All posts in the ‘Local authorities’ Category
- March 28th, 2013
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: : Categories Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Dundee City, Glow, Glow Component, Uncategorized
Glow is packed full of educational resources and national communities where teaching staff can collaborate with colleagues across Scotland.
To showcase some of these great resources RM is hosting two more Glow Roadshows.
Dates, Time & Location:
Saturday 27th of April 2013, 10.00am to 2.00pm , Aberdeen
Saturday 18th of May 2013, 10.00am to 2.00pm, Dundee
Purpose: To highlight and promote the learning and teaching resources and professional learning opportunities available through Glow using RM Unify.
Format: Representatives from TWIG, J2E, The Daily What for education, RM and Scran will have a stand to exhibit and discuss their resources. In addition there will be a rolling programme of presentations during the day.
See table at the bottom of this post
• Twig on Glow
Over 1500 high quality films covering Maths, Science, Geography and Health – complete with support resources matched to the curriculum of excellence levels 2, 3, and 4.
• The Daily What News
Online news service provided for Scottish Schools supporting the development of literacy and language across the curriculum. The site also provides a wealth of support materials.
Just 2 easy is an online blogging tool. Children can create, sharing and learn in an esave environment.
Scran is a charity & online learning resource base with over 360,000 images & media from museums, galleries, archives and the media. These resources can be downloaded and used copyright free.
• Glow Nuggets
A whistle-stop tour of all the great resources available through Glow.
This event is open to teachers and staff, if you want to find out more or register to attend then please email Glowenquiries@rm.comMore
- March 26th, 2013
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: : Categories Benefits, Glow, Local authorities, Technologies, Uncategorized
It’s always nice to be able to share good news with you and today I’m delighted to say that Microsoft has now confirmed that our tenancy upgrade to MS-Office 365(Wave 15) will start in June 2013.
You told us that your preference was to wait for O365(Wave 15) and this news means that we can plan with certainty for the portal migration. This will take place over the summer and will therefore mean minimal disruption for schools across Scotland.
So not only does this give our users some certainty about timescales for the portal migration, this also offers access to the most up-to-date version of the product and has additional benefits for users.
All of our existing plans are being amended to reflect this change and we’ll share these with you as soon as possible. Hopefully you find the existing help articles in the Glow Help blog useful, they are categorised under Glow to O365 Migration.
- March 15th, 2013
- Con Morris
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories CPD, Dumfries and Galloway
Many local authorities in Scotland run successful early leadership programmes. Typically these are for teachers taking initial steps into project, team or school leadership. In session 2011-2012, Rodger Hill (QIO in Dumfries & Galloway Council) approached Education Scotland to build a community on Glow to support the work.
17 colleagues from Dumfries & Galloway, introduced themselves and took part in a programme of ten Glow Meets on such topics as mentoring, ICT and learning and promoting yourself. The programme included a work-shadowing exercise and a commitment to a change project.
Like all of the PL communities on Glow, colleagues on this community are making their professional learning visible for the benefit of other educators. You can find the community on http://bit.ly/eyphome on Glow
Rodger kindly popped in via Glow Meet and gave us a 15 minute outline of the EYP programme at a recent conference. You can find details of the recording on Glow
If you want a community for any professional learning topic, local or national, just drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to help
- March 4th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh City, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Local authorities, Mathematics, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, Uncategorized, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Western Isles
With the SQA National Qualifications examinations looming, the National Glow Team are pleased to announce the launch of exam revision support for NQ English and Mathematics. Aimed at pupils and supported by teachers, this Glow revision resource will help pupils in their preparation for national examinations by allowing them to post questions and queries into a teacher facilitated Glow Forum. The resource will be open to all pupils and teachers with the potential to become a vibrant self-supporting community.
Find out more here.More
- January 25th, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: monsters, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
: Categories Creativity Portal, Curriculum for Excellence, Edinburgh City, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow TV, Literacy, Pupils
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Family Concert on Saturday 9 February features a new song book for a chorus of 300 children – A Little Book of Monsters. With lyrics by Matt Harvey and music by Stephen Deazley the book is full of songs about the kind of creatures that live under your bed….
Join Stephen Deazley and Matt Harvey for an exciting Glow TV event on Tuesday 29th January live from Broomhouse Primary in Edinburgh at 9.30am where you’ll get the chance to ask questions, take part in creative interactive activities and find out what it is like to be a composer or poet!More
- January 22nd, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: holocaust, Rwanda, Sello Hatang
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Glasgow City, Glow TV, Pupils, Religious and Moral Education, Social Studies
Glow TV is once more celebrating Holocaust Memorial Day which is on 27th January with a series of events. Below you can find out all the details and hopefully you will be able to join us for some of them!
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – Sello Hatang – Thursday 24th January 2013 11am
Sello Hatang from the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory will speak about the work of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and how this organisation has helped rebuild the fractured community in South Africa. Pupils will have the opportunity to ask Sello questions about his experiences to do with reconcilliation and rebuilding trust.
Sello Hatang is the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory’s Head of Public Programming, and spokesperson. Previously he was a senior manager at South Africa’s Human Rights Commission. He participated in the post-1994 transformation of the National Archives, including archival support for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and is a former Director of the South African History Archive. He was a member of the editorial team of Nelson Mandela’s book, Conversations with Myself. Sign up and join us in Glow TV – Nelson Mandela Foundation – Rebuilding communities .
Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 – Monday 28th January 2013 10.30am
Join us live from from Glasgow City Chambers to take part in Holocaust Memorial Day 2013, Scotland’s National Event, with Jean Paul Samputu from the Rwandan Forgiveness Campaign, Sello Hatang from the Nelson Mandela Foundation and pupils from Shawlands Academy, Holyrood Secondary and St Anne’s Primary School choir. Help us to be a community together and build a bridge! Sign up and join us in Glow TV – Holocaust Memorial Event – Scotland 2013.
Rwandan Forgiveness Campaign – Tuesday 29th January 2013 join us at for 11am
Jean Paul Samputu is a Rwandan musician who lost almost his entire family in the genocide in 1994 and who now campaigns for reconciliation and forgiveness. Samputu sings in six languages and uses a variety of musical styles in his work. After the genocide and murder of his family by a man he regarded as his best friend, Jean Paul fell into a spiral of drink and drug abuse and was unable to perform music for several years.
Samputu is now a cultural ambassador for Rwanda and travels throughout the world teaching about and performing traditional African music and also spreading his message of peace and forgiveness. In 2009 he was nominated for World Vision International’s Peace Prize.
This will be a unique opportunity to hear Jean Paul speak about his experiences, about forgiveness and to ask him your own questions. Sign up and join us in Glow TV – Rwandan Forgiveness CampaignMore
- January 9th, 2013
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Ernest, illustration, printing, recycled
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Early Years, Edinburgh City, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow TV, Literacy, Pupils, Technologies
Over the next 4 weeks we are asking you to take part in our great new Paper Creativity Challenge which will involve exploring the properties of digital and physical paper through a variety of different and exciting activities!
We start this challenge on Monday 14th January at 11am with a visit to Dundee Contemporary Arts where we will begin our investigations with a Paper Making Workshop. During this Glow TV event you will learn how to make delicate and wonderful hand made papers from pulps.
Learn simple techniques suitable for using at home such as how to create a smooth surface texture for printing on, soaking and blendng recycled paper, and then also painting with coloured pulp. You can add decorative materials to make designs and also create your own watermark. Join us to learn more about this and then try it out in your own classrooms or homes. Sign up in Glow TV – Paper Making Workshop.
We continue our challenge on Tuesday 15th January with a visit to Bruntsfield Primary School in Edinburgh with Catherine Rayner as she reads her book ‘Ernest’. Meet Ernest who is a rather large moose with a rather large problem. He is so big he can’t fit inside his book! What is a moose to do? Luckily Ernest is also a very determined moose, and he and his little chipmunk friend aren’t going to give up easily. Will they find a way for Ernest to fit in?
During this exciting session you will have the opportunity to read and explore the story of Ernest with early years pupils (approx 20 mins) and then Catherine will work with older children and demonstrate to them how to illustrate texts, in particular Ernest. Ideally learners should have paper and paint so that they can also try the techniques. Sign up and join us in Glow TV – Ernest.
And there is more of this challenge to come! Keep watching this blog and the Glow TV schedule……..More
- December 12th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Lyceum Theatre
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Edinburgh City, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow TV, Pupils
This panto is new twist on a classic tale, where Cinderella is relocated to modern-day Paris where she lives with her father and longs for the love and glamour of a rather unique Prince. Her world is shattered by the arrival of the wonderfully hilarious and awful ‘new sisters’ and their truly terrifying mother, Monique.
Join the rather scary Monique and the lovely Cinderella herself for a unique opportunity to ask them your very own questions!More
- November 26th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Inveralmond Community School
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Development, Events, Glow TV, Pupils, West Lothian
It’s my Future is a song created by children, young people and adult learners to express their views on how learning needs to change to fulfil their aspirations. It demonstrates what exciting modern learning can look like.
Education Scotland want to hear from children and young people across Scotland about their hopes and aspirations for the future.
On Tuesday December 4 2012 at 11am Education Scotland will host a national event in Inveralmond Community High School. The event led, by young people, will help shape future developments in learning and teaching. This Glow TV session will enable children and young people to speak directly to Craig Munro, one of Education Scotland’s strategic directors, and share their views about learning and teaching.
These views will be taken into consideration as the organisation shapes its corporate improvement plan priorities. There will be an opportunity to see the launch of the music video and follow links to inspirational learning taking place in Scottish education.More
- November 19th, 2012
- Jennifer McDougall
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Hill of Banchory Primary, Pupil Voice
: Categories Aberdeenshire, Curriculum for Excellence, Events, Glow TV, Pupils
Join us on Tuesday 20th November for a double event coming live from Hill of Banchory Primary School in Aberdeenshire.
During our first event at 2pm meet the pupils who are actively encouraged to take leadership in their own learning experience.
Hear from the youngsters about how they are using profiling and actively use Glow for their Whole School Development Time. Every Thursday they are provided with questions and issues that need to be discussed as a whole school and the pupils can give their own views and opinions therefore making them a valuable part of the school with their own Pupil Voice.
You will have the opportunity to ask the pupils questions and find out how they feel about their important role in the development of their school.
Then at 4pm join us again to following on from our earlier session with the pupils where you will have an opportunity to hear from the staff about how they are developing a culture of empowerment within a school environment.
During this session find out how leadership is fostered with all members of staff including non teaching staff and how Pupil Volunteering is organised and carried out in the school.More