All posts tagged with ‘Expressive Arts’
- September 2nd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: CfE, CPD, Creative Scotland, Education Scotland, English, Expressive Arts, film, Glow, Glow Groups, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Literacy, media literacy, moving image education, National glow groups, video
: Categories Curriculum for Excellence, Expressive Arts, Glow, Glow Groups, Learner Resources, Literacy, Media Literacy, Moving Image Education, National Groups
The resource will provide:
- Approximately 50 downloadable short films, free to Glow users
- Film tutorials explaining the core concepts of film language
- Lesson examples in film format showing how short films can be used for a wide variety of classroom activities
- A link to CPD opportunities and activities for teachers wishing to explore how to use moving image across Curriculum for Excellence
- A gateway to the growing Moving Image Education online community on Glow.
- October 8th, 2010
- Gail Cairns
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Expressive Arts, National glow groups
: Categories Expressive Arts, Glow Groups, North Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Stirling
Irene Pandolfi of North Lanarkshire Council and Ron Cowie of Stirling Council were amongst a number of delegates who in 2009 participated in a study visit to Norway, organised through the Scottish Continuing International Professional Development (SCIPD) programme. The focus of their interest was a national initiative - the Cultural Rucksack - which gives all pupils in Norway access to professional arts and cultural activities in addition to the basic expressive arts curriculum.
As a result of the SCIPD visit, and the relationships established with Norwegian schools, Irene and Ron created the Northern Lights project. The project links schools in North Lanarkshire, Perth, Kinross, and Stirling with partner schools in Norway and Russia. The project aims to develop pupils’ skills in expressive arts, literacy and peer assessment. Northern Lights also encourages pupils to study and appreciate other cultures.
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- February 15th, 2010
- Katie Barrowman
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: Tags: comics, Events, Expressive Arts, Glow Meet, graphic novels, Literacy, National glow groups
: Categories Events, Expressive Arts, Glow Meet, Literacy
For the first time, they are bringing their popular comics workshop to Glow!
Any classes from P5 – S4 are invited to join Metaphrog over Glow Meet at 1pm on Wednesday the 3rd of March. You’ll learn lots about creating characters and comics, and have the chance to create your own characters. They will also set you a comic-creating challenge, and you can come back for the follow-up Glow Meet later in the year and show us how you got on.
To join the Glow Meet, you’ll need a room with a computer with internet access, a projector and screen or interactive whiteboard, and speakers. Pupils will also need access to paper and drawing materials.
The Glow Meet and the sign-up sheet can be found in the Graphic Novels National Glow Group.More
- December 12th, 2008
- Katie Barrowman
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: Events, Expressive Arts, Glow Meet, National, Schools
: Categories Events
I had the great privilege today to attend an event marking the culmination of a wonderful project. The famed Scottish artist, Willie Rodger, has been working with nine schools across Scotland, helping them to create linocut prints of their very own. It all began on Hallowe’en, with Willie hosting a masterclass via Glow Meet from his studio, with each of the nine classes joining in to watch. Over the next weeks and months, the pupils, from P7, right through to S6 Advanced Higher, had further webconferences with Willie, who was able to provide one-to-one advice and comments. In addition, the pupils posted their work as it progressed on individual Glow Groups, and met up in Glow Chat rooms every Friday to leave comments on each other’s work.
Today Angela McEwan from Media Matters, who has been managing the project, hosted a Glow Meet from Learning and Teaching Scotland’s Glasgow base. Willie Rodger was here, along with his family, to take part in the highlight of the event – the opening of a Virtual Gallery of the pupils’ work by Glasgow’s Poet Laureate, Liz Lochhead.
Glow’s very own Marie Dougan welcomed participants, and handed over to Angela to speak to the schools. We joined each school in a live Glow Meet link, and the pupils talked about their work as it was displayed on the shared virtual whiteboard. After we’d heard from each school, Liz Lochhead took the mic to officially open the gallery. We were delighted with her reading of two of her own poems, and a reading of Scottish Poet Laureate Edwin Morgan’s poem, The Computer’s First Christmas Card. The latter poem seemed particularly appropriate in light of both the time of year and the subject matter. When Willie Rodger took the mic to praise the project, the room was stunned by the rapturous applause coming from each of the schools. Indeed, it was hard to tell who had enjoyed the project most – Willie Rodger or the children he worked with. Either way, it was a fantastic success.
Today’s Times Educational Supplement contains an article regarding the event and all the schools who took part, and you can find the Virtual Gallery online at Media Matters. Its final home will be in the Glow National Expressive Arts Group, which is due to open soon. This surely paves the way for more exciting Glow-based projects around the country. Got an idea for one? Get glowing!More