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Integrating Hearts, Heads and Hands

Marriott Hotel & National STEM Centre, York 15 – 17 April 2010

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Conference Programme

See below for the conference programme and downloadable presentations.

Conference Venue

The registration and first day of the conference will be held at the York Marriott Hotel, it overlooks the racecourse and is a short drive from the city walls. It is easily accessed by car or within a short taxi ride from the railway station. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, air conditioned gym and a beauty spa.  All rooms are en suite and WI-FI access is available.

The conference will be opened by Dave Rowley the Education Director of the BLOODHOUND SCC Engineering Adventure

Early Thursday evening there will be a tour of the National Railway Museum (NRM) followed by an atmospheric dinner in the Station Hall where we will dine amidst luxurious carriages and historic locomotives set against a back drop of a period station .

We are holding the Friday programme at the National STEM Centre This provides a fitting backdrop to the theme of the conference. At the heart of the centre is a purpose built resource centre, housing an extensive collection of support materials. The collections range across science, design and technology, engineering and mathematics for the 5-19 age group.

Late afternoon we will return to the hotel for our Annual General Meeting and Conference Dinner which will take a Yorkshire theme.

Conference delegates depart following breakfast on Saturday providing an opportunity to enjoy some leisure time in York.

We hope you will be able to join us in York during April

Sponsorship Opportunities

Several opportunities exist for sponsors to support aspects of the Conference programme. Please email for further details.

Members' AGM

NAAIDT members may download all papers relating to the AGM for 2010 from Members' AGM 2010

Thursday 15th April York Marriott Hotel

11.30-12.30Arrival and Registration in the foyer of the York Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York.
12.30-13.20Buffet Lunch
Conference 2010 Welcome
Ken Poucher, Honorary President NAAIDT
Opening Address
Dave Rowley Education Programme Director, BLOODHOUND SSC BLOODHOUND SSC - Can it inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists?

Chair: Ken Poucher

The videos for the BLOODHOUND presentation may be found at

Keynote 1 & Discussion: The New Diplomas; two years down the line:
A perspective from one school on the process, lessons learned and where to next. Jonathon Britton, Deputy Headteacher, Archibishop Holgate School, York, and chair of the local consortium for engineering.

Chair: Kieron McGeever

Jonathon Britton: Applied Learning - click here to download the video fileJonathon Britton: Applied Learning - click here to download the video file (12.4M bytes)

Working Groups: Diplomas
What is the position of the NAAIDT on the Diplomas? What support/guidance do members need?

Group Leaders: Hugh Johnson and Gilly Browning

16.30-16.35Domestic Notices
16.35-18.30Delegates free to enjoy the hotel facilities
Coach leaves for the National Railway Museum (NRM)
Tour of Museum including areas not normally open to the public
Dinner at the NRM
Coach leaves to return to hotel

Friday 16th April National STEM Centre

Transport by coach to National STEM Centre
09.30-09.35Domestic Notices
Keynote 2: Curriculum design, teaching and assessment and their impact on learning
Gina White, HMI

Chair: Bernard Cooper

Keynote 3: The STEM Programme: A National Perspective:
Jenifer Burden, Director, National STEM Centre

Chair: Jonathon Gershon

Working and Discussion Groups: The critical areas for the future of D&T, identified in Keynote 2, the STEM Cohesion Programme and the STEM Centre - What contribution should the NAAIDT make to support these important national initiatives?

Group Leaders: Richard Green and Barry Lewis

Seminar and Working Groups: Using the NAAIDT website:
Geoff Howard, NAAIDT Executive (ICT), and Phil Driscoll, NAAIDT web designer
Keynote 4 & Discussion: Learning and Teaching in D&T, examples of good practice:
Marlene Wylie, Secondary D&T Teaching and Learning Consultant for Hackney and Nick Baldwin, DTEP

Chair: Nick Baldwin

Working Groups: Inspirational D&T: What does learning look like? What does teaching look like?:
Primary:Dr Julie Lunt, Assistant Chief Executive, D&TA Scribe: Sandie Kendall Secondary:Nick Baldwin, DTEP Scribe: Jonathon Gershon
15.00-15.45Tea and tour of the STEM centre
Seminars: So what contribution is D&T to the STEM curriculum in our schools?
Primary: Exploring Primary STEMSusan Scurlock, National Director, Primary EngineerChair: Mike Walsh Secondary: Leading Practice in STEM - some lessons from the specialist schools and academies trust (SSAT) STEM Pathfinder ProgrammeJames Pitt, Engineering Consultant, SSAT Chair: John Chidgey
16.35Coach leaves to return to hotel
President's Reception with background music by 'The Banned' followed by Annual Dinner
(formal but not black tie) and the installation of Bernard Cooper as honorary president 2010-2011. After dinner speaker, Richard Noble Director of the BLOODHOUND Project.

Saturday 17th April Marriott Hotel

Annual General Meeting
chaired by Bernard Cooper
10.15-10.45Coffee and Conference close Packed Lunch available
Directors meeting
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