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Teachers and Advisers CPD week 2021

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Teachers and Advisers CPD Week 2021

Teachers, advisers and colleagues from schools and colleges across the UK and around the world, are invited to join us virtually for our CPD Week.

The next Teachers' and Advisers' CPD Week will be in Spring 2022, we hope you can join us for a week of free, high-quality CPD training opportunities open to all teachers and advisers with an event each day to cover various topics.

At Essex, we recognise that teachers play an important role in supporting their students aspire and apply to Higher Education and we are committed to investing in your continuing professional development wherever we can. Our CPD Week is ran annually and more information about next year's event will be available nearer the time. In the meantime, all content from our virtual event this year is still available for you to access below. 

Schools and colleges are encouraged to request bespoke CPD sessions by emailing 

CPD Session during 14-18 June 2021 Description  Link for the recording Supporting documents 
Mental Health and COVID-19 - Professor Neil Humphreys, University of Manchester Discover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people's mental health; practical strategies for supporting reconnection and resilience, whilst developing positive mental health among the whole school community. Watch this talk Mental health and Covid 19 (.pdf)
Sociology and Criminology - Dr Carlos Gigoux, 1st year Director Department of Sociology, University of Essex An overview of  the different UG degrees that the Sociology Department offer, the curriculum structure, the teaching and assessment strategies, experiential learning and the experience and support for UG students as they adapt to University. Watch this talk Sociology and criminology (.pdf)
Teaching Generation Z - Karl Pupe, The Action Hero Teacher A dynamic, fun and empowering session that will provide you with the tools for effective classroom management. Identify your style, learn about 'emotional high jacking', the Pygmalion Effect and the sales framework that will help you engage emotionally dysregulated students. Watch this talk Teaching Generation Z (.pdf)
Teacher vs Student Motivation - Dr Lorena Salud Gadella Kamstra and Rose Bui, PhD Student, English Language Teaching, The University of Essex Discover ways of engaging in positive psychology and reflection by exploring teacher motivation pre and post-pandemic. In the second part of the session explore the seven frameworks that you can use to motivate your students.  Watch this talk. Teacher Motivation (.pdf) 7 Frameworks (.pdf)
The Power of Interdisciplinary Studies - Dr Matthew Burch, The University of Essex Find out what interdisciplinary studies are and why they're a great fit for certain students.  Watch this talk Higher Ed for Foxes (.pdf)
Supporting Care Leavers and Estranged Students - Fiona Thorne, Accessibility and Wellbeing adviser, The University of Essex An overview of the support that universities can offer Care Leavers and Estranged Students. You'll also learn how you can help students make informed decisions and ease their transition through higher education.  Watch this talk Supporting Care Leavers and Estranged Students (.pdf) and Become Training: Supporting Care Experienced Young People on their HE Journey (.pdf)
 Global Citizenship - Jane Carpenter, Local Advisor for the East of England Through activities, explore differences between international learning and global learning and how to embed global learning/citizenship in all subjects across the curriculum. Watch this talk Inspiring Global Citizens (.pdf)
An Introduction to Data Science and R - Dr Joe Bailey, The University of Essex Understand what Data Science is and an introduction to R. Learn how to read data into R, how to cleanse data and how to calculate basic descriptive statistics.  Watch this talk  
Building bridges to Higher Education for Gypsy, Traveller, Roma, Showman and Boaters- Sherrie Smith, Director of Gypsies and Travellers Essex Sherrie shares her personal experience of higher education as a Romany Gypsy student, parent, researcher, and her role in wider participation community engagement.  Watch this talk Building bridges to Higher Education (.pdf)

Past events

Take a look at the range of inspiring and free CPD opportunities that we have offered in the past.

If any of your staff or students would like to access our Faith Centre while on campus, please let the event organiser know.

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