The Youth Discussion competition is still open; why not enter this weekend for a chance to win a unique prize?
What is the competition about?
What needs to change in your local community that will make a difference to your environment and what role can you play in making it happen?
We want you to answer the question and tell us how you can make your environment better.
Gillian from Keep Scotland Beautiful explains the prize they are offering – with a little help from her furry friends! vimeo.com/84878949.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all young people throughout Scotland between the ages of 5-18 whether through your school, as part of a group or as an individual. Prizes to be won include a backstage tour of the Hydro, tickets to the Irn Bru Carnival 2014/2015 and the Teen Drive electric car event at Knockhill and gadgets like tablets!
Get your entry in soon and don’t miss out!
Education Scotland is delighted to announce that schools can now access Tigtag – an award-winning online science resource for primary schools, free of charge through Glow.
We have agreed a 12 month national education licence with Twig World which allows Scottish schools to have unlimited access to this great resource.
Schools across the country are currently using Twig on Glow to access almost 1500 top quality short films. Tigtag provides a superb addition to this resource, and provides valuable support to primary practitioners to assist in the effective teaching of the Sciences Experiences and Outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence.
It provides access to:
• background information, relating to the key concepts identified in the science organisers, and quality films to support and enhance teaching and learning in the sciences.
• planning resources, investigation sheets, practical challenges and succinct clear lesson plans, providing a range of contexts for learning which draw on important aspects of everyday life and work.
• interactive lesson packages to help stimulate the interest and motivation of all learners and support staff in planning challenging, engaging and enjoyable learning and teaching activities.
• a “What Happens Next?” and “Scientific Enquiry” section to encourage learners to engage in dialogue, developing their investigative and inquiry skills.
Explore the world of Tigtag and Twig on Glow science with your learners through www.tigtagonglow.com Log in using your Glow password.
Education Scotland would like to invite practitioners and partner agencies working with young people in all sectors around Scotland with an interest in raising young people’s awareness of future choices and goals to the following event.
Planning for Choices and Changes
When: Friday 28th February
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
Time: 9.30 / 10.00 am to 3.30 pm
This event will be of value to practitioners with responsibility for supporting young people through transitions with the vision of achieving a positive and sustained destination. This event will focus on skills for work, life and learning, supporting learners to develop their understanding of, employability skills, future choices, profiling, youth achievement and personal development awards and enhancing college partnership working and making connections across Curriculum for Excellence and into the world of work.
Keynote speakers will provide an opportunity for inspirational dialogue for the day and provide up to date information about good practice. Participants will have the opportunity to select from a varied choice of workshops and have ample time to network with colleagues. Participants will be provided with the latest information and practice to support young people develop the skills required to make positive choices to prepare them for the next stages of their lives.
Workshop choices will be sent out late February.
Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P86DY6N
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