It is with great pleasure that ICT Educators NSW has agreed to host the 2018 Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) Conference in Sydney, one of the great world cities (although some might say I’m biased). Many of you may have visited Sydney before, but we want to invite you, and your families, to experience a side of the city you may not have seen before. Sydney is the Australian base for many of the significant technology, film and media companies. We will offer you an opportunity for a ‘behind-the-scenes’ view.
The conference will be held during school holidays and we encourage you to bring the whole family to let them enjoy all that Sydney has to offer during this period. There will be a number of family-friendly events to complement the conference activities, such as bike rides, picnics, beach parties, sporting activities and scavenger hunts that will keep those who accompany you busy while you explore the increasingly complex world of Digital Technologies.
The theme of the 2018 conference is ImpaCT, and our presenters will be given the challenge of demonstrating how we can ensure maximum effect on student learning using the technologies we employ. Additionally, we will be doing a health check on the rollout of Technology Curriculum and ensuring the many resources produced to support this can be shared.
As is expected at an ACCE conference, prominent Australian and international speakers will be featured, as will be a range of pre and post-conference workshops and tours, a trade exhibition, and a full social program.
There’s also some fun to be had working with our venue, Royal Randwick Racecourse. Plan to experience a Day at the Races and all the over-the-top accessories that that might involve.
Please put the conference dates in your diaries, 2-5 October 2018 now and we encourage you to consider adding a few days either side to experience all that Sydney has to offer the entire family.
ACCE 2018 Conference Convener
The conference organisers have chosen the theme ImpaCT to underpin the Australian Council for Computers in Education 2018 conference. The theme acknowledges the most important effect on student outcomes - the impact of the educator.
While the hype associated with technology in education has emphasised ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) are ‘revolutionising’ the classroom, as educators and researchers we know that it is the teacher who has the greatest capacity to impact student learning outcomes.