The Education Show Free Education Program

Technology, Wellbeing, and Techniques the Focus of Seminars

From Friday 31 August – Saturday 1 September 2018, the National Education Summit will host FREE educational seminars as part of the The Education Show.

Participants can fully immerse themselves in four engaging learning streams. Sessions on Saturday will hone into topical issues for the modern educator with talks on Technology and Professional Teaching Strategies, while Sunday sessions delve into the Techniques for Learning and Wellbeing streams, including What Makes an Exceptional Student Wellbeing Program by three finalists in the 2018 Australian Education Awards.

Highlight sessions include: The THRASS Institute’s critical examination of the phonetics learning to support or hinder dyslexic children in Explicit Phonographic Instruction – The Ultimate Tool for Learners with Dyslexia; as well as Proactive Teaching Strategies to Live, Work & Play Safely Online by Co-Founders of the Cyber Safety Project, Sam Macauley and Trent Ray; and Strategies to Develop Body Confident Young People delivered by The Butterfly Foundation.

Audiences will be able to enjoy the Free Education Program as part of The Education Show, a free trade expo taking place as a part of the National Education Summit. The Education Show also features 100+ leading businesses and organisations exhibiting the latest curriculum, classroom and technology resources as well as services and programs.

“Challenges in the education sector are constantly evolving and professionals and experts in the field are always learning, we believe it’s critical to provide a equitable platform to share this knowledge for the benefit of children across the nation,” said International Exhibition and Conference Group CEO, Marie Kinsella.


• Classroom Behaviour Management: What Every Teacher Would Like to Know But Was Afraid to Ask
Friday 31 August, 9:15am-10:15am
Bring your smartphone to explore how to create a highly engaged classroom – and be prepared to have your expectations challenged in this interactive presentation by Dr David Zyngier, Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Monash University.

• Manage Yourself Professionally Online
Friday 31 August, 11:00am-11:45am
Explore the legal and employment ramifications of online conduct for educators in this seminar by Adam Surmacz from the Australian Education Union.

• Discover How to Support Gifted Learners in Your Classroom and Help Them Excel
Friday 31 August, 1:00pm-1:45pm
How can we identify and inspire gifted learners in our schools? Join Penny Willoughby, leading Australian education expert, in building a greater understanding of the needs of gifted students and learning tactics to help them reach their potential.

• Top Tips for Better Classroom Behaviour – A Practical Strategy Focus
Friday 31 August, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Expert Behaviour Specialist Jo Lange examines the importance of recognising motivations behind student behaviour and how to proactively address negative behaviour using the power of encouragement, rapport and relationship.

• Technology and Literacy Development – Why Some Learners Fall Through the Gaps and How We Can Use Technology to Prevent it Happening
Friday 31 August, 9:15am-10:00am
Discover how literacy develops in children with emphasis on processing and perceptual skills needed at each stage and discussion on recent neurological research into literacy acquisition. Ros Lugg, Educational Specialist in Learning Support and Qualified Dyslexia Tutor and Assessor, years of experience in the field to this seminar.

• Proactive Teaching Strategies to Live, Work & Play Safely Online
Friday 31 August, 11:00am-11:45am
How can people adapt to the changing landscape of the most popular social networking platforms safely? Co-Founders of the Cyber Safety Project, Trent Ray and Sam Macaulay, offer easy to implement lesson ideas to arm teachers and students for safe online use within the classroom.

• Benefits of a STE@M Program for Your School – How It Can Stimulate, Educate & Inspire
Friday 31 August, 3pm – 3:45pm
Discover how to include STE@M in different areas of a school curriculum with Christopher Ephgrace, Education and Business Manager for the EE Group, including discussion on how to get staff, parents, and local community involved in furthering a school’s STE@M program.

• The Best Step to Writing Success – Discover New Techniques to Improve Your Students’ Thinking and Writing
Saturday 1 September, 9:15am-10:00am
What do James Bond, Andy Griffiths and Matt Reilly do that markers love? They all start their writing with a Sizzling Start to hook their readers/viewers. Learn the secrets to Sizzling Starts and come away with a range of multimedia activities to foster the passion for faster creative writing.

• Explicit Phonographic Instruction – The Ultimate Tool for Learners with Dyslexia
Saturday 1 September, 11:00am-11:45am
Where do children with dyslexia get left behind? Principal of the THRASS Institute, Denyse Ritchie, will compare a phono-graphic approach (speech to print) to literacy teaching with a grapho-phonic approach (print to speech) to show how the phonics teaching paradigm must shift to support Dyslexia learning strengths.

• For the Love of Mathematical Thinking: Challenging & Engaging Students in the Classroom
Saturday 1 September, 1:00pm-1:45pm
Teachers of K-10 will benefit from this discussion on the importance of building connections between mathematical ideas, how to enhance student mathematical thinking and the merits of using meaningful and authentic tasks for learning. Ellen Corovic and Helen Haralambous of The Mathematical Association of Victoria will arm attendees with a handful of rich and challenging tasks to bring into the classroom.

• Strategies to Develop Body Confident Young People
Saturday 1 September, 9:15am-10:00am
How can the early warning signs of low body esteem by identified and mitigated in a school curriculum? The unique risk and protective factors and significant influences of body image in modern society will be explored in this seminar by Danni Rowlands, National Manager of The Butterfly Foundation.

• What Makes an Exceptional Student Wellbeing Program?
Saturday 1 September, 11:00am-11:45am
Hear from three finalists in the 2018 Australia Education Awards, ‘Best Student Wellbeing Program’. Representatives from each school will discuss how their school has created an exceptional student wellbeing program, what makes it work and why they are being recognised nationally.

• Flourishing Staff, Flourishing Kids
Saturday 1 September, 2:30pm-3:15pm
How teachers personally experience positive psychology is a key factor in the success of any social and emotional strategy in the classroom. Georgina Manning, Director of Wellbeing for Kids, takes teachers on a learning experience that highlights the positive psychology strategies that they can implement in their own lives and classrooms.

To register for your FREE tickets head to (group bookings available)