Preparations for the 2017 Literacy Conference are well underway, with keynote speakers already confirmed and an engaging set of workshops planned! Register your interest for updates.
The first One Education Literacy Conference provides an opportunity for delegates to discuss current practice in Literacy, covering teaching, learning and assessment
£249 + vat (early bird booking price £209)
The first One Education Literacy Conference provides an opportunity for delegates to discuss current practice in Literacy, covering teaching, learning and assessment.
Keynote speakers at the event include Lee Parkinson (Mr P ICT) who will be discussing the use of ICT in Literacy, John Murray (Reading Explorers) who will explore grammar and Michael Tidd who will present the latest information in assessment of Literacy.
The workshops on offer will include:
See below for speaker biographies and keynote/workshop overviews
Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Class teachers, SLT, Literacy Leads, Head Teachers
09:00 to 15:30
Lisa Ward, KS1 Literacy Lead, Eaves Primary Attended 'Using Visual Literacy' Course - July 2016
Thank you for a fun, jam packed day! You have given me lots of food for thought! It is just what we need at the moment; after a moderation in both year 6 and year 2, we feel that our children have lost the creative spark that has always been at the heart of our writing. Now we have lots of ideas of how to get that back.
Michael Tidd is deputy headteacher at Edgewood Primary School in Nottinghamshire. Having trained as a middle-years teacher, he has previously taught in middle and primary schools in Sussex, including roles as a subject leader and head of year.
Michael’s area of expertise is in curriculum and assessment in primary schools. He has been influential in supporting schools, academy chains, teaching school alliances and local authorities to roll out the new Primary Curriculum in 2014, and to introduce methods of assessment without levels. He also advises schools and other organisations on related matters such as marking and feedback, curriculum development and National Curriculum testing.
Michael’s work includes writing regular columns for Teach Primary magazine and for TES online, acting as an advisor on assessment to the publisher Rising Stars, and as a member of the Department for Education’s first Teacher Reference Group in 2014-15.
His resources and support materials are available online at www.primarycurriculum.me.uk
Considering how schools have often tended to plan for English in the past, thinking about how we can achieve more by doing less, but better, both in terms of designing the curriculum and building assessment opportunities in from the start.
With workload an ever-present issue, and English often the most productive lesson in terms of written work, how can we continue to build good feedback into lessons without over-burdening busy classroom teachers with yet more marking?
Lee has been a Primary School teacher for over 9 years and continues to work each week in his school. Lee successfully deployed a class set of iPads across a whole primary school and works with children from EYFS through to Year 6 focusing on how technology can enhance teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. Lee always puts learning first and is constantly looking for creative and innovative ways in which technology, such as the iPad, can be utilised effectively to positively impact on writing & reading skills as well as developing key numeracy skills. Lee is on a mission to help teachers make the most of technology to help with every aspect of their role including: planning, feedback and assessment. His motto is to help teachers work 'smarter not harder.' Lee has built a sound reputation as one of the leading advocates for 'camouflage teaching', encouraging reluctant writers using new, exciting and engaging methods. Alongside his expertise with iPads, Mr P also provides extensive training on how to use web based tools including blogging and considers the positive impact this can have in relation to the core skills of writing and reading. Lee has already supported many schools in using simple yet effective technology - from a real teacher with a wealth of practical ideas that really work!
In the session, Lee will discuss why technology plays such an important part in our lives and how teachers should embrace technology not fear it. He will demonstrate the correct approach to take when implementing technology and how this can have a huge impact on learning right across the curriculum.
Lee will discuss and demonstrate his three step approach to improving writing through technology. He will show proven examples directly from the classroom. He will make links to the curriculum and demonstrate how everything created using technology can be shared and evidenced within class.
John Murray is a recognised specialist in developing children's reading comprehension.
Writer of the best-selling Reading Explorers series, John is now an independent Literacy consultant, CPD trainer and guest speaker at key educational events. His seminars and training focus on the teaching and learning of Literacy and aim to help both school and learner to look forward, improve their results and secure best practice.
His experience includes teaching with complex language difficulties and in communities where English is not the first language. Such challenging experiences have inspired John to create innovative new approaches to the teaching and learning of Literacy; developing techniques and methods that benefit all in the classroom.
During this session John will consider how relevant Guided Reading is in light of the new Reading Exemplifications 2016. He will also discuss why Reading Fluency must be taken into account when planning a coherent and progressive approach to the teaching and learning of higher order reading skills.
Created to help teachers embed core Literacy skills across the wider curriculum, this course focuses on the fascinating research of Metronomics: the science of how music enables the brain to acquire language both quickly and securely. It will also look at the wider benefits of using song lyrics in the classroom and explain the best ways in which to use music videos effectively to maximise their impact. Packed full of practical and engaging activities, there is no doubt that you will love this fun and uplifting course.
This session will look at how schools can move away from traditional English sessions and move towards a more creative, engaging approach. The workshop will focus on planning a unit of work using a consistent approach across the school. Laura will demonstrate practical idea which are easily adapted, quick to implement and fantastic for engaging children in their learning.
Laura is a Literacy specialist who has experience working across the primary phase. Before joining One Education, Laura was Literacy Leader and Key Stage Two Phase Leader at a school in Manchester. She successfully leads whole school initiatives to improve the teaching and learning of Literacy by responding to the needs of individual staff and schools.
This session offers an opportunity for candidates to gain an insight into how to nurture our young authors from the start—from developing speaking and listening skills and supporting the development of children’s fine motor skills through to extending children’s vocabulary and ideas, developing the language of narrative and teaching story structure. In particular it offers an insight into what the most effective strategies are for improving boys’ writing. Lots of real life examples will be shared along with plenty of ideas to take back to school.
Dramatherapist, Samantha Crump, will be exploring how the use of drama in the classroom can be motivational for story writing. This practical workshop will give teachers dramatic ideas to promote imaginative work and it will demonstrate that, when it comes to writing stories, actors speak louder than words.
Samantha Crump has over 13 years of experience in using drama as a developmental tool for children. She has been registered with the HCPC as a dramatherapist for six years and has been providing therapeutic interventions for both primary and secondary children. She provides support for a wide range of needs including, trauma, bereavement, attachment needs and communication.
This workshop will explore the importance and potential of using the outdoors as a valuable resource to develop children's literacy. Practitioners will initially look at practical ways to develop vocabulary and skills such as observation, listening and speaking. As a natural progression, by tapping into children's imagination, they will consider ways to use such experiences to develop children' writing.
Shirley has worked for many years across the Primary and Early years sector in both specialist and mainstream schools, she has also taught in Finland. Shirley’s current role is as a specialist inclusion teacher; her specialisms to date include early years (ages 3-8), SEN, science, EAL, G & T, thinking skills and outdoor learning. She is a trained ‘Skogsmulle’, Swedish Forest school leader and has participated in International Symposiums on Outdoor Provision.
This workshop will explore practical ideas to help make text-based activities more accessible for dyslexic learners and also other learners who are struggling with their literacy skills. We will explore how simple adaptions to your planning and environment can empower pupils, support independent learning and help children to succeed.
For over 20 years, Diane has worked with SEND children in the mainstream classroom, as a SENCo and as a specialist teacher across all Key Stages. She is passionate about inspiring teachers to inclusively support their SEND learners. Diane’s current role is as a specialist dyslexia teacher for One Education.
Musical Letters and Sounds is a very hands-on and practical session aimed at supporting the teaching of phonics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. During the session we will look at developing rhythm and rhyme to support the early phases of letters and sounds and how music can enhance children's language, literacy and communication skills.
Jo has worked in primary schools across the North West for over 16 years, working across all Key Stages. She supports schools across Greater Manchester to develop their music curriculum and is currently an associate tutor at Manchester University on the PGCE Primary course. Jo is passionate about developing teachers' skills and confidence to deliver their own music. This is in order to provide all children with the opportunity to sing, play and make music together.