Leadership Forum 2006
The Leadership forum is proudly hosted by The Australian Council for Computers in Education in conjunction with The Department of Education and the Arts, Queensland, the sponsors of this event, and National Centre for Science, ICT and Mathematics in Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR), sponsors of the Keynote presentation.
Future scenarios for ICTs in learning - A resolution for personal action amongst a professional community of leadership
You are invited to attend an interactive leader's forum on Wednesday 4th October, commencing at 10.30am and concluding at 4pm. Cost is $55 and includes morning tea and lunch.
About the forum
The event is an opportunity to contribute to national and international thinking on ICTs in learning and teaching. Network with ‘the ‘thinkers and the doers’ and join them in a workshop setting where discussion, debate and opinions are valued.
The aim is to provide advice to systems, universities, professional associations and other stakeholders on 21st century learning enabled through ICTs. Ideas will be collated into a national position statement on the integration of ICTs in Learning for the future.
Join ICT leaders from the Department of Education, Science and Training, state education departments, the independent school system, the National Catholic Education system, Australian university academics, visiting international colleagues, professional associations, principals and practitioners, community leaders and representatives from business.
The OECD future schooling scenarios will provide the foundation for discussion to develop strategic plans for ICT enabled learning for the immediate future.
OECD Future Schooling Scenarios and emailed materials. Email Tony Brandenburg, ACCE Board for materials you may have missed
The MCEETYA pedagogy strategy is also a reference of relevance to the discussion. http://www.mceetya.edu.au/verve/_resources/pedagogy_strategy_file.pdf
The SiMERR National Survey provides Australian data on the gaps for schools in remote and rural areas. http://simerr.une.edu.au/national_survey/index.html
Facilitator Ron Lake
Ron Lake is currently Regional Director of the Loddon Mallee Region, Victoria.
He was previously Assistant General Manager of the Innovations Branch, Department of Education and Training Victoria. He managed two of the Victorian Government’s key flagship strategies – Creating and Supporting a Performance and Development Culture and The Leading Schools Fund.
ACCE is proud to cooperate with Ron, to work with the nations' ICT leaders to build agendas for 2008. Ron is well known in ACCE communities and an excellent facilitator, as well as a extremely insightful and significant leader in ICTs in this country. International participants to our forum will enjoy working with this important Australian leader.
The forum has limited numbers. Invitations can be requested via the ACEC web site when you register for the event. Invitations will be much sort-after and places are likely to be offered very quickly. There are only a few places left.
Register for the forum using the following link. You are very welcome to join us for the day only.http://www.cairnsconferences.com.au/acec2006_register
The leadership forum will conclude the conference.
For more information about the conference in general and the leadership forum in particular visit http://www.acec2006.info
We look forward to meeting with you in Cairns and talking about leadership issues.
Debbie Kember QSITE and Tony Brandenburg ICTEV, on behalf of ACCE
The need for priorities of rural and urban ICT teachers
This paper presents findings from the SiMERR National Survey concerning the need priorities of secondary ICT teachers for professional development, resources and learning experiences for their students. The findings - drawn from a survey of 237 secondary ICT teachers across Australia - provide an opportunity to compare the needs of teachers working in metropolitan, provincial and remote schools. The study found that vacant ICT positions are relatively difficult to fill and that the novel and dynamic nature of ICT requires teachers to have more extensive opportunities for on-the-job training, collegial collaboration and mentoring than is the case for teachers of more traditional subjects like science and mathematics. The study also found that ICT teachers are commonly required to manage and maintain ICT resources and to assist other staff to use ICT resources, while being allocated insufficient time in which to do these additional activities. The implications of these and other findings are discussed along with recommendations to help address the unmet needs of ICT teachers in different parts of Australia.
Dr Terry Lyons
National Centre of Science, ICT and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia.
Dr Terry Lyons was a high school science teacher for fourteen years, working in NSW, Africa and Kiribati. After completing his PhD in science education he was awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship at UNE, working in the National Centre of Science, ICT and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR Australia). He is the coordinator for SiMERR NSW and was project manager for the recently completed SiMERR National Survey, which explored the key issues confronting science, ICT and mathematics teachers in rural and remote schools. It is hoped that this large scale DEST funded survey will inform policy concerning staffing, resourcing, professional development and student learning in these subject areas in rural schools.Dr Lyons is a lecturer in science education in the School of Education at UNE and also works in the area of international science enrolment trends and student attitudes to science. He is a member of the Australian College of Educators, the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) and was recently elected Chair of the International Organization of Science and Technology Education (IOSTE).
ACCE thanks the Department of the Education and the Arts, Queensland for taking the initiative to sponsor this event. Providing leaders with a forum to discuss strong new challenging futures is an important role for a system. ACCE congratulates the Department of the Education and the Arts Queensland for supporting the ICT leaders and we wish you, a fantastic event and know that your schools will benefit from the leadership of the QSITE members who attend this event you have sponsored and co-hosted with us. Thanksyou to Debbie Kember, past president of QSITE and current presdent of the JCQTA for her support in building this partnership.