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Herts for Learning Technology Showcase: Developing your school’s IT strategy

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
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Guest Speakers / Chris Carter
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Target Audience
All Leaders / Assistant Headteachers / Business Managers / Chair/Vice Chairs of Governors / Early Years Leaders / eSafety Coordinators / Heads of Department/Faculty / Heads of Year / Middle Leaders / New Headteachers / New/Aspiring Middle Leaders / New/Aspiring Subject Leaders / Newly Qualified Teachers / Returning Teachers / Senior Leaders / Subject Leaders / Technicians
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Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS) /
Business Management Services / Computing and Information Communications Technology / Early Years Foundation Stage / eSafety / Support Staff
Event Description
Join Herts for Learning at this free exciting event to support the development of your school’s IT strategy through a variety of CPD opportunities, including:

Free seminars:
• ‘The Power of an Effective IT strategy’ 
  Primary: Chris Bramwell, Head of Technology in Schools, Herts for Learning
  Secondary: Fergal Moane, Deputy Headteacher, Sandringham Research School

• ‘The Digital Divide’
  Catherine Tallis, Director of Business Services, Herts for Learning 

• ‘Effective use of technology to support SEN’
  Dr. Andrew Perrett, Assistant Headteacher, Lonsdale School
  (surgery session available immediately afterwards)

• Maximising the functionality of school iPads
  Julian Coultas, Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Toucan

Free workshops:
• ‘Adobe: The Creative Classroom’
  Dominic Traynor, Educational Evangelist EMEA, Adobe

• ‘Technology to inspire the Early Years’
  Rachael Coulthart, Computing Lead, St. Nicholas CofE Primary School and Nursery

• ‘How can the Relationships Education, Relationship and Sex Education and Health Education curriculum support online safety?’
  Karin Hutchinson, Lead Wellbeing Adviser, Herts for Learning and
  Kate Stockdale, Wellbeing Adviser, Herts for Learning

• ‘Visual, Audible & Physical Learners’
  Proactive AV

• ‘Creative, accessible and exciting digital learning’
  Danica Chapman, 2Simple: Purple Mash

• The Benefits of Google for Education and G Suite’
  Chris Carter, e-Developments Adviser, Herts for Learning

Tech surgery sessions with HfL’s account managers available to answer any questions on how to realise your IT strategy with unused devices and using the Cloud in your school.

An inspiring live debate focused on ‘The role of Technology in Schools’ – what are the benefits, what are the risks?
Separate morning and afternoon sessions are available, with speakers on the panel including:
• Host - Tracy Warner, Education Services Director (Primary), Herts for Learning
• Fergal Moane, Deputy Headteacher, Sandringham Research School
• Penny Barefoot, Headteacher, Bushey Heath

Case studies from schools and the industry:
• ‘Bringing Creativity to the Classroom’
  Dominic Traynor, Educational Evangelist EMEA, Adobe

• ‘Introducing 3D printing to schools’
  Tina Taylor, Computing Lead, North Mymms St. Mary’s and Northaw C of E Primary School

The opportunity to talk with a wide range of exhibitors, showcasing a range of innovative technology resources and services.

The showcase is designed for all phases and relevant to SLT, subject leaders, teachers and governors.

Please note that the event runs from 9.00am – 4.30pm, but content will be repeated throughout the day to allow for either half-day attendance or full-day attendance, depending on your preference (approximate times: Morning 9.00am – 1.00pm, Afternoon 12.00pm – 4.00pm).
Training objectives
Learning outcomes

  • practical tips on setting your school's IT strategy 

  • opportunity to network and share learnings with other schools

  • explore innovative technology resources and services through networking with a wide range of exhibitors

Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 26 February 2020
End Date
Wednesday 26 February 2020
Closing Date
Tuesday 25 February 2020
09:00 - 16:30
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