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October 2019
October 7 1:00 pm 3:30 pm

Critical thinking and problem solving (A)

Support your pupils to think deeper about lesson content Do you think your pupils miss valuable opportunities to ‘dig deeper’ into the real meaning of a topic? How can we make critical thinking a habit that all learners take on? What does the research literature say about higher-order thinking? Why it is critical thinking such an important skill to have in the 21st century How can we make sure all of our students are engaging at higher levels? The significance…

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October 7 4:00 pm 6:30 pm

Differentiation and personalised learning (B)

Maximising progress in lessons for all learners Building effective inclusion and clear progression: raise standards, narrow the gap, challenge all learners Ensuring value added: strategies for all learners to make significant progress Challenge the commonly held myths and misconceptions of differentiation, including what is outstanding practice and what inspectors want to see. Learning should be a deeply personal experience. Children have a huge appetite and capacity to learn, yet all do not learn as enthusiastically or effectively at school. That…

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November 2019
November 18 9:00 am 3:30 pm

Key Stage 2 English Conference – Developing Young Writers: From Reading to Writing Teresa Cremin, the Open University

Venue: The King’s School Canterbury – Birley’s Pavilion, St Stephen’s Road, Canterbury CT2 7JS A valuable, practical and stimulating day for all KS2 English teachers on the close relationship between reading and writing, and how to develop young writers’ skills, inspiration and engagement in the classroom. Delegates will return to school with: • more understanding of the influence of reading on writing; • a range of activities that lean on literature and offer support to writers; • ideas for inspiring…

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