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[26th April 2021]

Building an inclusive culture in the classroom: Discovery Education launches new professional learning initiative to support today's teachers

Special no-cost virtual events will explore current topics including inclusive learning, delivering an enriched curriculum and meeting new RSHE requirements. Guests include TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan.

Discovery Education – the leader in curriculum-aligned digital resources, engaging content and professional learning for classrooms worldwide – is launching a series of no-cost virtual events aimed at helping educators across the UK address some of the most important topics in education.

As the new term gets underway, this dynamic new professional learning programme will inspire teachers to re-imagine learning while equipping them to deal with the challenges of today’s classrooms. With over 20 events on offer between April and July, educators can choose from a wide range of sessions which can be joined live or viewed on demand at a time that suits them best.

Exploring important current issues such as building an inclusive culture, delivering an enriched curriculum and meeting new RSHE requirements, the expansive programme covers both leadership and in-classroom teaching. A series of powerful thought leadership interviews, peer 2 peer learning and discussions on classroom practice will give educators the tools and knowledge to navigate the summer term with confidence.

Free to educators, the Discovery Education programme includes:

Learning for Now Festival – a 3 day twilight event

  • Building an Inclusive Culture (13th May) – will explore how teachers can root out unconscious bias and ensure that inclusion, equality and diversity are championed in schools.  With special guest TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan.
  • Enriching the Curriculum (20th May) – will show how schools can build a broad and balanced curriculum that delivers real cultural capital and qualities for life. Presented by experienced teacher and author Debra Kidd.
  • Teacher as a Storyteller (27th May) – will equip and inspire teachers to create memorable learning experiences. Presented by author and experienced teacher Hywel Roberts.

 

Day of Discovery: Impossible Fieldtrips – an afternoon of sessions sharing digital tools and strategies to create amazing lessons for literacy and beyond

NAHT Discovery Education Pathway – a series of events with leading teaching union NAHT, designed to empower teachers and leaders to flourish in their careers

Tuesday Tutorials – a series of after-school, 30 minute sessions looking at how to use digital media to inspire curiosity, engagement and improve learning outcomes.

Teachers can register to attend all of the sessions for free on the Discovery Education Events page. 

Andrew Hammond, Senior Director of Learning and Community at Discovery Education said,

“It’s never been more important for educators to feel supported, motivated and encouraged in their profession. Our new learning events are designed to help teachers navigate today’s challenges and opportunities while enhancing their professional development, classroom practice and wellbeing. We’re looking forward to connecting with teachers everywhere and hope that as many as possible will join us online this term.”

Discovery Education’s Professional Learning programme is enjoyed by teachers and school leaders across the UK and around the world.

Speaking after a recent event, Haneen Al Jaaf, a teacher at London’s King Fahad Academy said, “The sessions are brilliant, to the point, easy to follow!” 

Lorraine, a primary school headteacher from Kent said, “The virtual meeting last week was one of the most useful and relevant things I have listened to for a long time!”

Explore Discovery Education’s Professional Learning Events and book online on the Discovery Education Events page. 

About Discovery Education

As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.

Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.