Win an MP4 Player With New Bolinda e-Audiobook Service

lhs_bolinda-logoEast Lothian Libraries are pleased to announce that members now have access to another fantastic e-audiobook service, courtesy of Bolinda.

Working in the same way as the service from OneClick Digital, borrowers can download 4 books to enjoy at home or on the go. To find out more, including how to download the App and to view the collection, please visit the e-audiobook homepage.

Competition
To celebrate the launch of Bolinda, we have a competition for you!

To have a chance to win an amazing personal MP4 player all you have to do is sign up to Bolinda and borrow any book of your choosing before the closing date of Friday 27 June.

Then just send us an email to library.news@eastlothian.gov.uk to tell us you want to enter!

Renaissance Learning – National Conference

 

National Conference 21st – 22nd November 2013

“Achieving Outstanding” in Literacy, Numeracy and Leadership

Professional development conference sessions

 

  • Preparing for Ofsted with Accelerated Reader (AR) and STAR Reading

  • Monitoring progress and informing intervention with STAR Reading

  • Improving vocabulary and developing literacy skills with AR

  • Individualising maths practice with Accelerated Maths Live (AM Live)

 

See attached flyer for information about the sessions –nc2013_a4_invite_eastlothianschools

 

Book online at:  www.rlnc.co.uk

OR

Call today on: 020 7184 4040 quoting ELOTH25

 

 

 

The World Education Games 2013

 

The World Education Games are taking place on the 5-7th March 2013 and we anticipate over 5.5 million pupils participating from around the globe and this year .  Pupils will even be attempting to become triple World Record Breakers too!  Enter World Education Games 2013!

 It is open to both primary & secondary schools and, as you may know, East Lothian pupils have competed extremely well in the past. 

 The Games incorporate, World Literacy Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day so there is something for everyone.

World Book Day

If you haven’t signed up for the NLN on the 8th of March yet, please contact Margaret margaret.mcguinness@educationscotland.gov.uk as soon as possible. The key note speaker will be the author Nicola Morgan and there will be a choice of workshops and time to share ideas.

World Book Day 

As you may also be aware, it is World Book Day on the 1st of March. The Scottish Book Trust are putting on one of their wonderful Authors Live events. Please pass this onto any relevant colleagues and primary/S1 practitioners. Thanks.

Teachers and librarians of P1-P7 – register your class now to watch our free online event with Francesca Simon (author of the Horrid Henry series) for World Book Day 2012! The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday 1st March. We also have a comprehensive teaching resource pack to accompany the event. Finally, don’t forget your pupils can enter a competition to win Horrid Henry goodies right up until 9th March!

Here are the links!

• Register to watch our free online event with Francesca Simon – http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors-live-with-francesca-simon
• Teaching resources to accompany the event and support the teaching of Horrid Henry books – http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors-live-with-francesca-simon#Teacher-Resources
• A teaser video for the event – http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/podcasts/video/francesca-simon-teaser-trailer
• Facebook competition – http://www.facebook.com/meetourauthors?sk=app_4949752878

Training for Trainers

Training for Trainers

Friday 14th October 2011, 10am-4pm

 Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

 Storyteller CPD | Skills

What does it take to be an effective trainer?  How can you get the best out of yourself – and those you’re training?  Join Jamie Jauncey and Ruth Kirkpatrick to look at best practice approaches, your own training style and practical tools to help you deliver engaging and meaningful storytelling training. This day-long course is relevant to experienced storytellers who want to develop their abilities as a training facilitator, and anyone else who wants a fresh approach to delivering training events.

£40/£34 Network members   To Book : 0131 556 9579

 Aims

  • Look at planning a session
  • Consider personal training style and aims
  •  Explore different audiences and learning styles
  •  Consider structure and content of a session
  •  Consider how to engage with a group
  •  Try out some story-related exercises
  •  Hear others’ ideas and consider some challenges

Programme  – The morning will be lead by Ruth Kirkpatrick who will address the specifics of storytelling training, from the practical to the cognitive. You will have a chance to plan a workshop to fit a scenario. In the afternoon Jamie Jauncey will lead the session to look more generally at how ‘story’ can be a valuable tool in training, and explore various ways in which it can help us connect with ourselves and others.

 The whole day will be experiential and fun.

 Please note there will be a break for lunch, but food is not provided. The Storytelling Café is open, or you’re welcome to bring a packed lunch. There will be tea and coffee breaks during the day.

Scottish Storytelling Centre – Training Events Calendar September – October 2011

 Inspiring Voices Educators’ Day |Storytelling in Practice | Learning

Sat 10 Sep | 10am-4pm | £50/£46 Network members

We believe story, poetry, voice and language play are an essential key to language development, enjoyment in learning and teaching, and to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence in a way that engages and inspires young people and their teachers for life. This day aims to re-invigorate teachers to take a creative, fun approach to using storytelling, poetry, song and creative language as a medium for teaching right across the curriculum. After a welcome by Scotland’s National Poet, Liz Lochhead, join some of Scotland’s leading poets and storytellers for practical tools and tips to boost your confidence, extend your repertoire, and refresh your spirit and love of language. A Connecting Voices Scottish Storytelling Centre and Scottish Poetry Library collaboration, designed for educators working with P1-S1. Lunch and refreshments included.

Starting with Stories 1 | Beginners skills | Skills

Sat 24 Sep | 10am-1pm | £18/£15 Network members

An introduction to storytelling and storytelling skills, led by Linda Bandelier. This participative session is for anyone curious about discovering and developing their own storytelling skills.

Starting with Stories 2 | Beginners Skills | Skills

Sat 1 Oct | 10am-4pm | £32/£28 Network members

Discover and develop your own storytelling skills and techniques. Look in more depth at how storytelling works, and build your confidence. Designed for anyone who’s attended Starting with Stories 1 or has already some basic storytelling experienceand wants to go a step further.This participative workshop will be facilitated by storyteller Linda Bandelier.

Storytelling for Children with Complex Needs | Contexts | Health and wellbeing

Sat 8 Oct | 10am-1pm | £30/£26 Network members

Join storyteller and puppeteer Aileen Finlay to hear about her experiences of developing storytelling projects for children with complex special needs. Discover some approaches to finding and adapting appropriate stories, take away practical hints and tips on making and using props to support the stories and discuss ideas surrounding the potential of multi-sensory storytelling.

Starting with Stories 1 | Beginners skills | Skills

Sat 22 Oct | 10am-1pm | £18/£15 Network members

An introduction to storytelling and storytelling skills, led by Eric Brennan. This participative session is for anyone curious about discovering and developing their own storytelling skills.

Starting with Stories 2 | Beginners skills | Skills

Fri 28 Oct | 10am-4pm | £32/£28 Network members

Discover and develop your own storytelling skills and techniques. Look in more depth at how storytelling works and build your confidence. Designed for anyone who’s attended Starting with Stories 1 or has already some basic storytelling experienceand wants to go a step further. This participative workshop will be facilitated by storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick.

Bookings: 0131 556 9579

 

Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR T 0131 556 9579 F 0131 557 5224

E reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com W www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a partnership between the Scottish Storytelling Forum and the Church of Scotland. Founding Patron: George Mackay Brown

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Help “Film:21st Century Literacy” with Film Benefits Survey

Film: 21st Century Literacy is conducting a survey to assess the impact of using film in primary and secondary education and they need your help.

We need to talk to teachers from primary and secondary classes in the UK who have been involved in filmmaking and/or film watching projects in the last few years.

The questionnaire can be downloaded here and emailed to suewendybaker@googlemail.com
Teachers’ Questionnaire