I will be presenting at EduTech 2017 this coming May, discussing the role of digital technologies in learning, with a specific focus on the Digital Schools Awards, accredited by Education Scotland and supported by HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel. This is a full-day conference on STEM learning through digital technology and how it can be harnessed by educators to equip themselves and children with the tools to succeed.
Aimed at teachers and education professionals, the delegate-focused event features 9 interactive workshops and keynotes from some of the foremost international digital learning experts. The intensive sessions will help teachers address key gaps in their knowledge, and provide useful advice on how to get the most out of digital for their own development and of learners. The conference will be an opportunity for leaders to reflect on what can be done to help Scotland address its attainment gap and how digital can be used as part of a STEM learning toolkit. You will also be able to network with fellow educators, exhibitors and sponsors during breaks between the packed agenda of seminars and plenary sessions. A bit like teachers, EduTech 2017 is focused on results so the conference will be given national visibility through a full report featured in The Times Scotland.
Join in the discussion online: #EduTechScot
The Scottish Government’s STEM Education and Training strategy points to the important role STEM Education & Training has to play if we are to fully realise aspirations for all children and young people to have the skills and confidence needed to work, contribute and live in a technologically-advanced and digitally-inclusive society.
With the continued integration of technology into the school curriculum, EduTech 2017 will, through a range of plenary sessions and workshops, explore and debate the developments 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 STEM curriculum, empowering learners and creating tomorrow’s leaders of change.
Who should attend:
- Head Teachers and Deputy Head Teachers
- Teachers and Curriculum Managers
- School Business Managers
- Heads of eLearning
- School Heads of IT
- Local Authority Education Managers
- Further and Higher Education Representatives
- Union representatives
As a speaker, I am able to offer you a 20% discount on attendance. Please email me or DM me via Twitter @leeandrewdunn for details.
2017 kicked off to an intensive start with #BETT2017, arguably the largest #EdTech conference in the world, and then into the #DigitalSchoolsAwards ceremony at Wormit Primary School last month. It continues to be busy as my diary fills up for three more events. I’ll be speaking on Smartphone Technology (microscope project) at the University of Glasgow; Social Media in Learning and Teaching at The University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre; and Digital Schools [Award] at EduTech17 as an ambassador for the programme, which is supported by industry – HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel – and accredited by the Scottish Government / Education Scotland.
Further details on these events can be found here:
- The 10th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, The University of Glasgow, March 30th 2017
- Learning Through Technology Conference, Holyrood Events, The University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, June 6th 2017
I hope to see some of you there and if you can’t attend, follow me on Twitter for updates.
As well as teaching at my own institution, I have decided to take a bigger part in the development of my field both in a professional and public context. You can read more about my specialism within my Biography. This includes expanding my education papers and research projects.
If there is no conflict of interest with my employers, I am currently open to invitation; offering lectures on courses / undergraduate or postgraduate teaching programmes at colleges of further education or universities. Likewise, I am open to lecture outside academia and I am more than happy to speak to other organisations with an interest in education, policy or young people.
I have stood as keynote speaker at many events and conferences and I am now looking to expand my portfolio. I do not always require fees or expenses, depending on the nature of what I have been asked to do.
If you believe that I may have something to offer to you, whether as a guest speaker, consultant or perhaps an informal chat over coffee, please do get in touch! I don’t always work Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm either, so evenings and weekends are also welcome and I can work virtually if this suits you best!