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