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Join practitioner research support programme - and gain a Masters qualification
Teachers, trainers and education leaders working in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector are being encouraged to sign up to an innovative practitioner-research support programme, which provides a valuable opportunity to improve practice in the sector and gain a Masters qualification at the same time.
These programmes are free of charge, and come with a small bursary fund for employers to support remission time for research.
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has been running the programme since 2009. Recently 36 practitioners completed the programme, and showcased their research abstracts at the annual ETF Practitioner Research Conference. There is more information here about how you can apply - and applications must be in by 25 September 2017.
NCETM workshops for maths teachers in FE available to book
The NCETM has arranged a series of free one-day professional development courses https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/46236 for teachers, tutors and trainers working in all branches of the FE and Skills sector. The aim is to increase the workforce’s capacity and confidence to teach mathematics up to Level 2.
The workshops run into the summer 2015 termm and subjects include
* Deepen your understanding of Number
* Vocational Maths Vitalisers – aimed at vocational teachers who are supporting the mathematical development of their vocational learners
* Maths Vitalisers for the Secure Estate (prisons, young offender institutions…)
* Taking GCSE Mathematics deeper.
This series of workshops is funded by The Education and Training Foundation http://www.et-foundation.co.uk <http://www.et-foundation.co.uk/>, and all workshops are free to attend, but numbers will be limited. Booking is open now on the NCETm link above.
Find out about Core Maths new post-16 qualifications
The new Core Maths qualifications are part of a Department for Education initiative to encourage post-16 study of mathematics. The qualifications teach practical, everyday maths skills and are the equivalent of an AS level.
One event is on March 2 at the Institute of Education, London. To register see http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/promoting-core-maths-london-tickets-15533017674
Conference on 'Lesson observation: new approaches, new possibilities'
CRADLE, the Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education, will be hosting a national one-day conference entitled, Lesson observation: new approaches, new possibilities at the University of Wolverhampton's Walsall Campus on Wednesday, 17 June, 2015.
More details will follow soon on the CRADLE website here.
In the meantime, if people want to register their interest in attending they can email FEHWEvents@wlv.ac.uk . Anyone interested in speaking at the conference cal contact Matt O’Leary directly firstname.lastname@example.org