Using physical activity as a catalyst to raising attitudes and attainment in Maths
With Well-being and Maths being two key areas for Welsh schools, learn how Active Maths lessons are transforming attitudes and attainment, whilst also creating healthier and happier children! Jon Smedley is an Educational Consultant with an expertise in using physical activity to raise attitudes and attainment in Maths He works with schools across the UK and Internationally, showing them how to adopt this approach into their curriculum and planning.
Unleashing Greatness: Using peer review to provide evidence informed & sustainable school Improvement
Schools Partnership Programme (SPP) is a collaborative school improvement model developed with schools and leading education experts. Drawing on our collaboration with GwE since 2019, Lead Associate Niki Thomas will discuss: • The importance of peer review and empowering people at all levels to drive school improvement. • How SPP supported GwE to build trust, skills and capacity for sustainable review cycles. • How GwE has forged strong relationships across the region, growing the partnership from 50 schools to over 220 schools. • Providing GwE with the ownership to train their own facilitators, supporting more schools with the framework and process for school improvement.
Understanding & Supporting ADHD
15:00 - 15:50
This session will be structured in two sections: 1. An overview of what ADHD is and isn’t, including up to date research, key features, diagnostic criteria, comorbidities, executive functioning impairments, emotional dysregulation and the different presentations of ADHD, including gender. 2. Strategies for the classroom- including support for executive functioning, anxiety, memory, communication, engagement and support for self-management.
Vocal Health Education for Teachers
Topics covered: -General health and well-being -Food and diet re the voice -What can we do if our voices/ throats feel sore, hoarse or uncomfortable? -Environmental factors -The voice itself – the mechanism / anatomy -How we think about our voice - Our everyday voice and our work voice, our instrument ‘Setting up’ of the vocal ‘instrument’ (speaking or singing) -Posture / Breathing / Resonance – How we can help our voice to grow, and produce our sound healthily.. . Factors that can potentially be harmful to our voices. Fun, physical and vocal exercises, rhymes, warm ups – the use of straws and glasses of water, balloons – and a song or round to finish.
Brick-by-Brick: building social and emotional wellbeing through collaborative LEGO® play
Play Included® is partners with the LEGO Foundation and is delighted to share its team’s expertise in how collaborative LEGO® play can be used to support social, communication and emotional development for children. Often used to support neurodivergent children, but relevant to all children in need of extra support, Play Included’s Brick-by-Brick® programme is an evidence-based approach that uses group LEGO play therapeutically. Find out about the international research into the programme, and how it can be used to support children in schools. Discover the power of learning through play!
Dr Gina Gómez de la Cuesta
Overcoming Barriers To Learning
Conducting a session on generalist teaching and learning strategies for teachers to effectively support students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This training will equip educators with the tools they need to create an inclusive classroom environment where all students can thrive. Here you will be presented with low and high effort strategies for addressing the barriers related to reading/decoding, listening/comprehending, writing, and time management issues that students face.
What the best schools do differently, and what they do the same?
Why do some schools do so much better than others? Is it because they have an easier demographic? More money? Better schemes of work? Often, it’s none of these things. And typically it’s nothing obviously different to what you’re doing. So, what is different? In this seminar we’ll clarify what is a ‘great school’ and share what is and isn’t different about them so you can apply this to your school for the benefit of your pupils.
Tech-timesavers: tools for teacher efficiency.
In a world of infinite online offerings and promises, it is hard to know which tools are genuinely useful, and which will simply clog our inboxes with SPAM. In this session, educators will be introduced to hand-selected, tried and tested, genuine time-savers. Teachers need to be allowed to reclaim their time while still maximizing educational impact. The session offers practical tools to streamline planning, assessment, and administration alongside an exploration of the latest trends in artificial intelligence.
Harneisio gwirfoddolwyr i ysbrydoli myfyrwyr tuag at ddyfodol llwyddiannus
Disgrifiad o’r Seminar: bydd y sesiwn hon yn amlinellu pŵer esiamplau da o unigolion perthnasol i gefnogi myfyrwyr presennol, gan sicrhau nad yw dechrau bywyd person ifanc yn pennu eu dyfodol. Bydd Future First yn rhannu eu harbenigedd mewn harneisio gwirfoddolwyr sy’n esiamplau da o unigolion perthnasol, gan gynnwys astudiaethau achos o ysgolion a cholegau. Bydd y sesiwn yn ymdrin â: Ymchwil gyfredol ar bŵer esiamplau da o unigolion perthnasol, a sut y gallant gefnogi datblygiad personol myfyrwyr presennol. Enghreifftiau ac astudiaethau achos o harneisio gwirfoddolwyr i gefnogi myfyrwyr unigol. Templed pecyn adnoddau i redeg gweithgaredd.
Nia Morgan / Naomi Barker
Dych chi eisiau datblygu addysg yng Nghymru trwy weithio gyda phartneriaid rhyngwladol? Gall cyllid Taith Llwybr 2 helpu.
Bydd y sesiwn hon yn archwilio potensial partneriaethau rhyngwladol, cydweithredol i ddatblygu dulliau newydd o addysgu a dysgu, ac i ddatrys rhai o’r heriau mae addysg yng Nghymru yn eu hwynebu. Mae’r rhaglen Taith a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru yn cynnig grantiau i gefnogi rhannu gwybodaeth, arbenigedd a dysgu cydweithredol rhwng sefydliadau Cymreig a rhyngwladol i fynd i’r afael ag angen neu flaenoriaeth sector yng Nghymru. Bydd y sesiwn hon yn rhoi manylion i chi am y cyllid sydd ar gael i gefnogi prosiectau cydweithredu strategol, rhai astudiaethau achos o brosiectau cyfredol, ac yn amlygu manteision partneriaethau rhyngwladol.
Rebecca Payne, Sion James