UWE HOSTS NATIONAL TEACHING CONFERENCE

Issue date: 10 July 2003


ISSUE DATE: 10/07/03

West of England ICT conference Wednesday 16 July 2002

The University of the West of England will host the West of England ICT conference on 16 July 2003 at the New Redland Building on Frenchay Campus. This is the second year running that the ICT conference has been hosted by UWE.

The ICT conference provides an opportunity for all teaching staff, ICT co-ordinators, headteachers, and school governors to get together to explore how ICT can be used to enhance teaching objectives in schools.

Keynote addresses will be given by Sue Hackman, National Director, Key Stage 3 Strategy, on ‘Transition – Teaching Inbetweenagers’, and Russell Prue, Evangelist, Curriculum On-Line, DfES on ‘Have you spent your eLC’s yet?’

Hilary Guckian, Chair of the Conference Steering Group said, “The Conference has been designed so that there will be something to interest all teachers. There will be input from national and local experts and a focus on practical ideas for using ICT including emerging technologies.”

A key feature of the conference is a major exhibition with leading educational ICT suppliers. Teachers can find out all the latest information teamed up with support and advice from the DfES and the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency. A range of resources will be on display including hardware such as interactive whiteboards, computers and tablet PC’s as well as a large range of software.

“The exhibition will give teachers an opportunity to see what’s new in ICT and this will help with planning spending on ICT as there will be ample opportunity to assess what will work best for the children they teach.”

Participants can choose from 36 workshops and seminars that will demonstrate how technology can enhance children’s learning experience. The seminars will be of interest to early years, primary and secondary teachers.

More information about the range of seminars on offer can be viewed on the conference website at www.uwe.ac.uk/ictconference.

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