SCOTDEC NOVEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

NEW digital workshops for primary and secondary teachers

Over the last six months, as the world has struggled with a global pandemic and nations have battled the crippling effects on their economies, the world has also had to manage, the divisive and long-standing issue of race.

October is  #BlackHistoryMonth – a chance to address issues and injustices faced by people with black and other minority ethnic backgrounds.

To reflect the times we are in and to empower teachers to address topics of race, bias and migration in the classroom, we have created a series of workshops for primary and secondary teachers designed to support conversations and challenge attitudes held unconsciously by both pupils and as teachers.


Teachers can now register for two of the upcoming workshops in the series:

Towards an anti-racist classroom
Tuesday 3 NOV 2020 | 4.30PM – 6PM
Setting the groundwork towards building and sustaining an anti-racist environment in the classroom and across the school.

Click here to register

Shared ground: teaching about migration
Tuesday 10 NOV 2020 | 4.30PM – 6PM
The story of migration is one of deep complexity and it is critical for our children to understand this all-too-human phenomenon. This workshop supports schools towards a critical understanding of the forces behind migration, as well as its impact, from a peace education perspective.

Click here to register

We also have some new classroom resources – they are all free to download from our website.

Primary resources

NEW tools to explore rights in the primary classroom – download the free pdf using the link below

Click here for the activity booklet.

Secondary resources

Take a subject specific approach to bringing Global Citizenship alive in the secondary curriculum. Download these NEW free resources for English, Modern Languages and Science

Click here for secondary resources.


NEW: Global learning resources for secondary teachers!

Secondary teachers of English, Social Subjects, Science and Modern Languages looking to tie global learning and current issues to their lessons can now download our new Issue to action resources free from the Scotdec website.

All materials were created by Scottish teachers, for Scottish teachers. To make it easy to embed the learning into your classroom learning, the activities are also mapped to benchmarks and reference relevant Sustainable Development Goals.

Go to the Issue to action resources


COVID-19, STEM and Global Citizenship: 

Online professional learning from Scotland’s Development Education Centres

WHEN?  4.15pm – 5.45pm

PART 1: Tues 27 October 2020
PART 2: Tues 10 November 2020 

WHERE?  Online

This two-part online course is for primary and secondary teachers looking to use the Covid-19 pandemic as a context for learning.

Developed in partnership with Dr Richard Holme (Dundee University) and One World Centre Volunteer, Daisy Bews-Ivins (Abertay University), this 2 part course will look at how an exploration of Covid 19 can be used to develop literacy, numeracy and STEM learning. It will provide practical tools and methodologies for you to explore and make sense of the pandemic with your learners.

Register via Eventbrite


NEW: Tools to explore Rights with primary pupils!

The Inscool activity booklet is free, downloadable and
jam-packed full of resources designed to get primary age learners thinking about Rights both locally and globally!

Pupils are supported and encouraged to learn around diversity and equity, by providing activities to explore their own values. The activities can also support you as a teacher to reflect on how decisions are made in school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the image above to download.


Connecting Classrooms: 
Get to know your Local Adviser

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is a free
programme delivered all over the UK that connects teachers globally and locally to other schools. Scotland’s five Development Education Centres (DECs) are responsible for delivering the professional learning aspects of the programme to Scottish teachers across the country!

Whether you want to take part in professional learning, apply for funding, work in partnership with another school to learn about the SDGs or just find out more about what exactly is involved, Silvia Sabino at Scotdec can help. Silvia is the Connecting Classrooms Local Adviser for Scotdec and can work with you to tailor a package of support specifically for your educational setting.

The link below will signpost you to the Local Advisers who provide Connecting Classrooms professional learning experiences and programme support in your local area.

Find out more

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