Speakers

  • Professor Phillip John

    Executive Chair, SCHOLAR Forum

    Phillip John BSc, PhD, DSc is Professor of Chemistry and former Senior Dean of Heriot-Watt University.  He has a substantive research record and given numerous invited lectures at national and international conferences.

    Apart from his teaching, research and administrative duties he has, since the inception of SCHOLAR in 1999 headed the academic development team and, since 2003, been Executive Chair of SCHOLAR (www.scholar.hw.ac.uk) which currently provides innovative online courses to all 32 Education Authorities, 5 Regional Colleges and 33 independent schools in Scotland.

    Recently SCHOLAR has completed a major multi-million pound CfE enhancement of National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Maths, Sciences, Languages and Business subjects (33 courses).  A complete suite of National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher English courses was published in August 2016.

    Phillip has been a founder member and former Chair of the burgeoning international e-Assessment Association www.e-assessment.com which has over one thousand individual members and twenty corporate members. 

    SCHOLAR is playing a key role in delivering the Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA) led by the Australian Council for Educational Research with Twig World as the other partner. 

    SCHOLAR is responsible for the provision of SNSA professional development training for teachers from nearly 3,500 schools across Scotland.

    Professor Phillip John

    Sessions with Professor Phillip John:

    • An entitlement to succeed

  • Helena Good

    Lecturer, Edinburgh College

    Helena Good is a design lecturer at Edinburgh College. As a lecturer she has sought to develop how employers and educators connect to create the workforce of the future.

    Over the last 9 years she has developed an award winning Mentoring Programme involving designers from leading agencies. The success of this programme has enabled her students to regularly win national design and marketing competitions. In January 2017 she launched Daydream Believers, a programme of engagement in secondary schools promoting creative thinking, digital skills and employability. Helena believes that one of the best ways to activate our highest potential and achieve our goals is to daydream. Her desire is to open the doors to a world that pays you to daydream!

    Helena  Good

    Sessions with Helena Good:

    • Day Dream Believers: Preparing & inspiring the next generation of leaders, problem solvers and creative thinkers

  • Evelyn Walker

    Digital Education Consultant

    Evelyn  Walker

    Sessions with Evelyn Walker:

    • Panel Discussion: Using technology to tackle the poverty related attainment gap

      The attainment gap between children from rich and poor backgrounds is detectable from 22 months and continues to widen throughout education. Generation Z are often referred to 'digital natives' but how as educators do we ensure all children are equipped with essential digital skills?

  • Kraig Brown

    Partnerships & Development Manager, Digital Xtra Fund

    Kraig Brown is Partnerships & Development Manager for Digital Xtra Fund. He joined the Fund from Edinburgh International Science Festival where he successfully fundraised for the annual Science Festival as well as the Festival’s STEM outreach programmes. He worked for a wide range of organisations from charities and SME’s to multinationals. Kraig’s role is to increase support for the Fund from both the private and public sectors, oversee the Fund’s grant awards programme, and assist grant award recipients where possible. In his spare time, Kraig enjoys day trips around Scotland with his family or watching a lighthearted film. 

    Kraig Brown

    Sessions with Kraig Brown :

    • Digital Xtra Fund

  • Alan Cameron

    Education Advisor, Soundtrap

    Alan Cameron is a teacher, composer and former local authority Music Adviser and now works as Education Adviser with online recording studio, Soundtrap. As a teacher in Glasgow, Alan led his music students to songwriting success on a grand scale. In 2000, his class composed, performed and recorded a song with Sir George Martin in Air Studios, London, which was then featured as a track on a CD that sold 100,000 copies. In 2017 Alan released a vinyl album of piano compositions in collaboration with ELP sleeve designer and artist William Neal and rock keyboard player, Keith Emerson.

    Alan  Cameron

    Sessions with Alan Cameron:

    • Masterclass 1: Making music & podcasts

  • John McGhee

    Head Teacher, John Paul Academy

    John McGhee

    Sessions with John McGhee:

    • Panel Discussion: Using technology to tackle the poverty related attainment gap

      The attainment gap between children from rich and poor backgrounds is detectable from 22 months and continues to widen throughout education. Generation Z are often referred to 'digital natives' but how as educators do we ensure all children are equipped with essential digital skills?

  • Ian Stuart

    Consultant, No Tosh

    You could say that sustainable innovation is in Ian’s DNA. Back in 2005, as Principal Technology Teacher at Islay High School, he equipped every single one of his students with tablets… with an astonishing impact on their learning outcomes. One of the first schools in the world to take this approach, it’s now standard practice in many schools world-wide, thanks to Ian’s pioneering influence. Ian works internationally with schools setting their visions on significant change in the way we help students find their place in the world.


     

     

    Ian Stuart

    Sessions with Ian Stuart:

    • Chair's opening remarks

    • Masterclass 2: Choosing to Work Differently 

      NoTosh supports innovation in Schools and in Industry. How do we develop the Mindset, toolset and Skillset of innovation? We are an Edinburgh based global consultancy with a passion for Learning and a conviction that innovation and creativity can change the way people THINK, LEARN and WORK.

    • Chair's closing remarks

  • Dave Howard

    Senior Producer, BBC Own It

    Dave Howard is editor of BBC Own It, a newly-launched BBC Children’s service packed full of stories, tips and advice to help children aged 9-12 stay happy and healthy in all that they do online.

     

    Dave  Howard

    Sessions with Dave Howard:

    • Promoting Online Resilience: Giving Children Tools to Explore Digital Spaces Safely and with Confidence

      BBC Own It - a place to help you boss your life online - helps children develop skills and attributes to be healthy and confident in digital spaces. Dave Howard will demonstrate how Own It can be introduced in the classroom and used a tool to create confident resilient internet users .

  • Toni Scullion

    Computing Science, Classroom Teacher, St. Ketigern's Academy

    Toni Scullion is a Computing Science teacher at St.Kentigern’s Academy, West Lothian. They have had a strong uptake of girls over the past number of years. She is currently working on launching a new initiative aimed at encouraging more girls into Computing Science, which will be launched in late 2018.

    St.Kentigern’s Academy has been recognised for their efforts of bridging the gender gap in Computing Science and was featured in a practice pipeline video for Education Scotland. Toni was also a finalist in the Scottish Women in Technology Secondary Teacher of the Year category. She is the current Cyber Security teacher of the year and, along with three of her S5 girls, was awarded the accolade of Champion of Champions, during which her work in diversity was highlighted.  

    Toni  Scullion

    Sessions with Toni Scullion:

    • Addressing gender stereotypes in the classroom

      Research suggests that by age 6 gender stereotypes begin to affect girls choices and career ambitions. With only 18% of women making up Scotland's digital technology sector this session will look at tackling gender stereotypes from day one and encouraging girls to take up STEM subjects.

    • Panel discussion: Inspiring the next generation of coders, data scientists and cyber security analysts

      65% of future jobs don't even exist yet and the number of tech related roles in Scotland is on the rise. As educators how can we prepare our students for the world of work and meet the growing demands of the Scottish economy?

  • Craig Steele

    Digital Skills Specialist

    Craig Steele is an educator, published author and creative technologist, who helps people develop digital skills in a fun and creative environment. Craig designs and delivers interactive training that brings digital skills to life, for people of all ages and abilities. He has have delivered digital skills workshops to thousands of people across Scotland and internationally. Last year he was included in the Holyrood "Tech 100" list for 2017 and was a finalist in the "Digital Leader of the Year" awards. 

    Craig  Steele

    Sessions with Craig Steele :

    • Let’s rob a bank: Bringing cyber security skills into the classroom

      Working alongside Skills Development Scotland Craig produced an innovative online event showcasing the exciting possibilities of a career in cyber security. Find out the story behind how learners from across the country worked together to steal £150million from Strathclyde Bank.

    • Panel discussion: Inspiring the next generation of coders, data scientists and cyber security analysts

      65% of future jobs don't even exist yet and the number of tech related roles in Scotland is on the rise. As educators how can we prepare our students for the world of work and meet the growing demands of the Scottish economy?

  • Fraser Paterson

    Development Manager: Attainment & Tackling Inequalities

    Fraser is the Development Manager in the Attainment and Tackling Inequalities team at Young Scot. He moved to the voluntary sector after leaving the legal profession in 2009 and before working at Young Scot he worked for eight years in charities supporting refugees, people in immigration detention and survivors of trafficking. 

    Fraser  Paterson

    Sessions with Fraser Paterson :

    • Panel Discussion: Using technology to tackle the poverty related attainment gap

      The attainment gap between children from rich and poor backgrounds is detectable from 22 months and continues to widen throughout education. Generation Z are often referred to 'digital natives' but how as educators do we ensure all children are equipped with essential digital skills?

  • Helen Reid

    Marketing & Communications, Dog Digital

    Helen Reid is a Marketing Communications Strategist at Dog. With over 8 years’ experience, Helen works with brands and organisations to help them define and develop effective communication strategies across the ever-changing marketing landscape.

    Involved with BIMA since 2015, Helen has championed Digital Day in Scotland, a national initiative that helps young people explore career opportunities within the digital and creative industries by connecting them with leading agencies. She is passionate about showcasing the breadth of opportunity. With a diverse background in languages, history and fashion research, Helen is particularly interested in encouraging students who may have backgrounds or talents not typically associated with ‘Digital’, to consider careers within an industry where diversity of thought is key. This year, Helen has been honoured in the British Interactive Media Association’s BIMA 100, a national list celebrating those who are driving the industry forward.
     

     

    Helen  Reid

    Sessions with Helen Reid :

    • BIMA’s Digital Day: Helping students explore career opportunities across digital and creative industries.

  • Dr. Martin Beaton

    Cyber security cluster co-ordinator, ScotlandIS

    Dr Martin Beaton is the Cyber Network Integrator for Scotland - a role funded by Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. Martin has been working with the cyber security sector in Scotland since 2012 and had a central role in the creation of the Cyber Security NPA, Cyber awards dinner, Cyber security challenge Scotland co-ordinator and the cyber security academic network integrator. Martin has also been running the very successful annual Cyber security Christmas lecture tour and has organised several cyber security competitions for Universities and High Schools. Martin is currently working on a Cyber essentials data consolidation project and planning a Cyber bus pilot - both projects funded by Scottish Government.

    Martin was an line judge for beach volleyball at the 2012 London Olympics and in his spare time regularly bakes for friends, family and colleagues!

    Dr. Martin  Beaton

    Sessions with Dr. Martin Beaton :

    • Panel discussion: Inspiring the next generation of coders, data scientists and cyber security analysts

      65% of future jobs don't even exist yet and the number of tech related roles in Scotland is on the rise. As educators how can we prepare our students for the world of work and meet the growing demands of the Scottish economy?

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23 May 2018 Glasgow 99 George St - G1 1RD United Kingdom

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