Webinar | The Hallmarks of Effective Professional Development

The Hallmarks of Professional Development with Ross Morrison McGill | Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Webinar

Event description

Research has reported that opportunities for teachers in England to engage with professional development is one of the worst in OECD countries – a meagre 5 days per year when compared to teachers in Shanghai who have 40 days allocated per academic year and currently:

● Are insufficiently evidence-based.
● Do not focus sufficiently on specific pupil needs.
● Are too inconsistent in quality.
● Lag behind those experienced by colleagues elsewhere internationally.

Join Founder of Teacher Toolkit and Opogo Community Expert Ross Morrison McGill as he reminds you of the hallmarks for building effective professional development culture within your school. The latest research will be disseminated, as well as a reminder of things to avoid.

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What will be covered?

A range of resources will be offered, as well as leading organisations that provide a plethora of ideas at your fingertips, including:

• Duration and rhythm of effective CPD support.

• Shifting towards a longer-term focus and aligning professional development processes, content and activities.

• How to step away from a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to individual needs are carefully considered.

• How to ensure the content of effective professional development considers both subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogical discussions.

• How best to source external input from providers/specialists who can help support and challenge orthodoxies within a school & provide diverse perspectives.

• How to empower teachers through collaboration and peer learning with powerful leadership to help define staff opportunities and embed cultural change.

Who will benefit?

Teachers involved in the curation of (and who are responsible for) effective professional development of others.LINE_divide

 

When will the event take place?

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Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019
Time:
 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Online

Click here to book your free place now.

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Speaker Profile: Ross Morrison McGill

Ross Morrison McGill, also known as @TeacherToolkit, is the ‘most followed educator on social media in the UK’. Ross has been a teacher for 25 years and is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the world.

He is an award-winning blogger, author and today, has worked with over 100 schools in 8 countries. The Sunday Times listed Ross as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ and today, he remains the only classroom teacher to have featured.”

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Working with SEND Students: 101

Event description

Are you looking to start or expand your career into supporting students with SEND, or are simply seeking some practical upskilling, then our next CPD workshop ‘Working with SEND students’ is for you.

Join the Opogo consultants and established SEND educators as they help you enhance and establish your knowledge base, prepare you for working SEND students and give you practical strategies to use in the classroom.

By the end of this workshop, you will have all the tools you need to always have a positive impact on your pupils, impress your colleagues and take a step closer to your dream job.

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What will be covered?

  • Basic understanding of SEND needs, settings and responsibilities
  • Inclusive language & terminology
  • General safeguarding responsibilities
  • How to “scaffold” work for SEND students
  • What to expect and things to be mindful of in schools
  • Autism awareness and dealing with students on different parts of the spectrum
  • Strategies on keeping SEND students engaged and on task
  • Interactive Q&A session

Who will benefit?

This workshop will be perfect for those who have just started working with SEND students or are looking to or are interested in working in this space.

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When will the event take place?

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Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019
Time:
 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Room 3A, Opogo, 3rd floor, 15 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3AR

Click here to book your free place now.

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Webinar | How to plan effectively as a team

Event description

Extensive teacher workloads make maintaining a balanced work-life near impossible. As well as clearly putting a teacher’s wellbeing at risk, this ultimately impacts the wellbeing of the pupils we teach and how they thrive in education.

This webinar will look at how your school can enhance staff wellbeing by creating tools, strategies and charters to improve collaboration, workloads and conditions.

Join Jane Wood-Chambers, as she walks you through how to actively inform, involve and engage staff in measures correlated to effective workload and creating the right kind of culture that everyone can thrive in.

 

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What will be covered?

  • Creating the right kind of school culture – establishing it and ensuring all staff know and understand how and why it is important.
  • The importance of keeping staff in the loop of strategic measures– this includes modelling what you want to see happen through effective leadership behaviours.
  • School staffing structure and areas of responsibility; developing your middle leadership and NQT mentoring and support programmes.
  • Mentoring programmes for all staff.
  • Planning INSET days and CPD opportunities effectively and professionally; quality proviso and catering, including a well-being event that is off-site.
  • Making praise central to your school culture – Acknowledging the efforts by actively seeking out members who are working effectively helps to reinforce a culture of care in your school.

 

Who will benefit?

This webinar will be ideal for all educators; particularly leadership teams and headteachers looking to proactively improve staff mental health and wellbeing.

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When will the event take place?

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Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Time:
 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Location: Online

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Speaker Profile: Jane Wood-Chambers

Over 27 years of educational experiences in a number of settings. Developed a clear vision and ethos for inclusion which puts the child at the centre and a clear understanding of how to support, engage and nurture the individual.

Ability to train all staff through effective and reflective continual professional development in behavioural management techniques that begin, establish and maintain change in all.

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Webinar: Courageous Leadership with Diana Osagie

Courageous Leadership: The 7 Key Steps with Diana Osagie | Tuesday 26 February 2019 | Online

Event Description:

The transition into and maintenance of effective leadership takes courage. You can be in leadership for many years and only have just started your courageous chapter. Some leaders never take the time to develop this aspect of leading their community or team. But once your role involves leading others it is very important that you lead with integrity, purpose and courage.

Join Opogo Community Expert and CEO of Courageous Leadership Diana Osagie as she walks you through her internationally renowned 7 Statements of Courageous Leadership. These include statements such as;

– “I am human first and a leader second, I remember the importance of family, love, compassion and grace.
– “Leadership has weight and I have the emotional and physical strength to carry it”

This webinar is designed for you to invigorate your leadership journey with a healthy dose of courage and tenacity.

Audience:
This webinar is ideal for existing leadership team members looking for a spark of inspiration or those starting or on their journey to leadership.

Speaker Profile: Diana Osagie

Diana is a School Inspector, Consultant Head Teacher & Leadership Coach with 16 years’ experience leading secondary education, including six years as a successful head teacher in a London secondary school; Diana works at the cutting edge of education and school improvement. She is known as a resilient school leader, skilled in urban leadership under challenging circumstances. Diana has substantial success in developing school-wide models that strategically enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the curriculum and can couple sound strategic vision whilst giving clear operational direction.

Pupil Mentoring 101 with Elaine Thomas

Pupil Mentoring 101  with Elaine Thomas | Tuesday 19 February 2019 | Webinar

 

Event description

Mentoring is important, not only because of the knowledge and skills students can learn from mentors but also because mentoring provides socialisation and personal support to facilitate success in school and beyond. Quality mentoring simply put greatly enhances a pupil’s’ chances for success.

In this session, Elaine Thomas, Director of The Mentoring Lab, will explore several of the most important themes correlated to effective mentoring relationships.

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What will be covered?

  •  The Learning Mentor, the Mentor and the Coach
  • Exploring Mentor-Mentee Identities
  • Becoming Trauma Responsive
  • Developing your mentoring kit
  • The Hardest to Reach vs The Unmentorable [sic]
  • Navigating Safeguarding
  • The Mentor – Parent – Teacher relationship

What will you take away from this session?

  • Tried and tested coaching tools
  • Honest and frank discussions
  • Reading list

Who will benefit?

This webinar will be ideal for behaviour and learning mentors, primary and secondary teachers and TA’s, LSA’s, NQTs

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When will the event take place?

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Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Time:
 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Location: Online

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Speaker Profile: Elaine Thomas

Elaine is dedicated to improving the quality of youth mentoring and youth engagement. For over 18 years, Elaine has been mentoring and guiding young people from both the hard to reach and affluent backgrounds.
As the lead consultant of The Mentoring Lab, Elaine offers her knowledge and expertise in youth mentoring to help others build the highest standard mentoring and engagement programmes.
Elaine is the Opogo community expert working with young people and adults to prevent underachievement in their learning or careers.

Free Webinar – Tackling School-Aged Violence

Tackling School-Aged Violence with Raymond Douglas | Tuesday 05 February 2019 | Online

 

Event description

In this webinar, Ray Douglas will share tools and strategies on how to respond effectively to the increase in pupils involved in life-threatening behaviour relating to knives, gangs and systemic youth violence.

 

What will be covered?

  • Addressing violence beyond citizenship and enrichment days.
  • The importance of real-time inset and CPD for all staff.
  • How to become a peace informed school.
  • Engaging parents and school communities.
  • Working with pupils most at risk.

Who’s it for?

SLT ’s, DSL’s, Pastoral & P.S.H.E leads, Learning Mentors, Behaviour Managers Heads of Year, Enrichment coordinators.

When will the event take place?

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Date: Tuesday 05 February 2019
Time:
 7:00pm – 7:45pm

Location: Online

Click here to register for free.

Webinar: Managing Workload to Improve Wellbeing

Managing Workload to Improve Wellbeing with Ross Morrison McGill | Tuesday 22 January 2019 | Webinar

Many working in education say that their workloads are unsustainable. Many people are uncomfortable saying no because they do not want to disappoint others, have had negative experiences saying no in the past or don’t want to be viewed as uncooperative. Effectively managing time and high workloads is a challenge for all those working in education.

Join Founder of Teacher Toolkit and new Opogo Community Expert Ross Morrison McGill for his first webinar with us as he addresses how you should be able to reduce anxiety and stress around your workload with practical tips to help ground you despite the piles of paperwork.

What will be covered?

Ross will be providing advice and tips that can help you manage your workload more effectively to improve your mental capacity, wellness and health.

Who’s it for?
Whatever your role, this session will be useful for you.

Speaker profile:
Ross Morrison McGill also known as @TeacherToolkit, the ‘most followed educator on social media in the UK’ is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the world. He is an award-winning blogger, author and teacher with over 25 years teaching and school leadership experience in some the most challenging schools in London. In December 2015, he was nominated for The Sunday Times ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain 2015‘ and remains the only classroom teacher to have featured to this day