As part of our ongoing CPL Programme and to prepare us for the Term ahead we would like all staff to engage in some Summer Reading. These articles have been selected due to their relevance to our work, both in the short term and long term. On our return in September we will facilitate a session where we will discuss these articles. 

Reading 1: We would like all staff to read this, IAG Teaching Techniques Guide. Identify your key ‘takeaways’ and identify three techniques yo will apply across September – consider how and with whom you’ll try these techniques out. 

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Reading 2: We would like all staff to read this article by Rosenshine. Identify your key ‘takeaways’ and consider how his insights may shape your practices in the new Term. 

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Reading 3: We would like all staff to select and read two of the articles from the list below. Identify your key ‘takeaways’ and consider how these insights may shape your practices in the new Term. 

Knowing your subject: The role of disciplinary knowledge in effective teaching

Applying the science of learning in the classroom

Assessment as learning: The role of retrieval practice in the classroom

How to do IT: Using digital technology to support effective assessment and feedback

Guiding student improvement without individual feedback

Evaluation: Why, what and how

Spaced learning: The final frontier in revision

Cognitive Load Theory and its application in the classroom

Reading 4: We would like all staff  at the level of Director and above to read the guide, MYP Principles into Practice (this is a core requirement from the IB for leading the MYP within schools). Identify your key ‘takeaways’ and consider how these insights may shape your practices at a Subject/Department level in the new Term. 

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Reading 5: We would like all staff  at the level of Director and above to read the guide, Evaluating the MYP (this is a core requirement from the IB for leading the MYP within schools). Identify your key ‘takeaways’ and consider how these insights may shape your practices at a Subject/Department level in the new Term. 

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