#UKEdConf21 – Day 1

Tuesday 6th April 2021

Welcome to the first day of the UKEdChat 2021 Online Conference. We are delighted to share a great mix of speakers and presentations, supporting the professional development of teachers globally.

Below, you will find the full schedule for today. Also, we are providing key links to help you get the most of the conference.

 

  • Hywel Roberts
    Hywel Roberts
    Presentation Title:
    Why Stories Matter
    Details:
    Pedagogy of stories and their usefulness as part of a teacher’s toolkit in terms of relationships, classroom management and curriculum design. For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.06 am
  • Gwyneth McCormack
    Gwyneth McCormack
    Presentation Title:
    Stories enhanced through essential everyday experiences
    Details:
    Understanding the importance of building stories from within the everyday experience of the child to support access to literacy in a meaningful and accessible way for children with vision impairment or vision impairment and complex needs. For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Early Years, Primary & educators who support SEN.
    Presentation time: 10.35 am
  • Peppi Orfanogianni
    Peppi Orfanogianni
    Presentation Title:
    Well-being
    Details:
    How to take care of yourself when you are a teacher. For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Primary educators.
    Presentation time: 10.55 am
  • Lee Elliot Major
    Lee Elliot Major
    Presentation Title:
    Five evidence-informed principles for effective feedback
    Details:
    Research informed tips to improve a key aspect of good teaching that can help poorer pupils progress. For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Secondary educators and school leaders.
    Presentation time: 10.58 am
  • Kelly Buxton
    Kelly Buxton
    Presentation Title:
    Protecting story time
    Details:
    The importance of sharing high quality texts with children, protecting daily story time in school. For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Primary educators.
    Presentation time: 11.19 am
  • James Nottingham
    James Nottingham
    Presentation Title:
    On a Journey Through the Learning Pit
    Details:
    What the Learning Pit is and how it can be used to deepen learning. For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Primary and secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 11.21 am
  • Jane Green
    Jane Green
    Presentation Title:
    Why do we need to know about Hypermobility syndromes?  Introducing the Ehlers-Danlos and Hypermobility Disorders School Toolkit for primary and secondary school staff
    Details:
    Why do we need to know about hypermobility disorders/syndromes (Ehlers-Danlos) plus co-occurring conditions? Attainment and attendance for pupils with hypermobility syndromes is limited by the misunderstanding and misdiagnosis of ‘issues with our tissues’. This presentation describes what Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders are,  how they impact pupils with these issues, their attainment and attendance plus other common co-occurrences with other neurodivergent conditions and disorders. Launching late April 2021 is the new UK wide Hypermobility School Toolkit, a free online resource produced by the 2 leading charities in the UK, Ehlers-Danlos.org and HMSA.   I am passionate about this and voluntarily leading the content for this toolkit after my personal diagnosis of hypermobility and professional educational career.
    For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 11.36 am
  • Haili Hughes
    Haili Hughes
    Presentation Title:
    Make mentoring matter: Practical tips for mentors to utilise the Early Career Framework
    Details:
    Using an Early Career Framework, the presentation will explore how mentors can interpret guidance in their everyday role as mentors. I will also examine the research to provide mentors with practical ideas for how they can best support their NQTs.
    For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: arly career teachers and mentors.
    Presentation time: 12.01 pm
  • Sajid Gulzar
    Sajid Gulzar
    Presentation Title:
    Risk and reward: taking on a failing school
    Details:
    School improvement in a failing school. The balance of keeping existing schools triggered whilst taking capacity to improve a failing one is a risky business and a delicate balance to achieve. I’d like to speak about both the risks and the rewards of this situation.
    For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: School Leaders.
    Presentation time: 12.21 pm
  • Lorna Baldry
    Lorna Baldry
    Presentation Title:
    Teaching and learning with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
    Details:
    We can’t be expected to know about every medical condition but we can be expected to listen and believe. As educators we want the best for the children, young people or adults who learn with us, so when we know they need something we will try to help them meet that need and adjust what we do. We come into contact and work with more people with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders than we may realise. Often they may not know exactly what they need or their needs vary hugely from hour to hour, day to day, so our awareness and willingness to adapt can help. This can make the difference between an education experience that shapes a future and nurtures potential or the denial of any education at all. I’d like to share my experience as a hypermobile teacher, parent to a young adult with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Aunt to a secondary aged nephew with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder. I’ll share the experiences of other parents and their children and some practical advice on how we can help our colleagues and our learners who may be on the Hypermobility Spectrum.
    For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 12.40 pm
  • Toby Little
    Toby Little
    Presentation Title:
    How to refine and improve the curriculum
    Details:
    5 ways in which leaders can improve and refine their schools curriculum. Referencing the work we’ve done at Courthouse Junior School and sharing our curriculum design principles, our assessment of the non-core subjects, our review process and what it looks like at Courthouse.
    For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Primary educators & Leaders.
    Presentation time: 1.03 pm
  • Sara Alston
    Sara Alston
    Presentation Title:
    Making the last five minutes of the lesson count for all children
    Details:
    To develop a truly inclusive classroom, we need to be aware of children's needs throughout the lesson. All too often we start the lesson with good intentions, but they are lost by the final phase of the lesson
I will be looking at how to make inclusion work in the vital last five minutes of the lesson, thinking about how we support transitions for all children. The focus will be on workable small tweaks and adaptations that reduce stress and workload for children and teachers.
    For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.23 pm
  • Karen Dempster and Justin Robbins
    Karen Dempster and Justin Robbins
    Presentation Title:
    The four pillars of parental engagement
    Details:
    Helping schools with simple and practical approaches to take a fresh approach to parental engagement.
    For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.39 pm
  • Adam Robbins
    Adam Robbins
    Presentation Title:
    Using Adlerian Psychology to build resilience in times of uncertainty
    Details:
    Teachers have faced a stressful year. In some way this sentence is true in any year, as the profession is synonymous with stress, but this year it particularly true. In my talk I want to share the work of Alfred Adler an Austrian psychologist who developed a philosophy of living that helps people to manage their emotions and seize control of their life when the unexpected happens. The talk will give a brief outline of his life, some of his ideas and a few examples of how they can be applied in educational settings.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 2pm
  • Rebekah Marangon
    Rebekah Marangon
    Presentation Title:
    Top Applications and Programmes for Interactive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
    Details:
    The session will provide an overview of some of the programmes that can be used to increase interactivity into both synchronous and asynchronous online learning sessions for Higher Education. The session will look at Creating interactive asynchronous activities: including Formative learning tasks through Genial.ly and Argument Building discussion boards through https://www.kialo-edu.com/, and How to Create Interactive Non-linear presentations and annotated documents through Genial.ly..
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Higher-education educators.
    Presentation time: 2.31 pm
  • Kit Rackley
    Kit Rackley
    Presentation Title:
    Climate Change: A Safeguarding Issue?
    Details:
    With stigma and barriers in dealing with mental health dropping, the rise of eco-anxiety and the impacts of climate change becoming more tangible, now is the right time to put forward the argument that climate change issues should be considered when it comes to a school’s safeguarding duties. Framing the climate crisis as such will strengthen the argument to your SLT in moving the issue away from tokenism to whole-school agency.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 2.52 pm
  • John West-Burnham and Malcolm Groves
    John West-Burnham and Malcolm Groves
    Presentation Title:
    Placing trust at the heart of school improvement
    Details:
    Building high-quality relationships - with and between pupils, teachers, parents, and communities - lies at the core of the next stage of school improvement in a post-pandemic world. The talk will use case studies of practice and the evidence of research to explore what this really means and highlight the lessons for leaders and teachers as they seek to build back better.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: School Leaders.
    Presentation time: 3.11 pm
  • Tara Walsh
    Tara Walsh
    Presentation Title:
    Taking Teaching Online
    Details:
    While the education community is adapting rapidly to the landscape, there’s still a long way to go. Educators now more than ever are hungry for pedagogy-focused professional development to help them motivate and engage students in online teaching environments. This talk will delve into what evidence-based practice educators should be using in online, blended, and flipped classrooms.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.34 pm
  • Rafik El Amine Ghobrini
    Rafik El Amine Ghobrini
    Presentation Title:
    The Ultimate Humor Equation to Augmenting Students' Engagement in Class at all levels
    Details:
    Of late, it is becoming challenging, at times, to get students fully engaged in the teaching-learning process be it face-to-face, or online. This simple technique will enable teachers, educators, and practitioners to easily use an equation combining three main elements namely humor, student, and the lesson's content to capture students' attention and thus redirect his/her focus on the lesson.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.55 pm
  • Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard
    Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard
    Presentation Title:
    The Ladder: Supporting young peoples' career ambitions
    Details:
    The Ladder highlights the importance of developing broader thinking with regard to young people and their future careers. The Ladder shows how linking subjects to future thinking need not be cumbersome and WILL increase students' awareness of their skills, competences and lead to happier futures..
    Suited for: All educators.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Presentation time: 3.58 pm
  • Gulshan Kayembe
    Gulshan Kayembe
    Presentation Title:
    Cultural Capital....Whose Cultural Capital?
    Details:
    What does it mean for schools to deliver Cultural Capital? This needs to be deconstructed to enable educators to think more deeply about what Cultural Capital actually means and what it stands for. The ultimate question is whose Cultural Capital are we talking about? Is it the Stormzy versus Mozart choice that we are making? Or is it more profound than simply a choice between modern and classical? popular culture versus tradition and the test of time? And where does a drive for a Govian model of Cultural Capital leave class, race, gender equality?
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.18 pm
  • Sonja Fedrizzi
    Sonja Fedrizzi
    Presentation Title:
    Blended learning is here to stay!
    Details:
    The pandemic opened up a wealth of new tools and rapidly accelerated their adoption into traditional teaching. In this contribution, I will share the edtech toolbox I will keep beyond Covid-19. These consist of free, easy-to-use and no-fuss websites and apps that have proven to improve students’ engagement and intrinsic motivation. I will share concrete examples as to how digital tools can help build camaraderie and positive relationships in both a socially distanced and remote class setting. Lastly, I will present how video recordings of class content eased my workload and how a combination of online and offline work in a station rotation lesson can support teachers to give frequent, detailed and individual feedback to their students.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.39 pm
  • Emma Fay
    Emma Fay
    Presentation Title:
    Beginning your journey to LGBT+ inclusion, including in faith schools
    Details:
    I'll be sharing starter steps for meaningful LGBT+ inclusion, making sure to bring your school community along with you. At Just Like Us, we recommend a pupil-informed approach and specialise in harnessing student voice, in addition to other essential steps, such as creating LGBT+ inclusive structures, systems and culture. I'll be specifically addressing starting LGBT+ inclusion in a school with a religious character.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.58 pm
  • David Sherratt
    David Sherratt
    Presentation Title:
    How to teach coding with Rubik's Cubes: exploring the PRIMM model in Computer Science
    Details:
    I will introduce two models of learning, one being the PRIMM model that is currently popular among computer science teachers, and one created by Charles Owen in the 1990s that describes learning for "design", and relates to it many subjects. I will discuss the possibility of Owen's model simulating PRIMM, and the applications PRIMM may have outside of the computing classroom.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Secondary, further and higher ed educators.
    Presentation time: 5.17 pm
  • Caroline Allams
    Caroline Allams
    Presentation Title:
    How ‘experiential learning’ and metacognition in the context of digital literacy, can impact pupils online safety and wellbeing
    Details:
    This talk highlights • offering pupils the chance to engage in meaningful learning • how experiential learning impacts outcome • the importance of application of knowledge • valuing creativity in the process of learning.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.25 pm
  • Dorian Love
    Dorian Love
    Presentation Title:
    Gamification in the teaching of coding & robotics
    Details:
    Treating gamification as narrative rather than Points, Badges & leaderboards in Computer Education.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 5.37 pm
  • Bill Jerman
    Bill Jerman
    Presentation Title:
    Reviewing and evaluating your school's vision and strategies for disadvantaged learners
    Details:
    Providing teachers, leaders and governors with a model to support in reviewing and evaluating their schools vision, provision and strategies for disadvantaged learners.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.49 pm
  • James Massey
    James Massey
    Presentation Title:
    How technology is transforming subject leadership
    Details:
    As the role of subject leader becomes more complex, how can we turn towards technology to help manage expectations.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: School leaders and primary educators.
    Presentation time: 6.09 pm

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