January TYT PD 2012

This is a recount of our professional development day that was held on 30th January 2012. Stay tuned to this website for more professional development opportunities during 2012!


Close to 70 teachers travelled to Leopold Primary School on a wet and humid morning on Monday 30th January.

While many woke well before dawn and travelled hours to attend our day of learning, everyone approached the day with such fabulous enthusiasm and excitement.

This map shows how far our participants travelled to attend Technify Your Teaching in 2012. What dedicated teachers, with one teacher even coming from Canberra (read our Canberran’s review of the day here).

We were overwhelmed with the response for Technify Your Teaching in 2012 and sadly, we did not have enough room for all of the teachers who showed interest in attending the day. We hope we can make it up to those people next time!

The day began with a keynote on cyber safety and digital footprints by Matt before participants broke off into workshops. Teachers chose three areas to explore for the day including blogging, Google Apps, web 2.0 tools, podcasting, Edmodo and iDevices.

Some delicious catering kept the teachers’ energy levels up during the day and Leopold’s new BER building proved to be an ideal learning environment.

Below are some photos of the day.

The Geelong Advertiser paid a visit and wrote a short article in their newspaper. Check it out here.

Photo courtesy of Geelong Advertiser

We are collecting some very positive and constructive feedback from the day and look forward to presenting more sessions to meet your classes’ needs in the future!