Category: Upcoming Webinars

25 May 4-5pm Digital Wellbeing Award for Scotland

The Digital Wellbeing Award, aims to provide young people with the skills and confidence required to to navigate the digital world.

Join the Digital Schools Award for Scotland team, a DSAS validator and a school to share their experiences of the framework and achieving the award.

Digital wellbeing is the impact of using digital technology on children and young people’s social and emotional wellbeing.

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23 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 Microsoft Tools for 21st Century Learning Design Session 3

23rd May 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 Microsoft Tools for 21st Century Learning Design Session 3

This four part series will support you in learning about the wide range of tools which are available from Microsoft. It will show how these tools can support learning and teaching and will link to the 21st Century Learning Design framework from Microsoft.

Session three will focus on tools to support attendees understanding of how some of the Microsoft products can develop skills in Real World Problem Solving and Innovation, Digital Tools for Learning and Skilled Communication for learners and staff alike. Each session in this series is unique and you may wish to dip and out of the series depending upon your needs and product knowledge.

This webinar aims to support practitioners looking to complete the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) professional development program and exam. Educators holding a MCE certification can prove they have the skills needed to provide rich, customised learning experiences for their students that incorporate critical 21st century skills using Microsoft tools.

Aims:

  • Ensures faculty/staff have basic understanding of Microsoft Education tools
  • Ensures faculty/staff can demonstrate how to successfully incorporate 21st century into lessons
  • Ensures faculty/staff know which Microsoft Education tools can support which specific 21st century skills

Products discussed and demonstrated in this session include Minecraft: Education Edition, FlipGrid, Microsoft Video Editor and Microsoft Voice Recorder which are not currently available in Glow.

An information and launch event for the MCE program is taking place on 27th April 2022. The online exams will take place throughout 6th -10th and 13th – 17th June.

To book your place at this launch event via Eventbrite, please click here.

To find out more or sign up to attend the launch events for either event for the Microsoft Certified Educator Program (MCE) on 27th April 2022, please click here. You will also find links to information on our Microsoft Office Specialist Program (MOS) offer on the MCE page too.

19 May 11 – 11:45 Code Along with micro:bit – Relaxation & Mindful Breathing

Join @DigiLearnScot and @CodingLorna from the Micro:bit Educational Foundation for this mindful code-along session where learners will write code for a handheld device that will support relaxation and mindful breathing. Using micro:bits and Microsoft MakeCode, we will code something that can be taken outside on a sunny day to support a quiet and calming moment in the busy school day.

Micro:bit not required as you can still take part using the MakeCode simulator.

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30 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:15 Microsoft Tools for 21st Century Learning Design Session 4

30th May 2022, 16:00 – 17:15 Microsoft Tools for 21st Century Learning Design Session 4

This four part series will support you in learning about the wide range of tools which are available from Microsoft and Glow. It will show how these tools can support learning and teaching and will link to the 21st Century Learning Design framework from Microsoft.

Session four will focus on tools to support attendees understanding of how some of the Microsoft products can develop skills in Digital Tools for Learning and Skilled Communication for learners and staff alike. Each session in this series is unique and you may wish to dip and out of the series depending upon your needs and product knowledge.

This webinar aims to support practitioners looking to complete the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)  professional development program and exam. Educators holding a MCE certification can prove they have the skills needed to provide rich, customised learning experiences for their students that incorporate critical 21st century skills using Microsoft tools. 

Aims

  • Ensures faculty/staff have basic understanding of Microsoft Education tools 
  • Ensures faculty/staff can demonstrate how to successfully incorporate 21st century into lessons 
  • Ensures faculty/staff know which Microsoft Education tools can support which specific 21st century skills 

Products discussed and demonstrated in this session include MakeCode Arcade, Sway, Whiteboard and Translator

To book your place at this launch event via Eventbrite, please click here.

To find out more or sign up to attend the launch events for either event for the Microsoft Certified Educator Program (MCE) on 27th April 2022, please click here. You will also find links to information on our Microsoft Office Specialist Program (MOS) offer on the MCE page too.

18th May, 4pm This is micro:bit Part 3

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.

The new micro:bit with sound adds a built-in microphone and speaker, as well as an extra touch input button and a power button.

Join The micro:bit Education Foundation for this 3 part course.

27th April 4 – 5 pm Workshop 1 – Getting started with the micro:bit

11th May 4  -5pm Workshop 2 – Health and Wellbeing learning with the micro:bit

18th May 4- 5pm Workshop 3 – Embedding micro:bit across our primary and secondary curriculum

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07 June 1600 – 1700, Learning (This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme 4)

As educators it is our responsibility to make effective use of digital technology to deliver high quality teaching, engaging learning and effective assessment.

This four-part professional learning programme is designed to enhance educators’ knowledge and skills in order to develop their learning, teaching and assessment with digital technology.

 

Episode 4 –  Assessment done digitally:

  • can meet the needs of more learners
  • create easily accessible and portable evidence that can be shared and moderated
  • allows the teacher to provide meaningful feedback in the form of voice, video or text (and can even be generated automatically)
  • means the teacher can often export this data for more effective tracking

 

Discussion activity – before attending we want you to reflect on this statement and share your thinking with us:

“Teachers should ‘feed forward’ about learners’ next steps instead of feedback on something they have already done.”

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Delivery (This is Digital Learning and Teaching professional learning programme 3)

Online platforms for learning

This session will explore the use of digital platforms to deliver elements of learning which can be easily adapted to suit classroom-based or remote learning. It is important to take the time to teach learners the digital literacy skills and knowledge they will need to be able to use the chosen platform. Two platforms are freely available in Glow – Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. These platforms provide a management system to create, share and collect learning – they are not a substitute for effective pedagogy, simply another part of your classroom management.

Click the icon on the right to find out more about your platform.

 

 

welcome to teams header

 

Digital to support learning

Digital platforms make it easier to share instructions, content (such as videos), and activities with learners – complementing, or even replacing, existing paper-based systems, such as jotters and worksheets. Using digital platforms for learning enable us to create video tutorials that can be viewed by learners before attending lessons, allowing them to start with prior knowledge, and also to revisit any ideas they were unclear about, at a later time.

 

Flipped Learning – DigiLearn (glowscotland.org.uk)

 

Using flipped learning approaches can develop learners skills, knowledge and confidence – enabling them to make more informed decisions over how they learn. The use of digital platforms can also enable learners with particular learning needs or preferences, particularly around literacy.

learner at computer

25 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Futures Series Session 5: Big Data

25th May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 Digital Futures Series Session 5 : Big Data

This session, jointly presented by Education Scotland and Tablet Academy Scotland, aims to familiarise participants with Microsoft’s Explore the Big Data resources which can support support your developing skills in skills and knowledge required for careers in this growth industry. This five part professional learning series will take you through the complete Explore the Digital Future programme, providing practitioners with a clear understanding of the content and how it relates to research and our curriculum in Scotland.

Run jointly by Education Scotland and Tablet Academy Scotland, this session will include:

Coverage of the Internet of Things resources as part of Microsoft’s Digital Futures programme. The webinar will take place in three sections which will;

    • explore resources,
    • provide a live demonstration of how the programme section can be used, and
    • demonstrate how the programme links to research with guest speakers from Microsoft and/or industry.

This webinar aims to:

  • develop educators confident use of Microsoft’s Explore the Digital Future programme,
  • allow practitioners to explore resources which may support young people understand the difference between big data and traditional data, explore the ethical questions around collecting and processing big data, and
  • highlight further professional learning and materials which support the delivery of high quality learning experiences.

Participants are encouraged to attend a minimum of four of the five sessions in order to be issued with a certificate of completion.

Click here to book Digital Futures : Big Data (Session 5) via the Tablet Academy Scotland website.

this is cyber resilience: professional learning webinars

06 June 1600 – 1700, This is Cyber – episode 4: Cyber Security

As educators it is our responsibility (GTCS) to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This is episode one of a four-part professional learning programme designed to develop educators’ confidence to teach cyber resilience and internet safety. This will empower you to more effectively support learners live their best online lives.

This episode will serve as an introduction to the course and the concept of cyber resilience and internet safety. We will then explore Cyber Security:​

  • Pathways
  • Opportunities
  • Engagement

Cyber Security

Cyber Security is an exciting subject, that can be taught alongside, as part of, or independently from Computing Science. It offers an exciting range of job opportunities that may excite learners. Cyber Security offers challenge to learners as it requires an increasing technical knowledge at national level. Does your setting offer Cyber Security? Are you preparing younger learners with the skills and knowledge to enable them to progress to studying this area?

The Greenwood Challengers were a group of S2 girls from Greenwood Academy in North Ayrshire – here they talk about the challenge, engagement and opportunities cyber has afforded them:

ACTIVITY prior to attending

  1. What is currently offered in your setting – school or wider community and educational establishments?
  2. What are the local cyber career or training prospects?

 

this is cyber resilience: professional learning webinars

30 May 1600 – 1700, This is Cyber – episode 3: Online Behaviours

As educators it is our responsibility (GTCS) to ensure our learners are taught how to be cyber resilient and safer online.

This is episode one of a four-part professional learning programme designed to develop educators’ confidence to teach cyber resilience and internet safety. This will empower you to more effectively support learners live their best online lives.

This episode will explore internet safety – what it is and how we can teach it. You will explore:

  • online harms
  • internet use/behaviours
  • internet safety learning in your classroom

 

Internet Safety – online behaviours

Internet Safety relates to harms and risks of using online services that are internet enabled – that means the behaviours could occur without an internet connection, such as bullying, but are often made easier to access or share online. This distinction allows us to focus our teaching and support on issues separate from the devices and platforms of cyber resilience in episode 2.

Learners need to learn about the risks of using online services and the behaviours that carry risk when online. They should also reflect on their own practice, and that which is modelled to them, and how this may affect others – we want to encourage them to become more:

 

  • Safe – looking after themselves and their friends and family online
  • Smart – they consider the reliability and truthfulness of online content and the impact of sharing this
  • Kind – they should be kinder to themselves and others, considering the impact of posts and content they may create or share

our internet safety message: safe smart kind

Internet Safety – reading

ACTIVITY prior to attending

  1. Talk to your class and ask them what they use the internet for
  2. Are there any patterns, such as boy/girls or older/younger learners? Why do you think these may be?
  3. Consider the Hackett Continuum below and evaluate what behaviours you think would fit in each category:

hackett continuum for harmful sexual behaviour