We have had to reschedule this CPDMeet as the original supply teacher colleague who requested has landed a long-term contract! At least it’s for a good news reason! Please still sign up at http://bit.ly/cpdmeet44 and we will keep you posted on the new date
Rodger Hill, QIO in Dumfries and Galloway is pioneering an early leadership development programme within his authority, Extending Your Potential. What is unusual about this programme is it is entirely online, on Glow! Rodger has kindly offered to share an insight into the programme with the wider community of educators in CPDCentral. Sign up here http://bit.ly/cpdmeet45 for CPDMeet 45 -an open discussion about how EYP came about, how Rodger is developing and supporting it and their progress so far.
CPDStepin (the national community for supply teachers on Glow) is hosting a major online event for educators in Scotland in the week beginning 13th June. Each evening at 7pm, we will feature a CPDMeet on the theme of Additional Support for Learning:
Monday 13th – Suzanne Morris, Understanding and supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Tuesday 14th – Margaret Orr, The relationship between CfE and ASL legislation
Wednesday 15th – Hilery Williams, Understanding and supporting children with dyslexia
Thursday 16th – Kate Coutts, Child at the centre or centre of the child?
CPDmeets are lively, quick, convenient and informal CPD opportunities which use Glowmeet to connect educators around a theme of common interest. Coming soon …….
• SQA Academy on Glow (http://bit.ly/cpdf1628) is hosting a series of CPDMeets starting on May 17th at 12 noon. Each CPDMeet in this series will be on a different aspect of e-assessment, and if you are interested in these CPDMeets, please sign up for the first . It is hoped that a wide range of interested parties, including students, will take part in these discussions to help shape the future of e-assessment
• Catriona from the team will also lead CPDMeet 31 on intercultural awareness and MLPS on May 18th at 4pm. Please sign up
• Guitarmeet was so successful we’ve planned a follow-up on Monday May 23rd at 18:30 Sign up here: http://bit.ly/cpdmeet32
• Pam Currie from the Glow team will also be exploring making learning relevant and the cross-curricular potential within the daily online newspaper for students, the Daily What! On Tuesday June 7th at 4pm. SHope you can join us for one or all of these – all the meetings take place in our CPDCentral discussion room. Hope to see you there.
The CPDMeet programme continues with two diverse offerings for you: On April 27th we have Hugh Smith, form the University of the West of Scotland leading #guitarmeet. Learn how to play the guitar, and how to teach it to young learners with small hands. A good opportunity for primary and early years practitioners to add to their repertoire – all welcome! Next up on May 5th is Kate Coutts, HT at Uyeasound Primary, Shetland, and experienced coach will lead a discussion on non-directive coaching and PRD. Useful for anyone who might be looking to get more out of the PRD process as reviewer or reviewee, or interested in learning more about effective coaching. More on cpdmeet29 here. Hope to see you there!
We’ve been working hard to bring a new look to the CPDMeet experience for you! Our commitment to offer at least one CPDMeet per week (of term time) is on track and we kick off the 2011 programme on January 12th with CPDMeet18: Louise Jones of Highland Council on their approach to e-safety, a subject that no educator can afford to ignore. With a few details to finalise for CPDMeet 19 which will hopefully take place the following week on Tuesday 18th, the next in the series is CPDMeet 20 on Thursday January 27th , and it will be of interest to many educators. Graeme Logan of the Teacher Education in Scotland Review Group will lead a discussion on the findings of the review, and we are hoping that many of our colleagues in Teacher Education Institutes will be able to join us on Glow for this one.
The teacher education theme is continued in CPDMeet 21 with Dr Dan Tierney of Strathclyde University talking about the MLPS experience in Scotland – have we got it right, and inviting interested professionals to discuss and offer their own suggestions as to the way forward for primary languages in Scotland. CPDMeet 22 is slightly different as it will consist of a follow-up discussion from CPDMeet 17, where Ian Stuart inspired a group of CPDMeeters with his discussion on using wikis for collaborative learning. Ian has set up a wiki in the share area for CPDMeet 17 for attendees to experiment with. CPDMeet23 takes on technology; Brian McLaren, formerly of the Consolarium team takes us through games-based learning on February 24th and the last planned one in this series so far takes a look at interdisciplinary learning in secondary, with Mary Smith of Montrose Academy sharing her experience in CPDMeet24.
The programme will continue and further dates will be posted here and on Glow. You will notice that the sign-up process has been streamlined: the new design offers one space where you can not only sign -up for the CPDMeet, share any relevant ideas, issues,or interesting practice and meet other interested CPDMeeters beforehand; you can also make your CPD experience matter afterwards by endorsing it through CPDFind, by setting yourself a follow-up intention , by recording the experience in your CPDReflect, or by finding out more about CPDMeets and the topic for discussion. All of this brought to you cost free, straight to your desktop. Happy Christmas from CPDSanta!
At a recent national conference in Inverness organised by Storlann, Mary MacMillan and I challenged the attendees to organise a series of CPDMeets for Gaelic educators. It looks like the ball has started rolling. The remainder of this post is from Mary
Using ICT to Develop Gaelic Language
On the 8th November at 4.14pm Kay Marie MacInnes and Anne Hughes will share how they develop Gaelic language using different types of technology. Kay Marie and Anne teach in Mount Cameron Primary School in South Lanarkshire. The event will be delivered in Gaelic.
CPDMeet 16 features an amazing, interdisciplinary learning project led by Angela McEwen of Media Matters. I met Angela at the Scottish Learning Festival and we got to talking about Glow. I was very impressed when she told me about her project in which renowned Scots poet Liz Lochhead used Glow to help students write poems in their English lessons. When Angela added that Art & Design students did the illustrations and Business Education arranged for their publication and sale through Amazon, I knew it just had to be the subject of a CPDMeet!
I was even more delighted when Angela offered her services for this CPDMeet pro bono. Here are the details:
I am delighted to tell you that the CPD Team and partners are continuing their full programme of CPDMeets (free webconferences on Glow).
The season kicks off with the subject of professional learning communities. Fearghal Kelly will talk about “Subject learning communities” which is East Lothian’s take on professional collaboration. You can register for Fearghal’s CPDMeet on Glow
This is a recording of a CPDMeet held on Friday June 18th, 2010. It features a presentation by Curriculum for Excellence with John McCann (Director of Next Practice in Scotland’s Colleges) with contributions by David Cameron (leading educational consultant). John’s message is powerfully simple; Scotland’s Colleges have been on the CfE journey already (eg from external to internal assessment) so why not invite them into the CPD conversations?