IT in Teacher Education (ITTE) UK Annual Conference
Mon 8 July - Wed 10 July 2013
at the Radisson Park Inn Hotel Bedford in Bedfordshire UK
45 mins by train, north from London’s St Pancras station;
20 mins north by train from London, Luton Airport
Debate the Role of Digital Technologies in Education
A chance to network with professionals and debate the political, social and cultural issues that are impacting on the ways in which children learn about computing today, in school and beyond.
Teacher educators, practitioners and other education professionals who are involved in ‘Computing’ in schools are warmly invited to attend this conference, which runs on from the World Conference for Computers in Education in Poland.
On July 8th, Bob Harrison, National College for Teaching and Leadership, will be critiquing the new National Curriculum in Computing, in a keynote called “Past imperfect, present tense and future uncertain”.
Dr Noeline Wright will be speaking about ICT initial teacher education programmes in New Zealand which have won international acclaim.
On July 9th, Dr Michelle Selinger, Director of Education Practice, Cisco Systems, will be inviting delegates to reconceptualise technology-enhanced teaching and learning.
On July 10th David Brown, OFSTED, will share his view of the national picture and the state of play, providing an Ofsted view of the current landscape. He will also talk about how OFSTED see the immediate future – the challenges and opportunities.
Paul Hynes, Deputy Head at George Spencer High School Nottingham, will turn our attention to whole school management issues. In his session he will look at the rationale behind the ‘bring-your-own-device’ option for increasing the use of technology by students. He argues that with many school tablet rollouts failing to deliver and costing huge amounts, BYOD is increasingly becoming the only option for schools.
Also on July 9th the MirandaNet Fellowship will be exploring the role of creativity in the use of digital technologies in a MirandaMod debate before the conference dinner which is on a canal boat.
Join in the debate. Contribute a paper on the major challenges you see in the five themes below.
· Initial Teacher Education - current developments;
· Primary ICT: new curriculum and applications of ICT in the classroom;
· Secondary: the computer science curriculum, cross curricular applications and ICT application to other subjects;
· Whole school management issues: moving to the Cloud, Flipped classrooms, BYOT/BYOD etc;
· Formal and informal CPD: digital technologies and professional learning - opportunities and challenges.
This is an inclusive & open conference. We peer-review papers from academics, but we also aim to accept all abstracts from practitioners. We are aiming at flexibility for individual and group presentations: a 20 minute paper session, a single session of 30 minutes as a discussion/presentation or a symposium of 4/5 presenters or a workshop session. Practitioner workshops are welcome.
you can attend for the whole conference or just one day.
£395.00 ITTE member early bird rate = till 1st June
the non-member rate + another £90 = £485.00
(Joining ITTE as a member for a year costs £80 - click here to apply)
One day price for 9th July
£90 conference fee = day rate
Boat dinner £45 = Tues evening
B&B accommodation = £80 = cost of room for the night
Please register your attendance by using the booking form here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZXWPTH8 Once you have booked, you will received an invoice and further instructions, including a link to the online community, the programme and abstracts.
‘For more information about papers, symposia and debating themes please click here’
Focus: Developing Awareness of a range of Web 2.0 Technologies and how to use them in the classroom.
Developed by Staff and Trainee Teachers at Nottingham Trent University, working together with teachers from:
- The National Academy School
- Djanogly City Academy School
- The Nottingham Academy
- Nottingham Bluecoat School
- English Martyrs School
As part of an ongoing evaluation of these resources please forward any comments to Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also be very keen to hear how you have used the resources and to receive photos and short text on CPD events where you have used these resources.
Acknowledgements: We would like to thank the NTU team (Dr Helen Boulton (Project Lead), Rachael Smith, Kate Buttler and David Chaplain) the trainee teachers (Jinder Mahal, Rosie Hall, Shabana Majid, Lee Edwards, Marie Bauder, Naomi Patrick, and Amy Emerson) and the teachers (Adam Blazewicz-Bell at The National Academy School, Jon Marshall at Djanogly City Academy School, Amy Stelfox at The Nottingham Academy, Colin Sisson at Nottingham Bluecoat School, and Christine Turner at English Martyrs School) who took part in this research project.
We would also like to thank the Training and Development Agency (now Training Agency) for providing part of the funding to support this Research Project.
ITTE supports the work of the Primary National Curriculum for Computing in ITT Expert Group in creating an online resource to support tutors and trainees in ITT in preparing for the new curriculum. The resource will continue to evolve online and if you would like to contribute resources please contact one of the members listed in the first instance. The online resources can be accessed at https://sites.google.com/site/primaryictitt/
Primary National Curriculum for Computing in ITT Expert Group
Support for those training primary teachers in 2013/14 in Computing
What are the issues?
As a result of this collaboration eleven resources were produced to support a postgraduate level course on the use of OER in Higher Education. (Note: You will need to register, but it is free for anyone to do so and then you will be able to access the 'Online Communities for Educators' website.)