Alessio Bernardelli

Presentation Title:
Practical Applications for Cognitive Load Theory
Details:
Cognitive Load Theory has been described as one of the most important theories that all educators should know about. In this presentation, Alessio will explore ideas on how to use CLT in your classroom, and how it can positively impact on teaching and learning.

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Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: 2pm

Sue Hellman

Presentation Title:
I ❤️ HyperDecks
Details:
HyperDecks are interactive learning experiences based on the HyperDocs model (link) and built-in Google Slides or PowerPoint. They can be used to package both full lessons and focussed activities. During this session, we’ll explore one of the most compelling models: the collaborative deck to which students, either individually or in groups, contribute a single slide. The goal for this hands-on session is for us to build our own collaborative deck in 20 minutes!
Note: I’ll be using Google tools. If you’ll be using a tablet or smartphone, please download the GDrive and GSlides apps ahead of time. A workshop participation badge will be available to all contributors.

Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: TBA

Fran Jones

Presentation Title:
How to Get the Recognition You Deserve
Details:
Guiding teachers on how to efficiently record their personal and professional growth. Starting with self recognition of their achievements and moving away from an “I’m just doing my job” mentality. Setting up systems to ensure that relevant, authentic and advanced skills and achievements are evidenced. How to use this ‘data’ to gain recognition for promotion, career advancement and when applying for new roles. Also experience the awesome side effects of feeling motivated, fulfilled and keeping out of the rut.

Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: TBA

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

Abigail Mann

Presentation Title:
Staff and student wellbeing
Details:
Ideas for keeping staff and student wellbeing high on the agenda.

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