A busy week for the Literacy team with lots of really interesting (and popular!) SLF workshops. Ranging from Gavinburn Primary School talking about their multi-modal texts to Debbie Gardner who has a wealth of experience promoting Literacy across all sectors, there is something for everyone.
You can see some of the Gavinburn work here:
In the longer term we are following on the success of of our targeted support days on Literacy Across Learning we will roll out LAL 2 beginning in October. The Primary day will focus on the development of reading and is called, “Learning to read, Reading to learn” with the Secondary following on the theme of Literacy as a responsibility of all.
Both days are very dynamic and include a range of practical ideas. They are supported by materials and resources that are shared from various authorities across Scotland.
The day will be booked through CPD Central and we have advertised it to all our NLN contacts.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a National Theatre, who does what and how is the whole production put together?
Why not join us for a sneak preview behind the scenes of National Theatre of Scotland’s seminal production of “Men Should Weep.”
Join the directors, cast and crew members of the Men Should Weep company live from the citizens theatre. A tour of the set led by assistant director Phil McCormack will be followed by discussion with the director and some of the main cast who will reveal their approaches and the many processes adopted to make the show.
You will also have the opportunity to ask your own questions and find out what really goes on behind the scenes.
Register for Glow TV and then sign up and join us on Thursday 22nd from 2-3pm for this exciting event.
I am looking for examples of good practice and new resources to share with other practitioners in our National Glow Group for Modern Languages. There are lots of fantastic lessons being taught across the country, so let’s stop “reinventing the wheel” and see if we can share some of our great ideas with our Modern Language colleagues. If you have found an ingenious way of exploring the Es and Os at any level, if you have a wonderful transition project going on, if you have some exciting senior phase resources to share, or if you have just used something that really works, then please let me and everyone else know about it! Feel free to send me an e-mail at
or leave me a comment below.
Young people aged 14-18 years have the opportunity to have fun learning new skills from professional artists with the National Museums of Scotland taster sessions (no experience necessary).
- Stop Frame Animation with professional photographer David Grinly on Sunday 2 October (Price: £5.00 per person);
- Sound Design course in digital musical instrument making with artist and composer Victoria Gama from Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October. (Price: £24.00 for three days).
Go to their website here