TechFest-SetPoint has launched a new Primary Outreach Programme for 2008. TechFest-SetPoint is a charitable organisation which aims to inspire young people about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Its programme includes a series of shows and workshops covering the full range of STEM subjects and will be aimed at nursery and primary pupils. Cosmic Dome activities are included in this programme and will be available for booking in combination with other shows and workshops. Further information is on the TechFest-SetPoint website
Joe Dale is a Modern Foreign Languages teacher. He writes an excellent blog that has lots of tips and advice about incorporating ICT into the languages teaching
Draft experiences and outcomes for Classical Languages, Gaelic learners and Mathematics have now been published on the Curriculum for Excellence website.
These draft outcomes, together with the cover papers which sit alongside them, have been designed to provide information for all staff in all education establishments on the context and scope of the draft outcomes; they also explain what schools and centres should do with them. As with the draft outcomes and experiences for science, numeracy and modern languages released in September and October, readers are encouraged to reflect on these drafts. You can send feedback via a questionnaire located on the Curriculum for Excellence website. Findings will be used to help shape the finalisation of draft guidance.
Learning and Teaching Scotland has produced a calendar packed with special days and events celebrated in Scotland and around the world. The calendar, available to download a month at a time or as a full year view, also contains links to resources that will help teacher’s own enterprising learning and teaching approaches.
There are many opportunities highlighted in the plan to engage with businesses and the world of work giving pupils the opportunity to engage in their learning in a real life context.
This resource provides many opportunities for cross-curricular and collaborative working.