INSPIRING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
What are they saying about Paul?
"Precious few educators alive today are more gifted than you"- Maria, Teacher
"Brilliant, informative, practical, interesting" - Daena
"I love the way Paul keeps referring to learning first, technology second" - Michelle
"Engaging, amazing" - Lucy
You have just invigorated my lessons in 30 minutes,
MIND BLOWN" - Mark
"Full of great ideas, so easy to listen to" - Kerry
"Great to see you talk in person" - Kris
"Fantastic and insightful presentation" - Cassie
"Wonderfully focussed on our little kids and how they learn" - Helen
"A really inspiring session" - Murray
"An edtech pioneer" - Estimote
"A reasoned approach to designing lessons using technology that we all need" - Kerry
"You are a great speaker" - Amy
Paul recently toured South Africa, delivering Keynotes on Classroom Stories. Giving examples of how powerful devices in the hands of creative teachers, are transforming teaching and learning. Read a blog one South African teacher was inspired to write summarising Paul's Keynote >>>>>>>>>>
Paul speaks on the following topics:
What if you could give students and teachers permission to think differently? Just imagine what ideas and solutions would be created and how the world would benefit. In this keynote, Paul will address 'What is the essence of creativity and what does it look like in schools?' Paul will show examples of creative thinking across all subjects and make connections with makerspaces and project based learning. What are the do's and don'ts of fostering an environment of creative thinking and risk taking in the classroom?
‘Thinking Routines’ are some of the most powerful learning experiences we can give our students. Combine these with the effective use of technologies and teachers will be able to see more clearly what is happening in our young students’ minds. Paul takes you through a range of different strategies that develop higher level thinking skills for students.
There has been a global push to include coding and computational thinking into the curriculum. But
how do we introduce our students to code in an authentic and engaging way? And what pedagogical
practices assist our students to learn collaboratively and at their own rate? Join Paul as he takes you through practical and creative ways we can incorporate coding across the curriculum. From Art to Mathematics to the Literacy classroom, coding can be a powerful tool for self expression and creativity.
Our young students are like sponges, they take in and learn at a rapid rate. However, how do we spark original thought and new ideas? How do we continue to encourage questioning and inquiry?