Join Microsoft and Australasia’s Education Community at EduTECH Australia 2018


June is looking to be pretty exciting as EduTECH Australia 2018 kicks off, bringing together educators, leaders and futurists from across Asia Pacific and Australia to share, discuss and breathe in the latest developments for education and technology.

This year’s EduTECH is going to be bigger and better than ever, so if you’re an educator excited about the potential of technology in the classroom, you don’t want to miss this out!

If you can't make it, we'll be providing live streams for the whole day, including all sessions listed below.

Catch our 9.30am Keynote on 7th June

Our VP of Worldwide Education for Microsoft Australia, Anthony Salcito will be taking the stage on the first day of EduTECH to deliver his keynote on the Future of Learning.

Anthony Salcito will discuss embracing the change to deliver on digital transformation. Technology has promised to change the way we all learn, but the challenge remains one of people and organisations embracing the change. Our schools and learning environments now have greater potential to empower every student to learn at their own pace, in their own way, with insights driving a more personal connection. This session will show how, with the right mindset, technology can underpin personalised and predictive learning environments and empower educators and schools to shift the dynamics of the traditional “school” and “classroom”.

Find us on the Exhibition Floor

The Microsoft team will be at Booth 602, which wouldn’t be hard to find – as we’re right at the entrance to the main hall! Educators wondering ‘what’s next’ will have their curiosities quenched, as we’re pulling all stops to bring you the latest innovations throughout the Microsoft ecosystem. Here’s what you can expect over the EduTECH event schedule:

DAY 1

Morning tea break
  • 10:40am - 10:55am: Troy Waller - Meeting additional learning needs with Microsoft tools | Learn how to empower inclusivity in your classroom with the variety of assistive technologies Microsoft has built-in to Windows 10 and Office 365. These tools implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for all learners—regardless of age or ability. 
  • 10:55am - 11:10am: Dan Bowen - The potential power of Hololens in Education | Find out how some of Australia’s top institutions and publishers are using the Hololens to transform the classroom as we know it.
  • 11:10am - 11:25am: Russell Ginley - Engineered for excellence: Surface for Education
Lunch break
  • 12:45pm - 1:00pm: Trent Ray - Bringing 3D to life in your Classroom with Windows 10 | Creating mixed reality environments for your students isn’t so hard. Find out how to get started.
  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm: Dan Bowen - Demystifying Machine learning and AI in Education | Discover how Microsoft’s Cognitive Services can bring AI into your classroom – and how it’ll help your students.
  • 1:15pm - 1:30pm: Megan Townes - Minecraft: Education Edition...it's more than just a game! | Get a first-hand look at how Minecraft can help you build a more creative, collaborative, and code-loving classroom – as simple as child’s play.
  • 1:30pm - 1:45pm: Troy Waller - What's New in EDU | Catch up on all the latest in this round-up of news and updates from Microsoft in Education! Find out about updates to the tools you're already using and perhaps a few you've yet to discover.
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm: Travis Smith - Driving Student Achievement through Powerful Analytics | Learn to use PowerBI, Office365 for Education’s analytics tool, to discover new insights into your classes and student performance.
  • 2:00pm - 2:15pm: Dan Bowen - Manage your device fleet with InTune for Education | Learn how to manage your Windows device fleet easily and cost-effectively using InTune for Education, a cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) service designed to enable your teachers and students to be productive while keeping school data protected.
  • 2:15pm - 2:30pm: Russell Ginley - Why device choice matters in Education | It’s not just opinion – hear what the experts say and how different devices are changing the face of Australian education.
Afternoon tea break
  • 4:00pm - 4:15pm: Insync Technology - Insync: solutions for Education | Learn about ways in which Insync can provide cloud infrastructure for your learning and collaboration environments, modern school and digital workplace technology, and even provide integration services with your on-premises School Management Systems.
  • 4:15pm - 4:30pm: Megan Townes - Getting Started with Microsoft Teams | How do we support teachers and students who are challenged to learn in an increasingly collaborative and mobile environment? See how Microsoft Teams is an ideal digital hub for teachers to deliver instruction, enhance learning, and interact in a rich and engaging online space.
  • 4:30pm - 4:45pm: Dan Bowen - The top 10 cloud solutions to impact education | Hear about how cloud technologies can impact the classroom or the campus - how is the education sector adopting cloud and where is the impact?

DAY 2

Morning tea break
  • 10:15am - 10:30am: Megan Townes - Getting Started with Microsoft Teams | How do we support teachers and students who are challenged to learn in an increasingly collaborative and mobile environment? See how Microsoft Teams is an ideal digital hub for teachers to deliver instruction, enhance learning, and interact in a rich and engaging online space.
  • 10:30am - 10:45am: Dan Bowen - The Future is now: Machine learning and AI in Education | The future of Artificial Intelligence is in the here and now with powerful tools at your fingertips to transform education. Learn about Microsoft's Cognitive Services, a suite of cloud-based tools that democratise AI and Machine Learning so everyone can get started on creating the future. 
  • 10:45am - 11:00am: Megan Townes - What's New in EDU | Catch up on all the latest in this round-up of news and updates from Microsoft in Education! Find out about updates to the tools you're already using and perhaps a few you've yet to discover.
Lunch break
  • 12:30pm - 12:45pm: Troy Waller - Accessibility in the Classroom with Microsoft Tools | Learn how to empower inclusivity in your classroom with the variety of assistive technologies Microsoft has built-in to Windows 10 and Office 365. These tools implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for all learners—regardless of age or ability.
  • 12:45pm - 1:00pm: Amanda Frampton - Bringing 3D to life in your Classroom with Windows 10 | Mix your reality and create in 3D with the free tools available to you on Windows 10 PC's. See how easy it is to create in 3D, access a 3D library, and then mix these creations using the Windows 10 Mixed Reality app or PowerPoint 2016. The possibilities are endless with Windows 10 and a little imagination!
  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm: Math Pathways - Using real-time data to inform teaching practices in mathematics | Real-time data can revolutionise the way we personalise our teaching. Discover how to apply it in your classroom with ease.
  • 1:15pm - 1:30pm: Megan Townes - Minecraft: Education Edition...it's more than just a game! | Minecraft: Education Edition is a rich and versatile learning environment. See first-hand how you can promote 21st Century skills like creativity, coding and collaboration, plus learn about all the educational features including Classroom Mode and the new Chemistry Update.
  • 1:30pm - 1:45pm: Martin Halmarick (Ecleva) - Enterprising the use of technology in Educational institutions | Ecleva’s systems have drawn together everything from enrolments to fundraising in simple, seamless IT environments. Hear how they’re taking Australia’s top institutions to the next level.
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm: Russell Ginley - Engineered for excellence: Surface for Education | Hear about Surface, our family of premium devices built to last, with a functionality and versatility that adapts to the subject matter or unique learning style of each student.
Afternoon tea break
  • 3:10pm - 3:25pm: Megan Townes - Bringing STEM to life in the classroom | There are so many technology tools that promise to deliver on the promise of STEM across the curriculum - this session helps steer you through the maze as well as delves into the Microsoft STEM Learning Missions.
  • 3:35pm - 3:40pm: Dan Bowen - Manage your device fleet with InTune for Education. | Learn how to manage your Windows device fleet easily and cost-effectively using InTune for Education, a cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) service designed to enable your teachers and students to be productive while keeping school data protected.
  • 3:40pm - 3:55pm: Ryan McIvor - Choosing affordable devices packed with future-ready potential | In this session, we will help untangle the maze of choosing classroom devices that are not only affordable but packed with future-ready potential. Learn how the familiar Windows 10 platform supports creativity and collaboration.

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Meet us face to face

If you’ve got a burning question or education initiative you’d love to explore with us, you can arrange to meet one of our team. Just download the EduTech app, follow these instructions and you’re good to go!

We can’t wait to see you at EduTECH Australia 2018! Grab your tickets now – and if you can’t make it, tune in for the latest updates on our Twitter and Facebook, or follow the official conversation using #MSFTEdu. Looking forward to seeing you!

 


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