Westminster Education Forum

Next steps for education technology in England

Morning, Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will focus on priorities for education technology in England - looking at key issues for schools, suppliers and policymakers.


It follows the recent launch of EDUCATE, a collaborative project which aims to ensure UK products and services have real impact on learning and the agenda includes a keynote address from its director, Professor Rose Luckin. The seminar also takes place in the context of renewed emphasis placed on digital skills in both the industrial strategy and the UK Digital Strategy published in March 2017.


Attendees will look at the use of technology in schools and the barriers faced by them in engaging with edtech and key issues surrounding value for money. They will consider ways in which schools can determine the efficiency and effectiveness of tech products and services, how teachers’ confidence in the use of new technologies can be boosted and challenges for maximising educational outcomes from their use.


Further sessions will look at challenges and opportunities for edtech suppliers, including ways to navigate a post-Becta market, approaches for tackling current problems in teaching and learning and the key issues surrounding marketing to schools. Delegates will also consider ways in which government could provide more support to younger firms joining the market today.



Guests of Honour

Professor Rose Luckin

Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies and Director EDUCATE London, Institute of Education, University College London

Emran Mian

Director, Strategy and Social Mobility, Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Professor Rose Luckin

Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies and Director EDUCATE London, Institute of Education, University College London

Emran Mian

Director, Strategy and Social Mobility, Department for Education

Keynote Speakers

Mark Chambers

Chief Executive Officer, Naace

Dr Phil Richards

Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc

Chairs

Rt Hon the Lord Knight of Weymouth

former Schools Minister and Chief Education Advisor, Tes

Lord Bichard

Speakers

Naimish Gohil

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Show My Homework

Bev Jones

Director of Operations and Digital Development, Career Colleges Trust

Caroline Wright

Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association

Dr Sarah Younie

Professor of Education Innovation, De Montfort University, UK

George Bligh

iLearning Co-ordinator and Governor, Greenshaw High School, Surrey

Darren Northcott

National Official, Education, NASUWT

Miles Berry

Principal Lecturer in Computing Education, University of Roehampton and Member, Raspberry Pi Foundation