Conference schedule




Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:35 – 9:00

What we are learning about teaching computing

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton

Now we are in the second year of Computing in the national curriculum, Miles will share some of the insights into effective practice that are emerging from the work of computing teachers in schools across the country, together with some practical suggestions for how these approaches can be incorporated into computing lessons in your school. 

9:00 – 09:25

Strategies for the primary sector

Dawn Walker, ICT, media and creativity, Bentley Federation

Dawn will share some of the challenges and successes of embedding whole school IT strategies in the primary sector and ensuring they have a positive impact on teaching and learning. In particular, she will look at the use of iPads, multimedia and school websites to enrich a creative curriculum and reach wider audiences. 

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

Tackling the challenges of the computing curriculum

Sue Sentance, senior lecturer, computer science education, King’s College, London, research coordinator, CAS

Teachers may face challenges in getting to grips with the new computing curriculum, but a community of practice of like-minded professionals can offer support and opportunities for professional development. Sue will outline how Computing At School can support teachers of computing, including the BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching. She will also share the results of some research into teachers’ perspectives on strategies and obstacles for teaching computing.

11.00 – 11:30

Helping students become innovators and entrepreneurs

Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good

Natalie will discuss how Apps for Good teachers are helping students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become innovators and entrepreneurs. She will also describe how teachers are helping students develop the wider thinking and employability skills they will need after leaving school, and consider the benefits this offers not just to students, but also to teachers and the wider school community. 

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; Dawn Walker, ICT, media and creativity, Bentley Federation; Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good; Sue Sentance, senior lecturer, computer science education, King’s College, London

12:10 – 13:10


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.





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