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Teaching and Learning Conference 2014

6 January 2014 Hopwood Hall College www.hopwood.ac.uk Hopwood Hall College I Rochdale Road I Middleton I M24 6XH


Introduction Welcome to our fourth teaching and learning conference. As always the focus of the day is to improve the teaching, learning and assessment experience of our learners. Today’s event will have three main themes: • A study of how the college tracks and measures “valued added” for all learners; • A focus on the use of assessment techniques to improve and accelerate “value added” performance for all learners: • We will also continue to look at ways to assess and promote independent learning through repeating the e-learning modules delivered in August.

We have taken on board your comments from the last conference in terms of content and the pace of the day so I hope today will be a challenging and enjoyable event.

Derek O’Toole Principal


Programme for the day

Programme for the day

Morning session

Afternoon session 8.30

1.45 - 3.15

Registration - Main Foyer - Rochdale Campus

9.00 - 9.45 Whole group briefing - Derek O’Toole & John Spindler Rochdale 5th Floor A509,510, 511

1. The future of education is NEAR… 2. E Portfolios 3. Video Killed the Paperwork

9.45 - 11.15

Group 1

Workshop A Value Added at Hopwood

Group 2

Groups 1 & 2 E Learning Workshops Rochdale LRC First Floor B Block

4. E Marking made easier

E Learning Workshops Rochdale LRC First Floor B Block

Mike Sheehan and Derek O’Toole

Laurie Brown, Education Consultant

2. E Portfolios

5th Floor A 507

5th Floor A 504

1. The future of education is NEAR…

Coffee Break and move rooms, refreshments available on 5th Floor and graphics area near LRC

11.30 - 1.00 Groups 3 & 4 E Learning Workshops Rochdale LRC First Floor B Block

Mike Sheehan and Derek O’Toole

5th Floor A 504

5th Floor A 507

1. The future of education is NEAR… 2. E Portfolios 3. Video Killed the Paperwork 4. E Marking made easier

1.00 - 1.45 Lunch served in the main foyer

5th Floor A 504

3.30 - 5.00 Groups 1 & 2 E Learning Workshops Rochdale LRC First Floor B Block 1. The future of education is NEAR… 2. E Portfolios 3. Video Killed the Paperwork

Laurie Brown, Education Consultant

5th Floor A 507

3. Video Killed the Paperwork

11.15 – 11.30

Value Added at Hopwood

Laurie Brown, Education Consultant

Coffee Break and move rooms, refreshments available on 5th Floor and graphics area near LRC

In-Class assessment techniques

Mike Sheehan and Derek O’Toole

3.15 - 3.30

4. E Marking made easier

Group 2 Workshop A

Group 4 Workshop B In-Class assessment techniques

Groups 3 & 4

Workshop B In-Class assessment techniques

Group 1 Workshop B

Group 3 Workshop A Value Added at Hopwood

4. E Marking made easier

Group 3 Workshop B In-Class assessment techniques

Group 4 Workshop A Value Added at Hopwood

Laurie Brown, Mike Sheehan and Education Consultant Derek O’Toole 5th Floor A 504

5.00 - Close

5th Floor A 507


Speaker Profiles Laurie Brown Laurie Brown has over 25 years of experience in the education sector including 13 years at a senior level of which the last 10 has been working with Principals and Senior Management Teams, 8 years as an Ofsted inspector, and 6 years with LSIS Improvement Development Service (IDS). Among others, as an IDS lead adviser he managed a team to assist Macclesfield College to improve from inspection grade 4 to grade 2 in 12 months (2013) and similarly, Writtle College, an HEI, to move from inspection grade 4 to 3 in nine months (2008). Five LSIS case studies have been used to show case his work including: “Teaching, Learning and AssessmentMeasuring performance” (2013) and “A revised approach to observation of teaching and learning impacts on success in the classroom” (2012). Laurie was previously a senior manager at the Berkshire College of Agriculture raising quality from grade 4 to grade 2 and is the author of a top selling text book on horticultural science. He currently works as an adviser to the sector, including periods of interim management, and is embedded in two grade 1 colleges in different ends of the country.

Mike Sheehan Michael Sheehan has worked in Further Education for over thirty years. He has been the Principal of three highly successful colleges - Pendleton College in Salford, Runshaw College in Lancashire and Riverside College in Halton. Each of these colleges is in the top ten nationally for value added.

Workshop A Mike Sheehan and Derek O’Toole

Workshop C E Learning Team Assessment the E Factor

Value Added at Hopwood Hall This workshop will explore the college’s value added performance. New approaches to assessment will be also explored as we look to rapidly improve our national value added standing.

Staff to attend 2 of the 4 sessions they were unable to attend at the August Conference

Workshop B Laurie Brown Education Consultant Assisted by Darren Kirwin In Class Assessment Techniques To highlight the importance of gaining learner feedback in every lesson to check and confirm learning with a focus on different strategies to employ in a classroom setting to measure the learning that has taken place. Ofsted criteria states ‘How effectively learning is monitored during sessions, including where learners are receiving additional support’

1. eMarking made easy I Clark and B Lee In this interactive session we will focus on making eMarking work for you. By exploring the assignment feature in its learning you will discover and master how to work with Word to support online marking. This will include submission, feedback, tracking and recording. By using the tools available you can significantly reduce marking time, increase learner engagement and take a huge step towards becoming an outstanding practitioner.

2. The future of education is NEAR… G Lintern Do your learners want more interaction in the classroom? Do they want to make use of their mobile devices such as tablets and phones? Would you like to use engaging activities to check learner knowledge as part of your session? Nearpod is a FREE APP which allows you as a teacher to create interactive, media rich presentations which you can then share in class on your students’ mobile devices or PCs. You can use the APP to control your presentation and interactive activities, checking learner understanding as you go. At the end of the session you can record learner results of interactive activities.. 3. Video killed the paper work Paula Litherland & Angela Appleby A hands-on session exploring how video can be used to assess learner performance cutting down on paperwork and allowing the tutor to focus on learner performance. Videos can be shared with the learner providing them with the opportunity for self-reflection. We will look at how the video can be uploaded to a YouTube account and explore how this content can be embedded into It’s Learning. Training@Hopwood: ePortfolios Barry Fegan Find out about OneFile a leading ePortfolio assessment tool which has been successfully embedded into Training@Hopwood delivery. Explore how the ePortfolio system can efficiently support evidence gathering and assessment.


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