Curriculum Courses

If a course is fully booked or there is not a suitable date you will be put on a waiting list for the next available date.

 

Don't forget we offer customised commission work for your establishment.

Technology Days at your School

​Venue: In school training

​​Time:  Flexible

Price:  Based on number of days required.     

Mix and match discounts available for multi 

days.

The ICT Development Service Adviser team would be

delighted to offer support, guidance and expertise to engage

and inspire your students with the latest technology.  We work with children across the key stages making great use of new and current technologies.  Talk to us about putting together a bespoke package for your school, we would be delighted to deliver your technology day/week. If you need advice and support on how best to use technologies to enhance learning - just get in touch, we would be only too happy to help.

Why not combine a selection of:

Animation, Drones, Robot, WeDo, Mindstorms, Stop Frame Animation, Green Screening, iMovies, Scratch, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Mix and match discounts available for multi days.

Purple Mash and J2e - Using technology across the curriculum 
7th November 2019

​Venue: Pound Lane Learning Centre

​​Time: 9:15 am to 12 pm - Purple Mash

          1.15pm to 3.15pm - J2e

SAS subscribers: £160

​Non SAS subscribers : £214

With the new Ofsted Framework coming into force, Purple Mash

and J2E resources would be the perfect way to promote cross

curricular activities and topics throughout the school. 

 

Many Warwickshire Schools have Purple Mash as part of their WeLearn365 subscription, but isn’t necessarily being used to its full potential.  This course is ideal for other subject coordinators wanting to embrace computing into their area of expertise. For example, learn how to use the Multiplication Tables Check within Purple Mash that will help children achieve the new statutory Multiplication Tables Check which mirrors the Standards and Testing Agency Test.  Creativity tools, apps and games for Maths, Computing, and cross curricular activities are also available in J2e.

2 for 1 Offer

Bring a T/A for no

additional costs!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Embed computing across the curriculum

  • Address the new Ofsted Framework

  • Explore ways of displaying and presenting work

  • Easy to use schemes of work 

  • Confidently use the Multiplication Tables Check that mirrors the STA check

  • Find resources for SPAG

  • Access Science 

  • Engage every child through themed writing projects with supportive sentence starts and exciting images

  • Bring the whole curriculum to life with creative programs that support Maths, science, art, history and more

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​Venue: Pound Lane Learning Centre

​​Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Free - with afternoon tea!

Inspiring Greatness with SMART Technologies
16th January 2020 (Wembrook) & TBC Pound Lane date - Spring term

Empowering educators to inspire greatness. SMART solutions are grounded in the latest pedagogies and insights gathered from classrooms around the world.  In this drop in session we’ll empower teachers in your schools to use the SMART tools to motivate and engage students, and achieve specific learning objectives. 

 

Remember investing in more classroom technology doesn't always guarantee better student outcomes, its how you use the technology and the training teachers receive!

​Venue:Wembrook Primary School 16th January 

​​Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Free - with afternoon tea!

​Venue: Pound Lane Learning Centre

​​Time: Session 1: 09:30 - 12pm

          Session 2: 1 - 3.30pm

          Session 3: 4 - 5.30pm

FREE - 2 delegates / school 

Introduction to G Suite for Education and Chromebooks
25th November 2019 

Following on from the very successful G Suite for Education and Chromebook classroom offered as part of our recent Strategic Conference, we have now scheduled a further three introductory sessions on Monday 25th November.

Pick either a morning, afternoon or twilight session at our Pound Lane Learning Centre and get hands on with both the G Suite for Education Apps and Chromebooks. Central to each session will be an introduction to the fantastic Google Classroom resource.

Please note that if you attended our conference, the sessions will cover much of the same content, albeit in slightly more detail in the morning and afternoon sessions.

These sessions are completely free and provide a great opportunity to see how Google can support teaching and learning in your school.

Select one of the above sessions only. For those delegates attending either the morning or afternoon session, please note that lunch is not provided.

A maximum of two delegates can attend from any one school.

​Venue: Pound Lane Learning Centre

​​Time: 9:15 am –  12:15 pm

SAS subscribers: £85

​Non SAS subscribers : £112

Primary ICT and Computing Assessments
10th December 2019

This course will look at the assessment and will provide a

range of strategies to enhance current practices. There will be an opportunity to consider a variety of approaches to address formative and summative assessment needs. This will include development of a school-wide evidence-based system for assessment and suggestions for pupil based self-review in line with assessment and learning.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop assessment strategies to raise pupils computing and ICT capability 

  • Plan and organise integrated assessment tasks

  • Increase confidence in the no levels assessment 

  • Consider a school-wide implementation of assessment practices

  • Explore tools to help store evidence

Coding with Swift Playgrounds
14th January 2020

Swift Playgrounds is a free app for iPad that teaches you to write Swift code in a fun, interactive way.

 

Learn the code developers use to build apps.

 

Use it to control some robots and drones! And we will also throw in a little bit of Augmented Reality as well. Excitement, creativity and impact.

​Venue: Pound Lane Learning Centre

​​Time: 4.15 - 5.45pm

SAS subscribers: £30

Non SAS subscribers: £50

Using iPads with Science 
4th February 2020

​Venue: Pound Lane Learning Centre

​​Time: 1:15 pm  -  3:30 pm

SAS subscribers: £30

Non SAS subscribers: £50

This session will focus on the powerful and exciting range of Apps available to teach the science programme of study in fun, challenging and engaging ways.


It will also incorporate WeDo2 and Mindstorms and look at ways to integrate science with exciting and challenging tasks.


This is a hands-on event and will provide lots of opportunity to experiment and share ideas.

Maximise the Educational Potential of Your Brilliant NAO Robot
Delivered onsite at your school - date to be agreed when booking

Time: Arranged to fit in with your school day

SAS subscribers: £495

​Non SAS subscribers : £620*

Course overview

We’ll join you for a day of onsite training that is focused on getting you up, running and confident with your NAO humanoid robot. Work with our experienced educational trainers to create fun, creative and challenging learning opportunities in your classroom.

 

This day is designed for anyone with responsibility for teaching and/or planning computing using NAO. It will give you a practical knowledge of programming NAO and a sound understanding of how it can be used to teach programming principles.

 

*Additional travel expenses may apply for bookings outside of Warwickshire.

Learning outcomes

  • Meet national curriculum requirements - Primary and Secondary

  • Enable you to teach robotics with NAO to students aged 5 to 16 and beyond! Boost your computing skills and confidence

  • Continue to get the very best out of your brilliant humanoid robot!

Learning Days - The Robots are Coming!

Robotics is a growth area in ICT and a chance to see the latest technological innovations in your classroom - motivating and inspiring students.

 

Our hugely successful “The Robots are Coming! Learning Day” brings real challenge and excitement to your school. Robots allow students to connect theory with practice and discover a wide range of robotics-related fields.

 

SAS subscribers: £525*

​Non SAS subscribers : £655*

* Additional Accommodation/Travel Expenses may apply for bookings outside Warwickshire

NAO an amazing humanoid robot leads the learning - inspiring students to build and program - bringing robotics to life.

 

With robot challenges and robot races the days can be developed to meet the needs of the school - catering for multiple classes across the day or a more intensive whole day event.        We will bring ALL the robots, laptops, iPads, etc.

You can choose to use one of the following products on your day:

 

WeDo - Sessions can be developed for Year 1 through to Year 6

 

WeDo is a fantastic, simple-to-use cross-curricular tool that enables pupils to learn, construct and then bring their models to life using intuitive drag-and drop software. An ideal product for teaching computing but it also brings great value in different subjects as it can be applied to language and literacy, maths, science and design technology-based subjects.

 

As pupils gain in confidence they can develop programs that make use of sensors, developing their use of programming. The sessions also allow pupils to develop and improve different communication, collaboration and team building skills.

 

Mindstorms - Sessions can be developed for Year 4 through to Year 11

 

We love getting messy with Mindstorms. We will get your pupils building creatively, developing flexible programming skills and becoming real-life problem solvers. The session will also help you to engage your students in computer science, science, technology, engineering and maths.

 

Pupils take ownership of the learning process, enabling them to actively develop the problem-solving skills and collaborative outlook necessary to become creators, not just consumers.

Learning Days - The Drones are Here!

SAS subscribers: £525

​Non SAS subscribers : £655

Coding or programming is a key area of the Computing Curriculum. Whilst there are many good coding apps available to schools, the best coding experiences include the opportunity to control physical devices. This allows pupils to see the cause and effect of their coding and to appreciate how variables in the physical world change the behaviour of the devices they are programming.

Our fantastic new ‘Day of the Drone’ Learning Day provides opportunities for your pupils to program both land and aerial mini drones. All the programming is done on iPads using the excellent Tickle and Tynker apps (similar to Scratch).

 

Day of the Drone days are suitable for pupils in Year 1 through to Year 9 and are tailored to meet the needs of your school. All days include small group work, focused tasks and exciting challenges.

 

We bring all of the drones, iPads and other resources for the day. You just need to provide a suitable large indoor space and some really excited participants!

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