Category Archives: CfE

Digital Leaders in Falkirk

Small - Falkirk Digital LeadersJoin us live in Glow TV for 2 exciting sessions about Digital Leaders in Falkirk!

Digital Leaders in Falkirk – A Pupil’s Perspective – Monday 1st February at 2pm
Do you enjoy working with digital technologies? Ever wondered what it would be like if pupils could take leadership in developing technologies in your school? If so why not tune into this live event to listen to ways in which pupils at St Bernadette’s and Victoria Primary School in Falkirk have developed ICT across the school. Listen to how they had to apply for their posts, be interviewed and take on the role as the Digital Leaders within the school.

You will hear about all the fun and exciting activities our Digital Leaders do such as being responsible for tablets and laptops, helping teachers with day to day ICT problems, working with other pupils online to share ideas, teaching classes and training TEACHERS!

Learn how you can join the growing number of Scottish Digital Leaders and join our national Glow page where we can all work online and help develop ICT in Scottish schools.

Sign up and join us live – Digital Leaders in Falkirk – A Pupil’s Perspective

Digital Leaders in Falkirk – A Teacher’s Perspective – Wednesday 3rd February at 3.35pm

We all have pupils in our school whose ICT skills and abilities using digital technologies are way more advanced than ours. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to provide these pupils with more ownership and leadership opportunities in this area? If so then join this event to hear about how St Bernadette’s Primary School and Victoria Primary School in Falkirk have developed ‘Digital Leaders’ who are now the driving the development of technologies throughout their schools.

The Digital Leaders themselves will be talking through the reasons why we needed to have more pupil involvement, the interview process, the types of jobs that they do around the school and their main achievements to date (including gaining funding to buy iPads!). We will also be sharing how we have networked with other local and national schools on our Scottish Digital Leaders Glow page.

Sign up and join us live – Digital Leaders in Falkirk – A Teacher’s Perspective

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.

Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Niall Caldwell

Small- SESLA Niall CaldwallJoin us for the first opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Niall Caldwell.

Niall Caldwell is the Managing Director of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd., which is a company based in Loanhead (near Edinburgh). They develop fluid power technology, which combines mechanisms with computers and electronics.

These days Niall spends a lot of time on the business management of the company, but he still finds time to do some technical work. He builds and tests mathematical computer models to predict how our machines will work when installed, for instance in a wind turbine. Using these models he can design the control system and predict the behaviour in all the different situations which can happen (for instance start up, shut down, emergency stop) before they actually build the machine. He makes these models by combining his understanding of the physics and mathematics of the machines with the results of experiments, to make a model which is complex enough to be realistic – while being simple enough to give an answer quickly. But no matter how much he thinks it through, when the machine finally starts working…there are always surprises!

Join Niall on Wednesday 3rd February at 11am to ask your questions and find out more!
Sign up now in Glow TV – Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Niall Caldwell

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.

Comhairle Nan Leabhraichean

Small- Gaelic Book CouncilJoin Rosemary Ward, Director of Comhairle Nan Leabhraichean, and Maeve MacKinnon, Senior Education Officer for Gaelic to hear about the work of Comhairle Nan Leabhraichean and the support they can offer teachers and pupils in Gaelic Education.

This session will focus on the development of Gaelic writing and (stimulating) promote an interest in reading Gaelic books. This session will last approximately 45 minutes and be delivered through the medium of Gaelic.

Sign up and join us live on Thursday 28th January at 3.45pm – Comhairle Nan Leabhraichean

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.

NNM – Progression in fractions, decimal fractions and %

Small- Module 13 Session 2Join the team at Education Scotland for the second session of Module 13 on Tuesday 2nd February at 4pm.

The theme of this session is Progression in fractions, decimal fractions and percentages – Ensuring conceptual understanding.

Using background analysis from the SSLN the aims of this session are to:
• (Building on session 1) Further explore progression in fractions, decimal fractions and percentages • Highlight areas of strength and development needs in fractions, decimal fractions and percentages
• Look at the Professional Learning Resources to support practitioners.
• Explore recent exemplification from the National Numeracy Progression Framework.

The session is most relevant for practitioners teaching secondary pupils.

Sign up and join us live – NNM – Progression in fractions, decimal fractions and %

Real STEM Careers : Engineering Presentation Series

Small - AtkinsInterested in a career in engineering? Would you like to know more about what it involves? Why not join a live interactive Atkins Engineering Consultancy STEM Ambassador Career Presentation with Niall Hamilton.

Niall is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer currently working for Atkins Consultancy in Glasgow. He will give a brief talk on his route into an engineering and his experiences gained working in Aerospace and Oil and Gas sectors. He will also highlight some the challenges young engineers will have to tackle in the future.

Join us live in Glow TV on Thursday 10th March at 11am. Sign up now – Real STEM Careers : Engineering Presentation Series

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.

DESMOS Support for Practitioners

Desmos is a graphing calculator which millions of students around the world use for free.   Desmos also create activities on top of that calculator, helping students use a powerful tool to experience all the curiosity, beauty, and sense that math has to offer. Those activities were used so often by so many teachers around the world they created an Activity Builder, helping every teacher create digital math activities that equal and exceed the activities they create themselves.

Using this activity builder the National Mathematics Development Group has created online support for the SQA National Qualifications.

Please log on to GLOW and visit our blog which has handy hints and tips for practitioners alongside activities linked to the SQA Assessment Standards for National 5 , Higher and Advanced Higher Mathematics.

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/desmosresources/

Generations Working Together National Conference 2nd March

 

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Generations Working Together is delighted to announce the programme for their  National Conference on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 in the new Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD. Further information and registration can be found on the following link:

http://generationsworkingtogether.org/events-training/national-conference-2016-02-03-2016

Generations Working Together launches Recognition Awards 2016
The awards celebrate and recognise the outstanding talent, commitment and inspirational involvement of workers, volunteers and groups who promote Intergenerational activities. This year there are six categories:

  1. New intergenerational project (Less than 12months)
  2. Established intergenerational project (Greater than 1 year)
  3. Yvonne Coull, Local Network Coordinators Award
  4. Young person contributing to intergenerational work
  5.  Older person contributing to intergenerational work
  6. Building successful partnerships through intergenerational work

More info here  http://generationsworkingtogether.org/news/gwt-recognition-awards/

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING nominations is 5pm on FRIDAY 5th February 2016.

Technologies at Work – Real life, Real Time

27 January 2016- 2:30pm

In March last year Education Scotland published ‘Building Society: Young people’s experiences and outcomes in the technologies’.   This impact review recognised how important this area of the curriculum is in preparing young people for the world of work. Technologies at work is a series of Glow meets that will allow young people to interact with people who have made a career through working in a range of different industries.

Each month we will record and share links to interview/conversations with real people working in technology related industries. These films will be there for you to watch in the ‘Watch Again’ area of Glow TV/broadcasting. You can watch these at a time and place that is appropriate for you and your learners. You will then be able to login at a later date (which will normally be between 2 and 4 weeks after the recordings have gone live on Watch Again)for a live glow TV session where you and your learners can ask the interviewee any questions.

Join the team at Education Scotland for what should be an interesting and informative discussion with Dr Pamela Anderson who works in the aero-space industry in Glasgow. Pamela has already recorded some background information and this is available at

https://meet.glowscotland.org.uk/p54og7shnkb/

It is anticipated that the Glow Meet session will build on what has already been recorded and will focus on

  • Career pathways
  • The importance of technologies in the workplace
  • Scotland and the aero-space industry

The session will be relevant for practitioners and young people working in the senior phase. Please sign up for the Glow Meet by following the link below.

https://meet.glowscotland.org.uk/pamelaanderson/event/registration.html