Improving Teacher Programme

We are running this essential course soon, ideal for teachers who want to gain a set of skills and strategies to reach the next teaching level.

Book direct with us – hrodgers@mountsbay.org

Details below:

ITP 2017

Teacher Training 2017/18

If you haven’t already, now is a good time to start your journey into teacher training. We expect the application process for 2017/18 courses to open on UCAS on 18th October. All our places will be listed there under Mounts Bay Academy. Some subjects are very popular and could likely fill before December (PE!) Other popular subjects such as History and Primary last year were full nationally by early February. We only offer Tuition Fee places. We don’t offer any Salaried places. You can get in touch with any questions before you apply. Contact Helen Rodgers hrodgers@mountsbay.org 01736 352321

PGCE v School Direct v QTS
There is much confusion surrounding the difference between these terms. PGCE is an academic award at Level 6 or 7. It usually is immersed as part of a teacher training course. It doesn’t qualify you to teach. It does give you Masters Level credits which is useful if you are looking to do a Masters at some point. Teacher training is either School-led or University-led. All training teachers have to spend at least 120 days training in school. School Direct means the training year is largely based in school and generally more ‘immersive’ than a University-led course. School Direct courses can come with or without a PGCE. QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) is the most important – through the year your progress is measured and assessed against the Teachers’ Standards to ensure you meet at least the minimum standard in each one. You aim to gain QTS at the end of the course and then progress into your NQT year.

FREE APPLE CPD day

We have a new date for our FREE CPD day with Stormfront – one of the UK’s largest education Apple partner.

The day will feature keynote speakers who will share their experiences of teaching and learning with Apple technology in a practical way.

There will also be workshops delivered by Apple Distinguished Educators plus, Stormfront will showcase how the Apple ecosystem for education can be used to create powerful and personalised learning experiences.

Workshops:

Creating Multi-Touch textbooks with iBooks Author
Bring content for learning to live with your own immersive multimedia books. Learn how to create an iBook using your existing materials and add interactive elements and assessment tools.

The Paperless Classroom
See how apps like Showbie and Book Creator allow for a rich content creation experience with tools to provide assessment and feedback as well as differentiation.

iTunes U: Bring your classroom together
Explore iTunes U, the world’s largest free source of education content. Create your own courses to share with students, learn how to set homework, manage hand-in, and mark work.

Science with iPad
Use sensors and data loggers as well as augmented reality to creatively bring the Science curriculum to life.

Apple CPD booking details

Conference: Stephen Heppell and Hywel Roberts

Spend the day with two amazing and inspiring speakers who will be with us at our Conference on 8th July – book now to avoid missing out! We are so pleased to have them both in Cornwall and you will want to hear what they have to share.

Click on the picture below for booking:

Tregenna Castle, St Ives

Postponed: Apple Regional Training Centre Event

We have postponed this event until after Easter. New date TBA.

The day will feature keynote speakers Les Hall, Vice Principal, and Simon Elliott, Leading Practitioner (Computing), from Mounts Bay Academy. They will share their experiences of teaching and learning with Apple technology.

There will also be workshops delivered by Apple Distinguished Educators plus, Stormfront will showcase how the Apple ecosystem for education can be used to create powerful and personalised learning experiences.

Workshops:

Creating Multi-Touch textbooks with iBooks Author
Bring content for learning to live with your own immersive multimedia books. Learn how to create an iBook using your existing materials and add interactive elements and assessment tools.

The Paperless Classroom
See how apps like Showbie and Book Creator allow for a rich content creation experience with tools to provide assessment and feedback as well as differentiation.

iTunes U: Bring your classroom together
Explore iTunes U, the world’s largest free source of education content. Create your own courses to share with students, learn how to set homework, manage hand-in, and mark work.

Science with iPad
Use sensors and data loggers as well as augmented reality to creatively bring the Science curriculum to life.

FREE CPD EVENT INFO

Stormfront

Teacher Training

We have places available for School Direct teacher training in a number of Secondary subjects and Primary – please get in touch if you are considering or have any questions. Places are filling quickly, so don’t miss out for this year.

UCAS – Mounts Bay Academy 12U

ITT Advert

Improving Teacher Programme

We are running the OLEVI ITP (Improving Teacher Programme) course starting February 26th. Flyer below. Please get in touch if you are interested. We will also be running this course again in the Autumn and also the OLEVI OTP (Outstanding Teacher Programme) course starting in April.

ITP 2016

Cornwall EOS Regional Hub Launch

Pleased to share details of the January EOS Hub Launch some of our Primary partner schools are involved with. If you are interested in Challenge Based Learning, Critiques, Multiple Drafting and Project Based Learning, do take a look at the details.

You can contact bookings@eoseducation.com or 01636 653070

Cornwall Hubs

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