Manchester 13 October 2017

ICT for Education, Manchester 2017

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Manchester on 13 October 2017 at AJ Bell Stadium.

The conference runs from 7.45am to 2.15pm.  Attendance is FREE for all delegates, and includes lunch and refreshments. 

Drawing on both regional and national ICT expertise, ICT for Education has sourced a great line-up of speakers who will address ICT challenges faced by both teachers and schools.  Alongside the conference, ICT for Education will host a vendor exhibition showcasing solutions to meet your ICT needs.

Meet the experts, network with peers, solve practical problems and discover new resources in just one short day - free of charge!  Pick up your conference badge(s) from Reception on the day.  If you would like to bring colleagues, they can register before the event or on arrival.  We look forward to meeting you in Manchester.

Conference schedule
 
08:30
Introduction
Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:35 – 9:00
Keynote: How can CAS support your school?
Sarah Zaman, CAS North West regional coordinator
CAS Manchester is very active in terms of hubs, teacher training sessions, KidsMeets, outreach into the community and working with organisations such as Barefoot and Code Club. In this session, find out how CAS can support you and your school, and how you can support CAS.
 
9:00 – 09:25
Technology in the primary classroom
Amy Kingsley, KS1 teacher and Computing coordinator, Russell Scott Primary School
Amy will present five ways to use technology in the primary classroom to engage and inspire. She will cover CCTV in classrooms, her top apps, Twitter, blogging and bedtime stories!
 
09:25 – 10:05
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.
 
10:05 – 10:50
Coffee
 
10:50 – 11:15
Strategies to engage students
Matt Hogan, Computing and ICT teacher, Alderley Edge School for Girls
Matt will cover strategies to engage students with elearning and consider the relevance of elearning to a range of subject areas and skill sets. He will also consider how to inspire students, particularly girls, to become creative with technology, rather than simply learning to use it. A simple but effective message: Take one idea and make it happen!
 
11:15 – 11:40
Modern business can make a difference
Dinah Turner, director, Stepping into Business
An exploration of Stepping into Business’s work in schools to develop students’ digital and entrepreneurial skills.
 
11:40 – 12:10   
Question Time
An opportunity for delegates to put questions to conference speakers and debate topical issues.
 
Moderator: Sarah Underwood 
Panel members: Sarah Zaman, CAS North West regional coordinator; Amy Kingsley, KS1 teacher and Computing coordinator, Russell Scott Primary School; Matt Hogan, Computing and ICT teacher, Alderley Edge School for Girls; Dinah Turner, director, Stepping into Business
 
12:10 – 12:55
Lunch
 
12:55 – 13:55
More for less
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant
In an entertaining and informative session, Andy will share with you some of the many free and low-cost ICT tools that can enhance your work in the classroom. He will also present new ideas to help you get more for less.          
 
14:00
Close
 

Speakers

Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Dinah Turner
Stepping Into Business
Matt Hogan
Alderley Edge School for Girls.

Exhibitors

2 Simple
2Eskimos
Alphadigital Networks
Avantis
bcs
Biostore
Clevertouch
Computing At School
Crusader Solutions
CTouch
Developing Experts
Education City
Edukey Education
Emile
Ergotron
FaronicsWISE
Genee World
Getech Education
Groupcall
Hardware Associates
iBoard Touch
inVentry
just2easy
NCC Education Ltd
NetSupport
New Era Education
Parotec IT
Pobble
ProWise
Redbox VR
Remedian IT Solutions Ltd
School Spider
Solved IT
SonicWall
Soundtrap
turnitin
VEX Robotics

The stadium is located at Barton close to Junction 11 of the M60 on the A57 Liverpool Road.

Directions

By road

The stadium is located at Barton close to Junction 11 of the M60 on the A57 Liverpool Road.

Address

Salford City Stadium
1 Stadium Way
Eccles M30 7EY

Until the stadium postcode becomes operational on sat nav devices, please use this postcode – M30 7LJ.

By public transport

Buses from Manchester city centre and Eccles
Number 67 to Liverpool Road, Irlam (runs every 12 mins peak and between every 15-30 mins off peak). The stadium is a two minute walk to the stadium from this stop.

Buses from the Trafford Centre (many services connect here from across the region)
Number 100 to Liverpool Road, Irlam. (runs every 12 mins peak and between every 15-30 mins off peak). The stadium is a two minute walk to the stadium from this stop.

Information on all public transport can be found at www.tfgm.com or by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

Trams
The nearest Metrolink tram stop is Eccles. From here the stadium is approximately 40 minutes’ walk or take the number 67 bus along Liverpool Road (as above).

Train
The nearest train stations are Irlam and Patricroft. From both stations, walk to Liverpool Road and take the number 67 bus (as above).

Parking

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