Next month from 23-25 April 2014, the first FIT (Frontiers and Innovations in Teaching) Conference with the theme: Learning at your fingertips, will happen. We are all very excited for this rare opportunity to bring together teachers, administrators and education students all over the country to a venue where we can exchange ideas to tap into the opportunities presented by integrating technology in teaching and learning. In line with this, we would like to present to you the keynote sessions we can look forward to, headlined by highly recognised practitioners in their respective fields:
Technology and Education in the World Today
Technology is rapidly changing the lives of our students, from how they communicate and relate to each other to what careers they are now considering. Despite these changes, many classrooms remain relatively unchanged, creating a significant gap not between what our students need to learn to prepare them for the world and what they actually encounter in our schools. What are educators around the world doing to close this gap?
Design and Digital Technology Teacher at Canadian International School of Hong Kong, Board member at Apple Distinguished Educator’s Advisory Board, Approved Workshop Facilitator at EARCOS, Apple Distinguished Educator
Big Data and Evolving Online Media
The hyper-connectivity brought about by the internet is reshaping how we gain and share information. Nowhere is this more evident than in media. How does hyper-connectivity change the ways media outlets find information? How do we determine truth from media in an era of constantly changing information and data? How has media shifted the audience from a passive receiver of information to an active participant in the news?
Filipino journalist, CEO of Rappler, and author of Seeds of Terror, a book published by Free Press that contains blow-by-blow account of the hideouts of Al-Qaeda in Asia.
The importance of having fun in the classroom
As evidenced by the inordinate amount of time they spend playing video games, we know that students are willing to focus on complex, time-consuming, and difficult tasks when those tasks are inherently engaging. How can technology increase student engagement in the classroom? How can we as educators have some fun as we learn new technologies?
Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Cebu International School
Apple Distinguished Educator
Journeys in One2One
The sessions in the previous two days hopefully have inspired new ideas and possibilities. Bringing these opportunities to fruition, however, must be an institutional endeavor. What is the journey like? What successes and challenges can schools encounter?
Br. Dennis Magbanua
Brother President and Chancellor
De La Salle St. Benilde
Apple Distinguished Educator
*We’ve also attached the full listing of sessions below for your reference.
(breakout session details may change without prior notice)
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Early bird rate (4,500) applies only until March 15, 2014
Breakout session registration for early bird participants : March 15, 2014
Breakout session registration for all participants : March 20, 2014
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or please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, and we are looking forward to see you at FIT 2014!
– The FIT 2014 team