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ScottiSh Education VillagE12www.scottishlearningfestival.org.ukThe Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideScottish Education VillageLocated in the heart of the exhibition, the Scottish Education Village will once again be home to the LTS stand as well as the Scottish Government, HMIE and SQA. Bringing all the partners together, this year's SEV has a range of exciting new interactive features and gives you the opportunity to talk with staff from across the organisations. Come along and take the opportunity to speak to the LTS educational team about a range of activity in areas including Curriculum, Assessment, Glow and technology and Community learning and Development. Learn more about specific activity for NAR, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Years, Health and Wellbeing and Glow to name a few. The team will be available to demonstrate resources, answer queries or simply have a chat about any of our work. The stand will also feature a pupil lead Glow TV studio and games based learning area where you can get active with our Just Dance demonstration or venture into Wild Earth African Safari. For the first time we will also host Meet the Team sessions on the stand. An opportunity for you to come along and chat with teams from across LTS. Visit the SQA exhibition stand in the Scottish Education Village to find out the latest developments in our qualifications, assessment and support and CPD. To develop the new qualifications, SQA are engaging widely with stakeholders for example ADES, EIS, SLS, SCIS, College Principals, Universities Scotland and Curriculum for Excellence partner organisations. Their Curriculum Area Review Groups (CARGs) work with SQA to provide advice and guidance in each curriculum area.SQA is also working in partnership with LTS and the Scottish Government on the National Assessment Resource (NAR). Between August and December 2010, HMIE and partners will be providing targeted extra support to the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. The HMIE stand will provide visitors with the opportunity to attend informal workshop sessions focusing on the support work for Curriculum for Excellence and developments in school inspections. These areas will include planning and evaluating the curriculum, assessment, interdisciplinary learning, transitions, learning communities, Learning Together: International Education and The School Inspection Framework Review.There will be opportunities to see demonstrations of the Journey to Excellence resource in action and to have discussions with HMIE staff. The Smarter Scotland stand promises to be an engaging experience at the Scottish Learning Festival this year. As Curriculum for Excellence becomes a reality in classrooms across the country, the Scottish Government and its Education Ministers want to hear from you - the teachers, support staff, education professionals, parents and the pupils who experience learning every day. At the Smarter Scotland stand you can have your say on the education issues important to you. You can join in live online discussions on www.engageforeducation.org - the new way of shaping the present and future of Scottish education. You can talk face to face with Scottish Government staff who will be on hand to answer your questions on the issues important to you. And in our presentation area, you can hear more about current policy developments, participate in small group discussions and put your questions to the presenters.Where can you find out about the major developments in Scottish education? At the Scottish Education Village (SEV), located right in the heart of the exhibition.The SEV brings together Learning and Teaching Scotland, the Scottish Government, the SQA and HMIE; a visit to the SEV is a must for all delegates.

Road safety learning at Early Level - a partnership between child and adultRoad safety education for young children aims to develop positive attitudes and behaviours. 'Go Safe!- Ziggy's Road Safety Mission' focuses on active and experiential learning, encouraging parents/carers, educational establishments and professionals to share responsibility for road safety education for children from 0-6.This new approach, consisting of a series of reading books and a website, has been created in line with the Scottish Government's policy on early intervention and Curriculum for Excellence. Featuring the colourful character 'Ziggy', the materials have been developed to take into account the age of the child, with different resources adapted for each early level stage. They stimulate the child's senses with colour, visually enticing characters and sounds to ignite their interest and natural curiosity, while teaching them valuable lessons on the importance of being safe near roads. The materials will be sent out to the pre-school education sector and primary schools from Autumn 2010. Provision is also being made for the 0-3 year stage. The period between pregnancy and three years of age is a crucial time for a child's development, based on evidence of brain formation, communication and language development. A baby buggy book will feature as part of the new Bookbug Baby bags gifted to all babies in Scotland between 6 and 16 weeks from Spring 2011 by the Scottish Book Trust.For more information please visit us on Stand C45www.roadsafetyscotland.org.ukROAD SAFETY SCOTLANDSTAND C45www.scottishlearningfestival.org.uk13The Scottish Learning Festival 2010 Show GuideADVERTORIAL FEATURE