The 2011 ACTS Winter Conference will bring together up to two-hundred and fifty Chartered Teachers and other educationists with an interest in Chartered Teacher. The aim is to facilitate dialogue around the title of ‘Inspiring Leaders of Learning’, and within our three themes of: professional learning, leadership, and the curriculum.
The conference will focus on the roles and the learning of Chartered Teachers, within the context of the new curriculum, and the Donaldson Report on Teacher Scotland’s Future (recently published here). There will be opportunities for open discussion, reflecting constructively on experiences across stages and contexts.
Innovative approaches are planned to enhance the impact of the conference, including: structured learning conversations to increase engagement and sharing; the involvement through web conferencing of remote participants; and a visiting academic observer who will provide reflections at the conclusion of the day.
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Friday evening: pre-conference dinner for invited guests (also open to conference delegates)
9.00 – 9.45am Registration and refreshments
9.45 – 10.00am Music
10.00 – 10.15am Introduction, then conference address by Sean Stronach of the Scottish Government
10.15 – 10.55am Keynote: Graham Donaldson, Leader of the Review of Teacher Education in Scotland
10.55 – 11.40am Learning Conversations around the Report on the Review (including refreshments)
11.40am – 12.30pm Workshops
12.30 – 1.25pm Lunch
1.25 – 1.45pm Coffee, networking and SQA’s CfE surgery (optional)
1.45 – 2.15pm Keynote: David Cameron, Chartered Teachers leading learning through the new curriculum
2.15 – 2.55pm Workshops
2.55 – 3.15pm Refreshments
3.15 – 3.45pm Critical reflection on the theme of the conference from Professor Christopher Day, University of Nottingham
3.45 -3.55pm Closing remarks from David Noble, Acting Chair
3.55 – 4.25pm Panel discussion, featuring: Tom Hamilton (GTCS), Drew Morrice (SNCT), Sean Stronach, Annette McKenna (SQA), and David Noble. Chaired by David Cameron
4.30 – 5.15pm ACTS AGM with buffet