TECHpalooza is run by a team of teachers at The St Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast. What started as an initiative to bring the excitement of a learning festival to the staff on site has grown into a dynamic community of educators working to deliver year-round professional learning and collegiate support to educators.
When you’re here with us on campus, you’ll have an opportunity to explore our facilities, initiatives and talk to our staff. We have an amazing line up of speakers from across the country and abroad, as well as many presenters from St Hilda’s who will share their classroom stories and successes.
If you’d like to see more about what we do, our Apple Distinguished Schools publication presents a great overview of our environment, curriculum and the vision we have for technology-supported learning.
St Hilda’s Learning Institute: World-Class Curriculum for All
With more than 100 courses and collections freely available to the education community via our iTunes U site, St Hilda’s is one of the world’s leading K-12 course providers.
Just as Harvard believes there is enormous value in coming to study on their campus, they also believe others would benefit from having access to their courses. They have found that this free outside access also helps those studying on their campus, and those that are about to enter. This is also our experience, and one that is contained within our School Motto, Non Nobis Solum (not for ourselves alone). We write our courses specifically for the St Hilda’s girls; we then share these with the world via iTunes U. Our girls are able to use these courses, which include teacher video explanations, teacher created iBooks and links to other institutions, to further enhance their understanding outside of class. Many of them tell us how access to iTunes U helps them prepare well for those sometimes stressful assessment tasks. Our staff write courses with a St Hilda’s focus for a global audience, and some now have in excess of 20,000 enrolments. We have between 2000 and 5000 daily visits to our site, and 75 per cent of these are from overseas.
A link to the St Hilda’s Learning institute is here, or just search for St Hilda’s School on the iTunes Store.