Transforming Teaching & Learning through ICT

Event Details

Transforming Teaching & Learning through ICT

Time: November 27, 2009 all day
Location: BT Convention Centre on the Liverpool waterfront
Street: 16 Monarchs Quay
City/Town: Liverpool L3 4FP
Website or Map: http://liverpool-ict-team.wik…
Phone: 0151 233 3901 quote ICT Conference.
Event Type: ict, conference
Organized By: Brenda Mooney
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2009

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Event Description

Liverpool’s Transforming Learning through Creativity and ICT
Friday 27th November 2009 – welcoming keynote speakers and practitioners:
Sir Ken Robinson, Professor Tanya Byron, John Davitt and Ben Johnson
As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, Sir Ken Robinson will be delivering a keynote speech and discuss ‘The Element’
Professor Tanya Byron will also deliver a keynote speech followed by a Q&A session. Professor Byron will be discussing the Byron review and the way forward for schools in the UK on the subject of Internet Safety.
Ben Johnson Ben Johnston was born in Llandudno, north Wales. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London. His first solo exhibition was held in New York in 1969. He is the only painter to have been made an honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), having been elected in 1990.
Johnson's pictures of buildings and architecture are large and highly detailed. His cityscapes have so far included Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Zurich, and Liverpool. The last was painted for Liverpool's European City of Culture celebrations in 2008. It took three years to complete, with the artist working alongside up to eleven assistants, and was completed during an artist residency at the Walker Art Gallery. The cityscapes are painted from aerial viewpoints, using models to achieve the correct composition. "artistic licence" is employed to create "ideal" views of the subject cities.

John Davitt is a writer, broadcaster and a digital toolmaker. He has worked in the education sector for the last twenty-five years as an English teacher, senior manager and regional adviser with the EU Flexible Learning Project. As a journalist he wrote for the UK Guardian, The Times and The Observer, with a regular feature in the Education Guardian. John has worked extensively with teachers in schools in UK, USA, China and Africa and he is committed to levelling the playing field regarding access to new learning opportunities. He is the author of the book “New Tools for Learning” (2006) a practical guide as to how to make the technology fit the learning need, and the WordRoot CD an interactive guides to words and their etymology. He has recently developed The Learning Score a visual tool that lets teachers map out and share learning intentions as a graphical event - rather like a music score. His latest project is the open source Learning Event Generator ( and the Rag - an interactive learning tool for the iPhone where you can literally shake up a learning challenge. His new book 'Setting Learning Free - The Difference Engine runs again' will be published in spring 2009.
This event is being held at the prestigious
BT Convention Centre on the Liverpool waterfront from 9.00 – 16:30. Delegate cost is just £140.00
This will include refreshments, lunch and conference folder. To book please telephone 0151 233 3901 and quote ICT Conference.
We expect demand will be very high, so please book as early as possible.

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Comment by John Griffiths on October 28, 2009 at 6:03am
I'd like to find out about exhibiting. Looks like an exciting event this year.

John Griffiths
Immersive Education


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