Speakers Corner


Since 2007 ICT for Education has had a great variety of speakers at its conferences from all educational sectors within the UK. Our alumni of speakers are listed below. Thanks to all of them for their contributions to our conferences to date and hopefully in years to come.
 
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Andy Hutt
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.

Ben Davis
Ben Davis
St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Manchester

Ben is an SLE for Computing and ICT, a CAS Master Teacher and the subject leader for Science and Computing at St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Manchester. He is passionate about using technology to enhance learning experiences and to motivate students in all subject areas. He promotes the development of links between Computing and other curriculum areas to provide pupils with purposeful learning activities.

Bob Harrison
Bob Harrison
Teaching Schools New Technology Advisory Board

Bob is chair of the Teaching Schools New Technology Advisory Board, a group that aims to ensure the next generation of teachers has the knowledge and skills to prepare children for their lives as workers and digital citizens in the third millennium. He is also chair of the Teaching Agency’s ICT Expert Group that supports initial teacher education providers in the transition to the new ICT National Curriculum.

Bob has extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, leader, senior manager, principal and governor. He has worked with headteachers and senior leaders in developing leadership skills for the National College and helped design and deliver the Building Schools for the Future leadership programme. Bob was also a member of the Becta Advisory Board. Bob has been Toshiba’s education adviser for 13 years and is a writer, presenter and researcher on mobile learning, digital technologies and next-generation learning.

 

Dan Coperman
Dan Coperman
George Spencer Academy

Dan Copeman is the curriculum leader for computing at George Spencer Academy, which receives outstanding results and is heavily involved in the rapid national advancement of the subject. He is also a CAS master teacher and often works closely with other schools and universities. He has a background in computer science having studied for a degree in multimedia computing and a Masters Degree in Information Technology. During the past five years, Dan has progressed from a teaching position to take on whole school responsibilities and is now the Faculty Head for Computing, ICT, Business Studies and Economics.
 

Karine George
Karine George
/ (consultant)

Karine George is an experienced consultant and keynote speaker having worked in education for more than 35 years. She was a headteacher for more than 20 years in a large junior school rated as outstanding. She held a number of roles for the local authority and the DfE, including leading headteacher for literacy, headteacher mentor, threshold assessor, primary consultant leader and school improvement partner. She has also represented headteachers as part of the Hampshire executive.
As an active research practitioner, Karine is an ardent advocator of technology to support 21st century learning. As a result, she has won a number of awards including Leadership and Vision for the development of ICT, Third Millennium Learning, Parental Engagement and the Martin Bacon Award for School of the Year for developing a whole education. She was selected to work on the Government task force for Home Access and has reported to the department on the use of technology.
Karine has written many articles on a range of educational issues. She is also co-author of ‘Sustainable School Transformation: An Inside-Out School Led Approach’, which looks at how the rigour of traditional top-down accountability models can be combined with the engagement and buy-in of school led inside-out approaches.
 

Matt Hogan
Matt Hogan
Alderley Edge School for Girls. / (ICT teacher)
Matt Hogan has been head of ICT and elearning co-ordinator in Cheshire schools for over 17 years, working across five very different schools. He leads training sessions for primary and secondary teachers throughout the UK and is a Pearson National Trainer. Matt is currently working in schools to identify the impact of elearning on students’ engagement and achievement, while also teaching ICT and Computing at Alderley Edge School for Girls. He is an Apple Teacher with Swift Playground recognition alongside being a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and is an Associate Member of the British Computing Society.
 

 

Miles Berry
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton

Miles is principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. Prior to joining Roehampton, he spent 18 years in four schools, much of the time as an ICT coordinator and most recently as a headteacher. His research interests include the pedagogies of computer science education and informal learning. He is a former chair of Naace and continues to serve on its board of management. He is also a member of the management board of Computing At School (CAS) and the UK Forum for Computing Education. He is a fellow of the BCS, RSA and HEA.
Over the years, Miles has contributed to a number of computing related projects including: CAS's computer science curriculum, the national curriculum computing programmes of study, the CAS/Naace guide to the computing curriculum for primary teachers, training of CAS Master Teachers, the Bett award winning Rising Stars Switched on Computing, Barefoot Computing, Code Club Pro's training materials and QuickStart Computing.
 

Paul Ducklin
Paul Ducklin
Paul Ducklin
Paul Ducklin has been many things at Sophos: programmer, malware analyst, technical supporter, public speaker, security evangelist, and now proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so.)
 
These days, Paul spends most of his time writing for Sophos's award-winning community website, Naked Security, where he has built up a global reputation as the go-to guy for explaining even the most technical issues in plain language.
Simon Finch
Simon Finch
Northern Grid / (eSafety Officer)

Presenter and guide on elearning, esafety, safeguarding, IPR and themes relating to technology and learning.
Over 20 years experience in leading workshops and training sessions for adults and young people in the UK and other countries.
Keynote, conference and exhibition speaker for Becta, Regional Broadband Consortia, universities, LSCBs, local authorities, schools and public services and charities.

 

2013 NAACE Impact Award winner for leadership 'for his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector.’

 

Steve Bunce
Steve Bunce
independent education consultant

Steve is an inspirational and experienced teacher. He has taught in primary, middle and secondary schools and covered many roles including ICT coordinator, head of year and senior leader. For the Open University, he has advised schools across the UK on their use of technology.

Developing teaching and learning in schools is the focus of Steve's work and he now advises teachers on using iPads to make an impact on learning. As a part-time lecturer at Durham University, he shares his experiences with undergraduate teachers. To develop enquiry in the classroom, Steve uses video games, programming and robots to enthuse his students.