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#APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 - Introduction
21/09/2021 @ Online - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 - Introduction - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 (Code: C1293/002)

Indicative Content:

  • Introductions and welcome
  • Brief intro to #APConnect
  • Purpose of the Skylark Programme
  • Contracting and Monitoring
  • Skylark PD Skylark Community on Slack
Effective inclusive employer support approaches
21/09/2021 @ Online - Effective inclusive employer support approaches - Effective Inclusive Employer Support Approaches (Code: C1208/002)

We all want to improve employment outcomes for learners and to support and give confidence to employers. We will explore what good employment support looks like and our effective inclusive employer approaches.

Regional Governance Inductions 21/22
21/09/2021 @ Online - Regional Governance Inductions 21/22 - East - Governors' Induction (Code: C1174/009)

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.

Taking EDS Teaching Further
22/09/2021 @ Online - Taking EDS Teaching Further - Take the fuss out of form filling (Code: C1221/002)

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
Regional Governance Inductions 21/22
22/09/2021 @ Online - Regional Governance Inductions 21/22 - Midlands - Governors' Induction (Code: C1174/008)

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.

#APConnect: Deepening your Thinking Environment Practice
23/09/2021 @ Online - #APConnect: Deepening your Thinking Environment Practice - Cohort 2 - Deepening your Thinking Environment Practice (Code: C1151/003)
  • Instructive pre-course activities
  • Three sessions dedicated to practising Thinking Environment facilitation, including Ideas Rooms 
  • Responsive support group
  • Reflective post-course activities
Number at the core of maths
23/09/2021 @ Online - Number at the core of maths (Code: C1227/002)

There is evidence from Chief Examiner reports which identifies the key topic areas of number work with place value, BIDMAS and estimation as ones likely to present some difficulty for maths learners. They form the foundations of good maths learning.

This course explores a range of methods and approaches that support number skills development and deep learning including place value, BIDMAS and estimation approaches suitable for both GCSE and Functional Skills maths.

Governance Professionals Development Workshops with Kay White
23/09/2021 @ Online - Governance Professionals Development Workshops with Kay White - Position & Own The Value of Your Governance Role (Code: C1204/002)

We are privileged to be joined by Kay White, an expert career coach, motivational speaker and best-selling author, for a series of online workshops for governance professionals. Based on research, programme feedback, and conversations with the sector, these tailored and targeted workshops aim to meet the demand as set out by governance professionals, for greater self-development. 

The role of assessment in teaching maths
23/09/2021 @ Online - The role of assessment in teaching maths (Code: C1228/002)

Understanding the purpose of different types of assessment provides a basis for effective classroom teaching. The impact of Covid may mean more gaps in learners' knowledge than expected, increasing the need for a flexible ongoing assessment strategy.

This interactive course will present examples of different types of assessment to develop an understanding of their role in supporting learning. You will consider the importance of learners' maths experiences and how these might impact their learning.  

SEND Curriculum Review - Do you want to develop personalised study programmes for learners with inclusion needs/SEND which support their aspirations?
23/09/2021 @ Online - SEND Curriculum Review - Do you want to develop personalised study programmes for learners with inclusion needs/SEND which support their aspirations? - SEND Curriculum Review September 2021 (Code: C0803/009)

The activities undertaken may be used to:

  • Inform self assessment reporting (across a post-16 provider rather than in a SEND specific academy or discrete provision)
  • Develop strategy and intent regarding the curriculum offer for some of our sector's most vulnerable young people
  • Support post-inspection action planning and change management in line with OFSTED's Education Inspection Framework. 
#APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care
28/09/2021 @ Online - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care (Code: C1294/002)

Indicative Content:

  • Introduction to Building Communities Exploration of practices of care
  • Taking a Constellations approach
  • Digital vs Physical
  • Marketing your Network Event
  • Supporting AP-led Delivery
  • Network Event Evaluation
  • Facilitating Ideas Rooms Facilitating Action Learning Sets
Key factors in individual maths lesson planning
28/09/2021 @ Online - Key factors in individual maths lesson planning (Code: C1251/002)

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.


Monthly community of practice for SEND operational managers
28/09/2021 @ Online - Monthly community of practice for SEND operational managers - Community of Practice for SEND Operational Managers (Code: C1217/002)

Using Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice model, the DCG Centre for Excellence in SEND Curriculum team will facilitate an informal but innovative, dynamic and interactive professional conversation where effective practice, barriers to inclusion and future innovations can be explored in a safe, supportive and professional environment.  

The role of speaking and listening in language development and English exams
29/09/2021 @ Online - The role of speaking and listening in language development and English exams (Code: C1269/002)

This interactive course will help you to explore the importance of teaching learners more about the differences between speech and writing so that they can use language purposefully and make informed communicative choices.

With a focus on practical activities, and using real samples, you will explore how speaking and listening skills can be used to inform ad improve writing. You will have the opportunity to discuss themes and experiences and to share ideas with each other.

HOLEX - ACE ESD ESOL resources - Webinar to promote new sustainability resources for use in adult education ESOL
29/09/2021 @ Online - HOLEX - ACE ESD ESOL resources - Webinar to promote new sustainability resources for use in adult education ESOL - ESD ESOL webinar (Code: C1285/002)

HOLEX has been working with a number of its members to produce some fantastic ESD resources for use specifically in ESOL classes with adult learners. This webinar aims to introduce you to the resources which will be available for you to download on the ETF website; you will be able to adopt and adapt these to use in your service.

The resources include an audit tool to establish where you are currently at (you may be doing more than you think!), a set of 'Sustainability Starts', a Green Week Toolkit and a set of resources specifically for a short course on local sustainability issues.

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