Westminster Education Forum

Next steps for education technology in England

Morning, Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET

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 comes with increased emphasis being placed on education technology from the Department for Education - including its potential to relieve teacher workload pressures, renewed focus from Government on improving digital skills, in both the Industrial Strategy and the UK Digital Strategy. It also follows the launch of EDUCATE, a UCL-led project backed by European Regional Development Funding, bringing together the education sector and edtech companies to promote UK-produced edtech products and services.


Key areas for discussion include:


  • Support for schools - in the procurement of tech products and services, and in assessing value for money;
  • Becta - the impact of its closure, the future role for local authorities in edtech procurement, and implications for the growth in academies;
  • Workload - the role technology can play in reducing pressures on teachers;
  • Technology and teachers - opportunities for increasing engagement in edtech, improving the confidence of school staff when using technology, and the role for edtech visionaries in schools;
  • Maximising learning outcomes - best practice in the utilisation of edtech, and addressing challenges for measuring its effectiveness; and
  • Innovation in edtech - looking at the most recent developments in the field, and in the use of Artificial Intelligence.


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

Priya Lakhani

Founder, CENTURY Tech

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

Tim Lings

Director of IT, Heronsgate Primary School, Greenwich

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