Bett free CPD workshops – find out more, part 2

We’re partnering with Bett to deliver a day of award-winning CPD on Friday, 24 January and we’ll be bringing you six fantastic workshops led by our teaching, learning and technology experts. The sessions include:

  • Pedagogy and future software developers with Scratch, with Rowan Roberts
  • Storytelling with digital technologies with Sarah Horrocks and Caitlin McMillan
  • Enhancing primary history and geography with digital technologies, with Peter Lillington and Caitlin McMillan
  • Technology in early years with Sarah Horrocks and Louise Wade
  • Schools – saving time, working smarter, with Peter Lillington
  • Leadership of technology and digital strategy with Sarah Horrocks and Peter Lillington

In this blog post we’ll be telling you a bit more about the second three workshops – read our previous blog post on the first three. 

The workshops are completely free and are run on a first come, first served basis so please do arrive in plenty of time before the start time to be sure to get a place. We’ll also have some very special offers lined up for Bett attendees so make sure you don’t miss out!

Schools – saving time, working smarter

Technology offers the promise to save teacher time and make systems such as feedback and assessment more effective and timely. Often good intentions have the unintended consequence of causing additional work for staff and aren’t embedded fully. 

This workshop will concentrate on simple but effective approaches to saving time and working smarter while maintaining or improving impact on learners. We will also explore approaches for introducing new technology or services and supporting change while not overloading already busy staff.

Technology for early years

This workshop, led by London CLC director Sarah Horrocks and teaching and learning consultant Louise Wade, will provide an opportunity for EYFS practitioners to explore the role of technology in developing young children’s communication, creativity and problem-solving skills. The session will provide opportunities to hear about the many ways that technology and online safety can be introduced to the youngest pupils with ideas to take back to your early years setting. 

The focus will be on simple and free resources – you’ll find out more about the power of audio at this age and the value of old digital cameras. You’ll also discover tips for great apps for use with this age group, from bringing the Hungry Caterpillar to life with green screen to using programming tools for problem solving. 

Leadership of technology and digital strategy

This workshop, led by London CLC director Sarah Horrocks and learning consultant Peter Lillington,  will explore the key elements required to set a vision, inspire and engage the whole school community while leading and supporting change. The workshop will explore digital pedagogy and how that links to school development.  It will also touch on considerations for technology planning, look at common pitfalls and consider models to support change, including tools with an established reputation such as the Self Review Framework.

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