Professional Learning Communities on Glow

On Tuesday 29th January, Education Scotland will alert colleagues throughout Scottish education about the value of professional learning (CPD) communities on Glow

These communities have evolved from the CPDCentral work with which some of you will be familiar from updates over the last few years.

It is hoped to raise the profile of professional online learning (as advocated in Teaching Scotland’s Future report) by providing a place for us to connect, share and learn with each other and support each other to improve our educational practice.

Feel free to visit the home page of the National PL Community on Glow and have a look for yourself. Your colleagues are encouraged to visit the community support area or email if they have any questions.

As always, we are grateful for the support given by you to make these things possible on Glow. If you have any questions or identify any potential issues, please get in touch using the following email address

Sent on behalf of Con Morris

National Professional Learning Adviser, Education Scotland

Glow Meet CPD Event: Building the Curriculum 4: skills in the early years

A key aim of this Glow Meet will be to promote discussion and to inspire practitioners to explore different approaches to skills development in the early years.

Date: Wednesday 29th February

Time: 4.00pm – 4.30pm

This Glow Meet is appropriate for all early years practitioners.

Building the Curriculum 4 supports the planning, design and delivery of the curriculum in early years establishments, schools and colleges. It sets out skills for learning, life and work demonstrating how they are embedded in the experiences and outcomes.

Can we build employability skills in the early years? Should we be thinking about these within the early level? During the session we will speak to a practitioner who, in partnership with her colleagues, helps children develop the skills they need for their life now and in the future.

Participants will have the chance to ask the panel questions and share ideas.

More details (Glow login required):

Join the meeting on the day (Glow login required):



*TODAY*: Glow Meet – Health and Wellbeing Outdoors – Quiet Spaces

Today at 4.15pm Glow users can join a free 40 minute CPD session on using the outdoors to foster and strengthen personal coping skills and positive relationships. Pre-registration is not essential.

The session will also be recorded and available for replay if today doesn’t suit you.

Description: Using the outdoors to foster and strengthen personal coping skills and positive relationships Mental and Emotional Wellbeing HWB 0-06a – 4-06a
During this Glow meet we will look at examples of how to develop quiet spaces for reflection, co-operative learning and developing resilience in a school context. We will consider a coaching and competencies approach to emotional learning in the outdoors as well as looking at outdoor activities that assist learning about communication and choices, personal safety and relationships. Please come prepared to join in the online discussion and to share your own examples with others.

Programme Duration: 40 minutes

More info and registration (Glow login required):

“Glow TV” Meeting Room link (Glow login required):








ICT Conference place on offer May 20, 2011

   The MIICE (?Measuring the Impact of ICT in Children’s Education) conference will be held at the University of West of Scotland, Paisley on May 20.  Have a look at the agenda  –  ??there are some thought provoking items on it and  lively discussions are guaranteed to ensue. East Lothian Council has two free places for any staff that have a specific interest in this topic.  Transport will be provided.  If you would like to attend, email  Shirley Lawson, Education ICT officer

Futurelab’s new VISION magazine is out

Futurelab graphic

The latest issue of Futurelab’s VISION magazine includes articles on technology and music teaching; augmented reality; digital photography and learning; technology-supported assessment, stimulating discussion in lessons; outdoor learning; and an interview with Derek Robertson, LTS.

You can download it here. (28 pages, 1.8MB, pdf)