Developing sustainable professional learning models using a blended approach - Webinar

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In this webinar, Dr Jim Rogers shares his thoughts and experience on how to make the most of technology alongside expert input in the design anWhole School SENDd implementation of high-quality, sustainable, professional learning models.
 
Key messages will include:
  • ensuring accessibility

  • collaborative models: professional learning communities

  • bottom-up, practitioner-led professional learning

  • sustainability

  • implementation and impact

  • critically engaging with research and evidence

This webinar is suitable for SENCOs and Teaching & Learning Leads and will run for 60 minutes.

Webinar FAQs: https://bit.ly/300C8SH

Booking Link: https://www.cpdportal-sw.org/provider/whole-school-send/developing-sustainable-professional-learning-models-using-a-blended-approach

Speaker - Dr Jim Rogers

Dr Jim Rogers is an education specialist and leads his own educational consultancy.  Dr Rogers works regionally in the south west for the Teaching Schools Council and is currently leading on a number of initiatives supporting leadership development and school improvement across the region.  Dr Rogers is an advocate of research and evidence-informed practice, inclusive practice and also of collaboration, to ensure long-term, sustainable professional and system development.  Dr Rogers is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, and a facilitator for Education Development Trust.  Previous roles include Director of Professional Development for the White Horse Federation, Director of Plymouth Teaching School Alliance and Teaching and Educational Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, following a career teaching in secondary schools.

Temporary Continuity Direction – New legal requirement

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A new legal requirement for schools to provide remote learning comes into force on 22nd October.DFE Logo

An explanatory note for this requirement can be found here.

  • The Direction comes into force 22nd October 2020 and will last until the end of the academic year (unless revoked).
  • It applies to community schools, community special schools, foundation schools, foundation special schools, voluntary schools, pupil referral units, non-maintained special schools, Academy schools and alternative provision Academies
  • Schools must provide remote education for classes, groups or individual pupils who are self-isolating, or where there are local or national restriction restrictions requiring them to stay at home.
  • Schools must have regard for the guidance issued about remote education, such as the guidance for full opening
  • The Secretary of State may apply for an injunction against the responsible body of any school which fails to comply with the Direction, requiring it to do so.

Support for remote education – resources and guidance  

The DfE has updated/published a range of guidance and resources to support schools in meeting this requirement:     

Teach Computing Courses

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The following Teach Computing Courses are available for booking on the CPD Portal Here.
 

Primary Programming & Algorithms      

  • Session 1: Monday 5th October, 1230-1400
  • Session 2: Wednesday 7th October, 1230-1340
  • Session 3: Thursday 8th October, 1230-1330

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: £35

Bursary: £220 - One teacher from each state-funded school is eligible for a £220 bursary in any one academic year

Course Details: Learn essential subject knowledge to become a skilled teacher of primary computing. Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy


Primary Programming & Algorithms    

  • Session 1: Monday 19th October, 1230-1400
  • Session 2: Wednesday 21st October, 1230-1340
  • Session 3: Thursday 22nd October, 1230-1330

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: £35

Bursary: £220 - One teacher from each state-funded school is eligible for a £220 bursary in any one academic year

Course Details: Learn essential subject knowledge to become a skilled teacher of primary computing. Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy.


Introduction to Primary Computing      

  • Session 1: Monday 9th November, 1230-1410
  • Session 2: Wednesday 11th November, 1230-1315
  • Session 3: Thursday 12th November, 1230-1315

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: £35

Bursary: £220 - One teacher from each state-funded school is eligible for a £220 bursary in any one academic year

Course Details: For primary computing teachers who are new to the subject or its leadership. This CPD covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using Scratch.

 


An Introduction to Algorithms, Programming & Data in GCSE Computer Science (Part of the Computer Science Accelerator Programme)    

  • Session 1: Monday 28th September, 1600-1700
  • Session 2: Tuesday 29th September, 1600-1700
  • Session 3: Monday 5th October, 1600-1730

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: Free to attend - this course is fully funded for teachers from state-funded schools

Course Details: Find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system used by computers to store and process data, and how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine. Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them using the Python programming language. Use your knowledge to write programs that can handle user input and manipulate variable values before outputting simple messages to the screen

 


Python Programming  Constructs: Sequencing. Selection & Iteration  

  • Session 1: Wednesday 7th October, 1430-1600
  • Session 2: Friday 9th October, 1430-1600
  • Session 3: Wednesday 14th October, 1430-1600

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: Free to attend - this course is fully funded for teachers from state-funded schools

Bursary: £220 per course (Up to 4 Courses, i.e. £880)

Course Details: Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks


Python Programming: Working with Data 

Session 1: Monday 2nd November, 1530-1630

  • Session 2: Wednesday 4th November, 1530-1630
  • Session 3: Wednesday 11th November, 1530-1700

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: Free to attend - this course is fully funded for teachers from state-funded schools

Course Details: In this course you’ll learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs


Python Programming  Constructs: Sequencing. Selection & Iteration    

  • Session 1: Wednesday 9th December, 1430-1600
  • Session 2: Friday 11th December, 1430-1600
  • Session 3: Wednesday 16th December, 1430-1600

Venue: Remote-Delivered via Adobe Connect

Course Fee: Free to attend - this course is fully funded for teachers from state-funded schools

Bursary: £220 per course (Up to 4 Courses, i.e. £880)

Course Details: Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks

Recruiting teachers from Overseas

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Please see below several updates from DfE’s International Teacher Recruitment Unit for schools that plan to recruit teachers from overseas. Please disseminate, as appropriate.

Prepare for the new immigration system

Teachers from overseas will be subject to the new points-based immigration system if they arrive in the UK on or after 1 January 2021. These teachers, including those from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, will need to apply for a visa. Schools may need to prepare for this change by becoming visa sponsors if they want to recruit teachers who are not UK or Irish nationals.

You can find more information by:

Reading new guidance for schools about recruiting teachers from overseas
Signing up for a DfE/Home Office webinar for schools about the points-based immigration system, which will be held on Thursday 5 November, 4pm-5.30pm

Recognition of teaching qualifications after the transition period

Teachers who qualified in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, will still be able to apply for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England from 1 January 2021, but the process is changing.

 From 1 January 2021, teachers who qualified in any of these countries applying for QTS will be asked to provide a Letter of Professional Standing. This will need to be from the organisation responsible for regulating teachers in the country in which they qualified and will allow us to validate their qualification. There is more information about changes to arrangements for applying for QTS available on the UK transition page.

Teachers who qualified in England (or are doing ITT and working towards QTS) and want to apply for professional recognition as a teacher in any of these countries from 1 January 2021 should check the latest arrangements with the organisation responsible for regulating teachers in that country.

Recruit International Teachers for STEM and MFL

State funded schools and academies in England can get help from the International Teacher Recruitment Programme and Spain’s Visiting Teacher Programme to recruit STEM and MFL teachers from overseas for a January start.

All teachers recruited through these programmes will:

·         be experienced teachers qualified in their country

·         be screened for safeguarding and quality

·         receive a free acclimatisation package to help with settling into life and teaching in England

·         receive a free continuous professional development (CPD) programme

DfE will fund:

·         recruitment costs, including a DfE appointed recruitment agency

·         acclimatisation package and an ongoing CPD programme during the teacher’s first year, delivered by a DfE appointed acclimatisation provider

To register your interest and find out more please visit;