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Andrew Churches in Cairns PD Event

  • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino 35-41 Wharf Street cairns, QLD, 4870 Australia (map)

Andrew Churches in Cairns PD Event

The FNQ Subcommittee of QSLA is pleased to announce that Andrew Churches will be coming to Cairns to deliver workshops on his Information and Media digital fluencies. The event will be held at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns on Saturday 10 October 2015, with lunch included.  

Come along to discover more about the Information and Media Fluencies. Andrew is an educator, speaker, author, and ICT enthusiast and will showcase the work he does with the Global Digital Citizen Foundation. Through the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, Andrew helps educators and corporations in several countries nurture creative potential and achieve new levels of professional excellence. www.globaldigitalcitizen.org

When:          Saturday 10 October 2015
Time:           9am to 3pm
Where:        Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns
Cost:            $120 Members (inc. GST), $160 Non-members (inc. GST)
RSVP:           Friday 2 October 2015
Link:            To register for the event, click on the registration button below or click here 

Keynote theme - Solution fluency and how the Information and Media Fluencies enable students to produce their ideas.

Workshop 1 - Information Fluency

Our society has been affected by unparalleled access to a wealth of online information. Learning has truly become a lifelong pursuit, and it can happen anytime and anywhere in our Information Age. But how do we determine good from the bad, interpret right from wrong, and distinguish complete, accurate, and usable data from a sea of irrelevance and digital inundation? The skills to help us best understand and make use of the wealth of knowledge at our fingertips is essential to life and success both in the classrooms and workforces of the 21st century.

Information Fluency looks at the fluency skill that helps us to extract essential knowledge, verify its authenticity, and to perceive its meaning and significance. You’ll learn about the aptitudes that help to discover and collect data and to explore it thoroughly.

Workshop 2 - Media Fluency

The vast expanse of the online Information Age has presented us with a powerful range of new digital media that have become as common as traditional text, and far more impacting and thought-provoking. The bombardment of digitization in our everyday lives has called for a whole new thought process geared towards harnessing its unlimited potential, and decoding its often complex messages.

Using the two facets of Media Fluency—Listening to decode messages and extract and analyze their significance, and Leveraging the most appropriate media for a message by considering many crucial factors, we can benefit from today’s digital media in our schools and workforce in ways never before dreamed of.

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