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We are pleased to advise that the i-Educate in-person conference will occur on Monday 30 May and Tuesday 31 May 2022 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Combined with the virtual conference from Wednesday 1 June to Friday 3 June 2022, i-Educate will be a week-long professional development opportunity to help develop your IT knowledge to deliver and support the digital curriculum.



The theme –Teaching for the unknown—Developing the skills for tomorrow – has been amended to reflect the adaptive nature of workplaces and schools and explores the following statements:


• The learners of today are developing skills for an employment landscape very different to the one of today.


• The learners of today will be employed in future jobs that don’t exist today and careers that we can’t even dream of.


• The learners of today will engage with future learning and work environments which will be augmented with virtual experiences. Students will need the skills to operate in real and mixed reality environments.


This conference is the fifth edition of i-Educate, Queensland's state schooling sector’s premier technological conference and is open to all Queensland state school educators and technology staff to attend by making it a hybrid event consisting of an online virtual component and an in-person component in Brisbane.

If you’re attending the in-person conference, we look forward to welcoming more than 600 of our staff from across Queensland to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

By attending in-person you will have first-hand experience by:

• participating in a program of hands-on interactive workshops
• networking with your peers, industry professionals and departmental executives throughout the conference and at the networking function
• attending ‘digi-chat’ information sessions during breaks about a variety of digital technology topics
• engaging with renowned keynote speakers
• mingling with technology suppliers at the trade exhibition.

Further highlighting the importance of attending in-person, the interactive workshops will have the workshop presenter providing personal guidance and feedback to each participant during the activity.

These workshops demonstrate the evidence-based improvements that digital technologies bring to learning outcomes and include using coding, robotics and drones, BYOx case studies, and creating and implementing flexible learning spaces.

If you can’t make it to the in-person conference, you can still attend a scaled-back virtual event. Although you’ll miss out on the many benefits that can only come from attending in-person – such as the ability to work in hands-on groups during the workshops – you will still have the opportunity to develop your IT knowledge.

Whether you attend virtually or in-person, you will gain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by attending.

If it’s your first visit or you’re coming back for a second or third time, we welcome you to attend i-Educate.

Regards

Michael O’Leary
Assistant Director-General and Chief Information Officer
Information and Technologies Branch

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