Central debate hub (sponsored by RM Education) – free to all visitors
The Central Debate Hub will provide a platform for politicians, sector leaders and teaching professionals to debate some of the biggest issues in education today.
Confirmed speakers include: psychologist, author and broadcaster Professor Tanya Byron, anatomist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts and BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly as keynote speakers to open and close the show and the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Stephen Twigg MP, will provide an address on Saturday lunchtime.
Topics will include:
- New landscapes: what is the future of ICT in education?
- Skills for the future: inspiring young people to pursue STEM careers
- Jobs for the girls: encouraging girls to consider qualifications and careers in IT
- Going further: what next for the FE sector?
- Is there a place for social media in education?
- Academies/free schools: the next chapter
Education Leaders’ Conference – Entry to delegates only
The leaders’ conference is the only paid-for section of the event and will feature a range of lectures and masterclasses on a range of topics including:
- Managing the media
- Tracking and reporting pupil progress
Seminar areas – free to all visitors
Over thirty CPD sessions and workshops are scheduled for the two-day event, providing practical, hands-on advice and support for education professionals on a range of topics including behaviour management, social media, teaching computer programming and assessing pupils’ progress.
Workshop areas – free to all visitors
Our expert exhibitors are carefully selected to provide up-to-date information, advice and guidance for visitors and provide inspirational ideas you can take back and try in your school.
For more exhibitor information, click here.
I Think Therefore iPad
March 8th 2013, Manchester Central
The iThink Therefore iPad? conference will present, explore and discuss the existing and potential applications of Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch within an educational context, particularly focusing on the use of these devices across EYFS, primary, secondary, further and higher educational institutions. It will also focus on the viability and affordances of these devices in the current economic climate and the possibilities that they present for developing high quality, cost effective, teaching and learning.
As an ever increasing number of educational establishments embrace the benefits that iPads and iPod Touches can bring to learning, iThink Therefore iPad? will appeal to a wide range of educationalists and professionals related to education settings.
iThink Therefore iPad? is organised by the Faculty of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. According to the Faculty, it is committed to offering high quality conference and staff development opportunities to support schools in getting the most out of their use of technologies to improve teaching and learning. The iThink Therefore iPad? conference and will include an array of speakers, activities and workshops from leading professionals in this area, providing the conditions to stimulate a wider and deeper understanding of this field.
Manchester Metropolitan University are proud to be co-locating with the Education Innovation exhibition and conference at Manchester Central. “iThink” Delegates will receive free entry to the Education Innovation event and a 50% discount entry to the leaders conference sessions on the Saturday 9th March.
Fees; Delegate rate – £150, Delegate Rate – including iPad, 16GB Wi-Fi – £450 (ex vat) http://www.ioe.mmu.ac.uk/business/cie/apple-conference.php
March 9th 2013, Manchester Central
Raspberry Jam is the rapidly growing global network of users that meet every month to support anyone with an interest in the Raspberry Pi computer. We have had 1000s of people of all ages from Manchester to Melbourne and Silicon Valley to Singapore regularly attending Raspberry Jams to find out what they can do with this £25 computer. You don’t need to own a Raspberry Pi computer to attend, you only need to possess a desire to discover the potential of this device to boost interest and engagement in computing education.
We are delighted that the first Raspberry Jamboree is to take place in Manchester which has a rich history of computing innovation. There are two principal aims of this Raspberry Jamboree, with particular emphasis on the first aim:
1. One year on since the general release of the Raspberry Pi computer, we plan to identify sucessful examples of how it is being used to change computing education for the better. We particularly want to encourage those with a stake in education to attend, to learn what the device is capable of, and judge the impact it is having on education.
2. In addition to this, we also hope to share successful Jam-making practice. As Raspberry Jams continue to spread far around the World, we plan to share what constitutes a successful Raspberry Jam, the most successful recipes and how to locate the best ingredients so you can have a successful Jam in your school, college, or community space.
We have a broad range of speakers, activities and workshops from stars in this field, with a rich supply of ideas for you to take away and practice. The Raspberry Jamboree is co-locating with the Education Innovation exhibition and conference at Manchester Central. Ticket holders will receive free entry to the Education Innovation event. Early bird registration is £5 (plus booking fee). Standard rate registration is £10 (plus booking fee). http://raspberryjamboree.eventbrite.com/