Stretch & Challenge Workshops

Provider: Ann Bridgland Education Services
£500.00 (no VAT on this item) for a bespoke whole-day, incl planning, delivery & materials
£150.00 (no VAT on this item) for bespoke one-off one-hour workshop, incl planning, delivery & materials
£100.00 (no VAT on this item) per workshop for a bespoke series of workshops over time period
Accreditation opportunities: Can be used to support post-graduate studies

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Description Bespoke to you! A series of 1-hour, practical, interactive workshops, chosed from a menu, which can be delivered on a closure day, through network meetings, across a number of staff meetings ... whatever best suits your needs. Contact me direct for personalised discussion.
Duration As required by the participants

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Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Participants will:

know more about effective practice that works to challenge learners in the everyday classroom;

understand more about how to differentiate effectively to develop learners' higher order and creative thinking;

be able to celebrate existing practice, try out new ways of working and take away approaches to use from tomorrow and onward, leading to sustained practice

Evidence underpinning this approach

Underpinned by research into rich questioning, effective differentiation, higher order thinking, independent learning, among others. NfER, Renzulli and Reis, Brunel University/BACE, Hattie, Dweck, Hymer et al, de Bono, Dylan Wiliam

How users/participants can evaluate success

Success evaluataed through inter-sessional activities, learning walks, micro-teaching etc

Follow-up activities and support

Futher support available through follow-up F2F sessions, online forum and personalised online coaching



Workshop 1 : Bloomin’ Brilliant (1 hour)


Practical activities to explore how Bloom’s Taxonomy across a range of topics enables excellent teaching in the everyday classroom


Workshop 2: Challenge Corners and Teasers (1 hour)


Practical activities to explore how ‘challenge corners’ and other practical approaches, that you can do from tomorrow, enable and engage learners of all abilities


Workshop 3: Differentiation and Rich Tasks  (1 hour)


Practical activities to focus on a range of effective differentiation approaches with everyday pace, stretch and challenge  in mind


Workshop 4: HOTS not MOTS  (1 hour)


Practical activities to explore how verbal and visual questioning challenges and supports pupils’ higher order thinking skills, self-confidence and independent learning


Workshop 5: Practice not just Policy (1 hour)


Practical activities to produce indicators of effectiveness to look/listen out for in the everyday classroom to ensure that what your Policy (any policy!) says is true in Practice


Workshop 6: Thinking Hats and Other Thought-Ful Stuff (1 hour)


Practical approaches to de Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats and other practical and fun Cognitive Activities







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