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Integrating English into vocational training
24/01/2022 @ Online - Integrating English into vocational training (Code: C1248/005)

This interactive course aims to help teachers plan and deliver holistic learning activities that connect English to the learner's vocational area. All of the activities use the vocational area as the starting point.

The workshop focusses on two key areas: how to use the vocational area as the foundation for all English teaching and learning activities; and how to ensure that, as far as possible, activities are holistic and representative of what learners might find themselves undertaking in the workplace.

Key factors in individual maths lesson planning
24/01/2022 @ Online - Key factors in individual maths lesson planning (Code: C1251/005)

The planning of individual lessons, and how they interlink with others, are crucial in order to maximise the time spent with learners and get the most out of the resources available.

This interactive course will support all practitioners delivering substantial maths content in how approaches to planning can support deeper learning and develop learner engagement. It will include how the use of resources can be maximised and enable participants to gain a greater awareness of how they put together a lesson plan impacts on the learning that does or does not take place.


Diversity in Leadership
24/01/2022 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Diversity Masterclass series - Line Management (Code: C0639/034)

The aim of this programme is to challenge bias, remove obstacles to achieving leadership roles and provide coaching to motivate and build confidence in aspiring leaders across the sector. The programme includes organisational culture change workshops and coaching for 30 diverse aspiring leaders and Governors, in particular those from a BAME background and those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. New for 2021/22 is a diversity masterclass series of three modules covering topics to address and reverse structural discrimination and to promote diversity and inclusion.


EdTech Accessibility Training
24/01/2022 @ Online - EdTech Accessibility Training - Intro to Assistive Tech (Code: C1334/005)

The public sector bodies accessibility regulations came into force in September 2018. They create legal obligations for further education and higher education organisations to "meet the accessibility requirement".

But the "accessibility requirement" is a technical suite of web standards that many find difficult to translate to every day teaching and learning. Therefore many colleges, training centres and even universities have a large legal risk. This risk grows as students become more aware of their legal entitlement to barrier-free digital content.


Assessment in English: knowing your learners' starting points
24/01/2022 @ Online - Assessment in English: knowing your learners' starting points (Code: C1270/004)

This course considers strategies for identifying gaps, and areas that learners struggle with, to use as a starting point for their learning. English learners tend to be returning learners that don't wish to sit the qualifications in this subject again. By pinpointing these specific areas of difficulty, we can aim to make their learning experience different for them. Providing learners with a metacognitive understanding of their learning, so they are able to decipher what works for them, is invaluable to their experience.

Creative writing in GCSE and the challenges
25/01/2022 @ Online - Creative writing in GCSE and the challenges - Previously called: Free writing in GCSE and the challenges (Code: C1236/004)

This interactive course will explore ways to build learners' confidence and resilience around creative writing. It explores strategies for supporting learners to see themselves as writers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to spark their creativity and imagination (especially when working with GCSE style picture and word prompts) and produce writing which consciously develops theme and narrative perspective.

The course activities give participants the opportunity to try out and evaluate suggestions for creative writing activities for themselves before using them with learners.

Co-creation with local authorities, parents/carers and learners with SEND
25/01/2022 @ Online - Co-creation with local authorities, parents/carers and learners with SEND - ETF Co-creation LA and Parent/Carers (Code: C1205/002)

Hear from our parent/carer community to understand the key principles of co-creation. We will explore our co-created work and how we are effectively improving our SEND community together.

Regional Governance Inductions 21/22
25/01/2022 @ Online - Regional Governance Inductions 21/22 - Midlands and East - Governors' Induction (Code: C1174/013)

The regional governors inductions aim to help support new college governors gain a better understanding of their role and the further education sector. These events are delivered by the Association of Colleges and are free to attend.

Teaching learners how to plan and write non-fiction text for GCSE and Functional Skills exams
26/01/2022 @ Online - Teaching learners how to plan and write non-fiction text for GCSE and Functional Skills exams (Code: C1279/004)

Many of the learners in our sector begin their English courses with little confidence in their writing ability. This course explores the difference between writing for GCSE and Functional Skills. Also, the process of writing, developing ideas, turning ideas into plans, developing detail and preparing for writing is examined through a range of activities. In addition, we look at a range of integrated skills activities which help learners to evaluate their non-fiction writing skills and explore ways in which they can improve and refine specific aspects of their written work.

A Tapestry of #WLNWednesdayWebinars
26/01/2022 @ Online - A Tapestry of #WLNWednesdayWebinars - Feminist Conversations in a Sixth Form College (Code: C1351/003)

New for 2022, series of free #WomensWednesdayWebinars, online discussions, workshops, and conversations amplifying the voices of #FEWomen exploring our leadership through an intersectional feminist lens: #RedefiningLeadership #ChangingTheWorkplace and ending sexual violence and harassment in FE #EnoughIsEnoughFE

Each session stands alone and adds a new strand to the emerging tapestry of women's leadership in all kinds of roles and types of FE, skills, and lifelong learning. Join in.

How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS)
26/01/2022 @ Online - How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS) - Teaching EDS with remote or hybrid delivery (Code: C0958/036)

The Essential Digital Skills (EDS) professional development programme supports the delivery of EDS based on the national standards.

How to teach EDS' sessions focus on focusing on developing skills, knowledge and confidence to teach competencies within the standards. The sessions will explore approaches for delivery that could be implemented with learner groups, including how they could be delivered through online/blended delivery. Time will be allocated to sharing ideas, challenges, and practice.

WLN Women and Wellbeing Action Learning Set (ALS)
26/01/2022 @ Online - WLN Women and Wellbeing Action Learning Set (ALS) - Wednesdays 26 Jan to 16 Feb 2022 (Code: C1347/002)

This action learning set (ALS) is organisational development learning about real problems in real life with real people. It will bring you together with other women leaders and managers to work intensively on four occasions in a small group on the things that challenge you as a leader about maintaining your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others in the workplace, your career, working relationships, and life. Working alongside each other, you will find solutions and develop skills beyond the pandemic - skills for future leadership and management thinking, vision and practice.

A Tapestry of #WLNWednesdayWebinars
26/01/2022 @ Online - A Tapestry of #WLNWednesdayWebinars - Becoming Truly Anti-Racist (Code: C1351/002)

New for 2022, series of free #WomensWednesdayWebinars, online discussions, workshops, and conversations amplifying the voices of #FEWomen exploring our leadership through an intersectional feminist lens: #RedefiningLeadership #ChangingTheWorkplace and ending sexual violence and harassment in FE #EnoughIsEnoughFE

Each session stands alone and adds a new strand to the emerging tapestry of women's leadership in all kinds of roles and types of FE, skills, and lifelong learning. Join in.

Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats
26/01/2022 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats - Factors that influence ESOL Tutors from embedding Digital Skills into their practice (Code: C1316/010)

The Essential Digital Skills Champion programme  has been developed to support practitioners to be a part of a growing community in essential digital skills delivery across the sector. 

The aim of the EDS Champion role is to help foster communities of practice across the sector for different aspects of essential digital skills delivery. The Live chat sessions provide an opportunity for discussion on an EDS topic each week. 


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