Get started with Next Level Learning at our free one-day learning workshops for teachers & IT professional, where you’ll hear from other schools and education experts about how you can transform learning using Microsoft and Intel technology.
Be inspired by new ways of learning with the latest technologies and leave confident to try something new at your school! Choose the IT professional or teacher streams across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in November 2015.
QLD: Gold Coast, November 5th
Brisbane, November 6th
NSW: Parramatta, November 12th
Sydney Metro, November 13th
VIC: Melbourne, November 10th
Clayton, November 17th
SA: Adelaide, November 19th
If you haven’t yet registered – register here today!
You can also WIN an Xbox One Kinect Sports pack for your school when you register – simply tell us on Twitter in 25 words or less, which one element of gamification you’d use to level your classroom using the hashtag #nextlevellearning
What you can expect at the roadshows
Attend a single day – leave with DOZENS of ideas!
Teachers: Discover how to engage students in STEM. See how you can stimulate higher order thinking with Minecraft. Learn smart ways to save time and make the most of Office 365 and Windows 10.
IT Professionals: See what’s new in Windows 10 and how to deploy it. Discover efficient ways to secure and manage BYOD devices. Learn how to harness school data to improve insights and much more.
Introducing our Interstate Keynote Speakers!
We’re excited to announce Dan Haesler and Bronwyn Stuckey as our keynote speakers across our interstate events. Check out what they have planned below and access the full agenda on our website:
Dan is an international keynote speaker, educator, writer and consultant. He works with state governments, not-for-profit organisations, regional education offices, professional associations and individual schools around the relationships between engagement and wellbeing and how this impacts upon achievement and organisational leadership. READ MORE
Engaging Kids Today – It’s about Pedagogy Not Just Technology
The body of literature around student engagement is vast and continues to grow. Educators have never been better informed of the complexities and interactions between pedagogy, technology, neuroscience and engagement. And yet, across the western world in particular, studies suggest that student engagement levels continue to drop. Why is this?
In this keynote, Dan will explore how, by understanding authentic engagement – and how technology can support this – teachers can inspire mini-revolutions in their own schools and communities, to ensure that – not only are kids prepared for tomorrow – they are engaged today.
Going Beyond the Grade – Leveraging the Power of Purpose
What’s the main driving force behind student motivation? If the first question students ask is, “What’s it out of?” or “How much is this worth?” then you have your answer.
In this workshop, we’ll take a deep dive into various platforms that allow for students to derive a greater sense of purpose from the work they are undertaking.
Whether it’s by engaging with an authentic audience, advocating for change or helping others, Dan will demonstrate what schools are already doing in this space to engage their learners, and provide a starting point for teachers to explore in their own contexts.
|Dr Bronwyn Stuckey:
Bronwyn is a specialist in Gamification, Community of Practice and Open Badges. Bronwyn has been engaged in educational community and gameful practices in learning development for the past 15 years. She has worked to explore virtual worlds, games in learning and how we can cultivate identity, agency, citizenship, leadership, and community. READ MORE
Got Game On!
Are you confused by games, games-based learning and gamification, what it all means and where it fits in your curriculum? Worried that it’s all about fun, competition and winning and is not supporting deep learning, community and collaboration? Not sure what the role of the teacher is in a gameful learning approach? These and many other concerns will be addressed in a showcase of global and local examples of how a well-crafted infusion of games could benefit any classroom or curriculum. The focus of this presentation will be to inspire you to find your own gameful space to ignite learning. #gotgameon
Game On – Get Going
This workshop will engage participants in designing a game-inspired project. You will explore and apply game concepts, mechanics and rewards and design a gameful way to address a real curriculum need. #gotgameon