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Thursday, March 8
 

9:00am

Programme is due to clarification and change
Thursday March 8, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

1:00pm

Strategic Leaders and Naace Fellows Lunch
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY
Speakers
avatar for Bernadette Brooks

Bernadette Brooks

Bernadette is the General Manager for Naace


Thursday March 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Anstey Suite 1 - 4 The Leicester Marriott Hotel

1:00pm

Registration for day one of the main programme
Thursday March 8, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:00pm

Opening Ceremony and Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ager

Rachel Ager

Rachel is Chair of the Naace Board of Management. Rachel is an independent educational consultant with a national and international reputation. Prior to becoming an independent consultant she headed up the Primary ICT advisory team for Northamptonshire County Council. It was during this time she started her work on ICT in the Early Years Foundation Stage for which she is perhaps best well known. Rachel is an ICT Mark Lead Assessor and... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2012 3:00pm - 3:15pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:15pm

Keynote - 3rd Millennium Schools with input from Karine George, Westfield School
Speakers
avatar for Karine George

Karine George

Karine George is a very experienced headteacher working in a large junior school in Hampshire, classified as Outstanding by Ofsted in September 2011.  She has held a number of roles for the local authority and the DfE, including Leading Headteacher for Literacy, Headteacher Mentor, Threshold Assessor, Primary Consultant Leader, and School Improvement Partner and has represented Headteachers as part of the Hampshire Executive. As an active... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:45pm

Keynote - Professor Peter Millican, Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy, Hertford College
Speakers
PP

Professor Peter Millican

Peter Millican is Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a keen advocate of computing and ICT education. Recently he conceived a new degree programme in Computer Science and Philosophy (the first new philosophy programme at Oxford since 1973), which starts this year. Until 2005, Peter was Senior Lecturer in Computing and Philosophy at Leeds University, where his teaching focused on attracting... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2012 3:45pm - 4:15pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:15pm

Leading children forward to themselves – the neurobiology of successful learning. - Dr Andrew Curran

Leading children forward to themselves – the neurobiology of successful learning.

Neuroscience can now direct us in understanding how to support our children in developing as complete human beings, realising their genetic potentials to optimise their innate abilities. But how can we bring this knowledge to the classroom in a way that is relevant and practical? Dr. Andrew Curran is the man to tell you. With a well deserved national and international reputation within education he delivers a no-nonsense take on neuroscience and how to make it work for you and your children in the classroom, in your school and across the country as a whole.

Twitter hashtag: #NaaceConCurran


Speakers
avatar for Dr Andrew Curran, Associate of Independent Thinking Ltd

Dr Andrew Curran, Associate of Independent Thinking Ltd

Dr Andrew Curran is a practising paediatric neurologist and neurobiologist who is also committed to using his extraordinary knowledge of the workings of the human brain to make a difference in the educational experience of all young people.   He has been involved with Manchester University’s Department of Education, developing research ideas looking at the use of emotional literacy in our classrooms.   More recently he has... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2012 4:15pm - 4:45pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:45pm

Refreshments and Networking
Thursday March 8, 2012 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

5:00pm

Keynote - Computer says "Yes!" - Dr Sue Black, Senior Research Associate, University College London

Computer science has contributed greatly to the world we live in today. What would we do without the technology most of us now take for granted? Mobile phones, cars, cashpoints, washing machines, the list is endless of technology related products and services that we now take for granted. 

Dr Sue Black looks at our relationship with computer science and shows why we should be celebrating, cherishing and building on our computing heritage now, before it is too late.

Twitter Hashtag: #NaaceConBlack


Speakers
avatar for Dr Sue Black

Dr Sue Black

Dr Sue Black is a Senior Research Associate with the Software Systems Engineering group at University College London and a Senior Consultant with Cornerstone Global Associates. She is an accomplished academic manager and researcher with more than 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering. An inspiring and passionate leader, Sue excels at bringing people together to solve complex issues. Sue is well known for her online and offline... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2012 5:00pm - 5:45pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

5:45pm

Panel: The technology is there now to provide pupils with ubiquitous, always on access to the web. What are the implications of this for learning and teaching in the 3rd millennium?
Speakers
avatar for Dr Sue Black

Dr Sue Black

Dr Sue Black is a Senior Research Associate with the Software Systems Engineering group at University College London and a Senior Consultant with Cornerstone Global Associates. She is an accomplished academic manager and researcher with more than 40 publications and a PhD in software engineering. An inspiring and passionate leader, Sue excels at bringing people together to solve complex issues. Sue is well known for her online and offline... Read More →
avatar for Bernadette Brooks

Bernadette Brooks

Bernadette is the General Manager for Naace
avatar for Dr Andrew Curran, Associate of Independent Thinking Ltd

Dr Andrew Curran, Associate of Independent Thinking Ltd

Dr Andrew Curran is a practising paediatric neurologist and neurobiologist who is also committed to using his extraordinary knowledge of the workings of the human brain to make a difference in the educational experience of all young people.   He has been involved with Manchester University’s Department of Education, developing research ideas looking at the use of emotional literacy in our classrooms.   More recently he has... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2012 5:45pm - 6:15pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

6:15pm

New member Reception: Meet and Greet a buddy for the conference

New member Reception: Meet and Greet a buddy for the conference


Thursday March 8, 2012 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Marriott Balcony

6:15pm

Meet and Greet Sessions

Career Development Meet and Greet


Thursday March 8, 2012 6:15pm - 10:30pm
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

7:00pm

7:30pm

Buffet in main conference room
Thursday March 8, 2012 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel
 
Friday, March 9
 

8:00am

Breakfast Session 1: Light at the end of the tunnel: Some useful pointers to support consultants taking steps in the new world of freelance school improvement - Richard Smith

Educational ICT consultants have had a terrible time in the UK over the last year. From being seen as key players in terms of school improvement many have lost their jobs or are hanging on for dear life. 

Richard Smith will provide consultants with a range of innovative ideas that can be directly used to find employment.

These ideas will include a model for ICT CPD that is based around schools employing an ‘ICT expert in residence’. Six schools have adopted this scheme already, providing three days consultancy work every week for the first year.

Consultants will be provided with materials that can be adapted and developed.

Post-conference networking opportunities will be provided based on the view that we need to work together to succeed.

Richard can be contacted via www.amazingict.co.uk or @amazingict on Twitter


Speakers
avatar for Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Since leaving Telford and Wrekin LA Richard has set up his own business 'Amazing ICT'. He has successfully negotiated educational consultancy work in four schools for at least half a day a week for a whole year. This has provided some security as new ideas and links are explored. He has worked as a school improvement adviser, ICT Mark assessor, a DfE accredited consultant for schools and Hands on Support team leader. He is loving his new... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

8:00am

Breakfast Session 2: SIF – improve efficiency, enable parental engagement - Jeremy Meades, Director of e-Learning Pedagogical Development at SchoolsICT

Find out how the Systems Interoperability Framework (SIF) will benefit your school enabling you to integrate your school IT systems and open up a whole new world of opportunities without significant capital or development costs. Understand how integration of your school MIS with your library system, learning platform, cashless catering system, etc. can bring enormous benefits not only to your school administration but also learning. Discover how SIF enables your parents to have every opportunity to engage with their child’s learning and support them and their teachers. Learn how SIF can enable groups of schools to work together for school improvement and cross-phase such as Key Stage 2 and 3 as children move from primary to secondary education.


Speakers
JM

Jeremy Meades

Jeremy taught for 13 years at a successful Community Technology College in the south-east of England. The 2009 OfSTED report declared the college ‘Outstanding’ for the third consecutive time. As an Assistant Head at the college, he aligned strategic planning for ICT and the Next Generation Learning strategies and chaired the school’s New Digital Technologies Group. He also led the use of Moodle at the College providing a wealth of support... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

8:00am

Registration for day two of the main programme
Friday March 9, 2012 8:00am - 9:15am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

9:15am

Morning Address - Signposts for the day
Friday March 9, 2012 9:15am - 9:20am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

9:20am

ICT Mark + 3rd Millennium Awards Presentation
Friday March 9, 2012 9:20am - 9:30am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

9:30am

Keynote - Vanessa Pittard, Department of Education

The Secretary of State’s BETT address outlined an ambitious vision for technology in education.  What are the implications of this, what are the challenges, and how might the exciting opportunities that technology brings be realised?  This includes proposed changes to the ICT programme of study, the role of computer science, educational technologies and the role of technology within curriculum subjects.

Twitter Hashtag: #NaaceConPittard


Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Pittard

Vanessa Pittard

Vanessa works at the Department of Education and holds responsibility for the technology in schools strategy.  Prior to her role in the Department, Vanessa was Director of e-Strategy at Becta, with a responsibility for building Becta's strategic partnerships and leading its work on research, evaluation and innovation. Before joining the government sector in 2002, Vanessa had a career as an academic, leading the Department of Communication... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 9:30am - 10:00am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:00am

Keynote - David Brown, National Adviser for ICT, Ofsted

David Brown, Ofsted’s National Advisor for ICT, will present the findings and recommendations of the recently published Ofsted report on the state of ICT in primary and secondary schools in England, ICT in Schools 2008-11. Ofsted carries out 30 primary and 30 secondary ICT survey visits each year and David will discuss the purpose of these visits and the criteria used by inspectors, as well as describing other areas of his work as National Adviser for ICT.


Twitter Hashtag: #NaaceConBrown


Speakers
avatar for David Brown

David Brown

President, Edge Retail Academy
As co-founder and Edge Retail Academy president, David is the preferred Business Performance Coach for over 700 clients in Australia and the United States, helping them develop — then deploy — the key personal qualities and strategies of successful men and women from all walks of life. As a keynote presenter, David has spoken around the world to groups as varied as jewelers, pharmacists, shopping center owners, hairdressers and... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:15am

Naace ICT Curriculum Symposium - A rich ICT curriculum – developing and delivering an entitlement for all - with input from Mary Le Breuilly, Children's Services Improvement Adviser, Bob Harding, Drew Buddie, Head of ICT, Royal Masonic School for Girls

A rich ICT curriculum – developing and delivering an entitlement for all

10.15am - 10.30am   Registration and Exhibition in the Marriott Foyer
  
10.30am - 2.00pm  The importance of ICT in the curriculum - a Naace perspective

With contributions from

Paul Heinrich

Allison Allen

Jan Webb - ICT Curriculum Specialist

Andrea Carr - Rising Stars

Mary Le Breuilly, Children’s Services Improvement Adviser

Bob Harding

Drew Buddie, Head of ICT, Royal Masonic School for Girls

Sue Nieland, Behind the Screen and Vital Specialist, e-skills UK

12.30pm - 1.00pm     Lunch served in the conference room.

2.00pm - 3.00pm      Exhibition and Networking in the Marriott Foyer   

3.00pm                    Opportunity to join the main programme

 

For the draft curriculum document and to find out more information about the Naace KS3 Curriculum please go to - www.naace.co.uk/ks3ictcurriculum

To book your place please go to - https://naace.sym-online.com/registrationforms/conf2012delegate/


Friday March 9, 2012 10:15am - 3:00pm
The Anstey Suite 1 - 4 The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:30am

Breakout Session 1 - Introducing Mobile Learning as part of a structure School Improvement Strategy, Graeme Plunkett, Headteacher, Copland Community School

Copland is a school experiencing a number of challenges,  and the decision to develop mobile learning using iPod touch devices might seem strange when so much else needs to be tackled. However, as a Futurelab Hub, Copland is committed to developing independent learning and a 21st century skill set for all its learners. Mobile devices offer  a personalised approach to the delivery of this.


Speakers
avatar for Graeme Plunkett

Graeme Plunkett

Having taught in Cambridgeshire, Bedford and Cornwall and having been a Head of Year, Head of English and Deputy Head teacher, Graeme took up the Headship at Copland in 2010 with an ambitious vision for the transformation of the school. Despite set-backs such as the cancellation of BSF this programme of transformation continues.


Friday March 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:30am

Breakout Session 2 - What's next for Managed Services. A Lambeth Learning Future Approach. David O'Neill, ICT Strategy Manager, Lambeth

What comes next after BSF? Lambeth council, on behalf of their secondary schools are plan a succesor service for 2013. Called Lambeth Learning Futures it will use new technologies to reduce cost but enhance the learning experience for lambeth students and young people.

Since 2005, Lambeth secondary schools have benefited from considerable strategic investment in ICT by the DfE through a partnership with a private sector supplier  This presentation is intended to prompt discussion about how best to sustain and continue without capital funding to derive value from this considerable earlier investment, by exploring options for a successor to the current service and extending the offer to primary schools.  A next generation service will continue to provide the reliability that Lambeth schools have become used to and focus on a range of cost saving technologies which would enhance effectiveness and efficiency and thus impact positively on teaching and learning.


Speakers
avatar for David O'Neill

David O'Neill

I am currently the ICT strategy manager for the London Borough of Lambeth.  I work closely with the Senior Leadership Team in schools and our ICT Managed Service provider to implement Lambeth’s BSF ICT Strategy. Previous to this I was the ICT Curriculum Advisor for Redbridge - a role that has provided me with a range of experience. I strategically managed the implementation of ICT across our primary and Secondary... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:30am

Breakout Session 3 - Rethinking ICT pedagogy for the 3rd Millennium - How we learn about computers inside and outside schools, Miles Berry, Subject Leader ICT Education, Roehampton University

Given that so many of us have acquired our understanding of computers and their software through playful experiment and creative projects, why do worksheets and walkthroughs characterize so much teaching in the classroom? Drawing on his work with trainee and more experienced teachers, as well as his own research in the field, Miles Berry explores a range of educational theories from the constructivism of Piaget and Skinner's behaviourism to connectivism, ('a learning theory for the digital age') and insights from work based learning. The seminar relates these closely to how children and adults both learn new ICT skills and extend their understanding of computing. Participants consider their own experience of learning with and about computers, as well as discussing what approaches are most likely to work in practice with a variety of learners in a range of contexts.


Speakers
avatar for Miles Berry

Miles Berry

Miles Berry spent 18 years teaching and managing ICT in four schools, most recently as a primary head teacher, before taking up his current role as subject leader for ICT Education in Roehampton University's Department of Education. Miles was one of the pioneers of VLEs and blogging in the primary sector using the open source tools Moodle and Elgg, for which he won Becta's ICT in practice award for primary education in 2006. His research focus is... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Kibworth Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:30am

Breakout Session 4 - Online Video for Learning, Quick Wins and Effective Strategies. Theo Kuechel, Educational Consultant and Researcher, T K Consultants

Online Video, including user generated video, is becoming an increasingly important tool for learning and teaching. Teachers have long been aware of the power of video to engage learners, acknowledging learners find it easier to grasp new concepts and develop new skills, whilst teachers can harness the power of video to scaffold learning objectives in innovative and challenging ways .     Drawing on both commercial and open educational resources and tools, this session will demonstrate the latest developments and potential for using video to enhance learning, teaching and assessment. Topics covered include subtitles, interactivity and lesson design.    Showing carefully selected video clips, to encourage audience engagement, this breakout session will offer practical tips, suggestions and strategies together with examples of classroom practice, illustrating how video can be used to  support learning in simple and effective ways.


Speakers
avatar for Theo Kuechel

Theo Kuechel

Theo’s expertise is in visual learning, online video and digital resources. His research focuses on how they can be augmented with mobile technologies and social media. Theo has been active in prompting the use of digital video for learning since 2003, when University of Hull team evaluating the Becta, Teaching & Learning with Digital Video Assets project. Since then he has worked with many schools and contributed to national... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Quorn Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:30am

Breakout Session 5 - An Analysis of national patterns of learning platform use by students in schools and academies, Dr Albin Wallace, Group Director of ICT and e-Learning, United Learning Trust

Now that the learning platform is embedded in many of the schools and academies with consistent, sustained usage in areas of excellence, it was decided to undertake research into how the learning platform is being used and what strategic and implementation lessons can be learned so far. A survey has been consequently undertaken of 1000 students into how they used the learning platform and what their perceptions were about it as a vehicle for teaching and learning. The survey was based on the most commonly used features of the learning platform and was conducted online using the built-in survey tools.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Albin Wallace

Dr Albin Wallace

After spending 25 years working in the field of ICT and education in Australia, Albin was employed for 3 years as ICT and Learning Technologies Manager of the South East England Virtual Education Action. With a firm belief that teachers are the key to achieving sustained ecological change in schools, he coordinated ICT professional development within SEEVEAZ. Since May 2003 he has been Group Director of ICT and e-Learning for the United Church... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Ashby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:30am

Breakout Session 6 - "Bring your own Device" - delivering ICT to students' own devices reliably, securely and effectively, Mark Howell, Area Director Meru Networks UK & Ireland

Wireless is fast becoming the principle means of connectivity in schools, colleges, academies and Universities, as the types of devices change, and as the drive for delivery of teaching and learning over ICT increases.   For the first time ever in 2011, the sales of mobile / slate devices which can't be cabled, have outstripped sales of laptops and desktops.  Products like the IPAD are now commonplace, and becoming the business / education tool of the future.  Many Meru schools like Longfield Academy, have recently rolled out 1400 IPADs as the principle device for each student.  Education customers are now also encouraging students to bring in their own devices to access curriculum content over wireless.   Meru Networks, in conjunction with Bradford Networks, will show how this can be achieved reliably and securely.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Howell

Mark Howell

Mark has been responsible for growing Meru Networks business in the UK & Irish markets since the beginning of 2008. Meru Networks specialises in supporting education customers achieve their mobile learning initiatives through the provision of Meru's virtualised wireless lan architecture via Meru's network of qualified partners. With over 800 education customers in the UK & Ireland, and with over 3 educations customers per day now... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Countesthorpe Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:30am

Breakout Session 7 - Assessment of 21st Century Skills - Practical help for teachers, Ruth Merrett, Corporate Affairs Consultant, Intel

Should we teach what we can’t assess? Modern assessment or assessment in the 21st century is a widely discussed topic but what are the practical suggestions for teachers to take away? Some of you may feel quite confident in this arena but do you have colleagues who would need more structured support?  Teachers need the right professional development to enable them to think differently about the way they assess so they can fit this in appropriately with the curriculum.  Intel Corporation offers free professional development on a number of skills including assessment in the 21st century and to date has trained over 10 million teachers worldwide. Participants will be offered the chance to take these tools back to teachers who may need more support with implementation.  Intel is also involved in the worldwide product ACT21s – a global project to look at appropriate assessment of these skills.


Speakers
RM

Ruth Merrett

Ruth Merrett works for Intel Corporation on their Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes (the Corporate Affairs Group). She works on teacher professional development as part of the Intel Teach umbrella programme and also on initiatives to encourage young people to participate in STEM subjects and into entrepreneurship. Previously, Ruth worked in publishing for Pearson Education in training an equipping teachers around Europe to use... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Kirby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:00am

Breakout Session 1 - Introducing Mobile Learning as part of a structure School Improvement Strategy, Graeme Plunkett, Headteacher, Copland Community School

Copland is a school experiencing a number of challenges,  and the decision to develop mobile learning using iPod touch devices might seem strange when so much else needs to be tackled. However, as a Futurelab Hub, Copland is committed to developing independent learning and a 21st century skill set for all its learners. Mobile devices offer  a personalised approach to the delivery of this.


Speakers
avatar for Graeme Plunkett

Graeme Plunkett

Having taught in Cambridgeshire, Bedford and Cornwall and having been a Head of Year, Head of English and Deputy Head teacher, Graeme took up the Headship at Copland in 2010 with an ambitious vision for the transformation of the school. Despite set-backs such as the cancellation of BSF this programme of transformation continues.


Friday March 9, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:00am

Breakout Session 2 - What's next for Managed Services. A Lambeth Learning Future Approach. David O'Neill, ICT Strategy Manager, Lambeth

What comes next after BSF? Lambeth council, on behalf of their secondary schools are plan a succesor service for 2013. Called Lambeth Learning Futures it will use new technologies to reduce cost but enhance the learning experience for lambeth students and young people.

Since 2005, Lambeth secondary schools have benefited from considerable strategic investment in ICT by the DfE through a partnership with a private sector supplier  This presentation is intended to prompt discussion about how best to sustain and continue without capital funding to derive value from this considerable earlier investment, by exploring options for a successor to the current service and extending the offer to primary schools.  A next generation service will continue to provide the reliability that Lambeth schools have become used to and focus on a range of cost saving technologies which would enhance effectiveness and efficiency and thus impact positively on teaching and learning.


Speakers
avatar for David O'Neill

David O'Neill

I am currently the ICT strategy manager for the London Borough of Lambeth.  I work closely with the Senior Leadership Team in schools and our ICT Managed Service provider to implement Lambeth’s BSF ICT Strategy. Previous to this I was the ICT Curriculum Advisor for Redbridge - a role that has provided me with a range of experience. I strategically managed the implementation of ICT across our primary and Secondary... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:00am

Breakout Session 3 - Rethinking ICT pedagogy for the 3rd Millennium - How we learn about computers inside and outside schools, Miles Berry, Subject Leader ICT Education, Roehampton University

Given that so many of us have acquired our understanding of computers and their software through playful experiment and creative projects, why do worksheets and walkthroughs characterize so much teaching in the classroom? Drawing on his work with trainee and more experienced teachers, as well as his own research in the field, Miles Berry explores a range of educational theories from the constructivism of Piaget and Skinner's behaviourism to connectivism, ('a learning theory for the digital age') and insights from work based learning. The seminar relates these closely to how children and adults both learn new ICT skills and extend their understanding of computing. Participants consider their own experience of learning with and about computers, as well as discussing what approaches are most likely to work in practice with a variety of learners in a range of contexts.


Speakers
avatar for Miles Berry

Miles Berry

Miles Berry spent 18 years teaching and managing ICT in four schools, most recently as a primary head teacher, before taking up his current role as subject leader for ICT Education in Roehampton University's Department of Education. Miles was one of the pioneers of VLEs and blogging in the primary sector using the open source tools Moodle and Elgg, for which he won Becta's ICT in practice award for primary education in 2006. His research focus is... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Kibworth Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:00am

Breakout Session 4 - Online Video for Learning, Quick Wins and Effective Strategies. Theo Kuechel, Educational Consultant and Researcher, T K Consultants

Online Video, including user generated video, is becoming an increasingly important tool for learning and teaching. Teachers have long been aware of the power of video to engage learners, acknowledging learners find it easier to grasp new concepts and develop new skills, whilst teachers can harness the power of video to scaffold learning objectives in innovative and challenging ways .     Drawing on both commercial and open educational resources and tools, this session will demonstrate the latest developments and potential for using video to enhance learning, teaching and assessment. Topics covered include subtitles, interactivity and lesson design.    Showing carefully selected video clips, to encourage audience engagement, this breakout session will offer practical tips, suggestions and strategies together with examples of classroom practice, illustrating how video can be used to  support learning in simple and effective ways.


Speakers
avatar for Theo Kuechel

Theo Kuechel

Theo’s expertise is in visual learning, online video and digital resources. His research focuses on how they can be augmented with mobile technologies and social media. Theo has been active in prompting the use of digital video for learning since 2003, when University of Hull team evaluating the Becta, Teaching & Learning with Digital Video Assets project. Since then he has worked with many schools and contributed to national... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Quorn Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:00am

Breakout Session 5 - An Analysis of national patterns of learning platform use by students in schools and academies, Dr Albin Wallace, Group Director of ICT and e-Learning, United Learning Trust

Now that the learning platform is embedded in many of the schools and academies with consistent, sustained usage in areas of excellence, it was decided to undertake research into how the learning platform is being used and what strategic and implementation lessons can be learned so far. A survey has been consequently undertaken of 1000 students into how they used the learning platform and what their perceptions were about it as a vehicle for teaching and learning. The survey was based on the most commonly used features of the learning platform and was conducted online using the built-in survey tools.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Albin Wallace

Dr Albin Wallace

After spending 25 years working in the field of ICT and education in Australia, Albin was employed for 3 years as ICT and Learning Technologies Manager of the South East England Virtual Education Action. With a firm belief that teachers are the key to achieving sustained ecological change in schools, he coordinated ICT professional development within SEEVEAZ. Since May 2003 he has been Group Director of ICT and e-Learning for the United Church... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Ashby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:00am

Breakout Session 6 - "Bring your own device" - delivering ICT to students' own devices reliably, securely and effectively, Mark Howell, Area Director Meru Networks UK & Ireland

Wireless is fast becoming the principle means of connectivity in schools, colleges, academies and Universities, as the types of devices change, and as the drive for delivery of teaching and learning over ICT increases.   For the first time ever in 2011, the sales of mobile / slate devices which can't be cabled, have outstripped sales of laptops and desktops.  Products like the IPAD are now commonplace, and becoming the business / education tool of the future.  Many Meru schools like Longfield Academy, have recently rolled out 1400 IPADs as the principle device for each student.  Education customers are now also encouraging students to bring in their own devices to access curriculum content over wireless.   Meru Networks, in conjunction with Bradford Networks, will show how this can be achieved reliably and securely.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Howell

Mark Howell

Mark has been responsible for growing Meru Networks business in the UK & Irish markets since the beginning of 2008. Meru Networks specialises in supporting education customers achieve their mobile learning initiatives through the provision of Meru's virtualised wireless lan architecture via Meru's network of qualified partners. With over 800 education customers in the UK & Ireland, and with over 3 educations customers per day now... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Countesthorpe Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:00am

Breakout Session 7 - Assessment of 21st Century Skills - Practical help for teachers, Ruth Merrett, Corporate Affairs Consultant, Intel

Should we teach what we can’t assess? Modern assessment or assessment in the 21st century is a widely discussed topic but what are the practical suggestions for teachers to take away? Some of you may feel quite confident in this arena but do you have colleagues who would need more structured support?  Teachers need the right professional development to enable them to think differently about the way they assess so they can fit this in appropriately with the curriculum.  Intel Corporation offers free professional development on a number of skills including assessment in the 21st century and to date has trained over 10 million teachers worldwide. Participants will be offered the chance to take these tools back to teachers who may need more support with implementation.  Intel is also involved in the worldwide product ACT21s – a global project to look at appropriate assessment of these skills.


Speakers
RM

Ruth Merrett

Ruth Merrett works for Intel Corporation on their Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes (the Corporate Affairs Group). She works on teacher professional development as part of the Intel Teach umbrella programme and also on initiatives to encourage young people to participate in STEM subjects and into entrepreneurship. Previously, Ruth worked in publishing for Pearson Education in training an equipping teachers around Europe to use... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Kirby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:30am

Conference Exhibition - Your chance to meet leading suppliers of ICT Products and Services . Visit 10 stands to gain entry to the Exhibitor Raffle

The strength of Naace as an Association is that a number of commercial companies wish to be associated with us – and to work with us in partnership to make things happen. Their presence at the Conference Exhibition is a clear signal of this.


They are happy to support us because by working together in this way we can ensure that their market in schools is well-informed and educated, vibrant and active. They happily accept that we don’t offer any kind of endorsement of their products, or any kind of favouritism – we just give them a sense of belonging to an exciting and supportive partnership for the good of both parties.


Naace Sponsoring Partners only will be at the Naace Conference Exhibition to show Members their latest products, services and new launches as well as to give opportunities to discuss the latest hardware and resources in a relaxed professional atmosphere.


This year we are very pleased to welcome some of our newest Sponsoring Partners.

The Naace Conference Exhibition 2012 will open at 11.30am on Friday 9 March and stands will be located on the Ground Floor foyer area and in the restaurant.

This year the exhibition will also continue on Saturday 10 March from 9.00am until 2.00pm.


Exhibitors
avatar for Adobe

Adobe

Adobe education solutions help teachers develop active and engaging learners through the delivery of industry-standard software, educational resources, curricula, and certification, which can help improve student performance. See how teachers are integrating multimedia design, video, animation, and web design into classroom projects to build crucial technology and critical thinking skills. www.adobe.com/uk/education
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Guroo

Guroo helps you make sense of Functional Skills with fantastic resources that cover ICT, English and Mathematics from Entry Level 1 all the way up to Level 2. | | Guroo’s multi-media resources are all based on real-life scenarios and include a variety of materials to suit different teaching and learning styles. Online and offline, paper and web-based, extensive teacher notes and lesson plans – and all mapped to the Functional... Read More →
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Microsoft

Visit the Microsoft stand for information on some of our up and coming products With a focus on enabling anytime anywhere learning for all, our commitment is to the success of each educator and student. Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver relevant, effective and scalable technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved outcomes for all.
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Pun.net

Punnet is the start of something exciting from the Wildern School team. We believe that schools know better than anybody how to use technology to improve teaching and learning, so we’ve decided we should work on that together with each of you. | | This week at Naace we are launching our new open source behaviour management software which we know has the power to change your school. Designed, built and tested by schools, we think... Read More →
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The Copyright Licensing Agency

Your school holds a copyright licence with us that allows you to copy from millions of books and magazines. Understanding copyright is tricky - especially now that it includes web and digital resources - so the CLA Schools Team is running a series of free regional workshops for senior managers and subject leaders. To find out more, please come to see us at the conference and sign up for regular updates by e-mailing schools@cla.co.uk. The... Read More →
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Scholastic Education

Scholastic Education has been publishing inspirational, time-saving resources for teachers for over 25 years. Recently we have significantly invested in the development of new digital content and tools – transforming our offering to teachers through media-rich CD-ROMs and in particular through our online products, Class PET and Read & Respond Engage. Class PET: an online teaching and learning toolkit that gives teachers... Read More →
3L

3P Learning Ltd - Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs is a highly motivational, online program where children learn to read.  It supports each child’s learning by offering individual, one-to-one lessons that allow children to progress at their own rate.  Reading skills are built in a systematic, sequential progression. Taking a synthetic phonics approach, the program teaches pupils the key elements of phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, fluency... Read More →
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RM Lightbox

RM Lightbox offers a wide range of software solutions, educational resources and services, and works with a variety of international partners to ensure educational establishments worldwide can benefit from our range of innovative, award-winning learning materials. Our dedication and passion in continuing to develop new and exciting applications, that foster pupil / teacher creativity, whilst always listening to what customers want and... Read More →
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AVM Education Ltd

AVM was established in 1990 and is the leading audio visual and video conferencing systems integrator in the UK. The company designs, supplies, programs and supports complex audio visual solutions ranging from boardroom presentation suites to large video conferencing networks. AVM Education specialises in supplying and installing bespoke interactive teaching and learning environments into schools, colleges and universities across the... Read More →
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Crick Software Ltd

Crick Software is a leading supplier of educational software that promotes the inclusion of children of all abilities. The company’s flagship product is the award-winning Clicker, a multimedia and writing support tool used in over 90% of UK primary schools. | | The company produces a number of resources powered by Clicker to further support children’s learning. These include: | | Clicker MFL – an innovative language... Read More →
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Serif (Europe) Ltd

Packed with key tools used in industry, yet easy to use – Serif graphics software enables younger and older pupils to create work to the highest standard, while helping you teach the skills students need for the future. | | With tools for vector drawing, Flash animations, digital video editing, web creation, DTP and photo editing – Serif provides essential tools to deliver creative curriculum elements. | | As a UK based... Read More →
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Viglen Ltd

Viglen - IT’s Personal | | Viglen provide end-to-end ICT solutions and services to the education sector. From the supply of a single PC or notebook to the implementation of a fully integrated curriculum network, we can supply everything to ensure your pupils have the best possible learning experience with ICT. | | Our dedicated schools department offers high quality, cost-effective, industry standard systems, tailored to meet... Read More →
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3P Learning Ltd - Mathletics

Mathletics is designed to inspire students with the desire to learn and the confidence to succeed. Mathletics is helping over 3,000,000 children enjoy maths and improve their results.  There are thousands of online activities, covering the full KS1-5 National Curriculum.  Mathletics also adds a competitive dimension to learning, allowing students to play live mental arithmetic games against other students from around the... Read More →
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Classroom Monitor

Streamline pupil assessment. Simplify report writing. Save. Nothing matters more than keeping pupils’ learning on track. But managing paper-based records and assessments takes up precious staff time. Through our simple online markbook linked to government frameworks we streamline assessment and report writing automatically. Including your subscription, expect total savings worth over £5000 per year spanning teacher time... Read More →
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Meru Networks

Founded in 2002, Meru Networks provides a virtualized wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru's solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network... Read More →
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The ICT Register

The ICT Register – www.ict-register.net - is a freely browsable and searchable website, offering thousands of visitors from home and overseas, the opportunity to read how over 700 schools and learning centres have made the journey to the cutting edge of educational technology.  Visitors with pressing ICT issues are welcome to post questions directly to the Register network or contact Register Advocate schools for specific help and... Read More →
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Digimap for Schools

Easy access to Ordnance Survey’s most detailed digital mapping, specially designed for use in schools. Digimap for Schools provides easy online access to a wide range of Ordnance Survey’s maps for the whole of Great Britain. The service is designed for use by both teachers and pupils, and offers an accessible interface with on-screen help pages and is ideal for use on interactive whiteboards. Digimap for Schools is... Read More →
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Editure Education Services

Editure is a leading global provider of K-12 teaching and learning solutions, software and services. Our entire business is in the education sector delivering software and professional development training. Approaching 14,000 schools around the world use our products and services. We have been delivering our mysuite learning platform to over 7,000 schools worldwide for over 10 years. In the UK today, almost 3,000 schools have been... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 11:30am - 3:30am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:30pm

Lunch will be served from 12.30 throughout the exhibition area
Friday March 9, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:00pm

Keynote - Munch Poke Ping! Vulnerable young people, social media and the need for a new chapter in Internet safety - Stephen Carrick Davies

Munch Poke Ping!  Vulnerable young people, social media and the need for a new chapter in Internet safety.

In this presentation, experienced e-safety practitioner Stephen Carrick-Davies, outlines the findings from his report called ‘Munch Poke Ping’ which he completed for the Training and Development Agency.  This study looked at the needs of teachers working with vulnerable young people in Pupil Referral Units when it came to understanding and using social media tools within their learning environment.   In this speech Stephen will outline some of the ways in which social media and mobile technology can amplify offline vulnerabilities.  He will also review the last decade of internet safety work and call for greater efforts to embed e-safety within wider digital literacy and practice. His current work in PRUS includes working with young people to positively profile their self-censorship skills and using web 2.0 tools and film making to help young people become active teachers and mentors to their peers.

Key tags: Vulnerable young people, e-safety, responsibilities, Pupil Referral Units, AUP, listening to young people, Film making

Twitter Hashtag: #NaaceConDavies


Speakers
avatar for Stephen Carrick-Davies

Stephen Carrick-Davies

Stephen Carrick-Davies has worked in the area of technology and young people for 14 years, first at Childnet International where he was the CEO until 2008 and most recently as a freelance consultant, writer and social entrepreneur. His recent work has involved him working with vulnerable excluded young people in ‘special schools’ and helping those who work with them to best support these youth through social media.  He lives with... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 3:00pm - 3:45pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:55pm

Breakout Session 6 - A new interactive classroom - the case for innovative and effective 21st century technology, Ranjit Singh, CEO, Genee World

In modern day teaching environments ICT equipment is becoming more vital. We now have visualisers that can raise children’s achievements in front of fellow peers and learning response system that can engage a classroom into discussion.    

During our breakout session we will highlighting how imperative it is that ICT changes with times and continues to assist our students with there learning experience.    

Recently we have introduced the virtual G pad which is primarily based on our learning response system where we replace handsets with an app that can be used on iphones, ipads and ipods. It enables students to participate in lessons without being physically present in the classroom. This type of new ICT equipment appeals to our tech savvy generation and continues to engage their attention.


Speakers
RS

Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh achieved a BA (Hons) degree at Hull University in Business Management from 1988-1992 and a post graduate certificate in Education. 1993-1995 he began teaching Business Studies and ICT at Mansfield High School moving to Castle Hall High School in Mirfield to become Head of IT. In 1997 Ranjit moved to Wolverhampton’s Parkfield High School, he was quickly promoted to senior management team and received a commendation from HMI... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 3:55pm - 12:30pm
Countesthorpe Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:55pm

Breakout Session 1 - The server-free school - In search of a sustainable ICT solution for Primary Education, Steve Moss, Strategic Director - ICT, Partnership for Schools

Partnerships for Schools is working with E-ACT and Google to test the feasibility and appropriateness of an ICT solution that minimises the infrastructure and support requirements in a primary school and maximises the use of free and paid cloud-based applications. This session will give the background to the project and its progress to date with recommendations for other schools interested in following this approach.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Moss

Steve Moss

Steve Moss joined Partnerships for Schools (PfS) as Strategic Director for ICT in April 2005 and had specialist responsibility for Information and Communications Technology in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. He currently leads the ICT Advisory team working with sponsors, proposers and suppliers to ensure that the ICT solutions procured for academies, Free Schools, University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools are effective... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:55pm

Breakout Session 2 - Beyond yellow pages - the role of education apps and organisational change , Dr Kate Reynolds, Chief Executive, Learning Plus UK

This session will have two elements: the first will look at how the development of an app supported a process of organisational change.  In the second part, we'll explore the role of ICT within wider education policy shifts and look at some of  challenges that face us as we use technology to share education.

Learning Plus UK launched its first 'app' in the summer of 2011.  The move to supply information on handhelds and mobiles is part of a broader approach to respond to broader changes in the educational landscape.  The charity has a history of providing high quality robust data to schools and colleges, the app represented a first step to giving information direct to young people.   

As a not for profit, the shift to providing info to young people using apps marks a signficant change to the culture of the organisation and to our wider relationships with the education sector.  Here, we want to explore why we decided to move into the world of apps - what it meant for us as an education organisation, how and why we did it and what it means for the broader world of education.  The session launchpad for a wider discussion about e(ducation) apps.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Kate Reynolds, FRSA

Dr Kate Reynolds, FRSA

Kate has extensive experience of senior leadership across the education and children’s services sector. Specialising in strategic planning and resources, Kate held a significant number of senior positions in local government, the last being Deputy Director of Education part of the ministerial intervention team in Swindon local authority. Following this career in the public sector, Kate moved to the private sector to head up education and... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:55pm

Breakout Session 3 - Digital Storytelling and the Art of Narrative, David Miller, Director, LEARNwith

An adventure in digital literacy, the seminar will provide a fascinating insight into the world of Digital Storytelling - a creative, participative, multi-modal methodology whereby teachers acquire new skills and confidence with on-line learning tools and video production while motivating young readers in stimulating and socially participative ways.     Award-winning teacher, David Miller, will shed light on ‘ReadIT’ – a pan-European research project developing practice and pedagogies that make connections between literature and digital literacy. While the principal aim of ‘ReadIT’ is to explore the application of Digital Storytelling in the English classroom, the session will demonstrate the application of Digital Storytelling across the curriculum.     Participants will learn about innovative international models of Digital Storytelling and a range of dynamic WEB2.0 technologies, exploring how these can be used in the classroom to engage pupils in reading and writing to develop wider skills in digital and cultural literacies.


Speakers
avatar for David Miller FRSA

David Miller FRSA

In 2008 David was winner of both the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year and Scottish Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National Teaching Fellow of the UK Teaching Awards. He has since become an Associate of Independent Thinking, visiting schools throughout the UK teaching staff about the imaginative uses of WEB2.0 technologies. He is a consultant with BBC Scotland... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Kibworth Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:55pm

Breakout Session 4 - Two sessions delivered by Naace Members

There is no parallel universe. Why managing your digital footprint is an essential life skill - Rob Ellis, e-learning Consultant, ICTTALK Ltd

If there is a compelling case for ICT as the driving force of the new millennium then there is an equally compelling one for developing the social skills that go with it in particular with regard to the development of a digital footprint. At the moment we are playing catch up.  The session will look for answers to four questions:  •    What is a digital footprint and who has one?  •    What makes a useful thing a problem?  •    So who cares anyway?  •    I’m safe, …aren’t I?  But wasn’t it ever thus? Have we not always wanted to draw a veil over some aspects of our past? So what’s changed?


Going Google in Norfolk - Developing the use of Google Apps for Education - Jill Dunman, ICT Adviser, Norfolk Children’s Services

This session will look at how Google Apps for Education was rolled out to over 400 schools in Norfolk and how the tools are being used by staff and pupils to support learning and teaching.   The Norfolk Cloud Educator Programme has been running since September 2011. It has been designed to support a group of teachers from around the county to develop their use of the wide range of tools now available in the Cloud, particularly Google Apps for Education.  The main focus of the programme has been on developing and sharing outstanding practice and resources using Google Apps and developing collaborative networks within the county and beyond.  Case studies from a wide range of settings will be shared, showing how Google Apps is beginning to change the practice and ethos in schools.


Speakers
JD

Jill Dunman

ICT adviser, Norfolk Children's Services
avatar for Rob Ellis

Rob Ellis

e-Learning Consultant, ICTTalk Ltd Rob has more than 30 years teaching, leadership and consultancy experience. During that time he has led a number of curriculum areas and has a keen interest in the use of learning technologies both to aid the pursuit of high standards and to provide 21st century learning. He also thinks it important that the way children and young people operate in school should mirror their everyday life and the tools they... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Quorn Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:55pm

Breakout Session 5 - Playful Learning: Kinect and Kodu in the Classroom, Ollie Bray, National Adviser for Emerging Technologies in Learning at Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), sponsored by Microsoft

This industry-supported workshop will introduce delegates into how Microsoft Technologies can be used to support Games Based Learning in Schools.  A variety of technologies will be explored including how the Xbox Kinect can be used to enhance thematic learning, creating content with Microsoft Kodu and getting the most out of Kinect fun labs.  Examples will be drawn from across a wide variety of age ranges including early years, primary and secondary education. As well as direct links to computing and ICT across the curriculum and particular focus will also be places on how games based learning can be used to improve attainment in literacy and numeracy.   The workshop will also take the opportunity to showcase some new free resources for teachers including the Microsoft Games Based Learning eBook, Kinect Adventures Education Resource and Kodu in the Classroom (a selection of lesson ideas and activities).


Speakers
avatar for Ollie Bray

Ollie Bray

Ollie has had a successful and varied career working in Scottish education. He has been a teacher, head of department and school leader. He is currently seconded to Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) as National Adviser on Learning and Technology Futures. LTS is the education agency responsible for curriculum development in Scotland. His current interests include social media in schools, computer games in education, Internet Safety and... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Ashby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

3:55pm

Breakout Session 7 - Raising standards in primary mathemetics through ICT - Individualised learning to raise attainment, Matt Walker, RM Education Software

This sponsor session from RM Education Software is aimed at teachers at primary level who are looking to offer extra support to pupils with Maths and Numeracy. The session will cover how teachers can raise pupil’s self-esteem and confidence with Maths whilst keeping them on task and motivated. Covering the topic of ICT, we will show you how you can provide differentiated work all focused on each child’s individual ability, keeping them challenged but rewarded. In line with 3rd Millennium Learning we will demonstrate our latest development RM Easimaths to showcase how you can evoke independent learning whilst accurately reporting on pupil progress with proven results. This product is designed to minimise teacher preparation and takes away the need for marking. All software used in this presentation is linked to the key objectives of the National Numeracy Framework.


Speakers
MW

Matt Walker

Matt Walker has been with RM Education for 7 years and works within RM Education Software.  During that time he has worked with numerous schools to transform their use of learning systems with a particular emphasis on the use of assessment, behaviour and attendance data. | | Prior to working at RM Education, Matt was a primary school teacher, teaching at schools in London, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Bristol, he is also a governor of a... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Kirby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:25pm

Breakout Session 4 - Two sessions delivered by Naace Members

There is no parallel universe. Why managing your digital footprint is an essential life skill - Rob Ellis, e-learning Consultant, ICTTALK Ltd

If there is a compelling case for ICT as the driving force of the new millennium then there is an equally compelling one for developing the social skills that go with it in particular with regard to the development of a digital footprint. At the moment we are playing catch up.  The session will look for answers to four questions:  •    What is a digital footprint and who has one?  •    What makes a useful thing a problem?  •    So who cares anyway?  •    I’m safe, …aren’t I?  But wasn’t it ever thus? Have we not always wanted to draw a veil over some aspects of our past? So what’s changed?


Going Google in Norfolk - Developing the use of Google Apps for Education - Jill Dunman, ICT Adviser, Norfolk Children’s Services

This session will look at how Google Apps for Education was rolled out to over 400 schools in Norfolk and how the tools are being used by staff and pupils to support learning and teaching.   The Norfolk Cloud Educator Programme has been running since September 2011. It has been designed to support a group of teachers from around the county to develop their use of the wide range of tools now available in the Cloud, particularly Google Apps for Education.  The main focus of the programme has been on developing and sharing outstanding practice and resources using Google Apps and developing collaborative networks within the county and beyond.  Case studies from a wide range of settings will be shared, showing how Google Apps is beginning to change the practice and ethos in schools.


Speakers
JD

Jill Dunman

ICT adviser, Norfolk Children's Services
avatar for Rob Ellis

Rob Ellis

e-Learning Consultant, ICTTalk Ltd Rob has more than 30 years teaching, leadership and consultancy experience. During that time he has led a number of curriculum areas and has a keen interest in the use of learning technologies both to aid the pursuit of high standards and to provide 21st century learning. He also thinks it important that the way children and young people operate in school should mirror their everyday life and the tools they... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 4:25pm - 12:30pm
Quorn Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:25pm

Breakout Session 1 - The server-free school - In search of a sustainable ICT solution for Primary Education, Steve Moss, Strategic Director - ICT, Partnership for Schools

Partnerships for Schools is working with E-ACT and Google to test the feasibility and appropriateness of an ICT solution that minimises the infrastructure and support requirements in a primary school and maximises the use of free and paid cloud-based applications. This session will give the background to the project and its progress to date with recommendations for other schools interested in following this approach.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Moss

Steve Moss

Steve Moss joined Partnerships for Schools (PfS) as Strategic Director for ICT in April 2005 and had specialist responsibility for Information and Communications Technology in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. He currently leads the ICT Advisory team working with sponsors, proposers and suppliers to ensure that the ICT solutions procured for academies, Free Schools, University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools are effective... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 4:25pm - 4:55pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:25pm

Breakout Session 2 - Beyond yellow pages - the role of education apps and organisational change , Dr Kate Reynolds, Chief Executive, Learning Plus UK

This session will have two elements: the first will look at how the development of an app supported a process of organisational change.  In the second part, we'll explore the role of ICT within wider education policy shifts and look at some of  challenges that face us as we use technology to share education.

Learning Plus UK launched its first 'app' in the summer of 2011.  The move to supply information on handhelds and mobiles is part of a broader approach to respond to broader changes in the educational landscape.  The charity has a history of providing high quality robust data to schools and colleges, the app represented a first step to giving information direct to young people.   

As a not for profit, the shift to providing info to young people using apps marks a signficant change to the culture of the organisation and to our wider relationships with the education sector.  Here, we want to explore why we decided to move into the world of apps - what it meant for us as an education organisation, how and why we did it and what it means for the broader world of education.  The session launchpad for a wider discussion about e(ducation) apps.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Kate Reynolds, FRSA

Dr Kate Reynolds, FRSA

Kate has extensive experience of senior leadership across the education and children’s services sector. Specialising in strategic planning and resources, Kate held a significant number of senior positions in local government, the last being Deputy Director of Education part of the ministerial intervention team in Swindon local authority. Following this career in the public sector, Kate moved to the private sector to head up education and... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:25pm

Breakout Session 3 - Digital Storytelling and the Art of Narrative, David Miller, Director, LEARNwith

An adventure in digital literacy, the seminar will provide a fascinating insight into the world of Digital Storytelling - a creative, participative, multi-modal methodology whereby teachers acquire new skills and confidence with on-line learning tools and video production while motivating young readers in stimulating and socially participative ways.     Award-winning teacher, David Miller, will shed light on ‘ReadIT’ – a pan-European research project developing practice and pedagogies that make connections between literature and digital literacy. While the principal aim of ‘ReadIT’ is to explore the application of Digital Storytelling in the English classroom, the session will demonstrate the application of Digital Storytelling across the curriculum.     Participants will learn about innovative international models of Digital Storytelling and a range of dynamic WEB2.0 technologies, exploring how these can be used in the classroom to engage pupils in reading and writing to develop wider skills in digital and cultural literacies.


Speakers
avatar for David Miller FRSA

David Miller FRSA

In 2008 David was winner of both the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year and Scottish Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National Teaching Fellow of the UK Teaching Awards. He has since become an Associate of Independent Thinking, visiting schools throughout the UK teaching staff about the imaginative uses of WEB2.0 technologies. He is a consultant with BBC Scotland... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Kibworth Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:25pm

Breakout Session 5 - Playful Learning: Kinect and Kodu in the Classroom, Ollie Bray, National Adviser for Emerging Technologies in Learning at Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), sponsored by Microsoft

This industry-supported workshop will introduce delegates into how Microsoft Technologies can be used to support Games Based Learning in Schools.  A variety of technologies will be explored including how the Xbox Kinect can be used to enhance thematic learning, creating content with Microsoft Kodu and getting the most out of Kinect fun labs.  Examples will be drawn from across a wide variety of age ranges including early years, primary and secondary education. As well as direct links to computing and ICT across the curriculum and particular focus will also be places on how games based learning can be used to improve attainment in literacy and numeracy.   The workshop will also take the opportunity to showcase some new free resources for teachers including the Microsoft Games Based Learning eBook, Kinect Adventures Education Resource and Kodu in the Classroom (a selection of lesson ideas and activities).


Speakers
avatar for Ollie Bray

Ollie Bray

Ollie has had a successful and varied career working in Scottish education. He has been a teacher, head of department and school leader. He is currently seconded to Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) as National Adviser on Learning and Technology Futures. LTS is the education agency responsible for curriculum development in Scotland. His current interests include social media in schools, computer games in education, Internet Safety and... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Ashby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:25pm

Breakout Session 6 - A new interactive classroom - the case for innovative and effective 21st century technology, Ranjit Singh, CEO, Genee World

In modern day teaching environments ICT equipment is becoming more vital. We now have visualisers that can raise children’s achievements in front of fellow peers and learning response system that can engage a classroom into discussion.    

During our breakout session we will highlighting how imperative it is that ICT changes with times and continues to assist our students with there learning experience.    

Recently we have introduced the virtual G pad which is primarily based on our learning response system where we replace handsets with an app that can be used on iphones, ipads and ipods. It enables students to participate in lessons without being physically present in the classroom. This type of new ICT equipment appeals to our tech savvy generation and continues to engage their attention.


Speakers
RS

Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh achieved a BA (Hons) degree at Hull University in Business Management from 1988-1992 and a post graduate certificate in Education. 1993-1995 he began teaching Business Studies and ICT at Mansfield High School moving to Castle Hall High School in Mirfield to become Head of IT. In 1997 Ranjit moved to Wolverhampton’s Parkfield High School, he was quickly promoted to senior management team and received a commendation from HMI... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Countesthorpe Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

4:25pm

Breakout Session 7 - Raising standards in primary mathemetics through ICT - Individualised learning to raise attainment, Matt Walker, RM Education Software

This sponsor session from RM Education Software is aimed at teachers at primary level who are looking to offer extra support to pupils with Maths and Numeracy. The session will cover how teachers can raise pupil’s self-esteem and confidence with Maths whilst keeping them on task and motivated. Covering the topic of ICT, we will show you how you can provide differentiated work all focused on each child’s individual ability, keeping them challenged but rewarded. In line with 3rd Millennium Learning we will demonstrate our latest development RM Easimaths to showcase how you can evoke independent learning whilst accurately reporting on pupil progress with proven results. This product is designed to minimise teacher preparation and takes away the need for marking. All software used in this presentation is linked to the key objectives of the National Numeracy Framework.


Speakers
MW

Matt Walker

Matt Walker has been with RM Education for 7 years and works within RM Education Software.  During that time he has worked with numerous schools to transform their use of learning systems with a particular emphasis on the use of assessment, behaviour and attendance data. | | Prior to working at RM Education, Matt was a primary school teacher, teaching at schools in London, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Bristol, he is also a governor of a... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 4:25pm - 4:55pm
Kirby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

5:00pm

Content is a tyrant, context is king - Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, Plymouth Univeristy

We live in an information age where we are constantly bombarded with content. Venturing on to the Web can lead us down many blind alleyways and cul-de-sacs, where we are unable to see the 'wood for the trees'. This should be no surprise, because everyone today it seems, is creating their own content. The rise in popularity of blogs and wikis, social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter, online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia, and media sharing tools (YouTube, Flickr, podcasting), all ensure that users have more content to navigate than ever before.  This tsunami of content is at such a volume that using the Internet has been likened to taking a drink from a pressure hose. We have never before had access to so much knowledge, and never before have we been so overwhelmed. How can students make sense of this? How do they measure the reliability or accuracy of what they encounter? What will be the new teachers roles in this information rich environment? In a world of rapid change,such  knowledge can be quickly outdated. How do we as educators prepare young people for a world we cannot clearly describe? In this presentation I will argue that exposure to vast amounts of content is not the answer, and that the current education model is falling short of its promise to learners. I will discuss some of the new 'digital' literacies that are emerging that students will need to acquire, to be prepared for the future, and to fully engage with the emerging cultures of the information age. I will examine some of the emerging tools we can expect to see in the coming years that may help us to contextualise new forms of learning. We will also explore a number of alternative possibilities where education might be transformed by being situated effectively to prepare learners for an uncertain future.

Twitter Hashtag: #NaaceConWheeler


Speakers
avatar for Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler is Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University, in South West England. Originally trained as a psychologist, he has spent his entire career working in media, technology and learning, predominantly in nurse education (NHS 1981-1995) and teacher education and training (1976-1981 and 1995-present). He is now in the Faculty of Health, Education and Society. A trained educator, he now teaches on... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 5:00pm - 5:45pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

7:00pm

Pre Dinner Drinks Reception
Friday March 9, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

7:30pm

The 2012 Naace ICT Impact Awards Gala dinner presented by Charles Clarke

Naace has no doubt about the impact that ICT can have on learning and teaching when used well by skilled and creative professionals. ICT makes a real difference to learner’s achievement and engagement; it offers access to resources that would otherwise be beyond the reach of any school or college, it allows communication and collaboration beyond the physical and temporal limits of the classroom; it allows learners to think more clearly and see the world from another perspective. Naace has a long standing history of supporting those working in education to use ICT to achieve the greatest possible impact, and now seeks to provide some formal recognition of outstanding work in this area.

Naace is eager that ‘learner outcomes’ be interpreted broadly and might include attainment, achievement, motivation, behaviour, attitudes and creativity, but should not be seen as restricted to these categories.

The categories for this year are:

  • Award for EYFS
  • Award for Primary
  • Award for Secondary
  • Award for Supporting Inclusion in any phase
  • Award for Collaborative group project
  • Award for ICT Technician of the Year
  • Award for Adviser or Consultant or Support Service
  • Award for life long achievement


The winners of each category will have their work recognised through this prestigious national award presented by the guest of honour at the Gala Dinner at the Naace Strategic Conference at the Marriott Leicester on Friday 9 March 2012.  In addition to this the winner will also receive:

 

  • An invite for up to 2 representatives to the Awards Ceremony at the Gala Dinner.
  • Valuable software, hardware or subscription service from the sponsor of their individual award.
  • A specially commissioned plaque to keep.
  • One year’s complimentary membership of Naace.
  • The winners will also be invited to write a report about their work for inclusion in Naace’s Advancing Education journal.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke was Member of Parliament for Norwich South from 1997-2010. He worked as a researcher and then Chief of Staff to former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock from 1981 to 1992. From 1992 to 1997, before his election as a Member of Parliament, Mr Clarke was chief executive of Quality Public Affairs, a public affairs management consultancy. He was MP for Norwich South from 1997 - 2010. He gained extensive experience of local government... Read More →


Friday March 9, 2012 7:30pm - 11:30pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel
 
Saturday, March 10
 

8:30am

Registration for day three of the main programme
Saturday March 10, 2012 8:30am - 9:00am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

9:15am

Annual General Meeting for Naace Members Only
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ager

Rachel Ager

Rachel is Chair of the Naace Board of Management. Rachel is an independent educational consultant with a national and international reputation. Prior to becoming an independent consultant she headed up the Primary ICT advisory team for Northamptonshire County Council. It was during this time she started her work on ICT in the Early Years Foundation Stage for which she is perhaps best well known. Rachel is an ICT Mark Lead Assessor and... Read More →
avatar for Miles Berry

Miles Berry

Miles Berry spent 18 years teaching and managing ICT in four schools, most recently as a primary head teacher, before taking up his current role as subject leader for ICT Education in Roehampton University's Department of Education. Miles was one of the pioneers of VLEs and blogging in the primary sector using the open source tools Moodle and Elgg, for which he won Becta's ICT in practice award for primary education in 2006. His research focus is... Read More →
avatar for Bernadette Brooks

Bernadette Brooks

Bernadette is the General Manager for Naace
DB

Drew Buddie

Naace Board of Management
JL

James Langley

Naace Board of Management and Curriculum ICT, CBMDC
DM

Dughall McCormick

Naace Board of Management Dughall is a Local Authority consultant with a background of teaching in primary schools in the UK. In recent years, he has been involved in working to support schools’ use of technologies for innovation and creativity. This has been through direct work with young people, staff, school leaders and governors. He has also worked in FE, teaching trainee teachers in Primary ICT. Dughall is recognised for expertise... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 9:15am - 9:45am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

9:30am

Registration for School Programme with Exhibition
Saturday March 10, 2012 9:30am - 10:00am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

9:45am

Morning Address and ICT Mark Awards and School Competition Awards
Speakers
avatar for Bernadette Brooks

Bernadette Brooks

Bernadette is the General Manager for Naace


Saturday March 10, 2012 9:45am - 9:50am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

9:50am

Keynote - Professor Mick Waters

Twitter Hashtag: #NaaceConWaters


Speakers
avatar for Professor Mick Waters

Professor Mick Waters

Prof Mick Waters - Education Consultant who works with Authorities across the UK on innovative approaches to learning.  Mick worked at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as Director of Curriculum taking a leading role in helping schools to rethink their approach to curriculum design and influencing national policy on aspects of the national curriculum. Mick believes that learning should be treasured and valued and that it needs... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 9:50am - 10:20am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:00am

School Programme Breakout Session 1 - 2 sessions from Naace Members

Visualisers -Enhancing Teaching and Learning - Helen Davis and Stephanie Homewood

A day in the life of a busy visualiser. An insightful talk highlighting the myriad of opportunties for utilising a visualiser in the active classroom. Helen Davis (Secondary Advocate) and Stephanie Homewood (Primary Advocate) are members of The Visualiser Forum http://visualiserforum.wordpress.com/. The Forum promotes good practice and encourages innovative use of Visualiser technology to facilitate effective teaching and learning.

RiskIT Week - A Benjeddi, ICT Strategy and Innovations Teacher, Northfleet School For Girls

RiskIT Week is a mechanism we have developed within Northfleet School for Girls to encourage staff who have not used all our technologies or are not confident enough to use some technology. We provided them with the time and “hands on” support during a particular time of the year to take the risk and use any  technology they like (Software or hardware) with students. From green screen to Dartfish and from ActiVote to Robotics staff try something they have not used before and, as a result, more and more staff use ICT to support learning and students on the other side enjoy lessons more. During the breakout session, we will share with you what we have done and how other schools have taken the idea forward and what effect it is having on the learning.


Speakers
avatar for A Benjeddi

A Benjeddi

Ben qualified as a Languages teacher but learned ICT the hard way. He has taken part in various events on Innovations and creativity and run several teacher training sessions and worked alongside other schools and some excellent teachers. He is originally from Morocco and has also lived in France where he went to University before doing Teaching Qualifications in Essex, almost like south of france but a little colder.  ... Read More →
avatar for Helen Davis

Helen Davis

Miss Helen Davis – AST for Science and ICT at Davison C of E school, Worthing. Helen has been an AST for West Sussex for the past 11 years. She currently runs Getting Practical (ASE) workshops, is a Royal Society partner, runs several exciting community projects and has written for several science ICT publications. She was awarded the status of Secondary school advocate for the Visualiser Forum in 2010. Helen is fortunate to be an Aver... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Homewood

Stephanie Homewood

Mrs Stephanie Homewood - Leader for ICT at Engayne Primary School. Through her seven years of teaching, Stephanie Homewood has played an important part in the realisation of Engayne Primary School's vision for ICT, to bring ICT to the children and prepare them for an ever changing, media rich world. She has helped lead the school to a number of successes including runner up in the ICT Excellence Awards 2009, Leadership and Management category and... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Anstey 1 + 2

10:00am

School Programme Breakout Session 2 - What Social Media can do for your school - some models - Leon Cych, Director, Social Media for Schools CIC

With the help of video exemplars i.e. interviews with senior managers, the use of some strategies using social media in schools will be shown. Session participants will be asked to comment on and reflect about the use of social media in their schools - the problems and the benefits of using it with the school community.    Particular emphasis will be given to the "social" rather than the "media" and how school wide trate3gies can help transform communications and general working within a school especially those relating to parental engagement, whole school policy to do with media, identity and acceptable use policies.


Speakers
avatar for Leon Cych

Leon Cych

Leon Cych taught in inner London schools for over 23 years. He has been an independent ICT consultant in the field of innovation for the last ten years. He has been very involved with the TeachMeet movement and films and disseminates local TeachMeets and other events where he can. But in the last few years he has decided to help schools develop the use of 21st Century social networks for the greater good. In having numerous discussions with... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:00am

10:00am

School Programme Breakout Session 4 - 2 sessions from Naace Members

Casting the e-safety net - Christopher Whitelaw, E-Safety Training Consultant, East Sussex County Council

This session assumes that the enormous potential for engaging with connected technology is given. As with all new technology, it is not the technology itself, but rather the uses that grow up around it that pose risks for both teachers and students. Common myths, particularly around the control of online images are widespread, and recent legislation, in particular the Computer Misuse Act and the Data Protection Act are not well understood. This session aims to give delegates the latest advice and guidance in best practice with regard to password management, the uses of social networking for teaching and learning, and data/file transfers. It will examine the need for good governance around school-based social networking sites (rather than learning platforms) and will help delegates to embrace open-source material safely.

 

360 degree safe and Online Compass E-Safety Self Review Tools - benefits to consultants and strategy leaders, schools and other organisations that work with children.- Ron Richards, E-Safety Consultant, South West Grid for Learning

The 360 degree safe E-Safety Self Review Tool won 2011 BETT, ISPA and Nominet awards. This session will allow delegates to find out why schools have adopted the tool in large numbers and what they have gained from its use.  Case studies from successful 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark Schools will highlight best practice in school e-safety provision. There will be opportunity to share and discuss the findings from this unique database on school e-safety provision, making comparisons between school data from the UK, USA and Australia. Questions will be posed as to how strategy leaders at local, national and international levels should respond to school needs in the light of this data. Information will also be provided as to how the new Online Compass tool offers the same functions to other organisations that work with children.


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Quorn Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:00am

School Programme Breakout Session 5 - How are schools using ICT? - Karine George, Head Teacher, Westfield School

CHANGING THE LEARNING LANDSCAPE FOR THIRD MILLENIUM LEARNING.

How do we make learning relevant, real, pitched at the right level, and differentiated to meet the needs of these new learners? Find out what the real point of schools is and how through practical examples we can reshape learning to meet the needs of our children. What is it that identifies those teachers as outstanding and makes them stand out from the crowd!


Speakers
avatar for Karine George

Karine George

Karine George is a very experienced headteacher working in a large junior school in Hampshire, classified as Outstanding by Ofsted in September 2011.  She has held a number of roles for the local authority and the DfE, including Leading Headteacher for Literacy, Headteacher Mentor, Threshold Assessor, Primary Consultant Leader, and School Improvement Partner and has represented Headteachers as part of the Hampshire Executive. As an active... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Ashby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:00am

School Programme Breakout Session 8 - 2 sessions from Naace Members

How we made our school the hub of a learning continuum: indoor / outdoor / in-school / at-home / online / offline.- Mark Allen, Govenor, Wetheringsett VCP School

Learn how one small rural primary made its ICT invisible in order to overcome a lack of money, skill and resources, and provide a 'learn-everywhere' environment for its students and staff.

Cutting Costs Using ICT - Alan Richards, Information Systems Manager, West Hatch High School

Finances are tight and institutions across the UK are trying to find ways to cut costs. In September 2010 West Hatch High School undertook an ambitious project, they dubbed it the ‘Paperless School Project’. The goal to replace as many paper forms across the School as possible. This session you will hear from Alan Richards, Information Systems Manager at West Hatch about how using ICT they transformed paper into data rich electronic forms. Using ICT West Hatch have transformed the way they collect and use data across the School, making storage, retrieval and analysis of that data easier and more responsive to the Schools needs.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Mark Allen is a governor at the small rural primary school in Suffolk which his four now-teenage children attended.  Over the past few years, Mark has helped the school transform the way ICT is used in the school so that it now forms an invisible and ubiquitous part of the infrastructure.  He now helps other schools who wish to achieve the same objective, as well as running wireless broadband and software development companies.
avatar for Alan Richards

Alan Richards

Alan Richards has been working in Schools for 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. He has led teams that have been among the first to roll out Windows 7, Exchange 2010 and SharePoint 2010, many of these successes have been showcased in Microsoft case studies. As well as managing his own school's SharePoint implementation he also manages the SharePoint farm for the local consortium of schools. Alan is also a regular... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Anstey 3 + 4

10:00am

Demonstration Area - Kindle and Kinect demonstrations - Vital

 10:00 - 10:15

Using Kindles for Special Needs  - Visual Impairment         

Duncan Garbett (Vital)          

Karen Butcher  (Oldfields Middle School)

Helen Caldwell  (Sendis Milton Keynes)

John Warwick (St Luke’s Special School)

10:15 - 10:35  Informal Contacts

Some Kindles/Kinects will be available for use. Students from some schools may also be available for questions.

10:35 – 10:50

Using Kindles for Special Needs - Gifted and Talented       

Dan Cummings

Duncan Garbett

St Edmund Students

10:55 -11:05

Using Kindles to Engage Reading/Writing – early days report            

Duncan Garbett     

Karen Butcher (Oldfields School.

Dave Eley (Shire Oak Academy)

Dan Cummings St Edmunds School

11:05 -11:35 Informal Contacts

 Some Kindles/Kinects will be available for use. Students from some schools may also be available for questions.

11:35 -12:05

Kinects;

Using the camera

As part of Year 7 ICT Curriculum

Steve Bunce (Vital)

Dave Eley (Shire Oak Academy)

12:20 – 12:40

Using Collaborative Technology in Special schools;

Sony Playstation (Little Big Planet)

Kinects and Wiis for maths and collaborative skills.

Robert Roalfe (Penn Fields Special School)


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:00am

School Programme Breakout Session 6 - Introducing Elmo's Revolutionary and Unique Classroom Solutions

Presenting Elmo Classroom solution - the combination of the new Elmo visualiser L12 and Elmo wireless tablet in the sessions to show how the use of the Elmo Calssroom solution revolutionarise everyday classroom and bring  true immediacy and interactivity. Our approach in the sessions will be  down-to-earth practical and pedagogical so that Teachers can instantly see the usefulness and effectiveness of the Elmo Classroom Solution to their classes.


Speakers
DS

Dave Smith

Dave Smith is an ICT Advisor with the London Borough of Havering School Improvement Services advising schools on the use of ICT to support teaching and learning. A winner of the Becta ICT Excellence Awards for Support for Schools, Dave was asked to be Chair of The Visualiser Forum and subsequently became Chair of the Teaching Technology Group. He is also a BETT ICT Show Awards and Education Show Awards' Judge. He was formerly Assistant... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Countesthorpe Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:00am

School Programme Breakout Session 7 - "Bring your own device" - delivering ICT to students own devices reliably, securely and effectively. - Mark Howell, Area Director Meru Networks UK & Ireland, Meru Networks

Wireless is fast becoming the principle means of connectivity in schools, colleges, academies and Universities, as the types of devices change, and as the drive for delivery of teaching and learning over ICT increases.   For the first time ever in 2011, the sales of mobile / slate devices which can't be cabled, have outstripped sales of laptops and desktops.  Products like the IPAD are now commonplace, and becoming the business / education tool of the future.  Many Meru schools like Longfield Academy, have recently rolled out 1400 IPADs as the principle device for each student.  Education customers are now also encouraging students to bring in their own devices to access curriculum content over wireless.   Meru Networks, in conjunction with Bradford Networks, will show how this can be achieved reliably and securely.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Howell

Mark Howell

Mark has been responsible for growing Meru Networks business in the UK & Irish markets since the beginning of 2008. Meru Networks specialises in supporting education customers achieve their mobile learning initiatives through the provision of Meru's virtualised wireless lan architecture via Meru's network of qualified partners. With over 800 education customers in the UK & Ireland, and with over 3 educations customers per day now... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Kirby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:00am

Geo-caching around the Leicester Marriott with James Langley, Curriculum ICT, CBMDC

Meet in the Marriott Foyer

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. After being inspired by a Canadian teacher Jen Deyenberg (@jdeyenberg), Education Bradford’s Curriculum ICT team are developing sustainable geocaching projects within individual schools and across Local Area Partnerships in and beyond Bradford.


Speakers
JL

James Langley

Naace Board of Management and Curriculum ICT, CBMDC


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:05am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:20am

Keynote - Stephen Breslin, Futurelab

Futurelab provides a world-class range of products and services aimed at driving up standards and transforming teaching and learning.  The keynote will focus on strategies for making school relevant and engaging for 21st Century Learners through the use of innovative technology and practice

 

Twitter Hashtag: #NaaceConBreslin


Speakers
avatar for Stephen Breslin

Stephen Breslin

Stephen joined Futurelab in 2008 as chief executive. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of The Kelvin Institute, a joint venture between two of Scotland's leading universities that serves as a vehicle for the commercialisation of university-generated intellectual property. With a background in engineering, Stephen has over 15 years' experience in commercial software development, working with many of the world's largest blue-chip... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:20am - 10:50am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 1 - 2 sessions from Naace Members

Visualisers -Enhancing Teaching and Learning - Helen Davis and Stephanie Homewood

A day in the life of a busy visualiser. An insightful talk highlighting the myriad of opportunties for utilising a visualiser in the active classroom. Helen Davis (Secondary Advocate) and Stephanie Homewood (Primary Advocate) are members of The Visualiser Forum http://visualiserforum.wordpress.com/. The Forum promotes good practice and encourages innovative use of Visualiser technology to facilitate effective teaching and learning.

RiskIT Week - A Benjeddi, ICT Strategy and Innovations Teacher, Northfleet School For Girls

RiskIT Week is a mechanism we have developed within Northfleet School for Girls to encourage staff who have not used all our technologies or are not confident enough to use some technology. We provided them with the time and “hands on” support during a particular time of the year to take the risk and use any  technology they like (Software or hardware) with students. From green screen to Dartfish and from ActiVote to Robotics staff try something they have not used before and, as a result, more and more staff use ICT to support learning and students on the other side enjoy lessons more. During the breakout session, we will share with you what we have done and how other schools have taken the idea forward and what effect it is having on the learning.


Speakers
avatar for A Benjeddi

A Benjeddi

Ben qualified as a Languages teacher but learned ICT the hard way. He has taken part in various events on Innovations and creativity and run several teacher training sessions and worked alongside other schools and some excellent teachers. He is originally from Morocco and has also lived in France where he went to University before doing Teaching Qualifications in Essex, almost like south of france but a little colder.  ... Read More →
avatar for Helen Davis

Helen Davis

Miss Helen Davis – AST for Science and ICT at Davison C of E school, Worthing. Helen has been an AST for West Sussex for the past 11 years. She currently runs Getting Practical (ASE) workshops, is a Royal Society partner, runs several exciting community projects and has written for several science ICT publications. She was awarded the status of Secondary school advocate for the Visualiser Forum in 2010. Helen is fortunate to be an Aver... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Homewood

Stephanie Homewood

Mrs Stephanie Homewood - Leader for ICT at Engayne Primary School. Through her seven years of teaching, Stephanie Homewood has played an important part in the realisation of Engayne Primary School's vision for ICT, to bring ICT to the children and prepare them for an ever changing, media rich world. She has helped lead the school to a number of successes including runner up in the ICT Excellence Awards 2009, Leadership and Management category and... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:35am - 11:05am
Anstey 1 + 2

10:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 2 - What Social Media can do for your school - some models - Leon Cych, Director, Social Media for Schools CIC

With the help of video exemplars i.e. interviews with senior managers, the use of some strategies using social media in schools will be shown. Session participants will be asked to comment on and reflect about the use of social media in their schools - the problems and the benefits of using it with the school community.    Particular emphasis will be given to the "social" rather than the "media" and how school wide trate3gies can help transform communications and general working within a school especially those relating to parental engagement, whole school policy to do with media, identity and acceptable use policies.


Speakers
avatar for Leon Cych

Leon Cych

Leon Cych taught in inner London schools for over 23 years. He has been an independent ICT consultant in the field of innovation for the last ten years. He has been very involved with the TeachMeet movement and films and disseminates local TeachMeets and other events where he can. But in the last few years he has decided to help schools develop the use of 21st Century social networks for the greater good. In having numerous discussions with... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:35am - 11:05am
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:35am

10:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 4 - 2 sessions from Naace Members

Casting the e-safety net - Christopher Whitelaw, E-Safety Training Consultant, East Sussex County Council

This session assumes that the enormous potential for engaging with connected technology is given. As with all new technology, it is not the technology itself, but rather the uses that grow up around it that pose risks for both teachers and students. Common myths, particularly around the control of online images are widespread, and recent legislation, in particular the Computer Misuse Act and the Data Protection Act are not well understood. This session aims to give delegates the latest advice and guidance in best practice with regard to password management, the uses of social networking for teaching and learning, and data/file transfers. It will examine the need for good governance around school-based social networking sites (rather than learning platforms) and will help delegates to embrace open-source material safely.

 

360 degree safe and Online Compass E-Safety Self Review Tools - benefits to consultants and strategy leaders, schools and other organisations that work with children - Ron Richards, E-Safety Consultant, South West Grid for Learning

The 360 degree safe E-Safety Self Review Tool won 2011 BETT, ISPA and Nominet awards. This session will allow delegates to find out why schools have adopted the tool in large numbers and what they have gained from its use.  Case studies from successful 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark Schools will highlight best practice in school e-safety provision. There will be opportunity to share and discuss the findings from this unique database on school e-safety provision, making comparisons between school data from the UK, USA and Australia. Questions will be posed as to how strategy leaders at local, national and international levels should respond to school needs in the light of this data. Information will also be provided as to how the new Online Compass tool offers the same functions to other organisations that work with children.


Speakers
CW

Christopher Whitelaw

Chris Whitelaw has been a teacher for 17 years, a deputy/acting head and now leads on E-Safety for East Sussex County Council and the Local Safeguarding Children Board. He is passionately interested in behavioural trends with regard to connected technology and its uses for learning in particular. Recently, he recevied the Chartered Manager award from the Chartered Management Institute following a proposal and business case for an e-safety... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:35am - 11:05am
Quorn Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 5 - How are schools using ICT? - Karine George, Head Teacher, Westfield School

CHANGING THE LEARNING LANDSCAPE FOR THIRD MILLENIUM LEARNING.

How do we make learning relevant, real, pitched at the right level, and differentiated to meet the needs of these new learners? Find out what the real point of schools is and how through practical examples we can reshape learning to meet the needs of our children. What is it that identifies those teachers as outstanding and makes them stand out from the crowd!


Speakers
avatar for Karine George

Karine George

Karine George is a very experienced headteacher working in a large junior school in Hampshire, classified as Outstanding by Ofsted in September 2011.  She has held a number of roles for the local authority and the DfE, including Leading Headteacher for Literacy, Headteacher Mentor, Threshold Assessor, Primary Consultant Leader, and School Improvement Partner and has represented Headteachers as part of the Hampshire Executive. As an active... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:35am - 11:05am
Ashby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 8 - 2 sessions from Naace Members

How we made our school the hub of a learning continuum: indoor / outdoor / in-school / at-home / online / offline.- Mark Allen, Govenor, Wetheringsett VCP School

Learn how one small rural primary made its ICT invisible in order to overcome a lack of money, skill and resources, and provide a 'learn-everywhere' environment for its students and staff.

Cutting Costs Using ICT - Alan Richards, Information Systems Manager, West Hatch High School

Finances are tight and institutions across the UK are trying to find ways to cut costs. In September 2010 West Hatch High School undertook an ambitious project, they dubbed it the ‘Paperless School Project’. The goal to replace as many paper forms across the School as possible. This session you will hear from Alan Richards, Information Systems Manager at West Hatch about how using ICT they transformed paper into data rich electronic forms. Using ICT West Hatch have transformed the way they collect and use data across the School, making storage, retrieval and analysis of that data easier and more responsive to the Schools needs.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mark Allen

Mark Allen

Mark Allen is a governor at the small rural primary school in Suffolk which his four now-teenage children attended.  Over the past few years, Mark has helped the school transform the way ICT is used in the school so that it now forms an invisible and ubiquitous part of the infrastructure.  He now helps other schools who wish to achieve the same objective, as well as running wireless broadband and software development companies.
avatar for Alan Richards

Alan Richards

Alan Richards has been working in Schools for 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. He has led teams that have been among the first to roll out Windows 7, Exchange 2010 and SharePoint 2010, many of these successes have been showcased in Microsoft case studies. As well as managing his own school's SharePoint implementation he also manages the SharePoint farm for the local consortium of schools. Alan is also a regular... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:35am - 11:05am
Anstey 3 + 4

10:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 6 - Introducing Elmo's Revolutionary and Unique Classroom Solutions

Presenting Elmo Classroom solution - the combination of the new Elmo visualiser L12 and Elmo wireless tablet in the sessions to show how the use of the Elmo Calssroom solution revolutionarise everyday classroom and bring  true immediacy and interactivity. Our approach in the sessions will be  down-to-earth practical and pedagogical so that Teachers can instantly see the usefulness and effectiveness of the Elmo Classroom Solution to their classes.


Speakers
DS

Dave Smith

Dave Smith is an ICT Advisor with the London Borough of Havering School Improvement Services advising schools on the use of ICT to support teaching and learning. A winner of the Becta ICT Excellence Awards for Support for Schools, Dave was asked to be Chair of The Visualiser Forum and subsequently became Chair of the Teaching Technology Group. He is also a BETT ICT Show Awards and Education Show Awards' Judge. He was formerly Assistant... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:35am - 11:05am
Countesthorpe Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 7 - "Bring your own device" - delivering ICT to students own devices reliably, securely and effectively. - Mark Howell, Area Director Meru Networks UK & Ireland, Meru Networks

Wireless is fast becoming the principle means of connectivity in schools, colleges, academies and Universities, as the types of devices change, and as the drive for delivery of teaching and learning over ICT increases.   For the first time ever in 2011, the sales of mobile / slate devices which can't be cabled, have outstripped sales of laptops and desktops.  Products like the IPAD are now commonplace, and becoming the business / education tool of the future.  Many Meru schools like Longfield Academy, have recently rolled out 1400 IPADs as the principle device for each student.  Education customers are now also encouraging students to bring in their own devices to access curriculum content over wireless.   Meru Networks, in conjunction with Bradford Networks, will show how this can be achieved reliably and securely.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Howell

Mark Howell

Mark has been responsible for growing Meru Networks business in the UK & Irish markets since the beginning of 2008. Meru Networks specialises in supporting education customers achieve their mobile learning initiatives through the provision of Meru's virtualised wireless lan architecture via Meru's network of qualified partners. With over 800 education customers in the UK & Ireland, and with over 3 educations customers per day now... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:35am - 11:05am
Kirby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 9 - Kindle and Kinect demonstrations - Vital

The Reflective Practitioner Cycle is a fundamental part of the Vital ethos, so we investigated means of supporting it’s development in the learning environment. 

We selected two pieces of ICT hardware and supported a limited number of schools who took part in small scale loan programme.  The intention was to see what benefits they could offer, and how they might be used in learning.  Along the way the programme highlighted, yet again, the need for effective Professional Development support to staff in schools  and the provision of means for staff to share good practice.  This series of short seminars feedback what we have found so far and offers opportunities to discuss experiences with school representatives and Vital Managers.


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:35am - 11:05am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

10:50am

Keynote - David Mitchell, Deputy Headteacher, Heathfield Primary School

Twitter Hashtag: #NaaceConMitchell


Speakers
avatar for David Mitchell

David Mitchell

Multi award winning David Mitchell is the Acting Headteacher at Heathfield Primary School in Bolton. David known as DeputyMitchell on Twitter is fast becoming one of the worlds best known faces of pupil blogging. Awarded the Toshiba ICT Award, the Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award and the NAACE ICT Impact Award in 2011 for his work with blogging with pupils and the huge improvements in standards in writing at Heathfield Primary School. David's... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 10:50am - 11:10am
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:00am

Refreshments and Exhibition
Saturday March 10, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:30am

Keynote - Richard Noble OBE - sponsored by Promethean

The severe shortage of engineers and scientists may have occurred because the engineering establishment had no exciting British projects with which to stimulate school interest. The Ministry of Defence invited the Bloodhound team to offer their Mach 1.4 land speed record car project to schools to encourage a new generation of scientists and engineers.  At time of writing 4,800 UK schools are taking part and with three years to run the project could be more successful in education terms than the Olympics. The team are now developing online education for the global following currently in 217 countries

This is their story.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Noble, OBE

Richard Noble, OBE

Against a background of today's low risk culture, Richard Noble specialises in developing high risk ventures. Obviously not all of them can be successful, but the Thrust2 programme which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the Thrust SSC first ever supersonic land speed record programme are the best known. Richard Noble's other projects include the ARV Super2 light aircraft, the Atlantic Sprinter Blue Riband... Read More →

Sponsors
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Promethean

Keynote Sponsor (Richard Noble OBE) Promethean is a global leader in interactive technologies, with its solutions used by over 15 million learners across 100 countries. Promethean’s specialist expertise in education has ensured that teachers and learners are supported worldwide. Promethean’s ActivClassroom suite of interactive and interoperable technologies are helping transform the way teachers engage, assess and motivate... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 1 - Re-Thinking CPD - exploring the Vital In-house Professional Development Partnership Model - Dr Peter Twining, Director (Senior Lecturer), Vital (Open University)

Traditional approaches to professional development are costly and often ineffective in bringing about changes in practice and hence enhancing learning. In this session we will explore a new model of staff development, the Vital In-house Professional Development Partnership. Vital's approach provides cost effective, high quality staff development that is tailored to the needs of the institution. It has been designed to respond to the uncertain context that schools found themselves in following the change of government in 2011.   Having explained how the model works we will share evidence of its effectiveness (or otherwise) since its launch in September 2011. Possibilities for the future enhancement and extension of the approach will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Peter Twining

Dr Peter Twining

Dr Peter Twining is a senior lecturer at the Open University and the Director of Vital, an £8.1million DfE funded programme that is supporting practitioners in enhancing their teaching of IT/Computing as specialist subjects and the use of ICT across the curriculum. Peter was the Head of Department of Education at the Open University and then the Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology. His career has... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:05am
Anstey 1 + 2

11:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 2 - A mobile in the classroom isn't a distraction, it's a teaching and learning tool - Kevin McLaughlin, ICT Co-ordinator, Old Mill Primary School

Mobile devices are becoming an integral part of everyday life, we can use them to not only make calls and send a text but also connect socially, collaborate on documents, create presentations, artwork and music, book flights and do your shopping. Such a powerful tool has a place in every classroom and my session will demonstrate why it should be part of your teaching and learning toolkit. Mobile devices should no longer be a banned tool but one that is accepted and used throughout the education system.


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:05am
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:35am

11:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 4 - Early Years ICTCPD4Free - Sally Elding, Senior Adviser for ICT (Primary)

Naace have recently added to their suite of ICTCPD4 free courses with a set of four short course modules aimed at for Early Years practitioners or those considering working in Early Years settings. The four courses are:
•    Technology in Early Years
•    Technology Out of Doors
•    Safe Use of the Internet with Young Children
•    Technology for Talk

This breakout session will walk you through the four themed courses and their associated tasks and resources.


Speakers
avatar for Sally Elding

Sally Elding

Sally has worked at the ICT Service for over 10 years and is now part of the extended management team. Prior to this she worked for sixteen years as a primary school teacher and Primary English Adviser for Cambridgeshire before moving into the Primary ICT Team. Sally leads a team of School Advisers for the Local Authority who provide advice to school staff on all aspects of ICT, online learning and film and media literacy plus the uses of... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:05am
Quorn Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 5 - 2 sessions from Naace Members

AFL using e-portfolios to evidence progression and deliver assessments - Brian Lockwood, IT Teacher, Egglescliffe School

Demonstrate the process of using portfolios and (depending on the equipment they have available), have delegates carry out for themselves, some elements of the practical activities that might be carried out by students in showcasing their work and by teachers in assessing the work and delivering it to the exam board.

Using FREE Technology to administer Controlled Assessments - Drew Buddie, Head of ICT, Royal Masonic School for Girls

Many schools are struggling to cope with a method of delivery of Controlled Assement that adheres to the rubric laid down by exam boards for GCSE courses. 


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:05am
Ashby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 6 - Open-ended tools for teaching and learning - Donna and Gary Burton Wilcox, Immersive Education

As literacy continues to be a priority in education, this session will look at engaging reluctant writers. Based on the evidence of an on-going literacy project, the session will focus on how in making games students are provided with an authentic purpose and audience for transactional writing as they write clues, descriptions and instructions for their players. What’s more, in providing the narrative context, that is the thread that holds the whole story together, authors are engaged in the creative process and creating multi-layered stories. The available 3D backgrounds or locations provide visual stimuli for a number of genres that may, if appropriate, be specified by the teacher. In making games, rather than employing what has already been made, students can choose to combine worlds and actions of their own making and build atmosphere relevant to the narrative they have planned. All writing can be captured in word-processing or storyboard format.


Speakers
DB

Donna Burton Wilcock

Donna Burton-Wilcock taught English for 12 years and has worked as the Senior Editor and Writer for an open learning company producing bespoke materials for blue chip companies. Whilst studying for a DPhil at Oxford University, she taught trainee teachers before being co-opted onto an Intel funded project looking at the impact of computer gaming in education. She subsequently managed Intel’s education programmes in the Northern European... Read More →
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Gary Burton Wilcox

Gary Burton-Wilcock taught Physics for 7 years before moving into engineering in technology based companies. Ten years as Technical Director with a small engineering company, spent designing and building traffic control systems, was followed by ten years with Kraft Foods Coffee Technology, project managing international teams working on coffee machine development and related coffee brewing technologies. Gary joined Immersive Education as Chief... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:05am
Countesthorpe Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 7 - The Cloud in Education; progress or security nightmare? - Jack Wills, Business Development Manager, MASS in Education

The Cloud is often cited as the real future in all aspects of computing; the education sector is no different.

But what are the pitfalls in using the Cloud in mainstream and workplace education? Will it be a real revolution and provide real cost savings?… and is the Cloud secure?

This presentation looks at case study examples to investigate the above questions by examining how Cloud Computing is currently being used in some Academy and Free schools in the UK as well as the corporate education market, highlighting the experiences so far, the transformational potential for performance and return on investment and the fierce debate surrounding security issues.

Current research and policy will also be drawn on to attempt to make some conclusions about the future potential of the Cloud.


Participant benefits
Participants will be stimulated to consider all aspects of using Cloud applications in education and the workplace. They will come away with an appraisal of where the use of the Cloud in education (and elsewhere) currently stands internationally. They will also form an appreciation of the pitfalls and benefits of using the Cloud, particularly cost benefits and security pitfalls.


Speakers
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Jack Wills

Jack is currently the Chair of the UK steering group of EPICT, the international teacher CPD qualification and the Honorary Vice President of the British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD). He is also a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language and is a regular speaker and chair at international educational and L&D conferences. Jack leads the educational business development team at MASS, where he specialises in educational systems... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:05am
Kirby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 8 - The innumerable benefits of Visualisers - Shamoon Dean, Education Manager, Aver

Visualisers are becoming more popular as teachers can show students exact requirements, share examples of students' work, rely less on photocopied material or simply better manage classroom space. The session shows some of the intuitive features of visualisers and how these have been used to improve learning outcomes by example: modelling writing; data handling; encouraging descriptive writing; promoting student voice and showing examples of students' work before and after the use of a visualiser. Integration with existing technology investment, i.e, interactive whiteboards, is covered with a look at the ease with which the visualiser can capture material straight into IWB software or PowerPoint! Recording video with sound with the visualiser alone is fast becoming an essential, for example at KS4 English in assessment of 'speaking and listening' and the session aims to show how easy it is to simply record simple 'how to' 's as resources for upload to the VLE!


Speakers
SD

Shamoon Dean

Shamoon Dean is a fomer Senior Teacher with 13 years teaching experience in the Secondary sector. Shamoon has worked across both State and Independent Schools and now manages 'outreach' to schools harnessing new technologies for Aver (formerly AverMedia). Before Aver, Shamoon worked as an part of the Education Team at Steljes - the partner of SMART Technologies in the UK. Building learning networks and forging Partnerships with Schools, Colleges... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:05am
Restaurant Alcove

11:35am

School Programme Breakout Session 9 - Kindle and Kinect demonstrations - Vital

The Reflective Practitioner Cycle is a fundamental part of the Vital ethos, so we investigated means of supporting it’s development in the learning environment. 

We selected two pieces of ICT hardware and supported a limited number of schools who took part in small scale loan programme.  The intention was to see what benefits they could offer, and how they might be used in learning.  Along the way the programme highlighted, yet again, the need for effective Professional Development support to staff in schools  and the provision of means for staff to share good practice.  This series of short seminars feedback what we have found so far and offers opportunities to discuss experiences with school representatives and Vital Managers.


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:05am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

11:35am

Geo-caching around the Leicester Marriott with James Langley, Curriculum ICT, CBMDC

Meet in the Marriott Foyer

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. After being inspired by a Canadian teacher Jen Deyenberg (@jdeyenberg), Education Bradford’s Curriculum ICT team are developing sustainable geocaching projects within individual schools and across Local Area Partnerships in and beyond Bradford.


Speakers
JL

James Langley

Naace Board of Management and Curriculum ICT, CBMDC


Saturday March 10, 2012 11:35am - 12:40am
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:00pm

Conference Panel Session - "The fundamental model of school education is still a teacher talking to a group of pupils. It has barely changed over the centuries, even since Plato established the earliest “akademia” in a shady olive grove in ancient Athens.

"The fundamental model of school education is still a teacher talking to a group of pupils. It has barely changed over the centuries, even since Plato established the earliest “akademia” in a shady olive grove in ancient Athens.

A Victorian schoolteacher could enter a 21st century classroom and feel completely at home. Whiteboards may have eliminated chalk dust, chairs may have migrated from rows to groups, but a teacher still stands in front of the class, talking, testing and questioning.

But that model won’t be the same in twenty years’ time. It may well be extinct in ten."

So what changes do we expect?

what are we doing about this?


Speakers
avatar for Ollie Bray

Ollie Bray

Ollie has had a successful and varied career working in Scottish education. He has been a teacher, head of department and school leader. He is currently seconded to Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) as National Adviser on Learning and Technology Futures. LTS is the education agency responsible for curriculum development in Scotland. His current interests include social media in schools, computer games in education, Internet Safety and... Read More →
avatar for Richard Noble, OBE

Richard Noble, OBE

Against a background of today's low risk culture, Richard Noble specialises in developing high risk ventures. Obviously not all of them can be successful, but the Thrust2 programme which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983 and the Thrust SSC first ever supersonic land speed record programme are the best known. Richard Noble's other projects include the ARV Super2 light aircraft, the Atlantic Sprinter Blue Riband... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Pittard

Vanessa Pittard

Vanessa works at the Department of Education and holds responsibility for the technology in schools strategy.  Prior to her role in the Department, Vanessa was Director of e-Strategy at Becta, with a responsibility for building Becta's strategic partnerships and leading its work on research, evaluation and innovation. Before joining the government sector in 2002, Vanessa had a career as an academic, leading the Department of Communication... Read More →
DR

Derek Robertson

National Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Learning Education Scotland Derek Robertson’s career in education has seen him work as a primary school teacher, a staff tutor in a council education department, a lecturer on the B.ED(P) and PGDE(P) teacher preparation courses at the University of Dundee and now as National Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Learning at Learning and Teaching Scotland. In his current position he leads... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:10pm

School Programme Breakout Session 1 - Re-Thinking CPD - exploring the Vital In-house Professional Development Partnership Model - Dr Peter Twining, Director (Senior Lecturer), Vital (Open University)

Traditional approaches to professional development are costly and often ineffective in bringing about changes in practice and hence enhancing learning. In this session we will explore a new model of staff development, the Vital In-house Professional Development Partnership. Vital's approach provides cost effective, high quality staff development that is tailored to the needs of the institution. It has been designed to respond to the uncertain context that schools found themselves in following the change of government in 2011.   Having explained how the model works we will share evidence of its effectiveness (or otherwise) since its launch in October 2011. Possibilities for the future enhancement and extension of the approach will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Peter Twining

Dr Peter Twining

Dr Peter Twining is a senior lecturer at the Open University and the Director of Vital, an £8.1million DfE funded programme that is supporting practitioners in enhancing their teaching of IT/Computing as specialist subjects and the use of ICT across the curriculum. Peter was the Head of Department of Education at the Open University and then the Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology. His career has... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Anstey 1 + 2

12:10pm

School Programme Breakout Session 2 - A mobile in the classroom isn't a distraction, it's a teaching and learning tool - Kevin McLaughlin, ICT Co-ordinator, Old Mill Primary School

Mobile devices are becoming an integral part of everyday life, we can use them to not only make calls and send a text but also connect socially, collaborate on documents, create presentations, artwork and music, book flights and do your shopping. Such a powerful tool has a place in every classroom and my session will demonstrate why it should be part of your teaching and learning toolkit. Mobile devices should no longer be a banned tool but one that is accepted and used throughout the education system.


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Enderby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:10pm

12:10pm

School Programme Breakout Session 4 - Early Years ICTCPD4Free - Sally Elding, Senior Adviser for ICT (Primary)

Naace have recently added to their suite of ICTCPD4 free courses with a set of four short course modules aimed at for Early Years practitioners or those considering working in Early Years settings. The four courses are:
•    Technology in Early Years
•    Technology Out of Doors
•    Safe Use of the Internet with Young Children
•    Technology for Talk

This breakout session will walk you through the four themed courses and their associated tasks and resources.


Speakers
avatar for Sally Elding

Sally Elding

Sally has worked at the ICT Service for over 10 years and is now part of the extended management team. Prior to this she worked for sixteen years as a primary school teacher and Primary English Adviser for Cambridgeshire before moving into the Primary ICT Team. Sally leads a team of School Advisers for the Local Authority who provide advice to school staff on all aspects of ICT, online learning and film and media literacy plus the uses of... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Quorn Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:10pm

School Programme Breakout Session 5 - 2 sessions from Naace Members

AFL using e-portfolios to evidence progression and deliver assessments - Brian Lockwood, IT Teacher, Egglescliffe School

Demonstrate the process of using portfolios and (depending on the equipment they have available), have delegates carry out for themselves, some elements of the practical activities that might be carried out by students in showcasing their work and by teachers in assessing the work and delivering it to the exam board.

Using FREE Technology to administer Controlled Assessments - Drew Buddie, Head of ICT, Royal Masonic School for Girls

Many schools are struggling to cope with a method of delivery of Controlled Assement that adheres to the rubric laid down by exam boards for GCSE courses. 


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Ashby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:10pm

Demonstration Area - Kindle and Kinect demonstrations - Vital

 10:00 - 10:15

Using Kindles for Special Needs  - Visual Impairment         

Duncan Garbett (Vital)          

Karen Butcher  (Oldfields Middle School)

Helen Caldwell  (Sendis Milton Keynes)

John Warwick (St Luke’s Special School)

10:15 - 10:35  Informal Contacts

Some Kindles/Kinects will be available for use. Students from some schools may also be available for questions.

10:35 – 10:50

Using Kindles for Special Needs - Gifted and Talented       

Dan Cummings

Duncan Garbett

St Edmund Students

10:55 -11:05

Using Kindles to Engage Reading/Writing – early days report            

Duncan Garbett     

Karen Butcher (Oldfields School.

Dave Eley (Shire Oak Academy)

Dan Cummings St Edmunds School

11:05 -11:35 Informal Contacts

 Some Kindles/Kinects will be available for use. Students from some schools may also be available for questions.

11:35 -12:05

Kinects;

Using the camera

As part of Year 7 ICT Curriculum

Steve Bunce (Vital)

Dave Eley (Shire Oak Academy)

12:20 – 12:40

Using Collaborative Technology in Special schools;

Sony Playstation (Little Big Planet)

Kinects and Wiis for maths and collaborative skills.

Robert Roalfe (Penn Fields Special School)


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:10pm

School Programme Breakout Session 6 - Open-ended tools for teaching and learning - Donna and Gary Burton Wilcox, Immersive Education

As literacy continues to be a priority in education, this session will look at engaging reluctant writers. Based on the evidence of an on-going literacy project, the session will focus on how in making games students are provided with an authentic purpose and audience for transactional writing as they write clues, descriptions and instructions for their players. What’s more, in providing the narrative context, that is the thread that holds the whole story together, authors are engaged in the creative process and creating multi-layered stories. The available 3D backgrounds or locations provide visual stimuli for a number of genres that may, if appropriate, be specified by the teacher. In making games, rather than employing what has already been made, students can choose to combine worlds and actions of their own making and build atmosphere relevant to the narrative they have planned. All writing can be captured in word-processing or storyboard format.


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Countesthorpe Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:10pm

School Programme Breakout Session 7 - The Cloud in Education; progress or security nightmare? - Jack Wills, Business Development Manager, MASS in Education

The Cloud is often cited as the real future in all aspects of computing; the education sector is no different.

But what are the pitfalls in using the Cloud in mainstream and workplace education? Will it be a real revolution and provide real cost savings?… and is the Cloud secure?

This presentation looks at case study examples to investigate the above questions by examining how Cloud Computing is currently being used in some Academy and Free schools in the UK as well as the corporate education market, highlighting the experiences so far, the transformational potential for performance and return on investment and the fierce debate surrounding security issues.

Current research and policy will also be drawn on to attempt to make some conclusions about the future potential of the Cloud.


Participant benefits
Participants will be stimulated to consider all aspects of using Cloud applications in education and the workplace. They will come away with an appraisal of where the use of the Cloud in education (and elsewhere) currently stands internationally. They will also form an appreciation of the pitfalls and benefits of using the Cloud, particularly cost benefits and security pitfalls.


Speakers
JW

Jack Wills

Jack is currently the Chair of the UK steering group of EPICT, the international teacher CPD qualification and the Honorary Vice President of the British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD). He is also a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language and is a regular speaker and chair at international educational and L&D conferences. Jack leads the educational business development team at MASS, where he specialises in educational systems... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Kirby Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

12:10pm

School Programme Breakout Session 8 - The innumerable benefits of Visualisers - Shamoon Dean, Education Manager, Aver

Visualisers are becoming more popular as teachers can show students exact requirements, share examples of students' work, rely less on photocopied material or simply better manage classroom space. The session shows some of the intuitive features of visualisers and how these have been used to improve learning outcomes by example: modelling writing; data handling; encouraging descriptive writing; promoting student voice and showing examples of students' work before and after the use of a visualiser. Integration with existing technology investment, i.e, interactive whiteboards, is covered with a look at the ease with which the visualiser can capture material straight into IWB software or PowerPoint! Recording video with sound with the visualiser alone is fast becoming an essential, for example at KS4 English in assessment of 'speaking and listening' and the session aims to show how easy it is to simply record simple 'how to' 's as resources for upload to the VLE!


Speakers
SD

Shamoon Dean

Shamoon Dean is a fomer Senior Teacher with 13 years teaching experience in the Secondary sector. Shamoon has worked across both State and Independent Schools and now manages 'outreach' to schools harnessing new technologies for Aver (formerly AverMedia). Before Aver, Shamoon worked as an part of the Education Team at Steljes - the partner of SMART Technologies in the UK. Building learning networks and forging Partnerships with Schools, Colleges... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Restaurant Alcove

12:50pm

Summing Up
Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ager

Rachel Ager

Rachel is Chair of the Naace Board of Management. Rachel is an independent educational consultant with a national and international reputation. Prior to becoming an independent consultant she headed up the Primary ICT advisory team for Northamptonshire County Council. It was during this time she started her work on ICT in the Early Years Foundation Stage for which she is perhaps best well known. Rachel is an ICT Mark Lead Assessor and... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 12:50pm - 1:00pm
The Grove Suite The Leicester Marriott Hotel

1:00pm

Exhibition and Lunch
Saturday March 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marriott Hotel Foyer The Leicester Marriott Hotel

1:45pm

Naace Teachmeet 2012

What is TeachMeet?

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Anyone can share great ideas they've trialled in their classrooms, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations. Education professionals from all sectors are welcome to take part.

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 10 March 2012

Where: The Marriott Leicester

Time: 1.45pm onwards 

Host for the night: Drew Buddie and James Langley and Dughall McCormick

Resident Technical Expert on site: Leon Cych

What can you do?

You can come along to chat, meet new people, or give a seven minute talk, a two minute nano presentation or lead a conversation Related to our conference theme – ‘3rd Millennium Learning – The Compelling Case for ICT’ in some way

Twitter Hashtag: #Naace


Speakers
DB

Drew Buddie

Naace Board of Management
avatar for Leon Cych

Leon Cych

Leon Cych taught in inner London schools for over 23 years. He has been an independent ICT consultant in the field of innovation for the last ten years. He has been very involved with the TeachMeet movement and films and disseminates local TeachMeets and other events where he can. But in the last few years he has decided to help schools develop the use of 21st Century social networks for the greater good. In having numerous discussions with... Read More →
JL

James Langley

Naace Board of Management and Curriculum ICT, CBMDC
DM

Dughall McCormick

Naace Board of Management Dughall is a Local Authority consultant with a background of teaching in primary schools in the UK. In recent years, he has been involved in working to support schools’ use of technologies for innovation and creativity. This has been through direct work with young people, staff, school leaders and governors. He has also worked in FE, teaching trainee teachers in Primary ICT. Dughall is recognised for expertise... Read More →


Saturday March 10, 2012 1:45pm - 3:30pm
The Anstey Suite 1 - 4 The Leicester Marriott Hotel