Date: 31 January 2014
Location: The Joseph Rowntree School, York
Trainer: Fi Cotton
Event type: One day workshop
This course gives a comprehensive overview of the requirements of the 2014 MFL National Curriculum and explores the practical issues related to planning and delivering language teaching. There is a particular focus on assessment for learning in view of the removal of curriculum levels.
The course is highly practical and delegates will engage in activities that demonstrate
teaching strategies that can secure good outcomes relating to the new programme of study.
Three sessions will examine the short, medium and long term planning issues relating to the forthcoming changes and delegates will come away with action plans for their departments on how to move forward with confidence.
What you will achieve :-
- A thorough understanding of the issues relating to the teaching of the new programmes of study for MFL;
- A toolkit of assessment strategies to address "assessing without levels";
- An understanding of how the key stage 3 framework for languages enables teachers to teach the programme of study;
- An analysis of the range of teaching techniques, approaches and styles that will be required;
- An approach to departmental action planning to manage any required changes to long, medium and short term planning.
Feedback from teachers on Fi's courses:
So far I have attended three of these events and they have all been excellent.
I really enjoyed the whole day, thank you!
I particularly like the exchange of ideas on teaching tips and good practice.
Great ideas for teaching and more out of class context activities.
I liked the focus on strategic considerations. Useful to reflect on bigger picture issues rather than just gaining lots of teaching techniques and ideas without seeing how they all fit together. Yes, really good.
A really useful day, thank you.
Presenter : Fiona Cotton
Fi is a former head of languages who now works as a consultant both for Solihull Local Authority and independently. She also worked for the National Strategies as a reviewer of the renewed Key Stage 3 framework for languages. Fi has a particular interest in progression and assessment for learning across key stage 2 and 3 but has wide experience leading training for teachers in FKS, KS1 and of course, KS4 and post 16. She has been known to use some rather innovative methods to teach languages: playing the ukulele, performing puppet shows and teaching salsa dancing - all in the target language, of course!
Course fee is £125 per delegate which includes lunch and resources.
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