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Tuesday, August 25
 

TBA

Taking Online Teaching to Another Level: Tips, Ideas and Strategies from Experienced Online Teachers, Course Providers and Strategists
We delve into a range of different styles, opportunities, tricks and tools to help teach better live online lessons (synchronous), as well as in the asynchronous and blended environments.

Among the panel is a huge wealth of experience in learning through synchronous ('realtime' live) and asynchronous (pre-recorded or online platforms) methods.

We hope you will enjoy what we expect to be a lively conversation, full of tips and ideas to stimulate your thinking...

Tips for engaging and sustaining learning
  • What tips do you have for engaging and connecting with students in the LIVE (synchronous )online classroom?
  • How do you create a positive (and productive) learning environment in the virtual classroom?
  • What tips would you give a classroom teacher who may be put in the position of teaching groups of children online, maybe for the first time?
  • Can you give your own examples of any strategies you've used to improve learning using online tech?
  • What do you envisage online teaching and learning by schools will look like in the future?

Running online courses, and adapting to a new world of blended learning...
  • RoboBrain Academy: How easy was it to set up and adapt using online courses when you're used to doing everything face to face?
  • How close to the 'original' do online courses need to be to be effective? What do you need to add or take away to make it meaningful?
  • Who will adapt quickest... the students, the parents or the teachers?
  • We talk about young people being familiar with 'the technology', but what does this really mean? Isn't it just a completely different set of technology?
  • How important is the technology platform for learning?

Maintaining Quality
  • What criteria do you think is needed when recruiting teachers to be able to work in these unfamiliar contexts?
  • How can you tell what's good quality and what's not?
  • What are you looking for when recruiting teachers who can cope with the online environment?

Special thanks to RoboBrain Academy, Real World Education, Eddly, the British Council e-Twinning, and Morton Bay College for supporting this session.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Walden

Rob Walden

Director, Real World Education Group

Speakers
avatar for JiaJia Wang

JiaJia Wang

Founder, Education AI
JiaJia Wang is a founder of EducationAI, a firm which aims to bridge the gap between deep tech and the education sector. One of the company's investments is RoboBrain, which has developed a computational thinking based educational framework and curriculum, providing children with... Read More →
avatar for Michael Bos

Michael Bos

Director of International, The Moreton Bay Colleges
As the Director of International, Michael oversees the international programme for both Moreton Bay Boys’ College and Moreton Bay College.Michael has been working in the English language teaching industry for twenty years.  He has taught in Australia and overseas, and managed a... Read More →
avatar for Tim Shanker

Tim Shanker

Ambassador, British Council & e-Twinning
Formerly a  secondary school Geography teacher for 25 years - during which time I was the school's international coordinator, organising international days and similar events. I 'Skyped' with classrooms all over the world and  joined the 'Hello Little World' teacher group.I gained... Read More →
avatar for Beth Fleming

Beth Fleming

Teaching Assistant, MacMillan Academy
Beth studied Chinese and Spanish at Durham University and has taught synchronous (live) lessons in the online environment for 5 years with English First (a well established online learning organisation). She was also a celebrated 'face-to-face' teacher both in China and in Spain where... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 TBA
Channel 2: Blended Learning

TBA

Outward-Facing Schools: More Important Than Ever?
Obie Matin is an English teacher and British Council e-Twinning Ambassador at St Martin in-the-Fields High School for Girls in Brixton, London.

In this exclusive interview, Obie shares the fascinating history of one of the oldest and most unique girls schools in Britain - St Martin in-the-Fields High School for Girls, Tulse Hill, Brixton. She goes on to discuss the demographics of the area of Brixton, and how the proud legacy of the school is enhanced by its cultural, historical and international connections. THE IMPACT OF THE

THE IMPACT OF THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH

From its origins in 1699 as a school 'for the poor' originally based in Charing Cross, to the impact of the arrival of the British Empire Windrush - the troopship which transported invited Caribbean migrants to the UK to support the post-war rebuilding effort.

THE POWER OF AN OUTWARD-FACING APPROACH
With such a stark difference between this inner-city London school and other areas of London (and the rest of the country), the interview leads to discussions around the importance of, and ideas for developing relational understanding of local and countrywide cultures as a contrast and enhancement to international connections. Obie is also a British Council e-Twinning Ambassador, and our thanks go to the British Council for their support in developing this series of insights.

Speakers
avatar for Obie Matin

Obie Matin

Ambassador, British Council & English Teacher in Brixton
Obie has been a teacher for over a decade in a secondary school in Brixton, South London where she is Deputy Head of English. Her specialism is in Key Stage 5 and girls education from diverse backgrounds.  Her thesis from Warwick University explored social mobility of young BAME... Read More →



Tuesday August 25, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

How to Have Successful Difficult Conversations and How Culture Is the Key to Outstanding
Sonia Gill, CEO of Education Leadership Company shares insights into the art and science of holding successful difficult conversations.  

Tips, tools and strategies to conquer this crucial area of culture building practice. We're delighted to welcome Sonia back!

1) Introducing Sonia and Whistle-stop Website Tour (Rob Walden, Director, Real World Education)

INTERVIEW STARTS AT 5:30 
2) Interview with Sonia Gill, (hosted by David Gower, Assistant Headteacher, IES Breckland) Free resources and books available from: https://ukheadsup.com/

Click to access

Moderators
avatar for David Gower

David Gower

Assistant Headteacher, International School Breckland

Speakers
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Sonia Gill

CEO, Education and Leadership Coach, Heads Up
Sonia Gill is one of the UK’s leading educational coaches and her leadership expertise helps Head Teachers create cultures of excellence which transform the education experience for their children.Sonia is the author of 2 number 1 ranked Amazon books (Successful Difficult Conversations... Read More →



Tuesday August 25, 2020 TBA
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

09:00 BST

The World's Biggest Challenges - and How the World Is Responding
What on Earth Is Going On!? 
The World is Changing - and the education system with it. But hasn't it always been changing? And what are these changes everyone's talking about? And, perhaps more importantly, how is education responding to the acceleration towards a future that many people have been predicting for many years.... 'the blend between humans and technology'.

We welcome renowned educationalist, philanthropist and technologist Vikas Pota and UK based General Secretary, ASCL - Geoff Barton who bring a 'finger on the pulse' vision and clear insight into where we're headed....

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton

General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
Geoff studied English and Linguistics at the University of Lancaster, then trained to teach at Leicester University. From 2002 to 2017 he was headteacher of King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, a comprehensive school of 1,650 students.He is a Founding Fellow of the English Association... Read More →
avatar for Vikas Pota

Vikas Pota

Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education
Vikas Pota is a globally respected leader and driving force for much good in the education, international development, philanthropy and technology sectors. His achievements include creating global awareness of the importance of education and specifically about the centrality of teachers... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 09:00 - 09:45 BST
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

13:30 BST

Who Is the REAL Teacher? AI Ethics and Deciding Where Artificial Thinking Starts and Stops
Many educators say that they're confused around where their role starts and where the computers take over. The continual flurry of news soundbites around data breaches, hacks and 'Big Brother' style dystopian futures doesn't help the everyday educator navigate the future - and arguably does not reflect reality.

This session aims to cut through jargon and drill down to some pragmatic areas of discussion...

- feel reassured in their daily and strategic work as we accelerate towards a blended future
- make simple updates to daily practice or
- help develop a mindset that is continually aware of Ai ethics
- understand where to go for further support

This is expected to be a vibrant, upbeat session that helps educators to feel more confident with where their role sits alongside and overlapping with technology.

We'll be looking for answers to questions such as...
  • What do we mean by AI in Education and how is AI being used (or anticipated to be used)?
  • Why do we need to think carefully about the ethical implications of AI in Education? (areas such as fairness & bias, privacy, transparency, impacts on learning
  • How could learners benefit if AI is utilised ethically, and what harms could befall them?
  • What can be done to steer things in the right direction, and achieve the best outcomes for learners?

Moderators
avatar for Hamish Mackenzie

Hamish Mackenzie

Founder, DRUK (Digital Resilience UK)
Hamish Mackenzie is a senior leader specialising in digital learning with in the UK education sector. He has experience in state, independent and special education, with his most recent role being Director of Digital Strategy at The Royal Hospital School, a large independent school... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for JiaJia Wang

JiaJia Wang

Founder, Education AI
JiaJia Wang is a founder of EducationAI, a firm which aims to bridge the gap between deep tech and the education sector. One of the company's investments is RoboBrain, which has developed a computational thinking based educational framework and curriculum, providing children with... Read More →
avatar for Tom Moule

Tom Moule

Executive Lead, The Institute for Ethical AI in Education
My career has been driven by my passion for transforming education and therefore the life chances of young people. I have been an award winning teacher, and have become an expert in the applications of artificial intelligence in education in my current role as Strategic Projects Lead... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 13:30 - 14:15 BST
Channel 2: Blended Learning

14:30 BST

The Impact of Research in Supporting Leaders (with updates on the 2020 Autumn Inspection Visits)
An exclusive interview with Daniel Muijs on the role of research and evaluation in the future of education; and an update on the Autumn visits.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Simms

Dennis Simms

Senior Consultant, Coach & Researcher, Simms Coaching & Consultancy / Researcher at The Centre for Social Justice
Over the last decade, I have dedicated my career to leading in schools and developing leaders within education.I became an expert practitioner by honing my craft in challenging schools in the East Midlands. I then took up leadership roles in Secondary and Post-16 education before... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Muijs

Daniel Muijs

Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation, Ofsted
Daniel Muijs is Head of Research at Ofsted. Prior to his current role, Daniel was Professor of Education at the University of Southampton, and Associate Dean Research and Enterprise in the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences. He also previously worked as Professor of... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Ofsted

Ofsted

Office for Standards in Education
avatar for The Centre for Social Justice

The Centre for Social Justice

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) was established as an independent think-tank in 2004 to put social justice at the heart of British politics and make policy recommendations to tackle the root causes of poverty.As Leader of the Opposition and then Secretary of State for Work & Pensions... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 14:30 - 15:15 BST
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership
 
Wednesday, August 26
 

TBA

Are We Ready For Blended Learning? Identifying The Tools That Can Help The Next Steps
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

This session explores what can be done - and what lessons have been learnt when working in the blended environment.

Partnered with Joe Dale's globally renowned #MFLtwitterati podcast, the session will draw out some of the best, inexpensive or free tools can be used to gently enhance teaching in the online world.

And, joined by three celebrated members of the MFL Twitterati, we'll be drawing out the best in online and offline blended learning, and to answer some pretty tough questions!

  • How can you feel confident and prepared to move blended learning on a stage?
  • Navigating the 'tools' environment: What are the best free and inexpensive online tools available to access amid a huge array of options
  • 'Finding your favourites': Can there be a case of too many too often when it comes to using 'tools' for teaching? What about 'good old instruction'?
  • The cliche of 'the students know more than the adults' when it comes to technology...but, do they really? Don't they just access a different kind of technology?
  • 'Teacher reluctance' - how can we create a culture of mutual support for teachers who may be struggling to get to grips with this strange new way of working?
  • How do you ensure using these tools is not just a gimmick or a flash in the pan!?

About the MFL Podcast
https://mfltwitteratipodcast.com/

Our podcast is designed to celebrate the voices of the modern language teaching community in the UK, Ireland and beyond by showcasing the fab ideas and resources they share on Twitter with your hosts Joe Dale and Noah Geisel.


This dynamic and supportive community has a wide variety of members including language teachers and departments, consultants and organisations from the UK and lreland and beyond. We regularly share updates, links to resources and advice on anything and everything to do with languages and language learning. The main idea of this podcast is to share language teachers’ innovative practice enhancing teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom!


The podcast is aimed at anyone interested in language education at all levels, as well as fans of EdTech and is divided into specific sections. We begin with the radar section where Noah and I talk about an idea, resource or new app or web tool update which has particularly caught our eye recently. Then comes the #mfltwitterati takeaways where Noah and I discuss tweets tagged with the #mfltwitterati hashtag that have particularly resonated with us. Next, we have the MFL show and tell section where members of the #mfltwitterati describe a class activity they have found to be effective or an event they have attended. Following that is the techtalk interview where Noah and I speak to a language educator about how they are integrating tech into their practice and we unpack some of their tips and tricks.


We hope you find the podcast useful and that you try out some of the ideas in your own class. Feel free to send us some audio feedback using the SpeakPipe widget on the right hand side of the site or written feedback in the comment sections under each post or via Twitter including the #mfltwitterati hashtag of course. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for listening.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Walden

Rob Walden

Director, Real World Education Group

Speakers
avatar for Helen Myers

Helen Myers

Teacher, The Ashcombe School, Dorking
Language teacher (French, German, Italian), Music teacher, and formerly a senior manager in a large mixed comprehensive school.mflresources.org.uk  
avatar for Joe Dale

Joe Dale

Ambassador, British Council & eTwinning
Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He was host of the TES MFL forum for six years, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner... Read More →
avatar for Esmeralda Salgado

Esmeralda Salgado

Head of Modern Foreign Languages, King's Ely
Esmeralda is Head of MFL and Spanish at King’s Ely, in Cambridgeshire and responsible for the MFL Erasmus programme in her school. She is passionate about “taking languages outside the classroom ” and making the learning of MFL a skill for life in students, for which IT represents... Read More →
avatar for Jane Basnett

Jane Basnett

Head of Modern Languages, Downe House School
Experienced Head with a demonstrated history of working in education. Skilled in E-Learning, Coaching, Lesson Planning, Event Management, and Educational Technology. Strong professional, Masters in Digital Technology in Language Teaching from the University of Nottingham.#mfltwit... Read More →



Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
Channel 2: Blended Learning

TBA

Building Digital Resilience - Trends, Challenges and Where To Go For Help
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

In conversation with Parven Kaur and Hamish Mackenzie...

With such a vast context around the online world we find ourselves in, Hamish Mackenzie interviews leading online safeguarding and skills development expert Parven Kaur. The interview aims to provide a window into the development of young people's, parents' and teachers' skills and understanding, and to signpost resources and places to go for support.

  • What do we mean by Digital Resilience?
  • What is the current context and challenges?
  • What to look out for?
  • Where can we go for help?
  • How are young people becoming 'Scam-Spotters'?



Moderators
avatar for Hamish Mackenzie

Hamish Mackenzie

Founder, DRUK (Digital Resilience UK)
Hamish Mackenzie is a senior leader specialising in digital learning with in the UK education sector. He has experience in state, independent and special education, with his most recent role being Director of Digital Strategy at The Royal Hospital School, a large independent school... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Parven Kaur

Parven Kaur

Founder, Kids 'n' Clicks
Parven is the founder of Kids N Clicks; a web resource that help parents and children thrive in a digital world.After graduating with an MSc in corporate governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, she worked in the corporate sector before moving into digital... Read More →

Partners


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Early Years Resilience Tracker - Measuring Progress
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

An innovative, evidence-led method for keeping track of pupils' resilience in Early Years education - inspired by the film RESILIENCE by KPJR Films (also streamed On Demand).

Partners
avatar for West Ipswich Teaching School and Ipswich Research School

West Ipswich Teaching School and Ipswich Research School

West Ipswich Teaching School is a hub of two outstanding and inclusive schools. We have a proven history of developing quality early years practice in Ipswich and across Suffolk.WIT is a hub of expertise training the early years workforce for the futureEvidence Based Continuous Professional... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Embracing Uncertainty and Thriving Through Challenge: Practical Ideas for the Classroom
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

The session will focus on how the Joy of Not Knowing (JONK) philosophy of education and
approach to teaching and learning, the curriculum and to all aspects of school leadership
equips students and adults with all the personal, emotional and academic dispositions that
enables them to embrace uncertainty and to thrive through challenge.

The session will describe how to introduce the students to the six stages of learning defined
by the JONK Model of Learning and how to then inspire every individual, from a very early
age, with the wonders of why it is so valuable to enjoy, rather than fear, not knowing,
embracing it as an integral and necessary component of thinking and learning.

The session will illustrate the value of launching the academic year with a dedicated JONK
Learning to Learn Week, during which the children are equipped with all the tools, strategies
and characteristics that ensures that they are all then able to succeed whenever they are
faced with uncertainty, when they are in a position of not knowing and when they find things
difficult or unexpectedly challenging during the year and then throughout their lives.

Publications
Start Thinking (Imaginative Minds, 2005)
The Joy of Not Knowing (Routledge, 2020)

On the Web:
https://www.jonklearning.co.uk

Speakers
avatar for Marcelo Staricoff

Marcelo Staricoff

Author and Consultant, JONK Thinking and Learning Ltd
Creator of the 'Joy of Not Knowing' (JONK), founder and director of JONKTL after a career as a Primary Teacher and Headteacher. Author of 'Start Thinking' and the forthcoming 'Joy of Not Knowing' books. Consultant, Associate Lecturer at the University of Sussex, Fellow of the Chartered... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Powerful Methods for Developing Relationships as the Foundation for Engagement, Motivation and Achievement
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

Our mission at Reach Academics is to spotlight and codify the central importance of human relationships in schools. The session highlights research, ideas and inspiration to leverage the power of relationships to supercharge teaching and learning and the school community.

Using the book Time to Teach: Time to Reach as core material, we align with schools to help everyone thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Nat Damon

Nat Damon

Founding Director, Reach Academics



Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Using Art in the Mathematics Classroom
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

Using Art in the Mathematics Classroom: This session will outline some of the pedagogical benefits of using mathematical art activities in the KS2, 3, or 4 mathematics classroom. Participants will be introduced to a selection of ready-made lesson resources and will look at ways of using these resources to maximise engagement, encourage creative problem solving, and support learning across different areas of the maths curriculum. Finally, there will be the opportunity to explore one activity in more depth and engage in some hands-on mathematical art-making. No prior experience necessary!


Speakers
avatar for Clarissa Grandi

Clarissa Grandi

Teacher, Author, Speaker, Thurston Community College / Artful Maths
Clarissa is STEM Faculty Lead Practitioner at Thurston Community College in Suffolk, and has previous experience as an AST and whole-school Teaching and Learning Lead. As an accredited NCETM Level 3 PD Lead, she has led work groups on behalf of both the Cambridge and the Angles Maths... Read More →



Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Creating Agile and Resilient Minds: Activating Physical Skill From an Early Age to Fully Develop the Brain
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

Creating Agile and Resilient Minds: Activating Physical Skill From an Early Age to Fully Develop the Brain.

Supporting Web links:

TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVcZZ0s48Zs

Motor sensory integration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCBXYIM-OuA&t=27s

Sound processing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW3_IHTI5iI&t=130s

Moderators
avatar for Danny Burton

Danny Burton

National Secondary School Lead, Youth Sport Trust

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Davies

Charlotte Davies

Education Consultant
Having spoken in China, France and Poland, Charlotte specialises in motor sensory integration, enabling children to learn efficiently and behave calmly.Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; qualified to NPQH level in Education; Tomatis L4 Consultant (2018); authored various papers... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Creative Thinking Through the Arts: 'The Image of the Week' National Project
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

The session will be presented jointly by Marcelo Staricoff, founder and director of JONK Thinking and Learning (JONKTL) and Philippa Aldrich, founder and director of the Michael Aldrich Foundation (MAF), an educational charity with a unique art collection rooted in the history of creativity in Brighton. JONKTL and MAF have formed a partnership to launch a national project in schools based on the JONK initiative known as the 'Image of the Week'.

The Image of the Week is currently used by schools to promote creative and critical thinking skills by presenting students with a weekly work of art, which could be anything at all; a sculpture, painting, drawing, the possibilities are limitless. The students then have all week to use the work of art as a source of inspiration for their creative thinking, critiquing the work, expressing how it makes them feel, what the artist may have been trying to portray.

The session will illustrate how the collaboration between JONKTL and MAF is taking the concept a step further. The Pilot Project that launches in the Summer Term of 2020 provides the pilot schools with the works of art to think through, all from the Michael Aldrich Foundation Collection. At the end of the term the school will then exhibit the real works of art, set up as a Gallery in their schools, curated by the student's comments of each work. All the families, students and staff will then invited to look through and enjoy the Exhibition in the evening and even meet some of the artists too. It is hoped that the Pilot Study will lead to a national programme and participants will be able to considered, if they wish for the launch of the Project in September 2020-2021. The session will provide up to date news of how the pilot study is progressing in schools in Suffolk and Norfolk.

On the web
https://www.thefutureperfectcompany.com/the-michael-aldrich-foundation/
https://www.jonklearning.co.uk

Speakers
avatar for Marcelo Staricoff

Marcelo Staricoff

Author and Consultant, JONK Thinking and Learning Ltd
Creator of the 'Joy of Not Knowing' (JONK), founder and director of JONKTL after a career as a Primary Teacher and Headteacher. Author of 'Start Thinking' and the forthcoming 'Joy of Not Knowing' books. Consultant, Associate Lecturer at the University of Sussex, Fellow of the Chartered... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Fostering Curiosity in Pursuit of Lifelong Learning
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

The engine of creativity, and foundation of life-long learning, and the bringer of pleasure and reward, curiosity is a future-proof personal and interpersonal development skill. Far from getting you into trouble, curiosity is part of a clever biological trick to help you learn.

Developing a curious disposition helps you establish lifelong learning habits, unleash your creativity, and build collaborative and innovative teams. How do you develop curiosity at an individual and team level? How can you use curiosity to nurture creativity and innovative thinking in teams? What role does curiosity play in building agility into your team and problem-solving processes?

This short masterclass introduces tools, tips and techniques for redeveloping curiosity at an individual level and using curiosity in teams to achieve unique opportunities of growth and development.

Things we will cover:

• What is curiosity & where does it come from?
• What are the benefits to an individual and a team?
• Removing barriers to individual curiosity
• Developing a disposition to be curious
• Developing team curiosity & agility through tools and techniques
• Workplace Agility & Curiosity
• Curiosity in action

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Pearson MBE

Alexandra Pearson MBE

Director / Lecturer in Management, The Yurt Academy / University of Sussex Business School
Alex lived and worked in China for 25 years where she established several businesses and organisations, including one of the “Top Ten Bookshops in the World” and China’s largest Literary Festival, a theatre company, an outdoor management training company and a leadership training... Read More →



Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Getting to the Heart of a Well School / Active in Mind: Mental Health Interventions Through Physical Activity
This evidence-led, session explores good practice and provides resources for the use of movement and physical activity to support young people with their mental health and wellbeing.

- What is the Youth Sport Trust's 'Active in Mind' project?
- What evidence is out there that supports using Physical Activity as an intervention? Or that Physical Activity can have a positive impact on whole-school outcomes?
- What are the future developments for this project?

Danny also signposts resources that can help you to make positive change, or reinforce your existing practice.


Speakers
avatar for Danny Burton

Danny Burton

National Secondary School Lead, Youth Sport Trust

Partners
avatar for Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust

We are a national children's charity passionate about creating a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport.We are on a mission to pioneer new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and give them a brighter future.




Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Getting to the Heart of a Well School: Ali Oliver
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

Ali will take an evidence led but heartfelt look how schools can be hopeful about being, or becoming a 'well school'.

Whilst Ali and the team at the Youth Sport Trust are passionate about sport - it's the focus on the impact of movement, activity, psychology and emotional support that makes their work so effective.

Productivity, wellbeing, happiness and resilience are characteristics that all organisations strive for - so, it makes sense to reflect and identify what it is that's at the heart of a well school.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Oliver

Ali Oliver

Chief Executive Officer, Youth Sport Trust
Ali is the Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust, an independent charity devoted to building a brighter future for young people through the power of sport. Ali joined the Youth Sport Trust in 2004 as a member of the senior leadership team and became the CEO in 2016. Prior to this... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
Channel 3: Building Culture

TBA

QR-code your library
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

A short workshop to show teachers how to create QR codes for their library books. These QR codes will allow pupils to enable books to be read to them using a device at home, or by listening to the review of a book in the library.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Templeton

Nick Templeton

Primary Lead for Suffolk Computing Hub, West Suffolk College Suffolk Computing Hub
Nick was a headteacher in a middle school and a lead OFSTED inspector. He now works for West Suffolk College as the primary lead for the Suffolk Computing Hub. He is also a Subject Matter Expert for computing and an EdTech Demonstrator.


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Successful Difficult Conversations: The Single Biggest Mistake and How to Avoid It / Why Culture is Critical For Excellence
A double session with the brilliant Sonia Gill - educator, consultant and author.

Sonia has helped many schools develop their powerful vision and she will be sharing her insight gained from many years of involvement with dozens of schools, trusts and organisations.

An introduction and context by Sonia, followed by
  • Why a vision and values are necessary to move from good to great
  • Why visions go wrong
  • How to get your vision working
  • The impact a powerful vision has
  • The importance of values in creating a high performing culture

Resources or further reading:

Twitter
LinkedIn
Blog


Speakers
avatar for David Gower

David Gower

Assistant Headteacher, International School Breckland
avatar for Sonia Gill

Sonia Gill

CEO, Education and Leadership Coach, Heads Up
Sonia Gill is one of the UK’s leading educational coaches and her leadership expertise helps Head Teachers create cultures of excellence which transform the education experience for their children.Sonia is the author of 2 number 1 ranked Amazon books (Successful Difficult Conversations... Read More →



Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
Channel 3: Building Culture

TBA

Teaching: Ethical or Technical? (And how teacher ethics may be linked to recruitment & retention)
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

There is now lots of guidance about what ethical leadership in education means and I have been exploring what it means to be an ethical teacher in the classroom. Do teachers recognise and acknowledge their own ethical values that they bring into their classroom every day? What ethical values do teachers use to guide their own daily practice and how does it affect their decision making? Are their opportunities for teachers to discuss their own ethical views with other colleagues and discuss the similarities and differences between approaches and views?

This session will provide the opportunity to reflect and discuss ethical values in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Sida-Nicholls

Kate Sida-Nicholls

Course Leader for ITE Programme, Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT
Kate was an English teacher for eighteen years in secondary schools across Suffolk. For the past eight years she has been working in ITE and is the course leader for the secondary programme for Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT. She is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College and has published... Read More →



Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

The Joy of Knowing More Than One Language: Bilingual Thinking in Multicultural Classrooms
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

The session will focus on how the Joy of Not Knowing (JONK) philosophy of education and of school leadership uses a learning to learn approach to the curriculum that instills, in all pupils, a love of learning and of thinking creatively, critically and philosophically.

The session will demonstrate how the JONK approach embraces the international and multicultural aspects that every individual brings to the classroom and uses this to promote the ability for students to think creatively and problem solve using aspects of all the languages they speak or have knowledge of. It has been shown that if students are able to use more than one language to think through a process they benefit enormously from a cognitive and from a motivational perspective.

A multilingual and multicultural classroom learning environment has also been shown to benefit and enrich the experiences of all students in the class, even if they are monolingual. The session will provide participants with a number of easy to implement strategies that will enable them to create a bilingual approach to their teaching and learning routine and place the multicultural richness of the class at the heart of the curriculum and classroom ethos.

Publications
Start Thinking (Imaginative Minds, 2005)
The Joy of Not Knowing (Routledge, 2020, in press)

On the Web:
https://www.jonklearning.co.uk
https://www.thefutureperfectcompany.com/the-michael-aldrich-foundation/

Speakers
avatar for Marcelo Staricoff

Marcelo Staricoff

Author and Consultant, JONK Thinking and Learning Ltd
Creator of the 'Joy of Not Knowing' (JONK), founder and director of JONKTL after a career as a Primary Teacher and Headteacher. Author of 'Start Thinking' and the forthcoming 'Joy of Not Knowing' books. Consultant, Associate Lecturer at the University of Sussex, Fellow of the Chartered... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

The Unexpected Reality of Wellbeing: 'Avoiding a Mental Health Pandemic'
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

Evidence Led Insight From a Clinical Psychology Perspective. What's been learnt from recent experiences, and how can the education system develop a longer term approach to wellness and mental health for students.

We are delighted to welcome Beth and her team who bring vital insight, updates and an approach to mental health that is relevant in contexts across the world.

This article frames the current situation, and, with mental health being such a vital core of a functioning society, this will be one of a selection of sessions that focuses specifically on Covid-19 and the impact it has had, and is likely to have: https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/young-people-mental-health-coronavirus-suffolk-1-6761317

There are a few unexpected outcomes from recent times - one being some issues that may  easily be overlooked in the drive to get back to business. The reality that many students and staff are becoming  more, not less anxious about being in the school environment (and not just because of the virus).

"While the coronavirus pandemic has made existing mental health issues worse for some young people due to the lack of routine, isolation and loneliness, for others anxiety connected to school has been eased."

Dr Mosley said by developing “psychological flexibility,” with the support of good role models, it could enable youngsters to “focus on what they can do, rather than what they have lost and can’t do”.
“But it is natural for them to have that bereavement response, and that’s okay. They are not going to be stuck here forever,”


"Dr Beth Mosley, a psychologist who specialises in working with young people, said referrals to the Suffolk Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub were increasing because of “anticipatory anxiety” over going back to school in September."

"The number of referrals of young people to NSFT in Suffolk over the lockdown period of March to June was actually lower than the same period last year (by 1,053 referrals), which Dr Mosley said could be due to families not taking issues to GPs or a fall in school-based anxiety."

“And we know from really solid research that connection with others is so fundamental to emotional development and brain development,” 

An example of one county's support package:

Dr Mosley said: “The Psychology in Schools Team and other Suffolk services will be working together to provide a package of support to all Suffolk parents, schools and young people around how to cope with and respond to the anxiety that many young people and families will be feeling about returning to school.

“This will include information leaflets, podcasts, pre-recorded training for school staff, assembly and lesson plans that schools can run for students who may be struggling in the first term back.”

Speakers
avatar for Dr Beth Mosley

Dr Beth Mosley

Clinical Psychologist, Thurston Community College (NSFT)
Nationally, there has been a sharp rise in reported levels of anxiety and stress in school-aged children and there is an estimated three children in every classroom that has an active mental health condition. One in four school-aged children is experiencing emotional distress at any... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
Channel 3: Building Culture

TBA

7 Strategies to Drastically Boost Online Safety
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

With online safety never being far from a teacher's mind, Hamish shares success stories of positive engagement, and signposts some of the best free resources available for schools.

Participants will also leave with a toolkit of ideas and practical approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Hamish Mackenzie

Hamish Mackenzie

Founder, DRUK (Digital Resilience UK)
Hamish Mackenzie is a senior leader specialising in digital learning with in the UK education sector. He has experience in state, independent and special education, with his most recent role being Director of Digital Strategy at The Royal Hospital School, a large independent school... Read More →

Partners

Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Human Intelligence in Leadership
From Wednesday 26 August onwards into September, we are busily editing and uploading recorded On Demand content. Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you informed as each is available and for how long.

Human Intelligence in leadership

With an overwhelming drive by businesses large and small to invest in technology, leadership is now more than ever about nurturing the human capacities within organisations. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithms and data analysis are streamlining processes, simplifying procedures. But they are doing so across the board.

Competitive advantage now lies in the human sphere of curiosity, creativity and connectedness. Curiosity drives leaders to do the right thing, to listen with empathy, to uncover the details that make an organisational difference. Creativity is born of the collision of ideas and requires leadership that encourages collaboration and cross sector fertilisation.

And if people are change, and the pace of change is reliant of the quality of the relationship between people, then leadership is the art of nurturing those connections.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Pearson MBE

Alexandra Pearson MBE

Director / Lecturer in Management, The Yurt Academy / University of Sussex Business School
Alex lived and worked in China for 25 years where she established several businesses and organisations, including one of the “Top Ten Bookshops in the World” and China’s largest Literary Festival, a theatre company, an outdoor management training company and a leadership training... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

16:00 BST

KPJR Global Triple Documentary Showcase: Resilience / Paper Tigers / The Big Picture

REGISTRATION FOR THIS HAS NOW CLOSED.

However...

We have gained special permission to share the link to the showcase, thanks to the kind people at KPJR films - for anyone who missed the sign up window.

It means we have to share your information with KPJR. So, we will share the link in good faith here, but please send me a direct email to robwalden@rweducation.org confirming that you're happy for me to send your name, email, country and organisation to KPJR Films for their records. (We are not allowed to create a separate form for this as part of our licence agreement).

Please also ensure that you don't share the link publicly. If you wish to share with trusted colleagues, you may do that - but please ensure that we receive permission to share the details, and that you ask them kindly NOT to share the link (significant problems can arise with licensing if we are responsible for leaking the film showcase publicly).

Thank you, and I hope that helps!

Best wishes,

Rob Walden

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RESILIENCE 
"THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS"

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.

While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

This screening will be instantly available over a set period of time, so you don't need to miss anything else to catch it!

PAPER TIGERS
More than two decades ago, two respected researchers, clinical physician Dr. Vincent Felitti and CDC epidemiologist Robert Anda, published the game-changing Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. It revealed a troubling but irrefutable phenomenon: the more traumatic experiences the respondents had as children (such as physical and emotional abuse and neglect), the more likely they were to develop health problems later in life—problems such as cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. To complicate matters, there was also a troubling correlation between adverse childhood experiences and prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse, unprotected sex, and poor diet. Combined, the results of the study painted a staggering portrait of the price our children are paying for growing up in unsafe environments, all the while adding fuel to the fire of some of society’s greatest challenges.

However, this very same study contains the seed of hope: all of the above-mentioned risk factors—behavioral as well as physiological—can be offset by the presence of one dependable and caring adult. It doesn’t need to be the mother or the father. It doesn’t even need to be a close or distant relative.
More often than not, that stable, caring adult is a teacher.

It is here, at the crossroads of at-risk teens and trauma-informed care, that Paper Tigers takes root. Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?

In search of clear and honest answers, Paper Tigers hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of Paper Tigers offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the spectre of a hard childhood.
Against the harsh reality of truancy, poor grades, emotional pain, and physical violence, answers begin to emerge. The answers do not come easily. Nor can one simply deduce a one-size-fits-all solution to a trauma-informed education. But there is no denying something both subtle and powerful at work between teacher and student alike: the quiet persistence of love.

THE BIG PICTURE
A dyslexic high school student pursues admission to a leading college – a challenge for a boy who didn’t learn to read until 4th grade. Additional accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders at the top of their fields, help us to understand that dyslexia, a persistent problem with learning to read, can be as great a gift as it sometimes is an obstacle.



Speakers
avatar for KPJR Films

KPJR Films

We confront society's hidden challenges. And we honour those that fight them. One story at a time.KAREN PRITZKERExecutive ProducerKaren Pritzker is an editor, film producer and co-founder of KPJR films. She has executive produced three documentary films: The Big Picture: Rethinking... Read More →
avatar for Karen Pritzker

Karen Pritzker

Editor & Executive Producer, KPJR Films
Karen Pritzker is an editor, film producer and co-founder of KPJR films. She has executive produced three documentary films: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, Paper Tigers, and Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope. Pritzker also serves as President of the... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Waymer

Lynn Waymer

Vice President, Communications and Community Engagement, KPJR Films
Lynn Waymer directs development and execution of communications and community engagement strategies. Formerly director of distribution for HBO, she’s created local, national and global marketing campaigns, community partnerships and screening events for KPJR Films including: The... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 16:00 - Friday August 28, 2020 11:59 BST
On Demand Channel

16:00 BST

Paper Tigers: One High School's Unlikely Success Story

REGISTRATION FOR THIS HAS NOW CLOSED.

However...

We have gained special permission to share the link to the showcase, thanks to the kind people at KPJR films - for anyone who missed the sign up window.

It means we have to share your information with KPJR. So, we will share the link in good faith here (and at the bottom of this description), but please send me a direct email to robwalden@rweducation.org confirming that you're happy for me to send your name, email, country and organisation to KPJR Films for their records. (We are not allowed to create a separate form for this as part of our licence agreement).

Please also ensure that you don't share the link publicly. If you wish to share with trusted colleagues, you may do that - but please ensure that we receive permission to share the details, and that you ask them kindly NOT to share the link (significant problems can arise with licensing if we are responsible for leaking the film showcase publicly).

Thank you, and I hope that helps!

Best wishes,

Rob Walden

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This film is part of an exclusive showcase of three films. If you sign up for this one, you'll get access to the others.

More than two decades ago, two respected researchers, clinical physician Dr. Vincent Felitti and CDC epidemiologist Robert Anda, published the game-changing Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. It revealed a troubling but irrefutable phenomenon: the more traumatic experiences the respondents had as children (such as physical and emotional abuse and neglect), the more likely they were to develop health problems later in life—problems such as cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. To complicate matters, there was also a troubling correlation between adverse childhood experiences and prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse, unprotected sex, and poor diet. Combined, the results of the study painted a staggering portrait of the price our children are paying for growing up in unsafe environments, all the while adding fuel to the fire of some of society’s greatest challenges.

However, this very same study contains the seed of hope: all of the above-mentioned risk factors—behavioral as well as physiological—can be offset by the presence of one dependable and caring adult. It doesn’t need to be the mother or the father. It doesn’t even need to be a close or distant relative.
More often than not, that stable, caring adult is a teacher.

It is here, at the crossroads of at-risk teens and trauma-informed care, that Paper Tigers takes root. Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?

In search of clear and honest answers, Paper Tigers hinges on a remarkable collaboration between subject and filmmaker. Armed with their own cameras and their own voices, the teens of Paper Tigers offer raw but valuable insight into the hearts and minds of teens pushing back against the spectre of a hard childhood.
Against the harsh reality of truancy, poor grades, emotional pain, and physical violence, answers begin to emerge. The answers do not come easily. Nor can one simply deduce a one-size-fits-all solution to a trauma-informed education. But there is no denying something both subtle and powerful at work between teacher and student alike: the quiet persistence of love.

Click here to register for all three of the KPJR documentary screenings

Speakers
avatar for KPJR Films

KPJR Films

We confront society's hidden challenges. And we honour those that fight them. One story at a time.KAREN PRITZKERExecutive ProducerKaren Pritzker is an editor, film producer and co-founder of KPJR films. She has executive produced three documentary films: The Big Picture: Rethinking... Read More →
avatar for Karen Pritzker

Karen Pritzker

Editor & Executive Producer, KPJR Films
Karen Pritzker is an editor, film producer and co-founder of KPJR films. She has executive produced three documentary films: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, Paper Tigers, and Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope. Pritzker also serves as President of the... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Waymer

Lynn Waymer

Vice President, Communications and Community Engagement, KPJR Films
Lynn Waymer directs development and execution of communications and community engagement strategies. Formerly director of distribution for HBO, she’s created local, national and global marketing campaigns, community partnerships and screening events for KPJR Films including: The... Read More →



Wednesday August 26, 2020 16:00 - Friday August 28, 2020 11:59 BST
On Demand Channel

16:00 BST

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

REGISTRATION FOR THIS HAS NOW CLOSED.

However...

We have gained special permission to share the link to the showcase, thanks to the kind people at KPJR films - for anyone who missed the sign up window.

It means we have to share your information with KPJR. So, we will share the link in good faith here, but please send me a direct email to robwalden@rweducation.org confirming that you're happy for me to send your name, email, country and organisation to KPJR Films for their records. (We are not allowed to create a separate form for this as part of our licence agreement).

Please also ensure that you don't share the link publicly. If you wish to share with trusted colleagues, you may do that - but please ensure that we receive permission to share the details, and that you ask them kindly NOT to share the link (significant problems can arise with licensing if we are responsible for leaking the film showcase publicly).

Thank you, and I hope that helps!

Best wishes,

Rob Walden

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This film is part of an exclusive showcase of three films. If you sign up for this one, you'll get access to the others.

NOTE: If you find that the KPJR form (at the bottom of this description) is blocked by your browser security (e.g. in a school with tight web security), don't worry! By choosing this session on your personal schedule, you give us permission to share your email address with KPJR Directly - and they will send you a link to access the showcase.


A dyslexic high school student pursues admission to a leading college – a challenge for a boy who didn’t learn to read until 4th grade. Additional accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders at the top of their fields, help us to understand that dyslexia, a persistent problem with learning to read, can be as great a gift as it sometimes is an obstacle.

Speakers
avatar for KPJR Films

KPJR Films

We confront society's hidden challenges. And we honour those that fight them. One story at a time.KAREN PRITZKERExecutive ProducerKaren Pritzker is an editor, film producer and co-founder of KPJR films. She has executive produced three documentary films: The Big Picture: Rethinking... Read More →
avatar for Karen Pritzker

Karen Pritzker

Editor & Executive Producer, KPJR Films
Karen Pritzker is an editor, film producer and co-founder of KPJR films. She has executive produced three documentary films: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, Paper Tigers, and Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope. Pritzker also serves as President of the... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Waymer

Lynn Waymer

Vice President, Communications and Community Engagement, KPJR Films
Lynn Waymer directs development and execution of communications and community engagement strategies. Formerly director of distribution for HBO, she’s created local, national and global marketing campaigns, community partnerships and screening events for KPJR Films including: The... Read More →



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