Bringing amazing teachers together, in Australia and beyond

More than 30,000 education professionals around the world joined forces online last week for Google’s Education on Air conference: a free, around-the-clock global conference for teachers to share and learn.

Google’s Education on Air brought together leaders in learning, including Google chairman Eric Schmidt; Second Lady of the US, Dr Jill Biden; and the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, Julia Gillard to discuss curriculum and best practices.

Delivering the opening keynote, Ms Gillard said that teachers unlock the world of learning for our children and good teachers never stop learning themselves. She said Education on Air is working to equip teachers with the tools they need to navigate our changing world and that teachers are transforming education with technology in many ways to better engage and enrich their students.

After participating in a panel discussion and leading a breakout session, Anthony Speranza, ICT Learning and Teaching Leader at St Mark’s Primary school in Melbourne said Education On Air used technology to deliver innovative Professional Development for the educational community and highlighted best practices for today's students and schools.

Image: students from St Mark's Primary School in Melbourne preparing for a joint Education on Air presentation with teacher Anthony Speranza

If you missed the event, or you want to share it with an educator who might be interested, you can find it here.