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Technology for Change in Hull: Online Safety CPD event for teachers

Thursday 19th January 2017 at Sirius Academy West

09:30am – 14:30pm

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Safeguarding Young People Online

Link to free registration is here

We’re pleased to announce our latest free CPD event for teachers and leaders in primary and secondary schools in Hull and surrounding areas.

Delighted to be bringing a thought provoking day centred around strategies to safeguard young people online, the aim of the day will be to support you with turning guidance into practical approaches to take back into school.

Who should attend?

The conference is for headteachers, teachers, senior leaders, governors and designated safeguard leads (DSL) responsible for online safety (e-safety) in primary and secondary schools.
The aim is to support and address major online safety issues facing schools.

Keynote:

The conference will open with a keynote by Carmel Glassbrook, from SWGFL and working as a Helpline Practitioner on the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH).

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Following current trends from this session, teachers will then be able to access a range of practical workshops to support collaborative planning and self review.  We’ll be helping to interpret information in light of recent advice from the DFE, alongside networking opportunities throughout the day.

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The workshop programme includes:

  • OFSTED – Making sense of the new Online Safety (formerly e-Safety) Standards
  • Engaging Parents – how to encourage parents to work in partnership with your school to keep children safe
  • The risks our children are facing – keeping up to date with current risks including sexting and radicalisation
  • Leading online safety at Ganton School through self-review
  • Practical workshops to share strategies, tools and resources

Speakers:

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               Carmel Glassbrook

Carmel Glassbrook is a Practitioner at the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH), providing support and advice for the whole of the UK’s children’s workforce dealing with any online issue.  The helpline is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, a partnership comprising Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning.

Carmel has a particular focus and passion for sex and relationships education, having contributed to the government campaign ‘Dare 2 Care’ work around managing sexting incidents in school.

 

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                    Jo Graham

Jo Graham is a leading member of the Salford City Council’s Online Safety sub-committee, and was instrumental in writing the Online Safety Policy template for schools, which has been adopted and distributed to all Salford Schools.  In her role with RM Education, Jo has worked with schools to support their e-safety policies and training over the past 12 years and in particular with Salford schools in the past 5 years. Jo is a CEOP Ambassador and also a facilitator and moderator for EPICT, an Online Safety qualification referred to in the Ofsted Handbook for Inspectors.

 

 

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                Tom Radge

 

Since leaving the Armed Forces, Tom Radge is an Assistant Head Teacher at Ganton School in Hull and also a DfE CAS Master Teacher Level 2. He is passionate about developing outstanding practice within computing for KS1 & 2 and SEN. Recently shortlisted for a Naace SEN Impact Award 2016, Tom delivers OCR entry level computing, KS1/2 computing and also teacher CPD sessions for primary and SEN settings

 

 

 

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                                        Charlotte Aynsley

Charlotte Aynsley is a member of the CEOP Education advisory board and an NSPCC associate.  She has worked in the online safety field for over 15 years, 10 years of which she spent in Government, then in 2013 Charlotte started her own company – E-safety Training and Consultancy.

Charlotte worked on the sexting advice along with colleagues from CEOP and UKCCIS. She has also worked on several high profile online safety programmes and initiatives including the NSPCC’s Share Aware campaign, Walt Disney’s ‘It Starts With You’ online safety campaign, The Parent Zone’s Parenting in the Digital Age programme and Keeping Children Safes’ Online Safety Guide.

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                                Kat Howard

 

Kat Howard has been involved in the education industry for over 13 years and is RM’s lead educationalist for online safety. During her time as a teacher she taught in primary, secondary and the independent sector. She has consulted with many schools to develop their understanding of online safety and supported school leadership teams to implement and embed policies, procedures, training and committees. She is passionate about the importance of online safety in schools and the wider community and supports schools with advice and support on a day to day basis.

How do I register?

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 Refreshments on the day:

We’ll provide light refreshments and a buffet lunch, so please register before 7th January so that we can order accordingly. If you have any dietary requirements, then please add a note on your booking registration.

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Engage. Inspire. Collaborate. Share.

‘Increasing diversity and inclusion in tech to inspire our next generation of innovators’

Our second Tech 4 Change conference was hosted in Hull again on Thursday 23rd June.

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Supporting teachers, school leaders and educators working in schools, colleges and community learning projects, the event blended together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshops, and opportunities to build on local and national networks.

We were excited to be joined by Laura Higgins and Kate Bellingham, who both delivered keynotes during the event.

Laura, Online Safety Operations Manager at South West Grid for Learning, is the lead partner of the UK Safer Internet Centre, where she manages two specialist Helpline services.

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The Professionals Online Safety Helpline has established itself as a lifeline for professionals who work with children and young people, experiencing issues with digital technology and online safety.   In 2015, SWGfL launched a brand new service specifically to support victims of revenge porn, which was once again ground-breaking and a first for the UK. 

Online safety is an area of support and CPD offered to all of our schools and one which has been prioritised this year. Laura’s keynote included recent trends and emerging issues, along with invaluable strategies to help teachers and young people.

Kate joined us with a wealth of experiences and approaches to share around the subject of participation of young people in STEM subjects.

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With a degree in physics, MSc in Electronics and Qualified Teacher Status, she has worked as a computer programmer, broadcast engineer, TV presenter (including ‘Museum of Life’ and ‘Tomorrow’s World’), and secondary school maths teacher.  In 2014 Kate was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science from the University of Hull.

Her work and roles as Patron of WISE and champion for girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are closely aligned to projects across schools encouraging greater participation; most recently with girls in computing.

Encouraging creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship

Supporting ideas and collaborations, based on innovative technologies, is a common theme to emerge from our schools’ development plans for CPD in Hull.

During this academic year, we’ve continued to work alongside teachers and leaders to adopt technology-supported pedagogies which improve learning outcomes and extend project opportunities with students.

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CPD themes

For some that’s taken the focus of a’STEM to STEAM’ approach to explore peer to peer learning projects and reflect on the impact of digital making activities across the curriculum.

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Supporting STEM days with partner primaries

For others an opportunity for teachers to evaluate a particular technology such as 3d printing as a mechanism to extend creative opportunities to model solutions.

A group of learning innovators have recently looked towards wearable technology as an area of innovation and developed their own applications and designs through an enterprise perspective.

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Peer to peer learning through wearable tech challenges

In other areas, the safe and responsible use of technology at home and in school has been supported using augmented reality tools. More educational applications of virtual reality are also emerging as groups of teachers and learners are experimenting and creating content using Google Cardboard.

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Image courtesy of Google Expeditions project

The programme of CPD evolves from individual school plans into a diverse mix of hands-on learning opportunities, workshops and action research projects which are shared across the city. Fundamentally, to support teachers and leaders to:

  • Engage and Network with peers
  • Celebrate and Share aspects of innovative pedagogies to support engaged learning and student successes
  • Discoverand Reflect on great practice and emerging initiatives
  • Inspire and Collaborate to explore the ‘digital maker’ culture

Our annual celebration of great teaching with technology approaches again with the Tech 4 Change conference on Thursday 23 June.

Whilst hosted in Hull we’ll be welcoming colleagues, friends and partnerships from the city and beyond as we share successes and plan for next steps.

If you’d like to join us and be part of the growing collaboration opportunities through ed tech, then please use the free registration and workshop booking page below:

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Link to registration page

One outcome from last year’s event was an educational visit to Bletchley park for over 80 students and teachers.  Wonder what will emerge from this year’s event?

Together, we’re nurturing and inspiring the next generation of digital creators, critical thinkers, problem solvers, collaborators and leaders from the city.  Exciting times ahead as we approach 2017 as a City of Culture with it’s own digital programme of opportunities.

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