Thursday 16th June
£150 per ticket
2 tickets £250
3 or more tickets £100 each
INCLUDES LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTs
Mark will share a broad range of apps and ideas that will motivate children in developing key Literacy skills. Focussing closely on technology to raise standards in English and literacy, Mark will share ways of using apps to develop speaking and listening opportunities and ways of enhancing writing that can bring stories alive. Using a wide range of creative approaches, you will leave the session with a wealth of ideas to take back to your school.
Mark will also how technology can be used to support planning processes. Each idea will come from practical experiences with real children and have links back to the new curriculum.
Rob’s sessions will demonstrate how to embed a range of short films and animations into existing units of work as well as how to create units around quality moving image.
Films can be used as inspirational writing stimuli but that is not all that it is useful for. Rob will show how film can be used to improve confidence and enhance reading skills.
Many people find the teaching of grammar in the new curriculum difficult – Rob has many ideas for using film and teaching grammar in an engaging way
Mark is a former assistant headteacher, local authority lead teacher for ICT, and a successful head of computing. An Independent Thinking Associate, Mark is a passionate advocate for developing the modern educator’s toolkit and raising standards using technology. He is responsible for starting the UK's Digital Leader Network with Sheli Blackburn to promote student Digital Leaders in schools. Mark is a proud Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator and Microsoft Certified Educator.
Known as the ICTEvangelist, Mark is an influential award-winning blogger, best-selling author and speaker. Recently recognised as the most influential person in education technology in Europe and the winner of the 'Education Blog of the Year 2015' in the UK Blog Awards 2015 it's no wonder he has well in excess of thirty thousand followers on Twitter.
Championing the importance of a pedagogy first approach to using technology in the classroom, Mark’s book, ‘Perfect ICT Every Lesson’ has topped the Amazon education book chart twice and has significantly contributed to many other best-sellers such as 'There Is Another Way: The Second Big Book of Independent Thinking', 'Of Teaching, Learning and Sherbet Lemons', 'Don't Change The Lightbulbs', and 'Freaked Out: The Bewildered Teachers Guide To Digital Learning'. Mark also writes in the TES on leadership issues related to digital learning among other publications such as 'Teach Secondary' and 'Innovate My School'.
Rob has been teaching in Primary schools for almost 10 years and he is currently touring the world delivering film & literacy CPD and writing workshops.
Rob's teaching and the search for innovative methods led him to use videos to inspire writing. The first animation he used with children was 'The Piano,' after this both he and the children were hooked.
He began blogging his ideas and experiences with image and short film. The blog soon developed into The Literacy Shed, somewhere to escape to and share ideas. Since going live in June 2012 the Literacy Shed has had over 3 million users and won a number of awards including The Edublog award for Best Edtech site.
As part of a school leadership team, leading KS2 and having responsibility for English, Rob helped to move the school from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good with outstanding features.’
He takes this practical knowledge with him into his training which has been described as ‘inspirational, humorous and highly effective!’
Rob has written for a number of publications including ‘Beyond Early Writing’ from Critical Publishing.
Plus special guest speaker Mark Reid, Head of Education at The BFI
Book your place
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