The keynote speakers have been chosen for their reputations as best practice classroom teachers, their understanding of the place of digital technology in education and their ability to motivate and inspire.
|Zeina Chalich is a dynamic educator and presenter with teaching experience in primary schools and university. In her role as Leader of Learning & Innovation, Zeina leads ‘disruptive’ change in digital pedagogy and personalised Learning - creatively integrating technology and design thinking to transform learning experiences and connect communities of learners. In 2015, Zeina was awarded the Brother John Taylor Fellow Research Prize for her work in exploring innovative ways to develop creative thinking in a Makerspace through a STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths). She also won a ‘New Voice in Leadership’ Scholarship from ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) for her work in digital pedagogy, gifted education and mentoring with pre-service and beginning teachers. Zeina is a co-founder of #aussieED - Australia’s largest educational professional learning network on Twitter and is a finalist in the EduBlog 2015 Awards for the Best Individual Tweeter Category. She writes for Educational Technology Solutions magazine and has facilitated workshops at a number of edutech conferences including SXSWedu and Edutech.|
|Paul Hamilton is the ‘Head of Learning Technologies’ in the Primary School at Matthew Flinders Anglican College and Founder of iPad Monthly. Renowned for his work in the effective use of the Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality and iBeacon technology, Paul is a leader and innovator in the Edtech world. He is a best selling Author and App Developer and sought after Keynote Speaker. His Apps and iBooks have been featured on the App Store and iBook Store. Paul resides on the education advisory board to some of the most successful Apps in the world including Canva, Explain Everything and Book Creator.|
Featured in 'The Age’, ’Sydney Morning Herald' and the 'Canberra Times' as a leading pioneer in the edtech field. Paul is the creator of "Edtech Synchronicity", a reflection framework for integrating tech in education. Paul is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Finalist in both the International EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program and EduBlogs Life Time achievement award.