A conference to launch the #LearningFirst vision was held at Sheffield Hallam University on 21st May 2016.
This is the original live, unedited streamed video. Here are lots of edited clips for sharing (kindly edited and shared via Leah Stewart):
The lecture theatre sessions were captured by the incredibly talented Penelope Mendonca penmendonca.com @MendoncaPen You are free to download and share these images but please ensure that you credit Pen, in all instances.
Click on the image above and you can then click through to see all 3 posters. Pen has provided high resolution versions for you to download here.
Hannah Tyreman did a fantastic job of documenting much of the day:
My reflections on #LearningFirst (and links to notes I made throughout the day) https://t.co/hMQmsVuNLs
TSC South West Regional Representative. Sch imp and PM responsibility for White Horse Fed.
Perspective: across TSAs
|Speakers’ presentations will be uploaded over the next week. Box will be marked with a PP, once presentation is available.||Gemma Andrews & Lorraine Oldale
Head of Learning and Development, AET & HT of Wix and Wrabness PS
Perspective: across TSAs
Consultant Headteacher, EOS
Perspective: across MATs
Deputy Headteacher, Castle Hill School
|Di Leedham & Dianne Excell
English/Literacy/EAL teacher; Regional Groups Coordinator NALDIC
Member of DfE Commission for AWL
Learning Programme Leader, CLPE
Perspective: Progression in reading & writing
|John Tomsett, Victoria Umpleby & Rebecca McCrea
Huntingdon Secondary & Primary SchoolsPerspective: cross phase KS2-KS3
We are really looking forward to sharing how we work together across our schools to ensure that our assessment systems work in the best interests of all our pupils.
Education Consultant and creator of Big Writing and Power Writing
Perspective: quality writing
|Shirley Clarke & Seamus Gibbons
Education author, researcher & HT Langford School
Head of Profess. Dev, Nelson Tomlinson School
Perspective: enabling teacher agency, literacy
|Dr Julian Grenier
Headteacher, Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre
|Dr Mark Boylan
Director, The Evaluation of the Mathematics Teacher Exchange: China-England, Sheffield Hallam Uni
Perspective: Shanghai primary maths
Founder of Equitable Education
|Binks Neate-Evans, Katie Mack & Sarah Mardell
West Earlham Infant and Nursery School
Consultant Headteacher, Mead Teaching School
Perspective: research & trialling
See the article about Kat’s session below.
|Ally Daubney & Prof. Martin Fautley
Uni of Sussex and Incorporated Soc of Musicians & Director, research in education
Perspective: music education
Freely available materials from the ISM website – teachers just need to add their contact details to get access to the primary and secondary materials. www.ism.org/nationalcurriculum
South Yorkshire Maths Hub
NCETM Professional Standard holder
|Gary Wilkie, Hannah Phillips and Alannah Palmer
Sheringham Primary School
Perspective: developing AWL systems
|Simon Smith & Gareth Davies
Headteacher and MD and co-founder of Frog Education
Perspective: implementation of assessment principles
Teacher, Bader Primary School
Perspective: Visible learning, pupil voice
Deputy Headteacher and SLE
Diane’s Swift’s session on ‘Supporting Beginning Teachers in Being Assessment Capable’. Diane is Director at Keele and North Staffordshire Primary SCITT. See the article below.
Principal and Director of Ignite TSA
Perspective: principled assessment
Perspective: initial teacher education
Subject Leader for MFL, Langley Grammar Sch
Director of Inclusion and Research
Perspective: cognitive science in education
On behalf of Wayne Tennent
Perspective: guided comprehension & dialogic teaching
|Alan Eathorne & Stef Edwards
Assistant Headteacher, Meadowdale PSPerspective: developing practice, lesson study
We are going to be looking at developing assessment expertise through lesson study. What difference does it make? We will explore how lesson study will provide a lens for viewing the developments in practice you are making in your setting.
Director of T&L, East London Science School
Perspective: assessment design
Kat Schofield’s session was captured by a Pearson Blogger. Great job!
What’s the difference between formative and summative assessment? According to Kat Schofield, you can relate the 2 neatly to Steven Covey’s ‘circle of influence’ and ‘circle of concern’. On Saturday 21 May, a group of us from Pearson went along to the first #LearningFirst event hosted by the @BeyondLevels team organised by Dame Alison Peacock.
Diane’s Swift’s session on ‘Supporting Beginning Teachers in Being Assessment Capable’, was captured by one of the Pearson Bloggers who attended the day. Diane is Director at Keele and North Staffordshire Primary SCITT.
On 21 May, we went to the first @BeyondLevels #LearningFirst event. Read the first in our series of blog posts on it https://t.co/ZmOOlq6BT8
Assessment Tracking System – Keeping it Simple. #Learningfirst I have embraced Life without Levels from the start of my first headship. Listening to Tim Oates at The Key Conference, I agreed with the key principles of fewer things in greater depth and studying things at the right pace to secure deep learning.
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Read our thoughts after a fantastic #LearningFirst #Assessment Conference https://t.co/Ywp5NX3Es4 @BeyondLevels
Following on from talk yesterday, here are my 5 Golden Rules for tracking https://t.co/qMYCeiz32r #LearningFirst
NEW POST “This much I know about the #LearningFirst conference and unfettered teaching” https://t.co/jZLf2LGEIE
ICYMI Eight ways to improve primary assessment – from the weekend’s inaugural #LearningFirst conference https://t.co/1GCjNDqXCr
We were so glad be at #LearningFirst on Sat – Here are the Reading & Writing Scales we shared https://t.co/BS7O6tS1FO @BeyondLevels