Bett is the global community for education technology. Our mission is to spark ideas, create connections and accelerate trade, driving impact and improving outcomes for teachers and learners.
For Bett 2023, we’re launching Connect @ Bett – a completely new, tech-enabled meetings programme that will drive more meaningful conversations than ever before in Bett’s 37 year history. Connect @ Bett empowers Education Institutions and Governments to discover the right solutions for their learners, in a fraction of the time and allows technology providers to find the people within institutions that can unlock the potential of their tech. “
Inspiring speakers from the world of politics, education and computers, including Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, Sugata Mitra from Newcastle University, Jonathan Rochelle from Google, Amy O’Toole and Debbie French. Presented by Dr Emily Grossman and David McClelland. Video produced by Silverstream TV.
Paul Rogers, founder of Little Bridge – the online learning platform for English – explains how they can bridge the gap between school and home on laptop, tablet and phone. Find out more at www.littlebridge.com
Steve Beswick, Director of Education at Microsoft, explains the latest innovations including the launch of Minecraft Education, micro:bit, pen technology and the Microsoft Village. Presented by David McClelland.
For the last few years, personalised learning and adaptive technology have been a hot topic in the education world, but what does the promise of this new way of teaching and learning mean for you and your students? In this session with McGraw-Hill Education CEO David Levin and top learning scientist Professor Rose Luckin from UCL Institute of Education, they discuss the world of learning science and understand why and how your students learn best. They investigate how metacognitive theory, the concept of deliberate practice and the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve impact learning potential and see what the excitement is all about
Khan Academy is a non-profit providing free resources for learners of all ages at KhanAcademy.org. Its library of content covers math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. To date, Khan Academy has delivered over 580 million lessons. It has over 26 million registered students, who have completed over 3.8 billion practice problems – about 4 million per day.
Professor Sugata Mitra. Professor of Educational Technology /Director of the interdisciplinary research centre, SOLE Central, University of Newcastle. He was given the $1m TED Prize in 2013 in recognition of his work and to help build a School in the Cloud, a creative online space where children from all over the world can gather to answer ‘big questions’, share knowledge and benefit from help and guidance from online educators. The School in the Cloud brings together Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLEs) to link in with the Granny Cloud, originally set up in 2009 following an appeal for retired teachers willing to offer a few hours a week to help teach English to Indian schoolchildren. This mentoring and encouraging role is still a vital part of the success of this educational approach today.
“Technology is a powerful tool in extending and creating opportunities for young people. That’s why as a One Nation government we want all children to be able to benefit from new innovations and develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in modern Britain.”
How can e-learning and elite education institutions provide opportunity for student’s education disrupted by war? In this session, the CEO of Classera discusses the journey so far with partners in tow, and what this means for redefining education and elevating its purpose all together.
What do Tripadvisor, Youtube, Minecraft, Twitter, Facebook, MOOCs, Blogs and Wikipedia all have in common? These, amongst many other platforms represent the new front in learning. Dan Haesler travels from Australia to explore the possibilities of Connected Learning in organisations and why it is essential it is embraced in formal education.
As more technology enters the classroom, the challenges for teachers have changed. Leveraging cloud based tools for collaboration, showcasing student work, managing small group learning, and providing just in-time feedback are just some of the new daily tasks for teachers in the digital classroom. In these learning environments, effective classroom orchestration can be the difference between chaos and success. Join this discussion on the changing role of the teacher as it evolves beyond the stereotypes of “sage on the stage” and “guide on the side.”
Sometimes less is really more. Find out what you really need to know from these pecha-kucha insight sessions: Lightning Insight Presentation 1: Be the First to Know – EdTech Trends David Mattin, Head of Trends & Insights, trendwatching.com “Edtech UK – the state of the nation” Ian Fordham is the Co-founder of The Education Foundation and CEO of Edtech UK; Ty Goddard is the Co-founder of The Education Foundation and Chair of Edtech UK Let the learners lead: why the research of 2.2 billion children is worth listening too and worth acting upon Stephen Heppell, Emeritus Professor Chair in New Learning Environments, Anglia Ruskin University
This debate offering attendees the chance to consider the massive investments on IT education resources and discuss the ways how computing is actually used in the classroom. Should we raise our expectations? Should we expect computing to be used in more powerful ways? What are the actual 21st century skills? Join this debate to challenge your beliefs and to think deeper about what you are doing in your classroom. Maurice de Hond- Founder of Steve Jobs schools Audrey Watters – education writer who runs the HACK Education blog Will Richardson – Expert, Innovator and author in the intersection of education and social, online learning networks
Veniamin Kaganov – Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Russian Federation – Changes in the federal state educational standards in the education of children and young people in primary schools and in higher education. – Approaches to forming a federal system for identifying and supporting gifted and talented children.
Edwards set up his youtube channel with just a handy cam and enthusiasm; over 100 million views later he is an MBE, a Buckingham Palace social media advisor, and launch-pad for the musical industry. How does he do it and what advice can he give young digital enthusiasts of today!?
The VP of Worldwide Education for Microsoft reveals how Minecraft Education will transform teaching and introduces the Micro:bit. Anthony Salcito works to help empower educators and inspire students to achieve more. He aims to transform the way we learn with the support of the best technology to help build critical skills for the modern, global workplace. He’s speaking at the Arena at Bett 2016.
This session from the School Leaders Summit at Bett 2016 has three different perspectives on how you can use assessment in life after levels. Greg Watson, Chief Executive, GL Assessment, Jonathan Bishop, Headteacher, Broadclyst Community Primary School & Luke Bowers, Director of Data Strategy, Ormiston Academies Trust How digital assessment can actually save you time and effort. How assessment can help you to deliver a more creative curriculum. How assessments can give you strategies to tackle the new accountability measures. How a modest amount of assessment data well used can enhance teaching and learning for every student.
The Modern Classroom – balancing technology, space and pedagogy. Gill Leahy – Senior International Education Consultant Promethean. Informed by recent research and Promethean’s own classroom based experience, this session considers the 3 key aspects of the modern classroom (the learning space, the technology and the pedagogy), and how these can be adapted to support the 4 catalysts of engagement, feedback, personalisation and collaboration which are critical to motivate students to learn. The session considers some of the barriers overcome by successful school leaders in reimagining the classroom. Toolkits for designing, implementing and evaluating the modern classroom are recommended.
This session gives you great insight into new methods for schools to meet the demands of the future. Ian Birch provides the audience with hands-on examples and recommendations for a whole new approach to professional development for teachers and school leaders. Ian Birch, Leadership Development at IST, is passionate about lifting leadership skills and professional development within schools to a whole new level. This former Special Forces officer who sees school leadership as his new mission has also spent time as a teacher, coach and management consultant. At his current role at IST Ian is primarily focusing on quality management and professional development.
Life after levels: A Secondary School’s Experience so far. This session looks at how an 11 to 18 Secondary school has implemented a new assessment system to replace National Curriculum Levels at Key Stage 3.James discusses ways in which the system was developed, shared with stakeholders and launched at the start of this academic year.
Engaging Kids Today: It’s about pedagogy not just technology. The body of literature around student engagement is vast and continues to grow. Educators have never been better informed of the complexities and interactions between pedagogy, technology, neuroscience and engagement. Yet, across the western world in particular, studies suggest that student engagement levels continue to drop. Why is this? Could one of the reasons be, that despite all the talk of an Education Revolution, most of the action centres around standardisation, assessment and accountability? In this presentation, Dan explores how, by understanding authentic engagement teachers can inspire mini-revolutions in their own schools and communities, to ensure that – not only are kids prepared for tomorrow – they are engaged today.
The Future of Technology in Education. Eddie Ginja is Head of Technology & Innovation at KYOCERA Document Solutions UK. The use of technology is an effective way of reducing cost and increasing satisfaction among teachers and students. Kyocera has a variety of products and software solutions, already adopted in business, which can be tailored to the needs of schools and colleges to enable teachers to spend more time teaching and less time on paperwork
Reliability is Everything. Technology lessons learned from one of the UK’s top ranking schools. Marek Polniaszek – Head of IT at Wilson’s School, Sutton. In an environment of increasing demand for ‘digital technologies in the classroom’, blended learning, BYOD, 1:1 and the relentless growth of educational applications, coupled with ever-constricting budgets, the requirement for a reliable technology infrastructure is paramount. An appropriate educational technology solution requires three components: 1. Infrastructure reliability 2. Consistently reliable high performance 3. Reliable and predictable longevity In this informative, straight-talking session, Marek Polniaszek, Wilson’s School’s Head of IT skips the hype and marketing to discuss how they put an end to the constant fix-patches and instead engineer a new infrastructure architecture designed to transform a slow, unreliable legacy environment to an extremely reliable, high performance and ubiquitous IT delivery system designed to benefit all subjects and departments, with measurable results. Wilson’s school now delivers an education eco-system that consistently places it at the top of UK rankings, and at over 400 years old, the school has had to continually adapt over centuries to meet ever-changing expectations. With schools throughout the country replicating this model, this is a session not to be missed. Marek is a head of IT, consultant and coach who is an expert at achieving the highest performance outcome utilising the minimum possible resources. With 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, Marek has mastered multiple IT roles, working on several, multi-national projects, including Unilever and Radianz. Moving from an enterprise environment where money was not so constrained, into education where budgets continually tighten has allowed Marek to develop a highly efficient IT strategy that other schools throughout the country are replicating. As well as heading up IT at Wilson’s School in Sutton, Marek now advises other schools on infrastructure policies and implementation.
FutureLearn and the role of MOOCs in education. FutureLearn is an innovative MOOC platform with over 2.8 million users and hundreds of free online courses from the world’s leading universities and institutions, such as UCL, King’s College London, Edinburgh and Manchester. The free online courses cover a wide range of subjects, from Dentistry, Medicine and History to Preparing for University and Developing Your Research Project. Yvette Bellis is Assistant Head, Bullers Wood School and Neil Harvey is Head of Marketing and Communications at FutureLearn Video production by Silverstream TV.
Maintaining the ability to learn in a digital landscape. Tricia Kelleher is Principal, Stephen Perse Foundation. With so much focus on learning through technology, some questions have been raised about the ability of pupils to learn through traditional methods. This session will address an integrated approach; where by students understand their own ability to learn through e-books. Video production by Silverstream TV
Changing Landscapes in the Education Sector. As the pace of change and expectation for schools continues to accelerate, driven by the changing student on one hand and the challenge of maintaining and improving services while spending less on the other, how can technology help schools and academies adapt? A key element is ensuring a single view of student interaction and school management, and this session highlights key aspects as provided by Civica’s Education Suite. Ryan Meade is a Consultant at Civica, a provider of ICT solutions, software and services to schools, academies, free schools, colleges, multi academy trusts and local authorities. Ryan has 12 years’ experience in the Education sector, having previously worked at Capita before joining Civica in 2014. Ryan’s experience includes working with Local Authorities to deliver projects to improve efficiency and provide cost savings; and with schools, academies and Multi Academy Trusts to manage the transition from complex systems such as Management Information Systems. Today, Ryan works within a team which provides education software to over 6,000 schools, academies and colleges to help improve teaching, learning and administration. Martin Baker is Senior Account Manager for Multi Academy Trusts at Civica. Martin has 20 years’ experience in the sector, having previously worked at Capita and the Guardian before joining Civica in 2014. Today, Martin works within a team which provides dedicated support to approximately 50 Multi Academy Trusts, helping them to improve teaching, learning and administration.
Barnaby Lenon addresses how schools can achieve outstanding results whilst reaching full business potential Barnaby Lenon is Chairman of the Independent Schools Council. He was educated at Eltham College and Oxford University. He taught at Sherborne School, Eton for 12 years, was deputy head of Highgate School, head master of Trinity School Croydon and head of Harrow (12 years). He has been a governor of nine schools. He is chairman of governors of the London Academy of Excellence, a free school which opened in 2012 in Newham, east London. He is chairman of the Independent Schools Council, a member of the Oxfordshire County Council Education Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Yellow Submarine charity, and a board member of Ofqual and the New Schools Network.
Life after levels. Mick Walker, one of the UK’s leading assessment gurus, loves education and is passionate about the opportunity life after levels brings to all teachers. He believes this is the teaching profession’s time to define the future of assessment. He will offer expert advice on how to deal with the removal of attainment levels and how to put assessment back at the heart of teaching and learning. Video production by Silverstream TV.
Dr. Eileen Lento – Director Strategy & Marketing – Intel Education John Galvin – Vice President of Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager – Intel Education Peter Rafferty – Educator – Green Park Primary School Amanda Hayward – eLearning Advisor Gareth Shaw – Educator and ICT Lead – Ballyclare High School Ollie Bray – Headteacher and Principal – Kinguissie High School Annemieke Akkerman – ICT Coordinator – Nelson Mandela School
School Leaders Summit 2016 Mark Sparvell – Senior Manager of Education – Microsoft Tom Kees – Headteacher & a Director – Northampton Primary Academy Trust Partnership (NPATP) and Simon de Senilis Primary School
School Leaders Summit 2016 Carol Allen – School Improvement Advisor – North Tyneside Anthony Rhys – ICT/ Sensory Coordinator – Trinity Fields School Anita Sawyer Vasan – Specialist Teacher – Love Learning James Winchester – Teacher of ICT/ Computing – Oak Grove College Donald Cumming – Assistant Headteacher – Holmfirth High School
Technology in Higher Education Summit Sarah Davies – Head of Change Implementation – Jisc Rob Howe – Head of Learning Technology – University of Northampton Chris Evans – E-Learning Manager, WMG – University of Warwick Dave White – Head of Technology – University of the Arts Marion Manton – E-Learning Research Project Manager – University of Oxford
Technology in Higher Education Summit John Kaye – Senior Co-Design Manager – Jisc Steve Wheeler – Associate Professor of Learning Technologies – Plymouth University Emma Leech – Director of Marketing and Advancement – Loughborough University Peter Klappa – Master of Rutherford College and Reader – University of Kent Mark Frydenberg – Senior Lecturer- Bentley University
Technology in Higher Education Summit John Kaye – Senior Co-Design Manager – Jisc Shaun Hides – Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Advisory Board DMLL – Coventry University Belinda Tynan – Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning Innovation) – The Open University Ian Campbell – Deputy Vice Chancellor – University of Hertfordshire
Technology in Higher Education Summit Martin Hamilton – Futurist – Jisc Julie McLeod – Pro Vice Chancellor – Oxford Brookes University Shan Wareing – Pro Vice Chancellor – London South Bank University Rebecca Lingwood – Vice Principal – Queen Mary University of London Thomas Ward – Pro Vice Chancellor – Durham University
Technology in Higher Education Summit Martin Hamilton – Futurist – Jisc Will Woods – Acting Director, Technology- Enhanced Learning (Learning and Teaching Solutions) – The Open University Enda McGovern – Associate Professor – Sacred Heart University Diana Andone – Director of the eLearning Center – University Politehnica
Incorporating Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom Models Technology in Higher Education Summit Sarah Davies – Head of Change Implementation Support – Jisc Zoe Swan – Senior Lecturer – University of Greenwich Ali Press – Lecturer – University of Westminster Linda Creanor – Head of Blended Leaning – Glasgow Caledonian University Santanu Vasant – Educational Technologist – City University London
Technology in Higher Education Summit John Kaye – Senior Co- Design Manager – Jisc Shakira Martin – President for Further Education – National Union of Students (NUS) Begum Whitehead – Student Murray King – Student Ella Geraghty – Student
Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou – Head of eLearning – University of Northampton Stefanie Anyadi – Teaching and Learning Team Manager – University College London Clive Young – eLearning – University College London
As learners become more technology savvy, universities must adapt to ensure that they facilitate student’s needs. Chris Evan’s case study shows how this university’s journey is transforming their campus and outcomes. Chris Evans has been the Manager of e-Learning of Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick for the past three years. In this role he is responsible for the strategic development, coordination and implementation of technology enhanced learning policies and initiatives, and for providing support to staff in translating and implementing these policies and initiatives.
What is Bett? Our mission is to bring together people, ideas, practices and technologies so that educators and learners can fulfil their potential. We globally represent 139 countries; building term relationships with educators, education leaders and innovators. For more information on Bett visit: http://www.bettglobalseries.com/
Highlights from the Bett Asia press conference, launching Bett Asia 2016 in Kuala Lumpur. Featuring speakers including… For more information on Bett Asia visit: asia.bettshow.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettAsia Twitter: www.twitter.com/Bett_Asia
Ciudad de México, 19 de octubre de 2017. En el marco del segundo día de actividades de Bett Latin America 2017, el comité internacional de Bett informó que entragará a las autoridades de la Secretaría de Educación Pública Federal, una unidad móvil educativa “Aulabox” y la donación de paquetes de útiles escolares, a fin de apoyar la educación de las comunidades afectadas por los terremotos en México. Con esta iniciativa, Bett apoyará el reestableceimiento de clases, a modo de dar continuidad al aprendizaje de los estudiantes. “Aulabox” es una iniciativa impulsada por UNETE, -asociación civil enfocada en mejorar la calidad y la equidad de la educación en México a través del uso de la tecnología-, que consiste en la instalación de contenedores de carga, adaptados como aulas de clase y equipados con computadoras, software ducativo, internet y servicios de impresión. “La instalación de un Aula Box tendrá como objetivos principales restabler la educación formal, reintegrar a los alumnos, rehabilitar o reconstruir escuelas, continuar con el programa de estudio y reincorporar y capacitar a los docentes”, señaló Grania Chesterton, Directora de Bett Latin America 2017. Asimismo, Bett informó que, en conjunto con Suma por la Educación y las donaciones recibidas por parte de los participantes en el Centro de Acopio instalado en la Expo, al momento se han recaudado más de mil artículos escolares con los que se elaborarán paquetes que serán entregados en las zonas más afectadas.
At Bett Middle East we caught up with leading speakers about educations role in unlocking opportunity. They touched on STEM, Moocs, flipped learning and the attributes educators need to meet the needs of today’s learners.
We caught up with Aaron Tait, Co-Founder of Education Change Makers. Aaron discusses how entrepreneurship and community solidarity need to work together for an educational project to succeed. We also find out what Aaron thinks the near future of education is; as well as what excites him most about Bett.
From the perspective of the classroom; how can teachers bring innovation into the classroom and enable students to have an entrepreneurial mind-set. At Bett Middle East, we talk to: Professor Hossom Badrawi – Chairman, Nile Badrawi Foundation for Education and Development. Dr Leland Blank – Interim Provost & Chief Academic Officer – American University of Sharjah. Richard Lee – EMEA Education Enablement Manager, Lenovo. Sir John Jones – Author and Educationalist.
As part of the second day of activities of Bett Latin America 2017, Bett’s international committee reported that it will provide the authorities of the Federal Public Education Secretariat with an educational mobile unit “Aulabox” and the donation of school supplies to support the education of communities affected by earthquakes in Mexico. With this initiative, Bett will support the reestablishment of classes, in order to give continuity to student learning. “Aulabox” is an initiative promoted by UNETE, a civil society focused on improving the quality and equity of education in Mexico through the use of technology, which consists of the installation of cargo containers adapted as classrooms and equipped with computers, educative software, internet and print services. “The main purpose of the Aula Box will be to restore formal education, reintegrate students, rehabilitate or rebuild schools, continue the curriculum and reintegrate and train teachers,” said Grania Chesterton, Director of Bett Latin America 2017. Likewise, Bett reported that, in conjunction with Suma for Education and the donations received by the participants in the Collection Center installed at the Expo, more than a thousand school items have now been collected with which packages will be produced and delivered in the most affected areas. For more information on Bett visit: https://latam.bettshow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BettLatinAme… Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bett_LatAm
Sumitra Nair – Vice President, Talent Development and Digital Entrepreneurship , Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) speaking at the Bett Asia roadshow in Malaysia, August 2017. For more information on Bett Asia visit: asia.bettshow.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettAsia Twitter: www.twitter.com/Bett_Asia
Professor Graham Kendall – Provost and CEO, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) discussing his experiences in expanding into ASEAN with the first ever branch campus of a British University outside the UK. For more information on Bett Asia visit: asia.bettshow.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettAsia Twitter: www.twitter.com/Bett_Asia
Dr. Perry Hobson, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Global Engagement at Taylor’s University addressing opportunities for higher education to embrace international collaboration at the Bett Asia Roadshow, Malaysia. For more information on Bett Asia visit: asia.bettshow.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettAsia Twitter: www.twitter.com/Bett_Asia
In the lead up to Bett Asia 2017, we asked our keynote speaker Graham Brown-Martin, Educator and Founder of Learning Without Frontiers, how we can nurture more digitally-minded educators and what the biggest opportunity that technology presents for learning is.
In the lead up to Bett Asia 2017, we asked our keynote speaker Graham Brown-Martin, Educator and Founder of Learning Without Frontiers, about his topic at Bett Asia ‘Education & the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and why is it important for our audience to hear about, and how education systems can adapt to meet the needs of future employability skills.
Dr. Tarek Shawki (Minister of Education in Egypt) and other education experts talked to us about the challenges faced in education today and how we can create a better future by transforming education.