Torquay 12 July 2013
ICT for Education, Torquay 2013
The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Torquay on 12 July 2013 at The Imperial Hotel Torquay.
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 Torquay.
Delegate registration – ICT supplier exhibition opens
Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education
08:30 – 08.50
View from the top
Andy Hutt, initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
ICT is increasingly easy to use and its prevalence and relevance is increasing in the lives of learners and teachers. How should schools respond to this? In this presentation, Andy will share some clear and simple steps that enable schools to respond to this fast-changing world.
08.55 – 09:15
ICT in the classroom
Lucy Wester and Matthew Pitts, classroom teachers, Broadclyst Primary Academy
Lucy and Matthew will describe how Broadclyst Primary Academy has created rich media learning environments that embed the use of IT into a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires, engages and extends children. They will also discuss their use of one-to-one computers, a TV studio, iPads and Kodu programming.
09:15 – 09:35
Flying above the wagon
Kelda Richards, lead practitioner, media rich learning, Isca College of Media Arts
Technology is changing as fast as we blink, but rather than jumping on the bandwagon it is important to keep an eye on developments and choose ones that best suit our students. Kelda will share her journey in using technology, including experiences and pitfalls along the way.
09:40 – 10:00
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.
10.00 – 10:35
10:35 – 11:15
Question Time: Will forthcoming changes to the national curriculum improve the ICT capacity of schools and students to an extent that will benefit employers?
Chair: Sarah Underwood
Panel members: Kelda Richards, lead practitioner, media rich learning, Isca College of Media Arts; Dan Bowen, ICT learning and teaching consultant, Babcock International; Richard French, director of educational policy, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
11:25 – 12:15
ICT Reviews Live!
ICT for Education product reviews team
In this session we will look at how to build a reliable, consistent and scalable wireless network that can support teaching and learning across school and underpin one-to-one and bring-your-own device environments. The presentation will cover everything from planning to operation, including issues such as security, device management, network management and collaborative learning.
12:15 – 13:10
13:10 – 14:00
So many tools, so much to do, so how will we do it?
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
With so many tools to help with planning and resourcing, so many ways to help make lessons involving and effective, and so many technologies to foster creativity and love of learning, why is it that there can still be a reluctance to engage with these technologies? Andy will explore some tools for teaching and learning, and some of the ways in which we can promote and support their use in our schools.
From M5 – Exit at junction 31 onto the A38. Continue onto the A380 signposted Torquay. Follow the signs onto the A3022 (signposted Seafront). On reaching the seafront road turn left signposted Harbour. At the monument roundabout take the second exit right onto Victoria Parade. The marina will now be on your right. Bear left and uphill onto Beacon Hill and onto Park Hill Road. The hotel entrance is second on the right.
Parking: 130 spaces
Nearest airport: Exeter International – 22 miles
Nearest train station: Torquay – 0.6 miles
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