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Secondary Professional Development Webinars

Free online professional development webinars for secondary educators

Secondary Professional Development Webinars

Free online professional development webinars for secondary educators

We have a range of digital webinars to help you continue your professional development online. Below, you can find links to recordings of previously-held webinars, as well as register your interest for upcoming sessions. Our recorded webinars are available to watch on demand via Brainshark and you will receive a certificate after watching each one. Perfect CPD for your department/team meetings and training days.

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Our next Geography webinar: register now

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Achieving Curriculum Coherence in Geography Part 2

Having carefully considered the entire Key Stage 3 journey of a student, this second session of 3 zooms in to the schemes of work that make up that journey. Kate Stockings will consider what makes an effective scheme of work and how links can be drawn within, and between, topics to ensure that students develop their geographical understanding and have the solid foundation required for success at GCSE.

Tuesday 1 February, 16:00-17:00

Our next RE webinar: register now

Preparing for the AQA GCSE Religious Studies 2022 exams

In this free webinar, OUP have worked in association with AQA to look at how we can help prepare teachers and students in using the advance information, issued by the exam board ahead of the 2022 Religious Studies exams. Dawn Cox will be sharing some practical activities and strategies to help you and your students prepare for a successful outcome this summer.

Tuesday 15 February, 16:00-17:00

Watch subject specific webinars with secondary experts

Migrants in Britain: Why teach the new Edexcel GCSE thematic study

Lindsay Bruce and Aaron Wilkes explore practical advice for teaching the topic with step-by-step strategies to help students achieve exam success. They discuss their approach to writing OUP's brand new Edexcel endorsed textbook, introducing voices and experiences from key moments in the history of migration to Britain, and elements of their research, sharing how unique sources helped to build up the migration narrative.

Recording coming soon

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Achieving Curriculum Coherence in Geography Part 1

In this first session of 3, Kate Stockings starts broad; thinking about what a coherent KS3 geography curriculum might look like and how you can work to achieve this. Kate explores how we can sequence a KS3 curriculum to make every lesson count, maximise student progress, and ensure that students are prepared for GCSE.

Castle Acre Priory: Teaching the AQA Historic Environment in 2022

Aaron Wilkes examines key features of the site and explores strategies that will help your students see the site's relationship to historical events and developments. This webinar, in association with AQA and English Heritage, is designed to help you teach Norman England HE 2022.

Diversifying your History Curriculum: tips & techniques to engage every pupil in KS3

Miranda Kaufmann, Emily Folorunsho and Aaron Wilkes join Janice Mansel-Chan to discuss the importance of teaching a rich and representative history curriculum. They talk about where they have successfully embedded greater diversity in their own classrooms, the challenges they faced and what resources can be used to help support this.

Ensuring a good start in Year 7 Maths: Revisiting KS2 key topics for greater success at KS3

Louise Pennington highlights the most difficult KS2 concepts and reviews what works for students who haven’t achieved age-related expectations at the end of Year 6. Louise explores what Numicon Big Ideas is, what it offers this group of students, and how it can be used in KS3 to support a successful start to the secondary maths curriculum.

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Making the most of Year 7: How to get our geographers off to the best possible start

This webinar will help you plan an effective Year 7 geography curriculum. Kate Stockings explores how to smooth the transition from primary to secondary, ensure your KS3 students are building understanding and progressing, and whether there is a need to change anything post-pandemic.

Burghley's Almshouses: Teaching the AQA Historic Environment in 2022

Aaron Wilkes examines key features of the site and explores strategies that will help your students see the site's relationship to historical events and developments. This webinar, in association with AQA and Burghley House Preservation Trust, is designed to help you teach Elizabethan England HE 2022.

Supporting AQA GCSE Religious Studies in 2021 and beyond

Dawn Cox looks at current updates from the DfE and AQA on the requirements for CAGs for the 2021 cohort in this webinar in association with AQA. Dawn also shares ideas to ensure the specification content is covered in the coming months for those who are due to take the GCSE exam in the future.

Helping you to develop a culture of self-regulation in your science lessons

Andy Chandler-Grevatt discusses strategies and resources aimed at developing confident self-regulating learners who are empowered to identify and respond to their own learning needs allowing you to target interventions for those who need your time most.

Four areas where Maths GCSE Foundation students struggle… and what we can do to help

Craig Barton identifies four key areas where GCSE Foundation students struggle. Using the specific nature of their responses, together with their explanation, we learn exactly why students are struggling in these areas and how to help improve their understanding.

The White Tower: Teaching the AQA Historic Environment in 2021

Aaron Wilkes examines key features of the site and explores strategies that will help your students see the tower's relationship to historical events and developments. This webinar, in association with AQA and Historic Royal Palaces, is designed to help you teach Norman England HE 2021.

The Language of Science: Reducing Barriers to Learning

Amanda Fleck discusses the inherent complexity of the language of science and how this poses barriers for students raising the importance of teaching language and literacy skills.

Kenilworth Castle: Teaching the AQA Historic Environment in 2021

Aaron Wilkes examines key features of the site and explores strategies that will help your students see the castle's relationship to historical events and developments. This webinar, in association with AQA, is designed to help you teach Elizabethan England HE 2021.

Ideas and Strategies for 2021 GCSE History cohort

Aaron Wilkes discusses how the lockdown has affected the teaching and learning of GCSE History, picking up on the themes of consolidation, challenges and change.

Watch Word Gap webinars with vocabulary expert Helen Prince

Creative Talk: inspiring a convincing and compelling voice in our Year 7 students

What does building a convincing and compelling voice look like in Year 7? Helen Prince shares creative strategies that build confident, ambitious talk in Year 7, across the curriculum.

Bridging the Word Gap at Transition: a Vocabulary Treasure Trove

Helen Prince offers practical ideas to bridge the word gap at transition, drawn from the findings of the latest Oxford Language Report.

Energising Eloquence

Helen considers ways to energise the verbal environment with word-rich activities. Webinar 1 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

Building Vocabulary, Building a Voice

This session enables teachers to introduce new vocabulary strategically through rich discussion, repetition and analysis of new words. Webinar 2 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

Oral Rehearsal: Moving Speech to Writing

Helen explores ways to encourage pupils to orally rehearse phrases and sentences before writing. Webinar 3 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

Planning for a Vocab-Rich Curriculum

Helen focuses on vocabulary learning as a distinct area in the KS3 and KS4 curriculum and the careful selection of appropriate words for planned teaching and reinforcement. Webinar 4 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

Collaborative Approaches to Vocab-Rich Schools

Helen explores a collaborative approach to teaching GCSE command words across all subjects and in different contexts. Webinar 5 of 5 in this series with Helen Prince.

Ways into KS3: Transition in 2020

Placing oracy centre-stage, Helen Prince explores ways into KS3 that ensure kindness, build resilience and prepare our young people for the extra-ordinary times that lie ahead.

Watch wellbeing webinars with experts

Mike Armiger

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Secondary Students

Specialist adviser Mike Armiger offers strategies and practical guidance on what we can do to support our secondary students during these challenging times.