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

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.

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Suited for: Primary educators.

Presentation time: 6.30 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 6.11 pm

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.

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Suited for: Secondary & FE educators.

Presentation time: 5.53 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 5.33 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 5.13 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 4.54 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 4.31 pm

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.

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Suited for: Secondary & FE educators and School Leaders.

Presentation time: 4.14 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 4.02 pm

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.

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Suited for: Primary and secondary educators.

Presentation time: 3.45 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 3.42 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 3.21 pm

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.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 3.06 pm

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