EfL Online Workshops (FREE)

We're delighted to invite you and/or any of your colleagues to any of these EFL LearningShared Networking Events & EfL Online Workshops.

They are all free to attend!

Please note: In order to facilitate as much genuine conversation as possible we may restrict numbers for the meeting and therefore, please can we ask that there is a maximum of 3 members of staff per school.

Please use the registration links below to secure your place! 

Once you have successfully registered you will be emailed a unique login link that you will use to be able to join the webinar.

The sessions will also be recorded and a link to access any recording will be added below within 7 days from the event taking place.

EfL Online Workshops
Topic The session will include: Day/Time Link to Register Link to Recording
Capture & Review Evidence (basics) - Capturing Evidence using the App.

- Capture Evidence using the Web Console.

- Locating and reviewing Evidence.

- Question and Answer session.

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Access the recording of a previous session.

Create a Framework to be used with more than 1 Learner
(not a PLG)

- Formatting a Text File to create a Framework.

- Import the Text File to add the Framework to the Cloud.

- Question and Answer session.

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Access the recording of a previous session.

Create Assessment Frameworks & Assessment Books (not for a PLG) - Create an Assessment Framework (not a PLG).

- Create an Assessment Book (not a PLG).

- Access an Assessment Book.

- Question and Answer session.

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Tags & how Indicators can be used to track Engagement - Explore how Tags can be used.

- Examples of Tags that schools use.

- Demonstration of using Indicators to record observations around a Learner's Engagement.

- Examples of other Indicator Sets that schools use.

- Creating Indicator reports.

- Question and Answer session.

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Create a PLG (a framework with a set of individualised outcomes for 1 Learner) using the Web Console - PLGs are great for supporting an holistic approach to evidencing, assessing and tracking progress over time against any short, medium and long term individualised goals or targets for a single learner including EHC plans.

- Examples of how other schools have structured their PLGs.

- Create a template to be used when creating a PLG.

- Use the template to create a PLG.

- Question and Answer session.

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Editing a PLG using the Web Console
- Set up Status Values and Framework Views to highlight the 'Current' outcomes or to hide specific outcomes.

- Editing a PLG using the Web Console

- Question and Answer session.

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EfL LearningShared Networking Events

Topic The session included: Link to Recording
Setting up your EfL journey for success: learning and sharing with other schools
    - We'd like to create an opportunity for new and experienced schools to come together, share and learn from each other about how to get successfully up and running with EfL and start to embed it across school in all relevant areas or learning and development. The meeting will focus on the basics and building a strong foundation for using EfL.
    - The event will include a presentation from Darren Jones who is an Assistant Head Teacher at Oakwood Academy in Manchester. Oakwood Academy have been using EfL for a little over a year and Darren will share the school's journey and outline how they have embedded the use of EfL across the school during that time. 
LearningShared  CPLD Programme & Learning Platform

Launch and demonstration
The programme has been designed by and is led and delivered by nationally recognised practitioners and experts in our field including Prof. Barry Carpenter CBE, Diane Rochford OBE (Chair, Rochford Review), Vijita Patel NLE (Principal, Swiss Cottage School DRC) and Alistair Crawford (St Martins / St Andrews School, Whole School SEND, Oak National Academy), with brilliant contributions from Dr Tina Rae, Sharon Gray OBE, Dr Janet Rose, Laura Purser, Amanda Mordey OBE, Roz McFeeters and many more colleagues across our network.

The programme consists of 7 modules looking at Curriculum; Pedagogy; Assessment; Leadership at all Levels; SEND Policy and Legislation; Reflective Inquiry and Wellbeing with each module containing:

- Pre-recorded lecture/presentation (online)
- Module-related case studies/webinars from leading schools, experts and practitioners
- Live interactive panel discussion with Q & A (virtual)
- Signposted further reading
- Suggested developmental questions and activities to consider in your own school

During the event, we'll be joined by some of the course designers and leaders including Prof. Barry Carpenter CBE, Diane Rochford OBE, Vijita Patel and Alistair Crawford and we'll be providing a detailed walkthrough of the programme and platform showing...

- The scope and scale of the content and resources that have been developed and curated for you and your staff.
- Overview of the Live Networking Events and forthcoming online networking and collaboration tools
- Why we think it's an important resource
- How you might use it across your school to support and drive school improvement
- How your school, setting or MAT can subscribe and take advantage of the programme and platform (costs and next steps).

Using EfL to develop conversation around Engagement

- This event is aimed at practitioners and leaders who want to explore with colleagues from other schools how EfL can be used to support the use of the Engagement model - in particular, how the app can facilitate conversations around Engagement that can help to develop personalisation of interventions, strategies and teaching... ultimately leading to improved pupil outcomes.

- We are delighted to be joined by our  Principal Adviser, Barry Carpenter OBE who will to co-host the event. Barry Carpenter has a career spanning over 40 years. His appointments include Professor of Mental Health in Education to Oxford Brookes University, and Honorary Professorships at universities in Ireland, Germany and Australia, as well as Principal, Chief Executive, and National Director for Complex Needs at the Government Department for Education. 

- Interestingly, in relation to this session, whilst in his role as National Director for Complex Needs, Barry led an important and valuable piece of research on the use of Engagement as a pedagogy. This work become the foundation for England’s Department for Education’s new guidance for assessment (DfE, 2019). 

- There will be a presentation from Alex Revens, the SENDCo & Specialist Leader of Education for Autism at Belmont School in Harrow. Alex gave a presentation sharing how he and his team use EfL in relation to Engagement and what has been the impact of evaluating and assessing Engagement on teaching and pedagogy.

- As a Specialist Leader in Education, Alex supports other settings, including senior leadership teams, whole school teams and teaching staff in their provision for pupils on Autism spectrum. This involves advising on the strategic leadership of SEND within settings, developing inclusive Autism-appropriate environments within classrooms and instilling an Autism accepting culture within schools. He also leads the NQT Autism training as part of the local authority programme.
How to Talk with Children and Young People About War | Understanding and Supporting our Refugee Children

Led by Dr Tina Rae
- At this current time, we are all hugely distressed by the images of the war in Ukraine and particularly of the children and their families fleeing the bombardment and seeking refuge and escape from the horror and trauma of war.

- Many in our schools are getting ready to welcome in these children and young people and considering ways in which they can best support this transition and nurture their families within our communities.

- Tina will highlight specific strategies that you can use to support our refugee children as they transition, to ensure that they feel safe and welcomed. There are a number of evidence-based strategies that can easily be adopted and shared. She will also highlight ways in which we can prepare the children who are in our school communities to welcome their refugee friends, and also identify the best and safest ways to discuss the war with our children and young people.

- It is hoped that this webinar will demystify some of the concerns that people may have and provide you with confidence and reassurance you need to undertake this task effectively.
- There would also be an opportunity to discuss the presentation and a Q&A session for delegates to participate in.

Click here for further details about the event and to download free resources

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