This new half term will see the start of 15 minute forums, every Thursday at Durrington. These have been running for over a year now and have proved to be a highly effective method of CPD. Each forum is led by a teacher who has been developing their own practice in a particular area. They share what they have been doing and then encourage others to contribute ideas – and all in 15 minutes!
These bitesize chunks of CPD are an excellent way of sharing the ‘marginal gains’ required to move teaching and learning towards outstanding.
After each forum, a summary of the main strategies discussed will be shared on here.
Forums on a range of topics are planned:
|8 Nov||Using assessment criteria to set purposeful improvement strategies||David Brading|
|15 Nov||Using Edmodo as an engaging homework tool||Jack Tyler|
|22 Nov||Using data to support learning in lessons||Kate Blight|
|6 Dec||Using the ‘Learning Journey’ poster effectively.||Shaun Allison|
|13 Dec||Read or write or speak all about it!||Sue Wolstenholme|
|20 Dec||Using web applications in class and for homework||James Gardner|
|10 Jan||Developing oracy skills||Sue Wolstenholme & Jo Grimwood|
|17 Jan||Using Twitter to engage students and support learning||Lizzie Wolstenholme|
|24 Jan||Using SOLO taxonomy to develop student learning||Simona Trignano|
|7 Feb||Using innovative technologies to support learning||Chloe Gardner|
|14 Feb||Using exams formatively||Steph Holt|
|7 March||Effective use of assessment criteria in a visual/practical subject||Steve Bloomer|
|14 March||Developing peer assessment strategies||Steph Holt|
|21 March||Building positive relationships with students||Jack Corbett|
|28 March||Effective marking and self-assessment strategies||Shane Borrett|
|18 April||Developing the learning environment||Steph Holt|
|25 April||Mo’s top 5 teaching tips||Maurice Lynch|