CPD Training

Early Years Education Continuing Professional Development 2018/19

For further information regarding Early Years Education CPD please contact:
Denise Corfield, Enterprise, Partnership Training Lead EarlyYearsPartnership@edgehill.ac.uk
Please book your place in advance by emailing EarlyYearsPartnership@edgehill.ac.uk
Please note: all sessions will be held at the Edge Hill University Ormskirk Campus https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/location/

Confirmation of venue/room details will be emailed to participants prior to the session.

Click here to download a copy of the schedule below.

 

Developing mathematical problem-solving skills

Wednesday 15th May 2019
2-4pm
Faculty of Education Lecture Theatre
Delivered by Hefin Williams

Aims:
The initial part of the session will look at the theoretical underpinning for problem solving and consider specifically the ability to apply this to mathematics as a subject.
It will focus on the work of George Polya, John Dewey and John Mason.
The second part of the session will explore practical ways of promoting mathematical problem solving in both EYFS and Key Stage 1 age phases. It will consider enhancing the continuous provision environment for mathematical problem solving, adult led tasks that scaffold problem solving and the use of problem solving challenges in Key Stage 1.

Introduction to working with Early Years children on the Autism Spectrum

This is a repeat session of a session delivered in 2017/18 programme.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019
2-4pm
Faculty of Education Lecture Theatre
Delivered by Rachael Sackville-Jones

An overview of an Autism diagnosis and the shared characteristics of this condition.
A consideration of potential barriers to learning and accessing education for this group of learners
Practical suggestions for support strategies for EYFS and Key Stage 1

Reflections from Sweden – quality provision and practice

This is a repeat session of a session delivered in 2017/18 programme.

Wednesday 29th May 2019
2-4pm
Faculty of Education Lecture Theatre
Delivered by Dr Karen Boardman

This session presents an opportunity for practitioners, leaders, managers and school teachers to explore, discuss and review quality learning experiences; indoors and outdoors from a visit to Sweden.

Assessment without scores

This is a repeat session of a session delivered in 2017/18 programme.

Thursday 6th June
2-4pm
Faculty of Education Lecture Theatre
Delivered by Alicia Blanco-Bayo

Aims:
To look at the use of observations to assess children’s development without using scores.
To identify developmental steps within the Early Learning Goals.
To use observations to discuss how learning occurs and fits under the Early Learning Goals umbrella.
A series of case scenarios will be discussed and “A spider web of learning” will be used to assess development using alternative assessment strategies.

Reflections of Reggio Emilia Approach

This is a repeat session of a session delivered in 2017/18 programme.

Friday 7th June 2019
10-12pm
Faculty of Education Lecture Theatre
Delivered by Julie Goodman and Louise Masterson

Perspectives of Reggio Emilia – how this has impacted upon the early years ethos and curriculum in England by comparing and contrasting some Reggio principles adopted by outstanding Merseyside settings.