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The Future of Digital Technology in Education

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The Chartered College of Teaching is delighted to be working in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Educators to explore what using digital technology to support learning could be like in 2023 and beyond.

About the session

This blended ‘in-person’ and webinar event brings together experts to present the research and practice of PedTech. Please note that places for in person attendance are limited to 25 on a first registered basis. These places will fill up fast! Virtual attendance is unlimited.

Following a welcome from Roy Blackwell , Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Educators and Helen Simon, Chair of the Worshipful Company of Educators SEND committee, you will hear from two speakers:

Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith

PedTech: Pedagogically led uses of digital technology – An introduction to the research and its implications

Thomas Lange

The ecosystem supporting PedTech

There will then follow a session on What does PedTech in practice look like? with leadership insights into the impact of PedTech on learning and teaching. This will be chaired by Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, with insights from Phil Hedger, Jonathan Bishop, Dr Neelam Parmar and John Murphy.

Breakout sessions will be held for both those attending in person and online, with a feedback session to capture recommendations from the groups.

The event will close with a short reflection item, facilitated by Cat Scutt, Director of Research at the Chartered College of Reaching

After the event, the Worshipful Company of Educator and the Chartered College of Teaching will publish a paper sharing insight from discussion groups and speakers.

Click here for the full agenda and itinerary: Agenda

Our Presenters and hosts

Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith EdD MA(Ed) MMus PGCE BA(Hons) FCCT FRSA – Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith is an award winning teacher and leader with a passion for supporting those who work with children and young people. As Director of One Life Learning, Fiona provides strategic education consultancy services to schools and trusts, professional learning providers and EdTech companies. She is also the Founder of PedTech, an Associate Lecturer and Researcher at The Open University, a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and sits on the board of a number of multi academy and charitable trusts. 

Thomas Lange  FCCT is a senior school leader with over 20 years of experience in schools supporting and implementing the digital transformation journey. As a frequent contributor to conferences, workshops and industry events, he has been at the forefront of developments within education. He has worked with senior management, teachers and pupils to create a digital ecosystem that allowed everybody to excel through good use of EdTech. He led his previous school to be awarded the Microsoft Showcase School for four consecutive years with all teaching staff members qualifying as Microsoft Innovative Educators. The use of assistive technology is of particular interest to Thomas. He championed the use of technology in public examinations for a number of years. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society the Arts and the Chartered College of Teaching.

Dame Alison Peacock DBE DL DLitt, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered College of Teaching – Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, a Professional Body that seeks to raise teacher status through celebrating, supporting and connecting teachers to provide expert teaching and leadership. Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has spanned Primary, Secondary and advisory roles. She is an Honorary Fellow of Queens College Cambridge and UCL, a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndŵr University and a trustee for Big Change. Her research is published in a series of books about Learning without Limits offering an alternative approach to inclusive school improvement

Cat Scutt MBE, Director for Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching – A former English teacher, Cat’s roles have since focused on supporting teacher development both online and through face-to-face activities, with a particular focus on development through collaboration and through engagement with research and evidence.  Cat leads on the Chartered College of Teaching’s work around teacher development and certification, including the Chartered Teacher programme, and their research activities and publications, including their award-winning peer-reviewed journal, Impact. She received an MBE for services to education in 2021 and has been a member of several government advisory groups.

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April 26, 2023
5:15 pm
- 8:00 PM
In person at The Guildhall, London and online