St. John’s School & Sixth Form College in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, is focused on upskilling its staff and has been working with technology-based learning solution provider Rosetta Stone to help its teachers develop and build language skills for the past 14 months. The training forms part of the teacher subject specialism training (TSST) initiative, which aims to improve the knowledge of specialist, non-specialist and returning teachers in a range of subjects. Over one hundred teachers, across six schools in County Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne, seized the opportunity to learn a range of languages including Spanish, French and German, and the number of participants is set to increase in the programme’s coming years.
Companies such as Oslo-based start-up No Isolation are leading the fight in using technology to help find a solution for lonely groups of people within society. Their first product, a telepresence robot named AV1, has been designed to help a vulnerable section of society that sometimes is overlooked in the media. Children who suffer from long-term illness and cannot connect with their friends and school-mates, often suffer from depression as a result of their isolation. With doctors’ appointments and treatments sometimes taking over the lives of these children, it can be a relief to chat to their friends and learn alongside them at school using simple technology.
A North East college has become the first FE provider in the region to back a campaign that encourages people to speak out about mental health issues.
Time to Change is a national initiative launched by two charities, Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, to encourage debate and tackle stigmas surrounding mental health.
Now Gateshead College has become the latest organisation to lend its support to the campaign, which is being backed by more than 550 organisations across the UK.
This year’s Bett Show is taking place in January at the ExCeL in London. With 850 leading companies attending, Bett – the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape – promises to showcase 103 exciting new edtech start-ups and bring together over 34,700 attendees from the global education community.
They come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as the role technology and innovation plays in enabling all educators and learners to thrive.
Here, we take a look at just a handful of the exciting products and services on show at Bett, to help you decide how to plan your day.
It can be difficult for teachers to know where to start with sensory processing disorder (SPD). SPD would be more accurately described as a group of related disorders that can affect different children in a variety of different ways, and if you’re a teacher trying to do the best you can for the one child with SPD in your class, it can be tough to know what the correct approach is. That said, every child deserves the chance to succeed in education, and teachers who make an effort to understand the struggles that the child is facing could have a powerful, positive impact on that child’s experience of school.
What is sensory processing disorder?
Broadly speaking, there are three main disorders that are collectively known as SPD:
ADHD Foundation working with two med-tech companies to launch and pilot breakthrough technologies in ADHD intervention and diagnosis
Revolutionary new technologies to help with the management of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) will be launched and piloted by leading ADHD charity, ADHD Foundation, for the first time in the UK.
The Education Show 2016, the go-to event for CPD and learning resources, will be returning to NEC, Birmingham from 17 to 19 March.
A jam-packed programme of new content, inspiring training and development, and pioneering educational suppliers will be available throughout the show. The Education Show 2016 will provide all of the insight you need for a successful career in the world of education, from innovative teaching resources and technologies, to educational charities and organisations. Each year, the show attracts over 10,000 visitors, from primary, secondary and higher education backgrounds, all offering a wealth of knowledge and experience in their field.