The Glow Blogs migration export will start on 19th September 2014
Any new posts or content added to blogs after that date will not be migrated to the new service. It is therefore advisable that if you do add to a blog that you keep a copy of the text/images.
The new service should be up and running by Oct 3rd 2014
The data from the current blog servers will be exported on the 19th of September and migrated to the new service ready for the go live date.
We’re making every effort to achieve the deadline of the new service for 3rd October. If anything changes, we will get in touch immediately.
This is not technically a content freeze as users will be able to add to their blog, rather it should be considered as a procedural content freeze.
Education Scotland have recently developed this professional learning resource. It provides an opportunity to reflect on effective practice in learning, teaching and assessment, drawing on the work published on the National Assessment Resource (NAR). It also provides a structured look at the NAR flow chart as a tool for planning effective learning, teaching, moderation and assessment.
The resource can be used by individual practitioners keen to reflect and improve on their assessment practice as well as pairs, groups of practitioners, associated school groups (ASGs) or clusters working collegiately to reflect on and improve practice.
It is available to download from the Education Scotland website and welcome section on NAR. There will be a Glow meet on Wednesday the 13th of February at 8:20am and Thursday the 14th at 4:15pm to explore the resource further.
The assessment team at Education Scotland are developing a professional learning community on Glow, in collaboration with practitioners across Scotland.
There are a number of opportunities in our Learn area, including a suite of Glow meets from January to March 2013:
Date Time Title
24.1.13 3:45 – 4:10 What is NAR?
29.1.13 8:20 – 8:45 The Moderation Process
31.1.13 3:45 – 4:10 The Moderation Process
06.2.13 8:20 – 8:45 Making Good Assessment Decisions
07.2.13 3:45 – 4:10 Making Good Assessment Decisions
13.2.13 8:20– 8:45 NAR professional learning resource
14.2.13 3:45 – 4:10 NAR professional learning resource
20.2.13 8:20 – 8:45 Profiling
21.2.13 3:45 – 4:10 Profiling
6.3.13 8:20 – 8:45 Glow to support assessment
7.3.13 3:45 – 4:10 Glow to support assessment
In the Share area, we continue to add a number of key power points which staff can use to explore the ideas in Building the Curriculum 5, including the ’10 key assessment messages’ and ‘What is NAR?’
You can always get help in our Support area and in the Change area you can add an intention of what you are going to do to improve assessment in the classroom, the wider school community, across the local authority or inter-authority.
I hope you will take the time to sign up and spread the word! And of course you are more than welcome to join us for the Glow meets and watch any you missed here: http://bit.ly/Teondr
Are you a supporter of a Probationer on the Teacher Induction Scheme?
If so, you’ll know it’s time for the Interim 1 Profile to be completed so why not join us in Glow TV on Thursday 29th November at 4pm to have any questions that you may have answered.
Mairi McAra of GTC Scotland will lead you though “Who does what?” and respond to any of your questions. This is a good chance to ask anything you’re not sure about and meet and talk with other colleagues also supporting Probationers.
Hear what other probationers are involved in share practice with other supporters.
Sign up and join us in Glow TV and if you are unable to watch the live event then you can still catch it in Watch Again.
Education Authority Assessment Coordinators gathered yesterday for the EA Assessment Forum in the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow. A range of presentations and workshops generated discussion, as the experience and insight of Assessment Coordinators from across the country was shared. Presentations from the event can be found on the National Assessment Glow Group.
Midlothian Council has kindly agreed to share some videos they have created which feature learners discussing profiling. These videos were recently shown at the Education Authority Assessment Forum and can be downloaded from the National Assessment Glow Group by clicking here.
Schools and local authorities are working with the Assessment Team on continuing to develop profiling 3-18. In particular, 18 schools from across the country are going to be working on developing approaches to S3 profiling and profiles. In June, at the end of this supported development, materials will be published on NAR. Presentations made at the start of this development can be found on the National Assessment Glow Group.
The Award in Volunteering Skills at SCQF Levels 3, 4 and 5 provides formal recognition of volunteering activity. Through participation in volunteering activities, candidates will develop a range of skills and personal development experiences which will help to prepare them for responsibility, further education and employment.
Candidates learn about the context of volunteering; plan a volunteering placement; review and reflect on their own skills and volunteering experience; and complete an investigative project.
More information is available here.