Promethean recognised for it’s role in edtech

Published: November 16th, 2017

Promethean, the global education technology solutions provider, has been shortlisted in the ICT Company of the Year (over £3m turnover) category at the Bett Awards 2018. The company’s successful shortlisting in this coveted category is testimony to a series of high profile education initiatives that have been implemented throughout 2017.

The first of these initiatives was the ‘The Promethean Grant 2017’, which saw 30 free ActivPanels given away to help schools update their education technology. Schools across the UK were invited to come up with a creative entry explaining why they needed an ActivPanel and the impact it would have. The Grant scheme was created to get the technology into schools that need it most, giving them a chance to benefit from its interactive learning features and promote immersive learning.

Another initiative pioneered by Promethean has been ‘The State of Technology in Education Report 2017/18’, produced as an insight into the education sector and to highlight areas for improvement in school edtech. The study was made up of interviews with over 1,600 educators. One of the issues the report identified is that a staggering 49% of teachers who responded believe there is either no clear strategic vision for the year ahead, or if there is they aren’t aware of it. This contrasts with 100% of school headteachers who responded stating that their school has a clear strategic vision for the year ahead. The report identifies challenges and seeks to offer educators practical solutions. A limited-edition print run of the report will be available at Bett 2018. An infographic outlining the main findings of the report can be found on the ResourcEd Blog.

Promethean has also extended its ‘Advocate Programme’ this year, a scheme designed to support educators that are demonstrating excellence in education technology and ICT. The individuals form part of a network that provides feedback and advice on the use of the technology in the classroom. The ‘Advocates’ have strengthened networking and learning around Promethean technology, allowing educators to use it more effectively.

Ian Curtis, Promethean Head of EMEA and ANZ Markets, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to be shortlisted for this award. Bett 2017 was a springboard for several high profile educational initiatives and while it’s been an amazing year, we’re now gearing up for an even bigger and better 2018.”

The Bett Award winners will be announced at the award ceremony that is taking place at Tobacco Dock, in London on 24th January 2018.

Visitors to Bett 2018 can find Promethean on stand B98 and in the Platinum Suite. To learn more about Promethean at Bett please visit the Promethean Bett 2018 Information Page.