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ACEC 2006

Cairns, Tropical North Queensland

October 2-4, 2006

Important notice fordelegates making their own way to the pre-conference workshops.

Workshop 7

Informal Learning with Digital Media
St Francis Xavier Primary School, 5 Atkinson Street , Manunda, Cairns

Workshop 1

St Monicas College

177 Abbott St

Entry is via Lake St side

Workshop 2

Expert forum: Pedagogical approaches for teaching games scripting and programming

Bentley Park College

McLaughlin Rd, Bentley Park

Workshop 3, 5,6,8

Cairns High School

Sheridan St, Cairns

Workshop 9 Spatial Technologies in the Classroom

Trinity Bay High School

26-62 Hoare Street,Manunda Cairns

Session Sign-up Information
Keynote and concurrent sessions do not require advance sign-up. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that room size will vary.

To assist in planning your conference agenda, a full programis available on the website in pdf form.Download Program Paper-based and CD-ROM versions will be available at registration.

Pre-conference workshops and field trips are filling fast.

Pre-conference workshops and student-led field trips must be booked in advance. Register Now!

Limited places still available in Rainforest and Wetlands Student Led Field Trips.

Limited places available in the following pre-conference workshops:

Spatial Technologies in the Classroom

Games Scripting and Programing

Student Collaborative Projects - iEARN

Conference Features

  • 350 speakers

  • 6major symposia

  • 6 major panels

  • 50 trade exhibits

  • 8 pre-conference workshops

  • 3student-led field trips

Musical Interludes

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
ICT in Curriculum and Pedagogy
ICT in Regional, Rural and Remote Areas
Information Management
Infrastructure and Computer Networks
Leadership and Management

Pre-conference Workshops

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 years 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. Dont 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 Microsofts website for all the details, including terms and conditions and the inspirational work of previous winners and dont forget to submit your entry online by 28 July 2006.

ACEC 2006 proudly welcomes Microsoft as Platinum Sponsor.

Photo Gallery

Cape Tribulation Cape Tribulation
Nature on The Cape Nature on The Cape
Fan Palms in the Rainforest Fan Palms in the Rainforest
Waterfalls Waterfalls
Snorkelling on the Reef Snorkelling on the Reef
Aerial view of Cairns Aerial view of Cairns
Culture Culture
Skyrail Skyrail
Trinity Beach Trinity Beach
Mondos Mondos
Lookout near Wangetti Beach Lookout near Wangetti Beach
Low Isles off Port Douglas Low Isles off Port Douglas
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