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Learning again after lockdown

August 25 2020

In this webinar we will explore how are we going to learn again after lockdown and discuss strategies with educators across the globe.

About this Event

To quote from Hattie, "..diagnose don't assume" (Hattie 2020)*. There is no doubt about it, where ever you are and whatever your setting, September is going to be daunting. However, teachers are amazingly creative and have responded exceptionally well to the challenges posed by lockdown. Now we need to build on our experiences of remote teaching and learning to be ready for the next stage of this new educational landscape. At the start of the new term it is imperative that we follow Hattie's advice.

An international focus

A key aim of this webinar is to bring together educators from around the world. To enable our international colleagues to join us the webinar will run three times on Tuesday 25th August so you can select a time to suit you.

Our objectives:

1) Consider ways to audit students.

How can we find out where our learners are? What did they do during lockdown and how did they source their knowledge? How can we help them to catch up?

We will discuss these issues, and provide you with an auditing tool that you can personalise for your setting.

2) Discuss how to use the benefits of distance learning to devise strategies for the catch up curriculum.

What were the benefits of distance learning? How can we incorporate them into teaching strategies we already use?

We will discuss cross-curricula, independent research, bridging projects, plus all that Edtech you have been encouraged to use and provide you with strategies for the catch up curriculum.

Tickets

Choose from 9 am, 12 pm and 4 pm BST on Tuesday 25th August. Discounts are available for members of the Society of Education Consultants. Payment is via Eventbrite payment processing, secure payment system. Paypal not available.

Tickets via the link below - please click on the link or cut and paste into your browser.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learning-again-after-lockdown-tickets-115707126129

 

Let's not lose the benefits of distance learning

July 8 2020

The lockdown has catapulted teaching into the 21st century and while none would deny there have been challenges, the resulting distance learning has bought many benefits for both teachers and learners. As schools start to return, it is imperative that school leaders plan to retain these benefits and move confidently towards a future of blended learning.

This 90 minute seminar provides an opportunity to discuss the benefits of distance learning with school leaders and educational consultants from across the world. It will identify the key gains schools have made during lockdown and provide resources to ensure they are retained after we return.

Designed by Dr. Glenys Hart who has evaluated over 50 distance learning lessons during lockdown, the seminar is aimed at school leaders and educational consultants, or anyone with the desire to lead schools into 21st century teaching.

A free resource pack will accompany this seminar and includes:

  • A powerpoint presentation for use in school / or with clients
  • Distance learning audits for teachers, parents and students to enable a comprehensive assessment of strengths and areas for improvement
  • An analysis of scores from the audit with action points
  • Detailed advice on how to improve
  • Comprehensive set of links to readily available online resources

The resources will be made available electronically after the seminar and are designed for school leaders to use in their own schools, or for educational consultants running courses in their own country.

An international focus

A key aim of this seminar is to bring together school leaders and educational consultants from around the world. and hence will run three times on the 8th of July to accommodate participants from different time zones, 12 noon, 15.00 hrs and 20.00 hours.

Tickets

Early bird, standard admission, and discounts for a groups of 3 are available.

Tickets via the link below as well - please click on the link

https://distance-learning-international-seminar.eventbrite.co.uk

Members of the Society of Education Consultants

Discounts available for members of SEC

Whole school training / Staff INSET

If you would like to organise training for large groups of staff at your school, please contact Dr Glenys Hart to discuss a bespoke package, contact glenys.hart@gmail.com

About the presenters:

Dr Glenys Hart has been an international education consultant for many years, being involved in exciting projects with a diverse range of clients including the DfE, Teaching Agency, Association of Science Education, Open University, BBC, British Council, Tribal, Education Development Trust, Ministries of Education and other education organisations in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Her recent work evaluating Distance Learning has given her a unique perspective to share with educators across the world.

Rachel McEwan is a specialist in Home Education providing impartial advice and support for families who are considering, or have already embarked on home education. She provides advice on legal aspects, educational approach, resources and entry process for formal qualifications. At the heart of her consultancy is a non-judgmental, supportive family-centered approach

Coaching conversations

July 1 2020

 

To have a culture of growth, innovation and learning requires quality conversations

The coaching approach empowers young people, teaching teams and school leaders to find their own solutions in the shortest possible time, focusing on where they want to get to rather than being sidetracked by details.

The culture of a school is defined by the interactions among the people who work there. When the quality of interactions improves, human relationships grow deeper and stronger.  Positive relationships are a necessary ingredient for learning and can impact the culture of the school, making everyone more open to change and growth, rippling throughout teaching teams and students!


Join us on Wednesday 1st July 7.30 -8.30 pm for the last in our series of hangouts for SEC.  

The style is informal and provides a space where you can connect with other Educational Consultants, share ideas and support each other.  

Rachel McEwan, a Director at SEC and Diane Bulmer from Turning Tides Associates will be facilitating the session.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Tickets via link below as well - please click on the link

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What are the six key principles of working effectively with SEN learners

June 20 2020

The foundations of pedagogy consist of the values and beliefs we hold about education. These values are always tested by our work with neurodiverse learners. This webinar will condense this challenge into 6 key areas around which all educators should be able to agree. Each principle will be explained, and given a context.

This will be followed by some specific classroom examples where learner targets have been integrated into schemes of work.This session is for anyone working with neurodiverse learners who want to improve and develop their practice.

By attending this webinar you will learn:• A clear set of principles and a self-audit checklist you can use to evaluate your own practice

• An understanding of the key criteria you should use when looking for an online platform• Some simple ways of creatively integrating neurodiverse targets into the curriculum

With only 30 virtual seats available, we recommend that you book now to avoid disappointment.

Our Expert: Dave Green, Trainer, educator and Head over 30 years, mainstream, special, PRU and independent, PAGS® partner, artist and poet.

There are only 30 places, so register for a virtual seat now. Any questions, email us at:info@pagsprofile.com

We look forward to receiving your registration. Thank you

 

Tickets via link below as well - please click on the link

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Invitation to SEC Hangout 4

June 17 2020

How can a growth mindset aid your consultancy? 

Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? Your answer could determine whether you reach your consultancy growth goals. Studies show we can fulfill our potential as individuals by cultivating a growth mindset.

A growth mindset comes from considering failures and challenges as an opportunity to learn and from this perspective, you can help your clients to re-frame how they see setbacks in times of adversity. As we emerge from lockdown into a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, seeing opportunities where others see threats will enable us, as educational consultants to thrive and grow our businesses.

Come and hang out and discuss how you can build your own growth mindset to cope with the inevitable difficulties we are facing.

Join us on Wednesday June 17th at 7.30 pm for an hour of discussion, followed by 15 minutes for networking. 

The style is informal and provides a space where you can connect with other Educational Consultants, share ideas and support each other.  

Rachel McEwan, a Director at SEC and Diane Bulmer from Turning Tides Associates will be facilitating the session.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Diane Bulmer - diane@turningtidesassociates.com
  • Rachel McEwan - rachel@electivehome.education

Invitation to SEC Hangout 3

June 3 2020

Personal Resilience:  Digging deep to bounce forward  

We all have a unique set of qualities, knowledge and connections that make us successful, and in this our third SEC hangout from our series of five, we explore Personal Resilience, what it means to us and how we can use it to thrive post Covid 19.

Join us on Wednesday June 3rd at 7.30 pm for an hour of guided discussion, followed by 15 minutes for networking.

The style is informal and provides a space where you can connect with other Educational Consultants, share ideas and support each other.  

Rachel McEwan, a Director at SEC and Diane Bulmer from Turning Tides Associates will be facilitating the session.

Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Diane Bulmer - diane@turningtidesassociates.com
  • Rachel McEwan - rachel@electivehome.education

Invitation to an informal hangout

May 20 2020

Our next free hangout session is taking place on Wednesday 20 May at 7.30 – 8.30 pm and we would be delighted if you could join   us.  The topic under discussion is Marketing Yourself.  Look out for an invitation in your mailbox.
 
If you have other topic suggestions you can either email us directly or tag us on social media using #sechangouts.  We would love to hear your ideas!
 
You can also organise a virtual coffee with one of us to discuss how we can support you through these times.

Invitation to an informal hangout

May 6 2020

SEC Director Rachel McEwan of the Elective Home Education Consultancy, and Diane Bulmer from Turning Tides Associates would like to introduce a series of informal online 'hangouts' where you can connect with other SEC educational consultants to discuss current issues and challenges, and share ideas and successes.

2020 AGM

April 24 2020

Our 2020 AGM (in accordance with social distancing measures) was held online via zoom on April 24 2020 at 11 am, followed by a Directors Meeting.

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