Education conference staged at theatre

By Lucy Todman | Local Hubs | Published:

Teachers and school workers are being invited to attend a conference being held in Shrewsbury.

Shropshire Council’s EdTech (Education Technology) conference will be held at Theatre Severn on Wednesday and is for anyone who works in a school across the UK, but especially here in Shropshire.

Hosted by Shropshire Council, it is hoped this is the first of what may be many conferences of this nature. Large technology and software companies will be attending such as BT, Microsoft, Sophos and Capita.

There will be a range of exclusive talks and hands on sessions providing delegates with tools to deal with current IT challenges. These will include everything from e-safety to social media to digital literacy targets.

Over 80 schools have already signed up to attend but there are still limited spaces available.

Nick Bardsley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services and education, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for all local schools and education providers to take control of the ever-evolving face of technology and learn to use it to their advantage.

"The aim of this is to benefit the teachers, support staff and of course students by giving you a glimpse of the future, as well as helping children and young people to be as well-equipped as possible to handle the challenges of navigating the Internet, and the potential dangers that come with it.

“Shropshire Council is pleased to have significant buying power, meaning that we can deliver a reduced cost service for those receiving services, and I am delighted by the large number of schools already signed up, and would like to take this opportunity to welcome and encourage everyone to book their places without delay.”

To be a part of the event go to to sign up.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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