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October 11th - 12th 

The Inspire Greatness Conference 2018

Conference Keynote Presenters
Dr Phil Lambert
Dr Bron Stuckey
Dr Kristy Goodwin
Prof Kelvin Gregory
Giancarlo Brotto
Eddie Woo

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Following on from last years highly regarded Inspire Greatness Conference, SMART is returning to host another NESA Accredited, FREE two-day professional learning event for all teachers across Australia. Over the course of this innovative two-day event, presenters and workshop leaders will demonstrate the latest education technology trends and illustrate how to enable students with the tools to thrive in a digital future. Choose from three professional learning tracks including THINK, INNOVATE and TRAIN.

This years event will be held at the prestigious Abbotsleigh Junior School, Wahroonga. Where our keynote speakers will discuss the academic research behind effective use of digital technologies across a range of educational settings. Places are limited, register today to secure your attendance.

this Conference starts in

2018/10/11 12:00 PM EST

Choose from three professional learning streams

THINK

Participate in exciting workshop sessions hosted by academic and education thought leaders. While discovering new ways to elevate learning outcomes with technology and tap into each student’s unique potential. 

INNOVATE

Robots. 3D printers. Minecraft®. E-Safety. Visible Learning. Classroom practitioners and e-learning coordinators will show you new ways to spark student engagement using the SMART Board.

TRAIN

Participate in hands-on practice with SMART Certified Educators and Trainers, including step-by step ‘how-to’ sessions for all levels of SMART Notebook®, SMART Lab, SMART Response, SMART workspaces and SMART Learning Suite Online.

About The Keynote Presenters

Dr Phil Lambert
Adjunct Professor University of Sydney
Digital Technologies is now recognised as a foundational literacy. The extent to which this literacy has acquired status at a global level will be discussed in this session. Dr Lambert will draw on his work as the curriculum expert to the OECD 2030 project and his engagements in reforms in a range of countries to highlight: the focus being directed towards digital technologies; how this differs across countries; the drivers behind this; the approach being taken in Australia; and expected future directions.
Dr Bron Stuckey
Global Consultant Specialist in Game Play, Game Inspired Learning, Communities of Practice and Learning Communities.
Bron is an educator dedicated to student engagement in schools and high quality professional learning for teachers. Her expertise includes the use of game design, games-based learning and game-inspired learning (gamification). Bron cut her teeth in games for learning long before Minecraft exploded into the world through her 10 years with the highly successful Arizona State University Quest Atlantis program. She now explores, curates and supports teachers using games and play in their classrooms and in creating the community for that all important next wave of teachers raring to make a difference with gameful practices.
Dr Kristy Goodwin
Leading digital parenting expert, Speaker, Author and Consultant
Dr Kristy Goodwin is one of Australia’s leading digital parenting experts (and mum who also deals with her kids’ techno-tantrums!). She’s the author of Raising Your Child in a Digital World, speaker and researcher. Kristy worked as a primary school and early childhood educator for fourteen years before becoming an academic. She has worked with clients including Apple, Nickelodeon Channel, the National Broadband Network, McDonalds, NSW Department of Education and Optus, she’s spoken at national and international conferences and at childcare centres and schools throughout Australia. Kristy is regularly called upon by the media to translate the latest research about kids and screens into practical and relevant information for worried parents and professionals. 
Giancarlo Brotto
Global Education Strategist
Giancarlo Brotto is the Global Education Strategist for SMART Technologies. Giancarlo engages with education thought leaders, researchers and policy organizations to gain insights and influence trends in the K-12 education space. With over 20 years experience working in the pre-K through University environments his areas of expertise include education policy, classroom practice, professional development, education research and educational technology implementation.  He regularly presents to education decision makers across the globe is also currently one of the board of directors of C21 Canada- an organization promoting 21 Century learning across Canada,  as well as Chair of the Samuel Beatty Fund at the University of Toronto – promoting the study of STEM subjects.  
Eddie Woo
Leader, Mathematics Growth, NSW Department of Education
Eddie Woo is Leader of Mathematics Growth at the NSW Department of Education and he teaches at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in NSW. He is known for his innovation and personal approach in the classroom, which in 2012 led him to start posting videos online for a student who was sick with cancer and missing a lot of school. Before long, his videos found an audience across the country and beyond. Wootube now boasts more than 300,000 subscribers and has attracted more than nineteen million views worldwide – and counting. Eddie’s unique and caring approach to teaching is breaking the misconception that mathematics is an inaccessible and difficult subject. Eddie is well known across Australia as an advocate for teachers and the importance of teaching. He has written for, and been featured in, the specialist teaching press as well as in national and international media. His first book, Woo's Wonderful World of Maths, has just been published worldwide by Pan Macmillan. 
Professor Kelvin Gregory
General Manager, Assessment at University of New South Wales
Professor Kelvin Gregory is a highly experienced psychometrician and assessment expert with adjunct professional status with UNSW’s School of Education. He has worked on assessment-focused projects ranging from individual teacher and classroom action research projects through to state, national and international policy-focused studies. He has taught at all university levels, focusing primarily upon masters and doctoral programs where he taught research methods, statistics, psychometrics and assessment courses. 
Conference Exhibitors