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Technology

Rebooting Education: Maximising technology and giving you the tools to manage digital disruption

DAY 1: 12 July

10h25 – 11h15:

Keynote Panel Address

Education Revolution: Using education as a platform to create global citizens who have the necessary skills to promote economic growth and sustainability within Africa

Moderator: Claire Mawisa, Investigative Journalist, Carte Blanche

Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director: Learning Services, Pearson

Dr Steven McKee, President & Founder,  Labtech International, Ltd

Mr Douglas Hoernle, Director, Karri School Payments

11h30 – 12h15: 

Mapping a 360 degree technology roll out strategy, to maximise implementation and ensure ongoing professional development of teachers

Speaker: Dr Nhlanhla Thwala, Academic Director, Pearson

12h45 – 13h30:  

Understanding how curriculum-aligned educational technology can use community context to drive understanding

for teachers and learners

Speaker: Justin Reilly,  CEO, Mwabu (United Kingdom)

14h00 – 15h45: 

Cyber bullying: Learning how to protect our learners from the threatening epidemic.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Preventative measures
  • Device management
  • Legalities
  • Life orientation skills
  • South Africa’s proposed policy on social media regulation

Fireside Chat:

Rianette Leibowitz, CEO SaveTNet

Riaan van der Bergh, National Technology Manager, FEDSAS

15h15 – 16h00:

Tech Encounter: Helping you understand how the application of technology is positively impacting  educational development

A closer look at the positive impact of:

  • Technology to scale, enhance and individualise learning
  • Technology for student driven learning
  • Using technology to enhance critical thinking

Speaker:

Diptesh Soni,

Consultant, Dalberg Global Development Advisors

16h15 – 17h00: 

Overcoming the challenges inhibiting the sustainability of e-learning roll out.

We discuss:

  • The rapid rate of tech evolution
  • Increasing accessibility
  • Coping with the paradigm shift
  • Professional development

Speaker: Margaret Tracey, Technology Integrator, Hillcrest High School

17h30: 

NETWORKING COCKTAIL EVENING: Visitor Lunch Area, EduWeek Exhibition

Guest Speaker: Rusty Labuschagne (Successful businessman, ranger and former test-rugby player in Zimbabwe)


DAY 2: 13 July

10h00 – 10h45:

Keynote Address

Adaptive learning: Using data to inform learning and encourage educational democracy and formative assessment methods

Jaye Richards-Hill, Business Development Manager – Microsoft World-Wide Education Team, Microsoft Corporation

11h00- 11h40: 

Kenyan Case Study: Tracking the integration of ICT  in inclusive institutions, designed to assist disabled teachers and leaners

Speaker: Peter Oloo, Senior Teacher, Joyland Special Secondary School

12h05 – 12h45:

Discussion: How teachers can understand and incorporate the principles of neuro-plasticity to increase the efficacy of learning methods.

Speakers:  Miquette Temlett, Support Manager, Indigo Learning

13h10 – 13h50: 

Practical applications of 3D printing technology in STEM education

Enhancing learner engagement through:

  • Classroom demonstrations,
  • Short projects and long semester/term group projects with great promise for real world implementation

Speaker: Norman Gwangwava,

Senior Lecturer

Botswana International University of Science & Technology

14h15 – 14h55:

Benefits of eLearning for the teacher, learner and as a sustainability initiative.

  • Immediate and timeous feedback for assignments,
  • Capacity and Consistency,
  • High Learning Retention,
  • Time and Money Savings,
  • Activity and ROI Measurements,
  • Reduction of the Carbon Footprint

Speaker: Vusi Maseko, Senior Education Specialist, South West Gauteng TVET College

15h10 – 15h45:

Closing Keynote & Final Remarks

Siphesihle Bukhosini, CEO & Co-Founder, Isibusiso Esihle Science Discovery Centre

Exposing youth to possibilities beyond their day-to-day lives

16h00: Event closes