Reimagining The Role of Technology in Education

On the 4th March 2022, we hosted a free school IT conference: Reimagining The Role of Technology in Education, to inspire educators across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, transforming the way they teach through the use of technology. The conference was held at the Village Hotel, Hessle and featured speakers from industry leaders including Google and Microsoft.

Due to the detrimental effects of COVID-19, schools were forced to rely heavily on the use of technology to continue educating their pupils. Many schools were not prepared for this sudden change which resulted in the need for additional IT support. Whilst technology is an integral part of teaching and learning, the government’s Education Technology Survey 2020 – 2021 found that 68% of teachers said they were not comfortable or confident with online learning platforms or technology. Following this, 64% of teachers say skills and confidence are barriers to the uptake of technology for teaching.

Our mission is to enable educators to adapt and thrive in the ever-changing digital landscape to unlock the potential that technology brings to all. As an approach to addressing this mission, we created the Reimagining The Role of Technology in Education conference.

The conference brought together educators to inspire the use, and share the possibilities, of technology within education, showcasing innovative applications within teaching and learning. Educators were able to discover more about how they can align technology to their desired outcomes whilst reducing costs and keeping their schools safe and compliant. The conference held speakers from industry leaders such as Google and Microsoft who was represented by Paul Edge from Ribblesdale Technology College.

Keynote speaker Phil Bagge, Hampshire Computing Inspector and primary school teacher also shared his method to help schools plan and prepare for Ofsted and computing.

Educators had the opportunity to connect with trusted technology experts including exhibitors from NetSupport, Securly, Clevertouch, Rodocodo, River and Sharp Copiers, alongside other education specialists.

Evoke Technologies showcased some of their interactive tech including their sensory van and WizeFloor. 

NowPressPlay also demonstrated their award-winning immersive audio resource, engaging St Thomas Moore’s primary school children through sound, story and movement.

The children were also immersed in the Microsbits live lesson that delegates could observe and be inspired from, delivered Angela Baker, one of our customer success managers.

Johnathon Martin delivered an insightful short training course on cybersecurity for schools, that provided delegates with a certificate of completion. 

Thank you for a great day – easily the best course I have ever been on!” – Rachel Mason, Brough Primary School.

A raffle was hosted that gave schools an opportunity to win a variety of prizes including 16 class devices with storage. All those who attended the event will have a second opportunity to win another set of 16 class devices and storage by filling in one of our self assessment forms.

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Published: March 22