Prep to Year 10 by the beginning on 2017. This is not ICT! It’s “looking under the hood” of what makes computers and devices work. It’s all about programming, coding and computational thinking. So how are you going to teach this in your classroom? Mark will give you some starting points that may build on what you are already doing. He will break down some of the terminology and point you in the direction of some great resources and professional learning. Find out about what digital fluencies need to be taught and how your students use these to complete some great projects. Session 2 - Teaching and Learning in the iPad Classroom. iPads have been around in schools for a while now, but how do you know that they are being used to their potential. Mark will go through some ideas on the following. 1. Getting started with iPads, 2. iPads and 21st century teaching and learning, 3. iPads and Assessment and Reporting, 4. Selecting great iPad apps, 5. Planning that great lesson with iPads, 6. Classroom management and iPads, 7. Knock up your own iPad app and 8. Digital citizenship and cybersafety. A must session for anyone with iPads in their classroom.

Michelle Webster is formerly replaced by Judi Fallon

Sessions 1 & 2 Ignite, Innovate and Integrate with eSmart schools: 

Hear practical examples of how eSmart schools around Australia are working through The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s eSmart Schools behaviour change program to ignite the passion of staff, students and families to embrace the benefits of technology, have the confidence to be innovative with it and to seamlessly integrate it into the whole school community whilst ensuring all users are smart, safe and responsible online.