There's inspiration for teachers and students at the Roehampton Festival of Computing, writes Yasemin Allsop
The Roehampton Festival of Computing takes place on Friday June 17, at Froebel College in Roehampton University.
Come and join us for a day of inspirational talks, workshops and research presentations.
The conference will be a place for educators to meet, create, share and inspire one another. Practical workshops will be enriched with talks and presentations about pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching with technology. From programming to iPads in education, teaching to assessment, there is something for everyone.
Keynote speakers include Roehampton's own authority on the computing curriculum Miles Berry (@mberry), educational gaming pioneer Henrike Lode (@Machineers) from Denmark and UK primary educator and maker of innovative literacy film-making resources Dominic Traynor (@ATaleUnfolds).
An example (above) of the 'Machineers' games-for-learning work of Roehampton keynote Henrike Lode
There is also an impressive range of grassroots educators and adacemics that promises to make this a day to remember, with plenty of insights for visitors to take back to their classrooms. As well as bringing in expertise and new faces it also features some well-known ones, like Joe Dale (@JoeDale), Julia Skinner (@TheHeadsOffice), Steve Bunce (@SteveBunce), Theo Kuechel (@TheoKL) and "disruptive nostalgist" and Agent4change.net contributor Tony Parkin (@TonyParkin).
The festival is aimed at educators from primary and secondary education from both the UK and from around the world.
Alongside sessions for adults we will offer limited workshops to schools for bringing their classes to the festival. This will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
We will also have a ‘Schools corner’ for students from different age groups to come and share their computing projects. This will be an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the good work that is taking place in schools.
To book a place (admission £60, or £40 for students)or find out more visit www.festivalofcomputing.com
Yasemin Allsop is senior lecturer in computing education at the University of Roehampton