ICT for Education Southampton
Friday 17th May 2013
Visit Sherston – Special 10% Conference Offer
The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Southampton on Friday 17th May 2013 at the Grand Harbour Hotel. View brochure here.
Meet the experts, solve practical problems and discover new resources in just one short day - free of charge! The conference runs from 7.45am to 2.15pm and attendance is FREE for all delegates. Come for the whole event, or come when you can.
We have a special conference offer of 10% off your next Sherston order, so pop by and speak with us. Come and take a look at Planet Sherston, find out how to raise attainment and engage your pupils with the best educational content, games and videos for English, Maths, ICT, Science and Humanities. Try it now with our free instant trial.
It promises to be a great day full of exciting sessions drawing on both regional and national ICT expertise. A great line-up of speakers will address ICT challenges faced by both teachers and schools. See below for the full conference schedule. We look forward to meeting you at the conference!
07:45 – Delegate registration – ICT supplier exhibition opens
08:25 – Introduction: Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education
08:30 – 08.50 – View from the top: Mike Briscoe, Director, IET Associates
School leaders are increasingly expected to have expertise across a wide and sometimes specialist set of issues. Mike will offer his view of how things are changing and share ideas about how school leaders can exploit ICT for learning and efficiency without having to be technical experts.
08.55 – 09:15 – ICT in the classroom: Gideon Williams, Director of e-learning, Perins School
Ten years ago, key staff at Perins School wrote a wish list for how ICT would look in 2013. The first half of this presentation recaps the journey one ‘bog standard’ comprehensive made to become a school which has “outstanding provision for ICT”. Not willing to wait another 10 years, the second half of the presentation will predict the next big things in educational ICT.
09:15 – 09:35 – ICT in the classroom: Helen Jones, assistant head, and Tom Fairbank, ICT manager, Shirley Warren Primary School
Shirley Warren provides children with an engaging and creative curriculum to support their learning. The use of ICT is an integral and embedded part of this process. This presentation will describe the wide and beneficial use of ICT across the school.
09:40 – 10:00 – ICT Reviews Live!: ICT for Education product reviews team
An independent product review session that will put products to the test and give you real insight into their capabilities. ICT Reviews Live! will be led by the ICT for Education reviews team. Watch the reviews, comment on product content, consider underlying technologies, discuss ease of use and share your opinions on how you would like suppliers to develop products and services to meet the needs of teachers and schools.
10.00 – 10:35 – Coffee break
10:35 – 11:15 – Question Time: Chair: Sarah Underwood. Panel members: Mike Briscoe, director, IET Associates; Gideon Williams, director of e-learning, Perins School; Kieron Kirkland, head of research, Nominet Trust.
Will forthcoming changes to the national curriculum improve the ICT capacity of schools and students to an extent that will benefit employers?
11:25 – 12:15 – ICT Reviews Live: ICT for Education product reviews team
In a special hands-on session we will examine the infrastructure requirements for a successful one-to-one or bring your own devices scheme and demonstrate some of the components including wireless networks, mobile device management, bring your own device security and multimedia resource delivery.
12:15 – 13:10 – Lunch
13:10 – 14:00 – So many tools, so much to do, so how will we do it?: Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
With so many tools to help with planning and resourcing, so many ways to help make lessons involving and effective, and so many technologies to foster creativity and love of learning, why is it that there can still be a reluctance to engage with these technologies? Andy will explore some tools for teaching and learning, and some of the ways in which we can promote and support their use in our schools.
14:15 – Close