Monthly Archives: An Giblean 2014

Cùrsa Bogaidh

Bòrd na Gàidhlig has organised an immersion course for teachers who wish to develop further their language skills to enable them to transfer to or contribute to 3-18 Gaelic Medium Education. The course will take place at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye from 26 June 2014. Those interested in applying for the course should already have an intermediate level of Gaelic, for example Gaelic (Learners) Higher or An Cùrsa Inntrigidh. By attending this course teachers will
  • Develop skills in conversational Gaelic
  • Develop skills in reading and writing
  • Learn language that is useful in a classroom setting
  • Develop knowledge of grammar
  • Gain an understanding of the next steps to be taken to successfully transfer to teaching in Gaelic Medium Education.

To request an application form or for more information, please e-mail or phone 0141 341 1020.


Fiosrachadh bho Foghlam Alba 28.04.14

This resource aims to help teachers understand outdoor learning opportunities, and give confidence to use outdoor spaces for teaching a wide range of experiences and outcomes. The pack for Second Level encourages structured learning in the outdoors, along with a deeper understanding of John Muir’s writings and philosophies. The pack can be used flexibility as stand-alone activities to cover certain aspects of the topic or as activities leading into each other as a programme of learning. The Second Level pack can help with an introduction to the John Muir Award.
Glow TV: British Academy Schools Languages Award 2014
12 May 2014, 4.00 pm
Four thousand pounds will be awarded to two language learning projects in Scottish secondary, supplementary schools or FE colleges via the British Academy Schools Language Award (BASLA) this autumn. If your establishment has plans in place, or is already involved in an imaginative language learning project which is improving uptake in languages in the Senior Phase and beyond, then you could be in with a chance of winning.
SCILT is hosting a Glow Meet to provide key information and helpful insights to BASLA success. More information about this Glow TV event is on the Education Scotland Learning Blog.
More details of all these events are available on the Glow TV schedule (
We are delighted to let you know that the online versionof Early Years Matters (Issue 6, Spring 2014) has now been published on our website.

The focus of this edition of Early Years Matters is the Early Years Collaborative – Making Scotland the best place to grow up.

Included in this issue are articles on:


  • Early Years Collaborative – Shirley Laing, Deputy Director for Early Years and Social Services Workforce at the Scottish Government, explains the role of the Early Years Collaborative in achieving the Government’s aim of improving outcomes for children and making Scotland the best place to grow up.

  • The Model for Improvement – Gary Sutton, Improvement Adviser, Scottish Government, explains the Model.

  • Tales of Bedtime Stories – Two local authorities share how they used the Improvement Methodology to support literacy development and attachments.

  • The Wee Green Spaces Project – A project to encourage the frequent and regular use of local greenspaces in Aberdeen.

  • Community Planning Partnerships – Falkirk Community Planning Partnership is working to meet the stretch aims of the Early Years Collaborative.

  • One Glasgow – Glasgow City Council’s early intervention approach.

  • Practice Development Team – How the Practice Development Team support the Early Years Collaborative across Scotland.


Take a look at Early Years Matters online and forward the link on to your colleagues.

Fiosrachadh bho Parentzone
Two new learner journeys have been added to Parentzone to demonstrate examples of routes through the Senior Phase. 


Scotland’s place names
Education Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Toponymy in Transition project, University of Glasgow, have prepared learning and teaching ideas to develop children and young people’s understanding of Scotland’s placenames. At the early/first level, learners study and explore the local environment, look at common place names and directions and create personal maps of the local environment. At the Second level, learners will look at the study and interpretation of Ordnance Survey maps as well as interviewing local family members about local place/street names. At the Third level, learners will develop an understanding of how place names have evolved and work collaboratively to create an information booklet. At the Third/Fourth level, learners will gain insight into using a variety of maps to compare place name changes over time and present local maps and the stories attached to them. Follow this link to the Ordnance Survey website, Gaelic Origins of Place Names in Britain to get useful information on placenames that originate from Gaelic.

Naidheachdan bho Foghlam Alba 04/14

Basic CMYKGlobal Citizenship blog post: Promoting diversity and equality: A professional learning opportunity

09.00-15.00, 7 May 2014, Hampden National Stadium, Glasgow

Teachers and senior managers in all schools, equality co-ordinators, and staff with a whole school responsibility for Games Legacy, including cluster initiatives, community learning and wider curriculum remits related to the Games (e.g. health and wellbeing). In addition it is relevant for those with a wider global citizenship remit and a particular interest in diversity and equality, tackling sectarianism and human rights issues.

Glow TV events:

SCHOLAR – Higher Maths – Revision

22 April 19:00

Register: (Glow log-in required)

Glow TV is delighted to offer pupils the opportunity to join a homework revision session on Higher Maths revision provided by SCHOLAR. This session will be presented by Margaret Ferguson, SCHOLAR Online Tutor for Maths.

The Leaders Award for STEM

25 April 2014, 9.30

Register: (Glow log-in required)

Roma Agrawal, an Associate Structural Engineer at WSP, will be talking to students about her career and her role in designing bridges, skyscrapers and sculptures with signature architects over her eight year career. She will then take questions from the students in the studio and logged in on Glow TV. Roma Agrawal is being interviewed to encourage students to engage with The Leaders Award for STEM. More information on this Glow TV event is on the Education Scotland Learning Blog.

Divided City by Theresa Breslin: New Musical Version for Primary Schools

28 April 2014, 11:00

Register: (Glow log-in required)

Join Theresa Breslin and Elly Goodman of the Citizens Theatre as they offer a unique insight into the history of bringing this iconic book to the stage. Pupils and teachers will get the chance to ask Theresa and Elly questions about the play and the book and to find out more about this ground-breaking project. The Citizens Theatre has now staged three large scale musical theatre productions of Theresa Breslin’s Divided City, adapted for the stage by Martin Travers with an original score and songs by Claire McKenzie. More information about this Glow TV event is on the Education Scotland Learning Blog.

For full details of these and other events, please log in to Glow and view the current schedule: (Glow log-in and password required).


Applications are invited for the post of Chair of the Board of Directors for the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL).

The key role of the Chair is to provide strategic leadership in the establishment of SCEL. The post provides an exciting opportunity to oversee the formation of SCEL in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. The closing date is 25 April 2014.

Stòras na Gàidhlig agus Goireasan bho Foghlam Alba

Stòras na GàidhligJourney to Excellence

Tha fiosrachadh, goireasan agus naidheachdan bho Foghlam Alba air an duilleag seo:



Tha na goireasan a leanas a-nis air loidhne:

NQ Course Materials for

  • N3 Geography GME
  • H Gaelic (Learners)
  • N3 Gaelic (Learners)
  • H Gàidhlig
  • N3 Gàidhlig

(feumar facal-faire Glow)