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Friday, June 7 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Supporting teachers as professionals LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

Talk 1- Sue Marks
As research enlightens us as to the processes of learning, making memories, learning engagement, short term to long term memory transfer, memory recall and much else, we are challenged to reflect upon and consider together, as professionals, the effect of our classroom approaches to teaching and learning. Research notes the importance of prior learning and the use of stories to provide chronology and context to new learning as key strategies for successfully embedding memories and retaining learning. Whilst the ‘super factor’ of Collective Teacher Efficacy, also suggests that when teachers are united in their desire to continuously improve their professional performance and develop as a collective, they offer their pupils the best opportunities for learning. The Primary Science Teaching Trust embodies this philosophy providing opportunities for the sharing of effective strategies and engagement in open discourse to continually reflect upon and improve our professional practice together.

Talk 2 - Dr Lynne Bianchi
Lynne will draw on her extensive experience of designing, delivering and evaluating professional development for science subject leaders to share ideas for supporting teachers. Focusing on the Trajectory of Profressional Development (TOPD), she will consider the way in which it is used as a reflective and planning tool with teachers and senior leaders. Where time is precious and CPD opporutnities even more prized, it is essential that professional learning has the greatest impact and to do this we must have strategies that can guide the creation and deliver of the right CPD for the right teacher at the right time on the right issue.

We are sorry but George Walsh is no longer able to attend PSEC due to personal circumstances. The session will still run with the talk by Sue Marks and instead of the talk by George Walsh, Dr Lynne Bianchi will also give an input about progression in collaborative professional learning. This will then be followed by the question and answer session and discussion as planned.

Chaired by Lynne Bianchi

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Lynne Bianchi

Director, SEERIH, University of Manchester
Dr Lynne Bianchi is a specialist in curriculum development, innovation and research in primary science and engineering education. From being a primary school teacher in North Manchester she moved into Higher Educations where she held a range of leadership roles. She is now a Senior... Read More →