How are schools coping with the new Computing curriculum in England? What are the challenges, and how have they been, or could they be overcome? Has the abandonment of the old "Levels" of assessment helped or hindered? And how are teachers managing the demands of teaching programming?
Tech & Learning hosts a panel discussion on these and other important issues at Bett 2015. You can follow the conversation at Tech & Learning Live @ Bett. Speakers include:
Terry Freedman, Independent Educational ICT Consultant: Terry has worked in education since 1975 in schools, the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority, local authorities and as an Ofsted inspector.
Rachel Jones: Rachel is a Google Certified secondary school Teacher and the author of "Don't Change the Lightbulbs" which covers a wide variety of key educational issues. Her blog, Create, Innovate, Explore, was a finalist in the 2013 EduBlog awards and was recommended by The Guardian as a must-read for 2014. She can be followed on Twitter at @rlj1981.
Sarah Younie: Dr. Younie has been involved in international and national teaching and research on educational technologies for 25 years. She has been involved in the use of digital technologies in educational settings for UNESCO, EU and UK government agencies, BBC, HEA and JISC. She has worked as a teacher and researcher in secondary schools, universities and as the UK Chair of the National Subject Association of IT in Teacher Education (ITTE) and she has conducted national research, including evidence for the Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry into Education. She can be followed on Twitter at @sarahyounie
Ian Sillett: Ian has over thirty years’ experience in education as a teacher of English and IT, an IT Coordinator and as an ICT (now Computing) Advisory Teacher and Consultant for a local authority, university education department and, now, independently as a partner at onefourseven. He has extensive experience of helping teachers to deepen their knowledge of ICT / Computing as a subject and of supporting them to make effective use of IT in teaching and learning. He works with schools and local authorities in all areas of subject development including strategic development, curriculum planning and assessment. Ian blogs at http://onefourseven.org.uk/blog/
Tim Cross: Tim has been an ICT teacher, Director of Technology and is now the strategic leader for the use of technology for the Leigh Academies Trust, who are fully committed to a mobile learning strategy for all its academies. Tim is passionate about using technology to bring transformation in teaching and learning and exploring how to change learning environments to meet the needs of 21st century learners. He leads on large scale iPad rollouts and training teachers in using Google and Apple tools for learning. Tim tweets as @Mrcrossy and may be found on Google Plus at google.com/+TimCrosstech
Theatre: Schools Learn Live: Primary theatre
When: 16:00 - 16:45, 21 Jan 2015