When? 9.15 – 3.00, 7th May 2014
Where? Hampden National Stadium
Who should attend?
Teachers and senior managers in all schools, Equality Co-ordinators, and those with a whole school responsibility for Games Legacy, including cluster initiatives, community learning and wider curriculum remits related to the Games (e.g. health and wellbeing). In addition it is relevant for those with a wider global citizenship remit and a particular interest in diversity and equality, tackling sectarianism and human rights issues.
About the event:
With Scotland’s biggest ever cultural and multi-sport event so close we would like to invite practitioners to join us and find out more about pertinent issues related to the Commonwealth Games. Reflecting on the three core values of the Commonwealth Games Federation, humanity, equality and destiny, the conference will provide delegates with a speakers and workshops focused on values education in a global context as well as the inclusion of all.
The event will showcase inspirational initiatives from schools and third sector organisations across the board and highlight programmes available to teachers to ensuring that, together, we deliver a lasting legacy for learning. The addresses will be delivered by a number of inspirational speakers covering a wider range of topics from para-sport, tackling sectarianism, inequality and discrimination through the common goals of the Commonwealth and rights based education. A variety of engaging workshops delivered by practitioners and organisations experienced in Games Legacy work will provide practical, hands-on exemplification on the impact of using the Games as a context for learning.
Workshop sessions will include:
Tackling Sectarianism- Bringing communities together in celebration of Glasgow 2014 (Trinity High School and Stonelaw High School, South Lanarkshire)
Promoting the Inclusion of all – Celebrating the games together across Primary, Secondary and Special Schools (Cardinal Winning Secondary School)
Right’s based education – Learning about our rights and the rights of others throughout the Commonwealth (Education Scotland, Rights Support and Wellbeing Team & UNICEF)
Tackling LGBT inequality across the Commonwealth – A CPD opportunity for all (John Naples Campbell, Edinburgh College, GTC professional recognition)
Connecting Classrooms – working in partnership with Commonwealth countries (British Council and Dumbarton Academy)
Commonwealth Class – Bringing together young people across the Commonwealth to promote diversity through debate, resources, competitions and activities (BBC and British Council)
Athlete’s Stories- a reflective discussion on how we as practitioners approach inclusion for all (Scottish Disability Athletes: Johnathon Paterson, Meggan Dawson Farrell and Stefan Hoggan and Theresa Campbell, Education Scotland)
Access the GOS Equality and Diversity Event 7 May programme final here.
How to register:
We invite you to join us for an inspirational day of sharing and collaborative thinking around a variety of exciting opportunities by registering for the event on line or directly with Diane Carson: Diane.Carson@educationscotland.gov.uk .