Brighton 22 March 2019

ICT for Education, Brighton 2019

ICT for Education's national conference programme visits BRIGHTON on Friday 22 March 2019 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, we have sourced a great line-up of speakers who will address ICT challenges faced by both teachers and schools.  Alongside the conference, we will be hosting 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, please ensure they register.  

We look forward to meeting you!

Conference schedule

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:40 – 9:10
Progression in problem solving
Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton
Miles will explore how pupils’ problem solving strategies in computing develop from their first use of digital technology in EYFS through the development of computational thinking and coding skills in the computing national curriculum and on to tackling complex and open-ended challenges at GCSE or A Level. He will provide some practical examples of problems pupils might solve, and detail strategies and techniques they can use as their confidence, think computational thinking and coding skills develop.

9:10 - 09:30
‘Cheap seats’ in the classroom
Simone Martorina, business manager for visual instruments, Epson UK
A good education is vital for every child’s future, and every pupil is entitled to the same learning experience. Much has changed in classrooms in recent years, affecting how lessons are taught and how teachers keep students engaged as they become tech native from an early age, and as external budget cuts continue to put pressure on schools and academies. In this session, we will talk about the meaning of ‘cheap seats’ in the classroom and the impacts they can have on schools across the UK.

9:30 - 09:50
Transitioning a multi academy trust to Google Classroom

Katy Teague, head of computer science and social media, Grey Court School
Grey Court School is part of the Every Child Every Day Multi Academy Trust and this academic year has transitioned, as a trust, to Google Classroom. This presentation will explore the successes and drawbacks of the school’s previous use of virtual learning environments (VLEs) and the implementation process from conception to reality of Google Classroom. It will also discuss the impact on teaching and learning of the change and provide an overview of Google Tools.

09:50 – 10:30
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.

10:30 – 11:30

11.30 – 11.50
E-safety: resilience, reporting and resources
Jody Carter, computing leader, GLF schools
In this session, Jody will break down e-safety into three areas: resilience, reporting and resources. He will look at practical examples of how to use technology to build resilience in such a connected world, policies you need in schools and what to do if there is a safeguarding issue, and resources you can use in the classroom.

11:50 – 12.10
Engage, Include and Challenge: designing learning strategies
Patrick McGrath, education technology specialist, Texthelp
Join us to explore how we can use technology to engage, inspire and motivate every pupil by designing learning experiences that are flexible and personal. EAL pupils, those who need extra support, those with individual needs and those we want to challenge – our classrooms are full of a wide range of students with diverse needs. We’ll explore a practical approach and framework to design learning experiences that can help us leverage technology to engage, include and challenge the breadth of pupils we all see every day.

12:10 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:00
The internet: challenges and opportunities
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant
Andy returns to ICT for Education 2019 with another entertaining and helpful presentation. This year his theme is the internet, the dominant cultural force of our time that commands increasing amounts of young people’s time and attention. Andy will look at tools and resources that can help teachers save time and cost, and help teachers guide young people as they learn and develop in the increasingly distracting internet world.




Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Jody Carter
Primary school teacher
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Patrick McGrath
Education technology specialist, Texthelp
Simone Martorina
Business manager for visual instruments, Epson UK


2 Simple
3 Step IT
3P Learning
Counterpoint IT Solutions
Crusader Solutions
Discovery Education
Getech Education
Hardware Associates
Projector Lamps for Schools
Securus Software Ltd
Text Help

Directions to the Venue

A guide to transport links to the stadium is availible  here

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


Travelodge Brighton Seafront
West Street, Brighton,
East Sussex, BN1 2RE
Tel: 08719 846405

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