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Integrating maths into vocational courses
10/02/2022 @ Online - Integrating maths into vocational courses (Code: C1254/005)

Presenting maths in a contextualised or embedded way increases motivation and improves learning.

This interactive course will support technical and vocational tutors, trainers, and assessors to identify naturally occurring opportunities to develop learners' maths skills needed to successfully complete their study programme, apprenticeship, or vocational or technical course. A range of resources and best practice approaches will be discussed.

Diversity in Leadership
10/02/2022 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Diversity Masterclass series - Leadership (Code: C0639/031)

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.


Success in speaking and listening
10/02/2022 @ Online - Success in speaking and listening - Previously: The role of speaking and listening in language development and English exams (Code: C1269/004)

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.

Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees
10/02/2022 @ Online - Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees - Mentees Webinar (Code: C1296/013)

We believe that every FE organisation has the potential to provide high-quality mentoring and coaching for their staff. By attending these webinars leaders, mentors and mentees can start to ensure that mentoring and coaching in their organisation are of the highest quality. In these interactive webinars you will learn how to support or enact effective mentoring and coaching.

Each webinar will last for 60 minutes. There are three available: leaders & managers, mentors and mentees.

You only need to attend one session. 

RARPA - developing your SEND curriculum
10/02/2022 @ Online - RARPA - developing your SEND curriculum - An Introduction to RARPA (Code: C0898/004)

RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) is the process to measure the progress and achievement of. learners on non-accredited learning programmes. 

In this webinar we will explore the use of RARPA for a variety of learners to ensure we are using the study programme flexibly to meet needs. 

Marking, assessing and feeding forward in English
11/02/2022 @ Online - Marking, assessing and feeding forward in English (Code: C1281/005)

This course offers an introduction to the principles of marking and assessment for both Functional Skills and GCSE English. The importance of effective marking and ways of feeding forward will be discussed and plenty of opportunities to share ideas will be given. We will then move onto setting accurate and realistic targets for your learners that present sufficient challenge for them with actionable feedback that should help fuel progress. Actionable feedback will also be considered in terms of how we can help learners to develop their metacognitive skills and mindset for learning English.

Integrating English into vocational training
11/02/2022 @ Online - Integrating English into vocational training (Code: C1248/006)

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.

Innovative Teaching Methods and Modes of Delivery in Maths
11/02/2022 @ Online - Innovative Teaching Methods and Modes of Delivery in Maths - Feb 2022 (Code: C1342/003)

Subject specialists will look at key concepts such as "playing with number", how to rethink "assessment in maths" and how to promote "growth mind-sets". Practitioners will also get an opportunity to view a case study from Weston college and explore the 6 different modes of delivery for maths. This included a virtual tour of the alternative classroom, 1:1 intervention and building blocks sessions. We will explore the correlation between maths and language, and the complexities that learners face in overcoming these. 

Investigating grammar: supporting your learners to understand how texts work
14/02/2022 @ Online - Investigating grammar: supporting your learners to understand how texts work (Code: C1276/003)

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

Maths in more than one dimension
14/02/2022 @ Online - Maths in more than one dimension (Code: C1239/005)

The GCSE topic areas of the properties of angles, including those in parallel lines and the conventional language, terms and notations used in geometry carry several misconceptions, as identified in Chief Examiners reports.

This course explores a range of approaches and imagery that support skills development and deep learning of 2D and 3D shape and relationships between angles, from first principles. It introduces a range of rich collaborative tasks, tackles misconceptions and uses innovative technology.

Digital Skills Matter
14/02/2022 @ Waterlooville - Digital Skills Matter - CPD - Coffee, Projects & Doughnut (Code: C1361/004)

The practitioner-led event will explore effective practice in the delivery of digital skills in the FE and Training sector and highlight how the new entitlement at Entry 3 and Level 1 has given learners the opportunity to participate in an increasingly digital world and take advantage of digital technology.

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

How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS)
16/02/2022 @ Online - How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS) - Effective searches - finding stuff fast and checking its source (Code: C0958/038)

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.

What Makes an Effective Support Worker in Tackling Maths and English?
16/02/2022 @ Online - What Makes an Effective Support Worker in Tackling Maths and English? - Feb 2022 (Code: C1343/003)

We look at how to manage support and look at the role of the support worker, grow your own models, and the importance of collaboration with support. We will focus on the "added value" element that support can bring to programmes of study and how invest in this area to support learner development in maths and English . Senior leaders will share recent OFSTED agendas in regard to support workers and will share top tips on how to monitor the input and impact this role has on learning.