Thursday, 12 June 2014

TASITE AGM + mobile apps for parent communication + CSIRO ICT Schools partnership

Contact: TASITE Secretary, Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education
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Date: 23 June 2014          Please RSVP by Fri 20 June
Location: Hobart

Intended Audience: ICT coordinator, ICT teachers, pathway planners

TASITE AGM 2014 - Guest speakers: using mobile apps for communicating with your school community, and CSIRO ICT Professionals in Schools.

Venue: Hodgkin Hall. The Friends' School High School campus, Commercial Road North Hobart.
Date: 23 June 2014
Time: 5:30- 7:30

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of TASITE for 2014. The AGM will be followed by a Guest Speaker . Nominations for positions of Executive Members and Committee can be submitted via the nomination form.

The meeting will be followed at 6 pm by presentations and discussion on the use of school apps for parent communication. Ever wondered how to tell parents and carers all they need to know about newsletters, events and cancellations, school news, school or grade notices, school meeting information, timetables, sick note forms, canteen orders, and school publications? A school mobile app may be a great solution.

Jo Berriman of Montrose Bay High School will present a session on one school's journey in implementing and using a mobile app. MBHS has been using a mobile app for some time to manage communication with parents and community, and Jo has offered to share their experience.

Roger Stack from DOE will outline some of the options available to schools in the way of "off the shelf" customisable mobile apps for parent communication.

Additionally we are fortunate to have as a guest Joel Cowey, ICT Partnerships and Projects Coordinator with CSIRO. Joel will outline the opportunities for schools to partner with local ICT companies, as a lead-in to the launch event on the next evening.

Please RSVP by Friday 20 June 2014.