Essential C21st Teaching Skills

MAXIMISING YOUR EFFECTIVENESS AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) IN A C21ST CLASSROOM

Strategies to support and stimulate learning rather than spoon feed
About this course

Do you want to find out what the most effective TAs really do?

Do you want to enhance your approaches to supporting pupils with Literacy and Numeracy issues?

Do you want to attend a course full of realistic and practical ideas to help you do this?

The Teaching Assistant can be a highly-valued asset in the classroom. The key though is to identify what are and what aren’t the best value interventions the TA can make. This course will offer practical, lesson-ready strategies to support you in improving the Literacy and Numeracy skills of the pupils you support.

Whilst this course will focus on work with mainstream pupils there will be clear reference to EAL and SEN Pupils

 

 

Course Outcomes:
  • Enhance your knowledge of the responsibilities and standards required as a TA
  • Develop your skills of communication and collaboration with staff and students
  • Increase your awareness of the resources and research available to improve your success as a TA
  • Reduce the likelihood for ‘stereo-teaching’ to occur
  • Improve your ability to offer effective support, to both students and teachers
Course Outline:
Setting the context

Describe what we know an effective TA does and does not do

Identify the barriers to Literacy and Numeracy some pupils face

Outline the best strategies to improve Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy Interventions

Focus on the 3 core aspects of Literacy (reading, writing and oracy)

Support with writing - spellings, Language for Learning, extending writing

Support with reading - various ways of reading

Support with oracy - building more confident speakers

Numeracy Interventions

Focus on the 3 core aspects of Numeracy (data, measuring and number)

Strategies to support number work

Strategies to support measuring work

Strategies to support data work

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

LONDON WEST
13TH MARCH

£229 + VAT BOOK NOW

LONDON WEST
5TH JUNE

£229 + VAT BOOK NOW
Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“This was an excellent course with just the right amount of narrative and participation. I really liked the way that the resources can be made and adapted really cheaply and easily.”

TA , St Paul's Cathedral School

An excellent course with great group activities and discussions. Engaging and interesting.

TA , Ewell Castle Preparatory School

"The school I work in has a high number of EAL and pupil premium students and not many LSAs. Every technique I learnt today can and will be directly used in pretty much all of my lessons."

LSA , Greig City Academy

"Steve was a great trainer - very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the content. Some really good, practical teaching ideas that will be useful from Reception all the way through to GCSE."

Teaching Partner , Ark All Saints Academy

"Brought and shared some brilliant ideas which we can use to boost children's progress. Training was exciting and there was a 'buzz' of learning."

Teacher , St Saviour's School Nigeria

"The course delivery was outstanding, many interesting activities to go with it. I will make conscious effort to practice what I have learnt. I feel empowered. Thank you."

TA , St Saviour's School Nigeria

"A very informative course! I really enjoyed being a participant in this course. There are lots of activities to take and try for the children."

TA , Amnuay Silpa School, Bangkok
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