The Scottish Poetry Library has some ideas and resources for National Poetry Day on 6 October. Visit http://www.readingroom.spl.org.uk/poetry_issues/issue_25.htm for directions to:
- pdf posters to download of all 8 poems in this year’s National Poetry Day (Scotland) postcards
- sets of ideas for teaching, reading and writing activities
- booking info on September CPD sessions to make the most of National Poetry Day.
The free online magazine, Poetry Issues, provides monthly updates on NPD Scotland poem postcards, info and teaching resources.
Thank you to the Secondary NQTs for a lively session looking at CfE on the morning of the 10th August. As promised, please find the presentation below with the outcomes of the discussions embedded:
Don’t forget to complete the gap task! Write examples of Literacy, Numeracy and Health & Well-being from your school onto the post-it notes provided and bring them to the next session on 6th September.
If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Following a survey of CfE CPD needs I carried out last term amongst Secondary NQTs, I am currently offering three twilight sessions specifically for NQTs focusing on Curriculum for Excellence.
I am structuring the sessions around the outcomes of the survey which highlighted the top five priorities as being:
- I have an idea of what my lessons will be like once Curriculum for Excellence has been implemented fully.
- I understand what Curriculum for Excellence means for me and my pupils.
- I can make some changes in light of Curriculum for Excellence.
- I know how I can provide assessments which reflect the values and principles of Curriculum for Excellence.
- I understand the relationship between Curriculum for Excellence and Assessment is for Learning.
You can view the powerpoint I’m using at the twilight sessions above (or download it here) and you can download the documents mentioned in the powerpoint below:
I’m planning to add photographs of the group work from each session to this post. The first of the sessions took place on Wednesday 24th February for NQTs from Knox Academy & Ross High School and you can view their thoughts below:
The second session was on Monday 1st March at Dunbar Grammar. You can see the outcomes below:
The final session took place on Wednesday 10th March at Musselburgh Grammar: