TLA E-Bulletin

For all things Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Issue 5

This edition is all about sharing great practice. Here you will find loads of resources that you can access to take more ownership of your professional development.

We are working hard to move college CPD to a 'done with' culture, rather than a 'done to' and welcome ideas for developing this. Below are a whole host of initiatives that have been established to provide you with lots of opportunity for development. Take part today!

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Top Tips for this month - ILPs, measuring progress and standardisation

Each month, the TLA team have provided you with Top Tips for various aspects of TLA. This month includes tips for the following:

  • ILPs (click here)
  • Measuring progress (click here)
  • Standardisation (click here)
  • Click here to see the previous Top Tips.

Now we are inviting you to contribute to the Top Tips. If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch!

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Have you ever wanted to ask a question about a situation or topic and not known who to ask?

Well now you do, come along and have a coffee and a piece of cake and talk to the experts we have in the college.

We are running a series of ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions covering the following subjects:

  • Safeguarding
  • Behaviour Management
  • Vulnerable learners
  • Managing Mental Health
  • Teaching & Learning

These will be very informal drop in sessions when you can pop in for a few minutes or stay for a longer conversation, it’s entirely up to you.

These sessions will run every term and the next ones are:

  • Tuesday 24th February 2015, room Y202 @ Beeston, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 25th February 2015, room 103 @ Maid Marian Way, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Thursday 26th February 2015, room C122 @ Clifton, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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The Central College Nottingham Sharing Best Practice Initiative

Each curriculum area should be well underway with the use of at least one Tooled Up strategy in order to promote the sharing of best practice. Have a look to see what other methods you might use in your team to promote TLA development. Click here to access the document.
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Teaching and Learning Induction

Spring Session (Wed 4th March at Ruddington Campus from 9.30am to 4.30pm).

This is a mandatory training day for all new teaching staff which seeks to deliver a number of essentials in one day. Team members from the Equality and Diversity team , the Teaching Learning and Assessment team and Training and Learning Technologies are all involved in taking new staff through such areas as Interact and the support that the Learning Technologies team can offer, PDCentral essentials, Equality and Diversity in the classroom, and Teaching and Learning essentials. It is also a great opportunity for new staff to meet other new teachers in the organisation and to start to build support systems for themselves, either through networking or through the number of options discussed with them during the training (such as our Buddy System, our Observe and Reflect to Improve software, our regular PDCentral forums or our coaching and mentoring opportunities).

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TLA Webinars

There are a a series of webinars available for teachers to access with the focus on improving TLA. Webinars are online, interactive presentations/workshops that use video conferencing software for participants to communicate.

The Webinars will be available on the following dates:

  • Thursday 12th March 4.30pm
  • Friday 1st May 1.30pm
  • Monday 11th May 4.30pm

The Webinars will be delivered by Ofsted Inspector Sean Errington and the events are now available on the Training and Learning Technologies online booking system.

The Learner Journey Standards have been updated!

Click here to access the new and improved Learner Journey Standards. Loads of useful resources all filed systematically in one place.
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