Brum to host National Learning Platforms Conference

National Learning Platforms Conference

National Learning Platforms Conference

For the first time, the annual National Learning Platforms Conference will be held in Birmingham on 14 June 2011. Hosted by award-winning school technology provider, Frog, the conference is a free event available to primary and secondary school leaders, aiming to inspire schools to transform education.

So far, just over 50 schools from the Midlands are due to attend the conference this year in a bid to learn from others across the country about how they can achieve long term school improvement through technology. Speakers from a variety of schools will offer solid, practical advice on embedding technology to support teaching and learning. Local school, Ninestiles in Acocks Green are speaking at the event and will be giving delegates some ideas for how their school can help improve their Ofsted scores with the right technology.

Steve Aylin, Assistant Vice Principle at Ninestiles School is presenting at the conference: “We are delighted to be presenting at this year’s National Learning Platforms Conference and it’s great to see the event being brought closer to home. We want to show schools how they can achieve long term school improvement using their learning platform and investigate how multi-media resources can invigorate lessons for both teachers and students.

“I’m looking forward to exploring how learning platforms can be used across the curriculum with like-minded professionals”

Learning platforms allow teachers, students and parents to access all school information online – creating, setting and marking homework, collaborating through forums, and even creating their own web pages.

Delegates can participate using Twitter by adding #frog11 to the end of their post. For further information about the conference, visit