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Govt-funded free ASE & Geog Association training: "Critical Thinking For Achievement"

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by srackley, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. srackley

    srackley New commenter

    Dear all.

    You may or may not have been made aware of a free nation-wide CPD opportunity from the Association of Science Educators (ASE) and Geographical Association (GA) regarding "Critical Thinking for Achievement".

    Please can I have your help to promote this and share in your networks? It's not often we get direct funding from the DfE to deliver training for free - and simply, if we don't use it, we'll lose it.

    Schools rated OFSTED 3 or 4 in the Govt's 12 Opportunity Areas or in the DfE's Cat 5/6 districts have priority. Schools rated 1 or 2 within those target areas are welcome to register and may be given places if circumstances merit.

    If you are in Norfolk or Suffolk, you can sign up for the training I'll be delivering at the University of East Anglia (UEA) here: http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/event/teacher-cpd-critical-thinking-part-1-on-behalf-of-the-ga/

    If you are elsewhere (and/or want further official details from the GA), see here: https://www.geography.org.uk/Critical-thinking-in-geography

    The training is available to primary and secondary colleagues, so please share with via your cluster links.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. srackley

    srackley New commenter

  3. srackley

    srackley New commenter

    Hello all. To make you aware that the deadline for registrations is the end of the day on Thursday 3rd January 2019. However, places are now beginning to fill so you are advised to register ASAP to avoid disappointment. Thanks :)
     
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    so not really nationwide at all,
     
  5. bonxie

    bonxie Senior commenter

    Not nationwide but it's good to see some science training available. Would have been nice if all teachers who wanted to attend (whatever their school was rated) were able to attend.
     
  6. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

  7. srackley

    srackley New commenter

    @phlogiston: Semantics...

    Please do get further details from the GA/ASE... I’m just the provider for Norfolk & Suffolk. Of course the GA/ASE don’t set the criteria, central govt do.

    I think all can agree that regardless, free high quality CPD is always welcome, given that real-terms funding has gone down. Both the GA/ASE have got a good track record of quality CPD and I wouldn’t have given up my weekend to do the training for this is if I didn’t think it was worth it.
     
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  8. srackley

    srackley New commenter

    Hello all, and a Happy New Year :cool:. We are having to jiggle a few things around, and this gives more time for teachers to sign up. The training dates are now:
    • Day 1: Monday 1st April
    • Day 2: Monday 10th June
    The deadline for signing up is Thursday 7th March 2019. The training will still be hosted at the University of East Anglia. Details: http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/education-training/
     
  9. srackley

    srackley New commenter

    With regards to the East Anglia arm of the course, the deadline for registration is fast approaching (7th March). So please get in quick! http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/education-training/

    We've had really good feedback to date - with 99% of attendees so far rating the course 'good' or better.

    The GA have now provided a full prospectus which sums up the course very nicely (attached).
     

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  10. srackley

    srackley New commenter

    Hello all. I'm happy to say that now that we have secured the numbers needed to make the East Anglia course viable, there is no longer a deadline for registration. We still have a handful of places left!

    If you are still interested, you still have until the Thursday before the first day of the course (1st April) to register (that's only so I know how many photocopies etc I need to do on the Friday!) :)

    Register at: http://www.wemcouncil.org/wp/event/teacher-cpd-critical-thinking-part-1-on-behalf-of-the-ga/
     

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