Hi there, and welcome to the newly resurrected Scottish Professional Learning Network blog.
Our next Network Day is on 23 February 2015 and will be held at the University of Edinburgh. Feedback from our day in Aberdeen in November has provided the themes for the day – ‘reach’ of the Network, Wood Commission Report and updates from the Scottish Government and SCEL. We are looking for a couple of volunteers to join us to help plan the day. We are meeting on Wednesday 7 January from 3.00 p.m. at Clerwood House (GTCS), Edinburgh. If you’d like to join us for that please contact Gillian or Kate.
Dear Professional Learning Network colleagues
It was great to welcome so many of you to a windy Aberdeen on Friday 7 November. Huge thanks to Roseanne and her colleagues at the University of Aberdeen for hosting our meeting – you made us really welcome. Thanks too, to all our presenters – David Roy, George Roberts, Sarah Gordon, Fiona Lindsay, Deborah Carter, Richard Holme and Jacqueline Morley.
We renamed our Network to reflect what we feel brings us together – we are now the Professional Learning Network and want to use full words in place of acronyms where possible. We also launched this blog and are very excited about it. It’s going to be the place to draw us all together and we need you to take part! You’ll see its full title is Scottish Education Professional Learning Network – we want others from outside Scotland and those within and beyond education to find us.
Evaluation of the day told us to do more networking using cafe conversations, and again have a working lunch. There was a little caution over our web presence as we, as a Network, haven’t made it work really effectively in the past and a request for more case studies of practice. The themes and ideas for February suggested are: the Wood Report, connecting with other networks, a national discussion about the funding of professional learning and the evaluation of Teaching Scotland’s Future, and in particular a request to use the Network for discussion and evaluation.
Our next two Network days are Monday 23 February 2015 at the University of Strathclyde and Tuesday 26 May 2015 in Edinburgh.
The Committee are meeting on 4 December 2014 and prior to that we are looking for volunteers to work with some of us to plan February. If you are interested get in touch with me.
Look forward to seeing your posts on here!