Stay up to date with NetSupport’s latest broadcasts and listen back to our previous podcasts on topics such as safeguarding, digital citizenship and teaching with edtech – plus, catch up on all the activity and interviews with key education experts from recent Bett shows.You can also listen to chats about all things education-related from specialists in the sector in our Big Education Debates, as well as learn about how edtech can help your school or Trust with managing its IT, complying with GDPR – and much more!
All Episodes Edit Delete Insights with NetSupport: Nic Ponsford - Building diversity and inclusion in education
In this episode of Insights with NetSupport, we are joined by Nicole Ponsford , Founder of the Global Equality Collective (GEC) and Top50 Inspiring Women in Tech Europe.
View the questions we covered about diversity and inclusion below...
A big question, but can summarise the key challenges of diversity and inclusion in today’s world?What is the impact of a lack of diversity and inclusion on young people?What are your top tips to building a truly diverse and inclusive classroom?Can you tell us about the work you do at Global Equality Collective?
Insights with NetSupport: Jim Love - Are skills and qualifications really needed?
In this episode of Insights with NetSupport we are joined by Jim Love, who is the CIO and Chief Digital Officer of IT World Canada (Canada's leader in ICT publishing and digital marketing). He's also the host of Hashtag Trending, a daily news podcast focusing on business and technology and author of Digital Transformation in the First Person.
In this episode we discuss the below:
What are your thoughts about companies that have eliminated or reduced the emphasis on needing a 4-year college degree to apply for a mid-level or a high-skill job? Here’s an article on that topic.What do you think might be lost by not pursuing a four-year college degree?What do you think can be gained by not pursuing a four-year college degree?I think it is an interesting shift in our mindset these days. It feels to me like - whereas 12 months ago it seemed like the average person was afraid of AI taking over the world - since ChatGPT burst onto the scene, it feels like that fear has faded. Do you sense that same shift happening? Do you find that your readership and perhaps your contributors and reporters have a sense for how IT and technology jobs might change now that LLM are accessible?Most of our listeners are in education. What do you think that teachers and administrators should be working towards given some of these changes we have discussed today?
Insights with NetSupport: Brian Aspinall - AI and a new twist on ChatGPT for Educators
In this episode of Insights with NetSupport, host Al Kingsley (NetSupport's CEO) is joined by Canadian teacher, author and founder of CodeBreaker, Brian Aspinall.
They discuss about the topic of the moment – AI – and the opportunities it presents, as well as other technology developments happening in education.
Brian talks about CodeBreaker (a consulting and publishing powerhouse in the education space), how it challenges the status quo and seeks to "educate the whole child – mind, body and soul," – and chats about the great work currently going on in the Canadian education system.
To learn more and connect with Brian, follow CodeBreaker (@codebreakeredu) and check out the website, www.codebreakeredu.com.
Of Primary Importance Podcast by ReallySchool: Ep. 29 - Thinking and communicating like a mathematician
Welcome back to Of Primary Importance! In this podcast series, we explore all things EYFS and primary with different topics and special guests each fortnight.
In this episode each attendee discusses with the group a maths topic of their choice and everyone finishes the discussion with a top tip for sparking passion in maths. This episode’s topics include: ‘Thinking and communicating like a mathematician’, ‘Supporting children who struggle with maths’ and ‘Making maths books meaningful for children.’
About our guests
Louise Pennington is the Professional Development Lead at Oxford University Press (OUP). She’s also the newly appointed Trustee for the Mathematical Association (MA) and chair of the MA PD Committee. A former Primary SENCO, lead maths teacher and Local Authority specialist teacher for maths difficulties. Before working for OUP, Louise led a Local Authority SEND Teaching Team. You can connect with Louise on Twitter at @pdLouiseP.
Hari Neocleous is a Primary Maths and Chess Teacher. A former Maths Lead and Number Count Teacher, Hari works across schools as a Maths Intervention Teacher. She also teaches chess and strategy games. She recently spoke at the London Chess Conference showing how problem solving skills can be developed through the theme of chess. You can follow Hari on twitter at @hari_neo21 or at @the_maths_nuts on instagram.
Sara Tilley is a Primary Maths Consultant whose company is called Curious Maths. Sara provides maths consultancy support, maths CPD training across three London boroughs and has recently developed a parent subscription service to show parents how we teach maths in primary school. You can connect with Sara at @curious_maths on Twitter or search for ‘Curious Maths’ on Instagram and Facebook.
Here’s the best way to get in touch with our guests!
●Louise Pennington: @pdLouiseP
●Hari Neocleous: @hari_neo21 and @the_maths_nuts
●Sara Tilley: @curious_maths and www.curiousmaths.co.uk
You can follow me (Kat Cauchi) on Twitter at @ReallyschoolK.
Check out #OPIP and #OfPrimaryImportance for more content and see all our previous episodes here. If you are interested in coming on the show or have a topic suggestion, send me a DM on Twitter or email email@example.com!
Of Primary Importance Podcast by ReallySchool: Ep. 28 - Understanding Symptomatic Hypermobility
May is Symptomatic Hypermobility Month and in this episode, Kat talks with Jane Green MBE all about ‘Understanding Symptomatic Hypermobility’ and Jane’s charity SEDSConnective.
Jane: “I am a disabled, neurodivergent, autistic parent carer for her eldest neurodivergent adult child, who left school at 16 with two qualifications and was told I was ‘dim.’ Yet, I have an MA Ed., Advanced Diploma in Education, Secondary PGCE, BSc Hons Psychology., and a QTS.”
Jane Green MBE is the founder and chair of SEDS Connective, as well as a non-executive director and a co-author (with Donaghy and Moore) on the peer reviewed paper, ‘Co-occurring physical health challenges in neurodivergent children and young people.’ She regularly presents at a variety of events including at Government conferences and she presented at the Global Learning Conference in Ireland in August 2023. Formerly, she led the Autism Education Trust (in the South East) and the National Autistic Society, and has been an assistant headteacher, LA advisory teacher and lead for ‘Autism Education in All Phases of Education.’
SEDSConnective is the first global neurodivergent (autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, Tourette’s’ +) and symptomatic hypermobility (Ehlers-Danlos syndromes EDS, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders HSD) user led, voluntary charity. Their patron Dr J. Eccles and the team at BSMS provide the charity with evidence-based research.
Here are some of the questions I asked Jane:
1. Could you introduce yourself to our listeners?
2. Can you give our listeners a description of what hypermobility is?
3. How can hypermobility be linked with neurodivergence?
4. What are some of the common symptoms of hypermobility disorders and what should teachers be looking for as possible signs their students may have a hypermobility disorder?
5. What kind of impact can hypermobility disorders have on learning, mental health and physical health?
6. You’ve mentioned before that hypermobility disorders can be often be overlooked and misdiagnosed- can you talk more about that and why you think it’s happening?
7. Can you tell us a bit more about SEDSConnective and how it started and why?
8. You mentioned it’s ‘Symptomatic Hypermobility Month,’ what kind of things is SEDSConnective doing to raise awareness and how can schools get involved?
You can connect with Jane on…
Twitter: www.twitter.com/@JGjanegreen www.twitter.com/SEDSConnective
Her website: www.SEDSconnective.org
You can also read her research paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13575279.2022.2149471 and check out her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzgTdMyUTXvx8ElSV4ZcYg
Check out #OPIP and #OfPrimaryImportance for more content and see all our previous episodes here. If you are interested on coming on the show or have a topic suggestion, send me a DM on Twitter or email contact@reallyschool
Insights with NetSupport: Dean Shareski - Education in Canada - an overview and the latest trends
Dean Shareski, an Educational Consultant for Advanced Learning Partnerships, joined Al Kingsley on NetSupport Radio to discuss everything from an overview of education in Canada, the state of remote learning, the overall challenge of new teachers and leadership, along with some thoughts on the efforts around student well-being and workplace wellness.
Can you give me an overview of school governance in Canada?Can you also explain how it differs from the U.S. and perhaps the U.K?How do you think we are doing from a leadership perspective in the schools following the pandemic?Have you seen shifts in school administration and how governing bodies interact with schools?What are those challenges (new teachers and leadership face with respect to well-being and workplace wellness) and do you think they differ in our respective countries?What excites you most about some new trends we are seeing in schools?I am particularly interested in relevance in education and getting students onto career pathways where they can, rather quickly, have a trade or a career path that can earn a decent wage. What are your feelings about this? Are we doing enough? Website: http://ideasandthoughts.org/
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