Road safety learning at Early Level - a partnership between child and adultRoad safety education for young children aims to develop positive attitudes and behaviours. 'Go Safe!- Ziggy's Road Safety Mission' focuses on active and experiential learning, encouraging parents/carers, educational establishments and professionals to share responsibility for road safety education for children from 0-6.This new approach, consisting of a series of reading books and a website, has been created in line with the Scottish Government's policy on early intervention and Curriculum for Excellence. Featuring the colourful character 'Ziggy', the materials have been developed to take into account the age of the child, with different resources adapted for each early level stage. They stimulate the child's senses with colour, visually enticing characters and sounds to ignite their interest and natural curiosity, while teaching them valuable lessons on the importance of being safe near roads. The materials will be sent out to the pre-school education sector and primary schools from Autumn 2010. Provision is also being made for the 0-3 year stage. The period between pregnancy and three years of age is a crucial time for a child's development, based on evidence of brain formation, communication and language development. A baby buggy book will feature as part of the new Bookbug Baby bags gifted to all babies in Scotland between 6 and 16 weeks from Spring 2011 by the Scottish Book Trust.For more information please visit us on Stand C45www.roadsafetyscotland.org.ukROAD SAFETY SCOTLANDSTAND C45www.scottishlearningfestival.org.uk13The Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideADVERTORIAL FEATURE
ConferenCe14www.scottishlearningfestival.org.ukThe Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideSeminar Ticket Desk If you haven't pre-booked a conference session you can obtain free tickets for the remaining seats by going to the Seminar TicketDesk on stand A22 within the exhibition in Hall 4Conference Programme Themes and KeynotesAs the most popular educational event in Scotland, SLF offers something for everyone in education. Come along and find out more about exciting new developments and catch up on what's going on in the world of Scottish education. SLF 2010 gives you the opportunity to:. Hear world renowned keynote speakers. See for yourself what new products and services are available to you. Discuss and debate key issues with colleagues. Interact with new technologiesAddressing the key theme of Curriculum for Excellence: Enhancing Experiences, Raising Standards, the seminars will demonstrate just how individual practitioners and educational establishments can develop their skills, knowledge and creativity, in addition to showcasing how best to utilise Glow and other technologies, to maximise successful learning and teaching.With over 6000 visitors, 200 exhibitors, 160 seminars, eight spotlights sessions and 4 keynote sessions there are thousands of reasons to attend SLF 2010.KeynotesMichael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Cabinet Secretary KeynoteHear the Cabinet Secretary give the opening keynote address in this important year for education as Curriculum for Excellence is fully adopted in schools across Scotland. Learn how Curriculum for Excellence will deliver on the aspirations we hold for all our children and young people in Scotland. Seminar code KAWednesday - 11.00 Clyde Auditorium Richard Gerver, Inspirational Leader and EducatorCreating Tomorrow's Schools TodayRichard Gerver, author of "Creating tomorrow's schools today", draws on his philosophies of communication, empowerment and impact, sharing his expertise with education and corporate audiences alike. Richard will explore the process of curriculum design, provoking the questions that schools need to generate if they are to develop curriculum approaches that are fit for the future, including insights into leading a community through curriculum transformation.Seminar Code KBWednesday 14.30 Clyde Auditorium Eric Booth, Leading Arts and Creative Learning ConsultantCreativity as Catalyst: Manifesting the Potential of Curriculum for Excellence'Scottish education can be the envy of the world, if the challenge of 'creativity across the curriculum' is embraced as the catalyst.' Eric Booth, award-winning actor, author, entrepreneur and arts education specialist, shares some of the research and realities of bringing creativity into the habits of mind and daily practices of students and teachers, as well as into the atmosphere of a school and the evaluation practices of a school system. Seminar Code KCThursday - 11.30Clyde Auditorium Professor Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle UniversityThe Hole in the Wall: Self Organising Systems in EducationDrawing on evidence from his "Hole-in-the-Wall" experiments, as well as more recent research, Prof Mitra will discuss how children can use technology and achieve many of the objectives of schooling independently. He will also focus on Self Organised Learning Environments and Remote Presence technologies, hinting at a future of education that may be very different from what wehave today. Seminar Code KD Thursday 15.00 Clyde Auditorium SLF offers the opportunity to hear the following experts delivering Spotlight seminars:. LTS staff and practitioners: Curriculum for Excellence and Glow. Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan QPM, Violence Reduction Unit: Born to Fail - The Perfect Storm. Graham H C Donaldson, Review of Teacher Education: Emerging Strengths and Challenges from the Review of Teacher Education in Scotland. Prof Stephen Heppell, Heppell.net: Why our Young People Embrace Technology to Engage in Learning. Eric Booth, Leading Arts and Creative Learning Consultant: Creativity as Catalyst: Manifesting the Potential of Curriculum for Excellence. Heather Reid OBE: Climate Change as a Context for Learning. Assessment within Curriculum for Excellence. Dr Bill Maxwell, HMIE: The Evolving Role of School Inspection and Quality Improvement. Harry Burns, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland: How Do We Create Health?