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Collaborative Practice Development Day
16/12/2020 @ Online - Collaborative Practice Development Day - National Development Day: Engagement and Motivation Online (Code: C0488/010)

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.

New to ESOL Professional Development
16/12/2020 @ Online - New to ESOL Professional Development - Remote and blended learning (Code: C0700/053)

This course aims to support ESOL practitioners working with New to ESOL (sometimes called 'pre-entry') learners. The content covers a broad range of aspects of this work including oracy and literacy teaching, phonics, participatory approaches to learning, literacy and language practices, and making the most of the New to ESOL Resources. Content is negotiated for each individual event. 

Leadership 2 -The theory and practice of effective management in maths and English departments
16/12/2020 @ Online - Leadership 2 -The theory and practice of effective management in maths and English departments (Code: C0927/002)

This live session will help you build on your existing skills and identify areas for improvement. It will also provide an opportunity to develop your own strategic vision for the department and how you will motivate your team to get the best possible student outcomes.

New to ESOL Professional Development
17/12/2020 @ Online - New to ESOL Professional Development - Remote and blended learning (Code: C0700/054)

This course aims to support ESOL practitioners working with New to ESOL (sometimes called 'pre-entry') learners. The content covers a broad range of aspects of this work including oracy and literacy teaching, phonics, participatory approaches to learning, literacy and language practices, and making the most of the New to ESOL Resources. Content is negotiated for each individual event. 

Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session)
18/12/2020 @ Online - Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session) (Code: C0928/004)

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!

Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module
04/01/2021 @ Online - Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module - Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module (Code: C0846/004)

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.

Leadership 3 - monitoring progress and target-setting
06/01/2021 @ Online - Leadership 3 - monitoring progress and target-setting (Code: C1004/002)

In this course, we will explore:

  • How to measure the effectiveness of curriculum planning, teaching, and student progress and outcomes.
  • How to use initial and diagnostic assessments - as managers, teachers and students.
  • How to set SMART targets - for teachers and students.
  • What progress looks like and the importance of a subject-specific approach.
  • The importance of regular monitoring and timely interventions.
  • How to measure outcomes in their broadest sense.
Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: Embedding maths and English for ESOL apprentices
13/01/2021 @ Online - Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: Embedding maths and English for ESOL apprentices - Webinar 6: Embedding for ESOL apprentices (Code: C0889/003)

The aim of this webinar is to help you to identify ways of improving ESOL apprentices' outcomes for maths and English using an embedded approach.

Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session)
15/01/2021 @ Online - Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session) (Code: C0928/010)

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!

Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: embedding strategies
18/01/2021 @ Online - Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: embedding strategies - Webinar 1: Embedding strategies (Code: C0663/018)

This learning package will help you to identify practical strategies and resources to understand and work towards an embedded approach to the delivery of maths and English in apprenticeships. It consists of an online module and an associated interactive webinar.


Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: Employers and providers working together to embed maths and English
20/01/2021 @ Online - Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: Employers and providers working together to embed maths and English - Webinar 5: Employer provider partnership (Code: C0885/004)

The aim of this webinar is to help you to identify ways of improving apprentices' outcomes for maths and English through enhanced collaboration between employers and providers using an embedded approach.

Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session)
29/01/2021 @ Online - Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session) (Code: C0928/005)

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!

Evidence-led pedagogy in maths and English
10/02/2021 @ Online - Evidence-led pedagogy in maths and English (Code: C1005/002)

In this course, we will explore:

  • What research says about effective teaching.
  • What research says about effective learning.
  • How to create the conditions for learning, instilling a growth mindset and developing metacognition.
  • How to develop independence by explicitly teaching study and research skills.  
Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session)
12/02/2021 @ Online - Practitioner led reflections on maths and English webinar (sharing session) (Code: C0928/011)

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 staff in using initial and diagnostic assessments
17/02/2021 @ Online - Supporting staff in using initial and diagnostic assessments (Code: C1006/002)

In this course we will explore:

  • How to use initial and diagnostic assessments as teachers and students.
  • How to set course targets and monitor progress.
  • How to set medium-term SMART targets.
  • The central tenets of effective marking - making it meaningful and manageable.
  • The central tenets of effective feedback - making it motivating by closing the loop.
  • How to use self and peer- assessment and feedback effectively.
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