NSW Schools Roadshow 2013

This time next week my colleagues from the NSW Microsoft education team will be running the first of 9 roadshows for schools. They are going to be on the road until the end of the month, visiting Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Wollongong, Sydney, Campbelltown, North Ryde, Wagga Wagga and Dubbo. And presumably the bus between the venues will be full up, as the roadshow involves Acer, Adobe, IC Central, Intel and Lenovo too.

The day is going to be facilitated by Pip Cleaves, who’s well known to many across NSW for her work as a Professional Learning consultant for the Interactive Classroom rollout in the Hunter Central Coast Region, the DERNSW Program both at Hunter Central Coast and State levels and Peer Coaching coordination across the state. She is a Microsoft Peer Coach Master Trainer, Adobe Education Leader and Microsoft 21st Century Learning Design Master Facilitator.

Although the event is tilted towards NSW government schools, it is actually open to any school, and any pre-service or TAFE teacher.


NSW Microsoft Schools Roadshow 2013In a global economy driven by innovation, knowledge and intense competition, it is more important than ever to engage students in learning. We need to offer students the opportunity to develop collaboration, critical thinking and creative skills to ensure they can successfully compete in the 21st century.

Through this complimentary hands-on workshop, Microsoft, Adobe, Intel, Lenovo, Acer and IC Central will show you how to leverage your school’s existing technology to empower your students with skills they will need to be successful.

Your chance to discover

We invite you to explore with us how technology can be used to engage students in the learning process, while providing them with opportunities to develop 21st century skills. This will be a full day, hands-on professional learning session focused on getting the most from your school’s existing software and devices. We will show you technologies that are just around the corner, allowing you to explore future possibilities.



8-9 – Registration and coffee

9-9.30 – How can we make 21st Century Learning Real? How can we work with the challenges of BYOD, Tech Support, IT Integration in Learning that we face daily?

9.30-10.45 – Productivity with Windows 8 – Intel Showcase – Hands on Session: Windows 8

10.45-11.15 – Morning Tea

11.15-12.30 – Collaboration with Office 365 – Microsoft Showcase – Hands on Session: O365 – One Note  / Win 8 Apps

12.30-1.30 – Lunch & ACA/MOS Certifications

1.30-2.45 – Creativity in Education – Adobe Showcase – Hands on Session: Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements

2.45-3.00 – Conclusion


Devices, software and apps will be provided for the duration of the day