Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds [Andrea Mapplebeck] As teachers we all know that planning is essential, so how do you make sure it drives forward student progress? How do we plan for learning? As a teacher who wants to promote the learning of your students, you’ll want to make evidence-informed judgements and apply a range of approaches to respond and adapt teaching during and in between lessons. [Dylan Wiliam] Planning for Learning in STEM Teaching is for teachers of all phases, from primary to secondary and post-16. Assessment for learning helps teachers collect evidence to tailor student learning. [Chris Harrison] We’ll look at planning to identify students’ starting points before exploring ways to tune teaching approaches and techniques for responding to student learning.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds Finally we look at medium term planning and planning with colleagues. [Andrea] Through combining evidence-based research with your own experiences and understanding of your students and classroom environment, you will develop effective approaches to improve student achievement and engagement with their learning. [Laura (Teacher)] We need to think not just about what they can do the next two weeks, but how that’s going to help them in the future when they move on to future topics. [George (Teacher)] Children aren’t able to achieve, if you just give them a task, as well as if you give them tasks built on what they already know.
Skip to 1 minute and 15 seconds [Amy (Teacher)] And it’s about knowing where children are at coming into the lesson, and how you’re going to get them to the next step leaving the lesson so none of the children get left behind. [Ashley (Teacher)] Every lesson is different, every student’s different, every group you put together is different. You have to be ready to adapt your timing and if you can’t get something in that particular lesson it’s not the end of the world. [Chris Harrison] On this course you will see a range of approaches exemplified by teachers and learn ways to listen in to your students and infer their progress. These approaches will help you become better able to support the learning of all your students.
Skip to 1 minute and 48 seconds [Dylan Wiliam] Planning for Learning is one of many online CPD courses provided by the National STEM Learning Centre as part of the STEM teaching program on FutureLearn. [Andrea Mapplebeck] You will learn with other teachers from around the world, contextualise the course within your own teaching environment and will be supported by educators and mentors online. [Chris Harrison] We look forward to you joining us on the course.