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Conference schedule

07:45

Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens

08:30

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

View from the top

Steve Wheeler, associate professor of learning technologies, Plymouth University

Steve will present his work as a global educator and researcher of technology supported learning, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media, Web 2.0 technologies and mobile devices.

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice  

Dan Roberts, deputy headteacher, Devonport High School for Boys

This session shares a creative and systemic approach to embedding the innovative use of ICT for students, leaders and teachers in a school. It will provide practical examples and share the excellent practice that is developing at Devonport High School for Boys.

09:25 – 09:50

ICT in practice  

Lucy Wester and Matthew Pitts, classroom teachers, Broadclyst Primary School

The ethos at Broadclyst Primary School is to engage children in learning through a meaningful, project based approach, while also encouraging a spirit of collaboration and team work. The school runs enterprise schemes, living history projects and most recently international media projects. This session is designed to give educators a range of ideas for beginning digital collaborative projects with learners.

09:55 – 10:25

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.

10:25 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 11:30

A pragmatic approach to the computing curriculum

Clare Fenwick, associate lecturer, Plymouth University

A quick guide to delivering the requirements of the new primary computing curriculum with ease. The session will help you draw on current skills and previous good practice, equipment already in your cupboards and free software to address the changes to the Programme of Study. It will also look at the ethos of the new curriculum, bust a few myths and share some analogue activities so that you can tackle primary computing confidently.

11:30 – 12:15      

Question Time: How can the new computing curriculum best be taught and will it meet the needs of students, business and industry?

Lead speaker: Steve Greenhough, CAS Regional Coordinator

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Clare Fenwick, associate lecturer, Plymouth University; Steve Wheeler, associate professor of learning technologies, Plymouth University; Dave Robinson, ICT/computing team leader, Babcock LDP

12:15 – 13:10

Lunch

13:10 – 14:00

Reasons to be cheerful?

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

This might be difficult to imagine at times but, in terms of resources and opportunities to learn from each other, this is a great time to be a teacher. Andy’s entertaining and informative session will explore some of the ICT tools and resources that provide reasons to be cheerful.

14:15

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