Microsoft to host free ‘Teaching with Technology’ seminars

(Last Updated On: August 24, 2015)

teaching with technologyOn the back of his successful visit earlier this year, Travis Smith is returning in early September for a week-long tour of New Zealand!

He will be stopping off in Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Napier, and Auckland to deliver ‘Teaching in Technology’, engaging sessions that show educators how they can integrate technology into their teaching to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes.

Travis has more than 11 years’ experience in the classroom, teaching in schools and universities, and is now Microsoft Australia’s National Education Specialist giving informative presentations to educators on the potential of technology in teaching. In this free event, he will explore new and innovative ways to engage students and improve learning outcomes through the use of pen-enabled tablet computers and collaboration platforms including OneNote, Office Mix and Office 365.

The dates and venues for the ‘Teaching with Technology’ seminars are as follows:


16289-MS-Teaching-with-Tech-INTFC-BannerMonday 7 September: Auckland

2.30-5.30pm, Saint Kentigern College Campus, 130 Pakuranga Road, Auckland


Tuesday 8 September: Christchurch

9am-12noon, CPIT, Room L233, Madras Street, Christchurch


Tuesday 8 September: Nelson

4-7pm, Nelson College, 67 Waimea Road, Nelson


Wednesday 9 September: Wellington

9am-12noon, Microsoft Wellington, Level 12, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington


Wednesday 9 September: Napier

4.30-7.30pm, Taradale High School, 50 Murphy Road, Taradale, Napier


Thursday 10 September: Auckland

10am-1pm, Microsoft Auckland, Level 5, 22 Viaduct Harbour Ave


To register for this exciting opportunity, visit


Comments from previous events:

“Travis was both inspiring and practical. I particularly liked the research based evidenced practice around Innovative Teaching and Learning practices. The framework and his presentation has reignited discussion and direction of our vision for the use of technology integral to the teaching and learning process.”

Grant Saul, Director of ICT, Westlake Boys’ High School


“Travis is a very competent and motivational presenter.  He showcases how technology can enhance teaching and learning in a non-technical manner and he supports this with current research.”

Troy Smith, Head of Digital Technology, Te Aroha College


Source: Microsoft


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