The Assignment Report seminar

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Making a difference: Maximising learning outcomes and
improving workflow in schools

A half-day seminar for educational suppliers and providers of support services to UK schools

Thursday 14 February 2019, 13:00-17:30 – Ironmongers’ Hall, LondonV

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The Assignment Report seminar


Introduction

Damien Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education in England and Wales, has challenged the global technology sector to revolutionise teaching and learning in the country’s schools, colleges and universities. In particular, he called on educational companies to provide tools and software to support and ease the burden of teachers and schools in a number of critical and often troublesome areas, including:

  • Teaching practice to support access, inclusion, and improved learning outcomes for all.
  • Assessment processes, making assessment more effective and efficient.
  • Administration processes to reduce the burden of ‘non-teaching’ tasks.

Our half day seminar addresses each of these points in turn, through our high-level panel discussions and debates.

A primary benefit of integrating technology into the curriculum is that it facilitates data-driven decision making. Teachers can now use formative assessments and student performance data to personalise learning and improve academic outcomes for all learners. And increasingly AI-based learning tools will be used to enhance learning. However, teachers face an array of hurdles that stymie their ability to use data effectively. One roadblock trips them up more often than any other: a lack of time.

With school budgets squeezed and an array of offers from established companies and new entrants, schools and colleges are increasingly looking for suppliers to provide data that shows how their product improves learning outcomes and student achievement. Schools and colleges also want data on the cost-effectiveness of products, and teachers’ usage of them.

Damian Hinds called on private-sector companies to help schools and colleges use technology to transform classroom and back-office operations by eradicating systems and processes that are inefficient, incomplete, and inadequate. To achieve this, education suppliers must ensure that their solutions are inherently useful to all stakeholders, simple to use from day one, make an immediate impact, and do not significantly add to teachers’ and support staff workloads.

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Programme

13:00 – 13:45  Registration and refreshments

13:45 – 14:00  Chair’s introduction and welcome: Ed Tranham – Editor, The Assignment Report

14:00 – 15:00  Panel session one

Data driven teaching and intervention
  • What is personalised learning and why its definition ranges widely from one school to another?
  • What kinds of data can help teachers make decisions to improve learning outcomes?
  • What kinds of data can help teachers the most?
  • Is adaptive content always beneficial or is it sometimes more important to let teachers and students decide what comes next?

Panellists include:
Dan Sandhu – CEO, Sparx
Paul Charman – Managing Director, FFT Education
Frances Soul – National Director of Education, Academies Enterprise Trust
Chair: Andrea Carr – Founder, Rising Stars

15:00 – 16:00  Panel session two

Efficacy – Applying outcomes-focused, evidence-based design to products and services
  • What are the outcomes that matter most to teachers and schools?
  • How do you effectively design and develop existing and new products and services to help achieve those outcomes?
  • How do you demonstrate that your technology is doing what you claim it will do for schools and colleges?
  • How can you capture experiences and best practices on integrating learning technologies into teaching and learning?

Panellists include:
Ian Rowe – Business Development Director, GCSEPod
Richard Marett – CEO, Whizz Education
Chair: Amanda Peck – Executive Director Marketing, Professional Group, McGraw-Hill Education

16:00 – 16:30  Refreshments

16:30 – 17:30  Panel session three

Reducing workload: Supporting workflow improvements in the classroom and back-office
  • Are fully integrated solutions the answer to reducing teachers’ and support staff workloads?
  • How do you avoid your solution having a negative impact on time, and consequently on teachers’ and support staff workloads?
  • How do you ensure that your solution solves an operational or workflow problem?
  • What are the interoperability and data protection implications in developing workload reducing solutions?

Panellists include:
Steve Burnett  – MD, RM Education
Josh Perry – Director, Assembly

17:30 – 19:00  Wine and canape networking reception supported by Cairneagle

 

 

 

 

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Benefits of attending

  • Take away insights on how to better understand the outcomes that matter most to your schools.
  • Find out what data educational companies are collecting and using to help their schools make decisions that improve learning outcomes.
  • Learn how integrating technology, including AI-based learning tools, into the curriculum facilitates data-driven decision making.
  • Inform your approach to the development of existing and new products and services.
  • Compare different approaches taken by educational companies in demonstrating impact to their
    schools.
  • Discover the strategies being adopted by companies aiming to help reduce teacher workload.
  • Learn how other educational companies demonstrate the operational efficiencies of their products
  • Get insights from leading industry specialists tackling the same challenges as you.

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Panellists

 

Ed Tranham – Editor, The Assignment Report

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Peck – Executive Director Marketing, Professional Group, McGraw-Hill Education

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Rowe – Business Development Director, GCSEPod

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Burnett  – MD, RM Education

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Sandhu – CEO, Sparx

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Paul Charman – Managing Director, FFT Education

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Perry – Director, Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Carr – Founder, Rising Stars

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Marett – CEO, Whizz Education

 

 

 

 

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Testimonials

“Very valuable insight into the emerging issues across the education industry and how companies, including our competitors, are developing strategies to address them.”
Ben Powell, SVP, Business Development & Partnerships, Learnosity

“I consider your event the best networking occasion of the year, and this one was no exception.”
Lis Tribe, Managing Director, Hodder Education.

Panellists and delegates talking about last year’s event: ‘The changing landscape in procurement, international opportunities and the use of data in schools’

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Register

Subscribers to The Assignment Report – Register
First delegate: £195 +VAT = £234
Subsequent delegates: £145 +VAT = £180

Non-subscribers – Register
First delegate: £275 +VAT = £312
Subsequent delegates: £225 +VAT = £330
Non-subscribers can book at 20% off before 31st December 2018

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Substitutions, cancellations and refund policy

Substitutions welcome at any time. Written cancellations made four weeks before the seminar date will be subject to a full refund. Written cancellations made two weeks before the seminar date will be subject to a 50% + VAT refund per ticket. Cancellations made less than two weeks before the seminar data cannot be refunded. All cancellations must be made in writing. Meissa Limited reserves the right to alter the programme without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. We also reserve the right in our absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel the programme in which case all monies will be refunded. Meissa Limited safeguard your data. We will endeavour to keep you informed of our other Meissa events and products where appropriate.

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