Education and Training Foundation at Bett Show 2020

The Education and Training Foundation will be involved in four sessions over three days at the 2020 Bett Show, which takes place at London’s Excel conference centre from 22 to 25 January.

On Wednesday 22 January, from 11.00 to 11.40 in the North Hall, Head of Learning Technologies Vikki Liogier will co-host a session titled How to Accelerate Your Digital Learning Strategy with Darren Kirwin, Waltham Forrest College, and Steven Hope, Leeds City College. They will discuss how the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform is mapped onto the Digital Teaching Professional Framework and its Management Dashboard and consider how providers have been using these tools to drive forward their digital learning strategies.

On the following day, Thursday 23 January, two separate sessions will put major pieces of ETF-led work in the spotlight. The Harness students’ digital capabilities to support teaching, learning and assessment session will take place in the Teaching & Learning Zone in the North Hall from 12:00–12:40. Aimed at Educators and Heads of Teaching and Learning, IT, Quality Improvement and Curriculum in the FE and Training sector, it will provide an insight into the ETF’s Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment project looking at how students’ digital capabilities can contribute to effective teaching and learning.

The New essential digital skills on ETF’s Enhance Digital Teaching Platform session, meanwhile, will introduce the new CPD programme the ETF has created to support those teaching the new Essential Digital Skills entitlement for adults aged 19-plus with no or low digital skills from September 2020. The session will take place in the South Hall from 12.00–12.40.

Friday 24 January will see ETF involvement focus on the introduction of T Levels, with Sam Dilliway-Davies, the ETF’s Head of T Level Professional Development, participating in a panel debate. Delivering T Levels is expected to address topics including rollout plans for the new courses, the impact on sixth forms and colleges, and building relationships with employers. That session will take place in the Education Show Theatre between 12.15–13.00.

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