Below is the full list of 'SEND and Inclusion' sessions that we will be running over the course of our two-day virtual festival.
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Day 1

9:00am - KEYNOTE: Creating an EdTech strategy in times of change

9:00am - KEYNOTE: Creating an EdTech strategy in times of change

KEYNOTE: Hannah Woodhouse, Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West at Department for Education

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9:50am - Learning tools in Office365 to support SEND - Matt Davies, Deputy Head, Treorchy Secondary

10:45am - Flipgrid in FE and HE - Making learning fun - Elaine Topham, Senior Learning Technologist at the Grimsby Institute (FE)

10:45am - Flipgrid in FE and HE - Making learning fun - Elaine Topham, Senior Learning Technologist at the Grimsby Institute (FE)

Elaine Topham, Senior Learning Technologist at the Grimsby Institute (FE)

In September we started to raise awareness of Flipgrid within the TEC Partnership community.  We started by engaging the new intake of FE learners and developed this further by introducing the 2019/2020 PGCE cohort to Flipgrid and how this could both be used in teaching, but also professional discussion and for digitally enhancing their traditional poster presentations.   This session will look at how this has gone this year, with examples of the application and successes throughout the year using Flipgrid.

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11:30 - KEYNOTE: Before and Beyond Remote Learning Chris Rothwell, Director of Education, Microsoft UK

11:30 - KEYNOTE: Before and Beyond Remote Learning Chris Rothwell, Director of Education, Microsoft UK

Chris Rothwell - Director of Education, Microsoft UK

Chris will be talking about what schools were doing with technology before Covid and what the opportunities and requirements are now as we emerge from the other side.

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1:00pm Using online provision maps to support learners - Teresa Cavallo and James Payne, Child Services - Cornerstone and Senior Specialist at Edukey

1:00pm Using online provision maps to support learners - Teresa Cavallo and James Payne, Child Services - Cornerstone and Senior Specialist at Edukey

Teresa Cavallo and James Payne, Child Services - Cornerstone and Senior Specialist at Edukey

An insight into the strategic decisions made by the Cornerstone Academy Trust in deploying a centralised, consistent & graduated approach to SEND.  Provision Map is being used at scale the manage the needs of every single Cornerstone student that has some level of additional learning needs.  As the scrutiny schools face over funding allocation, impact assessment and graduated responses grows, Provision Map has proven an effective tool in reducing SENCo workload whilst improving the outcomes of those most at risk. 

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1:45pm - Top Ten Mobile Apps for Learners - Neil Beck, National Star College

1:45pm - Top Ten Mobile Apps for Learners - Neil Beck, National Star College

Neil Beck, National Star College

This talk will outline the key requirements to enable those with disabilities to study from home. It will cover a wide range of tools, resources and personal factors to assist those in education.

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2:30pm - The creative brilliance of dyslexia - Kate Griggs, CEO, Made by Dyslexia

3:15pm - KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito - VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft

3:15pm - KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito - VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft

Anthony Salcito - VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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Day 2

9:00am - PANEL DISCUSSION: Lessons learnt from lockdown

9:00am - PANEL DISCUSSION: Lessons learnt from lockdown

Chaired by Ty Goddard, EdTech Demonstrator Programme

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9:50am - Writing with your Voice: Introduction to Dictation - Neil Beck, National Star College

9:50am - Writing with your Voice: Introduction to Dictation - Neil Beck, National Star College

Neil Beck, National Star College

This is a starting point for those who want to use or support others to use their voice to input text. It will cover free and paid options, assessing for suitability, teaching and learning techniques, computer requirements and how to prepare work for learners.

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10:45am - Using digital tools to support the development of language - Sally-Anne Taylor, Speech and Language Therapist, Cornerstone

10:45am - Using digital tools to support the development of language - Sally-Anne Taylor, Speech and Language Therapist, Cornerstone

Sally-Anne Taylor, Speech and Language Therapist, Cornerstone

Sally-Anne’s session will focus on some of the most useful digital tools currently available for developing children’s language skills. It will involve demonstrations of their use and signposting to where these tools can be found. Tools discussed include Black Sheep Press, Symplify, Communicate in Print and Word Aware. Ideas for how these tools can be used to focus on different areas of language within the classroom will also be discussed.

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11:30am - KEYNOTE: John Laramy - Principle and Chief Executive, Exeter College

11:30am - KEYNOTE: John Laramy - Principle and Chief Executive, Exeter College

John Laramy - Principle and Chief Executive, Exeter College

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1:00pm - Back in school - classroom management, differentiation and managing groups - ~Andrew Wilkinson, PurpleMash

1:00pm - Back in school - classroom management, differentiation and managing groups - ~Andrew Wilkinson, PurpleMash

Andrew Wilkinson, PurpleMash

Purple Mash is not just great for online and remote learning. Thousands of schools use Purple Mash as an integrated resource to deliver teaching and learning in school from nursery to year 6. This session will be of particular use to schools who have recently subscribed to Purple Mash and have so far mainly used it for remote teaching and learning. We will be covering planning and mapping across the curriculum, including the Scheme of Work for Computing, Classroom management with Purple Mash and Differentiation and managing groups.

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1:45pm - Empowering Potential - Arran Smith, UK Dyslexia and SEND Consultant, Microsoft

1:45pm - Empowering Potential - Arran Smith, UK Dyslexia and SEND Consultant, Microsoft

Arran Smith, UK Dyslexia and SEND Consultant, Microsoft

At Microsoft, our Mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. With more than 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, there is no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all those who use it.   Arran Smith, Microsoft’s UK SEND & Dyslexia Consultant, will be talking about Assistive Technology which has been brought into mainstream use which enables teachers, students and dyslexic people of all ages to access the inbuilt assistive technology anytime anywhere.   Arran will talk about the functionality that has been added into Office 365 and Windows 10 that can help to support its dyslexic users. He will also be looking at how it can support students with dyslexia and SEND and the support they may need.  

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2:30pm - Study from home: Technology access for SEND - Neil Beck, National Star College

2:30pm - Study from home: Technology access for SEND - Neil Beck, National Star College

Neil Beck, National Star College

This talk will outline the key requirements to enable those with disabilities to study from home. It will cover a wide range of tools, resources and personal factors to assist those in education.

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3:15pm - KEYNOTE: Education Re-Imagined: What Matters Most - Mark Sparvell, Microsoft

3:15pm - KEYNOTE: Education Re-Imagined: What Matters Most - Mark Sparvell, Microsoft

Mark Sparvell - Education Leader, Microsoft

Session: Education Re-Imagined: What Matters Most

In this hilarious closing keynote Australian award winning education leader, Mark Sparvell, from Microsoft Worldwide will draw from hot-of-the-press research to examine the now, the near and the next for education and the role technology can play in humanizing and not simply digitizing the experience.

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