Join Microsoft and Australasia’s Education Community at EduTECH Australia 2019

When everybody plays, we all win

June is looking to be pretty exciting as EduTECH Australia 2019 kicks off on June 6, bringing together educators, leaders and futurists from across Asia Pacific and Australia to share, discuss and breathe in the latest developments for education and technology.

This year’s EduTECH is going to be bigger and better than ever, so if you’re an educator excited about the potential of technology in the classroom, you don’t want to miss this!

Catch our Keynote on 6th June at 8:45am

Our VP of Worldwide Education for Microsoft, Anthony Salcito, will be taking to the stage on the first day of EduTECH 2019 to deliver his keynote on Transforming Education.

Digital Transformation is not simply about technology. It requires that we re-imagine the future of education and embrace a way of bringing together people, data, and processes to build deeper relationships and create more valuable experiences for today’s students – one that supports them to fully develop their talents.

Find us on the Exhibition Floor

The Microsoft team will be at Booth 711, which isn’t hard to find – as we’re a few paces straight through the entrance to the main hall! Educators wondering ‘what’s next’ will have their curiosities quenched, as we’re pulling all stops to bring you the latest innovations throughout the Microsoft ecosystem.

Here’s what you can expect to see on the Microsoft Education stand over the EduTECH schedule and if you can’t make it, we’ll be providing Twitter live streams for the on-stand demonstrations noted  below.

Teacher Demonstrations

 

DAY 1 – Thursday 6 June

TIME PRESENTER DEMONSTRATION LIVE STREAM
11:00am – 11:20am Greg Port
Head of ICT Integration
All Saints’ College, WA
Building a collaborative classroom with Microsoft Teams Yes
11:30am – 11:50am Anson Ho
Product Manager, Mixed Reality
Microsoft
Leveraging 3D on Windows to improve learning outcomes Yes
12:00pm – 12:20pm Andrew Balzer
STEMShare Leader
NSW Department of Education
Bringing Minecraft to life with 3D and Mixed Reality Yes
12:25pm – 12:45pm Steve Crapnell
Head of Digital Pedagogy
All Hallows’ School, QLD
Fostering an inclusive classroom with free tools from Microsoft Yes
1:00pm – 1:20pm Megan Townes
Learning Delivery Specialist
Microsoft
What’s New in EDU? Yes
1:30pm – 1:50pm Peter Sercombe
Head of Technologies
Bundaberg Christian College, QLD
Working together with Office Online Yes
2:05pm – 2:25pm Phillip Sakellaridis
Director of Digital Learning
St Francis Xavier College, VIC
Organising your classroom and empowering your students with OneNote Yes
2:45pm – 3:05pm Simon Harper
Head Teacher Secondary Studies
Killara High School, NSW
Predictive analytics and machine learning in the classroom Yes
3:15pm – 3:35pm Peta Jorgensen
P-12 Digital Learning Coordinator
Hillcrest Christian College, QLD
Get coding with MakeCode Arcade Yes
3:45pm – 4:05pm Lynette Barker
Teacher Librarian
St Therese’s Primary School, NSW
Visible thinking with Microsoft Whiteboard Yes

 

DAY 2 – Friday 7 June

TIME PRESENTER DEMONSTRATION LIVE STREAM
10:20am – 10:40am Owen Neal
Head of ICT Integration
Seton Catholic College, WA
Increasing accessibility and fostering inclusive classrooms Yes
10:45am – 11:05am Anson Ho
Product Manager, Mixed Reality
Microsoft
Bring learning to life with Windows Mixed Reality Yes
11:15am – 11:35am Amanda Frampton
Learning Delivery Specialist
Microsoft
Amplify every learner with FlipGrid Yes
11:45am – 12:05pm Travis Smith
K-12 Industry Lead
Microsoft
The Power of the Pen – Six strategies you get back with a digital stylus Yes
12:15pm – 12:35pm Andrew Balzer
STEMShare Leader
NSW Department of Education
Transforming learning with Minecraft Education Edition Yes
12:45pm – 1:05pm Laurens Derks
Learning Designer, STEMShare Community
NSW Department of Education
Creating learning experiences with Mixed Reality Yes
1:15pm – 1:35pm Bec West
Assistant Principal
Bonnyrigg Public School, NSW
Ramping up teacher productivity with OneNote Yes
1:45pm – 2:05pm Fergus Grant
Digital Learning Coordinator
Mercedes College, SA
Discover free PD for your staff with the Microsoft Educator Community Yes

 

IT Demonstrations

DAY 1 – Thursday 6 June

TIME PRESENTER DEMONSTRATION LIVE STREAM
10:00am – 10:20am Georgina Siggins
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Learn how to set up your school PCs in under one hour using the Set Up School PCs app No
10:30am – 10:50am Calvin Davidson
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Zero-touch device deployment with Windows Autopilot No
11:00am – 11:20am Dan Bowen
Technology Strategist (Education)
Microsoft
What’s new in EDU IT? No
11:30am – 11:50am Adam Howe
Data & AI Practice Manager
Insight
Exploring the impact of bots and other Azure-based technologies in Higher Education No
12:00pm – 12:20pm Chris Bellee & Zvezdan Pavkovic
Microsoft
Key considerations for moving your school to the cloud No
12:25pm – 12:45pm Adam Howe
Data & AI Practice Manager
Microsoft
Cloud-based modernisation at Catholic Education WA (CEWA) No
1:00pm – 1:20pm Dan Bowen
Technology Strategist (Education)
Microsoft
Exploring the impact of Azure-based technologies in K-12 No
1:30pm – 1:50pm Georgina Siggins
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Paul Camemolia
Education Practice Lead
Dancrai
Simplify school identity management in Office 365 with School Data Sync No
2:05pm – 2:25pm Stuart Moore
Director Sales & Marketing
Insync Technology
Teams for Education: a quick start guide for IT admins No
2:45pm – 3:05pm Stuart Moore
Director Sales & Marketing
Insync Technology
Make the most of Office 365 in Education for IT Pro’s No
3:15pm – 3:35pm Calvin Davidson
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Find meaning in your data with PowerBI No
3:45pm – 4:05pm Chris Bellee & Zvezdan Pavkovic
Microsoft
How to fast-track your journey to the cloud No
4:15pm – 4:35pm Dan Bowen
Technology Strategist (Education)
Microsoft
Modern classroom security No

 

DAY 2 – Friday 7 June

TIME PRESENTER DEMONSTRATION LIVE STREAM
10:20am – 10:40am Allan Sheffield
Senior Service Management Officer: Collaboration Systems
Brisbane Catholic Education
Case study: Brisbane Catholic Education and their journey to the cloud No
10:45am – 11:05am Ryan McIvor
Solutions Specialist
Microsoft
Choose the right device for your school: key considerations No
11:15am – 11:35am Georgina Siggins
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Get to know MyAnalytics for improved wellbeing, focus and collaboration No
11:45am – 12:05pm Brett Auton
Principal Consultant – Education Services
MOQ Digital
Using data-driven insights to improve student outcomes No
12:15pm – 12:35pm Chris Bellee & Zvezdan Pavkovic
Microsoft
How to fast-track your journey to the cloud No
12:45pm – 1:05pm Calvin Davidson
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Classroom set-up for Minecraft: Education Edition No
1:15pm – 1:35pm Chris Bellee & Zvezdan Pavkovic
Microsoft
Key considerations for moving your school to the cloud No
1:45pm – 2:05pm Georgina Siggins
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Upskill in M365 with learning pathways and certifications No
2:15pm – 2:35pm Calvin Davidson
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Easy device management with Intune for Education No
2:45pm – 3:05pm Dan Bowen
Technology Strategist (Education)
Microsoft
Modern classroom security No

Creation Station 
We’ll be running small group hands-on classes at our Creation Station across a number of areas including Mixed Reality, PowerBI, Cognitive Services, FlipGrid, MakeCode, Minecraft: Education Edition and more! These limited-availability sessions will be available for booking via our Concierge desk and will appeal to you whether you are a Teacher or an IT Admin.

DAY 1 – Thursday 6 June

TIME PRESENTER SESSION
10:30am – 11:10am Amanda Frampton
Learning Delivery Specialist
Microsoft
Amplify Learning with FlipGrid
11:30am – 12:10pm Travis Smith
K-12 Industry Lead
Microsoft
Solving school challenges with Artificial Intelligence
12:30pm – 1:10pm Anson Ho
Product Manager – Mixed Reality
Microsoft
Hold a Hologram in your hand with MergeCube
1:30pm – 2:10pm Amanda Frampton
Learning Delivery Specialist
Microsoft
Make it chicken rain with Minecraft: Education Edition
2:30pm – 3:10pm Megan Townes
Learning Delivery Specialist
Microsoft
Make a game with MakeCode Arcade
3:45pm – 4:35pm Amanda Frampton
Learning Delivery Specialist
Microsoft
Make it chicken rain with Minecraft: Education Edition

 

DAY 2 – Friday 7 June

TIME PRESENTER SESSION
10:30am – 11:10am Ray Fleming
Education Industry Solutions Executive
Microsoft
Georgina Siggins
Technology Solutions Professional
Microsoft
Solving school challenges with Artificial Intelligence
11:30am – 12:10pm Dan Bowen
Technology Strategist (Education)
Microsoft
Build a Bot
12:30pm – 1:10pm Amanda Frampton
Learning Delivery Specialist
Microsoft
Make it chicken rain with Minecraft: Education Edition
1:30pm – 2:10pm Anson Ho
Product Manager – Mixed Reality
Microsoft
Hold a Hologram in your hand with MergeCube

 

Inclusivity Pod
Visit the Inclusivity Pod on our stand to experience demo’s around how our free tools support all learners across Reading, Writing, Maths and Communication. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of how you can use tools such as Immersive Reader, Dictate, Microsoft Translator, Office Lens and more. This is not to be missed!

Attend our Breakout Seminars
EduTECH breakout sessions allow delegates to split into smaller groups to attend interactive and in-depth seminars on topics that matter most to them. Pre-selection of breakout sessions is encouraged as you don’t want to miss these seminars delivered by the Microsoft team:

The Inclusive Classroom – Thurs 6 June at 11:30am, 12noon & 12:30pm
Troy Waller, Microsoft Learning Delivery & Accessibility Specialist

Join this seminar to learn how you can address a diversity of needs and provide personalised learning to empower every student in your classroom.

Attendees at this workshop will:

      • Learn how to create an accessible and personalised experience for your students in Windows 10 and Office 365
      • Experience the tools and apps available (like Immersive Reader) to create accessible content and improve reading comprehension and writing
      • Understand how students can demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text

Protect What Matters with Microsoft Azure Thurs 6 June at 1:30pm, 2:00pm & 2:30pm
Peter Manoukian, Microsoft Education Solution Specialist

More than 70% of on-premise workloads today run Windows Server & over 50% of deployed SQL Server is 2008 or 2008 R2 or older.

Join this seminar to learn how Microsoft Azure is helping Education secure precious data, enhance application performance and remain on supported platforms.

Free Microsoft Certification Exams
In partnership with Prodigy Learning, we are excited to offer a Microsoft Digital Skills Certifications Testing Lab at EduTECH.

All EduTECH Sydney attendees have the opportunity to sit Microsoft Certification Exams for FREE and can choose as many exams as they wish from the Microsoft suite:
MOS – Microsoft Office Specialist: Employability
MTA – Microsoft Technology Associate: Technology
MCE – Microsoft Certified Educator: CPD

Testing Centre seats are like gold with space for 30 exam spots per time slot! To avoid disappointment pre-register to secure a space in the Microsoft Certifications Testing Lab!

Register now:
Thursday 6th June
Friday 7th June

The Certification Testing Centre is located on Level 3 Room E3.1 at the International Convention Centre.

Slam Dunk Competition
If you are attending EduTECH, enter our Slam Dunk competition for the chance to WIN an Xbox One S. Play Slam Dunk and tweet a picture of you and your score using the hashtags #MSFTEDU and #EduTechAU.
To enter you must by 18+ and a winner will be announced each day at 2PM.

Full T&Cs: https://aka.ms/EduTECH19

Meet us face to face

If you’ve got a burning question or education initiative you’d love to explore with us, you can arrange to meet one of our team. Just download the EduTech app, follow these instructions and you’re good to go!

We can’t wait to see you at EduTECH Australia 2019! Grab your tickets now – and if you can’t make it, tune in for our latest updates on  Twitter and Facebook, or follow the official conversation using #MSFTEdu.