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Event

Curriculum Conference 2024

7 March 2024

Join us for a dynamic conference addressing the current landscape of curriculum development and educational resources.

When

10am - 6pm

Where

Mary Ward House
5 - 7 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SN View Map

Price

From ÂŁ100 + VAT and fees

Join us for a dynamic conference addressing the current landscape of curriculum development and educational resources.

 

 

With the existing National Curriculum now being over ten years old, suppliers are having to develop, modernise and innovate to improve their offer to schools. At this year's Curriculum Conference, we will be exploring how suppliers can continue to develop and innovate high-quality resources into the next ten years. The day will offer delegates the chance to take part in multi-modal masterclasses, listen to leaders from the schools sector, and gain insights from the latest research. 

Key highlights include:

  • Member Masterclasses: Participate in Member Masterclasses offering a choice of three breakout rooms covering issues in different modes of curriculum delivery. Learn how rich media can be used to tell powerful stories in the curriculum, how new AI technologies can create learning experiences never before imagined, or how you protect your brilliant products with copyright. 
  • Hearing from School Leaders: A brilliant curriculum is one that is accessible to all. Listen to experts in the schools sector explore novel approaches to curriculum design that focus on engagement from pupils a range of backgrounds and skills.
  • Understanding the latest research: Delve into the most recent developments in education research. This session offers a direct line to the latest findings in reading and curriculum design, presented by the researchers themselves.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to connect with peers and seek guidance from experts.

Programme:

  • 10.00-10.25am: Registration and refreshments
  • 10.25-10.30am: Introduction from the Chair - Welcome and conference outline. Jane Mann, Director of Operations, Cambridge University Press
  • 10.30-11.15am: Are there new opportunities for resource development for a curriculum that is ten years old? Helen Drury, Director of Curriculum Programmes, Ark Curriculum Plus
  • 11.15-12.00pm: Member Masterclasses Session 1 (Choose 1 of 3)
    • 1. The power of video, audio, and gamification in curriculum delivery. Nicola Anderson, Executive Producer, BBC Bitesize
    • 2. Insights into AI and what is possible, considering developing resources for teaching and learning. Jody Gajic, Director, Pearson Labs 
    • 3. Copy-right or copy-wrong? Navigating copyright for publishers.
  • 12.00-12.50pm: Member Masterclasses Session 2 (Choose 1 of 3)
    • 1. The power of video, audio, and gamification in curriculum delivery. Nicola Anderson, Executive Producer, BBC Bitesize
    • 2. Insights into AI and what is possible, considering developing resources for teaching and learning. Jody Gajic, Director, Pearson Labs 
    • 3. Copy-right or copy-wrong? Navigating copyright for publishers.
  • 12.50-1.45pm: Lunch
  • 1.45-3.00pm: Poverty Proofing the Curriculum Jon Tait, Director of Education, Northern Lights Learning Trust 
  • 3.00-3.45pm: Understanding the latest trends in reading (TBC)
  • 3.45-4:00pm: Refreshments
  • 4:00-4.45pm: Understanding the latest trends in curriculum design (TBC)
  • 4.45-4:50pm: Closing remarks from the Chair - Summary of key learnings from the conference. Jane Mann, Director of Operations, Cambridge University Press
  • 4:50-6:00pm: Drinks Reception

 

Meet the Chair

Jane Mann, Director of Operations, Cambridge University Press

Jane has worked in the education sector for over 25 years, advising on, implementing and managing programmes of system-level change and improvement, across diverse contexts, including Education in Emergencies. She has worked with governments, NGOs, donor agencies and other education organisations and funding partners to support large-scale system transformation through to targeted specific interventions. Jane has also worked outside the education sector, consulting and training on regulatory frameworks, trade publishing strategy, communications and process redesign. Speaker at events such as Education World Forum, London Book Fair, Transforming Education Summit (UNGA77), Global Online Learning Alliance and the Global Education Summit. Cambridge founder of the UNICEF Learning Passport initiative. Member of the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement (University of Cambridge) and BESA Executive Council member. Recipient of the Kazakh Order of Friendship for services to Kazakh education and culture (Dostyk). School governor.

 

 

To register your interest, or to ask any questions, please email eventsteam@besa.org.uk. 

BESA will not be offering refunds for this event. It is possible to transfer your ticket to a colleague at any point from the time of booking to 7 working days before the event.

We look forward to having you join us for an enlightening and enriching experience!

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