The University of the Highlands and Islands’ “Applying Psychology to Learning” module is an ideal CPD opportunity for any primary, secondary or further education teachers with an interest in pupils with additional support needs. “Applying Psychology to Learning” is a stand-alone module developed in conjunction with the educational psychology team of the Highlands Council. It is delivered online with full tutor support and will run from January-June 2019. I would appreciate it if the following flyer detailing the module could be distributed to relevant education managers and teaching staff who may be interested.
For more information, please contact the programme leader Dr. Gareth Davies (Gareth.email@example.com, Tel: 01851 770247).
Applying Psychology to Learning
Nurtureuk’s annual national conference taking place in just two weeks on 15 November 2018 at the Glynhill Hotel near Glasgow.
The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Nurturing Creativity for Wellbeing’. We are looking forward to a day of sharing best practice from the country’s most nurturing schools, delivering on a wide range of topics, as well as nurtureuk trainer delivered workshops. We are also delighted to be joined by Reece Hayes (Young Ambassador, Princes Trust Scotland) who will be talking about his journey with mental health issues and multiple arrests to today training to become a youth worker.
Please see link below for further information and to book: https://www.nurtureuk.org/civievents/152
We would be very grateful if you could share this conference with any interested departments and schools your networks and we would be delighted to welcome you to the Glynhill on 15 November.
The East and Midlothian Public Protection Office (EMPPO) are very pleased to be working with the White Ribbon Scotland campaign, which involves men in tackling violence against women and girls, in our local 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, 25 November to 10 December, 2018.
EMPPO are hosting our own White Ribbon event: Engaging men to stand up to violence against women and girls, on 28 November, 5.30-8.30pm, in the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh.
This event is for men/young men from all walks of life and women who have access to a male audience who would like to understand the issues and get the skills to stand up to violence against women and girls. The event will also give you the opportunity to sign the white ribbon pledge ‘I pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms’, to become a local champion and get support on public speaking.
This part of our local primary prevention campaign to deliver the Scottish Government/CoSLA Equally Safe strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.
Would you or someone you know like to get involved – could be a colleague, volunteer, 5th/6th year or college/university student, employee …?
Then please sign up for this event at firstname.lastname@example.org and help us spread the word through your organisation/service and personal contacts.
For more information please contact Neil Whettam, EMPPO Learning and Development Co-ordinator at East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Office at the email above.
SMART Planning Workshop
30th November 2018 from 9.30am – 1.00pm in Esk Room 1
Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF
This workshop aims to help improve planning across all agencies across Children’s Services. It will include exercises, resources and principles that underpin effective planning for children and their families. This is your opportunity to partake and learn practical skills to take back into practice.
The target audience for this workshop is Health Visitors, Midwifes, School Nurses, Teachers, Designated Members of Staff, Head Teachers, Social Workers, Police and Third Sector who are involved in creating Children’s Plans.
- Understand principles underpinning effective planning
- Improve knowledge of tools that can assist in making plans SMART
- Test your skills in SMART plans
- Improve your confidence and creative thinking when planning with children and their families.
Education Staff can book their place online using the link below.
We have a wide range of events after the half-term. We will be hosting Introduction to Scratch Programming: Coding for Art and Maths on 27 Oct as part of our new series of workshops on developing children’s computational thinking skills, the Football: More than a Game free massive open online course starting on 4 Nov, and several Leadership of Learning courses in November. If you missed our thought-provoking event on confidence and resilience with Carol Craig, you can see the video of the keynote now.
Further details are available on the Moray House School of Education website
The second UK-based Visible Learning World Conference is coming to Edinburgh in March 2019.
Hear from the most sought after education speakers from across the globe, including Professor John Hattie, Dr Robert Marzano, Shirley Clarke and many more over the two day event.
Use the link below register your interest to be the first to receive the full timetable and details.
An NHS Autism Awareness module is now available on learn pro for both council employees and the wider community. Please see the link below that will take you to the relevant sites. It is under the heading ‘essentials’.
The link to the Council site (for employees) is http://eastlothiancouncil.learnprouk.com
The link to the Community site (for volunteers etc.) is https://community.learnprouk.com
The aim of the module is to ensure that staff have a basic understanding of the challenges experienced by people with autism and to provide practical suggestions for supporting people with autism. The term patient is used a lot in the training as the module was developed for a health setting but the training is still very relevant.
We have a wide range of professional learning opportunities for this autumn, and we have added some new short videos about the courses to our webpages which we are keen to hear feedback on.
Upcoming CLPL Events
Honour Based Violence Awareness and Response
3rd December 2018 from 1.00pm – 4.45pm Esk Rooms 1 & 2
6th December 2018 from 9.15am – 1.00pm Esk Room 1
Venue – Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF
This training has been designed to provide an insight into the causes, types and signs of Honour Based Violence (HBV). It explores coercive control, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and includes guidance and protocols for responding to the risk or signs of these practices taking place.
The session will include presentations, group work activities, case studies and discussions.
This course is aimed at staff within Education, Housing, Health, Police Scotland, Social Services, and the Third Sector, as well as anyone in other services interested in developing their cultural understanding of these cultural practices and improving their knowledge of safeguarding and legal duties in their specific area of work.
- Understand what we mean by the term Honour Based Violence
- Recognise and how to respond to Honour Based Violence
- Know the difference between an arranged vs a forced marriage and the underlying motivations for forced marriage
- Have an awareness of the indicators of Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation
- Have an awareness of the health implications of Honour Based Violence
The session is facilitated by Mitra Rostami
Project Worker for Bright Choices
For further information please contact on 0131 653 5150 or email email@example.com
Normalising Difference in Teacher Education:
National and International Perspectives
Teacher Education Symposium