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For our second Cambridge Schools Conference online, we will be offering a wide-range of breakout sessions with different formats such as workshops, presentations and panel discussions. They will be available as a mix of either pre-recorded or live sessions.
These will be one-hour long panel discussions in different subject areas. The panels will include teachers, Cambridge staff and education experts. They will share their practical tips for effective remote learning in these uncertain times. There will be opportunities for attendees to share their own examples of best practice and ask questions, as well as to reflect on what was learnt from our keynote speaker.
Tuesday 20 April 09:00-10:00 or 15:00-16:00 GMT +1
For teachers of primary and early years learners. Our panellists will include both early years and primary experts, and will be suitable for both teachers and leaders.
Panel Chair: Abigail Barnett, Deputy Director Curriculum Programmes at Cambridge Assessment International Education
Wednesday 21 April 09:00-10:00 or 15:00-16:00 GMT +1
For those teaching maths and science subjects. Our panellists will include both maths and science experts and they will share ideas which are easily applied across these two subject areas. School leaders who want to hear more about specific teaching and learning ideas are also welcome.
Panel Chair: Dr Melise Camargo, Acting Head of Training Services at Cambridge Assessment International Education
Thursday 22 April 09:00-10:00 or 15:00-16:00 GMT +1
For those teaching any of the subjects in this disciplinary area. While we cannot include every subject on the panel, we have made sure that our panellists represent a range of subjects across this area. They will share ideas which are easily applied across different subjects. School leaders who want to hear more about specific teaching and learning ideas are also welcome.
Panel Chair: Paul Ellis, Head of Teaching and Learning Strategy at Cambridge Assessment International Education
Friday 23 April 09:00-10:00 or 15:00-16:00 GMT +1
For those with strategic leadership roles. We will discuss effective remote learning with a whole-school perspective. All those involved in the panel are either current or former school leaders.
Panel Chair: Anna Smith, Senior Education Manager at Cambridge Assessment International Education
Monday 26 April 12:00-13:00 GMT +1 or Thursday 29 April 7:30-8:30 GMT +1
Speakers: Alison Borthwick and Sharon Hennam-Dale UK and International Education Advisers
Audience: Teachers and leaders
In this workshop, we will reflect on the experiences of remote learning and the opportunities this has presented to create a shift in focus and more mindful approach to the design of learning experiences. We will explore a 'less is more' concept, thinking carefully about what we want children to learn and why and moving from 'covering content' to 'using content'. We will consider the benefits of simplifying learning design and delivery so learners can go deeper and think harder, yet still reach an intended destination.
Wednesday 28 April 12:00-13:00 GMT +1 or Thursday 29 April 9:00-10:00 GMT +1
Speakers: Clare Rogers, Cambridge trainer and teacher in a Cambridge school and Richard Hester Cambridge International Trainer
This interactive and hands-on taster session aims to increase creative thinking and exploration in students learning remotely. Using a practical activity with household items for attendees to engage with, the session will facilitate discussions around factors to consider in planning and delivering active remote science lessons, such as resources, inclusivity and safety.
We hope that, as a result of this session, teachers will feel more empowered to deliver ‘hands on and minds on’ remote science lessons.
Tuesday 27 April 10:30-11:30 GMT +1 or Wednesday 28 April 9:00-10:00 GMT +1
Speakers: Sarah Saiger, School Development Manager and Georgina Dunkley, Assessment Manager at Cambridge Assessment International Education
Audience: Middle leaders and teachers
Effective assessment is an essential part of teaching and learning. There are many excellent practices that take place in a face-to-face environment. How can you ensure that your skills and approaches in the classroom continue in a remote learning situation? How can you interact and engage with all of your learners even when they are at a distance? This interactive workshop aims to equip teachers of all subjects and ages with experience of a range of Assessment for Learning strategies, tools and online platforms. All delegates will learn through hands-on demonstration and will take part in practical applications of some online platforms.
Tuesday 27 April 7:30-8:30 GMT +1 or Friday 30 April 10:30-11:30 GMT +1
Speakers: Yen Chan, Cambridge Trainer and Head of English in a Cambridge School
In this workshop, Yen will share her advice for supporting remote learning in English. This will include use of tablets and of Google docs and slides.
Monday 26 April 7:30-8:30 GMT +1 or Tuesday 27 April 13:30-14:30 GMT +1
Speakers: Dr Fiona Jackson, Head of Primary and Lower Secondary, Cambridge Assessment International Education and Lloyd Jeeves, Curriculum Development Manager, Cambridge Assessment International Education
We will discuss areas where teachers can improve their own digital literacy skills to support remote and online learning in Primary and Lower Secondary PLS subjects. This will include:
Monday 26 April 13:30-14:30 GMT +1 or Wednesday 28 April 7:30-8:30 GMT +1
Speaker: Simon Lind, Senior International consultant and trainer
Audience: Senior leaders, teachers
Effective differentiation empowers all learners to succeed, all teachers to meet the needs of their learning community and all schools to demonstrate their inclusive approach. But teachers the world over find successful differentiation one of the most difficult skills to implement effectively. This webinar will give all educators some practical suggestions to develop simple yet effective differentiation strategies that are suitable for both remote teaching and classroom work.
Speakers: Carlos Martinez, PDQ, Principal Examiner, Digital Technologies and a PDQ Programme Leader in a Cambridge School
Audience: Senior and middle leaders, teachers
This session will be pre-recorded and broadcast on Youtube and Vimeo from Tuesday 27 April at 12:00 GMT+1.
Around the world, teachers have been adjusting to the demands of remote teaching, and the Cambridge Professional Development Qualification (PDQ) in Teaching with Digital Technologies has gone from being a desirable qualification to an essential one. Join us for a discussion between one of our PDQ Programme Leaders and the Principal Examiner for the PDQ as they talk about the highs and the lows, the present and the future of the effective use of digital technologies in the classroom.
Speaker: Karyn Strauss, Cambridge International Trainer and teacher in a Cambridge school
This session will be pre-recorded and broadcast on Youtube and Vimeo from Thursday 29 April at 10:30 GMT +1.
Teaching a lab practical during Covid can be difficult. Join Karyn Strauss from Florida as she demonstrates how she performs practicals to both face to face and remote students at the same time. She will go over the safety procedures put in place in her classroom and how her in-school students take the lead in teaching the remote students practical techniques.
Speaker: Siti Zaleha, Cambridge Trainer
This session will be pre-recorded and broadcast on Youtube and Vimeo from 26 April 2021 at 10:00 GMT +1.
In this session we will explore how to make full use of online tools to engage students via online lessons. This will include:
Speaker: Natasha Arain, CEM Assessment lead, Cambridge Assessment International Education and Mark Frazer, Teaching and Learning Lead, CEM
This session will be pre-recorded and broadcast on Youtube and Vimeo from 27 April 2021 at 7:30 GMT +1.
Speakers: Dr Fiona Jackson, Head of Primary and Lower Secondary, Aman Sindhu, Curriculum Development Manager, Diana Parsons, Curriculum Development Manager, Sarah Nelson, Curriculum Programmes Manager at Cambridge Assessment International Education
Audience: Teachers and middle and senior leaders
This session will be pre-recorded and broadcast on Youtube and Vimeo from Monday 26 April at 9:00 GMT +1.
Learn how the Cambridge Primary and Lower Secondary Progression tests and CEM’s (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) adaptive online baseline assessments can support teachers and school leaders in making informed decisions, as we return to class in 2021.
Speaker: Dr Fiona Jackson, Head of Primary and Lower Secondary and Sarah Nelson, Curriculum Programmes Manager at Cambridge Assessment International Education
This session will be pre-recorded and broadcast on Youtube and Vimeo from Friday 30 April at 7:30 GMT +1.
A tour of our Primary and Lower Secondary support sites showing you all the exciting new support materials we have added. We will suggest ideas on how you might use our resources online and when you return to your classrooms.
Registrations are now closed. Recordings will be available after the conference.