CALL Scotland

Professional Learning January-June 2022
AAC Online Workshops 4.00-5.30pm £40 per person

20/01/22  Back to basics: A complete beginners guide to using AT to                          support learners with ASN
24/02/22 Expressive Arts/Creativity & Complex Needs
24/03/22 Developing the Early Literacy and Writing Skills of                                         Learners with  ASN and communication difficulties
28/04/22 Communication Technologies (AAC) and Strategies for
Learners with ASN
12/05/22 Using PowerPoint Creatively to support learners with                                 ASN

AAC Webinars
4.00-4.30pm Free!

19/01/22  ASL Legislation and Children’s Rights, Cat Thomson,                                      Enquire

16/03/22 Music-making for all: Adapted musical instruments and                               apparatus Rachel Wolffsohn, The OHMI Trust
30/03/22 Accessible video gaming for all Jacob Holden,                                                    SpecialEffect
20/04/22 The Impact of Cerebral Visual Impairment on the                                           Communication Needs of Children with Complex ASN
Elizabeth McCann, Scottish Sensory Centre
04/05/22 Accessible and fun sensory stories!
Ailie Finlay, My Kind of Book & Joanna Courtney, CALL                             Scotland
18/05/22 SymbolStix: a symbol communication tool
Stacey Atiyeh, SymbolStix & Gillian McNeill, CALL                                          Scotland                                                                                                 08/06/22 Communication is for all with Twinkl                                                                        Toni Muir, Twinkl

http://www.callscotland.or.uk/training

 

Let’s focus on fractions!

Event Dates: 3rd February 2022, 3rd March 2022, 24th March 2022 and 28th April 2022
Time: 16.15 – 17.45
Venue: Google Meet
Contact: staffdevelopment.ecs@eastlothian.gov.uk

This course is designed of practitioners working at Early to Fourth Level Numeracy

Outcomes:
• To gain a deeper understanding Fractions Knowledge
• To gain a deeper understanding of the fractions progression within the numeracy frameworks.
• To develop effective pedagogy and practice in fractions through practical applications and problems.
• Simple mathematisation

Programme Outline:
• Session 1 – Fragmenting and Part/Whole reasoning
• Session 2 – Measuring with fractions and reversible reasoning
• Session 3 – Fractions as numbers and equal sharing of multiple items
• Session 4 – Operations with fractions – multiplication, addition and subtraction, division

Please note that participants need to attend all 4 sessions and complete the practical follow-up tasks with their class(es) between sessions.

To book a place click here.

Public Protection is Everyone’s Responsibility Training

8th February 2022

9.15 – 12.30pm 

Who is this learning for?

This training is for any staff member in East Lothian and Midlothian who has not previously completed any Public Protection training.  It provides a basic awareness of child protection, adult support and protection and violence against women and girls.

The protection of children, young people and adults at risk of harm is everyone’s responsibility and this course aims to ensure that all employees across both Councils, Health and Social Care Partnerships and 3rd sector organisations understand what public protection is, what to do and where to go if they have concerns or if they think someone is at risk of harm.

What are the learning outcomes?

  • Understand the themes of public protection and the impact of trauma through the lifespan.
  • Understand different types of harm and abuse
  • Develop an awareness of the signs of harm and abuse
  • Understand your role and responsibilities within public protection
  • Know what to do if you are worried about a child, young person or adult

How will the training be delivered?

This training will take place on a virtual basis, using Microsoft Teams.

How do I apply?

You are required to seek your manager’s approval, ensure that you are available on the day, and that you have protected time to attend before enrolling. You can then apply by completing the enrolment form using the link below.   Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.  The closing date for booking on this course is Tuesday 11th January 2022. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter if they have been allocated a space on this course.

Public Protection Is Everyone’s Responsibility Training Flyer 8th February 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Abuse and Migrant Women who have No Recourse to Public Funds

Tuesday 1st February 2022, 2pm-4.30pm

Via Microsoft Teams

What is this training?

Having No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) is one of the biggest barriers faced by migrant women and children when fleeing domestic abuse and honour based violence.  This webinar will look at ways to access funding for women with NRPF.

 Who is this learning for?

This course is for practitioners and professionals working in East Lothian or Midlothian, who are working directly or indirectly with those affected by domestic abuse.

Are there any pre-requisites for attending this course?

Applicants must have a firm grounding in Violence Against Women and Girls by either having completed ‘Improving our Practice on Violence against Women and Girls: Spotlight on Domestic Abuse’ or an equivalent VAWG face-to-face training, and also the Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool

What are the learning outcomes?

Participants will have an understanding of:

  • What No Recourse to Public Funds means?
  • Who this affects?
  • Immigration as a Tool of Abuse
  • Culture, tradition, faith and migration
  • What services can do to support individuals affected by NRPF

How will the training be delivered?

This training will take place on a virtual basis, using Microsoft Teams, over a half day. You should only sign up to this course if you can access the training via Microsoft Teams. The training will be delivered by Shakti Women’s Aid, Edinburgh.

How do I apply?

Speak to your line manager about whether this course is suitable for your role and level of experience. Demand for this course will be high, therefore you are required to seek your manager’s approval, ensure that you are available on the day, and that you have protected time to attend before enrolling. You can then apply by completing the enrolment form attached.

Domestic Abuse & Migrant Women with No Recourse to Public Funds Flyer 1st Feb 2022

In Conversation with Pauline Stephen

We are delighted to welcome Pauline Stephen, Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Teaching Council for Scotland, to this exciting event.
Our final guest of 2021, Pauline Stephen, will be known to many of you, whether in her previous role as Director of Schools and Learning in Angus Council or, in her current position with the General Teaching Council for Scotland. Pauline plays a central role in many areas of teacher development and professionalism and will be a superb guest to bring to a close this very well-received series.

This is a unique opportunity to join in an open and lively conversation about some really big and important issues in Scottish education.  We look forward to covering a range of topics which will be really relevant to many of you.  Expect us to look at leadership, teacher professionalism and regulation – and lots of other areas too!

The session will commence with a conversation between Peter McNaughton, Senior Lecturer at Moray House School of Education and Sport, and Pauline.

We will then invite other colleagues to explore with Pauline key issues which they feel are important to their school or early years communities. We are confident, once again, that the issues raised will reflect the hopes, challenges and concerns of many professionals up and down the country.

Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021

Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm

Location: online

Cost: FREE

For more information and to book click here.

CALL Scotland – Inclusive Digital Technology Course

A 10-week online CLPL course
Starts week commencing 21/02/22
Weekly workshops on Wednesdays
Cost: £450
Would you like to increase your knowledge of how technology can
expand educational opportunities for learners with additional
support needs (ASN)?
Call Scotland (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning) runs a 10-week
online course on Inclusive Digital Education which highlights and explores a range of
assistive technologies for pupils who require additional support within an educational
context to address barriers to learning.
Participants will learn about strategies and processes to help them to make the most
of technology, whether that be specialised software or tools built into the operating
systems of iPads, Chromebooks or Windows devices.
The course will be delivered by the CALL Scotland team using a mix of weekly online
workshops, discussion boards and self-study materials, including video
presentations.
The expected time commitment is approximately 5-7 hours/week (including weekly
workshops, contributions to discussion boards, self-study). However, participants will
have access to the University of Edinburgh’s online library and can spend more time
researching and reading articles of interest to them.
Participants who engage actively with the course will receive a certificate of
attendance. Those who also complete a small reflective task will receive a certificate
of completion which can be used to evidence professional learning.
More information: Please see https://www.ed.ac.uk/education/professionallearning/
intensive-courses/inclusive-digital-technology
or contact professionallearning@ed.ac.uk

Scotdec Newletter

Learning for Sustainability

Thursday 23th November 2021 16:00 – 17:00

This interactive online session will give you an introduction to Global Citizenship and Learning for Sustainability, and how these can link to Rights and the UN Global Goals in early years settings. You’ll get a chance to try out simple, engaging activities which can help develop the skills and values of a Global Citizen in young children.

Register

A GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP APPROACH TO SECONDARY TEACHING
Tuesday 30 November 2021 17:00 – 18:30 | Tuesday 7 December 2021 17:00 – 18:30

This course is designed to help secondary teachers understand the place of Global Citizenship within Scottish education’s Learning for Sustainability (LfS) agenda. You will explore the key issues of our time and how LfS and Global Ctizenship can be a framework for navigating these, examine where LfS and GC sit within educational policy and try out some methodologies to help develop the skills and values of Global Citizenship with secondary learners.

Register

BEYOND COP: CLIMATE JUSTICE IN THE CLASSROOM
Thursday 25 November 2021 17:00 – 18:30 | Thursday 9 December 2021 17:00 – 18:30

This 2-part training event will use active learning methodologies to support teachers of broad general education to explore climate change with learners – from the science, through climate justice and beyond climate anxiety, to climate action.

Register

Inter-Agency Vulnerability of Babies Training via Team

Six places are reserved for staff from East and Midlothian therefore early booking is advised.

Please note access to an electronic device with camera and microphone are required to access this training. You will also benefit from quiet space to allow you engage in and get the most from the session.

Wednesday 9th February 2022 1.15 – 4.30

This workshop aims to raise awareness of the child protection risks posed to young babies and children, as well as discussing the procedures for vulnerable babies at risk of significant harm. It will cover the evidence as to why babies are at a far greater risk and how a practitioner’s approach should take this into account.

Target Audience: This training is for line managers and practitioners working with children and families, particularly those with young infants.

 NHS staff should be up to date with their mandatory Public Protection (foundation) Module and Child Protection (advanced) Modules.

Approval from NHS line managers is required prior to booking training.

 

If you have any questions or would like to book a place please contact the Child Protection Training Team at:  training.childprotection@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

 

Scottish Government funded Global Citizenship Professional Learning opportunities: November – December 2021

We’ve teamed up with our fellow Development Education Centres across Scotland to deliver a new set of flexible professional learning opportunities around Global Citizenship Education created for a digital space.

They range from one-off sessions to 8 week courses and cover a wide range of issues including Rights, Global Citizenship and COP26.

To register for an individual course, click to access the PDF and click the title of the course(s) you’re interested in to book.

Moray House School of Education and Sport Learning Events

In Conversation with Pauline Stephen

Join us and Pauline Stephen for a unique opportunity to listen to an open and lively conversation about some really big and important issues in Scottish education.  We look forward to covering a range of topics which, we’re certain, will be really relevant to many of you.  Expect us to look at leadership, teacher professionalism and regulation – and lots of other areas too!

 

Our final guest before 2022, Pauline Stephen, will be known to many of you, whether in her previous role as Director of Schools and Learning in Angus Council or, in her current position with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.  Pauline plays a central role in many areas of teacher development and professionalism and will be a superb guest to bring to a close this very well-received series.

 

Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021

Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm

Location: online

Cost: FREE

Further information and book a place

Principal Teacher: leadership of learning

As the original course is fully booked, we are now offering an additional opportunity to take part in this popular course, with a new pair of dates!

 

This course is designed to give individuals in both primary and secondary sectors an understanding of the key concepts and strategies for leading and managing the processes of learning, teaching and assessment within a department/faculty.

 

This course focuses on the role of the middle leader in building professional capacity to drive forward the improvement agenda and bring about change within the context of Curriculum for Excellence.

 

As well as hearing about the latest research, policy and practice, there will be opportunities to work with fellow participants and for discussion, including sharing practice, challenges and opportunities for change in schools.

 

  • Dates: Friday 26 November and Wednesday 1 December 2021*
  • Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm
  • Location: online
  • Cost: £139.00

 

Booking deadline: Friday 19 November 2021

*Please note we require a minimum of 10 participants to run the course

 

SPECIAL OFFER

 

Book for this course and the follow up course (Fri 25 Feb & Wed 2 Mar 2022) at the same time and pay £225 for both courses*. For information on the follow up course visit:

 

Principal Teacher: Leadership of Learning – implementing change and improvement

 

*Please note that both courses must be booked at the same time. Concession will not be applied if the courses are booked separately on different dates.

 

Visit our website to find out more details about the course

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Returning to teaching

This 10-week online course is aimed at fully qualified teachers who have been away from teaching for some time or qualified abroad and would like to get back into teaching.

Participants will get up to date with Scottish education’s policies and national priorities as well as develop their knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence, social justice and equality and inclusion.

Please note, you must be eligible for registration with the GTCS (General Teaching Council for Scotland). If you are not already registered, please contact the GTCS at:

https://www.gtcs.org.uk/home/contact.aspx

  • Course dates: 14 January – 2 April 2022
  • Course fee: £450
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 16 December 2021

Visit our website to find out more details about the course

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Inclusive Digital Technology

This innovative and exciting 10-week online course, delivered by CALL Scotland, is aimed at educators who would like to increase their knowledge of how technology can expand educational opportunities for learners with Additional Support Needs (ASN), i.e., arising from conditions such as dyslexia, sensory impairment, severe and complex learning needs, autism, and communication difficulties.

The course will highlight and explore a range of assistive technologies and resources for pupils who require additional support within an educational context to address barriers to learning. You will learn about strategies and processes to help you make the most of technology, either specialised software or tools that are built into the operating system of devices, e.g., Windows, iPads (iOS) and Chromebooks.

  • Course dates: 21 February – 29 April 2022
  • Course fee: £450
  • Booking deadline: Friday 4 February 2022

Find out more about CALL Scotland (Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning)

You can find further information and book a place by visiting our website.

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Seminar: Preparing STEM Teachers for Equitable Teaching

Historically, STEM instruction has taken deficit views of students’ thinking and experiences, framing their ideas as “misconceptions” and barriers to learning canonical content and practices.

A new vision of equitable K-12 STEM education positions students as active producers of knowledge, as well as participants in STEM practices in classrooms, which necessitates shifts in STEM teaching and teacher preparation. Therefore, teacher education must support preservice STEM teachers (PSTs) in developing a teaching stance and practices in which they learn to notice, attend to, and respond to students’ ideas for the purpose of creating equitable classrooms.

We suggest PSTs’ learning can be supported with a well-articulated framework of teaching practices, which are adapted by teachers given emerging classroom and community needs.

Further, providing an equitable pedagogical framework, practices, and supporting tools may help them develop a stance about teaching that pushes back on inequitable norms and practices found in many schools.

Speaker: David Stroupe, Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Science Education, Michigan State University.

  • Date: Thursday 11 November
  • Time: 3.30 – 4.30pm

Venue: Online (TEAMS)

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