About This Event
COVID-19 has been a huge challenge for everyone globally. Education has been forced to react in ways we would never have expected. As we progress through the pandemic, schools are adapting to the situation and discovering what works and what doesn’t work, with the aim to refine their learning strategy. As EdTech is providing more solutions and new questions about what education looks like are being asked, is now the time for an education reset?
Craig Smith | Senior Education Manager, UK & Ireland | Jamf
Craig is an experienced education-technology leader, with over 15 years in the industry, including five years with Apple education, leading transformative learning programmes with 1-1 iPad initiatives. Craig continues to help educators succeed with Apple, leading Jamf's education strategy in the UK since early 2018, helping to facilitate successful programmes across local authorities, multi-academy trusts and universities.
Andrew Jewell | Director | Andrew Jewell Education Ltd
Andrew helped pioneer the world's first 1:1 iPad programme in 2010 and went on to work around EMEIA supporting education technology projects and leading events. He has led the strategic planning of the Connected Learning 1:1 programme in Glasgow City which is one of the largest education technology projects in Europe and now works as Head of Development for the Inspire Learning programme in Scottish Borders which has launched 1:1 to all primary and secondary schools and staff in the past year.
Abdul Chohan | VP Learning | Showbie Inc
Abdul is the director of ThinkSimple Ltd, founder of a free school in the UK, Former CEO of a Multi Academy Trust in the UK, Apple Distinguished Educator and as of July 2020, The Vice President of Learning at Showbie. He has been a proponent of mobile learning and the application to better feedback and assessment for many years. He has spoken to thousands of educators and decision-makers around the world since 2012, helping them craft their plans and assist teachers in making the transition.
Catherine Thomas | Headteacher | Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
Catherine Thomas is the Headteacher at Holy Trinity CofE Primary School in Hackney, London. She began the role of Headteacher in March 2020 as the COVID pandemic hit the UK. Catherine, who has been a teacher for over 10 years, is also a Specialist Leader of Education and an Apple Distinguished Educator. At Holy Trinity, Catherine lead the edtech transformation back in 2014 when the school was rebuilt and transitioned from a Microsoft Windows environment to a 1:1 iPad and macOs deployment, reopening in the new building in 2016. Holy Trinity was recognised as an Apple Distinguished School in 2018.
Jenny Dunne | Executive Director of Learning |New Bridge MAT
Jenny is presently the Executive Director of Learning at the New Bridge MAT. She has 20 years’ experience of working with children and young people in both main stream primary schools and Special Educational Needs schools. Jenny currently leads on the development of curriculum and assessment systems within the MAT to ensure the whole curriculum is purposeful for each individual learner and that we can capture the progress that they make not only in academic areas but also in holistic areas of their development. Alongside this Jenny leads on the 1;1 iPad strategy across the MAT and is passionate about technology complementing and enhancing teaching and learning both academically but also in developing purposeful life skills.
Aaron Webb | Senior Education Marketing Specialist | Jamf
Aaron Webb is a Senior Education Market Specialist for EMEIA at Jamf. Prior to joining Jamf, Aaron worked in Education transforming teaching and learning using technology to empower teachers, support staff, admins, parents and students. Recognised as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013 and a Keynote speaker across the world, he shares his passion for technology to support teaching and learning and the importance of bridging the gap between IT and the learning experience.