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The Education People is very excited to be launching its new TEP Talks series from September 2020. These interactive sessions will take the form of a monthly webinar, followed by questions, answers and discussion. They will be led by leading national and international speakers and link closely to current educational priorities.

This is a unique opportunity for teachers in both primary and secondary schools to connect with leading education experts as they share ideas and provide thoughts on how to close the gaps in pupil learning and improve educational outcomes.

So far this term we have had TEP Talks from Marc Rowland (Putting Your Energy into the Provision for the Forgotten Third) and Alex Quigley (Closing the Reading Gap). The speakers confirmed for the remainder of the autumn term are:

Professor Daniel Muijs

TEP Talks: Using Relevant Research and Evidence to Inform Practice in School

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020

Time: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Webinar: A 90 minute webinar with Q&A session

Price: £50 (each individual webinar or £180 for all four webinars)

Daniel is Deputy Director of research and evaluation at Ofsted. Previously he was Professor of Education at the University of Southampton and Associate Dean Research and Enterprise of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences.

In this interactive webinar you will discuss:

  • Why use research in schools at all?
  • Effective use of research to challenge thinking.
  • Using research effectively in school to underpin school improvement and inform practice.
  • How research has been used by Ofsted to develop the current inspection framework.

Ian Gilbert

TEP Talks: Navigation vs Knowledge - Thinking and Learning in a Post COVID World

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Time: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Webinar: A 90 minute webinar with Q&A session

Price: £50 (each individual webinar or £180 for all four webinars)

Since writing, ‘Why Do I Need Teacher When I've got Google?’ over ten years ago, Ian has been encouraging schools to think about the real skills and understandings they need to be teaching children in the 21st century, ones that go beyond the treacherous certainty of testable facts. In this interactive online session, Ian will explore a range of practical ideas for helping children to think deeply, creatively, critically and for themselves as they learn to navigate whatever lies ahead.

Ian Gilbert has been helping teachers make children's brains hurt for nearly 30 years. An award-winning educational writer, editor and speaker and the founder of Independent Thinking, Ian has lived and worked in the UK, the Middle East, South America, Asia and is currently based partly in the Netherlands where his wife is an international school principal and partly in West Wales. He's the man responsible for ‘Thunks’

In this interactive webinar you will:

  • Find out how to encourage leaders to think about the real purpose of education.
  • Discuss and consider the knowledge, understanding and skills that we could and should be teaching children in the 21st Century.
  • Discuss strategies to support leaders and teachers with practical ideas to help children think deeply, creatively, critically and for themselves.