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East Lothian ‘Making Maths Matter’ Conference

making Maths Matter Logo‘Making Maths Matter’ is the East Lothian Numeracy and Mathematics Conference aimed at improving achievement in Numeracy and Mathematics and narrowing the attainment gap. The conference is being held at the Marine Hotel in North Berwick on Friday 13th March 2015.

Key speakers are Professor Louise Hayward from Glasgow University who will discuss ‘Narrowing the attainment gap’ and Carol Copstick from Education Scotland who will provide and overview of progress and achievement in Numeracy and Mathematics across Scotland. A variety of workshops will be led by practitioners, children and partners.

Videos of the event will be posted in due course. A full programme of the day can be downloaded: Making Maths Matter_Programme

Twitter: #makingmathsmatter


CfE National Qualifications/Draft Rationales Feedback

Have you heard that the SQA Course Rationales & Summaries have been published but not found a minute to have a look and feedback? Are you still confusing your National 4 with your Fourth Level? If so, sign up for this CPD event on Tuesday 15 March 2011 4.15-6.15pm, Buffet Room, Townhouse, Haddington.

More details below from CPDShare:

Benefits of attending

  • Attendees will be given up to date information on Design Principles, timescales and future developments on the National Qualifications in line with Curriculum for Excellence. Teaching staff will have the opportunity to evaluate recent draft publications.
  • Attendees will be given the opportunity to work with other subject specific practitioners (where possible) to offer coherent and in depth feedback on the draft publications.
  • Any feedback given will be given directly to the Qualification Design Teams within SQA. Attendees will be given the opportunity to take part in a Q/A session around SQA National Qualifications (CfE).

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have had the opportunity to provide feedback on draft publications that will be directed to SQA QDTs.
  • Have gained a better understanding of the new National Qualifications and their developments.
  • Have a better knowledge of when future developments are going to materialize and how to keep informed of these.

Outline Programme

  • Information will be provided on the developments of the new National Qualifications for CfE.
  • Opportunity to gather coherent feedback on the recent draft publications.
  • Q & A session with focus on developments of National Qualifications.

Tutor: Scott Murphy, SQA

Click here to sign up.

Course Rationales and Summaries

The draft Course Rationales are now available to view on the SQA website:

The draft Course Rationales and Summaries outline the proposed content for the new qualifications and their aims and purposes. The Course Rationales identify the skills and knowledge learners will develop. The Course Summaries detail how Courses will be structured. They provide a brief description of each Unit in the Course and what is required to achieve the Course.

The SQA are very keen to hear your feedback on these documents:

You can leave feedback via Have Your Say. At each stage of the qualifications development process we are publishing draft documents in an open and transparent way to show the thinking at each stage and to provide the opportunity to give feedback. We welcome your feedback on the Course Rationales and Summaries by the end of March 2011.

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