GCVS CLD Team Round-Up 29 Sep 2015

Coming Up – ShareIT Exchange Programme

Contact Karen to book a place – karen.armstrong@gcvs.org.uk

GCVS CLD Team is one of the hosting organisations for a group of European partners visiting Glasgow 5-7 Oct 15.  Our visitors are adult literacies practitioners but also have an interest in ESOL and learners’ voice. We have a couple of sessions in their programme where we would welcome local practitioners to join in:

  • Swap Shop sharing ideas around writing activities – Tue 6 Oct 2pm at Glasgow Women’s Library
  • Working Memory taster session – Wed 7 Oct 2pm at The Albany

Get in touch to let us know if you would like to share with our European partners for these sessions.

What have we been up to?

Links with Education Scotland

We have attended Education Scotland’s training on self-evaluation framework How Good Is Our Third Sector Organisation (HGIOTSO).  More details of this will follow during our update meetings and training sessions and will likely be of interest to those in the Third Sector.

Learners’ Event

36 learners and practitioners came together for a busy session in the Albany, involving discussions around the local CLD Plan and issues learners had raised such as building self-confidence.  We also had fun with hand poetry. Some learners have offered to help with our next learner event in Feb 16.

North West Learning Partnership

19 practitioners from NW Glasgow met to see the results from a mapping exercise at the partnership launch. We agreed to share details with partners and to contribute to a city-wide adult learning sub-group on marketing.  New Partners are always welcome.

Visual Stress

30 practitioners took part in a session delivered by Dr Nadia Northway ( Programme leader /Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University) learning about the topic of Visual Stress and the relevance of this to adult learners.  This stimulating session allowed practitioners to hear about the most up to date research.

ESOL Training and Resource Sharing Session

42 ESOL practitioners came to an event hosted jointly with the ESOL Network Project.  We shared ideas around ‘ESOL Activities without a photocopier’ and ‘Teaching Mixed Level ESOL classes’. We also had a representative from the Glasgow Trinity SELT Centre to talk about the SELT qualifications which are now required by UKBA for visas and citizenship.  A number of new ESOL practitioners joined our network/mailing list.

Swap Shop

14 practitioners from multiple organisations joined in with a Swap Shop at Rosemount Lifelong Learning Centre trying out an i-pad programme for learners; intro to Autism; YCSA New Migrants’ video and relevance for other groups.

You can find out more about the work the CLD team does on their weppage.

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