Havering School Improvement Services is Highly Commended at the Bett Awards 2013

The Havering School Improvement Services’ ICT Team were delighted to be ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of ICT Service and Support at the Bett 2013 Awards.  

The following extract from the Bett Awards 2013 Guide explains the role of the Hsis ICT team…

“Havering School Improvement Services (Hsis) ICT is a small team that supports schools in Havering and beyond. Our core aim is to ensure Computing and ICT are key enablers in driving up and maintaining standards in schools in the face of a constantly changing environment with diminishing and changing budgets, a changing national curriculum and at a time when schools have the freedom to develop their own ICT curriculum which is new, creative and challenging. Improving opportunities and outcomes for all pupils requires a whole school focus. The range of solutions we promote work together in tandem. ”

 

Hsis Senior Inspector Standards and Effectiveness – ICT Futures – Penny Patterson commented, “We were delighted to receive recognition at the Bett Awards.  This reflects the strong relationships that we have with our schools and academies, the commercial sector and the ongoing partnerships with educational establishments both in the UK and internationally.  We were also thrilled that our partners Rising Stars were also Highly Commended for their work developing Switched on ICT – Key Stage One.”

MirandaNet at Bett 2013

Wednesday 30th January
Miranda’s ICT curriculum: today and tomorrow

1200 – 1300 MirandaNet unconference opens

1230-1245 Interview with Bob Geldof
‘Questions and Answers’: ‘The World is Calling’
 with  Professor Christina Preston and Stuart Abrahams, GroupCall.

For Bob’s vision of school have a look at I Hate Mondays <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kobdb37Cwc>

1330-1400 Linking CPD, learning and technology: David Weston, Chief Executive Teacher Development Trust

1430-1500  The MirandaNet approach to the new ICT curriculum: Ian Lynch, GEBOL, Theo Keuchel, MirandaNet; :Allison Allen, Outstream and Naace

1530-1600 What does innovation in education look like? Dominic Savage, BESA, leading a panel of MirandaNet associates who are designing the tools to promote innovation in teaching and learning including: IRIS-Connect, Follett; Group Call; KO-SU; Tom Holland, My Knowledge Map; GEBOL;  LightSpeed; My Knowledge Map; Texas Instruments; and TSM workshops.

1630 – 1730 MirandaMod: An ICT curriculum for the Knowledge Age; Douglas Butler (TSM Workshops); Iris Lanny (Oracle); Bill Mitchell (British Computer Society); Roger Turner, LightSpeed; Andrea Forbes (Texas Instruments); Dr Chris Yapp and Dr John Cuthell, MirandaNet.

Members and friends are welcome to congregate for drinks and supper together after the show at 1800 at La Barrique (www.labarrique.co.uk), a warm rustic wine café  5 mins walk to the right of  Excel West Gate on the way to the Custom House DLR station.

Thursday 31st January
Professional Development about ICT and underpinned by ICT.

1100-1130: Enhanced CPD through video technology: Andy Newell: IRIS Connect

1230-1300 Teaching Schools and Technology: Bob Harrison National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services

1430-1500  Twitter for enhanced CPD: Andy Mellor – NAHT

1530-1600 Digital Literacy; Digital Safetygetting the balance right: Allison Allen, Outstream and Professor Christina Preston, MirandaNet

1630 – 1730: MirandaMod: What makes a good ICT professional development programme? Led by Rachel Jones (Education Director, The Elliot Foundation) and Catherine Howard (Head of Training & Consultancy, Steljes), Dr John Cuthell, Director, MirandaNet and Dr Christina Preston, Founder of MirandaNet, and Professor of Educational Innovation, University of Bedfordshire.

Members and friends are welcome to congregate for drinks and supper together after the show at 1800 at La Barrique (www.labarrique.co.uk), a warm rustic wine café  5 mins walk to the right of  Excel West Gate on the way to the entrance to Custom House DLR station.


Friday Ist February
An agenda for professional communities: building and sharing professional resources

1100-1130  Technology and the Listening Environment: Roger Turner, LightSpeed.

1230-1300 Twittering and other professional development tools: Dr Matt Pearson

1330-1400 Apps for Good: Debbie Forster

1430-1500 Building Professional Capital through technology: Graham Newell, IRIS Connect.

1530-1600 Re-engineering education: a call for collective action. Professor Marilyn Leask and Dr Sarah Younie, Education Futures Collaboration.

1630 – 1730 MirandaMod; Where are all the resources for teachers? Dr Sarah Younie, Sarah Jones,Core Education, and Professor Christina Preston, Education Futures Collaboration.

Members and friends are welcome to congregate for drinks and supper together after the show at 1800 at La Barrique (www.labarrique.co.uk), a warm rustic wine café  5 mins walk to the right of  Excel West Gate on the way to the entrance to Custom House DLR station.Or sign up for the TeachMeet

Saturday 2nd February
Teachers’ ICT Curriculum Exchange
in partnership with World Ecitizens <http://www.worldecitizens.net/>

1030 -1100 Literacy from Scratch: Lawrence Williams, Brunel University and Dr Mirka Cernochova, Charles University, Prague.

1115-1145 A vision for the future of learning led by MirandaNet strategists: Jim Fanning Tidewell School, Dai Thomas, Warden Park, and Denis Landie and Michael Smith, Forest School.

1200 -1230 Can digital devices really have an impact on learning? About iPads led by Kevin Burden, Hull University; about IWBs,  led by  David Obst, Technische Universität, Dresden.

1300-1315 Using Web 2.0 tools for enhancing learning – school case studies: Dr Katya Toneva, St Mary’s University.

1400 – 1430 How can partnership with colleagues abroad help teaching and learning?  led by Dan Bowen and Dave Smith – Havering School Improvement Services

1500-1600 – A Think Tank: How ICT/digital technologies might be used to motivate and facilitate the inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds and disadvantage? Charlotte Davies, Dr Christina Preston, University of Bedfordshire.

Why are so many children not achieving and badly behaved? Cognitive Visual Integration Therapy is providing solutions. Providing the right kind of digital brain training could be the answer. In this session help us to work out which digital tools might help and how to spread knowledge about this more widely.

Members and friends are welcome to congregate for drinks and supper together after the show at 1630 at La Barrique (www.labarrique.co.uk), a warm rustic wine café  5 mins walk to the right of  Excel West Gate on the way to the entrance to Custom House DLR station.

Make a difference! Participate in the MirandaNet debate!
Programme: http://tinyurl.com/blx26pz

Exploring Education Futures series: ICT Curriculum and professional development
North Gallery Room 19 (Note the change)

Powering Learning 
BETT13
January 30th – 2nd February
http://www.bettshow.com/
Excel Centre, Royal Docklands,
London, E16 1DR
Register here http://www.bettshow.com/
Nearest station is Custom House (DLR) station, change at Canning Town on the Jubilee line.