Training webinars

Training webinars in our series 'What's the Wisdom on' and 'Teaching history for beginners'. What’s the wisdom on… is a popular new feature in Teaching History and offers the perfect stimulus for a virtual department meeting. It provides history teachers with an overview of the ‘story so far’ of many years of practice-based professional thinking about a particular aspect of history teaching. To complement this, and to fit into a current need, we have launched a new series of webinars to support virtual department meetings. Read more

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on... Extended Reading

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    'What’s the wisdom on…' is a popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a department meeting. 'What’s the wisdom on…' provides history teachers with an overview of the ‘story so far’ of many years of practice-based professional thinking about a particular aspect of history teaching. To...

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  • Film: History for All - Approaches from the Special Sector

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    Whilst many teachers in mainstream schools now have useful links with primary coordinators and have a working knowledge of how the curriculum is approached and implemented in Key Stages 1&2, few colleagues have contact with special schools and the expertise which our colleagues in special education can share with us...

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  • Film: Lesson sequences

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    In this latest film in the teaching history for beginners series, Helen Snelson from the University of York explores and unpacks the principles and process of planning across a sequence of lessons to provide a coherent unit of work that builds knowledge and progression in disciplinary thinking. 

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on... Consequence

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    'What’s the wisdom on…' is a popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a department meeting. 'What’s the wisdom on…' provides history teachers with an overview of the ‘story so far’ of many years of practice-based professional thinking about a particular aspect of history teaching. To...

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  • Film: Historians and the past

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    In this film, Professor Arthur Chapman, gives a short introduction to how historians approach the past. He clearly explains the naive thinking that children can have about the work of a professional historian and models how to explain the relationship between history and the past in the classroom. This film was...

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  • Film: Formative Assessment

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    This film continues our Teaching History for Beginners filmed webinar series.  Sally Thorne has been a History teacher since 2003 and is currently Head of History at a secondary school in Bristol. She is also a GCSE examiner, textbook author, conference speaker and SHP adviser. In this short film, Sally unpacks formative assessment.

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  • Film: Building Subject Knowledge Quickly

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    This film continues our Teaching History for Beginners filmed webinar series.  As a teacher, you may be teaching topics that you have never studied before. In this episode of the Beginning Teacher webinar series, Laura London, Lecturer in Education on the history PGCE at the University of East Anglia gives advice on...

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  • Film: Supporting less able students in your GCSE classroom

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    In this webinar recording aimed primarily at beginning teachers, Sally Burnham looks at practical strategies to help motivate and support our lower attainers in the history classroom, particularly at GCSE. She explores ways to help students develop secure knowledge, recall that knowledge and use the knowledge effectively so that all students can access...

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on... Historical Significance

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    'What’s the wisdom on…' is a popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a department meeting. 'What’s the wisdom on…' provides history teachers with an overview of the ‘story so far’ of many years of practice-based professional thinking about a particular aspect of history teaching. To...

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  • Film: Questioning in the History Classroom Part B

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    This is the fourth film in the Teaching History for Beginners series. In this film, Ruth Lingard, head of history at Millthorpe School in York and PGCE tutor, takes us through the practical opportunities for effective questioning and the kinds of questions that lend themselves well to different purposes, second order concepts...

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  • Film: Questioning in the History Classroom Part A

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    This film continues our Teaching History for Beginners filmed webinar series.  In this short filmed webinar, David Ingledew, senior lecturer in history education and ITE lead at the University of Hertfordshire sets out the scholarship, principles and context of questioning in the history classroom. This will be followed by a short film...

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on...Similarity and Difference

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    We’ve been talking to our secondary school members and we know how difficult life is for teachers in the current circumstances,  so we wanted to lend a helping hand. 'What’s the wisdom on…' is a popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a virtual department meeting....

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  • Film: An Introduction to Lesson Planning (Parts 6-10)

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    This film continues our Teaching History for Beginners filmed webinar series. In this two-part film, Rachel Foster (teaching associate and secondary PGCE lead at the university of Cambridge) explores the key principles and processes of lesson planning for new teachers. View the first part here. This series is designed to support beginning...

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  • Film: An Introduction to Lesson Planning (Parts 1-5)

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    This film continues our Teaching History for Beginners filmed webinar series. In this two part film, Rachel Foster (teaching associate and secondary PGCE lead at the university of Cambridge) explores the key principles and processes of lesson planning for new teachers. View the second part here. This series is designed to support beginning history...

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on... Change and continuity

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    We’ve been talking to our secondary school members and we know how difficult life is for teachers in the current circumstances,  so we wanted to lend a helping hand. 'What’s the wisdom on…' is a new and already popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a...

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on... Enquiry questions (Part 2)

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    We’ve been talking to our secondary school members and we know how difficult life is for teachers in the current circumstances, so we wanted to lend a helping hand. 'What’s the wisdom on…' is a new and already popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a...

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on... Enquiry questions (Part 1)

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    We’ve been talking to our secondary school members and we know how difficult life is for teachers in the current circumstances, so we wanted to lend a helping hand. 'What’s the wisdom on…' is a new and already popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a...

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  • Film: Teaching history for beginners... Disciplinary concepts

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    Welcome to our filmed webinar series Teaching History For Beginners. This series is designed to support beginning history teachers and can be used by mentors or SCITTs with new history teachers in training or by beginning teachers eager to get ahead. Each webinar, presented by experienced history ITE tutors, lecturers and...

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on... Historical Interpretations

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    We’ve been talking to our secondary school members and we know how difficult life is for teachers in the current circumstances, so we wanted to lend a helping hand. 'What’s the wisdom on…' is a new and already popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a...

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  • Film: What's the wisdom on... Evidence and sources

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    We’ve been talking to our secondary school members and we know how difficult life is for teachers in the current circumstances, so we wanted to lend a helping hand. 'What’s the wisdom on…' is a new and already popular feature in our secondary journal Teaching History and provides the perfect stimulus for a...

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