All posts tagged with ‘resources’
- April 5th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: CPD, events, learner voice, resources, school improvement
: 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.
- March 3rd, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: nature, resources
: Categories africa, biodiversity, games and sport, sciences, sustainable development
Team WILD is a fun and unique way for students to discover the importance of a career in conservation and science – by turning scientists into superheroes!
“From jungle to savanna, rainforest to coral reef, the Team WILD game will test students on their speed, skill and coordination. As they play, students will discover a diverse range of field tasks a conservation scientist or ecologist must do in order to protect the world’s species and habitats – from surveying coral reefs in Chagos to evacuating non-infected mountain chickens from Montserrat where populations are being decimated by the deadly chytrid fungus.”
The game is supported by curriculum-linked topic pages on amphibian conservation, coral reef conservation, predator-prey relationships in the African savannah and reforestation in the Atlantic forest to support the learning element of the game and to inform young people and provide educators with supporting information and related education resources.
There are also two new education resources modules on species discovery which focus on amphibian discovery and classification, please see Species Discovery for 7-11 year olds and Species Discovery for 11-14 year olds.More
- 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
- January 29th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: action, nature, resources
: Categories biodiversity, international, sustainable development
Take your school on an exciting journey of discovery to learn about the wonders of the rainforest with I Love Amazon Week, part of Sky Rainforest Rescue, a joint campaign between Sky and WWF which aims to protect one billion trees in the Amazon. The fantastic free resources, including lesson ideas, a poster, photocards and slide sets, will give you everything you need to engage and inspire 7-11 year olds. And you can run your week any time that suits you.
There’s also a great competition with prizes for your school.
Register your school now by visiting www.sky.com/amazonweekMore
- 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: none Tags: Tags: nature, resources
: Categories biodiversity, curriculum areas, sciences, social studies, sustainable development
ARKive is a free multimedia guide to the world’s animals and plants. The resources are free to use, easy to download and adapt to suit individual classroom needs.
ARKive is an initiative of the UK wildlife charity Wildscreen, whose mission is to promote the conservation of the world’s biodiversity through the power of wildlife imagery.
ARKive’s curriculum-linked teaching resources for 5 -18 year olds include lesson plans, activities and worksheets allowing you to bring the wild to a range of curriculum areas including sciences, maths, English, ICT and expressive arts.
Key primary and secondary science topics such as food chains, plants, adaptation, classification and natural selection are covered, as well as featured pages on topic-led issues such as endangered species and climate change.More
- September 26th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Glow Meet, resources
: Categories citizenship, community, curriculum areas, outdoor learning, primary schools, secondary schools
With the first autumn storms sweeping across the country, widespread flooding and gale force winds already affecting communities up and down the country this is your chance to reflect on what you can do to prepare for the winter ahead.
We will mark this year’s ‘Ready for Winter?’ campaign (starting on 22 October) with a Glow Meet where top tips on how to prepare for severe weather will be explored by the Red Cross and others involved in preparing Scotland for emergencies. Along with the opportunity to interact and ask questions , you can find out about the winning entries of the ‘ Ready for 2012/13? calendar art competition. The Glow meet will also feature pupils and staff from Crookfur Primary School who will share their experiences and work on resilience education and emergency planning.
For more information on how ‘Ready for Emergencies’ can provide rich and stimulating learning experiences please visit: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/readyforemergencies/index.asp . This website offers many ideas and resources for practitioners across all sectors and curriculum areas.
Sign up here and join us on Glow: 25 October, from 11.00 to 12.00.
Target audience: Levels 2 and 3 (approx. P5 – S3)More
- September 26th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: CPD, resources
: Categories citizenship, CPD, international, sustainable development
Developed for the Scottish Learning Festival 2012, this two page guide provides an excellent starter for 10 and was flying off our tables at the Global Citizenship Village stand.
It points you to key ways of staying abreast of developments and also flags up key resources and web pages. Also listed is the Global Dimension website which is a comprehensive online catalogue of resources relating to all curricuum areas and aspects of global citizenship.More
- August 17th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: calendar, resources
: Categories citizenship, creativity, curriculum areas
You can now download the brand new Global Citizenship Calendar for 2012-13 with all major events and dates collated for you. The calendar will allow you to plan and connect learning, and assist in embedding key global citizenship themes in the curriculum.
You can also access online resources to support learning related to these events on the Education Scotland website. View August 2012 resources at: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/r/resourcecalendar/August.asp.
If you prefer a printed version of the calendar please order copies using this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68NXXZR.More