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October 12th, 2011

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off!!

Jennifer McDougall
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 : Categories Co-Create, Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Dundee City, Events, Expressive Arts

Live from Dundee Rep Theatre, join us on Tuesday 25th October from 4.15pm for an exclusive Glow Meet with the acclaimed playwright Liz Lochhead.

This is a rare opportunity to hear the current national poet talk about her writing and in particular the modern Scottish classic, ‘Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off.’ Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off is a co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and Dundee Rep Theatre. You can view further information and videos of the production on the Lyceum website.

Join the Glow Meet for language and drama activities, design resources and activities, as well as video interviews with the director, actors and designer.

Sign up and join us in Glow TV for this exciting opportunity.

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September 19th, 2011

Glowing Thursdays – Behind the Scenes at the Citizen’s Theatre

Jennifer McDougall
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 : Categories Co-Create, Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Expressive Arts, Glasgow City, Glow, Glow Meet

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a National Theatre, who does what and how is the whole production put together?

Why not join us for a sneak preview behind the scenes of National Theatre of Scotland’s seminal production of “Men Should Weep.”

Join the directors, cast and crew members of the Men Should Weep company live from the citizens theatre. A tour of the set led by assistant director Phil McCormack will be followed by discussion with the director and some of the main cast who will reveal their approaches and the many processes adopted to make the show.

You will also have the opportunity to ask your own questions and find out what really goes on behind the scenes.

Register for Glow TV and then sign up and join us on Thursday 22nd from 2-3pm for this exciting event.

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June 6th, 2011

Surreal Encounters in Glowing Thursdays

Jennifer McDougall
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 : Categories Co-Create, Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet, Pupils

This week Glowing Thursday is aimed at encouraging pupils and teachers to explore the interesting and rather unreal world of Surrealism.

Join us for a peek into the weird and wonderful world of Surrealism…. .what it is and who did it.
We’ll be challenging you to take part in some quick fire tasks, in the hope of learning just what made the Surrealists tick. To take part in this fun glow meet you will need to organize a few things beforehand which you can find when you sign up. During the event you will be able to work along with the artists or watch and try it out later.

Sign up and join us on Thursday 9th June from 11-12pm in the Glowing Thursdays meeting room.

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June 1st, 2011

Taking the Drama out of Drama Delivery

Jennifer McDougall
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 : Categories Co-Create, Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Expressive Arts, Glow Meet, Uncategorized

Join Lyceum Drama Artist Christie O’Carroll and Youth Theatre Producer John Glancy to learn how to lead your class in easy-to-use and effective drama exercises including warm-up and cool-down exercises, as well as more in-depth drama activities

All exercises and activities can be adapted for different age-groups and we will show you how to adapt some of the activities to support topics or themes that you are working on in class.

Instructions on leading the exercises will be able to download following the Glow Meet.

Why not sign up and join us for this exciting and motivating event on Thursday 2nd June from 4.15 – 5pm in Glowing Thursdays.

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April 12th, 2011

Co-Create: Sharing the Learning, Perth Concert Hall, Wednesday 20 April

Julia Fenby
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This one-day event aims to share the learning from Co-Create, a Scotland-wide arts project for Glow, the world’s first national schools intranet. See below for details on how to reserve a place.

Co-Create is a pioneering initiative which has brought together schools, Creative Scotland-funded arts organisations and other partners in ten online collaborations using Glow, new media technology and imaginative, high quality arts to create exciting and relevant teaching materials and experiences to support the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.

This event will give practitioners from both the arts and education sectors direct access to in-depth case studies from Co-Create participants and partners on how they have used Glow to develop innovative and creative approaches to learning and teaching.

If you have not already reserved a place and would like to, or for more information on the programme, please email Glow Admin: glowadmin@ltscotland.org.uk, using Co-Create: Sharing the Learning as the subject header.

Co-Create is funded through a partnership between Learning and Teaching Scotland and Creative Scotland’s National Lottery Fund.

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March 30th, 2011

Have You Signed Up Yet?!

Jennifer McDougall
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 : Categories Co-Create, Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet

Tomorrow (31st March) on Glowing Thursdays we will be hosting a very different and very exciting Glow Meet with the National Gallery of Scotland.

Using some of the most recognised Impressionist paintings in the National Gallery’s collection as inspiration; this will be a fun, hands-on practical session. Teachers will work with an artist experimenting with various techniques and approaches to mark making, drawing and painting in an impressionistic style. You will be actively encouraged to experiment and problem solve using whatever materials they have available in their classroom.

So why not join in and experiment as part of your CPD?!

If you haven’t signed up for this interactive event please do so now – you are running out of time!!
Sign up and join us at 4pm on the Glowing Thursdays page.

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March 28th, 2011

Watch Sir Ken Robinson on Glow and the Creativity Portal

Lesley Sneddon
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Internationally-recognised leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources, Sir Ken Robinson, spoke at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, as part of his world tour and transmitted this via live stream on Glow.

The talk is available to watch online through Glow and the Creativity Portal now and for another month.

Sir Ken Robinson has been an advisor to governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, worked with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organisations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government and was a central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Northern Ireland peace process. Sir Ken was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia and has received a number of honorary degrees and awards.

Creative Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), The University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art collaborated to bring Sir Ken Robinson to Glasgow

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March 7th, 2011

Scottish Ballet – Behind the Scenes

Jennifer McDougall
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 : Categories Career Opportunities and Pathways, Co-Create, Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Meet

We are excited to announce that Scottish Ballet will be streaming live from the dancers’ morning class in their award winning studios in Glasgow for the first time, offering a previously unseen perspective on the world of Scottish Ballet’s dancers.

Starting with an introduction from Ballet Mistress Hope Muir, you will see the dancers training and developing their technique through a sequence of exercises. Hope will lead us through the class, describing the processes behind the movements and how they benefit the dancers’ bodies.

This will be followed by a question and answer session in which you will have the opportunity to put your questions to one of Scottish Ballet’s dancers.

Sign up and join us on Thursday 10th March from 10.40 – 11.40am in Glowing Thursdays.

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January 20th, 2011

Have your say on Co-Create…

Gail Cairns
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Co-Create is supporting artists, performers, writers and Scotland’s schools to work and learn together in new ways, using Glow, developing practice and demonstrating the key role the arts and creativity play in supporting Curriculum for Excellence.

Learning and Teaching Scotland would like to invite primary and secondary school pupils, teachers and school management and staff from arts organisations, who have been involved in one of the ten Co-Create projects to have your say on the impact of the Co-Create project on learning and teaching practice.

Take advantage of the opportunity to provide feedback on:

  • The impact of the Co-Create project on young people’s learning experiences
  • The extent to which the Co-Create project supported implementation of Curriculum for Excellence and use of Glow
  • The extent to which the Co-Create project has enabled new teaching and learning methodologies
  • The effectiveness of the partnership models adopted to manage and deliver the Co-Create project.

The survey should take pupils no more than five minutes to complete, and all responses will remain anonymous.

Co-Create is funded through a partnership between Learning and Teaching Scotland and the Creative Scotland National Lottery Fund.

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January 20th, 2011

60th Organisation added to Creativity Portal

Lesley Sneddon
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The Creativity Portal is an exciting resource for practitioners designed to inform, inspire and encourage debate around creativity. The Portal has just added its 60th cultural organisation to the list of quality assured arts based companies, covering all aspects of the creative spectrum including art, dance, theatre, the moving image, literature, heritage and architecture.

The Creativity Portal contains an extensive selection of case studies showing how the collaboration between cultural and educational practitioners can assist with the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence. It also offers practitioners the opportunity to share ideas and meet like-minded colleagues through a forum.

This ‘one-stop-shop’ for creativity in Scottish Schools has developed though a partnership between LTS and Creative Scotland. The Scottish Government, recognising the need to support and nurture creativity in teaching and learning, recently published ‘Education and the Arts, Culture and Creativity: an action plan’. The development of the Creativity Portal is laid out in this plan.

The Creativity Portal bridges the gap between Scotland’s creative organisations and the secure schools intranet, Glow, and whilst most of the Creativity Portal is open to all some areas require a Glow login

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