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1 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents Reach for the Stars - Student Induction Programme What the package contains An overview of the materials

2 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents The blended package of materials consists of: Books 10 sets of 6 PLTS At-A-Glance cards A CD-ROM full of resources

3 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents A brief overview of the books in this pack Learning to Learn – the Fourth Generation by Guy Claxton tells the story of learning to learn approaches in recent years and describes how BLP moves that story on Building Learning Power by Guy Claxton Very readable explanation of the Supple Learning Mind and the Teachers’ Palette – key models that underpin BLP Whats the Point of School? is Guy Claxton’s latest book – written to provoke, it offers practical approaches to build the learning capacity of young people in classrooms

4 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents Common features of the PLTS At-A-Glance Cards Common features of the PLTS At-A-Glance Cards Ways of looking at assessment Learning lexicon Teacher talk Practical ideas Emotional climate Typical behaviours Learning habits What QCA say

5 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents CDROM Section 1: Making the most of the materials Purpose of the packPurpose of the pack –To introduce students and their teachers to the learning habits that sit beneath QCA’s Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills Details of what the package containsDetails of what the package contains Suggestion on how to put the resources togetherSuggestion on how to put the resources together

6 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents CDROM Section 2: Why build Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills? Resources to help answer the above question A series of questions and underlying arguments to guide a strategic conversation on how to infuse PLTS into the curriculum – in PowerPoint formatA series of questions and underlying arguments to guide a strategic conversation on how to infuse PLTS into the curriculum – in PowerPoint format A digest of Guy Claxton’s latest book ‘What’s the point of school?’A digest of Guy Claxton’s latest book ‘What’s the point of school?’ A seminal paper - ‘Why build learning power?’ by Professor Guy ClaxtonA seminal paper - ‘Why build learning power?’ by Professor Guy Claxton

7 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents Full trainer notes and resources for each unit. Units last approximately 75 minutes CDROM Section 3: Reach for the Stars – student units Introduces students to Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills and the underlying habits, using an astronomical theme. Unit 1On the Launch Pad Unit 2The Solar System Game Unit 3The Spaceship Challenge Unit 4Interstellar Overdrive covering learning about learners covering team work and self management covering creative thinking covering enquiry and reflection

8 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents Reach for the Stars – StarLog and Blaze A StarLog in which students reflect on their learning and plan for growth in learning habitsA StarLog in which students reflect on their learning and plan for growth in learning habits Information about Blaze (student-friendly on-line quizzes) that let students track the development of their learning habitsInformation about Blaze (student-friendly on-line quizzes) that let students track the development of their learning habits STARLOG ENTRY TLOTLOTLOTLO

9 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents CDROM Section 4: Bringing staff on board A series of short CPD sessions that help staff develop teaching routines which blend subject content with the development of learning habits CPD Unit 1 Looking at Learning CPD Unit 2 Using Teamwork in the Classroom CPD Unit 3 Building Progression in Teamwork CPD Unit 4 Using Questioning in the Classroom CPD Unit 5 Building Progression in Questioning CPD Unit 6 Planning a cross-curricular astronomical project Full trainer notes and resources for each unit. Units last approximately 45 minutes

10 Reach for the Stars Section 1 Contents CDROM Section 5: Classroom activities A range of classroom based activities that continue the astronomical theme, reinforcing and extending the ideas shown in the Induction Units Activity 1 Seek and you will find Activity 2 Is there life on Mars? Activity 3 Mountain Expedition Activity 4 Mission Control Calling Activity 5 Using the Faulkes Telescope Full trainer notes and resources for each activity. Activities last approximately 75 minutes covering noticing and persevering covering questioning skills covering collaboration in teams covering listening covering planning and revising


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