Cardiff 06 February 2015

ICT for Education, Cardiff 2015

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Cardiff on 06 February 2015 at Cardiff City 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 Cardiff.

Conference schedule

 

07:45

Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens

08:30

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

Overview: Learning in Digital Wales

Chris Owen, head of Digital Learning Unit, Schools Standards and Workforce Group,  Department for Education and Skills

A comprehensive overview of the various activities that are included in the Learning in Digital Wales programme including Hwb, the National Digital Content Repository, and Hwb+, the all-Wales learning platform. Also, an early indication of future developments.

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice

Andrew Rothwell, deputy headteacher, Mount Pleasant Primary School

A synoptic overview of ICT throughout a primary school from conception to current practice. Andrew will examine the evolution of technology and pedagogy, while looking towards the future.

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

An ICT journey  

Sonny Singh, Bassaleg School

Bassaleg Comprehensive has come a long way on its ICT journey, but still has far to go. Sonny will describe the journey and some projects that are key to developing the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning.

11.00 – 11:30

How to ensure e-safety

Andrew Williams, online safety consultant, South West Grid for Learning

Andrew will discuss how best to ensure online safety across primary and secondary schools.

11:30 – 12:10   

Question Time

Topic: How are schools working with the Hwb+ all-Wales learning platform and is it proving successful in terms of teaching and learning, and student progression into the workplace?

Lead speaker: Tom Crick, senior lecturer in Computing Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University, CAS regional leader

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Chris Owen, head of Digital Learning Unit, Schools Standards and Workforce Group, Department for Education and Skills Ian Morgan, assistant IT director, WJEC; Sonny Singh, Bassaleg School; Andrew Rothwell, deputy headteacher, Mount Pleasant Primary School; Andrew Williams, online safety consultant, South West Grid for Learning

12:10 – 13:10

Lunch

13:10 – 14:00

Reasons to be cheerful?                               

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

This might be difficult to imagine at times but, in terms of resources and opportunities to learn from each other, this is a great time to be a teacher. Andy’s entertaining and informative session will explore some of the ICT tools and resources that provide reasons to be cheerful.

14:15

Close

 

Speakers

Andrew Rothwell
Mount Pleasant Primary School
Chris Owen
Welsh Government
Ian Morgan
WJEC
Sonny Singh
Bassaleg Comprehensive School

Exhibitors

2 Simple
3P Learning
Alfie Soft
AT Computers
AVer
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Crick Software
Insight
Interactive Education
inVentry
iTeach
Learnpad
LEBA Innovation
Rising Stars
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
VIVIDtouchâ„¢
WBS
XMA

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