Falkirk Children’s Services Literacy Team would like to wish all colleagues a Happy New Year and heart-felt good wishes for 2021. This succinct post collates sources of support for remote literacy teaching and learning from local, regional collaborative and national sources. Please contact us using the email details at the end of this post for further support or to share other valuable sources with Falkirk colleagues.
Falkirk Children’s Services:
This blog is the main source of Falkirk literacy news and support – we use it alongside the Children’s Services Comminucations which are regularly emailed to all settings.
Click here to visit our Literacy Glow group and here to visit the Service Support & Improvement Hub where key literacy policies and documents (such as our Literacy and English Progression Pathways) are available to all Falkirk Glow users. Click here to see our Jack and the Beanstalk storyline Family Learning Pack and here for our Dream Holiday storyline Family Learning Pack. Both of these packs were designed to ease the practicalities and challenges of remote learning for all and to bring some fun and togetherness into family learning.
New Family Learning packs are planned and we will make these available asap.
Our December update has a resume of all upcoming professional learning opportunities for literacy – find it here.
Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Collaborative:
FVWLRIC Blog – Literacy pages – click here
Wakelet of useful sources of support created by Dr Janet Adam – literacy lead officer – click here.
Education Scotland – National Remote Learning support one stop page for all teaching support click here – specific literacy support:
Literacy and English Scotland Learns page for practitioners (all levels) – click here
Literacy and English Scotland Learns page for parents/carers – click here
This list of useful sources is linked to each of the literacy organisers and was created by Julie Jamieson, development officer for literacy and English Education Scotland.
Click here to visit the wakelet which was shared with the National LIteracy Network by Angela Noble who has responsibility for literacy in North Ayrshire. Angela collaborated with Lindsay Littleson, author of The Titanic Detective Agency to create a unit of work which fits well with remote/family learning and links well with social study of the Titanic and society/the world at that time.
Your Falkirk Literacy Team –
Carol Turnbull, Team Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Manning, Principal Librarian, email@example.com
Yvonne McBlain, Education Support Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Amos and Judith Davies, Support Teachers for Specific Learning Differences email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org