The Education Show will be coming to the NEC, Birmingham next week (16th-18th March - find Innovate My School at Bett Academies stand D8), and offering teachers the opportunity to learn more about the latest issues in education, meet fellow educators from across the country, and discover exciting new methods and resources to enhance the way we teach and learn in the UK. With an entire theatre dedicated to special educational needs (SEN), this area of the show is set to be as insightful and inspiring as ever!
I tweet and blog a lot about my network and how being an outward-facing leader who is connected to a wider educational community fuels me. In the last few years, through Twitter, StaffRm, #womened and now #bameed, through #teachmeets, #leadmeets and #researched, I have met a plethora of fantastic educational contacts who have inspired me, empowered me and connected me. Through these connections I have ended up meeting brilliant educators and collaborating on some fantastic projects. These collaborations have reignited my passion for my profession.
Edtech providers Computeam are inviting teachers to their free-to-attend annual conference taking place on Tuesday 7th February at Chill Factore, Trafford, Greater Manchester. This year’s theme is ‘achieving deeper learning outcomes using technology’, with discussions on how teachers can harness the wow-factor that technology offers to benefit classroom learning.
Innovate My School has partnered with the Bett Show to back the third Bett Futures. Launched in 2015, Futures brings Bett delegates the most exciting and inspiring edtech startups from across the world. Innovate My School joins BESA, Naace, Edspace Hoxton, The EdTech Exchange and WORLDbytes in getting involved with the future of educational technology. The Bett Show will take place at ExCeL London on 25th-28th January 2017.
This June will see the third annual STEMtech Conference and Showcase take place at the Telford International Centre in Shropshire. A must for school leaders looking to create, sustain and build engagement in STEM, the event will be held around the theme of ‘Skilled for Success’. Both Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th June will see headteachers, principals, subject leaders, business managers, governors and more head to the Centre for a variety of seminars and workshops. Four events in one, tickets for the STEMtech Conference and Showcase are priced from £85 + VAT.
On Saturday 23rd January, Bournemouth University will host the Digital Citizenship Summit UK, a free-of-charge conference organised to promote “positive, practical, and action-based solutions towards safe, savvy and ethical technology use”. An event that began as a Twitter conversation, #DigCitSummitUK is the British evolution of the Digital Citizenship Summit, who enjoyed their inaugural gathering in Connecticut during October 2015.