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Welcome to Week 4

Watch Susan introduce the learning goals for Week 4.
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Welcome to our final week together. Over the last three weeks, you’ve had the opportunity to think about what the core skills are, how they break down into steps, and the principles for building them effectively. You’ve also considered some of the groups that you teach, reflected on their needs, and explored how you can both explicitly teach the skills and practise them in different settings. It’s now time to think carefully about how you will introduce core skills and the Skills Builder Hub into your school or classroom. Don’t try and do too much too soon.
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Introduce maybe just one skill to begin with in your classroom, and possibly move on then to invite a small group of enthusiastic teachers to undertake a pilot with you. However you decide to move forward, it is always helpful to have an action plan. The thinking and planning that goes into creating an action plan is just as important as the actual written plan itself. Action plans should be simple, understood by everyone involved. There should be clear steps or actions, with clarity on who is going to do what by when, and with a really clear understanding of what the expected outcomes are so you know when you’ve achieved what you intended to do and can celebrate success.
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This week, your aim is to create an action plan that you can use to help put ideas into practice. To do this, it’s important that you become even more familiar with the Skills Builder Hub. You will learn how to structure an action plan, and the different tools and resources that you can draw on to use within your plans. Before you start working on your action plan, it’s time to decide on which group you want to focus on. Choose a group of students that you currently work with. Make notes on the group and why you’ve chosen them. And then post your comments below to add this to the discussion.

Welcome to the final week of Teaching and Assessing Core Skills.

Watch Susan introduce the learning goals of the final week in the video.

Over the last three weeks, you’ve had the opportunity to think about what the core skills are, how they break down into steps and the principles for building them effectively.

You’ve also considered some of your own student groups, reflected on their needs and explored how you can both explicitly teach the skills, and practice them in different settings.

This week, your aim is to create an action plan that you can use to help put these ideas into practice. To do this, it’s important that you become more familiar with using the Skills Builder Hub.

You’ll learn how to structure an action plan and the different tools and resources that you can draw on to use in your plans.

Over to you

Before you start working on your action plan, you should decide which group you want to focus on. You may choose to continue with the group you chose last week, but perhaps you want to change to a different group.

Make notes on the group and why you’ve chosen them, and then add this to the discussion in the comments section below.

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