Student Work from the Ignite, Innovate, Integrate ICT Conference

14th of August 2015!! The date of our next conference!! Mark it in your diaries!!

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Australia's leading educators come to speak to you. 
We even have a student of the present with his own company to inspire you with his story of success!!

Welcome to a MASSIVE Ignite, Innovate, Integrate ICT Conference 2014 proudly hosted by Kingswood Primary School and sponsored by various leading industry leaders. This is the second annual conference after the h
ugely successful first conference held last year to rave reviews. This year the format has evolved and we are excited to announce we have three leading Australian Educators as Keynote Speakers as well as a student from the Gold Coast who recently presented at the EduTECH 2014 Conference in Brisbane. We also have highly engaging workshops throughout the day. We look forward to welcoming you to our conference.

Students of the 21st century need to be creative, these skills will be paramount to their success as part of a technologically advanced society. Teaching students to answer tests prepares them to pass the rigors of school of yesteryear but not the real world in which they will live and need to survive in. The Ignite, Innovate, Integrate ICT conference will assist those in attendance with ideas and starting points to introduce practical 21st century creative ideas into every classroom.

Registration Fees

  • Regular Rate - $165 (inc GST)
  • Student Rate - $150 (inc GST)
  • Early-Bird Rate - $150 (inc GST) (available until July 15th, 2014) (CLOSED)
  • Group Bookings (more than 10) please contact cox.aaron.a@edumail.vic.gov.au
The registration fee includes:
  • Conference Program
  • Attendance to all 4 Keynote Sessions and 3 Workshops
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon snacks
  • Opening registration including a bag of goodies for all delegates
  • Abstracts of presentations
  • Certificate of Attendance for 8 hours Professional Development

Delegates enter the school via the main gates.

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Date: 15th August

Venue: Kingswood Primary School, Dingley Village
The conference will be held throughout the school with the keynote presentations taking part in the hall. Taking onboard feedback from last year we have reduced the number of exhibitors so that we can provide a larger number of Keynote Speakers with extensive knowledge in the field of ICT in schools and the broader community. 


Attending external professional development sessions outside of schools are generally prohibitive due to costs. This conference is aimed at classroom teachers, coordinators and school leaders who would like to be inspired about how to use ICT effectively and efficiently as a teaching and learning tool in schools. Autonomous schools finally opens the door for schools to differentiate themselves from others in their market place in terms of ICT and how it is embedded in to their school curriculum.
The calibre of the Keynote presenters this year is extremely high with everyone recognised country wide for their contributions to education. We even have invited a remarkable 14 year old boy, Leio Ohshima McLaren from Queensland. He recently spoke in front of 3,500 teachers at the EduTECH 2014 Conference. He will inspire and challenge you!! 

Feedback from Our 2013 Conference

"Was a really great conference. To be honest was really well organised with a range of different experiences."

"It was a fantastic conference. I felt that I got more out of it than the ICTEV conference, so well done. The challenge for 2014 will be to offer new presentations so that 2013 attendees will want to return."

"I thought the conference was fantastic and very well organised."

"Longer! I wanted to go to more sessions and couldn't be in two places at once. I'd suggest more repeat presentation and a fifth or even sixth session." 

Conference Chair:

Dr John Ingram: 

Dr. John is an applied researcher in Primary Education focusing on children’s thinking, learning and ICT. As a Primary School Principal in the UK his school became well known as a leader in action research as part of staff development. The school developed ‘Negotiated Learning’ as part of the democratic educational approach between teachers and children.  As digital technology developed negotiated learning integrated with ICT to become ‘Digital Excellence’. Dr. John’s research has led to partnerships with the National Association of Headteacher’s (UK), DEEC (Victoria), visiting Professorships at Washington, National Louis (Chicago) and Antioch (Seattle) Universities. Chair of the Attorney Generals Education Committee for the State of Illinois, Director Of Higher Degrees at the University of Durham and wrote the University’s Educational Leadership Master and Doctor of Education degree programs for UK, Hong Kong and Singapore Principals. 

Most recently John had responsibility for the development of ICT and student learning across 72 UK Primary Schools as part of a $15 million dollar initiative to rise standards in Socially deprived areas  and was educational advisor on the TREES project (Technology Rich Educational Environments) in Chicago, a $2 million US National Science Foundation project.  His research has been published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology, British Educational Research Journal, Journal of Educational and Early Childhood and in two books: ‘The Negotiating Classroom: Teacher – Child Partnership’  and ‘Digital Intelligence: The Psychology of Computer Based Learning’. John’s eldest daughter lives in Melbourne and since visiting her 5 years ago he now works with schools across Victoria, visiting four months a year! He lives part of the year in Tuscany and is a keen skier.




Keynote Speakers

Keynote Presenters:
  • Chris Betcher
  • Dr Tim Kitchen
  • Nathan Jones
  • Leio Ohshima McLaren

Conference Chair:             Dr John Ingram 

Workshop sessions:  

Various sessions to inspire real life classroom change of practice

Innovation starts somewhere. You do not need to reinvent the wheel!

 Time Session 
 8.40am  Opening Address
 8.45am Keynote Speaker - Leio Ohshima McLaren
 9.05am Keynote Speaker - Dr Tim Kitchen 
 9.55am Session 1 Workshop or Presentation 
 10.40am MORNING TEA
 11.10am Keynote Speaker - Nathan Jones
 12.00pm Session 2 Workshop or Presentation 
 1.00pm LUNCH
 1.50pm Session 3 Workshop or Presentation 
 2.45pm Keynote Speaker - Chris Betcher
 3.30pm Closing Comments