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Hello September 2021!

Dear <<First Name>>

Welcome to your monthly FE newsletter curated by PDNorth, direct to your inbox on the first Wednesday of every month!

We are kicking off the new academic year with a fresh look, new name and updated website. To read more about the ethos behind FEtapestry read this blog.

This month we have an array of practitioner-made threads in the #FEtapestry and two fantastic projects in the spotlight: the #FEconnect database and the Opportunities for FE English and maths event

Please help to amplify the practitioner voices in this mailout by sharing their individual content via Twitter using #AmplifyFE, forwarding this email on to your peers and inviting them to subscribe.

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In the Spotlight:  #FEConnect
In the Spotlight this month on a backdrop of embroidery threads
Sammy White (@WhatTheTrigMath) set up an FE practitioner database: add yourself and search for your peers. Read about FEconnect.

Additionally, she's joined by Jonny Kay (@JonnyKayTeacher) in sharing their experience of running Opportunities: An event for practitioners and leaders of English and maths in Further Education. Read this months second (!) spotlight.
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🟢  #FEreadingCircle
Currently reading: 'Start with Why' by Simon Sinek. Meeting fortnightly online (Zoom) on Thursday's @8pm. Contact Chloë
🟢  #FEresearchCircle

Last Weds of the month @12-1.30pm. To sign up for the research circle, please complete this booking form.

🟢  Northern ESOL forum

@NATECLA #ESOLchat. Second Weds of every month @12-1.30pm. Book here

🟢  Curious FE

Forum for practitioners interested in FE/HE research. Next date: 29th September @ 12-1. Contact Lucy for Zoom code.

🟢  FEswapShop #English

Teachmeets, workshops and Ideas Rooms. More info about the #FEswapShop here. Save the date: Friday 29th October AM

🟢  Festival Fridays

9-10am: Ideas Rooms (starting 3rd Sept)
10-11am: Thinking Environment Practice Space (starting 1st October)
12-1pm: Try it Here First (starting 1st October) *looking for presenters*
1-2.30pm: Workshops (starting 1st October)
3-4pm: Reading or Social Purpose (alternated)
3-4pm: QTLS/ATS
4-5.30pm: Writing Rooms (alternate weeks, starting 10th Sept)

Contact @JoyfulFE or @PDNorth_FE for more information
Voices from the Sector
Would you like to write a blog for FEtapestry? Let me know. Our blog is open to anyone in FE. email me:
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🟢 Feedback in Prison Education: What Can We Learn From Our Learners? by Esther Kelly @EstherKelly101

🟢#FEtapestry: Curating the Threads by Chloë Hynes + Vicky Butterby @PDNorth_FE
🟢 Digital Tools for Delivery of Maths, English and ESOL by Rachel Öner @OnerConsultancy
'The Quaranteens’ : Young People’s Writing in Pandemic Times #FEWriting by Elizabeth Draper @draperel

A Clever Literature Title that Makes Everyone Laugh The #FEreadingCircle by Chloë Hynes @ChloeFibonacci

Student Feedback Worth it? by SJ White @WhatTheTrigMath

Learners Take the Lead - Prompted by Practitioner Action Research by Lynne Taylerson @RealTimeEdu

Move over SPaG, MATH is on the scene! by SJ White @WhatTheTrigMath

Eco A Go-Go by Chloë Hynes @ChloeFibonacci

One year on: What can ESOL learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? by Aileen Bowe @NATECLA
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Edtech Joy a new podcast by EdTech Guru Stacey Foy@StaceyAnnFoy. Latest: A conversation about supporting students on their study programme with Cheryl McDonald.
Digital Natives in FE with Beth Derbyshire @BethDerbyshir18. Latest: Embracing EdTech and Educating ESOL.

The Growth Manual with Toby Doncaster @TobyDoncaster. Latest: Mapping an Action Plan.

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad @SajMohammadMSET. Latest: Growing Up with Dyslexia with Vikki Ray and Jordan Convertino.

E&M Booth with Hollie Barnes @HollieB_FE and Sammy White @WhatTheTrigMaths. Latest: Mentoring for all and Land based English compare and contrast!

Let's Get Digital! with Stacey Salt @TutorStacey_AP + Eve Sheppard @ESOL_Eve. Latest: Assistive technology - something for everyone.

RadioESOL with @Leeds City College. Latest: Writing and Me with Hamida Khoder.

The ESOL Podcast. Made by ESOL students and teachers in the UK. Latest: Festivals and Celebrations.

#FEresearchPodcast with Jo Fletcher Saxon @jfletchersaxon and Alistair Smith @alistairteaches. Latest: Angie Lenton talks about her OTLA research project with GCSE English students, and we go global talking early years teaching in an international school with Jess Golding.

Teaching Excellence with Stef Wilkinson @Stef_Wilkinson. Latest: Culture of Curiosity with Bryony Evett Hackfort.
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Week 18: From adult learning to sustainability – What has Bildung got to do with it? by Marion Fields
Week 20: Artist-Teacher Identity (Trans)Formation in Adult Community Learning (ACL) - Abbie Cairns
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#JoyFE 💛

Read Issue 15 of the JoyFE magazine including articles on leadership, wellbeing and the practice of values. Including ofcourse, the usual suspects: Snippets of Joy, Dear Jacky and so much more!

You can also find back issues, here.
If you would like to contribute your thinking to #JoyFE, check out the contributor guidelines and email before the first friday of the publication month.
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