EMBC Autumn Conference at Derby County FC iPRO Stadium, Derby

| November 19, 2014 | 12 Comments 

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emPSNembc logoToday at Derby County FC iPRO Stadium, Pride Park, Derby for the ’embc Autumn Conference: enthusing and inspiring learners using ICT’ We explored, through our keynotes and workshops, how tech can enthuse and inspire and have an impact in the classroom.

From British Pathe we have Alistair White who will talk about the amazing film footage available online to all embc schools in particular their coverage of WWI and their tools for teachers.

With a packed workshop programme hosted by our suppliers and presenters there is something for everyone whatever your role in your school.

Workshops include suppliers Ark, Capital Bytes, Capita, eSafety Advisor – Alan MacKenzie, Kcom, KBR, Wave9,  presenters Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild, and Derbyshire Educational Technologist Katharine Childs.

– See more at: http://www.empsn.info/save-date-19th-november/#sthash.gRr3o8Xq.dpuf

From British Pathe we have Alistair White who will talk about the amazing film footage available online to all embc schools in particular their coverage of WWI and their tools for teachers.

With a packed workshop programme hosted by our suppliers and presenters there is something for everyone whatever your role in your school.

Workshops include suppliers Ark, Capital Bytes, Capita, eSafety Advisor – Alan MacKenzie, Kcom, KBR, Wave9,  presenters Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild, and Derbyshire Educational Technologist Katharine Childs.

– See more at: http://www.empsn.info/save-date-19th-november/#sthash.gRr3o8Xq.dpuf

British_Pathe_Ed_logoJoining us today, from British Pathe, was Alistair White who talked about the amazing film footage available online and a collection of useful workshops, including: eSafety Advisor – Alan MacKenzie, Kcom, KBR, Wave9, and Derbyshire Educational Technologist, Katharine Childs.

Thank you to Jane Barker, Marketing and Communications Manager emPSN, for inviting us and for her thoughts:

The embc Autumn Conference: enthusing and inspiring learners using ICT at home of Derby County FC, brings together technology and learning into one space to enthuse and inspire technicians and teachers alike. The fusion has been deliberate. Technology won’t improve children’s learning without the passion and enthusiasm of those who use it so we have deliberately kicked off the day with renowned motivator Tim Rylands whose determination to spread the word about the use of ICT to improve standards knows no bounds. Tim makes a perfect partner for embc; whilst embc provide the underpinning connectivity and services to make it all work, Tim is able to show how the technology can be used to deliver teaching that reaches out to all children and gives them hooks to learn from. How the tools technology delivers can fire their imagination, can entice the reticent learners and can engage the whole class so that learning becomes fun and exciting.

embc have been around for the last 15 years when the first ideas to put broadband into schools were mooted in 1999. Since then we have connected schools across the East Midlands on ever increasing bandwidth, with a wider and more flexible range of services and more choice of providers and contracts. We currently connect 1,100 schools sites and 1,100 corporate sites. We remain owned by the public sector including the schools to whom we provide services, and many corporate sites we connect along with the schools sites making a huge carefully managed and monitored network. Many corporate sites are PSN enabled which is why in 2012 the company was renamed emPSN whilst retaining embc as the brand for schools.

We partner with many organisations; British Pathe is an old favourite we continue to work with so that schools across embc can access their amazing historic footage.

We are founder members of the NEN (National Education Network) who work with national organisations, the government, Janet and other RBC’s (Regional Broadband Consortia) to achieve the best outcomes for schools. With a connection into Janet our embc network reaches schools, universities, government offices and the many national institutions such as the BBC – connecting them all together safely without going over the internet.

We keep safety and security in mind. With a centrally managed firewall our network is secure from attack whilst our suppliers provide a range of security and esafety products and consultancy to meet every school’s requirement from filtering to policy guidance.

embc gives schools the secure foundations on which to build their ICT strategy, gives teachers the confidence to explore ICT in their lessons, and give pupils the ability to enjoy into their learning plans for years to come.

embc is owned by you the community of schools which makes up embc. We are always looking for ways to improve and to learn, from and with you as your requirements change, the suppliers change, the challenges grow, as the way children learn and use technology continues to develop.

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  1. Mark says:

    What’s the catchphrase ?

  2. Faye Lemmings says:

    Wow! What a great day being inspired by Tim and Sarah. Can’t wait to try these ideas out in my classroom!

  3. Pete Thompson says:

    Good day at embc conference even better presentations by Tim Rylands.

    Thanks Tim & Sarah

  4. David Brown says:

    Some great ideas to use, wish I’d know years ago how to create PowerPoints with input boxes! Thanks for help sheet.
    Fun and inspirational – thanks

  5. @oldheadteacher says:

    Looking forward to using some of the ideas, links and websites that Tim and Sarah have highlighted today. Zoomit will be something I’ll be installing on to my laptop.

  6. @adsh_11 says:

    Thanks for a great day. Lots of great stuff to try and share with others.

  7. Tim says:

    Don’t understand the question we’re afraid

  8. Helen says:

    Great enthusiasm – can’t wait to try out some of the tools and share them with others at my school

  9. @livingstone0001 says:

    Thank you to Tim and Sarah for a very engaging, inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable day at the ipro stadium Derby. You have certainly left a lot of delegates enthused and raring to get back to their classrooms to implement some of the great tools and techniques demonstrated today. You’ve also left many of those attending who are from a technical background lots to go back to their schools to share with leadership teams and teaching staff.

  10. Tim says:

    Thank you Paul

  11. Stephen says:

    Thanks Tim and Sarah for inspiring me.
    I hope what I have learned today inspires my classes

  12. Julie Parker says:

    Thanks to Tim and Sarah for another truly inspiring presentation. I’m lucky enough to have heard them speaking at our Annual Derbyshire ICT Conference a couple of years ago and would take any opportunity to hear them again. Great ideas, brilliantly presented. Once again I leave enthused and filled with a sense of magic about what can be achieved in the classroom. (And, of course, outside!) The augmented reality has appealed particularly to my sense of ‘awe and wonder’ today – can’t wait to try it out!

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