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AOK COURSES

Business Education & Administration

Lindsay Robb MCMI graduated with an Honours degree in Business Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. She worked in the finance/investments industry for 7 years as a manager and for a short period, trainer which lead her onto teaching. Lindsay is categorised as a professional manager and member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Lindsay is an SQA approved marker and this year is marking the Higher assignment. Lindsay has marked the Higher and N5 QPs in previous years therefore she has experience to share in the assignment and question paper at both Higher and N5 level. 

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Lorena McGookin graduated with an Honours degree in Business Management from the University of St Andrews. Her degree mainly compromised of Business is also complimented with additional Economics modules. She has worked across a variety of industries and with projects supporting the learning of overseas students in collaboration with the University of St Andrews and schools in China. Her most recent projects involve undertaking a year long research course with Education Fellowship Scotland to explore and develop research informed responsive teaching. Lorena is a keen traveller and reader, always eager to meet new teachers and explore the latest thoughts and ideas surrounding the delivery of both Business and Economics in the classroom. 

Lorena is an SQA approved marker and this year marked both the Higher and National 5 Economics question papers and assignments. Lorena has marked the Higher Economics question paper and assignments before joining the N5 team and therefore is confident in discussing the changes and developments across both subject levels. 

NEW: National 5 Business Management - course tutor Lindsay Robb
Wednesday 10th October 2018 - fully booked - email info@aoklearning.co.uk to be added to our cancellation list
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is aimed at anyone delivering National 5 Business Management. The course aims to build confidence in 3 key areas; exam technique, student confidence and assignment advice. This course is particularly relevant to the assignment with the National 5 assignment changing recently.
  
Lindsay wants to share her 'best practise' approach by offering a range of her own created learning material (bring a pen drive!). In addition, she will share advice on business terminology, application of necessary exam technique and offer applied structures to ensure candidates address each SQA command word with confidence.  Lindsay will share some AfL strategies she finds easy to prepare but work with Business Management classes and there will be an element of metacognitive strategies shared.

Higher Business Management - course tutor Lindsay Robb
Thursday 11th October 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is aimed at anyone delivering Higher Business Management. The course aims to build confidence in 3 key areas; exam technique, student confidence and assignment advice. This course is particularly relevant to the assignment with the Higher assignment due to change next academic year.   

Lindsay wants to share her 'best practise' approach by offering a range of her own created learning material (bring a pen drive!). In addition, she will share advice on business terminology, application of necessary exam technique and offer applied structures to ensure candidates address each SQA command word with confidence.  Lindsay will share some AfL strategies she finds easy to prepare but work with Business Management classes and there will be an element of metacognitive strategies shared.

Previous attendees commented:

'I am emailing to thank you for an excellent training session on Friday. The information you delivered was detailed and concise.  I know it will help in my delivery of the course and assignment. I would also like to thank you for your generosity in sharing your resources. In ten years of teaching I have, genuinely, never attended a more worthwhile course than the one you delivered.'

'Prior to this course my confidence was low. I am leaving feeling confident. I have learned a lot of new information'

'Great. Really thorough, relevant and well explained'

'a very well delivered course which met expectations'

'enjoyed the course and it has built my confidence for delivering HIgher Business and the assessments'

'brilliant tutor - extremely helpful/knowledgeable. Feel i now have a far better understanding of expectations/requirement of assessment'

NEW: National 5 Economics - course tutor Lorena McGookin
Monday 10th December 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is aimed at teachers who are either considering delivering N5 Economics, new to the subject or those wishing to update their current practice with the recent SQA changes. It will comprise of building awareness and confidence in the key components such as: a detailed course overview with emphasis on key changes, exam technique, assignment guidance and a teaching toolkit for resources and ideas.

Lorena wants to share her enthusiasm for the subject by offering a range of approaches and techniques to demonstrate how to introduce and deliver the new arrangements for Economics in the class room for the first time. The content is aimed to address how class room teaching can strike the right balance between exploring current economic affairs and essential theory in a way which supports all pupils.

In providing her own materials and further guidance on how to tackle the trickier aspects of the course she hopes to ensure that teachers and pupils can confidently access and apply the wide range of terminology and economic theory used. By combining SQA experience and practical guidance she hopes to explore and share best practice for developing pupils exam technique and offer support for how to deliver and structure the assignment. The overall aim is to ensure teachers are confident in their understanding of key developments, assessment standards and exploring new ideas for delivering Economics.

Coming Soon:

National 5 Administration - email info@aoklearning.co.uk to be added to waiting list


Higher Administration and IT - email info@aoklearning.co.uk to be added to waiting list

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty - 7th September 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 25th September 2018

Teaching with the Ipad - 1st October 2018

An Introduction to Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance - 2nd October 2018

Managing your department/faculty - 8th October 2018

Making the most of GLOW - 9th October 2018

Mental Health First Aid - 26th October and 2nd November 2018

The first years of Senior Management - 30th October 2018

Using Excel and PowerPoint in the classroom - 5th November 2018

Mindfulness in Education: Resilience and effectiveness for School Leaders - 7th November 2018

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD in the classroom - 14th November 2018

Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health, including Self Harm - 16th November 2018

Mindfulness for Students - 22nd November 2018

Preparing for Senior Management (for aspiring Deputes and Headteachers) - 3rd December 2018

Encouraging Creativity using the iPad - 4th December 2018