claire murphy francesca gillet

Warrington, The Park Royal Hotel

Wednesday 23rd November

We have been running the RM Seminars for nearly 25 years and this November we’re delighted to be coming to Warrington with nine sessions of free CPD to choose from. The two technical streams contain content designed for network managers, ICT coordinators and technicians in schools and are a fantastic way to keep up to date with the latest technology and network management best practice. While the educational stream includes inspirational ideas and approaches on how best to use Google, Apple and Microsoft products and services in your schools. You're not restricted to attend the sessions in one stream, so create your ideal day by picking and choosing the sessions in each stream that you'd like to attend.

There will be a number of breaks throughout the day to catch up with friends, network with peers and chat to industry professionals. Whether it’s for a quick coffee or relaxing over lunch, the exhibition area provides a great opportunity to check out the latest tech innovations and get advice from RM Education and other education technology experts.

We hope you will come away from the events inspired with practical improvements that you can make to help develop your school's ICT and help to tackle some of the underlying issues facing education today.

“It was my first experience and one I will hope to repeat. The sessions I attended were excellent... The quality of speaker always makes such a difference.” Paul McGrath - Assistant Head Teacher, St Thomas C of E Primary School.

It was my first experience and one I will hope to repeat. The sessions I attended were excellent... The quality of speaker always makes such a difference

Paul McGath - Assistant Head Teacher, St Thomas C of E Primary School


Technical Stream 1 Technical Stream 2 Educational Stream
09:00 – 09:30
Arrival, coffee and networking
09:30 – 10:00
Welcome and Introduction
10:00 - 11:00

Understanding the data on your network and CC4 management console top tips

RM Inform, our new auditing and reporting software, will give you a clear picture of the key metrics of your network and as well as provide you with granular detail on what applications and stations have been accessed by individual users.

This session will show the power of RM Inform and give you the knowledge of what to do with the data generated by it.

We will explain how to manage the outcomes of the data collated and presented via RM Inform and show hints and tips around the CC4 Management Console.

10:00 – 11:00

Navigating the route to the cloud

There are many different routes available for a school when moving to the cloud and we will help you to understand the possible options, as well as the potential ramifications of selecting the wrong route for your desired outcomes.

Looking at the considerations that need to be made in order for you to be able to plan for a safe move to your ideal cloud solution. From Infrastructure as a service to Software as a service, through to highlighting the potential pitfalls and complexity of multiple tenancies.

10:00 - 11:00

Taking the Computing Curriculum to the next level

The Tablet Academy will discuss how you take the computing curriculum to the next level; incorporating elements of computing and technology throughout the curriculum and driving engagement in STEM related subjects. 

Come and see how your students can design, build and program their own micro:bit and how this can be used to help students engage with cross-curricular material, including numeracy and literacy.

The Tablet Academy will also touch on how Minecraft in Education is helping schools today to engage their students.

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee and networking break
11:30 - 12:30

Ransomware, Malware and Viruses; How to protect yourself

Ransomware has recently become a hot topic and one of the top detrimental developments of 2016. More and more schools are falling foul to the increasing risk of infection by unwittingly, and unknowingly, leaving themselves vulnerable.

We will look at the various ways to help combat infection and highlight the risks - from the likes of ineffective or incorrectly configured firewalls to the psychology of social engineering, also discussing the importance and options for backup.

11:30 - 12:30

How to make best use of PowerShell with O365 and Windows Server

Discover how, by using PowerShell, you can improve and can cut down the time spent on everyday network management tasks, freeing you up to concentrate on delivering a healthier network.

We will show how to make best use of PowerShell with O365 and Windows Server and provide you with our top tips and commands.

11:30 - 12:30

Teacher productivity and efficiency

With an increasing workload, teachers have some of the longest working hours of professionals in the UK. Neil Skipper will discuss how teachers and senior leaders can boost productivity and increase efficiency with technology.

Neil will consider a range of options that can help schools increase efficiency by minimising the duplication of work, reducing the time spent inputting data and simplifying the recording of pupil progress.

This session will be a hands-on session with iPad, looking at a range of tools from iTunes U and OneNote, to Earwig and RM Unify.

12:30 – 13:30
Exhibition and networking lunch
13:30 - 14:30

What’s new and in Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 (Education release) and Intune

What’s new and improved in Windows Server 2016 for both CC4 and Vanilla services.

This session will provide an overview of Windows 10 Education Release and the integration with and functionalities of Intune and what that means for a serverless school.

13:30 - 14:30

Cloud services and the future of network management

We will examine what the future of network management looks like in a cloud services world.

Highlighting the skill sets required and general day to day tasks that need to be undertaken by network managers to successfully manage their cloud environments.

13:30 - 14:30

The Collaborative Classroom

Mark House will discuss the principles of collaborative learning followed by an interactive session, discussing the values that collaboration can have in the classroom today.

By using Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom, RM Books and other online educational software, Mark will run an interactive collaborative lesson, highlighting the key learning points which can be implemented in the classroom.

14:30 - 15:00
Coffee and networking break
15:00 – 15:30

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Which Stream would you like to attend? (you are welcome to move between the streams on the day)

Disclaimer: RM Education reserves the right to change content and event details.

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