Welcome to our Teacher Professional Development Courses 2014
This year Creative Learning Centres are working in partnership with Libraries NI and will be facilitating our TPD courses for you locally in the Ballymena and Downpatrick Libraries, as well as in Nerve Belfast.
The Making Movies at Key stage 3 course will introduce participants to the newly available archive film footage from Northern Ireland’s Digital Film Archive. Using both iPads and PC’s, learn how to shoot your own footage and edit it together with archive film and photographs. Also on offer is our ever-popular iPad 101 for Primary course, which will be running simultaneously in the Libraries and Nerve Belfast. And for the primary school teachers, why not go for the Scratch course, which will also introduce the new scratch Jr app on the iPad for very young students.
All our TPD courses this year will run for 2 sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 14.30 – 17.30.
Please note, that all courses are FREE and require a commitment to attend the 2 sessions of the course booked.
Please do not double book as some courses will be running on the same dates.
If you find the course you want is booked up then please don’t hesitate to add your name to our waiting list, as we do offer places to teachers as soon as they become available.
Belfast courses – Nerve Belfast / Ulidia Resource Centre / Somerset Street / Belfast BT7 2GS
Ballymena Headquarters Library courses – Ballymena Library – Committee Room / 5 Pat’s Brae / Ballymena / County Antrim BT43 5AX
Downpatrick Library courses – Downpatrick Library / 79 Market Street / Downpatrick / Down BT30 6LZ
For further details please contact:
TPD Courses: Nerve Belfast | Veronica Tate | firstname.lastname@example.org
As always all courses are free and offered on a first come first served basis, please book early as they tend to fill up within 1-2 days.
Creative Learning Centres run TPD courses for teachers across Northern Ireland. Keep an eye on opportunities for additional TPD courses at the Nerve Centre Creative Learning Centre (Derry/Londonderry) here, and the AmmA Creative Learning Centre in Armagh here.
Tuesday 7th & Thursday 9th October – 14.30 – 17.30
An introductory course for those who are beginning to use iPads in the Primary classroom.
Learn about how schools are using iPads to support literacy and numeracy, find out the basics of using iPads and explore some key apps that can enhance teaching and learning.
Tuesday 14th & Thursday 16th October – 14.30 – 17.30
Create fun and exciting arcade style games to play on iPhones, iPads and computers. GameMaker is designed to be accessible for teachers and students with no programming experience due to the visual programming language with a drag and drop system. Learn how to implement problem-based and project-based learning in the classroom while motivating students. Also suited for teaching of the GCSE ICT Task 2.
No programming skills needed.
Learn the basics of programming using Scratch – a free, easy programming language for creating interactive stories, games, music and art. This course will look at how to achieve all 5 UICT levels and give relevant examples of what is expected at each level. We will also be looking at the brand new Scratch Jr App for iPads, a brilliant introduction to programming aimed at ages 4-7, with its simple interface and graphics, it’s perfect for foundation and KS1.
No experience needed in programming, course is aimed at beginners.
Tuesday 21st & Thursday 23rd October – 14.30 – 17.30
Participants will be introduced to newly available archive film footage from Northern Ireland’s Digital Film Archive. Using both iPads and PC’s, learn how to shoot your own footage and edit it together with archive film and photographs. This two-session workshop will be of use to any teacher interested in using moving image in the classroom and will support CCEA’s UICT assessment for the desirable feature, Moving Images and Animation at Key Stage 3.
Learn how to use iPads to create drawn and cut-out animations and puppet stories with apps such as PuppetPals, PhotoPuppet & DoInk.
iPads are supplied for the course.
Tuesday 11th & Thursday 13th November – 14.30 – 17.30
Learn the basics of Final Cut Pro X from navigating the new interface to basic editing skills. You will then progress to some advanced features such as keyframing and colour correction as well as help troubleshooting any classroom issues with Final Cut that you may have.
Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th November – 14.30 – 17.30
This course will be an introduction to music using the iPads for KS2 and KS3, looking at a variety of apps for all ages and abilities, mainly focusing on using the Garageband app to achieve UICT tasks. We will learn how to: record software instruments, create and edit MIDI tracks, work with music loops, sound mixing/editing, and exporting.
This course will give you a great overview of Photoshop and what you can use it for.
Focusing on working those layers, filters and selection tools, you will be surprised at how Photoshop savvy you’ll feel at the end. Not only will you learn the basics of Photoshop CS3 on the PC but you will learn how to use some really cool image manipulation apps on the iPad.
iPads are supplied for the course.
Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th November – 14.30 – 17.30
Using free software available on Mac computers learn how to create eBooks that can be read on iPads using iBooks. You will learn how to design and layout your book and add interactive features such as images, videos, audio, 3D objects and quizzes.