Rethinking & Reflecting on Computing and Instruction: Explore – Create – Share

Presenter: Vic Gecas

Vic GecasIn this session, Vic Gecas will focus on how our perspectives on technology are formed and how we can interpret the trends we see around us. These perspectives of technology and what we think is possible are a result of our personal backgrounds, where we are born and the environment we live, work and play in.

What does effective leadership mean when technology changes the game?

For many generations, students have put up with linear, undifferentiated and non-dynamic textbooks. ‘New’ textbooks are now cloud-based; fluid, differentiated, embedded and rich as the Internet. But how do we make it happen? What are the essential qualities of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching?

Learning resources not only touch the cloud, they also become their own backpack with cameras, sensors, encyclopaedias, and much more.

BYOD and new assessment models suddenly make more sense.

Evaluating teaching and learning gets new legs.

About the Presenter:

Vic Gecas began teaching in 1977. He has taught in government and non government high school’s in Western Australia.Vic Gecas

In July 2009 Vic made the decision, with his wife, to work in Dhaka, Bangladesh as Computing and ICT Integrator teacher. This introduced him to the International Baccalaureate.

The IB program is a leader in international education with students being encouraged to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.

In July 2011, Vic moved to Singapore, working with staff in ICT development and curriculum integration at ISS International School.

Vic Gecas is an active participant in online discussion groups and promotes content creation by students and teachers. He has presented many professional development sessions on animation and desktop publishing at conferences in Singapore, Hong Kong and Perth, and is an ECAWA Educator of the Year.

Vic has spent years reflecting on how we think about technology and how that influences our ability to use and deploy it creatively.

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Join Vic Gecas at the ECAWA 2013 State Conference on Friday the 11th of October at Penrhos College.

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