#TeachPod - A Series of Podcasts to Support Teaching and Learning in the FE Sector.With contributions from FE professionals from across Wales, the CollegesWales #TeachPod offers a series of short teaching and learning tips which you can put into practice straight away. The range of podcasts is broad, with sessions covering 4 main themes:Resilience Digital Differentiation A level Pedagogy Supported by Welsh Government, these 10 minute sessions offer further education lecturers and work-based learning practitioners practical learning and teaching tips. With contributions from colleges from across Wales, the series offers professional learning opportunities for staff in the FE sector to hear about examples of best practice.
A Level Pedagogy
At Gower College, we recognised that the jump from GCSE to A level was huge for some learners, particularly those who may have had an adverse school experience or for other reasons did not reach their potential and achieve the entry requirements for A levels.
The Foundation A level programme was designed for learners to have the opportunity to increase their GCSE profile, use the year to academically mature and put themselves in an optimum position to progress onto A levels or a Level 3 vocational programme, all whilst having the experience and freedom of studying in a college environment.
Striving for Inclusion
A podcast of top tips for inclusive delivery. It can sometimes be difficult to ensure that learners we teach who learn differently from others, are fully included in our sessions. Alternatively, sometimes we go so far to support them, that they feel excluded from the activity and the rest of the group. Enjoy passionate and refreshing conversation in this podcast from the Pembrokeshire College Learner Support and Inclusion Team, embracing difference and promoting the liberation that is equality, inspiring true inclusion.
A big picture view of differentiation
This podcast discusses some of the pitfalls of differentiation and explores how a broader understanding of it may lead to better outcomes for our learners. It draws upon the thoughts of Carol Ann Tomlinson and others to consider ways of ensuring that every learner experiences the desirable difficulties that lead to improvement. Differentiation relates more to addressing students' different phases of learning from novice to capable to proficient rather than merely providing different activities to different (groups of) students.
Bydd y gwrandäwr yn datblygu dealltwriaeth o sut rydym yn ymgorffori Cymraeg yn ein gwersi ac yn rhoi enghreifftiau (rhai syml) o'r pethau y gallent fod yn eu gwneud hefyd yn eu gwersi.
Meddwl am Wydnwch
Dyma bodlediad yng nghwmni Helen Lloyd Cydlynydd Pwnc ol-16 a DSW Iechyd a Gofal i'r Coleg Cymraeg a Carys Swain Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Myfyrwyr a'r Gymraeg yng Ngholeg Pen-y-bont. ‘Meddwl am wydnwch’ yw thema'r Podlediad hwn, ac mae’r drafodaeth yn cynnwys sgwrs am adnoddau Bloom UK. Mae Bloom UK yn rhaglen gan Mental Health UK sy’n annog a helpu myfyrwyr yn eu glasoed i ddatblygu sgiliau gwydnwch/dygnwch er mwyn iddynt allu helpu eu hunain a’u cyfoedion gyda chyfnodau allweddol yn eu bywydau. Mae Helen Lloyd yn un o hyfforddwyr cysylltiol y rhaglen ac yn bennaf gyfrifol am ddarparu sesiynau yn Gymraeg i golegau ac ysgolion ledled Cymru. Cawn hefyd gipolwg ar rai o’r cynlluniau a phrosiectau sydd ar waith yn ein colegau wrth drin a thrafod cynllun ‘Meddwl am dy feddwl’ Coleg Pen-y-bont a sut maent wedi mynd ati dan fwriad i drefnu pecyn o gefnogaeth i ddysgwyr a chael cydnabyddiaeth am hynny mewn arolwg thematig diweddar gan ESTYN.
Effective and innovative use of the chat pane on Microsoft Teams
This podcast is to designed to give you some practical ideas on how the chat pane function on Microsoft Teams can be used innovatively and effectively in order to engage and support learners and help with assessment (some of these ideas can potentially be adapted and used on other platforms).