Career Long Professional Learning – 2017/2018 programme

The Training & Development Team programme of Career Long Professional Learning Opportunities was launched on Friday 16th June 2017.  All members of school staff will have received the link via e-mail.

The update can be viewed here.  Please take a moment to have a look at the update as you start to plan your professional learning for the coming session.

Over the summer break the Training and Development Team will continue to update the CLPL pages of eduBuzz and any additional learning opportunities will be advertised in August.

Moray House School of Education Annual Public Lecture

You are warmly invited to attend the Annual Public Lecture at Moray House School of Education. Please see the attached flyer for full details.

Bonilla-Silva MHSE Annual Lecture – 14th June 2017

This event is open to all and we very much hope that as many colleagues, students and friends of the School as possible will be able to attend this exciting and engaging evening.  A drinks reception will be offered after the lecture.

RSVP booking is essential via Eventbrite at the following link: goo.gl/7imtVG

“Racists,” “Class Anxieties,” and Hegemonic Racism in Trumpamerica

Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, President Elect of the American Sociological Association

Date:                     Wednesday 14 June 2017 from 17:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Venue:                 Lecture Hall G1, Paterson’s Land Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

The world (almost) ended in November 9, 2016, when an orange meteor called Trump hit America. And meteorologists were dumfounded as they did not see it coming.  In this talk, Professor Bonilla-Silva will address three fundamental issues that blinded analysts from seeing this meteor:

  • First, he will contend that the focus on the “racists” prevented social scientists and pundits from examining the systemic racism in place in the nation and how it shapes the racial views of whites.
  • Second, he will examine the idea that disenfranchised whites expressed their class anxieties by voting for Trump. This view ignores that whites also express their racial views through their political behaviour.
  • Third, he will suggest that despite the rhetoric in the campaign, hegemonic racism in America is still organized by the “new racism” and its ideological expression: color-blind racism.

He will end by outlining things we should do to resist racial domination in Trumpamerica.

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Prof. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is Professor of Sociology at Duke University and President of the Southern Sociological Society and President-Elect

of the American Sociological Association. His 1997 American Sociological Review article, “Rethinking Racism: Toward a Structural Interpretation,”

challenged analysts to study racial matters structurally rather than from the sterile prejudice perspective. His extensive research has appeared in many prestigious journals. His publications, include White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era, Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (2004 Choice Award and again in 2015) White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism (with Ashley Doane), in 2008 White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology (with Tukufu Zuberi and also the cowinner of the 2009 Oliver Cox Award), and in 2011 State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States (with Moon Kie Jung

and João H. Costa Vargas).

National Library of Scotland: new events programme out now!

The National Library of Scotland has a new events programme out now for April – June 2017.

These include:

Exhibition — You are Here: A journey through maps.
From Edinburgh to the edges of the Earth, we explore the fascinating craft of mapmaking using a range of beautiful examples from past and present.
(Open until Monday 3 April)

Edinburgh event  From commonplace books to Facebook
Long before Facebook, people used commonplace books to collect passages of poetry, drawings, or anecdotes from friends, and to record observations about the world around them. Learn about ‘commonplacing’ and what it reveals about social media today.
(Tuesday 11 April, 2 pm)

Browse all events at http://www.nls.uk/events.

Subscribe to their email newsletter here: http://www.nls.uk/news/email-newsletter

Nominations now open: AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017

Nominations are now open for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017.

The theme of the awards is: “Celebrating the people using tech to make the world a better place”.

There are eight Awards to enter this year, including the new Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award:

• AbilityNet Accessibility Award
• BT Young Pioneer Award
• BT Connected Society Award
• Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award
• Community Impact Award
• Digital Health Award
• Digital Skills Award
• Tech Volunteer of the Year Award
You can find out more about each Award and enter now on the Tech4Good Awards website, and follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tech4goodawards.

Communic18 the Year of Young People

Young Scot, the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children in Scotland are looking for young people across Scotland to be part of a group who will be making key decisions about Scotland’s Year of Young People (YoYP) 2018.

The group, called Communic18, will be co-design champions for the whole of the Year of Young People and be involved in making key decisions about the celebratory year.

The Year of Young People 2018 aims to celebrate Scotland’s young people, creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. It will feature a programme of high-profile events and projects taking place across the country.

The Communic18 role will include taking part in funding panels, supporting activity in local authority areas, supervising the year’s six themes and helping to spread the word about the Year of Young People and how to support it, amongst local communities.

The role will last until March 2019, and it is open to applicants aged 8-26. They don’t need to have any formal qualifications or experience and full training will be provided by Young Scot.

More details here: http://www.youngscot.net/communic18-the-year-of-young-people/

Applications close on the 3rd March 2017. Young people are being directed apply via http://young.scot/communic18

 

Learning Through Technology Award

Learning Through Technology Award

The Scottish Education Awards recognise schools and centres that have developed a vibrant and progressive culture and climate of continuous innovation.

The culture and ethos should promote respect, ambition and achievement while improving outcomes for all learners in ways which eliminate inequity.

Do you know a school or centre that can respond to the statement above and in detail to the questions below? Then why not nominate them for the Learning Through Technology Award?

Nominations should include practical activities and projects that the school or centre has undertaken, detailing the impact these strategies have had on pupils, staff, parents and the community. Continue reading Learning Through Technology Award

Newhailes National Trust – Storyline for P4 to P7 learners, 14th Dec

scotlandlogowww2Newhailes NTS near Musselburgh is currently working with learning professional Carol Omand to develop a new Storyline offering for P4-P7 pupils which will help to bring our fascinating property alive to children, and to link it closely to the requirements of the Curriculum for Excellence. 

We would like to invite up to two members of teaching staff from your school to attend a free CPD session led by Carol at Newhailes on Wednesday 14 December at 4pm to explore what Newhailes and Storyline can offer your classes and how we can help make visits here relevant, engaging and fun.  Continue reading Newhailes National Trust – Storyline for P4 to P7 learners, 14th Dec

Pandemic: Can you save the world? – Free Science show for P6/P7 pupils

Pandemic: Can you save the world?

FREE science show for P6/7 pupils

Monday 10th-Tuesday 11th October, 10.30 or 11.30, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Your P6/7 pupils are visiting the museum, they enter our Auditorium, and…a pandemic breaks out in the world outside! Can they save us all?

Experience this new immersive science show as we take an action-packed journey through a world-threatening pandemic.  Find out about the scientific heroes whose inventions have revolutionized how we fight disease, have the chance to help us identify the source of the outbreak and see if you can make the right choices to save humanity – the future safety of the  world is in your hands!

Each show is determined by the pupils taking part and has its own unique outcome.  What will yours be?  After the show you can also visit our new Science and Technology galleries to continue your science adventure.

Book immediately online!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pandemic-can-you-save-the-world-p6-p7-tickets-25927048500