SPOTLIGHT PROGRAM 2019
Exhibitors will deliver informative presentations about the latest developments in their resources, services and programs. The Exhibitor Spotlight is located on the exhibition floor at the Open Stage.
FRIDAY 30 AUGUST
10:35am - 10:50am
Speaker: Kathryn Slade-Frankcom, Australian Taxation Office
Topic: Free ATO resources to support your teaching and learning programs
The ATO’s schools education program offers a range of services and teaching resources for primary and secondary schools. Our resources are mapped to the curriculum and free to access.
12:10pm - 12:25pm
Speaker: Matt Woodley, Senior Professional Practice Officer, Victorian Institute of Teaching
Topic: Getting to know VIT
An introduction to VIT, what VIT can do for you and how you will interact with VIT throughout your teaching career.
12:30pm - 12:45pm
Speaker: Eva Migdal, Well School
Topic: Well Habit Your School
Well Habit Your School is a design thinking approach to build any of 24 core wellness skills based on a Maslow’s 'Hierarchy of Needs’ model. The classroom becomes a space where students learn and practice a six-step approach to habit change. These steps include wellness literacy concepts, self-reflection on their own habits, decision making, peer coaching skills, ‘GO FOR IT’ goal setting and peer support to achieve these goals.
2:00pm - 2:15pm
2:40pm - 2:55pm
Speaker: Ebony Birch- Hanger, Neuro-developmental Therapist, Teacher, Special Educational Teacher, Teacher of the Deaf, Education Consultant & Music Specialist
Topic: Using Personalised Approaches to Understand and Support Neurodiversity in the Classroom
With inclusive schools now a focus of education, having knowledge of Neurodevelopmental differences makes teacher’s lives a lot easier! Gain a quick insight into all factors that contribute to students’ functioning and learn how professional development through Personalised Approaches will provide you with inside knowledge of developmental differences.
SATURDAY 31 AUGUST
10:10am - 10:25am
Speaker: Dr Nicole Papadopoulos and Miss Chloe Emonson from the Deakin Child Study Centre at Deakin University
Topic: Australian first pilot of a new and innovative program called the Australian Joy of Moving program
This is an important program which promotes engagement in physical activity and encourages understanding around the benefits and joy of moving in Victorian primary school children.
10:30am - 10:45am
Speaker: Hanna Lucas, Voiceless
Topic: Animal Protection Education
Voiceless – the animal protection institute, is the home of animal protection and animal law education. We believe that today’s youth will be tomorrow’s change-makers. Our Animal Protection Education (APE) encourages students to think critically about animal protection by providing teachers with the information and tools they need to deliver complete lessons in the classroom.
12:00pm - 12:15pm
Topic: Easyread Teacher Time
12:20pm - 12:35pm
Topic: Teach Queensland Style
1pm - 1:15pm
Topic: Autism Behavioural Intervention Association
1:20pm - 1:35pm
Speaker: Jayneen Sanders, Educate2Empower
Topic: The Importance of Gender Equality in Education Settings
We know from research that gender inequality forms the basis of domestic and family violence. What if educators tried to use their educational settings to help break down gender stereotyping - how might this change culture?
1:40pm - 1:55pm