We are delighted that e-Sgoil and our Forth Valley and West Lothian Regional improvement Collaborative are offering an Easter programme of real-time, interactive webinars covering Nat 4 to Advanced Higher, for Scottish Senior Phase learners. The programme is not designed to deliver whole course content but will focus on key aspects of the subject(s) and hints and tips on how to be successful in assessments.
The programme which covers over 60 courses runs from 6th – 16th April and there will be three Live Webinars per course. Webinars are run through Microsoft Teams, accessible through GLOW logins, and will use a ‘flipped learning’ approach. This means that young people will have had access to high quality, online resources prior to attending each webinar.
Week 1: 6 – 9 April 2021
· Start times are from 1.00pm -5.00pm each day.
· Subject Webinars will take place on Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday e.g. English could be at 1.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday and Biology at 4.00pm on Wednesday and Friday.
Week 2: 12 – 15 April
· e-Sgoil Easter study support webinars will be running as per the existing e-Sgoil evening webinar schedule. Additional webinars have been arranged to match week 1 provision.
· The focus for the webinars will be on helping pupils succeed in SQA assessments as part of the Alternative Certification Model.
· Resources will be posted in the Webinar teams and they will either be SQA past papers or assessments as well as any relevant materials from West OS and the Supported Learning materials from the National e-Learning Offer.
· To book a place, Senior Phase pupils should have their SCN number ready and visit http://www.e-sgoil.com/easterstudysupportsessions2021/
We are delighted to also be offering a range of recorded lessons on our FVWL RIC YouTube Channel which can be fully and freely accessed over Easter and beyond … This range of resources is continually evolving and will be added to as the session progresses.
For our Easter school we will have lessons for Senior Phase pupils designed to support them to succeed in National 5 and Higher SQA assessments. So far these include: Maths, English, Geography, History, Modern Studies, Classical Studies, Computing Science, Design Manufacture, Biology, Health and Food Technology.
We are also offering a range of Literacy and Numeracy lessons for BGE pupils. There will be over 50 lessons available initially and these will be added to as the session progresses.
Learners can also access a range of over 1500 high-quality short learning videos through West OS, which can be accessed through your GLOW launch pad.
Curriculum & Virtual Learning Lead
Education Scotland and COSLA are hosting 3 online public health Big Blethers in February and March. You can get more information and sign up here.
Tue, 26 January 2021, 16:00 – 17:00
An opportunity for Head Teachers and CLD Leads to share their experiences of engaging parents, particularly through periods of remote learning. We will reflect on key messages from the recent Equity Audit and gain an insight into parental engagement strategies successfully adopted in North Ayrshire. The main focus of this event will be to provide the opportunity for FV&WL colleagues to share practical strategies about how we can most effectively support parents with learning at home.
Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy Webinar : 28/1/21, 4-5 p.m.
Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools recommends prioritising ‘disciplinary literacy’ across the curriculum. Disciplinary Literacy is a subject specific approach that supports raising attainment and closing the gap via enriched literacy practices across the curriculum. This introductory session highlights research on what works in vocabulary and comprehension teaching for subject disciplines, teaching pupils to read, write and think in subject appropriate ways
Please sign up via CPD Manager or contact CLjadam@glow.sch.uk to arrange a date for your school or department.
Forth Valley & West Lothian invite you to Wee Blether Number 3 – Fostering feelings of school community during a pandemic, on Wednesday 25 November 2020, 16:00–17:00.
This is an opportunity to share how we have been using nurture principles to support children and young people, families and the wider school community. Please see the flyer for more details.
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
We are pleased to share that we have completed our Early Level Numeracy Recovery Programme. This programme can be used for the teaching of pupils in P1 and as a small group intervention for P2.
Please find below, information about the course and the webinar which introduces it –
Due to the popularity of the national Nurture Wee Blether in June 2020, we will be hosting a Forth Valley and West Lothian Nurture Wee Blether on Thursday 6th August 2020, 3-4pm.
This will be an opportunity for colleagues across Forth Valley and West Lothian to get together and have a smaller, more in-depth conversation about Nurture Principles and how we can use them to support the return to school buildings for children and young people. The event will be hosted by Education Scotland and Ed Psychologists from across Forth Valley and West Lothian. We will be exploring the following questions in discussions:
- Environment offers a safe base:
• How are we organising our learning environments to help support wellbeing in different areas of our school and classrooms?
• What are we doing to promote psychological safety for our children, young people and school staff?
Behaviour is a form of communication:
• What behaviours do you think we will see that will show children are coping or not coping when they return to school buildings?
• What can we do to support children who are showing their distress through their behaviour?
This event is about giving practitioners the opportunity to talk and explore their thoughts. It is informal and conversational in nature where participants share their knowledge and expertise around the themes being discussed. If you are interested in being involved, please follow this link to register:
There are a set number of places available so if interested please register as soon as possible. Registration closes 24 hours before the event starts. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email.
I look forward to seeing you there