New Horizons Teaching School Alliance CPD Events Announcement

New Horizons Teaching School Alliance CPD Events Announcement

The Trust are pleased to announce the following New Horizons Teaching School Alliance CPD events:

Critical Thinking in Geography and Science

The Geographical Association and the Association for Science Education are collaborating to provide FREE CPD to develop the critical use of evidence in primary and secondary schools. Based on a plan-do-review structure, all teachers will have the opportunity to apply their learning to tackle issues in their own schools and classrooms on this fully funded CPD with expert trainers and local network leaders.

Dates:

8th October 2019

4-6pm

 

 

3rd December 2019

4-6pm

4th February 2020

4-6pm

Location: The Rochester Grammar School

Price: FREE

Application: h.lambkin@tsatrust.org.uk    Deadline: 1st October 2019

 

Mastery of the Knowledge Based Curriculum in response to the new Ofsted Framework – Quality of Education

The aim of this programme is to help leaders and teachers to understand the ‘evidence’ underpinning the new OFSTED knowledge based curriculum and to provide an evidence based approach to implementing curriculum reform that addresses the four “Quality of Education” criteria. The course is suitable for those leading CPD in their schools, those tasked with updating the curriculum or the everyday classroom teacher.

Participants can commit to attending the whole course (does not have to be same attendee at each session) or can opt in to certain sessions.

Dates:

17th October 2019

4pm-6pm

Introduction Direct instruction and curriculum design, ending the knowledge vs skill debate and the implication of this for school and curriculum assessments policy.
21st November 2019

4pm-6pm

Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction Triangulates evidence from cognitive science, controlled trials and observations of outstanding practice to construct a robust definition of best practice. His method has transformed the speed and quality of learning, ensuring students have a deep and broad knowledge of the curriculum.
12th December 2019

4pm-6pm

Cognitive Load Theory The limitations of working memory and methods for reducing unnecessary strain during teaching.

The session will explore the importance of modelling, predicting and addressing common misconceptions and ensuring new concepts linked to previously taught aspects of the curriculum.

13th February 2020

4pm-6pm

Difficult Explanations Expert teachers explain difficult concepts clearly. We will explore examples of best practice such as dual encoding, having a range of analogies, models and examples for difficult parts of curriculum.
26th March 2020

4pm-6pm

Retrieval Practice A curriculum, which identifies and repeatedly asks students to retrieve core knowledge, is one build upon a strong foundation. We will examine practical ways to structure retrieval practice to ensure students leave your course with knowledge that will stand the test of time.
 

30th April 2020

4pm-6pm

 

 

Metacognition Correcting misconceptions about meta-cognition and providing practical strategies for whole school implementation.  The session will consider explicit techniques to help students plan, monitor and evaluate their learning and to reemphasise the importance of teachers explicitly sharing their thought process so students understand how subject experts think.

Location: Rochester Grammar School

Price: £80 per person for the full programme or £15 per session

Application: h.lambkin@tsatrust.org.uk    Deadline: 11th October 2019

 

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

This course is designed to upskill those who are currently teaching History, Geography or Religious Studies outside of their specialism subject, those who would like to improve their confidence of certain areas of their curriculum or those who are returning to teaching. The programme, which will consist of three twilight sessions and will allow the participant to teach confidently up to GCSE. Experienced curriculum leaders and subject specialists will lead the courses.

Course Outline:

History
Germany- 1918-1928
Germany – 1929-1934
Germany  -1934-1939

 

Geography
Human
Physical
Fieldwork

 

Religious Studies
Christianity
Philosophy and Ethics
World Religions

 

Dates:

7th November 2019 4-6pm

 

5th December 2019
6th February 2020

 Location: The Rochester Grammar School

Price: £90 (discount for multiple attendees from same school)

Application: h.lambkin@tsatrust.org.uk    Deadline: 31st October 2019