The story of two Mellanbys, some dogs, cats, mice, sheep, penguins…- Public Lecture
Interest in vitamin D has rapidly grown in recent years with numerous studies linking a lack of vitamin D to the development of a wide range of health problems in both humans and animals.
However, many researchers remain skeptical about the non-skeletal health benefits of vitamin D and believe the growing reputation of vitamin D as a cure for many different diseases is wildly over-stated.
In his inaugural lecture, Richard will discuss how studies on dogs were pivotal in the discovery of vitamin D and how research on man’s best friend, and other animals, continues to illuminate the ongoing debate of the importance of vitamin D on health beyond the skeleton.
He will also discuss some of his group’s recent research which is showing the remarkable effects vitamin D can have on shaping the immune system.
This lecture will be followed by a reception in the area outside of the auditorium.
This lecture is free and open to all.
Date: Monday 24th September, 2018
Location: The Roslin Institute
Rabies Lab: Let’s Talk About Health pre-lecture workshop
Would you like to get hands-on with real lab techniques used in the fight against rabies? Are you a pupil in S4, S5 or S6 with an interest in science? If so, sign up for our free 45-minute pre-lecture workshop in the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.
During the workshop you will carry out a laboratory technique called ELISA, which is used to screen dogs for successful rabies vaccination as part of the pet passport scheme. The hands-on workshop will cover some of the science behind rabies prevention and is an ideal introduction to the Let’s Talk About Health lecture that immediately follows the workshop – free tickets for the lecture can be booked here
Date Wednesday 10th October
Cost: Free, but you must reserve your place
Location: Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre, Charnock Bradley Building – Easter Bush Campus
Age: Adults and children aged 10 and over. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult, with no more than 2 children per adult.
Booking: Booking is essential – please reserve your free place(s) via our Eventbrite page.
Lets Talk About Health and Disease – Public Lecture
Join us to hear about how we have partnered with the Mission Rabies charity to deliver mass canine rabies vaccination programmes in Malawi, India and other rabies ‘hotspots’ across the world, and the challenges this work presents. Hear about our programmes to increase rabies awareness and safety for children and the impact our work is having.
Speakers: Richard Mellanby and Stella Mazeri
Date Wednesday 10th October
Cost: free, but you must reserve your place
Location: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.
Refreshments will be available after event.
This review provides clarity and the first Scottish national definition of learning at home which is vital to help practitioners take this agenda forward. Research shows that learning at home can have significant immediate and longer term impacts on children in different ways. These include a child’s early learning, later achievements, nurture, resilience, wellbeing, social mobility and skills for life.
Supporting parents to help them with their child’s learning at home is therefore ‘a vital part of improving outcomes for children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds’ (Hunt et al, 2011).
The annual Community Learning and Development Conference will take place on Wednesday 31 October 2018, from 10.00am to 4.30pm in the West Park Conference Centre, 319 Perth Road, Dundee, DD2 1NN.
The conference theme is
Community Learning and Development’s role in addressing the Poverty Related Attainment Gap
The conference will be of interest to staff and managers involved in all sectors of community learning and development, including Local Authority Services, Further Education, Community Planning, Voluntary and Third Sector Organisations
An ‘early bird’ delegate rate of £65 is available for bookings made before the 30 September 2018. Bookings received after this date will be charged £85. Refreshments on arrival and lunch are included in the price.
Click on link to register
If you are going to the Scottish Learning Festival, you might be interested in activities that involve the CLD sector.
The Parental Engagement and Families and Communities Team in Education Scotland will be delivering two workshops at SLF 2018:
Collaborating with Parents and Improvement Planning – Wednesday 3:15pm Dochart 2
Collaborating with partners on developing family learning approaches – Thursday 12:45 pm Dochart 2
Parental Engagement and Involvement will also have a partnership stall which will be located at D115. The stand is being delivered in partnership with the National Parent Forum for Scotland, Connect and the Scottish Government again this year, so there’s lots of expertise to choose from.
CLD and STEM
On Thursday 20th there is a focus on STEM and CLD are represented in five of the demonstration slots happening during the day.
Seminar at the Scottish Learning Festival
Leven Room, 16:15-17:15
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Names of key presenters:
Gillian Hamilton (Strategic Director, Education Scotland), Carrie Lindsay (Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services, Fife and Regional Improvement Lead, South East Alliance), headteachers from across Scotland.
Are you considering applying for a headship? This informal discussion brings together headteachers working in different sectors across Scotland to share their experiences of headship. Carrie and Gillian will discuss the support available for aspiring and new headteachers, and the changing responsibilities and expectations of the headteacher role. A panel of headteachers will share their experiences. Anne Graham, headteacher, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will represent Gaelic Medium Education (GME) on this panel.
• Presentation – Damien Yeates
• Presentation – Tony McDaid
• Presentation – Diane Greenlees
• Presentation – Philip Black
• Fife case study
• South Lanarkshire case study
• East Renfrewshire case study
• Glasgow case study
• Perth and Kinross case study
If you would like a colleague from Skills Development Scotland to get in touch regarding Foundation Apprenticeships, contact SDS at email@example.com .
e-Sgoil is an interactive, real-time teaching facility which uses Glow, Office 365 and Vscene to support the teaching of Gaelic and through Gaelic in any school in Scotland. It supports the curriculum for 1+2, Gaelic Learner and Gaelic Medium Education. A short promotional video is available here:
National perspective on the curriculum
“HM Inspectors found that in primary schools, most staff used Curriculum for Excellence well to plan learning experiences which were broad and balanced. However, they noted that improvements are required in secondary schools to ensure personalised learning pathways for young people in GME. Staff need to make better use of digital technology, partnerships with the local community and businesses and colleges to support delivery of some of the curriculum through Gaelic.” Read more in the report, Quality and Improvement in Scottish Education
Support for self-evaluation
A review of e-Sgoil’s first year of operation is available here:
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01851 822850.
Our latest briefing on Gaelic Education is now available and features:
- Details of the seminar for Gaelic Education at the Scottish Learning Festival on Wednesday 19 September, 09.30-10.15. This year’s seminar is designed to support strategic planning for the expansion of ELC 1140 hours, with some advice on the GME senior phase.
- A practice exemplar and challenge questions to support the development of the secondary GME curriculum.
- Support for social studies in the GME curriculum: Please log in to Glow and on to the Social Studies Network (#socialstudies) to find Gaelic versions of resources for Gallipoli and World War 1. A grant of £250 is available to support learning on the First World War. This is also an opportunity to enhance intergenerational links and technology skills within the curriculum.
- Details of the professional learning that Education Scotland is delivering at An t-Alltan in September. These focus on: leadership in GME, effective early learning and childcare (ELC) in GME and the National Standardised Assessments for GME.
- A new resource, through the medium of Gaelic, for self-evaluation The Gaelic version of How good is OUR school? Part 1 and Part 2 is now available on the National Improvement Hub.
Join the National Strategic Forum for Adult Learning Professional Learning Working Group to launch their report into professional learning opportunities for adult educators in Scotland: a special event hosted by the University of Stirling and the Standing Conference for University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA)
Where: Maitland Room, Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA
When: Thursday 27th September from 12.30-15.30 starting with lunch
For information on how to get there follow this link: Getting here
The working group will launch the report and consult with you to complete the jigsaw of adult learning in Scotland. Speakers include:
Diane Gardner, City of Glasgow College
Bonnie Slade, University of Glasgow
Jim Crowther, University of Edinburgh
Certificates of attendance will be available after the event to contribute towards your professional learning record.
To register for the event follow this link: Mapping Adult Education September 2018