June 6th 2018 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Agenda*

08:30

Registration, exhibition and refreshments

09:25

Welcome and introduction by the Chair

Willy Roe CBE, Trustee, British Council, and Chair, Scotland Advisory Committee 

Session 1: Learning Through Technology in Scotland: stepping into the future

The integration of technology into our lives has changed the way that we work, live and play, and how we deliver education must change in response. This opening session will explore the future of technology in education and the challenges of delivering this vision.

10:00

Keynote Address

Ty Goddard, Director, Edtech UK

10:30

Headline Sponsor

10:45

Questions and discussion

10:55

Panel discussion: challenges implementing LTT throughout Scotland

11:35

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11:55

Demo zone

Session 2: Themed sessions

In a series of themed interactive sessions delegates will have the opportunity to explore areas of interest with experts.

12:25

Theme 1

Improving access to technology in our schools: infrastructure, resourcing, equipment

Theme 2

Enabling digital classrooms: teacher training, innovative use of tech in the classroom, digital beyond the school gates

Speakers include:

Tracy Atkinson, Teaching Fellow in Primary Education, The University of Strathclyde and Member, The Scottish Council of Deans of Education: Digital Teaching and Learning Group

13:10

Networking lunch in the exhibition area

13:45

Meet the exhibitors

Your opportunity to explore applications of the latest innovative solutions available to the sector. Understand how these solutions can support your service delivery objectives.

Session 3: Attainment through technology

Raising educational attainment is high on the political agenda. In this session we will look at two fundamental parts of curriculum for excellence, literacy and numeracy, and explore the role of technology in enhancing these abilities.

14:10

Enriching Literacy Practice with Technologies

Come along to discuss the latest research on children’s reading on screen. Understand how apps and e-books can inspire reading for pleasure in your classroom.

Dr Natalia Kucirkova, Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Education and Governor, Swallowfield Lower School and Chair, judging panel for the UKLA Children's Digital Book Awards

14:30

Technology making maths learning fun 

Andrew Gallacher, Mathematics Education Co-ordinator, Course Leader PGDE Learning & Teaching in the Secondary Curriculum, University of Glasgow

14:50

Questions and discussion

15:00

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Session 4: Practice in action

In this final session we will showcase how technology is being embedded in classrooms around the country through a series of interactive case studies.

15:20

Getting Techie in the Classroom

  • Chromebooks and G Suite for Education
  • Building positive relationships using Class Dojo
  • Developing Digital Citizenship and keeping safe online

Heather Thomson, Head Teacher, Kinlochleven Primary School

Heather will be accompanied by a class teacher and pupils from Kinlochleven Primary School

15:40

SpyQuest: falling in love with books through technology

David Goutcher, Owner and Founder, Polybius Games

David will be joined by a Scottish School

16:00

Using Professional Learning Networks for CLPL 

  • Interactive session about the use of twitter for CLPL
  • Learning to use the web-based quiz platform ‘Kahoot’

Donald Feist, Principal Teacher and ICT coordinator, Mosspark Primary School

16:20

Questions and discussion

16:35

Closing remarks from the chair

16:40

Close of event