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  • Hywel Roberts2021Conference
    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 McCormack2021Conference
    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 Orfanogianni2021Conference
    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 Major2021Conference
    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 Buxton2021Conference
    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 Nottingham2021Conference
    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 Green2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 11.36 am
  • Haili Hughes
    Haili Hughes2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: arly career teachers and mentors.
    Presentation time: 12.01 pm
  • Sajid Gulzar
    Sajid Gulzar2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: School Leaders.
    Presentation time: 12.21 pm
  • Lorna Baldry
    Lorna Baldry2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 12.40 pm
  • Toby Little
    Toby Little2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: Primary educators & Leaders.
    Presentation time: 1.03 pm
  • Sara Alston
    Sara Alston2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.23 pm
  • Karen Dempster and Justin Robbins
    Karen Dempster and Justin Robbins2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    The four pillars of parental engagement
    Details:
    Helping schools with simple and practical approaches to take a fresh approach to parental engagement.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.39 pm
  • Adam Robbins
    Adam Robbins2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 2pm
  • Rebekah Marangon2021Conference
    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..
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    Suited for: Higher-education educators.
    Presentation time: 2.31 pm
  • Kit Rackley
    Kit Rackley2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 2.52 pm
  • John West-Burnham and Malcolm Groves
    John West-Burnham and Malcolm Groves2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: School Leaders.
    Presentation time: 3.11 pm
  • Tara Walsh2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.34 pm
  • Rafik El Amine Ghobrini
    Rafik El Amine Ghobrini2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.55 pm
  • Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard
    Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard2021Conference
    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.
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    Presentation time: 3.58 pm
  • Gulshan Kayembe
    Gulshan Kayembe2021Conference
    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 Fedrizzi2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.39 pm
  • Emma Fay2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.58 pm
  • David Sherratt
    David Sherratt2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: Secondary, further and higher ed educators.
    Presentation time: 5.17 pm
  • Caroline Allams2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.25 pm
  • Dorian Love
    Dorian Love2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Gamification in the teaching of coding & robotics
    Details:
    Treating gamification as narrative rather than Points, Badges & leaderboards in Computer Education.
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    Suited for: Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 5.37 pm
  • Bill Jerman2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.49 pm
  • James Massey
    James Massey2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: School leaders and primary educators.
    Presentation time: 6.09 pm
  • Vanessa Wears
    Vanessa Wears2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Evidence based strategies to manage and reduce stress
    Details:
    Day to day strategies you can use to help manage and reduce stress.
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.01 am
  • Andy McNeilly2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Building Relationships with Students
    Details:
    This talk will focus on the importance of creating and building connected relationships with school children to help build their resilience and independence while taking care of their academic outcomes. Although the practical ideas presented in this talk may seem simple and obvious, they are not simplistic. We all know the importance of building relationships with others; however, this is an opportunity to serve as a reminder of how to connect with our students. This talk will contain simple, practical, down-to-earth ways for educators to connect with students.
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.21 am
  • Anita Devi2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Investing in SENCO wellbeing
    Details:
    An overview of why SENCO wellbeing matters and some top tips to support SENCOs / SEND Leaders.
    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.37 am
  • Shaun Dellenty
    Shaun Dellenty2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Intersectional LGBT+ Inclusion
    Details:
    In this session Shaun Dellenty, ex primary school leader, multi-award winning LGBT+ advocate and author of the Bloomsbury book 'Celebrating Difference- A Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion' explores key learning, messages and strategies in terms of whole school intersectional approaches to compassionate LGBT+ inclusion based upon eleven years of international work in the field.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 11.02 am
  • Isabelle Jones
    Isabelle Jones2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Literature and Cultural Awareness in the MFL Classroom
    Details:
    Literature is not just part of examination specifications; it is also a real window into the culture of the target language countries and a powerful tool to motivate all our students.
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    Suited for: Secondary and Further Ed educators.
    Presentation time: 11.22 am
  • Dan Edwards
    Dan Edwards2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Repositioning the doughnuts
    Details:
    Exploring and developing sustainable well-being in schools.
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    Suited for: School leaders.
    Presentation time: 11.42 am
  • Xenia Giannaki
    Xenia Giannaki2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Personal lessons derived from remote education
    Details:
    The skills we develop making us more efficient in our role both as students and teachers.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 12.02 pm
  • Lauren Chatley2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Reading for Wellbeing - A Whole School Approach
    Details:
    A considered approach to embedding a reading for wellbeing scheme within the school community, stemming from the school library. Reflections on how this has been successfully achieved and the impact this has on individual students and their pastoral growth, and how other schools can do the same.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 12.04 pm
  • Maedeh Pourrabi
    Maedeh Pourrabi2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    A practical guide to empowering students through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
    Details:
    This presentation will focus on how to empower students through global citizenship education by implementing the UN'S Sustainable Development Goals in classrooms. This talk will offer practical suggestions and ideas to develop a socio-scientific method of teaching through inquiry based education.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 12.23 pm
  • Zoe Paramour and Tim Paramour
    Zoe Paramour and Tim Paramour2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Beyond the SPaG test: the real value of teaching grammar
    Details:
    A discussion of some of the controversies that have arisen in recent years around teaching grammar in primary schools and some practical ideas to help teachers make grammar engaging and relevant for their pupils.
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    Suited for: Primary educators.
    Presentation time: 12.44 pm
  • Jennifer Wozniak-Rush
    Jennifer Wozniak-Rush2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Retrieval, interleaving and spacing in practice
    Details:
    We all know what retrieval practice, interleaving and spacing are but what does that look like in practice in our day to day lessons and in our schemes of learning? A range of practical examples will be shared in this talk.
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    Suited for: Secondary & Further Education educators.
    Presentation time: 1.03 pm
  • Martin Renton2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Leading with Certainty
    Details:
    Successful school leadership means engaging staff and fostering positive attitudes to improvement. In this session we focus on developing a culture of learning at all levels, to encourage your staff to take the actions that significantly improve education.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.27 pm
  • Abed Ahmed
    Abed Ahmed2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    How to support young people and teachers who stammer
    Details:
    Upto 8% of children will stammer at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, this will stay as a lifelong condition for 1%. People who Stammer are more likely to suffer from adverse mental health issues. My work is not for the 1% of people who Stammer but for the 99% of you that don't. You can make reasonable adjustments in your teaching that can make a huge difference to these kids.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 2pm
  • Esmeralda Salgado
    Esmeralda Salgado2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    High impact lessons via the use of IT tools
    Details:
    In this session I will explain how to maximise the use of IT tools to make lessons stick and be memorable beyond the classroom. Using Rosenshine’s principles of instruction I will look at different IT apps such as LearningApps, Carousel Learning, Quizizz, Flipgrid, Deck Toys or Genially among others, as well as, profile raising mechanisms in schools (talking walls and scratch cards) as ways to engage students, increase their confidence and motivation and consequently, their performance. This seminar will be full of practical ideas on the use of IT apps which can be implemented the next day!
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    Suited for: Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 2.31 pm
  • Adam Bushnell
    Adam Bushnell2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Writing a Myth with Children in 20 minutes
    Details:
    I will demonstrate how to write a myth for KS1 children using a narrative structure and how to add descriptive detail.
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    Suited for: Primary educators.
    Presentation time: 2.51 pm
  • Richard Churches (Dr)2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Assessing the potential to teach
    Details:
    Using applied psychology approaches in teacher selection and recruitment.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.13 pm
  • Louise Hayne
    Louise Hayne2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Understanding the teenage brain and how to work it into your teaching
    Details:
    Human beings and our students in particular are inherently selfish (an important survival skill), understanding more about how the teenage brain works has for me been a game changer. Although there is quite the array of complicated language, there are simple findings that can be used for all lessons. I will be sharing my findings from reading texts from Daniel Kahneman, Malcolm Gladwell, Steve Peters 'Chimp Brain', Nicola Morgan and Matthew Syed. Knowing and understanding how the brain works will help us as teachers to control our 'chimp brains'. More importantly, we can use this understanding to develop strategies in teaching PSE, life skills, revision, behaviour management and intervention.
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    Suited for: Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 3.30 pm
  • Amanda Clegg and Karen Collins2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Why can't your students draw graphs?
    Details:
    The importance of sequencing practical procedural knowledge to reduce the cognitive load in science classrooms.
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    Suited for: School leaders, SEN & Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 3.48 pm
  • Suzi Bewell
    Suzi Bewell2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Passport to the world: Decolonising the curriculum in MFL
    Details:
    Offer your pupils a virtual passport out of lockdown and dare to explore the wider French, Spanish and German speaking world. When teachers and learners explore the beautifully diverse world around them, rich cultural conversations can’t help but happen. Allow Suzi to reignite your passion, globalise your curriculum and transform your existing SoW.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.09 pm
  • Kevin Hewitson
    Kevin Hewitson2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    The importance of building effective learning relationships and how to meet learners needs
    Details:
    Teaching is a full-on job but front and centre is the need to build effective learning relationships. Building those relationships means meeting a set of essential needs.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.30 pm
  • Tiffany Smyly
    Tiffany Smyly2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Current affairs in your curriculum
    Details:
    Exploring some activity ideas for hitting the key ingredients of quality discussions about the news with young people, including presenting perspectives and thinking critically.
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    Suited for: Primary and Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 4.46 pm
  • Sarah Pavey
    Sarah Pavey2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Secret whole school software in the library
    Details:
    Nearly every school library uses an expensive library management system but did you realise these can be used by the whole school community not just the librarian? This presentation will show the many ways in which this software can be used more widely with effect.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.02 pm
  • Nick Hart
    Nick Hart2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    What's the impact? A five-part framework for making a difference
    Details:
    Whether you're a teacher thinking about improving your own practice, a middle leader tasked with improving a subject area or a senior leader looking for whole school improvement this framework is what you've been looking for.  We all want to improve outcomes for children but this can take time.  What prerequisites are needed to achieve it and where do we start?
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.22 pm
  • Becky Lambton2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    The Power of Communication
    Details:
    Difference between communication and engagement; Communication Channels; Communication Planning; Who, what why when and how; How do I measure success Communication without face to face.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.42 pm
  • Bob Cox
    Bob Cox2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Why Primary Pupils Need Challenging Literature!
    Details:
    I will present a rationale for challenging literature, past and present being at the centre of an English curriculum which gives opportunities for deeper learning, richer reading and talk and more curiosity. I'll explore how using quality texts link with quality writing too.
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    Suited for: Primary educators.
    Presentation time: 6.02 pm
  • Sarah Yates
    Sarah Yates2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.01 am
  • Al Kingsley
    Al Kingsley2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.19 am
  • Andy Lewis
    Andy Lewis2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 10.41 am
  • Sue Allingham (Dr)
    Sue Allingham (Dr)2021Conference
    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 Beere2021Conference
    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 Mehat2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 11.45 am
  • Vicky Kennard2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: Secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 12.02 pm
  • Christopher Dodd2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: School Leaders and secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 12.22 pm
  • Peter Radford
    Peter Radford2021Conference
    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 Kielty2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.05 pm
  • Bex Bothwell-O’Hearn2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: Secondary & FE educators and School Leaders.
    Presentation time: 1.20 pm
  • Gary Wilson
    Gary Wilson2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    Breaking Through the Barriers to Boys’ Achievement Developing a Caring Masculinity
    Details:
    Getting the underachievement of boys on the agenda in schools.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 1.41 pm
  • Alessio Bernardelli
    Alessio Bernardelli2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 2pm
  • Charlene Mae Sta Teresa
    Charlene Mae Sta Teresa2021Conference
    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 Hutchinson2021Conference
    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, EdD2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.06 pm
  • David Cameron2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.21 pm
  • Richard Holme
    Richard Holme2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 3.42 pm
  • Rachel Cully
    Rachel Cully2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: Primary and secondary educators.
    Presentation time: 3.45 pm
  • Naimish Gohil2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.02 pm
  • Charles Davies and Chris Daniels
    Charles Davies and Chris Daniels2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: Secondary & FE educators and School Leaders.
    Presentation time: 4.14 pm
  • Andy Griffith
    Andy Griffith2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.31 pm
  • Emma Whewell2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 4.54 pm
  • Lena Carter
    Lena Carter2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.13 pm
  • Helen Ross (Dr)
    Helen Ross (Dr)2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 5.33 pm
  • Bob Harrison (Professor)2021Conference
    Presentation Title:
    A Digital Future for Teaching,Learning and Assessment
    Details:
    The challenges teachers face in the transition to online teaching and learning.
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    Suited for: Secondary & FE educators.
    Presentation time: 5.53 pm
  • Laura George2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: All educators.
    Presentation time: 6.11 pm
  • Susan Coles2021Conference
    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.
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    Suited for: Primary educators.
    Presentation time: 6.30 pm
  • Action Jackson
    Action Jackson2021Conference
    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