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How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS)
02/12/2021 @ Online - How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS) - Fun ways to teach terminology using online tools (Code: C0958/033)

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.

Essential Digital Skills effective practice share and support meet up
02/12/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills effective practice share and support meet up - Strategic implementation of EDS (Code: C0962/011)

These practitioner-led open discussions will explore effective practice in the delivery of Essential Digital Skills (EDS) FE and Training sector.

Practitioners will share their experience and support each other to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver Essential Digital Skills qualifications.


Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
02/12/2021 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - December 2021 Swap and Support (Code: C0808/014)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.

Staff Governors Conference 2021
03/12/2021 @ Online - Staff Governors Conference 2021 - Staff Governors Conference 2021 (Code: C1292/002)

A highly regarded annual event in the Staff Governors' calendar. This long standing event which is subsidised by the DfE, and developed by the ETF in conjunction with AoC, Holex, Unison, Unite and UCU has been referred to as the must attend event for FE Staff Governors.

This years event should have something for all Staff Governors no matter on how long you have been in your role.

Phonics: strategies for improving reading and writing
03/12/2021 @ Online - Phonics: strategies for improving reading and writing (Code: C1280/002)

This course is a practical session to provide English teachers with strategies and ideas for using phonics in ways that are accessible, relevant and useful to learners. Tried and tested activities using phonics to improve reading and spelling in Functional Skills and GCSE English classes will be shared. You will work with other practitioners to evaluate their usefulness for your learners.

Stepping into Leadership
06/12/2021 @ London - Stepping into Leadership - Stepping Into Leadership 2021/22 Open Cohort 1 (Code: C1326/002)

Stepping into Leadership is the Further Education and Skills sector's new development programme for first-time leaders.

Integrating English into vocational training
06/12/2021 @ Online - Integrating English into vocational training (Code: C1248/004)

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.

Taking EDS Teaching Further
06/12/2021 @ Online - Taking EDS Teaching Further - Processing numerical data (Code: C1221/007)

These hands on practical extending learning webinars will support teachers/trainers/assessors and support staff to develop their pedagogy focused on:

  • Embedding of essential digital skills across curriculum areas e.g. ESOL, Vocational skills, English and maths
  • Developing content knowledge and harnessing EdTech to teach digital skills
Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
06/12/2021 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - Community of Practice: Supporting Curriculum for CSWs and those supporting deaf students and students with hearing loss (Code: C0808/026)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.

Supporting maths learners from Entry level 3 to Level 2
07/12/2021 @ Online - Supporting maths learners from Entry level 3 to Level 2 (Code: C1229/003)

Summary "Teachers and pupils should be aware of the difference between infrequent mistakes that can be learned from and consistent mistakes that lead novice mathematicians onto the anxiety pathway. These sorts of mistakes are due to weak foundational knowledge that is more likely to generate errors and misconceptions." Ofsted, 2021

This interactive course will present practical strategies to support your maths learners by considering the mistakes and misconceptions commonly seen in our learning settings and in the summative assessments.

Women Up 3 (WUp3) - A Personal and Career Development Course
07/12/2021 @ Online - Women Up 3 (WUp3) - A Personal and Career Development Course - WUp3 Dec 2021 - January 2022 (Code: C1191/002)

Ready to develop your leadership in the sector? Thinking about stepping up to your next role? Then  join #WUp3 and: 

  • Enter an intersectional women-only space with diverse facilitators, where you can explore what's important to you, what you want to achieve, and the best way to get it.
  • Renew your passion and creativity to excel in your leadership
  • Be more ambitious and brave in your career and leadership aspirations and achievements.
  • Create your support network.
  • Show and experience solidarity with other women.
Diversity in Leadership
07/12/2021 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Diversity Masterclass series - Leadership (Code: C0639/030)

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.


Investigating grammar: supporting your learners to understand how texts work
07/12/2021 @ Online - Investigating grammar: supporting your learners to understand how texts work (Code: C1276/002)

This interactive course aims to explore how knowledge and skills in grammar can be taught in imaginative ways through the active exploration of everyday and vocational texts. It is the second of two linked webinars that explore the teaching of grammar and extends the ideas and teaching strategies that are covered in the course entitled 'Developing Grammar for reading and writing'. Ideally therefore, participants will have attended the first course but it is not a requirement as this course begins with a summary of the content of the earlier session

Student Governors Inductions 2021/22
07/12/2021 @ Online - Student Governors Inductions 2021/22 - Student governors Inductions - December sessions (Code: C1301/005)

As part of the wider agenda to develop governance in the Further Education and Training sector, the student governors inductions have been organised to help new student governors in their role.

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