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Regional IT Conferences for Education Professionals

ICT for Education's regional seminar programme visits Manchester University, and will be held on 19th March 2024 in the Core Technology Facility, Manchester University.

ICT for Education seminars are for Computing teachers and school leaders at primary, secondary and FE level.

ICT for Education seminars look to foster cooperation and coordination among Computer science teachers and to develop a community with a common goal, focus, and direction on the provision of a computer science education that is inclusive and fit for purpose. Expert speakers address the issues and challenges facing the teaching of Computing / Computer Science in UK schools.

Why is Computer Science not on a par with Maths and English? How do we make Computing a must take subject, of interest and relevance to all? How can schools provide a computer science curriculum that is well taught, well resourced, has a high take up across the student population and provides a pathway to exciting career opportunities?

Join dedicated colleagues and peers at an ICT for Education seminar and be part of a community with the common goal on the provision of a computer science education that is fit for purpose. You are not alone!

The seminar runs from 15.30 to 19.00. Attendance is FREE for all delegates.

Hear keynote presentations, meet experts, network with peers, solve practical problems and discover new resources.

Delegate places are restricted to a maximum of 50, please use the above tab to register. Pick up your conference badge(s) from the registration desk on the day.  If you would like to bring colleagues, please ensure they register.

We look forward to meeting you!

ICT for Education Seminar. Manchester University March 19th 2024

Event Timing

15:30 – Registration opens and networking starts.

16.15: (Move to seating area)

16:20-16.30: Intro from ICTfE: Rules of the road & sponsor introduction:

16.30-16:50 Keynote 1: "The use of generative AI in the classroom. Tools to make your life easier."

Key Speaker: Tig Williams, CAS Master Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and IT professional.

16:50-17:10 – "Computer science opportunities, from childhood to career."

Presented by Jill Hodges, Head of Amazon Future Engineer UK.

17:10–17:40 – Comfort Break and networking, sponsor stand visits

17:40-18.00 Keynote 2: "Gender differences in computer classrooms. Getting more girls into Computer Science."

Key Speaker: Louise Hayes, Computing Educator, Author of Inclusive Computing Education, Lecturer for Computing Education.

18.00-18.20 Keynote 3: "How to encourage pupil engagement in Computer science."

Key Speaker: Prof. Miles Berry, Professor of Computing Education at the University of Roehampton.

18:20-18:30 – Summary and Final Address.

18:30 – 19:00 – Light refreshments, sponsor stand visits and additional networking.

19.00 End.

Speakers

Our speakers represent primary schools, secondary schools, FE and organisations that seek to help those in education tackle situations faced every day in UK schools.

Most are or have been teachers themselves and understand the real-world concerns and issues faced in schools.

We encourage delegates to meet and speak with our speakers on an informal basis. Networking is a key part of our events.

If you are interested in speaking at an ICT for Education event we would like to hear from you! Please contact us via il@ictforeducation.co.uk or call us on 01983 812305

Our sponsors

Our Manchester seminar is sponsored by AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEER

Please take the time to engage with them.

Computing educator and Associate Lecturer in Business at Manchester Metropolitan University
Head of Amazon Future Engineer UK
Computing Education, University of Roehampton

Address:

Core Technology Facility,
Manchester University,
46 Grafton St,
Manchester
M13 9WU,
United Kingdom

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