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EAL Profile of competency

The EAL profile of competency has been developed by City of Edinburgh EAL Service and is available to downlaod for free on learning resources area of LTS website.

The profiles are available to download for Primary and Secondary.

The profile contains recording sheets for each line of development of language at each age band and stage of English.  Pupil progress can be monitored on the basis of observations and formative assessments made of the pupil’s language development.  Profiles can then be passed on to the next class teacher as the pupil moves through primary, then passed on the Secondary school at transition.

Within East Lothian, one of the sub-groups of the Literacy Strategy is looking at the Formative Assessment Tool and they have put forward suggestions to incorporate achievements and progress by EAL students.  The Profile of competency provides a guide to the skills that our staff are developing within EAL.  Any comments on the use of the profile would be welcomed by the group.

You can find more information about supporting EAL pupils on the East Lothian EAL site.

http://sites.google.com/a/www.edubuzz.org/english-as-an-additional-language/

Social Subjects Seminar

Event details

Learning and Teaching Scotland are holding a seminar exploring the various themes of Developing Global Citizens such as Education for Citizenship, Sustainable Development and International Education within the context of social subjects. This seminar will focus on practical support through the sharing of innovative and effective practice between practitioners from across Scotland. There will be presentations, the opportunity to participate in workshops, and exhibits, where delegates will have time to view and discuss the work of colleagues.

Who should attend?

This event is suitable for practitioners from all sectors responsible for the delivery of Experiences and Outcomes in social subjects.

Why attend?

Many themes and issues relating to Developing Global Citizens are embedded in Experiences and Outcomes throughout Curriculum for Excellence. This event will look at Developing Global Citizens as an integral part of social subjects and at how all practitioners can contribute to the development of children and young people for life and work in a global society.

Date and venue

 

Monday 22 February 2010

Stirling Management Centre

9.30 am – 3.00 pm

How to book

To book a place, or for any queries, please email Natalie McLaughlin N.McLaughlin@LTScotland.org or contact her by phone on 0141 282 5134

 

 

 

 

Nursery/Primary CPD events – Planning

Following on from the Curriculum for Excellence sessions held in November the Nursery/Primary CPD events for this term will focus on Planning.

The sessions will provide an opportunity for staff across the authority to come along and hear about examples of planning being developed in schools, share examples of current planning formats, discuss ideas and/or concerns.

All sessions will run from 4.00-6.00pm

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Wednesday 20th January @ Stoneyhill Primary School

Interdisciplinary Planning

Presentations from a range of school practitioners on current planning formats being developed and trialled across East Lothian.  Input from the East Lothian Museum Service on resources and services available to schools.  Opportunity for participants to share examples in discussions groups and discuss needs and wants from planning.

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Wednesday 24th February @ St Mary’s RC Primary School

Language Planning

Presentations from a range of school practitioners on current planning formats being developed and trialled across East Lothian.  Input from the East Lothian Library Service on resources and services available to schools.  Opportunity for participants to share examples in discussions groups and discuss needs and wants from planning.

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Monday 1st March @ Dunbar Primary

Maths Planning

Presentations from a range of school practitioners on current planning formats being developed and trialled across East Lothian.  Opportunity for participants to share examples in discussions groups and discuss needs and wants from planning.

These sessions are open to all nursery and primary staff.  Staff who are attending the sessions should bring along any examples of planning that they wish to discuss or share.

(Note a session is being planned specifically for nursery practitioners at a later date, but you are very welcome to attend and find out about what is currently happening within Primary as it is still relevant)

Please email esutherland@eastlothian.gov.uk if you wish to attend.