Sheffield 04 November 2020

ICT for Education, Sheffield 2020

ICT for Education's national conference programme visits SHEFFIELD on Friday 1st May 2020 and will be held at Bramall Lane, Sheffield

The conference runs from 7.30 am to 1.15 pm.  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


08:30 – 8:40

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:40 – 9:00
Opening keynote: 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.

09:00 - 09:15

Lessons in digital technology: from classroom to staff room  

James Leonard, Head of Education, Google 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

09:15 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:20
Secondary school presentation

Matt Hogan, former ICT and computing teacher, Alderley Edge School for Girls

10:20 – 11:00
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.

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 11.50
Staying safe while making the most of the internet

Thom Winterbotham, teacher, Malin Bridge Primary School
An increasing part of young people’s lives is spent online. This makes them part of a world in which being connected to other people, via the internet, comes as standard. This brings great opportunities for socialising, understanding the world, gaining new skills and connecting to people across the world. However, it also brings risks, which young people need to learn to manage. The Sheffield Primary Online Safety Curriculum gives teachers the chance to educate children, so they are ready to make the most of the internet and stay safe.  

11.50 – 12.05

12:05 – 12.25
Closing keynote

12:25 – 13.15
Lunch and close



James Leonard
Head of Google Education UK
Matt Hogan
Alderley Edge School for Girls.
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Thom Winterbotham
eLearning consultant for Sheffield City Council.


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Bramall Lane is a football stadium in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is the home of Sheffield United.

Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU

By Train:  The train station is approximately 1 mile away – around a 15 minute walk or 5 minutes in a taxi.

By Car:     The main car park is located on Cherry St, just off Bramall Lane.

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