We closed the 2017 events calendar with more than thirty school representatives discussing the future of education with Trent Ray the founder of Collective Education over breakfast at Matilda Bay.
With ten years’ experience in the field of technology for learning and teaching Trent, Microsoft’s Teacher Ambassador and Innovative Educator gave an exciting and thought provoking presentation about the future of education in the digital age and explained that with ubiquitous access to technology in schools we now have the platform to explore new ways to collaborate, create and innovate.
Trent has teaching and leadership experience in both Primary and Secondary Schools in Australia. As founder of Collective Education he supports school leaders and teachers in designing learning programmes to support curriculum innovation, ensuring students are offered opportunities to build the necessary skills in readiness for the work environment of the future. During his presentation, teachers and IT managers asked questions, shared their views on their schools’ objectives and challenges, and received insight on how to implement and benefit from the latest technology in the classroom.
Our Sales Manager and Education Team Leader Brian Hawkins presented news on our contracts with the Department of Education and explained how to arrange a test drive of the latest devices that was well received.
And to top off the occasion, Verne Jones from South Padbury Primary School and Cameron Macri from Butler College were lucky prize draw winners of the amazing new Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenge AR Kits.
The event was supported by our partners Lenovo and Intel.