Free registration for the Festival of Education

9th June, 2021

Festival of Education
Virtual festival taking place 16 - 30 June 2021
Register here for free

The 2021 Festival of Education will take place online across two inspiring weeks and will be free for educators across the globe. Due to Covid-19 the Festival of Education will be a free virtual event. This virtual festival will host speakers of international renown and topical, meaningful and thought-provoking sessions. The “Friday Fest” days will provide an array of meaningful CPD sessions across a variety of themes. All content at this year's Festival of Education will be free to access, for everyone. Highlights include:

  • Keynotes: Hear from leading educationalists and thought leaders during daily 60-90-minute broadcasts at 16.00. Keynotes so far include Dylan Wiliam, Amanda Spielman, Kevan Collins, Beth Kerr and Daniel Willingham!
  • CPD Days: 2 Friday Fest days (18 and 25 June) will feature invaluable CPD opportunities for all education professionals. Featuring over 50 high-quality CPD sessions, seminars and debates for educationalists around the globe
  • "Friday Fests" will take place between 09.00-16.00 and feature five periods each day, each lasting 50 minutes on the virtual platform, Hopin. This festival platform will include an engaging exhibition area and an opportunity to “speed-date” network with other attendees via video calls.

How can my school get the most from the festival?

Restrictions permitting, you could:

  • Invite staff to create your own school pathway through the festival to fit with the school’s key development themes
  • Facilitate ‘live’ 4pm ‘Coffee, Cake and Keynote’ or ‘Pizza and PD’ sessions at your school to get staff talking about the keynotes that matter to you and your context. It could be a pick and mix approach where staff jigsaw later to share knowledge and understanding
  • Set up your own in-school "Friday Fest" ‘Conference Central’ hubs – a place/places staff can visit (restrictions allowing), to participate in the variety of sessions, seminars and debates. Why not recreate a conference atmosphere with pastries, posh coffees and savoury treats to help engagement?
  • Arrange a Final Festival Forum Fling to collate thinking and consider how it could help move practice forward
  • Don’t forget to get everyone in school involved! Support staff, SENCos, leaders, teachers, trainees and volunteers!

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