May 22nd, 2012
On Thursday of this week, Derek Robertson of Education Scotland will be introducing a new CPD Community on Glow, 1:1 Scotland. If you are interested in how some schools in Scotland are taking learning forward in a school or class where every student has a computer or other device, then this is for you!
The first online 1:1Meet takes place on Thursday 24th of May at 4pm. More details and sign-up here on Glow
This is the first of several 1:1Meets planned to help build the community. In future opportunities, Ian Stuart of Islay High and Fraser Speirs of Cedar School of Excellence will share their experiences of 1:1 learning.
May 22nd, 2012
This is a guest post from the Early Years team at Education Scotland
Saturday was a very inspirational day for the Early Years team at Education Scotland. Their Saturday Conference, Learning about Scotland in the Early Years was a great success. There was singing, poetry writing and even a competition!
If you would like to follow up on any interesting discussions from the day or revisit and reflect on the presentations then visit our Early Years CPD community. The presentations are within the Early Years Saturday Conference mini CPD site.
If you have not joined our community yet, then please do. We had a queue of enthusiastic delegates who couldn’t wait to join on Saturday and you can meet them (virtually!) when you do.
Well done to Sharon from South Lanarkshire who won the well deserved prize of two Scots books to share with her establishment.
The Early Years Team
February 8th, 2012
The Learning Rounds report provides a comprehensive overview of the range of engagement which the CPD Team, Education Scotland has enjoyed with establishments, schools and local authorities. The team is very appreciative of the opportunities to colloborate with colleagues as the model has evolved across a range of settings.
We are also very aware that Learning Rounds is featuring in self evaluation and professional development activities across the country and would be delighted if other experiences could be shared on the Learning Rounds Community on Glow. If you want to join this community, contact Ruth Johnston on firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 26th, 2012
Our colleagues in the Global Citizenship team are organising their second drop-in chat session today, Thursday 26th January on Glow – here’s a brief invitation form them:
Please free welcome to participate in the Glow meet and join our new community. Don’t worry if you can’t participate this time as the drop-ins will be taking place every month. You can also post to the CPD meet pages at http://bit.ly/dgcmeet2 and make use of other online CPD on sustainable development education at http://bit.ly/dgcshort1
January 11th, 2012
Get the lates news and updates from CPDLead here in the January newsletter.
If you are a leader of CPD in your setting and aren’t yet a member of CPDLead – what are you waiting for?! Have a look at our online community and sign up – it’s simple and it’s free! http://bit.ly/cpdlead3
December 3rd, 2011
This is a guest post from Kerry Chrichton from the Health & Wellbeing team Education Scotland
The Health and Wellbeing Team are looking forward to spending a day with 150 NQT’s. We have presentations from two Head Teachers about how they lead health and wellbeing in their schools and much more.
We will be launching our hwb-cpd community and are encouraging all participants to sign up throughout the day.
Anyone can sign up for a priority place for more Health and wellbeing events happening in early 2012.
To add to the share area click here
To set an intention click here
November 21st, 2011
Once again, we need your wisdom! Think of all the ideas, insights and interesting CPD practice that are hidden away in your brain, on your computer or your local web sites. Go on, bring them to the fore for the benefit of all Scottish educators!
1. log into this page on Glow ( the shortcut is http://bit.ly/sharein) before 4.30pm on November 22nd
2. click the big, green Share Now button
3. fill in a form for every item you want to share (you can attach documents or weblinks to the form)
4. stop when you’ve run out of wisdom or your fingers get sore!
5. the shared items appear on CPDCentral I-share area
1. some of us will be ‘hanging out’ from 4pm onwards in the a CPDMeet room (if you want a chat or help)
2. you can add a targetted keyword (hashtag) to your shared items which will add them directly to other communities linked to CPDCentral. Hover for example . You will find a list of the current hashtags here
October 14th, 2011
The Scottish Government recently announced a change to its policy on ICT in Education and the future of Glow. A key part of the consultation has been an online discussion and there will be summit meeting in Stirling on 17th October, chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, Mike Russell
The invites have gone out and around a 100 people; students, educators, parents, ICT sector colleagues and others will be attending in person. By our count, 33 of the attendees are members of CPDCentral and its affiliated communities such as the CPDConsolarium, so we wish particularly wish them well in their discussions and deliberations
Everyone has a chance to take part online; here’s how:
September 16th, 2011
This is a cross curricular project inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which will bring together international students and primary school pupils in the city of Edinburgh.
I was delighted to be invited to attend the launch of this project at Redhall School this week. Chris Holmes, Director of Paralympic Integration at London 2012, told his story and let all the pupils present have a go at trying on one of his nine Olympic gold medals. They then went out into the drizzle to try out a number of paralympic games for themselves.
50 Edinburgh schools will use the Games as a context for interdisciplinary learning, and will focus on the values which are core to the whole project -friendship, excellence, respect, courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
To support the project, well over 100 students from 33 different countries who are currently studying in Edinburgh have applied to be involved with local children, and the project has been recognised by London 2012 as an official Inspire project
All the participating schools will join the official Get Set Network which offers access to resources and sharing experience with other Get Set schools across the UK. Project
September 12th, 2011
University of Aberdeen
Contact: Roseanne Fitzpatrick
University of Dundee
Contact: Mike Naulty
University of Edinburgh
Contact: Deirdre Torrance
University of Glasgow
Contact: Deirdre Kelly
University of the West of Scotland
Contact: Hugh Smith
University of Stirling
Contact: Alison Fox
University of Strathclyde
Contact: Carey Philpott
Contact: Lore Gallastegi