Microsoft Education Breakfast Briefing for school leaders–Leading Contemporary Learning


In addition to the sessions for teachers and IT managers I mentioned earlier today, we're also running early-start sessions for school leaders in the next few weeks. They are a fast-paced 90 minute look at some of the key strategic opportunities and issues that schools are facing right now with technology adoption. They are being run by my colleague Travis Smith, who is an informed and entertaining speaker, so I can guarantee that it will be thought-provoking, as well as being a good investment of time. And because it finishes by 9:30, it's not going to eat significantly into the school day.

(Given the amount of discussion (and hype?) around BYOD, I've always appreciated Travis for his grounded views on BYOD in schools, and the need to stay absolutely focused on the teaching and learning, rather than the device strategy itself)

It's being hosted at the Microsoft offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, and the details are below:


Leading Contemporary Learning in schools

With the technology landscape changing at such a rapid rate, it's easy to get lost in the latest idea or tech fad. Come and hear about some of the issues that will define the future of technology in education, including:

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in schools
  • Running effective, sustainable 1-to-1 technology programmes
  • Emerging technologies

Microsoft invites you to join Travis Smith, one of Australia's leading authorities on technology in education for this executive session. After a career in the classroom and school leadership, including the Education faculty at Monash, Travis has developed exceptional knowledge of the links between effective teaching, learning and technology.

Travis is now the National Education Specialist for Microsoft Australia. 
Please join us for this opportunity to hear his thinking about education and technology and participate in our Q&A session.


Venues and Dates

The session runs from 8:00AM to 9:30AM on each of the following dates:

Brisbane - 19th April - Find out more, and register here

Melbourne - 6th May - Find out more, and register here

Sydney – 9th May – Find out more, and register here

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