Effective Instruction in Secondary English: Retrieval and Cognitive Load

Event code SCH 22/053 
Event description Session Three: Retrieval and cognitive load.

This is session three of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers.

Based on the work of Barek Rosenshine and others, such as John Sweller and Dylan Wiliam, each session considers the evidence of what can work well in the English classroom to make learning happen. From modelling, to retrieval, to how we can make to most of our formative assessment practices, effective practice is considered in relation to the evidence.

The six sessions build and relate to each other and so those who want to attend all sessions will find common themes running throughout. Equally, people will find the sessions can stand alone, giving them time to consider their own practices and explore the practices of others.

Session 1: What is 'effective instruction'?
SCH 21/710 - 14th September 2021, 4pm to 5.30pm

Session 2: The importance of assessment- becoming responsive teachers
SCH 21/713 - 30th November 2021, 4pm to 5.30pm

Session 3: Retrieval and cognitive load
SCH 22/053 - 1st February 2022, 4pm to 5.30pm

Session 4: Making the most of modelling
SCH 22/054 - 5th April 2022, 4pm to 5.30pm

Session 5: Scaffolding and supporting small steps/ guiding practice
SCH 22/055 - 7th June 2022, 4pm to 5.30pm

Session 6: Removing the stabIlisers- building independence
SCH 22/056 - 12th July 2022, 4pm to 5.30pm

This session will run as an interactive Zoom session. Delegates will be sent the link no later than 24 hours before the start date. Please ensure you are able to access Zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that these are not recorded and therefore not available to watch at a later date and delegates need to attend as a live session.

If you have not used Zoom before and require helpful tips, we recommend having a look at these:

How to join a Zoom meeting for delegates https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193
Join a test meeting to familiarise yourself https://zoom.us/test
Participants who are unable to install Zoom can join our training using the Zoom web client on their desktop web browser. The Join from your browser link will appear after the user clicks on the link to join the meeting.
Training objectives To know how some of the 'best bets' as identified by the evidence can be used in the English classrooms
To understand some of the concepts which underpin these approaches.
To be able to discuss aspects of their practice with others in similar contexts.
Key stages
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Subject areas Early Career Teachers / English
Target audience
All Teaching Staff
target audience
Qualification level
Zoom course, use own computer, XXX XXX
Training Provider The Education People - S&SI Secondary, Special, PRUs, Skills and Employability
Admin contact Joanne Hawker (joanne.hawker@theeducationpeople.org)
Zoe Enser
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 4
Funding information The cost of this session is £40.
20% VAT will be added at the point of invoice.

Start date Tuesday 1 February 2022
Times 16:00-17:30
Number of sessions 1