Stephen Reid confirmed as keynote presenter for the SchoolNet SA conference

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We are thrilled to announce that Stephen Reid, director and creative genius of Immersive Minds has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the SchoolNet SA conference. Stephen will be presenting the keynote address entitled “Emerging Technology in Education” at the conference opening on 5 October 2017. This session will explore how teachers can use a range of tools including Minecraft: Education Edition, Sketchfab, TinkerCAD, 3DPrinting, VR, 360 cameras, OneNote, 3D Paint and more in creative and engaging ways. Across the three day conference, Stephen will also be offering a number of breakaway sessions including the Problem-Based Learning Course which encourages students to think more critically and to work collaboratively through being faced with solving ill-structured, open-ended, messy problems. Minecraft novices and experts will also have opportunities to explore Minecraft: Education Edition and the “Small South Africa” world which Stephen created for use by teachers and learners who want to build solutions in Minecraft that relate to a South African context. Stephen is the Mind behind Immersive Minds. He has been pioneering the use of technology as a tool for learning for almost twenty years, and has dedicated his career to exploring, piloting and advocating its use in schools around the world. He leads the Immersive Minds team of educators, coders and builders in creating innovative, transformative learning experiences and resources. Teachers who attended the Minecraft: Education Edition launch in Johannesburg or Cape Town, or the E2 Africa Forum for Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts can attest to what an engaging, knowledgeable and insightful presenter Stephen is. We are delighted that he will be able to share his sessions with a wider audience of teachers at the SchoolNet SA conference. Register here for the SchoolNet SA conference – taking place at Brescia House School in Bryanston, Gauteng between 5-7 October 2017.  
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