Come along to our DOW Spotlight on Technology 2018 event!

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Posted 15 October 2018 by Catholic Education in News

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Teachers and school staff are warmly invited to come along to our DOW Spotlight on Technology 2018 event at the end of October to see a range of interesting panels, fun workshops, engaging presentations and more. 

Thursday, 25th - Friday, 26th October, 2018
Campbelltown Catholic Club, Campbelltown - 20/22 Camden Road, Campbelltown
Registrations open: 7:30am on Thursday; 7:45am on Friday
Sign up online for the event here

Now in its fourth year, this year's DOW Spotlight on Technology event, 'Spotlight 18', is two days of NESA-registered professional development aimed at showcasing powerful teaching and learning in classrooms across the Diocese of Wollongong, and sharing the best and most practical ideas from our Diocese and others.

This major event will feature a range of great opportunities, including:

  • keynote addresses – hear from world class practitioners and speakers; 
  • student panels – hear what our kids are thinking;
  • competitions – competitions for students, staff and this year, parents;
  • outstanding teacher spotlight sessions – hear from other teachers;
  • vendor displays and presentations highlighting the latest educational technology – hear from suppliers; and
  • wonderful hands-on workshops.
The two days will have an emphasis on jobs of the future and what they will look like and how to prepare our students for them. Kids in Kindergarten this year will be looking for jobs in 12 years time. How many new kinds of job have been created in the last 12 years? Come to Spotlight and find out.
For more information and the full two-day program, visit 


DOW Spotlight on Technology 2018 Dr Andrew Thomas squareRemember when you were a kid and everyone wanted to be an astronaut? At Spotlight 18, you will meet Dr Andy Thomas - an Australian-born, an aerospace engineer and a NASA astronaut - who made that dream come true! We are delighted to have Dr Thomas address the conference as our Day 1 keynote speaker.
DOW Spotlight on Technology 2018 Dr Ragbir BhathalOver a decade ago, an academic who specialised in the search for extra terrestrial intelligence (SETI) was rare. But this year, you can meet Dr Ragbir Bathal, a lecturer at UWS and leader in SETI. Hear from Dr Bathal at the Conference Dinner on his research areas, including searching for the extra-terrestrial in the optical spectrum; sustainable energy systems; physics education; a national project on eminent Australian astronomers and physicists; and a national project on Aboriginal astronomy.
DOW Spotlight on Technology 2018 Garner AnnettDay 2 will feature Education Sales Director for Apple in Australia and New Zealand, Garner Annett, who will address the conference on how we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world. Technology affects the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we live day to day. It also empowers every individual — and every learner — to create amazing things and make a difference in the world. But first, he says, we need to raise the bar for what’s expected, and what’s possible, for learning with technology.
parent Evening

As part of DoW's Spotlight on Technology 2018 event, CEDoW warmly invites parents and their children to a special parents and friends evening at the Campbelltown Catholic Club on Wednesday 24th October, 6pm-8pm.

See our students in action in the mBot Coding Competition finals, hear a cybersafety presentation by police from the Campbelltown Local Area Command, and be in the running for some great lucky door prizes - all while enjoying some light refreshments.

More information on our parent evening here.

DOW Spotlight on Technology 2018 PARENT EVENING

For more information and updates on Spotlight 18, join our event on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @DOWSpotlight and #Spotlight18 

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