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  • Richard Holme
    Richard Holme20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Grassroots or DIY CPD, how can you encourage and develop it?
    Details:
    Grassroots CPD is primarily led or owned by teachers. It can include events such as TeachMeets, Pedagoo, BrewEd and EdCamps in the US. It also includes informal teacher Professional Learning Communities, which can be organised face to face or using online platforms such as Twitter (including UKEdChat!). This talk will showcase some of the examples from around the world, and consider what we can do as teachers or leaders in education to support and encourage this. Key underlying themes such as agency and ownership will be discussed.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 10.16 am.
  • Lorna Baldry
    Lorna Baldry20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    A restorative approach to online learning
    Details:
    how we combine technology and people power for convenience and connection. We build and nurture relationships and community at a physical distance by working to strengths, working restoratively and valuing people above all else. The effect on both education and wellbeing is transformative.
    Suited for: School leaders, FE & HE Educators.
    Presentation time: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 10.34 am.
  • Bob Cox
    Bob Cox20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Literature for All: Access and Enjoyment
    Details:
    The Why:A rationale for immersion in challenging literature
 - The How: Strategies for including all learners in rich texts encounters
    Suited for: Primary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 10.50 am.
  • Sarah Williams
    Sarah Williams20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    T for Transition - some simple ideas to ease transition
    Details:
    A whole school project, T for Transition which became the established programme for our year six to seven transition. I will give some practical ideas which will be useful for the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. These will focus on things that can be offered via a remote learning facility.
    Suited for: Primary & secondary teachers.
    Presentation time: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 11.09 am.
  • Emily Hunt
    Emily Hunt20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    How to make meaningful STEM connections in just 15 minutes
    Details:
    STEM is important in today’s technological world, but with no National Curriculum for STEM education, it can be a challenge to embed it within our classroom practice. In this session, I will outline some ‘key tips’ for making meaningful STEM connections in just 15-Minutes.
    Suited for: Primary teachers.
    Presentation time: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 11.32 am.
  • Sajid Gulzar
    Sajid Gulzar20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Moral purpose
    Details:
    What is moral purpose? How does it drive us? How does it influence our decision making, relationships & approach to leadership?
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 11.47 am.
  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jones20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Impactful Interleaving: applying research to learning
    Details:
    Interleaving is a method used to revisit learning, put spaced review into practice and improve memory recall. Moreover, interleaving emphases mixing pre-taught topics when planning spaced or distributed practice in order to facilitate deeper consideration of the knowledge being recalled. As UCLA's Stephen Pan says, ‘Mixing it up boosts learning’ compared to more traditional methods of block learning where students master one topic before moving on to the next in preparation for exams. However, how do teachers implement this in the classroom? In this presentation, Andrew Jones will give you some ideas on how to make interleaving impactful in your practice.
    Suited for: Secondary, FE & HE teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 12.06 pm.
  • Liz Free
    Liz Free20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Becoming an International School Teacher #GlobalProfession
    Details:
    As we see exponential growth and demand for international education across the world, the demand for qualified teachers reaches new heights. Currently over half a million expatriate teachers work outside their home country and we expect this to become one million by 2029. As a Director at The British School in the Netherlands and having recently been appointed into my first CEO role in Switzerland that I start in August, I know first-hand the amazing opportunity this corner of education can offer, but also the pitfalls to watch out for. I will discuss the #GlobalProfession, how to get a role overseas, what to consider and some of the key questions to ask before you make the leap.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 12.25 pm.
  • Gwyneth McCormack
    Gwyneth McCormack20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Harry Potter - Multi-Sensory Approach to Literacy
    Details:
    The workshop is practically presented and shares a wealth of learning opportunities that lie within the story of Harry Potter.
    Suited for: Primary School Teachers and Special Educational Needs Specialists.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 3.00 pm.
  • Kev Lister
    Kev Lister20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Teaching like you imagined it
    Details:
    Workload and wellbeing are an ongoing challenge, if we could teach like we imagined teaching to be I believe we could find a more sustainable position.
Drawing on information in my book "Teach Like You Imagined It" I will talk about how teachers and school leaders at all levels can take control of their workloads and find a better balance.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 3.10 pm.
  • Xenia Giannaki
    Xenia Giannaki1-minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Pedagody towards future
    Details:
    Raising future leaders in the classroom
    Suited for: Early Years.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 3.28pm.
  • Nuzhat Uthmani
    Nuzhat Uthmani20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Global Citizenship across the Primary Curriculum
    Details:
    How to look at integrating aspects of global citizenship into daily teaching within the Primary classroom. This is to ensure that the values of global citizenship are better embedded instead of having stand-alone themed weeks. GC covers a variety of values, from sustainability to decolonising the curriculum.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 3.31pm.
  • Mark Goodwin
    Mark Goodwin20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    'See the Best Part' - Connect any kid to school & their learning
    Details:
    Simple and practical mindset, conversations & strategies to connect with any student and help them build independence, resilience and the life they want.
    Suited for: Primary, secondary, FE & SENCO teachers.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 3.47pm.
  • Simone Facey Holst
    Simone Facey Holst20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Motherhood, school leadership and career progression
    Details:
    The presentation will discuss the impact of school culture and school structure on the career progression of teachers who are mothers of young children (0-18 yrs). What are the challenges that hinder the progression of mothers aspiring towards school leadership? What are the opportunities available that can enhance career progression during these critical years? The discourses engaged with for this presentation will be collated from my doctoral research on the above mentioned topic. It will draw on the literature reviewed and the findings reached from this study.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 4.02pm.
  • Jack Worth
    Jack Worth20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Teacher autonomy: how does it relate to job satisfaction and retention?
    Details:
    Will discuss the findings from recent research by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), the first large-scale quantitative study of teacher autonomy in England and its importance for retention. The research shows that teachers’ perceived autonomy over what they do in their jobs and how they do it is strongly associated with greater job satisfaction and intention to stay in the profession. The talk will explain the implications for school leaders, also drawing on the supporting guidance on the research, developed by the Teacher Development Trust.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 4.21pm.
  • Jackie Beere
    Jackie Beere20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    How a coaching culture builds resilient teachers and learners
    Details:
    How micro coaching works to help staff and students develop cognitive flexibility so that they can challenge themselves to the edge of their comfort zone. This will include examples of how thinking works to create feelings for all of us and how we can help each other to become conscious of this every day using metacognition. I will also refer to the socio-economic essential skills for 2020s and how this training will help us develop these for our students.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 4.39 pm.
  • Karen Dempster & Justin Robbins
    Karen Dempster & Justin Robbins20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Building powerful partnerships with parents through a fresh approach to communication
    Details:
    Joint presentation with Justin Robbins - Building trusted and strong relationships with parents has a proven impact on students achieving success. We (Karen and Justin) will share our extensive communication expertise to help schools take a fresh and practical approach to building these relationships. It will also touch on research and elements from Karen and Justin’s forthcoming book on the same topic.
    Suited for: Primary & secondary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 4.54 pm.
  • Daniel Hill
    Daniel Hill20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Using Amazon Alexa to Keep Parents Updated of Classroom Activities
    Details:
    Amazon Alexa provides a unique opportunity for educators to remain in contact with parents to keep them updated on classroom activities, assignment due dates, test schedules, and much more.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 5.14 pm.
  • Susan Burton
    Susan Burton20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    How data science can help education leaders build thriving school communities
    Details:
    With school closures and reliance on parents to support homeschooling - a thriving school community is more important than ever. CEO, Susan Burton will share her insights into how data science techniques can help headteachers to harness this pool of talent and build a stronger community post COVID.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 5.25 pm.
  • Mary Hind-Portley
    Mary Hind-Portley20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Planning progression in literary concepts
    Details:
    The concepts underpinning an effective literary curriculum in English from Y7 to Y11.
    Suited for: Secondary teachers.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 5.40pm.
  • Tim Mobbs
    Tim Mobbs20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Celebrate small wins massively
    Details:
    How to build a personal, and team ethos of recognising and celebrating success based on research from Teresa Amabile.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 5.57 pm.
  • Kit Rackley
    Kit Rackley20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Fact checking & fake news - ideas for teachers to help critical thinking
    Details:
    Presented and demonstrated are a set of resources, tools and strategies, some familiar some not, to help students develop their critical thinking skills and ward against fake news.
    Suited for: Primary, secondary and FE teachers.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 6.18 pm.
  • Hywel Roberts
    Hywel Roberts20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Botheredness Built - investment in learning
    Details:
    presentation about the importance of story, narrative and inquiry in learning. It'll offer ways to encourage children to invest in their learning rather than just articulating manners by engaging!
    Suited for: Primary & secondary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: 9th June 2020 at 6.36 pm.
  • Suzi Bewell
    Suzi Bewell20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    World class teaching: teaching the SDGs through languages, science, PSHE and maths
    Details:
    At Leeds DEC we have been developing free teaching resources and lesson plans for 20 lessons (each) in French, Science, Maths and PSHE to help teachers to deliver quality lesson content on the 17 SDGs in a relevant, engaging and cross-curricular way. In the session I would outline the project aims, share some sample lessons and direct delegates to where to download the lessons for free.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 10.01 am.
  • Kit Rackley (WEM)
    Kit Rackley (WEM)20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Interactive Climate Services for the Classroom
    Details:
    This talk will showcase powerful interactive climate services designed for industry but useful for the classroom. It will also introduce a brand new free, online interactive tool to explore climate and energy data designed for educational use in consultation with teachers and experts thanks to funding from the European Commission through the ECMWF Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
    Suited for: Secondary and FE teachers.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 10.26 am.
  • Emma Wheatley
    Emma Wheatley20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Supporting teacher agency in continuous professional development
    Details:
    Continuous Professional Development is key to growth and learning inherent in our industry; but all too often training leaves staff feeling disengaged, bored and undervalued.  Developing a CPD program in which teachers have a strong sense of agency can help transform your professional learning from something dreaded to a true community of learners who are feel engaged, heard and well supported.  This talk will help you understand what agency might look like in this context as well as discuss some ideas and strategies to help you achieve this.
    Suited for: Primary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 10.47 pm.
  • Mark Wheatley
    Mark Wheatley1-minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    How to create an online community
    Details:
    Building community and an imagined nation becomes all the harder when we don’t see and physically talk to people. We have to fall back on online methods to build our community and bring it together.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.06 am.
  • Will Hussey
    Will Hussey20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Summit Fever; the perils of fixating upon WAGOLL
    Details:
    Focusing on key classroom learning behaviours is far more important than fixating upon the desired outcome. It's more about a WAGODLL than the WAGOLL...
    Suited for: Primary, Secondary & SENCO teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.38 am.
  • Stephanie Liddle
    Stephanie Liddle20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Engaging teaching and learning in MFL during and beyond lockdown
    Details:
    Using EdTech to engage MFL remote learning.  The implications of Quarantine teaching beyond the isolation period.
    Suited for: Secondary teachers.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.58 am.
  • Ife Thompson
    Ife Thompson20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Decolonising The Curriculum - How to incorporate Black Narratives into all teaching subject areas.
    Details:
    This short talk will help better aid teachers (KS2- KS3)in finding ways to seamlessly incorporate black global narratives into everyday teaching.
    Suited for: Primary & Secondary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 12.12 pm.
  • Paul Wright
    Paul Wright20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Real workable Stretch & Challenge
    Details:
    Making stretch and challenge easier for teachers to plan into lessons.
    Suited for: Primary & secondary teachers.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 12.46 pm.
  • Bukky Yusuf
    Bukky Yusuf1-minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Blog writing tips
    Details:
    Key tips for educators new to writing blogs
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 1.01 pm.
  • Dorian Love
    Dorian Love20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Creating semantic waves in the classroom
    Details:
    Moving between abstract and concrete, complex and simple to enhance meaning making in the classroom.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 1.05 pm.
  • Magdalena Kersting
    Magdalena Kersting1-minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Einsteinian physics in the classroom - re-evaluating practices in modern physics education
    Details:
    n recent years, Albert Einstein's ideas of space, time, and gravity have emerged both as active fields of research and as popular topics in physics classrooms. As teachers and educators, we can choose from an increasing number of modern instructional models to introduce students to Einstein's ideas. However, we can only unleash the true potential of modern physics in schools if we interlace pedagogical and content-specific perspectives successfully. In this talk, I will reflect on the current practices of teaching physics to offer support and new impetus to the physics teaching community in and beyond the learning domain of modern physics.
    Suited for: Secondary & FE teachers.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 1.24 pm.
  • Shrehan Lynch (Dr)
    Shrehan Lynch (Dr)20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Restorative Practice
    Details:
    This talk will discuss what restorative practice is, what research surrounds restorative practice and how it can be used in school settings to break away from traditional behaviour management techniques and challenge the status quo for a more equitable, social, and emotional norm in schools today.
    Suited for: Primary, Secondary, SENCO teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 1.27 pm.
  • Esther Gray
    Esther Gray20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    The Importance of Pastoral Leadership – Now More than Ever
    Details:
    The talk will focus on the generally under-represented area of pastoral leadership. We will begin by considering what makes the role of a pastoral leader very different to a Head of Department. We will then explore two key contradictions which focus on the lack of evidence-based research for pastoral leaders and the idea that the middle leadership debate focuses almost exclusively on curriculum leaders. Despite these challenges, pastoral leaders have a great deal to teach us so we’ll look at some examples and consider how vital they could be to the post-COVID recovery in schools.
    Suited for: Primary & Secondary teachers and Leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 1.45 pm.
  • Lisa Thomas-Brown
    Lisa Thomas-Brown20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Learning while teaching
    Details:
    Sharing ideas about studying for a Masters or PhD and working full / part time in the classroom. Practical tips and ideas including motivation, choosing a course, fees and finding dedicated time to pursue your studies.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Wedesday 10th June 2020 at 3.02pm.
  • Tiffany Smyly
    Tiffany Smyly20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    How to discuss sensitive or controversial current affairs
    Details:
    In this talk, we'll share The Economist Educational Foundation's top tips for discussions about current affairs. How do you have an open conversation about Covid-19, a financial crisis or rising violent crime without scaring students or providing bias opinions? What's the best way to share the facts? How do you ensure all views are represented fairly? And how do you give students the confidence to share what they think? We'll share ideas from our wealth of experience, and point you towards a wealth of ready-to-use resources.
    Suited for: Primary & secondary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 3.11 pm.
  • Andy Lewis
    Andy Lewis1-minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Spinning Plates
    Details:
    Teachers and school leaders are plate spinners. How do you best manage this? It's okay to drop a few - do you know which ones can fall?
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 3.31 pm.
  • Megan Sweet
    Megan Sweet20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Why 3-D Vision Is Essential for Educators
    Details:
    It's time for us to focus on developing the emotional intelligence, self-care, and resilience of our educators. When our educators feel good, they are better able to create the safe, supportive, and empowering learning spaces our students need.
    Suited for: Educational leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 3.34 pm.
  • James Massey
    James Massey20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Successful Edtech implementation in an ever changing world
    Details:
    How to create an ongoing Edtech implementation plan that will truly impact teaching and learning.
    Suited for: Primary teachers.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 3.50 pm.
  • Vanessa Wears
    Vanessa Wears20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    What to know how you can do less when there’s so much to do? Want to be able to say no? Want to do things differently?
    Details:
    Learn some strategies to help you thrive rather than survive: I’m not promising miracles, just strategies you can put in place to create some changes. They’re strategies that have helped teachers, middle leaders and senior leaders work in the way that they want and so live in the way that they want, WHILE working in a school. You really can do it differently!
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 4.09 pm.
  • Helen Ross
    Helen Ross20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Inclusion and Technology: A 21st Century Solution
    Details:
    How technology has the capacity to transform learners' self-esteem, confidence and achievement through supporting their independent working, discreet classroom support and provision of tools for life.
    Suited for: Primary, secondary teachers and leaders, plus those working in the SEN sector.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 4.30 pm.
  • Elizabeth Hutchinson
    Elizabeth Hutchinson20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    FOSIL (Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning) - Adding value and expertise via the school library
    Details:
    This talk will explain what FOSIL (Framework Of Skills for Inquiry Learning) is and how it works. I will explain the role of the school librarian beyond reading for pleasure and their role within Inquiry learning. I will endeavour to inspire teachers to work more closely with the school librarian which will not only help them save time and money but also support their students path to independent learning.
    Suited for: Primary & secondary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 4.55 pm.
  • Gillian Bridge
    Gillian Bridge20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Better mental health in the classroom - how to slip it into any lesson
    Details:
    An explanation of what good mental health consists of and will show how the principles can be incorporated into most subjects - without overtly discussing it as a topic.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.08 am.
  • Ginny Bootman
    Ginny Bootman20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Follow the Empathy Road
    Details:
    Covers the pivotal role empathy plays in our lives. It will look at research around empathy including an individuals capacity to show and learn empathy. It will include examples of my practice within my school setting where this approach has made a significant impact on the children, staff and parents I work with.
    Suited for: Primary teachers, SENCOs and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 5.22 pm.
  • Suzanne Hall
    Suzanne Hall1-minute talk
    Presentation Title: Voice and physicality in the classroom - How to communicate effectively in a lesson and command the attention of pupils without raising one's voice.Presentation Title:
    Classroom environments: From 7 deadly sins to 7 virtues
    Details:
    How classroom environments can be detrimental to effective learning and behaviour and how they can be improved.
    Suited for: Primary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 5.54 pm.
  • Louise Hayne
    Louise Hayne20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Non Verbal Communication for behaviour management
    Details:
    A colleague that I teach with coined the phrase ‘lesson terrorist’ to mean students who were intent on causing disruption and aiming to gain attention and kudos from others in the class.
Over the course of my career as a student and a teacher I have noted exceptional teachers who barely speak when managing behaviour. It works, but it is a brave step. It is with thanks to these influences that I have honed these 'silent' skills over the years (even though I love to talk). I now save my talking for the important stuff - the teaching.
    Suited for: Secondary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 5.55 pm.
  • Zara Sahota & Ayan Farah
    Zara Sahota & Ayan Farah20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Strength in difference
    Details:
    What impact do you have as a teacher? Beyond your teaching responsibilities, do you realise the power of the conversations with all the pupils you talk to? From the Equality Act 2010 to 'multicultural' and other buzzwords on school websites... In this interactive workshop 2 teachers explore their past and discuss how it has informed their practice in the teaching profession.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 6.07 pm.
  • Susan Strachan
    Susan Strachan20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Metacognition across the curriculum
    Details:
    Using metacognition to deepen and strengthen students' understanding of what they are learning, how they are learning and why.
    Suited for: Secondary teachers.
    Presentation time: Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 6.32 pm.
  • Tara Walsh
    Tara Walsh20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    A whole-school approach to teaching the Sustainable Development Goals
    Details:
    The session explores how and why schools should integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals across the curriculum.
    Suited for: School leaders.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 10.01 am.
  • Gemma Sanchez & Liz Cronshaw
    Gemma Sanchez & Liz Cronshaw20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    The Importance of developing Mindsets in schools
    Details:
    The theory of Growth Mindset, the importance and impact it can have in your children and your staff and you personally.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 10.18 am.
  • Gulshan Kayembe
    Gulshan Kayembe20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Secret Gardens and Racecourses - purpose, ambition and values that underpin what we teach
    Details:
    The strategic thinking that heads, senior leaders and subject leaders might need to do to develop their curricula; what they need to consider and include to ensure that the curriculum across the school, and in each subject, is purposeful and ambitious, and to define the moral imperative needed to drive it. This is about 'our pupils' and how we unlock the best possible future for them.
    Suited for: Early Years, Primary, Secondary & SENCO teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 10.38 am.
  • Bill Jerman
    Bill Jerman20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Achieving the best for our disadvantaged pupils
    Details:
    Strategies for supporting disadvantaged pupils in primary, secondary and special schools.
    Suited for: Primary, secondary & SENCO teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 11.05 am.
  • Andrew Jennings
    Andrew Jennings20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Words unlock the doors to a world of understanding
    Details:
    Vocabulary and its importance in the modern classroom.
    Suited for: Primary & secondary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 11.29 am.
  • Evelyn Haywood
    Evelyn Haywood20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Teaching the skills that are essential in the classroom and beyond the school gates
    Details:
    There is consensus that young people need a set of core, transferable skills to be successful at school, college and in the wider world - so how do we actually teach them? We need to approach this problem with the same rigour and pedagogical principles we would apply to teaching anything else. Let's break these fluffy concepts, like teamwork and creativity, into tangible learning. We need to set out (and consistently use!) a framework for progression and a common language for reflection. Then, as educators we can focus tightly on what we need to teach next, building these essential skills one step at a time.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 11.54 am.
  • Ghobrini Rafik El Amine
    Ghobrini Rafik El Amine20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Positionality of EFL Teacher and Technology in Enhancing Writing Skills
    Details:
    A well-mixed-balanced strategy that will enable EFL instructors, be they in K-12 or Higher education, to cater for an optimized and maximized learning experience in a writing classroom. More specifically, this presentation will throw light on the importance of deconstructing the formative assessment process in enhancing this macro skill and identifying the role of both technology-enabled software and teacher-generated feedback in this intricate process.
    Suited for: All.
  • Fe Brewer
    Fe Brewer20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Successful Mentoring in ITT
    Details:
    Top tips for providing supportive and stretching mentoring for ITT students or NQTs. Research-informed and rooted in several years of experience of mentoring and coaching; deliberately practical and easy to implement.
    Suited for: ITT Mentors.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 12.29 pm.
  • Rachel Cully
    Rachel Cully20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Using digital storytelling to develop conceptual understanding in mathematics
    Details:
    3 simple strategies to harness the power of digital storytelling in mathematics.
    Suited for: Primary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 12.49 pm.
  • Ellie Dix
    Ellie Dix20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    The benefits of playing board games for parents and teachers
    Details:
    Playing board games develop social skills
 - Board games give children an opportunity to learn how to take turns, practise patience, work as part of a team, negotiate with others, compromise, communicate ideas, take risks, follow rules and directions and manage restrictions. Players have to sharpen up social skills to be successful at playing games. These transferable skills will take children far, both in the classroom and beyond.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 1.07 pm.
  • Karen Eamens
    Karen Eamens20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Dealing with Difficult Emotions
    Details:
    We can't control what happens to us in the course of a school day, but we can control how we respond. I teach science based people skills (from positive psychology and neuroscience) so that we can master our minds and successfully navigate the challenges of our profession.
The focus of this talk is on understanding what's happening in your body and your brain when you experience difficult emotions (stress, overwhelm, anxiety, fear, anger) and learning three instantly actionable strategies that will allow you to be happier and healthier.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: Thursday 11th June 2020 at 1.30 pm.
  • Andy Griffith
    Andy Griffith20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Creating a 'Scholars Programme' in your school
    Details:
    Many students from a socially disadvantaged background will only achieve their academic potential if they receive extra provision. This session will share the learning of setting up such provision in two socially deprived areas of Merseyside – Kirkby and Bootle. The programme has had a proven impact on participants – one grade extra in each subject at GCSE for the past three years. This session will explain the reasons for setting up a Scholars Programme, a possible model to adapt in your context and some ingredients for success.
    Suited for: Primary teachers at Key Stage 2, Secondary, FE and HE Educators.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • Ann Marie Christian
    Ann Marie Christian20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Practical strategies for safeguarding children in your setting
    Details:
    Discussions about the key principles needed in keeping children safe and how to promote a whole school approach.
    Suited for: All.
  • Dan Whittaker
    Dan Whittaker20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Classroom environments: From 7 deadly sins to 7 virtues
    Details:
    How classroom environments can be detrimental to effective learning and behaviour and how they can be improved.
    Suited for: Primary teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • James Hilton
    James Hilton20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Can introverts make great school leaders?
    Details:
    A generation ago school leadership looked very, very different. Many school leaders projected supreme confidence and were larger than life characters. This template attracted extroverts and many highly skilled and effective introverts were put off leadership, feeling it was not for them. Modern school leaders are required to carry out a wide variety of roles beyond that of the historical, figurehead approach. In short, leadership today requires subtlety and nuance, calling for a very different kind of leader. This session explores extroversion and introversion in school leadership as well as the notion of ambiversion. Whatever the stereotypes, introverted leaders can, and do, make good leaders!
    Suited for: All.
  • Jo Gray
    Jo Gray20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Education: A time for collaboration
    Details:
    The benefits of collaboration can be endless for schools and academies. There is no ‘one size fits all’ for a successful collaboration, as every partnership brings together many different people. All of whom will have their own strengths and areas for development. This talk will discuss why collaboration for our children and their future is so important.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • Kiran Satti
    Kiran Satti20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Reading Fluency
    Details:
    Reading fluency is the bridge between decoding and comprehension. Walk along with me!
    Suited for: Early Years, primary, secondary teachers and school leaders.
  • Melissa Wells
    Melissa Wells20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Engaging pupils in poetry
    Details:
    A range of strategies to engage pupils with poetry, primarily reading and understanding, but also to a lesser extent writing their own poetry. Strategies suitable for both Primary and Secondary pupils and focus on encouraging pupil responses to poems, rather than 'teaching the poem'.
    Suited for: Primary & Secondary teachers.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • Mike Buchanan
    Mike Buchanan20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    The Keys to Positive Leadership
    Details:
    How understanding yourself & others enables high performance, joy & fulfilment.
    Suited for: School leaders.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • Mine Conkbayir
    Mine Conkbayir20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Time Out for Behaviour Management
    Details:
    This talk will emphasise the need to move away from archaic behaviour management policies and practice, towards more relational approaches to working with young children and why this is important - especially in a post-COVID-19 world.
    Suited for: Early Years, Primary and SENCO teachers.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • Ruth Whiteside
    Ruth Whiteside20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Using your EQ to Support Self and Others
    Details:
    I want to explore with you how utilising your emotional intelligence (EQ) will enable you to more effectively support you, and others.  Unlocking your EQ will help you achieve greater balance, positivity and empathy, all prerequisites for busy teachers! You will then be able to model this to your pupils and thus support their mental health and well-being.
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • Sarah Wright
    Sarah Wright20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Practical participation - A playful approach to online learning & teaching
    Details:
    How we can actually use online teaching and learning to build connections, just like we can in the physical classroom, along with looking at the cognitive load of online learning & how, actually, it provides an opportunity for different dynamics of interaction.
    Suited for: All teachers and leaders.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • Tatiana Popa
    Tatiana Popa20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Revolutionising an entire country’s education system in a global pandemic - How Moldova took education online during Covid19
    Details:
    Using the mindset “the school is open, only the campus is closed” this talk looks at how a new normal challenged leaders and systems at all levels. How a wait and see approach or managing the consequences of the crisis wasn’t enough to reassure and bring confidence and trust in education to our communities. Children received their education and routines and the face of education has been changed forever. This talk and case study will show how this corner of Europe helped change education for the better
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: TBA.
  • Tony Sheppard
    Tony Sheppard20 minute talk
    Presentation Title:
    Do you really look after the privacy of your learners?
    Details:
    Focussing on how privacy of children needs to be reviewed, checked against mental health needs and tied into safeguarding, ethics and aspects of the curriculum.
    Suited for: All.
    Presentation time: TBA.