Information on the current offer of professional learning for practitioners across the Northern Alliance can be found below.
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Click on the links below to book your place on the current professional learning sessions. This section will be updated regularly when new opportunities are added.

Gaelic 1+2 Resources
Monday 29th August, 16.00

  • Are you hoping to deliver Gaelic as an L2 or L3 in your class? This is an opportunity to be guided through the resources available via the Northern Alliance to teach Gaelic.
  • Ask questions about teaching Gaelic as a 1+2 language and also how you can help improve your own Gaelic language skills.

Getting Started with Languages
Wednesday 31st August, 16.00

  • A one-off session to get you back on track with languages and signpost everything that’s available to support you on your journey.

4-Week Beginners French Course
Starting Monday 5th Sept, 15.45

  • This course is suitable for teachers of Primary who are delivering French as an L2 or L3 and have no or very rusty French.
  • Sessions are interactive with short presentations and activities along with professional dialogue with colleagues.

Film Literacy in Secondary English
Tuesday 6th Sept, 16.30

  • Screen Scotland are part of Creative Scotland and the national agency for all aspects of screen production, exhibition, skills and education. A key priority for us is to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from screen education for learning, for life and for work, working in schools and other contexts.
  • We are offering an online CLPL session which is perfect for those who are keen to bring Screen Education into their classroom but are unsure where to start.
  • Target – secondary English Teachers/PTs/DHTs

Film Literacy in Primary
Tuesday 13th Sept, 16.30

  • Screen Scotland are part of Creative Scotland and the national agency for all aspects of screen production, exhibition, skills and education. A key priority for us is to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from screen education for learning, for life and for work, working in schools and other contexts.
  • We are offering an online CLPL session which is perfect for those who are keen to bring Screen Education into their classroom but are unsure where to start.
  • We will share some approaches, following the 3Cs of Screen Education: Critical, Cultural and Creative, and offer advice on where to find space in the Primary curriculum for this work.
  • Target – Primary Teachers/PTs/DHTs/HTs

Science and Geography Subject Support Groups – Learning for Sustainability
Tuesday 20th Sept, 16.00

  • Explore how Learning for Sustainability can be supported within the BGE Curriculum with input from Sandra Buchan, PT Science at Kemnay Academy.
  • This session will take place within the Northern Alliance Science and Geography Secondary Subject Support Groups, which provide a safe space to connect and collaborate with subject specialists from across the Northern Alliance.

Teaching Languages through Songs and Games
Wednesday 28th Sept, 15.45

  • A one-off interactive session which exemplifies the methodology of using songs and games for teaching languages in the classroom.
  • Find out how versatile a song or game can be.

Transitions in 1+2 Languages
Wednesday 2nd Nov, 15.45

  • This session will look at resources, including projects, available to support a smooth transition from Nursery to P1 or from P7-S1 in Languages and share some examples of what this looks like in some of our schools across the Northern Alliance.

1+2 Global Citizenship Awareness – Embedding L2 and L3
Thursday 3rd November, 15.45

  • This session will look at developing global citizens by raising awareness of different cultures, linking with language learning and key events throughout the year using digital tools.

Spotlight on L3
Thursday 6th October, 15.45

  • This session will give a brief overview of L3, the different ways to timetable it, exemplify IDL approaches and highlight classroom resources and CLPL.

Using Storytelling to Enhance your Language Teaching
Monday 7th November, 15.45

  • An interactive introduction to storytelling where practitioners will learn how to use stories to deliver all 4 language skills, explore how to develop wider literacy and how to use storytelling as an inclusive practice.
  • Target – Primary Teachers




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