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Tuesday, August 25
 

TBA

Are We Ready Yet? - Identifying The Tools That Can Help The Next Phase of Blended Learning
Another one of the few sessions that are largely focused on the recent experiences of the pandemic, 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 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 →



Tuesday August 25, 2020 TBA

TBA

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


Tuesday August 25, 2020 TBA
Channel 3: Building Culture

09:30

Welcome: 8 Outcomes that will Shape The World
Mini-Keynote introducing the Pearson Global Learner Survey

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Rampersaud

Cindy Rampersaud

Senior Vice President, Pearson - BTEC & Apprenticeships
Cindy is currently SVP – BTEC and Apprenticeships at Pearson and is responsible for the development of all Pearson’s UK technical, vocational and apprenticeship qualifications delivered by Colleges, Private Training Providers and Employers. Cindy moved into the education sector... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

The World's Learning CompanyOur companyWe’re the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 09:30 - 09:45
On All Channels

09:45

Geoff Barton: Welcome Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton

General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)


Tuesday August 25, 2020 09:45 - 10:00
On All Channels

10:00

Ofsted's Role in Supporting Leaders: Update and Q&A with Sean Harford, National Director
An exclusive update from Sean Harford, National Director on the Autumn Inspections (and more...), Ofsted

Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:00 - 10:25
On All Channels

10:00

Building Digital Resilience, Skills and Wellbeing in Students and Staff
What are, and how can we develop the soft skills that put children at the centre and blend human skills in a technological world?

Hamish will set the scene with an overview of the issues and rationale for the importance of building a 'Digitally Resilient Institution' - followed by a discussion with people involved in technology from an industry and education perspective.

Speakers
avatar for JiaJia Wang

JiaJia Wang

Director of Business Development, RoboBrain
Mother of two young boys, Jiajia holds a BSc in Economics from University College London, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP). With rich experience in the commercial sector, she has led a number of positions in financial institutions including Citigroup, Barclays Capital... Read More →
avatar for Hamish  Mackenzie

Hamish Mackenzie

Director, Digital Resilience UK
Hamish is a Lead Practitioner teacher and senior leader specialising in digital learning. He has experience in state, independent and special education and is currently Director of Digital Strategy at The Royal Hospital School. Hamish is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified... Read More →

Partners

Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:00 - 10:25
Channel 2: Blended Learning

10:00

Why Culture is Critical For Excellence: The Key Ingredients For Success
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 Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond

Senior Director of Learning and Community, Discovery Education
A professional educator, with over twenty years' experience in teaching and school leadership across both the maintained and independent sectors in UK, having served as a Class Teacher, Director of Studies, Housemaster, Director of Teaching & Learning, Director of Research & Innovation... Read More →
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 →



Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:00 - 10:25
Channel 3: Building Culture

10:25

Five of the World's Most Common Challenges - and How the World Is Responding
What on Earth Is Going On!? The World is Changing - 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 who brings a 'finger on the pulse' snapshot of what's been happening around the world - but importantly - where is the world could be going from here on in!

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton

General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)


Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:25 - 10:50
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

10:25

Building Creativity & Curiosity into Curriculum for Motivation and Critical Thinking
This discussion will promote the consideration of existing school practices, and an exploration of ways to embed creative learning and curiosity in individual lessons and across the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond

Senior Director of Learning and Community, Discovery Education
A professional educator, with over twenty years' experience in teaching and school leadership across both the maintained and independent sectors in UK, having served as a Class Teacher, Director of Studies, Housemaster, Director of Teaching & Learning, Director of Research & Innovation... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Kate Hopewell

Kate Hopewell

Drama, Oracy and Creative Learning Specialist, Novel Education
Kate Hopewell is a Drama, Oracy and Creative Learning Consultant who as a fully qualified teacher worked across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2, using drama and other creative learning methods to remove barriers to learning for the young people she worked with.  Rated as an outstanding class... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 10:25 - 10:50
Channel 3: Building Culture

11:00

Successful Difficult Conversations: The Single Biggest Mistake and How to Avoid It
The review of her book we've posted here is a small litmus test that indicates how sought after and well-renowned her skills are. We're delighted to welcome Sonia back - this time to support a global audience.

Sonia will begin with an overview of 'The Single Biggest Mistake....' followed by what we hope won't be too difficult a conversation for Sonia as she's grilled by Geoff Barton! (General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders).



Speakers
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 →



Tuesday August 25, 2020 11:00 - 11:25
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

11:00

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 high-end 'tech talk', to drill down to some simple, practical things educators can do to:

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

Each speaker will introduce a specific area of Ai ethics they deal with on a day-to-day basis for around a minute each, followed by a searching discussion led by edtech expert Hamish Mackenzie.

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/how is AI being used (or anticipated to be used) in education?
  • Why do we need to think carefully about the ethical implications of AI in Education? 
  • How could learners benefit if AI is utilised ethically? What harms could befall them is AI is not used ethically?
  • What can be done to steer things in the right direction, and achieve the best outcomes for learners?

Speakers
avatar for JiaJia Wang

JiaJia Wang

Director of Business Development, RoboBrain
Mother of two young boys, Jiajia holds a BSc in Economics from University College London, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP). With rich experience in the commercial sector, she has led a number of positions in financial institutions including Citigroup, Barclays Capital... 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 →
avatar for Hamish  Mackenzie

Hamish Mackenzie

Director, Digital Resilience UK
Hamish is a Lead Practitioner teacher and senior leader specialising in digital learning. He has experience in state, independent and special education and is currently Director of Digital Strategy at The Royal Hospital School. Hamish is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified... Read More →
avatar for Elena Sinel

Elena Sinel

Founder, Teens in AI & Acorn Aspirations, Teens in AI & Acorn Aspirations
Elena Sinel is an award-winning social entrepreneur on a mission to revolutionise education across the globe. Having spent 10 years travelling, volunteering and working in some of the most deprived and corrupt places in the world: Uzbekistan, where she grew up, the Balkans, Ethiopia... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 11:00 - 11:25
Channel 2: Blended Learning

11:00

Teacher Wellbeing and Empowerment
The deep-down-things that really matter in a child’s personal development are, at last, being viewed more clearly and valued more deeply. Such attitudes and behaviours are difficult to teach in the conventional sense, but they can be modelled by the adults in a school – provided those adults themselves feel empowered and resilient. Attrition rates in teaching suggest that a great many do not.

Before countless more teachers leave the profession, it’s time to rethink how we support and empower them to become ‘model learners’ for their students. Just as effective teaching considers the whole child, so effective professional development must consider the whole teacher, their health and well-being as well as their knowledge and skills.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hammond

Andrew Hammond

Senior Director of Learning and Community, Discovery Education
A professional educator, with over twenty years' experience in teaching and school leadership across both the maintained and independent sectors in UK, having served as a Class Teacher, Director of Studies, Housemaster, Director of Teaching & Learning, Director of Research & Innovation... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 11:00 - 11:25
Channel 3: Building Culture

12:00

Exams Without Exams: An Insight Into a Preschool in Australia That's 'Given up Exams'
"It seems that teachers really don’t like exams? What if I provided an alternative template that gave a holistic approach to educational assessment? Would you use it?"  A quote from a LinkedIn post by Gavin Mccormack, a Principal who has been nominated for 'Principal of the Year' in. Australia.

So what's happening in Gavin's sphere of influence? And can we draw from this insight to start looking at alternative frameworks for accountability of student performance?

Moderators
avatar for Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton

General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Mccormack

Gavin Mccormack

Principal, Farmhouse Montessori
Montessori education is an education that caters for the whole child, emotionally, socially and academically. At Farmhouse Montessori, we strive to understand, observe and direct children as they navigate their way through the hurdles of life, towards their full potential. As teachers... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 12:00 - 12:10
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

12:10

Project Based Learning: Successful Models from Shanghai and the USA
Daniel has a rich background in Project Based Learning (PBL) in the USA and Shanghai, China. The diversity of student abilities and cultures drawn from the whole of China is unique, and has led to a successful, long-standing curriculum that blended study in the USA with study in Shanghai.

Daniel's methods have often provided a focus for students who are capable of academic work, but find exams extremely challenging for a range of reasons.

This session will provide a small snapshot into the world of PBL and associated methods of accreditation in a country where good exam results are generally seen by parents as a necessary pressure.

In this session, we aim to draw out:

  • How to be more confident in implementing PBL
  • How PBL and associated methodology can maintain rigour whilst increasing motivation and engagement
  • How difficult or easy is PBL accountability and accreditation to 'get right'
  • How methods such as these could feed into discussions that may shape the future of exams

Moderators
avatar for Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton

General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Grover

Daniel Grover

Deputy Head, Head of Curriculum, Director of Study, Shanghai United International School
Daniel is a School Principal, STEM Teacher and a 'hands on' expert in the development of Project Based Learning and Assessment Methods. Originally from The USA, Daniel now resides in Shanghai China and leads a highly successful cohort of staff and students, offering alternative methods... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 12:10 - 12:20
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

12:20

The Future of Exams: Can Assessment Models From Other Countries Help Discover a New Path?
This discussion is linked to the two presentations prior to this session - where Gavin and Daniel offer insight into their respective methods, ideas and philosophies of accountability for students in education.

Moderators
avatar for Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton

General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Mccormack

Gavin Mccormack

Principal, Farmhouse Montessori
Montessori education is an education that caters for the whole child, emotionally, socially and academically. At Farmhouse Montessori, we strive to understand, observe and direct children as they navigate their way through the hurdles of life, towards their full potential. As teachers... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Grover

Daniel Grover

Deputy Head, Head of Curriculum, Director of Study, Shanghai United International School
Daniel is a School Principal, STEM Teacher and a 'hands on' expert in the development of Project Based Learning and Assessment Methods. Originally from The USA, Daniel now resides in Shanghai China and leads a highly successful cohort of staff and students, offering alternative methods... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 12:20 - 12:50
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

12:30

The Unexpected Reality of Wellbeing: 'Avoiding a Mental Health Pandemic'
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.”

Moderators
avatar for Andy Yacoub

Andy Yacoub

CEO, Healthwatch Suffolk
Andy is a self-motivated and experienced senior manager with proven leadership, transformation and problem solving skills. His integrity and approach to the management of systems and leadership of people consistently brings about efficiency and effectiveness through a motivated and... Read More →

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 →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 12:30 - 12:55
Channel 3: Building Culture

13:00

Getting to the Heart of a Well School: Ali Oliver
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.

Moderators
avatar for Danny Burton

Danny Burton

National Secondary School Lead, Youth Sport Trust

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 →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 13:00 - 13:10
On All Channels

13:10

Getting to the Heart of a Well School: Discussion
This discussion will make reference to Ali Oliver's mini-keynote, but will go further in helping to understand the practical, evidence led impact of activity, exercise and student leadership on resilience.

  • What can schools practically do to support the vision of a 'well school'
  • How can we break perceptions that being physically healthy is all about sport and competition?
  • What are the potential benefits and challenges around 'catch up' academic interventions?
  • How is it possible to embrace non-acedemic subjects such as the Arts, PE, PSHE, Citizenship etc. at a time when technology and academic learning feel like they're defining the future f

Moderators
avatar for Rob Walden

Rob Walden

Director, Real World Education Group

Speakers
avatar for Danny Burton

Danny Burton

National Secondary School Lead, Youth Sport Trust


Tuesday August 25, 2020 13:10 - 13:20
Channel 3: Building Culture

13:10

Unconscious Bias in Leadership: How Aware Are You of Unconscious Bias in Decision Making?
Mini-Keynote followed by a Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Darren Meitiner-Harvey

Darren Meitiner-Harvey

Assistant Headteacher, Felixtowe Academy
Assistant Headteacher with a background teaching Media studies as well as working in the media industry.


Tuesday August 25, 2020 13:10 - 13:35
Channel 3: Building Culture

13:10

Online Teaching Methods
Moderators
avatar for Rob Walden

Rob Walden

Director, Real World Education Group

Speakers
avatar for Serdar Ferit

Serdar Ferit

Founder, Lyfta - Let the World Come to You
Serdar Ferit is Co-CEO and creative director of Lyfta, where he draws from his experiences as an award-winning film-maker, digital experience designer and teacher.Lyfta works with around 500 schools in the UK, bringing 360 degree documentary storyworlds to the classroom as a tool... 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 13:10 - 13:45
Channel 2: Blended Learning

13:25

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.




Tuesday August 25, 2020 13:25 - 13:50
Channel 3: Building Culture

14:00

Governance: The Importance of Diversity (Mini-keynote)
Drawing on the AOCs work on the impact of diversity in governance, this session aims to do two things:

1) Make a case for the importance of diversity that can be used by leaders to influence decision-making and curation of governance

2) Explore some of the practical mechanisms that can help to increase and improve diversity in governance

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Clifford

Hilary Clifford

Area Director - East of England, Association of Colleges


Tuesday August 25, 2020 14:00 - 14:10
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

14:10

Governance: The Importance of Diversity (Discussion)
Leading on from the AOC's opening mini-keynote, this discussion will get to grips with some of the realities of the challenge, and draw out some practical recommendations to support development.

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Clifford

Hilary Clifford

Area Director - East of England, Association of Colleges


Tuesday August 25, 2020 14:10 - 14:25
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

15:00

Classroom Yoga and Other Strategies for Taking Control of Your and Your Students' Daily Wellbeing (Practical Session)
1) Classroom Yoga, techniques and strategies for the office or school setting
2) Discussion around 'what to do about wellbeing' for teachers and students

Speakers
avatar for Carole Baker

Carole Baker

Schools Wellness Advisor and Yoga teacher
Founder of "the self-centre" a yoga and wellness centre, Carole now teaches Yoga and runs Private sessions and Wellness Workshops in Schools and Companies. She has endless enthusiasm for enlightening people to learn how to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 15:00 - 15:15
On All Channels

15:10

How Do We End Racism? Practical Ways to Move Forwards
The subject is too big to cover all areas in detail, but this extended sessions aims to stimulate conversation around the practical things that can be done to support allyship and anti-racism, and to signpost resources and support.

Part 1: Diversity in Leadership

Making a commitment
What policy, charters and frameworks are out there to help make a commitment to change?

Who's responsibility is it?
Is there a risk that tackling racial inequality falls mainly shoulders of leaders of black and ethnic heritage or race?

'Allyship' and anti-racism
What do these terms mean, and how can people become an ally or an anti-racist?

The place for data
Data can be open to interpretation or difficult to access. How can we change this?

Positive Action
How do we implement positive action to support genuine equal opportunity, within a meritocratic career development pathway 

Unconscious Bias - 'We don't know what we don't know'
What is unconscious bias? How is the term used, and could this be helpful in tackling racism?



Part 2: Engagement and harmony in school communities


The Importance of language
How do individuals know if they are being inadvertently offensive?
How can people navigate the diverse range of terms and slogans associated with the subject of racism?

Confidence to engage
What can be done to help young people engage confidently with people from different cultures and heritage?

The role of performance, music, film, social media and gaming in the emerging generation's perception of race
What can be done to ensure positive, balanced outlooks against a backdrop of powerful media messages

Moderators
avatar for Rob Walden

Rob Walden

Director, Real World Education Group

Speakers
avatar for Stacey A. Gordon, MBA

Stacey A. Gordon, MBA

Diversity, Inclusion & Career Strategist, Rework Work
Stacey A. Gordon is an innovative human capital strategist whose mission is to reduce bias in global talent acquisition and management. To that end, Stacey offers diversity, inclusion and career related online courses which have been viewed more than 1 million times.She was recognized... Read More →
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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 →
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Obie Matin

Ambassador, British Council & English Teacher in Brixton
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Penny Rabiger

Director of Engagement, Lyfta


Tuesday August 25, 2020 15:10 - 15:55
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

15:15

Neurodiversity: When Does Inclusion Become Divisive, and How Can We Create True Inclusion?
Annie unpicks some key issues in how sometimes, with the best intentions, educators may unwittingly create further difficulties whilst seemingly tackling others.

Drawing on hers and her teams' vast experience, as well as research - and some innovative thinking by a school in Brunei, Annie will aim to answer....

  • What does true inclusion look like at the chalk-face?
  • What are other countries doing to support their neurodiverse student population?
  • What practical strategies can be used to support your daily work, as well as your strategy?
  • What are the common 'mistakes' people unwittingly make when supporting neurodiverse students?
  • How can an organisation change a mindset and perception of neurodiversity?




Speakers
avatar for Rob Walden

Rob Walden

Director, Real World Education Group
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Dr. Annie Clements

CEO & Autism & ADHD Specialist, Autism & ADHD Specialist
Among her many accolades, Annie has a number of achievements:Annie has over 30 years' experience and has helped at least 10,000 families. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Suffolk and runs Autism & ADHD which is Suffolk’s leading holistic Autism and ADHD service... Read More →


Tuesday August 25, 2020 15:15 - 15:35
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

15:35

Warming the Cold Spots For The Forgotten Third: A Need for Alternative Provision?
The ASCL 'Forgotten Third Paper' and the 'Warming the Cold Spots: a manifesto for future alternative provision" are two pivotal research papers that may just provide some light in a what will be some of the most challenging times for vulnerable students, their families and their school leadership.

We welcome views from ASCL, NACRO and The Centre for Social Justice on what tangible steps and frameworks can be leveraged to support real development in this perennial problem area of education.

Speakers
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Cath Murray

Alternative Provision Programme Lead, The Centre for Social Justice
Cath leads on alternative provision in the education team, looking at how to improve education for young people excluded from school or at risk of exclusion. She is the coordinator for IntegratED, a nine-partner project trialling new approaches to reducing inappropriate exclusions... Read More →
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Lisa Capper

Principal and Director of Education and Skills, NACRO
As Principal and Director of Education and Skills, she oversees all of Nacro’s Educational Services, including provision in the community and secure estate. Lisa’s previous role was Vice Principal, Schools of North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, a further education college... Read More →

Partners
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ASCL

Who we are and what we stand forThe Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is the leading professional association and trade union for all school and college leaders. We are proud to support and represent over 19,000 school and college leaders of primary, secondary and post-16... Read More →
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NACRO

We change lives by designing and delivering services to equip people with skills, advice and support to move on.
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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 15:35 - 15:50
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

16:00

Leadership Strand: Closing Words and Announcements
Speakers
avatar for Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton

General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)


Tuesday August 25, 2020 16:00 - 16:05
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership
 
Wednesday, August 26
 

TBA

7 Strategies to Drastically Boost Online Safety
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
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Hamish Mackenzie

Director, Digital Resilience UK
Hamish is a Lead Practitioner teacher and senior leader specialising in digital learning. He has experience in state, independent and special education and is currently Director of Digital Strategy at The Royal Hospital School. Hamish is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified... Read More →

Partners

Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Good Governance: The AOC's Findings to Support Good Practice
Evidence led support for colleges to help revise, refine and supercharge decision-making around governance.

(Note: Much of the content is transferrable to other school phases and contexts, but the AOCs work has largely focused on Post 16).

Moderators
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Hilary Clifford

Area Director - East of England, Association of Colleges

Partners
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Association of Colleges

About usAt the heart of every community should be a thriving college, supporting students, delivering skills, transforming communities, promoting social justice, working with employers, and growing the economy.Association of Colleges is the national voice for further education, sixth... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Human Intelligence in Leadership
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

TBA

Developing Confidence in the Classroom Using Drama, Oracy and Games
Practical ideas, tips and tricks to help teachers develop their own, and their students' confidence, engagement and motivation.

Speakers
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Kate Hopewell

Drama, Oracy and Creative Learning Specialist, Novel Education
Kate Hopewell is a Drama, Oracy and Creative Learning Consultant who as a fully qualified teacher worked across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2, using drama and other creative learning methods to remove barriers to learning for the young people she worked with.  Rated as an outstanding class... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Drama and Creativity to Unlock Literacy
An active session that will include a range of drama and creative learning activities that can be used across curriculum subjects.

These activities promote understanding, empathy, communication, class cohesion and language development, leading to high quality learning outcomes for all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Hopewell

Kate Hopewell

Drama, Oracy and Creative Learning Specialist, Novel Education
Kate Hopewell is a Drama, Oracy and Creative Learning Consultant who as a fully qualified teacher worked across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2, using drama and other creative learning methods to remove barriers to learning for the young people she worked with.  Rated as an outstanding class... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

Early Years Resilience Tracker - Measuring Progress
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
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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
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

Using Art in the Mathematics Classroom
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
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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

Adventure, Mastery and Insight – Building a Culture of Lifelong Learning
Organisations that encourage and support self-governed learning journeys, based on beliefs, values and an individual sense of purpose, offer individuals a future-focused road map that allows them not only to keep pace with change but foresee opportunity. In the short term, this converts employees into organisational activists. In the long term, it nurtures a human-centred employment system that cares to explore more than exploit.  

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

Breathe Better, Stress Less
In the Breathe Better, Stress Less masterclass, you learn how the body was designed to breathe and how your modern life and millennia-old brain have led you into bad breathing habits. Studies show that a massive 80% of people are not breathing correctly. When you speak, you breathe out, so for people whose job entails speaking all day, such as teachers, this can have an impact on your breathing pattern and therefore your tension and stress levels.

This workshop, specifically tailored to teachers, combines science, research and most importantly, easy breathing techniques, to equip teachers with the knowledge and tools they need to breathe healthily through their busy school days. In a fun, learning-by-feeling way, we master:

• How to retrain the good breathing muscles to reduce tension in the upper body and improve posture;

• How to use breath as a tool to manage your emotional state and the way you think so you’re not constantly hijacked by your thoughts and feelings;

• How to differentiate between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ stress so you don’t remain in a constant state of ‘bad’ stress;

• How to compensate for blowing off too much carbon dioxide through constant speaking;

• How to use good posture, stretches and breathing techniques to create ‘relaxation’ times throughout the working day.

The Yurt Academy
Boosting Stress Resistance at Work

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

Creative Thinking Through the Arts: 'The Image of the Week' National Project
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

Curious, Creative, Connected - Engaging Human Intelligence in Tech Driven World
We have a distinct advantage over machines. We have the ability to imagine, to dream of a future, to aspire to change and make that change happen. As machines and algorithms take over the more automatable jobs, it is imperative that we, as human beings, focus our efforts and learning opportunities on developing and harnessing the most human of skills: curiosity, creativity and the ability to connect with others.

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
Channel 1: World-Class Leadership

TBA

Fostering Curiosity in Pursuit of Lifelong Learning
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

QR-code your library
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

The Joy of Knowing More Than One Language: Bilingual Thinking in Multicultural Classrooms
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 Shakespeare Schools Festival: How is it Changing and How to Get Involved
We've changed our methods but not our core philosophy, quality of delivery and support. Take a look at how you and your organisation can get involved and enable young people to thrive.

We look forward to you joining us for an exciting new future!

Partners
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Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) is a cultural education charity, offering teacher CPD and student workshops. Our collaborative, on-your-feet approach encourages learning in a safe and creative environment.


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

What Do You Need to Be an Entrepreneur in 2020?
An Interview With David Harkin - entrepreneur and founder of 7 Billion Ideas.

Speakers
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David Harkin

CEO, 7billionideas
David Harkin is an entrepreneur, a proud TEDx speaker (with 110,000+ views of his talk) and author, who dedicates his life to connecting people with their own ideas. He does this via his ideas’ company 7billionideas, which was founded in 2012 and his international speaking engagements... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

TBA

What Does It Mean to Be an Ethical Teacher?
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

RESILIENCE: The biology of stress and the science of hope
"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!

Speakers
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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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 →



Wednesday August 26, 2020 TBA
On Demand Channel

12:25

Powerful Methods for Developing Relationships as the Foundation for Engagement, Motivation and Achievement
Research, ideas and inspiration to leverage the power of relationships to supercharge teaching and learning.

Our mission is to spotlight and codify the central importance of human relationships in schools.

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 12:25 - 12:50
Channel 3: Building Culture

14:00

Global Citizenship Through Immersive Human Stories
This session provides knowledge and insight around the stunning Lyfta digital learning platform - that transports the user around the world through 3D, immersive short documentaries and interactive features. And, this is an exclusive look at how Lyfta (a British Council funded organisation*) can provide your school with support and development - without breaking the bank!

Through pre-recorded mini-case studies and short demonstrations, you will see how to develop soft-skills, relationships, cultural awareness and personal, political and social development, by "letting the world come to you"

About Lyfta

Lyfta was founded by award-winning filmmaker couple Serdar Ferit and Paulina Tervo in 2016, with the desire to inspire future generations to make a positive impact in the world. Lyfta’s platform was created to support teachers in tackling complex themes and topics with the best tools to introduce different global phenomena in the classroom.

Lyfta is currently used in over 350 schools in the UK, Finland and the US. Our mission is to have an immersive story from every single country in the world by 2022 on our platform, accessible to a global audience.

*British Council Funding for Lyfta only extends to schools in the UK


Speakers
avatar for Penny Rabiger

Penny Rabiger

Director of Engagement, Lyfta
avatar for Serdar Ferit

Serdar Ferit

Founder, Lyfta - Let the World Come to You
Serdar Ferit is Co-CEO and creative director of Lyfta, where he draws from his experiences as an award-winning film-maker, digital experience designer and teacher.Lyfta works with around 500 schools in the UK, bringing 360 degree documentary storyworlds to the classroom as a tool... Read More →



Wednesday August 26, 2020 14:00 - 14:25
Channel 2: Blended Learning

14:20

Autism & ADHD: Signposting Where to Go For Support, Ideas and Evidence Led Practice
Annie will share her depth of knowledge in this accessible interview format - tailored to what leaders can do to support lasting, systemic development across organisations - rather than short-term 'sticking plasters'. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Annie Clements

Dr. Annie Clements

CEO & Autism & ADHD Specialist, Autism & ADHD Specialist
Among her many accolades, Annie has a number of achievements:Annie has over 30 years' experience and has helped at least 10,000 families. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Suffolk and runs Autism & ADHD which is Suffolk’s leading holistic Autism and ADHD service... Read More →


Wednesday August 26, 2020 14:20 - 14:35
Channel 2: Blended Learning
 
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