CPD on EAL: Using the Foundation’s Classroom Guidance and Strategies (Webinar)

This webinar explores how schools can implement impactful CPD on EAL using the updated Classroom Guidance and Strategies.

This webinar will explore how to use The Bell Foundation’s updated Classroom Guidance and Strategies to inform the development of continuous professional development (CPD) programmes on English as an Additional Language (EAL). It will cover characteristics of effective teacher learning and apply these principles to developing a practical, impactful CPD programme with the intention of improving the outcomes for learners using EAL. Participants will learn about different approaches to using the support strategies in staff training that they can apply or adapt for their own contexts.

We recommend that participants familiarise themselves with the updated Classroom Guidance and Strategies document before the webinar.

Areas of focus will include:

  • What is CPD on EAL and why is it important?
  • Principles of evidence-informed CPD.
  • Practical suggestions for applying these principles using the support strategies in staff training and CPD activity with school staff, including teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Opportunities for questions.

Part of the webinar will be allocated to a Q&A session. If you have any questions related to the webinar topic which you would like answered during the live session, please send them to: webinar@bell-foundation.org.uk

Who should register for the webinar

  • EAL coordinators;
  • Heads of year;
  • School leaders;
  • Teaching and learning leads;
  • Anyone with responsibility for EAL and/or CPD.

Why you should register for the webinar

  • To help plan and deliver a more principled, evidence informed CPD for your school.
  • To learn more about how teaching staff can use The Bell Foundation’s updated and improved classroom strategies document.
  • Get ideas for using the strategies in staff training.
  • To help teachers include EAL learners more effectively in curricular lessons.
  • Access to session recording.
  • First to hear about future webinars and how to sign up.

If the webinar is full, please complete the wait list form and you will be contacted if a place becomes available. Everyone on the wait list will be sent a copy of the webinar recording.

The webinar URL will be issued 90 minutes before the session. When you receive the webinar URL, please check that it takes you to the event room, if not, please email info@bell-foundation.org.uk. Please note that you will not be able to log in to the webinar event room in advance. Please check your ‘junk’ folder if you have not received this information one hour before the event.  

Ticket sales end at 9:00am (UK time) on 20 March.

Your trainer, Tom

Tom Beakes at The Bell Foundation

Tom Beakes joined The Bell Foundation in 2020. Tom has worked in language education since 2003 and has taught in China, Japan, Ecuador and north Africa. His main areas of interest are international education and teacher development. He holds an MA in anthropological linguistics and is CELTA and DELTA qualified. He has worked as a teacher trainer in the UK and abroad and is a regular speaker and presenter at EAL events.   

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