Professional Learning Newsletter – October 2020

Professional Learning

October is synonymous with school break and we hope you will be able to enjoy some time off and recharge your batteries.

Why not use the time to have a look at what we have on offer and find a course or event that suits your professional development needs.

We will soon announce our next series of webinars!


Using Read Write Count resources to support a Family Learning Approach

This free webinar presented by experienced family learning practitioner, Barbara Middleton, and Gale Macleod from the University of Edinburgh will give you the opportunity to learn more about the Scottish Book Trust ‘Read, Write, Count’ Primary 3 book gifting bag.
You will also gain an understanding of the national standards underpinning a family learning approach to parental engagement with practical ideas for working with families and access to video materials to support this work.
You will have the opportunity to discuss ideas with other practitioners.

The webinar is aimed at:
• anyone working with children and their families who receive the Scottish Book Trust resources (particularly those in Primary 3)
• anyone responsible for the distribution and promotion of engagement with the Read, Write, Count Resources

Date and time: Friday 27 November 2020 – 14:30 – 16:00

To book a place, please click here.


Making Connections through Learning for Sustainability online course

Aligned with Scotland’s education priorities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this fully funded online professional learning will support you to think about, plan for, and implement Learning for Sustainability in your own practice and in your teaching context.

You will make connections at individual, institutional and global levels, inspiring you and your students to develop the confidence, skills, knowledge, values and attitudes we all need to thrive and create positive change in our increasingly interconnected world.

The programme lasts 10 weeks and involves participation in online discussions and activities in five course modules, which will be released fortnightly.

The course starts on 30 October 2020.

Find out more and register here.

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