CEGSA2013 Program

CEGSA 2013 has a wide variety of sessions available at this year’s conference. Ranging from our four keynote speakers, invited speakers, hands-on workshops, presentations and the ever-popular TeachMeet. There is something to suit everybody.

Registrations for sessions are now open, however you must register for the conference first.

You can find the full program available here.

The Ed Tech Crew

Invited Speakers
Darrel Branson & Tony Richards

45 Minute Presentation: Educational Podcasting with Passion
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Audio is back! And podcasting is a great way to get students creating meaningful work for real audiences or as a way for teachers to share their learning. Come along and learn some the ways the Ed Tech Crew put their podcast together. We’ll share the resources used to record, edit and publish a podcast on a regular basis as well as some of the tips and tricks to keep it all going. We’ll also share our favourite podcasts that keep us going each week.

About The Ed Tech Crew
The Ed Tech Crew have been podcasting since 2007. Hosted by Darrel Branson (The ICT Guy) and Tony Richards from itmadesimple.com. Darrel is an advocate of open source technologies and has worked in public education as both a classroom teacher and ICT consultant in country Victoria. Tony runs an Educational Technology Consultancy business which focuses on helping schools work smarter with ICT.

The Ed Tech Crew Podcast is a weekly podcast about technology in education. Each week they discuss all things digital in education – technologies, issues, great websites, interviews, web 2.0 and much, much more. The Ed Tech Crew chew the fat on all things ICT!

Lisa-Jane O’Connor

Invited Speaker

President, Primary Maths Association of SA (PMA)

Presentation: Maths 2.0 : Using the ICT Capability to engage our digital natives mathematically
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This session will allow participants to explore the Australian Curriculum: ICT Capability and the opportunities that it offers us to better engage our learners mathematically. The presenter will provide examples of the connections to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and highlight where ICT is a required aspect of the mathematics learning itself while also challenging participants to examine how we can learn differently through this medium.

Workshop: ICT Capability and Mathematics : What technologies can we use?
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This session will allow participants to explore the technologies which can be used in each strand of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics  to engage and challenge children’s thinking and learning. The presenter will provide some key questions to consider when designing learning that allow us to actively consider the potential benefits of particular technologies.

About Lisa-Jane O’Connor

Lisa-Jane has been a Teacher, Principal and Curriculum Consultant across the State, and has provided professional learning both in SA, nationally and internationally. She has extensive experience in assisting educators to explore pedagogy and curriculum across all Learning Areas, Preschool to Middle Years. She has a particular interest in the digital world and led one of the Discovery School programmes within DECD.

Tony Brandenburg

Invited Speaker

ACCE President
Education Services Australia Program Director



Presentation: Scootle Community
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This presentation will provide detailed  information about Scootle Community, an Australian Government funded project managed by ESA to provide a social media platform for all Australian teachers.   The purpose of the platform is to facilitate discussion about the onging  implementation of the Australian Curriculum.  The community’s  intention is to support regular, dynamic, digital exchanges of information and ideas to enable teachers to embed innovative practices, use of technologies and improve pedagogy in the context of implementing the Australian Curriculum.  Tony will demonstrate the platform, identify further developments, answer questions and take feedback.

About Tony Brandenburg
Tony is an experienced Education manager with over 30 years’ experience. He has held many positions focused on driving major change programmes. He possess an in-depth knowledge of education and the role ICT can play. His education portfolio encompasses a variety of teaching experiences at all levels of education; he has been a primary school principal, university lecturer, education consultant and education project manager. He has worked in state and federal government agencies, in Australia and internationally. During the last 5 years he has managed a variety of large education projects. His present program, as Program Manager at Education Services Australia, includes the development and implementation of a social media site for all Australian teachers – Scootle Community.

He is a past president of ICTEV, a Victorian Teacher Association and presently, President of ACCE, The Australian Council for Computers in Education, the peak body for ICT in Education in Australia. He is currently an elected Director on the Board of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education and is on the Horizon.K12 Advisory Board. In 2005 he was presented with the Australian leader of the year in Educational Technology, in 2010 was made a Fellow of ACCE and in May 2012 he was made a life member of ICTEV.


Christine Haynes

Invited Speaker

Immanuel Primary School
Learning Technologies Coordinator
ACCE Educator of the Year 2013
CEGSA Educator of the Year 2012


Presentation: Building Learning Communities
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Is your school fostering or hindering learning community development with your approaches? How can technology implementation affect professional development? Where does professional learning fit in with technology? What can you do today to foster the learning communities in your class, school and professional networks?

You are attending CEGSA2013 because you want to connect and share as part of a learning community of educators using technology. Learning communities collaborate, invent and share learning. Technology and professional development have the potential to empower us to learn and connect with other learners in new ways, fostering new types of learning communities in the classroom and around the world.

This session explores ways to build learning communities in within your school and for your own professional growth. Discover what helps and hinders and gain strategies for long term organisational change and personal impact.

About Christine Haynes

Recognised as the 2013 ACCE Educator of the Year, in Christine’s role as Learning Technologies Coordinator she works with students and their teachers to transform learning using Mobile Technologies. Christine is an advocate of personalised learning, building learning communities, learning with authenticate purposes and audiences and building parent partnerships.