The Highland Literacy Group are co-ordinating the following CPD events during inset on Monday 1st June 2015.
Over the past two sessions, The Highland Literacy Group have been refreshing the support materials available to practitioners. We have updated our Probationer programme accordingly for the 2014/2015 session, and would like to offer supplementary training to complement the original HLP training programme. We are running an event called ‘Literacy Across Learning – Primary‘ on the CPD calendar which will introduce some of the new materials, including: Literacy Across Learning, Media Literacy and Higher Order Thinking. This event is open to practitioners within the Primary sector.
Monday 1st June 2015 – 09:30 – 15:30 – Merkinch Community Centre, Inverness
Reflective Reading (formally known as ‘Muckle Reading’) – an approach to teaching reading which aims to develop Higher Order Thinking skills in reading through encompassing the Significant Aspects of Listening and Talking, Reading and Writing – delivered by Anne Glennie (former Andrell Education Consultant – now The Learning Zoo). The course is full of ideas that can be brought straight back to the classroom. This is an approach that could be used to complement the HLP reading methodologies, building on the good practice in Highland schools.
Monday 1st June 2015 – 09:00 – 15:30 – South Lodge Primary School, Invergordon
Little Big Writing is a strategy for children who are not yet writers. It is an on going planned strategy to develop and enhance pupils’ language skills. It draws on the principles of Big Writing and allows the child to progress naturally into First Level (CfE). Big Writing is a teaching methodology in which pupils learn and develop the ideas, vocabulary and higher level grammatical structures needed to improve their writing almost entirely through talk.
Monday 1st June 2015 – 09:00 – 15:30 – Ben Wyvis Primary School, Dingwall
All events can be found in the CPD calendar. Click the image at the top of this post to access the Highland CPD Website.