Leeds 26 April 2013

ICT for Education, Leeds 2013

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Leeds on 26 April 2013 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.

Conference schedule



Delegate registration – ICT supplier exhibition opens




Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education


08:30 – 08.50

View from the top

Gail Webb, head of learning improvement for Leeds County Council

Gail will open the conference with a presentation on learning, ICT and the future of schools and the local authority. She will consider the role of the local authority within a changing agenda, schools and learning for the future, and the place of ICT in learning.


08.55 – 09:15

ICT in the classroom

Bob Harrison, chair of the Teaching Agency ICT Expert Group and the Teaching Schools Technology Advisory Board

This presentation will explore whether the next generation of teachers is being prepared to support children in a digital world.

09:15 – 09:35

ICT in the classroom

Alison Darroch, ICT coordinator, Robin Hood Primary School

This presentation will outline Robin Hood Primary School's progress in integrating and using Apple iPads across the curriculum. Alison will share photos and videos of the iPads in use and detail some of the outcomes created by pupils.


09:40 – 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 break


10:35 – 11:15

Question Time: Will forthcoming changes to the national curriculum improve the ICT capacity of schools and students to an extent that will benefit employers?


Chair: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Bob Harrison, chair of the Teaching Agency ICT Expert Group and the Teaching Schools Technology Advisory Board; Gail Webb, head of learning improvement for Leeds County Council; Chris Sharples, head of ICT/ ICT consultant at Lady Lumley's School; Steve Bunce, independent education consultant.

11:25 – 12:15      

ICT Reviews Live

ICT for Education product reviews team

In a special hands-on session we will examine the infrastructure requirements for a successful one-to-one or bring your own devices scheme and demonstrate some of the components including wireless networks, mobile device management, bring your own device security and multimedia resource delivery.


12:15 – 13:10



13:10 – 14:00

Make your own electronic books

Guest speaker: Steve Bunce, independent education consultant

Electronic books are available to buy instantly, but what are the opportunities for schools to create their own? In this presentation, Steve will look at making books in schools, especially books linked to iPads, and discuss research with Hull University on the creation of electronic books.


14:15 Close



Alison Darroch
Robin Hood Primary School.
Bob Harrison
Teaching Schools New Technology Advisory Board
Gail Webb
Leeds County Council
Steve Bunce
independent education consultant


2 Simple
Classroom Monitor
Cyber Coach Smart
Education City
Entry Sign
Espresso Education
EXA Networks
LEBA Innovation
LEGO Education
Optimum OTrack
Osborne technologies
PC Werth
Schools Broadband
Synergy Learning
Text Help
VII Networks Limited

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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