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Monday, October 29 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Open source educators, digital technologies and rethinking teacher training

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In summary: Teachers are radically changing the game with hands-on, challenging and fruitful professional learning experiences in highly sociable settings (PD in the pub?!) In this presentation we share some of the creative kinds of teacher professional learning across our schools. 
It’s no lie that there are many teachers who bluntly refuse to incorporate digital technologies and edtech into their daily teaching and learning, despite a curriculum that actually demands it. There are multiple figures to point the blame at for this, but that won’t do anyone any favours. Rightly or wrongly, teachers count themselves amongst the most overworked and undervalued workers in this country, so the notion of 1) learning about something they still see as a fad or irrelevant (i.e. edtech) and 2) doing it in their own time (or even at their own cost - gasp!) seems like a ridiculous idea, right?
Well, hopefully no. Teachers are changing the game with professional development in the edtech sphere and bringing teachers long since thought to have written of the virtues of edtech back into the fold. We’ll explain how and why and suggest ways this could be improved, so that students aren’t left behind. Looking at combining hands-on, challenging and fruitful professional learning experiences in highly sociable experiences (did someone say PD in the PUB?), gain an insight into what is and isn’t working, and how teachers are spinning the archaic and mind-numbing traditional professional learning experiences on its head through the use of edtech, to serendipitously learn more about edtech.

Speakers
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Luke Mooney

Curriculum Coordinator, St Thomas the Apostle Primary School, Kambah; Australian Catholic University
Luke Mooney (BEd Primary, MEd) is the Curriculum Coordinator and STEM teacher at St Thomas the Apostle Primary School, Kambah ACT. He has held the positions of Leader of Learning Officer (Literacy and Learning Technologies) at Catholic Education, and Religious Education Coordinator... Read More →
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Garreth John Wigg

ICT, Administration and Student Innovation Coordinator, Sessional lecturer ACU Canberra., Catholic Education Archdiocese Canberra-Goulburn.
Garreth Wigg (BEd Primary, MEd Educational Leadership, MEd Information Technologies) is the ICT, Administration and Student Innovation Coordinator at St Gregory’s Primary School, Queanbeyan NSW. He also co-lectures at The Australian Catholic University, Canberra, working with pre-service... Read More →


Monday October 29, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Blackfriars Building, G.24

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