24 Mar 2020
OTLA English Final Dissemination Event
The Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (English) programme, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and delivered by ccConsultancy, is a collaborative development programme which aims to systematically improve the teaching, learning and assessment of English. Here you can find out more about the OTLA English projects recently showcased on the 26th of February 2020 in Birmingham.
The event was a great opportunity for practitioners to share their research. Conference artist Graham Ogilvie captured the day in pictures, and Professor Jean McNiff, an action research specialist, led the celebration of what the programme has achieved. Paul Crisp, from CUREE, outlined how the reports of the projects will be showcased by the ETF. The final reports and case studies will be available in a booklet format soon. In the meantime check out #OTLAEnglish to get a feel for the day, and take a look at the overview below of the 12 project themes and the organisations involved.
Working with learners to use assesment for learning to encourage progress and plan for learning
South Devon College, DevelopEBP, Brooklands College, The College of West Anglia
Oracy and visualisers - powerful classroom catalysts
Suffolk New College, East Coast College, New College Stamford, Harlow College
Developing a reading culture
Havant and South Downs College, Southend Adult Community College, Cambridge Regional College
Developing resilience through teaching and learning
USP College, Buckinghamshire College Group, Morley College Limited, The Sheffield College
Developing independent learning and meeting individual learners' needs
Kent Community Learning and Skills, Petroc College, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Developing Reading and Writing
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, City Lit College, London South East Colleges, New City College
Developing a Reading Culture
Bishop Burton College, Bolton College, Burton & South Derbyshire College
Working with learners to use assessment for learning to encourage progress and plan for learning
Lakes College, Progress to Excellence, Wirral Lifelong Learning
Developing new teaching strategies for improving English
University College Birmingham, Heart of Worcestershire College, Sandwell College, Moulton College
Post-16 Phonics Approaches
Stockton Riverside Group, Haringey Adult Learning Service, Myerscough College, Novus with HMPPS
Developing strategies to build self-belief in learners in the North East
Newcastle College, Springboard Sunderland Trust, Sunderland College
Transitions, Technology and Teaching
Kirklees College, Craven College, Gateshead College, Warrington and Vale Royal College
Some feedback from the day
"Projects inspire me to be a better teacher and to reflect on my own practice. More projects please - I am certainly going to try and promote my project and inspire others."
"Thankyou, everyone! I'm humbled and inspired by evrything I've seen and heard. We can change our learners' lives!"
"It's really refreshing to see other tutors who have the same issues as me. I thought I was the only one!"
"Fantastic to feel all the enthusiasm in the room".