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Integrating English into vocational training
08/11/2021 @ Online - Integrating English into vocational training (Code: C1248/002)

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.

Modelling and abstraction
08/11/2021 @ Online - Modelling and abstraction (Code: C1259/002)

Research tells us that some mathematical topics can be difficult to visualise and consider conceptually. Modelling mathematics aids understanding and helps scaffold learners into better reasoning and problem solving skills. This course explores Concrete, Abstract and Pictorial (CAP) representations that support deep learning and a better understanding of algebraic skills, geometric connections and number work, including conversions. It is helpful for maths study and for everyday life and work.

Graphs in maths
09/11/2021 @ Online - Graphs in maths (Code: C1257/002)

The Chief Examiner highlights that there appears to be little understanding of the relationship between equation and graph, between graphs, parallel lines, or finding an equation from a straight-line graph. Linear and quadratic graphs are important as they represent connections between variables.

This interactive course will explore activities that you can use with learners to develop their understanding and solve linear graphs, recognise and interpret graphical quadratic equations and solve everyday contexts represented by graphs.

Regional Governance Inductions 21/22
09/11/2021 @ Online - Regional Governance Inductions 21/22 - South East - Governors' Induction - Part 1 (Code: C1174/018)

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.

How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS)
10/11/2021 @ Online - How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS) - Using accessibility features to benefit all learners (Code: C0958/032)

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.

Helping post-16 learners to read with understanding and resilience
10/11/2021 @ Online - Helping post-16 learners to read with understanding and resilience (Code: C1275/002)

Learners often have low self-esteem and resilience to reading. Many feel that they have already 'failed'. This course explores how to develop learners' active reading skills by explicitly teaching some of the process and problem-solving strategies that proficient readers use automatically e.g. when good readers read, they consider what they are reading and how it fits with what they already know. You will try out and evaluate strategies through which support learners to build upon the schema that they have already developed and better understand and engage with the texts they encounter.

Regional Governance Inductions 21/22
10/11/2021 @ Online - Regional Governance Inductions 21/22 - South West - Governors' Induction Part 1 (Code: C1174/019)

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.

Developing our learners' phonics skills
11/11/2021 @ Online - Developing our learners' phonics skills (Code: C1268/002)

This course explores ways of using phonics to identify and plan for the needs of learners. You will reflect on common errors learners on FS and GCSE English courses make and be guided to explore phonics strategies for improvement.

It will be beneficial for teachers who have a basic knowledge of the key terminology and concepts involved in phonics and the principles and practices underpinning them.

Governance Development Online Networking Events
11/11/2021 @ Online - Governance Development Online Networking Events - Role of the College Chair as Mentor/Coach to the CEO/Principal (Code: C0799/010)

This course is a series of online networking and development events for FE College Chairs, CEOs/Principals, and Governance Professionals to generate the sharing of innovative and creative thinking in order to assist them in their roles during these challenging and unprecedented times.

College Chairs can also join the Chairs' Development Network group on LinkedIn


Presenting statistical data using graphs and charts
11/11/2021 @ Online - Presenting statistical data using graphs and charts (Code: C1238/002)

Quantitative data is pervasive in society. Technology allows representations of data to be easily produced in various forms without considering the most appropriate representation. Guidance on the advantages and disadvantages of different representations is often superficial.

This interactive course will present different ways to represent data and how interpreting graphs has an important role to play. All the graphical displays in the GCSE specification will be covered, and participants will have a chance to discuss the merits of alternative representations in a variety of contexts

Initial Assessment - Informing personalised curriculum building for learners with SEND
11/11/2021 @ Online - Initial Assessment - Informing personalised curriculum building for learners with SEND - Initial Assessment for learners with SEND (Code: C0900/004)

Join us while we share our development journey around initial assessment. 

We rely on our learners with inclusion needs (SEND) and their circles of support to inform our initial assessment of the softer skills. We then use the results to set targets and support our learners to plot their progress and then share their achievements via their progress reviews. 

Share and Shape  - the SEND Sector
12/11/2021 @ Online - Share and Shape - the SEND Sector - Share and Shape - the SEND Sector (Code: C1203/005)

The sessions will provide an opportunity for our Centre for Excellence in SEND to share our effective practice of how we work with employers, our community including our parent/carers to help us give the best opportunities for our SEND learners. But even more importantly, it's an opportunity for you to share what you are doing well.

In these sessions held monthly, we will look at emerging current themes, share effective approaches and ask ourselves 'how might we' to shape ideas together. 

Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools
12/11/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools - Hints & Tips for webinars (Code: C1052/016)

The Essential Digital Skills (EDS) programme is a blended programme to support the delivery of the new qualifications based on the national standards for Essential Digital Skills.

The thirty-minute lunch time  sessions, will demonstrate the key features of a range of digital teaching tools, to support you to teach Essential Digital Skills.

Regional Governance Conferences 21/22
12/11/2021 @ Online - Regional Governance Conferences 21/22 - North - Governance Conference (Code: C1173/002)

As part of the wider agenda to develop FE governance, this programme of regional events aims to support board members and senior leaders to improve board effectiveness and overall provider performance. These events are delivered by the Association of Colleges and are free to attend.

Understanding Essential Digital Skills CPD programme
15/11/2021 @ Online - Understanding Essential Digital Skills CPD programme - An overview of EDS for teachers and managers (Code: C0842/017)

This interactive course presents an overview of the Essential Digital Skills (EDS) framework and standards, and the resources and tools available to support teachers and managers. It offers an opportunity to develop knowledge and confidence to deliver EDS qualifications and share good practice.