ASCL Education Technology Conference 2022

Venue: Hilton Belfast 
Free for all senior leaders - you do not need to be an ASCL member to participate

Join senior leadership colleagues from across the UK to discuss and share strategies on the role technology will play in the future of education.

This one-day conference is free to all senior leaders, regardless of ASCL membership, and offers an exceptional opportunity to explore how you can continue to develop the use of technology in your school to benefit pupils and staff, now and in the future.

The ASCL Education Technology Conference aims to:
  • create an ecosystem of leaders grounded in the potential of technology to enhance how we educate and develop our children and young people
  • build fundamental change to how we view the future of teaching and learning, harnessing the power of technology to help sustain and enhance the role of teachers and leaders
  • understand the practicalities of what technology can do for school leaders and their communities
  • provide insight into how use of devices in education works in practice and the relatively easy steps school leaders can take to utilise device capability in designing and delivering the curriculum
  • offer a step-by-step guide so school leaders can successfully use technology to enhance their pupils’ futures
  • support the creation of a route plan to help leaders manage the journey to greater and more effective use of technology, helping to put the technology jigsaw together at a pace that meets the needs of individual schools and their contexts
Speakers include:
  • Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
  • Abdul Chohan, VP of Learning at Showbie Inc. Director ThinkSimple Ltd, Co-founder of The Olive Tree Free School, Apple Distinguished Educator
  • Al Kingsley, Educational Technology advocate, tech influencer, author, trust chair and CEO of NetSupport
  • Paul Gardner, Vice Principal, Methodist College
  • Philippa Wraithmell , Experienced school leader, author and digital learning specialist
  • Mark Anderson, author, blogger, influencer and strategic consultant, ICT Evangelist
  • Linda Parsons, award winning Innovation Lead and science teacher
  • Corrine Latham, Principal, Seaview Primary School
  • Panel discussion: Momentum in Northern Ireland: Scale and pace of change
Please see our Programme tab below for full details of each session.

Attendance at this event is open to all senior leaders. Examples of how schools in Northern Ireland are using technology will be featured however, senior leaders working in other locations will find the event useful.

Exhibition: if you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please contact exhibitions@ascl.org.uk
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ASCL Professional Development reserves the right to amend the programme should circumstances dictate.
 

8.00am     Registration and refreshments
       
9.00am     Welcome and introduction
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
       
9.20am     Anything is possible
Abdul Chohan, VP of Learning at Showbie Inc. Director ThinkSimple Ltd, Co-founder of The Olive Tree Free School, Apple Distinguished Educator

This session focuses on the barriers to implementation and how to overcome these in your context. Abdul uses his story of how he did this, in the most challenging of circumstances, to illustrate that anything is possible. 
       
9.55am     Sponsor session
Matthew Lawlor-Jones, Area Sales Manager, Unifrog
       
10.00am     Refreshment break
       
10.20am     The hidden foundations (infrastructure and safeguarding)
Al Kingsley, Educational Technology advocate, tech influencer, author, trust chair and CEO of NetSupport
 
A closer look at the hidden infrastructure required to launch your digital plan effectively. Also, how to quality assure what you are using following implementation.
       
11.05am     From concept to concrete, a case study
Paul GardnerVice Principal, Methodist College Belfast

A look at how one school went from nothing to award-winning strategy in a little over two years. Focus on building with what you have, all under the umbrella of one digital eco-system (in this case, TEAMs).
       
11.35am     Developing your digital strategy, the top takeaways
Philippa WraithmellExperienced school leader, author and digital learning specialist

A 'top tips' session on how to build a digital strategy that is right for your school context. 
       
12.10pm     Lunch
       
1.00pm     Digital Efficiencies and Staff Wellbeing
Mark AndersonAuthor, blogger, influencer and strategic consultant, ICT Evangelist

A look at the non-academic benefits of digital strategy implementation, with a particular focus on efficiencies and staff wellbeing.
       
1.40pm     Device Agnostic Schools and the Role of ‘Digital Architects’
Linda Parsons, Award winning Innovation Lead and science teacher

How to navigate the minefield of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) through a device agnostic approach as well as a look at the role of staff and students in your digital policy.
       
2.20pm     How to Navigate the Northern Ireland Setting
Corrine LathamPrincipal, Seaview Primary School and Nursery Unit, Belfast

How to adapt your policy to meet the NI context, including C2k and Capita.
       
2.40pm     Momentum in Northern Ireland: Scale and pace of change
Representatives from Apple Education

Where now? What a large-scale project in NI might look like and what we need to do next.
       
3.10pm     Closing remarks


 

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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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Abdul Chohan

Director, ThinkSimple Ltd and Apple Distinguished Educator

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Al Kingsley

CEO, NetSupport

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Mark Anderson

Author, blogger, influencer and strategic consultant, ICT Evangelist

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Philippa Wraithmell

Author, Apple Distinguished Educator, Digital Learning Specialist

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Matt Lawler-Jones

Area Sales Manager, Unifrog

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Paul Gardner

Vice Principal, Methodist College, Belfast

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