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Edinburgh’s Creative Conversation Christmas Celebration is on Wednesday 11th December 2013.This one has a slightly different focus and our Creative Catalysts are people who have been inspired by Creative Conversations to take action. Different ways of working, challenges to the norm, surprises, being outside the comfort zone and inspiring stories of deep pupil engagement can all be expected.
The Creative Conversation is titled ‘What Difference Does it Make?’ and that is exactly what you are invited to discuss with colleagues.
I would also like to thank all of you for coming to Creative Conversations and hope you can join Gillian Tee, David Cameron, Lucy Vaughan, Heather Lucchesi Eileen Littlewood and Lindsay Fullarton in what I am sure will be a very enjoyable conversation about Creativity across Learning.
Coffee is from 4pm and the Creative Conversation will begin at 4.30. Wine and seasonal nibbles will follow at around 6pm till 7ish.
Places will fill up very quickly – please email Linda Lees <Linda.Lees@edinburgh.gov.uk> for an invitation.
|Led by the University of Dundee and funded by Creative Scotland, this project gathered the views of three groups of professionals working within the expressive arts with the aim of identifying effective and innovative models of assessment of creativity. These models were documented and used to develop case studies in the format of a teaching resource for application across the whole curriculum. The resource was piloted and evaluated by the research and development team in collaboration with teachers and initial teacher education (ITE) providers.
Click here to find the downloadable file:
The project develops the links between arts organisations, schools and ITE providers through data collection; shared analysis and evaluation; and through the development, application and dissemination of findings. In this way stronger partnerships have been established as recommended in Teaching Scotland’s Future (Donaldson 2010)
2014 is set to be a fantastic year in Perth & Kinross and across Scotland. With the Year of Homecoming, the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, 2014 will be full of amazing events, activities opportunities and memories. With our website, 120 words, we want to capture a record of 2014 in Perth & Kinross whether you live, work or visit the area.
120 Words 1200 people 12 months We’d like you to get creative and describe what you’ve done, what you’re doing or what you want to do in 120 words, upload it to our website and share it. You can even add a wee photo too! Our website will launch at the end of November 2013 and we’d like as many contributions as we can get. You can submit as many times as you want (in 120 words!) over the year and to help inspire you we’ve created 12 themes for you to write about.
You can upload your contribution to www.our120words.org.uk at the end of November or please fill in the submission form email it to us and we’ll upload it for you. Over the next 12 months we’ll build a picture of 2014, keep checking back to see what’s been posted and what people have been up to.
Download the submission form here: 120 Words Submissions Form – public editable
Thanks for your entry! When complete, please return this form to
Henriette Laidlaw, Perth Museum & Art Gallery HELaidlaw@pkc.gov.uk
Nesta is organising a series of One Day Digital- CPD events for teachers interested in Digital Making. The sessions take place next Saturday 23 November at the School of Informatics in Edinburgh University. For details click here .
|Creative Conversations are Edinburgh’s now well established strategic response to developing the Creative Learning Network for the City. They feature as a case study in the recently published 3-18 Curriculum Impact project Creativity Across Learning. This successful approach has been picked up by colleauges in other local authorities and Education Scotland. You help make them the success they are and your invitation to the next Creative Conversation on Creative Leadership is attached.
Creative Conversation Invitation – Don Ledingham – download the pdf invite
Date for your diary:
The first of the 2013/14 Creative Conversations will be on Monday 25th November at 4pm for 4.30 till 5.45pm with wine and canapes afterwards (venue to follow with confirmation of attendance). I am delighted that our Creative Catalyst this session is Don Ledingham.
Don Ledingham’s Creative Conversation is titled ‘Try a Little Tenderness….’ which may seem like the wrong song title for a session on Creative Leadership, but with Don as the Creative Catalyst, you can expect a few surprises! Don talks about forgiveness in leadership and about creating space for creativity and innovation. He thinks aloud and in public, challenging other leaders to open up and let go. He now works with Drummond International and will go global soon, so catch him while you can. No mere theorist, Don has been a Head Teacher and Director. This will be a memorable start to this session’s Creative Conversations. Coffee is from 4pm and the Creative Conversation will begin at 4.30.
As with all previous Creative Conversations, David Cameron will facilitate the discussion. You are invited to continue the conversation with Don, David and colleagues over wine and canapes at around 5.45/6pm.
Places are filling up very quickly – please email the address in the pdf if you would like to attend and receive full venue details and confirmation of your place.
Friday 8th November 1.30-3.30pm, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Linlithgow
Download the event flyer here: West Lothian Creative Conversation 1
West Lothian Creative Learning Network will hold it’s first Creative Conversation event on Friday 8th November at the Linlithgow Burgh Halls
Our idea is to offer a platform for anyone interested in the future of learning in West Lothian to discuss, debate and create. The structure of the conversation will include specialist input, updates from the residency project we doing this year and space to explore practical implementation in classrooms. We are aware of some inspiring creative teaching in West Lothian and we want to bring these voices together.
Our first conversation…
• …will establish a shared language and vision.
• …will start the debate by identifying the people curious about continuing the conversation.
Although we will be discussing West Lothian, this event is open to all as we know that similar conversations and challenges are happening nationally and we want you to be part of the conversation. Please see the linked PDF for more information, to book your place please contact Fiona Macfarlane, Arts Officer (Learning) on 01506 773873 or email email@example.com
Please book by Wednesday 6th November.
Monday 18 November 2013
13:15 – 16:00
Moray College UHI
For anyone looking for ideas to engage college students and build a positive classroom climate. Suitable for lecturers from all curriculum areas and those who have a learner engagement and support role.
This half day experiential event will provide participants with lots of ideas for engaging students from induction through to pre-exit. We will be demonstrating how to build a positive classroom climate, engage students and how to structure sessions that maintain cooperative behaviours.
Around sixty teachers, artists and students from across East Ayrshire interested in networking and finding out more about what’s going on in the arts attended the evening, which was organised by the Council’s Creative Minds Team.
“The Creative Minds Learning Network in East Ayrshire is growing both in numbers and diversity of membership. It’s fantastic to be part of this exciting movement of people championing arts and cultural education in our schools and the wider community. Gordon’s presentation created a real buzz of dialogue and activity challenging the way we work and how we do things providing a stimulus for thought and action.” Helen Duncan, Cultural Co-ordinator
Gordon, who delivers ‘creativity training’ under the Brain Juice brand as well as writing crime novels, shared his ideas about what creativity is and how it works. This sparked discussion about the role of creative minds in business and about the value of teaching creativity in schools.
Those who attended the get-together also had a sneak preview of the outstanding new St Joseph’s Academy art exhibition.
Many took advantage of opportunities to meet and chat with fellow artists, teachers and parents in a friendly, informal setting.
People were also invited to put their names down for future workshops, visits and experiences, as the new Creative Learning Opportunities training diary for 2013/14 was launched. The network is part of a national initiative funded by Education Scotland and Creative Scotland.
Councillor Eoghann MacColl, Spokesperson for Lifelong Learning, said: “There’s quite a network locally of artists, practitioners and people simply interested in the arts and culture.
“I’m delighted that the Creative Learning Network provides such a stimulating forum for like-minded individuals to get together and discuss ideas in this way, in order to enhance creative, artistic and cultural education for our young people, in line with Curriculum for Excellence”.
East Ayrshire Council
Educational & Social Services
Creative Minds Team
The Wallace Building
John Dickie Street
T: 01563 555 650