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.

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About the Conference

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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Speakers

Clare McGread {invited}

Programme Manager National Literacy Trust

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

Professor Eileen Scanlon {invited}

Associate Director (Research & Innovation), Learning and Teaching Innovation, Institute of Educational Technology Professoriate

Natalie Burgess {invited}

Teaching Ambassador, Microsoft

Roger Kadama {invited}

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

Justine Greening {invited}

Secretary of State for Education, UK Government

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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London, London

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Draft 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 - Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, UK Government {invited}

    Why education technology matters

    • Technology is a key part of our everyday society – so we need to look continuously at the role of technology in our education system
    • Technology presents a number of opportunities for schools, both in terms of better delivery of back-office functions and as an engaging teaching tool in the classroom
    • We must ensure that teachers and school leaders don’t get lost in the technological advances without considering what the educational outcomes are for their pupils
  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 {invited}

    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 - Professor Eileen Scanlon, Associate Director (Research & Innovation), Learning and Teaching Innovation, Institute of Educational Technology Professoriate {invited}

    How do we best support the research and development process?

    • In what institutional setting can such R&D take place?
    • What institutional collaboration is required?
    • What is the level of collaboration with industrial partners?
  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 - Clare McGread, Programme Manager National Literacy Trust {invited}

    The impact of education technology on early years

    • Can education technology advance the learning to read process?
    • Is there a clear differentiation between learning to read by book or device?
    • What in-built functions on a tablet can aid learning?
  7. 15:25 PM - Refreshments & Networking Break
  8. 15:45 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?
  9. 16:15 PM - Closing Remarks from Chair
  10. 16:20 PM - Close of Conference

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