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Education Scotland launches National Digital Learning Week 2019

​​​​​HM Chief Inspector and Chief Executive for Education Scotland, Gayle Gorman today launched National Digital Learning Week 2019 during a visit to Fernielea Primary in Aberdeen.​

National Digital Learning Week is led by Education Scotland to give learners and educators the opportunity to share best practice and enhance their skills in digital learning and teaching.

​Throughout the week, all early learning and childcare centres and schools across Scotland are invited to take part in five curriculum-focused challenges in STEM, social studies, expressive arts, literacy and numeracy.

Gayle said: “I’m delighted to visit Fernielea Primary to launch National Digital Learning Week. The school is using digital technology across the curriculum in so many creative ways. They have recently received the Digital Schools Award and it’s clear to see why.

​“This is one example of many schools across Scotland using digital technology to make a difference to learning and teaching.

"I’m excited to see what activities will take place during National Digital Learning Week and I encourage schools to share their work so others can be inspired, develop digital skills and help our young people to get ready for life, learning and eventually work.”

Digital Schools Award Scotland is a national awards programme to promote, recognise and encourage the use of digital technology in primary and secondary schools. Headteacher at Fernielea Primary, Lisa Walker said: "At Fernielea, we have always valued the importance of digital technology in the lives of our learners, now and in the future.

"The children are true digital citizens and are always eager to try new approaches to learning. It is wonderful to see how innovative our staff and learners can be and the impact it has.

"National Digital Learning Week is a wonderful opportunity to learn from others and to highlight the amazing work that takes place in classes every day. In National Digital Learning Week, Early Learning and Childcare Centres and Schools can take part in one or all of the curriculum-focused challenges. To help support educators, Education Scotland has carefully developed support materials for each challenge to be inclusive of all digital abilities.

For more information about the week and the 5 challenges, visit the National Digital Glow Blog (https://bit.ly/2PfR0Go)

For more information on the Digital Schools Award Scotland visit https://www.digitalschoolsawards.co.uk/​

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