InTEACT is grateful to Education Services Australia for their support for our 2016 conference, and to Cisco for their continuing efforts to support educators. Both organisations will be presenting to workshop attendees on Wednesday 24th August to share recent developments to support teachers in schools.
Topic: The Digital Technologies Hub – let’s get started (ESA)
Learners engaging with technology as part of their school experience is becoming the norm, but technology alone will not improve learning. Learners and teachers need to make judicious choices around the use of technology and this needs a certain level of digital literacy. With the new Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum, there is a real opportunity for learners and teachers to develop their digital technology skills and to see progress in their learning. This workshop will introduce participants to the new curriculum and introduce the Digital Technologies Hub; a free portal with support materials on pedagogy, learning sequences as well as links to tons of additional resources.
Topic: The Cisco Networking Academy (Cisco)
The Cisco Networking Academy, a Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility program, is an IT skills and career building program available to learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Each year thousands of jobs go unfilled because employers cannot find skilled talent. The Cisco Networking Academy program gets students started on a path to these jobs. Come and listen to how this program has developed over the last few years to more than just Networking certifications but there has been considerable investment in pathways such as Cyber Security.
As more people and things are connected to the network, security professionals are in high demand to develop and implement security infrastructure, recognise threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.