Maths and English Curriculum Fest 2016

HUDCETT Logo Thursday, 16th June, 2016 at University of Huddersfield (#mecf16)

Aim of the event

This event aimed to provide practitioners and programme managers with strategies to support the effective delivery of maths and English, and included motivating and engaging learners in the classroom; success with re-sits; and reviewing CPD needs and approaches. There were opportunities to network, share best practice and to reflect and formulate plans for the next academic year.


Programme   Workshops 

Programme

TimingsSession
  9:30 - 10:00 Registration, refreshments and booking of workshops
10:00 - 10:25 Welcome and introduction

Sue Lownsbrough, Professional Development Lead for English (North West, Yorkshire and the Humber)
David Powell, Director, The Education and Training Consortium and HUDCETT

Howard Scott, Lecturer in English, West Lancashire College
Situated Publishing in Online Social Networks - Mobile Literacy and Inquiry in FE
10:30 - 11:10 Workshop session A Please see workshop choices W1 – W4 below
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:35 - 12:15 Workshop session B Please see workshop choices W1 – W4 below
12:25 - 13:05 Workshop session C Please see workshop choices W1 – W4 below
13:05 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:10 Keynote: Assessment Model
Sue Southwood, Maths and English Programme Manager, The Education & Training Foundation

The Education and Training Foundation update of support and future plans
14:15 - 14:55 Keynote: Using Digital Approaches to promote active learning  
Claire Collins
, Regional English Specialist emCETT  

An interactive session showcasing digital technologies. Delegates can bring your own device (BYOD) and use in a way that can be replicated in the classroom as teaching and learning methods which learners can relate to employing their everyday digital practices.
15:00 - 15:15 Panel Q & A
15:20 - 15:40 Coffee and networking

 Programme   Workshops  

Details of the workshops

W1. Motivating and Engaging learners in GCSE maths (3 sessions)

John Barton, Maths specialist and Chair National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics

This session will look at ways tutors can engage the learners in the first few weeks of the course using teaching and learning methods which will help the learners to build their confidence and motivate them to persist. The strategies are based on best practice mathematics teaching and research conducted by NIACE.

 

W2. Motivating and Engaging learners in GCSE English (3 sessions)

Catriona Mowat, Regional English Specialist WMCETT 

This session will look at ways tutors can engage the learners in the first few weeks of the course using teaching and learning methods which will help the learners to build their confidence and motivate them to persist. The strategies are based on best practice English teaching and research conducted by NIACE.

 

W3. Strategies to achieve grade C in the GCSE November re-sits (3 sessions)

Nicola Welland, Assistant Principal Maths and English Tameside College

This session will show how one college has assessed their learners and set up GCSE re-sit classes for those learners most likely to achieve grade C in November. The college has achieved excellent success with this model.

 

W4a. Support for Programme Managers (2 sessions)

Anne McKeown, Pathway leader Post-compulsory PGCE Literacy and ESOL Institute for Education 

Based on a pilot in London this session will show how programme managers can support each other and will showcase some examples of best practice that came from the pilot.

W4b. Programme Managers' Network Meeting (1 session only)

Programme Managers will be invited to form local networks to meet and share best practice, discuss issues and support each other over the coming academic year.

Programme   Workshops  

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