Category: Career Long Professional Learning

A Model For Play Pedagogy

Webinar, 23rd of November at 4pm

This session will share Wallacestone Primary’s journey to build on their existing elements of play in Primary 1 as they have worked over the last three years to make gradual, progressive changes to their approaches to play pedagogy.

They will cover how they have made use of Falkirk Council’s Model for Play Pedagogy to consider child initiated, adult initiated and adult directed learning in Primary 1 and how this has been taken forward into Primary 2. They will look at:
– Their play pedagogy journey in Primary 1 and 2, considering how they support development of Literacy and
Numeracy.
– The professional learning that has underpinned this approach.
– Their next steps working with colleagues in their cluster and neighbourhood group.

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 76995

Film Education and the Four Cs: Critical, Cultural, Creative…and Christmas!

Tuesday 30 November | 4.30pm-5.30pm

With the festive season almost here, you might be looking for some new fun activities to engage your classes and get them into the Christmas spirit! In this session Screen Scotland’s Film Education Team, Scott Donaldson and Gail Robertson, will be joined by Jonathan Charles, animator and film education practitioner of D Fie Foe. Scott and Gail will outline some critical and cultural activities using the 3Cs for a short Christmassy film and Jonathan will demonstrate how to make a Christmas-themed animation.

This session is ideal for practitioners new to film education, but also for those with a bit more experience who are looking for some Christmas inspiration!

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 76921
Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

Colourful Semantics

Webinar,Thursday 28th October at 4pm
Sign up via CPD Manager (course ID: 76750)

Join Louise Illingworth from FV Speech and Language as she provides an introduction to Colourful Semantics.

The Colourful Semantics approach provides an engaging, dynamic way to support children’s language development. By coding sentences using colour, symbols and signs, this visual approach aims to:
• Teach how to understand and build sentences
• Teach understanding of question words
• Develop vocabulary and increase sentence complexity
• Increase range and complexity of verbs
• Improve children’s written language skills

Contact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

Disciplinary Literacy CLPL Opportunities

Disciplinary Literacy 1 – An Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy
Monday 27th September at 4pm, Webinar. Course ID: 76134
Disciplinary Literacy 2 – Reading
Monday 25th October at 4pm, Webinar. Course ID: 76161
Disciplinary Literacy 3 – Writing
Monday 29th November at 4pm, Webinar. Course ID 76162

How do we get secondary pupils to read like a geographer, write like a biologist or talk like a mathematician? This series is for secondary practitioners who want to know what disciplinary literacy is and how it can be used in their teaching. Over the course of the three sessions, we will cover how pupils learn best when they are immersed in the vocabulary and nuances of their subject (session 1), with a specific focus on reading (session 2) and writing (session 3). Participants will be supported at every stage of the process as they trial and create subject-specific strategies to embed into their practice and help their pupils to reach their potential.

Sign up for each session via CPD Manager or contact John Sherry for more information.

FVWL RIC PT Health and Wellbeing – closing date 8th September 2021

Forth Valley & West Lothian
Regional Improvement Collaborative
Secondment Opportunity

An exciting Secondment opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced GTCS registered staff member currently employed by Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian Councils to improve educational outcomes in Health and Wellbeing across the collaborative in line with local, national and regional priorities.  The following post is available:

Health and Wellbeing Principal Teacher (PT (4) – £50,772)  

The Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative are offering an exciting opportunity to primary and secondary teachers with outstanding records for learning and teaching in Health and Wellbeing to work collaboratively with colleagues across our region. The successful applicants will work with schools across the RIC delivering training and supporting colleagues in schools to achieve excellence in this area.  You will report to the RIC Development Officer.  A job outline is attached.

This post provides a Secondment opportunity on a full time basis for a period of 12 months initially.  The duration of the Secondment will be subject to review.  If successful, you will continue to be employed by your existing employer.

Please note that this advert is ring fenced to staff working within Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian Councils. 

Applicants should seek approval from their HT before applying for this job.

Please note that this advert is ring fenced to staff working within Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian Councils.

Applicants should seek approval from their HT before applying for this job.

RIC – Principal Teacher – Health and Wellbeing – | Clackmannanshire Council | myjobscotland

RIC Writing Sessions

Pedagogy of Writing
20th October at 4pm, Webinar

This session for primary practitioners will kick off a series looking in depth at the learning and teaching of writing. Why do we write and what is the most effective way of ensuring our learners develop the skills necessary for quality writing and the writing process? How do we encourage a love of writing and help our learners find their writer identity?

Sign up via CPD Manager, course ID: 75981

Screen Scotland: Film Literacy Sessions
Primary Practitioners: 7th September at 4pm
Secondary Practitioners: 14th September at 4pm

Join us for the first of our sessions with Screen Scotland which will highlight the benefits of teaching Film Literacy in the classroom.

The session will:
*provide information about a new strategic partnership between FVWL RIC Literacy and Screen Scotland and a series
of planned webinars;
*introduce the “three Cs” of film literacy (critical; cultural and creative);
*provide guidelines for film making;
*share Screen Scotland resources.

Sign up via CPD Manager:
Primary Session – course ref: RicLit29 course ID: 74752. Contact Chiara Sportelli (sportellic14s@glow.sch.uk)

Secondary Session – course ref: RicLit30 course ID: 74751. Contact Janet Adam (cljadam@glow.sch.uk)

Targeted School Support – Writing

We are currently developing a programme of whole-school targeted writing support with structured input and the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue / moderation with another school who are also participating in the programme.
Please see our suggested schedule below which can be tailored to suit the needs of your school.

If you would like to discuss this for your school pleaseContact Chiara Sportelli – Literacy Workstream

Screen Scotland: Film Literacy Sessions

Primary Practitioners: 10th June at 4pm
Secondary Practitioners: 17th June at 4pm

Join us for the first of our sessions with Screen Scotland which will highlight the benefits of teaching Film Literacy in the classroom.

The session will:
*provide information about a new strategic partnership between FVWL RIC Literacy and Screen Scotland and a series
of planned webinars;
*introduce the “three Cs” of film literacy (critical; cultural and creative);
*provide guidelines for film making;
*share Screen Scotland resources.

Sign up via CPD Manager:
Primary Session – course ref: RicLit29 course ID: 74752.

Secondary Session – course ref: RicLit30 course ID: 74751.