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From the 4th - 8th October we'll be running the EdTech festival 2021, designed to inspire educators to integrate technology into their practice, and in turn enhance opportunities and outcomes for young people.

This year's festival will focus on the continuing role of  EdTech in the post-pandemic reality in which we find ourselves. Join us, and a roster of inspirational and practical speakers, as we explore the opportunities that our brave new digital world affords to educators and learners.

Together we will examine the challenges we've faced over the past year and how we can continue to stay a step ahead of the curve moving forward. You will have the opportunity to visit the virtual classroom and observe the utilisation of EdTech in action.

Our line-up of inspirational speakers

We will be welcoming back some of our most popular speakers from last year but also look forward to welcoming some new faces to the line-up for 2021. 

 

  • Fiona Aubrey-Smith

    Fiona Aubrey-Smith

    Director of One Life Learning
  • Steve Beswick

    Steve Beswick

    Surface Business Development Director - Microsoft
  • Jonathan Bishop

    Jonathan Bishop

    Headteacher and CEO, Cornerstone
  • Teresa Cavallo

    Teresa Cavallo

    Head of Children's Services, Cornerstone
  • Michael Cronk

    Michael Cronk

    Colyton Grammar
  • Tonia Dudley

    Tonia Dudley

    EYFS Phase Lead, Cornerstone
  • Chloe Farrant

    Chloe Farrant

    Art and International Projects Coordinator, Cornerstone
  • Trevor Finlay

    Trevor Finlay

    Managing Director, Vision Asset Finance
  • Abigail Flemming

    Abigail Flemming

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Sarah Gomersall

    Sarah Gomersall

    Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone
  • Kate Griggs

    Kate Griggs

    CEO, Made by Dyslexia
  • David James

    David James

    Head of Education, Cornerstone
  • Will Jordan

    Will Jordan

    Co-Founder, IMP Software
  • Jennifer King

    Jennifer King

    Microsoft UK Schools Engagement Lead
  • Dale Lawson

    Dale Lawson

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Anthony Lees

    Anthony Lees

    EdTech Strategic Lead, Cornerstone
  • Lucy Lees

    Lucy Lees

    Phonics Lead and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone
  • Ben McGinnes

    Ben McGinnes

    Teacher, Danesfield School
  • Sarah Morgan

    Sarah Morgan

    Headteacher, Danesfield School
  • Sarah Murillo

    Sarah Murillo

    Education Consultant, GL Assessment
  • Chris Nash

    Chris Nash

    Head of Community, Discovery Education
  • Sam Parsons

    Sam Parsons

    Cyber Protect and Prepare Officer with the SWRCCU
  • Tony Phillips

    Tony Phillips

    SharePoint and Teams Consultant
  • Nicole Ponsford

    Nicole Ponsford

    Co-founder of the Global Equality Collective and Director (Innovation) at EdtechUK
  • Alex Pulfer

    Alex Pulfer

    Head of Curriculum, Cornerstone
  • Lucy Runham

    Lucy Runham

    Regional CPD Manager, 2Simple
  • Anthony Salcito

    Anthony Salcito

    Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft
  • Bethany Schoter

    Bethany Schoter

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Mark Sparvell

    Mark Sparvell

    Education Leader, Microsoft
  • Rob Taylor

    Rob Taylor

    Black Lives Matter Advisor
  • Sally-Anne Taylor

    Sally-Anne Taylor

    Speech and Language Therapist
  • James Weatherill

    James Weatherill

    Chief Executive, Arbour Education
  • Bronnie Williams

    Bronnie Williams

    Teacher and Phase Lead, Cornerstone
  • Tracey Wills-Cromwell

    Tracey Wills-Cromwell

    School Nurse, Cornerstone
  • Paul Edge

    Paul Edge

    Deputy Headteacher, Ribblesdale High School

    We are adding new faces to our line-up daily. Register your interest today and we'll keep you posted.

    MEET THE SPEAKERS

     Plan your Festival Journey

    With so much to choose from you can plan your two days entirely around what's relevant and meaningful to you.

    The festival will offer over 90 sessions - including keynote speakers, presentations, panel debates and live lesson workshops - organised into nine key strands:

    • Leadership, Governance and Finance
    • Safeguarding and Wellbeing
    • Computing, Coding and Software
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Devices and Digital Solutions
    • SEND and Inclusion
    • Wider Curriculum
    • STEM and Science
    • Early Years and KS1

    Browse the Agenda

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    Leadership, Governance and Finance

    Leadership, Governance and Finance

     

     Speaker and Session information

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

    Fiona Aubrey-Smith - Director of One Life Learning

    'From EdTech to PedTech: Shifting the Narrative around Education Technology'

     Will Jordan - IMP Software

    'Astute Financial Planning to Allow Greater Curriculum Freedoms'

     Sarah Morgan, Headteacher at Danesfield School

    'How to Take Your Whole Team on the Technology Journey'

    Fiona Collier & Zoe Briant-Evans, Babcock International

    'The Power of EdTech to Support Good Governance'

     Craig Allen, Scomis

    'Producing a Headteacher's Report on Statistical Data in 20 Minutes or Less Using SIMS Discover'

    Head Teachers are extremely busy people and one of the more mundane tasks is reporting to governors on school statistics.  We are also aware that Governor’s often have to juggle their time between their own careers and their governance role.  Using SIMS Discover we show how a detailed statistical report can be produced in twenty minutes, using charts and graphs to put the information across as concisely as possible.

    Scenario

    It’s a Governor’s Meeting tonight and you haven’t had time to complete your report on the school statistics.  Governors have hinted that the report you usually produce is dry and number heavy so you’d like to try and make it easier to consume and more graphical. You’d like to include the following: 

    1. Overall Numbers of Pupils by Year Group, split Boys/Girls for whole school and Year Groups 
    2. Our numbers of pupils in the vulnerable groups such as Pupil Premium etc 
    3. Same as above but just for Year 7 as they are causing concern. 
    4. Attendance figures – by Year Group would be good and for our vulnerable groups as well as attendance by term so far this year and how this compares to last year. 
    5. Some stats on how many behaviour incidents we have had this year and on our Praise system so we can see it is working consistently 
    6. How many interventions we are currently running and the impact they are having. 

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     Claire Lowe and Tariq Sasso - Inspire Learning Partnership/Blackfield Primary School

    'IT Anytime Anyplace Anywhere: Building a Strategy and Using Technology to Improve Learning and Teaching'

    Henry Massey, Director and CRM Consultant at Clystnet Ltd, Chairman at Cornerstone Academy Trust

    'The Efficiencies of Using Tech in Governors' Meetings'

    Matt Smith, Aspire2Be

    'Creating a Coherent EdTech Strategy From Scratch'
    KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Safeguarding & Wellbeing

    Safeguarding & Wellbeing

     Session information

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

    Ben McGrath - eSafe

    'What’s Going On? The Lowdown on What’s Happened During and Post Lockdown with Young People Online'

     Jane McFall and Gary Henderson- Scomis

    'Saving Time: Strategies to Improve Your Wellbeing'
    • Are you managing your time effectively? 
    • Are you constantly juggling your workload? 

    Whatever your role is in your school/organisation the Scomis session on ‘Saving Time’ recommends strategies and practical tips to help you manage your workload more effectively and improve your wellbeing. 

    Bernadetta Brzyska & Sarah Murillo - GL Assessment

    'Using Data Analytically to Plan for the Future'

    Chris Spink, Senso.cloud

    'Remote Monitoring & Management with Senso.Cloud, Safeguarding Microsoft Teams Chat & Cloud-Based Classroom Management'

    Chris will be speaking about the importance of safeguarding and best use practices of cloud-based technologies. Chris has been in the EdTech industry for 8 years and has a vast experience when it comes to educational software for Classroom Management and Safeguarding! Senso.cloud is an All-In-One Software for Network, Classroom, Safeguarding and Asset Management. Perfect for managing and monitoring any Windows, Chrome and IOS devices from a centralised web portal

     Anthony Lees - Strategic EdTech Lead, Cornerstone

    'Using CEOP Resources for Teaching Internet Safety' 

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     David Wright - SWGfL

    'Safeguarding Children Online'

    Anthony Lees - Strategic EdTech Lead, Cornerstone

    'Developing a Robust Strategy for Online Safety'

    Sam Parsons, Avon and Somerset Police

    'The Evolving Threat of Ransomware and How to Protect your School'

    The education sector, like any other sector in the UK is not immune to cyber crime. During the pandemic, as schools moved to online learning we saw an increase in successful ransomware attacks on educational establishments. Many of these had a huge impact, both on the schools as businesses, and on the ability for students to learn.  

    This presentation from the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU) brings a unique Police perspective, discussing the evolving threat of ransomware, including how it is deployed, and how the tactics have changed. We will look at current trends, the ways you can prepare your organisation to protect yourself from this threat, and how to recover should you suffer an incident. 

    Ken Cornish, SWGfL

    'ProjectEVOLVE: Beyond Digital Literacy Content'

    Children’s online lives require a sophisticated educative approach if we are going to positively affect resilience and build empowerment for our next generation of citizens. ProjectEVOLVE, a free resource from SWGfL, not only provides new content for teaching and learning written by experts in this field, but also allows educators to build knowledge maps of their pupils/students to choose appropriate resources and  assess impact. This session will demonstrate the world’s first concept cartoon generator and how it can be used to plan effectively and reduce workload.

    Tracey Wills and Anthony Lees - School Nurse/Strategic EdTech Lead, Cornerstone

    'Safety with Online Gaming'
    KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Computing & Coding

    Computing & Coding

     Time  Session information
     9:00am

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'
     9:30am

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

     10:20am

    Chris Thomas - Barefoot Computing

    'Computational Thinking in the Classroom: Unplugging the Computing Curriculum'

    This session would provide an introduction to the Barefoot website and resources, discuss how the resources complement the computing curriculum and then demonstrate a range of the activities. The resources are all designed to be cross-curricular and fit in with other subjects within the primary curriculum, a lot of the resources are ‘unplugged’ activities and demonstrate how computing can be taught without the need for computers! There is a big focus in this session on ‘computational thinking’, the core skills that pupils need to develop at primary school to then progress and go on to become effective programmers. The session is interactive, get involved with lots of the unplugged activities and hopefully have some fun whilst realising that teaching computing is not something to be feared, in fact they are teaching a lot of the core elements within other areas of the curriculum already!

     11:25am

     Michael Cronk - Colyton Grammar

    'VEX Robotics in the Classroom and Beyond' 

     

     1:10pm

    Giles Hill- Digital Learning Lead, Aspire Academy

    'Three Free Learning Tools for Great Key Stage 2 Documents'
     2:05pm

     Anthony Lees - Strategic EdTech Lead, Cornerstone

    'Creating Digital Music Using Online Software and Apps'
     2:50pm

     Becky Keene - i2eEDU

    'Games in Education' 
    3:40pm

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     9:00am

    WELCOME

     9:30am

     KEYNOTE: TBA

     10:20am

     TBA

    11:25am

    TBA

     1:10pm

    Donna Shah - MIEE / Assistant Digital Learning Adviser, Cognita

    'Bring Some 'Spark'le into the Classroom: Creativity with Adobe Spark'
     2:05pm

    TBA

     2:50pm

    TBA

     

    3:40pm KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Teaching and Learning

    Teaching and Learning

     Time  Session information
     9:00am

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'
     9:30am

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

     10:20am

    Mark Martin - @Urban_Teacher

    'The Importance of Developing Creativity'

     

     11:25am

     Ben McGinnes - Danesfield School

    'Making Your Technology Work FOr You: Creative Ideas to Get Technology Into the Classroom' 

     

     1:10pm

    Dale Lawson - Teacher, Cornerstone

    'Embedding Basic Video Editing into the Curriculum'
     2:05pm

    Andrew Hammond - Senior Director of Learning, Discovery Education

    'A Return to Reality'
     2:50pm

    Jess Boyce & Michael Kimber - Flipgrid/Cornerstone

    'Empowering Student Voice with FlipGrid' 
    3:40pm

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     

     9:30am

     KEYNOTE: TBA

     10:20am

    Chris Nash - Discovery Education

    'Discovery Education: A Platform for Teaching and Learning'

    11:25am

    Luke Abrahams and Abi Doherty - Teachers, Cornerstone

    'Creating Engaging and Authentic Assessments through Online Forms'
     1:10pm

    TBA

     2:05pm

    Michael Kimber - Teacher and STEM Faculty Lead, Cornerstone

    'Top Apps to Improve Engagement'
     2:50pm

    Kevin Sait, Micrsoft 

    3:40pm KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Devices & Digital Solutions

    Devices & Digital Solutions

     Time  Session information
     9:00am

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'
     9:30am

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

     10:20am

    Steve Beswick - Microsoft

    'The Importance of Developing Creativity'

     

     11:25am

     Kevin Sait - Microsoft

    'Device Security, Management, deployment in InTune' 

     

     1:10pm

    Trevor Finlay - Vision Asset Finance

    'How to Finance Your Classroom Devices'
     2:05pm

    TBA

     2:50pm

    Steve Beswick - Microsoft

    'Sustainability with Surface Devices'
    3:40pm

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     9:30am

     KEYNOTE: TBA

     10:20am

    Sam Parsons - Avon & Somerset Police

    'Years of Lesson Plans Stolen'

    In the last 18 months there has been a significant rise in cyber attacks against the education sector, directly impacting teachers’ ability to educate students, or even open classrooms. This non-technical presentation from the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU) looks at the impact cyber crime is having on the education sector. Using case studies, videos, and no jargon, this session highlights the importance of Cyber Security, and covers the simple steps you can take to reduce the impact that cyber crime can have on you, your family and your students. 

    11:25am

    James Weatherill - Arbor

     1:10pm

    Paul Beavis, Scomis

    'Benefits of Mobile Device Management'

    Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a term used to describe the remote management of devices over the Internet, such as Chromebooks, iPads, and laptops. It is a centralised management portal from which you can deploy apps, control policies, roll out or wipe devices, and run reports.  It allows schools to manage their devices from one easy-to-use interface instead of updating each device manually. 

    Management of devices from the cloud – allows schools to reduce the requirement and expense of replacing onsite servers.  It also allows school-owned devices to be securely managed when used both on and off site by staff and pupils. 

    In this session we explore the key features and benefits of MDM including: 

    • Remote Device Access 
    • Enhanced Security 
    • Enhanced Update and Support 
    • Better Application Control 
    • Device Tracking 
    • Remote Device Erase Capability 
    • How MDM supports better device compliance,  Bring Your Own Device (BYOD); reduces the technical overhead of maintaining the system and saves cost 

    Presenter: Paul Beavis, Scomis Education and Product Specialist 

     2:05pm

    Tony Phillips - Cloud Design Box

    'Save Teacher Time and Get More Out of Microsoft Teams'
     2:50pm

    Carl Sheen, Lead Trainer InVentry

    'Getting Back to Normal with InVentry: Clubs, Trips and Covid Tricks'

    This session will look at how best InVentry can support you in getting back to normal. We’ll look at ways of using registration technology to assist with school trips, before and after school club registration and a few technological tricks to support you in the on-going management of COVID-19. 

    3:40pm KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    SEND & Inclusion

    SEND & Inclusion

     Time  Session information
     9:00am

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'
     9:30am

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

     10:20am

    Matthew Davies - Treorchy Secondary School

    'Using Learning Tools through Office 365 to support SEND'
     11:25am

     Maia Thomas - Equality Activist, Inclusion and Diversity Committee ITV

    'Giving Every Child a Voice' 
     1:10pm

    Anthony Lees - EdTech Strategic Lead

    'Building Resistance and Independent Learning Skills With Your Own Digital Textbook'
     2:05pm

    TBA

     2:50pm

    Jim Green and Abi Flemming - SENDCo and Teacher, Cornerstone

    'Clicker 8: Help Every Child Achieve Writing Success'
    3:40pm

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     9:30am

     KEYNOTE: TBA

     10:20am

    Kate Griggs - Made by Dyslexia

    'The Creative Brilliance of Dyslexia'

    11:25am

    Nicole Ponsford - Edtech Uk and Co-Founder of the Global Equality Collective

    '#SmashingStereotypes: Closing Digital Gaps in Technology'
     1:10pm

    Paul Edge, Ribblesdale High

    'Accessible Technology to Support Teaching & Learning'
     2:05pm

    Sally-Anne Taylor - Speech and Language Therapist

    'Using Digital Tools to Support the Development of Language'
     2:50pm

    Bronnie Williams - Teacher, Cornerstone

    'A Mentor for Every Child'

     

    3:40pm KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Wider Curriculum

    Wider Curriculum

     Time  Session information
     9:00am

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'
     9:30am

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

     10:20am

    Rob Taylor - BLM Exeter

    'Diversifying the Curriculum with Hidden Histories'
     11:25am

    Alexandra Randle, Bedrock Learning

    'Disciplinary Literacy: Unity of Vision to Drive Pupil Progress' 
     1:10pm

    James Beevor - Teacher, Cornerstone

    'Using Digital Tools to Create Opportunities for Collaboration'
     2:05pm

    Matthew Pitts - Deputy Headteacher, Broadclyst Community Primary School

    'Video Outcomes and Green Screen Technology in the Classroom'
     2:50pm

    Chelsea Forrest and Jack Allen - Teachers, Cornerstone

    'The Power of Digital Feedback and Rubrics in the Wider Curriculum'
    3:40pm

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     

     9:30am

     KEYNOTE: TBA

     10:20am

    Michael Wilkinson - CEO, Clickview

    'Using Learning Tools through Office 365 to support SEND'

    11:25am

    Lucy Runham, 2Simple & Beth Schoter, Cornerstone

    'Using Technology Across the Curriculum, Engaging the Whole Community' 
     1:10pm

    Phil Birchinall, Discovery Education

    'Impossible Fieldtrips'
     2:05pm

    Chloe Farrant - Art Faculty Lead, Cornerstone

    'Making Art a Magical Experience through Technology'
     2:50pm

    Mark Harrison - Teacher, Cornerstone

    'The Power of EdTech in PE'

     

    3:40pm KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    STEM & Science

    STEM & Science

     Time  Session information
     9:00am

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'
     9:30am

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

     10:20am

    Alice Mills - Exeter Science Centre

    'Exeter Science Centre: Connecting Schools and the Public with STEAMM Research and Industry'

    In this session I will give an overview of the educational, digital resources and events we are developing, along with the progress of Exeter Science Centre so far, our future aims and what opportunities we can provide for schools. Fundamentally, this session will give participants the opportunity to have their say and help to mould the development of Exeter Science Centre both in terms of the format and content of the resources/events that we offer in our outreach programmes as well as the plans for the building itself and how it will operate. We look forward to hearing how we can support you and work together.

     11:25am

    Liam Rowe - Colyton Grammar School

    'Secondary Physics Enhanced Through the Power of EdTech'
     1:10pm

    Louise Morris - Deputy Head of Yeo Valley Primary School

    'EdTech and Maths - how does that add up?'
     2:05pm

    Michael Kimber - STEM Faculty Lead, Cornerstone

    'Developing an EdTech-enhanced STEM Club'
     2:50pm

    Nik Rorke - Colyton Grammar School

    'Secondary Chemistry Enhanced Through the Power of EdTech'
    3:40pm

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     

     9:30am

     KEYNOTE: TBA

     10:20am

    Sarah Clark - Queen Anne High School, Falkirk

    'Secondary Biology Enhanced Through the Power of EdTech'

    11:25am

    Michael Kimber - STEM Faculty Lead, Cornerstone

    'Empowering learners through talk and student voice in the STEM classroom' 
     1:10pm

    James Beevor - Teacher, Cornerstone

    'Primary STEM enhanced through the power of EdTech'
     2:05pm

    Sara Rosengren - CSW Group

    'STEM Ambassadors: Engaging Learners Through Online Opportunities'
     2:50pm

    Jo Richardson - ESERO-UK Space Detectives

    'The Inspirational Power of Space to Engage Learners'

     

    3:40pm KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

    Early Years & KS1

    Early Years & KS1

     Time  Session information
     9:00am

     WELCOME: Annie Maciver, Jim Gardner and Kath Moulds - DfE

    'Digital Strategy for Education'
     9:30am

    KEYNOTE: Chris Rothwell, Director of Education UK, Microsoft

     10:20am Mark Nicholls & David Weston - Literacy Planet

     

     11:25am

    TBA

     1:10pm

    Emma Reeves - Reception Teacher, Cornerstone

    'Purposeful use of technology within continuous provision'
     2:05pm

    Tonia Dudley & Laura Fox - EYFS Phase Lead/Deputy Phase Lead, Cornerstone

    'Utilising digital tools for assessment in Early Years'
     2:50pm

    Sarah Gomersall - KS1 Teacher, Cornerstone

    'Developing language and a love of reading?'
    3:40pm

    KEYNOTE: Mark Sparvell, Education Leader, Microsoft

    'Rebooting the Brain: Insights and Actions for Learning Forwards'

    Drawing on recent research findings, Mark will explore what is happening ‘under the hood’ with students developing brains as a result of trauma carrying forwards from 2020 and what educators can to maximise potential and minimize the hard caused by anxiety and uncertainty. A strong focus on the case for social-emotional learning and the role technology can play in supporting a well-being agenda.

     9:30am

     KEYNOTE: TBA

     10:20am

    Hannah Lyons - KS1 Phase Lead, Cornerstone

    'Using Microsoft Teams to Increase Parental Engagement'

    11:25am

    Josie Hassall - KS1 Teacher, Cornerstone

    'How OneNote can enable all learners to access the curriculum' 
     1:10pm

    TBA

     2:05pm

    Geoff Broadbent - 2Eskimos

    'Making sense of development matters creating learning stories/journeys in EYFS'
     2:50pm

    Beth Schoter - Teacher, Cornerstone

    'Developing young children's digital skills, the practicalities of using devices in an EYFS & KS1 classroom' 
    3:40pm KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito, Vice President - Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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