Literacy and English

Please visit the Literacy and English Professional Learning Community in Glow.

It provides:

  • professional learning resources and links to relevant research;
  • quick links to the most up-to-date literacy and English documents and information; and
  • a range of support materials and resources for learning, teaching and assessment in literacy and English across the curriculum.

Literacy and English Posts

01 July, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions May 6, 2021

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.… Read more

24 June, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions May 6, 2021

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is: Confidence, creativity and curiosity in early level Computing Science – unplugged and outdoors. This session… Read more

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17 June, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions May 6, 2021

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is: Confidence, creativity and curiosity in early level Computing Science. This session aims to bring together… Read more

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10 June, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions May 6, 2021

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is: Supporting ELC learners to digitally document their learning (mobile device apps). This session aims to… Read more

03 June, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions May 6, 2021

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… Read more

27 May, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions May 6, 2021

The ELC practitioner meet up theme for this week is: Enhancing early level literacy with digital technology This session aims to bring together practitioners working… Read more

20 May, 19:00 – 20:00, Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner Summer Term Digital Meet Up Sessions. Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety at early level. May 5, 2021

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… Read more

Webinar catch up: Technology Tools for Complex Needs with CALL Scotland. March 12, 2021

This webinar was delivered by Claire Harrison from CALL Scotland, for education staff who are supporting learners with Complex Needs within an early years/primary context,… Read more

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Teaching English with O365 Forms, Susan Galloway, Drumchapel High School December 7, 2020

Susan Galloway, from Drumchapel High School in Glasgow, shares how she has used O365 Forms to engage learners and improve attainment in English with it.… Read more

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01 December 2020 1630-1730, Developing Literacy and English Through Digital Learning in Primary Schools November 24, 2020

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… Read more

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02 December 2020 1630-1730, Developing Literacy and English Through Digital Learning in Secondary Schools November 24, 2020

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… Read more

4th December 2020. Demo session: digitally documenting learning at early level with iPads. November 20, 2020

Friday 4th December at 12.30pm via Google Meet. No prior sign up required, however, a Gmail account is required to access Google Meet. This confidence… Read more

Using Easi-Speak to develop storytelling and writing by Lynn Eileen Allison, Hoddom Primary in Dumfries and Galloway October 30, 2020

We have been using film literacy and voice-recording to develop our learners’ comprehension of a text.   We watched this video: Dragon Slayer | A… Read more

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Developing Literacy and English Through Digital Learning in Secondary Schools September 21, 2020

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. If… Read more

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01 December 2020 1630-1730, Developing Literacy and English Through Digital Learning in Primary Schools September 21, 2020

About this Event A Glow login is required to join this webinar in Teams. It is for PRIMARY practitioners. If you haven’t already signed up,… Read more

07 October  2020 16:00 – 17:00, Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning. August 7, 2020

Afternoon Webinar – Wednesday 7th October  2020 4-5pm Gmail login required. In this introductory session, you will find out about a range of digital tools… Read more

07 October  2020 10:00 – 11:00, Supporting early level learners to digitally document their learning. August 7, 2020

Morning Webinar – Wednesday 7th October  2020 10-11am Gmail login required. In this introductory session, you will find out about a range of digital tools… Read more

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The Literacy Academy: Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative June 18, 2020

The Literacy Academy is a central change idea of the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Literacy Plan informed by the National Improvement… Read more

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Craigie High School’s Digital Journey during Lockdown June 16, 2020

  Craigie High School’s Digital Journey During Covid-19 Lockdown Before Covid-19, Craigie High School was looking to improve digital engagement for both pupils and staff.… Read more

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Movie Makers at Banchory Primary June 8, 2020

Like everyone with recent events we were thrust into a new way of delivering learning.  Normally at this time of the year Primary 7 are… Read more

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Digital Content – ThingLink, Google Earth and Google Tours June 1, 2020

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 1pm Glow Login Required This session is aimed at teachers, primarily in the Primary sector, but could be adapted to… Read more

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Spotlight on: Claire McVittie, Teacher of English from St Kentigern’s Academy in West Lothian, Forth Valley and West Lothian. June 1, 2020

In this Guest blog post, Claire McVittie, Teacher of English from St Kentigern’s Academy in West Lothian, Forth Valley and West Lothian shares on how… Read more

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Let’s all “Meet” up – in a virtual learning environment May 26, 2020

Our school community are, on the whole, fairly confident and upbeat just now. To understand why I receive such positive views from across the parents,… Read more

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Flipgrid in the Remote P1 Classroom, Riverbank School, Aberdeen City May 22, 2020

FLIPGRID IN THE REMOTE CLASSROOM Flipgrid, a video discussion platform, is used for different purposes in the remote classroom. Among them, to mention a few… Read more

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Remote Learning, Strathburn School, Aberdeenshire May 21, 2020

    Literacy – reading I am currently supporting a probationer and we are continuing our observations and meetings As part of her GTC profile.… Read more