Schools are invited to take part in Glow Book Month. This consists of:
- Competition (Literacy) – enter & win prizes for your stories & poems
- Competition (Art) – design a book cover
- Glow TV – take part in National Glow Meets and meet and collaborate with authors
- Published – have your story/poem published in an ebook
The authors taking part in the event will also be the judges of the competition entries. These will be judged in three age categories: Early Primary (P1 – P4), Late Primary (P5 – P7), Secondary (S1 – S6).
At the moment, the following authors are confirmed – Caroline Clough, Lari Don, Janis Mackay & Alette J Willis.
Find more information in the national Glow Group Glovember – Glow Book Month.
You will need a Glow password to access this.
Whose Town? is an innovative resource for teaching social studies. A fun and interactive digital resource which brings Edinburgh’s history to life, it has been made available to all Glow users. It can be found in the Whose Town? Glow Group and accessed from the Glow National Site notice board. The resource is built on the City of Edinburgh’s heritage collections and is linked to the Curriculum for Excellence second, third and fourth levels.
Whose Town? looks at Edinburgh’s and Scotland’s past from 1850s to the 1950s through the eyes of people who lived there. There are 14 real lives to discover – people who lived in Victorian times, at the beginning of the twentieth century, during the Second World War and in the Fifties. Archival material is collected in a digital box and hidden in an attic for pupils to uncover and examine. Each life is captured at a particular point in history, creating a snapshot of their life: a Life in a Box.
Whose Town? features two lives with direct connections to East Lothian. Florence grew up in an affluent Victorian household and enjoyed holidays at the West Pans seaside with her family. Luca Scappaticcio arrived in Scotland from Italy at the turn of the twentieth century and settled in Musselburgh where he established what is now S. Luca’s of Musselburgh.
There are over 450 unique and original documents in digital format for topic and skills based work. Maps, newspaper articles, photographs, objects, documents, video and audio clips and even the bits and bobs that everyone collects are all used to bring the histories of the fourteen real lives to life. Whose Town? also contains a wealth of support materials for teachers from lesson plans to ideas on how to use archival materials in the classroom.
For more information or to request a free Whose Town? CD contact the Digital Information Team at Central Library in Edinburgh on 0131 242 8047. You’ll also find a wide range of supporting mat
The CfE and Glow News e-update provides updates on Curriculum for Excellence and support for practitioners, along with all the latest developments within Glow. Articles in the June issue of CfE and Glow News include:
- Curriculum for Excellence Management Board
- Senior phase statement
- New materials available on NAR
- STEM Central – Making connections across the curriculum
- An enterprising approach to developing skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work
- Woods for learning
- Literacy across learning
- Write at home project
- National Qualifications – Draft Higher Course Rationales and Summaries published
- Interesting practice – new materials on Glow •
- Glow Science
- Glow Cookbooks
- Swap competition and Glow Group
The Glow Science website has just been updated with 130 new short films focussing on chemistry and physics, and covering everything from the periodic table to Newton’s laws of motion. Supported by learning materials and ideal for revision purposes, these short films will motivate and engage learners.
Glow Science covers the four science disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics and earth science.
A Glow log-in is required to view these materials.
CPDMeet is next Monday with George Smuga, who is going to be leading – Moving from the Broad, General Education to the Senior Phase.
Here’s the breakdown:
George Smuga is currently acting as a free lance consultant working with Learning and Teaching Scotland and a range of local authorities. George was Head Teacher at The Royal High School before being seconded to the Scottish Government as a Professional Adviser in 2007. Prior to this he was Head Teacher at North Berwick High School and for a period was seconded to work with East Lothian Education and Community Services Department. Whilst with the Scottish Government, George was involved in the drafting of Building The Curriculum 3 and undertook a large number of engagement events around the country to explain the key messages of BtC3 and to help local authorities and schools in implementing its recommendations. He worked with LTS colleagues in the Testing the Framework initiative – this later became known as Building Your Curriculum. Recently George has been active with LTS in helping to develop Senior Phase case studies and to continue to work with Head Teachers, curriculum planners and local authorities in work on this aspect of curriculum planning.
This will obviously be a must-participate discussion for anyone involved in curriculum planning in secondary schools, especially in the senior stages of secondary. The discussion will take place in the CPDCentral meeting room next Monday, 21st March at 4 pm.
It just takes a few simple steps to sign up – all you need to do is follow the instructions on the information panel in the link to the CPDMeet here.