Tag: Feb21

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

Remote Learning – What is Working? Berwickshire High School in Scottish Borders.

In this guest blog post, Derek Huffman, PT Pedagogy / English Teacher from Berwickshire High School in Scottish Borders, South East Improvement Collaborative, shares what is working well in remote learning and what they can take back to the classrooms as a whole school team when learners return.

 

One of the many issues facing teachers during ‘remote learning’ is maintaining high levels of student engagement. It is understandable why, when left to their own devices, a student might reach for their PlayStation controller rather than their school iPad. What can we do to fight this?

At Berwickshire High School, our student engagement spreadsheet suggests that, in some areas, teachers are consistently keeping students coming back for more. After discussing with staff what is working, I found that, though no two people are doing the exact same thing, there are some key commonalities. 

I’ve pulled these together, with some exemplification, in this seven-minute video:

Where it’s working, teachers are focussed on the following:

  • Simplifying: reducing the amount of ‘stuff’ students are facing to what is essential. What is simplest way to word the Learning Intentions? Do you need that extra slide?
  • Using the success criteria like a checklist
  • Having a ‘consistency of experience’ for the students: students know that at this time, they go here, where they’ll experience a lesson with a common structure – starting with daily review, going into a discussion of the Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, followed by teacher modelling and time to complete a task, and ending with a plenary where the teacher checks that the students have learned what they should have.
  • Giving brief, regular, useful bits of feedback that outline next steps

None of this is rocket science, but it works. The good news is that these are all the exact same things we should be doing in our actual classrooms. If we can focus on getting this right during these wild times, just think how much more effective we’ll be as teachers when we bring what we’ve learned back into our classrooms!

The majority of teachers I know are being too hard on themselves at the moment. It’s important to remember that we are doing our best, and if you are struggling, call someone. Send an email. We’re all in the same boat and if we row in the same direction, we’ll get there.

Derek Huffman , PT Pedagogy, Berwickshire High School

gw09huffmanderek@glow.sch.uk

 

 

26 Feb, 1300 – 1330 Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

Friday 26th  February 1300-1330

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.

The session will be interactive, but will also be recorded and made available for a period of time for reference.

Join us here

 

25th Feb, 15:45 – 16:45, Creativity in CDT

This webinar will look at how CDT subjects can play a crucial role in the development of all learners creativity skills.

About this Event

You will require a Glow login for this webinar.

During this webinar Helena Good from Edinburgh College and Ruth Cochrane from Edinburgh Napier University will talk about the skills they are looking for in learners for Graphic Design/visual communication and Product Design. They will also share the work of Day Dream Believers project and the recently launched Creative Thinking qualification.

 

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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.

Sign up here  

18th Feb, 15:45 – 16:45, How practitioners are working with e-Sgoil to deliver CDT study classes

You will require a Glow login for this webinar.  

During this webinar you will hear from the practitioners who are delivering the study classes for design and manufacture, engineering science and graphic communication. They will share their experiences of delivering online and working collaboratively to produce resources.

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Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

Learning for Sustainable Development Goals. Bring digital learning to life and take action on the big issues that shape our world with Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning’s (CCGL) new online partnerships programme! Join the CCGL team and Education Scotland to get advice on online collaboration and more information about the funding, free support, resources and professional learning on offer. And hear more from schools who are already taking part – collaborating locally, nationally and globally with each other to make Learning for Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals part of everyday learning.

 

25 Feb, 16:00 – 17:00 Implementing Digital Citizenship with Common Sense Education

Learners need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Teachers need resources to keep up with today’s fast-changing media and technology landscape. Common Sense Education has a free Digital Citizenship Curriculum that offers a whole-community approach to media balance and well-being. The resources support teachers and prepare learners to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate in the digital world. The curriculum is guided by the research of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and addresses current issues students face, including cyberbullying, online privacy, hate speech, news literacy, and more. The resources include real-life scenarios, new videos, and engaging activities that help students explore complex topics.

Register here

24 Feb, 1600 – 1700 Early Level Practitioner CRIS Campfire Chat

Wednesday 24th  February 1600-1700

Join our informal ‘campfire chat’ to find out why it is never to early to start the discussions around Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety.

This event takes place in Microsoft Teams within Glow. You will require a glow login to join.  

As part of Cyber Scotland Week , join us with other practitioners working with young learners at the early level to

– find out how you can begin the discussions around Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety, the resources that are available to support the discussions and practical activity suggestions

– share how you are embedding Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety at the early level through play

We will also discuss the Special Recognition Badge for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety from Digital Schools Awards Scotland. This stand-alone badge is available to all ELC/schools that demonstrate a strategic approach to cyber resilience and internet safety.

Join us here