There are two upcoming Science related Glow Meets which you might be interested in joining…
Scottish Science Education Conference 2011
If you are unable to attend this amazing event tomorrow but would still like to take part in this excellent CPD opportunity then don’t panic we have the answer!
We will be running Glow meets/ streaming of two of the workshops for you to watch from the comfort of your own computer
From 11.15 – 12.15 Bringing Science Alive: Hester Binge
Hester will show you a variety of strategies to help develop children’s creative thinking in science including a variety of ideas to enable effective recording without the use of exercise book. This workshop is designed to enrich the science teaching and learning in your classrooms so that children are more engaged and awakened by science.
Then a second workshop from 13.30 – 14.30 “Using scientists and their stories in science” – Rosemary Feasey, excellence in primary science consultancy. Find out about scientists, their stories and applications in everyday life and associated fun practical activities for the classroom).
Click here for more information on this Glow Meet.
Museum of Flight
Glow meet from the Museum of Flight on the 8th March. The Glow meet is aimed at upper primary and lower secondary schools the time of the meet is 13.30.
The challenge is to make a basic foam flier (or similar) and test it out. Which design can travel the furthest?
Click here to go to the glow group for more information.
New Assessment Exemplars have been uploaded to the National Assessment Resource. If you’ve not been on for a while login to see what’s new:
The LTS Area Advisor Team have begun putting together a blog aimed at practitioners in primary, ASN and early years settings.
Practitioners like to talk to other practitioners and they do this with increased confidence when what they are discussing is based on successful real life experience. To this end, a new blog is now available to support CfE in primary, ASN and early years settings. It has been set up for people who are working at the ‘chalk face’. Visit the blog to hear what other practitioners have been doing and see the links to other related support and guidance on the LTS website. The blog will be looking at ‘what could I do now and how might I do it’ in a range of areas.
Some East Lothian Schools have already been involved in sharing their practice…
Stoneyhill Primary School: Driving consistency of practice in CfE
Dunbar Primary School: Planning teaching with colleagues
Pencaitland Primary School: Building Confidence in Assessment and Moderation
Well done to those who’ve been involved. Check out the blog for more videos.
Food Glow Meet – Tuesday 18th January 4-5pm.
Food – Supporting Practical Food Skills in Primary Schools.
Use this Glow Meet as part of you CPD to access support agencies and resources for use with classes, either on your own or with colleagues (Generate discussion; ask questions, share ideas, investigate the ‘way forward’ for you.)
This Glow Meet is a follow up to the event run by LTS in November. You will have the opportunity to hear from three external agencies and a practitioner, what they have to offer and how it can support the work you are doing in this area.
On the panel:-
RHET – Royal Highland Education Trust
BNF- British Nutrition Foundation
Liz Nicoll – Development Officer for Health & Wellbeing (Food & Health organiser)/Home Economics teacher.
Sign up for the Glow Meet in advance & put the date in your diary, you may have some questions prepared before which could be answered by the panel on the day.
The next few CPDMeets are now good to go:
- Next up is CPDMeet17, a discussion on using Wikis in Learning, led by Ian Stuart, DHT in Islay High School.
- CPDMeet18 focuses on Internet Safety where Louise Jones of Highland Council’s e-safety strategy group will share the approach taken to this issue in her authority.
- With a few details for 19 and 20 still to finalise we then jump to CPDMeet21 which is led by Dr Dan Tierney of Strathclyde University on the Primary Languages situation in Scotland.
To take part, select the link above [Glow Login required] and look for the enrol in this CPDMeet button.