FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC, Thursday 1 December 2016 – Global Goal 4: Quality Education NUMERACY

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How can we explore the world and real life contexts through numeracy? Welcome to Montgomery Development Education Centre, where we will to look further into this topic.

To book your place, please email Hannes Sundkvist: mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

Aim and Session

The aim with this session is to explore ways in which the world can be brought into your classroom through numbers. The session is designed to help raise awareness, compare and answer questions through graphs, statistics and tables. We will look at resources that link and emphasise equality and human rights through Numeracy.

 Material and Resources

Materials used in this session are all designed to combine numeracy and Global Learning. Attendees will also be introduced to a variety of STEM resources. The primary resource for this session is Oxfam’s More or Less Equal? Resources for Maths. You can find it here: www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/more-or-less-equal-maths.

Other resources featured are from Practical Action, Stride Magazine and ActionAid. We will also further explore  the numeracy aspect of The Miniature Earth Learning Project.

Outcome

By attending this session you will gain knowledge on different ways to approach global issues through maths and statistics and by designing graphs. The key outcome of this session is for attendees to gain understanding and confidence to apply mathematics to measure and compare our world and successfully illustrate this through statistics.

More information, schedule and how to register for our ongoing CPD Sessions: http://bit.ly/2c1Rss7

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FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC, Thursday 24 November 2016 – Global Goal 4: Quality Education LITERACY

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‘One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.’  Malala Yousafzai

 

With Malala’s words we would like to welcome you to our ninth Twilight CPD this term. This CPD is aimed at teachers who wish to explore how literacy resources feature within the field of Global Learning and Global Citizenship. During the session attendees will discuss material that can be used back  in the classroom without further preparation.

To book your place, please email Hannes Sundkvist: mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

Aim and Session

The aim with this session is firstly to explore ways in which Literacy is used to describe globalism or the world in general. For instance, how do we describe peace? Which concepts are useful when we talk about the African continent? Is our language inclusive or exclusive? Who are we describing with the concepts ‘us’ and ‘them’? Through writing and reading we can bring the world closer to us, but also understand it more and our role in it as global citizens.

The session will also introduce teachers to our own Literacy challenge: Haiku and the Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.

Material and Resources

The key resource that we are to discuss during this CPD session relates to the movie He Named Me Malala – each attendee will be given one free copy. Doc-academy has produced various  literacy resources including reading, writing, speaking and listening materials in connection to pupils learning more about Malala and her life story.

Other materials featured in this session are from well-known producers of global learning material, namely OXFAM Education, Stride Magazine, Practical Action and ActionAid.

Outcome

By attending this session, teachers will gain confidence in linking Literacy and with Global Learning. Attendees will also gain knowledge on the latest resources on Literacy within the frames of Global Learning.

More information, schedule and how to register for our ongoing CPD Sessions: http://bit.ly/2c1Rss7

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FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC, Thursday 17 November 2016 – Global Goal 13: Climate Action

We will be pleased to welcome you to Montgomery Development Education Centre and our eighth CPD session on Global Learning this autumn. This week we will touch upon one topic we all can relate to, namely global warning and climate change.

To book your place, please email Hannes Sundkvist mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

Aim and Session

The aim with this twilight is to explore ways in which problematic topics around climate change can be brought into the classroom. During the session attendees will be presented with a range of materials that touch upon themes relating to Global Goal 13: Climate Action. Three major themes of this are: Climate Change, Global Warming and Take Action for the Climate. Another key aim with this session is to bring the global to the local and look at how we treat nature, but also how we are affected by climate change from a Scottish perspective.

 Material and Resources

At this session we will present the latest material designed for teaching climate issues. The primary material that we are to look at in this session is the online resource Our Forest Our Future – a resource which illustrates how forests play a vital role for our environment, here in Scotland and globally. The secondary material used during this session is from well-known producers of Global Learning resources, such as OXFAM Education, Stride Magazine, World’s Largest Lesson, RISC (Reading International Solidarity Centre) and Practical Action.

 Outcome

The outcome of this session is for attendees to be more confident in bringing climate change and global learning topics into your classroom. At this session you will be introduced to resources which you can use to link global climate issues with events in Scotland.

More information, schedule and how to register for our ongoing CPD Sessions: http://bit.ly/2c1Rss7

 

 

FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC, 10 November 2016: UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA)

Montgomery Development Education Centre are happy to welcome Maxine Jolly, Rights Respecting Schools Strategic Lead for UNICEF and Service Manager for Professional Learning in Aberdeen City. Maxine will lead this session on the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA). This session is for you if you want to further your engagement with the award or introduce it in your school for the first time.

To book your place, please email Hannes Sundkvist mdec.hannes@btconnect.com

Aim and Session

This session will explore the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award and what is involved in participating and being assessed. During the session attendees will be introduced to inspiring ways to work towards recognition that they have embedded children and young people’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos.  You will also find out how Montgomery Development Education Centre can support your school with rights respecting activities.

Material and Resources

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computer or tablet to allow them to follow the presentation and engage with resources more easily. Resources used in this session are mainly material produced by UNICEF. Those attending will be introduced to material and activities produced to foster attitudes promoting respect for rights.

Outcome

The outcome of this session is for attendees to gain further knowledge of the RRSA and how to embed the award, improve well-being through rights and improve young people’s realisation of their rights and potential. Those attending will also gain confidence and wider knowledge of the best materials, resources and activities to use when embedding the award.

More information, schedule and how to register for our ongoing CPD Sessions: http://bit.ly/2c1Rss7

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