Kids' Conference Sydney 2018

The conference involves short speaker sessions in which students in primary or secondary education can present innovative projects relating to History, Geography, Science, English and technologies. Students can present solo or in small groups.

Details

Date

27 November 2018

Time
9:00am - 11:00am
Location

Gleeson Auditorium, ACU Strathfield Campus

About the Kids Conference

This conference gives students from primary or secondary schools an opportunity to present innovative projects they have designed and developed. Students can present solo or in small groups.

  • The Conference promotes students as creators of knowledge and innovation to an audience of lead educators, policy makers and the teaching community.
  • The Conference also promotes the role of teachers as facilitators of creative, collaborative and student-led projects.
  • Students present on how they have developed their learning and enquiry by exploring new and emerging technologies and presentation tools.

Curious to know more?

  • In 2017 the Conference presentations brought together students and teachers from across Australia, as well as students from Germany and the UK. The presentations highlighted new approaches by students to support learning in History, Geography, Science and English.
  • Previous presenters have been ages 7–18 years. You can see examples of their work here: HTAV website.

Who attends?

Kids' conference brings together

  • Primary and Secondary students as presenters
  • History, Geography, English and Science Leader Teachers
  • Early Career Teachers
  • Pre-service Teachers and Primary and Secondary students 

Download the 2018 Kids' Conference Flyer

Download the 2018 Kids' Conference Program

About the sessions:

  • Students present for no more than 10 minutes.
  • They can present individually or in groups.
  • Each presentation must include a focus on either History, Geography, English or Science in applying the chosen Digital Technology.
  • The conference is a positive environment where kids teach teachers.
  • All presenters receive a certificate.
  • Facilitators nominate students to present.

About the sessions

Nominate a student to present

Some technologies and ideas to draw upon for your chosen project focus:

  • Digital stories
  • Computer games
  • Website development
  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Sandbox
  • Robotics
  • Drones
  • GIS & GPS
  • Radio shows
  • Stop animation
  • History app development
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Research Tools

Kids' Conference Vision

  • The Kids’ Conference is dedicated to the student perspective.
  • Promotes personalised learning through student centred problem solving.
  • Seeks to foster creativity and innovation within the classroom.
  • Fosters and promotes student voice in learning.
  • Help all students to discover, develop and apply their talents.
  • Promotes student self-efficacy and metacognitive learning.
  • Provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate creative, interdisciplinary approaches to History, Geography, Science and English inquiry.
  • Engages students to lead as creative authors of disciplinary knowledge and understanding.
  • Provides an opportunity for students to share how they engage and learn with emerging digital technologies within History, Geography, Science and English.

Sir Ken Robinson: Creative approach to problem-solving

Regarded as one of the world’s most influential voices in education, Sir Ken was the keynote presenter at the Kid’s Conference in 2015. He emphasised the importance of a creative approach to problem solving, and the importance of the Kids’ Conference in fostering this. 

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact:

Stephen Spain

Australian Catholic University
stephen.spain@acu.edu.au

 

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