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CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February
01/02/2022 @ Online - CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February - CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February (Code: C1372/002)

You will firstly experience some powerful applications of Desmos from the perspective of a student, and we then quickly move to teacher mode where we will look at the ways in which you can use Desmos with your students. You will then progress to authoring your own Desmos activities. In summary you will:

• Experience Desmos as a teacher

• Learn how to use Desmos as a teaching tool

• Learn how to write Desmos activities to meet the needs of your students

Effective inclusive employer support approaches
01/02/2022 @ Online - Effective inclusive employer support approaches - Effective Inclusive Employer Support Approaches Follow Up Session (Code: C1208/003)

We all want to improve employment outcomes for learners and to support and give confidence to employers. We will explore what good employment support looks like and our effective inclusive employer approaches.

Centres for Excellence in Maths Forum meetings
02/02/2022 @ Online - Centres for Excellence in Maths Forum meetings - Spring term- forum meeting (Code: C0510/010)

The forum events bring together the Centre Leads from each Centre to discuss the programme, hear Centre updates, share knowledge and understand the upcoming activities and plans in the Centres for Excellence in Maths project.

Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats
02/02/2022 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats - Embedding essential digital skills to support 16-19 learners on vocational programmes (Code: C1316/011)

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. 


English workshop
02/02/2022 @ Online - English workshop - Spelling strategies (Code: C1286/007)

These interactive workshops will provide a chance for you to consider and share ideas of effective practice. Each will focus on a particular English teaching topic and introduce you to ideas from across the sector that have been tried and tested by practitioners.

Additional SEND Needs - Opening Up Your English Curriculum
02/02/2022 @ Online - Additional SEND Needs - Opening Up Your English Curriculum - Feb 2022 (Code: C1330/003)

This session will focus on common barriers for learners with; autism (triad of impairments, psychological processes, barriers in English, inclusive classrooms), speech & language needs (ways to support understanding of vocab, use of writing frames/graphic organisers) dyslexia & dyspraxia (features of dyslexia and dyspraxia, roots to diagnosis, law on Specific Learning Difficulties, strategies for the classroom) and behaviour (classroom management, engagement and expectations, ADHD main characteristics, how English teachers can help).

Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees
02/02/2022 @ Online - Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees - Mentors Webinar (Code: C1296/011)

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. 

Universal Design for Learning - Informing your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation
02/02/2022 @ Online - Universal Design for Learning - Informing your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation - Universal Design for Learning - Informing Your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation with Patrick McGrath from TextHelp (Code: C1362/002)

Universal design for learning is an effective method to establish inclusive design to benefit everyone involved in learning interactions. It's a way to ensure inclusion is integrated at the core of everything we do and can help us ensure we reach every student and provide them with more options for study, motivation and choices in their learning. In this introductory session, we'll be exploring the (UDL) framework, and understanding how it can help guide and inform a more structured approach to inclusion across your organisation.

Developing Speaking and Listening for Functional Skills English
03/02/2022 @ Online - Developing Speaking and Listening for Functional Skills English (Code: C1271/004)

This course looks at the Functional Skills English content for Speaking, Listening and Communicating to help you understand language requirements at different levels of the exam and why it needs to be taught separately. It will explore examples of practical activities for supporting learners with opportunities to share ideas. It will include not only what to say in different circumstances but how to say it, how to listen in ways that communication flows and language features to help learners make choices in their own usage helping them with further study, assessment, and employment.

Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
03/02/2022 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - February 2022 Swap and Support (Code: C0808/016)

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.

Share and Shape  - the SEND Sector
04/02/2022 @ Online - Share and Shape - the SEND Sector - Share and Shape - the SEND Sector (Code: C1203/008)

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
04/02/2022 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools - Password checkers and safes (Code: C1052/021)

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
04/02/2022 @ Online - Regional Governance Conferences 21/22 - North - Governance Conference (Code: C1173/003)

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.

A Tapestry of #WLNWednesdayWebinars
07/02/2022 @ Online - A Tapestry of #WLNWednesdayWebinars - A workshop: Making change happen in your workplace (Code: C1351/005)

New for 2022, series of free #WomensWednesdayWebinars, online discussions, workshops, and conversations amplifying the voices of #FEWomen exploring our leadership through an intersectional feminist lens: #RedefiningLeadership #ChangingTheWorkplace and ending sexual violence and harassment in FE #EnoughIsEnoughFE

Each session stands alone and adds a new strand to the emerging tapestry of women's leadership in all kinds of roles and types of FE, skills, and lifelong learning. Join in.