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Today’s Learners ~ Tomorrow’s Leaders, SLANSW State Library Conference Day

  • 19 Oct 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • State Library of NSW, Sydney
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  • For participants who are not current financial members of SLANSW
  • For financial members of SLANSW only
  • Discounted rate for SLANSW Committee members
  • For presenters/organisers to register their complimentary attendance as advised by the Organising Committee

Registration is closed

Saturday 19th October 2019

Venue: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney 

This future-focused conference will prompt delegates to reflect on the ways in which today’s learners are being equipped with the knowledge and skills to prosper personally and professionally tomorrow. Keynotes and workshops will offer ideas and practical strategies for both primary and secondary teacher librarians and teachers that draw on emerging technologies to extend, enrich, and empower students.

Bring your own device(s), and come along for
an immersive, hands-on day

Details of the full conference program are available here.


Featured speakers include

Kieran Nolan

Kieran Nolan is an Educational Technologist, International Speaker, CoderDojo Mentor, Blockchain Expert, and Business Development Executive. He is driven by three tenets: innovation, disruption, and lifelong learning — and it is these key values that empower him to play his part in revolutionising the edutech space as we know it. Over the course of more than a decade, he has gained extensive industry experience, specialising in education, technology, and blockchain application.

As the Educational Technologist at Wooranna Park Primary School, Kieran's strategic leadership has led the school to launching a 24/7 International Virtual Learning Environment in Minecraft, Victoria’s first CoderDojo, Australia’s first Immersive Education Club, the world’s youngest Cisco class, and the very first School on the Blockchain. Kieran collaborates with his teacher librarian at Wooranna Park PS on many of the inquiry learning and independent learning programs which integrate these emerging tech initiatives, and will provide conference participants with a lot of practical ideas and hands on skills to take back to their own school.

Dr Jane Hunter

Jane is a former primary and high school teacher. She is currently conducting a series of extended research studies to build teacher capacity in STEM in NSW, ACT and Victorian schools. Jane's work reinforces the importance of building teacher capacity through ongoing professional learning in school-university partnerships.

The pedagogical framework featured in her recent book, Technology integration and High Possibility Classrooms: Building from TPACK is leading change in schools and was developed through deep studies of practice in Australian teachers’ classrooms. Jane also teaches pre-service teachers in postgraduate programs in the School of Education at the University of Technology Sydney. She is a founding member of the STEM Education Futures Research Centre in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

You can follow Jane on Twitter @janehunter01 and log on to the website to read her blog.

Imelda Judge

Imelda Judge has been teaching for 25 years and has been a teacher and an executive member in a range of DoE school contexts. She became a Highly Accomplished Teacher in 2011 under The National Partnerships Program, at Macquarie Fields High School, a part-comprehensive, part- selective high school in the south west of Sydney. She has performed a number of Head Teacher roles and is currently the HT Teaching and Wellbeing at the same school. Imelda also worked in the Department of Education in Futures Learning for 12 months, in 2016 and 17.  

Imelda is a dedicated English teacher who has taught and coordinated all the English HSC courses including Extension 1 and 2 across her experience. Imelda was a recipient of the Premier’s Quality Teachers Award in 2010 and was the only DOE nomination for AITSL’s Secondary Teacher of the Year Award for 2011. She was awarded the Premiers’ ETA Scholarship for 2019 and has recently returned from the US where she was researching how VR is being used in schools to better prepare students for tertiary learning and working environments, with a particular focus on how VR is being used in English language and literature learning. Imelda is also a Director in the NSW ETA.

This is a NESA Registered PD event.
The School Library Association of NSW, through the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient, Highly Accomplished, and Lead levels.

Completing the Today’s Learners ~ Tomorrow’s Leaders Conference, on 19 October 2019 will contribute 4 Hours 40 Minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.4.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Thank you to our event sponsor: The State Library of NSW

Proud to be part of the 2019 Spark Festival that supports and strengthens the vibrant startup and innovation ecosystem across all of NSW.

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