Jessica Goddard- #ReadTL15

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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. Sixth up is Jessica Goddard.

WHAT WILL YOUR WORKSHOP BE ABOUT?

Social Networking via Google Communities

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 5 WORDS:

resilient
creative
independent
e-tech-obsessed
e-networker

WHAT DOES EDUCATION MEAN TO YOU?

A wealth of opportunity for my learners to engage with their qualification and ultimately achieve their goal in order to move onto university / HE. In short, education is a pathway to success.

WHAT IS THE BEST CPD YOU’VE EVER DONE AND WHY?

When I worked for a local council, as a specialist one-to-one tutor, and I led a CPD session on personalised learning for students with low literacy levels. What I loved about this session is I was able to bring together English Teachers through 5 different educational institutions. It was a great networking opportunity for the group; more than anything. We also did ‘resource swaps’ which was very useful as every teacher represented a different type of cohort from their school.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

Working with learners who are highly aspirational and career driven to meet both their educational and professional goals.

WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF YOUR WORKING LIFE AND WHY?

Supporting an A Level English Language learner (on a distance learning course) who, just yesterday, graduated as a fully fledged Primary School teacher. I was so proud of her and felt lucky to be a part of moulding her education and helping her own career in education.

WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU AND WHY?

Probably my father who only just passed away on Christmas Eve 2014. He taught me to be patient, kind and caring.

THANK A TEACHER:

Thank you to my English Teacher, at school (Mrs Foams), who opened my eyes to a wide range of literature and helped me to realise anything is possible: and that education is ultimately the building block your dreams are made of.

Register to attend #ReadTL15 on Saturday 27th June 2015 here!

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