The 2017 TeachTechPlay Conference (TTP) was held on April 3 & 4 at Ivanhoe Grammar School in Melbourne.
TeachTechPlay is learning community for teachers, led by teachers with an aim at inspiring learning through empowerment and connection. This was the second TTP conference led by Eleni Kyritsis, Steve Brophy and Corey Aylen – all full time teachers in Melbourne doing TTP in their spare time.
Ewan McIntosh founder & CEO of NoTosh was the opening Keynote presenter. Ewan is the author of How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen. He is a well regarded international keynote presenter and a great choice to start the conference. NoTosh consultants also ran a series of sessions through the two days.
Other keynotes included Jon Burgess, founder of Kwan and Matt Miller from the US, Author Ditch that Textbook
As one of the major sponsors, Adobe was provided with its own dedicated workshop room where Adobe Education Leader Joel Arons, Adobe Campus Leaders Matt Smith, Michelle Dennis, Terry Cantwell and I ran a series of Adobe workshops.
Joel Aarons (AEL) ran a session titled Teaching Media Arts with a range of Adobe Applications with a focus on Adobe Capture and Adobe Sketch
Michelle Dennis (ACL) ran a Photoshop workshop titled ‘The Real Me’: Using airbrushing in Adobe Photoshop to teach about body image.
Matt Smith (ACL) and Terry Cantwell ran a series of video editing workshop/presentations on Adobe Premiere Pro titled Taking video production to the next level with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
I had the pleasure of doing the following sessions throughout the two days:
- Free and easy online production with Adobe (Spark Post & Page)
- Free and easy video production with Adobe (Spark Video & Premiere Clip)
- Flipping the classrooms with help from Adobe (Adobe Presenter & Spark)
- Photoshop Tips & Tricks (Photoshop CC)
It was great to have the support of the Adobe Leaders for this event.
I’d like to congratulate the TTP team Eleni Kyritsis, Corey Aylen & Steve Brophy and their supporters for putting together such a great event with so many enthusiastic educators who took time out of their holidays to network and share with each other.