Teaching and Learning Conference

Step Up to the Future

27 March 2017
Swalec Stadium, Cardiff
Twitter - #tlcym17

This year the conference will focus on two themes:

Step up to Digital
The conference will showcase some examples of using digital technologies and techniques in the classroom. This includes the use of open badges, how to successfully engage with blended learning and digital tools for assessment.

Step up to MAT (More Able and Talented)
Ann Lancett will deliver an overview of the new MAT Guidance, including a workshop to consider how the Health Check can be used in colleges. Other workshops will consider study skills and A Level teaching strategies.


Welcome – Huw Thomas (MC for the day)
Opening Conference – Sharron Lusher
CollegesWales Chair and Principal of Pembrokeshire College


Guest Speaker 1 - Jo Cook,
Lightbulb Moment - blends technology and the joy of helping others learn


Guest Speaker 2 – Ann Lancett, Markit consultancy - MAT Guidance




Workshop 1

A. MAT Healthcheck – Pyramid Suite
B. Model Mapping – study skills for learners – Hospitality Rooms 3&4
C. The Digital Classroom – Sytner Lounge
D. A Bilingual Mindset – Hospitality Rooms 1&2


Ministerial Address – Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language


Guest Speaker 3 – Lee Sharma, Simply Do




Guest Speakers 4 – Esther Barrett, Jisc
Hannah Mathias, CAVC - Digital in FE


Workshop 2

A. Model Mapping – study skills for learners – Hospitality Rooms 3&4
B. The Digital Classroom – Pyramid Suite
C. A Level Teaching Strategies – Sytner Lounge
D. Open Badges – Hospitality Rooms 1&2


Summarise & Finish – Sharron Lusher


Close – Huw Thomas

A. MAT (More Able and Talented) HealthCheck

Ann Lancett (Markit Consultancy)

Rob Evans (Bridgend College)

Maxine Thomas (Pembrokeshire College)

This workshop will focus on the recent pilot of the MAT Healthcheck in Bridgend College and Pembrokeshire College. Rob and Maxine will share their respective approaches to completing the Healthcheck and what their plans are now. There will be time to discuss some key areas of the Healthcheck with Ann, Rob and Maxine.

B&E. Model Mapping

Ian Harris - Teaching How2s

This workshop is designed to be a very practical introduction to using model mapping with learners. Ian will explain how this technique engages students in active learning — empowering them to stay the course and succeed.

C&F. The Digital Classroom

You will need to bring an electronic device to these sessions.

AM – Coleg Gwent/GLlM

PM – Coleg Sir Gâr/NPTC Group

AM: This interactive workshop will introduce digital tools and apps that will engage and challenge the learners through fun activities and will demonstrate the use of technology to extend the learning inside and outside the classroom.

PM: This workshop will focus on blended learning and how you can develop this in your own organisation.

D. The Bilingual Mindset

Angharad Lloyd-Williams - GLlM Sgiliaith

Dr Lowri Morgans - Coleg Sir Gâr

An opportunity to hear about innovative techniques and digital models to support bilingual teaching and learning and the integration of Welsh in further education. This session is interactive and inclusive, that will supply you with new ideas and resources for you to adopt.

There will be three parts to this session, with presentations from Sgiliaith, GLlM and Coleg Sir Gâr.

G. A Level teaching strategies

Bridgend College Gower College Swansea

The session will explore some of the key areas of concern highlighted by examiners and suggest strategies to tackle the issues. College teachers who are also examiners will share examples of teaching approaches they use and attendees will be encouraged to share their own ideas. The session will also share approaches to supporting the more able and talented A Level student.

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