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

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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




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.


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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:

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

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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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