Computer Explorers SE Scotland are now advertising their summer workshops – full details here.
SYP e-Voting for the elections has started
The link to vote is:
You can vote with a young scot card in most East Lothian schools or get a temporary number if you are not at school you can email proof of you age /address to firstname.lastname@example.org for a temporary number (Age 12-25)
UPDATED : THIS TEACHMEET HAS BEEN CANCELLED
This TeachMeet is in Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans, EH32 9QJ and is part of the National Digital Learning Community’s Digital Learning Week. The programme looks like this: 6pm Arrival & Networking
6.20pm Welcome & Introduction
6.30pm Micro & Nano Presentations I
7.05pm Learning Conversations
7.25pm Micro & Nano Presentations II
7.55pm Closing Remarks
8pm Close You can sign up for clicking on the link below and entering your details in the document. You have four options when signing up…although one of these options is to attend and join in, we really need some folk to sign up to be presenters or to lead learning conversations – otherwise it won’t be much of a TeachMeet! As this is part of the Digital Learning Week, we’re really wanting presentations and conversations which focus on digital learning…with a real emphasis on the *learning*. In other words, not just what digital tools are you using, but why are you using them and what impact are they having on learning in your context. PowerPoint is strongly discouraged in all types of presentations. Presenters will be chosen at random on the night. So, your options are… You can sign up to attend and be prepared to deliver a 7-minute micro presentation. You can sign up to attend and be prepared to deliver a 2-minute nano presentation. You can sign up to attend and lead a learning conversation…you’ll be asked to suggest a discussion question when signing up, please make this related to digital learning. You can ask a question that you’re grappling with yourself, if you are other people will be too. And yes, you can sign up to lead a learning conversation as well as signing up to present you keen bean you. You can sign up to attend…but you’ll still be expected to join right in and share your thoughts and ideas. If this sounds like this is right up your street then click the link below and get yourself signed up…
The Scottish Youth Parliament holds elections every two years. The next elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament will take place in March 2015.
In order to register your interest to represent the East Lothian at the Scottish Youth Parliament you must complete a Candidate Expression of Interest Form by Friday 31st October.
Full details are here.
The February 2015 edition is out now: you can access it here.
National Museums Scotland are currently developing a new gallery about Ancient Egypt and we’re looking to hear from teachers about what they’d like to see in it.
Teacher’s Ancient Egypt Consultation
- Saturday 31st January
- National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
As part of this event, teachers will meet our Curator and hear about the artefacts and stories that will be featured in the new gallery. They’ll also have a personalised tour by the Curator and have the chance to handle museum objects. Teachers will be asked to bring along some examples of how they study the topic in class and to give their opinion on current plans for the gallery. Teachers will also take part in a number of discussions and ideas sessions throughout the day.
In return for attending, we’ll provide each teacher with resources to take back to class, refreshments and lunch. There are a limited numbers of spaces available on this event. To sign up or for more information, please contact Sarah Cowie, Learning Officer (Schools) on email@example.com
Early Learning & Getting Ready for School – early years’ practitioners’ event – last chance to book your place!
- Friday 7 November 2014
- 1pm – 3.30pm
- Fisherrow Community Centre
This event is part of a festival of learning and sharing about how we achieve the best possible start for all children. The Early Development Instrument (EDI) results show that 40% of pre-school children in the Musselburgh cluster are vulnerable in terms to being ready to learn when they start school. We look at what’s been put in place to address this and where we go next. Join Darrin Nightingale, Eileen Scott, Kate Woodman, Rosemary Geddes and other early years’ specialists for inputs and discussions.
Book your place now! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01620 829 947.
Booking closes on 3 November 2014
You are invited to The Futures Fair 2014.
The Futures Fair is an information fair to help you to plan for adult life. It’s for young people with additional support needs and their families.
We’ll have approximately 50 organisations who can tell you about what they offer and how they can help with:
- Work and training
- Money advice
- Social work and health
- Social life and leisure ….and much more!
The fair can help you to think about what you want to do with your future. You can meet people who can advise and support you, and your family.
Hundreds of people have come to the fair in the last few years.
We will also have young people there who can talk to you about what they did when they left school, and you can watch a film about their experiences.
The fair is free – there will be refreshments and a space to relax and chill-out.
Come along and find out what’s out there for you in East Lothian and beyond – looking forward to seeing you there!
The Futures Fair Team
There’s much more to Wikimedia than just using Wikipedia for research. Find out how you can engage with the world of Wikimedia to create a whole new range of real-world learning opportunities.
This “free walk-in” workshop for teachers only is part of the all-day EduWiki Conference, details below.
EduWiki Conference 2014 Friday 31 October 2014 at Edinburgh First’s St Leonard Hall (University of Edinburgh)
The EduWiki Conference 2014 is the third annual conference organised by Wikimedia UK focusing on Education projects
The organisers are providing a ‘free walk in’ for Scottish teacher to the afternoon session:
Workshop C: Wiki*edia Projects in Schools (for students under 18)
There is also a proposed TeachMeet in the evening, where wikimedians and teachers can exchange ideas. 7pm location tbc
Full details on the poster: halloween poster final (PDF, 120KB)