Webinar Videos

Watch videos of our previous webinar series:

  • Lesson tweaks for deep, transferable learning
  • Beyond Rosenshine
  • Mastery meets Rosenshine 
  • Getting started with Blueprint Series

Lesson tweaks for deep, transferable learning

Webinar 1: Deep learning tweaks

Follow the links below to learn the theory behind the lesson tweaks, download the slides, or watch the recording:


Hattie's model of surface, deep, transfer learning

Learning strategies: a synthesis and conceptual model

1. Create curiosity

Intellectual curiosity is the third pillar of academic performance

2. Build models

Teaching about energy

3. Concrete preparation

Time for telling

4. Just-in-time skills

Ofsted Subject report series: science

Making learning whole (book)

5. Use analogies

Making science concepts meaningful to students


Webinar 2: Transferable learning tweaks

Follow the links below to learn the theory behind the lesson tweaks, download the slides, or watch the recording:


1. Set problem solving goals

Task-Centered Instructional Strategy

Impact of Explicit Failure and Success-driven Preparatory Activities on Learning

2. Teach problem-solving strategies

The contribution of cognitive and metacognitive strategy use to students' science achievement

Categorization and representation of physics problems by experts and novices

3. Build self-explanation skill

Eliciting Self-Explanations Improves Understanding

4. Differentiate scaffolding

When Problem-Solving Followed by Instruction Is Superior to the Traditional Tell-and-Practice Sequence

5. Assess with transfer tasks

A True Test: Toward More Authentic and Equitable Assessment


Beyond Rosenshine 

Webinar 1: Forget VAK, think multimedia learning

  • How to maximise the effectiveness of visual and verbal explanations
  • How to choose the most effective PPTs, videos and animations

Slides for Webinar 1


Webinar 2: 8 ways to meaningful learning

  • 8 activity types proven to help students make sense of ideas
  • How to use the strategies to create self-regulated learners

Slides for Webinar 2


Mastery meets Rosenshine Series

Webinar 1: Review & Rethink

Guidance on how to:
  • identify existing ideas for checking
  • elicit wrong ideas and knowledge gaps
  • 'rethink': challenge misconceptions and fill gaps
  • extend students while others 'rethink'

Slides for Webinar 1


Webinar 1: Model & Explain

Guidance on how to:
  • ensure deep processing and avoid cognitive overload
  • simplify scientific ideas using analogies
  • simplify scientific skills using thinking guides

Slides for Webinar 2


Webinar 3: Check for understanding

Guidance on how to:
  • use reading and questions
  • decide if it's safe to move on or re-teach
  • provide actionable feedback
  • use text-based 'corrective' activities

Slides for Webinar 3


Webinar 4: Build strong schema

Guidance on how to:
  • use active reading to build knowledge
  • teach text structure to help students interpret
  • ramp up practice from recall to application
  • create a spaced testing system (from Blueprint)

Slides for Webinar 4

Getting started with Blueprint 

Watch webinar 1: Getting started with Blueprint

How to organise content into a 5-year progression

How to focus topics on Key Concepts and enquiry skills

How to sequence a topic as learning stages

Slides for Webinar 1: Getting started with Blueprint


Watch webinar 2: Teach science ideas

How to use Activate to pre-assess students' understanding

How to fill gaps and address misconceptions

How to create an Acquire lesson that builds understanding

Slides for Webinar 2: Teach science ideas



Watch webinar 3: Teach enquiry

How to integrate enquiry systematically across 5 years

How to blend enquiry and concept in an Acquire lessons

How to ensure sufficient practice to achieve fluency

Slides for Webinar 3: Teach enquiry



Watch webinar 4: Assess for mastery

How to use Assess to check if students are ready to progress

How to repair understanding after diagnostic assessment

How to track progress on knowledge, skills and abilities

Slides for Webinar 4: Assess for mastery 


Watch webinar 5: Teach strategies for AO2/3

How to use worked examples and scaffolded problem solving

How to teach so students are always applying knowledge

How to build understanding that generalises across different contexts

Slides for Webinar 5: Teach strategies for AO2/3