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Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education

08:20 – 08:45

View from the top

Mike Briscoe, director, IET Associates

Working with school leaders across the country, Mike has identified how to ensure ICT is well led and that leaders understand its implications and the support that is available to them. Mike has wide experience of ICT in education at both local and national levels, as well as a unique perspective on the leadership and ICT agenda. IET Associates has partnered with Connecting Learning to develop EXite, a leadership programme that looks at the issues that are critical to successful ICT. The programme ensures leaders are equipped with the latest knowledge, skills and understanding to successfully lead and manage change, and make the best use of technology in their own settings. Find out more at

08:50 – 09:10

ICT in the classroom

Steve Bunce, independent education consultant

Can we cure the cold? Can we survive without oil? How can we stop the Arctic melting? These are all big questions, but can we do anything about them? More importantly, can our children come up with the solutions? Using challenge-based learning, Steve will demonstrate how technology, for example Apple iPads, can support enquiry. This session will also highlight the National Foundation for Educational Research’s Futurelab Enquiring Schools Programme.

09:10 – 09:30

ICT in the classroom

Jodie Collins, specialist primary ICT teacher and advisor

Jodie will illustrate how ICT can be embedded in the curriculum to engage and excite children and adults, how it can improve learning and how it can make teaching efficient in a cost-effective way. She will describe how teachers can leverage podcasting, film making, digital storytelling and games-based learning to enhance students’ learning experiences. Jodie will also discuss how teachers can use ICT in teaching to develop 21st century skills such as collaboration. The focus is on primary literacy, although Jodie will demonstrate skills and techniques that work across all age groups and in all subjects.

09:30 – 09:50

ICT in the classroom


 09.50 – 10:35

 Coffee break

10:35 – 11:15

Question Time: Does ICT teaching and learning in school support students entering the workplace and satisfy employers?

Chair: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Mike Briscoe, director, IET Associates; Steve Bunce, independent education consultant; Tina George, director, Sureline

11:25 – 12:15      

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.

12:15 – 13:10


13.10 – 14:00

So many tools, so much to do, so how will we do it?

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, initial teacher trainer and independent 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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