This September, Rob Kelly will be taking Thrive to The Scottish Learning Festival 2013 http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/slf/index.asp at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) . The event runs across 25th and 26th September.
There will be the opportunity to visit the Thrive stand on both days and Rob will be delivering a not to be missed seminar on the 25th from 1pm.
Why is the Scottish Learning Festival so important?
The Scottish Learning Festival is about teaching and learning and offers a number of opportunities to enhance the education profession by providing:
inspiration and new ideas
an opportunity to network with peers
a range of options to enhance the learning and teaching experience for all.
Who can attend the Scottish Learning Festival?
The Scottish Learning Festival is for headteachers, senior management, policy makers, librarians, community learning and development staff, youth workers and volunteers from local authorities and third sector organisations, college and careers staff, and practitioners in early years, primary, secondary, further and special education establishments.
Who organises the Scottish Learning Festival?
Education Scotland is the national body responsible for supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education. Education Scotland has a key role to play in Scottish education, supporting innovation dynamism throughout the education system, providing challenge and making a major contribution to raising standards overall.
The theme for SLF 2013 is Raising the bar in Scotland – transforming lives through learning.
A key priority of Curriculum for Excellence is to increase achievement and attainment for all children and young people in Scotland.
The Scottish Learning Festival 2013 will support practitioners explore a wide range of practical approaches, resources and research aimed at improving achievement and attainment for all our learners in Scotland. While raising the bar in Scotland will impact on all our learners, it is likely to have particular impact on the learning outcomes and life chances of ‘those who experience social disadvantage in Scotland, which studies show appears to be a larger factor in attainment than in similar countries.’ OECD 2009
SLF 2013 will enable practitioners to develop skills and expertise which will help them ensure they plan and deliver learning experiences which appropriately challenge and engage their learners and which support learners to achieve their potential.
Nationally and internationally, SLF is a rendezvous for all those interested in improving education. It is a platform to share information, highlight innovation and showcase best practice. In addition to providing continuing professional learning opportunities, one of the most important opportunities the Scottish Learning Festival provides to participants from across the learning landscape, is the abundant opportunity to network with others.
Download Thrive SLF Handout (you may need to right-click and select ‘download file’)- Thrive – Scottish Learning Festival
Download Thrive SLF powerpoint presentation – Thrive – The Scottish Learning Festival-1