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’s new look


Today, December 10th 2012, all authority and school staff can now see the RM Unify interface when they log in to Glow. Pupils will then see the same shortly afterwards.  You can read more about it here on the Education Scotland blog.


Future of Glow: End of Term Update

Today Education Scotland have issued an end of term  news update from Kenneth Muir, which you can read here:

There is more a more detailed review of the current situation, including FAQs from establishments and local authorities, here:

eduBuzz GLOW

British Columbia Case Study on eduBuzz and Glow

Just stumbled on an interesting short case study from British Columbia comparing eduBuzz to Glow:

If you’re interested in finding out how others see us, it’s worth a read.



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):