Twinkl Teach Events and CPD

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At Twinkl we're passionate about helping the teaching community wherever we can. Our inspiring and engaging Twinkl Teach Events provide teacher training in a location near you. For more details, see the events below.

Want us to come to you? Why not get in touch and let us know!

TeachMeets are being held all around the world in an effort to bring teachers together for mutual support, to share ideas and to provide inspiration for good practice. If you are holding a TeachMeet, please upload the information here so it can be shared with other educators.

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TeachMeet - Where teachers gather to share ideas
TeachMeet Event

Thu, 26 October 16:30

TeachMeet ASN Pedagogy - TeetMeet.scot

Join us for a TeachMeet - details can be found here: http://teachmeet.scot/events/event/teachmeet-asn-pedagogy/ . 

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TeachMeet Event

Tue, 07 November 16:30

TeachMeet University of Chinchester

Calling all teachers of English! Are you in West Sussex/Hampshire and interested in English? Exciting news! The inaugural @ChiTeachMeet for English is coming to the Institute of Education at the University of Chichester. Primary, secondary, FE, HE colleagues, experienced teachers, NQTs, English/literacy leaders or aspiring leaders, non-specialists, book lovers, researchers... all welcome!

When? Tuesday 7th November 2017 - 16:30-19:00

Where? University of Chichester - Bognor Regis Campus (BRC) - John Parry Building

Contact: Rebecca Webb R.Webb@chi.ac.uk or via Twitter @ChiTeachMeet #ChiTMEnglish

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4eafab28a0fb6-november

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TeachMeet Event

Wed, 08 November 16:00

Disadvantaged Students TeachMeet

CHALLENGING BARRIERS and NARROWING GAPS

Teachers, Pastoral leaders, Faculty leaders, Senior leaders - Interested in ensuring your disadvantaged learners make the best progress possible? Whether the gaps are between PP, SEN, White British, Boys, Summer born; Come and find out about successful and not so successful strategies used to identify and challenge barriers to learning and, fingers crossed, narrow those gaps.

Presenters required for macro (5 mins) and micro (3 mins) presentations to share good practice (successful or not) in order to support our disadvantaged students throughout their education. If you are interested in presenting, please e-mail teachmeet@englishmartyrs.org

 

Wednesday 8th November 2017.

Refreshments at 16:00

Presentations from 16:30 - 18:30


Tickets available through Eventbrite

 

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Live Stream Event

Wed, 08 November 16:30

TeachMeet Sheffield Linear Examinations

Linear Examinations: “Preparing students for the future; sharing ideas for progress”


This event has been organised with Petrina Drury from All Saints Catholic High School and Deborah Henderson from Hays Education. We are supported by the STSA schools: All Saints Catholic High School, Ecclesfield School, Fir Vale School, Silverdale School and Westfield School.

Anyone can participate and contributions should be in the format of three minute micro-presentations. Our aim is to keep things informal and moving at pace with the focus being on the exchange of personal insight and ideas. We believe that ideas can come from anyone so whether you have been teaching for 30 days or 30 years, please come and share with us. If you believe that teachers learn best from each other, you should be there.

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TeachMeet Event

Thu, 09 November 15:45

Wirral ASE Primary Science TeachMeet

Wirral ASE Primary Science TeachMeet

Holy Spirit Catholic and CofE Primary School, 1 Gardenside Wirral, CH46 2RP. 


Thursday 9th November 2017

Refreshments from 3.45-4.15pm

Presentations: 4.15-5.45pm

For anyone involved or interested in primary teaching in Wirral, West Cheshire, Liverpool, Glintshire and beyond. 

For more details, registration, or if you would like to give a presentation, contact Anne Buckly and Kim Harvey, email www.inspiring-science.co.uk or 07760663938. 

TeachMeet Event

Sat, 18 November 10:30

Brownhills Teachmeet

We have sourced some of the freshest ideas from leading educators to host a series of CPD sessions starting with a keynote opening session from Ross Morrison McGill (Teacher Tookit) through to mini CPD sessions from school practitioners. If you have an interest in teaching and learning, planning whole school CPD, developing leadership and management or need some new and refreshing ideas then this Teach Meet is for you. Confirmed key notes speakers include Ross Morrison McGill, Mark Burns (Teaching Backwards) and Mrs Humanities (UK Odeon Blog of the Year Finalist 2017)

Ross Morrison McGill is @TeacherToolkit He is the most followed educator on Twitter in the UK and founder of one of the most popular education websites in the U.K. He is an award-winning blogger, author and teacher with over 20 years teaching and school leadership experience in some the most challenging schools in England. In December 2015, he was nominated for The Sunday Times ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain 2015'and remains the only classroom teacher to have featured to this day.

Mark Burns taught for twelve years full time. His subsequent work over the last nine years has seen him work intensively with literally thousands of teachers using video analysis to improve the quality of teaching and learning in their classrooms. He has contributed to the improved performance of schools and colleges nationally. His programme is now running in more than 80 schools and colleges nationwide each year. He has co-written two best-selling books; Engaging Learners has sold more than 30,000 worldwide and has been translated into several other languages. The follow-up Teaching Backwards was released November 2014 and includes a foreword by Professor John Hattie, University of Melbourne. His training with schools has been twice shortlisted for the TES Awards.

 Mrs Humanities Odeon 2017 blog of the year finalist (https://mrshumanities.com/). Victoria passed NQT induction in summer 2013 and in April 2014 she became the Head of Humanities at a free school in the South East of England. Victoria moved schools in September 2016 to become Head of Geography and Environmental Studies. In 2017 she was nominated for a UK blog award in the education category. In addition she was also nominated for Kent Teacher of the Year 2017 awarded by KM Charity; whilst she was not a named winner her contributions to the education world were Highly Commended.

Interested in presenting? We are looking for teachers across the region to host a workshop for 3 - 5 minute during the event so log on sign up, share your ideas and knowledge with others! Free brunch and goodie bag and educational stalls.

Keynote Speaker 10.40 am - 11.25 am Ross Morrison McGill will share a key development idea from his recent book Mark Plan Teach,and discuss the evidence and psychology behind it.

Timings and focus of other key note speakers to follow shortly.

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Live Stream Event

Wed, 22 November 17:30

TeachMeet East Midlands: Winter 2017

Wednesday 22nd November

Jubilee Conference Centre

Triumph Road

Nottingham

NG8 1DH

5.30pm arrival and TeachEat

6.00pm start

9.00pm close

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TeachMeet Event

Fri, 24 November 16:30

Digital TeachMeet Falkirk

Refreshments will be served from 16:30. 


When: Monday 27th November

Where: Kinnaird Primary School, McIntyre Avenue, Larbert FK5 4TQ 


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TeachMeet Event

Sat, 19 October 16:45

#TeachMeetChesterZoo

Yes, our first TeachMeet at Chester Zoo is for all teachers (and trainees and anyone involved in teaching and learning in schools). We welcome teachers from all age ranges and settings - secondary, primary, SEND, early years - as we have found that the crossover of ideas is one of the great strengths of TeachMeets. Although TeachMeets are often about technology for learning, we were not just showing and telling about Computing or ICT - we will share all sorts of good ideas for enhancing learning! And the TeachMeet will be a great opportunity to see and experience the excellent teaching and learning facilities offered by the zoo's education service. ​ #TeachMeetChesterZoo is entirely free, high quality CPD. Please sign up using the button below for catering purposes and so we know who wants to present and for how long. See you on 19th October!
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Twinkl's Scottish Resources

Join Twinkl's CUA Gillian, as she shows you how to get the most out of Twinkl.co.uk if you live in Scotland.

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Brownhills Teachmeet

We have sourced some of the freshest ideas from leading educators to host a series of CPD sessions starting with a keynote opening session from Ross Morrison McGill (Teacher Tookit) through to mini CPD sessions from school practitioners. If you have an interest in teaching and learning, planning whole school CPD, developing leadership and management or need some new and refreshing ideas then this Teach Meet is for you. Confirmed key notes speakers include Ross Morrison McGill, Mark Burns (Teaching Backwards) and Mrs Humanities (UK Odeon Blog of the Year Finalist 2017)

Ross Morrison McGill is @TeacherToolkit He is the most followed educator on Twitter in the UK and founder of one of the most popular education websites in the U.K. He is an award-winning blogger, author and teacher with over 20 years teaching and school leadership experience in some the most challenging schools in England. In December 2015, he was nominated for The Sunday Times ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain 2015'and remains the only classroom teacher to have featured to this day.

Mark Burns taught for twelve years full time. His subsequent work over the last nine years has seen him work intensively with literally thousands of teachers using video analysis to improve the quality of teaching and learning in their classrooms. He has contributed to the improved performance of schools and colleges nationally. His programme is now running in more than 80 schools and colleges nationwide each year. He has co-written two best-selling books; Engaging Learners has sold more than 30,000 worldwide and has been translated into several other languages. The follow-up Teaching Backwards was released November 2014 and includes a foreword by Professor John Hattie, University of Melbourne. His training with schools has been twice shortlisted for the TES Awards.

 Mrs Humanities Odeon 2017 blog of the year finalist (https://mrshumanities.com/). Victoria passed NQT induction in summer 2013 and in April 2014 she became the Head of Humanities at a free school in the South East of England. Victoria moved schools in September 2016 to become Head of Geography and Environmental Studies. In 2017 she was nominated for a UK blog award in the education category. In addition she was also nominated for Kent Teacher of the Year 2017 awarded by KM Charity; whilst she was not a named winner her contributions to the education world were Highly Commended.

Interested in presenting? We are looking for teachers across the region to host a workshop for 3 - 5 minute during the event so log on sign up, share your ideas and knowledge with others! Free brunch and goodie bag and educational stalls.

Keynote Speaker 10.40 am - 11.25 am Ross Morrison McGill will share a key development idea from his recent book Mark Plan Teach,and discuss the evidence and psychology behind it.

Timings and focus of other key note speakers to follow shortly.

TeachMeet Peterborough

This event is an ideal opportunity for experienced teachers, NQTsand those training to be teachers, educators and assessors to come together, share best practices and resources on embedding English and maths into other subjects.

Think about things in a different way, bring your resources and/or ideas and prepare to see things differently!

You are welcome to come along and share ideas but if anyone wants to do:

• A Micro-presentation - lasting 7 minutes

• A Nano-presentation - lasting 2 minutes


Duration: 17:00 -20:00.

Then please let me know by emailing:

 marc.stewart@peterborough.ac.uk

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Teaching Assistant Careers Livestream

Dean Boyce - Best Practice Network

Listen to this livestream with Dean Boyce from Best Practice Network regarding questions related to preparation and assessment for HLTA Status.

Dean provided information and answered questions on a new Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (QCF) that has recently been developed, an ILM Level 5 programme of leadership development and a new online diagnostic forms.

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42:02

Guided Meditations for De-stressing

Zoe Whitehead

Zoe Whitehead, from The Whisper Tree, showing us some guided meditations for de-stressing, in time for the weekend.

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48 mins

Marking and Feedback

Mrs P Teach

Live stream with the fabulous Jo Payne - Mrs P Teach - all about marking and feedback: principles and strategies to be effective and fast.

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NQT Tips with James Pearce

Listen to the wonderful James Pearce as he discusses NQT tips:  how to manage work loads, dealing with parents, the culture shift from student to fully fledged teacher and much more!

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How to use Twinkl PlanIt

Watch Twinkl's English & Maths Team Leaders demonstrate how to use Twinkl PlanIt. 


 
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42 mins

Meditation for De-stressing with The Whisper Tree

Join The Whisper Tree for meditation tips for de-stressing!

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What teachers should know about Fragile X Syndrome!

Listen to the The Fragile X Society talk about the most common inherited cause of learning disability - Fragile X Syndrome. 

They highlight what impact this has on learning and teaching and the different styles you can adopt in the classroom. 

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How to help learners who have Down's syndrome - understanding learning strengths & individual needs

Down's Syndrome Association

Twinkl were joined by  Downs Syndrome Association, who spoke about ways teachers, home educators, parents and childminders can help learners who have Down's syndrome.

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The Supply Teacher Revolution

Teacherin

We were joined by members from Teacherin who discussed 'The Supply Teacher Revolution' and the benefits of the Non-Agency Approach. 

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How to use Twinkl Go

Watch Victoria Cares explain how to use Twinkl Go in this Facebook Livestream video. 
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One Day Creative on 'The use of drama in the classroom'

One Day Creative

Twinkl were joined by One Day Creative who were discussing the benefits of using drama in the classroom. 


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Livestream event: Speak to a school inspector about all things SEN and compliance

Twinkl was joined by Dr Anne Raynor, who has years of experience as a school inspector. In this Facebook livestream, Anne was discussing all things SEN and compliance. 


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The Stable Oyster on SEN

Adele Devine

Adele Devine is a recognised SEN specialist, she currently works in a special needs school and has published several books on teaching students with special educational needs. During this livestream, Adele looks at key issues facing SEN teachers, highlighting the importance of visuals, structure, issues with timings and why teachers need to be great listeners with their students/parents. 

For more tips and advice on SEN, check out the Facebook Twinkl SEN Educators Group here. 

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Livestream event: An Introduction to Sign Language

Want to learn about sign language? Check out this Facebook livestream recording where a Twinkl member gave a brief introductory lesson.

If you want to learn more about sign language, check out the our Sign language Facebook Group here. 



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TwinklCare: FAQs and how to get the most out of your Twinkl Subscription.

Mary Cares from the TwinklCares team

Mary Cares from the TwinklCares team talks about the FAQs they receive everyday and how you can get the most out of your Twinkl subscription. As well as suggesting the 6 resources you might not know about but have always needed in your life. 




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How to use Twinkl Go - Phonics Games

Gillian Cares

Learn how to use the Twinkl Go phonics games available to EYFS, KS1 and KS2. In this Facebook livestream, Gillian Cares looks at how you can use and play 'Name An Alien' to help teach phonics. 


To play, visit http://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-go and click on the ‘Go Engage’ section.


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1 hr 1min

Matt Butcher

Matt Butcher

Matt Butcher, the creator of Fit2Teach app, talks about how Fit2Teach started and why he's so motivated to get all teachers using it.

The Fit2teach app will track, measure and change your work-life balance. 

Below are the reasons why he’s so motivated to get teachers to use it:

  • Teachers work between 51-61 hours a week;
  • 85% of teachers have suffered from mental health;
  • 80% of schools are struggling to recruit/maintain teachers.

Check it out here www.fit2teachapp.com.


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Positive Teacher Network on The Power of Positive Psychology - Wellbeing and Resilience for Teachers

Positive Teacher Network

Positive Teacher Network on The Power of Positive Psychology - Well-being and Resilience for Teachers

When: Wednesday 6th September, 7.30pm

Where: Twinkl Well-Being Group

To join the Twinkl Well-Being Group click here. 

'Welcome to your NQT Year' with James Pearce

James Pearce

Now that you've survived your first couple of days, it is time to look at what is to come during your first year including tips on surviving and making the most of the experience.

When: Thursday 7th September, 7pm

Where: Twinkl NQT Group

To join the Twinkl NQT Group click here. 

Positive Eye on Practical approaches to including children with vision impairment in your class

Gwyneth McCormack - Positive Eye

On Monday 7th September in the Twinkl SEN Educators Group, Positive Eye will be doing a livestream on 'Practical approaches to including children with vision impairment in your class'. To join the Twinkl SEN Group click here. 

About the livestream....

Vision is the major way a child understands the world, of all the senses it provides the most information to the brain. Only vision can perceive shape, size, colour, distance, and spatial location all in one glance. 

Consequently the impact on learning and development for a child with a visual impairment can be profound and lifelong. Learn about a range of practical approaches to enable access for a child with VI in your class. 

The session will include:

  • Brief impact of vision impairment on learning and development 
  • Supporting understanding of concepts 
  • Access to distance vision tasks 
  • Access to near vision tasks 
  • Access to literacy 



Laughology on 'Creating a Happy-Centred school for improving outcomes'

Stephanie Davies - Laughology
Twinkl will be joined by Laughology on Tuesday 12th September at 19:00 in the Twinkl Well-Being Group. To join this group click here.


The session will include:

  • What is happiness (the science and neuroscience) 
  • How happiness increases learning and outcomes on every level 
  • Researched happiness drivers for increasing well-being and positive mental health 
  • How to create a happy-centred school culture 
  • Delivering happiness in the classroom 
  • Q&A

The inaugural TeachMeet Inverclyde image

The inaugural TeachMeet Inverclyde

As it's our first TeachMeet, there is no specific theme but suggested areas are:

  • Being brave 
  • Collaboration 
  • Teacher hacks (i.e. time-saving/organisation tips) 
  • Who/what you read/follow 
  • Best free resources 

If you're interested in sharing your ideas or tips in a 7 min or 2 min presentation, get in touch via tminverclyde@gmail.com

Follow us on@tminverclyde 

Inverclyde Authority teachers can register via 'Gateway'; non-Inverclyde staff, please email.

Where: Inverclyde Academy , Cumberland Road, Greenock, PA16 0FB.


Mrs P Teach on Whole Class Reading

Mrs P Teach
Mrs P Teach joined Twinkl in a popular Facebook Livestream, she talked passionately on Whole Class Reading. Watch the livestream to find out more. 


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Mrs P Teach on Whole Class Reading

Mrs P Teach

Mrs P Teach on Whole Class reading. Watch the livestream to find out more. 

When: Thursday 14th September, 7pm

Where: Twinkl KS1 Teaching Group

To join the Twinkl KS1 Teaching Group click here. 

Professor Dame Alison Peacock on Learning without limits - Research informed pedagogy

Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Twinkl will be joined by Professor Dame Alison Peacock who will be discussing 'Learning without limits - research informed pedagogy' live on Facebook. 

Where: Twinkl NQT Facebook group, to join click here.

When: Tuesday 19th September at 7pm

Twinkl will be attending the Learning to Shape Birmingham Conference

Twinkl will be exhibiting at the 'Learning to Shape Birmingham Conference' on Friday 22nd September. 


'How to help a child when their Wellbeing stops shining' with The Worry Wizard

The Worry Wizard

Twink will be joined by The Worry Wizard for a Facebook Livestream. They'll be looking at child well-being, how to explain well-being to a child, how you can encourage a child to engage with their well-being and begin exploring certain key elements such as pace, trust, belief and imagination. 

When: Thursday 26th September, 7pm. 

Where: The Twinkl Well-Being Facebook Group

To join the Twinkl Teaching Well-Being Group click here. 

Send My Friend to School Livestream

Send My Friend to School with special guests from The Gambia

The Send My Friend to School campaign gets UK children and young people involved in the global movement to ensure that every child across the world gets a quality education. It aims to inspire and empower young people about global citizenship, global learning and education around the world through producing exciting classroom resources, videos and activities. Since February 2017, Send My Friend has brought together over 2700 schools and 300,000 young people to learn about the right to education around the world, and use their voices to create positive change.

For two weeks only, they are joined by four advocates for global education and women’s empowerment from The Gambia, who will be doing a livestream to discuss their experience of education and youth empowerment in The Gambia.

This session will include:

-Resources for global learning

-Connecting citizen voice and global learning

-Sharing experience of education in the Gambia

-How your school can get involved

The Self-Esteem Team on 'changing Minds' In anticipation of World Mental Health Day

Self-Esteem Team

Twinkl will be joined by Grace and Nadz from the Self-Esteem Team, who will be talking about 'Changing Minds' ahead of World Mental Health Day. 


When: Monday 9th October, 8pm

Where: Twinkl Well-being group. 

To join the Twinkl Well-being group click here.

TeachMeet Cymru

When: Friday 13th October, 15:30-17:30 

Where: National Education Show , Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff, CF10 3ND

Organised by: Alessio Bernardelli (@Collaborat_Ed), Founding Director of CollaboratEd.org.uk. 

TeachMeet Salford

When: Monday 16th October

Where: Ellesmere Park High School,  Wentworth Road, Eccles, M30 9BP

Open to all sectors.

Interested in presenting? Contact us:

ephs@salford.gov.uk or through our website: www.ephs.org.uk

TeachMeet SP7 North Dorset

When: Wednesday 18th October, 17:00-18:30

Where: Shaftesbury School 6th Form Centre, Shaftesbury Schoolm, Salisbury Rd, Shaftesbury, SP7 8ER - In the 6th form cafe. 


TeachMeet Sussex

Free cupcakes and refreshments from 16:30. 

When: Thursday 19th October

Where: Milton Mount Primary School,  Crawley, RH10 3JP


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