Earlier this year over 100 teachers attended the very first EdTechConf event in Cape Town. The event was a great success and as a result the EdTechConf organisation has developed a three-way approach to future events :
1) A national EdTechConf conference to be held annually in Cape Town which seeks to attract teachers from all over South Africa
2) Smaller local EdTechConf Extended seminars/conferences to be held throughout South Africa during the year
3) EdTechConf “ThinkShops” which will be focused workshops held on a regular basis at a central venue in Cape Town (to start with!)
The very first EdTechConf Extended event is to be held at Elkanah House from 30 September to 1 October. There is a terrific program planned which will include hands-on workshops, think-tank discussions and informative plenaries. Workshops include topics such as Paperless Teaching With An iPad, Free Teacher Tools From Microsoft, Online Tools In The Foundation Phase, Google Docs In The Classroom and Using Adobe Photoshop And Indesign.
This promises to be another great event for networking and peer-learning. There are still a few places open so get busy and sign up today!
Please let others know about this event so that the network of like-minded teachers can grow and continue to support one another as they strive to bring new approaches to their teaching. You can point people to this page : http://www.edtechconf.co.za/edtechconfx/edtechconf-extended-elkanah/
The eXtended @ Elkanah House provisional programme can be downloaded here (PDF) : http://www.edtechconf.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Prov_programme_web1.pdf
For further information on EdTechConf or to book a speaker for your school/organisation, please head over to the EdTechConf site – www.edtechconf.co.za , join their Facebook group or follow them on Twitter.