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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that as well as supporting teachers, the LTS website provides access to a range of high-quality online resources for learners as well.
Some require users to log-in using their Glow credentials, but others are open access. A few examples include:
For the full list go to: www.ltscotland.org.uk/learnerresources.asp