New Zealand Education & Technology Summit
Creating pathways for 21st Century learning
- Examining the trends and technologies disrupting and affecting the future workplace
- Identifying the competencies the future workforce will need
- Facilitating learning to prepare for the modern workplace
Collaboration and excellence in the educational space is becoming extremely important if New Zealand is to move ahead as a digital nation and ensure a prosperous future. Join panellists from primary, secondary, tertiary, trade and business to discuss the important aspects we need to consider across all levels.
- Looking at effective ways of giving learners agency over their own learning processes and pathways
- Highlighting the importance of collaboration and consistency in the creation of future educational and career pathways
Technology is natural for the incoming generation of the workforce. Hear from tomorrow’s leaders as they share their thoughts on how we should be making the most of the technology revolution within our education system.
- Looking at technology as a tool for change instead of a distraction
- Creating positive learning environments
- Using technology as a tool rather than a crutch – supporting innovation from the class
Erana Taufa, Student, McAuley High School
Max Dang Vu, Engineering Student, Auckland University
The new Hangarau Matihiko and Digital Technologies curriculum content has been implemented to future proof our education system.
- How the new policy is reshaping our education system
- Examining the changes in how we assess our children and what tools can enhance learning?
- Looking into achieving outcomes in the new digital curriculum to stay ahead of expected OECD standards
- Examining funding available for the new curriculum and how it is being used to help both educators and students?
- Looking into the resources and tools of the future
- Examining the impact and potential of microcredentials and blended learning
- Creating effective and safe learning platforms to prepare students for the future workplace
- Deciding what data to collect
- How to use the information the data collects to guide instruction and improve student learning
- Recognising the digital rights of students
- Using the data to predict and enhance learning outcomes
Nick Pattison and his students from Ormiston Junior College join us to talk about the importance of purpose and relationships to create positive outcomes in the teaching of digital technologies. They will talk about their involvement with designing a working prototype for Fletcher Building, and also their work in designing and learning about robotics and coding.
A look into the model of collaboration between Northpower, Taitokerau Education Trust and the schools in Whangarei and Northland committed to improving access of digital tools and overall learning outcomes for students.
Hinerangi Edwards and Tracy Henderson have worked closely together over the past 18 months on a number of projects relating to Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko. This means connecting Māori worldviews, teaching worldviews and computer science worldviews to create meaningful connections and futures for our tamariki and mokopuna. This presentation will explore how we achieved this at a 4 day wānanga at Pūtahi marae and how we are continually adapting and creating because of this experience.
James Coddington, CEO, Joy Business Academy
James Santure, Head of Education Perfect, Education Perfect
Rhonda Kite, Founder, KIWA Digital; CEO & KIWA Middle East FZ-LLC
Facilitated by: Greg Scott, GM Industry Development, Education NZ
Shane Kerr,Vice-Chair, EdTech New Zealand
As an industry and a complete sector, what is it that makes NZ stand out on the global stage as a digital educational leader?
- Examining the main technological trends that have the ability to enhance learning
- Preparing the next generation of teachers and learners in order to minimise disruption
- Using digital technology to create positive learning outcomes in times of dramatic change
- How the development of technology is assisting better delivery of education
- Looking into the digital enablers of education - devices, connectivity, identity, data, standards and the cloud
- Highlighting opportunities for Ed Tech innovation
- How deep understanding and continuous assessment eliminates the needs for exams
- Other emerging technologies such as AR and VR and how these can help in education and the potential of block chain for storing and sharing achievement.
- Successful approaches to teaching children financial capability
- Knowing your economic viability, outlining the challenges, and the need for implementing a state by state approach
- Lessons learned and best practice for future export endeavours
Come in to learn how to code using Swift programming language. This hands-on conference workshop is designed for those with little or no programming experience. We will explore ways to use this language within the new digital technologies curriculum. iPads supplied.
- Leveraging technology in education and successfully and finding balance
- Highlighting security concerns and the best ways to mitigate risk
- Discussing options to create a platform for learning across all sectors
The use of Virtual Reality (VR) across all aspects of education is increasing. Welding, an essential skill across many trades, has always been a difficult skillset to acquire bringing together a multiplicity of complex motor skills and high level of cognitive understanding. In our hands-on workshop, we demonstrate how we successfully use Virtual Reality (VR) welding simulators to introduce novice welders to the welding process.
Chris Lovegrove, Lecturer Vehicle Systems and Materials, Unitec
- Balancing integrating technology and providing the right support for pedagogy
- Creating accessible, effective solutions to empower students and teachers and equip them for the future
- Highlighting the need for collaboration between tech developers, educators and businesses alike
- Integrating Digital Technology into other subjects
- Identifying the right professional development to upskill your teaching staff
- The importance of collaborating and making connections in your community
- Effectively engaging both staff and students to enhance learning outcomes
- The impact of the digital divide on the modern pedagogy
- Overcoming access issues and ensuring an even playing field
- Developing digital initiatives that are relevant and engaging for all involved
- An insight into how COLs are helping New Zealand educators with digital technology
- Strengthening collaboration and gaining maximum mutual benefits for all schools involved
- Looking into how the model may evolve in the future
- Examining the options of having agency over your own learning
- Highlighting the importance of engaging with your community to create digital learning opportunities
- Ways to collaborate and help problem solve the business problems of tomorrow
Edwina Mistry, Founder/Director, CreateOps & and Executive Director, TechWomen
Michael Sangyum, Chief Executive Officer, 7eSystems