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How to raise aspirations for digital education

MirandaNet Fellowship

The MirandaNet Fellowship is a non profit organisation of global educators engaged in a variety of research and continuing professional development projects. The original MirandaNet site was built up over many years and continues to be maintained as a live archive. The MirandaNet Fellowship offers professionals engaged with digital technologies a means of informal networking and professional development as well as opportunities for research and consultancy.

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The Innovate My School community is warmly invited to the ITTE and MirandaNet 32nd International Annual Conference at Winchester University, to be held from the 7th-8th June. This exciting event’s proceedings will be based around the theme of ‘Raising Aspirations for Digital Education’. Find out why you need to attend below...

This gathering of UK educators will initiate a vibrant debate on edtech and Computing from a variety of professional perspectives: schools and colleges, research, policy, the edtech industry, professional development, teacher education, and training schools. The results will be published via an official white paper. Find the full event programme here.

Those who secure tickets are set to enjoy activities such as:

  • Talks by DfE and OfSTED representatives, discussing their roles under a new education secretary.
  • Two debates about the relationship between the edtech industry and education professionals, discussing the best models for edtech CPD.
  • An extensive workshop for edtech industry colleagues.
  • Both a workshop about effective online teaching and a What the Research Says (WTRS) debate from the Chartered College of Teaching. The latter will feature a discussion of the findings from Rose Luckin’s new book, Enhancing Learning and Teaching with Technology. The book will also be sold at a discount at the event.

The event’s high-profile list of speakers includes:

The conference will be wrapped up with a Czech-centric MirandaNet celebration of the book that Dr Bozena Mannova and Christina Preston are writing: Computing, Women and the Ecology of Education Futures. Here, we want to record what our colleagues have to say about their hopes and fears for the future in increasingly-challenging circumstances.

The event is being managed by dedicated volunteers, and prices have been kept to a minimum. We have special rates for students, as well as publication opportunities and a workshop for early-career academics. Attendees will be awarded a professional development certificate.

“We will be collating the day’s findings into a white paper,” said MirandaNet Fellowship founder Professor Christina Preston, “which will bring together participants’ views on raising aspirations for digital education. We do hope you will come along and help us to define and influence the future of education. Plus, Winchester is a historic town rather worth visiting…”

For full details, visit the conference page here. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss signing up as a panellist, please contact

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