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2017

21 March – Formative Assessment in Action (32:09)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
This webinar recording identifies a range of formative assessment techniques that can be used as part of direct interactive teaching. This recording is of particular interest to college lecturers and teaching staff, curriculum leaders and staff with additional responsibility for quality of learning and teaching.

16 March – Engaging with further education e-Placement Scotland (19:23)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
e-Placement Scotland is an IT industry-backed programme which helps match talented students with employers offering IT-related work placements.
Gemma Webster, who leads on Academic Engagement, presents an overview of the service, the range of subject areas on offer and explains how your students can take apply for placements.

13 March – Creativity skills (47:48)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
This webinar recording is of particular interest to staff who are in a teaching or support role within education at all levels, and may be seen as of particular relevance to essential and core skills’ delivery teams. Stephen Bullock and Julia Fenby of Education Scotland explore the importance of creativity skills encompassing: curiosity, open-mindedness, imagination and problem solving skills

20 February – Communication is changing! (37:31)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
This webinar recording is of particular interest to staff involved in the delivery of SQA units in colleges and schools. It is of particular relevance to teaching and support staff who have an interest in core and essential skills, employability skills, skills for learning, work and life

09 February – Cultural understanding and why it matters (19:58)
Category: Access and inclusion
Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to learn and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts, be that domestic or international cultural diversity. Schools, colleges and universities are incorporating CQ into staff development and student learning because it encourages a local and global mindset, necessary for the world of work today

2016

29 November – Meeting pay reporting requirements and improving equality in pay within Scotland’s Colleges (38:22)
Category: Access and inclusion
In April 2017, the majority of colleges are required to publish information on their gender pay gap and provide an equal pay statement containing information on occupational segregation and their equal pay policy. This  session will consider what colleges have learned from their 2013 and 2015 reporting cycles, with a view to understanding the lessons that can be learned from previous pay reporting and equal pay statements to extend reporting to disability and race

14 November – The power of feedback (32:40)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
Part of the Power up your theory series (4 of 4): This webinar will revisit the four basic elements of formative assessment and how they can improve learner confidence and self-esteem. Learn more about:  sharing learning goals, review of effective questioning, self and peer evaluation, effective feedback and feedback and active learning

03 November – Enterprising education to inspire, support and add value (37:55)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
For more than 20 years the education sector has been called upon to prepare our young people for the increasingly dynamic environment and world of work. This webinar will discuss current thinking and practice in this area with a focus on the further education sector

31 October – Cooperative learning activities (35:55)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
Part of the Power up your theory series (3 of 4): CDN is delighted to announce a short webinar series in response to recent Education Scotland college reviews. This webinar will revisit some tried and tested cooperative learning activities that can motivate and engage the learner. Learn more about: graffiti, snowballing, envoying, minute papers and three stay, one stray

26 October – Exploring alternative ways to access alternative formats (58:54)
Category: Access and inclusion
Accessing information in an appropriate accessible format is an entitlement, yet doing so can often be problematic for students and the staff supporting them

24 October – Differentiated approaches (31:26)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
Part of the Power up your theory series (2 of 4): CDN is delighted to announce a short webinar series in response to recent Education Scotland college reviews. This webinar will revisit some tried and tested cooperative learning activities that can motivate and engage the learner. Learn more about: level and pace, support, feedback, structure and questioning (clarification, elaboration, reflection and critical thinking)

06 October – Best practice in unit assessment (34:02)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
Part of the SQA & CDN Joint Webinar Programme (3 of 3)
The final webinar in this series on Unit assessment will build upon and broaden staff understanding of assessment, with a specific focus on highlighting key aspects of best practice

30 September – Cooperative learning: principles into practice (28:49)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
This webinar will focus on the key features and principles of cooperative learning, a key educational approach with a strong research base. Learn how to: develop your understanding of cooperative learning principles and concepts in addition to cooperative learning as a teaching approach and develop an understanding of the research base and supporting context behind cooperative learning

29 September – Effective assessment planning for National Qualification Units (25:15)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
Part of the SQA & CDN Joint Webinar Programme (2 of 3): This webinar follows on from the content of the first webinar (Assessing National Qualification Units) on Thursday 22 September. This webinar will provide colleges with updated guidance on both the pre-existing and new assessment approaches used for unit assessment in session 2016-17 and beyond

22 September – Assessing national qualification units: 2016-17 update (34:59)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
Part of the SQA & CDN Joint Webinar Programme (1 of 3): This webinar will provide college staff with an update on key dates, processes and support available to assist colleges assessing National Qualification Units in session 2016/17. This webinar will promote effective Unit assessment practice by: identifying key changes in NQ unit assessment for 2016-17 and by highlighting key dates/timelines and assessment support resources

19 September – The craft of asking questions (27:09)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
Part of the Power up your theory series (1 of 4): CDN is delighted to announce a short webinar series in response to recent Education Scotland college reviews. This webinar will revisit the power of questioning to motivate and engage learners. Learn more about how the craft of asking questions: facilitates learning, develops thinking about learning, challenges thinking and deepens understanding

13 September – CDN’s framework for supporting continuous professional learning and development (31:47)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
This webinar will introduce CDN’s new framework for Supporting Continuous Professional Learning and Development and provide information on our planned blended learning programme designed to support career long learning for college staff

07 September – Teaching in colleges today (TiCT) CPD programme (23:00)
Category: Learning, teaching and assessment
The principal target group for this SCQF credit rated programme is new college lecturers with limited experience of teaching and/or no prior teaching qualifications. This popular programme has just been updated for session 2016-17 and includes a variety of new information and content

01 September – Respectme bullying: what can I do? (35:15)
Category: Access and inclusion
This webinar, by Respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, will explore the importance of supporting students to explore their options if they are affected by bullying behaviour

31 August – Setting new equality outcomes (43:00)
Category:  Access and inclusion
This webinar is aimed at those responsible for equality outcomes in colleges, and shares key learning from colleges’ experience of setting their first equality outcomes in 2013 to help you reflect on your current outcomes.  A 3-stage process for setting new outcomes to help you plan the development of your next cycle of equality outcomes is also shared in this webinar

16 June – Mobile blended learning (31:58)
Category: Access and inclusion
In this webinar you will learn about the Tellagami and Explain Everything Apps, how to combine them to create a finished product, how to share and edit videos and how to convert a link to a QR code to be added to a worksheet or handout

13 May – Using solution focused tools in needs assessments and support planning (56:08)
Category: Access and inclusion
Part of the Needs assessor update series (2 of 2): Rather than focusing on problems or deficits, an effective needs assessor identifies and draws upon a student’s strengths and abilities. In this webinar, we will consider a number of tools you can draw upon

29 April – Gaining buy-in for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) through digital badges (47:44)
Category: Access and inclusion
This webinar will highlight and share the innovative approach undertaken by City of Glasgow College to introduce Digital Badges to support College values and behaviours

01 April – Tips for effective needs assessments including online assessments (54.59)
Category: Access and inclusion
Part of the Needs assessor update series (1 of 2): If you are assessing learners with additional support needs or simply trying to identify their strengths and other areas of learning that need to be nurtured then this webinar is ideal for you

17 March – The Autism Toolbox: a resource for staff in schools and colleges (30:46)
Category: Access and inclusion
Do your students know about The Autism Toolbox? Have you used the Toolbox resources to support your student’s coursework?

11 March – Motivational interviewing in a Needs Assessment context (58:29)
Category: Access and inclusion
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, person-centred way of guiding people through change. MI can be used effectively in a surprisingly short space of time

11 March – Effective learning, teaching and assessment of ESOL through project-based learning (1:00:46)
Category: Access and inclusion
This webinar by Ann Morgan-Thomas of SQA and Steve Brown of West College Scotland investigates how project-based learning can be used as an effective means of ESOL teaching, following widely accepted principles of language acquisition

10 March – SDS skills investment advisors webinar 2 (42:49)
Category: Developing young workforce
Part of the SDS skills investment advisors series (2 of 2): This webinar series will develop the skills and knowledge of Skills Investment Advisors involved in Modern Apprenticeships and Employability fund programmes

25 February – Promoting equality in modern apprenticeships (42:14)
Category: Access and inclusion
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will provide an introduction to the SDS MA Equality Action Plan (EAP)

23 February – I don’t want to slot into a male or female box (54:51)
Category: Access and inclusion
This webinar aims to raise awareness and understanding of non-binary identities. This webinar seeks to help prompt thinking about how we can make our educational spaces more welcoming and inclusive

16 February – SDS skills investment advisors webinar 1 (47:47)
Category: Developing young workforce
Part of the SDS skills investment advisors series (1 of 2): This webinar series will develop the skills and knowledge of Skills Investment Advisors involved in Modern Apprenticeships and Employability fund programmes

02 February – Skills framework development: how to embed equality and diversity (26:56)
Category: Access and inclusion
This webinar is designed to highlight and share good practice in how colleges are creating inclusive learning environments for all their students

Developing the Young Workforce

Modern Apprenticeships: What are they, how are they developed and how are they delivered?

Recorded - 20 May 2014 Running time - 40:00

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

PDA Teaching Practice in Scotland's Colleges

Series 2: Unit Plan and prepare the learning experience (H416 36)

Webinar 5: An EV's insight

Recorded - 23 April 2015 Running time - 30:00

Series 2: Unit Plan and prepare the learning experience (H416 36)

Webinar 3: PDA Teaching Practice: Using feedback

Recorded - 12 March 2015 Running time - 31:00

Series 2: Unit Plan and prepare the learning experience (H416 36)

Webinar 2: Working at Level 9

Recorded - 03 March 2015 Running time - 22:00

Series 1: Unit Plan and prepare the learning experience (H416 36)

Webinar 2: Where to find resources

Recorded - 30 October 2014 Running time - 35:00

Series 1: Unit Plan and prepare the learning experience (H416 36)

Webinar 1: Introducing the PDA and the series

Recorded - 16 October 2014 Running time - 26:00