In response to the new Work Placements Standard, Ellon Academy has introduce their ‘Work-related Learning’ model in collaboration with local business and employers offered as an option choice for all pupils in the senior phase. Leaners are given the opportunity to participate in internship-style work placements one day a week from August to Easter and are able to select from a wide range of sectors including journalism, education, hospitality, performing arts, event management child care. Supplementary lessons in school allow participants to reflect on their learning experience, enhance newly developed skills and at the same time gain a National Progression Award in Enterprise and Employability at level 4 or 5.
Access the summary information sheet to find out more about this innovative approach:
Interesting Practice in Skills DYW – Ellon Academy
Hear from some of the pupils about their ‘work-related learning’ experiences:
Desmos is a graphing calculator which millions of students around the world use for free. Desmos also create activities on top of that calculator, helping students use a powerful tool to experience all the curiosity, beauty, and sense that math has to offer. Those activities were used so often by so many teachers around the world they created an Activity Builder, helping every teacher create digital math activities that equal and exceed the activities they create themselves.
Using this activity builder the National Mathematics Development Group has created online support for the SQA National Qualifications.
Please log on to GLOW and visit our blog which has handy hints and tips for practitioners alongside activities linked to the SQA Assessment Standards for National 5 , Higher and Advanced Higher Mathematics.