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Maths and English digital pedagogies
01/03/2021 @ Online - Maths and English digital pedagogies - Digital Pedagogies - March 2021 (Code: C0877/010)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown this course explores a range of digital approaches, e-learning tools and websites for use in teaching Functional Maths and English. It aims to give participants an opportunity to widen their perspectives on how teachers can use digital technology to engage and support learners both in the classroom and in the development of blended learning.

SEND and neurodiversity: approaches to support maths and English learners
03/03/2021 @ Online - SEND and neurodiversity: approaches to support maths and English learners - SEND and neurodiversity: approaches to support mat (Code: C0881/002)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course focuses on practical strategies and reasonable adjustments for supporting learners with SEND on maths and English courses. It builds on the social model of disability, suggesting that it may be the barriers created by attitudes, or the physical environment, that disable an individual, rather than their impairment or condition.

Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: Sharing resources for embedding maths and English in apprenticeships
03/03/2021 @ Online - Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: Sharing resources for embedding maths and English in apprenticeships - Training webinar 2: Sharing resources (Code: C0980/004)

This training webinar will explore ways of identifying, creating and sharing resources for embedding maths and English for apprentices across teams and organisations. It will include:

  • models for sharing good practice
  • working with colleagues to adapt and develop resources for apprentices
  • collaborative working
  • developing an action plan.
Planning effective English lessons (Taster session)
04/03/2021 @ Online - Planning effective English lessons (Taster session) (Code: C1070/002)

This taster session is a short look into key elements of effective English lesson planning and how this will help learners apply knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and build on their existing knowledge

Collaborative Practice Development Day
09/03/2021 @ Online - Collaborative Practice Development Day - National Development Day - Supporting summative assessments for maths and English learners (Code: C0488/014)

Drawing on evidence-informed practice, and lessons learnt during lockdown, our Collaborative National Development Days reflect the most pertinent themes and issues within our sector right now. Each Collaborative National Development Day will explore a different aspect of post-16 practice, such as assessing progress online, safeguarding and supporting learners online and engaging and motivating learners online.

Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: An assessment for learning approach to embedding maths and English in apprenticeships
10/03/2021 @ Online - Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: An assessment for learning approach to embedding maths and English in apprenticeships - Training webinar 3: Assessment for learning (Code: C1028/003)

This training webinar will explore ways of applying an assessment for learning approach to embedding maths and English in apprenticeships.

It will include:

  • a presentation of relevant information and ideas on assessment for learning approaches
  • chats based on trainer experiences
  • breakout sessions for participants to actively discuss topics raised
  • signposting to supporting resources.
Leadership 8 - Managing the maths and English classroom after lockdown
10/03/2021 @ Online - Leadership 8 - Managing the maths and English classroom after lockdown (Code: C1093/002)

Learners will be responding in different ways to lockdown and will respond in different ways to being back in the classroom. This live session will look at how we can prepare the environment, lesson structures and classroom management to best support learners returning to face to face sessions.

Developing English in vocational/ technical contexts
11/03/2021 @ Online - Developing English in vocational/ technical contexts - Developing English in voc/ tech contexts (Code: C0869/004)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown this course will support technical and vocational tutors, trainers and assessors to identify naturally occurring opportunities to develop learners' English skills which are needed for them to successfully complete their study programme, apprenticeship or vocational/ technical course.

Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module
11/03/2021 @ Online - Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module - Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD mod (Code: C0846/006)

This course is aimed at both new teachers of Functional Skills English, and those already teaching but possibly recently transferred from other areas, including vocational teachers and assessors. It is particularly suitable for those who do not currently hold a subject-specific teaching qualification in English. It is designed to meet the needs of all parts of the sector, including independent training providers, offender learning and adult and community education.

Developing English in vocational/ technical contexts
12/03/2021 @ Online - Developing English in vocational/ technical contexts - Developing English in vocational/ technical contex (Code: C0869/003)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown this course will support technical and vocational tutors, trainers and assessors to identify naturally occurring opportunities to develop learners' English skills which are needed for them to successfully complete their study programme, apprenticeship or vocational/ technical course.

Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session)
12/03/2021 @ Online - Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session) (Code: C0928/012)

The session will allow practitioners to share ideas, adaptions and issues and take away new ideas from each other. So, come along, be creative and be a magpie!

Supporting Functional Skills learners (English)
16/03/2021 @ Online - Supporting Functional Skills learners (English) - Supporting Functional Skills learners (English) (Code: C0883/002)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course will help participants to develop a range of strategies to help learners studying for Functional Skills English level 1 and level 2. The course focuses on the key areas which examiners and tutors have identified as being areas learners find more challenging. The course will use a range of everyday texts, as used in the examinations, to explore how to develop learners reading and writing skills.

English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading
17/03/2021 @ Online - English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading - Phonics for ESOL Learners (Code: C0872/003)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown this course explores the principles and practices that underpin the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit. Participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of using phonics-based teaching and then explore the key concepts, terminology, skills progression and teaching approaches presented in the Toolkit.

English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading
24/03/2021 @ Online - English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading - Phonics for Entry Level Learners (Code: C0872/004)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown this course explores the principles and practices that underpin the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit. Participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of using phonics-based teaching and then explore the key concepts, terminology, skills progression and teaching approaches presented in the Toolkit.

PDG Exchange: Developing learners' oracy via video - Using Flipgrid
24/03/2021 @ Online - PDG Exchange: Developing learners' oracy via video - Using Flipgrid - Developing learners' oracy -Using Flipgrid (Code: C1071/002)

Join our series of maths/English Midlands PDG Exchanges. Exchanges provide safe, practical spaces to unpack current teaching and learning theory - bringing 'big ideas' alive via a range of online tools. We've designed sessions so you can test your ideas and applications in a safe space with peers.

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