2019 Agenda
Session 1 - The building blocks of digital education
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
Registration, Refreshments & Welcome
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
Opening notes from Chair
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Ministerial Address:
Taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology – allowing Scotland's educators, learners and parents to flourish
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Data Education for All
We live in an increasingly data driven society. Big data and machine learning algorithms are used behind the scenes for many every day applications – this presents both opportunity and risk. In this talk, I will argue that we should offer high quality data education for all our learners so that they can thrive in the data society now and in the future.
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Has your school got the right Dress Code?
How one teacher’s mission to improve girls’ uptake of tech is breaking the mould
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Learning without lessons:
In our school the notion of traditional education is being challenged – by creating a ‘NuVu’.
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM
Questions from the audience
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Refreshments & Networking
Session 2 - Parallel educational masterclasses
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Robotics in Education...Why Bother?
With the increasing pressure teachers are under in today's classroom is introducing robotics too much of a challenge? 
In this session VEX Robotics are joined by a champion teacher and will explore the benefits of this cross curricular teaching tool, leaving you inspired to deliver better outcomes in your own classroom.  
Teaching remotely through technology
There has been a significant rise in the connected classroom in recent years enabling colleges to connect with schools to provide additional support for curriculum and skills enhancement across a multitude of subjects and components.  Many institutions have taken the connected classroom an evolutionary step forward delivering teachers virtually into the classroom in a variety of ways, delivering immersive teaching to many locations at the same time providing significant new opportunities for learning communities. Hear from Hamish Budge, Education Support Officer from e-Sgoil run by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in the Western Isles who use Vscene to deliver live, interactive lessons remotely over video from GTC accredited teachers. This approach differs significantly from the traditional method of university or college online teaching where students may work through course material independently and separately with limited real-time assistance.
11:40 AM - 11:45 AM
5 minute transition period
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Successfully linking Technology with Achievement

Join the Texthelp team and take a look at a practical framework for successfully using technology to deliver on inclusion and help ‘reach every learner’. The session will explore a number of tools such as Read&Write and EquatIO and show the results of a recent efficacy study that can provide schools and authorities with expected teaching & learning outcomes and guidance on success with technology that can help every student achieve. You’ll also learn about Texthelps outcome based evaluation process and how this can form the basis of school/authority wide approaches to technology integration.

Entrepreneurial Skills – The foundations of a successful nation
The world is a fast changing place. The pace of change is faster than ever before.
Think of the changes in the work place in the last 5, 10 or 20 years? Consider the changes to working practices in last 5 10 or 20 years alone.
What will it be like for the pupils starting school today? What are the skills that will enable our young people today to be the most adaptable to change?
Young Enterprise Scotland has a mission to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.
This Masterclass will showcase the learning and skills development opportunities through their suite of programmes, how they have adapted to the changing world and how they play a small part in ensuring that young people starting education today are equipped for the world of tomorrow!
12:15 PM - 1:05 PM
Lunch & Networking
Session 3 - Turning theory into practice
1:05 PM - 1:20 PM
A Primary School's Digital Journey
Using the national digital learning platform for schools to maximium effect
1:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Games-based learning:
Teaching digital and coding skills through a problem-solving and games based approach to learning
1:35 PM - 1:50 PM
The i-generation:
Supporting health and wellbeing in a digital world 
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM
Digital detox and the empowering effect on children's self-worth:
A case study from Ireland
2:05 PM - 2:15 PM
Questions from the audience
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
Networking and refreshments
Session 4 - Transforming the learning experience
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM
Building a Digital Centre of Excellence to deliver world-class learning:
How Newbattle Community High School is transforming learning to equip young people with the digital skills they need to succeed in the future economy
2:55 PM - 3:15 PM
The policy framework to support digital teaching and learning:
Supporting Scotland’s educators to embrace and transform learning using digital technology.
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Expert Panel:
Delivering equity of education across Scotland. How are we innovating and what else needs to be done?
4:00 PM
Conference close