Primary CPD 2017-2018

Use the links to book events or CPD

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ALL COURSES ARE HELD at OpenZone@The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields NE33 1JF

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Course charges

Our courses are free of charge to schools in South Tyneside who are part of our SLA unless stated otherwise. If you are not sure if you are part of our SLA please contact us to find out.

Computing Subject Leaders Network Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 4pm

Market Place

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. This is also an opportunity to have a look round our new base and facilities at The Word.

Who should attend: Computing Subject Leaders or other interested members of staff

Date: 18th June 2017

Time: 4 - 5.30


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CEOP E Safety for Teachers

Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 1-4pm

39-40 Market Pl

South Shields, England

This free half day training course is delivered by CEOP-trained Ambassadors. The training provides an introduction to the work of CEOP, and a presentation on how young people are using technology, outlining some of the associated risks and the preventative measures that can be undertaken. Finally the course introduces you to the Thinkuknow education resources for all ages and trains you in how to deliver the Thinkuknow presentation to 11 – 16 year olds.


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World of Stories

Thursday, Sep. 21st, 4-5:30pm

Market Place

England

How using StoryWorld can enhance writing.

John Gardner, in his book The Art of Fiction, wrote, "... whatever the genre may be, fiction does its work by creating a dream in the reader's mind." In other words, the writer’s task is to keep the reader under his or her spell. Descriptive imagery helps the reader visualize the context for the story, whether it be a poem, novel, short story or a play. StoryWorld @ The Word captures the creativity by immersing the audience in a world of their imagination. By using the room to write in, children will be inspired and demonstrate how imagery can enhance their creative writing.

This course leads on from the resources developed by South Tyneside Literacy Advisors of the Creative Text Literacy training and Teaching Sequences. You will have the chance to

experience Storyworld @ The Word and consider how the resource could be used to accelerate attainment in writing.


This course is aimed at KS1 and KS2 teachers and Literacy subject leaders.


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First Lego League

Thursday, Sep. 14th, 4-5:30pm

Market Place

England

Launch of the 2017-18 season Hydrodynamics.

On your mark, get set, flow! Drink in the 2017 HYDRO DYNAMICS season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge, students age 9 to 14 from 80 countries will make a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS. What might become possible when we understand what happens to our water?

FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the HYDRO DYNAMICS season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FIRST LEGO League’s signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.


This course is aimed at FLL coaches, UKS2 teachers and KS3 teachers.


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Enterprise project using Fab Lab

Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 1-4pm

Market Place

England

Making money count.

If you are running an Enterprise project perhaps leading up to the Christmas period and want to see how you can use fab lab to create items for sale.


This session is aimed at Enterprise project leaders, technology / STEM leads or interested class teachers.


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Maths in Motion

Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 1-4pm

Market Place

England

Learn how your pupils could benefit from taking part in the Jaguar Cars Maths in Motion Challenge.

As well as being great fun, the Challenge develops the following key skills: Percentages, multiplication, division, calculator work (or not!), decimals, rounding, ratios, chance, risk, strategy, angles, measurement, scale, speed, distance, time, maths modelling… what happens if? And much more!

Come along and experience the Challenge for yourself in a fast paced and fun training session.

The software is suitable for Primary & Secondary pupils and there are age appropriate challenges.


This course is appropriate for UKS2 and KS3 teachers.


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Boys Writing

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 9:30am-4pm

Market Place

England

Practical ideas for encouraging boys to write.

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. 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.” In this course, teachers will be able to explore a range of hardware, software and peripherals and consider how they could be used in class to accelerate attainment in writing.


This course is aimed at KS1 and KS2 teachers and Literacy subject leaders.


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Car Parking

Car parking at The Word is FREE for 3 hours. Please note that you MUST obtain a ticket from the machine and display it in a prominent place.


If your course is for longer than 3 hours we would recommend parking at The Customs House where it is free all day.

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SPRING TERM 2108

Subject Leader Network Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 22nd 2018 at 4-6pm

Market Place

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. This is also an opportunity to have a look round our new base and facilities at The Word.

Who should attend: Computing Subject Leaders or other interested members of staff

Date: 22nd February 2018

Time: 4 - 5.30


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World of Stories

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 2018 at 4-5:30pm

Market Place

England

How using StoryWorld can enhance writing.

John Gardner, in his book The Art of Fiction, wrote, "... whatever the genre may be, fiction does its work by creating a dream in the reader's mind." In other words, the writer’s task is to keep the reader under his or her spell. Descriptive imagery helps the reader visualize the context for the story, whether it be a poem, novel, short story or a play. StoryWorld @ The Word captures the creativity by immersing the audience in a world of their imagination. By using the room to write in, children will be inspired and demonstrate how imagery can enhance their creative writing.

This course leads on from the resources developed by South Tyneside Literacy Advisors of the Creative Text Literacy training and Teaching Sequences. You will have the chance to

experience Storyworld @ The Word and consider how the resource could be used to accelerate attainment in writing.




This course is aimed at KS1 and KS2 teachers and Literacy subject leaders.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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E Safety Update

Thursday, Jan. 18th 2018 at 1-4pm

Market Place

England

Keep up to date with current developments in E Safety.

In this session, we explore recent changes in safeguarding and look at implications in schools.


This course is for anyone with responsibility for child protection in the school.


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Collaborative Literacy and Numeracy

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 2018 at 1-4pm

Market Place

England

How google and other web 2 tools can help develop collaborativity.

Find out how the google apps for education suite can help your pupils be smarter learners. See how the collaborative nature of the google apps helps you as a teacher to set, share and assess work.


This course is suited to KS2 teachers.


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Maths Trails

Thursday, Feb. 22nd 2018 at 1-4pm

Market Place

England

Develop maths trails using new technologies.

Virtual reality and Augmented reality are a really exciting way to enhance learning. In this session, find out how easy it is to create resources to tap into this technology and make learning a fun and meaningful experience.


This session is aimed at KS1 and KS2 teachers.


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Junior First Lego League

Thursday, March 1st 2018 at 4-5:30pm

Market Place

England

Launch of the 2018 Jr FLL project

Get pumped for the FIRST LEGO League Junior 2017/2018 season. In the AQUA ADVENTURE Challenge, more than 40,000 children will navigate the uncharted waters of this important resource. Find out where the water you use in your daily life comes from, and what happens on its way to you. Where will this current voyage carry you?

Each year, FIRST LEGO League Junior presents a new and exciting challenge to ignite the creativity of children age 6 to 10. Each team of up to 6 children begins the exploration of this real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO Education Inspire Model. Using this model as a starting point, they design a new model of their own with LEGO elements. As they work, they learn basic engineering and programming skills with LEGO Education WeDo and apply those concepts to make their model move. Teams also document their work in an Engineering Notebook and share their journey through a team Show Me poster. Throughout their experience, teams operate under the FIRST LEGO League Junior Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism.

KS1 and Lower KS2 Teachers.

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Apple RTC Conference

Thursday, March 22nd 2018 at 9:30am-4pm

Market Place

England

HOLD THE DATE

Our 2018 Conference following on from the successful event this year

This is an opportunity for schools who are using Apple Technology, including I Pads to look at their strategic use across the school. We look at new developments in deployment of mobile devices and explore new apps that can be used to enhance learning and teaching.

AGENDA to be published closer to the event


This conference is aimed at Head teachers and Computing subject leaders.


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SUMMER TERM

Subject Leader Network Meeting

Thursday, June 14th 2018 at 4-5:30pm

Market Place

England

Networking opportunity

A chance to catch up with other subject leaders around the borough and find out what’s new in the area of Computing.


Appropriate for IT Subject Leaders in Primary Schools.


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CEOP Thinkuknow

Wednesday, June 6th 2018 at 1-4pm

Market Place

England

This free half-day training course is delivered by CEOP-trained Ambassadors. The training provides an introduction to the work of CEOP, and a presentation on how young people are using technology, outlining some of the associated risks and the preventative measures that can be undertaken. Finally the course introduces you to the Thinkuknow education resources for all ages and trains you in how to deliver the Thinkuknow presentation to 11 – 16 year olds


This course is suitable for anyone with responsibility for child protection in the school.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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ICT in Schools Conference

Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 9:30am-4pm

Market Place

England

HOLD THE DATE

Keep up to date with current developments by attending our first conference held at The Word.

In this session we explore recent developments in ICT,computing, and look at implications in schools.

AGENDA to be published closer to the event


This conference is aimed at Head teachers and Computing subject leaders.


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Learn how to laser cut

Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 4pm

Market Place

England

This is a hands on session for any staff in schools who are interested in learning how to use our laser cutter. The course will allow participants to design something then see it created on the laser cutter. Attendance at the session will also accredit users and allow them to come back in their own time to use the laser cutters.


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Learn how to 3D print

Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 4pm

Market Place

England

This hands on session will show staff how the 3D printers work and where they can find designs on the internet which can be downloaded and printed.


Attendance at the session will also accredit users and allow them to come back in their own time to use the 3D printers.


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Learn how to vinyl cut

Wednesday, Feb. 7th 2018 at 4pm

Market Place

England

This is a hands on session for any staff in schools who are interested in learning how to use our vinyl cutters. The course will allow participants to see how the vinyl cutters can be used to produce wall stencil art and also to produce t-shirt designs. Attendance at the session will also accredit users and allow them to come back in their own time to use the vinyl cutters.


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Who are we?

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 4pm

Market Place

England

OpenZone moved to The Word in October 2017. We have access to new facilities and resources. This session is a chance for you to have a look round and find out how you can use our support to have an impact in your classroom.


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