Inspiring learning for a fairer future

Transform Our World: Free Secondary School Conference For All Subjects - Upper Primary Practitioners also welcome!

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:30

Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change our world. This one-day conference in Inverness on 29 February aims to support primary AND secondary teachers and others working with young people from across Scotland to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to create the kind of world they want to live in. Inspiring speakers, practical workshops, new resources, networking opportunities, lunch and support with travel costs.

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Saturday 29th February, 10am - 3.15pm

Inverness College, University of Highlands and Islands, Inverness IV2 5NA


9.40 - Registration, refreshments and sign up for workshops
10am - Welcome and introduction to the European-wide 'Start the Change' project
10.15 - Keynote: Cultural capital: an exploration. What is cultural capital and whose culture is important when designing a curriculum for your students? Penny Rabiger, Educationalist and Activist
11.05 - First workshop (See options below)
12.10 - Lunch plus chance to browse resources and examples of pupil work
1pm - Keynote: Exploring Scotland's Black History and the usefulness of decolonising the curriculum. Lisa Williams, director of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association, Black History scholar and anti-racist educator.
1.50pm - Second workshop (See options below)
2.55pm - Next steps
3.15pm - Close

Practical workshops – choose one from the morning and one from the afternoon

Morning workshops:
Developing numeracy using global contexts Corinne Angier, former maths teacher, PhD student University of Stirling
BGE Science, SDGs and STEM Challenges Katie Hanson, Biology Teacher, Culloden Academy
Connecting English around the school through Global Citizenship Anna Munro, English teacher, Dingwall Academy
Eco City Game, Andy Maxtone, Programme Manager & Eilidh Edgar, Operations Manager, DYW Inverness & Central Highland
Exploring Rights and the SDGs across the curriculum, Kate Allen, Global Education Advisor, Scotdec

Afternoon workshops:
Finding global solutions through Science Krissie Davis, SDG/STEM consultant & former Science teacher/Curricular Lead
Enrich your curriculum and excite your students with immersive storyworlds from around the globe. Penny Rabiger, Director of Engagement, Lyfta.
Climate change negotiation. Ben Sparham, Geography Teacher Inverness High School and HOW Education Officer
Increasing participation using LEGO Lindsay Dunbar, HOW Youth Officer & LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.
Taking a Global Approach in the Languages Classroom Kate Allen (Global Education Advisor, Scotdec) and Irina Gancheva (Modern Languages Teacher, Craigroyston High School)

For more information about the content of the workshops please download this pdf

Highland Council teachers please book via the CPD site  (Course ID:69551 )
For other Local Authority teachers please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know your name, subject and school and also if you have any dietary requirements. If you would like support with your travel expenses please let us know where you'll be travelling from and we will be in touch!

Others can sign-up through our Eventbrite page here.

Speaker Bios

Penny Rabiger was a school teacher for over ten years and has spent the last decade working with a number of prominent education social enterprises and charities on their start-up to grown-up journey. She is currently Director of Engagement at the Finnish edtech organisation, Lyfta. In her spare time, she is Chair of a school governing board in London and a founding member of the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Educators Network (BAMEed).

Lisa Williams is the founder and director of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association that promotes Caribbean culture in Scotland. She runs Black History Walks in Edinburgh, school visits to promote understanding of Scotland's Black heritage, and anti racist youth projects. She runs a range of cultural events and chairs at heritage and literature festivals. Lisa has had articles and reviews published in newspapers, journals, arts and heritage blogs and resources for use in secondary schools, and given talks at conferences and events across the UK and the Caribbean.

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