The 17th West of England ICT Conference, organised by local authorities in the region, will take place on Thursday 2 July 2015 at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol.
This year’s theme ‘Inspiring Minds’ reflects the evolving picture of education and the continuing shift from ‘teaching’ to ‘learning’. Our classrooms are increasingly being led by empowered learners and with the new National Curriculum now in place, schools are looking at how to maximise learning for their students and help to give them the tools to enable them to learn in a creative and unrestrictive way.
Once again, we have some amazing keynote speakers:
- Hall Davidson – educational innovator in education
- Professor Alan Winfield – Professor of Electronic Engineering at Bristol Robotics Laboratory andDirector of the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England
At the heart of the conference are our inspiring seminars which focus on supporting all practitioners to use a wide range of ICT to support and further learning in the classroom. This year’s selection of seminars reflects the increased focus on programming while retaining sessions on key areas such as safety, curriculum and mobile devices. Alongside the seminars the School Showcase will give delegates an opportunity to look at real practice from other schools.
The conference will also host a large exhibition of technology suppliers and the opportunity to engage with representatives to explore how their products can benefit learning in your school. It is also an opportunity to engage with those suppliers you have already purchased from to ensure that you are making the best use of their resources to enhance learning.
Information about all aspects of the conference, including the seminars and keynote speakers, is available through the West of England ICT Conference website which can be accessed at www.westofenglandictconference.org.uk. There is also a promotional video which provides further information about the conference and you can join the conversation on Twitter with #WEICT15 or follow @WEICTCONF.