Speakers

  • Dr. Cristina Costa

    Lecturer in Digital Education and Scholarship University of Strathclyde

    Dr. Cristina  Costa

    Sessions with Dr. Cristina Costa :

    • Priorities for technical learning: Using digital technology to address the attainment gap

      An ongoing topic for discussion and debate within the education sector in Scotland is ‘narrowing the education attainment gap’. This session will explore what further measures or interventions can be harnessed to particularly target those schools most in need.

  • Joe Moretti

    Apple Distinguished Educator XMA

    Joe is an Apple Distinguished Educator with over 30 years' teaching experience directly in the classroom. He has taught in primary, middle, secondary, further education and higher education institutions. Originally a music specialist his role developed during his teaching career to curriculum innovator, IT pedagogist and all round guru of innovative technologies.

    Although he has a reputation for innovation this is not at the expense of the most important aspect of IT in education: delivering a motivating and engaging learning experience.
    All of the innovation, all of the ‘wow’ and impact of new technologies counts for very little if we are not able to identify how we are improving the learning of our students.

    Over the past ten years Joe has embraced developments in various mobile technologies; iPad, Raspberry Pi, Augmented Reality, iBeacons, the new coding curriculum and, of course, music. Along the way he has delivered successful workshops in all Apple’s education technologies. He is able to draw on this extensive experience to help schools identify which technologies and innovations fit best in their developing IT strategy and assist in their implementation.  

    Joe  Moretti

    Sessions with Joe Moretti :

    • A mindset for change: Technology supports learning - evidence

      Pressure is increasing on learning settings to have the confidence and knowledge to explore and adopt new ways to satisfy the technology abilities and cravings of today’s digitally-savvy pupils. This session will examine the mindset approach to IT integration and implementation.

  • Katy Caie

    Development Manager for Cyber Security Challenge UK in Scotland Young Scot

    Katy Joined the British Army in 1995, attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before commissioning into the Royal Corps of Signals in 1996. Katy has since fulfilled a 20yr career in the British Army leaving in April 2015 as a senior Major, with a Masters in Defence.  

    Whilst in the Army Katy had a variety of roles; but as both as a junior officer and then as Major, her roles as a commander of men and women was in delivering secure deployed communications from either exercise or overseas operational locations at Army Division level with secure rear links back to the UK.   As a Major, Katy was also the Operations Officer at 2 (National Communications) Brigade delivering Military communications as part of the UK National Resilience plan in support of the civil community in times of emergency.  Her final role prior to leaving the Army was analysing foreign Military Capabilities as an Assistant Military Attaché working out of the British Embassies in Moscow and Minsk. Followed by a short stint working in Defence Intelligence in MOD whilst covering the role of Defence Attaché to Uzbekistan from London.  During her career Katy has served in Bosnia, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Iraq, S England, and Russia.

    Katy became the Development Manager for Cyber Security Challenge UK in Scotland on the 6th September this year and looks forward to getting this excellent project and opportunity up and running in Scotland. The aim of Cyber Security Challenge is as follows:

    ‘Cyber Security Challenge UK is a series of national competitions, learning programs, and networking initiatives designed to identify, inspire and enable more people to become cyber security professionals’ 

    Katy  Caie

    Sessions with Katy Caie:

    • Panel discussion: Are we equipping pupils with the skills for the future?

      'Generation Z’ pupils are excited but also and nervous about the future. Are we equipping them with the skills and attitudes required to succeed in an increasingly digitised world?

  • Stuart Deed

    Strategic Partnering Director Digital Health and Care Institute

    As Strategic Partnering Director Stuart is responsible for developing partnerships to enable the commercialisation of digital innovations.

    I am a Strategic Partnering Director with responsibility for the development of partnerships which enable the commercialisation of digital technologies and services in health and care identified by the DHI as potentially disruptive or having significant market potential.

    Prior to undertaking this role I managed my own consultancy business and have worked in the Utility and Energy Sectors with Exxon Mobil and SSE plc. I am a graduate of Strathclyde University, having started my career working on engineering and systems development projects. I have experience working in finance, procurement and contracting; and have a professional qualification in purchasing & supply, quality management and logistics & transportation. I have extensive experience in non-executive directorial roles working with early stage businesses and helped to establish the Scottish and Southern Energy Venture Capital business in 2006.

    I'm  inspired by the strength of innovation in digital health and care within the Scottish academic and business communities and am delighted to be involved helping to make these ideas become reality.

    Stuart Deed

    Sessions with Stuart Deed:

    • #DigiInventorsChallenge: Making ideas a reality

      The #DigiInventorsChallenge, in association with Andy Murray and the Digital Health & Care Institute, is on a mission to find smart new ways to help Scotland’s young people keep active, eat well and stay healthy. Find out how your pupils can take part in the #DigiInventorsChallenge

  • Claire Gillespie

    ICT and Digital Technologies Sector Skills Manager Skills Development Scotland

    Claire  Gillespie

    Sessions with Claire Gillespie :

    • Panel discussion: Are we equipping pupils with the skills for the future?

      'Generation Z’ pupils are excited but also and nervous about the future. Are we equipping them with the skills and attitudes required to succeed in an increasingly digitised world?

  • Liz Green

    Senior Development Officer YouthLink Scotland

    Liz leads on practice development for digital youth work, European and international youth work, learning for sustainability, youth work training/qualifications, and the #iwill campaign for youth volunteering.

    Liz Green

    Sessions with Liz Green:

    • Formal and Informal Learning: Transforming childhoods in a digital world

      This session will look at approaches to improving the attainment of disadvantaged young people, outlining some of the challenges and opportunities to children in our rapidly evolving technological world.

  • Young Scot 5 Rights Youth Commission

    Launched by the Scottish Government, Young Scot and 5Rights, the Young Scot 5Rights Youth Commission is a diverse group of 19 young people from across Scotland, who champion their rights in the digital world. Following a 15-month investigation - during which they gathered evidence about every aspect of their digital world from organisations including Twitter, Facebook, Google, Education Scotland and See Me, as well as from over 2000 young people in Scotland – they developed 20 recommendations for the Scottish Government on how Scotland can become a nation that realises their rights as young people in the digital world. Their findings and recommendations are published in their report, ‘Our Digital Rights’, which emphasises the intertwined nature of young people’s offline and online lives and the need for adults to cease looking at young people’s digital and analogue worlds in different lights. With their report, the Youth Commission calls for us all – young people included - to take on the shared responsibilities of upholding their rights in the digital world, just as they are already upheld in the analogue world.

    Young Scot 5 Rights  Youth Commission

    Sessions with Young Scot 5 Rights Youth Commission :

    • Panel discussion: Empowering young people & respecting their rights in a digital world

      Teaching online safety is essential and more important then ever. But when do you start and how do you ensure that you meet curriculum requirements? This session will focus on enabling children and young people to access the digital world creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly .

  • Joanna Murphy

    Chair, National Parent Forum for Scotland

    Joanna is the chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland. She is passionate about parental involvement in education and is keen to represent the voice of parents at a national level while helping everyday engagement in schools flourish.

    In her previous role as vice chair she had responsibility for the NPFS DYW involvement and was instrumental in developing the “Career Education Standard” Nutshell in partnership with SDS.

    She has three daughters, one in secondary school and two in higher education.

    Joanna  Murphy

    Sessions with Joanna Murphy :

    • Panel discussion: Empowering young people & respecting their rights in a digital world

      Teaching online safety is essential and more important then ever. But when do you start and how do you ensure that you meet curriculum requirements? This session will focus on enabling children and young people to access the digital world creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly .

  • Paul Nisbet

    Director, CALL Scotland University of Edinburgh

    Paul Nisbet is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of CALL Scotland, The University of Edinburgh. CALL (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning) Scotland is the Scottish centre of excellence in the application of ICT to support pupils with additional support needs.

    Paul has an engineering background and is involved in CALL's assessment and support service for pupils, with a particular responsibility for access technology for pupils with physical disabilities; and for technology to enable students with dyslexia or literacy difficulties access the curriculum.

    Paul has initiated a number of innovative national developments to help pupils engage with curriculum for excellence, such as:

    • Development, evaluation and introduction of SQA Digital Question Papers for candidates with disabilities and additional support needs.
    • Scotland-wide provision of 'Heather' and 'Stuart', high quality Scottish computer voices from Cereproc, a world-leading speech synthesis firm in Edinburgh. Young people with visual, reading or learning difficulties, or English as a second language, can read digital resources with support from text-to-speech, while people with communication impairment can use the voices to speak using electronic communication aids.
    • Heather and Stuart were joined by Ceitidh, the world's first Scottish Gaelic computer voice, in November 2015.
    • Distribution of WordTalk, Rod Macaulay's free text-to-speech program for reading Microsoft Word documents.
    • The Books for All programme and Database, which are helping schools and pupils make and access learning resources in accessible, alternative formats.
    • Paul is one of the inventors of the award-winning Smart Wheelchair, a powered wheelchair control system for people with severe disabilities who cannot drive conventional chairs. It can be driven with a wide range of switches and controls and has a track following capability; collision sensors; and speech feedback. The Smart wheelchair and Smart PLatform are now manufactured by Smile Smart Technology Ltd. in England.

    In 2010, Paul was awarded the University of Edinburgh Principal's Medal in recognition of his work.

    Paul  Nisbet

    Sessions with Paul Nisbet :

    • Supporting pupils with additional needs - tips, tricks and tech for teachers

      Following Scotland's Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017 - 2026, this session will include the examination of technology-enabled tools and interventions for pupils with additional needs.

  • Sharon Maguire

    Our Lady's High School, Motherwell

    Sharon Maguire

    Sessions with Sharon Maguire :

    • Supporting pupils with additional needs - tips, tricks and tech for teachers

      Following Scotland's Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017 - 2026, this session will include the examination of technology-enabled tools and interventions for pupils with additional needs.

  • Andrew Campbell

    Education Consultant Texthelp

    In his role as Education Consultant, Andrew supports Local Authorities and schools throughout the UK and Ireland in adopting a range of leading Educational Technologies.  He’s passionate about helping students and teachers alike.

    Andrew Campbell

    Sessions with Andrew Campbell:

    • How EdTech can support students of ALL abilities in the Classroom and Exams

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23 November 2017 Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

EduTech (Primary & Secondary)

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