Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College to host Birmingham’s first International Learning and Teaching Conference

The 6th and 7th July will see Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College play host to Birmingham’s very first International Learning and Teaching Conference. Co-hosted by Consilium Education, the two-day event has been branded a must for innovation and best practice at Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post-16 level education. Delegates will gain exclusive access to a series of workshops, exhibitors, free teaching resources and networking opportunities.

A selection of the UK’s most sought-after educational practitioners will deliver as keynote speakers, offering attendees the opportunity to explore fresh, pioneering pedagogical ideas.

Key note speakers include:

  • Sir Tim Brighouse – British educator & former chief commissioner for schools
  • Michael Waters – Former Director of Curriculum at the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority
  • Roman Krznaric – Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers
  • Ross McGill aka @TeacherToolkit – A secondary school deputy head and the most followed teacher on Twitter in the UK

Key topics of focus at the Conference will be centered around:

  • Assessment that informs & supports progress
  • Improving writing skills
  • Active learning strategies
  • Raising achievement of the less able
  • Activities to inspire the gifted & talented
  • Stretch & challenge for the middle ability
  • Questioning for higher order thinking
  • Managing low level disruption
  • Personal, social & moral development
  • Innovative approaches to additional learning support
  • English as an Additional Language and English for Speakers of Other languages (EAL & ESOL)

To find out more about the conference please visit:

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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