The Edtech Podcast Festival

The Edtech Podcast Festival

edtech podcast festival
Date: 22 Sep 2018 Venue: Plexal 14 East Bay Lane, The Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford London E15 2GW
Type: Conference

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The inaugural EdTech Podcast Festival, supported by Cambridge Assessment, will invite up to 300 education innovators drawn from teaching, assessment, technology and the media to get involved in a festival of ideas to "improve the dialogue between 'ed' and 'tech' for better innovation and impact through storytelling". The festival will enable educators to explore new tools and strategies to support their learners, and EdTech organisations will be able to get immediate feedback on their innovations and discover new skills.

Cambridge Assessment is "powering" a series of Educator Workshops featuring experts from across the organisation as well as some of our partners.

  • EdTech in English
  • Come and get involved and find out how Cambridge Assessment English is exploring and harnessing the latest innovations to transform language teaching, learning and assessment. With Dan Frost, Tom Booth, and Mary Whiteside.

About the speakers

Dan Frost 150px - ImageDan Frost is Learning Technology Lead within the Digital and New Product Development team at Cambridge Assessment English where he works on R&D with teams across Cambridge English with the aim of bringing new technologies into English language learning.

Thomas Booth 150 px - ImageTom Booth is a Product Owner at Cambridge Assessment English. Currently he is working on diagnostic testing, and he is particularly interested in how technology can help deliver meaningful and impactful feedback to language learners and their teachers. Prior to joining Cambridge Assessment English in 2010, he worked in English Language Teaching. 
  • EdTech in Maths
  • Join OCR, Cambridge Maths, and MEI to explore how technology can provide opportunities for students to focus on what statistics and charts are REALLY showing them, plus, a look at how graphing technology can help enhance student's understanding of mathematics. With Darren Macey and Tabitha Gould from Cambridge Maths, and Terry Dawson and Tom Button from MEI.

About the speakers

Tabitha Gould 150px - ImageTabitha Gould has spent the last three years designing both resources and professional development within the post-16 project Underground Mathematics, and as part of the Secondary Maths team at NRICH. Prior to this she taught mathematics in a local secondary school, having the unusual opportunity to teach students in mixed ability groupings all the way from year 7 up to GCSE. Tabitha now works on the Cambridge Mathematics Framework, continuing to map learning and teaching trajectories for ‘number’.

Darren Macey 150px - ImageDarren Macey spent nearly 10 years teaching secondary maths, along with a little Physical Education and ICT, before he joined OCR in 2014 as a subject specialist where he worked on the redevelopment of A Level Mathematics. Darren currently works full time for Cambridge Mathematics, initially mapping learning trajectories for the 'statistics' strand of the Cambridge Mathematics Framework. He writes about maths teaching and assessment and co-authored the 2018 Cambridge University Press upcoming pedagogy book for teachers, “Teaching Statistics”.
Terry Dawson MEI 150px - Image Terry Dawson joined MEI in April 2013. He has worked with MEI’s curriculum team to develop the new Core Maths qualification, related teaching resources and learning approaches. Terry has developed and led CPD sessions for teachers and subject leaders. Before joining MEI Terry taught in secondary schools for over 21 years, including 13 years as Head of Mathematics, and 2 years as an Assistant Headteacher.

Tom Button 150px - ImageTom Button is the Mathematics Technology Specialist for MEI and Technology Professional Development Lead for the Advanced Maths Support Programme. Prior to this he taught maths in sixth form colleges for 10 years. He is an expert in the use of technology in the maths classroom and has extensive experience of leading professional development to support teachers in this. Read his blog here.
  • EdTech in Science
  • Join Cambridge Assessment, with colleagues from Cambridge University Press, as we discuss how digital learning materials support great teaching and add value in the classroom. We’ll also show you how we made our excellent Resource Plus for Science, as well as share exciting teaching and learning ideas applicable across all subjects. Presenters Andrew Field and Liz Duncombe of Cambridge Assessment International Education will be joined via video link by colleagues at Cambridge University Press.

About the speakers

Liz Duncombe 150px - ImageLiz Duncombe joined Cambridge Assessment International Education in 2015 and works in curriculum support. Before that she was a teacher for 11 years in UK secondary schools and was also involved in initial teacher training. She is completing her doctoral research into student experience of transition into the sixth form.
  • How Cambridge does EdTech
  • Join us for a fun final session of the day as we come together to explore what ed tech looks like across all subjects and share thoughts, trends, and tips with each other. Andrew Nye and Evelina Galaczi from Cambridge Assessment English will be joined by all presenters from the previous three sessions.

About the speakers

Andrew Nye 150px - ImageAndrew Nye leads the Digital & New Products team at Cambridge Assessment English, working on applying digital technologies to language learning. He has worked there for the last 11 years, prior to which he worked in English Language Teaching as a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager. He has a first degree in modern languages and an MBA.

Evelina Galaczi 150px - ImageDr Evelina D. Galaczi is Head of Research Strategy at Cambridge English. She has worked in English language education for over 25 years and especially enjoys working with teachers and exploring the integration of digital technologies in assessment and learning, and empowering teachers with competencies to be successful practitioners in the age of digital learning.  She received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Columbia University, USA.

Other events at the festival will include a live podcast recording featuring a community of educational podcasters; EdTech workshops; and 'meet-up' opportunities for networking. Speakers will include the co-founder of TeacherTapp and educational journalist Laura McInerneySara Custer from Times Higher Education, Michael Forshaw from Innovate My School and Adebayo Odusola of Debate Mate.

To find out more about the festival and the EdTech Podcast, visit the website.

14 East Bay Lane, The Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford London E15 2GW