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Developing our learners' phonics skills
27/01/2022 @ Online - Developing our learners' phonics skills (Code: C1268/005)

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.

Words are magnificent: increasing learners' word building and vocabulary skills
27/01/2022 @ Online - Words are magnificent: increasing learners' word building and vocabulary skills (Code: C1233/005)

This interactive course is for you if your learners may have limited vocabulary and this impacts negatively on their performance. You will consider ways to assess your learners' vocabulary.

You will also be introduced to, and evaluate, some practical strategies to help your learners develop their vocabulary. In this course, participants will view and be encouraged to comment on a range of resources and best practice approaches.

Governance Development Online Networking Events
27/01/2022 @ Online - Governance Development Online Networking Events - Chairs Development Network Event with IoD- Board Dynamics (Code: C0799/011)

This course is a series of online networking and development events for FE College Chairs 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


Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees
27/01/2022 @ Online - Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees - Leaders Webinar (Code: C1296/008)

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. 

Developing grammar for reading and writing
28/01/2022 @ Online - Developing grammar for reading and writing (Code: C1245/004)

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.

Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees
28/01/2022 @ Online - Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees - Leaders Webinar (Code: C1296/009)

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. 

Developing writing: teacher modelling and collaborative writing techniques
31/01/2022 @ Online - Developing writing: teacher modelling and collaborative writing techniques (Code: C1272/004)

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.

Maths is beautiful
31/01/2022 @ Online - Maths is beautiful (Code: C1249/003)

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.

Presenting statistical data using graphs and charts
31/01/2022 @ Online - Presenting statistical data using graphs and charts (Code: C1238/004)

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

Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees
31/01/2022 @ Online - Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees - Mentors Webinar (Code: C1296/010)

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. 

Diversity in Leadership
01/02/2022 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Diversity Masterclass series - Equality and diversity across the curriculum (Code: C0639/027)

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.


How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS)
01/02/2022 @ Online - How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS) - Becoming a data detective (Code: C0958/037)

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.

Phonics: strategies for improving reading and writing
01/02/2022 @ Online - Phonics: strategies for improving reading and writing (Code: C1280/005)

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.

Algebra in maths
01/02/2022 @ Online - Algebra in maths (Code: C1226/004)

Many learners struggle with the concepts of algebra within the workplace or in daily life. Chief Examiner reports identify simplifying an algebraic expression, writing an equation and using algebra for solving problems all presenting difficulties.

This interactive course will provide examples of activities that can be used with learners to develop their understanding of algebra, an area which is challenging to many. It will focus on algebraic expressions and linear equations and will look at how to encourage learners to rethink problems and secure their learning through tackling problems.

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

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