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School offers

Your class will be guided through each of the steps required to code a Christmas Candle. It is not essential for all learners to have a micro:bit V2 for this live code along as we will be using the MakeCode simulator.

What you need

  • micro:bit V2 (or MakeCode simulator)

  • A device for learners to access MakeCode

We will be using this project as a basis for our Code Along – https://microbit.org/projects/make-it-code-it/candle/

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Scottish AI Alliance is very excited to announce their Scottish school's competition: Me, Myself & AI. They are inviting school classes in Scotland to investigate how Artificial Intelligence impacts their life and share their findings as a piece of creative work which will be exhibited at the Scottish AI Summit 2023.

Competition partners, The National Robotarium are supplying the Grand Prize for winners: a class visit to their centre for Robotics & Artificial Intelligence!

Sign up here

microbit christmas activities.pdf

micro:bit Advent Calendar

To make the most of your micro:bits this December, Perth and Kinross have created a 2-week calendar of Christmas activities. Links are to pre-created support resources but have been put in a festive context. Happy Coding!

Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts & Culture is a non-commercial initiative. We work with cultural institutions and artists around the world. Together, our mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Getting started with Arts and Culture

Rights Respecting Schools Advent Calendar 2022

Right Respecting Schools Advent Calendar

Enjoy exploring a new right every day in December with this Rights Respecting Schools Advent Calendar.

Professional Learning

STEM Edinburgh

Below are the CLPL offers from STEM Edinburgh from up until the end of term. These are focussed towards to Primary but secondary colleagues are more than welcome to attend.

For more details click on each title.

Curious Teachers Club - STEM Nation

Engineering Unlocked

Curious Teacher Club - CREATIVITY

Festive Curiosity Fair

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service ‘Virtual Appointment Day’ 13th December

A member of The Better Health Generation team will call you at your chosen time between 7.00 - 17.00 to discuss how they can support your Mental Health – whether it be stress, anxiety, low mood or generally feeling burnt out. During the 30-minute call they will gather your basic details including your; National Insurance number, email address and start date of your current employment. This is fully confidential, and we as your employer will not be made aware of any appointments or bookings.

Further information can be found on the Able Futures website here. You can apply via the Able Futures website at any time, you don't have to wait until the 13th December if you prefer to self-refer before the appointment day.

CIRCLE Surgeries 2022 - 23


These 1 hour online drop-in sessions are designed for education practitioners who wish to discuss the practicalities of and share examples of using CIRCLE to improve inclusive practice in their setting. They will be facilitated by the CIRCLE Implementation Team to support discussion but content will be driven by the attendees.

No need to book a space just join one of the surgeries by clicking the date below.

All surgeries run from 4-5pm

Wednesday 7th December

Thursday 9th February

Tuesday 25th April

Wednesday 14th June

Spotlighting Equity

Click this link to the latest issue of the Spotlighting Equity sway publication, highlighting current equity insights, new publications and monthly spotlights on all things equity. This issue focuses on improving attendance, as well as highlighting the launch of Scotland’s Equity Toolkit.

Why not subscribe to the sway and keep up to date with all the fantastic resources that are available to practitioners in schools, CLD and the Third Sector.

16 Days of Activism 2022

More details here

Outlook Support (2022-11-04 09:35 GMT)

Outlook support recorded session

Focusing on areas such as, Time Management, Organisation, Tips and Tricks and Mailbox Maintenance this session has all the elements required to streamline your use of Outlook.

Exploring The Four Capacities

Exploring The Four Capacities is a thought paper, commissioned by Education Scotland, compiling the views of over 150 educators and over 600 learners from across Scotland’s education system. It’s been designed to help inform the National Discussion on Education and to stimulate your own exploration of the four capacities. This paper will be useful to all educators and settings exploring curriculum rationale and curriculum design.

Find out more

News

Virtual Rights Assembly

Want to engage your pupils in Rights Respecting School content? Unsure of where to start? Come and join the East Lothian wide virtual Rights Assembly!

Join us every Friday (starting on 2nd September) from 11.30am-11.45am, where we will explore learning ABOUT, THROUGH, and FOR rights.

Suitable for P1-P7 pupils. Assemblies are fun, fast paced, lively and very enjoyable!

Click this link and join in: CLICK HERE

Support

Twitter Guidance

5 Steps to ensuring you are using Twitter safely in school.

Access poster here

Guidance - IT Procedures and Processes

The document in the link below aims to highlight some of the procedures and processes that staff within Schools/Education may find useful as they engage and interact with the central IT team.

IT Procedures and Processes

East Lothian Council have recently created a Google Classroom space called 'SEEMiS Support' for Teachers and Admin staff.

To access the classroom simply click on the invitation link below