Conference schedule



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Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

Overview: Learning in Digital Wales

Chris Owen, head of Digital Learning Unit, Schools Standards and Workforce Group,  Department for Education and Skills

A comprehensive overview of the various activities that are included in the Learning in Digital Wales programme including Hwb, the National Digital Content Repository, and Hwb+, the all-Wales learning platform. Also, an early indication of future developments.

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice

Andrew Rothwell, deputy headteacher, Mount Pleasant Primary School

A synoptic overview of ICT throughout a primary school from conception to current practice. Andrew will examine the evolution of technology and pedagogy, while looking towards the future.

09:25 – 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


10:35 – 11:00

An ICT journey  

Sonny Singh, Bassaleg School

Bassaleg Comprehensive has come a long way on its ICT journey, but still has far to go. Sonny will describe the journey and some projects that are key to developing the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning.

11.00 – 11:30

How to ensure e-safety

Andrew Williams, online safety consultant, South West Grid for Learning

Andrew will discuss how best to ensure online safety across primary and secondary schools.

11:30 – 12:10   

Question Time

Topic: How are schools working with the Hwb+ all-Wales learning platform and is it proving successful in terms of teaching and learning, and student progression into the workplace?

Lead speaker: Tom Crick, senior lecturer in Computing Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University, CAS regional leader

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Chris Owen, head of Digital Learning Unit, Schools Standards and Workforce Group, Department for Education and Skills Ian Morgan, assistant IT director, WJEC; Sonny Singh, Bassaleg School; Andrew Rothwell, deputy headteacher, Mount Pleasant Primary School; Andrew Williams, online safety consultant, South West Grid for Learning

12:10 – 13:10


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.





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