Category: Career Long Professional Learning

Wee blether about how Microsoft Teams has been used across the curriculum

Join educators from across Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative for a wee blether about how Microsoft Teams has been used across the curriculum. Share what’s worked for you and your learners

Are you teaching using Microsoft Teams? Are you wondering how others are using the features of Microsoft Teams with their learners?

Then why not join in a chat with colleagues doing likewise from other schools in Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative (Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian) – share what’s worked for you and your learners, and hear from others.

Join educators from across FVWL RIC for a wee blether on how Microsoft Teams has been used across the curriculum. Share what’s worked for you and your learners. The conversations will be facilitated by Education Scotland and FVWL RIC digital officers. There are different sessions for educators to choose depending on whether your pupils are first level, second level, third level or fourth level, so you can join in whichever sessions suit you.

A Glow login is required to join these sessions. They will take place on Glow, in the FVWL Webinars Digital Learning and Teaching channel in Microsoft Teams. Just sign up at the link below for your choice of session, and joining details will also be sent to you to confirm your place:

First Level Teams Wee Blethers – Monday 9 November 4.30pm-5.30pm – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/126305125029
Second Level Teams Wee Blethers – Thursday 12 November 4.30pm-5.30pm – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/126314781913
Third Level Teams Wee Blethers – Monday 23 November 4.30pm-5.30pm – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/126315088831
Fourth Level Teams Wee Blethers – Thursday 26 November 4.30pm-5.30pm – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/126315475989

 

Reciprocal Reading CLPL – Literacy Academy Online

Reciprocal reading is a structured approach to teaching strategies (questioning, clarifying, summarising and predicting) that students can use to improve their reading comprehension. The strategy is based on robust research examining what effective teaching and learning in literacy looks like and practitioners will develop a deeper understanding of pedagogical approaches that engage learners and lead to improved outcomes.

Resources for professional learning 1

Tom Sherrington is a former Headteacher whose  book ” The Learning Rainforest: great teaching in real classrooms”  explores how education can transform lives, even in the most challenging settings.

Listed here are resources that he has  provided free for practitioners to use during school closures.

Great advice for setting tasks and keeping in touch with learners during an extended  period of e-learning  

Learning and teaching research summaries: a collection for easy access

Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction:workshops and masterclasses via  video

Professional learning : blog links

Deeper learning for all: five things to do more of

Please share via @fvwlric and @fvwlriclit  how you will use what you have gained from this resource!

Mindfulness: keeping calm in times of difficulty

 

Mindfulness -keeping calm during difficulty (Pearson )

Feeling a certain amount of concern or worry is natural when we encounter difficult or unsettling times. This video gives an introduction to mindfulness and explains how it can help rewire the brain to work in calmer and more positive ways. It links to the accompanying audio file of the guided introductory practice (Breath and Body) which you can listen to here. See also our Mindfulness PDF (PDF | 166.93 KB), as well as support for exam and revision stress.

Feeling a certain amount of concern or worry is natural when we encounter difficult or unsettling times. This video gives an introduction to mindfulness and explains how it can help rewire the brain to work in calmer and more positive ways. It links to the accompanying audio file of the guided introductory practice (Breath and Body) which you can listen to here.

See also our Mindfulness PDF (PDF | 166.93 KB), as well as support for exam and revision stress.

Video support for NQs

 

This website was created by Philip Ford, an English Teacher from Glasgow. A few years ago he started making YouTube videos for the kids in his classes, to help them revise and retain the knowledge that they needed to succeed in their SQA exams. When he discovered that his students were also being helped by lots of other teachers across Scotland who were doing the same thing, he thought that it would be a good idea to bring all these useful videos together on one website.

On this site you will find links to short videos that explain key concepts for the most popular National 5 and Higher qualifications. They have all been made by Secondary School teachers to help students to understand their chosen subjects, and ultimately get the best possible grades.

Forth Valley and West Lothian Education Scotland Team Update February 2020

Click on the link below for the Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional Improvement Collaborative Education Scotland Team Update for February 2020.

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In this update read about work which has been undertaken alongside partners across the FVWL Regional Improvement Collaborative (RIC) highlighting one or two particular actions the Education Scotland team members have been engaged in and drawing upon their national roles and engagements.

The FVWL Education Scotland Team involves staff with a range of expertise, combining their national remits with support for the FVWL RIC.