Session 408

Title: Collaboratus: a practical approach to future focused learning

Presenter: Steve Wilkins – Futures Learning, Learning Systems

Type: Practical

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: As educators in a modern world we are continually challenged by an ever expanding menu of pedagogical approaches that meet the learning needs of students. We have unprecedented access to a range of technologies that enable us and our students to create, share, connect and contribute to a global community, to learn new skills, just in time to solve complex problems. The challenge we face is not in keeping up with technology; it is in designing authentic, future focused learning experiences that effectively leverages the technology and prepares our students for an uncertain future. Technology will come and go, but good teaching is good teaching. This workshop will explore practical ways for teachers to authentically embed ICT and future focused learning in their classrooms. You will use available the department’s online collaboration tools (Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite) to create your own future focused learning resource using the Collaboratus model.

Target Audience: K – 12 Teachers & Executive and Rural and Remote

Requirements: Participants are to bring a learning activity/lesson plan/unit of learning you currently deliver, or are planning to deliver. Participants will also need to bring a laptop device that can access the internet.