Prof. Adam Gazzaley

World famous Author, Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur and Inventor ; Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry; University of California ; and Founder, Neuroscape (USA)

 

This is your chance to meet one of EduTECH’s most-requested international speakers, authors and consultants. Join 4000+ delegates in the ICC’s Main Theatre for Dr Gazzaley’s keynote presentation “Neuroscience meets technology: a vision of the future of classrooms learning and assessments”. Adam Gazzaley is Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Amongst many things, Adam is also: the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape; the 2015 recipient of the Neuroscience – Science Educator Award; the co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive Labs; and the co-author of “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World”. He has fascinated educators and technologists around the world.


Prof. Rose Luckin

Professor of Learner Centred Design, University College London, Knowledge Lab (UK)

 

What is your perspective on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education? How much do you understand it and its impact on teaching and learning?

Secretary of the NSW Department of Education – Mark Scott AO, who will also be speaking at EduTECH, said AI was transforming classrooms and learning, with teachers able to use technology to create customised content for specific subjects and students, but great teachers would never become obsolete.

"The future in the classroom is now. We are at a crossroads and we can't sit back and wait for the revolution to happen to us. We need to lead the change. This is education's moment," said Mr Scott in his recent speech.

Prof Rose Luckin has been developing and writing about the Learning Sciences, Educational technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIEd) for over 20 years. Her research explores how to increase participation by teachers and learners in the design and use of technologies.

Don’t miss Prof Luckin’s presentation and breakout session that will change the way you think about AI forever. In addition to over 50 peer-reviewed articles and two edited volumes, Prof. Luckin is the author of Re-Designing Learning Contexts (Routledge, 2010), and lead author of the influential Decoding Learning report (Nesta, 2012).

Register now to be inspired and educated by Prof. Luckin. You’ll see the behind the scenes research that applies participatory methods to the development and evaluation of technology for learning.

After participating in your own session with Prof. Luckin, you’re also invited to explore the exhibition to pick up more tips and useful information about AI and how YOU can use it in your teaching.


Prof. Guy Claxton

Best-selling international author on education, intelligence and building learning power (UK)

 

Guy Claxton is a cognitive scientist with a long-standing passion for bringing the mind sciences to bear on the improvement of schools. He has made both practical and academic contributions to education through a series of books that include What's the Point of School?, Building Learning Power, Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning, and (with Bill Lucas) New Kinds of Smart and Educating Ruby. His latest book, The Learning Power Approach: Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves, with a foreword by Carol Dweck, was published worldwide in November 2017. His Building Learning Power approach has been influential in schools in many countries including Ireland, Poland, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Chile, as well as throughout the UK.


Prakash Nair

World renowned futurist, visionary planner and educational architect; and Founding President and CEO, Fielding Nair International (USA)

 

Prakash Nair is a futurist, a visionary planner and a recipient of the CEFPI MacConnell Award, the highest honour for school design. Prakash’s internationally acclaimed titles: “The language of school design” and “Blueprint for Tomorrow - Redesigning Schools for Student Centered Learning”, have revolutionised school design across the globe. Prakash lectures the Leaders of Learning course at Harvard University. Having worked with education departments in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania, Prakash has an intimate understand of the challenges facing Australian educators. Join Prakash as he reveals how you can effectively design and adapt your learning spaces in environments shifted by technological, cultural and workspace change.


Lisa Rodgers

CEO, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

 

Following an extensive national and international search, Lisa Rodgers was appointed CEO of AITSL, commencing in October 2016. 

Before joining AITSL, Lisa was Deputy Secretary, Early Learning and Student Achievement in the New Zealand Ministry of Education, with responsibility for raising achievement and improving system effectiveness with school leaders across education and the wider social sector.

Lisa made significant contributions in several different posts at the NZ Ministry of Education, including as the Deputy Secretary Evidence, Data and Knowledge, applying research and analysis to identify where effort and resources can best help children, young people and students achieve. 

Lisa has a strong public sector background in strategic policy, research, insight, and analysis with the Ministry of Justice, the University of Wales, and the British Army.


Jo Mithen

CEO, Monash University

 

As a Monash University alumna, Jo is a proud advocate of the power of an excellent education and the opportunities it provides.

She joined Monash College in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer. Having worked at senior levels with universities for more than 15 years, her expertise lies in her ability to recognise market trends and affect change.

Under her leadership, the company has tripled student enrolments and strengthened the quality of graduates entering the University. Monash College is the largest University owned entity of its type in Australia and continues to grow at double digit rates annually.

A member of Monash University's Senior Leadership Team, Jo has developed robust partnerships between Monash College and the University faculties. Monash College delivers a range of solutions to issues such as student diversity, graduate employability, employer interface and teaching disruption. Jo has also extended international College partners, invested to diversify College leadership succession and unified the College under a single vision.

She is passionate about people and has focused her career on transforming business and culture. As a leader, she values accountability, fosters innovation and inspires excellence. Jo's international experience provides a deep understanding of issues facing education and markets around the world. During her six years as CEO at the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), she represented Asia on the World Federation of Personnel Management Association Board. Since then, she has continually travelled and conducted business outside of Australia, particularly across Asia.


Prof. Stephen Heppell

Internationally acclaimed leader in learning, new media, and technology in education (UK)

 

Stephen's "eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground" approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally as a widely and fondly recognized leader in the fields of learning, new media and technology.

As a school teacher for more than a decade, and a professor since 1989, Stephen has worked, and is working, with learner led projects, with governments around the world, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, with schools and communities, with his PhD students and with many influential trusts and organizations.

Stephen is, and has been, a regular face on TV all around the world - in the UK this ranges from Newsnight to the BBC Breakfast sofa and Sky News, to Channel 4's Things to Come - and on radio too: from BBC Radio 4's You and Yours to the Steve Wright Show - or even right back to Phil Miles on Australia's Island Sound radio in 1992! In Australia radio regular appearances range from national ABC to statewide Mix Radio in WA.

Stephen's ICT career (he is credited with being the person who put the C into ICT), began with the UK government's Microelectronics Education Programme (MEP) in the early 80s, after he had been teaching in secondary schools for some years - which he enjoyed enormously.

Stephen founded and ran Ultralab for almost a quarter of a century, building it into one of the most respected research centres in e-learning in the world - at one time Ultralab was the largest producer of educational CD-ROMs in Europe - before leaving it in 2004.


Alison Haines

Team Leader - Agriculture and Rural Operations, Charles Darwin University

 

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Fiona Plunkett

Team Leader - AGriculture and Rural Operations, Charles Darwin University

 

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Brad Seaman

CEO, IKON Institute

 

Brad has broad experience in leadership, management and training in both the public and private sectors. Brad’s experience includes the development and accreditation of training and delivery of vocational, professional development and personal leadership training to a range of audiences.

Since 2008 Brad has led IKON through significant growth and change both internally and in the sector. Starting with 32 students and growing the training organisation to 550 students across 20 courses in 3 states. Brad is passionate about the role of education in social change. He is a strong advocate for the integration of research, evidence based practice and education in to professional practice.


Dr Rod Dilnutt

Industry Fellow, The University of Melbourne

 

Rod is the Director of William Bethwey & Associates, a specialist information and change management consultancy. His professional experience has been gained in management and consulting positions and spans over twenty-five years’ as an internationally recognised consultant and educator. During this time he has helped many leading organisations develop business and digital capability to successfully transition to a higher level of operating maturity. Rod applies his practical knowledge and expertise to his assignments and widely sought after as a consultant for his views on innovation in the digital world.

Specialising in the formulation and deployment of strategy and architecture at senior executive level for many leading organisations Rod is a respected thought leader being recognised as the ICT Professional of the Year in the Australian iAwards 2013. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where he lectures in Architecture, Strategy and Change Management in various higher degree programmes. He has published a number of research articles, a book on Organisational Change and supervises industry based research programmes. 

Rod is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and serves as Director, Membership Life cycle Board, Vice Chair of the Victorian Branch Executive and member of the Professional Development Board.


Prof. Mike Keppell

former Pro VC Learning Transformations, Swinburne University

 

Professor Mike Keppell has worked at six universities, held formal leadership roles across all institutions, and been a full Professor since 2007. With a strong research and scholarship background in higher education, educational technology and innovative learning design, he has edited three books, authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and worked on research projects valued at $AUS16M. 

Passionate about learning and teaching, Mike has been an academic developer and designed institution-wide professional development with a focus on learning design via the creation of award winning educational resources that integrate into curriculum. 

Mike offers international recognition and academic thought leadership in the areas of personalised learning, blended learning, learning spaces, learning design, higher education pedagogy, learning-oriented assessment, authentic learning, educational technology, leadership and transformative learning using design-based research.

A champion of the formation of strong collaborative partnerships, Mike has led numerous multinational research, innovation and development groups and cross-institutional projects. He served on the ASCILITE Executive from 2000–2011 as Board Member (6 years), Treasurer (3 years) and President (3 years) and was granted Life Membership in 2011 – one of 10 offered in the last three decades.


Dr Jane Hunter

Leading Australian researcher in school education, innovative pedagogue and designer of the High Possibility Classrooms framework for technology enhanced learning in K-12 settings University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

 

Dr Jane Hunter is an education researcher, mentor and teacher educator in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. She is conducting a series of STEM and STEAM studies in Australian schools; in this work she leads principals, teachers, students and communities to better understand and support education change. Her book Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms: Building from TPACK is advancing new ways of enacting pedagogy in K-12 schools. Jane was a classroom teacher, a head teacher in secondary schools and throughout her education career she has received national and international teaching awards for outstanding contributions to student learning. She enjoys writing and her research-based presentations at national and international conferences challenge audiences to consider alternate education possibilities. You can follow Dr Hunter on Twitter @janehunter01 and via her blog on the High Possibility Classrooms website.


Dr Rebecca Vivian

Research fellow, Computer Science Education (CSER) Group

 

Dr Rebecca Vivian is a Research Fellow at the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group at The University of Adelaide. She has expertise in Computer Science Education, Teacher Training and Educational Technology and has collaborated with stakeholders across industry, education, and government to deliver education and research projects. Rebecca is involved in the development of the national CSER K-12 Digital Technologies Education teacher-training program, which has seen over 13,000 teachers enrol and which includes the PL-in-a-Box extension, a partnership with Google Australia that empowers education leaders to facilitate professional learning in Digital Technologies with free, ready-made resources. Rebecca is passionate about engaging more young people in STEM, particularly in Technology-related areas, and sees supporting teachers, families and engaging children from the very first year of school as key. 


Prof. Katrina Falkner

Head of School, School of Computer Science; Lead, Computer Science Education Research Group Lead, Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Technologies – Modelling and Analysis, The University of Adelaide

 

Associate Professor Katrina Falkner, Acting Deputy Executive Dean - Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, The University of Adelaide

Associate Professor Katrina Falkner is Head of School at the School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide. Katrina is Lead Project Coordinator of the CSER Digital Technologies Education Program, and is Founder and Director of the CSER Group, leading research into Computer Science Education and Computational Thinking. Katrina also leads the Modelling and Analysis program in the Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Technologies, a collaborative research effort with DST Group. Katrinaís research efforts have together attracted in excess of $11 million in government and industry research funding.

Katrina is the winner of multiple teaching and educational leadership awards, including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation, and the 2016 Australian Council for Computers in Education and Australian Computer Society Leader of the Year award. Katrina is the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education Australasia, and Vice Present for the Australian Council of Deans in ICT.


Dr Arnaud Prevot

School Marketing Specialist, Technology Teacher

 

Originally from France, Dr. Arnaud Prevot is a teacher, technology coordinator, and marketing committee member. He working for two schools in the Portland, OR area in the USA. He followed his doctoral work on school marketing with over 60 LinkedIn articles and three books on the topic (including A Perfect Fit, focusing on school marketing and It's Who We Are, focusing on school branding). He is a peer reviewed academic author and is always looking to integrate business concepts into educational management and administration.  


David St George

former Director Brand, Marketing and Communications, TAFE Queensland

 

A multi-award winning marketing and communications professional with over 20 years experience, including two and a half years with QSuper as Head of Group Marketing, two years with the Phillips Group as Director Marketing; four years as CEO of RedChilli Marketing; two and a half years with Brisbane City Council (BCC), with 14 months as Organisational Communication Director; five years with Mercer Human Resources Consulting including Head of the Sydney Communication Practice and over two years as Account Service Director at HRD Advertising and Marketing. Holds Bachelor of Business Communications Degree. Council Member Public Relations Institute of Australia (Qld Division).


Mark Scott AO

Secretary, NSW Department of Education

 

Mark Scott AO is the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and has a distinguished record in public service, education and the media.

The department is the largest education system in Australia, operating 2,200 public schools for almost 800,000 students.

Mark’s career began as a teacher in Sydney. He built on his interest in education with senior policy and leadership positions with two NSW education ministers, Terry Metherell and Virginia Chadwick.

Mark held a number of senior editorial roles at Fairfax, including Education Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and Editor-in-Chief of metropolitan, regional and community newspapers.

From 2006 to 2016, Mark was Managing Director of the ABC, overseeing the creation of new services like iview, News 24, ABC3 and digital radio and the expansion of online and mobile services, such as the ABC News site and podcasting.

He led a shift within the organisation from a process-based culture to one that emphasises the values of respect, integrity, collegiality and innovation.

Mark was named an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2011 for distinguished service to media and communications, and to the community through advisory and governance roles with a range of social justice and educational bodies.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma of Education and a Master of Arts from the University of Sydney; and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. He has also been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Sydney and UNSW.


Dr Michael Cowling

Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology , CQ University

 

Dr Michael Cowling is an information technologist with a keen interest in educational technology and technology ubiquity in the digital age, especially as it relates to the use of mixed reality in skills training, the changing technology culture in education, and the specific needs of students from non-English speaking backgrounds. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering & Technology at CQUniversity Australia. 

Dr Cowling is currently a partner in an OLT Innovation and Development grant and is the recipient of 3 CQUniversity Learning and Teaching grants related to teaching technology. He is a recipient of an Australian Government Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, is a three time recipient of a CQUniversity Learning & Teaching Award, and gained a CQUniversity Student Voice Commendation for his teaching practice in 2014. He is a regular contributor to media outlet The Conversation and is also a regular contributor in Australian radio and print media on the topics of Educational Technology and Technology Ubiquity.

Dr Cowling has a passion for the practical application of technology in the classroom, with a focus specifically on not just bolting technology onto a classroom setting, but instead investigating how technology can be weaved into the pedagogy of a classroom setting. Living by the mantra “pedagogy before technology”, Michael works to help teachers and academics to innovate with technology to improve their students motivation and learning outcomes, leveraging technology as a tool to improve the overall education process, not a another resource that will gather dust in the corner of a classroom.

Michael's teaching interests include a broad-range of business and IT/IS subjects, including Systems Management, Systems Analysis, Organisational Behaviour, Network Security & Database Management. His research interests include educational technology, mixed reality, robotics, signal processing & articifial intelligence.


Dr Ragnar Purje

Adjunct Lecturer – School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University

 

Dr Ragnar Purje holds the position of Adjunct Lecturer School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University, Australia. He is the author of Responsibility Theory® which focusses on the use of relevant neuroeducation principles and practices to support and advance the academic and social learning of students.

Ragnar is also the initiator of NeuroNumeracy®, which is an intensive self-motivating neuroscience brain based numeracy learning program for children. The purpose of which is to not only enhance the skills, knowledge and understanding of the four operations in mathematics, but to also help the children advance in their emotional intelligence, self-efficacy and self-esteem.


Claire Amos

Principal and Co-Founder, City Senior School (NZ)

 

Claire is currently the Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School - a new secondary school that opened at the beginning of 2014. Being the education powerhouse and thought-leader that she is – Claire will soon be the Principal and co-founder of the brand new City Senior School in Auckland at The Launching Pad (for new tech and innovation business start-ups that will work with students on joint projects).

The new school will be an urban inner city STEAM school with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. It was also have “green” sustainability philosophy which will focused on through Green Innovation Projects. City Senior School will be a school that is characterised by its student’s partnership with business and industry, and the employment pathways it creates. By co-locating students and industry we will be able to support to students to work alongside and with their business partners and mentors.

Join Claire at EduTECH 2018 to hear their story; how she is building this school from the ground up, how they are funded, which companies they work with, and the lessons she has learned along the way.

Claire is passionate about her family, education, design, living by the mantra - “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.


Roni Zimmer Doctory

Senior Design Consultant, Fielding Nair International (USA)

 

Roni Zimmer Doctory has over 17 years of professional architectural and project management experience. She has served as an Architect and Design Team Leader at AlefBet Planners in Israel since 2007.

Roni has extensive knowledge of and experience working on a variety of projects including public buildings, welfare and community buildings, tourism and leisure complexes, neighborhoods and residential buildings, industrial and office buildings.

Roni graduated with honors from the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa.

Her portfolio of educational work includes various schools throughout Israel. For the past two years, Roni has collaborated with Fielding Nair International on innovative educational projects including the nationally renowned GOGYA Teacher Training Academy developed by the AMIT Network of schools.

Roni’s commitment to education is inspired by the schooling experience of her own children. She represents a new generation of visionary young architects who understand the profound ways in which the built environment impacts student learning outcomes.

She believes passionately that there is an urgent imperative for education change in Israel and throughout the world so that students are better prepared for a very different future than anything we have seen before. Towards this goal, Roni has been traveling within Israel and internationally and working closely with FNI’s President Prakash Nair and other senior managers at the Company to explore a wide range of effective education solutions. These include not just new ways to design school buildings but also methods to introduce and implement highly innovative, student-centered curriculums in new and renovated schools.