Edutech 2023

The future of primary & secondary education

09 March 2023 | Technology & innovation centre, glasgow | In-Person

Spend the day with Scotland’s leading educationalists and technology experts 

RECOVERY AND REFORM
After another transformative year for digital teaching and learning, EduTech 2023 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.

INNOVATION IN THE CLASSROOM
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.
WHY ATTEND
In the wake of a series of national and regional campaigns to “save computing science” in schools, EduTech 2023 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.

2023 Speakers





Chief Executive and HM Chief Inspector
Education Scotland




Chief Executive
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)




education consultant and international advisor to the OECD
University of Glasgow




Director of Education and Children’s Services
Aberdeenshire Council




Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative Implementation officer
Craigie High School




Senior Education Officer
Education Scotland




STACS Project Lead
University of Glasgow




Teaching Fellow in Digital Education
The University of Strathclyde




Strategic Director
Education Scotland




Depute Head Teacher
e-Sgoil





Education Technology Consultant




Principal Teacher & Digital Coordinator
Cramond Primary School




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




Headteacher
Cramond primary school




Teacher and Science Faculty Head
Hyndland Secondary School




Education Officer: Computer Science & Digital Skills
Education Scotland




Quality Improvement Manager
Northern Alliance Regional Improvement Collaborative




Lead officer for Learning and Attainment
Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative

Conference Agenda

24 May 2022

Session One: Digital Teaching & Learning: Reform and Recovery

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Refreshments & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks


Tracy Atkinson
The University of Strathclyde
9:05 AM – 9:15 AM

The Future for Assessment in Scotland: ensuring high national standards are maintained for learners and the economy


Fiona Robertson
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
9:15 AM – 9:35 AM

A better educational future or an improved past?

Can Scotland re-establish its pioneering reform culture?


Graham Donaldson
University of Glasgow
9:35 AM – 9:55 AM

Implementing the vision in Scotland:

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


Gayle Gorman
Education Scotland
9:55 AM – 11:00 AM

Expert panel

Challenges and opportunities for shaping the future of Scottish education


Graham Donaldson
University of Glasgow

Fiona Robertson
Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Gayle Gorman
Education Scotland

Laurence Findlay
Aberdeenshire Council
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: EduTech Leadership Streams: National e-Learning Offer; Collaboration

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Future of the National e-Learning Offer:

Embedding the National e-Learning Offer to remove barriers to education, create independent learners and enhance creativity


Steven Graham
e-Sgoil

Paul Downie
Hyndland Secondary School

Ollie Bray
Education Scotland

Stephen Bullock
Education Scotland

Joan MacKay
Education Scotland
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

How Covid has turbo-charged collaboration:

Using technology to enable innovative ways of working across local borders, increase accessibility to learning for our children, and transform outcomes in the classroom


Kathleen Johnston
Northern Alliance Regional Improvement Collaborative

Michelle Lewis
Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative

Stacey Boylen
Craigie High School

Andrew Jewell
Education Technology Consultant
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

Yasmeen Naeem
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


Brian Clark
Education Scotland

Professor Judy Robertson
The University of Edinburgh

Brendan McCart
University of Glasgow
4:00 PM

Conference Close

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