Welcome to the Firefly Learning Conference 2016

The annual Firefly Learning Conference brings together inspirational speakers and leading educators to discuss how technology can be used to support learning, teaching and assessment.

This year, our keynote will be delivered by Lord Jim Knight, formerly the longest serving minister for schools in the UK government.

Plus, other presentations, roundtables and Show & Tells, with schools talking about the exciting ways that they have used Firefly over the past year. Follow us @fireflyteam and we'll be tweeting about the conference with #fireflylc.

When: 15th November
Where: The REP Theatre, Birmingham


09:00 - 09:45

Coffee & Registration

09:45 - 10:00

Welcome by Firefly co-founders Simon Hay and Joe Mathewson

10:00 - 11:00

Keynote presentation by Lord Jim Knight:Education for Centurions”

11:00 - 11:45

Firefly updates by co-founders Simon Hay and Joe Mathewson

11:45 - 12:15


12:15 - 13:00

Panel discussion: Are Reports and Parents’ Evenings a Waste of Time? 

Moderator - Sophie Bailey, founder of the Edtech Podcast

Panellists -

Miles Berry, subject leader computing education, Roehamption University

Jon Barker, teacher, Highams Park School

John Hewitt, head teacher, Sackville School

Is Andrews, parent

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:45

Afternoon sessions – 3 separate streams, time to pick two options

  • Show & Tells -

Developing consistent and outstanding e-learning in a year - from Aston University Engineering Academy

Using Firefly to make parents experts in their child's learning - from Long Close School (primary)

Using Firefly to create a real-world, independent learning experience in a student-led newsroom - from Tudor Hall

Build it so they will come: strategies for using Firefly that add value for the whole school community
- from Australian International School Singapore

  • Workshop with Miles Berry – "Getting Started with Analytics"

  • Roundtables - full list coming soon

Please note, session availability is first come, first served.

15:45 - 16:15


16:15 - 16:55

What's next and Q&A

16:55 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:00

Drinks Reception

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