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Welcome to the Big Education Debates

Top educators and specialists have gathered together over the past few months to discuss the latest EdTech and eSafety challenges facing schools today, along with providing advice on how to tackle these issues.

Part 4 – Out now!

Recent events (COVID-19) have impacted the entire education sector, from the way we teach, the tools needed and our communication methods – as well as highlighting gaps and strengths in the industry.

Hosted by Russell Prue (founder and broadcaster of Anderton Tiger Group), the topics debated and discussed by industry experts and educators include:

 

  • Chapter 1 – The new ‘normal’ of teaching and learning
  • Chapter 2 – School Digital Strategy – evolution and impact
  • Chapter 3 – Industry and educators reactions and responses to
                        recent events

Meet the speakers involved…

Al Kingsley

Al Kingsley

Managing Director of NetSupport, Chair of two MATs, RSC Board Member, Chair of local SEND Board and featured in the Edtech 50 Yearbook.

Caroline Wright

Caroline Wright

Director General of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), Co-Chairs the DfE’s EdTech Leadership Group, and is a member of the DIT Education Advisory Group.

Martin Baker

Martin Baker

CEO of One Team Logic (the makers of ‘MyConcern’), Former Chief Constable of Dorset Police, School Governor and Director of a Multi-Academy Trust with over 35 years’ experience in safeguarding.

Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison

Former Principal, School and College Governor, member of Ministerial Education Technology Action Group, and Judge for TESFE awards, BETT awards, Learning Reimagined awards and E-assessment awards.

Simon Blower

Simon Blower

Former primary school Teacher and Deputy Head in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Co-Founder of Pobble, an award-winning writing platform, which supports teachers and pupils around the world.

Bukky Yusuf

Bukky Yusuf

Senior Leader and Science Teacher, Ambassador for Leadership Matters, Network Leader and Coach for WomenEd and BAMEEd, and Co-Chair of the Department for Education’s EdTech Leadership Group.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Director of ICT Evangelist and former Senior Leader and Teacher. Advocate for the purposeful use of technology linked to pedagogy, plus digital strategy.

Dee Saran

Dee Saran

Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching at Dubai College with an MA focusing on pedagogy. Passionate about pushing creative boundaries and embracing evidence informed leadership. 

Caroline Keep

Caroline Keep

Teacher and Director of #Makerspace (the first school of its kind in the UK), Founder of the National Festival for Digital Making #Makefest, passionate advocate for eradicating the digital divide.

James Donaldson

James Donaldson

Dean of Learner Journey at Cardiff and Vale College and leading on the implementation of the Welsh Government’s statutory ALN reform.

Scott Hayden

Scott Hayden

Lecturer/Manager of a team that supports and trains students/staff in using digital innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Google Certified Innovator, National Teaching Awards Silver Winner, and National Advisor for EdTech UK.

Martin Bailey

Martin Bailey

Digital Enrichment Leader at Lanchester EP Primary School (Co.Durham), Director of Animate 2 Educate Ltd, Lecturer in Primary Computing (PGCE & BA) at Durham University.

Watch the last three debates

The Big Education Debate – Part 3

Some of the UK’s top educators and specialists reunite for this instalment, with new faces joining the discussion. The topics covered in this video include: the future of edtech, safeguarding trends and actions, challenges across the sector, top new apps and more.

Children’s eSafety & Digital Citizenship Debate

In addition to #TheEdTechDebate 3, students from Cornist Park CP School, in Flint, Wales, gathered to discuss how technology in their school has impacted their learning experiences – from favourite apps and acquiring new skills, to staying safe online and supporting their peers through their roles as eCadets.

The Big Education Debate – Part 2

Part 2 of the Big Education Debate sees our panellists discussing the hot topics of school technology, VR and AR, digital citizenship, safeguarding, implementing education technology, managing school costs, GDPR, their favourite apps and much more.

The Big Education Debate – Part 1

The first Big Education Debate sees some of the UK’s top educators and specialists come together to discuss the topics of the day for school technology, digital citizenship, safeguarding, implementing education technology, managing costs and more.

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