Building the Curriculum 4: Moving into the senior phase

Building the Curriculum 4: Moving into the Senior Phase. How Skills for learning, life and work develop within qualifications

Wednesday 18th April 2012 @ 16:00 on GlowTV

This Glow Meet is appropriate for all practitioners in secondary schools, and a recording of the session will be made available shortly after the event for practitioners in colleges and community based settings

Building the Curriculum 4 supports the planning, design and delivery of the curriculum in early years’ establishments, schools and colleges. It sets out skills for learning, life and work showing the importance of developing them for all Scotland’s learners.

How can we build on skills learners have from their broad general education when they move into the senior phase? Should they be ‘naturally occurring’ or are they too important to leave to chance? During the session we will discuss how they feature in the new National qualifications, think about how they are/might be incorporated in subject areas to develop what learners need for their life now and in the future.

A key aim of this Glow Meet will be to promote discussion and to inspire practitioners to explore different approaches to skills development in the senior phase. Participants will have a key role in this session – to share enthusiasm, ideas and practice.

To sign up for the Glow TV Event click here (Glow log in required)

To read Buliding the Curriculum 4 click here.


Here’s the recording of the Glow Meet…

…and you can click here to get the PowerPoint which was used.

7 thoughts on “Building the Curriculum 4: Moving into the senior phase”

  1. You can now find the recording of the Glow Meet above and a link to the PowerPoint which was used.

  2. Hello there, Carol. I fully understand your frustrations over being excluded from Glow and therefore feeling excluded from CfE.

    As Sarah has pointed out above, this is something which the Scottish Government is aware of – not just with Colleges, but independent schools too – and they are looking to see how this can be addressed effectively.

    Glow was – and remains – an incredibly progressive, innovative and exciting project which has empowered state schools to communicate, collaborate, and to share. The landscapes we find ourselves in, not just in terms of technology but in terms of the Scottish curriculum, have changed dramatically since Glow was first rolled out back in 2005. This initial contract is nearing completion and as we move towards New Glow, the Scottish Government is looking at all aspects of the current Glow, including scope, to see what lessons we’ve learned and how Glow can achieve even greater success in the future.

    I also understand your frustrations over Glow Meet and your suggestion that we abandon Glow Meet. This has actually been one of the most successful aspects of Glow.

    We were asked back in December for some stats relating to Glow Meet. Here are some of the highlights:

    Total number of National Glow Meets between March and December 2011 using Adobe Connect was 149 (117 hosted in the new Glow TV since August 2011)

    Some examples of large national events that involved external organisations:

    * Choices for Life Live from Stornoway in May 2011 – 6708 pupils registered to watch (SCDEA)
    * Learn Fractions with Maths on Track – 6796 pupils registered to watch (Tom Renwick – Maths on Track)
    * 您好 大熊猫– Nín hǎo Dà xióngmāo – Hello Giant Pandas – 2349 pupils registered to watch (Edinburgh Zoo)
    * A Glow Meet with Santa – 6391 pupils registered to watch (Santa)

    In addition, we have had Glow Meet events with the following partners which include:

    BBC, Scottish Book Trust, Edinburgh Book Festival Science Centre, Scottish Refugee Council, SCDEA, SCHOLAR, Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD); Values Into Action Scotland (VIAS); Skills Development Scotland (SDS), National Archives, Royal Botanical Gardens, SCCYP, Scottish Parliament, Lyceum, Dundee Rep, Glasgow Tron, Scottish Ballet, National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish Archeology, National Museums and the list goes on and on!

    Other points of note:

    • ES (and the old LTS) have broadcast many conferences that practitioners are unable to attend through Glow Meet. In addition to watching, those joining via Glow Meet can ask questions live and receive answers as though they had attended in person.

    • Many Glow Meets are done simply and easily in a person’s place of work or home using just a webcam and microphone. This is particularly useful in schools as the simplicity of the technology means that Glow Meets can be set up quickly and easily and joining National Events only requires a Glow login and an internet connection.

    • Glow Meets can be delivered internationally to schools across Scotland. For example a seminar was delivered at SLF by a gentleman who was in Italy at the time, not only did the audience in Glasgow’s SECC enjoy his presentation but also those joining in schools across the country. In addition Glow Meets have been held from Shanghai and Iceland to name a couple.

    • Many partners see Glow as a successful way of communicating with schools in a safe way delivering both CPD and workshop sessions for children. In addition there is no cost to either party.

    I hope that this helps outline the real difference that Glow Meet has made and continues to make in Scottish state schools which are, at the moment, the main benefactor of Glow and GlowTV.

  3. As Glow is unable to be inclusive is it not possible for Glow TV to be abandoned and something like the format used in Teachmeets to be used. Until Glow is open to all practitioners it should not be used as it merely emphasises the fact that FE is excluded from CfE.

  4. Sorry to hear that you are feeling increasingly isolated by not having access to Glow. I realise that the short-term solution I am about to suggest is far from perfect, but we are going to record the glow meet and then make it available through this blog so that at least you will be able to see and hear what was presented, albeit after the event.

    As we move towards the next iteration of Glow, it is becoming more apparent as you suggest that there is a need to look at the scope of Glow, which has been acknowledged by the Scottish Government recently when they stated

    ‘The existing Glow environment caters for approximately 1.5 million users, drawn from pupils, staff and parents across the 32 local education authorities in Scotland, the Universities dealing with Initial Teacher Education, and the national Education bodies.

    The next generation of Glow will continue to regard these users as in scope, but may also require the following groups of users to be in scope, over the duration of the agreement:
    – Scottish Independent Schools
    – Scottish Colleges’

    With the next version of Glow due later this year, hopefully college staff will be able to access Glow shortly.

    It is also obvious that when information and resources are published, the publisher must ensure that they are put in a place which is accessible to those who need access to them, and we will certainly strive to ensure that this is exactly what happens.

  5. I am one of those that Aileen mentioned who does not have access to Glow and am feeling increasingly isolated because of this. At the pre-birth to 3 annual conference last week we were informed that the CPD resources would be accessible through Glow. I do not think Glow is the best way for College staff to access current information about CfE. Why not through Scotland’s Colleges pages also?

  6. Hi Aileen

    This event is only available if you have a Glow login. Some of our Glow TV events have included live web casts that other non Glow users can access too but due to the interactive nature of this event it is going to take place in Glow Meet. This is to allow a live question and answer session and to encourage the sharing ideas and practice.

    I am aware that attendees sometimes gather together in one location for these CPD events and watch and take part as a group as long as one of person has a Glow login. This obviously may not be possible for a number of reasons but I thought it might be worth mentioning.

    We would be happy to make the recording of the Glow Meet available after the event if this would be useful? This means they could view it at a later date without a Glow login.



  7. Many of my colleagues in colleges would like to sign up for this event but they do not have Glow logins. Is there any other way to access this Glow TV Event?

    Kind regards

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