Edutech 2022

The future of primary & secondary education

24 May 2022 | Technology & innovation centre, glasgow | live

Spend the day with Scotland’s leading educationalists and technology experts – SAVE THE DATE

After another transformative year for digital teaching and learning, EduTech 2022 will explore how significant innovation and growth that took place during the pandemic are increasingly central to reform of the education system in Scotland.

Following the Programme for Government and Education Recovery strategy, the conference will analyse the latest digital pledges at the heart of government policy – including plans to build on the National e-Learning Offer, launch a National Digital Academy, and get a tablet device or laptop into the hands of every pupil.

As a major shake-up of Scotland's key education bodies gets underway following the ground-breaking OECD review, you will find out how the 12 recommendations are being implemented and what they mean for the future of digital education.

The conference will welcome leading educationalists and technologists to lead a series of focused discussions on how technology can be embedded in everyday learning and lead to better outcomes for young people.

Learn from key case studies where innovative approaches showcase the power of digital and innovation in the classroom during Covid. Find out how digital tools and resources can remove barriers to education, offer equity of opportunity, consolidate learning and bring lessons to life.

Plus, we explore how schools can ensure that emerging practices and technologies are inclusive for everyone - educators and learners.
In the wake of a series of national and regional campaigns to “save computing science” in schools, EduTech 2022 will engage with senior stakeholders on a new steering group set up government and driven by former Skyscanner executive Mark Logan to boost the skills and confidence of teachers.

With a view to empowering teachers and equipping them with the knowledge to help students thrive in the digital economy, we will explore the importance of data literacy in the 21st century classroom.

And as the skills gap continues to widen, we will also debate the growing importance and value of forging links between industry and education.

2021 Speakers

Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills
The Scottish Government (INVITED)

Director for Education and Skills

Reader in Computer Science Education
University of Edinburgh

Teaching Fellow in Digital Education
The University of Strathclyde

Digital Technology Skills Manager
Skills Development Scotland

Visual Retail Marketing Manager


Honorary fellow
Historical Association

IT Security Analyst / Engineer
Cirrus Logic

Managing Director UK

Schools Technology Adviser 
University of Edinburgh 

Principal Teacher of STEM

University of the West of Scotland
Independent advisor to the Scottish Government on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the reform of Education Scotland

Chair in Digital Learning, Research Lead in Education Teaching and Leadership
The University of Edinburgh

General Secretary
Educational Institute of Scotland (INVITED)

DressCode (INVITED)

Cramond primary school

Teacher and Science Faculty Head
Hyndland Secondary School

Conference Agenda

24 May 2022

Session One: Digital Teaching & Learning: Reform and Recovery

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Refreshments & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

9:05 AM – 9:15 AM

Government Keynote:

Carrying it forward: How building on innovation and growth during the pandemic will boost education recovery

Shirley-Ann Somerville, MSP
The Scottish Government (INVITED)
9:15 AM – 9:35 AM

Reform and review:

How the 12 recommendations made by the prestigious international body the OECD look set to transform education in Scotland

Andreas Schleicher
9:35 AM – 9:55 AM

Implementing the vision in Scotland:

The future for the curriculum, examination and the way our young people learn

Professor Ken Muir
Independent advisor to the Scottish Government on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the reform of Education Scotland
9:55 AM – 11:00 AM

Expert panel

Challenges and opportunities for shaping the future of Scottish education

Andreas Schleicher

Professor Ken Muir
Independent advisor to the Scottish Government on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the reform of Education Scotland

Larry Flanagan
Educational Institute of Scotland (INVITED)
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Refreshments & Networking

Session Two: Knowledge & Exchange Masterclasses

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Knowledge & Exchange Masterclasses

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Refreshments

Session Three: Innovation in education: Future of the National e-Learning Offer

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

The art of the possible:

How national learning platform e-Sgoil has removed barriers to education

Steven Graham
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

How recorded video content can consolidate learning, enhance young people’s experience of education and create independent learners

Paul Downie
Hyndland Secondary School
1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

Taking a break from live learning

How teachers can get creative with inspiring digital resources

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Expert Panel

From crisis to commonplace: embedding the National e-Learning Offer to transform outcomes in the classroom

Steven Graham

Paul Downie
Hyndland Secondary School
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Networking & Refreshments

Session Four: A data education: Empowering teachers to help build a digital nation

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Creating data citizens of tomorrow:

What is data literacy and why does it matter?

Professor Judy Robertson
The University of Edinburgh
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

The building blocks of coding:

How to engage young learners in computing science and STEM subjects

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

'It was our Apollo 13 moment’:

How one primary school turned to iPads as the pandemic struck

Helen Donaldson
Cramond primary school
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Expert Panel:

Upskilling and empowering computing science teachers to bring 21st century software skills to the next generation of coders

Toni Scullion
DressCode (INVITED)
4:00 PM

Conference Close


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