Alex Quigley: Closing the vocabulary gap;
Alex is a former English teacher and now Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation. He is also the author of Closing the Vocabulary Gap. Alex explores the increased demands of an academic curriculum and how closing the vocabulary gap between our ‘word poor’ and ‘word rich’ students could prove the vital difference between school failure and success.
Cognitive Science for Teachers;
Cognitive Science for Teachers Level 1 starts by exploring the different types of memory and developing an understanding of what working memory is. The course will help to explain the principles of dual coding, interleaving, spaced practice, retrieval practice, elaboration and concrete examples and why these help students learn. The course links theory to practice by exploring the research to find the most effective strategies based on cognitive science.
Cognitive Science for Teachers 2;
Cognitive Science for Teachers Level 2 is Seneca’s second cognitive science course. You will learn about the thinking and research of the latest thought leaders, including Daisy Christodoulou, Alex Quigley, David Didau and Mary Myatt. You will come away from the course with practical advice about how to have a more evidence-informed approach to teaching, including how you approach interleaving and curriculum design.
Natalie Wexler; The Knowledge Gap;
Wexler discusses her work focusing on the role of knowledge and what it perhaps should be within the curriculum. Further discussion goes onto E.D Hirsch and his beliefs about where achievement gaps come from; the challenge of developing a knowledge-rich curriculum at scale; resources for teachers who want to begin working with a knowledge-rich curriculum, and much more.
Naylor’s Natter in association with Teacher Development Trust;
A selection of podcasts led by Phil Naylor, where they ‘muse over the latest developments in teaching and learning, evidence and research, CPD and leadership.’ Speaking with experts in their fields. Naylor meets …
- Curriculum with Ruth Walker – https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/season-2-episode-8-with-ruth-walker/id1448601060?i=1000441157577
- Curriculum with Mary Myatt – https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/curriculum-from-gallimaufry-to-coherence-with-mary-myatt/id1448601060?i=1000460268185
- Teaching for Mastery – https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/teaching-for-mastery-with-mark-mccourt/id1448601060?i=1000446500074
Rosenshine’s Principles and Curriculum Design: What’s the connection?;
Most schools are working on curriculum design and many use Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction as a reference point to inform their work on teaching and learning. This session examines the way they link, focusing on sequencing concepts in small steps, using a range of examples from different subject areas.
Mary Myatt’s free tutorials;
Two courses which enable you to be self-paced & designed to improve your understanding and planning of the curriculum; Curriculum Questions and Differentiation