Guest post from the organisers of the education innovation conference.
Microsoft are an official supporter of the Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition - an exciting, national event on the 8th and 9th March at Manchester Central which focuses on integrating technology into learning.
Uniquely, Education Innovation offers education professionals, network managers and those responsible for IT in education in the north of the UK to come along to a national event without having to make the trip to London, working alongside supporters such as Microsoft, EduGeek and Computing At School.
In 2012, Computing At School (CAS) launched the Network of Excellence (NoE). Nearly 600 schools have signed up to this, and over 40 universities. The network is forging links between university computer science and education departments and their local schools to provide CPD opportunities, support and training.
Simon Humphreys from CAS will be taking part in the “Future of ICT in Education” debate with Stuart Ball (Microsoft), Emma Mulqueeny and Brian Lightman (ASCL) as part of an incredible line up of keynote speakers that include David Brown (head of ICT inspection at OFSTED), Vanessa Pittard, (Department for Education), Saul Nasse (Controller of BBC Learning) Spencer Kelly (BBC Click), Dr Alice Roberts and Professor Tanya Byron.
The event will also have a fantastic range of education speakers including Gareth Ritter (Willows High School), David Mitchell, Bob Harrison, Jodie Collins, Simon Rawlings and many, many more.
Education Innovation is co-located with the Raspberry Jamboree 2013, which is all about the use of Raspberry Pi in education. Clive Beale from the Raspberry Pi Foundation will be speaking at the show as well.
Education Innovation is completely free to attend and is designed to provide a superb range of free CPD training sessions, debates, workshops as well as an exhibition of over 70 expert solution providers.
EduGeek will be running a helpdesk on stand E3 at the exhibition designed to offer advice, solutions and suggestions for free to education professionals
Schools, colleges, universities and training providers can also put forward a nomination for our Education Innovation Awards to recognise some of the excellent work being done to harness technology.
Click here now to register for the show and be entered automatically into a prize draw to win £500 of technology vouchers for you or your educational establishment.
Places on the sessions are booking up fast, so secure your space now.
Follow the show on twitter and join in the debate #EICE
Have a look at the website for further details.