Virtual Everyday Skills Event 2022

Virtual Everyday Skills Event 2022

February 24, 2022, 09.50 – 15.15


The 2022 Everyday Skills Event will focus on creative opportunities to support learners with autism, dyslexia and dementia and launch the new cyber security e-learning toolkit.

Guest speakers include Roz Foyer, General Secretary, STUC (tbc), and Lyndsay Macadam, Scottish Women's Autism Network (SWAN).


09.50 - 10.00 - Welcome

Catherine Garvie, Senior Development Officer, Scottish Union Learning

10.00 - 10.20 - Speaker

Roz Foyer, General Secretary, STUC (tbc)

10.20 - 10.50 - Speaker

Lyndsay Macadam, Scottish Women's Autism Network (SWAN)

SWAN was established in August 2012 in partnership with Autism Network Scotland. SWAN is a network of women each with a unique perspective, shaped by individual experiences and circumstances; they represent a range of views on all sorts of issues from diagnosis to gender, from ASC as a difference rather than a disorder, to life in general.

10.50 - 11.50 - Break out session

Digital Skills Education - E-Learning for Cyber Security

Introducing a new, free E-learning cyber security toolkit for workers

Digital Skills Education has worked with Scottish Union Learning, EIS, and CWU to create an interactive e-learning course about staying safe online.

This free resource will be available for use by all trade unions.

At this session Digital Skills Education will preview the e-learning toolkit and demonstrate how tutors, Union Learning Reps, members and workers in Scotland can embed cyber resilience training into their workplace.

This bite sized e-learning course is focussed on knowledge and awareness of key cyber resilience topics based on the National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Awareness and advice.

See how you can use this as a way to provide high quality and up-to-date cyber resilience training based on trusted guidance and best practice to learners.

11.50 - 12.00

Comfort Break

12.00 – 13.00 - Break out session

Dekko Comics - Teaching beyond words - Learning reimagined

Rossie Stone is a dyslexic entrepreneur (and comic fanatic) who struggled with conventional learning methods through school.

Whilst studying for his high school exams, Rossie discovered the technique of turning his revision notes into funny, entertaining comic stories.

In this workshop, Rossie will speak about his own journey through school and how his pursuit of trying to process big blocks of text made him realise that not only does learning not need to involve a lot of words, but it can be naturally fun too! He will explain his popular "Dekko Technique" of turning education into entertainment and provide you with simple strategies to take away and share with adult learners in the workplace.

13.00 - 14.00


14.00 - 15.00 - Breakout Session

Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life is a music and dementia charity. Their training introduces you to an innovative and powerful tool to help care for people with dementia.

Music can be a lifeline for people living with dementia. It can improve symptoms, support communication and memory, and reduce need for sedative medication. Playlist for Life is a music and dementia charity that empowers people to use that music to improve the wellbeing of families and workers living with dementia. In this fun and interactive session Playlist for Life will show you the benefits that music can bring and introduce you to 'Music Detective skills' that you can use to help people that you work with who have dementia.

15.00 - 15.15 - Closing Address

Wendy Burton, Director, Scottish Union Learning

15.15 - Close

Please contact your own trade union to arrange to attend this event. Organisation of attendance and release is by your trade union and is not the responsibility of Scottish Union Learning.

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