The Primary Science Education Conference (PSEC) is coming to Edinburgh in June 2019. It will bring together teachers and primary science experts from across the UK and internationally to share best practice in primary science teaching. From 6-8 June 2019, the comprehensive programme will offer outstanding professional development in primary science, complemented by a dynamic exhibition specifically focussed on primary science teaching.
Now is the perfect time to register your interest in attending PSEC, submit a proposal to deliver a workshop and apply for a teachers bursary to help cover your costs. On Friday 7th June there will be a dedicated Children’s Conference and more details of this will be released in September.
PSEC is brought to you by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) – an educational charity whose vision is to see excellent teaching of science in every primary classroom in the UK.
Call for Proposals
e-Sgoil is an interactive, real-time teaching facility which uses Glow, Office 365 and Vscene to make Gaelic part of the curriculum in any school in Scotland. e-Sgoil is offering National 5 and Higher Gaelic (Learners) from August 2018. This may be to provide progression with the 1+2 Approach to Languages in the broad general education or within the senior phase, or to enable learners to access Gaelic as a new subject.
e-Sgoil can also offer weekly inputs for Gaelic (Learners) in the broad general education.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or phone 01851 822850.
A review of e-Sgoil’s first year of operation is available here:
We are pleased to provide Gaelic Medium provisions with a Gaelic version of the Moderation Cycle poster. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that the poster will help raise awareness of the Moderation Cycle, and that it will support professional discussion and reflection.
More information can be found at these two links.
National Improvement Hub
Moderation Hub on Glow
An Comann Gaidhealach’s newsletter has a summary of the dates for local Mods across Scotland. Education Scotland’s Advice on Gaelic Education refers to such opportunities for personal achievements as an important context for applying language, building confidence and developing a range of skills for learning life and work.
Here are some useful links:
An Comann Gaidhealach’s newsletter:
Education Scotland’s Advice on Gaelic Education:
Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education:
The Scottish Government has commissioned Gaelic Medium Education Scottish National Standardised Assessments (GME SNSA) as part of the National Improvement Framework. The GME SNSA will assess children and young people from Gaelic Medium Education in reading, writing and numeracy during P1, P4, P7 and S3.
Giglets Education is developing the GME SNSA for launch in schools in August 2018. We are now bringing together a team of educators with experience of CfE in Gaelic Medium Education to develop content for the GME National Standardised Assessments.
Please visit https://www.obraichean.co.uk/job/giglets-education-5-gme-assessment-content-developer-2/ for details and to apply.
2 – 5 July 2018, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
This national leadership programme is now open for registration. It is hosted by SCILT and Education Scotland. The programme is aimed at those who have, or aspire to have, a responsibility for leading languages and developing colleagues’ capacity to deliver the 1+2 approach to languages in their context. The programme is free of charge for educators in the public sector and begins with a summer school.
The programme themes include:
- 1+2 languages: the national picture and the position of languages within the National Improvement Framework and the Scottish Attainment Challenge
- Strategic leadership in languages: planning and evaluation
- Progression in language learning
- Parental and wider engagement in language learning
- Raising attainment: practical ways to develop literacy skills across languages
- L3 – existing models, diversity of languages
- Inclusive practice in languages
The Safer Scotland Scottish Government website has resources to support children learning through the medium of Gaelic. These include interactive games and stories. Please visit:
Road Safety – ‘Go Safe with Ziggy’ Competition
Ziggy’s BIG competition is about helping children learn about road safety in a fun, creative way. This is part of a Scotland-wide movement to help young children be safe on roads and about traffic. The competition is open until the end of April 2018.