The Open Source Schools community, a project supported by Becta, is delighted to invite teachers and technical staff who use, or are interested in, open source software to participate in a friendly, informal day of sharing enthusiasm, experience, and expertise at NCSL’s Conference Centre in Nottingham, on Monday 20 July, 10.00 to 16.00.
Places are free for those working in schools or local authorities and for those presenting; there’s also the chance to stay at NCSL the night before for those interested.
We hope as many delegates as possible will be willing to offer presentations or facilitate discussions.
Topics are likely to include: Moodle, Open Source netbooks, design software, teaching programming, management information systems, and whatever you would like to talk about! Unconferences, such as TeachMeets and BarCamps, owe their success to their participants rather than organizers.
However, to inspire you and provoke discussion we have two keynote speakers:
Graham Attwell, Director of Pontydysgu, is well known in the field of technology-enhanced teaching and learning. Graham’s recent work focuses on new applications and approaches to e-Portfolios and Personal Learning Environments and use of social software for learning and knowledge development.
George Auckland, Head of Learning Innovation, BBC Learning, whose experience and expertise spans the original â€˜open sourceâ€™ education computer, the BBC Micro, and the most recent BBC open source project, BBC Open Lab.
There are further details at http://opensourceschools.org.uk/unconference09.
To register, create an account on our site, making sure you tick the â€˜Unconference 09â€™ group. http://opensourceschools.org.uk/user/register, or join â€˜Unconference 09â€™ via the groups menu if youâ€™re already registered.
To offer a session, simply create a proposal at http://opensourceschools.org.uk/node/add/sessionproposal