The CfE and Glow News e-update provides you with updates on Curriculum for Excellence and support for practitioners, along with all the latest developments within Glow.
In this issue...
- Curriculum for Excellence
- National Qualifications
- Education Scotland Learning Blog – recent posts
- Health and wellbeing
- Glow TV events coming up
Curriculum for Excellence
Sciences for all (CfE Briefings 15)
The latest CfE briefing explores the pivotal role sciences education has in equipping learners with the skills they need to succeed and flourish in this new world of scientific opportunity, and to further enhance Scotland’s reputation as a global science leader. Whilst the briefing focuses on the sciences, many of the themes addressed apply equally to technologies, engineering and mathematics. Together, these are known as the STEM subjects.
Read the CfE Briefing - Sciences for All.
CfE Implementation Plan Update October 2013
An addendum to the Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Plan 2013/14 has been published which focuses on Community Learning and Development (CLD).
National QualificationsSupport for the New National Qualifications
Posters have been sent to all secondary schools in Scotland reminding practitioners of the dedicated area on Glow where there are high quality, web-based course materials across the full range of National 4 and National 5 qualifications.
You can keep up to date with news for Support for the new National Qualifications by signing up for our e-updates. Visit the subscription page on the Education Scotland website and tick the Support for New Qualification box and complete your details.New National Qualifications - SQA’s October 2013 Update
The latest updates on the new National Qualifications are now available on the SQA website for practitioners and partners, parents and carers, and employers.
Education Scotland Learning Blog – recent postsSciences Conversation Day 3
Delegates attending our third conversation day at Millburn Academy were asked to reflect on the findings of Education Scotland’s Sciences 3-18 Curriculum Impact Report and, through group discussion, identify what they saw as the key priorities for action.
Find out more on the Education Scotland Learning Blog about the priorities identified at the Sciences Conversation Day and give us your feedback.Scotland’s Environment Website
A whole range of new tools and resources to view, analyse and visualise data and information have been launched on Scotland’s Environment Web. The team at Scotland’s Environment Web are always interested to hear about new ideas for links to resources, games, data visualisation applications, map layers or even mobile apps that record observations about Scotland’s Environment.
Find out more on the Education Scotland Learning Blog about Scotland’s Environment Website.
Health and wellbeing
Why not sign up for a new Health and Wellbeing e-bulletin from Education Scotland? This email bulletin will be published at the end of each month and will share and disseminate information about topics relevant to the development of learning around health and wellbeing.
It will keep you up to date with the latest news, developments, forthcoming and previous events, Glow Meets, new resources and information as to how to get involved.
Subscribe to a new STEM e-bulletin
Sign up for Education Scotland’s new STEM e-bulletin and stay up to date with important developments in sciences, technologies, engineering and mathematics education.
Find out about new initiatives, funding opportunities, events, professional development opportunities, research and much more.
Our STEM News bulletin will come straight to your inbox in a concise format and will be a valuable source of information for practitioners from early years, ASN, primary and secondary sectors as well as the wider STEM community.
To sign up visit the subscription page on the Education Scotland website.
Glow TV events
Daily What Newsround
15 November, 11.00
Join the Daily What team for another fun mix of news and missing headlines with the tantalising chance of an exciting surprise guest!
Ancient Egypt - Ask the curator
18 November, 13.30
Join us for the second in the Ancient Egypt Glow TV series with the National Museum of Scotland. Meet our ancient Egypt curator who will reveal some exciting stories, help you explore some real artefacts and answer your questions about life in Ancient Egypt.
Choices for Life Live November – Morning Event
20 November, 10.30
Choices for Life Live November - Afternoon Event
20 November, 13.30
This live broadcast, which will be delivered twice on the same day, is aimed at all P7 pupils and their teachers in Scotland with a focus around the risks and dangers of alcohol, negative peer pressure and substance misuse.
Choices for Life provides credible information to our young people on a range of important issues facing them in 21st Century Scotland in an inclusive, engaging and thought-provoking manner, to help them make positive lifestyle decisions and maximise their future potential.
Read Education Scotland Learning Blog post for more information on the Choices for Life event.
GOS - Technologies Learning Zone
26 November, 11.00
Lawn Bowls is strongly represented throughout the Commonwealth, and Glasgow 2014 will feature a number of current World Champions. This sport also offers the most diverse group of competing athletes, from all age groups and backgrounds and Grant Heron from Taylor Bowls who make lawn bowls will be joining us in the Learning Zone.
26 November, 13.00
This special Digital Commonwealth Glow TV event will be an opportunity for those of you who want to participate in the schools programme to hear from the Digital Commonwealth team and some of the potential participants about ways to join in, and ask questions about the project. The deadline for submitting an indication of interest form is 29 November, therefore we hope to answer any last minute queries which you have as well.
27 November, 13.30
Explore fossil evidence to discover clues about how dinosaurs lived. Join the team at National Museums Scotland who will take you through some fun experiments and calculations to find out some facts and figures about dinosaur life.
Better Movers and Thinkers
27 November, 15:00
Better Movers and Thinkers is an innovative, exciting and challenging movement and learning programme for physical education, that focuses directly on enhancing the links between movement and thinking, and how these critical elements scaffold the development of physical performance and learning across the curriculum. BMT is evolution in physical education, not revolution.
Portree High School’s Heartstart Programme
27 November, 13.20
Portree High aim to give all young people the skills necessary to enable them to actively participate in their local community and beyond, to prepare them for life outside school. Everyone who leaves this school will have undertaken Heartstart and defibrillator training and will have developed these very important life skills. Join us on the day to find out more about this life saving programme.
Authors Live - The Making of Katie Morag with Mairi Hedderwick
28 November, 11.00
Mairi Hedderwick is bringing her most famous character, Katie Morag to Authors Live. Evoking the spirits of island life, Mairi will be telling her favourite Katie Morag stories, giving you an exclusive insight into what it is like to see Katie Morag being brought to life for CBeebies and telling you how the landscape and your surroundings can inspire what to write and draw.
The National Piping Centre Introduce the Highland Bagpipes
29 November, 09.30
In the run up to St Andrew’s Day, join staff from the National Piping Centre, for this exciting glow meet. In this interactive presentation, they will introduce the pupils to the Highland Bagpipes. Pupils will discover a little of the history of the bagpipes in Scotland, and explore what each part of the instrument is used for. There will then be the opportunity to hear some music played on the bagpipes by world class pipers. The target audience is Primary 6 and 7.
For full details of these and other events, please log in to Glow and view the current schedule.
(Glow log-in and password required).