assessment is for learning

St Patrick's RC PS enjoys the benefits of student exchange

St Patrick’s RC PS enjoys the benefits of student exchange

Pupils and staff at St Patrick’s RC PS in Denny have enjoyed hosting student teacher Marjorie Brewer from Chicago, USA. Marjorie arrived in Scotland in early May, and has been working with  Victoria Daly’s primary 1 class, and Antoinette Irwin’s primary 5 class. She feels she has benefitted a great deal from getting to know the [more]

Deanburn Nursery Jack Frost Storyline

Deanburn Nursery Jack Frost Storyline

Yvonne McBlain from Falkirk Education Services curriculum support team is working with the nursery team at Deanburn Primary School on a Jack Frost storyline. Caroline McKay, principal teacher, and Karen Stewart, Senior Early Year’s Officer wanted to explore how the storyline approach could help their children learn about winter in a creative way. The whole nursery team were keen [more]

Assessment Guidance 2013- 2016 goes live!

Assessment Guidance 2013- 2016 goes live!

Assessment guidance 2013 -2016 Carol Paton Curriculum Support Officer in the Falkirk Council Education Services Curriculum Support Team has produced guidance to support Early Years Practitioners, Teachers and Headteachers as they develop approaches to assessment in the broad,general education.  The guidance has been produced in collaboration with staff from a range of establishments. The guidance [more]

Smart Response tools to support Assessment for Learning

Smart Response tools to support Assessment for Learning

Malcolm Wilson, ICT Curriculum Development Officer in Falkirk Council Education Services Curriculum Support team, organised and supported a hands-on continuing professional development session presented by Anne Forrest of Steljes for staff from a variety of primary and secondary schools in Falkirk on the use of Smart Response tools to support Assessment for Learning. Anne Forrest took participants [more]

Supporting Assessment for Learning with Smart Response tools

Supporting Assessment for Learning with Smart Response tools

Malcolm Wilson, ICT Curriculum Development Officer in Falkirk Council Education Services Curriculum Support team, provided a hands-on continuing professional development session for staff at St Bernadette’s Primary School on the use of Smart Response tools to support Assessment for Learning. Smart Response tools work in tandem with Smart Board interactive whiteboard software and provide a [more]

Using Active Approaches to Reading Using Moving Image as 'Text'

Using Active Approaches to Reading Using Moving Image as ‘Text’

Sharon Wallace, Effective Teaching and Learning Teacher, Curriculum Support Team, has been working with a number of schools on active approaches to reading. Sharon has been working on the development of skills which address ENG 1/2-17a – ‘To show my understanding, I can respond to different kinds of questions and can create different kinds of questions of my [more]

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