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- April 5th, 2013
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: Categories biodiversity, citizenship, community, CPD, curriculum areas, early years, expressive arts, games and sport, health and wellbeing, homecoming, international, languages, leadership, learner voice, mathematics, outdoor learning, primary schools, religious and moral education, renewables and climate change, sciences, scottish culture, secondary schools, sharing practice, social studies, sustainable development, technologies, waste
Thank you to all those who took part in Education Scotland’s regional event programme exploring children’s rights, global citizenship and outdoor learning. We hope this proved to be a valuable and worthwhile professional learning opportunity.
The majority of the presentations, handouts and videos from all three regional events (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness) have now been uploaded to Glow for practitioners to access. These are available from the Developing Global Citizenship Glow Group at: http://glo.li/XtMdn9
Remember too that on-going support, advice and networking opportunities are available anytime through our professional learning communities on Glow: http://bit.ly/DGConline (global citizenship), http://bit.ly/12qxI1u (outdoor learning), http://bit.ly/10jWdgK (rights, support and wellbeing).
We hope these resources and communities are useful and provide further inspiration, ideas to support your work. Thanks once again to all those who participated (and supported the event) for your commitment and enthusiasm to these important areas of learning.
- April 4th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: events
: Categories CPD, curriculum areas, mathematics, sciences, sustainable development, technologies, waste
Closing date for entries:
The closing date will be 23:55, Friday 7th June 2013.
The winning school will be notified by Friday 21st June 2013.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Education Team have created a competition space on the Education Hub, containing everything you need to enter this competition, including hand-picked resources to help inform your submission.
Visit this website for more information: http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/education/meet/
Also, MAKLAB workshops coming up…
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the MAKLAB are pleased to announce the launch of a series of free workshops looking at cradle-to-cradle design and the circular economy. These workshops are aimed at designers, engineers and teachers of D&T and the sciences.
The two hour session will look at the latest developments in design technology, including cradle-to-cradle design and 3D printing. Everything will be set in the context of the circular economy, and case studies will be made of companies and products moving in this direction. Teachers will leave with curriculum materials, and links to a suite of videos and teaching resources created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Find out more about the Ellen MacArthur Foundation at www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org.
Venue: The MAKLAB, The Lighthouse, Glasgow (www.maklab.co.uk)
Dates and time:
- 13 April 11-1
- 16 April 430 – 630
- 11 May 11-1
Cost: Free to attend
Booking: email email@example.com to book your place.
Photo credit: Th.Martinez/Sea&CoMore
- February 27th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: community, resources
: Categories community, mathematics, renewables and climate change, social studies, sustainable development, technologies
Counting on a Greener Scotland (COGS) is a learning pack that aims to provide opportunities for learners to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of numeracy, in the particular contexts of weather, climate change and energy. The pack offers a range of numeracy related learning activities and pointers to further, external resources to enable learners to consolidate and broaden their existing knowledge and understanding, and apply skills these in ways that will help them improve key areas of their lives.
Download pack from: http://www.aloscotland.com/alo/viewresource.htm?id=432
Produced by The Workers’ Educational Association and Heather Reid, in collaboration with Education Scotland.More
- February 7th, 2013
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: Categories citizenship, CPD, curriculum areas, early years, expressive arts, health and wellbeing, international, languages, leadership, mathematics, primary schools, religious and moral education, sciences, secondary schools, sharing practice, social studies, sustainable development, technologies
The Scottish Learning Festival 2013 will take place on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September in the SECC, Glasgow. The theme for SLF 2013 is Raising the bar in Scotland – transforming lives through learning.
The Global Citizenship Team would love to showcase some of the excellent work taking place in Scottish schools on the theme of children’s rights, global citizenship, pupil voice, sustainability and outdoor learning. If your school has ideas and interesting practice to share then we’d like to encourage you to propose a seminar.
SLF 2013 will support practitioners explore a wide range of practical approaches, resources and research aimed at improving achievement and attainment for all our learners in Scotland.
The Call for Participation is now open and full details of the theme along with the online submission form are available on the SLF website.
If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration please do so before Friday 8th March.
The 2013 conference programme and registration will be launched in May and will feature the sessions that have been submitted and selected for inclusion.
If you would like any further information or talk through a potential proposal then please contact the Team at firstname.lastname@example.orgMore
- January 29th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: CPD, david livingstone, democracy, events, human rights, learner voice, school improvement
: Categories citizenship, commonwealth, curriculum areas, early years, expressive arts, games and sport, health and wellbeing, homecoming, international, languages, leadership, mathematics, primary schools, religious and moral education, sciences, scottish culture, secondary schools, sharing practice, social studies, sustainable development, technologies
Sectors: Early Years, ASN, primary and secondary schools
- Edinburgh (Wed 13th March)
- Glasgow (Wed 20th March)
- Inverness (Mon 18th March)
The Bill, which will be considered by the Scottish Parliament in 2013, will seek to enshrine the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child in Scottish legislation, thus placing statutory duties on all public sector bodies including local authorities and schools. These events will also help schools consider how to move forward strategically in a range of related areas including children’s rights, pupil voice and participation, global citizenship, sustainability, outdoor learning and Games Legacy activities.
These events will showcase interesting practice from around the country and include input from school inspectors about the changes taking place within the policy landscape and how this might impact on schools. The events will also highlight the many inspiring moments of learning taking place in 2013/14, such as the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Year of Natural Scotland, which provide exciting opportunities for schools to develop coherent whole school approaches.
Places will be limited and offered to local authorities on a pro-rata basis but if you’re interested in attending then please note the above dates for your diary.
These events will be free to attend. Please direct further enquiries to email@example.comMore
- December 19th, 2012
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: Categories biodiversity, community, curriculum areas, expressive arts, health and wellbeing, homecoming, languages, mathematics, outdoor learning, religious and moral education, sciences, scottish culture, social studies, sustainable development, technologies
The Year of Natural Scotland 2013 provides an opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s stunning natural beauty and biodiversity, and promote ways in which visitors can enjoy our beautiful landscapes, wildlife and heritage responsibly.
In this the third of four focus years leading up to the Year of Homecoming in 2014, there will be many exciting opportunities for schools to engage in initiatives and events to promote sustainable development education and outdoor learning within the curriculum around the eight key themes listed below.
For an early indication of what’s of offer and how your school can engage with the natural world visit: http://www.snh.gov.uk/enjoying-the-outdoors/year-of-natural-scotland-2013/
Details about other opportunities will follow early in the New Year.
|Natural Landscapes||The Year of Natural Scotland is the perfect platform to promote Scotland’s natural heritage and landscape, to encourage visitors to make the most of this wonderful natural resource and enjoy responsibly.|
|Natural Built Heritage||The Year of Natural Scotland provides a platform to promote our built heritage and to drive visitors to our castles, monuments and conservation areas and to build awareness of the history and cultural diversity of the Scottish landscape.|
|Natural Larder||Scotland has a great reputation for its delicious local produce, and is gaining more and more recognition on an international scale for its respected chefs, world-class producers and the diversity of the cuisine. Following on from the Year of Food and Drink, this is an opportunity to further promote Scotland’s food and drink offering and natural produce, as well as its high quality restaurants.|
|Sustainable Tourism||The Year of Natural Scotland aims to raise awareness of Scotland as a place of outstanding natural beauty and to encourage visitors to enjoy the landscape responsibly for example by choosing accommodation providers with green policies, exploring the landscape by foot or by bike, and making the most of resources in local communities. Regional and seasonable spread is also fundamental to increasing Scotland’s reputation as a sustainable destination.|
|Natural Playground||The Year of Natural Scotland 2013 aims to promote Scotland’s outdoors as a stunning and easily accessible place for active pursuits and as the perfect stage for sporting events and other outdoors events and festivals and ensure our natural heritage is promoted at a range of existing events.|
|Flora & Fauna||Scotland’s dramatic landscape, islands and coastal areas are home to a vast array of flora and fauna. Visitors are invited to observe the wildlife in their natural habitats, and to be respectful towards all plant and animal species.|
|Art in Nature||Aside from acting as inspiration for world-famous visual artists, writers and innovators, artists have used the Scottish landscape as a canvas to create works of art, and as a source for materials. Following on the Year of Creative Scotland, we can benefit from momentum gained from celebrating Scotland’s cultural and creative diversity to promote the links between Scottish art and nature.|
|Nature in Cities||The Year of Natural Scotland provides the opportunity for those who are visiting Scotland’s cities to make the most of the nature, natural influences and green spaces that exist within the city.|
- December 17th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: climate and energy, CPD, democracy, human rights, learner voice, nature, resources, school improvement
: Categories biodiversity, citizenship, community, CPD, creativity, curriculum areas, expressive arts, health and wellbeing, international, languages, leadership, learner voice, mathematics, outdoor learning, religious and moral education, renewables and climate change, sciences, scottish culture, social studies, sustainable development, technologies, waste
Learning for Sustainability – the report of the One Planet Schools Working Group, was published 17 December 2012.
The report includes strategic recommendations to support the development of coherent whole school approaches to ensure that learning for sustainability, global citizenship and outdoor learning are experienced in a transformative way by every learner in every school across Scotland. The report includes a number of recommendations relating to career-long professional learning and initial teacher education and advocates genuine partnerships with local communities and action to improve the sustainability of the school estate. A key ambition of the report is to provide an agenda for strategic change that will create an enabling framework, remove barriers, and build on existing excellent practice.
Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages said:
“I welcome the publication of Learning for Sustainability and would like to thank the Working Group for their work and commitment to producing the report and recommendations. As we approach the Year of Natural Scotland in 2013, the report reminds us of the importance of learning which connects young people to local and global issues, an integral part of Curriculum for Excellence.
“A wide range of actions have been taken as part of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and we welcome steps to encourage and support schools in their approach to sustainability and global citizenship, including through outdoor learning.
“We will take time to consider the report, to engage with partners on its recommendations and respond in full in March 2013.”
The report can be downloaded from:
See the associated Engage in Education blog from Professor Pete Higgins, Chair of the One Planet Schools Working Group: http://engageforeducation.org/news/learning-for-sustainability/
- November 27th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: CPD, resources
: Categories creativity, mathematics, renewables and climate change, social studies, sustainable development, technologies, waste
The details for the post include:
* Part-time working pattern – 3 days per week
* 2 year contract
* £30 – £35k pa (pro-rata)
* Experience of working independently
* Teaching experience gained over a number of years
* A member of existing networks e.g. STEM, D&T or business education support structures and/or schools.
* Extensive experience of engaging young people
* Experience of curriculum development
* Strong cross-curricular skill set
* Experience of running CPD events
Closing date – 12th Dec 12
Those interested in applying should contact Barbara Callan in the first instance e: Barbara@ellenmacarthurfoundation.org
Mob: 07711 953310
Photo credit: Th.Martinez/Sea&Co
- October 5th, 2012
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: Tags: community, events, physics
: Categories CPD, creativity, curriculum areas, mathematics, sciences, social studies, sustainable development, technologies, waste
If you teach technologies, sciences, business or social subjects and are interested in a meaningful interdisciplinary project idea, you will be fascinated to learn about the circular economy. In the face of rising raw material costs, manufacturers are starting to innovate with product design and business models by keeping their materials in constant use. Designing out waste requires a new mindset: one which asks young people and business leaders to rethink the future. We need to challenge the predominant idea that recycling and efficiency are the answers to today’s resource constraints.
This free CPD event by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation will introduce the thinking behind the circular economy, introduce you to the free teaching and learning materials, and demonstrate the links these materials have with CfE and the new National Qualifications.
Venue: STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG
- Wed 7th November, 4-6pm (secondary teachers)
- Fri 9th November, 9:30 – 3pm (secondary teachers)
- Wed 14th November, 4-6pm (primary teachers)
West Lothian CPD (secondary school focus only)
Venue: Howden Park Centre, Howden Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6AE
- Fri 23rd November, 13:30 to 15:30
Teachers from West Lothian Council should sign up for this event through their usual channels. If you are not a West Lothian teacher, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Venue: St Joseph’s Academy, Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock KA3 7SL
- Mon 19th Nov, 15:45 to 18:00
Booking for East Ayrshire teachers is via the East Ayrshire CPD Gateway system. Booking for other non EAC teachers: Email email@example.com
Venue: Currie Community High School
- Wed Nov 28th, 17:00 to 19:00
Booking: Contact Colin from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
- September 25th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: climate and energy, food, school improvement
: Categories curriculum areas, ICT, mathematics, renewables and climate change, sciences, sustainable development, technologies, waste
Education Scotland’s new-look Schools Global Footprint Calculator is now live and can be viewed at: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/schoolsglobalfootprint
This key online resource has had a significant refresh with many improvements made to the calculator to make it even easier to use.
The school estate is responsible for an estimated 50% of greenhouse gas emissions from local authorities. The online calculator allows learners to measure the ecological and greenhouse gas footprint of their school in relation to six topic areas: food, water, energy, buildings, transport and waste. Learners are also encouraged to develop innovative approaches to reducing their impact on the environment and promoting sustainable lifestyles in the wider community – from tackling the school run to growing and eating their own produce to reduce food miles.
In addition to providing an exciting real life context for delivering the experiences and outcomes, the resource greatly supports Eco-Schools activities and provides learners with skills for learning, life and work as Scotland move towards a low-carbon future.More