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vPlus - Professional Development for Teachers

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Welcome to Potential Plus UK’s
Professional Development Workshops

Potential Plus UK’s Professional Development workshops are designed to enable and empower teachers in all school phases to support high potential learners.

These interactive Professional Development Workshops are 1 hour long and will be delivered remotely via Zoom. Numbers are limited to 20 participants.   You will be sent a meeting ID and password to your registered email address at least one hour before the session is due to start. If you have not received a link at that stage, please email amazing.children@potentialplusuk.org

Please book a ticket for every participant

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Best Practice in Identification of High Potential (More Able) Learners – CPD for Teachers

Monday 9th November 4.30-5.30pm

Ticket price members  £25 + VAT = £30
non-members  £30 + VAT = £36

All school members of Potential Plus UK can receive a discount code to reduce the ticket fee. Please see July/August’s Focus on Potential or the member notice board. Alternatively email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org or call 01908 646433 for the code between 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday.

Session Outline

This professional development workshop will cover the topic of best practice in identification of high potential (more able) learners, particularly when there are gaps in the usual data this year due to Covid-19. Join us to find out how to make sure you aren’t missing out on supporting students to reach their potential by using a variety of tools to triangulate information, spot and nurture high-level skills and develop student’s aspirations. Participants will go away with next steps and supporting resources.

This interactive workshop will be delivered remotely via Zoom. Numbers are limited to 20 participants.

The facilitator for this session is Rebecca Howell. Rebecca is Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK. She leads various aspects of the organisation, including support for schools and has oversight of both the assessment and the advice service. With a background in educational leadership, she is passionate about developing new services to support members and has 3 children with HLP/DME.

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Questioning for Challenge – CPD for Teachers

Monday 16th November 4.30-5.30pm

Ticket price members  £25 + VAT = £30
non-members  £30 + VAT = £36

All school members of Potential Plus UK can receive a discount code to reduce the ticket fee. Please see July/August’s Focus on Potential or the member notice board. Alternatively email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org or call 01908 646433 for the code between 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday.

Session Outline

This professional development workshop will empower teachers in all school phases to ask better questions to increase the level of challenge in the classroom and via online learning. It covers how effective teachers use questioning, questions to promote thinking and curiosity, convergent and divergent thinking questions, classroom questioning strategies and incorporating questions into planning. Participants will go away with activities to try and supporting resources.

This interactive workshop will be delivered remotely via Zoom. Numbers are limited to 20 participants.

The facilitator for this session is Rebecca Howell. Rebecca is Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK. She leads various aspects of the organisation, including support for schools and has oversight of both the assessment and the advice service. With a background in educational leadership, she is passionate about developing new services to support members and has 3 children with HLP/DME.

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Higher Order Thinking Skills for Challenge
CPD for Teachers

Monday 23rd November 4.30-5.30pm 

Ticket price members  £25 + VAT = £30
non-members  £30 + VAT = £36

All school members of Potential Plus UK can receive a discount code to reduce the ticket fee. Please see July/August’s Focus on Potential or the member notice board. Alternatively email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org or call 01908 646433 for the code between 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday.

Session Outline

This professional development workshop will empower teachers in all school phases to use activities that can be used face-to-face and online to stimulate thinking at deeper levels in their students. It covers what deep learning is and the thinking skills that are used to learn deeply and make connections, with activities that employ Bloom’s Taxonomy, SOLO Taxonomy and elaborative rehearsal techniques. Participants will go away with activities to try and supporting resources.

This interactive workshop will be delivered remotely via Zoom. Numbers are limited to 20 participants.

The facilitator for this session is Rebecca Howell. Rebecca is Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK. She leads various aspects of the organisation, including support for schools and has oversight of both the assessment and the advice service. With a background in educational leadership, she is passionate about developing new services to support members and has 3 children with HLP/DME.

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Problem-Solving for Challenge – CPD for Teachers

Monday 30th November at 4.30pm

Ticket price members  £25 + VAT = £30
non-members  £30 + VAT = £36

All school members of Potential Plus UK can receive a discount code to reduce the ticket fee. Please see July/August’s Focus on Potential or the member notice board. Alternatively email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org or call 01908 646433 for the code between 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday.

Session Outline

This professional development workshop will empower teachers in all school phases to use problem-solving in the classroom or online to challenge learners. It covers how problem-solving develops in children, what skills problem-solving develops, using problem-solving in the curriculum, what complex problems are and the problem solving process.

This interactive workshop will be delivered remotely via Zoom. Numbers are limited to 20 participants.

The facilitator for this session is Rebecca Howell. Rebecca is Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK. She leads various aspects of the organisation, including support for schools and has oversight of both the assessment and the advice service. With a background in educational leadership, she is passionate about developing new services to support members and has 3 children with HLP/DME.

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Refreshing High Potential (More Able) Learners’ Metacognition Skills – CPD for Teachers

Monday 7th December 4.30-5.30pm

Ticket price members  £25 + VAT = £30
non-members  £30 + VAT = £36

All school members of Potential Plus UK can receive a discount code to reduce the ticket fee. Please see July/August’s Focus on Potential or the member notice board. Alternatively email amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org or call 01908 646433 for the code between 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday.

Session Outline

This professional development workshop will empower teachers in all school phases to understand and promote metacognition skills in the classroom or online, especially in the light of the changes in learning due to Covid-19. It will cover how teachers can engage learners to approach tasks, use appropriate skills and strategies to solve problems, monitor their comprehension and evaluate their progress.

This interactive workshop will be delivered remotely via Zoom. Numbers are limited to 20 participants.

The facilitator for this session is Rebecca Howell. Rebecca is Senior Education Consultant at Potential Plus UK. She leads various aspects of the organisation, including support for schools and has oversight of both the assessment and the advice service. With a background in educational leadership, she is passionate about developing new services to support members and has 3 children with HLP/DME.

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Whole School Delivery

£300 + VAT per Session

All CPD sessions are available for whole school delivery via Zoom at
£300 + VAT per session (max 20 participants) and can be adapted to meet the needs of the school, including bringing together several sessions on one day.

For further information about available courses see https://www.potentialplusuk.org/index.php/schools/professional-development/  or contact rebecca.howell@potentialplusuk.org

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