#Bett2017: Take-away tips from education experts

Bett, the leading global education event, returns to ExCeL London from 25 to 28 January 2017, with a focus on game changers and best practice within education. A broad range of practitioner-led seminars and workshops covering primary, secondary, higher education (HE), special educational needs (SEN), further education (FE) and skills, will address key issues in contemporary education. These varied sessions will provide useful insight into the latest research, practices and policies affecting education worldwide.

With leading speakers from across all walks of the education sector, these sessions are designed to provide practical teaching techniques that educators can take away and implement in their own classrooms. Here’s an insight into just some of the things you can expect from each ‘Learn Live’ programme…

Learn Live: Primary

On Wednesday 25 January at 12pm, Dave Whyley, an education technology consultant who has spent nearly 40 years working in education, will be explaining how and why he is encouraging schools to salvage pupils’ digital work from servers and cloud storage and bring it into the physical school space, to encourage peer assessment, feedback and collaboration.

On Friday 27 January at 10.30am, Katja Schipperheijn, CEO and founder of sCool by The LearnScape, will be explaining how schools can help prevent against radicalisation at a primary level.

On Saturday 28 January at 12pm, Brianna Owens, a teacher who began her career in the UK and now works at Espoo International School in Finland, will explore what makes the Finnish education system so successful.

Learn Live: Secondary

On Thursday 26 January at 3pm, Nigel Sheppard, deputy headteacher at Horndean Technology College, will be discussing Assessment without Levels.

On Friday 27 January at 1.30pm, Chris Woolf, headteacher at Pinner High School, will be delivering a session on the place of social media in the classroom.

On Saturday 28 January at 10.30am, Laura White, head of digital at St Catherine’s School in Bramley, will be exploring the application of digital intelligence in the classroom.

On Saturday 28 January at 2.15pm, Sachin Choithramani, learning leader for digital technologies at Steyning Grammar School, will be looking at ways in which Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can be used to conduct assessment for learning across the secondary curriculum.

Learn Live: HE

On Wednesday 25 January at 1.45pm, Ian Miller, eLearning manager at the University of Manchester, will be discussing how iPads have contributed towards a vision and plan of a paperless teaching and learning environment.

On Thursday 26 January at 11am, Tatia Gruenbaum, lecturer for English business communication and English coordinator at Avans University of Applied Sciences, will be exploring how undergraduate students can refresh and expand upon their essential study and career skills using Facebook.

On Friday 27 January at 12pm, Hamad Khan, lecturer at Richmond University, will be discussing blended learning and offering tools that can be used both in and outside of the classroom environment.

Learn Live: SEN

On Wednesday 25 January at 10.30am, Mandy Leung, principal at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, will be presenting the insights she’s gained from the past few years from career coaching, industry mentors, collaborating with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and arranging mock interviews to build the confidence of SEN students when it comes to facing challenges in the workplace.

On Thursday 26 January at 10.30am, Alex Grady, education development officer at nasen – the national association for special educational needs, will ask how we can develop the teaching workforce through effective continuing professional development (CPD) which blends online learning with an experiential approach.

On Friday 27 January at 11.30am, Carol Allen, school improvement adviser (ICT and SEN) at North Tyneside City Learning Centre, will share effective and practical ideas that can be used in the classroom to improve access and inclusivity, engagement, creativity and standards.

On Saturday 28 January at 2.15pm, Amber Akapritis, teacher at Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, will explore the use of technology in the classroom by three deaf educators, as well as discussing a technology-based global collaboration project involving deaf classrooms from Sweden, South Africa, and America.

Learn Live: FE & Skills

On Wednesday 25 January at 10.30am, Karen Scott, founder and director of Mid Kent College of HFE, will be discussing the future coders work experience model, involving mobile and web apps which are developed by students and supported by professionals in a professional environment.

On Thursday 26 January at 10.30am, Gordon Duffy-McGhie, director for teaching, learning and student development at Middlesbrough College, will deliver a session focusing on how digital stories can be used to create dynamic learning, teaching and assessment resources; resources that more actively engage students in learning trough increased participation and digital skills development.

On Saturday 28 January at 2.15pm, Paul Clarke, lecturer in creative media at Guildford College, will explore how we can integrate the digital creativity that young people are now so accustomed to into our FE teaching. He’ll ask how we can incorporate Snapchat, Instagram, Minecraft and whatever forms of digital creativity emerge next into our plans, merging the skills of FE professionals and the young people they teach.

Bett 2017 is free to attend and will take place from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 January 2017 at ExCeL London. For more information or to register, please visit bettshow.com. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter @Bett_Show.

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