#UKEdConf21 – Day 3

Thursday 8th April 2021

Welcome to the final 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.

 

  • Sarah Yates
    Sarah Yates
    Presentation Title:
    The development of learner skills and dispositions through the use of evidence-based research
    Details:
    Since 2018 I have led a project at my school where teachers have evaluated their impact on learners through the strategic use of data and have sought to use high impact, evidence-based strategies to develop learners who are more effectively prepared for the world because they have the skills and dispositions to succeed. Our work has been based on the research of Prof John Hattie.
    For more information, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.01 am
  • Al Kingsley
    Al Kingsley
    Presentation Title:
    School Digital Strategy
    Details:
    With the disruption to education, and an uncertain educational future ahead, it’s more crucial than ever that all school stakeholders can come together effectively to create a digital strategy that incorporates how edtech can be used effectively in-school and remotely.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.19 am
  • Andy Lewis
    Andy Lewis
    Presentation Title:
    What does community organising in schools look like?
    Details:
    A brief into to idea of community organising and why it can be a good thing for schools to be involved in.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.41 am
  • Sue Allingham (Dr)
    Sue Allingham (Dr)
    Presentation Title:
    Early Childhood Education - Lost in Translation
    Details:
    A brief reflection on Early Childhood Education today. Early Childhood Education in this country has increasingly become what some have called ‘a battleground’.  What has caused this, and how can we regroup and refocus the current ‘translation’?
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 11.03 am
  • Jackie Beere
    Jackie Beere
    Presentation Title:
    Restoring our resilience using peer coaching for staff and students
    Details:
    Exploring self-regulation and how micro-coaching and peer coaching can grow resilient thinking. I will offer some strategies to help students who struggle with the confidence and motivation to become ambitious learners.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 11.23 am
  • Navroop Mehat
    Navroop Mehat
    Presentation Title:
    Effective CPD: Growing Professional Learning Communities
    Details:
    We spend so much time, energy  and money investing in our staff, but if it is not making a big enough difference to school improvement or to pupil achievement, then what is the point?  One  approach to effective CPD is through the creation of professional learning communities that grow teacher capability over time.  These highly knowledgeable groups share your load, lead professional development with you and align your staff.   All of which enables distributive leadership, retention of staff and above all desired outcomes for pupils.  Easier than you think and better than you would expect.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 11.45 am
  • Vicky Kennard
    Vicky Kennard
    Presentation Title:
    Algebra Tiles and using manipulatives with older grades
    Details:
    A look at how we can use manipulatives with older students to help make their understanding of algebra more visual and meaningful.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 12.02 pm
  • Christopher Dodd
    Christopher Dodd
    Presentation Title:
    Passion, Curiosity & Creativity: Inspiring More Able Learners
    Details:
    This informative talk will seek to explore the challenge of better supporting more able learners towards achieving their full potential. Through promoting passion, curiosity and creativity, more able learners might be inspired to excel in the classroom and pursue their academic interests more widely. Adopting a practical approach, this talk will equip you with simple strategies that can be adopted in your very next lesson and will offer longer-term strategic planning to effect improved outcomes at every academic stage.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: School Leaders and secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 12.22 pm
  • Peter Radford
    Peter Radford
    Presentation Title:
    The Aims of Education and why re-thinking these matters now more than ever
    Details:
    The aims of education are far from obvious, even though they are often assumed to be so. They have changed over the years, reflecting the prevailing ideologies and priorities of the time. These aims, whether explicit or implicit, inevitably determine the shape education takes and its resultant adequacy or inadequacy in meeting the needs of individuals and society. Currently, our education system is creaking, in large part because it is the product of the aims and ideals of an age that has now passed. We will not adequately craft an education fit for the 21st century unless we first re-visit and re-think what we are trying to achieve. This session will address this question as well as suggesting some possible answers and a route map for helping leaders and teachers do the same.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 12.42 pm
  • Richard Kielty
    Richard Kielty
    Presentation Title:
    Social and Emotional Learning
    Details:
    The Education Endowment Foundation found that on average, SEL interventions have an identifiable and valuable impact on attitudes to learning and social relationships in school. They also have an average overall impact of four months additional progress on attainment (EEF, 2018). This workshop will show participants what we mean by Social and Emotional Learning and how we can develop it in schools. We will identify how to focus on the whole school environment, culture and aims of the school and the impact these have on the SEL of students.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.05 pm
  • Bex Bothwell-O’Hearn
    Bex Bothwell-O’Hearn
    Presentation Title:
    Diversity in the Curriculum and the Power of Actioning Student Voice
    Details:
    I will talk about the importance and need to audit our curriculum, lessons and whole school approach in order to ensure they reflect the students and prepare them for a diverse global future. One of the main principles I will discuss is the power of using student voice on diversity which is then actioned and actively used to help frame curriculum planning by staff. I will draw on my own experience of doing this whilst also providing my top tips and short, medium and long term ideas to implement this.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Secondary & FE educators and School Leaders.
    Presentation time: 1.20 pm
  • Gary Wilson
    Gary Wilson
    Presentation Title:
    Breaking Through the Barriers to Boys’ Achievement Developing a Caring Masculinity
    Details:
    Getting the underachievement of boys on the agenda in schools.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.41 pm
  • Charlene Mae Sta Teresa
    Charlene Mae Sta Teresa
    Presentation Title:
    Introduction to AI for Young Minds
    Details:
    The talk will be about different AI applications and activities that young minds can use and participate in.
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    Suited for: Early Years, Primary and Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 2.31 pm
  • Elizabeth Hutchinson
    Elizabeth Hutchinson
    Presentation Title:
    The academic value of the school library in inquiry learning
    Details:
    Inquiry learning empowers students to become independent learners and critical thinkers. Collaboration between the school librarian and teachers not only provides students with access to quality resources but also introduces them to the set of skills needed to engage with the world beyond school. I will discuss how the process of inquiry supports students to develop self-confidence, voice and agency and how an inquiry framework enables students to learn these skills throughout their time at school.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 2.52 pm
  • Megan Sweet, EdD
    Megan Sweet, EdD
    Presentation Title:
    Self-Care as a Pathway to Professional Well-Being
    Details:
    Educators are burning out at an alarming rate. When this happens, not only are we unable to serve our students but also, we lose connection with the spark that brought us to education in the first place. While counter-intuitive to most educators, learning to prioritize our relationship with, and care for, ourselves is proving to have a significant impact on educators' ability to stay engaged and effective in their roles. It is vital for educators to learn how to take care of themselves so that they can have the impact they desire on their school communities.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.06 pm
  • David Cameron
    David Cameron
    Presentation Title:
    Resilience is not the answer
    Details:
    At a time when we increasingly talk about and fetishise resilience and how to cope, we really need to talk about what we can do to make meaningful change. This talk will focus on what we can do at our own hand and what changes we should be demanding.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.21 pm
  • Richard Holme
    Richard Holme
    Presentation Title:
    Effective teaching - avoiding the perils of seductive detail
    Details:
    As teachers we want to make our delivery interesting and memorable. So we add anecdotes, interesting images or jokes. But research suggests that the inclusion of unrelated 'seductive details' can inhibit learning. This is even more relevant now, with the increase in online learning. The presentation will introduce the concept and tell you what you can do about avoiding this in your teaching.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.42 pm
  • Rachel Cully
    Rachel Cully
    Presentation Title:
    Two creative strategies to deepen maths learning
    Details:
    These 2 simple but effective strategies help learners to see the richness of maths, deepen their conceptual understanding, and develop their mathematical vocabulary. They are simple to implement in the classroom and suitable for a range of educators. There are free resources, aimed at KS2 learners, available for each strategy.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Primary and secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 3.45 pm
  • Naimish Gohil
    Naimish Gohil
    Presentation Title:
    How has edtech changed the education landscape and what to consider when introducing new software at your school
    Details:
    Nowadays, schools rely on edtech. From homework to registration, even seating plans and timetables - technology in school has transformed the way teachers and students interact with the wider school body and their own academia. With so much constant change in the tech industry, schools want to stay on top of the latest releases and school platforms, keeping their classroom running like well-oiled machines. So updating school software is likely something you’ll have to navigate sooner or later. When looking into new technology, whatever its use case, having a firm plan in place is important. From the purchase, all the way through to installing the product, make sure you know what to look out for and what to do when changing your school software.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.02 pm
  • Charles Davies and Chris Daniels
    Charles Davies and Chris Daniels
    Presentation Title:
    Developing Professional Creativity (DPC)- A new approach to engaging teaching staff in educational research, rethinking the traditional CPD model
    Details:
    As newly appointed Leaders of Learning at the school we devised a new approach to delivering staff training aimed at being more interactive, collaborative and discursive. We will share how we delivered our core aim to highlight key themes in educational research and cognitive psychology and providing multiple platforms for teachers to critically discuss their practical application. We will talk about our initial focus of our DPC forums which centered on "uncomfortable teaching" strategies (techniques that were less traditional and harder to pull off) partly based on Bjork's idea of emphasising "desirable difficulties" in the classroom.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Secondary & FE educators and School Leaders.
    Presentation time: 4.14 pm
  • Andy Griffith
    Andy Griffith
    Presentation Title:
    The Social Justice Educator
    Details:
    Social Justice is a hot topic in education. So how can teachers and leaders successfully improve equity and equality? This session offers a practical ideas and suggestions around: How to best communicate ‘success’ to learners. Helping staff become ‘Equalities Literate’. How to develop cultural capital that honours working class culture. Using the language of social justice rather than social mobility.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.31 pm
  • Emma Whewell
    Emma Whewell
    Presentation Title:
    Reflections on practice co-created by experts and novices using video collaboration software
    Details:
    This talk will discuss how our project works with students to trial the use of video collaboration software for enabling reflective practice. This software provides an opportunity to record behaviour and interactions in any practice-based setting. It is often used to capture classroom-based teaching and learning. Practitioners can then use the video collaboration tools to reflect on their own teaching, give peer feedback or gain feedback from a mentor or tutor. The viability of the software is explored within Initial Teacher Training (ITT) as students co-create video content with postgraduate education students.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.54 pm
  • Lena Carter
    Lena Carter
    Presentation Title:
    Authentic leadership or how to be a Professional Human
    Details:
    I will talk about how we find the balance, as educators and leaders, of being both professional and human. I will also explore how taking time to reflect on our motivations is essential, so that we can ensure that we are acting with integrity and from a place of values.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.13 pm
  • Helen Ross (Dr)
    Helen Ross (Dr)
    Presentation Title:
    Mind the Gap: Bridging the gap between teaching practice and parental expectations for children with Specific Learning Difficulties
    Details:
    Teachers differentiate their lessons. It’s what we do. Parents and carers want accesible for their children. It’s what they do. But what can we do when there is a gap between what parents expect and what teachers do?
This talk addresses the roots of this gap, how teachers can ensure that work is differentiated appropriately without highlighting individuals or their needs, and how to manage and meet parents’ expectations for their children in a mainstream setting. Focussing particularly on specific learning difficulties we will share tangible strategies that facilitate inclusion, improve accessibility and don’t increase teachers’ workload. These strategies can be shared with parents to address their wishes for accessibility as part of bridging the gap between practice and expectations, to ultimately support young people’s learning.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.33 pm
  • Bob Harrison (Professor)
    Bob Harrison (Professor)
    Presentation Title:
    A Digital Future for Teaching,Learning and Assessment
    Details:
    The challenges teachers face in the transition to online teaching and learning.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Secondary & FE educators.
    Presentation time: 5.53 pm
  • Laura George
    Laura George
    Presentation Title:
    Top ideas for EdTech in Blended Learning
    Details:
    About the use of technology to enhance education beyond the classroom to enhance learning. Looking at pitfalls, success and how to implement in schools with limited budgets and resources.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 6.11 pm
  • Susan Coles
    Susan Coles
    Presentation Title:
    Primary art can be easy: 3D sculpture with everyday materials
    Details:
    Join primary art specialist Susan Coles for a hands-on session to make a mini frottage/rubbings 3d sculpture and get fresh ideas to take back to the classroom to enhance your art subject knowledge. This session only requires a sheet of plain A4 paper, coloured pencils or crayons and textured surfaces (these are any flattish surfaces that you can take a rubbing off, for example a piece of wood, mesh, comb, coins etc, some might just be part of the room you are in). This activity can easily be adapted for all age groups.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: Primary educators.
    Presentation time: 6.30 pm
  • Action Jackson
    Action Jackson
    Presentation Title:
    How to MOTIVATE your learners to be HAPPY!
    Details:
    I will be sharing some quick tips on how to UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL of our students. Helping them to maximise their opportunity in these times. THEY DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: TBA
  • Alessio Bernardelli
    Alessio Bernardelli
    Presentation Title:
    Practical Applications for Cognitive Load Theory
    Details:
    Cognitive Load Theory has been described as one of the most important theories that all educators should know about. In this presentation, Alessio will explore ideas on how to use CLT in your classroom, and how it can positively impact on teaching and learning.
    For more information and to interact with this presentation, please click the Globe 🌐 icon below
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 2pm

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