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27 - 28 August 2012
440 Collins St, Melbourne.
A Conference for Teachers and Students.
Following the success of the 2010 and 2011 National Boys and Technology Conferences, the focus of the third conference is, “Learning and Teaching with Technology: Gender Matters” Technology is a part of students’ everyday lives, and the rapid advances in technology have changed the way students now learn. Schools need to provide 21st Century Learning Environments that promote highly mobile, self-directed, personalised learning. How can we, as educators, effectively integrate technology in our schools to cater for gender specific learning needs? “The Learning and Teaching with Technology: Gender Matters” conference will showcase technological innovation in schools and afford delegates the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences with other like-minded educators. This conference also offers insight into the student experience of living and learning with technology through the ideas expressed by a student panel presentation on the first day of the conference. SPONSORING PARTNERS
• A conference allowing students and teachers to learn together. • Program includes keynotes and 18 workshops. • Opportunity for two secondary school student leaders per school to attend Day One at no extra cost. • Enter the draw to win an Acer Tablet! • Conference venue in the heart of Melbourne.
ACER TABLETS FOR DELEGATES
The first 200 delegates to register will receive an Acer Tablet for use over the two days of the conference.
tablets.Win an Acer Tablet! .00 9.” Morning Tea Breakout Groups N . Choices as listed above.” Anne Knock 12. “A learning upgrade.00 2.” Jamie Watson Group L “Gender: Does it matter when thinking about Harry Potter.” Scott Anderson Group I “You don’t need to be very good with technology to do very good things with technology.and how to bridge the gap.” Kerri Rock Mini Keynote “Ikea. Group G “More than social: Using web 2.00 2.45 3.M for TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.00 (12.00 1. School Captain of Brighton Grammar School “It’s a young person’s world .” Andrew Douch Group J “Integrated iPad Curriuclum: From iPassports to QR Code Adventures. smart phones and smart devices .30 11.00 AM 9.30 AM 11.F and Mini Keynote repeated for TEACHERS ONLY.00 1.00 2.S and Mini Keynote for TEACHERS ONLY Group N “Spot the difference: What happens when boys and girls have choice?” Chantelle Morrison Group O “From magazines to Googlesites: Exploring the cloud in English” Kristen Molloy Group P “Using ICT to engage boys in the middle years” Natalie Morrisey Group Q “iPads. Choices as listed above.45 PM PM PM PM PM Group B “Rough and ready learning.30 9.is it really that simple?” Dr Tim Kitchen Group F “Everything you wanted to know about Young People and Technology but were afraid to ask” Michael Carr-Gregg Mini Keynote “Off my face: Reflecting on social networking and education.00 2. The Crowther Centre Conference wrap up Prizes drawn . Crowther Centre: “Teaching and learning using technology: How to build capacity in your school.” Louise Robinson-Lay Group H “Born native? What middle years boys don’t know about ICT .00PM Day 1 concludes TUESDAY 28 AUGUST 8. systems and design shape a learning culture.30 AM 10.” Keynote Address: Dr Gerald White.” Bonnie Ahles and Pennie White Group K “The 3 R’s Robotics.10 AM 9. “Social Media and the mental health of young adults” Morning Tea Breakout Groups A .F and Mini Keynote for STUDENTS AND TEACHERS Group A “Engaging girls through a creative and collaborative curriculum. iPads and gender.0 tools in the classroom. STUDENTS ONLY Session – Andrew Baylis.30 10.00 AM 9.” Dr Debra Bateman Breakout Groups A . Lunch Panel Discussion “How to create learning environments relevant to the students of 2025” Closing address Andrew Baylis. Student’s Address: Patch Clapp. and film making?” Jane Hunter Group M “eBooks.web 2.0 sites and apps to engage different genders in different ways.MONDAY 27 AUGUST 8.” Tom March Group S “iThink differently.” Andrew Douch Group E “Boys like Android tablets and girls like the iPad .” Greg Gebhart Group R “Look to learn: Learn to look – the first step for nurturing lifelong learners.a student’s view of the future” Keynote Address: Michael Carr-Gregg. Nokia and Pickled Herrings: how context. The Crowther Centre) Lunch Student and Teacher Forum Breakout Groups G . rocketry and reasoning.” Paul Mears 4.00 AM AM AM AM AM Teachers only on Day 2 Registration Dr Catherine Hart.” Dr Catherine Lang 12. Headmaster of Brighton Grammar School.” Patti Kennedy Group C “Why schools are spooked by social media?” Denis Masseni Group D “Using technology to humanise the classroom.15 PM PM PM PM PM Repeat Breakout Groups N .00 AM Students welcome on Day 1 Registration Welcome: Michael Urwin.S and Mini Keynote for TEACHERS ONLY. Q-U-E-S-T.
In her mini-keynote. there is plenty to challenge and inspire members of every school community. Anne will look at how the landscape for learning comprises the physical environment. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on educational policy and leadership. panel presentations and breakout sessions. In his keynote address. . DR GERALD WHITE is Principal Research Fellow in the Teaching. consultations and international study tours. Andrew Baylis. Presenters include the Director of the Crowther Centre. the cultural context and the curriculum content using a selection of international case studies that include Finland. academic institutions and government to enhance the knowledge of teachers. His address will include specifically include research about gender issues. He looks at how digital technologies can promote adolescent mental health and identifies particular programs and apps that support the mental health of young people.With a mix of keynote speeches. the learning experiences of all members of the community and to play an active role in educational research. learning and leadership. In his keynote address. the research and innovation unit of Northern Beaches Christian School in Sydney. He works in private practice in Melbourne and specialises in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. In her mini-keynote. THE Critical Agendas specialises in the provision of outstanding professional development and educational conferences that are relevant. He is an inspiring speaker who challenges the current thinking and practice concerning bullying and cybersafety. innovative learning spaces and creative and critical uses of technologies for teaching and learning and she has won three national awards for teaching. Executive Officer of the Crowther Centre. Jamie Watson and Kristen Molloy. Learning and Transitions team at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Her research interests include futures studies. Critical Agendas has quickly gained the enviable reputation as being one of Australia’s leading educational service providers. DR DEBRA BATEMAN is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who currently works as a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University. Michael will highlight the many different social networking services including Facebook and Twitter. research into the take up and educational use of digital technologies in teaching. the Crowther Centre is involved in the presentation of panel discussions and breakout sessions. Through the sourcing of presenters that are leaders in their field. Conference Hosts The Crowther Centre for Learning and Innovation CROWTHER CENTRE actively pursues partnerships with industry. Gerry will explore how using digital technologies can help to improve student performance particularly through social networking using mobile devices such as tablets and mobile phones. Sweden and UK. Denmark. Dr Catherine Hart and associated members Scott Anderson. seminar. As co-host of this conference. appropriate and applicable to the modern classroom. MICHAEL CARR-GREGG is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists. His main research interest is online collaboration and communities of practice. Anne’s role at SCIL presents the innovative work of NBCS to the broader educational sector through workshops. ANNE KNOCK is the Director of Development at Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL). Debra considers the Stalker Mum or Stalker Teacher lurking in the background of every social networking site and reflects on the potentials and challenges of educationally operating within social networking environments – personally and professionally. learning and emotional well-being.
The result is a learning experience more infused with humanity. QR codes. Group C Denis Masseni Focus: Primary. Group B Patti Kennedy Focus: Primary. student worksheets and assessment rubrics will be provided. This workshop explores the give and take of negotiated learning in a technology rich classroom with a focus on challenging boys through technology and targeted feedback. Boys. Boys like Android tablets and girls like the iPad – is it really that simple? This session looks at how and why the digital tablet has revolutionised education like no other device in history and how and why this device has dramatically affected the learning and teaching process. informative and useful. Everything you wanted to know about Young People and Technology . The school has developed excellent curriculum. and inherently engaging to students. Middle and Secondary. The presentation then explores the dangerous assumptions teachers can make when asking boys to research on the Internet. Middle and Secondary. it focuses on ways technology can liberate us from the constraints of time and space. Using technology to humanise the classroom.but were afraid to ask. Middle and Secondary. Girls. and ICT strategies that teachers can use to encourage students to use ICT effectively for researching tasks and producing products that reflect meaningful learning. Born Native? What middle years boys don’t know about ICT – and how to bridge the gap. this session will highlight a range of pedagogies that engage female students in a study of technology. Integrated iPad Curriuclum: From iPassports to QR Code Adventures. making homework more social and class time more collaborative? This presentation is not about tools that help teachers to do what they have always done. Rough and ready learning. Boys and Girls. including digital portfolios. Students learn valuable communication skills in an engaging way that promotes deeper thinking. Rather. protocols and processes to manage the program. Middle and Secondary.0 tools in the classroom. The use of tools such as wikis. Boys. Lilydale High School has over 900 students in Years 7 & 8 using iPads in the classroom. Group D Andrew Douch Focus: Primary. This workshop will explore a selection of easy-to-use technologies and gadgets Andrew has found to be easy to use. Group F Michael Carr-Gregg Focus: Primary. Group I Andrew Douch Focus: Secondary. Few can see the connecting power of social media in their communities yet 75% of school parents use Facebook every day. Fun. Middle and Secondary. Boys and Girls. Further. You don’t need to be good with technology to do good things with technology. Boys and Girls. Middle and Secondary. Group H Scott Anderson Focus: Middle and Secondary. Teachers can create a class environment where students are responsible for their own learning and have real purpose. and an integrated online research skills program. Boys and Girls. How can technology be used to transform the interactions between class members. Middle and Secondary. Group G Louise Robinson-Lay Focus: Primary. This session will overview the Digital Divas Club curricula.PRESENTER Group A Dr Catherine Lang Focus: Primary. Boys and Girls. SUMMARY Engaging girls through a creative and collaborative curriculum. Why schools are spooked by social media? The title of the session infers that schools are frightened by social media. During this hands-on session you will explore examples currently being used from a wide range of curriculum areas. blogs and social bookmarking is about more than engaging students. a series of eight modules designed to encourage girls to consider ICT as a creative future career option. . Teachers will feel empowered to walk into class the very next day and start using their new repertoire of engaging and powerful tools. free (or inexpensive). More than social: using web 2. Boys and Girls. Principals are concerned about the potential for a parent to run amok in a blog as well as the spectre that has become Facebook. Student work samples will be provided and access to free resources including lesson plans. Boys and Girls. This presentation challenges the concept of “digital natives” by exploring the gaps in ICT skills and understanding that boys bring with them as they transition to secondary school. Group E Dr Tim Kitchen Focus: Primary. Group J Bonnie Ahles and Pennie White Focus: Primary. only better. In this session participants will form into groups and compete against one another for a lavish prize as they explore the latest findings and evidence based research around young people and their use of technology. Middle and Secondary.
Middle and Secondary. Implications and applications for practice from the findings of current research on teachers and technology will be shared. Middle and Secondary. Boys and Girls. Specifically. Group O Kristen Molloy Focus: Middle and Secondary. From magazines to Googlesites: Exploring the cloud in English. Group R Tom March Focus: Primary. cartoons and photojournalism with Looking Prompts that scaffold an appetite for critical and creative thinking. What makes ebooks a transformative technology are the new kinds of reading experiences that they make possible for students. This presentation will exhibit a range of observations. effective and based on research. I will demonstrate how they can be utilised to engage and motivate students and to differentiate learning opportunities and assessment avenues. Specifically. specifically in gender groups within Stage 3. In this session I explore the potential for mobile technologies to support innovative practice in the English classroom. their potential in the classroom for both genders and how easy it is for students of all ages (and teachers) to create and source eBooks on the iPad.Robotics. New modes of evaluation can also facilitate effective learning. Look to learn: Learn to look – the first step for nurturing lifelong learners. Yet. iThink differently. Changing assessment modes can profoundly change teachers’ and students’ long-held ideas about teaching and learning. Gender: Does it matter when thinking about Harry Potter. This session will examine the evolution of eBooks. participants will explore Rocketry and Robotics and how these can encourage students to develop reasoning and inquiry skills. Join Greg on a tour of ten web 2. tablets and smart phones and smart devices – web 2. Using ICT to engage boys in the middle years. Boys and Girls. we glean so much from observation of patterns within student behaviour. This work is viewed through the lens of TPACK or Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (Mishra & Koehler.0’s rich digital media can be used to engage students in a lifelong spirit of inquiry. about the choices of boys and girls within an open-space environment that utilises 1:1 technology and Independent Learning Matrix. eBooks are fast replacing traditional print media as the preferred reading medium. iPads.0 sites and apps to engage different genders in different ways. . Q-U-E-S-T.0 sites/apps for boys and how the different genders are drawn to different technologies.0 sites/apps for girls and ten web 2. Group N Chantelle Morrison Focus: Primary. flexible 21st Century learning community. Boys. 2006). Spot the difference: What happens when boys and girls have choice? Observation is a highly under-utilised tool within schools.PRESENTER Group K Jamie Watson Focus: Middle and Secondary. This session explores strategies to drag your 20th Century bricks and mortar into a fluid. iPads and gender. Group S Kerri Rock Focus: Secondary. Group P Natalie Morrisey Focus: Middle and Secondary. eBooks. a model that some have called “a teacher’s pack”. The trick is linking compelling media like videos. Boys. Boys and Girls. and film making? In this session participants will see examples from two classrooms where teachers integrate technology in highly engaging ways. SUMMARY The 3 R’s . Find something new to engage students and how teachers may use smart devices in new learning environments. This session outlines how to utilise technology (including mobile technologies) to stimulate higher order thinking. as educators. Boys. The focus of this workshop will be on teaching strategies that utilise free digital technologies that can be used to engage boys in their learning. Group Q Greg Gebhart Focus: Primary. Boys. Middle and Secondary. rocketry and reasoning. Group M Paul Mears Focus: Primary and Middle. Web 2. Furthermore the strategy readily advances gender-specific learning. Group L Jane Hunter Focus: Primary. Engaging boys in learning can be an enduring task as teachers continue to think of strategies to motivate them. The implications of these observations will astound. Boys and Girls. Many boys can be disengaged and show little interest. Middle and Secondary. Ideas will be easy to implement. Girls. podcasts.
Name Preferred name for name tag Position Organisation Address Suburb/Town State Country Telephone Facsimile Email Names of students attending Day 1 (if any) 1. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Critical Agendas. Box 1427 Geelong Vic 3220 T 1800 638 012 or T + 61 3 5245 7261 F 1800 638 021 E admin@criticalagendas. morning teas and lunches. Title Book early to guarantee your ‘Breakout Group’ preferences! Registration fee includes all conference materials. Sessions A-F.au ACCOMMODATION The Oaks Hotel Group has two properties close to the conference venue. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. One day Two days (same person) TOTAL $AU349. Cancellations made prior to 17 August. 2012 will incur a 20% cancellation fee. 2012. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement.6 in order of preference. Registration fees include GST. All delegates attend the Mini Keynotes. G-M and N-S each need to be numbered 1. DAY 1: A G DAY 2: N B H O C I P D J Q E K R F L S M Postcode ( ( ) ) Complete payment details below. TO REGISTER Complete this registration form and return it together with your payment to: Critical Agendas Learning and Teaching with Technology: Gender Matters 3rd International Conference P. Cheque or money order payable to Critical Agendas OR Visa MasterCard Credit Card Number Expiry date Cardholder’s name / Payment date Cardholder’s signature . 2. For reservations go to: www.Registration Form This is a tax invoice ABN 14 108 211 703 Please complete details below and forward to Critical Agendas.00 $AU599.00 $ Please find my payment enclosed. Dietary requirements Please select your Breakout Groups. Please check the program for details and ensure each box is filled.oakshotelsresorts. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. No refunds are possible after 17 August.O. Preference will be given to two day bookings.com.com BOOKING CONDITIONS No applications for the conference will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled.
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