Category Archives: Innovation and Creativity in T&L

Teaching Excellence Podcast with Stef Wilkinson and Joanne Miles: Starting the new academic year in the time of covid-19

In this podcast for the Teaching Excellence series, I talk to Stef Wilkinson about starting the academic year in the time of covid-19. We discuss different models of provision, some challenges and helpful approaches in blended learning and how to … Continue reading

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Sharing Plans And Practices For Unseen Observation: Video of Zoom Session with Prof Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles

Today I had the pleasure of hosting a Zoom session with Prof Matt O’Leary and colleagues from the FE sector, to discuss plans and practices related to unseen observation. Here is the video clip of that session for download. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eATkKc5JPByT9sYmWy7MrWs9gxgLZUba/preview“>SharingPlansAndPracticesForUnseenObservationZoomSessionJune11th2020Continue reading

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Current Guidance and Visions for the Future of FE and HE

Includes the re-opening plans from several FE colleges: https://www.aoc.co.uk/college-reopening-support   Current guidance for FE and skills providers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-further-education-provision https://www.sixthformcolleges.org/380/comment-1/post/47/covid-19-latest-advice-for-colleges?preview https://natspec.org.uk/about-us/publications/covid-19-and-colleges-natspec-briefing/covid-19-government-advice/ https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/09/arrangements-for-summer-2020/ https://www.pearson.com/uk/educators/fe-college-educators/supporting-the-fe-sector-during-coronavirus-covid-19/assessmentarrangements.html   Commentary on the government response to COVID-19: https://www.tes.com/news/dfe-urged-set-out-post-covid-19-plan-fe https://www.tes.com/news/Covid-19-40-support-staff-say-safety-hasnt-been-prioritised https://www.tes.com/news/Covid-19-five-key-questions-colleges-ahead-15-june   Think pieces about the way education … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pedagogy: How are our TLA practices changing during COVID-19?

This is a short video clip with some reflections on how the COVID-19 outbreak has led teachers to adapt their TLA practices to working in the virtual world. https://www.loom.com/share/1e35aa31bc37489f8840095d42e81bef    

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Pandemic Pedagogy for Teachers and Coaches: Questions For Exploring TLA Practices In The Virtual Realm

As teachers develop new ways of working in virtual spaces with learners throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, I am hearing conversations starting about the nature of pandemic pedagogy. For many teachers it has been a complex and challenging journey to bring … Continue reading

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Unseen Observation: A Tool For Reflection And Professional Learning

Blog post from Oliver Caviglioli outlining how you can use unseen observation in a coaching context: https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/coaching-with-unseen-observations Blog post from Oliver Caviglioli on a project to use unseen observations along with HOW2s at Aylesbury College: https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/an-innovate-approach-to-observations-at-aylesbury-college How Aylesbury College used … Continue reading

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Coaching in a Crisis: Toolkit for Coaches and Advanced Practitioners

I work as a freelance trainer and coach in the Further Education sector in the UK and since the onset of the pandemic have been having conversations with many coaches working in that context and grappling to support staff as … Continue reading

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Funding opportunity from Ufi VocTech Trust – deadline April 6th 2020

I am sharing this funding opportunity from UFI VocTech Trust as it may be of interest to colleagues in the sector. Thanks to Lou Mycroft for sharing this information with me. Info and links to the Ufi website below: Can … Continue reading

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Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: How can Coaches and Advanced Practitioners Support Teachers?

With colleges closed and teachers grappling with a sudden shift to full online delivery, coaches and Advanced Practitioners (APs) can play a positive role in supporting the psychological and practical transition to this new way of working. Here are some … Continue reading

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Just moved to online teaching due to the coronavirus? Here are some blogs and videos to help develop your digital skills

 How to teach online with Zoom: Complete Introduction https://bit.ly/2WBLzXT   QuizSlides offering free use of their platform for 3 months https://quizslides.co.uk/prices   Thanks to https://twitter.com/MarkBeetlestone and https://twitter.com/PhilEdTech  for sharing all these resources on using Microsoft Teams https://sites.google.com/view/remotereadylearning How to use … Continue reading

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