DLTV is pleased to announce two keynote speakers for #DigiCon17.
Tony is an internationally recognized educator who has worked tirelessly for more than thirty five years in education and learning, with a focus on technology. In 2010, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), recognizing his work in the field and is a life member of DLTV. At present, he is a freelance consultant with responsibility for several high profile global programs, focusing on professional learning, teacher standards and system change. He manages the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) global initiatives, the ISTE global outreach program and ISTE’s global education partnership and collaborators’ agenda, he is employed as a consultant to UNESCO and provides consultancy support to number of South East Asian and Middle Eastern Ministries of Education. He also provides advice and consultancy to several global non-for profit organizations. He has managed many large-scale projects including many education and technology projects for the Australian government.
His presentation, in story telling format, will look at the issues he confronts as he represents global organizations on the world stage. His hope is that by sharing what he has experienced and learnt with UNESO, ISTE and other similar organizations, educators around the world will have a better understanding of what it is to be a truly global educator and, importantly, understand that all teachers have a global responsibility.
Bec Spink, co-founder of Code the Future, will share her journey as a leader in educational technology and what brought her to start her own not for profit to help children code.
Bec Spink is an Assistant Principal at Aitken Creek Primary School in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and has a Master of Education specialising in Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation. In 2013 Bec was awarded the Victorian Department of Education and Training Education Excellence Award for Primary Teacher of the Year for outstanding contributions and dedication towards leading classroom innovation.Bec is a co-founder of Code the Future (codefuture.org). An award winning not for profit organisation that connects schools and teachers with the technology industry to empower children to solve real world problems through learning to code.
Bec is a contemporary educator, leader and speaker, having presented at conferences and events both nationally and internationally. Bec continuously supports and advocates for the next wave of change in schools.
Follow #DigiCon17 on twitter to hear the announcement of two more keynotes in the coming weeks or check the digicon.vic.edu.au website.