The Education Show 2016, the go-to event for CPD and learning resources, will be returning to NEC, Birmingham from 17 to 19 March.
A jam-packed programme of new content, inspiring training and development, and pioneering educational suppliers will be available throughout the show. The Education Show 2016 will provide all of the insight you need for a successful career in the world of education, from innovative teaching resources and technologies, to educational charities and organisations. Each year, the show attracts over 10,000 visitors, from primary, secondary and higher education backgrounds, all offering a wealth of knowledge and experience in their field.
Following the Education Show’s 2014 visitor survey, which highlighted that visitors want to see more technology at The Education Show, the dedicated ‘Learning through Technology’ zone will be returning to the show floor once again. According to BESA’s ICT in UK State Schools research, over half of schools in the UK anticipated over 50 per cent of teaching time will incorporate ICT by 2015 and this growth is still continuing. The dedicated Learning through Technology zone has been developed to address the growing importance of technology in learning, with a range of resources and expert advice available for anyone seeking support in this area.
In support of the continuing importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, the Education Show 2016 has partnered with the Big Bang Fair, the largest celebration of STEM for young people in the UK which runs from 16-19 March also at the NEC, Birmingham. The Big Bang Fair provides a combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits, as well as careers information from STEM professionals. This year, both shows will be coming together to bring classroom learning to life, showcasing how the STEM subjects help prepare students for life beyond education.
Also new for 2016, the Education Show furthers its mission to provide educators with the highest quality free continuing professional development (CPD) and resources, by partnering with non-profit organisation, the Teacher Development Trust.
The Teacher Development Trust is taking a national lead on improving standards for CPD and will be playing an instrumental role in developing the CPD content programme for the Education Show in line with the new standards for professional learning. The Education Show’s CPD programme is peer-led and free to all practitioners, to ensure teachers get as much out of the event as possible.
To help exhibitors plan their route around the show, the British Educational Supplier’s Association (BESA) will be on hand at the BESA Show Information Point. The association’s knowledge and experience will help visitors plan their time at the event and ensure they get as much out of it as possible.
Whatever your areas of interest, there are plenty of invaluable opportunities to justify your visit to the show.