Orientation Sessions for new Interactive Whiteboards

Available Dates: 

31st August 2021

28th October 2021

18th January 2022

 

Time: 16.00 – 17.00

Venue: Google Meet
Designed for: Teachers and staff using Interactive Whiteboards in school.
Tutor: Janice Prandstatter (Promethean)

 

Programme Rationale

Many classrooms across East Lothian have or will be having a new Interactive White board installed. With the new Nickel Panel comes many new features that can enhance the way lessons can be delivered.

This session will start at the very basics, and explore the new features built into this board with references to how these can be applied to everyday teaching across Primary and Secondary sectors.

Outcomes

An understanding of:

  • Basic Nickel Panel hardware features – connectivity, control buttons on panel, interacting with the display.
  • Using with your computer – mention of AI and some of the Maths classroom specific tools the software has, other tools like Jamboard, Google Meet.
  • Unified Menu.
  • Promethean Classroom Essential Apps.
  • Connecting other devices i.e. Chromebook.

To book, please click here or paste the following link in your browser: https://forms.gle/RbUmQZnJZaqw8Wgc6.

SEIC Promethean Board Training

Promethean ActivInspire in thPrimary Classroom  

Wed 1st September 3.30-4.30pm

This session is relevant for any teaching and support staff who would like to develop their skills using ActivInspire and Classflow for lesson delivery and learner interactivity. 

Sign up here. 

Promethean ActivInspire in the Secondary Classroom

Wed 8th September 4-5pm

This session is relevant for any teaching and support staff who would like to develop their skills using ActivInspire and Classflow for lesson delivery and learner interactivity.

Sign up here.

Using Promethean in the Early Years (Wed 15th Sept 4-5pm)

This session is relevant for any teaching and support staff who work with children in Early Years environment.

Sign up here.

ActivPanel Essentials

Wed 21st September 4-5pm

This session is open to all teaching staff in early years, primary and secondary learning environments.

Your ActivPanel has some hidden classroom gems that you may not yet be aware of! Join this session to find out about the Promethean Classroom Essential Apps that are available to use on the panel without even having to connect your computer. 

Sign up here.

Scotdec Professional Learning

Rights, Schools and the New Incorporation Bill

Monday 30 August 2021 16.30 – 18.00

Monday 6 September 2021 16.30 – 18.00

Exploring a Rights-based approach across the Scottish Curriculum, including the implications for teacher of the new Incorporation Bill. These online sessions are for all who work in Scottish Education, particularly practitioners across the establishments.

Register

Learning for Sustainability

Thursday 26 August 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 acitivities which can help develop the skills and values of a Global Citizen in young children.

Register

DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS IN THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM
Tuesday 24th August 16:30 – 18:00 | Tuesday 31st August 16:30 – 18:00
This course is designed to help primary 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 learners.
Register
A GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP APPROACH TO SECONDARY TEACHING
Tuesday 14 September 2021 17:00 – 18:30 | Tuesday 21 September 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

 

CLIMATE LEARNING ; CLIMATE ACTION
Wednesday 8 September 2021 17:00 – 18:30 | Wednesday 21 September 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

 

 

Professional Recognition in Learning for Sustainability:
Learning for a better future: A Global Citizenship Approach
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A GTCS accredited Professional Learning programme open to pirmary and secondary level that will connect you with like-minded practitioners from across Scotland, taking you on an inspiring learning journey through Global Citizenship education. After successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded Professional Recognition in Learning for Sustainability (Global Citizenship). The course runs over the academic year and combines online training, mentoring and reflection sessions with additional professional reading and the development of an action research project. Spaces are limited – please get in touch for more info.
 AWARENESS DAYS 
#Scot4GlobalCitizenship
Global Citizenship Fortnight
6 – 19 September 2021 | Find out more
Global Citizenship Fortnight starts next month – schools and local authorities across Scotland will have the chance to share the work going on to foster creativity, innovation, and commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development in their setting. Look out for the activity pack launch on 19 August, plus the chance for to make your very own Global Citizenship Pledge and feature in the campaign!

 

#RememberSlavery
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
23 August 2021
Scotland’s slavery role has often been a blind spot in Scottish history and education. Ahead of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on 23 August, check out our new Anti-racist toolkit for teachers and educate yourself. You can also visit itwisnae.us to discover the truth behind the city of Glasgow and its links to the slave trade. Lastly, we developed the A’ Adam’s Bairns? microsite in partnership with the National Library of Scotland exploring issues such as slavery, Scottish identity, prejudice and taking action for change.

 

CALL Scotland

Professional Learning 2021-2022

Online Learning Workshops   4.00-5.30pm     £40 per person

02/09/21   How to effectively support autistic learners using technology

09/09/21    Technology to support learners with Visual Impairment

23/09/21      Communication and learning activities for pupils with Complex Needs

30/09/21      Inclusive Practice through technology: An overview for Pupil Support Assistants 

07/10/21      Technology in SQA and digital assessments:  What can I do to support my learners?

28/10/21            Creating accessible materials including subtitling

04/11/21        Sharing information with others through Personal Communication Passports

11/11/21    Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology

25/11/21       Using Communication Technology in the classroom: Best practice and top resources

02/12/21 Developing numeracy skills for learners with Complex Needs

Professional Learning 2021-2022

Wednesday Webinars 4.00-4.30pm Free!

25/08/21 Speech recognition for communication impairments 

Richard Cave, Project Euphonia 

   
01/09/21 Online resources to support literacy

Caroline Shepherd, ReadingWise

15/09/21 Low cost digital visual supports

Beth Poss, LessonPix

29/09/21 Teaching deaf children in a pandemic

Rachel O’Neill, University of Edinburgh

06/10/21 CALL Scotland Core Word Kit: creating communication opportunities, Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland
27/10/21 Finding and using accessible texts

Paul Nisbet, CALL Scotland

03/11/21 Google Action Blocks to support communication and physical impairments,

Charlie Danger, OT and AT Professional

10/11/21 iPad apps for learners with complex needs

David Stevens, Sensory Apps

24/11/21 Voice and message banking

Amy Hanschell and Lesley-Ann Henderson, NHS Tayside

08/12/21 Technology and Marginal gains – small changes make a big difference, Fil McIntyre, Natspec

www.callscotland.org.uk/webinars

CALL Scotland

Professional Learning 2021-2022

AAC Webinars 4.00-4.30pm Free!

25/08/21

15/09/21

06/10/21

 

03/11/21

 

10/11/21

24/11/21

Speech recognition for communication impairments Richard Cave, Project Euphonia

Low cost digital visual supports Beth Poss, LessonPix

CALL Scotland Core Word Kit: creating communication opportunities, Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland

Google Action Blocks to support communication and physical impairments, Charlie Danger, OT and AT Professional

iPad apps for learners with complex needs David Stevens, Sensory Apps

Voice and message banking Amy Hanschell and Lesley-Ann Henderon, NHS Tayside

AAC Online Workshops

4.00-5.30pm £40 per person

 

23/09/21 Communication and learning activities for pupils with

Complex Needs

04/11/21 Sharing information with others through Personal

Communication Passports

25/11/21 Using Communication Technology in the classroom:

Best practice and top resources

02/12/21 Developing numeracy skills for learners with Complex Needs

  www.callscotland.org.uk/training

Epilepsy Training

Epilepsy Training – Full & Refresher

Dates:
Full Training: Friday 29th October 2021
Refresher: Friday 3rd December 2021

Time(s):
Full Training: 09.30 – 15.30
Refresher: 13.15 – 15.30

Platform: Musselburgh Primary Care Centre

Designed for: School based staff who supervise children and young people with epilepsy.

The course gives participants a basic understanding of epilepsy and all its implications. Participants will be trained to recognise seizures, to deal with them adequately and to respond to emergency situations with the use of medication.

Part 1 – Half day general epilepsy awareness training aimed at increasing the participants’ knowledge of the condition and confidence in dealing with people with epilepsy.

There will also be a short video, following this there will be a short test.

Part 2 – Half day session which provides the participants with the necessary theoretical and practical training in the administration of rectal diazepam, nasal/buccal midazolam and where necessary administration of rectal paraldehyde.

Following this there will be an assessment to evaluate whether participants have achieved required standards in the general management of seizures and the administration of emergency medication.

Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will:

• Understand epilepsy and its effects on children and young people
• Be able to carry out First Aid management of an epileptic seizure
• Be aware of the circumstances in which rectal, intranasal or intrabuccal medication should be given as an emergency First Aid procedure.

After 2 years candidates will need to attend a half-day refresher training to renew their certificate.

To book a place, please click here.

Improving our Practice on Violence Against Women and Girls – Spotlight on Domestic Abuse 26th & 28th October 2021

Session 1 Tuesday 26th October 9.30am – 12.30pm
Session 2 Thursday 28th October 9.30am – 12.30pm

What is this training?
This is an introductory, multi-agency, two part training that aims to develop your understanding of domestic abuse, as a form of gender based violence. During the two sessions we will explore the root causes of domestic abuse, the impact of domestic abuse on women, the complexities involved in leaving abusive relationships, and the main elements of best practices with women.

Who is this learning for?
This training is aimed at people who are working directly or indirectly with those affected by domestic abuse or those who have an interest in working in this field in the future.

Are there are pre-requisites for attending this course?
A pre-requisite for this training is to watch the Domestic Abuse Awareness Raising Tool video at: https://www.daart.scot/ or via both Council LearnPro sites.

What are the learning outcomes?
Participants will be able to:
• Define gender based violence and understand its root cause.
• Define domestic abuse as physical, emotional and sexual abuse as termed by the Scottish Government.
• Explain the difficulties experienced by women disclosing and leaving abusive men.
• Identify the main elements of safe practice and sensitive services to women, children and young people.
• Have an awareness of the services available to help support a person experiencing domestic abuse.

How will the training be delivered?
This training will take place on a virtual basis, using Microsoft Teams. You should only sign up to this course if you are able to attend and can access the training via Microsoft Teams.

Who is delivering this training?
This training is being delivered by Julie Watson, Chief Executive, Women’s Aid East and Midlothian and Veronica Campanile, VAWG Coordinator, EMPPO.

How do I apply?
Speak to your line manager about whether this course is suitable for your role and level of experience. 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 applying. You can then apply by completing the form below. The closing date for booking on this course is Tuesday 14th September. We will confirm as soon as possible after the closing date if you have a place.

Note: This course counts towards the Continuous Professional Learning requirements (Child Protection) for registered social service workers.

To book a place please complete the attached below and return by e-mail BY NO LATER THAN 14th SEPTEMBER (in WORD FORMAT ONLY) to emppo@eastlothian.gov.uk.


Application Form

Scottish Learning Festival – Update

We are delighted to announce the SLF Online conference programme is now live!

This first edition of the conference programme will let you see the keynotes and sessions which have been tailored around the theme ‘Renew, Refresh, Re-imagine: Learning from our experiences and looking to the future’ and the 5 supporting themes as set out in the refreshed curriculum.

There are several highlights in the programme including a keynote address by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Shirley-Anne Somerville.

We can exclusively announce that The Right Honourable Stuart Lawrence will be joining us to talk at this year’s event. Stuart Lawrence is a consultant, youth engagement specialist, coach and public speaker. He is also the younger brother of Stephen Lawrence, the British teenager murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993.

The International Council of Education Advisers will be online for an evening session to chat about their latest report setting out the opportunities and challenges for the Scottish education system.

More sessions will be added to the programme in the coming weeks and all sessions will be available to book when the full programme is complete.  SLF Online is free to sign up and registration is now open.

Programme – SLF 2021

The SLF team at Education Scotland

GIRFEC and the Child and Young Person’s Planning Framework

Available Dates:

Tuesday 7th of September 2021
Wednesday 29th September 2021*
Thursday 7th October 2021
Tuesday 26th October 2021

Time: 16.00 – 17.30

Venue: Google Meet (*Microsoft Teams)

Designed for: Colleagues who are responsible for identifying and planning for the needs of children and young people.
Tutors: Lynne Binnie & Jennifer Boyle

Course Outcomes

Participants will understand:

• The role of the named education contact.
• The staged intervention process with universal, additional and targeted levels of need.
• How and when to use the Wellbeing Concern Form, the Universal Wellbeing Plan and the Child and Young Person’s Plan to identify and meet needs.
• How to use chronologies to support multi-agency planning and the characteristics of effective Child Planning Meetings.

Programme Outline

This course will allow participants to understand the Child and Young Person’s Planning Framework and enable them to provide a child centred and holistic approach to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

To book, please click here.

Place2Be’s Mental Health Champions Foundation teacher training

Teachers play a crucial role in helping to normalise difficult feelings and promoting positive ways to look after our mental
health, as well spotting the signs when a child might be struggling and need professional help. There has never been a
more important time for teachers to feel equipped and confident in their roles.

Children’s mental health charity Place2Be is offering free online mental health training for UK teachers and school staff.
The Mental Health Champions – Foundation programme will build skills and capacity for supporting positive mental health
in school communities.

Upon completion of the programme, you will also join our alumni community in the Place2Be Staffroom. Here you will
have access to additional resources, join a network of mental health aware peers and help shape the support we can offer
to schools.

Over 50,000 teachers and school staff have signed up so far – don’t miss your chance! Learn more and sign up at
place2be.org.uk/foundation.