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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 CPD certificate after watching each one.

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Spring 2021 webinars

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.

4.00pm on Thursday 21 January

Watch subject specific webinars with secondary experts

Kenilworth Castle: Teaching the AQA Historic Environment for the 2021 GCSE examination

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 prepare for the Elizabethan England HE 2021 GCSE examination.

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.

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 English expert Helen Prince

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. Perfect CPD for your department/team meetings and training days.

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.

Watch cross-phase webinars with independent experts

Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Autumn 2020 term

Daisy Christodoulou discusses what has had to change since lockdown and what will need to change in the future, looking at a mix of remote and in person learning plus the challenges and benefits that these may bring.

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.

Changing times: The key issues schools are facing

Rachel Johnson, CEO of PiXL, offers practical ways to address the current challenges of engagement, assessment and adjustment in secondary school. Rachel covers: parental engagement, motivation, lockdown learning, pastoral care, progress and enabling change.

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.