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Thank you to the ECAWA 2022 State Conference Team

Thank You to the #ECAWA2022 State Conference Team!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our ECAWA 2022 State Conference – #ECAWA2022 –  such a great two days!

If you didn’t make it, sorry but you missed a marvellous two days of really interesting presentations by excellent presenters!

Special thanks are due to Christ Church Grammar School for allowing us to use their wonderful IT Centre facilities, and for the support of their staff members.

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Digital Technologies in the Junior Years Plus Opening Keynote Address

Catherine Newington will present the Opening Keynote Address of the #ECAWA2022 State Conference, as well as a Workshop.

Looking for resources to help teach your Preprimary to Year 2 students?

Want lots of ideas on how to use Bee-Bots and algorithms in your classroom? – Then this is presentation for you!

Catherine will show you a resource pack full of ideas and lesson plans to help you teach the Digital Technologies Syllabus for our junior students.

Walk away with units of work ready to be implemented into your classes immediately.

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an EXTRA, BIG Reason to be at #ECAWA2022 Tomorrow!

You now have an EXTRA, very BIG reason to come along tomorrow, after the announcement from Grok Academy that came through this morning.

The new initiative from Grok Academy, supported by Wise Tech Global has huge potential benefits for our students and teachers if we take advantage of their generosity.

Be at the #ECAWA2022 State Conference TOMORROW – Thursday the 6th of October – meet the team from Grok Academy and especially, be at the Grok Academy Keynote Address at 2.00pm.

Find out first hand how you can get the most from this initiative for your students and your own professional learning! Ask your questions in person.

A slightly revised timetable was posted yesterday, so check the latest information on ECAWeb at and (and download the Timetable for each day) and, as always at
See you there!

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#ECAWA2022 State Conference on Thursday the 6th and Friday the 7th of October at Christ Church Grammar School

The #ECAWA2022 State Conference is NEXT WEEK!

The #ECAWA2022 State Conference is NEXT WEEK so: 
Read all about it at
2. Check the list of Keynote Addresses and Presentations at and
3. Book your tickets at
4. Get ready for a great two days of PL and networking with some of the best presenters around at Christ Church Grammar School on Thursday the 6th and Friday the 7th of October.
When you book your ticket please remember to note any special access or dietary requirements you may have in the box provided.

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Tickets for #ECAWA2022 State Conference are available now!

Last job for Friday? Get your #ECAWA2022 State Conference tickets now!

Check out the wonderful list of presentations on the programme of our #ECAWA2022 State Conference. 

The Conference is on Thursday the 6th and Friday the 7th of October at Christ Church Grammar School will be an event to remember, with plenty of interest for everyone.

There are three top Keynote Addresses, two on Thursday and one on Friday, a Major Presentation on Friday, and a wonderful choice of concurrent presentations on both days.

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Where Students Go Wrong

We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of attempts from students solving all kinds of programming problems over many years running the NCSS Challenge and our DT Challenges.

Analysis of those submissions has allowed us to understand the most common mistakes students make when attempting to write their own programs, and in this talk we’ll share our insights with you!

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Rob Poulter

PRIMM – A Pedagogy for Programming

The curriculum requires the teaching of programming and other Digital Technologies topics to students of all ages, but few teachers have been taught pedagogical approaches to teach the subject effectively.

In this talk, we will present the PRIMM methodology, and explain why it is an effective approach to develop the skills and knowledge in the curriculum to your students.

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Glenn Murray Keynote Speaker #ECAWA2022

Cybersecurity: Can’t see it touch it or feel it. Do cyber-attacks exist?

What is a cyber-attack?

Is it virus protection? Is it credit card fraud?
Is it a text message outlining you have links to a Nigerian prince?

This may be true for an IT environment, but if the attack is successful, what is the worst that can go wrong?
Loss of money?
Loss of data?

But it isn’t fatal, unless you happened to be involved in a certain online dating app, and when you got home your partner found out!

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