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Monitoring for Improvement in Active Methodologies

Monitoring for Improvement in Active Methodologies

  Sharon Wallace, Curriculum Support Officer of the Service and School Improvement Team, delivered a session to 25 Principal Teachers as part of their network programme. The course asked participants to consider how the use of active learning methodologies raises attainment across the curriculum. Colleagues began the session using a placemat activity to examine questions, [more]

The Thinking Reader - Active Literacy

The Thinking Reader – Active Literacy

Sharon Wallace, Curriculum Support Officer, Curriculum Support Team has delivered a CPD session to 22 teachers entitled ‘Active Literacy Reading – The Thinking Reader Approach’. The aims of the session were: To provide an overview of the thinking reader approach To provide an overview of the six comprehension strategies in reading To examine ways forward for [more]

Scottish Learning Festival 2013 - Sharing Good Practice

Scottish Learning Festival 2013 – Sharing Good Practice

Sharon Wallace, Curriculum Support Officer, Curriculum Support Team delivered a workshop to 95 colleagues from across Scotland and beyond at this year’s Scottish Learning Festival. The theme of the presentation was ‘Sharing the Learning with Parents/ Carers – Active Methodologies’ and the aim of the session was to provide an overview of the wide variety of [more]

Active Literacy - Stirling University Input

Active Literacy – Stirling University Input

Sharon Wallace, Curriculum Support Officer, Curriculum Support Team has delivered an input to 45 second year ITE students at Stirling University. The session was based around Active Literacy and covered the following aims: To provide an overview of active approaches to literacy in the Early Years To outline key strategies and methodologies used for effective teaching and learning To [more]

Probationers Experience Active Literacy

Probationers Experience Active Literacy

 Sharon Wallace, Curriculum Support Team has delivered Active Literacy training this week to all primary probationer teachers in Falkirk. The two sessions covered the range of strategies and methodologies used across all stages to develop skills in all areas of literacy. The probationers enthusiastically participated in activities including a spelling test to highlight how we [more]

Sharing the Learning with Parents and Carers at Shieldhill Primary School

Sharing the Learning with Parents and Carers at Shieldhill Primary School

  Sharon Wallace, Curriculum Support Officer of the Curriculum Support Team has recently been working with a group of children from P2 to P4 in Shieldhill Primary School. The children were very enthusiastic and keen to be helping out at an upcoming session for parents and carers. Pupils demonstrated their knowledge of active literacy strategies and methodologies [more]

Active Literacy Packs Distributed to Falkirk Primary Schools!

Active Literacy Packs Distributed to Falkirk Primary Schools!

  Sharon Wallace, Effective Teaching and Learning teacher, Curriculum Support Team delivered an overview session on Active Literacy second level to 90 colleagues at Camelon Education Centre. Colleagues from P6/7 classes and members of  Senior Management Teams received the new second level packs to take back to their establishments. Sharon provided an overview of the [more]

Cooperative Learning - Secondary SLA training

Cooperative Learning – Secondary SLA training

Sharon Wallace, Effective teaching and learning teacher, along with Carol Paton, both of the Curriculum Support Team delivered a Cooperative Learning academy to 80 Secondary High School Support for Learning Assistants at Grangemouth High School. The academy examined a range of Cooperative Learning strategies and aimed to raise confidence and knowledge of how to support [more]

Using Reciprocal Teaching to Engage Parents in Active Literacy

Using Reciprocal Teaching to Engage Parents in Active Literacy

Sharon Wallace, Effective Teaching and Learning Teacher, Curriculum Support Team, along with Class teachers and  pupils, carried out an Active Literacy Parental Awareness Workshop at Deanburn Primary School. Pupils participated in an overview of the strategies and methodologies relating to Active Literacy before engaging parents in an active workshop. Pupils used the Reciprocal Teaching method to [more]

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