We are very pleased to be able to announce the second Reading Teaching and Learning Conference to take place at Reading College on Saturday 27 June. You can register for free here.
This free day of CPD will showcase great Teaching and Learning from across the education sector, including the FE sector and will cost nothing. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a number of sessions on the day that will each contain collaboration, discussion and learning aplenty.
Matt Bromley has been confirmed as the keynote speaker on ‘The Science of Learning’ and Mindset as well as facilitating a workshop on ‘The ingredients for outstanding learning’. Matt is an experienced school and college leader, an education writer and consultant, and a teacher-trainer. You can view his bio here.
The day will embody Reading College’s own ‘Pass It On‘ ethos with practitioners sharing their time, resources and passion in order to inspire others. Students will have a very visible presence on the day; providing the food, technology support and visitor services. You can read more about the day here.
This is part of a series of posts written by our #ReadTL15 workshop speakers. Second up is Alex Warner.
WHAT WILL YOUR WORKSHOP BE ABOUT?
Co-Creation of Curriculum
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 5 WORDS:
Optimistic, Enterprising, Ambitious, Perceptive, [with] Integrity
WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?
A vehicle for betterment of self and others- a super power!
WHAT IS THE BEST CPD YOU’VE EVER DONE AND WHY?
MA Leadership at the Institute of Education. It has equipped me with skills and abilities that not only help support me in what I currently do, but will also propel me towards my career aspirations.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Seeing the eureka effect/moment and observing people achieve way beyond their own expectations. Priceless!
WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF YOUR WORKING LIFE AND WHY?
Assisting an organisation realise its ‘Good’ aspirations. Validation of efforts following a lengthy period of hardship. I had an unbelievable sense of emotion when the announcement was made, it was a defining life-moment.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why?
My Mum. She is the best coach that I have ever ‘worked’ with 🙂
THANK A TEACHER:
1. Mr Hardy- My High School PE Teacher. He inspired me to get into teaching.
2. Dr Symeon Dagkas (@SymeonDagkas)- My Final Year Tutor of my Undergraduate Degree. He challenged me when I needed it most.
3. Dr Karen Edge (@drkarenedge)- My current Dissertation Tutor. A hugely inspiring academic an an amazing 21st century pedagogue.
I have never personally thanked any of these but they are all truly inspiring individuals who have assisted me along my journey