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This webinar will look at curriculum structure and approaches to teaching, learning and assessment for creative subjects. It will explore the range and breadth of the creative qualifications available internationally, looking at project-based assessment methods and real work-based approaches to assessment design, and how these can prepare students for the professional environment.

It will cover:
1. Creative skills and the creative brain and the need to nurture and develop these skills in a post pandemic world
2. Creative skills development
3. Flexibility and adaptability (with specific reference to pandemic approaches to blended delivery)
4. Communications skills development and the transferable skills inherent in performing and creative arts
5. Team work and the development of collaborative practice with multi-disciplinary peers
6. Work based learning and assessment that replicates the creative industry professions
7. Working in a ‘real world’ environment with real outcomes and how this extends and enhances learning
8. Celebration of student achievement and how this raises profile and can become a shop window for the wider provision within a school or college and thus broaden recruitment

This session will be presented by Miriam Venner, Associate Dean for Academic Standards at UAL Awarding Body.

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A wider awareness of sustainability is vital for climate action. There is an opportunity for educational institutions to spearhead a new green learning agenda. A new way of educating and engaging children, youth, and adults in climate solutions—by unlocking the imagination of teachers and students to devise and implement climate action initiatives in their homes, schools, and communities. Incorporating topics of sustainability and climate change at younger levels should empower and inspire students rather than overwhelm or frighten them.

This session will outline the initiatives schools can put in place to effectively measure and report on their carbon emissions. It will explore the importance of gathering data, engaging staff and students and communicating successes to help others follow suit.

The webinar will be presented by Jonathan Withey, Head of Business Development at Planet Mark and Lance Gerow, Sustainability and Outreach Officer at COBIS school, Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, Malaysia.

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In this session we will explore the concept of Sustained Shared Thinking and the evidence supporting its use. The webinar will unpick how we as practitioners can use it as a core element of our practice to improve the quality of our interactions and outcomes for all our children, supporting and extending their learning and critical thinking skills.

This webinar, aimed at Early Years leaders, teachers and support staff, will be presented by Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development at Early Excellence.

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This webinar will share ideas on implementing Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural Development (SMSC) across a secondary school. This will include incorporating SMSC into lessons, school displays and the physical classroom environment, as well as ideas for effective assemblies and enrichment. The webinar should get to the essence of SMSC and emphasize its importance and relevance to 21st century learning.

This session will be presented by Richard Thomason, Deputy Head of Rainbow International School, Uganda.

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Managing student wellbeing across the entire student population and at an individual level comes with plenty of challenges and issues that may vary from school to school. This is even more prevalent with international schools and their students potentially being isolated from family.

This webinar sets the foundations for wellbeing talks as Registered Psychologist, Ilia Lindsay will introduce suitable mindfulness strategies backed by research and neuroscience. The webinar will then look at how the schools Komodo works with focus on early intervention and prevention with their students. We will discuss the strategies they have put in place to best manage wellbeing conversations.

The session will be led by Chris Bacon, CEO and co-founder of Komodo, and Ilia Lindsay, Registered Psychologist.

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