CLDSC Member Bulletin – 15 July 2020

CLDSC Member Virtual Meet Up 17 July 2020

Don’t forget the next Virtual Meet-Up this Friday 17 July 1-2 p.m. This time the topic is Sharing Digital Learning Tools. So, whether you are digitally agile or fragile come along and share your experiences, skills and the digital tools you’ve used. Register on Eventbrite for the Meet-up (NOW CLOSED)

To set the scene for Friday we have included a link to Dr Jane Melvin’s ‘ode to lockdown’ (PDF) – the verse below gives you a flavour.

“But what of the pedagogy, what did this all mean?
Had anything changed cos I just shared my screen?
For those with more confidence, experiences were shared
Resources were pooled and we felt more prepared.”

Guidance for CLD Practitioners on working safely

Last week we highlighted the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 guidance for the CLD sector, which aims “to help local authorities, third sector organisations and partners working in Scotland’s schools, colleges and communities to provide community learning and development (CLD) services safely.” Hopefully you’ve taken an opportunity to refer to the guidance, which was the product of significant discussion and debate involving CLD stakeholders with Scottish Government colleagues.

The guidance can be found on the Scottish Government website.
Or you can download from the CLD Standards Council website in PDF format.

There is also more specific advice available for CLD practitioners in particular practice contexts:

Wave 4 of the CLD Response to COVID-19 Survey

The fourth wave of the survey will close on Friday 31 July.
Whether you responded to previous waves or not, please take the time to contribute to wave 4 which asks about how things are changing as we move out of lockdown. We want to hear how CLD practice is being adapted again as restrictions ease but social distancing and other measures are still in place.
Please complete the survey here:
Please also pass the link on to any CLD colleagues. We really appreciate your support with this task at this busy time.
The CLD Standards Council has asked practitioners in all sectors and settings to complete the short survey to gather information and examples on the CLD Response to COVID-19.
The results from the first and second wave of the survey have been collated and you can find the reports on the CLDSC website.

Refreshing an online resource for communities

Since 2014, the Communities Channel Scotland website has been acting as a first-port of call for many community organisations, providing and linking to important information and sharing the great work of groups across the country. In 2016, the website began hosting the Scottish Government’s Social Impact Pledge, which is a way for public bodies to improve the positive impact they have on communities. Over the next few months Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) intends to redevelop Communities Channel Scotland and to revitalise the Social Impact Pledge.
SCDC wants to hear from you on how to make this content as useful as possible for you. Please complete the following 10-minute survey to give your view. Visit the SCDC survey

Recruitment Coming soon!

We are refreshing the CLD Standards Council committees so there will be opportunities for members to apply to be involved in shaping the way CLD practitioners learn, practice and apply our standards in Community Learning and Development. Look out for details in the bulletin.