Category: Early Years

Webinar catch up: Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: exploring programmable devices and online resources.

16 March AM & PM

In this webinar recording, we explore programmable devices and online coding and computing science resources/apps and discuss how to introduce them via play at early level. This webinar builds on content delivered in the prior two webinars:

20th April 2021 Technology Tools for Complex Needs with CALL Scotland.

This session is for education staff who are supporting learners with Complex Needs within an early years/primary context.

20th April 2021, 4:00 – 5.00pm 

This session will demonstrate how simple to use, free digital tools can be used to create activities for learning and communication. We will explore how these tools can be used to create learning experiences which support the development of Anticipation, Early Communication, Cause & Effect and Emergent Literacy & Numeracy. All of the digital tools are free to use and easy to share with families.

The technology tools that will be covered in this session include TarHeel Gameplay, Google Slides/PowerPoint, Google Forms/Microsoft Forms, Google Jamboard and Thinglink.

The session will take place in a Microsoft Team meeting. A staff Glow account will NOT be required.

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17th May 2021 Creating Google Sites To Share Learning Beyond the Classroom

Creating Google Sites To Share Learning Beyond the Classroom

17th May 2021, 4:00 – 5.00pm 

This session will introduce participants to Google Sites within Glow, demonstrate how to create a site and share it within or out with Glow.

This session will demonstrate how to create, customise and manage a Google Site. We will also highlight how your Google site can be used to showcase and share learning experiences beyond the classroom or school environment.

Please be aware these sessions are for practitioners across Scotland who have a Glow account. Some products may not be available in your Local Authority, please check in advance. . A Glow ​account is required to attend.

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

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10th May 2021 Now Accepting Contactless​, Design in a Global Pandemic with V&A Dundee

Now Accepting Contactless​, Design in a Global Pandemic with V&A Dundee

10th May 2021, 4:00 – 5.15pm 

Framed by a global pandemic, this interactive webinar focuses on how design can influence how we participate in society.

“Design can help us imagine a different world after the pandemic. A world that is more connected, sustainable, and equitable than before.” V&A Dundee​

This interactive session will highlight the resources which have been produced as part of the recent ‘Now Accepting Contactless’ exhibition shown at V & A Dundee. The presenters and curators will take you on a tour of artefacts and resources which have being produced by a wide range of people with and without design experience to showcase how we can create, often digital, solutions. All materials showcased will be available beyond the session to support classroom use and inspire those engaging with the concepts shared.​

This is a joint session between V&A Dundee and hosted by Education Scotland’s Digital Skills Team.

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

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29th April 2021 Design for All, Creative Classroom Edition with V&A Dundee

Design for All, Creative Classroom Edition with V&A Dundee

29th April 2021, 4:00 – 5.00pm 

Introducing design thinking, discussing what it means to be creative & how to apply design to your classroom regardless of stage or subject.

What does design mean to you? ​

This session will introduce attendees to what it means to be creative and how design can be explored within your learning environment. This session will highlight how developing design skills can support the development of critical thinking skills and creative problem solving. ​

This is a joint session between V&A Dundee and hosted by Education Scotland’s Digital Skills Team.

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

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22nd April 2021 Design Thinking with Tinkercad

Design Thinking with Tinkercad 

22nd April 2021, 4:00 – 5.00pm 

Demonstrating how Tinkercad can be used with learners to introduce the use of Computer Aided Design.

Demonstrating how Tinkercad can be used with learners to develop creativity and to introduce the use of Computer Aided Design within the Technologies Curriculum.

This session will take you on a tour of how to use the free CAD software, Tinkercad. We will also look at how digital design can support learners and how these tools can support creativity and learning across the curriculum.

A staff Glow account will be required to access the Microsoft Team where the session will take place.

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Webinar catch up. Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

Webinar recording from Friday 26th  February 1300-1330. Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

All childcare providers want to create a safe and secure environment for the children in your care. As we become ever more reliant on digital technology it is increasingly important that you protect data (on children, staff and families), finances and also the integrity of any digital systems you use, including email, communication channels and databases.

There are a handful of steps you can take to minimise the potentially costly and disruptive effect of a cyber incident, and better safeguard the children in your care, as well as your business’s finances and reputation. This short seminar is for anyone working in childcare in Scotland. It is run by the National Cyber Security Centre (www.ncsc.gov.uk), and supported by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate, as part of CyberScotland Week. It will provide you with advice and steps you can take to minimise the likelihood and impact of a cyber attack on your setting, and information about where to get help and advice if you need it.

 

 

 

18th Feb, 18:00, National eLearning Offer to Support Learning – ELC and Primary

This webinar will explore how the National e-Learning Offer can be used to support learning, both remotely and during recovery in schools an

About this Event

You will require a glow login for this webinar.

The target audience for this webinar is early learning and childcare practitioners and primary teachers

The National e-Learning Offer (NeLO) brings together the live learning option from e-Sgoil, recorded content led by West Partnership (West OS) and supported materials identified by practitioner networks and organised by Education Scotland. The webinar will inform and update participants on what is available through NeLO.

The main focus of this third webinar is to explore the suite of national e-learning resources available for use with learners in ELC and primary schools. It will share the rationale behind the approaches and discuss ways in which they can flexibly be used in practice – both in settings and at home.

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18th Feb, 11am – National eLearning Offer to Support Learning – ELC and Primary – 11am

You will require a glow login for this webinar.

The target audience for this webinar is early learning and childcare practitioners and primary teachers

The National e-Learning Offer (NeLO) brings together the live learning option from e-Sgoil, recorded content led by West Partnership (West OS) and supported materials identified by practitioner networks and organised by Education Scotland. The webinar will inform and update participants on what is available through NeLO.

The main focus of this third webinar is to explore the suite of national e-learning resources available for use with learners in ELC and primary schools. It will share the rationale behind the approaches and discuss ways in which they can flexibly be used in practice – both in settings and at home.

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National eLearning Offer Webinar available to watch online

Webinar Overview

The webinar giving an overview of the National e-Learning Offer is now available to watch again.  This webinar provides

  • an overview of the live, recorded and supported elements of National eLearning Offer by Joan MacKay from Education Scotland
  • an overview of the live element by Jacqui Yule from e-Sgoil
  • an introduction to to the recorded element by Paul Downie from WestOS
  • inputs from three teachers sharing how they are making use of the recorded content available to support learning and teaching

Recordings

Introduction: Joan Mackay, Education Scotland

Live Element: Jacqui Yule, e-Sgoil

Recorded Element: Paul Downie, WestOS

Practitioner Input: Tina Visovan, Biology

Practitioner Input: Julie O’Sullivan, Biology

Practitioner Input: Claire Cassidy, Modern Studies