Category: Previous Webinars

14 April, 15:45 – 17:00, Micro:bit introductory sessions with YESC

The Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland (YESC) programme supports learners aged 3-18 and their teachers with a range of innovative STEM projects, such as this Micro:bit introductory workshop.

You can join sign up for this webinar at

Ideally, attendees would have access to a microbit, USB connection cable and a battery pack.

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:

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 (, 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.



Using the National eLearning Offer to Support Learning Webinar 2 – Watch Again

This webinar explored how the National e-Learning Offer can be used to support learning, both remotely and during recovery in school.

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 teacher networks and organised by Education Scotland. The webinar will inform and update participants on what is available through NeLO.

The main focus of this second webinar is to explore the senior phase Study Support programme that has been running through e-Sgoil as part of NeLO since September 2020. The webinar draws out the key features and experiences of successful live remote teaching and learning for sharing and discussion.

A link to e-Sgoil Study Support page on the website can be found here:

Watch Again

Joan MacKay, Education Scotland provides an introduction and update to the National eLearning Offer

Paul Downie provides an update to the recoded element, West OS


Donald MacLeod, Principal Teacher (e-Sgoil) provides an update and overview of the live offer.


How practitioner Ian Stewart makes use of the wider NeLO resources when delivering live with eSgoil.

How practitioners Andy Brown and Andy Thomson deliver live lessons with eSgoil

Online Classrooms

Here is a reminder of our Making Your Virtual Classroom More Real webinar from November this year – covering all things from setting assignments, online content and assessment of digital learning.

This is backed up by research, which Edutopia recently published as ‘the Secret to High-performing Virtual Classroom’ here (#8):

  • “make it easy for pupils to access materials”
  • “organize virtual classrooms even more intentionally than physical ones”
  • “teachers should use a single, dedicated hub for important documents like assignments”
  • “simplify communications and reminders by using one channel like email or text”
  • “reduce visual clutter like hard-to-read fonts and unnecessary decorations throughout their virtual spaces”

(Edutopia, 2020)


Webinar catch up: Supporting early level learners to document their learning.

This confidence raising, demo session was offered based on practitioner evaluations and requests.
It provided a step by step, how-to guide of how to use the iPad apps covered in the previous webinar:

Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning.


Due to practitioner demand, this session looked specifically at the iPad apps covered in the webinar recording.

For future webinars, please explore the signup information at the Upcoming Webinars section of this blog.

All webinar information for early level practitioners is also available via this Sway

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02 December 2020 1630-1730, Developing Literacy and English Through Digital Learning in Secondary Schools

This webinar is an opportunity to discuss emerging practice in the area of literacy/English and digital learning and teaching.


About this Event

A Glow login is required to join this webinar in Teams.

It is for teachers and librarians working in SECONDARY school contexts.

This webinar will take place on Wednesday 2nd December at 4.30pm

Follow this link to Eventbrite to book your place

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Confidence, creativity, and curiosity in early level computing science: unplugged and outdoors.

This webinar focussed on how we create experiences and spaces that allows computing science to be embedded at the early level through play and where we can access a wealth of free learning and teaching resources to embed unplugged computing science at the early level. It explored a range of unplugged activity ideas and the concepts, approaches and key vocabulary of computational thinking.

This session welcomed practitioners working with learners in ELC or Primary School AND all other practitioners who work with learners at any level, with an interest in creatively embedding computing science their learning environment.

There will be another follow-up session in January exploring programmable devices and online coding resources, followed by drop-in discussion sessions to ask questions and share practice.  Please look for the webinar sign up information at the Upcoming Webinars section of this blog. All webinar information for early level practitioners is also available here via this Sway

8th December 2020, 16:00 – 17:15 QUANTifying Design with V&A Dundee


This session will introduce attendees to the Mary Quant Exhibition at V&A Dundee and will highlight resources available for educators to support creative problem solving and design skills.

The webinar will also cover some Microsoft and Apple apps which can be used within your classroom to support learning across the art and design and technologies.

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

A Glow account is required to attend.

Register here


Creative Bravery with Daydream Believers

Today as we work though a global pandemic our call to be creatively brave has become even more important.

What does creative bravery mean and how can we support and develop these skills in our young people?

In this webinar Helena Good, Team Leader on the Daydream Believer Programme, shres her thoughts on creative bravery within education and how the Daydream Believers free online resources can support parents, teachers and lecturers in the new academic session.