Build your EdTech capabilities to inspire greatness in your students.
SMART conducted a global survey of 536 education leaders in 11 countries, and found a link between schools' EdTech capabilities and their reported success in driving favourable learning outcomes. The survey evaluated 22 evidence-based EdTech capabilities.
Our conference will align these 22 EdTech capabilities to workshops and training sessions. Undertake your own profile by reviewing the SMART white paper and choose from our range of sessions to develop your own capabilities.
READ SMART's white paper to learn more.
2019 Keynote Presenter
Professor Stephen Heppell
Thought-leader in Education,
CEO and Professor
Stephen’s “eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground” approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective, large-scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally as a widely and fondly recognised leader in the fields of learning, new media and technology. He helps to make learning better for everyone from schools, universities and parents, to the Team GB Olympians, the England Rugby team, BAFTA, national governments, and many others.
A school teacher for more than a decade, and a professor since 1989, Stephen has worked on some huge projects (Tesco SchoolNet 2000 was the Guinness Record holder for World’s Biggest Internet learning project), to the remarkable little Learnometer boxes at the heart of the IoT Big Data project Learnometer.net, which has now moved on to prototyping smart school furniture.
Navigating the Inspiring Greatness Conference 2019 Agenda
Workshops and training sessions will be organised into 3 streams: Think, Innovate and Train. Workshop agenda coming soon.
Attend Think sessions to hear from thought leaders including Ben Newson, Dr. Bron Stuckey, Libby Hathorn, Martin Richards and Giancarlo Brotto.
Be inspired in our Innovate sessions conducted by SAM Labs, Maker's Empire, Fizzics, Marcelle Holliday, Matt Peedal, Adam Tulissio and learn how SMART Board® displays can enhance coding, 3D printing, robotics, gaming, design thinking, literacy and assessment.
Learn from teachers in our Train sessions how to effectively use technology for learning in the classroom. Participate in hands-on sessions with SMART Certified Trainers and learn about all aspects of SMART Learning Suite.
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James Curran is the Academic Director of the Australian Computing Academy and an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, University of Sydney. He is Director of the National Computer Science School, the largest computer science school outreach program in Australia. Last year, over 13,000 students and teachers participated in the 5-week NCSS Challenge. James is a cofounder of Grok Learning, an EdTech startup that aims to teach children everywhere to learn to code. He was a writer on the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, the new national computing curriculum. In 2014, James was named ICT Leader of the Year by the ICT Educators of NSW and the Australian Council for Computers in Education.
The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) is the government supported, free-to-air provider of Award Winning Education Programs for Children.
Annabel is Head of Digital Education at the ABC, and a leader and a voice for clients and audiences in schools and education in Australia. She continues to lead and transform educational professional development, publishing, not for profit and broadcasting industries as they relate to Australian education.
Anabel specialises in leadership and management, project direction and strategy, digital production, content strategy and management, social media strategy, writing and leading projects that have high social impact.
Tim who has Autism, is a world renowned artist and creator of the character Laser Beak Man. Tim has been previously nominated for Young Australian of the Year. Their life story has been published in a bestselling book: A Double Shot of Happiness. This is also the title of their incredible keynote. The debut of Laser Beak Man, the theatre show, was held at the Brisbane film festival Sept 2017.
It received rave reviews from the audience, organisers and media and plans are underway to tour nationally and globally. Laser Beak Man was also nominated for 4 Helpman awards in 2018 – where Tim walked the red carpet.
Learn from 4 Australian School Leaders who have undertaken the EdTech Capabilities Profile in their schools and their plans for action.
Abbotsleigh School for Girls, Curl Curl North Primary School, Holroyd High School and Sheldon College. Watch out for this on the agenda coming soon.
And many more including, Magnifi, Gamification, renowned author Libby Hathorn, STEM Classroom, Games and Gadgets and The Children's Hospital at Westemead. SMART has arranged all of these great minds, in one space across two days, to connect, create, collaborate and support Australian teachers.