The National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust have produced two resources, available online, which support the First Minister’s Reading Challenge. To access these resources please follow the links below:
Cuir sgeulachd ri chèile san taigh-tasgaidh – This resource can be used at any museum across the UK.
Leugh do shlighe timcheall Taigh-tasgaidh Naiseanta na h-Alba! – This resource is for use at the National Museum of Scotland.
National Digital Learning Week is back! This year the event will take place Monday 13 until Friday 17 May.
For this year’s even all Early Learning and Childcare Centres and Schools across Scotland are invited to take part in 5 Curriculum focused challenges in: STEM, Social Studies, Expressive Arts, Numeracy and Literacy.
Here’ a 2 minute video that tells you everything you need to know about the event.
Visit the Glow Blog today and get started. https://bit.ly/2PfR0Go
e-Sgoil is an interactive, real-time teaching facility which uses Glow, Office 365 and V-scene to support the teaching of Gaelic and through Gaelic in any school in Scotland. This supports the curriculum for 1+2 Approach to Languages, Gaelic Learner and Gaelic Medium Education. A short promotional video is available here:
e-Sgoil is currently inviting expressions of interest for teaching National 5 Gaelic (Learners) from August 2019. This may be to provide progression with the 1+2 Approach to Languages, or to enable learners to access Gaelic as a new subject.
Support for self-evaluation
Advice to support implementation of 1+2 and challenge questions
Case study and challenge questions on improving the secondary GME and GLE curriculum
Statutory Guidance on Gaelic Education
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.
The NQ support materials for Gàidhlig, Gaelic(Learners) and subjects and courses through the medium of Gaelic, previously hosted on the Education Scotland National Qualifications website are now available on our professional learning community for Gaelic education on Yammer.
It should be noted that these resources no longer fully match the SQA course specifications. However, they do provide a range of useful support on approaches to effective learning, teaching and ongoing classroom assessment, should teachers wish to use them. You will find these resources here.
A glow login is required to access Yammer and membership of the group is also required.
Foundation Apprenticeships in Social Services – Children and Young People
Are you considering pathways in the senior phase for young people learning through the medium of Gaelic?
This Foundation Apprenticeship is available through the medium of Gaelic for young people in S5 and S6 . It can be studied over a period of one or two years, starting in S5 or S6.
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig offers a partnership with schools to deliver this foundation apprenticeship. Delivery is organised to suit the school’s timetable. Young people will be taught by a college lecturer from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. A range of online learning materials will be used support young people in their studies.
A video sharing a pupil’s experience of the foundation apprenticeship, as well as additional information is available here:
More advice on the GME senior phase is available here:
A case study on improving the secondary curriculum and challenge questions to support planning are available here:
Information on e-sgoil, a digital teaching platform to support the GME curriculum is available here:
New guidance on grammar is available on University of Glasgow’s Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic (DASG). The guidance can be accessed at: https://dasg.ac.uk/grammar
Applications are now invited for this 60-credit programme on Gaelic Medium Education. The programme is delivered by Aberdeen University and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, and is fully-funded by the Scottish Government. Find out more.
Seo fiosrachadh ùr bhuainn:
Please see our February Briefing on Gaelic Education here:
Please follow the link below to view our briefings on Gaelic Education which keep practitioners updated of some of Education Scotland’s, and key partners’, support for improvement in Gaelic Education.
This professional learning is for teachers.
7 – 12 July (summer school) & 21 – 24 July (symposium), 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to use and further your Gaelic in a fun and supportive community setting?
Come to South Uist, where Ceòlas Uibhist is offering:
- Short courses in the strongest Gaelic community;
- Quality tuition from experienced native Gaelic speakers;
- A positive and supportive learning environment;
- Gain confidence in speaking Gaelic in a community setting;
- Experience the rich oral tradition and culture as a teaching resource;
- Extend your knowledge of the natural environment, heritage and indigenous skills for cross-curricular themes;
- Strengthening of grammar, vocabulary, idiom and dialect;
- Understanding of Gaelic as a social and economic asset;
- Building connections with others in similar situations;
WHEN Week 1 (7 – 12 July); Week 2 (21 – 24 July) 2019
WHERE Dalabrog, South Uist
WHAT Gaelic Enrichment Course for Gaelic Teachers
For more information, please contact: email@example.com
Education Scotland has published the Gaelic version of e-Sgoil’s live narrative project here:
This project outlines e-Sgoil’s virtual learning approach to overcoming barriers to learning across a range of local authorities and aspects of pedagogy. It is intended to assist senior leaders and teachers with improving practice through the medium of Gaelic and English.