In a major speech setting out his agenda for Scottish education, the Deputy First Minister John Swinney highlighted its strengths – including the achievements of young people and teachers – and acknowledged the challenges being faced.
The DFM made clear that further change is needed to strengthen Scotland’s education system, and ensure public services focus on the needs of individual children and young people rather than their own organisational arrangements.
Are you Looking for creative ways to develop children and young people’s learning about the world of work?
Enterprising attitudes and skills such as generating ideas, creative problem solving, being pro-active and tenacious and taking responsibility, help to support our young people to cope with, and indeed succeed, in our increasingly dynamic wold of work. Scotland’s Enterprising Schools have developed a free online professional learning programme – The Enterprising Practitioner to help you have a better understanding of enterprise education and how you can help young people develop an enterprising mind set.
The three module programme aims to give you a brief introduction to this broad area:
Module 1 introduces you to the wider context of enterprise in education and the key stakeholders who can help you. Module 2 reviews key teaching approaches commonly used by practitioners to help support enterprising learning and Module 3 has a focus on self-employment and entrepreneurship and aims to bust many of the myths surrounding this area.
Each module is supported by an activity pack designed to challenge you to reflect on each area and consider your own practice and that of your school.
The Scottish Government and Education Scotland are hosting the launch of a free suite of anti-sectarianism learning and teaching resources for children and young people. The launch will be opened by the Scottish Government Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing, in Stirling on the 22 Febuary 2017. Throughout the day detailed information about these resources and how they can be best deployed will be presented by a range of education practitioners. There will also be opportunities for you to explore the resources. Reserve your place.
Mission to Mars is an inspiring, one-day, iPad event for schools and school leaders to provide excellent CPD and practical ways to take teaching and learning forward with iPad. The event will showcase the latest and most exciting tools for schools.
This event will be a chance for schools to be inspired with ideas and hands-on experience of innovative and powerful ways to enhance teaching and learning for the students of today’s technological world.
This event is suitable for school teachers and leaders from both primary and secondary stages and across all subjects. It is suitable for schools at all stages of their iPad journey.
Workshop type – Keynote & practical, hands-on activities
Join us on Thursday 23rd February at 3.45pm to find out more about the recent changes to the inspection process with our Inspection Myth Busters Glow TV event.
Over the past months Education Scotland has developed new inspection approaches, to help you understand the changes to inspection we’re holding a Glow TV event with Alastair Delaney, Director of Inspection. You can find out more about the changes to inspections and ask Alastair questions that you have surrounding this.
Streap, the Postgraduate Teaching Certificate for teachers of GME will start on 4 September 2017. There are a limited number of places available. An induction event takes place in Glasgow on 14 and 15 September 2017. There is now a Facebook page relating to this professional learning. Please contact Margaret.email@example.com for more information. This programme is currently fully funded by the Scottish Government. For more information, please visit:
The Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) is undertaking a survey of the profession to help better understand which forms of professional learning are most effective, what aspects of professional learning the profession aspire to participate in, and any barriers there may be when undertaking professional learning.
The survey should take around fifteen minutes to complete and as a thank you, respondents will be entered into a draw to win a book voucher worth £100 for their school. The closing date for responses is the 6th March 2017.
A reminder from colleagues at Moray House School of Education that they still have spaces on the upcoming Student Teacher Learning in and through Practice (STLitP) The course is fully funded and due to start on Saturday 21 January 2017 .
Who is this course for?
all teachers appointed to the ‘cluster tutor’ role in the MSc in Transformative Learning and Teaching
teacher mentors who expect to be supporting an MA Primary with year 3 student
teacher mentors who expect to be supporting an MSc in Transformative Learning and Teaching student
More information and the online booking form can be found here:
Are you interested in developing your skills in editing and proof-reading Gaelic texts? If so, this professional learning opportunity may be of interest to you. It includes a focus on grammar and writing conventions. For more information, or to register for the course, email John Storey, at the Gaelic Books Council.
Sgilean Sgrìobhaidh is Deasachaidh Gàidhlig airson nan Gnìomhachasan Cruthachail
A bheil ùidh agad ann an obair-deasachaidh ceangailte ri leabhraichean no foillseachaidhean eile? Ma tha, ‘s dòcha gum bi ùidh agad anns a’ chùrsa ùr seo. Airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh, no airson clàradh, cuiribh brath gu John Storey, Ceannard Litreachais agus Foillseachaidh.