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Collaborative Training Day

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WMCETT is working with the Association of Colleges in the West Midlands to organise a Collaborative Training Day. This event is funded by The Education and Training Foundation and is being delivered by AoC West Midlands and WMCETT.

This Collaborative Training Day is a new CPD opportunity providing a chance for practitioners and managers to enhance their skills and knowledge in teaching, learning, assessment and behaviour management.

The morning will give you the opportunity to attend two workshops from a selection of four, on key topics important across the curriculum and run by subject experts (detail below), and hear ETF Head of Partnerships Paul Kessell-Holland's keynote speech entitled Teaching - evolution, revolution or collaboration. After an included networking lunch participants will have a choice of several further effective practice case studies and participative sessions to attend. This event will give you a chance to develop teaching skills, discover free resources and tips and learn from best practice examples from the sector.

The event will be held at the Walsall College, The Hub, Littleton Street West, Walsall, WS2 8ES, on Thursday, March 2. There is a flyer for the event here .

Morning workshop choice:

Behaviour Management & Promoting Learner Engagement, with Tara Elie, Principal Trainer with Pivotal Education

The business of behaviour, teaching and learning are undeniably intrinsically linked. This session will explore the importance of delivery style, rapport and recognition to eradicate low level disruption in the classroom. It will include:

  • The impact of teachers' expectations on learners' motivation
  • Meaningful reinforcement and its impact on reluctant learners
  • Building curiosity; the first 5 minutes

Quick Wins with Technology-enabled Learning with E-Learning Consultant Christa Appleton

Creative use of technology allows us to develop learners’ digital and independent thinking skills as well as providing the ability to deliver engaging, inclusive learning. This session allows participants to examine free, online tools covering all stages in the teaching and learning cycle as well as providing links to ‘how to’ help and contextualised examples of their use, with attendees sharing expertise on how they are currently using learning technologies.

Supporting vocational learners in maths, with maths Regional Specialist Lead Steve Pardoe

This workshop will provide ideas for vocational teachers on how they can develop their learners’ maths skills within their vocational context. It will include ways of motivating and engaging learners with maths, useful learning activities and resources, and how to make maths more accessible and relevant to learners.

Supporting vocational learners in English, with English Regional Specialist Lead Catriona Mowat

This workshop will provide ideas for vocational teachers on how they can develop their learners’ English skills within their vocational context. It will include ways of motivating and engaging learners with English, useful learning activities and resources, and how to make English more accessible and relevant to learners.

**** You will need to choose two of the above workshops when you book. ****

Afternoon case study sessions:

After lunch, participants will be able to take part in these case study sessions with practitioners - pre-booking not required, and each one held twice:

  • Managing behaviour - West Midlands college case study, with Tara Elie, principal trainer with Pivotal Education
  • Increasing student motivation in maths and English in FE, with Jan Myatt, Head of Faculty for English, maths and Foundation learning, Birmingham
    Metropolitan College
  • Demonstration of the Blended Learning Consortium resources specifically developed for the FE curriculum, with Peter Kilcoyne, Heart of Worcestershire College
  • Being Outstanding in an Ofsted inspection: lessons from a Grade 1 private training provider, with Sarah Bagnall, Maths Lead and Nick Wallace, English
    lead, Nova Training
  • Short presentations about current ETF maths and English Pipeline offer and opportunity for individual consultations with maths and English Regional Specialist Leads Steve Pardoe and Catriona Mowat

Plus - more to be added.

How to book

You need to book places via the ETF website here .

Standard bookings for this event are £100 per person, but there are a limited number of places available for SET members at only £20.

There are also bursaries available providing FREE places - check here to see if you are eligible.

There is also a '3 for 2' offer - please see the ETF booking page.

Please note, if the total amount when you are booking comes to less than £250 it will need to be paid with a debit or credit card.