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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 11/03/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Eisteddfod yr Urdd: FREE admission Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, announced yesterday: “I’m delighted the Urdd Eisteddfod will be able to return to the Maes this year and really pleased we’ve been able to support the Urdd to make entry free for everyone to enjoy.” Book your tickets here: Urdd Eisteddfod

Sessions are on! Join the March sessions of our National Network for Curriculum implementation! Curriculum Design, Qualifications Reform, and Welsh History, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities Histories are all on the menu. 

New Education Wales Podcast: Cymraeg belongs to us all  The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles MS outlines his vision and direction for Cymraeg. 

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Initial Teacher Education Race Equality Community Mentors

Get involved in recruitment into Initial Teacher Education. We are looking for individuals who can provide an independent, balanced input, offering expertise and advice to support ITE Partnerships in meeting their actions identified within the Welsh Government’s Initial Teacher Education Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Recruitment plan including developing their own recruitment plans.

Closing date Friday 1 April 2022.

Policy insight events

Since 2020, we have been running ‘Policy Insight Events’ to keep stakeholders up to date with professional learning developments. The interactive 1 hour sessions are delivered by school practitioners seconded to Welsh Government. They are held virtually and are also made available asynchronously as a video or Hwb playlist. Recent events can be accessed offline in the recent resources section, with previous events hosted in the archive

Taith launches funding call for International Mobility in Wales

Please visit the Taith website to access the application form, eligibility and assessment criteria and various online events to help those applying.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 (noon), 12 May 2022.

Educators Wales

Are you looking to take your next career steps in education? Or maybe you’re looking to post a job or qualification? Funded by Welsh Government and developed by the Education Workforce Council (EWC), Educators Wales can help – completely free of charge.

Renew and reform: supporting learners’ wellbeing and progression

WELSH GOVERNMENT NEWS

Over £7m in funding to extend online mental health service

Long-term plan to live with coronavirus safely

Together for a Safer Future will mark the start of Wales’ transition beyond the emergency response to the pandemic – emergency measures have been in place for 2 years. Wales’ long-term COVID-19 transition from pandemic to endemic

Written Statement: Professional Qualifications Bill

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Oral Statement: Stronger, Fairer, Greener Wales: A Plan for Employability and Skills

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Launch of Jobs Growth Wales++

The Welsh Government is launching its brand new training and development programme for 16-18 year olds with a marketing campaign called ‘Fast forward to the good bits’. For information on Jobs Growth Wales+ please e-mail AskJGWPlus@gov.wales to obtain a copy of the campaign briefing and associated toolkit containing downloadable, shareable assets.

NAEL: Leading from the Middle Conference – Thursday 31 March 2022, 9:15am-2:30pm

Join the National Academy for Educational Leadership for its first online Middle Leaders conference featuring guest speakers. The conference will explore the role of middle leadership and ‘Leading from the Middle’.

Free, open to all, booking essential. Book now

Big Ideas Wales: Start Something Good Challenge – Closing date for entries extended

Are your learners full of ideas and wanting to make a difference in the world and improve people’s lives? Give them an opportunity to take part in the Start Something Good Challenge to help them develop ambition, enterprise and creativity. It’s open to individuals and groups aged 11-18. Closing date: 19 May 2022

personalised assessments

Are your learners using the familiarisation assessments?

All learners should use familiarisation assessments ahead of taking the live assessments. They can be used at any time and are accessed by learners by clicking » Personalised Assessments » Familiarisation assessments whilst logged into their Hwb account. Learners will see and try the different question types and how to navigate through the assessments.  This is especially important for Numeracy (Reasoning) which includes hints and audio clips.

NEW Training and development Resource: Numeracy (Reasoning)

Get to know the Reasoning assessments and Resources.

The Numeracy (Reasoning) Personalised Assessments, launched in November 2021, complete the suite of online personalised assessments.  The first of two new professional learning webinars on Reasoning has just been launched. 

CONSULTATIONS

New registration categories for the Education Workforce Council

Consultation ends: 24 May 2022

hwb and other resources

Adobe Creative Educator Level 1 training session details

This free ACE Level 1 training session will get your teachers accredited as Adobe Creative Educator Level 1 Educators.

Microsoft Teams Basics via Hwb

An opportunity to refresh and develop your knowledge and understanding of how the tools available can help transform the teaching and learning in your classroom.

What’s new in Hwb: 10 March

OTHER NEWS

Technocamps Coding Competition

Technocamps’ annual coding competition for pupils in Wales is back! This year, participants are being asked to create a piece of software under the theme Combatting Climate Change. Closing date Monday 14 March 2022.

Natural Resources Wales: Nature and Us

Have your say on the future of Wales’ natural environment by getting involved in our national conversation – Nature and Us.  We’re encouraging people to think about the environment they would like to see in the future – and leave behind for future generations.

Institute of Physics Wales – Stars by the Sea Physics Teaching CPD event at Aberystywth Bandstand, Saturday 26th March 10.00 – 15.30

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers, PGCE students and those with an interest in teaching. A selection of talks and workshops on astronomy and particle physics. Find out about exoplanets and become a cosmic detective, finishing with a trip on the Cliff Railway. Lunch provided. To book free tickets

  

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