What is this all about?

Building on last year’s successful event, the Preston Lodge High School Learning Festival is back to provide a collaborative, dialogue-based professional learning experience to any and all teachers who wish to attend.

To cover the costs of running this event, this year we will be charging participants a small fee (£15).
Please pay this fee here.

When and where will it be?

Our Learning Festival will open its doors on Saturday 29th October 2016.

It will take place at Preston Lodge High School in East Lothian.

There will be parking on site, and we are well connected with the number 26 bus from Edinburgh and by rail to Prestonpans station.

Full address: Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans, EH32 9QJ

What will it look like?

The Preston Lodge Learning Festival takes a learning conversation approach. We ask teachers to sign up to either lead learning conversations or attend and participate in these conversations.

The timings will be confirmed in due course, but will be something like…

0930 Registration
1000 Setting the Scene – John Swinney will open the day with a short speech followed by Q&A.
1030 Learning Conversations 1
1110 Changeover
1120 Learning Conversations 2
1200 Lunch
1300 Learning Conversations 3
1340 Changeover
1350 Review & Reflect Session
1430 Synthesis of the Day
1500 Close
1530 Optional post-festival drink in The Goth [Directions from the school]

Optional teas, coffees and a simple lunch will be available- more details coming soon!

Workshop Choices Sign Up available here now!

To choose your workshops, please click here. You can also use this link to sign up if you haven’t already!

The titles and descriptions of the 20 Learning Conversations on offer can be found here: lovelearning2016workshop2.

We look forward to seeing you all on the day!


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