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2014 Study Tour - ISTE

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Following the success of previous study tours (2008-2013), the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) has announced the 2014 study tour to North America.  This tour includes school, authority and industry visits culminating in attendance at the ISTE 2014 Conference in Atlanta.

This tour is equally suited to academics, school leaders, teachers from all sectors and IT staff.  Karen Swift will provide the educational and organisational leadership for the tour group.  Karen is an Education Queensland teachers and is a recognised leader in the development and implementation of digital pedagogy.

The study tour is an opportunity to be part of an international delegation to the USA to:

  • Share innovative and high quality practice in teaching and learning with and through technology
  • Network with internationally recognised practitioners and leaders who use ICT in Education
  • Network with education colleagues from around Australia
  • Visit significant corporate ACCE partners
  • Attend and / or present at the ISTE Conference, one of the largest education conferences in the USA. Be treated as a VIP at major events such as reserved seating for Keynote presentations.

Study Tour Details

Depart Australia June 17, 2014
Depart USA July 2, 2014 (arrive Australia July 4, 2014)

Silicon Valley
San Francisco
New York City

ISTE 2014 Conference attendance in Atlanta, June 28-July 1, 2014.

Twin Share $7900 (single room accommodation available at added expense).

You can extend your stay post study tour however be aware that you will be required to depart for Australia from the same destination as the study tour group.

Additional individual costs (not included in Study Tour payment):

  • Travel insurance (compulsory for study tour participation)
  • Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) application for USA
  • Checked in luggage on North American domestic flights which is paid  directly to the airline at time of departure ($20-$25 per item)
  • Meals
  • Free day activities

International flights provided by Qantas.

Contact: Karen Swift  Leader

“For me, the ACCE Study Tour was a career changing experience.” 
Anthony Speranza, Senior Teaching & Learning Leader, St Mark’s Primary School, Melbourne
"The industry visits were exciting, invigorating and created their own brand of enthusiasm for our role as educators into the future. The intense focus was on the importance of education and how support of teachers is one of the most important catalysts for the changes needed to help our learners become as successful as possible. Future developments and projections for technology in our lives over the next 10 years were nothing short of amazing.”
Jacquie Bourne, Facilitator of Digital Learning, Launceston Church Grammar School
“I highly recommend the ACCE Study Tour, it was truly the best professional learning opportunity I've ever encountered and I cannot wait to go again.”
Claire Ross, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Promethean
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