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Training Courses in Redbridge, Summer term 2015

Redbridge SLS is hosting three training courses during the Summer term.

  • Beyond the Twittersphere

    Trainer: Bev Humphrey,
    Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015  9.45am – 3.00pm (lunch included)
    SLS Showroom
    Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA
    Free to Redbridge subscribing schools           £99 for others
    To book: contact nina.simon@visionrcl.org.uk

    Course Details
    So now you have a Twitter account and you’ve sent a few tweets where do you go from here? Facebook might not be perfect for everything but there are some great pages to follow and there’s Flickr, Diigo, WhatsApp, Snapchat – etc etc. Which sites are safe, and how can you use them?

    This course will give you a toolkit of sites with suggestions for their use for both your own professional development and to enhance the teaching and learning in your school.

  • Smashing Apps (SLA Course)

    Trainer: Bev Humphrey
    Date: Tuesday 12 May 2015
    9.30 am to 3.00 pm (lunch included)
    SLS Showroom
    Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA
    Book online:   http://www.sla.org.uk/course-bookings.php?mode=detail&i=343

    Course Details:
    So you’ve mastered the basics of using your ipad and you are fairly comfortable with it – are you ready to move on to a new challenge (with the full support of an expert!)? Idevices can be used in so many exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning and encourage reading and writing for pleasure but it’s always hard finding the time to ‘play’with apps and find ways of showcasing their potential. App smashing is the term given to creating content in several different apps and then merging them together to give you an impressive end product. For example you could be taking photos or video in one app, editing them in another and then using them in a video creation app  to produce a book trailer or designing a comic strip or animation that you then use as part of an interactive book. Using app smashing gives maximum creative reign to your students imaginations and gives them the chance to demonstrate their self motivated learning without barriers in an exciting way.

    This course is a workshop day with hands on sessions and tutorials. Delegates will use several  apps from a select range to create content and at the end of the day they will have a finished resource to take away and use in their school or library.  A choice of apps to use will be demonstrated and different projects suggested to ensure the end product is useful for each delegate. Full training on the functions and tips and tricks of working with each app will be given along with practical  help and problem solving every step of the way, making this course suitable for comfortable beginners as well as more confident idevice users.

    Delegates will need to bring an iPad with them and have access to the iTunes password and some credit to enable them to purchase and download apps. Alternatively the app list can be provided beforehand if delegates wish to download the apps prior to the day.

    Session 1 – Introduction to and training on app selection
    Session 2 – App choice & beginning to create the components of your resource
    Session 3 – Completion of resource & showcase

  •  Stretching able readers

    Trainer Anne Harding
    Date: Tuesday 19 May
    9.30 am to 4.00 pm (lunch included)
    SLS Showroom
    Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA
    Free to Redbridge subscribing schools           £99 for others
    To book: contact nina.simon@visionrcl.org.uk

    Course Details
    An interactive course for class teachers, librarians, literacy coordinators, academically more able coordinators and other interested key stage 2 and 3 staff. We will explore the needs of able readers, identify methods to engage and challenge them through reading, and examine appropriate resources and ways to exploit them effectively.

    Expected learning outcomes

    • greater understanding of the needs and potential of able readers
    • the context in terms of Ofsted, the new national curriculum, latest research and current educational thinking
    • new ideas for nurturing able readers’ talents, supporting their learning across the curriculum and increasing the breadth and depth of their reading
    • increased knowledge of appropriate books and other reading resources
    • strategies for using them to develop critical literacy, higher order thinking skills, creativity and reading enjoyment
    • extra confidence when helping able readers and their parents and carers
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