The SLF is over for another year and what a great 2 days it was! More than 4500 delegates enjoyed a wide variety of professional learning opportunities on offer from the 110 conference sessions and more than 175 exhibitors. All the keynote sessions were recorded and are available to watch on our YouTube channel.
With 18 directly related seminars, two discussion sessions and explicit references in the keynote address by the Depute First Minister, Mr Swinney, DYW was again high on the agenda at this year’s festival. Some of the content will be available via our interesting practice exemplars (see eg. Caskieberran Primary School) .
Planning for SLF 2017 is already underway so make sure you save the dates in your diary, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September 2017! If you have any feedback on this year’s event send us an email.
This year’s Scottish Learning Festival offers a wide variety of seminars around DYW covering key issues such as curriculum pathways from 3-18, STEM, gender equalities, CLD, school/employer partnerships. Seminars will have direct inputs from practitioners, showcasing the practical implementation of DYW across all levels.
Outline of seminars:
Wednesday, 21 Sept:
|What does DYW look like in a secondary school?
||Gib McMillan, Craigroyston Community High School, Edinburgh
|Building the STEMpire:
||Jon Reid, Larbert HS, Falkirk
|Full STEAM Ahead! Using STEAM as a context to enrich learning
||Joanne Jarvie, Thornton PS, Fife
|Young Workforce Development at Kibble
||Eileen Cummings, Kibble Education and Care Centre
||Carron 1, 12.30
|Aligning the curriculum
||Karen Corbett, Education Scotland
|A partnership approach to recognising achievements
||Mandy Toogood, Education Scotland
||Alsh 2, 14.00
|DYW in early years and primary school
||Karyn Wise and Sarah Cloy, Caskieberran Primary School, Fife.
||Carron 1 15.15
|An integrated approach to employability
||Peter Smith, Wallace High School
||Alsh 1, 15.15
|Tailored work placement opportunities
||Margaret Murray, Gary Condie, Abigail Kinsella and Leith Pepin, Glasgow City Council
||Carron 1, 16.15
Thursday, 22 Sept:
|Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce – How we do it?
||Margaret Craw, Dalziel High School, North Lanark.+ Braeview Acad. Dundee
||Carron 1, 9.30
|Career Education Standard (3-18) – where are we now?
||Ken Edwards (SDS), Dean Smith (Mearns Castle High School),
||Carron 1, 10.45
Curriculum Pathways 3-18
|Joan MacKay and Carol MacDonald, Education Scotland
||Lomond Audit., 11.15.
||Joan MacKay (DYW programme lead, ES)
||Main Stand, 13.00
| Exploring gender stereotyping and subject choices…
||Charlotte Govan, Institute of Physics/Education Scotland
||Carron 1, 12.00
|Let’s get work ready
||Liz Prosser, Meldrum Academy, Aberdeenshire
|STEM in the early years
||Mark Irwin, Glasgow City Council
||Dochart 1, 12.00
|Inspiring learning through STEM & creative industries
||Gayle Martin-Brown, Camelon Education Centre, Falkirk Council
|Engineering your Curriculum
||Susan Scurlock, Primary Engineering
Download a detailed programme of all seminars here: dyw-related-seminars-at-slf-16-2
You can also speak to staff from Education Scotland and Scottish Government about any issues related to DYW at the Education Scotland stand in the centre of the exhibition area. However if you wish to speak to Joan MacKay or other staff involved DYW programme work why not join us at the stand on Thursday at 1pm.
Organisations that will provide further information around employability and enterprise at their stand within the exhibition area include Skills Development Scotland, Scotland’s Enterprising Schools, SQA .
For more information on the whole conference visit the SLF website.