All posts by Staff Development Team

Edutech 2017- Empowering learners through technology

23rd November 2017, Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Leading experts will discuss how the latest technology can help engage pupils, enhance the learning experience and encourage innovative new approaches to teaching, inside as well as outside the classroom.

Who should attend:

• Head Teachers and Deputy Head Teachers
• Teachers and Curriculum Managers
• School Business Managers
• Heads of eLearning
• School Heads of IT
• Local Authority Education Managers
• Further and Higher Education Representatives
• Librarians
• Union representatives

Speakers include:

Dr Cristina Costa, Lecturer in Digital Education and Scholarship, University of Strathclyde

Paul Nisbet, Director, CALL Scotland, University of Edinburgh

Katy Caie, Development Manager for Cyber Security Challenge UK in Scotland, Young Scot.

Sharon Maguire, Ours Lady’s High School, Motherwell

Stuart Deed, Strategic Partnering Director, Digital Health and Care Institute

Maggie Tam, 5Rights Project Co-ordinator Young Scot

Joe Moretti, Distinguished Educator, Apple.

For more information and to book a place please see the website.

 

ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia

Understanding & Supporting Students in Mainstream Settings A One Day Conference  |  Friday 3rd November 2017  |  Glasgow

ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia are four of the most common developmental disorders of childhood and research indicates there are considerable overlap between these conditions. With more students than ever being educated in mainstream setting with SE this brings many challenges too and many teachers and support staff don’t feel they have enough specialist knowledge and training.

This conference will provide an opportunity to:

Enhance your knowledge and understanding on these four overlapping conditions.

Listen to in depth presentations from leading experts who make your learning informative and enjoyable.

Increase your confidence so you can best help the children and young people that you work with.

Learn about best practice and gain practical strategies that you can use in the education setting.

Learn new strategies to promote successful inclusion.

Network with others.

Gain a certificate of attendance and download speaker’s presentations after the conference, so you can train your colleague.

Go back to your workplace re-energised and inspired so you can really make a difference.

For further information on the event and how to book please download e-leaflet here or visit www.medicacpd.com

Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Schools

Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Schools Wednesday 31st January | Central Edinburgh | £50 early booking discount

The Scottish Association for Mental Health have said that 19 young people in Scotland are let down by mental health systems every day. The Scottish government has made it a national priority to improve mental wellbeing in schools.

Following the launch of the Scottish Government’s new 10 year Mental Health Strategy, it is now essential for schools to ensure an inclusive strategy is in place to prevent poor mental health becoming a barrier to achievement.

A one-day training course, ‘Supporting Mental Wellbeing in Schools’ is running in Edinburgh on Wednesday 31st January. Chaired by education consultant and mental health champion Hugh Smith, delegates on this course will take away an action plan to implement best practice in supporting the mental wellbeing of both pupils and staff at your school. View the full agenda

Register online  * Early booking discount – Save £50 – Limited time only *

Key training outcomes include:

  • Understand your school’s obligations under the Scottish government’s latest policy on mental health
  • Discover best practice techniques to support pupils with mental health needs
  • Learn to effectively support your staff with managing stress, low morale and heavy workloads
  • Evaluate your schools’ PSE lesson plans to embed excellence in wellbeing education
  • Take away an action plan to create a whole-school approach to mental wellbeing

* Places are strictly limited to 35 to ensure an interactive learning environment. Click here to claim your discounted delegate place

If you have any questions regarding the course or how to register, call Lillie Fulton on 0203 770 6608 or email lillie.fulton@moderngov.com.

Supporting Young Carers in Education Settings

6th December 2017, Edinburgh

About this event:

Young carers in Scotland have been reporting on the support they receive in schools at each of the Young Carers Festivals since 2008. The compilation of these responses has revealed that young carers perceive a lack of awareness, understanding and empathy from their teachers regarding their role as a carer, leading them to feel there is no support system available to them within schools. It would appear that much more still needs to be done in schools to support young carers.

This half-day seminar will attempt to raise awareness of the issue among school teachers and staff, and offer practical suggestions as to how we might best support young carers in education settings.

Key learning:

•    The need to identify young carers (a brief outline of policy and legislation)

•    Exploring the issues and how young carers can be supported

•    Examples of models of practice in schools and resources available

•    The impact of providing the right support to young carers at school.

Who should attend:

This event is aimed at school teachers and staff. It is primarily aimed at those working in the upper years of primary and secondary school settings, but given the importance of early identification of young carers, it may also be of interest to those working in the earlier years of primary.

For more information and how to book please see the website

Post Graduate Certificate Supporting Teacher Learning

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Aimed at those involved in the support of teaching professional learning at all stages of a teachers career.

Please see the attached leaflet STL information sheet for more information on the course, the learning and teaching and assessment.

For more information, please contact Professor Kate Wall, University of Strathclyde,0141 444 8067, Kate.Wall@Strath.ac.uk

2nd Annual Children Under Pressure Conference, 4th October 2017

‘Lets Talk about Children Under pressure- Practical Ways to Support’ 2nd Annual Children Under pressure Conference 2017

Wednesday 4th October 2017, Glasgow Marriot Hotel,

9:45am- 4:25pm ( Registration from 9:00am- 9:45am)

£199 + vat ( includes lunch and refreshments)

Hear key experts, gain knowledge and practical strategies and tips so you can best support children and young people in your care.

Please see the attached leaflet for more information on the conference and how to register your place.

 

 

Medica CPD Courses

Lets talk about Children Under Pressure- Practical ways to support

Wednesday 4th October 2017

This conference brings together some of the most experienced, enthusiastic and inspiring practitioners in the field to share with you their knowledge, increase your understanding; and provide practical strategies, tips and ideas on how best to respond and support children and young people in your care who are facing mental health difficulties.

For more information and how to book see the website.

Trauma, Attachment and Behaviour in Education

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Dr Karen Treisman is returning to provide a new training course covering Trauma, Attachment & Behaviour in Education

Gain:

  • A greater understanding of attachment and trauma theories and why children and young people might be behaving in the way they are as well as providing practical

“How To” strategies for working with children and parents, to help make the education setting an easier place for children to learn in, more trauma-informed, and enhance academic success

For more information and how to book see the website.