bMobLe Conference 2015 - Registration now open!

The annual Curriculum Innovation Team bMobLe conference will this year be held on Thursday 18 June with the theme 'Celebrating Success!'. Further details can be found on

This year's conference, to be held at The Life Centre Bradford, will include keynotes and workshops focused around this theme as well as sharing successful practice with regard to using technology creatively to raise attainment and engagement across the curriculum.

This is a conference for all educators but will be of particular interest to Senior Leaders who are interested in how the effective use of innovative pedagogies and technologies can impact on engagement and attainment across the whole school. The conference will provide quality guidance and advice to schools who want to develop or expand their present provision to make effective use of mobile technologies across their organisation. Early bird tickets are available for £180 until Friday 8 May - click here to book your place.

Please see below for the agenda for this year’s conference.

09:15 – 09:25 Conference welcome - Paul Scott

09:25 – 10:10 Keynote 1: Control, Alt, Delete: readying young people for a digital future - Rhian Kavanagh

In 2014, more than 40 billion apps were downloaded. It is predicted that by 2050, more than 2 billion people will be connected to the internet. Our lives are increasingly experienced online but how can we equip children with the skills and competencies they need to thrive as truly digital citizens? Rhian Kavanagh will explore how power lies in our digital capability and how all our futures depend on young people’s understanding of how technology works. This talk will look at how children’s technology skills hold the key to caring for the old and infirm, catching dangerous criminals, ensuring people have access to food and resources and striving to create the web and the world we want.

10:15 – 11:00 Breakout session 1

11:00 – 11:20 Refreshment break

11:25 – 12:10 Breakout session 2

12:10 – 13:30 Lunch and visit exhibitors

13:30 – 14:15 Keynote 2: Not just coding – keeping computing balanced - Claire Lotriet and Julian S Wood

Without doubt, the new primary computing curriculum has a much stronger focus on programming than ICT ever did, but, despite the headlines, there’s definitely more to computing than coding alone. This session will explore all the strands of the primary computing programme of study and also look at how to pull them together to create meaningful projects.

14.15 – 15:00 Breakout session 3

15:10 – 15:30 Conference plenary and prize draw


Published: 27/04/2015
Audience: Headteachers, SLT, ICT Co-ordinators
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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