Slideshows from recent keynote presentations and workshops I've presented.

NB – a full selection of my presentations online can be found on Slideshare.

Slideshow from the morning workshop session with staff at Beckenham School

Slideshow from the morning presentation to staff at Beckenham School

Investment in technology is a costly process, so making the right decisions for the right reasons is important. How do you reconcile the competing demands from teachers wanting the latest equipment and resources, with the 'push' from IT companies wanting you to purchase products and services from them? In this workshop we'll explore a framework for decision making that starts with the teaching and learning, and uses that to make informed decisions about the technology to invest in. This slideshow is from the workshop I present that introduces a framework for thinking about the pedagogical imperatives in our strategic thinking.  

Effective professional development lies at the heart of ensuring a school remains dynamic and effective as a learning organisation. The biggest problems many schools face, however, is how to ensure that the provision of professional development is effective in terms of addressing the broad range of abilities and interests of staff, while at the same time contributing to the overall goals of the school programme. Using a Concerns Based Adopting Model to underpin the design and development of school-wide PLD allows you to strategically plan for PLD activities that will effectively address both sets of needs. THese slides are from the workshop I facilitate to introduce the concept of CBAM to teachers and school leaders.
Presentation to the SLANZA Aoraki group in Christchurch on Friday 14 September. Focus on thinking about the IT trends that are impacting on the practices in schools regarding the role of libraries.






An updated version of the presentation below, focusing on three key areas to be considered when thinking about driving change in schools using a pedagogically-driven decision-making process. These are:



  • A simple framework for understanding the layered architecture of IT
  • A learning model to underpin our thinking about how learning occurs in schools
  • Three principles that differentiate learning in the 21st Century




An overview of two models I've developed to help explain the way in which we need to be thinking about a pedagogically driven approach to decisions about technology, particularly when considering the bigger picture issues around ultra-fast broadband. The first model separates the three key 'layers' of the system as a whole, with the pedagogical investment at the top of the tree, while the second model shows how a pedagogical framework can help drive decision make down, and provide a rationale and justification for investment.

My presentation of CORE's ten trends for 2012, presented at the Learning@School conference in Hamiltion, February 2012.

Further discussion around each of the trends, with a video introduction to each, can be found on the CORE Education website – 





A summary slideshow illustrating an e-Learning maturity process that is based on what can be observed in classrooms re the interplay between prominence given to ICT and the extent to which this is based on curriculum and pedagogical decisions. This framework was a part of a series of 'tests' that were developed on the basis of a 3-year research project into the work of the ICT-PD clusters in New Zealand between 1999 and 2001 (This was part of what was presented recently to the Te Apiti Cluster)
Challenges, change and trends 2011










Presentation prepared for cluster seminars at the beginning of 2011.  It is framed around four key questions:






  • Who are our learners?
  • What are we preparing them for?
  • How are we preparing them for this?
  • What are the implications of connectivity for learning and schooling?

I've drawn on the Horizon Report 2010 (NZ-Aus edition) and provided links to illustrations of each of the trends. I've also created a livebinder (link below) which has all of these links listed for easy access.

Future Focused Schools










Spotlight presentation at the ULearn10 conference in Christchurch, 6-8 October, 2010. Theme of building future focused schools, sharing thoughts and ideas that emerged from the two day pre-conference workshop on 4/5 October. Other thoughts and notes in my .
Presentation using LiveBinders that I did to the CHCH branch of the National Speakers Association. Cool way of lining up a series of websites and then making them accessible to others after the event. Click the icon to view the binder:






Ict trends in education










Presentation to clusters, July-August 2010 – exploring some of the trends arising from the Horizon Report and other sources, considering the implications for schools and classrooms.
Forecast for Education










Presentation made at the TUANZ Telecommunications Day event in Wellington on Tuesday 20 April, 2010.
CORE's ten trends for 2010










Slideshow of CORE's ten trends for 2010 – first presented at the Learning at School conference in Rotorua in February 2010. The ten trends are CORE’s prognosis on what are the coming ten major ICT trends that will make an impact upon education in New Zealand (and other parts of the world) in the coming year.
The future's not what it used to be!
This is the keynote address I gave at the ULearn09 conference after the original Thursday keynote speaker was unable to be at the conference.The presentation focuses on the future of education, and the role of emerging technologies as identified in the Australia-NZ version of the Horizon report, and the developments around the advanced network in NZ.






The presentation was put together using CoolIris, following the instructions posted by Alan Devine.

Here's the link to my CoolIris presentation (NB – you must have cooliris intstalled)

Challenges, change and trends










Keynote presentation to the Adult Literacy Practitioners Association (ALPA) in Wellington on Friday 22 may, 2009. Focusing on the challenges and changes that the use of ICTs into their work with adult literacy learners may bring, and the potential that these technologies offer to enhance the work they do.
ICT and the Key Competencies






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Presentation designed to provide practical examples of how ICTs can be used to support the development of the key competencies as outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum document. An emphasis is given to using applications that are available freely as illustrations, focusing on the ability of students to be able to access these from where-ever and when-ever they want/need to.
CORE's 10 Trends 2009






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An overview of CORE's ten trends re the use of ICT in education for 2009, presented at the Learning@School conference in Rotorua in February, 2009. The presentation provides an overview of key areas that are likely to impact on the decisions made at the school level about investment in and use of ICTs to support teaching and learning.
Reaching For The Stars






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A "Big Picture" presentation aimed at inspiring teachers to expand their vision and think more broadly about the ways in which ICTs may be incorporated into classroom programmes to support the development of 21st century learners.
Managing My Life Online Ss






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An overview of the various ways in which I use online applications to help manage my life online, including RSS aggregators, calendars, etc.
Eps2.0 Presv.2






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An introduction to the Education Positioning System, an online school review and development tool developed jointly by CORE Education and Dr Julia Atkin. More information can be found at

Earlier presentations:

Preparing Learners for their future. Presentation to NZ schools exploring the use of ICTs to support the development of key competencies

Developing the pedagogical vision – online keynote to NZ e-Teachers, exploring the pedagogical drivers and opportunities for virtual schooling

Educators as professional learners

Ten Trends for 2007 – L@S 07 spotlight

Managing My Online Life (2007)

OLE Workshop (ULearn06)

Spotlight Pres. (ULearn06)

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