Ready for Winter

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We are pleased to launch a Ready for Winter site on Office 365 on Glow with a range of resources and fun activities for learning at school and at home.

The site contains a wide range of wintery activities and has been designed to be used by learners over the holidays, during periods of bad weather and during school time.

The Ready for Winter site will engage pupils in creative learning challenges, sharing and collaborating – it’s a fun space where learners can take part and create learning challenges around the theme of winter.


We have created a few learning challenges to kick it off but we need your help with making some more challenges. It is very easy to add a challenge via a simple form and we are hoping that teachers and learners alike will add more so that this space offers an exciting range of wintery learning for all users.

NQ REVISION SITE-discussion zones for exam subjects

As well as the winter resources and challenges, there is a Community for NQ revision subjects for senior phase with discussion zones for each exam subject that allow learners and their teachers a communal space to discuss and share NQ exam-related questions and resources.


Please have a look – especially given the bad weather forecasts for the coming days: Ready for Winter (Glow login required)

Embedding Anti-Sectarian Education in our Schools

Education Scotland are excited to be inviting members of Glasgow City Council into the glow studio to share their work in tackling sectarianism.

We will be given an exciting insight to the Glasgow based model, Sense over Sectarianism, and find out more about the key roles, from the classroom to the education authority.

We will be joined by Mark Adams, Sense over sectarianism; Geraldine Parkinson, Head Teacher, St Thomas’ Primary School and Lisa Sweeney and Sarah Clark from St Paul’s Primary.

All our guests will be keen to share their experience and take your questions on the day. You may also be interested in our new discussion forum for equalities and diversity –

Join us for this live Glow TV event on Wednesday 14th January at 4pm. Regsiter now in Glow TV – Embedding Anti-Sectarian Education in our Schools

NMS – The Romans

Once again we are off to the National Museum of Scotland to find out more interesting things about the past. This time we are finding out about the Romans.

How do we know about the Romans in Scotland? Find out about the work of archaeologists to discover Roman remains and some of the objects in the National Museums Scotland with our museum experts.

Join us on Wednesday 14th January at 1.45pm in Glow TV. Register now to join the event – NMS- The Romans

Assessment in the Sciences

Following the publication of its 3-18 Curriculum Impact Report for Sciences in September 2012, Education Scotland organised a series of conversation days where priorities for action to secure improvements in science education nationally were identified.

Key aspects for development emerged, which included primary and early years practitioners requiring guidance and exemplifications for assessment in the sciences.

To address this aspect the sciences team will be hosting the second of four Glow Meets, complimented again by a series of professional learning twilight sessions.

The Education Scotland assessment support documentation will be explored, using exemplifications from the NAR and addressing particular science Significant Aspects of Learning.

Join us on Tuesday 13th January at 4pm in Glow TV to find out more. Register now to take part – Assessment in the Sciences

Junior Saltire Awards Competition 2015

Join us in Glow TV on Tuesday 13th January at 11am to find out more about this year’s Junior Saltire Awards. This engaging, hands-on, topical competition sets the challenge of designing, building and testing a simple floating Wave Energy Converter.

We will be live at the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility which is the world’s most sophisticated ocean simulator. The first of its kind in the world, the circular FloWave test tank combines complex wide-area multidirectional wave simulation with fast tidal flows.

You will have an opportunity to find out more about it from the experts and to ask your own questions!

Register today to take part – Junior Saltire Awards Competition 2015

For all enquiries about the Junior Saltire, please contact Melanie Riddell,