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In a world awash with digital data teachers are more important than ever as knowledge navigators. Information travels at the speed of light – not so knowledge and wisdom.

Education Leaders Forum 2019 will help educators bridge digital divides, unlock digital dividends and avoid digital dangers.

ELF19 is the 13th  in an annual series for present and aspiring education leaders. Otago Polytechnic is Principal Sponsor  and event host,  with the support of Enterprise Dunedin  and Te Kura.

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“In a world awash with digital data teachers are more important than ever as knowledge navigators.”

Contributors as at 16/04/19
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Phil Ker
Chief Executive
Otago Polytechnic
Integrating learning and work

Nicola Ngarewa
Principal
Spotswood College
DISRUPT-ED: Embracing the future

Arnika Macphail
Greater Christchurch Schools’ Network
Equitable Digital Access

Mike Hollings
Chief Executive
Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura)
Te Kura’s transformative shift  online


Dr Phil Silva
Founding Director
Dunedin Study
Devices and Research Dividends

 


Cheryl Adams
CEO
Animation Research

Prisoner  VR Literacy Project

Hilary O’Connor
Director  Technical Sales
Soul Machines
Humanising technology

Fraser Liggett
Economic Development Programme
Enterprise Dunedin, DCC
Centre of Digital Excellence

Jimmy McLauchlan
Business Development
Methodist Mission Southern
Prison VR Literacy Project

Dr Mary Redmayne
 Independent Researcher
Victoria and Monash University
Dangers of Screen Overuse

Anjie Webster
Education Advisor
Netsafe
Online Safety and Wellbeing

Donald Matheson
Media & Communications
University of Canterbury
Handling Fake News and Flaky Views

Balanced Blended Learning
Ed Tech comprises key tools but is not the whole toolbox for growing brains, opening minds and developing the mix of technical and soft skills needed for creativity and innovation.

Whatever digital devices are used in a learning setting the focus should always be on developing the thinking power of the free spinetop computer with which every learner is equipped.  The aim is to optimise positive learning benefits while minimising  harmful effects.

Digital Divides
Access to technology and the development of digital skills is essential for people to fully participate in society and the economy.  The Ministry of Education has strengthened the Digital Technologies strand in the New Zealand Curriculum effective 2020.  More>>>

Digital Dividends
The digital transformation of life enables individuals to play a bigger role in their own learning and careers, in partnership with educators. The fast changing world of work requires a mix of both technical skills and soft skills like critical thinking, communication, empathy and decision-making.  More>>>

Digital Dangers
There is growing evidence of the addictive power of digital technology and awareness of some of the other dangers inherent in its largely unregulated use.  All learning communities need to develop strategies to support their students’ development of digital citizenship, online safety and wellbeing.  More>>>

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