Literacy and RME – Stories from World Religions:
- Saturday 23 May 2015; Renfield Centre, Glasgow
- Saturday 6 June 2015; Scottish Agricultural College, Aberdeen
Explore Literacy through engaging with stories from world religions. These free, one day Saturday events will draw upon experts in stories from world religions from Edinburgh University. Open to all primary, secondary and special education staff delivering RME. If you would like to attend then contact us. The closing date for applications is Friday 17 April 2015.
Aberdeen University and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig: Post graduate certificate – Streap (Gaelic Medium Education)
Applications are invited for the post graduate certificate, Streap from practitioners in early learning and childcare centres, primary and secondary schools. This distance-learning course forms part of master-level learning. It has a particular focus on terminology, skills and knowledge connected to teaching in Gaelic Medium Education. For more information, please firstname.lastname@example.org. This course is fully funded by the Scottish Government.
Health and wellbeing; responsibility of all
The interactive PDF accompanying this resource is now available through the medium of Gaelic. This flexible resource can be used in a variety of ways to support children and young people in the aspects of health and wellbeing which are the responsibility of all. This resource may be used to support both Gaelic Learner and Medium Education.
New resources for Gaelic Medium Education (GME)
Resources for Media Studies National 3, National 4, National 5 and Higher for GME are now available on Glow. We have also included a separate glossary of terminology.
The Scottish Voice
- The Scottish Voice is a computer ‘text-to-speech’ programme to assist with reading electronic books;
- PDF files (such as SQA exam papers); worksheets and other documents in Microsoft Word and
- create audio files using the voice. This is being developed to assist with Gaelic text. The new Gaelic voice will be available to schools from The Scottish Voice website for the start of the 2015-16 academic session. This will help learners with additional support needs and also all learners to read web sites, documents, or to check and proof-read their own letters or emails. The voice will be licensed for use by Scottish schools, colleges, universities, local and national government agencies, NHS units and for use at home by pupils and staff. It is funded by The Scottish Government Gaelic and Scots Unit; Scottish Funding Council; Scottish Qualifications Authority and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
Audit of Career-Long Professional Learning (CLPL) needs for practitioners working in Gaelic Medium and Learner Education
As part of our Gaelic Language Plan, Education Scotland is committed to producing a CLPL needs analysis for staff. The findings of this audit will be used to plan future programmes of professional learning.
There are three audits:
We appreciate your support in completing these audits by 27 March 2015.