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Welcome to the West Midlands
Discover courses and PD opportunities available in the West Midlands region, explore PD resources and learn about regional events, network meetings and working groups.
 
 
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News and Events
Careers from Maths - 12th May 2009
A career related workshop for mathes teachers and careers staff.  The programme will:

enable delegates to develop their ability to help students consider study of maths at 'A' level; consider the range of careers available to maths graduates; identify the barriers that prevent young people option to study maths; encourage student teachers and careers staff to work together to effectively raise the uptake of maths at 'A' level  and provide resources

Major West Midlands Initiatives 
The purpose is to inspire and motivate mathematics teachers, to help improve teaching and learning of mathematics, and to provide practical advice and guidance that will raise achievement in mathematics.
 

 
 Mathematics Development Programme for Teachers (MDPT): a national CPD programme for non-specialist teachers of mathematics
From summer 2009, the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) will be launching the Mathematics Development Programme for Teachers (MDPT), a national CPD programme of free courses to support Government targets to increase the number of specialist teachers of mathematics, and recruitment is now underway.

 
 Learning to Go: Handheld Learning
The 'Learning to Go' project, coordinated by Wolverhampton City Council, shows how successfully mobile learning devices can be used to give students access to 'anywhere, anytime' learning. The project involves teachers, learners and their famililes using mobile, handheld computers, equipped with Microsoft Windows Mobile software, to deliver multimedia content, internet and authoring tools.
 
 More Maths Grads

More Maths Grads - January/February Newsletter
 
 Professional Development for New Subject Leaders in Mathematics

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Funding Sources
Do you have a great idea for a project in school that will enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics but are unable to find it through the school budget?

Do you aspire to research an area of mathematics education to further your own understanding and need financial support? There are many grants and trusts available to support school projects and individiuals who wish to further their education.
If you have received funding from an external source and used it to support the teaching and learning of mathematics in your organisation, or if you know of any other funding sources, we would be interested to hear from you, please contact us.

Funding Sources Case Studies
 
 New Invention Junior School in Walsall used funding from Creative Partnerships to support Problem Solving in Mathematics, click here to read more.
 
 Exhall Grange School and Science College used a STEM access grant to support a Robotics project, click here to read more.

 
What is your picture of Professional Development?
Read the latest regional vignettes, new vignette added!
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VC4PD
Our Video Conferencing for Professional Development project is underway. If you use videoconferencing we'd like to hear from you. Perhaps we can help you?
Regional Newsletters
We send out Regional Newsletters (formerly 'email updates') every 2 weeks or so highlighting events, opportunities, discussions etc relevant to teachers in the West Midlands.
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Feature of the Fortnight
Maths Young Leaders Award
Click here to find out about one of Wood Green High School's initiatives - the Maths Young Leaders Award. 
West Midlands-based Research
Are you keen to find out what mathematics education research is being carried out right here in the West Midlands?
Network Events & News for Post-16 Teachers & Trainers
Information about forthcoming Network Events will be posted here shortly.
Information Meetings 
Come along and join us.
STEM
Forthcoming event - 7 March 2009: STEM Fair at Enginuity, Ironbridge - FREE to teachers, education officers and their families in the West Midlands.


What is STEM?
HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistants
The national agreement on raising standards and tackling workload recognised that school support staff already make a vital contribution to pupils' learning and achievement'
West Midlands Teachers' Community
A forum for teachers across the West Midlands to gather and/or offer ideas and information, to ask/or answer questions, to debate and argue ... and often, just to browse