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Middle Leader Conference

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Broughton High School

Woodplumpton Lane

Preston

PR3 5JJ

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Cost: £60pp. This is a ticket reservation only. Schools will be invoiced directly and places will be confirmed on receipt of full payment.

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The fundamental principle of curriculum design should be that it leads to longtermretention of knowledge. Students should retain their learning over timerather than only at the point of delivery. What does the goal of long-termmemory mean for curriculum design? This one day course from Chris will helpyou to review or revise your curriculum by following three stages of design:

Intent:

  • How do you determine the breadth of your curriculum?
  • How do you plan for cultural capital?
  • How do topics develop conceptual understanding?
  • How clear are your stated end points?
  • How do you sequence topics to reach your end points?
  • What is the basis for your progression model?

Find out about:

  • Threshold concepts and how they can form the basis of a mastery curriculum.
  • Planning for progress from fundamental foundations to greater depth.

Implementation:

The key question about implementation is: What is the most effective way to organise your curriculum so that pupils learn and remember everything you want themto? Based on leading cognitive science, Chris will examine the findings of how we learn, why pupils forget things and the implications for curriculum design.

Find out about:

  • The problems with ‘blocking’ curriculum content.
  • Cognitive Load Theory.
  • Spaced learning.
  • Interleaving.
  • Retrieval practise.
  • Links within subjects.
  • Vocabulary development across year groups.
  • Longitudinal learning.
  • Continuous provision in Years 1 to 6.

Impact:

  • Pupils demonstrate sustained mastery in all areas of learning, preparing them well for the next stages of education.
  • Some pupils reach a greater depth of understanding, visible in their written and spoken application of knowledge.

Find out about:

  • POP (Proof of progress) tasks and how they provide a framework for assessing sustained mastery.
  • Examples of pupils’ work that demonstrate sustained mastery and greater depth of understanding.

THIS IS A RESEARCH-BASED COURSE WHERE CHRIS WILL PRESENT YOU WITH EVIDENCE GATHERED BY COGNITIVE SCIENTISTS OVER MANY YEARS.

Cost: £60 per person (includes lunch and refreshments).

Please note: Your school will be invoiced directly following a ticket reservation. Places will be confirmed upon receipt of payment in full (£60pp). A £30 cancellation fee applies up to Thursday 14th May 2020. After this date no refunds will be given.

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