On Friday29th June, I was invited to present to the Simon Dutton Associates/Paritor conference. Although I am used to talking with local authority service teams delivering educational services, it was the first time I'd ever presented to an audience responsible for peripatetic music services, and talking with them at the dinner the evening before, I sensed that it was a "cinderella service" - providing essential value to the education and achievement of children within their schools, but not necessarily closely linked to the rest of the local authority, and with a resulting under-investment. Simon Dutton Associates' flagship product is EnsembleXP.Net, which is a management system for music and performing arts services
My message was about four aspects of transformation - technology, the lifestyle of students, new attitudes to schools and the way that information flow needs to be more connected and visible.
So, for those who attended and others who may have an interest, here's the links to the slides and other resources that I used:
Transformed Learning PowerPoint presentation (Right Click and "Save File As...")
Shift Happens (instructions & details on the webpage)
Microsoft Surface - unfortunately the video I used isn't available publically, but there are other video resources on the Surface website
And finally a short video trailer for the BSF Showcase (Right Click and "Save File As...")