Schedule

Registration

15.00 – 15.30

Keynote Address

15.30 - 16.30

greg butler

Greg Butler

Senior Director Education Strategic Partnerships – Microsoft Public Sector

Educational Assessment remains one of the key challenges in transforming educational systems. Effectively assessing and nurturing the appropriate application of 21st century transversal skills, such as critical thinking and communications skills presents a significant challenge to teachers, principals and policy makers.

There have been a number of initiatives which seek to address these challenges. The ACTS21 project, a collaboration between, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft and the University of Melbourne developed a number of white papers, on-line assessments and research papers to outline a framework to address the above challenges. Greg Bulter, Senior Director, World Wide Education will discuss this ground breaking project.

richard kimble

Professor Richard Kimbell

Director: Technology Education Research Unit, Goldsmiths University of London

In 2003, the Technology Education Research Unit (TERU) at Goldsmiths, University of London, undertook research to examine the extent to which innovation and team-work might be more fully recognised and rewarded in assessment processes, particularly within the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in the UK. The ‘e-scape’ concept, as it became known, was built on a series of innovations in the world of performance portfolios and their assessment.

In this landscape learners create evidence for assessment, not only in the traditional coursework format, but also by including Web 2.0 content, presenting, for example, evidence of social and group interactions.

Professor Richard Kimbell will discuss the implications of this research.

Greg Butler

Senior Director Education Strategic Partnerships – Microsoft Public Sector

Professor Richard Kimbell

Director: Technology Education Research Unit, Goldsmiths University of London

Coffee @ the Experience Zone

16.30 - 16.45

This is your opportunity to meet your peers. It is also a great time to take advantage of our Experience Zone. Here you will have the chance to see interactive demos of Microsoft’s latest technology, as well as have the chance to play with some of our newest devices including our surfaces, laptops, phones and of course the Xbox.

Our Summit partners Dell and HP will be on hand to showcase their latest most innovative solutions for Business, Government and Education.

Tailored Breakout Sessions

16.45 - 19.00

16.45 – 17.45

BREAK

18.00 – 19.00

Primary Education Breakout

Microsoft Partners in Learning: Classroom Tools for Teaching and Learning

16.45 – 17.45
Break @ the Experience Zone

Innovative Classroom Practices

18.00 – 19.00

Secondary Education Breakout

New Models of Schooling and Future Technologies

16.45 – 17.45
Break @ the Experience Zone

Assessing ePortfolios using the Adaptive Comparative Judgment (ACJ)

18.00 – 19.00

Evening Reception @ the Experience Zone

19.00 – 20.00