> This unique day will inspire and sustain you during your education technology journey, build on your existing skills and provide fresh ideas and insight that will inspire you long after the final session has drawn to a close. What you learn during the conference you will be able to apply in your own school, adapt, and share with colleagues.
> Event Speakers:
Miles is principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton. Prior to joining Roehampton, he spent 18 years in four independent schools, much of the time as an ICT coordinator and most recently as a head teacher. His research interests include the pedagogies of computer science education and informal learning. He is a former chair of Naace. He is a member the management boards of Computing At School and the Computer Science Teachers' Association, and is a member of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. He is a fellow of the BCS, RSA and HEA.
Over the years he has contributed to a number of computing related projects including: CAS's computer science curriculum, the national curriculum computing programmes of study, the CAS / Naace guide to the computing curriculum for primary teachers, training of CAS Master Teachers, the BETT and ERA Award winning Rising Stars Switched on Computing, Barefoot Computing, Code Club Pro's training materials, QuickStart Computing and resources for the BBC and Microsoft. Current projects include Hello World, a free magazine for computing teachers, and Project Quantum - a national item bank of computing questions.
He gives regular keynotes and CPD workshops on computing and education technology in the UK and abroad and has worked on a number of international consultancy projects involving curriculum development and CPD.
Andy has been Head of St Olave’s School in York for the last 12 years. St Olave’s is the Prep school to St Peter’s School and part of the St Peter’s York 3-18 foundation. He is a former Chairman of IAPS and ex-board director of both ISC and ISI. Andy enjoys engaging with social media and looking for ways for it to benefit school and pupils within them. He tweets at @andyfalconer and blogs (the current term for online ramblings) far too infrequently at www.andyfalconer.net
With 20 years of experience in Education Technology as a teacher, network manager, consultant and trainer across all ages and types of of school, David has a wealth of experience and expertise from which to draw. He was the ICT Adviser to the Independent Association of Prep Schools for ten years alongside his primary roles and is still in the classroom, teaching almost every day. David is a popular speaker who is often called upon to address school senior management, thanks to his ability to explain the complex world of ICT in schools in terms everyone can understand. He currently works as the Head of Digital Strategy at Orwell Park School in Suffolk, alongside his consultancy and training work in other schools.
Ann Marie Christian:
Ann Marie is safeguarding practitioner and has been a qualified social worker since 1996.
She’s worked for various local authorities in the front line, in management, LSCB trainer, LADO, Safeguarding advisor to schools, school improvement advisor, Designated Safeguarding lead trainer and DSL coordinator.
She is well known amongst her peers and is very passionate about keeping children safe and sharing her knowledge. Ann Marie has specialised in safeguarding within education and childcare settings since she was a school-based social worker in 1999. She went on to manage social workers in schools.
In 2003, her role as the team manager of the Vulnerable Children Team for the LA supported the local schools with child protection advice and training. In 2010, she became an independent social worker and now provides consultancy and training to various organisations including NSPCC, ISI consultancy, Boarding School Association, AEGIS, SATIPS and more. She writes articles and contributes regularly to Headteachers’ Update, SEN Magazine and Nursery World.
Dr. Steve Croft is a researcher and educator at the University of California, Berkeley. He grew up in England, where he received a PhD in astrophysics from Oxford University in 2002, before moving to California to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Since 2007, Croft has been a researcher in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department. He currently manages the public outreach and education program for Berkeley SETI Research Center, as well as playing a key role in the science program for Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million, 10-year project that attempts to answer the question, "Are we alone in the Universe?". Croft's research interests also include studying supermassive black holes using the Murchison Widefield Array in the remote Western Australian outback, and looking for signatures of black hole collisions as a member of the NANOGrav collaboration. He has been awarded time on some of the world's most powerful telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope.
Dr. Croft has a deep commitment to public communication of science, including as a founder of NOVAS, a NASA project that connected underrepresented students to NASA science through art and visualization; as a writer for UC Berkeley's "Understanding Evolution" website; and as the founder and coordinator of the public Science@Cal Lecture Series. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and the author of over 50 published papers.
Thomas Packer taught for over 30 years in a variety of settings: Maintained and Independent Schools, Secondary (11 – 19) and all-through (3 – 19) Schools, Day and Boarding, all Boys, all Girls and Co-educational. His specialist subjects are Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Tom has been a School Leader for 20 years and his last post was Founding Headmaster of the West London Free School, the first Free School, to sign a funding agreement with the Secretary of State. He has also served as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education, specialising in Science, Maths, music and Leadership & Governance. Publications include Managing Schools in the 21 st Century, [John Catt, London, 2008] and (as contributor) Establishing and leading new types of school: challenges and opportunities for leaders and leadership, [National College for School Leadership, 2013]. Thomas is a Chartered Physicist and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship along with qualifications in Employment and Education Law.
Tom now runs Solutions for Schools, a bespoke consultancy service, specialising in Leadership, Governance and Change Management.
Rob is Smoothwall’s Head of Sales, with over 15 years’ experience in helping support schools and councils with their decisions surrounding their connectivity, online services and safeguarding requirements. Ben has strong knowledge of the demands of the Education market, and adds invaluable input into the development of our new monitoring solution.
Andrew is active across a number of enterprises in the education sector working in the following areas:
· Lesson Observation and remote coaching
· Sustainable procurement of ICT
· School Social Media management
· School communication and marketing
Andrew started his career teaching Technology and IT in secondary schools; acting as Head of IT at Kelly College and Director of IT Development at Merchant Taylor’s School, Northwood.
Andrew’s core expertise is in originating, developing and then marketing new and innovative products into education. In this he has been instrumental in the adoption of new technologies for learning, working in collaboration with solution providers to develop products and services fit for schools.
Over the last 12 years Andrew has led the successful development of several digital companies around technology and education. Most notably he was responsible for Sony’s Virtuoso Language Lab development across EMEA, lead PlayStation’s Education strategy and Gazoob’s development of OUP’s interactive literacy apps.
Andrew has been a School Governor; sitting on Finance, Premises and Staffing Committees.
Building on the Next Gen report, which he helped to author, Andrew has a passion for young people achieving in the digital, creative and entrepreneurial space and gives much of his time to schools to help them inspire and promote careers in this area to generate the necessary digitally skilled workforce of the future.
Conference agenda (Morning) - overview
> Exhibitor area opens at 09:15 with freshly baked croissant, tea, coffee and juice
> 11:30 - 11:50: Refreshments and Networking in the Exhibitor Zone
> 12:40 - 13:40 Lunch & Networking in the Exhibitor Zone
CONFERENCE AGENDA (afternoon) - OVERVIEW
> 14:40 - 15:00: Refreshments and Networking in the Exhibitor Zone
> 15:00 - 15:20: Panel with David Horton & Guests
Tickets are available at the following prices (inclusive of VAT):
Early Bird tickets (limited to the first 20): £99
Pre-booked tickets: £119
Pre-booked invoiced tickets*: £129
On the day tickets: £139
Payment can be made using a personal or school credit or debit card using the booking system opposite. When payment is complete, you will be sent e-mail confirmation and your electronic admission ticket.
*We are happy to invoice your school, but we do charge a £10 per person premium for this service because of the extra administration. If you would like us to invoice your school, please fill in the booking form below:
Leeds Beckett University is well connected. There is excellent public transport, cycling and walking facilities. The Headingley Campus has a bus stop on campus and is just 3 miles out of the city centre (a 10 minute taxi-ride from Leeds Station).
Please see the Campus Maps for more information.
Travelling by Car
Leeds has good motorway links to the M1, M62 and M621.
Approaches to Leeds City Centre:
There is plenty of FREE PARKING on campus for this event. Just show security your entrance ticket at the barrier, and they will direct you to the conference car park.
Travelling by Rail
Getting to Leeds by rail couldn't be simpler; There are direct links from most major cities including Manchester (50 minutes), Newcastle (90 Minutes) and London (2 hours).
The Headingley Campus is a 10 minute taxi-ride from Leeds station. Alternatively, if the weather is clement, then there is a pleasant 20 minute walk across Beckett Park from Headingley train station.
If you have any specific queries about the agenda, please email the course leader, David Horton