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The An t-Alltan 2015 conference for Gaelic teachers was held in the
MacDonald Aviemore Conference Centre,
on 30 September and 1 October.

 This conference is an excellent professional learning opportunity for Gaelic educationalists and gives delegates the opportunity to have a look at new initiatives for teaching and learning through a series of keynote speeches and workshops. 

The conference was opened by Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages. Lord Minginish, Roddy John MacLeod, Chair of the Board of Directors, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Kirsteen Macdonald, BBC Alba’s weather and news presenter, were our keynote speakers.

Here are the workshops which ran:

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Workshops 2015

Primary School

1. Gaelic medium in the early years: everyday practices and challenges

Christine Stephen

Reflecting on practice in GME Early Levels
Wednesday morning and afternoon

2. Making music work for you

Dolina Munro

Early Years – Bi Sunndach/A’ Chiste-chiùil
Wednesday morning and afternoon

3. Maths and Numeracy at the Early Levels

Anne Thirkell

Numeracy at the early levels
Wednesday morning and afternoon

4. Clicker – Storyworld Templates

Chris Mitchell, Cànan

Storyworld templates and using devices to teach
Wednesday and Thursday mornings


Archie MacLullich and Rebecca Castello

Dynamic assessment and screening tools in Gaelic Medium Education
Wednesday afternoon & Thursday morning

6. GME resources + composite classes

Donna Barden

GME resources + composite classes
Thursday morning & afternoon

7. Lasadh – Using practical on-line materials/the new language website

Gwen Culbertson and Mairi MacDonald

Use of practical online materials/new language website
Thursday morning & afternoon

8. Writing

Sarah Fraser/Selina MacKay

VCOPs, Bloom’s Taxonomy, etc.
Thursday morning & afternoon

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Conference Timetable

Tuesday 29 September
19:00 – 20:00




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