Keynote Presenter

Nick Billowes

Is there light at the end of the tunnels? Whiti te marama i te p
ō. Tiaho iho mai koe

New technologies, new opportunities, research, trends, inventions & excitement. What do these mean to us and our students? How can we continue to implement necessary change and sustain our progress? A reflection on how the ICT PD contract can support us in moving towards these outcomes. A critical look at the trends that are driving learning forward faster than teaching can keep up....

Combining his years of teaching and management experience with a commitment to new technologies, and his passion for professional development, Nick spearheaded the establishment of the organisation that was to become CORE Education Ltd. Nick has established a national profile as the coordinator of the highly successful ICT Professional Development programme, and as the convener of New Zealand’s annual ICT conferences for teachers, which now attract international audiences. Nick is a recognised leader in the field of professional learning programme development including projects in Māori medium development, early childhood, and the school sector.