Naace holds its annual conference on March 27-28 2014 at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.
Their programme will address how to be outstanding in a world full of technology and the implications of this, looking at school improvement and raising standards, meeting technical challenges and e-twinning.
Keynote speakers include:
- John Anderson – Managing inspector, ETI, Northern Ireland
- Jim Fanning – Head of emerging technologies, Education Scotland
- Lindsay Harvey – Head of Digital Learning, DfES, Welsh Government & Janet Hayward – Chair of National Digital Learning Council for Wales
- Jeff Smith – Director IET Associates and Consultant to Brent Schools Partnership
- Professor Celia Hoyles OBE & Professor Richard Noss – London Knowledge Lab, Institute of education, University of London
- Kirsten Campbell-Howes – Soda
- Peter Yeomans – Plymouth University
- Jan Harrison – Naace, Tim Scratcherd – School House Partnership, Dr Carol Porter – Children’s Service, Bury LA
- Tim Rylands & Sarah Neild – So into It
- Rhian Kavanagh – e-skills
Alongside their keynote sessions, they will be presenting the Naace Impact Awards winners. You’ll also be able to network at their NaaceShare – a new ‘Teachmeet-style’ event – and discover new products at their exhibition and get involved in their engaging breakout sessions.
Breakout sessions include:
- ipads for learning – the planning, pitfalls and processes and 18 months of 1:1 use, the impact and what to do next…
- Safe and responsible use: current e-safety and going beyond e-safety
- Teacher role in the blended classroom, or when 1+1 is bigger than 2 – sponsored by Itslearning UK
- Leading your school to the 3rd Millennium Learning Award
- Translating learner voice
- Flipped learning
- Ideas for fun with code (or meta-algorithmics if you prefer long words) – session sponsored by AQA
- Introducing new technology to teachers & other extreme sports
- The national curriculum in computing – past imperfect, present tense and future conditional
- Making the most of IT in the primary curriculum – the key skills you need and implementing the technology – sponsored by AQA
- Making digital tools work for learners
- Digital Leaders Academy
- Effective use of SIMS
- Adding a strand of Computing Science into ICT / Computing – sponsored by Rising Stars
Every school leader and every teacher needs to know the answers to the questions raised at the conference. If you want to advance education, this is the conference to advance your understanding of how best to do it.
Every new or returning member who pays to attend the Conference 2014 (one or both days) will have their membership account activated for 12 months free of charge; this offer is available to anyone who hasn’t got a current Naace account.
For more details, to download the programme and book your place on the conference, visit www.naace.co.uk/events/conference2014
The Naace community
Naace is the National Association for all who wish to advance education through the use of technology, more than just computing. Naace is a community of schools, teachers, those who work in schools and the Education Technology industry who share a vision for the role of technology in improving and transforming learning and teaching. As a professional association, it represents the voice of the UK education technology community in the schools sector at a national and international level, as well as supporting members across the sector through conferences, courses and the dissemination of resources, research and reflection.
The association plays a key role in both members’ professional development, through the challenge and support of a community of practice, and the development of the profession as a whole, through the sharing of innovation and expertise.