09:00-10:30  Registration coffee and refreshments

10:30-10:45   Welcome and scene setting

 Joyce Martin, Director, JCS 

10:45-11:30    Keynote: Building Digital Capability: making the most of digital opportunities

 Rosie Jones, Director of Student and Library Services, Teesside University

11:30-11:35    Move to parallel sessions

11:35-12:20   Parallel Sessions

Parallel 1: Fighting fake news by teaching neuroscience and social psychology

  Dr Graham Gardner, Librarian, Abingdon School

Parallel 2: Not letting the technological tail wag the educational dog: the case for a framework of inquiry skills

   Darryl Toerien, Head of Library, Oakham School

Parallel 3: Building robust research skills and perseverance in secondary students (and beyond)

  Susan Merrick, Librarian, ACS Egham International School

Parallel 4: Collaborative information literacy teaching between schools and Newcastle University

   Sara Bird, Education Officer, Newcastle University

Parallel 5: Using the Higher Project Qualification (HPQ) as a vehicle for building digital literacy capabilities for years 10 & 11

    Sue Wray, Director of Library & Learning Resources, Uppingham School

12:20-13:30   Lunch and exhibition

13:30-14:15    Parallel Sessions

 Parallel 1: From sources to skills: school librarians as teachers – a case study

    Terri McCargar, Librarian, Latymer Upper School

 Parallel 2: Bigger and better: embedded digital literacy skills in year 7 & 9

   Donna Saxby, Librarian, Kingham Hill School

 Parallel 3: From zero to digital hero

   Alison Kennedy, Head Librarian, St George’s School Ascot

 Parallel 4: Building foundations in research skills: Y7&8 research projects in the library

  Claire Knight, Head Librarian, Reading Blue Coat School

14:15-14:25    Move to plenary room

14:25-15:10    Keynote: Developing the Open University’s digital literacy framework

 Wendy Mears, Learning and Teaching Librarian, The Open University

15:10-15:35     Refreshments

15:35-15:40    Move to parallel sessions

15:40-16:25   Parallel Sessions: Workshops & Lightning Talks

 Parallel 1: Can you navigate potential pitfalls of the open web?

   Emma Wallace, Librarian and Julie Greenhough, EPQ Coordinator, St Benedict’s School

 Parallel 2: Digital and media literacy: from public policy to the classroom

   Sarah Pavey, Independent Consultant & Trainer, Sp4il and Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director, InformAll

 Parallel 3: Challenges of teaching the skills programme to EPQ students

   Dominique Collins, Librarian and EPQ Coordinator, Hurstpierpoint College

 Parallel 4: Developing a Culture of Information Literacy

   Andrew Stark, Head of Libraries and Information Services, The Southport School

 Parallel 5: Journey to the centre of the curriculum: becoming a research activist

   Emily Stannard, Head Librarian, Bradfield College

16:25-16:30    Move to plenary room

16:30-17:15   TeenTech: Research Skills in Action

Dr Jane Secker, Rosie Jones, Joyce Martin, Darryl Toerien and Harry Smith

17:15-17:30   Round up and close of Day 1

19:00              Conference Dinner



09:00-09:50  Keynote: The Uses of Literacy Today

 Professor Julian McDougall, Professor in Media and Education, Bournemouth University 

10:00-11:00   World Café, led by Dr Jane Secker, round table discussions on digital capabilities

11:00-11:20   Refreshments

11:20-12:20  E-resources to support research:

Parallel A: Beyond Fake News – Navigating and Evaluating Information in an Era of “Alternative Facts” with Source Reference (Formerly Credo Source)

Ben Jacobs, Director, Licensing and Business Development, Infobase Publishing

 Parallel B: Bloomsbury Digital Resources

Pedro Morais, Senior Product Manager – Digital Resources, Bloomsbury Publishing

 Parallel C: JSTOR Secondary Schools Collection – supporting students’ research needs and skills

Hugh Webster, Sales Manager (Schools), JCS Online Resources

 Parallel D: Gale Schools: helping students prepare for university

Allison Zink, Subscription Sales Executive, Gale, Cengage Learning (EMEA)

12:20-12:30   Move to plenary room

12:30-13:00    What does our capability framework look like?

 Dr Jane Secker and colleagues

13:00-13:15    Conference round-up and close

(Programme is subject to change)

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