Upcoming Webinars

An overview of the reformed NPQs with the Institute of Education, UCL

with Annette Beard and Dr Andy Hodgkinson

Tuesday 22nd June 4pm UAE time

This course is aimed at anyone interested in the reformed National Professional Qualifications.

We are delighted to welcome Annette Beard and Dr Andy Hodgkinson, from UCL Centre for Educational Leadership, to present an overview of the reformed National Professional Qualifications. As you are aware, the NPQML has been replaced with three Specialist NPQs. The NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL all remain, however the delivery model and assessment element for all six programmes has changed.

This is a great opportunity to listen and learn about the reforms in more detail and to ask any questions that you may have.

Past Webinars

Introducing The School Leader Inventory

Training resident facilitators to build leadership capacity in your own school.

with Dr Lesley Hunter

Monday 7th June 2021, 4pm to 5pm

This course is aimed at Principals, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Teachers responsible for in-house CPD.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Lesley Hunter to deliver this Webinar. The School Leader Inventory (SLi) is a revolutionary research based framework that redefines school leader behaviour. The aim is to build capacity for leadership development and behavioural change in your own school by training some of your own staff as resident SLi facilitators.

The SLi benchmarks against 600+ school leaders and builds a profile of how an individual leader’s behaviour supports their performance and well-being, through their contribution to self-evaluation and school improvement. Your resident facilitator will become instrumental in using the SLi to establish a shared vocabulary, accelerate improvement, drive performance and support the well-being of critical leaders in your own school.

Researching and implementing post-COVID learning recovery with teacher-led research – a call to action!

with Dr Richard Churches

Monday 26th April 2021, 3pm to 4pm

This course is aimed at teachers and school leaders at any career stage interested in using research in schools. Delegates who previously completed Richard’s RCT programme will (through flexible study) have opportunities to consolidate their learning about teacher led RCTs and support other projects whilst extending their learning to include a wider variety of quantitative research approach.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Richard Churches to deliver this Webinar. This webinar will introduce the content that will be covered in our blended learning programme (Researching and implementing post-COVID learning recovery with teacher-led research). The webinar will explore the power of teacher-collaborative research drawing on our recent successful programmes around the world. It will help delegates to understand the practical steps they will be involved in during the programme, the time commitments, and benefits. Delegates will also leave with an understanding of the types of controlled research that are possible.

Growth Mindset – Practical Tools for Developing Growth Mindsets in your students (with James Anderson)

Wednesday 10th February 2021

This course is aimed at all teachers and Leaders.

In this short, engaging and practical webinar James Anderson will introduce you to the Mindset Continuum and give you a set of practical strategies to help you achieve better results by helping to create a more growth oriented mindset in your students. You’ll learn how to identify if you’re student’s as either “ Searchers” “Comparers” “Cruisers” or “Resigners” and how to tailor your Growth Mindset strategies to have the greatest impact for these students.

RUGBY / SPORT – LEARNING ENVIRONMENT & COACHING CRAFT (with Russell Earnshaw )

Monday 11th January 2021

This course is aimed at Directors of Sport, Directors of Rugby, Primary & Secondary School Rugby Coaches & Club Coaches.

We are delighted to welcome Russell Earnshaw  to deliver his Webinar which will consider the following key areas:

The Learning Environment – Coaches world v Players world
#BeatTheGame – A tactical focus to developing players and what does this mean for coaches and teachers?
Talent Bubble – Share Information on ‘what’ is talent? How do we identify, select, develop and confirm it? Discuss the myths and ‘watch outs’ on talent.
Coaching Craft – What are the skills that are going to be helpful to supporting and challenging players?

Write Inspired: Beyond the blank page

Philip Davis

Monday 23rd November 2020

This course is aimed at All primary teachers, Literacy leads, SLT, SEN and anyone interested in creativity in education.

We are delighted to welcome Philip Davis to deliver his Webinar entitled ‘Write Inspired: Beyond the blank page’. This webinar offers a brief overview of the acclaimed Write Inspired methodology outlining the skills involved in the generation of ideas. Write Inspired inspires people to want to write and be fully engaged in it. It opens up a world of new thinking, building confidence and enjoyment even in the most reluctant writers. It changes the everyday into magical ideas using observation, idea mapping, sound, 3D modelling and much more. The session will include practical sessions.

Phonics and Spelling

Amanda King

Tuesday 10th November 2020

This webinar is aimed at Primary Leaders, Teachers and Teaching Assistants

We are delighted to welcome Amanda King to deliver her Webinar entitled ‘Phonics and Spelling’. This webinar introduces the CPD courses: Focus on Phonics and A Boost for Spelling. It explores some of the reasons why reading and spelling in English is tricky and how a structured approach can support learning and teaching. It details the aims of the courses and what participants can expect to gain, and offers a sample of one of the activities that will be shared.

How can we trust online information and virtual learning? Using your school library services with impact.

Sarah Pavey

Monday 2nd November 2020

This course is aimed at All Teachers and Leaders, Primary, Secondary, Subject Leaders, Librarians and Library Staff

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Pavey to deliver her Webinar entitled ‘How can we trust online information and virtual learning? Using your school library services with impact.’. This webinar will highlight the content of two courses I am running for Infinite Learning and the rationale for attending. We will look at why, particularly at a time when online, virtual, distance learning gains more prominence, we need to ensure students are equipped to handle and understand information independently and how such skills are vital for life long learning as a global citizen. We will consider differences between online and face to face delivery in gaining trust. The webinar will also look at the changing role of the school library and how it can lend valuable support even when there may be physical constraints.

The Trust Revolution in Schools – How to create humane, high performance and collaborative cultures

Jeanie Davies

Tuesday 13th October 2020

This course is aimed at all Teachers and Leaders

We are delighted to welcome Jeanie Davies to deliver her Webinar entitled ‘The Trust Revolution in Schools – How to create humane, high performance and collaborative cultures’. Teachers are some of the kindest, most altruistic and smartest people on the planet yet despite the best of intentions, fearful atmospheres can arise organically within schools, leaving people feeling disempowered, anxious, isolated and frustrated. Why is this? What are the impacts? And, crucially, how do we resolve it?

Bilingual and Multilingual Classrooms: Supporting Young Language Learners Across the Curriculum

Natalie Croome

Wednesday 26th August 2020

This course is aimed at
• Directors / Heads of School
• Early Years Teachers
• Early Childhood Teachers
• Grade 1 – 6 Classroom Teachers
• EAL Specialists
• SEN Specialists
• Speech Therapists
• Librarians
• All specialist subject teachers, i.e., Music, Art, Physical Education, Second Languages
• Language Curriculum Coordinators
• School Leaders who work with bilingual and multilingual children aged between 3 and 12 years.

We are delighted to be welcoming back Natalie Croome, this time to talk about Bilingual and Multilingual Classrooms.

A discussion for all teachers and leaders of children of 3 to 12 years of age, who are learning in a second or additional language, because “we are all language teachers”!  We will share our experiences and consider how our own language learning experiences can be leveraged to help us better support our young learners.  Time will be spent considering a range of text types and their structures and acknowledging that there is a difference between language learning (formal) and language acquisition (functional).  The development of a repertoire of strategies that work will be constructed by participants throughout the course.

Early Years: All Together…Now?

Pam Mundy

Tuesday 30th June 2020 16.00 UAE time

This Training is aimed at EYFS teachers and leaders.

We are delighted to be welcoming Pam Mundy to talk about ‘Children of the Evolution’.

Exploring and reshaping Early Years learning and teaching as we transition new and existing children into the ‘new world’, bringing hearts, minds and hands back together as we open up a brand-new, joyful adventure and manage the social and emotional re-integration for everyone. This webinar is sensitively focused on rebuilding relationships between teachers and children and restoring the confidence and resilience of the youngest children and their families, following the extended school closure and gradual return and also explores how ‘best practice’ can still be maintained in newly ‘distanced’ and revised learning environments.

Growth Mindset – dispelling the myths and misunderstandings. Creating strategies that work!

James Anderson

Tuesday 16th June 2020 16.00 UAE time

We are delighted to be welcoming James Anderson to talk about the myths and misunderstandings surrounding the Growth Mindset philosophy. Research is showing that most current Growth Mindset interventions don’t work! In this insightful webinar we’ll explore the social media myths and misunderstandings around Growth Mindset, and plot a path towards classroom based activities that work!

School Reintegration and Safeguarding Preparation – COVID-19

We are delighted to be welcoming Emily Konstantas, CEO of The Safeguarding Alliance, to talk about School Reintegration and Safeguarding Preparation – COVID-19.

In response to COVID-19 it is crucial that Schools are prepared for the wave of possible safeguarding concerns that may present when pupils start to re-enter the school building after being in lockdown. This webinar will address key safeguarding issues that should be considered when looking at the rehabilitation phase of the safeguarding process in response to COVID-19.

REAL Women (Resilient Empowered Authentic Leaders)

with Hannah Wilson

Wednesday 26th May 2021, 4pm to 4.45pm

This course is aimed at existing and aspiring women leaders.

Empowered Women, Empower Women. Join us for the launch of the REAL Women series! We are delighted to welcome Hannah Wilson to deliver this Webinar. In this introductory webinar we will reflect on what it means to be an authentic leader, we will discuss how we can empower ourselves and empower others to lead, whilst also considering how we can develop our resilience as leaders. We will also share with you exciting details of our first REAL Women Conference taking place on Saturday 26th June!

#REALWomenConference2021 #EmpoweredWomen #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge

Learning loss and recovery: a science of learning perspective (with Dr Richard Churches )

Tuesday 16th March 2021, 4pm to 5pm

This course is aimed at teachers and school leaders at any stage in their career who are interested in learning more about how teachers can apply the neuroscience and psychology evidence in classrooms. The full blended learning programme will include parallel study opportunities for primary, secondary and SEND teachers.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Richard Churches to deliver this Webinar. It will introduce the content that will be covered in our extended blended learning programme (Applying the science of learning to the classroom and learning recovery). The webinar will explore the challenge of learning recover post-COVID, from the perspective of the neuroscience and psychology evidence about learning. It will also highlight key principles that may help learning designers to ensure that catchup programmes are as effective as possible; and will reflect on the evidence about motivation and learning and emotions to make sure learning gains are not compromised by stress and demotivation.

ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES: How to be flexible with students, Data Analysis, Classroom Management, Planning Lessons (with Omaima Shahwan)

Monday 8th February 2021, 4.15 pm

This course is aimed at Arabic and Islamic studies Teachers and Leaders

If you would like to know more about our forthcoming Arabic and Islamic online workshop, please join us for this FREE webinar where we will consider the following questions:

• Do you have a problem in measuring students’ progress?
• Building Data is important for you and your students, but do you know the best way to do this?
• Do you like to learn new skills to support your class management?
• Do you know the meaning of class flexibility?
• Do you need new ways to strengthen your students in the Arabic language?
• How do you make your students love studying Arabic?

Bilingual & Multilingual Classrooms: Supporting young language learners, across the curriculum (with Natalie Croome)

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

This course is aimed at:
• Early Years Teachers
• Early Childhood Teachers
• Grade 1 – 6 Classroom Teachers
• EAL Specialists
• SEN Specialists
• Speech Therapists
• Librarians
• All specialist subject teachers, i.e., Music, Art, Physical Education, Second Languages
• Language Curriculum Coordinators
• School Leaders who work with bilingual and multilingual children aged between 3 and 12 years.

Many teachers who find themselves in the position of teaching bilingual and multilingual students may not have taken the time to really investigate what these terms mean and how bilingualism and multilingualism affect language development and the impact they have on the way classrooms operate. This short webinar will introduce you to the main points which will be expanded upon in an upcoming course designed to guide you into a deeper understanding of bilingual and multilingual classrooms; how bilingualism and multilingualism can be described and defined, the challenges they present and the richness they bring to teachers and learners. In addition to learning about some of the big ideas, you will be invited to ask questions and provide input; sharing your areas of interest and helping us hone in on what is important to YOU.

Is your technology earning its keep?

Brendan Routledge

Monday 7th December 2020

This course is aimed at All Teachers and Leaders in Primary Education, Computing Subject Leaders.

We are delighted to welcome Brendan Routledge to deliver his Webinar entitled ‘Is your technology earning its keep?’. This webinar will consider the essential place of computing in primary education and make the case that the core skills which are central to the computing curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 have benefits for leaners across all ages and within all subject areas. The presentation will look at the subject of Computing as a stand-alone subject in its own right but will also reflect on how the skills inherent in the Computing curriculum present us with a set of thinking and learning skills which provide young learners with a toolkit to help them become creative, digitally literate problem-solvers ready “to understand and change the world.”

Achieving Greater Depth in Writing in the Primary School

Amanda King

Wednesday 18th November 2020

This webinar is aimed at Primary Leaders, Teachers and Teaching Assistants

We are delighted to welcome Amanda King to deliver her Webinar entitled ‘Achieving Greater Depth in Writing in the Primary School’. This webinar introduces the CPD courses: Achieving Greater Depth at KS1 and Achieving Greater Depth at KS2. It explores the characteristics of our more able writers. It details the aims of the courses and what participants can expect to gain, and offers a sample of how a text might be used to inspire creativity.

Prime For A Reason – Early Years Movement Play

Helen Battelley

Wednesday 16th  September 2020

This course is aimed at Early Years, TA’s ,PE, EYFS, KS1, Primary, Daycare, Nurseries

We are delighted to welcome Helen Battelley to deliver her Webinar entitled ‘Prime For A Reason – Early Years Movement Play’. In early years the most effective way to learn in through movement play. Children need an environment which supports physical activity to elicit excellent responses.

SEND Online: Addressing the issues

Emma Paine

Tuesday 25th August 2020

The course is aimed at:
ALL Teachers
ALL Learning Support staff
ALL teachers/tutors/HLTAs/LSAs/TAs who supports students with ASD, ADD, ADHD Dyslexia & Dyspraxia, as well as students who require additional support in general.
ALL online tutors or those who intend to tutor or support students with additional needs in the future.
Primary & Secondary

We are delighted to be welcoming Emma Paine to talk about ‘SEND Online: Addressing the issues.’ 

Whilst this course approaches the issues that have arisen predominantly with Online learning, it provides a wide range of practical, easy to implement strategies, which can be adopted to support these individual areas, online and in the physical classroom too. These strategies are easily transferable. Without a teacher, an LSA or TA physically being near the student with additional needs, questions arise. How do I prompt? How can I encourage that ADHD student to focus? How do I support independent work? How do I make learning more kinaesthetic? How do I ensure my adaptations and intervention strategies are recorded so that I have evidence of my support? This course provides answers for those and many more questions. Emma adopts a simple approach: What is the concern? What do the specialists recommend? And: How can that be made into a simple, quick and easy-to-use strategy with resource for teachers and support staff? Resources are provided to ensure that you: teachers, support staff and tutors, do not need to ‘create something new’ in order to implement.

Managing Change: How coaching skills can support the return to school.

Making Stuff Better

Wednesday 24th June 2020 16.00 UAE time

We are delighted to be welcoming Matt Hall and Gill Kelly from Making Stuff Better to talk about Managing Change: How coaching skills can support the return to school.

Planning for the return to school is putting a lot of pressure on staff, school leaders and students alike. Often (and understandably) the focus is on the logistics and practicalities. But how do we also prepare for the conversations that need to happen as we all come back together? How can school leaders better support each other and students in their transition to the ‘new normal’? And what opportunities does this time present?

In this Webinar we will explore and explain how the core concepts in coaching can be used to support your school community as they return. Drawing on our work with international schools in China and Singapore we’ll offer a range of practical strategies  that you can apply in your community.

Leaders Who Learn – Learners Who Lead

Natalie Croome

Monday 22nd June 2020

We are delighted to be welcoming Natalie Croome to talk about the  key roles leaders have to play in leading the design and facilitation of professional learning in their schools. Their provision of professional learning opportunities for their teams must be equitable, effective and differentiated. We will consider how to model professional learning behaviours and competencies and demonstrate a willingness to lead by example and be an active and engaged participant rather than an observer.

School Risk Assessment during COVID-19

The Safeguarding Alliance

Conducted on Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 16.00 UAE time

We are delighted to be welcoming Emily Konstantas, CEO of The Safeguarding Alliance, to talk about School Risk Assessment during COVID-19.This webinar will directly address the risks associated with coronavirus during the opening of education and childcare settings.

Testimonials

Many thanks for all your support during my NPQSL. It has been the best piece of CPD I have done in 15 years of teaching.

Phil Mathe, Brighton College Al Ain
Thank you for the webinar Emily and Rebecca. I’ve been Deputy Head and a DSL in teaching internationally for 40 years and this was one of the most important and informative sessions I’ve attended.

Kim Holmes
It was a valuable and wonderful webinar organised by Infinite Learning in preparation with Covid-19.

Ramya Vijayan
James Anderson is ‘a natural’ in front of the camera – we all felt we were in the room with him despite being miles apart! His delivery is relaxed yet engaging and one feels immediately at ease and fully involved. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable in his field and, as attendees, we were instilled with a great sense of confidence that we were learning from an expert who has ‘walked the walk’ and not someone who just ‘talks the talk’! His findings are based on in-depth research and he was extremely generous to share multiple resources with us for free. Ultimately, it was a fun, thought-provoking webinar which left us wanting to know more and wanting to learn about Growth Mindset in greater depth. Thank you James!

Brenna Candace
Thank you for the Growth Mindset webinar! It was extremely helpful and eye-opening. I’d like to thank James and the team at Infinite Learning for taking the time to deliver this webinar and answer related questions.

Batool Hasan, Bahrain