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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update.

Some points of note in this edition:

Resources
If you're looking to source materials for beginner readers, do take a look at the feature article on New Leaf Books.

The Resources section of the site continues to develop: there are new downloads, and you'll see more specialist suppliers of Skills for Life resources appearing in the Resource Showcase soon.

Professional Development
The successful partnerships for the Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTS) have been announced, and a report on the first stage of research on the Skills for Life Workforce has been published.

We also have information on a series of free events looking at the new continuing professional development and Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) regulations which come into force in September 2007.

In July, Lancaster University is hosting a Summer School that directly addresses the revised subject specifications being introduced this autumn. You can find full details in the feature article below.

If you work in the voluntary or community sector in the Greater Manchester area and wish to undertake Skills for Life teacher or supporter training, take a look at the new Supporting Skills for Life in Salford site section.

Finally, there are still places available on the 'Train the Trainer - Move on With Your Learners' event at Kendal College, Cumbria on the 7th of June.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

This summer Lancaster University is hosting a Summer School that directly addresses the revised subject specifications being introduced this autumn

What do you know about learning, adult learners, and literacies?
This summer Lancaster University is hosting a Summer School that directly addresses the revised subject specifications being introduced this autumn

Resources

A refreshing new range of attractive and accessible reading books to help new adult readers with basic skills needs unlock the experience of reading for pleasure.

New Leaf Books
A refreshing new range of attractive and accessible reading books to help new adult readers with basic skills needs unlock the experience of reading for pleasure.

We Dig TV - online word and number games
A website offering interactive word and number games based on popular TV game shows

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Jobs

Liverpool Adult Learning Service, North West

Sessional Tutors - Skills for Life
Liverpool Adult Learning Service, North West. Closing date 29 Jun 2007

UrbanBIz, Yorkshire and the Humber

Skills for Life Tutor
UrbanBIz, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 29 Jun 2007

SRG Training Solutions, London

Skills for Life Tutor/Trainer
SRG Training Solutions, London. Closing date 15 Jun 2007

more

Knowledgebase

Any answers? A query on assessment
A Skills for Life Network member is looking for information on assessment of soft skills - can you help?

Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTs) announced
The selection process for CETTs, organised by Standards Verification UK, has culminated in the announcement of eleven successful bids

ESOL materials from BBC Radio 3
Downloadable ESOL materials that aim to inform, enthuse and provoke thought about World Music

Family Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Grandparents
Intergenerational learning for the future: Family Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Grandparents - a conference to inspire!

Financial Capability Training in the Youth Sector
Free Regional Two Day Training Package in the South West

Funds to help parents get involved in their children's learning at home
Funds are to be targeted at a selection of local authorities in disadvantaged areas to help parents get involved in their children's early learning

PDNet Yorkshire and the Humber Teacher Trainer Network Meeting
The second PDNet Yorkshire and Humber Teacher Trainer Network meeting will be held at Huddersfield Technical College on Wed 20th June 2007 from 1.30 - 4.00 p.m.

Teacher Professionalism in the Learning and Skills Sector
A series of free of charge regional conferences for staff in the Learnng and Skills sector

The Rhubarb Triangle learner competition
Find out about this embedded Skills for Life resource and about a linked competition for learners

Train the Trainer - Move on With Your Learners
Training sessions to develop the skills of a cohort of LLN specialists to deliver MOWYL- literacy and numeracy in the North West

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