Putting the Tech in Teaching

Students at Inverness College UHI are benefiting from exciting new technology-based teaching methods after a group of lecturers completed a unique qualification designed by the Centre for Engineering and Technology Skills (CETS). The Inverness College UHI-based Centre developed the Professional Development Award (PDA) in e-Learning to raise awareness of new technology and software systems amongst teaching staff and to demonstrate how […]

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“It’s important that our pupils are informed citizens”

Teacher Mary Penderleith, of Hazlehead Primary School in Aberdeen, shares her summer experience of teaching and mentoring in Rwanda with the Wood Foundation’s Global Learning Partnerships programme I’d always wanted to teach abroad. Global Learning Partnerships offered the chance to go abroad for a period of time and it was in the summer holidays. Rwanda is fantastic. For four weeks, I stayed in a little village […]

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Real life: “Love was my catalyst for teaching abroad”

Ian Robertson is a mathematics teacher from Glasgow. He has just started his second year of teaching at Harrow International School in Beijing. Here, Ian talks about his experiences teaching internationally and what led him to Beijing… I’d often thought about teaching internationally. I taught mathematics at a secondary school in Glasgow for eight years. During that time, one of […]

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Recording CPD online

The new e-portfolio is just a click away… This August, Scotland’s educators will be working with a revised suite of Professional Standards. These standards will help teachers plan their learning as part of the Professional Update process, currently being piloted in three local authorities and an independent school. One of the new Standards is that of Career-Long Professional Learning, developed […]

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