Welcome back everyone, hope half term gave you all a well-earned recharge. We’ve got another action-packed, exciting term ahead. Make sure you don’t miss out, check out our new shiny website for our upcoming courses and book yourself a place http://www.londonclc.org.uk/cpd.html
So what have we been up to?
Half term was pretty busy at CLC HQ – the tech team were hard at work installing new software and equipment in our CLC Technical Services Schools, while Kim spent the day at Great Ormond Street Hospital with the Go Create team using Blockify to help design the brand new hospital building with young patients and staff. The most desired features were balconies, walkways in the sky, connected rooms and lots of nature. The designs hit the 3D printer this week so keep a look out for some very funky models – Junior architects in the making!
On Monday Joe and Julia travelled to Gipsy Hill to deliver some Powerpoint and Presentation sessions to the admin team at Gipsy Hill Federation, while Louise spent the morning at Maytree Nursery working with staff to embed technology across the EYFS curriculum.
On Tuesday we had a visit from year 7 at St Thomas More Language College, who spent the day using Makey-Makeys to create music, while Marie and Caitlin started our 3rd Family Animation course of the term with parents and children at Dunraven Primary.
Wednesday was Arts and Culture day as Julia headed to the TATE to discuss all things Ed Tech and Kim travelled to the Barbican to hear about the Arts Councils Cultural Education Challenge which aims to encourage Arts Organisations to work together to provide rich cultural experiences for young people. Meanwhile Rowan made some art of her own, challenging Barnes Primary to create Lego Wedo models.
On Thursday we hosted some teachers from across the borough at our 3D Printing and Minecraft CPD. If you want to see what it’s all about book a pupil workshop and see how you can use Minecraft Education to plan and design your very own cities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
And today Rowan is in Julian’s Primary using Google maps with Year 3 to learn more about Geography.