Course: Digital Strategy Conference
October 2 10:00 am 4:00 pm
“It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders.”
Marion Ginapolis, School Superintendent, Michigan
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.”
Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft
As these two quotes show, opinion on how useful technology is in our schools vary widely. Schools are under increasing pressure to use technology in innovative and measured ways to engage pupils and parents yet have very little time to evaluate the educational impacts.
Schools want to lead but are increasingly finding that navigating their way through the maze of digital possibilities is expensive, time-consuming and frustrating. In this conference school leaders will be given the overview and insight they need to feel confident in making the right choices for their school. Hosted by the Joe Warren, IT Education Consultant and former Head of IT Strategy for the Cognita Schools Group, the day will include sessions and discussions to unpick real stories on how technology has made a difference in schools.
The day should be invaluable for Heads and lead team members keen to understand the possibilities for their school. No detailed technical knowledge is necessary, the course aims to demystify the ‘EdTech’ world and focusses on the impacts on education of different digital solutions available.
Sessions during the day confirmed include:
‘Building a digital culture: How to lay the foundations for effective IT use in schools’
‘Flipped learning: how technology is turning teaching upside down.’
‘The good, the bad and the open source: choosing the tools your school will use.’
‘The new E-Safety: The key decisions to shape school online access strategy.’