Berkhamsted School IT Conference
Bringing like-minded schools together to share successes and best practice
Tuesday 28 November 2023 | Berkhamsted School, Castle Campus | 09:30 – 16:00
Berkhamsted School is proud to invite you to our upcoming conference, where we will once again push the boundaries of technology in education. After the resounding success of our January 2023 conference, where we showcased our remarkable journey and achievements, we are excited to take the next step by opening the stage to other innovative schools. This conference promises to be a dynamic and collaborative event, bringing together educators, thought leaders, and visionaries from schools across the country. Together, we will explore the cutting edge of technology in education, sharing insights, successes, and challenges that have shaped our educational journeys.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping the way we live, work, and interact with technology. At its core, AI is the science of developing computer systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as learning, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.
In today’s data-centric world, mastering data analysis is essential and our upcoming conference is your gateway to unlocking the potential of Microsoft Power Bi.
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…
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
10:30 – Session 1
11:15 – Break and Networking
12:00 – Session 2
12:45 – Lunch and Networking
14:00 – Session 3
14:45 – Session 4
15:30 – Interactive Q&A focussing on AI
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
Laura Knight, Consultant
Amplifying your vision for education: purpose, disruption, and digital innovation
In this keynote, Laura Knight will explore the why of digital innovation in education. Drawing on her twenty-year experience as a teacher and expertise as an educational technologist, she will demonstrate how a compelling digital strategy unlocks positive disruption, supercharges excellence in teaching and learning, and amplifies creativity. She will address the challenges and opportunities of balancing change with tradition in the AI era, and provide a principled and pragmatic framework for thinking about educational purpose and vision through a digital lens.
Keynote Speaker TBC
Hear from the following colleagues
During this conference we’ll be hearing from a number of schools and learning about their journey and successes.
If you missed our last conference
You can hear from the following Berkhamsted colleagues covering the same topics
Pearson will showcase the initiatives and endeavours we have undertaken in collaboration with Berkhamsted. Additionally, we will address and provide insights into prevalent inquiries concerning onscreen assessment, including security considerations.
There has been extensive discussion in 2023 about the potential and risks of using generative AI technologies in education. Almost a year on from the launch of ChatGPT, what has been achieved and considered so far? Where could we direct our efforts next? How can we leverage this technology to benefit all learners – and teachers – safely and effectively? In this session, Rachel will offer reflection and horizon scanning, and offer an opportunity for sharing of practical examples and emerging platforms and use cases
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.
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.
Discuss with the teacher panel how 1:1 devices really work in the classroom.
This session explores the steps taken to get a school on the front foot to explore the value of AI in the classroom, some examples of what works (and what doesn’t) and what might be coming next in this space.
Learn about how we manage filtering, monitoring, digital wellbeing and safeguarding in a 1:1 environment.
Learn how Sarah has transformed device provision at RGS and adopted Surface devices throughout their school.
A deep dive into the possibilities of the Power Platform with a live demo of “SCAM” – the St Catherine’s teacher app developed in-house with low code since 2020. A synergy of Power Apps, Power Platform and Power BI provides daily assistance to pastoral, academic and operational workflows.
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.
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.