“Discovering Digital World” Special online coding session for S1-S3: 16th May 10.30am – 12pm

47A1814-620x361We have news of an exciting event from the Young Scot Digital World programme.

“Discovering Digital World” Special online coding session for S1-S3: 16th May 10.30am – 12pm

We are delighted here at Young Scot to have been working hard on the next event for the Digital World programme, which will be held… online! This is an opportunity for students to take part in an exciting hands on workshop and hear from people working in the digital technology industry. Be part of this exciting, innovative live-streamed session. Students will:

Take part in a one-off coding masterclass broadcast out by Scotland Co-ordinator for Coderdojo, Craig Steele.

  • There will be a short Q&A with a digital tech employer; your students will be able to join in on live chat and Twitter and ask burning questions on how to get a career working in tech.
  • Finally, an exclusive sneak peek tour around CodeBase, the UK’s largest technology incubator and one of the fastest growing in Europe.

You must register your class for this special online session on the 16th May between 10.30am – 12pm. The resources needed will be sent the week prior to the event. Please enter your details on the Eventbrite page under ‘Online session’ and we will be back in touch the week before. I hope this is an activity you can join in with, we’re hoping it will be an exciting, innovative, new way to help young people engage with the tech industry.

Please enter your details on the Eventbrite page under ‘Online session’ and we will be back in touch the week before with you.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discovering-digital-world-tickets-20140391453

https://meet.glowscotland.org.uk/digitalworld2/

 

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Merryhatton East Lothian Primary Schools 2016 Gardening Competition

Win a £100 voucher for your school …… and a prize for yourself!

How to enter

Your mission is to create a shoebox garden Create your own miniature garden in an old shoebox. It can be a living garden or create it from paper, card and craft materials – it’s up to you, just use your imagination!

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Download the competition flyer here: School competition spring 2016

Scottish Love in Action – Caring for children in India

We have been asked to advertise the Teachers’ Information Evening Scottish Love in Action are holding on Thursday the 28th April to Primary Teachers in East Lothian.  Contact here is Judith Wood, jwood@eastlothian.gov.uk.

 

INVITATION TO PRIMARY TEACHERSslia
Let’s work together! A Teachers’ Information Evening
Please join us for an enjoyable evening of drinks and canapés.

For catering purposes, please RSVP enquiries@sla-india.org by 14th April 2016
Thursday the 28th of April 2016 at 7.15pm for 7.30pm
Music Auditorium, George Watson’s College. Edinburgh, EH10 5EG
(Enter Music School via Tipperlinn Gate on Tipperlinn Road)

Scottish Love in Action invites you & a senior colleague to an evening
specifically for teachers to introduce SLA & our successful Schools Programme,
tailored by teachers for Curriculum for Excellence.

Flyer: Let’s work together flyer

Invitation: Let’s work together invitation

Scottish Love in Action – Caring for children in India

East Lothian Poverty Commission wants to hear from people affected by poverty in East Lothian

Is money a constant worry for you?

The East Lothian Poverty Commissioners are a group of people who care about the issue of poverty in East Lothian. We want to find out more about people’s experiences of poverty and how is has affected them. Our job is to find ways of tackling poverty.

Chair of the Commission Annette Bruton says:

‘The Commission has such an important job to do and we really need to hear from people who are experiencing it first-hand. It’s a big ask – I know people don’t always want to talk about what’s happening to them. But if you do get in touch, we will treat whatever you tell us in confidence and with respect and sensitivity.

‘We need your help most of all and I hope that you will tell us what’s happening with you so that when we come to make our report, it will be based on people’s real experiences, helping us to make recommendations that will be effective and meaningful.’

We want to hear from you. Tell us your story and your experiences of living in poverty. Tell us what life is like for you.

We would like to hear how poverty affects your life, what worries you have and how it makes you feel.

We would also like to hear from anyone who knows or works with people living in poverty.

We also want to hear ideas and suggestions for change. What can be done to make things better? What would help people to move out of poverty?

We will use your stories and ideas to help us to suggest new ways of tackling poverty and to change negative attitudes towards poverty. You can share your story with us through an online form or you can contact us in any of the ways below.

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/east-lothian-poverty-commission-call-for-evidence/consult_view

Find out more about us at the Commission

For more information about the Commission or if you have any questions about our work please get in touch:
• Visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/povertycommission
•Email povertycommission@eastlothian.gov.uk
•Phone 01620 82 7134
•East Lothian Poverty Commission Facebook page

See Hear” Sensory Impairment Strategy: East/Midlothian Event

Following the launch of the Scottish Government’s “See Hear” sensory impairment strategy, we are planning an event to look at local implementation specific to the issues for children and young people, their families and carers.

This will be a joint East and Midlothian event, held at Musselburgh Racecourse on Wednesday 9th September.

Bring your personal experience and ideas to share with us.
Help us improve services to meet the needs of children and young people in East and Midlothian who live with hearing or sight loss.
Assistance with transport can be arranged/Communication support will be provided/ Guide and Hearing dogs welcome.
There will be two sessions:- 2-4pm and 4.30-6.30pm. Refreshments will be served 4-5pm.

The NCDS Listening Bus will also be on site and group sessions can be booked in advance.

Personal invites will be sent out nearer the time with all the details and information on how to book a place, but in the meantime please keep your diary free.

Jayne.lewis@midlothian.gov.uk       jwhite@eastlothian.gov.uk

Download invitation: Event Save The Date Sept 15

Scottish Youth Parliament: e-Voting for the elections has started

Election

SYP e-Voting for the elections has started  

The link to vote is:

http://elections.youngscot.org/Browse/Election/SelectConstituencyGroup/2015-scottish-youth-parliament-elections

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  cdavis@eastlothian.gov.uk for a temporary number (Age 12-25)

 http://www.syp.org.uk/elections-2015-W21page-515-

TeachMeet #DigiLearnScot: Preston Lodge, 4th March

 UPDATED : THIS TEACHMEET HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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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…

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OOjA19_QVPnemFkvV2GAGIMBlDaduW13KW9Vn5BGwx4/edit

 

Would you like to be a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament?

sypweb2015 Elections

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.