Swansea

Conference schedule

07:45

Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens

08:30

Introduction

Ian Morgan, assistant director, IT Service Management, WJEC

 08:35 – 09.10

View from the top

Lindsay Harvey, deputy director, Digital Learning Division, Department for Education and Skills

Lindsay will open the conference with a review of the Hwb+, discussing its roll out and how it is being used in schools across Wales

9:10 – 09:30

 

ICT in the classroom   

Aled Williams, e-learning leader,  Barry Island Primary School

This presentation will cover the Hwb+, describing how it is being used to raise standards in literacy and ICT, the impact it has on the motivation and engagement of pupils, and its role in strengthening home to school links. It will also cover the work of Barry Island Primary School’s digital leaders.

09:30 – 09:50

ICT in the Classroom

Dave Stacey, e-learning coordinator, Olchfa School

Getting into the Christmas spirit, Dave will share nine lessons (and no carols) about successful and less successful attempts to make the best use of ICT for teaching and learning at Olchfa School in Swansea.

09:55 – 10:35

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.

10:35 – 11.05

Coffee break

11.05 – 11:45

Question Time: Are schools providing suitable and sufficient ICT education to support pupils as they enter the workplace and to satisfy employers?

Chair: Ian Morgan

Panel members: Lindsay Harvey, deputy director, Digital Learning Division, Department for Education and Skills; Tom Crick, senior lecturer in computer science, Cardiff Metropolitan University; Dave Stacey, e-learning coordinator, Olchfa School; Simon Richards, national manager, Film Nation

11:45 – 12:15       

Making wireless work

Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom

In this session we will look at the infrastructure solutions required to build a safe, reliable, consistent and scalable network that can support teaching and learning across school and underpin one-to-one and bring-your-own device environments. The presentation will cover everything from planning to operation, including issues such as security, device management and network management.  

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, educational 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.


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