The PHF Education and Learning programme, partnered by the Innovation Unit, will be holding two 'flipped' conferences for educators to find out more about how to create an Engaging School - a key finding of the Learning Futures Special Initiative.
Pupils from Noadswood School, participants of the Learning Futures initiative
The events will showcase the tools and resources developed during the three-year initiative to support schools in becoming more active and engaging places to learn. It will allow educators to take part in workshops demonstrating methods for building engagement, and to connect with peers and experts. Schools involved in the project will be present to discuss their implementation of the Learning Futures approach and its impact on fostering meaningful student engagement.
The conferences will take place in Manchester on 21 June, and in London on 4 July. The 'flipped' concept of the conferences is based on the 'flipped classroom' model, where materials are made available in advance so that more time can be spent engaging in collaborative activities, promoting deeper understanding.
Speeches and lectures will be accessible ahead of the conferences to those attending, allowing more time for interactive sessions and in-depth discussions of issues. Keynote speakers will include Sir Ken Robinson, David Price OBE and Valerie Hannon.
Existing school leaders, as well as those looking to establish or sponsor a new school, can attend to gather information on the Learning Futures principles. Educators will gain support on how to design an Engaging School, with five suggested implementation models to choose from.
The Innovation Unit will be offering delegates free hard copies of 'Work That Matters: The Teacher's Guide to Project-based Learning'. The publication offers step-by-step advice on planning and managing projects, useful protocols for critique sessions, templates for important documents and inspirational examples of high-impact projects.
Tickets for the conferences can be booked through the Innovation Unit website via the link below.
The latest Learning Futures publication, 'The Engaging School: A Handbook for School Leaders' is also now available online.