Panel Discussion: Balancing EdTech Needs and the Budget
Peter Kilcoyne, ILT Director, Heart of Worcestershire College (Confirmed)
Dr Neelam Parmar, Director of E-Learning, Ashford Independent School (Confirmed)
Tim Lings, Assistant Head Teacher, Heronsgate Primary School (Confirmed)
This session will kick off with a ten minute presentation from Peter Kilcoyne addressing his college’s establishment of a blended learning consortium to fund collective purchasing, and his plans to extend this to schools.
Addressing student needs to access technology supporting their learning, meeting teacher technology requirements, and providing digital tools within budget
Exploring how Heart of Worcestershire College led the establishment of a blended learning consortium across 80+ colleges, worth £400,000, collectively funding its purchasing power
Examining how Ashford School invest in the right resources to enable daily use of technology across the curriculum, as well as tech-based cross-curricular lessons
Looking at how schools manage and update tech requirements, while remaining innovative in its classroom use, and the awarding of the ICT Mark at Heronsgate Primary School
Training and Upskilling Teachers for Technology and Computing in the Curriculum
Simon Humphreys, National Coordinator for the Computing at School Working Group, Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) (Confirmed)
Enhancing teaching skills to promote and support excellence in computer science education
Developing the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science, in line with the government’s Digital Strategy, through £2 million Department for Education funding, to help teachers and school leaders build their knowledge and understanding of technology
Building upon the 88% increase in confidence, among teachers receiving Network of Excellence support, to improve teacher confidence in teaching computing in the classroom
Working in partnership with Computing at Schools and Department for Education to foster computer science ‘champions’, through the ‘Master Teacher’ programme, involving 150+ hubs for learning across the UK
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