03 June, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is: Making home learning content accessible: focussing on Padlet/Thinglink/Sway

This session aims to bring together practitioners working with early level learners from all across the Early Learning and Childcare sector in Scotland.

The session will be an informal, discussion based meet up session, exploring and sharing how ELC practitioners are using digital technology to help make home learning content more accessible. The digital tools explored will be Padlet, Thinglink and Sway.

​There will be opportunity to collaborate interactively and anonymously via Mentimeter (audience uses their smartphones/other browser to connect to the presentation to answer questions and visualise their responses in real-time to create a fun and interactive experience).

You will also be able to use the chat option or turn on your microphone/camera to ask questions, talk about resources and share examples of practice and feedback if you so wish, including sharing your screen to show photos and videos if you have the permission to do so.

This series of meet up sessions are designed around a flipped learning model. Prior to attending the meet up, you are invited to watch a video of the webinar recordings (Padlet, Thinglink or Sway or all three if you wish) This will. ensure you have more flexibility to become familiar with the meet up theme and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

This session will take place within a Microsoft Teams meeting.

You will NOT require a Glow login for this webinar.

The pre meet up session recordings can be accessed below.

Please sign up here via Eventbrite.

If you would like to raise any discussion points or put forward any questions prior to attending the session, you can do so anonymously via this Form.

More about the ELC practitioner meet up summer sessions:

Would you like to enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in early level digital skills and digital literacy?If the answer is ‘yes’ then our summer term ELC practitioner digital meet ups can help you.

The Digital Skills Team at Education Scotland are offering weekly meet up session to discuss various digital topics within the context of ELC.

Each week, a video in relating to the weekly topic will be added to this page, so that you can familiarise yourself with the discussion topic content and information before attending the meet up session. The videos can also be accessed earlier, via the Eventbrite sign up form.

It is a good idea to watch prior the videos before joining the meet up to ensure you have had time to become familiar with the information and perhaps try out some of the suggested activities prior to the meet up.

During the meet up, we will recap the key points from the video, have the opportunity to share thoughts, ask questions and discuss how learning can be taken forward in your own contexts.

The meet ups are for all practitioners working in the early learning and childcare sector in Scotland, based in an ELC setting, school, private/voluntary/independent settings and childminders.

The meet up sessions will be held in a Microsoft Teams meeting, via a join link that will be emailed to you once you have signed up through Eventbrite. You do not require a Glow log in to join.

Please click on the images below to access more information, including the descriptors or via the hyperlinks in the list of sessions.

Thursday 20th May 2021 7pm.ELC Practitioner Meet up. Theme: Cyber Resilience Internet Safety. A practical approach at early level. Sign up via Eventbrite here

Thursday 27th May 2021 7pm.

ELC Practitioner Meet up. Theme: Enhancing early level literacy. Supporting learners to digitally document their learning. Sign up via Eventbrite here

Thursday 3rd June 2021 7pm.

ELC Practitioner Meet up. Theme: Making home learning content accessible via Sway/Padlet/Thinglink Sign up via Eventbrite here

Thursday 10th June 2021 7pm. ELC Practitioner Meet up. Theme: Supporting early level learners to digital document their learning. A practical demo session. Sign up via Eventbrite here

Thursday 17th June 2021 7pm. ELC Practitioner Meet up. Theme: Confidence, creativity and curiosity in early level Computing Science, an introduction. Sign up via Eventbrite here

Thursday 24th June 7pm. ELC Practitioner Meet up. Theme: Confidence, creativity and curiosity in early level Computing Science, unplugged and outdoors. Sign up via Eventbrite here

Thursday 1st July 7pm. ELC Practitioner Meet up. Theme: Confidence, creativity and curiosity in early level Computing Science, programmable devices and online resources. Sign up via Eventbrite here

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