Let IT Bloom 2021 Conference

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  • WHERE

    Toowoomba State High School
    Performing Arts Centre
    76-98 Stuart St,
    Toowoomba QLD 4350

  • WHEN

    20-21 September, 2021

  • PROGRAM

    4 Keynote Speakers

    25 Workshops

    Student Presentation

    STEM Playground

    QSITE Awards

    Drinks and Professional Networking

    Conference Dinner

    Trade Displays

  • PRICE

    $250 Presenters & Students
    $350 QSITE Members
    $400 Full Registration

Let IT Bloom 2021 supports all educators of Digital Technologies, ICT and Digital Solutions.

Run by educators, for educators, Let IT Bloom 2021 provides an opportunity to develop your capacity to teach in five themes:

  • Digital Technologies P-6
  • Digital Technologies 7-10
  • 11-12 General – Digital Solutions
  • 11-12 Applied and VET (ICT and Cert)
  • Cross Curricular

Learn from other educators, academics and industry, how to lead your class and school in the use of new technologies.

Network with the Queensland community of IT educators, committed to improving computer education in our schools.

Bring your family, and while you learn, you have an opportunity to start your spring break at Queensland’s Garden City, Toowoomba.

Immediately following Toowoomba’s celebrated Carnival of Flowers opening weekend, spend two days learning in-depth about your selected themes, engaging with colleagues as you spend full days together with keynotes, presentations and workshops to develop your ability to take back new technology skills and pedagogies to your school. Take a break in the STEM playground with augmented reality Mario Kart, virtual reality using Oculus Quests, a flight simulator, racing car simulator, and more!

Celebrate together at the conference dinner.

Let IT Bloom will be an opportunity to network with fellow computer education leaders, academics, and educational technology providers; find out the latest in approaches and technologies to support computer education and have some well-deserved fun.

Conference Program

Each day will begin and end with a common keynote, then a choice of workshops during the day, and we will all attend the included dinner on Monday night.

Let IT Bloom ’21 includes

  • Keynotes
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • STEM playground
  • Morning tea, lunch and barista made beverages
  • Conference dinner included in cost
  • Education technologies trade display

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Keynotes

  • Jenine Beekhuyzen

    Tech Girls Movement Foundation

    As one of Australia’s Women of Influence, Jenine often wears a cape to mobilise our next generation into action. Also known as Jewella, she uses her superhero persona to share her passion for education and entrepreneurship, while inviting girls, in particular, to find their superpower and use it to solve problems important to them in their local community and beyond.
    With a presence in every Australian school, Jenine’s ultimate goal is to use technology to enable us to be our best selves, and for us to be in a position to actively contribute to solving the world’s most important problems. Through digital intelligence, young people will find that they have the necessary superpowers to make a real difference in the world.

  • Peter Riley

    Kitsunei

    STEM teachers need understanding & support. They must be given the tools and pedagogies that helps them realize every child be given every opportunity. I have a vision and a singular drive to use my extensive experience in education and entrepreneurship to provide innovative Technology | STEM | STEAM solutions. Solutions that support teachers as they strive to develop pedagogies that make centre the inclusion of ALL students in their earnest quest to embrace “learn by making”.

    In short, I want to see empowered all students and makers regardless of age, gender and proclivity. Realising John Dewey’s hallowed ‘do and learn’ for ALL is my mission.

  • Dr Tim Kitchen

    Adobe

    2021 is Dr Tim Kitchen’s 30th year of working as an educator. Following 23 years teaching Primary, Secondary & Higher Education, Tim has been Adobe’s Senior Education Specialist for Asia Pacific for the past 8 years. He regularly liaises with schools & universities focusing on enhancing creativity in education. He also manages the Adobe Education leadership and active use programs throughout Australasia and helps lead the Adobe Education Exchange which now has over 900,000 members. A passionate advocate for creativity in education, and a well-recognised education thought leader in Australia, Tim is a regular presenter for a wide range of national and international education events.

  • TBA

    TBA

  • Students

    Student presentation

  • STEM Playground

    Relax with some toys

  • Networking

    Conference dinner and drinks

Toowoomba and accommodation

Toowoomba is a city of 135,000 people in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland, approximately 90 minutes west of Brisbane. There are direct flights to Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba from Townsville and Cairns with Airnorth, and flights to Brisbane Airport from Emerald, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Whitsundays and Mackay with the Con-X-ion shuttle bus from Brisbane Airport to Toowoomba from $37 each way.
Accommodation will need to be booked early due to the Carnival of Flowers – perhaps you could plan to come on the weekend before the conference and visit the carnival.

Partnerships and Sponsors

A big thank you to our partners and sponsors for their support of ICT and digital technologies education in Queensland.

The trade fair convenor, Sandra Amoore, QSITE secretary, will be pleased to receive your trade fair enquiries. Please contact secretary@qsite.edu.au

To submit your interest in taking up one of the sponsorship options or organise payment of your sponsorship please complete the Exhibitor Details and email to office@qsite.edu.au

Sponsorship details

Toowoomba State High School

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