CAT4 Strategies for Learning – 6 week online self-guided course

This course provides an introduction into the updated Strategies for Learning guidance which supports teachers in using the learner profiles provided within the CAT4 reports to identify and deliver the appropriate teaching strategies.

The course explores CAT4 student case studies, introduces current educational research, and covers how to sustain learning approaches in your classroom that enhance achievement for all students.

What will the course cover?

This online course is designed for teachers who wish to:

  • Feel confident in understanding different CAT4 student profiles
  • Develop teaching pedagogy and skills in line with current educational research
  • To reflect on your current classroom practice and plan actions for moving forward, to ensure all students can reach their full potential. 

 

Week 1:

  • Overview of the CAT4 assessment
  • Develop your understanding of the standardised scores in the CAT4 reports
  • Analyse different types of CAT4 profiles, e.g. verbal deficit, spatial bias, high ability, low ability

Week 2:

  • Find out what you know about current pedagogical theory
  • Develop your understanding of feedback and how CAT4 supports you in using it effectively
  • Consider the impact of different classroom practices on student learning

Week 3:

  • Identify and analyse low ability CAT4 profiles
  • Develop your understanding of effective classroom strategies that can be used to support students with a low cognitive ability
  • Recognise the impact of reviewing previous learning on students’ memory

Week 4:

  • Identify and analyse CAT4 profiles of students with a verbal deficit
  • Develop your understanding of effective classroom strategies that can be used to support students with a verbal deficit
  • Evaluate how you are planning and using modelling and questioning in your classroom

Week 5:

  • Identify and analyse CAT4 profiles of students with a spatial bias
  • Develop your understanding of effective classroom strategies that can be used to support students with a spatial bias
  • Evaluate how you can plan for and use alternative strategies and scaffolding in your classroom

Week 6:

  • Identify and analyse CAT4 profiles of students with a high ability
  • Develop your understanding of effective classroom strategies that can be used to support students with a high ability
  • Evaluate the level of challenge provided for your students

Course Format

  • The course lasts six weeks and requires a commitment of up to 4 hours per week, including self-guided activity
  • Participants can schedule their activity at times that are convenient for them, but should aim to engage early each week to take maximum advantage.
  • Your active completion of all modules and assessments is a pre-requisite of certification.

Who should attend?

  • Classroom teachers, Heads of Year, SENCO’s
  • Schools that are new to CAT4 testing, or new staff from established users of CAT4

Why attend?

  • An opportunity for delegates to review data from their own school
  • Understand how CAT4 reports for teachers can be used to support good classroom practice ensure all students can reach their full potential.

Event Details

The training course is on demand and will last six weeks. It requires a commitment of up to 4 hours per week, through an online portal. Participants can schedule their activity at times that are convenient for them, but should aim to engage early each week to take maximum advantage of the group dialogue.

The course will open to registrants in September, where you will then be given access to the online portal. Registration is ongoing and you can choose your own start date.

Registration

  • Please see the below pricing for this course
    • 1 delegate: £80
    • 5-10 delegates: £65
    • 11+ delegates: £50
  • Fill in the form below to register.

 

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