We are so pleased to announce that we have an exciting series of FREE workshops, focusing on a wide range of creative areas, for teachers running this August.
The three CLC’s (Nerve Centre, Nerve Belfast, and Amma Centre) have collaborated together to produce an engaging online learning platform for you to participate, share, and learn from.
Below is a list of all the workshops we’re running, and links to where you can register your place. Please note that we are running the same workshops on 2 separate dates – please only sign up for one as the course is identical.
USING ARCHIVE FILM AT FOUNDATION AND KS1
Led by Ann Donnelly, Access & Outreach Officer at NI Screen, this session will introduce teachers to Northern Ireland’s Screen’s Digital Film Archive, exploring the potential for using archive film clips with Foundation and KS1 children.
USING ARCHIVE FILM AT KS2
Using selected clips, they will use archive footage to open up key curricular threads such as the World Around Us, with particular reference to Change over time and Place.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING AT FOUNDATION & KS1
Aimed at teachers who want to explore the fundamentals of digital storytelling using film, through a series of simple, ‘plugged’ and ‘unplugged’ activities that lay the groundwork for using film and animation in KS1&2.
STOP MOTION ANIMATION AT KS2
Aims to have students incorporate the facts they have learned on the chosen topic into their project while also encouraging the use of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and adding an element of creativity and fun to learning.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING WITH GREENSCREEN AT KS1 & KS2
Throughout the course, we will showcase examples of good practise where green screen tecnology has enhanced the learning experience for the students in the classroom.
FILM FOR REPORTING AT KS2
The focus will be primarily on factual filmmaking (through the medium of news broadcasting), though many of the skills and techniques discussed are transferable to non-fiction filmmaking.
STEAM (INC. CODING & MINECRAFT)
INTRODUCTION TO MINECRAFT EDUCATION
In this workshop, we will introduce the fundamentals of Minecraft, giving you an opportunity to explore the program with support from our Minecraft experts.
CODING AT FOUNDATION & KS1
Aimed at Foundation Stage and KS1 teachers who wish to explore Computational Thinking and Coding concepts through a series of cross curricular ‘plugged’ and ‘unplugged’ activities.
CODING AT KS2
Throughout this course we will look at several unplugged activities, game based apps as well as an overview of Scratch 3.0, before creating our own Scratch 3.0 project
WORLD AROUND US: SPACE!
We will showcase a range of apps and activities that will engage and enthral your pupils in the space topic allowing them to explore their understanding, and exhibit their learning, in a creative and expressive way.
MUSIC AND SOUND
MUSIC AND SOUND AT FOUNDATION & KS1
Exploring a range of plugged and unplugged activities that develop listening skills and an understanding of introductory musical concepts.
BRINGING LITERACY TO LIFE WITH AUDIO (KS2)
This workshop with explore the skills needed to introduce Music and Sound into the classroom. Focusing on the CCEA ICT Tasks – Music and Sound
MUSIC AND SOUND AT KS2
Focusing on The World Around Us, we’ll navigate you through multi-track recording and mixing a simple world music composition using iPad’s Garageband app. We will also look briefly at how to use digital technologies to search for musical genres.
ART & DESIGN
EXPLORING DIGITAL PORTRAITS AT KS2
Representing the human figure is a fundamental part of art making, this online course is aimed at teachers who want to explore portraiture at KS2 using digital technology.
DIGITAL TEACHING TOOLS
INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Bring all your students work online, promote a more engaging teaching and learning environment, organise your work flow, assign digital tasks, collect and mark work and best of all, save time
MAKING THE MOST OF GOOGLE CLASSROOM
This online course is aimed at those teachers with some experience in Google Classroom and want to learn more about it’s features and how they can be used with pupils.
INTRODUCTION TO SEESAW
We will guide you through the set up process so that you’re ready to use seesaw in your school. This will include getting you signed up, creating a class and getting students signed up and ready to participate.
MAKING THE MOST OF SEESAW
We will guide you through how to set assignments for your students, understanding how the students complete the assignments and giving feedback. We will also be giving general tips and tricks to help you use seesaw effortlessly within your classroom environment.
DIGITAL TEACHING: HELPFUL HINTS
We will look at the following areas: basic filmmaking tips for recording video tutorials, screen recording software, pdf creation, audio recording/simple editing, and a few more generic hints.