Primary CPD Spring Term 2016

Use the links to book events or CPD

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ICT in Schools

Please note these courses are available to all South Tyneside Schools.

They are FREE!

You may send 2 delegates to each course.

If you have any special requirements, for example whole school CPD, please contact us as this can easily be arranged.

For many of our courses Naace Open Badges can also be awarded. For more information on this accreditation please click here.

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Brainpop

Tuesday, Jan. 12th 2016 at 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

BrainPop creates animated, educational content that captivates students, supports teachers, and adds excitement to lessons. In primary and secondary classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPop explains the world through animated videos, educational games, interactive quizzes, and online activities.


Their award winning animations and resources are recognised across the world as a unique and engaging teaching and learning resource, and are used by teachers across all subjects and at all levels of experience.


We are delighted to welcome Rob Richardson from BrainPop to guide us round this exciting resource. He has expert knowledge galore to share with us on the day.


Objectives of the course:

To give a working knowledge of the BrainPop website;

To explore a range of curricular opportunities;

To explore how BrainPop can support learning in school.


Who should attend?

KS1 or 2 practitioners


CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Naace Self-Review Framework

Wednesday, Jan. 13th 2016 at 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

The Self-review Framework (SRF) provides a structure for reviewing your school’s use of technology and its impact on school improvement.

It is designed to help you review your use of technology in a structured way, which will in turn help inform your overall school improvement strategy and plans. Additionally, because the Self-review Framework complements the inspection frameworks, its use can provide compelling evidence in support of your school’s inspection profile.

The purpose of the Self-review Framework is to support school improvement through a reflective practice that allows schools to measure and improve their provision against a well-researched and evidenced set of criteria such that pupils become digitally literate and are, 'able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communications technology'.

The Framework is designed to support all schools, and all of the aspects are equally relevant to infant schools, special schools and early years settings as to mainstream primary or secondary schools.


Benefits of the Self-review Framework:

Schools who engage with the Framework on a regular basis benefit greatly from the process and many are judged excellent or good on inspection. Using the Self-review Framework enables your school to:

* conduct a review of your use of technology in a structured way

* record developments and improvements, coordinate your work

* provide compelling evidence in support of your school’s inspection data

* one or many users can access the tool

* view examples of how other schools have met framework requirements.

Once you complete the Framework to the required standard, you are able to apply for ICT Mark assessment. The ICT Mark is a nationally recognised standard of good technology usage in schools. ICT Mark schools perform better during inspections and can demonstrate the impact of their investment in technology.

Objectives of the course:

· To understand the components of the SRF

· To discuss how this can benefit your school

Who should attend:

Person leading the management/development of IT in the school


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RSVPs are enabled for this event.

School Website Development Drop In

Thursday, Jan. 14th 2016 at 4pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

This is the first of two drop in sessions this term. A mechanism for all those who are managing their own Realsmart websites. An opportunity to meet and share good practice.

Objectives:

To share good practices;

To learn advanced skills with website development.

Who should attend:

Person leading the management/development of Realsmart school website.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Spelling Bee Launch

Thursday, Jan. 21st 2016 at 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

We are pleased to announce the return of our popular video conferencing Spelling Bee event. The competition is designed to enhance teaching and learning of spelling rules as well as an opportunity to work with other schools via the medium of video conferencing. We hope to run this event during the week beginning 22nd February 2016.

Objectives of the course:

To introduce the Spelling Bee format;

to explain how the video conference will work;

Who should attend:

Y5 Teachers


CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Implementing iPad’s in school

Thursday, Feb. 4th 2016 at 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

Many schools have purchased sets of i-Pads for use by students in school. There are a number of different methods to set them up with apps for students and teachers, this session looks at our South Tyneside preferred method.


Objectives of the course:

To understand wider issues around app purchases;

To have a working knowledge of how Caspar (mobile device management system) is utilised.


Who should attend:

Anyone responsible for managing i-Pads


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RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Think u Know

Tuesday, Feb. 9th 2016 at 1-4pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England


Content:

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.



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RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Kidsafe UK

Wednesday, Feb. 10th 2016 at 9am to Thursday, Feb. 11th 2016 at 3:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

Kidsafe delivers a comprehensive 2 day training for tutors course for staff in Primary, High and Special schools, all resources are provided to ensure effective delivery. Tutors are trained to deliver the full range of Kidsafe programmes and schools become Kidsafe registered. Registered schools show commitment to safeguarding and are provided with evidence for Ofsted.


Objectives of the course:

To understand wider issues around e safety, safeguarding, abuse and child protection;

To have a working knowledge of the course and materials;

To observe delivery of the course materials;

To be able to deliver the Kidsafe program in school on completion of course.


Who should attend?

Anyone interested in delivering E-safety to students


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RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Using Google Apps in the Classroom

Friday, Feb. 12th 2016 at 9:30am-12pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

Google Apps for Education is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools and educational institutions for FREE. These communication and collaboration apps include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sites, and an education account unlocks access to dozens of other collaborative tools supported by Google. All of these
applications exists completely online (or in the cloud), meaning that all creations can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection.


This course is designed to encourage students and teachers to learn together. The idea is that you bring 3 students with you to the course. These students would learn alongside you and become experts in using the apps. They would receive a certificate and recognition as a Digital Leader to be celebrated back at school. And of course, they are going to be experts and can help you in your classroom.

Objectives of the course:

To give a working knowledge of standard Google apps;

To explore a range of add-ons for Google apps;

To explore how Google apps can support collaborative learning in school

To develop 3 students expertise in the use of Google apps.

Who should attend: KS2 practitioners plus 3 students


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RSVPs are enabled for this event.

EV3 Training

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd 2016 at 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

We are hosting a Lego training session to introduce the new EV3 Robots that we have. These can be used for your First Lego League team this year as well as Lego NXT Mindstorms.


Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the third generation robot in Lego’s robotics line. It The "EV" designation refers to the "evolution" of the NXT series. "3" refers to the fact that it is the third generation of Lego Bricks - first was RCX and the second is NXT. There are many competitions using this set, among them is the First Lego League.


Come along to get to grips with the new tech!


Who should attend:

KS2 teachers interested in robotics or FLL coaches


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RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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2 Simple Maths

Thursday, Feb. 25th 2016 at 4-5:30pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

We are delighted that Andrew Wilkinson from 2Simple is able to deliver this course for us.
Andrew is hugely knowledgeable and has great enthusiasm for using technology creatively in the classroom. His courses are always fun and sell out quick!

In the course Andrew will give hands on experience of where the 2Simple products can be used to enhance and extend learning in maths.


Objectives of the course:

To give a hands on experience of the 2Simple resources;

To explore a range of curricular opportunities;

To explore how 2Simple can support maths learning in school

Who should attend?

Any member of staff in the school.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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How do Computers and the Internet work?

Tuesday, March 1st 2016 at 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?

Objectives of the course:

Give an understanding of the components of the internet;

Give an understanding of how computers store information;

To begin to explore how computers search for information.

Who should attend:

Any practitioner who wants to develop their understanding of computers


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School Website Development Drop In

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 at 4pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

This is the second of two drop in sessions this term. A mechanism for all those who are managing their own Realsmart websites. An opportunity to meet and share good practice.

Objectives:

To share good practices;

To learn advanced skills with website development.

Who should attend:

Person leading the management/development of Realsmart school website.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Primary IT Subject Leaders Network Meeting

Thursday, March 17th 2016 at 4pm

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


CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Mathstermind

Tuesday, March 15th 2016 at 4pm

Temple Park Road

South Shields, England

We are pleased to announce the launch of our highly popular VC Mathstermind. The competition is designed to enhance learning and teaching of mental maths as well as an opportunity to work with other schools via the medium of video conferencing.

Objectives of the course:

To introduce the Spelling Bee format;

To explain how the video conference will work;


Who should attend:

This event is for teachers of Y4 students only.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK A PLACE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.