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Many Victorian schools use Google tools for teaching.
This webinar goes beyond the basics of Google’s tools to explore the lesser known additional tools, add-ons and Chrome apps and extensions. Join Kimberley and Chris as they explore the world, streamline your productivity and expose you to provocations to ignite inquiry in your classroom.
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About the presenters
Kimberley Hall has almost two decades of teaching and leadership experience across Departments of Education, Primary, Secondary, Higher Ed and Special Schools. Since leaving the classroom, she worked as an eLearning, then Learning and Teaching Advisor with Catholic Education Melbourne and was privileged to have had the opportunity to work with thousands of teachers in countries around the world in her role as a Director for an Education Consulting group. Kimberley was the first female in Australia to be both a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Certified Trainer and was awarded the Department of Education’s ‘Most Outstanding Graduate Teacher’ early in her career. Currently, she is loving the opportunity to collaborate with education systems across the country in her role with the Google for Education team based out of the Melbourne office.
Chris Betcher is a passionate Australian educator with over 30 years of classroom experience. He is currently the Program Manager for G Suite Adoption with the Google for Education team in Sydney. He has presented workshops to educators around the world in the effective use of technology for teaching and learning, and in 2013 was recognised as the Australian ICT Educator of the Year.
This event is made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
During remote learning, it can be challenging to offer quality feedback to students that is both scalable and effective. After identifying that many primary students found video feedback was more personal and beneficial, teacher Paul Connelly started using Microsoft 365's Power Automate (formerly called Flow) to automate many of the repetitive tasks involved in giving individual feedback.
In this workshop, Paul will teach you how you can do this too and, in the process, inspire you to consider many ways you can use Power Automate to help you reduce other repetitive tasks in your work flows.
Standing at the intersection of leadership, education and digital leadership, Paul Connelly has worked across four private schools in Melbourne and Adelaide, where he served as a committee member of EdTechSA.
This year, he stepped into the role of the Head of Learning and Teaching (Primary) at Plenty Valley Christian College. Having presented at many state and national conferences, Paul enjoys getting alongside fellow educators and helping them to grow in their love of teaching and effective use of digital technologies.
Associate Professor James Curran and Paula Christophersen were two of the writers of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. In this presentation, James and Paula will help teachers understand the language and key concepts in the curriculum, and their relationship to the content descriptors and expected learning outcomes of students.
This will involve unpacking the curriculum methodically, investigating how the same ideas build in complexity and detail as students progress from kindergarten through to Year 10 and beyond into further study. They'll explain the skills and dispositions students will develop, and the opportunities this will provide to educators in all learning areas to enhance the learning opportunities of students more generally.
James will also introduce the Australian Computing Academy, and the resources being developed by the ACA to support teachers in effective delivery of the curriculum.
Paula Christophersen is the former Digital Technologies Curriculum Manager, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, and is a co-writer of the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum and the ICT general capability. She has presented at state, national and international conferences in the areas of ICT, Digital Technologies and senior secondary IT.
Paula is a lifetime member of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria and the recipient of the Dorothy Hoddinott Medal (2014) for outstanding lifetime achievement, awarded by the Australian Professional Teachers Association. Paula is currently doing some project work for ACARA and the Australian Computing Academy.
James Curran is the Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy and an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, University of Sydney.
He is Director of the National Computer Science School, the largest computer science school outreach program in Australia. This year, over 17,000 students and teachers participated in the 5-week NCSS Challenge.
James is a co-founder of Grok Learning, an Edtech startup that aims to teach children everywhere to learn to code.
He was a writer on the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, the new national computing curriculum. In 2014, James was named ICT Leader of the Year by the ICT Educators of NSW and the Australian Council for Computers in Education.
In this webinar, we'll hear from the founder of Quitch, a gamified mobile learning platform, as well as the director of the Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC).
KIOSC partnered with Quitch to provide an interesting revision method during COVID19 time. This turned out to be a great way to assist the schools and students to stay focused on their studies while having some fun through achievement and motivation to learn and play.
The session will describe the journey so far and steps taken to support this learning activity, including supporting school teachers and local school students.
Quitch (a DLTV industry partner) is a content neutral gamified mobile learning platform. It was designed to motivate and connect with students outside of the classroom and is played in their own time, at their own pace. It allows students to improve their knowledge base and track their progress over time.
Dr. Kulari Lokuge is Director of Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC). Kulari is an educational leader who inspires, enables and empowers educators to be innovative and assist people to become life long learners.
Leanne Caira is Project Lead at KIOSC. Leanne leads a team of educators at KIOSC to develop and deliver high quality innovative STEM programs to secondary school students.
Grainne Oates is the CEO and Founder of Quitch. She is an award winning and passionate educator and is driven to improve the learning outcomes and experience for students through innovation in education. Grainne believes we need to work closely with students and hear their voices in the solutions we build.
In this webinar we investigate opportunities for students to become authors to a global audience of 51 countries via Apple Books.
Phill takes us through the methodology and tools which enable transformative learning opportunities in the context of having students write for an authentic audience and purpose.
image CC-BY-SA Maximilian Schönherr (Wikimedia Commons)
Phill Cristofaro is an Apple Distinguished Educator and accredited Apple Professional Learning Specialist. He works part-time as a Digital Learning and Innovation Coach at Mackellar Primary School - an Apple Distinguished School.