In an initial panel presentation, Matthew Parsons from Riverview, Chris Betcher from PLC Sydney and Martin Levins with Andrew O'Connell from The Armidale School will speak about the ways that blogs can be set up locally in a school and the research and findings of their respective AGQTP programs.

Part two will involve a workshop about writing, with reference to boys and girls strategies, with opportunities to review the research and pool ideas for implementation.

ml.jpgMartin Levins is a science, design and technology educator with a focus on successful learning and a passion for teaching that has taken him into primary, secondary and tertiary classrooms. Currently Director of Information Technology at an independent school for boys in regional NSW, he is also involved in the development and delivery of training on the use of technology in education for teachers and educational leaders at schools and conferences around Australia and overseas, and has enjoyed a wide readership as education columnist for MacWorld magazine and in his new book "Bring Your Own Technology" (ACER press, co-authored with Mal Lee). Martin is at once a team player and a leader, with the ability to identify educational opportunities and needs, and to develop resources and courses to meet them.

aoc.jpgAndrew O'Connell