Midlands 18 November 2016

ICT for Education, Midlands 2016

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Midlands on 18 November 2016 at Cranmore Park.

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 Midlands.

Conference schedule

08:30

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:35 – 09:00

Keynote presentation

Keith Buncle, administrator, Computing at School regional centre, Birmingham City University

The appearance of computing in recent years has posed challenges for teachers making the change to the new National Curriculum. Keith will challenge some of the myths relating to the subject and share how the West Midlands CAS regional centre can offer support to teachers in the classroom.

 09:00 – 09:25

Digital futures

Dawn Walker, ICT lead, Bentley Federation; Walsall primary CAS hub leader and master teacher

School teachers know about the challenges that IT and computing bring. We face less time, tighter budgets, less CPD and the constant need to adapt to new technologies. In this session, Dawn will look at what has happened in the three years since the new curriculum was introduced and consider how schemes can be developed to help children be active participants in their digital futures.

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

Coffee

10:40 – 11:05

Computer science in the secondary sector

Richard Barfoot, head of computer science, King Edward VI School

11.05 – 11:30

What could be more important than e-safety?

Perry Perrott, head of education, BCS Learning & Development

Would you let your son or daughter cross the road without applying the Green Cross Code? So why do we allow this behaviour in the virtual world, one which is potentially just as destructive? We want young people to see the internet as a positive and inclusive place that respects people’s differences, but how can we achieve this in education and what challenges do we face?

11:30 – 12:00   

Question time

Join the debate and discuss topical issues including the curriculum, finance, CPD and more!

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Keith Buncle, administrator, Computing at School regional centre, Birmingham City University; Dawn Walker, ICT lead, Bentley Federation; Walsall primary CAS hub leader and master teacher; Richard Barfoot, head of computer science, King Edward VI School; Perry Perrott, head of education, BCS Learning & Development

12:00 – 13.00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

More for less

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

In an entertaining, informative and updated session, Andy will share with you some of the many free and low-cost ICT tools that can enhance your work in the classroom. He will also present new ideas to help you get more for less.

14:15

ICT for Education Conference close

14:20 - 15:20

Interactive Education Sponsored Workshop: Is your technology supporting teaching effectively?

The workshop will detail how to combine digital technologies to deliver effective lessons and have a classroom of connected technologies and devices rather than a number of disparate technologies that work in isolation.
We will be demonstrating a range of the hardware/software that is on display on our stand with an experienced, qualified teacher to discuss matters from the teachers perspective.
This is a live workshop with demonstrations of connected technologies working together in a way that will work for a teacher. Teachers should attend this workshop because we will be showcasing a number of innovative techniques to combine and integrate classroom technologies to deliver more effective lessons and ease teacher workload.
Attend our workshop to get the opportunity to win a GV 50 visualiser

 

 

Speakers

Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Dawn Walker
Bentley Federation
Keith Buncle
Birmingham City University
Perry Perrott
BCS
Richard Barfoot
King Edward VI School

Exhibitors

2 Simple
3P Learning
Avantis
AVer
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
BehaviourWatch
Cambridge International Examinations
CASIO Projectors
Clevertouch
Click View
Computing At School
Crusader Solutions
CSE
CTouch
Developing Experts
Earwig Academic
Education City
Ergotron
eSchools
Futurform
Getech Education
Groupcall
Hypersocket
iBoard Touch
IDNSav
iLockerz
Insight
Interactive Education
inVentry
just2easy
LEBA Innovation
MCC Digital
mySchoolApp
New Era Education
Oakford Internet Services
Penstripe
Pobble
PrimarySite
Proactive AV
Projector Lamps for Schools
Promethean
Robots in Schools
School ICT Services Ltd
SchoolPod
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
Skooler
Specktron
TRUSTnet
VEX Robotics
XMA
Public Transport:

Rail - Solihull Station and Shirley Station are both approximately 2 miles from Cranmore Park, Birmingham International is 8 miles away.

Bus - No. 6 bus leaves Solihull Rail Station at 10 minute intervals to Marshall Lake Road and then an 800 yard walk down Cranmore Road to Cranmore Boulevard. The same bus leaves Birmingham City Centre.

Local Directions to Cranmore Park from:

Junction 4 - M42

  • A34 Stratford Road follow signs for Birmingham
  • At fourth island turn right onto Cranmore Boulevard
  • At second mini roundabout turn right onto Highlands Road
  • First left into Cranmore Avenue

M6 - North of Birmingham

  • Leave M6 at junction 4A for M42 South
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

From NorthEast - M1

  • Leave M1 at junction 23A for A42 Birmingham
  • A42 leads into M42
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

From SouthWest - M5

  • Leave M5 at junction 4A for M42
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

M6 - South of Birmingham

  • Leave M6 at junction 4 for M42 South
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

From South - M40

  • Leave M40 for M42 North
  • Follow signs to NEC and Birmingham Airport
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

From South East - M1

  • Leave M1 at junction 19 for M6
  • Leave M6 at junction 4 for M42 South
  • Leave M42 at junction 4 for A34 Birmingham
  • Follow local map and directions

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