Category: Previous Webinars

01 July, 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: Confidence, creativity and curiosity in early level Computing Science –programmable devices, apps and online resources.

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 exploring, introducing and embedding early level computing science experiences and opportunities across the curriculum. 

During the meet up, you will  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 recording. 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 recording 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 and computing science?

f 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.

20 May, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions. Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety at early level.

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety.

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 introducing Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety at early level. This sessions aims is to support you and to equip with the knowledge and confidence to embed cyber resilience and internet safety at early level through a practical play-based approach. This session will clarify what the experience and outcome means in the context of play and everyday conversations and what this might look like in your own settings. ​

​There will be opportunity 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 a webinar recording (around 60 minutes in length). 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 recording can be accessed below.

Please sign up here via Eventbrite.

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 released, 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 about all the other sessions in this series, including the descriptors or via the hyperlinks in the list of sessions.

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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/146581851263

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 (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.

Please click here to download e-pamphlet PDF Early Years practitioners: using cyber security to protect your settings. 

 

For up to the minute cyber services information across Scotland please visit Cyber Scotland

Advice & Guidance – Cyber Scotland

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: www.esgoil.com/studysupport2020/

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