Leeds 25 April 2014

ICT for Education, Leeds 2014

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Leeds on 25 April 2014 at Wetherby 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 Leeds.

09:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice  

Matt Hogan, ICT teacher, The King’s School            

This presentation will cover strategies to engage primary students with elearning and consider the relevance of elearning to a range of subject areas and skill sets. It will also consider how to inspire students to become creative with technology, rather than simply learning to use it. A simple but effective message: "Take one idea and make it happen!"

09:25 – 09:50

ICT in practice

Bob Harrison, chair, Computing Expert Group and Teaching Schools Technology Network

The new national curriculum for computing: past imperfect, present tense and future conditional. Bob will discuss benefits and challenges around changes to the curriculum.



09:55 – 10:25

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.

10:25 – 10.55

Coffee break

10.55 – 11:45

Question Time: How can the new Computing curriculum best be taught and will it meet the needs of students, business and industry?

 Lead speaker: Simon Humphreys, CAS coordinator

 Panel discussion moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Mike Briscoe, co-director, EXite senior leadership programme; Tina George, director, Sureline Communications; Bob Harrison, chair of the Teaching Agency ICT Expert Group and the Teaching Schools Technology Advisory Board;  Doug Dickinson, educational ICT consultant, University of Leicester

11:45 – 12:15      

Making wireless work

Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom

In this session we will look at the infrastructure solutions required to build a safe, reliable, consistent and scalable network that can support teaching and learning across school and underpin one-to-one and bring-your-own device environments. The presentation will cover everything from planning to operation, including issues such as security, device management and network management.

12:15 – 13:10


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.





Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Bob Harrison
Teaching Schools New Technology Advisory Board
Doug Dickson
University of Leicester
Matt Hogan
Alderley Edge School for Girls.
Rob Leggett
Cyber Distribution Ltd
Tina George
Sureline Communications


3P Learning
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Espresso Education
Essex Educational Services
EXA Networks
LEGO Education
New Era Education
New Ways to Learn
Room Booking System
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
Smart Assess
Tyn Can Learning

Wetherby Racecourse & Conference Centre is located just minutes from Junction 46 (Wetherby Services) on the A1(M).

Our postcode for your Sat Nav is LS22 5EJ.

The Racecourse offers acres of FREE public car-parking.

If you want to know more about rail and bus links, please visit www.wetherbyracing.co.uk

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