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Ray Fleming's take on what's interesting in Education IT in Australia

May, 2014

  • Education

    21st Century Learning Design in Action–two day workshop from ELH



    Are you going to EduTech next week? Would you like to be able to develop practical strategies that help you turn some of the great ideas into concrete plans? The team at Expanding Learning Horizons have created a training  event, running in Brisbane in the two days before EduTech, that’s setup perfectly to help.

    Now that 21st Century learning has been reflected within the Australian National Curriculum, with the introduction of the General Capabilities, teachers must know how to design their lessons to develop key skills for work and life in the 21st Century. The two-day course (1/2 June) enables both teachers and educational leaders to gain a clear understanding of 21st Century skills, providing an explicit framework for improving both classroom and school outcomes. And with Bruce Dixon and Travis Smith talking (two of the Australian speakers I love to be challenged by), there will be plenty of content to help you create your action plans.

    It will provide an excellent framework for evaluating everything you’ll see over the following two days at the EduTech conference.

    The training course costs $495 for two days, and you can find the detailed agenda and venue details below:

    Make a dateFind out more: ELH 21st Century Learning Design in Action - 1/2 June 2014

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    Webinar: How Office 365 Education helps students learn


    We’ve got a webinar coming up in two weeks for Australian schools:


    The subject of our next school-focused webinar is “How do you give your students better learning experiences with a rich, interactive collaborative environment that will prepare them for the demands of a 21st century workforce?

    We’ll show you how Microsoft Office 365 Education could enhance communication and collaboration in your classroom and inspire new ways of teaching and learning. We’ll take a look at how St Andrews Anglican College are using Office 365 Education to enhance communication across the school and improve student outcomes. And you’ll hear how your school can take advantage of these very same opportunities at no cost, with the Student Advantage program.

    • Inspire new ways of teaching
    • Empower your students to work on group projects simultaneously – in and out of the classroom
    • Mark projects and essays wherever you need to be, without cumbersome paperwork
    • Foster open communication via a school-based social network
    • Inspire innovation and creativity among your students
    • Hear how St Andrews College deployed Office 365 Education to encourage student confidence with technology and improve school communications

    The speakers are two of my favourite experts – Mark Tigwell, who works with NSW schools, and Fiona Sims, who’s the manager for Office 365 Education in Australia. And the session includes a live chat feature so you can get instant answers to your own questions. You can find out more, and register below.

    The webinar is at 4pm AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) on Wednesday 14 May.


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