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The Relationships Route to Whole School Engagement and School Improvement

Presenter: Angela Jerabek: Director of the BARR Center, USA
Date: 26th, 28th and 29th October 2020
Cost: £95.00+VAT

Why has The Bill Gates Foundation given £10 million pounds to BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) to extend their work in US Schools? It’s because its intervention model of intentionally building structured relationships among staff, students and parents, combined with careful use of school data, has had phenomenal performance results in all the 170 schools it works in.

Building Learning Resilience in Every Child

Presenter: Marcelo Staricoff: Creator of the Joy of Not Knowing (JONK) approach, Education Consultant, Speaker and Trainer, Author and former Head.
Date: 20th October, 10th November and 3rd December 2020
Cost: £95.00+VAT

These three thought-provoking sessions have been specifically designed to enable all children to learn and thrive within an inspirational post-pandemic school culture and to provide a creative thinking approach to both the recovery and post-recovery curriculum. The sessions will offer a wealth of ideas that explore the potential that we now have to co-create within all schools a personalised, transformative and values-led post-pandemic philosophy of education and of school leadership.

The Lessons of Covid-19 – Are New Pedagogies Needed?

Presenter: The Edge Foundation
Date: 3rd November 2020
Cost: FREE

How often have you seen stories questioning whether education is giving young people the skills they need for future life and work? This question has become all the more relevant with the Pandemic and the necessity for distance/blended learning.

Progression Planning and Effective Feedback for Deeper Learning: An Introduction to SOLO Taxonomy

Presenter: Heather Clements: Author, Consultant, Head and former Director of Education in a London Borough
Date: 2nd, 9th and 16th November 2020
Cost: £95.00+VAT

Over the last twenty years SOLO Taxonomy has gradually become one of the key toolsets in making teaching a deeper and more enriching experience for the learner. The key difference that SOLO makes for teachers is clarity and confidence to assess pupils learning, promote higher order thinking and plan the next steps. The key difference for pupils is that their learning is visible, their goals and objectives are clear and they are supported to achieve the next steps.

Higher Order Reading, Writing and Thinking Skills for Nursery to Year 6 Children: An Oracy Approach

Presenter: Dr Sue Lyle: HE Lecturer in Education, Teacher Training and Author
Date: 4th, 11th and 18th November 2020
Cost: £95.00+VAT

This series of three 90-minute webinars are all supported by a number of articles previously published in Creative Teaching & Learning and combine the theoretical framework with practical applications for the whole primary curriculum including nursery. In addition, teachers will have access to other academic publications including: Lyle, Sue (2008) ‘Dialogic Teaching: Discussing Theoretical Contexts and Reviewing Evidence from Classroom Practice’, Language and Education, 22:3, 222-240 which has over 3000 reads on Research Gate.

Growing Successful Virtual Learners through Effective Teaching Styles

Presenter: John McCarthy: Author, Teacher, Online Learning Consultant and Global Presenter
Date: 5th, 12th and 19th November 2020
Cost: £95.00+VAT

The US is far ahead of the UK in using online teaching and learning technology. In this short course of three webinars, we explore and examine powerful practices and structures to facilitate high quality learning in a virtual environment.

How to Use Project-Based Learning for Authentic Learning Experiences

Presenter: John McCarthy: Author, Teacher, Online Learning Consultant and Global Presenter
Date: 17th, 24th November and 1st, 8th December 2020
Cost: £95.00+VAT

Project –Based Learning is one the most important emerging pedagogies in education today and ideally suited to learning remotely. In this short course of four 90-minute webinars you will learn about the core foundation for implementing quality PBL that is steeped in content and engaging to students. The structure provided is based on the best practices implemented by good PBL schools internationally.

A Curriculum for Climate and Ecological Breakdown in the Secondary School

Presenter: Dr Sue Lyle: HE Lecturer in Education, Teacher Training and Author
Date: 23rd, 26th and 30th November 2020
Cost: £95.00+VAT

In this series of three 90-minute webinars Dr Sue Lyle, who has been writing curriculum materials on this subject since 1985, shares her curriculum planning tool and gives examples of how it can be applied in classrooms. These webinars are aimed at Key Stages 3 & 4 and can be used in a variety of curriculum contexts including English, Geography, Science and PSE. Some schools have used the materials as part of a one-day conference on Climate Change and its solutions.

A Curriculum for Climate and Ecological Breakdown in the Primary School

Presenter: Dr Sue Lyle: HE Lecturer in Education, Teacher Training and Author
Date: 25th November and 2nd, 4th December 2020
Cost: £95.00+VAT

In this series of three 90-minute webinars Dr Sue Lyle, who has been writing curriculum materials on this subject since 1985, shares her curriculum planning tool and gives examples of how it can be applied in classrooms. These webinars are aimed at Primary Schools.