Maths and English Curriculum Fest 2016
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.
|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|
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.