Greater Wellington Secondary Principals’ Association Seminars & Workshop

Friday 3 August 2007


8.30 Arrive
Coffee and Tea
8.45 Housekeeping
9.00 Wellington City Council Broadband Strategy

Martin Langhoff – Catalyst

Martin will give a short talk and then have a question/answer session

10.00 Morning Tea

Helen Baxter – Keynote

Setting the scene
1. Work 2.0
2. Learning 2.0
3. Skills 2.0

11.00 Workshop
Helen Baxter’s keynote “You don’t have to predict the future when you live in it.”
– Bruce Sterling
12.00 Lunch
12.30 Bruce Parkes
GM Corporate Affairs/Contact Energy
1.00 Tech Execs
What Broadband Looks Like To Us
1.15 Michael Middlemiss
1.45 Andrew Churches – Kristin College
The NEAL Project ‘What connecting to the Loop has enabled us to do’
2.30 Panel Discussion
2.50 Finish

The Presenters

Helen Baxter – Helen shares a fortnightly slot as a Futurist, on the ‘Virtual World’ slot, Wednesdays on Afternoons with Jim Mora for Radio New Zealand, National. Helen and her partner Chelfyn were recently featured as ‘The Geek Squad’ by the NZ Listener.

Andrew Churches – Andrew is the Middle School ICT Manager at Kristin School. His role encompasses the educational elements of the Middle School’s laptop programme. He is also a frequent presenter at Educational ICT conferences in New Zealand and Australia.

Broadband Strategy Team – Paul Desborough (Manager, Strategy); Alma Hong (Project Director); Carolina Rodriguez; Eva Wintersberger; Nicola Old; Raewyn Baldwin
Wellington City Council adopted a vision in March, that by 2012, all of Wellington city will have affordable access to an open broadband network with sufficient two-way capacity in the city and out to the world to meet the ongoing information and communication needs of the city’s residents, businesses, investors and institutions.

Michael Middlemiss – has been involved in the online learning and collaboration space for more than 10 years.
While his experience has predominately been on the vendor side of the fence – designing, supplying and support Learning Management Systems to schools, Polytechnics and Universities, he has also had several years experience as a customer and user of online learning and collaboration products.

The Tech Execs – The Tech Execs are a group of students in secondary school ICT innovation and support teams. They advise and comment on matters of ICT for Wellington City Council City Communities.
There are 10 Tech Execs in 2007. Activities for this year: Launch of the Wellington Loop 8 March 2007; TUANZ Education Day 20 March 2007; Tech Crew Hui 23 May 2007; Virtually at the TUANZ Telecommunication day 21 May 2007; The New Zealand Correspondence School e-strategy launch 30 May 2007; Ministry of Education 21st Century Learning Video 6 June; State Services Commission Presentation 22 June 2007.

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