ACADEMIA AT THE SCHOOLS & ACADEMIES SHOW – WHAT YOU MISSED

by Brad Chuck

The Academia Education team were a proud supporting partner of the recent Schools & Academies show taking place at the ExCeL in London last week. If you missed us, you missed out!

Returning as a primary sponsor from last year, the Schools and HE/FE team from Academia hosted an education solution stand situated in the technology and educational resources zone. Located on stand 422, we showcased our partnership with Apple by hosting one to one product demonstrations and meetings on how Apple devices can power a classroom environment.

Alongside our stand, Tom Able-Green, our Education Solutions Manager and responsible for Apple’s proposition from Academia, gave 2 stage talks at the show:

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SUMMIT

Deploying technology is easy, said no-one ever

Tom looked at how can we make a better-informed decision on the use of education technology. Reviewing some of the relevant, important statistics within education and how to use them and how tech can better support the learning environment, including teacher and student workloads and workflow.

TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Essential Planning and Support is key on the Road to Success

Tom looked at the ever-increasing concerns around IT financing and how to ensure the long-term sustainability of IT projects. Tom also noted the way’s IT strategies could support the larger educational vision within education establishments.

An essential part of our Academia family, Tom was then on the stand to drive strategic teaching and learning perspective across all education sectors from Early Years to Higher Education.

EDTECH STRATEGY
Academia was also able to answer live questions regarding our part in the new government announcement – Technology in education will be transformed by a new Government strategy to reduce teacher workload, boost student outcomes and help level the playing field for those with special needs and disabilities.

The press release was announced at the Schools & Academies show and can be viewed here. It outlined the need for leading tech companies like Academia, to work with schools and colleges to cut teacher workload, support professional development and improve student outcomes.

MEET THE EXPERTS
Academia brought their team of education technology experts to the show to help understand the journey schools or colleges were on in 2019. Deploying technology is never easy, so the team helped guide delegates on the right path with advice and support to help understand the issues they faced.

Expert advice focussed on Mobile Device Management, Vision and Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Financing, Affordable Technology Refresh, Software Support, Creative Media Ideas and SEND Technology support.

APPLE FOR EDUCATION
As an Apple Solution Expert for Education, our in-house specialists and technical consultants work together to implement the right workflow solution for all types of environments in schools, academies, colleges and universities. By showcasing our expertise at the show, we were able to deliver the apple in Education message.

THE FUTURE
Academia is a fast growing, highly accredited, award-winning group of tech companies, specialising in the supply of software, hardware, training and service solutions. Our in-house specialists and technical consultants work together to implement the right workflow solution for all types of environments in schools, academies, colleges and universities.

To learn more about our education solutions, visit the EDU website here