The NZTech Advanced Technology Summit 2016 is drawing near, and it aims to bring the dynamics of education technology (Edtech) to the forefront of the New Zealand education sector. Held in Auckland from July 5-6, Conferenz and the New Zealand Technology Industry Association will use this event to discuss curricula, teaching methodologies and infrastructure, as well as opportunities for New Zealand EdTech companies. The summit will cover three main areas: Tech and pedagogy, Edtech for Export and The Leaders Forum. Tech and pedagogy
This summit addresses the issues of technology in schools and how to implement these into a teaching curriculum or a school's entire infrastructure without being extraneous or cumbersome. Other topics such as technology as an aid for learning, technology adoption in all areas of schools, the importance of robust IT training, and how to use technology to collaborate in education. Speakers:
- Paul McClean, Director of Digital Innovation at Avondale College
- Claire Amos, Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point School
- Milla Inkila, Auckland Postgraduate Director at Mind Labs
- Mike Usmar, CEO of social profit company High Tech Youth Network
- And more
Edtech for Export The Educational Technology sector is growing rapidly and will be worth over $200 million by next year. How can we capitalise on this worldwide success? The Edtech for Export summit will address the highs and lows of this lucrative global industry and how Edtech providers can harness its power. Other topics such as Edtech growth forecasts, the inclusion of digital disruption in education, export capabilities, presentation from Edtech startups, the future of the industry and how to cultivate innovation in schools.
- Graeme Cosslett, Director and Chief Executive of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research
- Dr Nina Hood, Research Fellow at Auckland University
- Karen Rolleston, CEO of 3P Learning
- Betsy Corcoran, CEO and Co-Founder of EdSurge (USA)
The Leaders Forum
An invite-only workshop, this forum brings together New Zealand's top education figureheads, in a discussion that will address how to get children more involved in technology and on a path that will fill the skills shortage in the tech sector.
Topics include the state of education curricula, how to engage children in tech, the state of the tech job market and how technology and education can support each other to make clear pathways into the future.
The summit will be held on July 5 - 6 At Massey University's Albany campus in Auckland.
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