Greg O’Connor – Technology Tools – half day sessions 119X

Before the 2019 Language, Literacy and Learning Conference gets underway on 4th April, teachers will have the chance to attend these exclusive pre-conference workshops.

Greg has been actively involved in supporting learners across all levels of education for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education, and as a technology coach. As the Educational Technology Manager for Texthelp’s AsiaPac Team, he helps to make sure that the over half a million users of Texthelp products across the region get the most out of this technology.

Morning Session 9:00am – 12:00pm
Reading and Technology Matters – Digital tools to support the literacy requirements of school and post-school environments.

During this session participants will explore a range of digital tools to support student reading and access to learning content. The importance of giving all learners agency via technology will be at the core of this session.

Personalised learning addresses learner variability and seeks to make education more authentic and accessible for all learners.  This can be achieved by providing multiple ways in which learners can access the curriculum, while at the same time ensuring they can engage with the learning content and learning processes being provided. Personalising the learning environment provides the learner with agency and the power to act – learner agency.

Participants will have an increased understanding of the technology options available in supporting reading and access to learning content, and in the process, how to support learner agency.

Afternoon Session 1:00pm – 4:00pm 
Reducing Cognitive Load and Supporting Working Memory – Helping students learn through the use of technology tools.

Many students have difficulty being organised, not being distracted by the ever present technology, planning and coping with various study and research requirements, and managing the multiple demands placed on them in learning environments. In this session we will delve into a range of technology tools, those that can help students learn and those that can support teachers to modify and redefine their instruction, to reduce cognitive load.

Participants will improve their knowledge of the impact of cognitive load on the learning of students with diverse learning needs and the technology tools available to support them.


To attend both sessions, please select a full day ticket. To attend one session, please select ticket for one session and tick which session you will be attending.  Please note this workshop is not catered.

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Date(s) - 03/04/2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

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