Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

Tutor CPD session Monday 8th April 13.00-16.00 Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1   Please sign up asap for the remaining places on this CDP session. This is the last in our series of 3 CPD sessions this year which have looked at key areas for development in teaching practice: initial assessment and negotiating individual outcomes; questioning … Continue reading Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

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Get connected! with 6 quick wins…

We'd like to invite tutors to engage with the following resources and ideas.  Start with the quick survey and see how far down the list you get! Super-quick (2-minute) survey for all ACL tutors to complete via survey monkey (anonymously) - click on the link below - this will help us plan what further support or training … Continue reading Get connected! with 6 quick wins…

End of year news

Sector news Did you know there is an Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe? This is a website which collects examples of good practice in adult education from across Europe and they recently held a conference in Birmingham –see the report here: https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/blog/epale-uk-conference-celebrating-adult-learning The report mentions iDEA - an international online programme of easy-to-access … Continue reading End of year news

November CPD session – Initial Assessment and Information and Advice

Tutor CPD session – resources and feedback The session on Friday 9th November went very well; 12 tutors attended from 10 different providers and shared some great ideas.   The aims of the session were: to compare the effectiveness of initial assessment activities and how this impacts on delivery to develop strategies for agreeing differentiated … Continue reading November CPD session – Initial Assessment and Information and Advice

Be well prepared for 2018-19!

We have held a number of tutor briefing sessions over the last few weeks in venues around the county.  Many thanks to all those tutors who have attended, for coming and for your contributions to the activities and discussions.  It is your engagement that makes the sessions work. We have met 50 tutors, from 19 providers … Continue reading Be well prepared for 2018-19!

Upcoming training opportunitities

ACL tutor briefing sessions These are filling up fast.  Please book your places asap if you haven't already done so.  Details here: https://staffsacl.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/staffs-acl-tutor-briefings-2018-19-essential-briefing-for-all-tutors-book-now/ Resources from the sessions will be made available on this website after the sessions have taken place. ETF ALDD sessions: Designed to increase the awareness, capacity and expertise in the post-16 education … Continue reading Upcoming training opportunitities

Policy Focus – Practice built on Policy

e-safety Policy We thought it would be good to highlight some of the important policies that ACL has in place, and to emphasise how they should be reflected in your practice. Please take a few moments to look at the e-safety policy here, and remind yourself of its contents.  Key considerations for tutors: Do you … Continue reading Policy Focus – Practice built on Policy

Embedded skills – how do I fit it all in? plus British Values, heart-warming videos and useful websites…

British Values, English, Maths, IT, Equality and Diversity…all of these are areas that we know our learners need to develop in many cases, (even if the learners don’t always identify this themselves!), and they are high priority areas for Ofsted. Sometimes it can seem that these extra challenges are drowning out the actual course content … Continue reading Embedded skills – how do I fit it all in? plus British Values, heart-warming videos and useful websites…

Festival of Learning and social media update!

        UPDATE :  PLEASE SHARE ONLINE http://www.facebook.com/staffsadultlearning Twitter: @Staffslearning We're also on Pinterest  http://pin.it/l6nbQhn check out our Art and Craft ideas board here, and feel free to add your own photos of learners and their work...Instagram coming soon. Last update: Ideas for talking about British Values from Tes, available from Fenc here. … Continue reading Festival of Learning and social media update!

ILT – ideas from CPD workshop

Tutors who came to the session at the end of April enjoyed a fun afternoon trying out a number of innovative apps and websites which enhance learning.  The materials and links are available on Fenc - click here. We discussed the idea of taking some of the course online - either: before the session, for … Continue reading ILT – ideas from CPD workshop