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CHICAGO, Seoul, Vancouver, Frankfurt, Las Vegas, Rockhampton.
The Central Queensland city will now join a list including other global destinations, hosting a two-day Queensland EdTech summit next week featuring Google for Education.
This is a platform where teachers from across the state will learn how free applications can be incorporated into the classroom to engage students with a range of new technologies.
Daena Scheuber from Emmaus College pitched for the summit to be brought to Rockhampton after attending similar Google-led professional development events in the past.
Ms Scheuber said it was a hands-on experience where teachers with any level of technology training could tailor their learning over Monday and Tuesday.
There will be sessions for beginner, intermediate and tech gurus with other opportunities to learn coding as well.
It’s a coup for Rockhampton to score the event.
Upwards of 250 people are expected to take part.
“It’s huge that this summit is here,” Ms Scheuber said.
“You look at this list of massive capital cities and then there’s Rockhampton.”
In the decade Ms Scheuber has been working with technology at Emmaus, things have changed dramatically.
But it doesn’t mean anything if the technology is not used properly.
“Part of the problem is things like history and geography can get a bit dry and using technology in innovative ways just means it’s a lot more interesting for kids who have been brought up in a really visual world.”
For Ms Scheuber, networking and finding out what other people are doing in the classroom is the most exciting element of the summit.
■ The conference runs at Emmaus College on Monday and Tuesday.
Ryan Turnbull and the Criterion Hotel in the background.
BIG DEAL: Ashling Canavan and Daena Scheuber at Emmaus for the Google EdTech teachers conference.
LEFT: Ashling Canavan and Daena Scheuber get tech savvy.