LTS Consolarium Conference in Dundee Saturday 19th March

I am writing to make you aware of and to ask if you could help promote The National Game Based Learning conference that the team at the Consolarium has organised. We have partnered with JISC to expand their Game to Learn conference that ran last year and we have taken ownership of the Saturday programme. The programme offers teacher led seminars on gbl and game design as well as hands on CPD in the afternoon. Have a look at what is on offer:

The day is free to delegates and promises to be quite an inspiring day. It will be one that offers teachers the chance to develop their own skill-set in the use of games to support CfE and to begin to develop their games design skills. Your support in promoting this event via your local authority contacts would be greatly appreciated.

It would also be great to see you at the event. Hoping that you can help.
Best regards,

Derek P Robertson
National Adviser for Emerging Technologies and Learning
Learning and Teaching Scotland

Bright Futures

I would like to invite you to a CPD event we are running in partnership with the Scottish Mining Museum on Saturday February 5th.

The event is free to any Scottish primary school teacher, and I wondered if you would like to come along?

The event, called Bright Futures will be held at Our Dynamic Earth and is aimed at any teacher who wishes to update their subject knowledge and pedagogy on teaching their pupils about energy use and energy resources – which as you know is a huge theme not only in the science curriculum, but offers excellent links into sustainable development, citizenship, and health and wellbeing.

Places are filling up, but please do feel free to advertise this to your primary school colleagues.

We have had confirmation today that Robin Harper, MSP will attend the event and we are very excited to have an opportunity to offer free CPD to Scottish primary school teachers.

If you or any of your primary school teacher colleagues would like to reserve a place on the course please email me at

More information can be found on the Events section of our website. I hope to see you there, Kind Regards, Catherine

Dr. Catherine Morgan
Project Development Manager
Scottish Earth Science Education Forum
Moray House School of Education
University of Edinburgh

Royal Society of Edinburgh Christmas Lecture

The Royal Society Christmas Lecture is being given this year by Allan Little. For over two decades, Allan Little has been reporting the changing shape of ourworld from“a seat in the front row of history”.

Join him live online as he describes some of the key moments fromhis career and answers your questions about what it is like to report theworld in an age of conflict.

The lecture will be webcast live at 2.15 on the 10th December.

For more details click here.

Glow Meet with Tom Renwick

Join us live from Lauder Primary School on Tuesday 16th November at 2pm for a very special Glow Meet with Tom Renwick.

Learn new techniques to teach the 8x table using a 100+ board and wee red flash box cards which promote working memory and processing speed.

This Glow Meet is ideal for any classes working on their 8x table although Tom will be working with a P5 class on the day.

Register for the Glow Meet through Glow.

NGS Art Competition for Schools 2011

The National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools 2011 is now in its eighth year. Already, almost 25,000 children have created art work inspired by the national collection. You can select from six different age categories, each with a different theme. There are fabulous prizes for individuals, whole classes and art departments. Each school receives a specially designed certificate and the 53 winning entries are professionally framed and displayed.

To enter the 2011 competition, please download the relevant PDF application pack from the NGS website. You can view work from the 2010 competition at the National Gallery of Scotland until 20 October. It will then start its tour of Scotland at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.