DAY ONE | Thursday, 8 June 2017

OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS

9:00 | Opening and Welcome by Plenary Chair

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

HUMAN MOTIVATION AND THE DRIVE TO LEARN

9:10 | Growth Mindset - Culture and Strategy

  • Connect with our world authority on Growth Mindset, and access up-to-date research and practice
  • Discover how to implement Growth Mindset to build and support learning cultures
  • Understand how to deploy and develop effective growth strategies

Prof. Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

 

LEARNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

9:40 | Panel Session: A Global Context for Education in meeting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Hear from NGO leaders about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Learn from global and national thinkers about the opportunity to respond to a range of pressing issues facing our planet
  • Find out what educational leaders are doing to respond to these goals in their teaching and learning

Panel Chair:
Scott Davidson, Principal, Cabramatta Public School


Panelists:
Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle
Pam Anders, Director of Public Engagement, Oxfam Australia
Dermot O'Gorman, CEO, WWF Australia

Anne Johnstone, Principal, Ravenswood School for Girls

 

10:00 | Equalizing education for emerging markets

  • The mass education problem of emerging markets
  • Educational constraints for countries like India
  • The growing educational needs of the masses
  • The equalizer of technology

Bradley Loiselle, President & CEO, BetterU


10:15 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

K-12 IT DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS CONGRESS

11:00 | Breakout Sessions

Delegates split into smaller groups where they have the option to attend 3 x 30 minute repeated Breakout sessions OR 1 x 110 min Workshop. There will be 10 minutes between each breakout rotation to allow you to move between rooms.


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1:00 | Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

 

2:10 | Welcome by K-12 IT Directors and Managers Congress Chair
Helen Bremner, Director of ICT, Wenona School

DIGITAL STUDENT ASSESSMENT

2.20 | The Future of Student Assessment
  • Find out about the future of K12 assessment, and NAPLAN online
  • What are the trends and opportunities in adaptive and flexible assessment?
  • How can K12 ICT Directors and Managers play a leadership role in performance feedback?
Dr Stanley Rabinowitz, General Manager, Assessment and Reporting, ACARA


TRENDS, FUTURISMS AND IMPLEMENTATION IMPACT

2:40 | The changing role of the K-12 ICT Director and Manager
  • How is the role of the K-12 ICT Director and Manager changing?
  • What is the place of learning, big data, digital dashboards and analytics, in a morphing school market?
  • How are present day pedagogical needs impacting the services and support required?
  • What knowledge, skills and experience is needed in staff, and how best can these be developed and shared?
Myles Carrick, Director of ICT, Newington College


BANDWIDTH, NETWORKS AND INTEROPERABILITY

3.00 | NBN Skymuster - Pumping up digital access for Australian schools
  • Get the up to date advice regarding the National Broadband Network (NBN)
  • Find out how Skymuster and other NBN projects will enable Australian schools
  • Ready yourselves for the broadband superhighway of the future
Rosanna Lacorcia, National Stakeholder Relations Manager, National Broadband Network

3.20 | National cross-sectoral interoperability of IT infrastructure for Australian schools

  • Hear the latest use cases for, and successes with the national Systems Interoperability Framework
  • Understand the opportunities and benefits of a shared cross-sectoral Learning Services Architecture
  • Prepare yourselves for the pain points, opportunities and successes in global and national data exchange
Matt Farmer, Program Lead - Products and Market Engagement, National Schools Interoperability Program (NSIP)

DAY ONE CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS
K-12 ED LEADERS,
K-12 IT DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS,
AND SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

4:30 | Welcome Back

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne

 

FUTURE FOCUSSED AND INCLUSIVE PEDAGOGY

4:30 | Belief Leads Change

  • Share a global perspective in how to leverage classroom technologies by leading effective pedagogical change
  • Discover a host of opportunities that technology continues to open for teachers and learners
  • Examine paradigms that can work to strengthen professional and student learning through technologies

Abdul Chohan, Director of Development, Essa Academy (UK)

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS

5:00 | PISA: What can we learn from the world's best known and largest assessment?

  • Myth busting - what is the data really telling us?
  • Seeking out what works - learning from the success of others
  • Australia - what next given recent results and trends?

Peter Adams, Senior Manager, PISA-based Test for Schools, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (France)

 

5.30 | K-12 Education Plenary Chair Closing Remarks

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne


6.00 | Close of Congress Day One

NETWORKING EVENTS

6:00 | Networking drinks


7:00 | Gala Dinner





DAY TWO | Friday, 9 June 2017

9:00 | Commencement of Day Two, and Welcome back by Congress Chair

Helen Bremner, Director of ICT, Wenona School

DIGITAL ASSESSMENT

9:10 | NAPLAN Online Tailored Tests

  • Understand the NAPLAN Online computerised stage-adaptive test design
  • Explore the benefits of NAPLAN online tailored test design
  • Get an overview of NAPLAN Online research evidence
Dr Goran Lazendic, Senior Manager Research and Development, Australian Curriculum, Assessment, and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

CYBERCRIME

9:30 | Cybersecurity - The Next Frontier

  • Where is cyberterror and cybersecurity heading, and what are the trends in this field?
  • What cybersecurity challenges do school K-12 ICT Directors and Managers need to be aware of?
Prof. Richard Buckland, Computer Security, Cybercrime, and Cyberterror, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW

NETWORKS AND INTEROPERABILITY

9:50 | Panel Session: Connecting with education

A panel of school system CIOs will discuss new ways of connecting learning and administration tools with department data systems, focusing on:

  • Student centric information management
  • 'Business intelligence' for educators and administrators
  • How to manage data flow and privacy
  • Nationally endorsed interoperability standards

Panel Chair:
Steve Loquet
, CIO, NSW Department of Education & Training

Panelists:

Matt Farmer, NSIP Program Lead - Products and market engagement, National Schools Interoperability Program (NSIP)
Satpinder Daroch, CIO, Northern Territory Department of Education and Training
Trevor Hill, Director IT Services and eStrategy, Department of Education (Tasmania)
Michael O'Leary, Assistant Director-General IT and Chief Information Officer, Department of Education and Training Queensland
Michael Haigh, Manager IT Services, Catholic Education Melbourne


10:10 | Data Leadership for high performance school systems

  • View a transformational 360 degree data analytics framework for schools
  • Understand the power of blended data for cloud-based visualization and feedback
  • See data come to life through interactive digital dashboards that evidence learning

Raju Varanasi, Chief Information Officer, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

10:30 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing


LEADERSHIP IN ICT DEPLOYMENT AND DESIGN

11:10 | Strategic ICT and eLearning in schools

  • What are some of the common K-12 ICT challenges and pain-points?
  • What lessons have been learnt, where are the easy wins, and what are the most successful deployment strategies?
  • How are schools effecting learning leadership and positive change through ICT?

Peter Anderson, Director of ICT and eLearning, The King's School

Dr Kate Highfield, Technology in Education Researcher, Swinburne University


11:30 | Trends and Developments in eLearning for schools

  • How are development in eLearning impacting schools, educators, students and parents?
  • How can we make wise choices, what is working, and what are the risks and caveats?
  • What does best practice look like in this area, and how can we make the most of the available technologies?

Michael O'Leary, Assistant Director-General, Information and Technologies, DoET, QLD


11:50 | Unwrapping Digital Personalisation

  • Discover how to design digital dashboards and use big data to personalise, optimise and visualise student experience and attainment.
  • Find out how to lift student wellbeing and unleash performance at a whole new physical, personal and academic level.
  • What role can educators play as wellbeing, personal, fitness and academic coaches in this next digital stage?

Mary-Lou O'Brien, Chief Digital Officer, Melbourne Girls Grammar

 

12:10 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing



OPTIMAL ICT SERVICE

1:30 | Adversity or Opportunity

  • Gain an insight into the largest classroom in the world.
  • A look at the difference between Technology serving the educator compared to technology servicing the educator?
  • A look at the blueprint for sustainable, scalable growth used by the school.
Dr William Newman, ICT Leader in Distance Ed, Alice Springs School of the Air, NT DEC

1:50 | What's next, and where to from here?

  • What's going to be the trend after BI in Schools?
  • What's new, and what's changing, on the digital and non-digital horizon?
  • How can we make wise choices, implement efficiently, deploy with impact, and effectively upskill staff and students, in preparation for next gen learning?
Anthony England, Director - Innovative Technologies, Pymble Ladies' College

2:10 | Embracing the Collaborative Online Classroom, Now and in the Future

  • Hear how Mazenod College uses a business objective matrix to clarify the current status vs future goals
  • See how to successfully deploy infrastructure, and manage a support framework, to enable organizational learning
  • Reduce time to talent by empowering teachers and students at all stages of technological maturity

Hugo van Niekerk, ICT Director, Mazenod College WA
Emma van Niekerk
, ICT Support Liaison, Mazenod College WA


2:50 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing


3:10 | Best practice in Digital Device usage for student Visual Health

  • Connect with the latest research in DigiTECH student visual health
  • Discover best practice for visual wellbeing and ergonomics in schools
  • Lead positive cultural change in relation to digital device usage and child development

Dr Monica Jong, Senior Research Fellow, Clinical Trials and Research Centre, Brien Holden Vision Institute

CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS

3:30 | Welcome back by Plenary Chair

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne

 

3:35 | EduTECH Roundup

Student Videography Team, Northern Beaches Christian School

Chris Woldhuis, Assistant Principal - Student Opportunities, Northern Beaches Christian School

 

3:40 | Darkingjung Barker: a lesson in closing the education gap

  • Find out why the achievement of our most disadvantaged children requires urgent attention
  • See the impact that educational leaders can have on student's learning
  • Be inspired to teach, learn and lead through strategy, culture, focus and feedback

Phillip Heath, Head of Barker College, Barker College

 

4:00 | Embracing the New Work Order

  • Hear leading new research about the changing nature of the enterprise
  • Adapt and respond in the face of rapid technological and workplace change
  • Identify the entrepreneurial skills required by today's youth and workforce

Jan Owen AM Hon DLitt, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians


4:20 | Plenary Chair Closing Remarks
Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne