We hope you have managed to enjoy a break in some form over the summer. As we are all returning to a new normal and finding our feet, we are taking a break from providing CLPL for a short while. We are working in the background to develop more CLPL sessions and other exciting STEM opportunities which we hope to bring to you later in the term. For now, we would like to reassure you we are still here for any advice/support you may need, please feel free to contact us.
We would like to share with you some resources you may find useful in this new normal. Prior to the summer we worked as a team with all the RAiSE officers across Scotland to produce a resource for use by teachers on return to school. The reasoning behind the creation of these resources was that pre-summer, there was the possibility teachers could return to a blended learning model. We set to work trying to provide support for this model. As it turns out we are not in a blended learning model, however, the resources created are still valuable in the teaching context we now find ourselves with some limitations on group work, resource sharing and potentially lengthy pupil absences. As a result, we are publishing these resources now for use as you wish.
These context planners are for Early, First and Second level to include Es and Os from across the curriculum (not just STEM). The planners provide opportunities and complete resources for: home based learning, classroom working and IDL (Inter Disciplinary Learning) experiences. Consideration has been given to pupils having to work relatively self-supported, potentially without access to technology and individually rather than in groups for practical work. These resources could prove useful in completing practical work outside of group work. They could be used to support pupils in periods of extended absence or fully in a classroom context and simply provide resources for learning.
Each planner has an overview which outlines the whole context for learning and all the experiences which could be taught. It shows the Es and Os which would be covered, highlights where tasks could be complete at home and which tasks are IDL. The links to the resources for these tasks, worksheets, powerpoints, videos are all in the overview.
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The full resource can be found here. Context planners
Any feedback or questions you have on these please feel free to contact us: Barbara Hanning firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura McCafferty email@example.com