Wow, two updates in one day.
This is more of a diary piece to be honest. If you’re interested in some CPD opportunities going on over the next academic term then you might want to read on. If not, hit the escape now button! I’m doing this as I’ve started getting messages on Twitter asking what I’m up to when. I’m so grateful for the interest in my work, the great work of my colleagues at http://www.independentthinking.co.uk, Springwell Community Special School, Karen Ardley Associates and other organisations I’m proud to be part of.
Here we go then. I’ll keep it brief.
19th September 2014 (Leeds) and 10th October 2014 (London) – A DAY OF THINKING, TEACHING and LEARNING
Details here: http://www.smartees-learning.com/open-courses/teaching-and-learning/
23rd September 2014 – INTERNATIONAL BIG DAY OUT, BRUSSELS
Bit of a long shot but I thought I’d include it here as it’s exciting. Off on the Chunnel with Jane Hewitt, Debra Kidd, The Real David Cameron, Nina Jackson, Martin Robinson, Andy Vass, Phil Beadle, Roy Leighton, Juliet Robertson and other eduheroes.
Details here: http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/events/an-international-big-day-out.aspx
7th October 2014 – NQT Professional Development Sessions in Huddersfield
The first of three sessions designed for Newly Qualified Teachers. Running as twilights. Contact Tony at Moor End Academy for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
7th November 2014 and 9th January 2015 – OUTWOOD INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION CONFERENCES
Doing a couple of Keynotes alongside some edu-legends including Alistair Smith and Phil Beadle.
Details here: http://oie.outwood.com/con
10th November 2014 – ATL Union Teaching and Learning Day, London
You need to be a member of the ATL to attend. Details here: http://www.atl.org.uk/learning-zone/members-courses/courses-for-members.asp
14th November 2014 – OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, OUTSTANDING LEARNING CONFERENCE, STAFFORDSHIRE
I’m delivering a seminar at this event at the lovely Dudley Regional Staff College. It’s a real priviledge working alongside Karen Ardley who is an educator with many years of teaching and leadership experience in the UK, for the United Nations and in many countries across the globe. Details here via KAREN ARDLEY ASSOCIATES: http://www.karenardley.com/our-programmes/
17th November 2014 – HOW TO TEACH WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL! With Dr Debra Kidd
Debra and I hit the road (well, Birmingham) to share a day of thinking, reflection, practical ideas, hope and mojo-polishing. We’re writing it on Thursday!! For details: http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/events/day-courses.aspx?page=2
(Check out all the other fantastic day courses on offer fro ITL – there’s tonnes!)
27th November 2014 – BIG DAY OUT DOWN SOUTH
Independent Thinking LIVE with Ian Gilbert, The Real David Cameron, Sarah Pavey, Jim Roberson, Martin Illingworth and Dave Harris. The full programme can be downloaded here: http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/events/big-days-out.aspx
LOADS OF OTHER ITL NATIONAL CONFERENCES CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/events/national-conferences.aspx
4th December (London) and 11th December (Manchester) – LESSONS WORTH BEHAVING FOR
This is a day not just about behaviour management and being nice to kids!! This is a day about engagement, investment in learning, protection into learning and how we can support our children by creating classroom experiences that are memorable, challenging and dripping with rigour. We may also cover the concept of Unconditional Positive Regard and other principles of engagement and learning that work so well in special setting and are easily transferable to mainstream.
Details here: http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/media/8981/flyer-hywel-roberts-for-web.pdf
Hope there’s something here for you. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for your time.