5 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend ACEC2014!

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1. Challenge yourself to think beyond your backyard!
Connect current research with exemplary classroom practice by engaging with presentations by leading international and national researchers and educators. There are currently over 70 presentations (including non-refereed papers, symposia and speed sharing),21 practical workshops and 60 peer-reviewed research papers.

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2. Enhance relationships with people in your professional learning network
Through in-depth dialogue with keynotes, presenters, student Digital leaders and delegates as part of the informal MeetUp activities in the exhibition hall. Feature sessions include: ‘Conversations with the keynotes’, the student Digital Leaders challenge, and the ACCE Learning Network session hosted by the infamous Roland and Amanda. The conference provides a time and place to develop a sense of community and a critical mass for the exchange of ideas.


3. Have fun!  
Never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with some interesting people! Create meaningful and memorable connections by participating in the exciting activities in social program. There is something for everyone. Kick your heels up at the conference dinner and/or start the day with breakfast with the keynotes.

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4. Build your reputation.
Becoming actively involved in the edtech community will develop your confidence, skills and knowledge to share your learning with peers. Those who are engaged over the long term are often invited to take up leadership roles and collaborate with experts. Employers respect those that are celebrated by their peers.


5. Develop your professional knowledge, practice and engagement

related to the AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Focus Areas 2.6, 3.4 & 4.), and Professional Engagement (6.2 & 7.4). Conference sessions will focus on ICT as a General Capability across all areas of the Australian Curriculum, as well as Digital Technologies as a new subject