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Breakout session 1 Personalising the Learning Experience-Kevin McLaughlin (Main room)

Personalising Learning can be an incredibly effective teaching and learning strategy as long as it is planned for. This not only includes a good understanding of the individual needs of the students in your class but also a willingness to rethink your classroom organisation. Discover how you can adapt your planning to provide personalised learning opportunities for your class. Kevin has used these methods effectively with his own classes and will help you do the same with yours.

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Game on! - James Langley (Balcony) - Note session fully booked, please select an alternative breakout 

In this session James will be outlining the 3 main elements of games based learning, 'Skills Practise', 'Game Planning and Design' and the 'Effective use of, and planning with COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) games'. There will be the opportunity to have hands-on time with these games and James will outline how these games have been used effectively to engage children with learning in primary schools across Bradford.

Back to the Agenda An introduction to the Raspberry Pi - Pete Dring - Computing at Schools - (Seminar 1)

The Raspberry Pi is a bare-bones, low-cost computer the size of a credit-card designed to help teach children to code as mentioned in Michael Gove’s 2012 BETT speech as ‘a great example of the cutting edge of education technology happening right here in the UK’. This session will discuss how the device can be effectively used in schools to support the delivery of programming as outlined in the latest draft National Curriculum documents from DfE.

Back to the Agenda The Other tablets - Tim Bleazard (Seminar 2)

There are other tablets besides the Apple ones you know. Find out about the tablets running Google's operating system known as Android. Discover how the apps available can be used to impact upon your curriculum. We'll look at the devices available, the cost, their management, the limitations and even some of the advantages over their rivals.

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Data security in schools – Richard Cook (Room 1)

The ICO recently released a document entitled ‘Report on the data protection guidance we gave schools in 2012’ available here. The document highlights how the ICO helped several schools earlier in 2012 to comply with data protection rules and highlights the findings of that work. This session will highlight and discuss some of the main findings of the report and the implications for schools.

Back to the Agenda Developing Pupil Digital Leaders – Chris Mayoh & Vicki Cox (Balcony) - Note session fully booked, please select an alternative

This session will explain how to implement a Digital Leaders project in your school. Students and teachers from primary and secondary schools will be sharing how they have introduced the project as a key tool in empowering children within school to develop the use of third millennium learning technologies, knowledge of eSafeguarding and support fellow pupils and members of staff to improve their use of new technologies across the curriculum.

Back to the Agenda Ensuring curriculum and technical teams share a strategic vision – Robert Bashforth, Mark Ellis & Harshad Taylor (Main Room)

This workshop will attempt to bridge what can sometimes be a perceived gap between School Leadership and Network Managers/Technicians in terms of how they may see their priorities, and focus on the key role that both sides play in responding to the needs of school stakeholders and providing cutting-edge technologies and pedagogies in flexible and cost-effective ways. Two experienced school leaders will focus on some of the practicalities of this that they have encountered in their own unique school settings including aligning all stakeholders around a shared school vision, triangulating school development priorities with procurement plans and CPD provision and developing communities of practice to spread school innovation.

Back to the Agenda Why you should risk your career to raise achievement/improve learner outcomes? - Simon Finch (Seminar 2)

This session will look at how teachers can take control of their own professional development and improve learner outcomes through the effective use of social media.

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Deploying and managing iPads across the whole school – Mark Ellis and MCC (Main room)

Samuel Lister Academy recently launched an iPad project across all year groups in their school. This session will focus on the school’s journey from a technical perspective focusing on wireless infrastructure, configuring and managing devices, app deployment and the need to be aware of the ‘hidden costs’ of delivering a whole school iPad project

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Creating Apps with Appshed Academy (Primary and Secondary) - Steve Dale (Balcony)

This is a hands on session that will teach you how to create Web Apps for all Smartphones. It is suitable for both primary and secondary colleagues. AppShed Academy is a versatile and comprehensive online tool to facilitate pupil development of apps in education. Intuitive, step-by-step learning allows teachers to include app development in the ICT curriculum without the need for an in-depth understanding of the app creation process. This exciting technology allows pupils to express their creativity through a powerful app building tool which can be tied in with school projects and assignments.

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Raising standards in writing through Media Literacy – Sarah Mumford, Chris Mayoh, Tim Bleazard (Seminar 1)

The National Media Museum, Bradford Council and the British Film Institute (BFI) have teamed up to deliver a CPD programme with Consultants and Primary Teachers to embed teaching about film into the primary classroom as a means of improving achievement in writing. Bradford has UNESCO City of Film status and has made a decision to focus on encouraging film literacy in the classroom as an exciting and enticing tool for enhancing pupil's learning. Find out about our work with schools across the authority and the impact it's had on achievement in the classroom. We'll even get chance to watch some short films created by children. Tim and Chris will be joined by Sarah Mumford, formally the education officer for the National Media Museum and now the Development Director for North and West Yorkshire for Cape UK.

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Tips from the coalface (Sharing 3rd millennium best practice through partnership working )– Greengates and Thackley Primary Schools (Seminar 2)

Andy and Nicola will share their schools 3rd Millennium learning journeys from the last two years – including, infrastructure, collaboration, web 2.0 tools, handheld learning, engaging staff and avoiding everyday school pitfalls. An insightful presentation into moving your school forward with the times!

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Keynote 1 - Mark Reynolds, School Business Manager, Microsoft UK

Mark will explore how Cloud technology is helping to improve teaching and learning within UK Schools, whilst saving academic institutions money and freeing up valuable time for IT staff. Microsoft Office 365 for Education brings together key productivity solutions which help schools provide anytime, anywhere learning for all. Find out how schools are embracing the Cloud and using these services to provide innovative, collaborative learning scenarios from a secure, flexible and reliable platform.

 

 

Mark Reynolds is the Schools Business Manager for Microsoft UK. He works with Local Authorities, Academy Groups and School Leaders to help them get the most from technology and to plan and deliver large scale ICT projects. Most of his current work is either focussed on Cost Saving, or on helping schools understand Cloud Computing and what it means for their pupils and staff.

Mark studied English and Sociology at the University of Manchester. He has worked in the UK Education market for 9 years and joined Microsoft in 2010. He is also a parent governor at Rush Common Primary School in Oxfordshire.

 

 

Keynote 2 - Katie Nicholson, Assistant Headteacher, Harrogate Grammar School

2 years on...Katie will describe the journey that Harrogate Grammar School went through, from a feeling of despair at the lack of access to up to date technology in the classroom to 1,250 students walking in the door everyday armed with an iPad and ready to learn. This presentation will highlight the challenges and pitfalls involved in deciding to adopt a 1:1 approach; how to engage parents, students and staff,and what really happens when they have been in a school for 8 months.

Katie Nicholson is an Assistant Headteacher at Harrogate Grammar School, the Teaching School for the Red Kite Alliance. She is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the quality of Teaching & Learning across the school and ensuring that CPD and Appraisal processes support continued improvement. In addition, she has spent the last two years leading the iPads for Learning Scheme, which has resulted in every student in Years 7-11 (over 1,250 in total) using an iPad for learning both in school and at home.

 

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Kevin McLaughlin is a primary teacher with 16 years experience. He utilises technology effectively when it supports teaching and learning and has been awarded Learning Technologist of the year in 2010 by Association Learning Technology, he is also a Google Certified Teacher and Google Apps for Education Trainer and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He also loves playing guitar and painting.  

Andy Gaunt has been Head teacher at Greengates Primary School since September 2010. Andy was given ICT as a subject responsibility on the strength of being able to write a Microsoft Word document! He has been involved in ICT for 13 years and since taking over as Head teacher at Greengates has embraced 3rd Millennium learning investing both time and money into mobile devices, web 2.0 and blogging.

Nicola Howe has been the Headteacher of Thackley Primary, a successful school, for the last six years. When Ofsted identified ICT as an area for improvement, significant changes were required. Nicola now leads a team that has radically transformed the ICT environment in simple and effective steps and as a result, pupils’ learning now incorporates the use of iPads, iPods, blogging, Twitter, e-safety and a wonderful new website.

Simon Finch is a presenter and consultant on elearning, esafety, safeguarding, IPR and themes relating to technology and learning. He has 20 years experience in leading workshops and training sessions in schools and local authorities. Simon is a keynote, conference and exhibition speaker for Becta, Regional Broadband Consortia, universities, LSCBs, local authorities, schools and public services including Police, Connexions and Barnardo's. He was 2013 Naace Impact Award winner for leadership 'for his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector.'

Robert Bashforth is passionate about third millennium learning and has offered strategic support to many schools in the Bradford District in their use of innovative technologies to inspire creativity and independence in learners. Previously he worked in a national capacity as a Learning Consultant for the Building Schools for the Future program. Prior to this he worked as a Teaching and Learning Manager for ICT in a large Secondary School

Paul Scott is the Lead consultant for Curriculum Innovation and is presently in his 8th year working as a Learning and curriculum consultant. He has over 18 years of Primary school teaching experience both in the UK and abroad. His main role involves developing, implementing and embedding whole school improvement strategies using ICT with a focus on mobile learning. He is a qualified ICT Mark Assessor, an E-Safety Mark Assessor and a CEOP Ambassador and has a real interest in allowing children to demonstrate their learning through the creation of digital media.

Vicki Cox is presently employed at Bankfoot Primary School but works one day a week as a learning and curriculum consultant for the Innovation Centres in Bradford. This is the third year Vicki has worked with the team and has been involved in several projects in schools including blogging and engaging pupils/raising attainment through mobile learning. She is a CEOP ambassador and has worked alongside Chris Mayoh developing the 'Digital Leaders Academy' throughout Bradford.

Steve Dale originally started out as a forensic toxicologist but after a chance encounter with a computer in 1982 decided to become an ICT trainer, teaching those teachers in schools who were slowly embracing the new technology. Steve has since worked in 3 local authorities and in over 450 schools developing a wealth of experience and knowledge.He is a CEOP Ambassador and an accredited trainer for Education City.com and Purple Mash. His areas of expertise are programming, app development, databases and electronic music.

Chris Mayoh is currently ICT development manager at Bowling Park Primary School where he leads on a number of exciting and innovative projects using new technologies to extend opportunities for pupils to become reflective, independent learners. Since October 2011 Chris has worked with the Innovation Centres in Bradford to roll out a pupil 'Digital Leaders' project to 37 primary schools. The project provides opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills as they take on responsibility for improving ICT across their schools. He has recently won the Primary Impact Naace ICT Impact Award 2013 for revolutionising opportunities for independent learning and for implementing rigorous processes for e-safety training.

James Langley spent 11 years as a primary school teacher, 5 of those being an AST in the effective use of ICT in the classroom. He joined Bradford's Curriculum Innovation team 6 years ago as a Teaching and Learning Consultant (ICT) and is a qualified ICT Mark Assessor, an E-Safety Mark Assessor, a CEOP Ambassador and a member of the Board of Management of Naace (the ICT association). James is one of the co-founders of bMobLe and has worked alongside schools to harness creative and effective ways of utilising mobile technologies to engage children and enhance the curriculum. He has worked with international schools in Germany and London to deliver geocaching sessions and is often called to deliver curriculum innovation breakouts at national conferences.

Tim Bleazard joined the Curriculum Innovation team in September. He has been a teacher in Bradford for twenty four years and ICT Coordinator for the last twelve. He attended the Google Teacher Academy is 2010 and is a Google Certified Teacher. Tim is trained by CEOP to Ambassador standard and is also a 360 E Safe registered assessor. He is an accredited trainer for Purple Mash and Education City. Tim has also co-led the Bradford Media Literacy project this year and has taken a leading role in the effective and creative use of tablets across the curriculum.

Katie Nicholson is an Assistant Headteacher at Harrogate Grammar School, the Teaching School for the Red Kite Alliance. She is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the quality of Teaching & Learning across the school and ensuring that CPD and Appraisal processes support continued improvement. In addition, she has spent the last two years leading the iPads for Learning Scheme, which has resulted in every student in Years 7-11 (over 1,250 in total) using an iPad for learning both in school and at home.

Pete Dring is the Computing At School Master Teacher for the North East Yorkshire region. He graduated from the University of York with a first class Masters degree in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering and now teaches Computing at Manor CE Academy, York, where he introduced AQA GCSE Computer Science in September 2012. He also teaches ICT, Creative Media, Leadership, Wider Key Skills and CoPE (with students with special educational needs / disabilities). He is a keen programmer and is currently developing an online Python programming development environment that integrates with Moodle VLEs.

Richard Cook has worked in IT for just over 10 years and just over 5 at YHGfL. Prior to this he worked for North Lincolnshire Council in the role of senior IT Officer.He has had experience in 2nd and 3rd line support, IT asset management and information security and governance. His role at YHGfL involves advising and working with Local Authorities and schools on technical and information security issues and raising awareness around best practice and safe usage in relation to their Data Protection commitments.

Mark Reynolds is the Schools Business Manager for Microsoft UK. He works with Local Authorities, Academy Groups and School Leaders to help them get the most from technology and to plan and deliver large scale ICT projects. Most of his current work is either focussed on Cost Saving, or on helping schools understand Cloud Computing and what it means for their pupils and staff.

Mark studied English and Sociology at the University of Manchester. He has worked in the UK Education market for 9 years and joined Microsoft in 2010. He is also a parent governor at Rush Common Primary School in Oxfordshire.

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  Thursday 20th June 2013 @ the Abundant Life Centre Bradford (Wapping Road, Barkerend, Bradford, BD3 0EQ)   The conference theme this year is Igniting Learning, focusing on how schools are utilising innovative technologies and pedagogies to accelerate achievement across all areas of the curriculum.   This is the planned agenda for this year’s conference.   08:45 – 09:15 Registration & refreshments   09:15 – 09:25 Conference welcome - Paul Scott   09:25 – 10:10 Keynote 1: Cloud Technology. Mark Reynolds (Schools Business Manager – Microsoft UK) will explore how Cloud technology is helping to improve teaching and learning within UK Schools, whilst saving Academic institutions money and freeing up valuable time for IT staff. Microsoft Office 365 for Education brings together key productivity solutions which help Schools provide anytime, anywhere learning for all – find out how Schools are embracing the Cloud & using these services to provide innovative, collaborative learning scenarios from a secure, flexible & reliable platform.   10:15 – 11:00 Breakout session 1 Personalising the Learning Experience - Kevin McLaughlin (Main room) Game On! – James Langley (Balcony) Raspberry Pi - Computing At Schools (CAS) (Seminar 1) The Other Tablets – Tim Bleazard (Seminar 2)   11:00 – 11:20 Refreshment break   11:25 – 12:10 Breakout session 2 Data security in schools – Richard Cook (YHGfL) Developing Pupil Digital Leaders – Chris Mayoh & Vicki Cox (Balcony) Ensuring curriculum and technical teams share a strategic vision – Mark Ellis (Samuel Lister School), Harshad Taylor (Challenge College) and Robert Bashforth (Seminar 1) Why you should risk your career to raise achievement/improve learner outcomes – Simon Finch (Seminar 2)   12:10 – 13:30 Lunch and visit exhibitors   13:30 – 14:15 Keynote 2: iPads for Learning at Harrogate Grammar School. Katie Nicholson will explore the journey that Harrogate Grammar School went through, from a feeling of despair at the lack of access to up to date technology in the classroom to 1,250 students walking in the door everyday armed with an iPad and ready to learn. This presentation will highlight the challenges and pitfalls involved in deciding to adopt a 1:1 approach; how to engage parents, students and staff,and what really happens when they have been in a school for 8 months.   14.15 – 15:00 Breakout Session 3 Deploying and managing iPads across the whole school – Mark Ellis (Samuel Lister Academy) and MCC (Main room ) Creating Apps with Appshed Academy– Steve Dale (Balcony) Raising standards in writing through Media Literacy – Sarah Mumford, Chris Mayoh, Tim Bleazard (Seminar 1) Tips from the coalface (2 schools journey with technology and collaboration) – Andy Gaunt(Greengates) and Nicola Howe (Thackley) (Seminar 2)

 

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16:15 – 18:15 bMobLe TeachMeet   Click here to download the #bMobLe13 flyer.    

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Thursday 20th June 2013

 

Our 5th bMobLe conference theme is "Igniting Learning" and focuses on how schools are utilising innovative technologies and pedagogies to accelerate achievement across all areas of the curriculum. This is a conference for all school staff and particularly senior leaders who are interested in how the effective use of innovative pedagogies and technologies can impact on management and attainment across the whole school. Full details of this year's conference can be found on the left hand menu.

The acronym bMobLe stands for the Bradford Mobile Learning network. bMobLe was set up in Autumn 2008 by Dr. Alan Beecham, James Langley and Phil McLear . The network was inspired after attending the Handheld Learning Conference in London on an annual basis. We decided that it would be useful to run a series of mobile learning meetings and conferences for the north of England. These meetings would be accessible by teachers, SMTs, technical support providers and consultants (ICT and other). In February 2009 we organised the inaugural bMobLe "Next Generation Learning" Conference.

In recent years mobile / handheld learning has become synonymous with the day to day provision that the Curriculum Innovation team deliver and as such is no longer seen as a strand of ICT that stands alone.

Due to the proliferation of wireless and 3G networks and the abundance of smart phones, netbooks and tablets, mobile learning can be considered the most common way of accessing, interacting with and creating digital content. The effective use of such digital devices and content to increase attainment in schools is today embraced and utilised by all Bradford Council Learning and Curriculum delivery team consultants. Examples of 3rd Millennium Learning work we are engaged with can be found on our blog and further information about the provision we provide to Primary and Secondary schools can be found throughout this website.

As we move further into the 21st century we can be sure that there will be an ever increasing demand for secure, robust and fast wireless internet connectivity throughout school spaces (internal and external) and that there will be more and more portable devices (school owned and personal) connecting to these networks as we realise the true potential of 3rd Millennium Learning.

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Cost: £90 per Day or £ 200 for all three sessions 2 Delegates for all three session  £300

 Please note the first cohort for this programme is now full. We will be giving details of cohort 2 on this site shortly. If you want to register you interest in cohort 2 please complete this short form

 February 3rd 2012 at The Innovation Centre Bradford: ICT for Enhancing Pedagogy 

9.00-9.10 Welcome/Objectives and outcomes9.10-9.45 National and Regional Updatea) Implications of the White paper b) Ofsted: New requirementsc) New Curriculum: Vocational courses and implications for an academic ICT curriculum9:45-10:30 Sutton Trust Workshop: After metanalysis of classroom practices, a hierarchy of effective techniques has been suggested. We will examine how we could implement some of their ideas in our schools10:30-10:50 Break and networking10:50-12:00 Case studies of good practice: School improvement using technology (Primary, Secondary and SEN). Vendor Workshops IRIS/GCSE pod/I am learning/Steljes etc12.00-12.10 Action Planning/Use of the Self Review Framework12:10-12:30 HANDS ON: with the latest kit. Tablets and their uses

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April 24th 2012: The Innovation Centre Keighley: ICT Supporting Assessment.

9:00 -9:30 National and Regional Update

9:30 - 10:30 Data : CBMDC deep data team.: Do you know your students? How do you use data to differentiate and close gaps? RAISE online, Use of PIVOT tables.

10:30 - 10:50 Break and networking

10:50 - 11:30 Innovation in Assessment : Using ICT.

11:30 - 12:00 ICT for student voice.

12:00 - 12:30 HANDS ON : of use of student response systems across the curriculum, audio/visual enhancement in your school.

 

Wednesday 20th June 2012: The Innovation Centre Bradford : Transferring Best Practice.

9:00 -9:30 National and Regional Update

9:30 - 10:50 Teachmeet:"Streamed, broadcast and archived" -Outstanding practice that can be replicated in your classroom. Includes refreshments and special guest presenters. This dynamic CPD opportunity will be live and then made available to our community of practice.

10:50 - 12:30 Introduction to using Apple Technology for schools - is it compatible? Is it cost effective etc? How Macs and Mobile Mac can be used to engage and motivate.

The Curriculum Innovation team works in partnership with schools developing the use of innovative learning technologies across the whole school. As well as the subscription package meetings and planned CPD sessions already outlined (and available through this website) we offer staff meetings, twilights, half day and full day in school consultancy, etc. on demand. These sessions can be purchased separately or through subscription packages already outlined.

The provision below represents some of the more popular sessions we provide. If you would like to request further information around one of these sessions or request some other form of provision please contact Sarah Hawkins - or complete this form.

Blogging: Blogs are quick and relatively easy to maintain and provide a worldwide audience for your school and pupils to share their thoughts. There are many case studies from schools highlighting the impact blogging has had on attainment in writing. We can create and manage a blog for you and also provide an introductory session to blogging including initial install, managing users, creating posts and managing comments. We can also provide more in-depth sessions providing opportunities for staff to create blogs and examine how blogs can be used effectively to raise attainment across the school.

Podcasting: Podcasting allows pupils to record audio recordings and publish them to a worldwide audience. This is powerful way to increase speaking and listening skills as well as developing writing. We can provide a short introductory session to podcasting using software such as Podium, Audacity or Audioboo or a more in depth session with opportunities for staff to create podcasts and further explore how they can be used effectively to raise attainment.

Photo Story 3: This classic piece of free software is still widely used to create wonderful presentations simply combining images and audio to demonstrate learning across the whole curriculum. We can provide a short introductory session using free software downloaded from the Microsoft website where staff produce their own Photo Story 3 project or a more in depth session exploring how the resource can be used effectively to raise attainment across all areas of the curriculum and particularly Literacy.

(e)Safeguarding for staff: Sessions delivered can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your school. Sessions include focusing on the benefits and potential issues of using a variety of communication technologies, web based resources and mobile devices in school. Issues covered include, cyberbullying, data security, access to inappropriate content, fraping, sexting, location based settings, safe and appropriate use of social media, terms and conditions of online resources, copyright and developing Acceptable Use Policies for pupils and staff.

(e)Safeguarding for parents: Sessions delivered can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your parents. The delivery of these sessions can be during or after school and is very different from the (e)Safeguarding session delivered to staff as it focuses on (e)Safeguarding for parents and pupils in the home and on mobile / gaming devices. Areas covered include safe and responsible use of social media, online shopping and banking, downloading and copyright, use of webcams and digital images, safely browsing the web, data security on your home PC, phishing, location based settings, identity theft and other online scams.

The Digital Creative Curriculum: These sessions demonstrate how technology can be embedded effectively across the curriculum to raise attainment and are custom built to the needs of your school. Schools can identify the area of school improvement or curriculum area they wish to enhance / improve and we will work with them to identify appropriate technologies and pedagogies to achieve this. Alternatively schools can identify the technologies they wish to make use of and we can provide advice and support to use them effectively across the curriculum.

Mobile Learning: One of the biggest technological investments in schools at the moment is in mobile devices and particularly tablets (iPads and other devices). However, there are many questions that need addressing before you invest in a specific technology. They include, what are you aiming to achieve with your investment? What technology is most suitable to achieve this? What is your present network / WiFi infrastructure and does this need upgrading? How will you deploy and manage these devices and the content on them? How will you purchase content? How will staff and pupils use them in school and what pedagogical changes do you expect? What are the CPD needs of staff and pupils to achieve this? What are the (e)Safeguarding issues involved and how will you address these? How sustainable is your investment? Our team is very experienced in dealing with all these questions and we can provide the necessary training and consultancy to ensure your investment is cost effective and meets your needs.

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