What skills do young people need in the era of computers and automation?
Conrad Wolfram physicist, mathematician and technologist, is Strategic Director and European Co-Founder/CEO of the Wolfram Group of companies. The Wolfram Group is driving innovation across data science, modelling and maths through technology and solutions. This includes the highly regarded Wolfram Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha Pro, SystemModeler and Wolfram Programming Lab – available to all Victorian Secondary Schools.
Conrad is also widely known for his thought leadership in reforming education using modern technology. He founded computerbasedmath.org to fundamentally rethink and rebuild the mainstream maths education curriculum, introduce computational thinking and combine with coding how computers can be assumed. The resulting major change is now a worldwide force in re-engineering STEM.
Conrad Wolfram is visiting as a guest of the Department of Education and Training through Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.
Conrad Wolfram Virtual Classroom Session
This is a unique opportunity for your teachers and students to hear directly from Conrad online.
9:00am – 10:00am Friday 21 July
Link: https://connect.vic.edu.au/wolfram/ to connect on the day, or register your interest to receive a reminder email.
Horizon: Maths Matters – Advancing Maths Education for the Future
Join Conrad Wolfram for a panel discussion on how we can ensure mathematics education is relevant and meaningful. Polycom option available.
Wednesday 19 July, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Conrad will challenge thinking about how we deliver mathematics in Victoria’s schools with the aim of disrupting preconceived notions of maths content and delivery.
19 July – Secondary
20 July – Primary
More Wolfram Mathematica Professional Learning
Wolfram Mathematica for statistics and data analysis
Learn how Wolfram Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha Pro can support the teaching of statistics and data analysis in this one day session with Craig Bauling from Wolfram Research. This workshop is suitable for Victorian Secondary Teachers who have a basic understanding of Mathematica.
When: Monday 24 July, 9:30 – 3:30
Location: John Monash Science School