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Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools
29/10/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools - Exploring the use of MS Forms (Online) (Code: C1052/015)

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.

Maths puzzles
29/10/2021 @ Online - Maths puzzles (Code: C1250/003)

Maths games and puzzles can develop fluency in mathematical skills, engage learners and help to develop deeper thinking. Geometric and algebraic puzzles can encourage learners to use reasoning skills as well as problem-solving, which link to all three GCSE Assessment Objectives as well as real-life and work-based maths situations.

This course will introduce a range of geometry and algebra games and puzzles to engage maths learners to help develop mathematical fluency, encourage deep thinking and support problem solving development.

Maths problem solving
01/11/2021 @ Online - Maths problem solving (Code: C1255/002)

As well as a need for learners to develop better problem-solving skills, current maths exams at Functional Skills and GCSE require the ability to answer longer, more complex questions with multistep processes, typically requiring the showing of method or planning alongside

This is an interactive course that will support all practitioners in developing learners reasoning and problem-solving skills. Whilst also examining a range of activities that can be used with learners for supporting them in improving confidence in tackling more complex multistep problems.

Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees
01/11/2021 @ Online - Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees - Mentors Webinar 1 (Code: C1296/004)

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: one for leaders and managers, one for mentors and one for mentees.

English Functional Skills teaching (Level 5 module)
01/11/2021 @ Online - English Functional Skills teaching (Level 5 module) (Code: C1303/002)

This Level 5 CPD course supports practitioners working with Functional Skills English learners. You will explore and experience how to engage and motivate learners and undertake assessment to build on their prior learning. It is designed to meet the needs of all parts of the sector, including independent training providers, offender learning and adult and community education.

Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees
01/11/2021 @ Online - Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees - Mentors Webinar 2 (Code: C1296/005)

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: one for leaders and managers, one for mentors and one for mentees.

Sharing English CPD
01/11/2021 @ Online - Sharing English CPD - Approaches to teaching Speaking and listening (Code: C1286/003)

These interactive sessions, free for those who have participated in other paid for CPD, will provide a chance for participants to share ideas of effective practice around an English topic.

Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
01/11/2021 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - Community of Practice: Supporting Curriculum for CSWs and those supporting deaf students and students with hearing loss (Code: C0808/025)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.

Developing grammar for reading and writing
02/11/2021 @ Online - Developing grammar for reading and writing (Code: C1245/002)

This interactive webinar 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 first of two linked webinars that explore the teaching of grammar and introduce ideas and teaching strategies that are then developed in the follow up webinar Investigating grammar: Supporting your learners to understand how texts work.

#APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care
03/11/2021 @ Online - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care (Code: C1294/003)

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
Diversity in Leadership
03/11/2021 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Diversity Masterclass series - Line Management (Code: C0639/033)

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.


Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats
03/11/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats - Using Canvas Record Media (Code: C1316/003)

The Essential Digital Skills Champion programme  has been developed to support practitioners to be a part of a growing community in essential digital skills delivery across the sector. 

The aim of the EDS Champion role is to help foster communities of practice across the sector for different aspects of essential digital skills delivery. The Live chat sessions provide an opportunity for discussion on an EDS topic each week. 


The Correlation with Mental Health and Wellbeing in English
03/11/2021 @ Online - The Correlation with Mental Health and Wellbeing in English (Code: C1322/002)

Within this informal webinar delegates are encouraged to discuss and participate in creating an "anxiety safe classroom" for their delivery of English. Delegates will explore "emotional differentiation and problem solving" solutions for when a learner is faced with a subject specific anxiety, as well as enhancing practitioners understanding of "cognitive schemas" and how these are important in relation to experiences in English.

Maths in a triangle
03/11/2021 @ Online - Maths in a triangle (Code: C1258/002)

Triangles are simple shapes, but their properties are used in many practical applications, for example in engineering and sciences. Understanding the fundamental properties of triangles is foundational to developing learners' understanding of trigonometry and geometry.

This interactive course is designed to enable participants to better support their learners in understanding triangle properties, Pythagoras, basic trigonometry and their practical applications providing a solid foundation for GCSE and vocational learners.

Regional Governance Inductions 21/22
03/11/2021 @ Online - Regional Governance Inductions 21/22 - London - Governors' Induction Part 1 (Code: C1174/017)

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.

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