Brighton 01 December 2017

ICT for Education, Brighton 2017

ICT for Education's national conference programme reaches BRIGHTON on Friday 01 December 2017 and will be held at The Amex 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!

Conference schedule
Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:30 – 9:00
Coding across the curriculum
Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton
Now computing is firmly established as a subject in many schools, there is a great opportunity for pupils to apply their newly acquired programming skills in the context of some of the other subjects they study. Ranging from Monte Carlo methods for estimating π, to composing music with Sonic Pi, Miles will present a quick tour of how pupils can practice programming in meaningful contexts and deepen their knowledge and understanding of other disciplines.
9:00 – 09:25
Preparing for computing non-exam assessment
Tig Williams, CAS master teacher and regional coordinator for CAS South East
Tig will discuss how to prepare students to tackle the computing non-exam assessment (NEA) guidance as they start Key Stage 4. He will look at guidance from both the exam boards and from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) about conduct of the NEA and highlight new JCQ guidance.
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
10:50 – 11:30
Excite, engage, empower
Karine George, former primary school headteacher
Some simple and practical examples of how to build dynamic learning that moves away from the constraints of the classroom and links learners to a wealth of expertise to facilitate conversations that enhance real learning in a real world.
11:30 – 12:00
Support for dyslexia
Philip Cole, CTO Night Zookeeper
Philip will present his latest project on how Night Zookeeper can help children with dyslexia by levelling the playing field and encouraging use of inclusive technologies. He will also talk about working alongside educators to create the tool, and touch on how schools can get involved in testing new technologies.
12:00 – 12.10
Young game designers
Melissa Phillips, BAFTA

Hear how BAFTA can help turn your students’ game idea into a reality through the
Young Game Designers (YGD) competition, opening in January 2018 - 

12:10 – 12.55
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.          


Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Karine George
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Philip Cole
CTO Night Zookeeper
Tig Williams


2 Simple
Atomwide Managed Services
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Code Club
Computing At School
Crusader Solutions
East Sussex Council Schools ICT
Education City
Faronics WISE
Genee World
Getech Education
Hardware Associates
Harrap ICT
iBoard Touch
Konica Minolta
Libresoft Librarian
New Era Education
Projector Lamps for Schools
Sensory Guru
The Cabling Company
Wasp Barcode Technologies
A guide to transport links to the stadium is availible here

American Express Community Stadium, West Stand, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

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