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Learning Conference Summer 2017: ‘Teachers as Learners’



JCG, kindly supported by Saltgate, is excited to be hosting the College’s second Learning Conference: ‘Teachers as Learners.’ The conference will take place on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July 2017.

It has become increasingly clear that teachers striving to improve the educational outcomes of their students need to attend to their own learning, and to engage with research and evidence from beyond their classrooms.

As such, the Learning Conference will:
• Bring together a range of leading experts in the fields of education and teachers’ professional learning
• Provide education professionals with a forum to share, refine and reflect on their own practice
• Include, on the Saturday, practical seminars and workshops led by teachers as well as by visiting speakers

The provisional list of speakers already confirmed includes:

• Professor Rob Coe (Friday) – Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Durham University. CEM is the largest educational research centre in a UK university and has provided assessment and monitoring systems to many thousands of schools since 1983.
• Philippa Cordingley (Friday and Saturday) - Chief Executive of CUREE (Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education) and an internationally acknowledged expert in using evidence to develop education policy and practice.
• David Weston (Saturday) – Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust: a former maths and physics teacher, David founded the Trust in 2012. He writes and speaks widely in media and at conferences and advises ministers and policy makers around professional development.

For a flavour of the work of these exciting speakers, try some of the following articles:

As numbers are limited, early responses are advised to secure your chance to hear eminent speakers free of charge. Secure your reservation at Eventbrite: click here.