Session 1 - Social distancing: Digital teaching & learning at the heart of education
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Registration & networking
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
Chair’s Opening Remarks
9:25 AM - 9:45 AM
Ministerial Address
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Digital education: how Covid-19 is fast-tracking digital transformation across Scotland’s schools
10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
Social distancing and addressing ‘digital inequalities’

The Covid-19 global pandemic resulted in the closure of Scotland’s schools and swift switch to online learning. Here we consider the wider impact of the pandemic on pupils – and the steps needed ensure that ‘digital inequalities’ are addressed rather than exacerbated as we move to a more blended learning environment

10:25 AM - 10:35 AM
Questions from the audience
10:35 AM - 11:10 AM
Building tomorrow: A view from the digital coalface in Scottish education
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Break for refreshments and networking
Session 2 - Masterclass & Knowledge Exchange Sessions
12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch, supplier showcase & networking
Session 3 - Cyber-security and safeguarding: Turning theory into practice
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Afternoon keynote
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM
Just phishing: preventing and responding to cyber attacks

Schools are repositories of interesting – and sensitive – information. Seen as ‘soft targets’ by scammers, they are often ill-equipped to deal with cyber thefts. How do we keep data – and reputation – safe?

2:05 PM - 2:20 PM
Securing the future: boosting Scotland’s cyber skills and talent base

This session will examine approaches being taken to help young people develop cyber skills while raising awareness of careers in cyber security.

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
Safety matters: staying safe and empowered online

Given that the academic year will involve a blend of online and hybrid learning, how can educators ensure pupils remain safe online and are responsible digital citizens?

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM
Learning interrupted: helping pupils navigate a post-pandemic reality

Virtual learning, blended learning, social distancing, staying safe online … The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of pupils, teachers and parents will be felt for years to come. How do we maintain the psychological empowerment of pupils – and ourselves?

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Questions from the audience
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Refreshments & networking
Session 4 - STEM education: policy & practice
3:20 PM - 3:35 PM
Setting the bar in STEM education: national policy questions and driving improvements in the quality of teaching
3:35 PM - 4:15 PM
Expert panel: How do we address any Covid-19 slide and learning loss?
4:15 PM - 4:20 PM
Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference
Session 2 - Masterclass & Knowledge Exchange Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Masterclass 1A
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Masterclass 1B
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
Transition between masterclasses
12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
12:05 PM - 12:35 PM
Masterclass 2A
12:05 PM - 12:35 PM
Masterclass 2B
12:05 PM - 12:35 PM
12:35 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch, supplier showcase & networking
12:35 PM - 1:30 PM

Agenda subject to change