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
Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:40 – 9:10
An introduction to teaching artificial intelligence in school - tbc
Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton
9:10 - 09:40
Strategies to engage students
Matt Hogan, Computing and ICT teacher, Alderley Edge School for Girls
Matt will cover strategies to engage students with elearning and consider the relevance of elearning to a range of subject areas and skill sets. He will also consider how to inspire students, particularly girls, to become creative with technology, rather than simply learning to use it. A simple but effective message: Take one idea and make it happen!
09:40 – 10:20
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.
10:20 – 11:20
11.20 – 11.50
Primary school presentation - tbc
11:50 – 12.15
STEM, the key to creating skills for the future
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.
12:15 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
More for less
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant
In an entertaining and informative 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.          


Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Matt Hogan
Alderley Edge School for Girls.
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton


3P Learning
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Conquer Maths
CRB Cunninghams
Crusader Solutions
Discovery Education
Durham County Council ICT Services
Education City
Faronics EMEA
Gaia Technologies
Getech Education
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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