During the year, TPEA organises a series of free webinars focused on some of our key concerns, including: the use of technology in schools, the teaching of computing, and the training of teachers. The webinars are intended to share research-based knowledge freely and to provide an opportunity for teachers, teacher-educators and those doing research to keep up to date and to share ideas and challenges. Each webinar will begin with a short panel discussion and then invite participants to contribute to debate and discussion.
Use the links below to register for webinars and to receive log on details. Webinars are conducted over Microsoft Teams and are free to all. If you are a TPEA Member and wish to suggest a topic for future webinars or volunteer to join a webinar panel, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any problem registering, please contact email@example.com
July - The TPEA Conference
Monday 3rd July and Tuesday 4th July – in person!
In July, there won’t be a TPEA webinar as we will be meeting face-to-face at the 2023 TPEA Conference in Bedford.
Previous Webinar Recordings
March - Computing and technology in Initial Teacher Education
In this webinar, we invited colleagues involved in Initial Teacher Education to share their thoughts and ideas about the current state of ITE for computing and technology. Our panel included Chris Shelton, Chair of TPEA and Head of Education at the University of Chichester, Rachel Arthur, Head of Computing at Teach First, and Miles Berry, Professor of Computing Education at the University of Roehampton.
April - Technology in Education: parental engagement and after-school clubs
In this webinar, some of the authors of ‘Teaching and Learning with Technology in Primary Schools’ discussed how we can use technology to engage with parents and extend learning through after-school clubs. Our panel included Richard Millwood and Nina Bresnihan speaking about OurKidsCode – Family Learning in the Context of Computer Science Education, and Marian Henry speaking about her experiences Running an After-School Film Club.
May - Preparing young people for a digital world: AI, ethics, resilience, critical thinking
Wednesday 24th May 5pm – 6pm via MS Teams
In this webinar, we explored one of the most critical issues facing education technology today – artificial intelligence. Our panel for this webinar included Jan Fazlagić speaking on AI should make education easier. Really? and Rob Howe speaking on Sci-fi 2 Sci-fact: Can AI create the perfect tutor?
June - Teaching computing in schools
Wednesday 21st June 5pm – 6pm via MS Teams
In this webinar, we consider the teaching of computing in schools. Panel members will discuss some of the issues, pedagogical approaches and research that is influencing how they think about and teach computing. We invite all teachers of computing, researchers and interested colleagues to contribute to our discussions. Our panel includes Andy Bush speaking on Making Connections – Building computing learning experiences through concepts and skills and Andrew Csizmadia speaking about The Art and Science of Teaching Computing in Schools.