Pedagogy and practice

 

Training modules are offered in a wide range of areas (please click here for more information) but those on offer through Workshop between October 2018 and January 2019 involve:

Schools and school groups

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1

Middle leadership: leading learning

This programme delves into the leadership of people, teams and learning. Picking up on the themes introduced through the developing emerging leaders programme and drawing on experience, participants develop plans for a learning focused application project that will be implemented in school after the training. The aim is to put into practice the content from the course through a high impact project. Progress is supported through access to resources and through the professional learning community available through the programme.

10th October
7th November
5th December

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2

Research Methods

The aim of this module is to empower educators to make evidence informed decisions and not rely directly on policy, fad or unsupported assertions. The module also provides the tools to evaluate the impact of interventions and strategies implemented at a class, department or whole school level.

The desired outcomes for the module are:

  1. Establish the importance of evidence-based practice
  2. Introduce the principles of research methodology
  3. Apply the principles to a given case study
  4. Plan to implement a research project

The product from each research project will be presented as a final report that will be considered for publication in the Journal of International and bilingual education that is reviewed by Durham University.

11th October
8th November
6th December

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3

Safeguarding: International best practices

This session will introduce international best practice in safeguarding by taking a practical approach using a case study. Participants will produce a plan for strengthening and developing safeguarding practice in the context of their school.

17th November

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4

Excellence in Early Years provision: The role of the adult

This series of 3 workshops will explore the essential role of the adult in early years education through the discussion and sharing of evidence based theories and practical examples of the most effective ways to teach this younger age group.

The desired outcomes of the module are:

  1. Establish how adults need to be and act to lead and support all aspects of early child development
  2. Routines and planning systems to reflect the key principles of how best young children learn
  3. A comprehensive review of the effectiveness of interventions with young children and an increased confidence in getting the right balance between child and adult initiated learning

Participants will have opportunities to share and document the impact of the changes they make in teaching approaches and how they present their learning resources as well as considering how to share outcomes with the wider school community.

10th October
7th November
5th December

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5

Effective EAL strategies

This programme comprises three workshops which aim to develop a working knowledge of the theory and research behind language acquisition and explores strategies that can be used to develop English language acquisition:

  • Language Development the Big Picture
  • Planning for Language: Strategies, tools and approaches to meet the needs of learners
  • How can every teacher be a language teacher?

Participants will determine how the different language development theories inform whole-school strategy and practice in the classroom. They will explore the different language modes and will be equipped with practical tools and strategies to audit, plan for and integrate content and language to meet diverse pupil needs. Participants will be given practical classroom strategies to develop, assess and review receptive and language skills in each of the four skill areas.   EAL and CLIL strategies are supported through access to resources and through the professional learning community available through the programme.

11th October
8th November
6th December

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6

Early Years Education: Developments in EYFS

As changes are being made and implemented across the EYFS in the UK, these sessions will bring the most up to date information to International and Bilingual schools. Policy and practice on assessment and the Early Years curriculum framework will be shared as well as opportunities to discuss the implications in an international context.

17th October OR

20th October

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