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Supporting your Essential Digital Skills delivery

ETF National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills Vikki Liogier profiles the Education and Training Foundation’s support for those involved in the delivery of Essential Digital Skills.

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Designing tasks for Desmos Classroom

An increasingly well-known example of classroom technology for teaching maths is Desmos Classroom. However, Desmos classroom can be used in a range of contexts. Teachers from CfEM colleges and their partners who took part in the action research professional development in 2020-21 experienced using it from the perspective of a ‘student’, to complete pre-session activities.

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Are you part of a CfEM network?

More than 300 colleges and other post-16 sector providers have now joined one of the 21 CfEM networks, including 161 FE colleges, 66 Sixth-Form Colleges and 14 specialist colleges.

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A successful T Level CPD day at Halesowen College

In this guest blog, Craig Tucker, Staff Development Director at Halesowen College, writes about a successful T Level CPD day involving more than 100 members of staff.

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From Exclusion to Inclusion – We Need to Act Now

In a new blog for the Education and Training Foundation website, Associate Polly Harrow looks at the effect of exclusions on the education of students, the impact in FE, and what being excluded can mean for a learner’s longer-term prospects.

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CfESEND blog: Supporting high aspirations for learners with SEND

In this blog, City College Norwich discuss having high aspirations for their learners with SEND and reflect on useful toolkits.

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CfESEND blog: The road to inclusion is paved with high aspirations

In this blog, Derby College Group explore high aspirations in legislation, policy and culture and ask learners and parents why high aspirations matter.

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CfESEND blog: why high aspirations for staff results to high aspirations for learners

Weston College showcase how staff support learners with SEND to have high aspirations, particularly with making the move to university.

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Industry Insights work shadowing – a T Level Development Lead’s experience

Read about South Essex College and Morgan Sindall Construction’s recent work shadowing experience as part of the ETF’s Industry Insights programme.

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T Levels: A groundbreaking citywide collaboration

Robert Cranmer, Project Manager for the Health T Level at Leeds City College, and Helen Thurston, Development Officer at the Leeds Health and Care Academy, write about Leeds’s collaborative approach to T Level delivery via the T Level Resource Improvement Project (TRIP).

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Safeguarding and restorative practice

In the fifth of a series of blogs for the Education and Training Foundation website, ETF Associate Polly harrow considers the role of restorative practice in Further Education.

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Learners take the lead – prompted by practitioner action research

Dr Lynne Taylerson, the author of a recent thematic review into the outcomes of the ETF’s Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) 6 projects, reflects on the experiences of learners whose tutors have been undertaking action research.

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CfESEND blog: employer experiences and supporting learners with transition into work

City College Norwich share employer experiences of employing learners with SEND and top tips how to supports learners with transition into work.

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How CfEM activities has helped colleges contextualise maths for their vocational students

Kendra Kirby and Alex Huskisson of Wigan & Leigh College explain how a contextualised focus to teaching maths can give learners the upper hand.

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Adopting a whole college approach to the organisation and teaching of mathematics

Dr Diane Dalby from the University of Nottingham explains the whole college approach which ensures that improving students’ mathematics skills becomes a shared responsibility.

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