Breakout Presentation

 

Presented by
Aiden McCarthy, Head of Digital Transformation, CEWA
Dr Cathy Cavanaugh, Head of Digital Transformation for Learning, Leadership and Research, CEWA
Dr Ginno Kelley, Head of Digital Transformation for Teaching and Learning, CEWA

LEADing Lights is the enabling education conversation platform designed to deepen learning by deepening relationships in, among, and beyond the 163 schools of Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA).

CEWA is transforming learning for all by becoming a more connected, collaborative, creative, Christ-centred learning organisation, accelerated by a comprehensive digital system that is expanding and celebrating learning, teaching and leadership.

LEADing Lights integrates access anywhere to personal learning, communication, digital content, information, and business processes, all securely enriched by advanced analytics and cognitive services, and continuously improved through research.

This session will overview the why, who, what, and how of the first year of transformation, early impacts, next steps, and agenda for research.

Intended Audience

General Primary, Middle / Upper Primary, Middle Secondary (7 – 10), Senior Secondary (11 – 12), Leaders

About the Presenters:

Aidan McCarthyAidan McCarthy, Head of Digital Transformation at Catholic Education WA.

Aidan McCarthy is Head of Digital Transformation at Catholic Education WA. Aidan has worked in education for over 25 years, teaching, leading schools and directing 1:1 learning programmes. During 2001 – 2007 Aidan worked with Microsoft focused on eLearning in the US and transitioned to Europe, Middle East, and Africa as the Learning Solutions Manager before returning to the US as the WW Managing Director. Aidan returned to Australia as CIO for two of Australia’s top international schools in his home state of Western Australia driving their 1:1 learning programs. In 2010 Aidan joined the Apple WW Education team and led the WW Strategic Initiatives Group. Aidan returned in 2014 to his current role at Microsoft.

Aidan is a recognised public speaker and well known for his work in helping universities, Ministries of Education, schools and education leaders to effectively plan, implement, integrate and evaluate learning with Information and mobile learning technologies. His strategic planning has assisted in the development of education policy directions for governments and Ministries of Education throughout the world.

As Director of the Global Digital Learning Strategy team for Microsoft Worldwide Education, Aidan McCarthy works with Ministries of Education, education leaders, policy makers and partners globally to help them realize the teaching and learning potential of Anywhere Anytime Learning. In this role, McCarthy oversees a worldwide team of black belt experts to enable Microsoft’s vision for education in a Mobile First, Cloud First world.

Aidan has a Master of Learning Technologies degree and is completing Doctoral research on developing educators in Children’s Hospitals to expand their digital pedagogies in mobile learning technologies for their practice.

Dr Cathy CavanaughDr Cathy Cavanaugh

Cathy Cavanaugh, PhD, is Head of Digital Transformation for Learning, Leadership and Research at Catholic Education WA. Cathy’s previous roles include academic leadership in higher education in the Middle East during a national mobile learning program, and work as a professor and researcher in educational technology in US universities. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar advancing e-learning in Nepal. She has developed successful and innovative online degree and professional development programs, and blended learning programs for K-12 students. She also directed professional development centres in the US, and was a classroom teacher in the US and Caribbean.

Cathy’s research and her 150 publications focus on technology-empowered teaching and learning in virtual schools, online and blended learning, teacher development, and mobile learning. Her work has been recognized for its impact with international awards including a 2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making IT Happen award. Cathy is a frequent speaker at education events and she has consulted on educational technology with national and state governments, universities, schools, and organizations. She serves as associate editor of the Journal on Online Learning Research. Her education includes a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Education, and a Bachelor of Education. Cathy also worked as Director of Teaching and Learning in Worldwide Education at Microsoft Corporation, working with education leaders and organizations around the world to transform learning and teaching.

Cathy is a frequent speaker at education events and she has consulted on educational technology with national and state governments, universities, schools, and organizations. She serves as associate editor of the Journal on Online Learning Research. Her education includes a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master of Education, and a Bachelor of Education. Cathy also worked as Director of Teaching and Learning in Worldwide Education at Microsoft Corporation, working with education leaders and organizations around the world to transform learning and teaching.

Dr Ginno KelleyDr Ginno Kelley

Dr Ginno Kelley is Head of Digital Transformation for Teaching and Learning at Catholic Education WA. He was Director of Teaching and Learning for Microsoft Worldwide Education, Americas. He was most recently Head of Professional Development and Research at Promethean. Prior to his career at Promethean,

Prior to his career at Promethean, Ginno worked for the state of Florida’s Digital Educator Program. The program served educators from the state of Florida and provided professional development for the creation of technology-rich curricula and the integration of 21st century tools. Ginno also served as a high school teacher for mathematics and technology for many years. During his teaching career, he developed innovative projects for helping elementary and high-school students in mathematics. He has also worked with disadvantaged youth developing multimedia environments that promote student voice and achievement. He regularly presents at national and international conferences on the effects of interactive learning environments, professional learning, and technology on student learning. Dr. Kelley also consults with districts, states, and Ministries of Education from around the world on developing frameworks and programs that promote deeper learning for students.

He regularly presents at national and international conferences on the effects of interactive learning environments, professional learning, and technology on student learning. Dr. Kelley also consults with districts, states, and Ministries of Education from around the world on developing frameworks and programs that promote deeper learning for students.

 

Join Aidan McCarthy, Dr Cathy Cavanaugh and Dr Ginno Kelley at the ECAWA 2017 State Conference at ECU Mount Lawley.

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