Berkhamsted School IT Conference
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A must-attend live event for independent schools
Tuesday 24th January 2023 | Berkhamsted School, Castle Campus | 09:30 – 16:00
We are delighted to invite you to join us for Berkhamsted’s IT Conference: a vibrant, practical, live event centred around educational technology. This face-to-face conference will showcase our established 1:1 digital device programme and our experience and use of the Microsoft Power Platform. We will also be discussing the ever-growing cyber threats and how to best protect ourselves from breaches and attack. You will hear from a range of in-house experts and industry specialists and there will be opportunities for discussion and networking with colleagues from other schools.
1:1 Digital Device Strategy
We will provide insight and understanding on strategic decision-making, digital learning, technical, productivity, and safeguarding approaches which have yielded its success.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform has been transformational for many schools. See real working examples of Power Automate workflows that frees up masses of time and admin overhead. Hear about PowerApps that allow teachers to spend less time undertaking admin and more time engaging with pupils…
Hear from industry specialists about what’s current in the world of cyber crime. Learn from other schools about the latest tools being used to fight ongoing threats.
Live from the classroom
Hear and see how Berkhamsted School’s 1:1 programme has transformed teaching and learning by observing lessons on the day
Understand how Microsoft Teams underpins digital learning at Berkhamsted. Get insight into various ways of synchronising your MIS system to match your Teams structure.
Hear why and see how OneNote is so important to the overall digital teaching and learning strategy. Plus, learn how the school ensured OneNote was adopted by teaching staff and fully embedded in the pedagogical approach.
Learn how our classroom management tools help safeguard pupil devices both in and out of school, providing reassurance to parents of the safety and wellbeing of their children.
08:30 – Registration Opens
08:30 – Tea/Coffee and Networking
09:30 – Welcome and Keynote speaker
10:00 – Digital Device Strategy at Berkhamsted – Our Journey
11:00 – Break
11:30 – Session 1 / Streamed Classroom Observations
12:15 – Session 2 / Streamed Classroom Observations
13:00 – Lunch and Networking
14:00 – Session 3
14:45 – Session 4
15:30 – Interactive Q&A
16:00 – Afternoon Tea and Networking
16:30 – Optional tour of Berkhamsted School, Castle Campus
16:30-17:00 – Carriages
Watch this video to find out more about how we use devices in our classrooms
Dr Budgie Dhanda MBE
A leader with 30 years of experience in cyber security, defence, national security and law enforcement sectors.
Led the project to form the UK Cyber Security Council.
A passionate advocate for encouraging more people into STEM related careers, particularly cyber security.
A STEM Ambassador and Enterprise Advisor supporting schools and young people into technology related careers.
Hear from key stakeholders
During the conference at Berkhamsted, you’ll spend time with the school’s digital learning strategy stakeholders
A chance to see how real-time data allows teachers and senior leaders track the whole pupil journey from both an academic and pastoral viewpoint.
Watch a recorded live lesson and learn how devices are used in the classroom
This session will focus on the key ingredients of developing a successful strategy for Prep aged children. This involves prioritising staff training and developing a culture of sharing and innovation.
A chance for colleagues from the floor to share areas of good practice where IT is used to support a process along with the chance to discuss areas where they are looking for solutions/support/ideas in from their educational settings.
See a working example of how a combination of PowerApps, PowerAutomate, SharePoint and Planner help Berkhamsted manage staff development.
Discuss with the teacher panel how 1:1 devices really work in the classroom.
Hear what steps we’ve taken when things go wrong
Hear how we supported Berkhamsted Schools Group with their digital transformation, including deployment of their 1:1 programme underpinned by rock-sold internet connectivity via BTnet.
An opportunity to discuss the cyber threat landscape in 2023 and its implications.
Implementing a successful 1:1 programme
A chance to hear from the Microsoft Education team on how technology can help accelerate learning, improve outcomes, and prepare students for their future.
Learn about how we manage filtering, monitoring, digital wellbeing and safeguarding in a 1:1 environment.
Foundations for resilience. Learn about the the platforms and systems Berkhamsted have put in place to stat safe.
In this session we will demonstrate some of the most effective workflows we use at Berkhamsted, including tips and tricks and some struggles encountered along the way.
This presentation will provide an overview of how features and elements interact, and how Berkhamsted has managed the roll-out of Power BI reports.
Who should attend?
This event is aimed at Independent Schools – Senior Leadership Team members, IT personnel leading on strategy, adoption or deployment. Data specialists both academic and non-academic.
Not only will you get to see exactly how Berkhamsted’s 1:1 device programme supports teaching and learning in a live classroom environment, but there’ll also be lots of time for discussion with experts from other fields involved in the Microsoft Power Platform and Cyber Security.
We have now reached our capacity for the IT Conference in 2023
Join our waiting list or register your interest for future events:Register Your Interest Here
The conference is being held in Deans’ Hall at our Castle Campus, located in the heart of the market town of Berkhamsted.
direct from London Euston by Train
from M25, M1 and M40
available a short distance from Berkhamsted Town
Park and Ride
If you’re planning to drive to Berkhamsted, there is some parking in the town. We are unable to offer on-site parking, but will be providing a park and ride service from one of our nearby sports facilities – Haslam Field. After registering for the event, and closer to the date we will ask if you wish to take up this offer.