Future Schools EXPO + CONFERENCES

Future Schools EXPO + CONFERENCES


 

 

About

One of six parallel conferences running at the National FutureSchools Expo.

 

Why?

Supporting ICT Management in building the schools of the future

 

The role of a School ICT Director and Manager is constantly evolving. Previously tasked with maintaining operational effectiveness and efficiency of a school’s hardware and software systems, School ICT Directors today face a whole new set of challenges. They are being asked to help drive the digital and technological transformation across the school, and demonstrate the potential of current and future technologies that enable personalised, project or problem-based learning. Where Information Technology historically was an inward, back-office function that was fairly-siloed, now is integrated across curriculum and pedagogical practice.
 

In this sense, School ICT Directors and Managers are accountable for building and supporting the schools of the future. We must initiate and develop diverse resources and programs that engage today’s learners; from Makerspaces, sound and film recording facilities, to robotics, coding and AR/VR.
 

Build.ICT is a 2-day conference and one-stop-shop for school ICT Management and Support functions. The conference not only reviews strategy and unique delivery methods of day to day ICT operations, but also shares innovative implementation of classroom technology to support student learning.

 

Who Should Attend?

  • Heads of ICT
  • ICT Directors
  • ICT Trainers
  • ICT Service Desk Managers
  • ICT Service Delivery Team Leader
  • ICT Project Managers
  • ICT Coordinators
  • ICT Operations Manager
  • ICT Admin Support Officers
  • ICT Integrators
  • ICT & Procurement Coordinators
  • Heads of Technology
  • Directors of Technology of Learning
  • Technology Facilitators
  • Technology Support Specialists
  • Director of Technology and Innovation
  • Cyber Security Specialists
  • IT Security Managers

 

Why Attend?

  • Gain leadership and expert advice on the provision of ICT services
  • Learn how to improve systems integration and enable pedagogical transformation
  • Review examples of effective and innovative use of technology in Schools across the globe
  • Benchmark project management and strategy delivery techniques
  • Uncover the latest research in the way students learn and creative ways to integrate technologies into everyday learning environments
  • Analyse the benefits and challenges of a plethora of digital technologies
  • Understand how to procure the best resources for your school
  • Build.ICT is part of the expo which features the largest display of software and hardware suppliers to schools in the southern hemisphere. Don't miss the chance to liaise with your service, network, or hardware providers and get a fresh pair of eyes on upgrades, issues and troubleshooting.


Key areas covered at Build.ICT include:


Day-to-day Operations

  • Managing ICT risk and mitigation and developing strong strategies that work
  • Mapping commercial services and technology procurement processes
  • Providing support to staff of all hardware and servers
  • Leading your team into effective implementation of networking technologies and concepts such as TCP/IP, wireless technologies, security and encryption
  • Ensuring your School's web, database technologies, systems and cloud services are operating effectively and producing the required outcomes
  • Maintenance, repairs and replacement of hardware

Strategy and Project Management/Delivery

  • Developing and implementing and Digital strategy at an operational level
  • Rollout, maintenance and management of software/hardware/classroom technologies
  • Producing, reviewing and critically evaluating business cases for complex ICT projects
  • Planning and maintaining identity management and disaster recovery projects
  • How to communicate progress clearly and regularly to all relevant stakeholders
  • Automating existing processes using workflow systems
  • Effectively loading with service providers
  • Deciphering what your Principal and School needs from you

 

Attendance at National FutureSchools Expo counts towards PD/professional learning activities which you can record with your relevant state teacher registration board.

 

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