AS Tracking

STEER convenes prestigious education conference

In 2019 STEER was invited to design, convene and host the first FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival Education Leaders Conference. As a festival partner, STEER is delighted to be running the same prestigious event at the 2020 festival, assesmbling a line up of global experts and educational thinkers in the field of education and AI.


Bookings for 2020 FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival STEER Education Conference ARE NOW OPEN. TICKETS AND BOOKINGS

“A truly impressive day, the presenters were excellent and delivered very thought-provoking talks.” UK Head “A rare opportunity to take a step back and look at the big picture.” UK Head

The West has enjoyed a privileged educational reputation for the past century across the world. However, by 2030 China and India will have educated 50% of the world’s graduates. The UK’s graduate share will have fallen to just 2%. Automation is re-valuing some of the skills traditionally prized by higher education. With 44% of employers complaining UK graduates are not work ready the 2020 Conference asks:

  • What models of education are such economies already evolving to meet their emerging employability needs?
  • How is Chinese development of educational technology tipping the balance of educational power in an AI age?
  • In a future labour market, will the Western educational model succeed in producing graduates well equipped for an automated age?
  • If so, what are the critical Western graduate skills which will be most in demand?

The Conference brings together experts to examine these vital questions.

Keynote speakers:

Ting Zhang One of the leading China business experts in the UK. Since 2018 Ting has been advising leading British education solutions and Edutech firms on achieving their goals for China.

Garrod Musto A Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching to consult on national STEM teacher training standards in China. 25 years experience as Maths teacher and international curriculum design.

Professor Rose Luckin Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London. An expert in the design and evaluation of Ed Tech using theories of learning science and Artificial Intelligence.

Josie Cluer Leader of EY’s education practice, specialising in helping universities transform to meet the needs of students and employers. A former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Innovation Universities and Skills.

Dr Simon Walker Co-Founder of STEER a leading organisation helping schools develop employability skills for an age of AI and automation. A UNESCO advisor in AI and Education and consultant to global businesses including Accenture, KPMG and PWC.


Watch videos of the expert presentations from 2019

1. Simon Walker, explains how the digital influences the mind
2. John Bargh on If I was a Headteacher (full talk)
3. Simon Walker, School priming effects on mental health (full talk)
4. Simon Walker on human thinking which machines WON'T replace
5. Simon Walker on human thinking which machines WON'T replace
6. Simon Walker on human thinking which machines WON'T replace

Testimonials

  • Surpassing Expectations

    AS tracking has surpassed the ambitious expectations we had of it. It provides objective, incisive, intelligent analysis in digestible form and tangible action plans. We couldn’t imagine being without this extra, invaluable set of pastoral eyes.

    • Emma Trelawny-Vernon
    • St Ronan's, Tatler Prep School of the Year 2017
  • Being ahead of the game

    If you claim that pastoral care is one of your USPs but you are not using AS Tracking then you are behind the game.

    • Jonathan Harris
    • Dean Close
  • Individual pupil needs met

    AS Tracking has enabled me to prioritise what strategies to deploy with each pupil.

    • Head of Year
  • Accuracy

    It is very striking how AS Tracking works to identify the right children…

    • Senior Master
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  • Surpassing Expectations

    AS tracking has surpassed the ambitious expectations we had of it. It provides objective, incisive, intelligent analysis in digestible form and tangible action plans. We couldn’t imagine being without this extra, invaluable set of pastoral eyes.

    • Emma Trelawny-Vernon
    • St Ronan's, Tatler Prep School of the Year 2017
  • Being ahead of the game

    If you claim that pastoral care is one of your USPs but you are not using AS Tracking then you are behind the game.

    • Jonathan Harris
    • Dean Close
  • Individual pupil needs met

    AS Tracking has enabled me to prioritise what strategies to deploy with each pupil.

    • Head of Year
  • Accuracy

    It is very striking how AS Tracking works to identify the right children…

    • Senior Master
  • Unlocking potential

    A technology like AS Tracking has great power for unlocking the potential of our children.

    • Professor John Bargh
    • Yale
  • Real data

    AS Tracking has given me a framework based on hard data, rather than just on a gut feeling…

    • Senior House Master
  • Confidence in pastoral care

    The accuracy and focus that AS Tracking brings to pastoral care means that we, as a Board, have huge confidence that we are discharging our duty effectively.

    • School Governor
  • Supporting Staff

    AS Tracking provides us with the data to support the new ISI inspection requirement.

    • Head and ISI inspector
  • Pupil wellbeing

    As a clinician I have no doubt that these AS Tracking action plans are likely to achieve a better health outcome for the child.

    • GP and local school doctor
  • Pupil focused

    AS Tracking has enabled us to develop highly detailed and well-focused targets for our pupils.

    • Academy Head Teacher
  • Better support

    AS Tracking has significantly reduced the number of our pupils in need of critical pastoral support.

    • Head of Welfare
    • Monkton Combe school
  • Pre-emptive

    I am so impressed by the pre-emptive aspect of AS Tracking. It is fantastic!

    • Parent
  • Better communication

    I have found AS Tracking particularly helpful in communicating with our families in Hong Kong and mainland China.

    • School Principal
  • Understanding needs

    AS Tracking offers the opportunity to track and better understand the needs of individual pupils and be more likely to perform to the maximum of their academic potential.

    • Chair
    • HMC 2017
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