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Conference Program


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.

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.


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


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


8.30am 

Registration

8.55am

Welcome & housekeeping

9.10-10.00am

Keynote: Kieran Nolan

Students as Creators and Entrepreneurs = Tomorrow’s Leaders

10.00am

Edtech Startup Pitch
We feature three local edtech startups designing for the K-12.

Michael Kasumovic, Founder/CEO of Arludo

Arludo https://arludo.com/ 

Arludo's vision is to help teachers and students reach their full potential. We do this by creating apps that speed up science in the classroom and allow everyone to spend more time exploring and discussing the data they collect. As well as specific topical knowledge, Arludo's approach helps teachers and students gain skills in logical and critical thinking, an understanding of data analysis, and the confidence they need to apply these skills in any field. There's no better way to prepare your students for their future.



Mark Stanley, CEO of Literatu & mastermind behind Scribo

Scribo https://literatu.org/scribo/







Charlene Hu, COO of Block 42

Block 42 https://www.block42.world/

Block 42 is a STE(A)M Education Ecosystem in 3D animated environment. We train students to make 3D design and 3D Printing, Prototyping that will be widely applied to Infrastructure, Space Infrastructure, Engineering, Construction and Digital Design. We develop true innovators, entrepreneurs and communicators who are catered for the future workforce and will deliver more than robots.



10.30am  

Morning Tea

with edtech startup stalls

11.00-11.50am

Keynote: Jane Hunter

Teacher librarians, pedagogy and STEM: A potent mix for teaching and learning in Australian schools

This keynote will share research findings from a recent study conducted in six public schools in NSW with more than 22 middle leaders where improving capacity and confidence in the integration of the STEM disciplines was central. The study fostered developing teams of coaches who worked with less experienced colleagues; where often teacher-librarians played a role. Many of the study participants reported increased collegiality, a renewed sense of professionalism and a preparedness to take greater risks in teaching and learning that involved programming using inquiry, design and project based approaches. Examples of successful practices from the study that was underpinned by the pedagogical framework of High Possibility Classrooms, as well as the more challenging issues the research invited, will be teased out and discussed.

11.55am-12.55pm

Workshop 1A (Primary): Kieran Nolan

Proof of Existence for K-6
In his workshops, Kieran demonstrates the ways that students at Wooranna Park Primary School are becoming empowered to become leaders of the future world of work through their engagement with proof of existence concepts and practice. He provides insights and practical examples of how teachers and teacher librarians can design learning experiences to build students’ ICT capabilities using blockchain, minecraft and more.

By the end of Level 1 in the Australian Curriculum, it is expected that young students develop foundational knowledge and skills in the ICT capability elements of:

  *   Recognise intellectual property
  *   Apply digital information security practices
  *   Apply personal security protocols
  *   Identify the impacts of ICT in society

Proof of existence fits squarely within these elements, where students at an early age need to understand how to protect their intellectual property as creators and makers. New technologies, such as blockchain, have implications for students in managing their own digital assets and digital identity at an early age. Blockchain can make our lives online safer, fairer and more creative, and goverments and businesses are only now seriously exploring its potential in practice.

Proof of Existence involves taking the hash of something and storing that hash in the Blockchain. Since the Blockchain stores all of the transactions confirmed and all hashes are unique, once that transaction is confirmed, it can be referenced again to prove that a particular document exists. In this workshop, we will be learning about:

11.55am-12.55pm

Workshop 1B (Secondary):  Jane Hunter

High Possibility Classrooms: Empowering teachers and young people in our schools

Participants in the workshop will dive more deeply into High Possibility Classrooms in the context of the middle leader study and two previous two studies. What is a High Possibility Classroom? What are the key conceptions and themes in the framework? How can teachers and teacher-librarians work more effectively with pedagogy and technology as a means of empowering young people to bring the silos of STEM or STEAM together to solve problems and create new solutions to important questions they are asking.

12.55pm

Lunch 

1.40- 2.10pm

Pauline Fitzgerald (State Library NSW)

What's New: Educational Programs and Services offered by the  SLNSW

2.15-3.15pm 

Workshop 2A (Primary) with Kieran Nolan

Today's Learners: Building, Creating and Authenticating Digital Projects 
In this workshop we will be exploring Minecraft & having fun with Proof of Existence.
Minecraft is a virtual open world video game where players can dig, mine, build and craft things. The game is typically described as a “sandbox game” because players can create their own worlds and experiences where the possibilities are truly limitless. In this workshop we will explore:

  • Hardware security with Minecraft
  • Consensus of content voting
  • Student driven teacher exams
2.15-3.15pm

Workshop 2B (Secondary) with Imelda Judge

Engaging and Immersing Students with Augmented and Virtual Reality
Narratives connect our students to the real world and help guide them to make all sorts of decisions about their present and future lives. Narratives are changing and the new multimodal narratives reveal stories in innovative, informative and highly effective ways.  In my presentation, I will explore how augmented reality and virtual reality are being used to provide new and transformative textual mediums that also enrich our students' literacy and learning experiences. We will be exploring virtual reality texts through the use of Google Cardboard headsets. Attendees are encouraged to bring their mobile phone with data. They will be required to download Guardian VR and YouVisit apps and will be advised of other apps on the day.​

3.15pm

Wrap up, Prize draw (with 4 packs of giveaways worth $150 each) & Evaluation

3.30pm

Close


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.


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