Midlands 22 November 2019

ICT for Education, Nottingham 2019

ICT for Education's national conference programme visits NOTTINGHAM on Friday 22 November 2019 and will be held at (Meadow Lane).

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


7:30
Networking


08:30
Introduction

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:40 – 9:10
Progression in problem solving

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton

Miles will explore how pupils’ problem solving strategies in computing develop from their first use of digital technology in EYFS through the development of computational thinking and coding skills in the computing national curriculum and on to tackling complex and open-ended challenges at GCSE or A Level. He will provide some practical examples of problems pupils might solve, and detail strategies and techniques they can use as their confidence, computational thinking and coding skills develop.

9:10 - 09:30
Lessons in digital technology: from classroom to staff room  

James Leonard, head, Google Education UK

An enlightening session on how to take digital technology into all areas of school management and classroom learning. You’ll come away from this session with:
  • The evidence to make cost savings within your school or academy
  • The inspiration to explore digital technologies with confidence and commitment
  • The understanding needed to boost knowledge sharing within your school community

09:30 – 10:10
Coffee

10:10 – 10:30

Luke Ravenscroft, director of whole school ICT and Computer Science, Bishop Challoner Catholic College
A journey through time

What is it actually like to be in the classroom teaching the computer science curriculum? Luke has been a secondary school teacher since 2013, and a teacher of computer science since he qualified. He will discuss his experience with the early years of the computing curriculum, things that have worked, things that have failed, and what he believes is the key to success. He will also touch on what the future of computing could look like in the classroom.


10:30 – 11:10
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.

11:10 – 11:40
Coffee


11:40 – 12:00
What makes edtech successful in schools?
Jodi Lopez, ex-primary teacher turned edtech ninja superhero

How do we take away the ‘it just doesn’t work’ worries about using technology in school? In this session, Jodie will discuss what makes edtech fail in schools, and what makes it successful. The session will also explore different types of edtech and some of the steps schools can take to ensure not a penny is spent without a decent return on investment. Jodie will also look at the steps needed to lay the groundwork for technology across the curriculum while tackling e-safety needs along the way.
 
12:00 – 12.15
Everything you need to know about the NCCE

A member of the recently established National Centre for Computing Education will discuss the resources, training, bursaries and support for teaching computing in primary and secondary schools offered by the organisation.

12:15 – 13:15
Lunch & close


 

Speakers

James Leonard
Head of Google Education UK
Jodie Lopez
Edtech ninja superhero!
Luke Ravenscroft
Bishop Challoner Catholic College
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton

Exhibitors

2 Simple
3 Step IT
Atom IT
AVer
AVerMedia
CareMonkey
Counterpoint IT Solutions
CPOMS
Crusader Solutions
Discovery Education
EDU Trips
Edukey Education
Epson
Faronics WISE
FrontRow UK
Getech Education
Hardware Associates
iLockerz
Impero
InVentry
MakerBot
National Centre for Computing Education
Nottinghamshire County Council
PowerGistics
Projector Lamps for Schools
Prowise
Samsung
ScholarPack
Schoolcomms
Schools IT
Securus Software Ltd
Wyvern Business Systems
Venue:    Meadow Lane

From the north

Leave the M1 at junction 26 and follow signs for Nottingham via the A610 Nuthall Road until you meet the A6514 at Western Boulevard.

Turn right and follow the A6514 ('the ring road south'). Carry straight on at the next roundabout ('the Crown Island') and join Middleton Boulevard. Stay on Middleton Boulevard, which becomes Clifton Boulevard after the Queen's Medical Centre.

Turn right for Riverside P&R if you are heading for the Embankment, or Riverside Way Park & Ride, and follow signs for Matchday Parking.
Continue around the ring road, carrying straight on at the Nottingham Knight Island and the Wheatcroft Island until you reach the Gamston Island.

Take the first exit left onto the A6011 ('Radcliffe Road'). Continue along the A6011, following the road as it bends to the right and continue over Lady Bay Bridge.

From the south

Leave the M1 at Junction 24 and follow signs to join the A453 towards Nottingham. After passing through Clifton, continue on the A453 following signs for football and cricket traffic.

Join the A52 eastbound towards Grantham and carry straight on at the Nottingham Knight Island and the Wheatcroft Island until you reach the Gamston Island.

Take the first exit on to the A6011 ('Radcliffe Road'). Continue along the A6011, following the road as it bends to the right and continue over Lady Bay Bridge.

From the east

Arrive at the Saxondale Island near Bingham from the A46 or A52 and follow the signposts to join the A52 towards Radcliffe-on-Trent and Nottingham.

Follow the A52 through Radcliffe and continue until you reach the next roundabout ('the Gamston Island') then take the second exit on to the A6011.

Continue along the A6011, following the road as it bends to the right and continue over Lady Bay Bridge.

From the West

From the A/M42 follow signs for Nottingham (avoiding the M1).

From the A50, follow signs for Nottingham South. Upon reaching the large roundabout (junction 24 of the M1), take the second exit signposted A453 Nottingham.

After passing through Clifton, continue on the A453, following signs for football and cricket traffic.
Join the A52 eastbound towards Grantham and carry straight on at the Nottingham Knight Island and the Wheatcroft Island until you reach the Gamston Island.

Take the first exit on to the A6011 ('Radcliffe Road'). Continue along the A6011, following the road as it bends to the right and continue over Lady Bay Bridge.
 

Accommodation

Travelodge Nottingham Central
New City House, Maid Marian Way,
Nottingham, NG1 6AJ
Tel: 08719 846280
Website: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/290/Nottingham-Central-hotel

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