Time: 11:00 - 11:55
Taking education in the class room to infinity and beyond: Justene Ewing, CGI
Presentation on the “Inspired Learning” Education solution CGI are currently implementing in Scottish Borders Council
The evolution of classroom based learning has been lagging behind the capability of today’s digital natives for some time now. This presentation will focus on the power of digital enablers to empower teachers to provide more engaging and interactive content for every child regardless of social economic boundaries in a safe and secure world, whilst maximising digital inclusion for every child, and ensuring that each child experiences the benefits of their own personal digital journey. No two children are the same, understanding diversity drives the ongoing provision of a best in class suite of engaging educational, fun and inspiring applications to not only promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), but improve learning and educational outcomes and attainment levels as well as supporting educators to be the very best they can be.
What you can do when staff get permission to innovate: Dr Ken Thomson OBE, Principal and CEO, Forth Valley College
Forth Valley College launched their UK award winning Creative Learning and Technologies Strategy five years ago and now underpins their whole digital learning environment. This is the story of how we developed “I am the Machine”, ConnectForth, FES Centre of Excellence, FutureEquipped, SCOTS and innovative strategic partnerships for our communities and became a UK winner in learning and industrial practise. All possible through our mission for “making Learning work” and underpinned by six strategic objectives including creating superb environments for Learning, a vibrant learning organisation, celebrating innovation and a whole system approach resulting in 95% positive destination for our students and a Forth Valley College student that “stand out in the future job market”. Not forgetting how lessons learned over the last five years have supported the design of our soon to be opened fabulous new £78million bespoke Falkirk Campus headquarters.
- David McEwan Head of Development - Property & Land Services - Glasgow City Council