Newcastle 21 September 2018

ICT for Education, Newcastle 2018

ICT for Education's national conference programme visits NEWCASTLE on Friday 21 September 2018 and will be held at St James' Park (Newcastle United Football Club).

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
Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant 

08:45 – 09:05
Services to meet school needs
Lee Hayton, schools ICT manager, Durham County Council
Lee will delve into the world of ICT School Services and give you a taster of why over 420 schools chose our one-stop shop to support their ICT functions. He will also explore cloud services for education and how they can help schools to collaborate, inspire and transform of teaching inside and outside the classroom.
09:05 – 09:25
ICT security in schools
Paul Ducklin, senior technologist, Sophos
Paul will discuss the tricks that cybercriminals use to attack schools, and give you his top three tips to stay secure. Best of all, these are all things you can do for free, saving you time and money so you can concentrate on your students.
09:25 – 10:10
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.
10:10 – 11:10
11:10 – 11.35
Primary school curriculum
Jamie Edmondson, primary school ICT specialist and teacher
Jamie will present a case study describing his experience of moving from the ICT to the Computing curriculum in a primary school.
11.35 – 11.55
STEM, the key to creating skills for the future
Will Glass, 3D Product Specialist, ArtSystems
The effects of Industry 4.0 will be profound on our society, influencing our daily lives. Importantly, it will affect the way we design, develop and manufacture products. This will require a workforce with new and different skillsets than those that exist today. This presentation will define Industry 4.0 and suggest steps educators can take to prepare students for it.
12:00 – 13.00
13:00 – 14:00
More for less
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant
Andy returns to Newcastle with another informative and entertaining presentation. He will be sharing and showcasing some new and varied ICT tools, tips and techniques that you can deploy quickly, easily and effectively in your classroom and school.


Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Paul Ducklin
Paul Ducklin


3 Step IT
3P Learning
Academy Efficiency Partnership
Atomwide Managed Services
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Computing At School
Conquer Maths
CRB Cunninghams
Crusader Solutions
Discovery Education
Durham County Council ICT Services
Education City
Faronics EMEA
Gaia Technologies
Getech Education
KBR Secure
Konica Minolta
MCC Digital
Nationwide Retail Systems Ltd
Osborne technologies
Projector Lamps for Schools
Rapid Education
Securus Software Ltd
VEX Robotics

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