Schools Linking Teacher CPD1
Part A includes four online modules for you to watch by yourself in advance of the live online CPD. They are a total of 1.5 hours long.
Module 1 – Background to Linking (12 mins)
An introduction, essential viewing for teachers new to linking.
Led by our researcher in residence, Dr Lindsey Cameron (a specialist in prejudice reduction in children) from Kent Uni. This webinar looks at the evidence that indirect, virtual contact has a very positive impact in preparing children for future contact. A must for teachers interested in the evidence underpinning virtual linking.
Led by Rob Unwin, who leads Sheffield Schools Linking and is a national trainer for P4C. This module offers specific training on using P4c with a linked class using a specific stimulus provided. Anyone new to P4c will feel confident to teach the lesson and will be able to use the strategy after watching this clear and accessible module. P4c is a common thread that will run through and be built upon in Phases 2 and 3.
Module 4 – The Linking Process (33 mins) Please note we are updating the lessons currently so this module will be adapted for Linking in the academic year 2021-2022.
Critical viewing for all; outlining the new virtual linking process this year. A separate module is available for secondary teachers here
This is followed by CPD1 Part B – a live online session for pairs of Schools Linking teachers held in local areas. Please contact us if you would like to attend Linking CPD with a link school.
The TLN Guide for Linking Teachers – Virtual Schools Linking 2020-21 which accompanies the training. It includes lesson plans. There is a pdf version and a word doc to view online or for printing. Your local facilitator will be able to supply you with a hard copy.
Page 31 of Teacher Guide a planning form for linking partners to go through
Page 35 of Teacher Guide a form for linking teacher contact details
Together Poem a word doc of ‘Together’ by Matt Goodfellow
Letter Template for schools to send to parents
A tool for mapping the journey of Schools Linking to CPD1
Our Vision for Virtual Schools Linking Phase 1
Running through the academic year from September 2020 – July 2021
CPD by Dr Lindsey Cameron, Researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Kent , looking at the role parents play in children’s developing attitudes to others. Download the PowerPoint here.
A range of resources for teachers to download and print to try to save you some time if you are creating a Schools Linking Display in your own school.
Displays (Page link)
Some ideas for tweets about Schools Linking.
Tweets using Quotes about TLN (page link)