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February 2018

Updates and Meetings

EIS Learning Reps - network meeting dates 2018

  • Thursday 24 May

This meeting will be held at EIS HQ at Moray Place.

EIS Learning Reps – recruitment, training and support

If you know anyone who would like to become a Learning Rep, you can advise them to contact Lesley Walker or visit the Learning Reps page of the EIS website for more information.

A new group of LR students begins training this month. If you are interested in offering your support as a mentor, please contact Lesley Walker.

EIS Learning Reps - Protocol

This has been slightly revised and is available to view here.

EIS Professional Learning

EIS Learning Reps are invited to attend Scottish Union Learning-funded EIS courses to introduce the facilitator, evaluate the facilitation and learning, and generally be a presence at the course for the EIS.

If you are interested in attending any of the following courses please contact Lesley Walker.

Leadership Towards Management for BME Teachers and Lecturers (2-day course)

  • Edinburgh – Saturday 3 & 10 March

Equality and Human Rights in the Classroom (1-day course)

  • Glasgow – Friday 2 March

Leadership Towards Management for Women Teachers and Lecturers (2-day course)

  • Edinburgh – Wednesday 7 & 14 March
  • Stornoway – Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March
  • Glasgow – Wednesday 21 & 28 March

Developing Awareness of Young People’s Mental Health Needs (1-day course)

  • Stirling - Friday 16 March

EIS Resources

Supporting Older Women in the Workplace

Local events to promote this EIS guidance are being organised. If you would like to get involved, please contact Lesley Walker

EIS Action Research Grants 2018-19

The EIS is offering grants of £500 to members wishing to carry out research in their setting. The deadline for applications is 27th April 2018. For more information and how to apply please visit the website here.

Scottish Education Journal

We always welcome member-produced content for the SEJ. If you have something you’d like to write about, be it an inspiring piece of professional learning, a local CPD event you’ve organised, or an educational issue you feel strongly about, please get in touch!

EIS Education Conference

Save the date!

The EIS Education Conference is taking place on Saturday 28th April 2018 at the Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Internationally renowned Finnish educationalist Pasi Sahlberg is the main keynote speaker. 

To register your interest contact Leigh Meechan in the Education Department.

Find out more about the conference

Other Upcoming Events

STEP Conference - The Journey to Excellence and Equity for All

Saturday 3 March 2018, Stirling Court Hotel. Now booking.

Confirmed keynote speakers are John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, and Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, a research scientist fascinated by babies’ innate capacity to connect.

Parental Engagement: In conversation with Janet Goodall

Friday 16 March 2018, Moray House School of Education. Now booking.

Janet has been an active university teacher and researcher for a number of years. Her recent work has been on parents’ engagement in their children’s learning, particularly as a means of school improvement.

Her publications include the Toolkit for Parental Engagement and the book Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Parental Engagement in Children’s Learning. 

Partner Professional Learning

Social Enterprise Academy

Offers a range of professional learning and development options across Scotland. Please visit their website here for more information.

City and Guilds

Offers a Masters in Education, in partnership with the EIS. The first unit is fully funded. For more information see the EIS website here.

Exploring Professional Learning

A 2-hour engagement workshop for teachers to explore professional learning and co-construct future approaches, to be held on Saturday 17th March 2018 at Stirling Management Centre. More information can be found on our website.

Curriculum leadership - Aberdeen 1st March

This is one of a series of events designed to support principal teachers in their ongoing development as a middle leader. Book your place here.  

Scottish Union Learning

Offering Personal Cyber Safety workshops – book a workshop for your school or college staff and the team will come to you. For more information contact Kirstie Steele.

Other professional learning providers and resources

The EIS is aware of professional learning opportunities through the following providers, and while we do not specifically ‘endorse’ providers or resources, we would love to hear feedback on the experiences of members who take part in professional learning offered by these providers, or about any resources accessed through them.

Scot Dec 

The Global issues, Global subjects project aims to provide materials, training and support for Global Citizenship through an overarching theme of dealing with controversial global issues and the Sustainable Development Goals. Teachers will have an opportunity to participate in seminars and conferences across Europe. Scotdec is currently seeking secondary teachers from a range of subjects to take part in the first part of the project.

Terrence Higgins Trust 

Hear from people living with HIV by booking one of our educational talks for your school or college. Positive Voices is a community project where people living with HIV share their personal stories and engage the wider community with the aim of raising awareness of HIV and promoting good sexual health for everyone.

Dyslexia Unwrapped 

New from Dyslexia Scotland – an online hub for young people aged 8+. 

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