The ACEC 2006 Committee has great pleasure in presenting to delegates, the great talents of the Cairns State High School Music Program. Cairns State High School has a nationally recognised music program, with its orchestra being deemed one of the finest high school ensembles in the country. This fine group of young musicians are also multiple winners of the biennial state-wide Fanfare music competition, which selects the finest music ensemble from all state school high and primary school groups. On Sunday evening at cocktails, delegates will be entertained by the big sound of the Cairns State High School Stage Band. String ensembles will then provide relaxing music for delegates during lunch periods on Monday and Tuesday. The committee knows you will impressed by these talented local students.
Latest Program Details
Browse approved conference papers online according to presenter, strand or paper type. Many abstracts now available across all strands which include:
Computing Studies E-Learning ICT in Curriculum and Pedagogy ICT in Regional, Rural and Remote Areas Information Management Infrastructure and Computer Networks Innovation Leadership and Management
A range of pre-conference workshops are available to broaden the conference delegate's experience. Pre-conference workshops enable participants to spend focused and extended time learning new skills and gaining new knowledge in specific areas. Workshops enable teachers to access resources, share ideas and benefit from the expertise of our dynamic presenters. At an average cost of just $55 the workshops represent excellent professional development value.
Student-led Field Tours
North Queensland students will host educators on a number of field trips to environmental locations and IT installations in Cairns. The students will have the last word of the conference, not only showcasing their presentations, but showing you the local area through their eyes. You will learn about the Reef Guardian Project from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority where students undertake curriculum projects and become Reef and rainforest Guardians, preserving the environments, raising awareness and taking local action. The use of ICTs and web-based learning in Reef Guardian projects is characteristic of how young people use ICTs to promote their agendas and take action. You will learn much from these young leaders who will take pride in showing you their North Queensland.
All field trips begin at 11.00am on Wednesday 4th October, leaving from the Cairns Convention Centre, after the Wednesday keynote, conference closure session and Morning tea. Nothing could be more convenient. Some field trips will enable you to be returned to your hotel or a point very close.
Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award 2006
The Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award 2006 is now open, with this year’s awards recognising both individual and team approaches.
The winners will attend the Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC) in Cairns from 2-4 October 2006, and a Research Visitation Program in Singapore on the week starting 15 January 2007.
Whatever inspired you or your team to integrate technology into curriculum, Microsoft wants to hear from you. Don’t miss this great opportunity to share your valuable experiences with other teachers who are just as enthusiastic about creating a curriculum that responds to changes in our society.
Visit Microsoft’s website for all the details, including terms and conditions and the inspirational work of previous winners – and don’t forget to submit your entry online by 28 July 2006. www.microsoft.com.au/innovativeteacher
ACEC 2006 proudly welcomes Microsoft as Platinum Sponsor.