The new Primary Science Glow 365 site is currently under development but at the moment we have a Primary /Early Years blog page which is easily accessible and provides up to date relevant information for practitioners in each sector.
Our latest blogs include highlighting the connection between language and STEM skills and provide access to the Science Conversation Day Summary document.
To access the site http://bit.ly/glowsciences and remember your glow password
The site is work in progress and further developments will be introduced as the Glow 365 platform takes shape
THE SCOTTISH LEARNING FESTIVAL 2014: RAISING ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTAINMENT FOR ALL
SLF 2014 is completely FREE for everyone to attend and will support practitioners as they explore a wide range of practical approaches, resources and research aimed at improving achievement and attainment for all learners in Scotland.
There will be inspirational keynotes speeches, conversation and debate in the professional discussion sessions and professional learning seminars where you can engage in activities and learn from practitioners and young people;
This includes a number of seminars specifically aimed at addressing the sciences curriculum.
Learning for sustainability – a strategic agenda for change – SLF Guide Page 7
In February 2014, the National Implementation Group for Learning for Sustainability was established to ensure all learners in schools experience global citizenship, outdoor learning, sustainability, children’s rights and play in a transformative way. This seminar will outline the ambitions of the group and this exciting agenda for change which will impact on all schools and support the introduction of the new GTCS Professional Standards.
Supporting primary science to inspire STEM careers – SLF Guide Page 21
STEM subjects are central to Scotland’s economic future and our health and wellbeing. They also offer a range of excellent career opportunities for young people. This seminar will demonstrate how SSERC and Education Scotland provide valuable support for primary practitioners to enthuse and inspire learners about science and STEM careers.
Engaging pupils with science – SLF Guide Page 23
Outlining the various projects Aberdeen City have developed, which have increased pupils’ engagement and enthusiasm in science. This includes the S6 Science Ambassador Award; Science Buddy Award; P6/7 Science Champions; Intertek Science Fair; Science for PSAs & Playground Science.
To book your place browse the conference programme, note the seminars you want to
attend and visit the SLF website – www.scottishlearningfestival.org.uk.
Register on line today.
The Royal Institution autumn programme, which caters for all ages, is now available to browse and download.
The programme includes:
The lagoon: How Aristotle invented science
Armand Leroi explores Aristotle’s science – its genius, its errors and its lessons for modern science.
Cowardice to shellshock: medicine, psychiatry and the Great War
World War I drove great advances in science and technology, but learn more about its impact on medicine.
An evening of Itchcraft with Simon Mayo and friends
Join BBC broadcaster and author Simon Mayo for the launch of his third book about science-mad element hunting teenager Itch.
For further details click: The Royal Institution