Understanding and Supporting the Psychological Needs of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking, Trafficked & Refugee

A Half Day Training Course,

Thursday 20th April 2017, 1:00pm- 4:30pm at Mercure Glasgow City Centre.

£99+ vat

Gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of both the theory and practical side of supporting these children’s particular needs and vulnerabilities.

More Course Information: Download an e-leaflet here or visit www.medicacpd.com

Understanding Attachment

Understanding Attachment & Supporting Positive Relationships in Children & Young People

A One Day Conference  on Friday 21st April at Glasgow Marriott Hotel

Registration is still open with last remaining places available to hear expert & knowledgeable speakers who will increase your understanding on attachment and how we can best support children & young people who maybe experiencing difficulties in social, educational and behavioural domains due to their early experiences. View e-leaflet here

Bookings & Further Information: www.medicacpd.com or 0141 638 4098

Mindstretchers 2017/18 Training Brochure

Mindstretchers have now issued their 2017/18  programme of courses and would like to take this opportunity to share their Training Brochure

This includes training courses on:

  • Building the Ambition
  • How good is our Early Years and Childcare
  • My world Outdoors

Mindstretchers also have a range of courses to help you address the attainment challenge in both Early Years and Primary settings.  Mindstretchers courses can be tailored to suit your needs and availability.

To discuss training further, please contact Mindstrecthers by emailing steph@mindstretchers.co.uk or by phoning 01764 650030.

www.mindstretchers.com

Introduction to Micro:bit

ComputerXplorers CPD session – Introduction to the Micro:bit

Thursday 20th April 2017

4.30pm – 6.30pm, Musselburgh Grammar School

This CPD session has been designed to introduce teaching staff (primary and secondary) to the Micro:bit and its use in the classroom.

The Micro:bit is a pocket sized computer that can be coded, customised and controlled to bring digital ideas and games to life.  Everything from robots and musical instruments to games controllers and pedometers can be created using the Micro:bit.  Further information can be found at http://microbit.org/

Session Overview:

  • Introduction to the Micro:bit
  • Understanding of key terms
  • Hands-on session on Micro:bit
  • Examples of Micro:bit projects and how they can be applied in the classroom
  • Overview of additional programming approaches such as Scratch and Kodu

To book a place on this session click here.

If you have any queries about this event please email Lynne at lynnek@computerxplorers.co.uk

CPD Opportunity

Winning Scotland Foundation – Helping young people be their personal best

Winning Scotland Foundation have a free CPD opportunity starting on Mindset in two weeks for teachers in East Lothian.  This place is sponsored by SG.  The course is commencing proper in around 2 weeks online, running between March and June.

If you are interested can you please get in touch with John Paul directly at Johnpaul.fitzpatrick@winningscotlandfoundation.org as soon as possible.

Learning for Sustainability: Connecting Classrooms

Bookings now open for Perth & Edinburgh April – June Courses

Edinburgh – Saturday 29th April – 24th June 2017 – Moray House School of Education

Perth – Saturday 22nd April – 17th June 2017 – The Station Hotel

Offering all local authority teachers the opportunity to engage and collaborate over an eight week period, this professional learning initiative by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the British Council and Learning for Sustainability Scotland, is a timely opportunity for teachers to grapple with what Learning for Sustainability means, what existing and new skills and knowledge are required, and how this might all look in your school context.  Connecting directly with Curriculum for Excellence, involvement will enable you to effectively plan for and implement Learning for Sustainability approaches in your school.

Teachers who successfully complete the programme will be eligible to apply for overseas study visits to partner schools in other countries.  Learning can be used to strengthen international links at your school, enriching teaching and learning through partnerships and joint projects.  Completing the course will also inform your Professional Review and Development (PRD) and Professional Update (PU) for GTCS registration.  This is a GTCS accredited programme and could lead, in time, to Professional Recognition from the GTCS.

The Professional learning is fully funded for all local authority teachers.

For more information and to book a place on the Edinburgh course, click here.

For more information and to book a place on the Perth course, click here.

Autism & ADHD – What has diet got to do with it?

A half day training course with David Rex, Dietitian

Thursday 8th June 2017

CCA Glasgow, 1.00pm – 4.30pm (Registration from 12.30pm)

£98 + vat per delegate

Who for:  This course should be of interest to Education professionals, social workers and support workers, healthcare professionals, caterers and other who provide support for people with Autism & ADHD.

Through a lively mix of presentations, case studies and discussion you will learn:

  • Why are children with ASD more likely to be highly selective eaters?
  • What impact does selective eating have?
  • How can we support families to effect dietary change among selective eaters?
  • With so much information online, how can we support parents of children with ASD and ASD related conditions (ADHD) to make safe and practical decisions on nutritional interventions?

For more information and to book a place click here – Autism & ADHD

Understanding and Supporting the Psychological Needs of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking, Trafficked & Refugee Children & Young People

A half day training course on Thursday 20th April 2017

Mercure Glasgow City Centre, 1.00pm – 4.30pm

£99 + vat per delegate (including handouts & additional learning resources & tea/coffee)

Who for:  This course should be of interest to service-providers, social workers and social care staff, housing providers, teachers, local FE colleges and foster carers, mentors, advisers and volunteers, health professionals, police, those working in court settings and others with an interest.

This course will provide you with a deeper understanding and knowledge of both the theory and practical side of supporting these children’s particular needs and vulnerabilities.

Course tutor:  Dr. Karen Treisman is a Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and Children’s services for ten years and has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide.  Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment and working clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children.

For more information and to book a place click here – Understanding and Supporting the Psychological Needs

Understanding Attachment & Supporting Positive Relationships in Children & Young People

Friday 21st April 2017

Glasgow Marriot Hotel, 9.55am – 4.20pm

£199 + vat per delegate (including lunch & refreshments)

Who for: All teachers, Head Teachers, school counsellors, psychologists, support staff, school nurses from early years, primary and secondary settings, school policy makers, early years and childcare college, lecturers, CAMHS and health professionals, social care, youth workers and others interested.

This conference will provide you with the opportunity to hear expert and knowledgeable speakers, increase your understanding on attachment, how early attachment relationships can affect children throughout their life and most importantly how we can better support children and young people who are maybe experiencing difficulties in social, educational and behavioural domains due to their early experiences.

For further information click here – Understanding Attachment & Supporting Positive Rel.

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