EduTech 2021

Tomorrow’s Teaching - Today

Thursday 10 June 2021 | virtual conference

Spend the day with WORLD-leading educationalists and technology experts.

Key Themes
• Digital and data education: the OECD policy response to supporting digital education when the schools are closed

• The School in the Cloud: Education Estonia's remarkable success at providing continuity of education amidst a public health crisis

• The National e-Learning Offer (NeLO): the balance of provision between live, recorded and digital resource-based teaching and learning

Why Attend
• Keep up to date with the latest digital teaching and learning pedagogies

• Understand how to use technology to its fullest effect during periods of remote learning

• Learn from your peer network and international best practice to innovate and improve educational attainment

Keynote Speakers





Professor of Computing Science & Author of the Technology Ecosystem Review
University of Glasgow




Digital Director
The Scottish Government




Head of the Internationalisation Department in the Education and Youth Board
Education Estonia




Director for Education and Skills
OECD




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
Intel




CEO
Ajenta




Honorary fellow
Historical Association




IT Security Analyst / Engineer
Cirrus Logic




Managing Director UK
ClickView




Product Marketing and Pricing Specialist
Cirrus Logic




Schools Technology Adviser 
University of Edinburgh 




North East and Scotland Manager
RS Assessment




Head of Data Technology ISG
University of Edinburgh




Founder
DressCode




Professor of Educational & Social Research
University of Dundee




Head Teacher
Bertha Park High School




Head Teacher
e-Sgoil




Depute Head/Coordinator of Newbattle High School Digital Centre of Excellence
Newbattle High School




Head of Curriculum Innovation
Education Scotland




Teacher and Science Faculty Head
Hyndland Secondary School

Conference Agenda

10 June 2021

Session 1: Digital Teaching & Learning: Lessons from Lockdown

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks


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

Keynote Address


Colin Cook
The Scottish Government
9:15 AM – 9:40 AM

The school in the cloud: A lifelong learning strategy with digital transformation at its heart

How Estonia’s number one digital ranking helped continuity of education during a pandemic


Heli Aru-Chabilan
Education Estonia
9:40 AM – 10:05 AM

Education responses to Covid-19

Embracing digital learning and online collaboration


Andreas Schleicher
OECD
10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Expert Panel: Transformation in action: a view from the digital coalface in Scottish education

How Scotland’s schools responded to a public health crisis: the lessons from lockdown and their digital legacy


Mark Davidson
Newbattle High School

Stuart Clyde
Bertha Park High School

Angus MacLennan
e-Sgoil
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Break

Session 2: Knowledge Exchange Masterclasses

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Humanising the Hybrid Classroom

Join John Wilson, CEO of Ajenta and Mark Frost, Visual Retail Marketing Manager within Intel’s Internet Of Things Group, as they discuss the tools we can use to humanise a hybrid model of learning and teaching.


John Wilson
Ajenta

Mark Frost
Intel
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Assessing in Scotland, Assess, Intervene, Improve.

The How and Why!


Angela McCabe
RS Assessment
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Captivating your classroom with video content

Carmel Bones, leading educationalist and honorary fellow of the Historical Association, will provide practical pedagogical examples of how to captivate your class and ensure deeper understanding through video. Carmel will use history as an example subject, but the principles resonate across all subject areas. By attending this session delegates will see how to ensure lesson quality, save valuable teachers time and improve outcomes for pupils.


Carmel Bones
Historical Association
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Soft Skills For Strong Tech Success

Fiona Kippax and Gaye Cleary from Cirrus Logic, discuss their individual journeys into tech, and the value that soft skills bring to their workplace.


Fiona Kippax
Cirrus Logic

Gaye Cleary
Cirrus Logic
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Break

Session 3: Innovation In Education: Remote And Blended Teaching And Learning Methods

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

The Digital Pedagogies:

How innovation has helped equip schools with the right resources to ensure continuity of education during Covid-19


Joan MacKay
Education Scotland
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

Equity, excellence and empowerment:

How recorded learning experiences for children and young people are providing a new route for high quality engagement in education


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

Making the grade:

Blended versus face-to-face learning: has coronavirus shone any light on how pupils can learn more effectively?


Prof. Keith Topping
University of Dundee
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Expert Panel: The post-pandemic way forward for remote and blended learning


Paul Downie
Hyndland Secondary School

Joan MacKay
Education Scotland

Prof. Keith Topping
University of Dundee

Michael Wilkinson
ClickView
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Break

Session 4: A Data Education: Building The Digital Workforce Of The Future

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Addressing the imbalance:

How to get young girls interested in tech and coding


Toni Scullion
DressCode
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Inspiring learners with data in their hands

How sensors in schools can capture the imagination of children, helping them to engage with their environment


Simon Chapple
University of Edinburgh

Tommy Lawson 
University of Edinburgh 
3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Expert Panel: Inspiring innovation and data curiosity among young learners


Claire Gillespie
Skills Development Scotland

Mark Logan
University of Glasgow

Dr Fiona McNeill
University of Edinburgh
4:00 PM

Conference Close

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