An External Examiner is required for the successful STREAP Programme to start immediately. This post will normally be for a period of 4 years but will be dependent on continued funding from Scottish Government.
This postgraduate programme was developed jointly by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI and the University of Aberdeen. It aims to meet the needs of fully-qualified educationalists who want to enhance and extend professional practice in the teaching of subject/stage through the medium of Gaelic.
The programme covers a range of theoretical, historical and policy perspectives – interpretive, social, creative – relating to immersion and bilingual teaching and the promotion of Gaelic Medium Education.
It develops participants’ personal Gaelic language skills, competence and confidence in classroom practice and critical reflection in the Gaelic medium context.
To express interest, please send a current CV to Catriona MacDonald at the University of Aberdeen email@example.com.
This resource, although it does not refer directly to Gaelic (Learners), has some useful information on second language acquisition. It may also be useful when planning the deployment of Language Assistants.
SCILT have published a programme of professional learning which practitioners may find useful in implementing Gaelic (Learners) as part of the 1+2 Approach to languages. We have also taken this opportunity to list a few resources which curriculum planners may find useful in taking forward Gaelic as part of 1+2.
Tha Comhairle nan Leabhraichean air bileag ùr a chruthachadh do phàrantan aig nach eil Gàidhlig, aig a bheil clann ann am foghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig. Tha molaidhean agus fiosrachadh ann mu dheidhinn leabhraichean agus goireasan a tha rim faighinn airson diofar aoisean, bho phàistean gu inbhich òga. Cuiribh fios Shelagh is cuiridh iad pasgan dhan sgoil.
The Gaelic Books Council has produced a new leaflet for non-Gaelic speaking parents of children in Gaelic Medium Education. It contains information and advice about books and resources for all ages. Please contact Shelagh for more information.
Following on from the successful conference, Transitions to Secondary we are pleased to announce two further opportunities to support the development of the secondary GME curriculum.
The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) is Scotland’s key educational event. We look forward to inviting you to a seminar for Gaelic Medium Education (GME) at 9.30am on Wednesday 20 September. This will have a focus on promoting excellence and equity for learners through an improved GME curriculum. We are delighted to invite Angus MacLennan, the headteacher of e-Sgoil, to co-present with us. Angus will share how e-Sgoil has been using technology to deliver different aspects of the curriculum to schools throughout Scotland. This seminar will be of interest to senior managers, teachers and curriculum partners. Registration for SLF 2017 is still open.
Following on from the SLF, we will provide professional learning at An t-Alltan to support the delivery of the secondary GME curriculum. E-Sgoil will co-present with us. This session will give practitioners an opportunity to become familiar with the digital technology that is used by e-Sgoil while promoting effective pedagogy. Registration for An t-Alltan is now open. Please visit, www.storlann.co.uk/an-t-alltan.
Please also refer to our Advice on Gaelic Education, some of which is statutory, on how to structure and design a curriculum for GME.
St Mary’s Primary School, finalist at the Scottish Education Awards 2017, has developed a systematic approach to career education weaving work-based learning opportunities across the curriculum. This includes an assisted work placement programme for all P7 students with local business across a wide range of sectors from science and technology, IT and the hospitality sector. The programme is now running in its second year. Headteacher Mary Hume says: “We have built excellent relationships within the town evidenced by the fact that they are willing to work with our pupils again this year but moreover, we have been able to diversify and offer more choice to our pupils.”
One of their partnerships allows pupils to shadow interpreters at Conentrix (IBM) dealing with complex issues of cyber security. The partnership also extents to staff visiting the school to supporting the 1+2 languages agenda at St Mary’s.
This initiative sits within the wider career education programme the school offers all learners across the curriculum. Parents and employers are co-designing and delivering exciting project work that enhances leanrers’s skills for learning, life and work.
If you want to hear more about this approach why not attend Mary Hume’s seminar at the SLF 2017 on Wednesday, 20 September @ 2pm (Baisdale2).