Brighton

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 - Teaching the computing curriculum

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, Computing Education, University of Roehampton

Miles will share some insights into how computing can be taught most effectively. He will draw on a range of learning theories, research evidence, classroom practice and Ofsted's expectations to provide computing teachers with a portfolio of techniques they can use when meeting the requirements of the new computing curriculum.

9:00 – 09:25

Introducing tablets

Louise Salmond, head of junior school, and James South, head of digital learning, Tormead School

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

Coffee

10:35 – 11:00

Joining the dots 

Donna Comerford, business and STEM teacher, Rye College, and education coordinator, Brighton Digital Festival

Donna will present a picture of education, the creative industries and our young creatives. She will also discuss how to deliver computing in a creative way, including the use of self-managed projects, competitions and Young Rewired State, and consider how the digital and information technology industry could support teaching practice.

11.00 – 11:30

Helping students become innovators and entrepreneurs

Debbie Forster, UK managing director, Apps for Good

11:30 – 12:10   

Question Time

The challenges and opportunities of deploying ICT in schools

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Miles Berry, principal lecturer, Computing Education, University of Roehampton; Debbie Forster, UK managing director, Apps for Good; Donna Comerford, business and STEM teacher, Rye College, and education coordinator, Brighton Digital Festival

12:10 – 13:10

Lunch

13:10 – 14:00

Reasons to be cheerful – Part two              

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

After presenting an entertaining session covering some of the great and easy-to-use ICT tools available to teachers and learners at last year’s ICT for Education conferences, Andy continues to explore fresh resources. He will share these with you in a new presentation that will give you more reasons to be cheerful.

14:15

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