A truly unique education event.Friday 16th June 2017

Welcome to the Annual Education Summit 2017. The largest Apple education event on the south coast. Held at the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Sussex University on Friday 16th June.  We celebrate local success stories and present the challenges for the future. The venue’s impressive auditorium plays host to an exciting line up of speakers and school performances. In addition to the main stage, the event offers a range of workshops and presentations making this a great event for teachers, school leaders and  IT professionals.
All day event  (9am – 3.30pm) 

Students in the spotlight

Innovative Storytelling
Students and teachers tell their story on stage. Welcome to Digital Genius – where students become heroes.  We challenged teachers and students to undertake our innovative storytelling challenge. The objective?  Stand on a professional stage in the spotlight, in front of a live audience and tell your story in an innovative way.
Bringing you  jaw-dropping performances by students. An Apple education experiment. It was never going to be easy, but then where is the challenge in easy. We invite you to join us and share in celebrating the efforts of those courageous teachers and students who agreed to undertake the innovative storytelling challenge.

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Teaching workshops

Apple Teacher

Workshop | 30 mins

Apple Teacher is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple. You can build skills that directly apply to activities with your students, earn recognition and be rewarded for the great work you do every day.

Everyone Can Code

Workshop | 30 mins

An introduction to Swift, Sphero robots and Parrot drones. Exploring the practical learning path from basic block programming to more advanced command line. Requires no coding knowledge. Perfect for those just starting out.

Digital Genius space mission

Space Mission

Workshop | 30 mins

We’ll explore the Earth’s atmosphere and learn about our planet’s weather systems. From lift off,  we’ll take pictures and record changes in temperature and pressure. This mission has resources for all keystages – so everyone can join the fun.

Leadership forum

Vision and community

Presentation | 30 mins

A clear vision that captures your aspirations for learning. A vision that your community shares and supports. A look at how to articulate the reason why a technology rich environment builds better independent learners or 21st Century skills.

Financial sustainability

Presentation | 30 mins

A technology initiative is more than a one time event. It’s about creating a new enriched environment that will evolve with time.  Assisting business managers, bursars and financial leaders to plan for a financially sustainable, technology rich future.

Measuring Success

Presentation | 30 mins

What do you want learning with iPad and Mac to look like in six, twelve or twenty four months? How do you choose and order the priorities that are important to your school?  Join us to explore the ways in which you can measure and evaluate success.

Technology forum



Presentation | 30 mins

How do you roll out mobile devices quickly and efficiently? What is the right solution for your school? Exploring options for both shared and 1-2-1 iPad schemes.  A presentation and forum hosted by Apple system engineers and Solutions inc. technical consultants.

Environment Design

WiFI | Internet | Networks

Presentation | 30 mins

What’s the right environment to succeed with technology? Exploring the latest developments in Local and Wide Area Networking, wireless technology and Internet access. A presentation by Solutions inc. technical director. Supported by Netgear, Fortinet and Schools Broadband


E-safety | Prevent

Presentation | 30 mins

How do we ensure the protection of students from online threats? Exploring the latest technology to safeguard the young and ensure compliance with statutory government legislation.

A virtual fly through of the venue

Take a virtual fly-through of the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts building. Discover the teaching studios, auditorium and communal spaces that will  host this summer’s Annual Education Summit.


Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts
Sussex University
Friday 16th June, 2017
9am – 3pm

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Food and drink

Join us for a danish pastry with morning tea and coffee. Enjoy a buffet lunch with refreshments. All food and beverages included. Vegetarian options.


Sussex University is Located on the A27 with easy access by car. There are numerous on-site campus car parks (a small parking fee will apply).


Sussex University is easily accessible by Train. Head for Falmer Station on the Southern Rail network. It’s a 5 minute walk to the venue from here.

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