Today (2 March) Education Scotland staff launched the Community with colleagues in Dundee. ELCC practitioners came along to St. Paul’s Academy to hear from Education Scotland about the importance of being connected through Glow. Myself and Con Morris talked about how Glow is to become an important way for ELCC practitioners to find high-quality professional development material.
During the event, colleagues joined the Early Learn community, chatted via Glow and commented on some of the resources already available.
To join the community all you need to do is login to Glow then type http://bit.ly/earlylearn into the address bar. That will take you straight into the Homepage of the community.
In the top right-hand side of the screen you will see a ‘follow’ command. Make sure you follow the community and you will recieve updates from others who are also members.
The new Early Learn Glow Community has already attracted lots of new members. The Children and Families Team have uploaded several new resources for you to download. Among these new resources are extracts from the as yet unpublished resource The Learning Cycle – Planning and Assessment in the Early Level. Uploaded for comment are support materials on assessment skills: Engagement; Noticing; Interpreting. More support materials will follow.
We have also uploaded video material from Cowgate and Arnprior nurseries. More of that to follow if you find it useful.
To hear about some of the other ways that Education Scotland will be providing support to ELCC practitioners come along to the March ELCC Local Conversations.
17 March University of West of Scotland, Ayr
20 March Victoria Quay, Edinburgh
25 March Millburn Academy, Inverness
You can register to come along via Survey Monkey.