EduTech 2017, hosted by FutureScot, is a one-day conference which will examine the ways technology is being used to enhance pupil experience and learning in Scottish schools and how it can be used within a classroom setting to engage and inspire both educators and learners. The programme will cater for teachers and education professionals interested in broader pedagogical and integrated approaches and to those interested in a more specific approach to teaching.
Scotland is building an international reputation as a digital innovator and a global centre of excellence for new data-driven technologies. However, there is a gap between our abilities, our ambition and our education as the recent PISA (Programme for International Assessment) results show, pointing to a significant decline in maths and science attainment in Scottish schools. This conference will explore how educationalists can reverse this trend and equip children and young people with the confidence and skills to thrive in the digital and tech world.
Featured speakers include:
- Amanda Regan - Engineer, European Space Agency, Earth Observation Future Missions, European Space Agency
- Professor Judy Robertson - Chair in Digital Learning / Research Lead in Education, Teaching and Leadership, University of Edinburgh
- Janice Feighery - Programme Director - Education & Training, Camara Ireland
- Phillip John BSc, PhD, DSc - Executive Chair, SCHOLAR Forum / Professor of Chemistry and former Senior Dean at Heriot-Watt University.
- Ewan McIntosh - Founder & CEO, NoTosh
- Lee Dunn - Lecturer in Education Studies and Technology, University of Glasgow
With the continued integration of technology into the school curriculum, EduTech 2017 will explore developments and the debate surrounding the use of technology in the classroom including: how to improve the skills and confidence of teachers using digital tools; latest developments in classroom resources and assessment tools; how we widen access to technology, address the attainment gap and more effectively position digital tools at the centre of the curriculum, empowering learners and creating tomorrow’s leaders of change.
Who should attend:
Head teachers and deputy head teachers
School Business Managers
Heads of eLearning
School Heads of IT
Local Authority Education Managers
Further and Higher Education Representatives
2016 Delegate comments:
"An absolutely inspiring event. I have come back to school raving about the workshops and ideas I picked up. Great mixture of academic research, educational policy and practical actions"
"I really appreciated the variety and mixture of hands-on practical advice together with the discussions. It was a very inspiring day"
"It definitely surpassed my expectations and allowed me to really think deeply about what I am trying to achieve in my role"