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Topical Science and Partnerships : twilight professional learning events begin Wednesday 11th March

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:

In the primary sector and at the early stages of secondary school, there is generally less emphasis in the key area of Topical Science than on the other four organisers……. In these cases, children and young people do not have enough opportunity to discuss and debate a range of ethical issues.”
To address this aspect the Sciences team hosted a “Topical Science and Partnerships” Glow Meet .

To Watch Again : https://meet.glowscotland.org.uk/p5rd5cx8od8/

Each glow meet is complimented by a series of professional learning twilight sessions.

Please register through: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TwilightSessions2015

Breakout sessions will be provided by Dynamic Earth, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Glasgow City of Science, Stem Ambassadors and The English Speaking Union.

Education Scotland will also be delivering sessions on Citizen Science, Community Resilience, Food and Science and Social Studies and Science.

 

GLOW MEET EXCLUSIVE! Ask an astronaut – with Commander Chris Hadfield

The previous Commander of the International Space Station delighted, entertained and inspired us with his videos detailing life in space. He showed us how to make a sandwich in space, how he brushed his teeth, and even recorded his own version of a famous David Bowie song, Space Oddity.

On Tuesday March 24th at 2.30pm, Commander Hadfield will be on Glow TV answering pupils’ questions about science, space and the Universe.

What was his most terrifying moment in space? What does flying a rocket feel like? How has he adjusted to life back on Earth?

We will be selecting the best questions and these pupils will have the opportunity to ask questions live directly to Commander Hadfield on the day!

Submit your questions to glow.connect@glowscotland.onmicrosoft.com before 20th March with the title “Ask an astronaut”. Don’t forget to include your pupils’ names, ages and school. To register for the event, click here (Glow log-in required).

NMS – Dinosaur Discovery

Small - Dinosaur NMSGlow TV once again returns to the National Museum of Scotland on Tuesday 24th February at 1.30pm to find out more about our past and this time we are going back to prehistoric times to find out more about dinosaurs!

Explore fossil evidence to discover clues about how dinosaurs lived. Join the team at National Museums Scotland who will take you through some fun experiments and calculations to find out some facts and figures about dinosaur life.

Topical science and partnerships

BF2A9145Following 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:

In the primary sector and at the early stages of secondary school, there is generally less emphasis in the key area of Topical Science than on the other four organisers……. In these cases, children and young people do not have enough opportunity to discuss and debate a range of ethical issues.”

Young people are increasingly surrounded by scientific issues in the media and their everyday lives. By considering current issues through topical science, learners increasingly develop their understanding of scientific concepts and their capacity to form informed social, moral and ethical views. They reflect upon and critically evaluate media portrayal of scientific findings.

To address this aspect the Sciences team are hosting a Glow Meet entitled “Topical Science and Partnerships” which will be complimented again by a series of professional learning twilight sessions.

Contexts for delivering topical science and methods for planning topical science will be addressed.

Join us on Tuesday 4th March at 3.45 – 4.45 pm in Glow TV to find out more.

Register now to take part.

https://meet.glowscotland.org.uk/topicalscience/event/event_info.html

 

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015

Small - Chinese New YearTo bring in the Chinese New Year St Ninian’s High school (Kirkintilloch) will be hosting a Chinese showcase. Four primary schools as well as pupils from St. Ninian’s, local Chinese community children choir, and Musicians from Harmony Chinese Music Ensemble will take part in the show displaying the wide ranging talents and skills honed by pupils through the work of East Dunbartonshire’s Confucius Hub based in St Ninian’s.

The programme includes traditional Chinese performances such as dragon dancing, traditional music and drama. There are also more modern Chinese performances of break dancing, rapping and singing.

Join us in Glow TV on Friday 20th February at 1pm to take part in the celebrations.
Register to take part live in Glow TV – Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015

Fife’s BIG Book Brains Quiz Final 2015

Small - BBBQ2015On Wednesday 18th February at 10am join over 80 primary schools in Fife for the final of the amazing BIG Book Brains Quiz, organised for the sixth year running by Fife’s Public Library Service.

Reading Challenges and Quiz Heats have been taking place across Fife since last September and now we have over 80 school teams who will come together to compete for the title of BIG Book Brains 2015. As well as winning some fabulous prizes, our champions have the chance to be ‘Librarians for a Day’ and select £500 worth of books for their school library sponsored by Scotia and Chameleon Books in Kilsyth.

You are all invited to tune in and rise to the challenge as you pit your book knowledge against the teams who have won through to the final in Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. Compered by Jonathan Meres, hilarious author of The World of Norm books, all schools joining us on Glow will have the chance to send a shout out to wish our teams good luck and the chance to win some great spot prizes. Don’t miss it!

The event runs from 10am – 12pm with a break for lunch then we’ll be back at 1.30pm we announce the winners at our 2015 Award Ceremony.

Register to take part live in Glow TV – Fife’s BIG Book Brains Quiz Final 2015

Learn about Chinese New Year

Small - Learn about Chinese New Year copyThis year Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Thursday 19th February and 2015 will be the year of the sheep. Have you ever wondered why the Chinese have different animals to represent different years? Well now is your time to learn more about this and all the celebrations that go on all over the world to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Join Ms Liu on Monday 16th February at 11am as she tells us more about this very special celebration and teaches us how to speak some words in Mandarin.

Register in Glow TV – Learn about Chinese New Year

Celebrating LGBT History Month

Small - LGBT ImageEducation Scotland are excited to be holding a Glow TV event to celebrate LBGT History month. We will be joined in the studio by Graeme Ross, Education Capacity Building Officer for LGBT Youth Scotland. Graeme will be sharing opportunities for learners and practitioners to engage in LGBT education specifically for the month of February, such as Purple Friday as well as approaches to promoting positive relationships throughout the year such as gay straight alliance groups and the LGBT Charter Mark. Graeme is keen to answer any questions as well as hear of your own practice.

Join Glow TV on Thursday 5th February at 4pm. Register now to take part – Celebrating LGBT History Month

New Road Safety Scotland App

Small - Road SafetyThe team at Road Safety Scotland have been buried away over the last six months researching, testing and creating an exciting new app full of games for children aged 8-11. KLANG: The Road Home tracks the journey of an alien robot called Klang who’s been stranded on the strange and mysterious planet Earth and is in need of a few intrepid explorers to help him find his way home again. The app, which uses cutting edge technology and design, will help to teach children about road safety and encourage discussions and learning. This Glow TV broadcast will give you and your class the opportunity to learn more about the technology, the design and the story of Klang from two of the app’s creators. They will be answering questions and offering a sneak peek at the game before it goes live.

Join us in Glow TV on Thursday 5th February at 11.15am.
Register now to take part – New Road Safety Scotland App

Live Like Burns

Small - Burns Birthplace copyGlow TV is concluding its Burns celebrations this year with a visit to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayr. Find out how Robert Burns lived with his wife Jean and join us as we see how they would have dressed and find out some new Scots words that you maybe didn’t know already!

Join us on Tuesday 27th January at 2.30pm in Glow TV.
Register to take part – Live Like Burns

HMD 2015 – Glow TV Events

HMD 2015As part of Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 Glow TV will be running a series of events during the week beginning the 26th January to keep the memory alive and convey the important messages of this day.

You can register for all these events in Glow TV and join us live on the day.

HMD 2015 – South Ayrshire Schools Event – Tuesday 27th January at 11am
National Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 schools event live from Kyle Academy in South Ayrshire. Led by HMDT Youth Champions with survivors Ela Weissberger and Hasan Hasanovich and young people from all over S Ayrshire commemorating the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. This is an ideal way to remember the victims of the Holocaust on this special day. Suitable for young people from Primary 6 to S6. Register now.

HMD 2015 – Scottish National Holocaust Memorial Day – Tuesday 27th January at 6.30pm
The Scottish National Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 event this year is live from Ayr Town Hall. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will open proceedings, with survivors Ela Weissberger and Hasan Hasanovich and musical contributions from South Ayrshire schools orchestra and choirs and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This will be a moving and emotional commemoration of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides hosted by South Ayrshire Council. This event is suitable for young people from Primary 6 to S6. Register now.

HMD 2015 – Glasgow Schools Event – Wednesday 28th January at 10am
Glasgow City Council Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 schools event hosted and designed by young people for young people to remember the Holocaust. The young people will also be joined on stage survivors Ela Weissberger and Hasan Hasanovich as well as musical contributions form Glasgow schools. This event is suitable for young people from Primary 6 to S6. Register now.

HMD 2015 – The Arts and the Holocaust Workshop
Join us as we mark Holocaust Memorial Day by exploring how those in concentration camps used art as a means of survival. We will hear from Ela Weissberger who used art as a means of survival. Together with her mother, grandmother, her uncle and her sister, Ela was deported to Theresienstadt in February 1942. She performed the role of the cat in the Hans Krasa’s children’s opera “Brundibár” at the concentration camp. We will also find out about Marianne Grant who also credits her love of art with saving her life in the death camps and see examples of her work. Also speaking will be Morag Reid from Queens Park Church who will tell us about the remarkable Jane Haining who gave her life to help Jewish children. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of all speakers. This event is suitable for all pupils P6 – S6. Register now.

Scotland Sings Burns

Small - Singing BurnsJoin us as part of our Burns celebrations for a unique opportunity to sing along with two top Scottish singers as they teach you two songs that you can sing along live with us!

Join us as Glow TV celebrates Burns Day on Friday 23rd January at 10.45am with a unique sing along opportunity. Top Scottish singers Jenn Butterworth and Laura Beth Salter will teach you two songs that you can all join in with. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and to be part of a large online choir!

Register to take part in this exciting opportunity – Scotland Sings Burns

You may also be interested in our Burns Glow Showcase – https://glowscotland.sharepoint.com/sites/learners/burnsshowcase/SitePages/Home.aspx and our Scots Blether – http://bit.ly/scotsblether – Wa nae gie it a gang?!

Your Burns Supper – Where does it come from?

Small - Burns SupperJanuary sees us celebrating the life of our famous bard Robert Burns. One of the many traditions is to eat a supper in his honour – but where does it come from?

Join us on a Burns night supper journey on Thursday 22nd January at 1.30pm as we visit a sheep farmer, a tattie farmer and a turnip farmer to see how the raw ingredients are produced. We will then visit a butcher on the road to discovering how haggis, neeps and tatties are grown and produced in Scotland. So join us and find out where your Burns Supper comes from!

Join us live in Glow TV on the day – register to take part Your Burns Supper – Where does it come from?

You may also be interested in our Burns Glow Showcase and our Scots Blether Wa nae gie it a gang?!

NMS – Dinosaurs

Glow TV once again returns to the National Museum of Scotland to find out more about our past and this time we are going back to prehistoric times to find out more about dinosaurs!

Explore fossil evidence to discover clues about how dinosaurs lived. Join the team at National Museums Scotland who will take you through some fun experiments and calculations to find out some facts and figures about dinosaur life.

Join us on Wednesday 21st January at 1.45pm in Glow TV to take part live. Register to take part – NMS Dinosaurs

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 –bit.ly/equalityanddiversity

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, melanie.riddell@scdi.org.uk

Santa on Glow TV

Yes it’s that time of year again when we welcome Santa back to Glow TV! Santa will be taking a break from making all the toys at the North Pole to come to a school in Scotland to answer all the questions that you might have about Christmas and Santa. He will be with us at 10am on Thursday 18th December.

How does he make all the toys? How does he deliver them all on time? What does he feed his reindeer? How does Rudolph help him with his red nose?

These and many many more questions will be answered in this very special Glow TV event.
Sign up and join us in Glow TV.

Glow TV at SLF

Once again Glow TV will be at the Scottish Leraning Festival to bring you the seminars that you can ‘t attend yourself!

This year we will be focussing on the new Glow tenancy and how you could use it effectively in your classroom:

SLF 2014 – Online Learning Spaces – Wednesday 24th September at 4.15pm
SLF 2014 – Using Glow and Office 365 to Support O365 – Thursday 25th September at 9.15am
SLF 2014 – Glow in Action – Thursday 25th September at 12pm
SLF 2014 – Glow the Evolution Continues – Thursday 25th September at 1.15pm

We hope that you can sign up and join us live or if not Watch Again!

Britain from Above

Britain from Above is a four year heritage lottery funded project to conserve, digitise and make accessible a collection of historic aerial photographs taken by pioneering company Aerofilms Limited.

The Aerofilms collection is a unique archive of 1.2 million historic aerial photographs, dating from 1919 to 2006 and documenting the changing face of Britain in the 20th century.

The aim of the project is to protect the most vulnerable pieces in the collection, which includes the first 95,000 photographs of the collection, dating between 1919 and 1953.

In this Glow TV event meet members of the Britain from Above project, as they answer questions about their work in the heritage sector, and the path they took to get there.

Learn about all of the different jobs within this one project, and the ways that they work together to reach their goals. Join us on Tuesday 23rd September at 10am in Glow TV or Watch Again if you can’t join us live.

Unlocking Potential – Developing a Growth Mindset for Success

Glow TV is delighted to work with the Winning Scotland Foundation to present Professor Carol Dweck’s acclaimed Mindset Research.

Professor Dweck’s research identifies that individuals can approach their own abilities and talents with either a fixed or growth mindset. With a fixed mindset being people believe their basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time validating their intelligence or talent instead of developing it.

A growth mindset however is people believing their abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. People with a growth mindset strive to achieve their full potential through continually developing themselves.

This event is aimed at all teachers – early years/primary/secondary and is part of a live event taking place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 9th September at 5pm. Sign up and join us live or Watch Again!

Ross Rocks Reading Launch Events

Ross Rocks Reading is an exciting and innovative challenge for schools and their communities to get more involved with reading.

Glow TV will be joining pupils from various primary and secondary schools in East Lothian as they tell us all about the books that they have been reading and what books they are looking forward to reading.

Join us to find out more about this exciting opportunity and how you and your school/community can become involved in your own Rocking Reading Challenge!

We are delighted to have two separate events on Tuesday 9th September – Primary Event at 9.30am and Secondary Event at 11am. Sign up and join us on the day or Watch Again if you are unable to watch us live!

Series of 6 Glow TV Events with Engineers

Meet the Engineer with Primary Engineers.

This is an exciting series of 6 Glow TV events between the 4th of September and the 23rd of October from 10am until 11am to help support the Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award with Primary Engineer and the Leaders Award for STEM.

Ask your pupils the question ‘What would you do if you could be an engineer in Scotland?’ to help them formulate their answer join our Glow TV interviews with engineers and a Glasgow based solicitor who can tell you how to protect your ideas!

For the third year in a row Education Scotland supports this award as an exciting and relevant way for students from primary and secondary schools in Scotland to discover more about the impact and diversity of engineering, alongside paths and routes into this amazing career.

The list of all the dates and speakers is shown below and their biographies can be found on the leaders award website http://leadersaward.com/index.php/corporate/glow-meets

4th September –            Philip Hannay – Cloch Solicitors (Patents Solicitor) – Watch Again

11th of September –              Craig Goldie – Director Sweitelsky

25th of September –              Gordon Masterton – Vice President Jacobs Engineering

2nd of October –            Tom Sreeves – Director of Manufacturing Aggreko

9th of October –             Douglas Anderson – Founder and CEO OPTOS – this presentation will not be interactive and will be recorded and uploaded to the Education Scotland website Technologies pages

23rd of October –              Emma Henderson – Senior Engineer Expro Group

You can find out more and sign up for any of these events by following the relevant links above.

The Leaders Award for STEM website holds resources such as lesson plans for primary and secondary schools, links to resources from The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame and award winning engineering companies from across Scotland through Scottish Engineering.

Entry deadlines are the 12th February 2015 with awards being presented in Glasgow alongside a public exhibition in March 2015.

Big Song Relay Sing Along

As part of the Commonwealth Games, Culture 2014 and the Big Song Relay, Robyn Stapleton and Maeve Mackinnon are coming together to teach the official Big Song Relay song ‘Here’s To All Our Common Wealth’.

We will be teaching it in English, Scots and Gaelic. The song is being sung all over Scotland following the Queen’s Baton and maybe you could join in when it passes.

Join us to find out more on Friday 13th June in Glow TV – sign up and find out more!

Your Unique Opportunity…..

Tomorrow – Thursday 15th May school pupils from across Scotland will be inspired to ‘be their personal best’ by meeting and learning from dozens of Scotland’s top athletes, including Olympic and Commonwealth medallists.

You can join us too live through Glow TV and also take part in a unique opportunity to ask questions of Scotland’s most influential sporting hero and heroine!!

We can’t tell you who they are at the moment as they will be revealed tomorrow morning so watch this space at 9.45am to find out who they are and join us from 11.20 – 11.50am in our “Athlete Lounge” for a Q&A session with an exclusive slot for Glow participants! Sign up and join us in Glow TV.

You can join us all morning too if you like as we will have an exciting series of events going on via Glow TV:

9.30 – 10.00am Meet the Athletes – Join us as we reveal live who our special athlete guests will be
10.35 – 11.10am “Success Through Effort” – an active session that you can join in with live in your classrooms
11.20 – 11.50am “Athlete Lounge” – Q&A session with an exclusive slot for Glow participants

Watch this space and don’t miss your opportunity to speak to top Scottish athletes live in Glow TV!

Game on Scotland – Social Studies Learning Zone

The Queens Baton left Buckingham Palace on 9 October 2013 containing the royal message. Since then it has been through Asia, Oceania, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

On Tuesday 29th April, it will be in Ottawa, Canada before making the final leg of its journey through Europe and back to Scotland to arrive here on 14 June. It will spend 40 days visiting communities in all 32 local authority areas. The 288 day relay will conclude on the 23 July when the baton is delivered back to Her Majesty the Queen and the royal message will be read at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Accompanying the baton to all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth has been Scottish adventurer and BBC broadcaster, Mark Beaumont. In conjunction with BBC Commonwealth Class, Mark will join us on Glow from Ottawa to tell us about this amazing journey and learners can ask him questions about his adventure at 2pm on Tuesday 29th April.

Sign up and join us in Glow TV!

British Academy Schools Languages Award 2014

Over £8000 to be won! BASLA Alert! Calling all secondary, supplementary and FE languages teachers!

£4000 will be awarded to TWO language learning projects in Scottish secondary, supplementary schools or FE colleges via the British Academy Schools Language Award (BASLA) this Autumn.

If your establishment has plans in place or is already involved in an imaginative language learning project which is improving uptake in languages in the Senior Phase and beyond, then you could be in with a chance of winning. British Academy Schools Language Awards

All winning projects are then considered in the UK category. The overall UK winner will double their money, walking away with £8000 and the title of British Academy Schools Languages Award Winner 2014.

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2014.

SCILT is hosting a Glow Meet to provide key information and helpful insights to BASLA success. Anne Breivik, one of the BASLA judging panel will explain how to write a dazzling submission. Gillian Campbell-Thow, Education Support Officer for Modern Languages at Glasgow City Council and co-leader of one of the two Scottish winning projects in BASLA 2013, will share details of the very successful ‘Parliamo Glasgow’ venture.

This Glow Meet takes place on Monday 12th May at 4pm and will be recorded and made available to view in Watch Again. Sign up and find out more.

Arable Farming

Join us as we take an in depth look at how food is produced. This food journey will look at arable farming and the process that oats, barley and wheat take to get from the field to the plate. We will cover what grows where and why, what the grains look like, how they are collected and what they are made into.

We will also look at potatoes and how they get from the ground to the plate and provide an insight into the dairy industry.

This Glow TV event aimed at upper primary pupils will include background information on all the topic areas together with suggestions of some activities to be used in the classroom.

Sign up and join us on Monday 12th May at 1.30pm in Glow TV.

Divided City by Theresa Breslin: New Musical Version for Primary Schools

Join Theresa Breslin and Elly Goodman of the Citizens Theatre as they offer a unique insight into the history of bringing this iconic book to the stage. Pupils and teachers will get the chance to ask Theresa and Elly questions about the play and the book and to find out more about this ground-breaking project.

The Citizens Theatre has now staged three large scale musical theatre productions of Theresa Breslin’s Divided City, adapted for the stage by Martin Travers with an original score and songs by Claire McKenzie.

Featuring a cast of 45 secondary pupils this show was staged twice at the Citizens Theatre in 2011 and 2012, in South Lanarkshire in 2013 and Derry as part of the City of Culture 2013.

A new abridged (50 minutes) version of Divided City has since been developed specifically for upper primary school pupils.

In 2014/ 2015 the Citizens Theatre will be working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council with 22 casts from 44 primary schools (one denominational and one non-denominational primary 7 class working together each time) across North Lanarkshire. Over 1200 children will take part in the productions.

Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over thirty books for children and young adults whose work has appeared on television and radio and is read world-wide in many languages. She won the Carnegie Medal, the UK’s most prestigious award for children’s literature, for Whispers in the Graveyard, her compelling novel about a dyslexic boy. Other bestsellers include Spy for the Queen of Scots and Remembrance, a tale of youth in WW1. Ghost Soldier, a story set in the Borders during WW1 and suitable for mid-range readers, is to be published in August 2014.

Divided City, one of her most popular books, tells of two boys, one Celtic fan, one Rangers fan, and how they are brought together by an attack on a young asylum seeker. The fast-paced story explores themes of racism and sectarianism and shows, in a positive and humorous way, the power of friendship to overcome these prejudices.

Divided City has been shortlisted for 10 different children’s book awards winning two outright.

Sign up and join us in Glow TV on Monday 28th April at 11am.

The Beavers are Back – Again!!

Tune in to speak to a group of young filmmakers who are eager to share their experiences of filming the habits and habitat of their newest neighbour—the Beaver!

Beavers became extinct in the UK 400 years ago, but now they are back in Scotland as part of a trial reintroduction, being co-ordinated by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust in partnership.

Your class can watch the short film (made by the pupils) and then ask lots of questions related to beavers and their habitat to the school pupils, who are in P5 to P7.

They will be able to show you what beaver signs to look out for, just in case you want to go to Knapdale and find them for yourself!

This event is aimed at primary aged learners and takes place on Monday 31st March at 9.30am. Sign up and join us in Glow TV!

SCHOLAR – Mathematics – National 5 Maths – Unit 1, Revision Topic 3, Algebra

Glow TV is delighted to offer pupils the opportunity to join a homework revision session on National 5 Mathematics provided by SCHOLAR.
The session on Unit 1, Revision Topic 3, Algebra will be presented by Margaret Ferguson, SCHOLAR Online Tutor for Maths. This event will take place on Tuesday 1st April at 7pm. Sign up and join us in Glow TV!

Game on Scotland – Social Studies

This Professional Learning Game on Scotland Glow TV event will give Social Studies staff the opportunity to find out about international partnerships.

A representative from the British Council will take practitioners though all the benefits a school can get from a partnership and explain the basics of how to get started.

Sign up and join us for this Professional Learning opportunity on Tuesday 1st April at 4pm. – GOS – Social Studies

Meet Robert the Bruce

Abbot House Heritage Centre, Dunfermline Presbytery, and Historic Scotland are pleased to offer a collaborative programme exploring three themes of the life of King Robert Bruce (1274-1329) for local primary students.

On Tuesday 25th March, the date of Robert Bruce’s inauguration as King of Scotland in 1306, representatives from a dozen P4/5 classes will travel back in time to the 14th century, where they will explore three central concepts—dignity, peace, and humility—through problem-solving, music, and crafts, based on the life of one of Scotland’s most famous kings.

And YOU can join us live via Glow and have an opportunity to meet the King himself and to help him solve a tricky problem! Sign up and join us on Tuesday 25th March at 10.15am in Glow TV or Watch Again if you can’t join us live.

Ask the Expert – The Romans

Glow is delighted to continue with its fantastic series of live broadcasts from the National Museum of Scotland which lets pupils explore their collections and meet our experts face to face. You can ask questions, come up with answers and explore their object handling collections on screen!

On 24th March 2014 at 1.30pm you can Ask the Expert all about the Romans. This is a great opportunity to meet one of our expert curators at National Museum Scotland, Dr Fraser Hunter who will explore our Roman object handling collection and he is keen to hear from pupils with questions about life in Scotland in roman times.

Sign up and join us in Glow TV or Watch Again if you are unable to join us live.

BMT Partnership Work in Action

Better Movers and Thinkers is an innovative, exciting and challenging movement and learning programme for Physical Education, that focuses directly on enhancing the links between movement and thinking, and how these critical elements scaffold the development of physical performance and learning across the curriculum.

That was the starter for Mossend. They worked up a programme with the North Lanarkshire cluster champion. The school uses all the higher order skills in the classroom programme so in every way they are best placed to deliver a successful Better Movers and Thinkers programme.

The children have simply taken off and blossomed with this approach.They decided to take it a stage further and introduced the parents into the equation. This approach has been highly engaging for staff, parents and pupils. It makes a difference!

Here is an opportunity for your children to watch a BMT sessions and to try it themselves and the ask the children who are participating how it feels too!

Join us live in Glow TV on Wednesday 19th March at 1.30pm. Sign up and join us or Watch Again if you can’t join us live.

Game on Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

The value of peer mentoring in developing health & wellbeing for your pupils – gaining inspiration from Lead 2014

Lead 2014 recognises the potential of young people to contribute to the development of future generations through engaging teams from secondary schools in a peer mentoring approach to the organisation and delivery of Commonwealth Games themed festivals in their school cluster.

This Glow meet on will highlight the successes of the Lead 2014 programme, analyse the value of the experiences for young people in relation to health & wellbeing and will explore the scope within schools to organise peer mentoring programmes with physical education, physical activity and sport as a central focus.

Join members of the Health & Wellbeing team and the Lead 2014 delivery team on Tuesday 18th March at 4pm and be inspired by this informative and thought provoking look at a highly successful programme.

Sign up and join us or Watch Again if you miss the live event!

M Factor Scoops Excellence Award

Last year Glow worked in partnership with Midlothian Council to support a new and innovative approach to learning – the M Factor. This successful partnership was recognised as the team scooped the COSLA 2014 Scottish Government Delivering Excellence Award last Thursday at a star studded event in St Andrews.

The M-Factor was an interdisciplinary project aimed at Midlothian pupils in the upper stages of primary school (P6 and P7). The project used the context of the pop music industry to combine a range of curricular areas that enable pupils to develop knowledge and skills.

The M-Factor challenged pupils to write and record a pop song and create an associated pop video. Alongside this activity was a range of related activities, including:

• Advertising and promotion
• Branding
• Creating a simple website
• Planning a concert tour
• Carrying out research into the pop music industry

The project integrated a range of CfE experiences and outcomes covering Literacy, Numeracy, Technology, Art and Design, Music, Social Subjects and Enterprise.

Glow was able to provide the national platform for the final music video productions with thousands of pupils across Scotland casting their votes for their favourite bands. Voting took place over a 3 week period and the enthusiasm this generated amongst the teams was phenomenal – they were being recognised for their work by pupils all over the country!

The education team was presented with the award by First Minister Alex Salmond who said that Midlothian’s M Factor Project was an outstanding example of excellence in education – an innovative project where teachers became learners and learners became teachers.

Artist Will MacLean Talks to Glow

What inspires a leading contemporary artist? How does an artist go about his work? How do I develop as an artist? If you’ve ever had questions like these then this is the Glow TV event for you!

As part of the preparation for the MUSA Young Artist Award 2014 renowned Fife-based artist Will Maclean will be talking about his life and work and will be answering YOUR questions.

Will is going to speak briefly about his own work and career before taking your questions.

The MUSA Young Artist Award is an art competition for schools in Fife organised by the Museum of the University of St Andrews.

Schools from all over Scotland are invited to participate in this Glow TV event on Thursday 27th February at 10.45am. Sign up and join us in Glow TV!

SCHOLAR – Modern Languages Revision

On 25th February Glow TV is delighted to offer Higher and Advanced Higher Students the opportunity to join a session on Modern Languages provided by SCHOLAR. These sessions will be presented by Douglas Angus, SCHOLAR Online Tutor for Modern Languages.

There will also be an opportunity for students to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the session.

Modern Languages Higher students – Getting better marks for reading – 7.30pm – 8.15pm

Modern Languages Advanced Higher students – Reading: how to do better and deal with inferential question – 8.15pm – 9pm

Game on Scotland – Sciences Learning Zone

On the 4th of February, our Game on Scotland Sciences panel set a real life problem solving STEM challenge for you and your learners.

The STEM Challenge
Learners will identify a piece of sporting equipment used in one of the 17 Commonwealth events Sports and demonstrate how they would improve the design to enhance performance or design a completely new piece of equipment for a particular sport.

Each team of learners will then present their design to the Dragon’s Den, which will consist of experts from the STEM subjects, at our second Sciences Learning Zone event on 25th February at 11am.
Inspiration for the challenge can be accessed through the Game on Scotland Science of Sport Learning Journey

Join schools who took part in the challenge to explore how they went about solving the problems.

Take part in the discussion and share your strategies and solutions with the country. Did you use the same strategies or different ones? Are some more efficient than others?

Join us and find out!

Scotland Sings – Celebrate Burns

Join us live from the Glow TV Studio on Friday 24th January at 9.30am as we celebrate Burns with a feast of Scottish songs – and accompanying instruments!!

Sing along with us and learn some new songs and some new Scots language as well!

You can also tell us what you are doing to celebrate Burns in your schools – we want to hear about all the exciting things you are doing.

So join us to sing and share in our Burns celebration!

Sign up and join us in Glow TV! – Scotland Sings – Celebrate Burns

The Romans

Join us for another fantastic series of live broadcasts from the National Museum of Scotland which let pupils explore our collections and meet our experts face to face. You can ask questions, come up with answers and explore their object handling collections on screen.

On Monday 20th January 2014 at 1.30pm they will be investigating The Romans. Explore their object handling collection with our expert enabler team and find out more about life in Scotland at the time of the Romans.

Sign up and join us in Glow TV – The Romans

Daily What Newsround: Medics Against Violence

Join us for our first programme of the new year on Friday 17th January at 11am with our regular look at recent news stories and a live topical discussion.

This week our special guest is Doctor Christine Goodall from Medics Against Violence.

Medics Against Violence is a group of volunteer health professionals who help young people to stay safe. They visit schools to talk about of the consequences of violence and how to avoid it. Since it was launched the group has spoken to more than 12,000 young people about attitudes to gang membership and violence.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from Dr Goodall and to ask her questions about her efforts to stop young people from getting hurt.

Sign up and join us in Glow Tv or remember you can Watch Again!

SCHOLAR – Modern Languages Events

Glow TV is delighted to offer Higher Students the opportunity to join sessions on Modern Languages provided by SCHOLAR on Tuesday 14th January. These sessions will be presented by Douglas Angus, SCHOLAR Online Tutor for Modern Languages.

There will also be an opportunity for students to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the session.

Higher students – Prepare for Speaking Test – 7.15pm.

Advanced Higher students – How to prepare for External Examiner – 8.15pm

Game on Scotland – Maths and Numeracy

How can Game On Scotland support your planning in numeracy and mathematics?

Looking for inspiration for IDL projects to develop numeracy and mathematics in the context?

In this ‘Game On’ Glow session, we will spend time exploring what the Game On Scotland website has to offer to support your planning.

For the rest of the session, we will be joined by the Glasgow 2014 team, talking about numeracy challenges they have faced and setting two challenges for you to explore with your learners.

Join the Numeracy and Mathematics team for this exciting problem solving Glow meet on Tuesday 7th January at 4pm – sign up and join us in Glow TV.

Ancient Egypt – Ask the Curator

Join us for the second in the Ancient Egypt Glow TV series on Monday 18th November at 1.30pm at with the National Museum of Scotland. Meet our ancient Egypt curator who will reveal some exciting stories, help you explore some real artefacts and answer your questions about life in Ancient Egypt. Sign up and join us in Glow TV.

Before joining the experts and asking your questions on the day why not take part in some of the following activities?

Land of the Egyptians
Explore the Egyptian landscape using an interactive map and learn more about life and death along the Nile.

Can you read hieroglyphics?
Discover more about the stela and its meaning.

Dress like an Egyptian
Dress like an Egyptian queen or craftsman and learn about Egyptian clothing.

Build a pyramid
How quickly can you help the craftsmen find their basic supplies?

The Three Pyramids
Can you prepare our high priest for the afterlife before the sun rises? Navigate around the pyramid maze in a race against time to collect up everything you need to mummify his body and send him on his way

Egyptian tomb adventure
Become an online archaeologist excavating an ancient tomb.

Coffin and mummy-masks
Explore the detail of coffins and mummy-masks from Ancient Egypt.

Choices for Life Live Is Back!

Choices for Life Online is pleased to announce its first event for the 2013 – 2014 school year!

The live broadcast is aimed at all P7 pupils and their teachers in Scotland with a focus around the risks and dangers of alcohol, negative peer pressure and substance misuse.
Choices for Life provides credible information to our young people on a range of important issues facing them in 21st Century Scotland in an inclusive, engaging and thought-provoking manner, to help them make positive lifestyle decisions and maximise their future potential.

Join us to see drama, video clips, music and have the opportunity to join a Glow Chat where pupils can comment on what they have seen in relation to key themes (drugs, alcohol and tobacco).

Watch ‘Liam’s Story’ which explores the issues around negative peer pressure and smoking. After this specially commissioned film there will be a chance for you to ask questions to a panel of studio guests examining the range of issues,including family,negative peer pressure, substance misuse, aspirations and regret.
There are also teaching resources available on the website to help you have a classroom discussion about Liam’s Story or do some further activities around the drama – Teaching Resources

The event will be live and presented by Mark Martin and Laura Marks from our very own Choices for Life TV studio and will also include some other fantastic video clips and messages from other inspirational role models and sporting stars.

The event will be delivered twice on the same day, to maximise and facilitate as many pupils as possible to view. Sign up for Wednesday 20th November – Morning Event at 10.30am OR Wednesday 20th November – Afternoon Event at 1.30pm.

We look forward to hearing from you on the day!

Daily What Newsround – Children in Need Special

Fraser Falconer, head of Children in Need Scotland will be in the studio on Children in Need Day 2014 on Friday 15th November at 11am to answer questions from viewers. And pupils from St Bernadette’s Primary School in Larbert will be sharing all their enterprising ideas live in the studio.

Stephen English from Kingspark Academy and Lauren Muir from St Aiden’s High School in Wishaw are co presenting this week’s Children in Need Special.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to share your fundraising plans with other schools and to tell Fraser all about what you have been doing.

And you can quiz him on how all the money will be spent this year, as well as catch up on a few stories from last year.

Plus we’ll have the usual guess the headline quizzes and we’ll announce our caption competition winners!

Sign up and join us in Glow TV!

Commonwealth Live

From Australia to Zambia, Heads of Government from across the Commonwealth will meet in Sri Lanka this week to discuss the important issues of the day.

What do you think they should be discussing?

Join us for a special international Glow meet on Thursday 14th November at 9.45am as we welcome pupils from Holy Trinity College in Sri Lanka to discuss the Commonwealth Games and Scotland’s role as a good global citizen.

Hear from our very own Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison and the president of the Commonwealth Games Federations HRH Prince Tunku Imran as we explore ways in which we can build strong friendships with our Commonwealth neighbours.

Sign up and join us in Glow TV!

NLN Conference November 2013

The NLN Conference is taking place in Stirling Management Centre on Wednesday 6th November and for those of you who are unable to attend we will be broadcasting two sessions live from there on the day.

Our first live broadcast is a showcase from learners from Duncanrig Secondary School who will demonstrate how they developed and applied their listening and talking skills by participating in the School Radio Station.

This session will be broadcast from 10am – sign up and join us in Glow TV.

Our second live broadcast is the popular 5 minute presentation slot. Practitioners from a range of establishments will share ideas and practice related to Listening and Talking.

This session will be broadcast from 11.40am – sign up and join us in Glow TV!

We hope that you can join us live on the day but if not the recordings will be available in Watch Again.

Choices for Life Live Is Back!

Choices for Life Online is pleased to announce its first event for the 2013 – 2014 school year!

The live broadcast is aimed at all P7 pupils and their teachers in Scotland with a focus around the risks and dangers of alcohol, negative peer pressure and substance misuse.
Choices for Life provides credible information to our young people on a range of important issues facing them in 21st Century Scotland in an inclusive, engaging and thought-provoking manner, to help them make positive lifestyle decisions and maximise their future potential.

Join us to see drama, video clips, music and have the opportunity to join a Glow Chat where pupils can comment on what they have seen in relation to key themes (drugs, alcohol and tobacco).

Watch ‘Liam’s Story’ which explores the issues around negative peer pressure and smoking. After this specially commissioned film there will be a chance for you to ask questions to a panel of studio guests examining the range of issues,including family,negative peer pressure, substance misuse, aspirations and regret.
There are also teaching resources available on the website to help you have a classroom discussion about Liam’s Story or do some further activities around the drama – Teaching Resources

The event will be live and presented by Mark Martin and Laura Marks from our very own Choices for Life TV studio and will also include some other fantastic video clips and messages from other inspirational role models and sporting stars.

The event will be delivered twice on the same day, to maximise and facilitate as many pupils as possible to view. Sign up for Wednesday 20th November – Morning Event at 10.30am OR Wednesday 20th November – Afternoon Event at 1.30pm.

We look forward to hearing from you on the day!

What is Remembrance?

As remembrance day approaches on 11th November join the staff from Poppyscotland and the Lady Haig Poppy Factory in this question and answer session exploring the theme of remembrance and what this really means. As well as the panel discussion, there will be a showing of “The Poppy Story” animated film and join in our interactive quiz.
“The Poppy Story” is an excellent introduction to the journey of the poppy and what it means to wear one.

This session is an ideal chance to explore remembrance and the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Join us on Friday 8th November at 10.45am – Sign up and join us in Glow TV!