Following the launch of the Scottish Government’s “See Hear” sensory impairment strategy, we are planning an event to look at local implementation specific to the issues for children and young people, their families and carers.
This will be a joint East and Midlothian event, held at Musselburgh Racecourse on Wednesday 9th September.
Bring your personal experience and ideas to share with us.
Help us improve services to meet the needs of children and young people in East and Midlothian who live with hearing or sight loss.
Assistance with transport can be arranged/Communication support will be provided/ Guide and Hearing dogs welcome.
There will be two sessions:- 2-4pm and 4.30-6.30pm. Refreshments will be served 4-5pm.
The NCDS Listening Bus will also be on site and group sessions can be booked in advance.
Personal invites will be sent out nearer the time with all the details and information on how to book a place, but in the meantime please keep your diary free.
You can vote with a young scot card in most East Lothian schools or get a temporary number if you are not at school you can email proof of you age /address to email@example.com for a temporary number (Age 12-25)
This TeachMeet is in Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans, EH32 9QJ and is part of the National Digital Learning Community’s Digital Learning Week. The programme looks like this:
6pm Arrival & Networking 6.20pm Welcome & Introduction 6.30pm Micro & Nano Presentations I 7.05pm Learning Conversations 7.25pm Micro & Nano Presentations II 7.55pm Closing Remarks 8pm Close
You can sign up for clicking on the link below and entering your details in the document. You have four options when signing up…although one of these options is to attend and join in, we really need some folk to sign up to be presenters or to lead learning conversations – otherwise it won’t be much of a TeachMeet! As this is part of the Digital Learning Week, we’re really wanting presentations and conversations which focus on digital learning…with a real emphasis on the *learning*. In other words, not just what digital tools are you using, but why are you using them and what impact are they having on learning in your context. PowerPoint is strongly discouraged in all types of presentations. Presenters will be chosen at random on the night.
So, your options are…
You can sign up to attend and be prepared to deliver a 7-minute micro presentation.
You can sign up to attend and be prepared to deliver a 2-minute nano presentation.
You can sign up to attend and lead a learning conversation…you’ll be asked to suggest a discussion question when signing up, please make this related to digital learning. You can ask a question that you’re grappling with yourself, if you are other people will be too. And yes, you can sign up to lead a learning conversation as well as signing up to present you keen bean you.
You can sign up to attend…but you’ll still be expected to join right in and share your thoughts and ideas.
If this sounds like this is right up your street then click the link below and get yourself signed up…
National Museums Scotland are currently developing a new gallery about Ancient Egypt and we’re looking to hear from teachers about what they’d like to see in it.
Teacher’s Ancient Egypt Consultation
Saturday 31st January
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
As part of this event, teachers will meet our Curator and hear about the artefacts and stories that will be featured in the new gallery. They’ll also have a personalised tour by the Curator and have the chance to handle museum objects. Teachers will be asked to bring along some examples of how they study the topic in class and to give their opinion on current plans for the gallery. Teachers will also take part in a number of discussions and ideas sessions throughout the day.
In return for attending, we’ll provide each teacher with resources to take back to class, refreshments and lunch. There are a limited numbers of spaces available on this event. To sign up or for more information, please contact Sarah Cowie, Learning Officer (Schools) on firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Learning & Getting Ready for School – early years’ practitioners’ event – last chance to book your place!
Friday 7 November 2014
1pm – 3.30pm
Fisherrow Community Centre
This event is part of a festival of learning and sharing about how we achieve the best possible start for all children. The Early Development Instrument (EDI) results show that 40% of pre-school children in the Musselburgh cluster are vulnerable in terms to being ready to learn when they start school. We look at what’s been put in place to address this and where we go next. Join Darrin Nightingale, Eileen Scott, Kate Woodman, Rosemary Geddes and other early years’ specialists for inputs and discussions.