CertMatters.Live 201822nd June 2018, The Design Museum
CertMatters.Live, Prodigy Learning’s inaugural educator professional development event was held on June 22, 2018 at The Design Museum, London.
CertMatters.Live 2019 will take place on June 14, 2019 in The British Library, London and is not to be missed, make sure to add to your calendars.
CertMatters.Live 2018 Highlights
CertMatters.Live brought together educators to listen, learn and collaborate who share a passion for digital skills and certifications to improve education and student outcomes. It was an inspiring day with an impactful keynote from Microsoft, Coding in Minecraft official announcement, three fantastic customer showcase sessions (Schools, Higher Education & Further Education), Centre of Excellence awards and much more.
Alongside CertMatters.Live we held our UK & Ireland Championship 2018 Finals:
- MOS Four Nations Championship Grand Final
- ACA World Championship UK & Ireland Final
Welcome from Microsoft
Ian Fordham, Director of Education, Microsoft UK delivered the Microsoft Welcome Keynote. Ian shared how the Microsoft UK Education team are delivering on their mission to “Empower every educator and every learner on the planet to achieve more”. Better learning outcomes, saving educators and leaders time and creating impactful, accessible technology will prepare students with skills they need to succeed in future.
Coding in Minecraft Official Announcement
Schools Showcase Session
The Schools Showcase Session sponsored by GMetrix, was delivered by Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council (RCT) and The Leigh UTC who discussed and shared their unique success stories.
Further Education Showcase Session
The Further Education Showcase Session, sponsored by Practice Labs, was delivered by Microsoft UK, The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, and Belfast Metropolitan who discussed the importance and value of Microsoft Certified Educator certification for professional development of educators in FE.
Higher Education Showcase Session
The Higher Education Showcase Session, sponsored by LearnKey, was delivered by Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University and Coventry University who shared tips and best practices in successfully implementing Adobe, MOS, MTA and Autodesk certification programmes.
Centre of Excellence Awards Presentation, recognising Certiport Authorised Test Centre customers across the UK & Ireland who deliver continuous high volume of Digital Skills & Certifications at a high standard to students and staff.
Prodigy Learning CEO, Andrew Flood presented awards in person to customers who are advancing students success and employability prospects through globally, industry-recognised certification programmes.
Prodigy Learning invite the BEST of the BEST Microsoft Office and Adobe Design students from across the UK & Ireland to compete in the Microsoft MOS Four Nations and Adobe ACA UK & Ireland Championship Finals at CertMatters.Live.
3 MOS Champions and the ACA Champion each won the trip of a lifetime to represent UK & Ireland in the Certiport World Championship Finals in Orlando, July 2018.
Introducing the MOS4N UK & Ireland Champions:
- Excel: Christopher Doyle, St Ninian’s High School
- PowerPoint: Michaela Habartova, University of St Andrew’s
- Word Champion: Adam Drummond, St Ninian’s High School
- Taylor Sharpe, Coventry University
2018 Partner Sponsors