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Designing tasks for Desmos Classroom

An increasingly well-known example of classroom technology for teaching maths is Desmos Classroom. However, Desmos classroom can be used in a range of contexts. Teachers from CfEM colleges and their partners who took part in the action research professional development in 2020-21 experienced using it from the perspective of a ‘student’, to complete pre-session activities.

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Are you part of a CfEM network?

More than 300 colleges and other post-16 sector providers have now joined one of the 21 CfEM networks, including 161 FE colleges, 66 Sixth-Form Colleges and 14 specialist colleges.

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CfESEND blog: Supporting high aspirations for learners with SEND

In this blog, City College Norwich discuss having high aspirations for their learners with SEND and reflect on useful toolkits.

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CfESEND blog: The road to inclusion is paved with high aspirations

In this blog, Derby College Group explore high aspirations in legislation, policy and culture and ask learners and parents why high aspirations matter.

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CfESEND blog: why high aspirations for staff results to high aspirations for learners

Weston College showcase how staff support learners with SEND to have high aspirations, particularly with making the move to university.

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CfESEND blog: employer experiences and supporting learners with transition into work

City College Norwich share employer experiences of employing learners with SEND and top tips how to supports learners with transition into work.

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How CfEM activities has helped colleges contextualise maths for their vocational students

Kendra Kirby and Alex Huskisson of Wigan & Leigh College explain how a contextualised focus to teaching maths can give learners the upper hand.

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Adopting a whole college approach to the organisation and teaching of mathematics

Dr Diane Dalby from the University of Nottingham explains the whole college approach which ensures that improving students’ mathematics skills becomes a shared responsibility.

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Building a successful maths network – top tips

City College Plymouth share their top tips on how to build and sustain a successful maths network.

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CfESEND: Transition Season

Weston College discuss seamless transition programmes for new and existing programmes. ‘Transition does not have a season, it is a continual process.’

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CfESEND blog: Transition to and within further education, a learners and parent’s perspective

Derby College talks to young people and parents about their experiences of transition into College, between College curriculums and what effect these experiences have on their feelings of belonging, thoughts on progression, and current and future aspirations.

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CfESEND blog: City College Norwich share employers’ views on employing a learner with SEND

This blog focuses on employers’ views of employing a learner with SEND and how leaders have an important role in shaping cultural change.

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CfESEND blog: The impact of specialist staff from a parent’s perspective

In this blog, Weston College share the impact specialist staff make on learners with SEND and the Centres for Excellence (CfE) in SEND Phase 3 launch.

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CfESEND blog: Derby College reflect on anticipating inclusion needs (SEND) in Further Education settings

In this blog, Derby College reflect on anticipating inclusion needs (SEND) in Further Education settings, and research informed practice.

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CfESEND blog: City College Norwich on supporting learners with SEND with employment

In this blog post, City College Norwich reflect on how they have been supporting learners with SEND with employment during Covid-19.

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