Look what is coming – EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel – 29th & 30th June in Joburg



EduWeek
with SABC Education powered by Intel is a free-to-attend education
event which takes place on the 29
th and
30
th June at the Gallagher
Convention Centre in Midrand. Visitors to this year’s EduWeek conference can
look forward to a series of free workshops focused on providing free
educational training and development for teachers and educators, as well as
one-on-one interaction at the various exhibitor stands.

The
theme for EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel for 2016 is Sustainable
Development in Education.
   Education for Sustainable Development
is focused on allowing every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills,
attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future and one cannot
mention the future without talking about technology. Technology’s role in
education is undisputed — it is certainly viewed as an effective means to
enable both student and teacher in creating a more engaging learning
environment. For many educational institutions though, the question remains how
to efficiently use the technology resources available to them. In South Africa
currently, where improving education is a nationwide concern, the role of
technology is not just a luxury, but perhaps a much needed catalyst.

Leading
Education technology provider Intel has once again partnered with EduWeek as
the headline sponsor of the event and will showcase its latest developments in
innovation, security and technology for inclusive education. The E-Tech Theatre
will host Intel’s workshop titled, ‘Looking at the African Classroom of the
Future’ where they will explore what the African Classroom of the future will
look and the technologies that will be interacted with.



EduWeek
are proud to announce Microsoft as Diamond partner this year. Visitors to the
Microsoft stand will experience a deep-dive into the complete Microsoft in
Education ecosystem. From Minecraft and Xbox through coding, the latest Windows
devices and Office 365 as well as previews of exciting new developments such as
Microsoft Classroom and OneNote. There will be a live classroom demo theatre
where our team will be showing off many of these tools and demo’ing just how
great they are to use in the classroom.  “The success of the digital
transition of education depends on more than devices and connectivity,” says
Claudia Johnston Education Sector Lead at Microsoft South Africa. “It also
requires that learners have access to tools and creative content to get the most
out of their lessons while teachers have the support they need to make classes
and sessions more memorable, interactive, and relevant for their learners.
Teachers are the single most important factor in better education outcomes and
at Microsoft, we recognise and support this with our work across the country –
hence our participation in EduWeek 2016.” Angela Schaerer (Teacher
Engagement Manager, Microsoft South Africa) will also be chairing a panel
discussion around whether technology will save our schools.

EduWeek
with SABC Education powered by Intel takes place on the 29
th and
30
th June from 10am – 6pm at
Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.  For more information, visit:
www.educationweek.co.za 



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