War Horse – Exclusive Launch

Glow TV is delighted to be able to host the Exclusive Launch on Tuesday 11th June at 11am!

War Horse is the theatrical phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. At the heart of this awe-inspiring show are life-sized puppets which bring galloping, charging horses to life on stage. Now you are invited to a unique opportunity to meet one of these truly remarkable puppets up close at an exclusive launch event.

You are invited to see the central character, Joey, in action and discover first-hand how these “living, breathing steeds” are created and brought to life in what has become one of the most anticipated theatrical productions in years.

Joining us will be Finn Caldwell of Handspring Puppet Company and Associate Puppetry Director for War Horse, and Stephen Rebbeck (Managing Director for War Horse around the world)

The exhilarating story of a young man’s journey to find his beloved horse Joey, against the backdrop of World War One, is an incredibly powerful production. It’s a spectacle you need to see to believe!

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Evening Fun – The 79p Download

Thursday 6th June @ 7pm.
This is the first in our Pupil Focused Evening Fun events – watch out for more next term!

When downloading a song from iTunes, have you ever stopped and thought, “who gets my money”? If Harry from One Direction only gets 1p from every download, who get’s the rest? Why does Emeli Sande get more than 10 times what Harry gets for each sale?

This is going to be an eye opening look at the different careers and roles of the various organisations that work in the music industry including song writers, singers, musicians, managers, record labels, recording studios, accountants, lawyers, video directors, promotions companies, security and not forgetting the person that get’s the biggest cut of all, the tax man.

What does MCPS and PPL mean and what do they do? Tune in to find out.

The session will be delivered by a music business professional with 25 years of experience and will include the opportunity to ask questions and take part in a music quiz.

So why not sign up and join us in Glow TV? – Evening Fun – The 79p Download

Tony Robinson – Watch and Chat!

Authors Live is stepping back in time on Thursday 6th June with renowned popular historian, actor and author, Tony Robinson, to discover the strange secrets hidden in our Weird World of Wonders. Join us in a live webstream at 11am from the BBC as we march through time with the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians and find out what made us Britons British. It’s history, but not as you know it! This event is suitable for P3-7 or age 7-12 years.

Find out more information in Glow TV – Authors Live – Tony Robinson

Following on from Tony’s live event at the BBC he will be joining us on the Glow TV Studio couch at 1.30pm for a live question and answer session – make sure you can join us then!! – Glow Authors Live – Tony Robinson

Working in the Music Business

Yes World of Work Wednesdays is back again just in time for the summer break!

This event will give you a great insight into the real world of the music industry. The UK music business employs 150,000 people and is worth £3.5billion to the UK economy. We’ve brought together experts from all aspects of the industry including a manager, a singer, a record producer and a marketing manager.

As well as discussing their different roles, they will also be taking your questions. So if you want to ask, “how do I break into the music business”, “how do I get my song on iTunes”, “how can I get my band on T in the Park”, “is X Factor a good way of starting out”, or anything else you can think of then this is your chance!

You’ll hear from the panel that there are many career opportunities in the industry and how certain school subjects such as English, Maths, Art, ICT and of course Music can help you achieve them. With an interactive pop quiz included, it promises to be a fun, interesting and exciting event and we hope to see you there!

Sign up and join us in Glow TV on Wednesday 5th June at 2pm – Working in the Music Business

SCILT – BGE in the Secondary School

Once again SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages will be providing an excellent Professional Learning workshop via Glow. This event is on Tuesday 4th June at 4pm.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to revisit the experiences and outcomes for each level, and look at practical ways of ensuring progression for all pupils. We will also look at how to take existing resources and turn them into creative, innovative and fit-for-purpose tasks, which will motivate your pupils and develop their higher order thinking skills.

The session is suitable for Secondary and ASN practitioners and will be presented by Fhiona Fisher, Depute Director of SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages.

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Sharing with Shetland

Children’s Services (Quality Improvement) are delighted to announce a series of Professional Learning Glow Meet sessions to share practice around Shetland schools and they would like you to join in too!

The first event on Monday 3rd June at 3.45pm joins Rachel Colclough at Olnafirth Primary School, who will discuss the impact of working towards the national Saltire award.

Last year, her P5-7 pupils designed a wave-power generator and Rachel will discuss how she organised the work and the learning opportunities which arose as a result.

The school reached the finals of the Saltire award in 2012 and has been shortlisted again this year. Sharing with Shetland – Working Towards an Award

The second event is on Monday 10th June at 3.45pm and joins Laura Nicolson at Sound Primary School Nursery Department, who will share ideas about an effective positive behaviour strategy that she has used in Nursery, P1 and P2/3 settings, which has proven very effective.

The strategy comes from the story book – ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ – Sharing with Shetland – Positive Behaviour Strategy

Find out about further Shetland events and many other Professional Learning events on the Glow TV schedule.

Content Authors Required

SCHOLAR is a major national programme delivering online learning content to support the secondary and tertiary sectors in Scotland.

As part of a programme to upgrade the SCHOLAR materials and ensure relevance to the SQA curriculum they wish to recruit authors to write new materials for CfE Higher for delivery in 2014/15. This will also include identifying appropriate content from existing SCHOLAR materials.

SCHOLAR require authors from the Teaching sector to revise our current portfolio of the following Higher SCHOLAR subjects.

· Accounting
· Art & Design (Textiles)
· Biology
· Business Management
· Chemistry
· Computing
· Economics
· French
· Gaelic
· German
· Human Biology
· Mathematics
· Physics
· Psychology
· Spanish

The course development will be expected to last from September 2013 until September 2014. The aim is to have some initial materials live for September 2014.The remaining materials will be made live throughout the school session 2014/15.

More details about this opportunity can be found on the CfE Higher Document.
Closing date is 28th June 2013.

Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories is coming to the Edinburgh Bookshop on Saturday 15th June to celebrate 20 years of brilliant books along the publication of Horrible Histories Cruel Crimes!

The event starts at 2:30pm and is free although they do ask that people book their tickets to ensure a place. They can do this by calling the shop on 0131 447 1917, or emailing Cat Anderson on cat@edinburghbookshop.com or by calling into the shop – they’re at 219 Bruntsfield Place. The actual event itself will be held in the Christ Church hall across the road from the shop.

It promises to be a fun-filled couple of hours with songs, storytelling and book signing and are suggesting an age of 6+ for this event, just as guidance.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) Schools Programme

The National Records of Scotland has launched its 2013-14 programme of free workshops and Glow Meet sessions for primary and secondary schools. New topics include ‘The Impact of the Great War 1914-1915’, ‘St Kilda: Living on the Edge’ and a Genealogy Research Project for secondary school pupils. Bookings are open for September 2013 – March 2014.

Full details of the Schools Programme and the booking forms are available on the NRS education website.