22 November 2020
WoW – intermediate CPD Focus – Reading and Vocabulary
- Trainees – in timetabled lessons within subject areas this week.
- New staff and trainee CPD – remote CPD this week on the theme of numeracy. Thanks to SYO for materials. Link here. Please also ensure that last week’s CPD is completed on FBV.
- Use Oak National Academy (or other online lesson bank) for cover lessons.
Link to this term’s CPD focus – Reading and Understanding
This question is simple but it is a key lever in ensuring that our curriculum intent is secure because the next question may well be ‘why?’
The following stems may be useful when constructing your ‘big questions’ for the lesson.
The focus for this term has been developing independent reading skills. So how does this link to reading? Each of the command words in red are useful in eliciting whether or not a student has understood a text, whether it is an extended piece (like an article or source) or an exam question.
Teaching and Learning Policy (containing blended learning approach)
Over the last eight months, our mission has been to
‘Closing the Reading Gap’ – Alex Quigley
Teaching and Learning – Test Yourself!
The new staff and trainee induction session last week was introducing them to our Teaching and Learning Policy. If you would like a revision session to see if you understand the different elements, test yourself using this questionnaire.
National College of Teaching and Leadership
Please take the time to look at an area in which you have an interest.
Useful CPD webinars (please email RLO if you need your password re-sending)
Webinar: Scaffolding Strategies
Webinar: High Quality Feedback
Microsoft Educator Community
Posted by Rachel Long
Category: Teaching and Learning Digests