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ICT in Schools

Please note these courses are available to all South Tyneside Schools that are part of our SLA.

If you are not part of our SLA and wish to attend any of our courses, there will be a charge. Please contact us for further details.

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Creative Writing with Johnny Zucker

Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 1-4pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

Meet children’s author, Jonny Zucker and get familiar with a new reading and writing programme. The session aims to tackle literacy poverty and hard to reach pupils by learning new ways of getting reluctant readers/writers motivated.

Jonny will cover short cuts to getting pupils to start working on writing projects, guided reading and individual reading, with reference to tried and tested ideas.

Who should attend: Any practitioner wanting to develop collaborative learning

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Primary computing Subject Leaders Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

A chance for Co-ordinators to keep up to date with new

technology and what is going on in the Local Authority.

There is always an opportunity to ask questions and chat with colleagues.

Who should attend: Computing subject Leaders or other interested member of staff


Computational Thinking

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

The new computing curriculum requires that students learn about how computers and the internet work. Even though the Internet is still a young technology, it's hard to imagine life without it now. Every year, engineers create more devices to integrate with the Internet. This network of networks

criss-crosses the globe and even extends into space. But what makes it work?

Who should attend: Any practitioner who wants to develop their understanding of computers


Think u Know

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 1-4pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England


All CEOP's “Think u Know” resources are free to download and use (subject to validation). However, to deliver the

11-16 programme you are required to complete the FREE CEOP “Think u Know” training course. We also recommend that professionals using CEOP resources at any Key Stage

attend this course.

Objectives of the course:

Introduce the resources available through the programme;

Explain how the programme can be introduced to pupils;

To increase understanding of many of the most popular

applications young people are using in the online and

mobile environment

These and a wide range of other resources will be available for immediate use in school.


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Primary ICT: Impacting on Standards in Mathematics with Technology

Monday, Nov. 30th, 9am-3pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

This course supports primary teachers and mathematics

subject leaders in the strategic use of learning technologies to significantly impact on standards in maths.

The course will enable the participants to:

Use the hardware, software and peripherals suggested and consider how they could be used in class to accelerate learning

Manage resources effectively

Facilitate children's independent consolidation activities

Know the place of multimedia digital tools within the

framework for teaching all six strands of the Mathematics curriculum

Through a series of interactive workshops, participants will consider:

How to measure the impact of technology on standards in mathematics

Which technologies could be used to accelerate learning in:

Number / Measurement / Geometry / Statistics

Ratio and Proportion / Algebra

Potential resourcing issues at school and possible solutions

Who should attend: Mathematics subject leaders & teachers

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Boys Writing and Technology

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 1-3pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

Reading and writing go hand-in-hand and it is through writing that children learn to formulate thoughts and improve their creativity and thinking skills. New research published by the National Literacy Trust reveals that boys are half as likely to enjoy writing as girls and almost a third never or rarely write outside of class. Broadcaster and children’s author Simon Mayo says:

“It’s so important for boys to find a topic that interests them before they pick up a pen and start writing. I wasn’t particularly interested in writing at school, I only started to enjoy it later on, but I was hampered by being fantastically slow. When I started writing the first Itch book, it was as a short story for my son, but then I was completely captivated by the plot and characters, and the story took over. If you can grab a child’s imagination in the same way, getting them to write about a hobby or something they really enjoy doing then the whole story writing world is open to them.”

Who should attend: Literacy Leaders or any Primary Practitioner


Python for Key stage 2

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

Python is a programming language that is freely available and that makes solving a computer problem almost as easy as writing out one's thoughts about the solution. It can be written once and run on almost any computer without needing to change the program.

This course will give a working knowledge of the programme;

To create a range of games;

To begin to explore the application