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    Making the ATLs happen

    online | € 145 | 4 hours of training by Malcolm Nicolson | 11, 12, 18, 19 March 2021

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    Register for the upcoming workshop and already get access to recordings & materials from the past workshop. Send an email to aafje@philpot.education to enrol.

    This live online workshop is aimed at teachers of students aged 11-18, who work in international education and want to deepen their understanding and application of the below-mentioned approaches to teaching and learning (ATLs). 

    This workshop is relevant for teachers of all subjects. The workshop leader, Malcolm Nicolson, is the former Head of Programme Development for MYP and DP at the International Baccalaureate. 

    The workshop consists of 4 x 1-hour of tuition. Sessions are held from 16:00 to 17:00 (+1 GMT) on Thursday 11 / Friday 12 / Thursday 18 / Friday 19 March 2021. 

    The number of participants is limited to 30 participants, who will be able to engage with each other and the content through Zoom and this website. Recordings of each session and downloadable content will be made available to participants. 

    The workshop fee is € 145 (including handling fees & VAT).

    Participants will receive a digital Philpot Education certificate afterwards. This workshop is not endorsed by the IB.

    Approaches to Learning Approaches to Teaching
    thinking skills
    communication skills
    social skills
    self-management skills
    research skills
    inquiry-based
    concept-based
    contextualised
    collaborative
    differentiated
    informed by assessment

    Session Date Time Description
    1 Thu 11 March 16:00 - 17:00 Why ATL? The rationale behind ATL - what it is, where it came from and the research that supports it. Examining the skills students need in subjects, across subjects and in life.
    2 Fri 12 March 16:00 - 17:00 How do ATL skills and approaches to teaching work together? Exploring strategies for skill implementation alongside an inquiry-based collaborative teaching approach that supports conceptual learning in context.
    3 Thu 18 March 16:00 - 17:00 How do we do it? Planning a skills-based programme and identifying ways to use assessment to inform decisions about learning. Unit planning and self-assessment.
    4 Fri 19 March 16:00 - 17:00 What does it look like? Putting it all together and designing an inquiry that highlights the incorporation of ATL skills and the approaches to teaching.
    Workshop leader

    After teaching in the UK, Bahamas and Thailand, Malcolm Nicolson became Head of MYP Development for the IB from 2007 till 2013 and Head of Diploma Programme Development from 2013 to 2015. Malcolm initiated and directed 'MYP: the next chapter', the first whole programme review conducted by the IB. He designed the conceptual curriculum model with an emphasis on skills in context. As Head of Diploma Programme (DP) Development, he introduced ATL (Approaches to Teaching and Learning) to the DP and authored DP: From principles into practice (2015) and initiated research into student workload and flexibility in the DP. Malcom is the co-author of DP ATL Skills Workbook.

    Praise

    "Malcolm Nicolson's visit was a hugely beneficial experience for our school. Staff were energized and the leadership team has certainly benefitted from the external perspective. We look forward to future visits" - Kerry Gray, Vice Principal, International School of the Hague

    "Malcolm has a great vision for the future and how students can realise their own potential in shaping our world. His work can inspire this generation of learners to help create a more restorative and regenerative economy, through a project-based, interdisciplinary curriculum and meaningful connection to your local community.” - Schools and Colleges Programme Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundatio

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      Register for this workshop by sending an email to aafje@philpot.education with:

      • name of workshop
      • name of the participant
      • email address of the participant
      • school / institution
      • address for invoice / contact person for invoice

      We will process your registration and send an invoice + PayPal payment request for €145 (incl. VAT & handling). You will get the option to pay with your PayPal balance or by credit card if you don't have a PayPal account. Alternatively you can transfer money to our Dutch bank account. After successful payment, you will be sent the login details to the workshop.

      Please contact Aafje van de Hulsbeek at aafje@philpot.education if you have questions about the registration or payment procedure.

      • Session 1

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        Thursday 11 March | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

        Why ATL? The rationale behind ATL - what it is, where it came from and the research that supports it. Examining the skills students need in subjects, across subjects and in life.

        • Session 2

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          Friday 12 March | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

          How do ATL skills and approaches to teaching work together? Exploring strategies for skill implementation alongside an inquiry-based collaborative teaching approach that supports conceptual learning in context.

          • Session 3

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            Thursday 18 March | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

            How do we do it? Planning a skills-based programme and identifying ways to use assessment to inform decisions about learning. Unit planning and self-assessment.

            • Session 4

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              Friday 19 March | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

              What does it look like? Putting it all together and designing an inquiry that highlights the incorporation of ATL skills and the approaches to teaching.

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                • Nov/Dec 2020

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