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#APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care
09/12/2021 @ Online - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD2 - Building Communities with a Practice of Care - Mop Up - Run 4 (Code: C1294/005)

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
Maths is beautiful
09/12/2021 @ Online - Maths is beautiful (Code: C1249/002)

Making maths a positive experience for learners resitting GCSE or studying towards Functional Skills maths can be a challenge. This course will counter the ideas that maths is not relevant or is not connected to art, music, patterns or creativity. It will provide practical ideas and resources for energising maths learning.

Participants will be given the opportunity to share their ideas about beauty in mathematics and will be encouraged to apply these in their teaching so that they can motivate their learners in surprising and interesting ways.

National Safeguarding Forum
09/12/2021 @ Online - National Safeguarding Forum - National Safeguarding Forum : Building a Safeguarding Culture (Code: C1162/004)

The Forums are themed to focus on current hot topics and issues that the Further Education and Training Sector is facing in relation to Safeguarding and Prevent. This is a dedicated, interactive space for discussing, exploring and networking.

National Safeguarding Forum (FE and Specialised Colleges only)
09/12/2021 @ Online - National Safeguarding Forum (FE and Specialised Colleges only) - National Safeguarding Forum : Building a Safeguarding Culture (Code: C1161/004)

The Forums are themed to focus on current hot topics and issues that the Further Education and Training Sector is facing in relation to Safeguarding and Prevent. This is a dedicated, interactive space for discussing, exploring and networking.

Phonics: strategies for improving reading and writing
09/12/2021 @ Online - Phonics: strategies for improving reading and writing (Code: C1280/003)

This course is a practical session to provide English teachers with strategies and ideas for using phonics in ways that are accessible, relevant and useful to learners. Tried and tested activities using phonics to improve reading and spelling in Functional Skills and GCSE English classes will be shared. You will work with other practitioners to evaluate their usefulness for your learners.

Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employer Spokes - The Manchester College's Pure Success with Supported Internships - Harnessing the Value of Third Sector Partnerships to Secure Positive Job Outcomes - led by NHS Trust
09/12/2021 @ Online - Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employer Spokes - The Manchester College's Pure Success with Supported Internships - Harnessing the Value of Third Sector Partnerships to Secure Positive Job Outcomes - led by NHS Trust - Centres for Excellence in SEND: Employer Spokes - The Manchester College's Pure Success with Supported Internships - Harnessing the Value of Third Sector Partnerships to Secure Positive Job Outcomes - led by NHS Trust (Code: C1355/002)

The focus of this conference, delivered in partnership with colleagues from Pure Innovations, will be to demonstrate how effective collaboration with the third sector can:

• help add capacity to existing teams

• provide a level of expertise and specialism which may be challenging for smaller and/or independent FE providers to offer

• deliver value for money

Taking EDS Teaching Further
09/12/2021 @ Online - Taking EDS Teaching Further - Teaching Creating and Editing - Getting creative with digital media (Code: C1221/006)

These hands on practical extending learning webinars will support teachers/trainers/assessors and support staff to develop their pedagogy focused on:

  • Embedding of essential digital skills across curriculum areas e.g. ESOL, Vocational skills, English and maths
  • Developing content knowledge and harnessing EdTech to teach digital skills
Taking Teaching Further Webinars
09/12/2021 @ Online - Taking Teaching Further Webinars - TTF Webinar 3 (Code: C1139/004)

The Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme is a national initiative to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education (FE) and Training. It was launched in June 2018 with three rounds of funding having been successfully completed between 2018 and 2021

These bite-sized webinars are for FE providers to increase their understanding of the support available to recruit to 'hard to fill' technical teaching roles via the TTF programme. 


Maths problem solving
09/12/2021 @ Online - Maths problem solving (Code: C1255/003)

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.

How to deliver inclusive Information, Advice and Guidance  (IAG) for learners with SEND
09/12/2021 @ Online - How to deliver inclusive Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) for learners with SEND - CEIAG and Transition for learners with SEND (Code: C0954/004)

IAG is essential for:

  • Ensuring young people access the most appropriate provision.
  • Informing curriculum design/delivery.
  • Securing positive futures.

Join us to reflect on effective practice and consider inclusive approaches to ensure IAG meets the needs of learners with SEND.

Share and Shape  - the SEND Sector
10/12/2021 @ Online - Share and Shape - the SEND Sector - Share and Shape - the SEND Sector (Code: C1203/006)

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
10/12/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools - Using Google Jamboard - digital whiteboard - for collaborative learning (Code: C1052/018)

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.

Developing writing: teacher modelling and collaborative writing techniques
13/12/2021 @ Online - Developing writing: teacher modelling and collaborative writing techniques (Code: C1272/003)

This interactive course will explore a range of strategies and activities designed to support learners during the formative stages of the writing process. These will include teacher modelling, collaborative writing and activities which help learners revise and refine their writing.

Sharing English CPD
13/12/2021 @ Online - Sharing English CPD - English teaching: showcase of current good practice (vocabulary focus) (Code: C1286/006)

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.

Manipulating and using numbers
13/12/2021 @ Online - Manipulating and using numbers (Code: C1237/003)

There is evidence from Chief Examiner reports that identifies manipulating and using numbers as likely to present the difficulty for a learner trying to achieve a Grade 4 and beyond on the Foundation Tier.

This course explores a range of methods and modelling that support skills development and deep learning of fractions, decimals, percentages, negative numbers, indices, and standard form. It introduces a range of rich collaborative tasks, tackles misconceptions and uses technology effectively.