Category Archives: CfE

Glow’s Watch Again Service

Watch Again ImageThe on demand service from Glow TV, Watch Again, has recently undergone a redesign. All the recordings are still available but finding them should now be quicker and easier.

Why not have a look at the new look blog and find the events that you may have missed or ones that are of interest to you and your class? Glow TV – Watch Again.

The live and interactive events can be found on the Glow TV schedule .

Bloodhound Scotland Rocket Car Challenge

Blooh houndThe technologies form a central part of Scotland’s heritage, identity and future. Their importance cannot be overstated whether as an economic necessity, a social influence or a vital educational experience.

There are approximately 1300 secondary qualified craft, design, engineering and graphics and 600 secondary qualified computing science practitioners across the 32 local authorities in Scotland. The wide spread of locations can and has made professional and collaborative learning difficult.

Scottish Schools Education and Research Centre, Education Scotland and Energy Skills Partnership have worked in partnership to set upTechnology/STEM hubs across Scotland that will give practitioners access to high quality professional and collaborative learning opportunities.

The hubs will be based around the 13 college regions and will not only reach out to the secondary practitioners but also to the 13 regional college staff.

Through the local authority contacts of SSERC and Education Scotland and the Energy Skills Partnership college network the BLOODHOUND Rocket Car Challenge was a kick starter project to encourage practitioners and college staff to get involved in their local hub.

The case study attached explains the detail of how this kick starter project has brought together schools and colleges.

Bloodhound Case study May 2016

Young People’s Social and Political Participation Across the EU

 LSE pilot study ends 3rd July
CATCH-EyoU (Constructing Active Citizenship with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges and Solutions) is a research and innovation action funded by the European Commission
CATCH-EyoU is trying to find out about young people’s social and political participation across the EU and want to understand why and how some young people decide to participate (or to not participate) in their communities, in politics, and in social life. They are especially interested in European active citizenship and what this might mean to young people.
The project is currently carrying out a survey which seeks the views of young people, in two separate age groups: between 16-18, and between 19–25 on their experiences and perspectives as young European citizens. The pilot survey will be open until 3 July.
For young people between the ages of 16-18 the link to the survey is here.
For young people between the ages of 19-25 the link to the survey is here.
Any young person completing the whole survey will be eligible to win one of ten £20 Amazon voucher prizes. These will be randomly allocated at the beginning of July, and will be sent via email to the winning participant.
Find out more here.
Contact: Dr Sam Mejias at London School of Economic and Political Science,

Early Years Conference

Join us live in Glow TV for this exciting day long broadcast on Monday 27th June from 9.50am.
This conference has been organised to further enhance the POET (pedagogies of educational transition) objectives of building networks and facilitating exchanges between the five POET countries namely New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, Iceland and Australia.

In particular the conference will engage with a group of early years professionals from across Scotland:

to expand knowledge and understanding of the significance of dialogic pedagogy for educators working with babies, young children and their families;

to promote collaboration among early years professionals from a number of education authorities and agencies across Scotland;

to continue to facilitate the development of research skills and expertise among the participants; and

to generate knowledge transfer among and between researchers, educators, other professionals and policymakers involved in this field of early learning and childcare.

The conference would hope to generate further involvement in the existing (POET-project) and planned future international research partnerships (for example, the ‘infant project-from the beginning’ which is currently being developed between Strathclyde University and Waikato University).

09.50-Welcome to East Dunbartonshire Council Convenor of the Education Committee Cllr Maureen Henery and Chief Education Officer-Jacqui MacDonald.

09.55-Musical welcome to Bishopbriggs Academy-Rachel McLean S6

10.00-Clare Lamont Assistant Director Education Scotland

10.05-Mr Mark McDonald Minister for Childcare and Early Years

10.15-Chairperson for the day-Marion Burns HMI.

10.20 Keynote address: Associate Professor E. Jayne White, Waikato University

‘A dialogic ‘look’ at early learning and childcare for the under threes’


11.50 Lynn McNair OBE-Headteacher Cowgate Nursery-
‘Living with Dialogism’-presentation and discussion

13.40 Judith Thomas Head of Centre Ferguslie Pre-five Centre, Paisley.
‘You’ve got something really special here’ -A nurturing philosophy that supports our children to blossom and grow.’-presentation and workshop session.

Sign up and join us live – Early Years Conference

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Funded International Learning Experience

On October, the 3rd, 2013, 368 migrants died in a dreadful shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa. It was just one of the cruelest tragedy in the long trail of death since the mass migrations from North Africa began few years ago. The UNHCR rates that more than 2600 persons have died in the Mediterranean sea from 2011 so far. The Italian Parliament has therefore established a Remembering Day every 3rd of October, to honour the people who died and raise awareness of the migration tragedy.

The “Europe begins at Lampedusa” initiative aims to involve Italian and European students in learning activities and events specifically concerning the issues of global interdependence and human rights, with a particular focus on migrations and the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

The European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education has forwarded on this invite from the Italian Ministry for a Scottish secondary school to participate in a learning experience focused on global interdependence, rights, migration, asylum seekers and refugees.

The successful school would engage pupils in preparatory learning experiences in their own school during September to prepare for a conference in Lampedusa, Italy, in October.

 The deadline for applications is Thursday 16th June.

Click here for an application pack.


NNM – Early Number – Developing Number sense *Counting

Small- Module 24 Session 1Join the team at Education Scotland on Tuesday 24th May at 4pm for the first session of Module 24- Early Number – Developing Number sense *Counting.

The aims of this session are to:
•Define what is meant by ‘number sense’
•Explore skills and understanding surrounding early counting
•Discuss strategies to develop conceptual understanding of ‘counting’

This session is aimed at practioners of Early Years and Primary aged pupils.

Register now in Glow TV to take part live – NNM – Early Number – Developing Number sense *Counting

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Barefoot Computing Resources

Small- Barefoot ImageJoin us on Monday 23rd May at 4pm for a fun session introducing the changes to the Technologies curriculum and the principles of computational thinking and programming.

We will explore the free Barefoot Computing resources, including excellent classroom activities that will save planning time and get teachers and pupils excited about computing. Free posters and sample activities will be available for you to download and we will also provide you with a simple presentation that you can use to quickly and effectively introduce your colleagues to key computing science concepts and approaches.

The session is aimed at Primary teachers and digital leads and the aim of the session is provide teachers with the tools and confidence to support their colleagues in delivering the new computing science significant aspects of learning.

Register now to join us live in Glow TV – Barefoot Computing Resources.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Stàit Neo-eismeileach Sonais

Small - Gaelic HappinessJoin Ariel Killick, of Stàit Neo-eismeileach Sonais /Independent State of Happiness contemporary Gaelic Arts provider for this session on Wednesday 18th May at 4pm.

Ariel will outline the fun and exciting workshops she can deliver to schools. These include projects such as; Storytelling and Drama, Circus skills, Graffiti Art, Street theatre and Spectacle, which support children with Gaelic language acquisition and development from Nursery to P7. Ariel will also outline how such workshops and projects can fulfil several Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes. This session will last approximately 30 minutes and will be delivered bilingually in Gaelic and English.

Register now to take part live – Stàit Neo-eismeileach Sonais.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Gaelic Progression Frameworks

Small - Gaelic Progression Framework copyJoin Maeve MacKinnon Senior Education Officer, Gaelic Education for this session on Monday 16th May at 4pm.

Maeve will be discussing the recently updated Progression Frameworks and how they can assist practitioners with assessing children and young people’s progress in Literacy and Gàidhlig. This session will last approximately 30 minutes and will be delivered through the medium of Gaelic.

Regsiter now and join in live – Gaelic Progression Frameworks

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Research digest for teachers of craft, design, engineering and graphics

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This research digest has been developed to provide you with a sample of recent international literature and research related to Technologies: Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics.