WA Education

Summit 2022

WA Education Summit 2022

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Innovation in a Shifting Climate

Thursday 4th August 2022

 

Following on from the success of the 2018 and 2019 events, the WA Education Summit is back, and we’re excited to bring together another incredible line-up of local, national and international renowned Educational and ICT specialists.

This event promises to be our best yet with inspiring keynote presentations, panel discussions, hands on workshops and opportunities to network.

This year’s Summit theme challenges speakers to unveil how they have continued to innovate and inspire under our current environment of uncertainty and change, and the educator workshops have been designed to give hands on experience with new technologies and concepts.

We welcome you to join us, and these remarkable speakers as we unpack ‘Innovation in a Shifting Climate’.

#WAES2022

Leadership

Hear how educational leaders from across the nation are adapting to this new climate whilst creating and maintaining innovative environments inside their schools. Hear schools share their strategic technology plans, learning journeys, and practical strategies to ensure adaptability, innovation and success.

IT Management

Hear best practice examples that ensure school’s technology infrastructure is scalable, secure and reliable. From device management and data security to streaming services and applications to ensure seamless communication and collaboration for today’s classroom, this stream promises to cover key topics that are imperative to run a safe and secure school.

Teaching & Learning

From a robotics workshop to Microsoft and Apple masterclasses, this stream provides teachers with incredible learning that they can bring back to their own classrooms.

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Program

Delegates can choose from three streams: Education Leadership, Teaching and Learning and Technology.

Please note that these sessions are subject to change.

 ** 01.07.2022 | TEACHING AND LEARNING STREAM IS AT FULL CAPACITY **

Unfortunately  we are no longer taking registrations for these workshops.

 

Time Leadership and Governance IT Managers Teaching and Learning
7.45 am Open for Registration
8.30 – 8.35 Opening Address | Solutions IT
8:35 – 8:45 Welcome to Country | Opening performance: Wadumbah Noongar Dance Group
8:50 – 9:25

35mins

What happens when you keep books off the booklist?

Tamara Sullivan | Deputy Principal – Brisbane South State Secondary College

9:30 – 10:05

35mins

Post-pandemic, post LMS: The new expectations of education

Dr David Kellermann | Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW Sydney

10:05 – 10:15

10mins

Panel Questions with Tamara and David
10:15 – 10:35

20mins

Morning Tea
10:35 – 11.10

35mins

How do we empower our learners today, and prepare them for tomorrow?

Matthew Fryer | Leumeah High School (NSW), with Linda Pitt | Apple

11:15 – 11:45

30mins

From Paper to Ink

Nicole Adams | St Hilda’s Anglican School For Girls

Protecting your IT environment to enable digital learning.

Dr Steven Woodhouse | Fortinet

Workshop: Having fun learning coding with LEGO Education’s SPIKE Prime platform

James Dwyer | MTA

SOLD OUT

11:50 – 12:20

30mins

 

Collaboration with Industry in Education

Eleanor Hughes & Liz Smith| Joseph Banks Secondary College

Innovation in Apple device management using Jamf

Francesco Garbellini & Aaron Zanbaka | Jamf

Workshop: Teach forward | Strategies for learning with Microsoft

Steven Payne | Microsoft

60mins

SOLD OUT

12:25 – 12:55

30mins

Workshop: Planning a Successful Technology Program to Accelerate Learning and Teaching

Linda Pitt | Apple

Fireside chat with Kingsway Christian College | Next Generation Wifi 

Jason Clarke & Roberta Westlund| Cisco Meraki

12:55 – 1:45

50mins

Lunch and networking
1:45 – 2:15

30mins

Modern learning through student agency and innovation

Greg Port | All Saints’ College

A tale of migration success

Chris Pantlin | Sentral

Workshop: Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom with iPad

Stephen Corcoran | Apple

60mins

SOLD OUT

2:20 – 2:50

30mins

Leading a Safe Digital School

Trent Ray | Cyber Safety Project

Windows – Securing & managing from client to cloud

Jeff Beckitt | Microsoft

2:55 – 3:30

35mins

Equity and Access in K-12: The role technology and industry has to play

Reg Johnson | Director, Education & Strategic Industries Cisco Australia & New Zealand

3:30 Closing remarks

Prizes, entertainment and drinks

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Time Leadership
7:45 Open for Registration
8:30-8:35 Opening Address | Solutions IT
8:35-8:45 Welcome to Country | Opening performance: Wadumbah Noongar Dance Group
8:50-9:25

35mins

What happens when you keep books off the booklist? Tamara Sullivan | Deputy Principal – Brisbane South State Secondary College
9:30-10:05

35mins

Post-pandemic, post LMS: The new expectations of education Dr David Kellermann Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW Sydney
10:05-10:15 Panel Questions with Tamara and David
10:15-10:35

20mins

Morning Tea
10:35-11:10

35mins

How do we empower our learners today, and prepare them for tomorrow? Matthew Fryer | Leumeah High School (NSW), with Linda Pitt | Apple
11:15- 11:45

30mins

From Paper to Ink Nicole Adams | St Hilda’s Anglican School For Girls
11:50-12:20

30mins

Collaboration with Industry in Education 

Eleanor Hughes & Liz Smith Joseph Banks Secondary College

 

12:25-12:55

30mins

Workshop: Planning a Successful Technology Program to Accelerate Learning and Teaching Linda Pitt | Apple
12:55-1:45

50mins

Lunch and networking
1:45-2:15

30mins

Modern learning through student agency and innovation Greg Port | All Saints’ College
2:20-2:50

30mins

Leading a Safe Digital School

Trent Ray | Cyber Safety Project

2:55- 3:30

35mins

Equity and Access in K-12: The role technology and industry has to play Reg Johnson | Director, Education & Strategic Industries Cisco Australia & New Zealand
3:30

 

Closing remarks Prizes, entertainment and drinks

 

Time IT Management
7:45 Open for Registration
8:30-8:35 Opening Address | Solutions IT
8:35-8:45 Welcome to Country | Opening performance: Wadumbah Noongar Dance Group
8:50-9:25

35mins

What happens when you keep books off the booklist?

Tamara Sullivan | Deputy Principal – Brisbane South State Secondary College

9:30-10:05

35mins

Post-pandemic, post LMS: The new expectations of education

Dr David Kellermann Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW Sydney

10:05-10:15 Panel Questions with Tamara and David
10:15-10:35

20mins

Morning Tea
10:35-11:10

35mins

How do we empower our learners today, and prepare them for tomorrow?

Matthew Fryer | Leumeah High School (NSW), with Linda Pitt | Apple

11:15- 11:45

30mins

Protecting your IT environment to enable digital learning.

Dr Steven Woodhouse | Fortinet

11:50-12:20

30mins

Innovation in Apple device management using Jamf

Francesco Garbellini & Aaron Zanbaka | Jamf

12:25-12:55

30mins

Fireside Chat with Kingsway Christian College

Jason Clarke and Roberta Westlund | Cisco Meraki

12:55-1:45

50mins

Lunch and networking
1:45-2:15

30mins

A tale of migration success Chris Pantlin | Sentral
2:20-2:50

30mins

Windows – Securing & managing from client to cloud

Jeff Beckett | Microsoft

2:55- 3:30

35mins

Equity and Access in K-12: The role technology and industry has to play

Reg Johnson | Director, Education & Strategic Industries Cisco Australia & New Zealand

3:30 Closing remarks Prizes, entertainment and drinks

 

 

 

 

Time Teaching & Learning
7:45 Open for Registration
8:30-8:35 Opening Address | Solutions IT
8:35-8:45 Welcome to Country | Opening performance: Wadumbah Noongar Dance Group
8:50-9:25

35mins

What happens when you keep books off the booklist?

Tamara Sullivan | Deputy Principal – Brisbane South State Secondary College

9:30-10:05

35mins

Post-pandemic, post LMS: The new expectations of education

Dr David Kellermann Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW Sydney

10:05-10:15 Panel Questions with Tamara and David
10:15-10:35

20mins

Morning Tea
10:35-11:10

35mins

How do we empower our learners today, and prepare them for tomorrow?

Matthew Fryer | Leumeah High School (NSW), with Linda Pitt | Apple

11:15- 11:45 Workshop: Having fun learning coding with LEGO Education’s SPIKE Prime platform

James Dwyer | MTA

SOLD OUT

11:50-12:55

65mins

Workshop: Teach forward | Strategies for learning with Microsoft

Steven Payne | Microsoft

SOLD OUT

12:55-1:45

5omins

Lunch and networking
1:45-2:50

65mins

Workshop: Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom with iPad

Stephen Corcoran | Apple

SOLD OUT

2:55- 3:30 Equity and Access in K-12: The role technology and industry has to play Reg Johnson | Director, Education & Strategic Industries Cisco Australia & New Zealand
3:30 Closing remarks

Prizes, entertainment and drinks

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Speakers

We are extremely excited to be able to bring together these remarkable speakers. Read more about who they are, and their sessions below.

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Tamara Sullivan

Deputy Principal - Brisbane South State Secondary College

We are delighted to welcome back Tamara Sullivan who spoke at our inaugural event in 2018 when she was Head of Academics and Innovation at Ormiston College, QLD. Tamara has since moved from the private sector to public, and is the Deputy Principal at Brisbane South State Secondary College. This move has been hailed as a positive disruption as she continues to breakdown barriers and challenge the status quo.

As an educator with 20 years' experience in both the state and independent sector, she has extensive industry knowledge, leadership and staff mentoring, as well as the experience of delivering curriculum programs that improve outcomes for students in 21st century environments.
Tamara understands the new and changing demands of the teaching profession and believes that building capacity is the cornerstone of a contemporary school. She leads E-Learning, STEM, 21st century curriculum development, learning spaces, and the meaningful use of technology across the profession.

Tamara's Talk: What happens when you keep books off the booklist?

Brisbane South State Secondary College is Queensland's newest vertical state high school. In collaboration with one of the world's top universities, The University of Queensland, the College is setting the new standard in education - readying students to not only keep pace in the new world, but move forward in it with confidence and fulfilment.

Opening in 2021, the College is strategically located within the Brisbane Knowledge Corridor – which is an integral part of this leading education, health and research network. The campus consists of `vertical’ learning hubs of STEM(M-medical), Creativity, and Health and Wellbeing.

The College’s technology choices and digital delivery have been carefully considered to support the future focussed learning facilities – Brisbane South SSC is one of Australia’s first truly digital schools, with all teaching and learning occurring on a device to advance the teaching of future ready skills.

Core to the school’s digital strategy is ensuring that multiple workstreams are intelligently integrated into every aspect of the school – their environment is interconnected, with every subject delivered via Teams and OneNote, wirelessly connected to digital screens throughout the campus.

Come and hear from Tamara as she shares the College’s strategic technology plan, learning journey, and practical strategies of `what happens when you leave books off the booklist?’ The session will also focus on sharing the College’s unique digital design framework to promote student agency and digital fluency in a way that better reflects the changing needs of society and the workforce.

David Kellerman WA Education Summit

Dr David Kellermann

Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW Sydney

Dr David Kellermann is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW Sydney. He is principally interested in human-centered A.I. to enhance the student experience in higher education. With a PhD in Computational Mechanics, David’s decade-plus experience in advanced computational modelling provided him with a more mechanistic view towards artificial intelligence: i.e. building structured frameworks around the classical universal-function approximation underpinning most AI. David has focused on educational technology for six years now, leading pioneering projects including human-centered conversational agents (bots) that function to connect people rather than replace them. He has implemented large scale machine-learning models for the prediction of student performance to enable the algorithmic generation of tailored learning content. David’s engineering classes have also broken new ground in collaborative decentralized examination, eliminating many forms of normative cheating in favor of cooperation-by-design. He has used ML and feature extraction to pre-grade hand drawn diagrammatic solutions. David’s most recent work includes more connected digital class experiences, with self and auto produced teaching studios, augmented by enhance student participation and immersive technologies including augmented reality and the metaverse.

David's talk: Post-pandemic, post LMS: The new expectations of education.

There has been an overload of new educational technology: an app for everything and a dizzying number of sites and services claiming to enhance learning. Yet the model is still content-centred: click, click, bling! apps that reduce learning to a student and a screen. Meanwhile, COVID challenged the idea that we even need to be in the classroom, with a Zoom call and a hyperlink to said websites being enough. In the post-COVID era, educators are ready for a return to human-centred learning, and to technology that supports human interactions, creativity and collaboration.

Dr. David Kellermann has been focussed for six years now on developing educational technology as a space for learning, rather than as interactive content. He calls this the Digital Classroom, and ultimately the Digital Campus. Using integrated systems built on top of enterprise productivity software and services, David has produced class-leading AI, bots, Machine-Learning generated experiences, digital inking, collaborative learning, Augmented Reality, integrated communication, and automation within his own classroom of 500 engineering students. The practices and technology are relevant to all, because they are focussed on people and the business of real classical education in a modern digital world.

Matthew Fryer

Matthew Fryer

Deputy Principal (Relieving) | Leumeah High School, NSW

Matt Fryer is an experienced Deputy Principal from NSW specialising in PDHPE. He has held a number of leadership and wellbeing roles within schools and is extremely passionate about creativity and engagement and the ways in which technology can be leveraged to unlock this for students.

Matt and Linda's Talk: How do we empower our learners today, and prepare them for tomorrow?

Technology is transforming the way we live, work and learn. More and more, problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, communication and adapting to change are the necessary skills students need for both work and everyday life.
Join Apple as we explore how to help our students learn today to prepare them for tomorrow. Here’s some of what you’ll experience:
- Apple’s vision for how we can ensure every young person is equipped for a lifetime of learning and diverse ways of working,
- Hear stories about industry and how Apple technology is transforming the way people work and the unique opportunities this has in education,
- Learn about four design principles for creating technology-rich learning environments based on best practices from secondary schools across Australia.

Linda Pitt WA Education Summit

Linda Pitt

Apple | Leadership & Learning Manager AU & NZ

Linda Pitt currently leads the Leadership and Learning team across Australia and New Zealand. More recently she was in the Leadership and Learning team focused on QLD and Northern Territory. Linda focused on leading the strategic development of schools and implementation of pedagogical change projects, developed education programs and events and supported teams in the areas of curriculum, transformational learning, school change management, professional development, educational research and strategic planning

Linda has worked previously as the Executive Manager, Learning and Participation at State Library of Queensland, delivering events, exhibitions and learning programs around Queensland.

In previous roles, she was the Transformational Learning Manager for the Queensland Department of Education and Training and was charged with steering schools across the state towards transformational and contemporary learning practices. She started her career as a Secondary school teacher and leader in Education Queensland.

Matthew Fryer & Linda Pitt's Talk: How do we empower our learners today, and prepare them for tomorrow?

Technology is transforming the way we live, work and learn. More and more, problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, communication and adapting to change are the necessary skills students need for both work and everyday life.

Join Apple as we explore how to help our students learn today to prepare them for tomorrow. Here’s some of what you’ll experience:

- Apple’s vision for how we can ensure every young person is equipped for a lifetime of learning and diverse ways of working,
- Hear stories about industry and how Apple technology is transforming the way people work and the unique opportunities this has in education,
- Learn about four design principles for creating technology-rich learning environments based on best practices from secondary schools across Australia.

Linda's Workshop: Planning a Successful Technology Program to Accelerate Learning and Teaching

Join us to explore the transformation of teaching and learning through a technology-rich learning environment. In this workshop designed for school leadership teams, we will discuss ideas on how to successfully implement technology throughout your school.
Here’s what you’ll experience:
• Examine essential elements for creating a technology-rich learning environment based on best practices from schools around the world.
• Be introduced and supported through the exploration of key considerations and freely available resources to build the capacity of your teachers, students and community.
• Be presented with an opportunity to join a community network of like minded schools seeking to embark on a similar journey.
You’ll leave this session with the beginnings of a vision for a more relevant and personal learning environment.

Trent Ray WA Education Summit

Trent Ray

Cyber Safety Project | Co Founder

Trent has worked as a primary and secondary teacher & leader in Victorian schools for over 15 years. More recently Trent’s roles include Co-Founder of the Cyber Safety Project, Director of Collective Education Australia and working in partnership with the Education team at Microsoft Australia.

Trent’s natural talent for engaging people of all ages has seen him work with schools nationally to support digital technology integration through ICT Strategic Planning, curriculum coaching, keynote presentations and conference workshops. He is passionate about helping young people develop future ready skills and now dedicates his time designing and delivering whole community approaches to cyber safety and digital wellbeing education programs across Australia.

Trent's Talk
Leading a school community in a world where technology trends rapidly immerge, and shift, can feel like a game of catch up. Effective digital leadership today requires a proactive approach, particularly when it comes to cyber security and the digital wellbeing of all within our school community.

Knowledge is power, so in this session school leaders will gain insights into trending habits and challenges all young people. Leaders will be encouraged to reflect on the systems, processes and programs currently embedded with their eco-system and uncover the 3 fundamental principles of leading a digitally safe school. Leaders will walk away with proactive tools they can use to review current approaches and influence the digital safety and wellbeing of their whole community.

Key take always
• The latest digital habits of young Australians
• Key values for a strong foundation of digital safety and wellbeing
• 3 elements for leading a digitally safe school
• Introduction to the eSafety Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education
• Proactive teaching strategies to help every student at your school

Stephen Corcoran

Stephen Corcoran

Leadership & Learning | Apple

Stephen is a member of your local Apple Education Team. He is part of the Leadership and Learning Team across Australia and New Zealand. Stephen had been an educator for 35 years with extensive classroom teaching and leadership experience across a large number of CEWA and independent schools.
Stephen’s main role with Apple is supporting educational communities and systems implement successful technology programs to increase learning outcomes.
He is passionate about exceptional pedagogy and transformative learning with Apple technologies.
Stephen’s whole family live and breath education with his wife, father, mother in law and both children being school teachers or pre-service teachers.

Stephen's Teaching & Learning workshop: Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom with iPad
First hand experience is one of the most powerful ways to learn. With Augmented Reality (AR), students can experience just about anything they can imagine. Join us to explore how AR on iPad is helping transform what is possible in the classroom.
During this workshop you will:
• Explore AR apps on iPad that are helping students connect their learning to the world in new ways.
• Learn how AR creates immersive and engaging learning experiences in contexts such as storytelling, mathematics and science.

Steven Payne Microsoft

Steven Payne

Learning Delivery Specialist for Microsoft

A former teacher, Steven Payne now works with Microsoft as a Learning Delivery Specialist, supporting school leaders, teachers, and students to make the most of technology. Over the past five years he has worked with schools and universities to help implement Microsoft Teams for learning, teaching, and administration, demonstrating his deep understanding and experience of school transformation and digital strategy.

Steven's Workshop: Teach forward | strategies for learning with Microsoft
In this session, Steven will share exciting new features available to all schools as part of the Microsoft Education suite. We will explore engagement and interactivity tools, and new ways to assess, reflect and provide feedback to students. You will take away quality tips that you can implement straight away as you embrace the opportunity to reimagine learning!

Nicole Adams WA education Summit

Nicole Adams

Director of Learning Re-Imagined | St Hilda's Anglican School For Girls

Nicole is a passionate educator, pedagogist, speaker and leader. She has a varied experience in education which started with a country posting before moving to single-sex education at Trinity College and Hale School. She then gained international experience at the Australian International School in Singapore before returning to Perth to take on system-wide pedagogy and technology work with Catholic Education Western Australia. It was during her time at CEWA that Nicole was able to collaborate with Microsoft to support the development of the 0365 tools for education; an experience she has found invaluable.
A mum to two young boys, Nicole has taken time during the last 3 years to work for her company TalentIn as a learning and teaching consultant. There she tackled system-wide work with Alta-1 by transforming the delivery of Maths across the schools. While originally engaging in consulting work for St Hilda’s Anglican School during her maternity leave, she has since been appointed to the executive role of Director of Learning Re-Imagined, where she is leading the school in their digital, pedagogical and learning transformation.

From Paper to Ink
Nicole will share how St Hilda’s has moved from a paper-based school, to a 1;1, digitally transformational education environment. She will share how they utilise the suit of O365 tools to Re-Imagine teaching and learning, daily workflows, and streamline processes. Nicole will provide specific examples of how the tools are used, the change management and implementation process and lessons learned along the way.

Roberta Westlund

Roberta Westlund

Enterprise Sales Specialist |Cisco Meraki

Roberta Westlund is the Enterprise Sales Specialist for Cisco Meraki based out of Perth, Western Australia. Roberta has 10 years’ experience
working in the ICT industry across various verticals including Education, Mining, Financial Services & Health/Aged Care focusing on networks and transformation.

Roberta’s talk: Fireside Chat with Kingsway Christian College
An interview with Kingsway Christian College discussing the challenges faced by schools today, and how they found success with Meraki

Greg Port

Director of Learning Technologies | All Saints' College

Greg is the Director of Learning Technologies at All Saints’ College and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. In his work with integrating technology in a K - 12 school for the past few years he has been working with Microsoft technologies and has developed capacity and purpose across the staff in embracing the change inherent when technology is used to redefine learning.

His background includes developing complete blended courses for mathematics, rolling out 1:1 devices across a school, plus implementing Seqta and other software on a whole-school level. As an educator passionate about students, he has always sought for better ways to support every student in his class. This quest led him to flipped learning and he has presented at a number of national conferences on ideas centred on this pedagogy.

Greg was a part of the InnovatED team at All Saints’ which has focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and student agency and have continued to find ways technology can enhance these essential capabilities in students of all ages. His YouTube channel has over 1400 subscribers and over 170000 views. He is the author of a series of books published by Hodder in the UK which he continues to develop.

See Greg’s website http://gport66.wixsite.com which contains numerous articles and posts.

Presentation

Modern learning through student agency and innovation
Any educators interested in modern approaches to learning that disrupt the tradition model know that in a globalised, rapidly changing world our kids need a new experience of learning in schools.

In this presentation he will
- Discuss the principles that underpin modern learning and the role technology can play in enhancing student agency
- Engage in some rich discussion and interaction around beliefs and practices
- Show how he approaches student agency

Reg Johnson

Reg Johnson

Director, Education & Strategic Industries Cisco Australia & New Zealand

Reg leads the education and industry development for Cisco Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
and is a member of Cisco’s World-Wide Education (WW-EDX) team. Reg has over 20 years’
experience in the ICT industry in professional sales and marketing management and business
and industry development. Reg was appointed in 2017 as an Adjunct Professor at Victoria
University Business School and is also serves on the Mitchell Institute Advisory Board. Reg has
a deep understanding of the drivers and challenges for education system and institution
executives, and the role of technology in enabling digital transformation. He is regularly called
upon to advise and speak about the role of digital in transforming all aspects of education;
teaching, research and administration.
Reg’s responsibilities include:
• Responsibility for Cisco industry investment programs in ANZ
• Strategy for Higher Education & Research, Vocational Education and Training and K-12
in Australia and NZ
• Oversight of all education and industry programs and strategic initiatives
• Executive engagement and thought leadership related to the digital education
• Partner and sales enablement.
Recent / ongoing initiatives that Reg has led include:
• Creation of thought leadership publications/presentations across all education sectors
• Design and management of Cisco’s senior executive study tours, most recently to North
America, Scandinavia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea
• Cisco’s Strategic Industries Investment Program
• Cisco’s partnership program for universities
• Establishment of the National Industries Innovation Network

Ms Eleanor Hughes

Principal, Joseph Banks Secondary College

For over three decades, Eleanor has dedicated her professional career to public schools with the belief that every child can, and should be, successful. She places strong emphasis on working with colleagues to improve learning opportunities for students.
Believing staff should continually examine their practice, in order to be better teachers, Eleanor has established an innovative secondary college with a strong focus on quality teaching and effective leadership culminating in success for all students.
Fostering a culture of continuous professional learning, her vision is to create a curriculum that meets the passion and interest of students, by including real world subjects, project-based learning and inquiry approaches.
Eleanor commenced teaching at Rossmoyne SHS in 1982 and moved to Governor Stirling SHS the following year. She took up a position at Eastern Hills Senior High School in 1998, then became Head of Team at Yule Brook College in 2002. Eleanor had a short stint as a Curriculum Improvement Officer for the Swan District in 2003 prior to taking up a Deputy Principal position at Swan View SHS 2004. In 2015 Eleanor became the founding Principal of Joseph Banks Secondary College.

Eleanor's Talk: Collaboration with Industry in Education

The recently published 2020 PwC Australia’s 23rd CEO Survey highlighted the need for more collaboration between industry and education to assist with repairing Australia’s skills pipeline from classroom to the workplace. Collaboration helps to shape curricula, provide enrichment to classroom learning as well as professional development opportunities for educators and industry.
In 2015 Joseph Banks Secondary College (an Independent Public School) opened with a vision for building an environment to deliver education in innovative and collaborative practices. Principal Eleanor Hughes and her executive team researched education models and spaces around Australia and the world, creating a school to build curious learners and create personalised pathways to success.
The College has developed opportunities for students to explore and be curious about their future through purposeful collaboration with Industry and Tertiary Providers.
Learn about the success of P-TECH at Joseph Banks Secondary College and how the leadership of the College has worked with industry and tertiary partners to develop their collaborative approach.

James Dwyer WA education Summit

James Dwyer

BDM Stem and Robotics | Modern Teaching Aids

James Dwyer is a teacher with a passion for coding and robotics, who loves to share his knowledge and excite other teachers! James is a Certified LEGO Education Academy Teacher Trainer and has substantial experience as a facilitator of robotics workshops, from beginning to advanced. He is heavily involved in RoboCupJunior Australia competitions and has mentored numerous teams to success at the highest levels. James has a warm and engaging presentation style and his supportive approach to learning makes him a great workshop presenter.

James' Workshop: Having fun learning coding with LEGO Education’s SPIKE Prime platform.

Join this fun and hands-on workshop. See how the SPIKE Prime coding kits have been designed from the very outset to instil confidence in both teachers and students in all things STEAM. From the fun and engaging curriculum-aligned lesson plans to the highly intuitive coding language based on Scratch (and Python). See how LEGO Education’s SPIKE Prime can be used in the classroom to engage students in creative design, problem solving and computational thinking in fun and engaging ways. Used correctly teacher’s literally have to push the students out of the class at the end of the lesson. It is that engaging!

Jamf WA Education Summit

Francesco Garbellini

Senior Account Executive at Jamf

Francesco has worked with Apple Technologies in Education for the past 12 years as Teacher, System Engineer, Trainer, and Account Executive. During his time at Jamf, Francesco’s love of learning and teaching combined with his technical knowledge contribute to our goal of helping organisations succeed with Apple.

Francesco and Aaron's talk: Innovation in Apple device management using Jamf
As the Apple platform has evolved, so has the way you can deploy these devices in your school. During this session you will learn about how to use Apple & Jamf to create a truly innovative and personalised deployment experience. Integrating your existing infrastructure to streamline & secure your devices and allowing your users to get up and running in record time.

Jeff Beckitt

Jeff Beckitt

Technical Specialist Cloud Endpoint | Microsoft

Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience in IT Security, and during that time has worked for international software vendors, boutique consulting firms and national system integrators, working with customers across the Public & Private sectors around Australia to use technology more effectively to address business challenges, and make the most of opportunities, whilst keeping themselves safe from threats.

Jeff enjoys working with customers in both back office and customer facing roles, and in his current role with Microsoft he helps customers adopt a Zero Trust philosophy to deliver safe and secure distributed work environments for their users, whether they work from home or the office. One of Jeff’s passions is ensuring that the fundamentals are in place, and to help customers get current and stay current, so that customers can take advantage of the more advanced offerings available today, without being inhibited by legacy platforms.

Jason Clarke Cisco

Jason Clarke

Meraki Consulting Systems Engineer (CSE)

Jason Clarke has over 24 years experience working in a variety of verticals including Education, Transportation, FSI, Service Provider and Local Government. Jason is a Cisco Meraki Consulting Systems Engineer and has been working for Cisco for the last 7.5 years, assisting customers to maximise their IT investments, enabling them to transition their business into the Digitised World.

Jason's Talk: Fireside Chat with Kingsway Christian College
An interview with Kingsway Christian College discussing the challenges faced by schools today, and how they found success with Meraki

Chris Pantlin WA Education Summit

Chris Pantlin

Head of Sales, Sentral

After graduating from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (German & Spanish) and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University, Chris held a wide range of Educational Leadership and Management positions over a ten-year teaching career. Using this first-hand teaching experience, Chris is now an experienced Sales Professional in the Edutech space.

Since 2018, Chris has worked with Sentral, which is Australia's leading school management system, trusted by 3000 schools nationwide. Created by educators for educators and powered by Microsoft, Sentral provides an extensive education software solution for schools. In his current role as Head of Sales, Chris is responsible for driving new business and growth in new and existing markets with his dedicated team of sales executives across Australia.

Chris' talk: Case Study | A Tale of Migration Success
Hear how Sentral has recently migrated a selection of independent and Government school customers to their School Management System. Chris Pantlin, Sentral's Head of Sales, will give an overview of the process and the impacts to all stakeholders

Liz Smith

Liz Smith

Associate Principal, Joseph Banks Secondary College

At Joseph Banks Secondary College, Liz’s role leading Pathways, Partnerships and Innovation involves leadership of a whole school approach to STEAM education. Our STEAM Approach includes a focus on the Sciences, Cyber Security and Space in partnership with Industry and Tertiary Institutions, through the provision of a broad based 21st century curriculum to ensure students have flexible pathways into diverse post-secondary opportunities.

Liz is an experienced educational leader, having worked in leadership roles in a range of metropolitan schools in Perth, Western Australia. Liz works as an instructional leader to link and integrate current research about how people learn with classroom practice.

Liz has led professional development in curriculum design, best practice teaching and learning, whole school literacy, leadership development and coaching practices to build and sustain capacity within schools to develop high quality teacher practice and to improve educational outcomes for students.

Liz's Talk: Collaboration with Industry in Education

The recently published 2020 PwC Australia’s 23rd CEO Survey highlighted the need for more collaboration between industry and education to assist with repairing Australia’s skills pipeline from classroom to the workplace. Collaboration helps to shape curricula, provide enrichment to classroom learning as well as professional development opportunities for educators and industry.
In 2015 Joseph Banks Secondary College (an Independent Public School) opened with a vision for building an environment to deliver education in innovative and collaborative practices. Principal Eleanor Hughes and her executive team researched education models and spaces around Australia and the world, creating a school to build curious learners and create personalised pathways to success.
The College has developed opportunities for students to explore and be curious about their future through purposeful collaboration with Industry and Tertiary Providers.
Learn about the success of P-TECH at Joseph Banks Secondary College and how the leadership of the College has worked with industry and tertiary partners to develop their collaborative approach.

Steven Woodhouse | WA Education Summit

Dr Steven Woodhouse

Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – Australia & New Zealand, Fortinet

Steven is the Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – Australia & New Zealand at Fortinet. He is a security technology futurist who focuses on thought leadership, executive relationships, and driving sales in the region.
Steven is a highly-experienced, outcome-driven senior IT executive with more than 25 years of proven of success and diverse experience across IT strategies, cybersecurity, IT service delivery, IT infrastructure, and governance & risk management. Throughout his career, he has become a trusted IT advisor to the cybersecurity community and business executives alike.
Steven has held senior roles in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he was CISO and Executive Director – Enterprise Technology Services for the Queensland Education Department. Prior to this Steven was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at NSW Land Registry Services. He has also been a consultant to both public and private sector organisations focusing on information security and business operating models.
Steven was awarded a Doctor of Information Technology (DInfoTech) from Charles Sturt University. His dissertation: “Protecting our critical assets: a management approach to information security”, as well as various research papers, have been published.
Steven also has degrees in Business (Management) and Science (ICT) coupled with a number of industry certifications in security risk management and project management

Steven's talk: Protecting your IT environment to enable digital learning.
Some areas that will be covered will include;
• A look at the threat landscape
• Risk mitigation strategies
• Practical ways to protect online learning environments

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Aaron Zanbaka

Education Systems Engineer for Jamf ANZ

Aaron is the Education Systems Engineer for Jamf ANZ. With an extensive background in the Apple platform, including 10+ years of working with Apple partners, Aaron carries a wealth of experience in helping schools and universities succeed with their Apple technology. His experience lends insight into driving success within an educational setting, as Aaron understands the goals for the classroom, and how teaching and learning outcomes can be achieved with modern solutions.
Francesco and Aaron's talk: Innovation in Apple device management using Jamf
As the Apple platform has evolved, so has the way you can deploy these devices in your school. During this session you will learn about how to use Apple & Jamf to create a truly innovative and personalised deployment experience. Integrating your existing infrastructure to streamline & secure your devices and allowing your users to get up and running in record time.
Daniel Delby

Our MC & Host

Daniel Delby

Daniel Delby is a born performer. A 10 year career as science teacher in a former life, Daniel is a well respected stand up comedian, marraige celebrant and presenter. His quick wit will entertain and keep us all on our toes throughout the day.

Daniel is a FRINGE WORLD Best Weekly Comedy award winner for his show The Confessional. Featured as a comedian and marriage celebrant on Channel 7’s Sunrise, he is the creator of the sold-out Teacher Comedy Nights and is one half of the hit show Whose Rhyme?

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Again, this event has proven to be timely, relevant and inspiring. The speakers are well chosen and have tapped into the immediate and future needs of the delegates as teachers and leaders in education. This is by far the most useful PD I have attended all year. I will undoubtedly be back next year and will be bringing more folks with me.

Robert DoddsChrist Church Grammar

Thank you so much for a fantastic conference @Solutions_IT

Kate BovellIona Presentation College

The keynote speakers covered some amazing topics that had some practical applications for my line of work

Tim HortonGwynne Park Education Support Centre

Great event! The pieces on gamification, Melbourne GGS and Trent Ray were the highlights. Venue was awesome too.

Matt ZarbHelena College

Practical workshops, engaging speakers!

Jaclyn PedersenAquinas College

I loved the inspiration, hands on workshop was great to break the day - food fantastic

Natalie DowdCreaney Primary School

The case studies that three schools shared with their journey in the leadership and governance!

Scott LilleymanSt Jerome's Primary School

This is exactly the sort of event that Perth schools have been crying out for and we are very appreciative of the effort made by Solutions IT bring this all together

Rob BarughDirector of ILT, Hale School

So much innovation in one place!

Joey ClaesKearnan College

I enjoyed the inspirational speakers- my favourites were Trent Ray, Lou Cimetta, Dean Pearman and Ryan O’Reilly. Also the networking opportunities.

Sian BakewellPiara Waters Primary School

Great talks on cyber security and Azure.

Chris BeattieRehoboth Christian College

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