1 March 2014, St Joseph’s Academy, Kilmarnock
In the revised GTCS Standards for Career Long Professional Learning, teachers are required to ‘understand and develop the most appropriate contexts for learning includingoutdoor learning and be able to apply appropriate pedagogies for these environments’. This event aims to support this and build confidence and capacity in the delivery of outdoor learning in secondary schools in particular within Broad General Education (S1-S3).
Registering for this event: If you wish to attend this event please register online byWednesday 19 February @ https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VSCB9NP
Early registration is advised as this event is likely to be very popular. Workshop choices will be sent out mid-February.
8 March 2014, Apex Hotel, Dundee.
This event will address the issues around Health and Wellbeing Responsibility of All. The main aim is to build capacity and confidence in all those who work with children and young people, allowing them to embed HWB Responsibility of All within their own work and in their establishments. The content of the day will be based around the areas found to be in need of most support as a result of the findings of the Health and Wellbeing Curriculum Impact Review.
Register online by Friday 21 February to attend this event. Early registration is advised as this event is likely to be very popular.
15 March 2014, St Paul’s RC Academy, Dundee
Education Scotland would like to invite physical education staff working in the primary and secondary sectors, and those with responsibility for the delivery of physical education in primary schools to experience how BMT can be used to support and encourage the development of excellence in sporting performance.
Better Movers and Thinkers (BMT) is an innovative, exciting and challenging movement and learning programme for physical education that focuses directly on enhancing the links between movement and thinking.
Education Scotland has entered into dialogue with a range of stakeholders to highlight key issues surrounding skills for life, learning and work. As part of this we have been running a series of conversation days which allow key issues to be identified and discussed across sectors, and enable focussed action planning. We have also developed a skills blog where a range of useful resources and links can be found. The link below will direct you to the blog. Please browse the site and we would welcome both your comments and the sharing of your experiences of skills across the curriculum.
GOS – Sciences Learning Zone
25 February, 11.00
On 4 February, our panel set a real life problem solving STEM challenge for you and your learners. Join schools who took part to explore how they went about solving the problems.
Take part in the discussion and share your strategies and solutions with the country. Do you use the same strategies or different ones? Are some more efficient than others?
For full details of these and other events, please log in to Glow and view the current schedule (Glow log-in and password required).
The Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL)
The College’s website is now live at www.scelscotland.org.uk.
Professional Review and Development
Revised national guidance for Professional Review and Development (PRD) has been published on the Education Scotland website.
The guidance is structured around key features of effective PRD processes. It will support teachers, headteachers and system leaders to engage positively in these processes and to improve outcomes for children and young people. It includes links to helpful resources and reflective questions to support self-evaluation and professional dialogue.
The guidance has been produced in partnership by the national organisations involved in teacher education in Scotland, including Education Scotland, General Teaching Council for Scotland, local authorities, professional associations, the Scottish Teacher Education Committee and the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.
Education Scotland is committed to building the confidence and capacity of practitioners to improve learning and teaching within food education in Curriculum for Excellence using national initiatives such as the 2014 Commonwealth Gamesand Homecomingin schools/clusters and professional learning communities in local authorities across Scotland.
The opportunity to apply for funding from the Food for Thought: Education Fund will give practitioners scope to explore food education across Curriculum for Excellence. Applications are welcome from early years and primary establishments, and secondary practitioners from all curricular areas are encouraged to apply. The fund is now openand will close on Friday 28 March at 5 pm.
It is required that schools identify and work in partnership with a local business to enhance the project and consider how to link the activities to the events of 2014. Each project will be individual as will the nature of support from the business link. To download the application please click here. For more information, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.