Bett is the global community for education technology. Their events spark inspiration and create connections for teachers and learners. So, with a little over two months until BETT 2022 at London’s ExCeL centre, the Caption.Ed team have been eagerly eyeing up the agenda and trying to decide which talks to get a front-row seat for.
From Lord Jim Knight (Suklaa Ltd) and Baasit Siddiqui (Siddiqui Education) to Sally Phillips (Comic Actress & Writer) and John Galloway (SEND Specialist), there is a huge array of inspiring speakers to learn from. With so many great sessions to sift through, here’s a handful of the team’s picks:
Chris Purcell, Director: I think John Galloway’s session on universal design for learning will be really interesting to listen to. He’s a specialist in SEND and at the foundation education level which will be fascinating to hear more about. I’d also add Simon Barnett to the list of people I’d like to watch – his work has featured on the BBC both locally and internationally and he was part of the team who hosted the first British esports accessible FIFA tournament.
Callum Cryer, Head of Customer Success: I’m most looking forward to the session on empowering students with solutions that are inclusive in design. As someone who works closely with students with disabilities and HE staff working in Disability/Inclusion teams, I understand the benefits accessibility tech can have to people’s education and look forward to hearing what features Microsoft has introduced and how they are helping learners.
Claire Dibben, Head of Marketing: The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on the education sector which is why I’m fascinated to hear Gemma Oaten, Matt Crawford, and Jack Keeler MBE discuss an inclusive approach to student wellbeing and mental health. The panel discussion is designed to help attendees capture ideas on how to develop an inclusive wellbeing approach and create a culture of resilience through sustainable strategies. It’s an important conversation and one I’m really interested to listen to!
Chris Hamblin, Account Executive: There are lots of brilliant talks to choose from but I’m definitely going to make sure I check out ‘Addressing critical student needs with accessible solutions’. Not all students are the same nor do they learn in the same way; some students have learning difficulties and others have disabilities. I’m keen to hear about and discuss, the accessible solutions to assist with students needs. I’m also going to try to stop by ‘Creating the future: taking a sustained and determined approach to diversity in our education sector’.
Want to hear first-hand from these incredible speakers? Bett 2022 will feature over 225 through leaders from across the globe and you can get your hands on a free ticket using the link below. See you there!