A World of Possibilities
There has never been a more exciting time to be an educator. As we witness a wave of new technologies, new tools and new ideas, we need to recognise that they open up amazing new opportunities for learning. The tools we put into our students hands can be powerfully disruptive to the traditional models of teaching and learning, but can open up extraordinary possibilities if we are open to them. In this keynote Chris will look at some of the ways in which we might deal with the enormous changes and potential that lies in front of us.
Chris Betcher is a passionate educational technologist committed to assisting teachers and students to use digital technology in engaging, creative and meaningful ways. Based in Sydney, he has taught in Australia and Canada, and regularly presents at events across Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
Chris has extensive classroom experience teaching art, design, graphics, video, multimedia and computing to students from K-12. In 2013 he was recognised as the ICT Educator of the Year by Australia’s ISTE affiliate, the Australian Council for Computers in Education. Chris holds a Bachelor of Education (Art), and is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Certified Administrator, and Adobe Education Leader.
Chris has a curious mind, asks way too many questions, and likes making interesting things out of zeroes and ones.