Brighton 24 June 2016
ICT for Education, Brighton 2016
The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Brighton on 24 June 2016 at Brighton Racecourse.
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 Brighton.
Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education
08:35 – 9:00
Teaching computing effectively
Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton
Miles will draw together themes from school effectiveness research, early Logo programming, research into undergraduate computer science teaching and his own rich understanding of emergent classroom practice to deliver a session full of practical ideas for how to teach computing most effectively, whether in primary or secondary schools.
9:00 – 09:25
A lesson on e-safety
Will Franklin, year 5 teacher, Westdene Primary School and CAS master teacher
Based on his experience of teaching in KS1 and KS2, Will will discuss the importance of embedding e-safety in the curriculum and not just confining it to computing lessons. The session will cover Ofsted’s expectations on e-safety teaching in schools, why e-safety is more important than ever before, and examples of e-safety issues that Will has experienced at Westdene Primary School.
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 – 10:40
10:40 – 11:05
Top tips for implementing the computing curriculum
Aidan Delaney, principal lecturer, computing, engineering and maths, University of Brighton
Aidan will consider some practical tips for implementing the computing curriculum in schools. In particular, he will focus on KS3 and KS4 provision, where computing facilities are not always up to the task. Aidan will also point out some directions in which to expand computing knowledge and consider how to use expanded computing knowledge to enrich the national curriculum.
11.05 – 11:30
Preparing your students for tomorrow's workplace
Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good
Based on recent research, the Apps for Good team will look at the most in-demand industry skills and how it believes you can help your students fill the skills gap. It will also consider the Apps for Good model as a way of building student resilience, tackling diversity in the technology sector and preparing students for the workplace of tomorrow.
11:30 – 12:00
An opportunity for delegates to put questions to conference speakers and debate topical issues.
Moderator: Sarah Underwood
Panel members: Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good; Will Franklin, year 5 teacher, Westdene Primary School and CAS master teacher; Aidan Delaney, principal lecturer, computing, engineering and maths, University of Brighton; Perry Perrott, fellow of the BCS and Institute of Directors
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
More reasons to be cheerful
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant
Andy returns with another entertaining and informative presentation covering some of the best, easy-to-use and low-cost, often free, ICT resources available to teachers and learners – and more!
The Racecourse is easy to reach from the A27 Brighton bypass. If you are approaching Brighton on the A23 you need to go east on the A27. Head for signs directing you to Sussex University and take the B2123 to Woodingdean, turn right at the traffic lights and the Racecourse is approximately one mile on your left hand side. Car Parking is free.
This is the recommend route to avoid traffic congestion through the City Centre, however the Racecourse is well sign-posted if you choose to enter central Brighton on the A23. If you're coming from the seafront head for the Palace Pier before driving eastbound along Marine Parade. Turn left at the first set of lights into Lower Rock Gardens. Turn right at the second set of lights into Edward Street, then first left into Freshfield Road. The Racecourse is at the top of the hill.
Brighton is less than an hour from London by train and there are services from Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross. There are also frequent coastway services operating from Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings, Worthing and Portsmouth. Please contact National Rail Enquiries for more information 08457 48 49 50.
Please use STOP B which is the number 7 bus stop just outside the front of Brighton Station.
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