Our free teacher twilight courses are now available for registration!
We are delighted to announce that we will be running a series of CPD twilights designed for Foundation, KS1 & KS2. This includes the use of mobile technology to support teaching and learning.
Each twilight will be 2 SESSIONS in length and will take place over 2 Tuesdays or 2 Thursdays, depending on the course. Courses require a commitment to attend both sessions of the course booked.
As always all courses are FREE to those who work in a school environment and are offered on a first come first served basis. Please book early as they tend to fill up within 1-2 days. If 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.
15.30 – 17.30
Tue 28th Nov/Tue 5th Dec
Thu 30th Nov/Thu 7th Dec
Nerve Belfast, Ulidia Resource Centre
TUE 28th NOV & TUE 5th DECEMBER
KS1 CODING FOR LITERACY
Focusing on creative writing, you will explore some techniques to encourage ideas development and then go on to learn how to use Scratch Jnr for digital storytelling.
FOUNDATION/ KS1 MUSIC & SOUND
Explore a range of iPad apps that can introduce pupils to recording sounds and voice, simple rhythms and melodies, singing along, ear training and beginning to compose.
You will be introduced to some simple animation techniques that can be used with P1 and P2 pupils. You will learn about stop motion animation and pixilation – a particular type of animation in which people themselves become the “puppets” to be animated.
THU 30th NOV & THU 7th DECEMBER
KS2 CODING FOR NUMERACY
Through project based learning, explore topics such as co-ordinates, patterns, sequencing, shapes and angles using Scratch on PC and Hopscotch/Tynker on iPad.
You will learn how to plan, record and edit your podcast on Garageband for iPad. You will also learn how to create sound effects and jingles to enhance your project.
KS1 GAME DESIGN
What makes a good game: gameplay, story, art style & challenges. How do you go about making curriculum links, capturing your ideas, planning your game, creating your game & testing that it works?
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