EduTech Show 2018 back @ Olympia, London
With continued pressure on school funding, how are schools bridging the gap in CPD provision? Bought-in expertise and training have become the go to route- however this too is increasingly under pressure with narrowing choices and options. In the world of educational computing, getting the right people in for a school’s particular needs can be a minefield, not just in terms of CPD but also in getting the right advice and guidance on which ‘kit’ to purchase.
EduTech Show 2018 aims to build on year 1 experience and provide an exhibition that is designed around the needs of the teacher and with the aim of bringing together good quality suppliers with practical, meaningful professional development.
The renewed Advisory Board who are supporting event development comprise of experienced event planners and educators with many years experience in the field of education technology. Event themes are based on real -world issues that many professionals are currently grappling with, including : e-safety, learning models, technology in the classroom and Big Data. Sessions will speak to professionals in the Early Years - Sixth Form age groups, including sessions for SEN, delivering the computing requirements in a meaningful context.
The event is designed to connect teachers with other teachers and to share best practice. To this end, the presenters at EduTech 2018 consist of a mixture of experienced and well known speakers, and classroom practitioners who are inspiring children every day in their schools and classrooms.
For EduTech Show 2018, speaker sessions are divided into keynote, seminars and master classes. Sessions are designed to give attendees some key ‘take-aways’ to use back on the classroom, and teachers will gain some hands-on, practical experience – and a lot of fun - in the master classes. Keynotes will tackle bigger question, while still being interactive with visitors. Current speakers include: Ken Corish (SWGFL), David Weston, ( Teacher Development Trust) David Mitchell (Deputy Mitchell, QuadBlogging), David Horton ( Orwell Park School) Presenters who are class teachers and practitioners are drawn from across the country and will inspire you with the work they are doing in their schools and classrooms.
A quick look at the seminar sessions shows the vast experience and wide-ranging subject matter the speakers will bring over the two days. At thirty minutes each, they are set to be packed full of information. Themes and areas of focus include: unlocking enthusiasm and impact: the secrets to implementing ed-tech for acceptance and expertise, a wealth of online safety, different approaches to your computing curriculum, IT in special schools settings, Technology in Early Years, blogging, mastery in computing, engaging parents, creative coding, progression, collaborative learning in leadership and much more..
Over on in the Keynote Theatre , current session leaders include Ken Corish, who will take visitors through '5 steps to building an effective online safeguarding strategy and Deputy Dave Mitchell who will take visitors on a journey that goes beyond display boards.
Master class sessions, which are more hands -on are coming soon – so keep checking the event web site for developments over the coming weeks.
A central component to EduTech Show 2018 is the exhibitors who attend to support schools in making informed choices before buying supplies. Event Supporters and Professional associations will also be represented, including The Teacher Development Trust, Education Technology Magazine, and the Independent Schools Portal.
With a growing speaker –line up delivered by connected experts and practitioners EduTech Show 2018 is gearing up to be a must –attend event for Educational Professionals who have a keen interest in driving technology across the curriculum. This kind of CPD is important, as it gives classroom teachers and Computing Coordinators a taste of what is out there, and of what other practitioners are achieving in their own settings. This will give them an informed choice about how to develop the subject back in school.
So, save the date to get access to great CPD content and demonstrations form top suppliers – Friday,12 October , Olympia London. Bring your colleagues and teams – they just need to pre-register in advance to guarantee free entry to seminar/keynote sessions and to the exhibition.
To register for your seminar sessions /entry visit: https://eventdata.uk/Visitor/EduTech2018.aspx