|Skills for Life Network E- News Update||29 Jun 2010|
Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E- News Update
We have a very busy edition of the e-news update! Some key points of note, in addition to the summary of the budget and news on the Skills Funding Agency priorities, are on professional development.
We have the latest news on DTLLS programmes available through the Newcastle College Teaching Development Centre, and on the Technology for Learning conference being held on Friday 9th July at Newcastle College.
Selby College is offering a range of Level 5 Additional Diploma programmes and Bridging Courses, with short intensive study mode options on offer.
If you're looking for a flexible route to an MA, do take a look at the information about the online, distance learning MA in from the University of Sheffield. You'll also see that the Centre for the Study of New Literacies International Conference is being held in Sheffield on the 2nd and 3rd of July, so hurry if you'd like to book a place.
Introducing FUN Resources
Real life, relevant resources – we know that this is what you want and need. FUN Resources has been set up to make your job easier. We provide materials at the click of a button and ready to use now. With Functional Skills being with us from September and Foundation Learning influencing the programmes you deliver, new resources are available to meet these new challenges.
ALM International Journal
The latest edition of the Adults Learning Mathematics International Journal is available to download free of charge, and includes articles on 'People’s mathematics in working life: Why is it invisible?' and 'Adults Learning Mathematics: What We Should Know About Betting and Bookkeeping?'
BIS funding letter to Skills Funding Agency
Vince Cable has written to the Skills Funding Agency with a new set of priorities in the agency’s grant letter for 2010-11. Priorities include increasing the number of apprenticeships places; reducing the number of 18-24 year olds not in employment, education or training; and encouraging more people to participate in adult and community learning.
Some key points of note on the coalition government's emergency budget, which aims to ensure that debt is falling as a share of GDP by 2014-15
Identity and Digital Texts: Sites of Possibility
The Centre for the Study of New Literacies International Conference, University of Sheffield, 2nd - 3rd July 2010. A conference across two days for all those involved in Literacy Education, with reports from research and practice in the form of e-presentations, keynote speeches, and smaller seminar sessions and workshops.
Level 5 Additional Diploma programmes and Bridging Courses
Selby College is inviting applicactions for its suite of programmes aimed at people wishing to undertake a Level 5 Subject Specialist qualification. Both part time and short intensive study mode options are available.
NANAMIC National Conference
The National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges will hold its annual conference and AGM on Thursday the 1st of July at The Stables, High Melton, Doncaster
NCETM National Conference
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) National Conference – “The Teacher as Researcher: Personal Stories and Possible Structures”, will be held on the 19th of October 2010, in Birmingham.
New freedoms for colleges announced
The government has set out a series of measures to ‘set colleges free from unnecessary bureaucracy’, as the first stage of a new skills strategy. A key change will be the removal of the requirement for Ofsted inspections of colleges rated as outstanding, unless their performance drops.
Skilled to go workshop
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will be hosting a free workshop in London on the 8th of July for teachers who would like to learn more about its online consumer education toolkit, Skilled to go
Updated ESOL Citizenship Materials now available
The new publication: Citizenship Materials for ESOL Learners was launched in London on Monday 21 June 2010, at the first of a series of regional workshops entitled Active Citizenship: Active Communities. The publication aims to support ESOL learners who wish to apply for UK citizenship or settlement.
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