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.

Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: TBA

Zoe Paramour and Tim Paramour

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.

Suited for: Primary educators.

Presentation time: TBA

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

Sara Alston

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.

Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: TBA

Christopher Dodd

Presentation Title:
Passion, Curiosity & Creativity: Inspiring More Able Learners
Details:
This informative talk will seek to explore the challenge of better supporting more able learners towards achieving their full potential. Through promoting passion, curiosity and creativity, more able learners might be inspired to excel in the classroom and pursue their academic interests more widely. Adopting a practical approach, this talk will equip you with simple strategies that can be adopted in your very next lesson and will offer longer-term strategic planning to effect improved outcomes at every academic stage.

Suited for: School Leaders and secondary educators.

Presentation time: TBA

Kit Rackley

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.

Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: TBA

Lee Elliot Major

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.

Suited for: Secondary educators and school leaders.

Presentation time: TBA

David Sherratt

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.

Suited for: Secondary, further and higher ed educators.

Presentation time: TBA

Rachel Cully

Presentation Title:
5 creative strategies to deepen maths learning
Details:
These 5 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.

Suited for: Primary and secondary 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

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.

Suited for: Secondary & FE educators.

Presentation time: TBA

Action Jackson

Presentation Title:
How to MOTIVATE your learners to be HAPPY!
Details:
I will be share some quick tips on how to UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL of our students. Helping them to maximise their opportunity in these time. THEY DESERVE TO BE HAPPY.

Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: TBA

Karen Dempster and Justin Robbins

Presentation Title:
The four pillars of parental engagement
Details:
Helping schools with simple and practical approaches to take a fresh approach to parental engagement.

Suited for: All educators.

Presentation time: TBA

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.

Suited for: Secondary & FE educators and School Leaders.

Presentation time: TBA