Innovations in Education Conference: The digital classroom

7th of June 2017 at The Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London

The UK is home to more than 1,000 EdTech companies offering a wide range of innovative gadgets and software designed to revolutionise the way pupils are taught. British schools spend a combined £900m a year on education technology and are afforded a great deal of autonomy and freedom when it comes to finding new suppliers and experimenting with new approaches. But adopting new technology does not guarantee improve outcomes. A 2015 report by the OECD concluded that regular use of computers and other digital platforms “did not improve” exam results and warned that new technology is only effective when combined with appropriate teaching methods. As the rapid growth of the digital economy continues to have a disruptive effect on the labour market, many experts believe that today’s school children will eventually work in jobs which do not currently exist. This emphasises the need for a curriculum which focuses on computer coding and the skills needed to adapt to constant technological change.

Join us for the Innovations in Education Conference where leading experts will discuss how the latest technology can help engage pupils, enhance the classroom experience and encourage innovative new approaches to teaching.

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About the Conference

Topics covered on the day will include:

  • How is the latest technology changing the way our classrooms work?
  • Has there been too much emphasis on the use of technology in schools?
  • What is the role of technology in the classroom and how can teachers make the most of the latest digital innovations?
  • Should there be greater focus on subjects such as coding and computer science?
  • How can school leaders ensure that the use of technology is linked to educational outcomes?
  • How can teachers get young people to engage with education technology?
  • How can new technology and the use of apps help change the way we teach STEM subjects?
  • What impact does education technology have on learning in the FE and HE sectors?
  • Can technology play a role in child protection?
  • What are the professional development and upskilling needs for teachers using new technology?

Why attend?

  • Discover the latest EdTech innovations that are shaping the future of education.
  • Network with delegates from across the education sector and discuss different experiences of classroom technology.
  • Hear from expert speakers and have your questions answered during a panel discussion.
  • Analyse examples of best practice and learn from the schools at the forefront of the EdTech revolution.

 

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Speakers

Professor Jane Reeves

Professor of Teaching, Learning and Innovation in Child Protection, University of Kent, Co-director of the Centre for Child Protection & Director of Studies for the MA in Advanced Child Protection

James Toner {invited}

Head of  the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, King’s College London

Trevor Beeson, Founder, Education 101

Founder, Education 101

A demonstration on how to transform schools to Ofsted ‘good and outstanding’

  • How to lead and manage schools
  • How to prepare for Ofsted
  • How to transform teaching through coaching
  • The use of intelligent discipline
  • How to become outstanding through Blooms taxonomy

Natalie Burgess {invited}

Teaching Ambassador, Microsoft

Roger Kadama

Director and Co-Founder at Desap System Solutions

James Leonard {invited}

Education Regional Manager, Google

Anne Swift {invited}

President of the National Union of Teachers

Keynote - Martin Hawksey

Chief Innovation, Technology and Community Officer, Association for Learning Technology {invited}

How can we best assess the impact of education technology on the learning process

  • How do we measure successful implementation of technology within the classroom?
  • How do best assess its impact on attainment levels?
  • How do we best support educators to effectively utilise education technology?

Dr Niall Winters {invited}

Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College

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Agenda

  1. 09:00 AM - Registration & Refreshments          
  2. 10:00 AM - Opening Remarks from Chair

    Dr Niall Winters, Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College {invited}

    Niall is an Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College.

  3. 10:05 AM - Keynote - Martin Hawksey, Chief Innovation, Technology and Community Officer, Association for Learning Technology {invited}

    How can we best assess the impact of education technology on the learning process

    • How do we measure successful implementation of technology within the classroom?
    • How do best assess its impact on attainment levels?
    • How do we best support educators to effectively utilise education technology?
  4. 10:40 AM - Milan S. Lakhani, Client Principal & Strategist, Konica Minolta

    Digital transformation – innovation in making the invisible, visible

    Case study and insight into how a traditional Japanese centric business is diversifying its portfolio through business and technology innovation.

    • Tapping into students/employees digital mind-set & ideas
    • Exploring the use of new layering techniques to enhance the learning experience
    • The importance of education partnerships
  5. 11:05 AM - Refreshments & Networking Break
  6. 11:30 AM - James Leonard, Education Regional Manager, Google

    It takes a teacher

    • Stories of teaching and learning from the frontline
    • Showcasing the latest technology and how it is being implemented in the classroom
    • How to really get young people listening, collaborating and learning
  7. 11:55 AM - Roger Kadama,  Director and Co-Founder at Desap System Solutions

    In partnership with Salford University

    Using technology to engage pupils in STEM subjects

    • The success of our physics based app in secondary schools
    • Encouraging pupil engagement in STEM subjects
    • Presenting the subject as a game rather than a chore
  1. 12:20 PM - Natalie Burgess, Teaching Ambassador, Microsoft {invited}

    Creating immersive and inclusive experiences that inspire lifelong learning

    • Stimulating development of essential life skills and supporting teachers in guiding and nurturing student passions.
    • We empower students and teachers to create and share in entirely new ways, to teach and learn through exploration
    • To adapt to individual learning needs, so they can make, design, invent and build with
  2. 12:45 PM - Trevor Beeson, Founder, Education 101

    A demonstration on how to transform schools to Ofsted ‘good and outstanding’

    • How to lead and manage schools
    • How to prepare for Ofsted
    • How to transform teaching through coaching
    • The use of intelligent discipline
    • How to become outstanding through Blooms taxonomy
  3. 13:10 PM - Lunch and Networking

     

  4. 14:10 PM - James Toner, Head of  the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, King’s College London {invited}

    Embedding technology enhanced learning within the higher education sector

    • Does it improve learning? And if so, how? And if not, why?
    • How extensive is its use in the FE sector?
    • To what extent has the HE sector adopted education technology as a core strategy for learning?
  5. 14:35 PM - Professor Jane Reeves, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Innovation in Child Protection, University of Kent, Co-director of the Centre for Child Protection & Director of Studies for the MA in Advanced Child Protection 

    Using simulations in the classroom to tackle radicalisation and child sexual exploitation”

    • Look at the use of simulations in tackling complex and controversial child protection   issues with both professionals and young people
    • Show excerpts from ‘Zak’ ‘Looking out for Lottie’ and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (new**) on   radicalisation and CSE to facilitate discussion and learning on these topics
    • Encourage discussion and thought regarding how they can be used in organisations
  6. 15:00 PM - Refreshments & Networking Break
  7. 15:20 PM - Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
    • How do we effectively combine advances in education technology with improvements in teaching methods?
    • Do we place too great an emphasis on the use of technology in the classroom?
    • At what stage do the panel believe the use of technology is most effective? Early years, primary, secondary, FE or HE?
    • Should the use of technology/digital skills {coding etc.} by pupils be taught as a separate subject or integrated into the core subjects only?
    • How do we discover the most innovative emerging technologies within the sector?
    • According to each sector, who has the primary responsibility for sourcing education based technologies?
    • How do we most accurately record the impact of education technology on the learning process?
    • What are the financial implications of increasing the use of education technology?
    • What role can technology play in enhancing the learning process of SEND pupils?
  8. 16:00 PM - Closing Remarks from Chair
  9. 16:05 PM - Close of Conference

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