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MirandaNet at BETT15 21-24 January
Wednesday 21st January 2015

MirandaNet at BETT15 21-24 January
Thursday 22nd January 2015

Workshop: "Towards tomorrow's successful digital citizens"
London Knowledge Lab, Tuesday 24th February, 2015

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A world-class teaching profession: UK Government consultation

MirandaNet members have been invited to reply to this consultation about the future of the teaching profession. The consultation is designed to find out if there is enough professional support for an independent College of Teaching based on research into internationally acclaimed education systems in Singapore, South Korea, Shanghai and in Finland. This will be given DfE backing if there is enough grassroots support and financial backing. MirandaNet have pledged some money already.

Responses to these questions by Wednesday 28th.
 
Q1. What are the greatest impediments teachers and schools face in regularly undertaking high-quality professional development?
Q2. To what extent, and how, do teachers currently evaluate their professional development? What would support more rigorous evaluation?
Q3. Where should the balance of responsibility lie between teachers, schools and Government for ensuring that appropriate professional development is undertaken? How, in the longer term, might responsibility sit with a new independent professional body?
Q4. Despite the growing reach of the Teaching Schools network, are there areas where coverage of schools would remain a concern? How could any gaps be addressed?
Q5. What should the funding criteria be for Teaching Schools wishing to draw on the new funding pot for professional development? Should there, for example, be a requirement for Teaching Schools to work with a predetermined proportion of schools which are not already “good” or “outstanding”?
Q6. Will teachers benefit from an online platform that collates and presents evidence-based best practice?
Q7. In addition to the proposals outlined here, what other approaches would help schools to remove barriers and incentivise effective professional development for teachers?
 
Please fill in your contributions here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZVYZTFV

You can read the full background to the DfE consultation and download the consultation document here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/developing-the-teaching-profession-to-a-world-class-standard


MirandaNet at BETT15

BETT 2015

For MirandaNet members BETT15 will be for sharing and learning

We  will be Tweeting information all the time on  #mirandanet

Please sign up to get the news,  and make the news….

Amongst the members adding to #mirandanet will be:

@MirandaNet1 @MirandaNetter @sarahyounie @TrishCharlton

In emergencies text 07806669088, 07714 204 514 or 07801336048 for information about the MirandaNet programme.

MirandaNet on the DfE stand

MirandaNet FellowshipThe DfE panels and the Ask the Expert Pods are all on the DfE stand near the main entrance.

Eleanor and Rose will be on the BETT DFE stand  in MirandaNet t-shirts so you can leave messages about finding the MirandaNet team and meeting up with each other.

MirandaNet on DFE panels

Wed
1100 Dylan Jones: Eduvation Consultants
1200 Roger Broadie, Broadie Associates

Thursday
1100 Dr Sarah Younie, Director of Research and Innovation, MirandaNet. Reader at DMU
1200 Dr Christina Preston, Professor of Education Innovation, Founder of MirandaNet

Friday
1400 Dr Sarah Younie, Director of Research and Innovation, MirandaNet. Reader at DMU
1500 Adrian Hall, MirandaNet Director

Mirandalink in the Ask the Expert pods

Members will be meeting up in the  Ask the Expert Pods on the DfEE stand at BETT15 to exchange views and hold meetings. All members who join us will also be able to comment on the draft of our new website. The times are: 

  • Wednesday 10-2
  • Thursday 10-2
  • Friday 2 – 4

We do hope to see you there.

MirandaNet BETT15 Seminars

1) Free professional development programmes in ICT

Where: Schools Learn Live: Secondary theatre
When: 
10:00 – 10:45, Wednesday 21st January
At this session MirandaNet Fellows will explain how school leaders and teachers can make the most of opportunities for professional development through the free services...
Speakers:
Dr Sarah Younie, Reader in Education, Innovation & Technology  De Montfort University, MirandaNet Director of Research, Dr Patricia Charlton, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, MirandaNet Senior Fellow
MirandaNet Senior Fellow, Christina Preston Professor of Education Innovation, MirandaNet Fellowship Founder.

2) The benefits for ICT teachers in joining a MOOC

Where: Theatre: Learn Live: HE Learning Value and the Future Workforce FE
When: 11:30 - 12:15, Wednesday 21 Jan 2015
At this session MirandaNet Fellows will talk about their partnership with EU colleagues from Catalonia, Greece, Slovenia and The Netherlands in designing a MOOC...
Speakers:
Dr Sarah Younie , Reader in Education, Innovation & Technology  De Montfort University, MirandaNet Director of Research, Dr Patricia Charlton, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, MirandaNet Senior Fellow, Christina Preston Professor of Education Innovation, MirandaNet Fellowship Founder.

3) One term in: reviewing the new Computing Curriculum

Theatre: Schools Learn Live: Primary theatre
When: 16:00 - 16:45, Wednesday 21 Jan 2015

How are schools coping with the new Computing curriculum in England? What are the challenges, and how have they been, or could they be overcome?...

Chairperson: Terry Freedman, Independent Educational ICT Consultant, MirandaNet Fellow

Speaker(s):
Rachel Jones, Elearning coordinator, King Edward VI School|Dr Sarah Younie, Reader in Education, Innovation & Technology , De Montfort University & MirandaNet Director of Research |Tim Cross, Strategic Leader, Leigh Academies Trust|Ian Sillett, Education Advisor, onefourseven

4) Behaviour change: Creating a community to encourage educators to adopt technology and change their pedagogy

Theatre: Tech in HE
When: 10:30 - 11:15, Thursday 22 Jan 2015

Hear from our experts:

  • Supporting staff as technology changes pedagogy- providing digital skills training and building a local culture around e-learning
  • How they have motivated...

Chairperson:

Tim Marshall, CEO, Jiscom (Jisc Commercial Limited)

Speakers:
David Walker, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, University of Sussex|Gavin Brooks, Chair of Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy Group/ Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading|Margaret Cox OBE, Professor of Information Technology in Education, King's College London, Senior MirandaNet Fellow|Kevin Morton, Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton|Jaya Kannan, Director of Digital Learning

5) The FUTURES debate-Bring your own device

Theatre: Bett Futures
When 15:50 - 16:50, Thursday 22 Jan 2015
Bring your own device continues to be one of the most debated and controversial topics in the world of edtech. Love it or hate it,...
Chairperson: Ty Goddard, Co-Founder, The Education Foundation
Speakers:
Kate Broadribb, Senior Leader of Learning, Wildern High School|Fraser Speirs, Head of Computing and IT, Cedars School of Excellence|Roger Broadie, Pioneer of BYOD, Naace, MirandaNet Fellow

BETT information

 Basic CMYK

Our associates, GroupCall, have sponsored the BETT15 map which is here

You register for free tickets here.

You can download the BETT App here

Tips on Survival at BETT15

Some great tips on survival here by IRIS here! @iris_connect stand E360

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  • MirandaNet research for IRIS here

Terry Freedman, Senior Fellow, has also written some articles to help you around BETT15

“Enjoy”, says Terry, “If you have any comments about it, please let me have them via email or our contact form. If you go to Bett, please consider sharing your thoughts with other readers, by contacting me using the link above. You can write a few paragraphs, a few bullet points, or ask me for more detailed guidance. The main specific things I’d say is please include links when you refer to a product or service, and please don’t say anything that could land either of us in the libel court.” Terry Freedman’s Getting the Best out of Bett 2015.

Dominic Norrish’s article has also been recommended on Twitter

*Incredibly* useful guide to  by  => What to see at BETT if you’re planning a 1-to-1 project

If you want to know more  about the new release of MirandaNet Lightspeed research Go to Stand A380

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Workshop: "Towards tomorrow's successful digital citizens"

A policy think tank that moves beyond digital literacy and coding
London Knowledge Lab, Tuesday 24th February, 2015
MirandaNet, IFIT, ITTE and International Baccalaureate in partnership

In the coming years we need to move beyond digital literacy and coding. Instead, we need to consider how to introduce young people to the kind of digital wisdom that will enable them to be successful citizens in tomorrow’s constantly evolving digital landscape.

The four organisers of this event, and the organisations to which they belong, share a common interest about how we could seek to develop tomorrow's successful digital citizens. The day will involve a series of short presentations, discussions and panels. It is also anticipated that some attendees may be able to join online.


Fellowship

MirandaNet FellowshipFor 20 years more than 750 MirandaNet Fellowship members in 80 countries have committed to sharing their experience and expertise in educational innovation using digital technologies by publishing new professional knowledge in this fast moving field. Membership is free, and members ...

iCatalyst

iCatalystThe iCatalyst Educational Innovation Consultancy draws on a team of experienced MirandaNet Fellows to undertake international research, development and dissemination projects. A particular expertise is action research-based professional development programmes for schools, ...

World Ecitizens

World EcitizensMirandaNet Fellows built the World Ecitizens website after the events of 9/11 in New York to provide students from all nations and cultures with the opportunity to express how they will 'Create the World WE want'. One development in this area is the Peace Room where students can nominate the ...

 

Associates

MirandaNet works with valued associates who support the Fellows in their action research projects and knowledge exchange activities.

BESA |BETT |BrainPOP |Brother |Follett |Fit2Learn |Groupcall |icould |Ingot |IRIS Connect |Light Speed |Meru Networks |MESH |Tablet Academy |Toshiba |University of Bedfordshire |Yellow Dot