The 18th West of England ICT Conference, organised by local authorities in the region, will take place on Thursday 30 June 2016 at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol.
This year’s theme ‘Digital Doorways’ reflects the way in which technology can literally open the door to endless possibilities and opportunities, allowing learners to explore, experiment and enhance their knowledge and skills. The doorway is also open to support leaders and teachers with using technology to share collaborate and learn from each other as well as providing tools to give learners exciting experiences to address their learning needs across the whole curriculum.
This year’s thought provoking and informative keynote speakers are:
- Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild – long established friends of the conference who will inspire and excite with new ways of using technology to get the creative juices running!
- Ken Corish – who will update us with the latest safeguarding and online safety trends and developments in the educational arena
- Fran Scott – who has a unique view on STEM and was a keynote at the BETT education technology show in 2014
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 promote learning in the classroom. This year’s selection of seminars are focused around broad themes including supporting ‘Teaching & Learning’ and ‘Leadership & Management’. They offer a focus on key areas such as online safety, curriculum and mobile devices. Included this year is a Teach Meet which will span across seminar sessions to give delegates an opportunity to look at real practice from other schools. 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 and services 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 brand new West of England ICT Conference website which can be accessed at http://weict.org.uk.