June 4th 2019 | University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Agenda*

08:45

Registration, Exhibition, and Networking

09:25

Welcome and Introduction by the Chair

Session 1: Achieving Equity with EdTech 

Ensuring that every child has the same opportunity to succeed is a pillar of the Scottish Government's vision for education. In educational technology (EdTech), that pillar has strong foundations. From helping to close the poverty-related attainment gap to playing a key role in additional support for learning, EdTech is revolutionising our classrooms. 

09:30

Rethinking EdTech To Provide Equality of Opportunity From the Bottom-Up

EdTech provides a wealth of possibilities to redesign the way we educate and create more equal learning opportunities. By starting with some of the world’s poorest students we have reimagined how we can provide access to quality education. In doing so we’ve revealed new ways to make education more inclusive globally. 

James Turing, CEO and Founder, The Turing Trust

09:50

Headline Sponsor

10:10

Paul Nisbet, Director of CALL (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning) Scotland 

10:30

Panel Discussion

Panellists:

Mark O'Donnell, Chief Executive, Royal Blind 

Paul Nisbet, Director of CALL (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning) Scotland 

James Turing, CEO and Founder, The Turing Trust

11:00

Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

Session 2: The Power of EdTech (Breakout sessions)

During this session, delegates will choose from a number of workshop sessions exploring some of the latest developments in educational technology. Each session will run twice and delegates will select two sessions to attend.

11:20 - 12:00 

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12:05 - 12:45

Three parallel themed workshops 

12:45

Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area

 

13:25

Demo Zone Presentation in the Exhibition Area

This 20-minute session is an opportunity for a hands-on experience of the latest innovative educational technologies.

Session 3: Emerging Trends in EdTech (Data blitz)

The days of children and young people leaving technology at the classroom door are gone. Technology has penetrated deeply into the classroom and is a key component of today's learning experience. This session takes stock of where we are and considers the emerging trends in EdTech. From augmented reality to digital course materials, artificial intelligence to personalisation and adaptive learning, this session explores the EdTech of today ... and tomorrow! 

13:45

Lightning talk 1

Derek Robertson, Head of Undergraduate Studies, School of Education, University of Dundee 

13:55

Lightning talk 2

Osi Ejiofor, Assistant Head Teacher of STEM, Founder of Osi's Tech Tips – included on 2018's EdTech 50 list 

14:05

Lightning talk 3

James Kieft, Group Learning and Development Manager, Activate Learning – included on 2018's EdTech 50 list 

14:15

Lightning talk 4

14:25

Panel Discussion 

This is your opportunity to question the inspiring speakers who delivered the lightning talks. 

Panellists:

Derek Robertson, Head of Undergraduate Studies, School of Education, University of Dundee 

Osi Ejiofor, Assistant Head Teacher of STEM, Founder of Osi's Tech Tips – included on 2018's EdTech 50 list 

James Kieft, Group Learning and Development Manager, Activate Learning – included on 2018's EdTech 50 list 

14:45

Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

Session 4: How do we future-proof teachers? 

Today’s children grow up fused with technology. Today’s teachers did not. This session examines the importance of digital literacy for teachers – this is a chance to switch perspective, where teachers become learners. 

15:05

Dr Alan Huang, Lecturer in Language Education, University of Strathclyde 

15:25

Future Proofing Teachers - Learning Opportunities In Digital Skills

From TweetMeets to Twitter profiles & hashtags to follow; from learning alongside pupil Digital Leaders to sharing with networks of colleagues; from online courses, badges, micro-credentials and accreditation to digital networks; and more!

Malcolm Wilson, ICT Curriculum Development Officer, Falkirk Council Children's Services 

15:45

Q&A

 

15:55

Closing Remarks from the Chair

16:00

Close of event