Birmingham 20 November 2015

ICT for Education, Birmingham 2015

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Birmingham on 20 November 2015 at Cranmore Park.

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 Birmingham.

Conference schedule

 

08:30

Introduction

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

Coffee

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

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

Close

 

Speakers

Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Dawn Walker
Bentley Federation
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Natalie Moore
Apps for Good
Sue Sentance
King's College London

Exhibitors

2 Simple
3P Learning
Aleutia
Altodigital
AVer
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Braingo
Catshill Learning Partnerships
Chromebooks4Schools.com
Class Charts
Computing At School
Concero UK
CTouch
DoodleMaths
Earwig Academic
Education City
eSchools
EXA Networks
Groupcall
iBoard Touch
Insight
inVentry
just2easy
Kelway
Learnpad
LEBA Innovation
LEGO Education
New Era Education
Parent Teacher Online
Penstripe
PrimarySite
Proactive AV
Projector Lamps for Schools
Promethean
RM
SchoolPod
Schools Broadband
Serif
Show my Homework
Softlink
TLM Awarding Organisation
Traka Assa Abloy
TRUSTnet
Ultimaker CREATE Education Project
VEX Robotics
XMA
Zu3D & Animate 2 Educate Ltd
Public Transport:

Rail - Solihull Station and Shirley Station are both approximately 2 miles from Cranmore Park, Birmingham International is 8 miles away.

Bus - No. 6 bus leaves Solihull Rail Station at 10 minute intervals to Marshall Lake Road and then an 800 yard walk down Cranmore Road to Cranmore Boulevard. The same bus leaves Birmingham City Centre.

Local Directions to Cranmore Park from:

Junction 4 - M42

  • A34 Stratford Road follow signs for Birmingham
  • At fourth island turn right onto Cranmore Boulevard
  • At second mini roundabout turn right onto Highlands Road
  • First left into Cranmore Avenue

M6 - North of Birmingham

  • Leave M6 at junction 4A for M42 South
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

From NorthEast - M1

  • Leave M1 at junction 23A for A42 Birmingham
  • A42 leads into M42
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

From SouthWest - M5

  • Leave M5 at junction 4A for M42
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

M6 - South of Birmingham

  • Leave M6 at junction 4 for M42 South
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

From South - M40

  • Leave M40 for M42 North
  • Follow signs to NEC and Birmingham Airport
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

From South East - M1

  • Leave M1 at junction 19 for M6
  • Leave M6 at junction 4 for M42 South
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

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