Branch AGM followed by talk: 10 Years on from ICT in Schools.
Keith Buncle MBCS
6:30pm for 7pm - Start
8:00pm - Finish
Before the AGM there will be tea, coffee, water & biscuits.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Apologies for absence
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- Matters arising from the minutes
- A report from the Chair on the year's activities
- A report from the Treasurer, including a review of income and expenditure against the budget agreed with BCS HQ for the past year and an explanation of next year's budget request.
- Election of Chair, Treasurer, and committee members
- Any other business
Notification of items wishing to be raised at the AGM under "Any other business" should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org not less than three days in advance.
Omission of items not so notified at the AGM will be at the discretion of the Chair.
In 2012 Michael Gove the then secretary of state for education set out his vision for what was then referred to as ICT in schools.
"Imagine the dramatic change which could be possible in just a few years, once we remove the roadblock of the existing ICT curriculum. Instead of children bored out of their minds being taught how to use Word and Excel by bored teachers, we could have 11 year-olds able to write simple 2D computer animations using an MIT tool called Scratch. By 16, they could have an understanding of formal logic previously covered only in University courses and be writing their own Apps for smartphones." Published 13 January 2012, Michael Gove MP.
About the speaker
Keith Buncle MBCS is freelance educational consultant former manager of the Regional Delivery Partnership for the NCCE, Computing subject matter expert for STEM learning and visiting lecturer in initial teacher training at Birmingham City University.
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