Mission Beamish iPad Day – Using a visit as a stimulus for creative storytelling in English
In our one day CPD event, we aim to provide inspiration for teachers who want to explore the potential to use iPads to support cross-curricular English and Computing activities. by making use of an educational visit to inspire student writing and creative storytelling.
Participants will select from a series of “missions” aimed at developing your iPad skills in KS1 & KS2. Every mission seeks to unleash your creativity and provide you with inspirational ideas for activities you can run with your own class both during and after a visit to Beamish.
What will we be doing?
After meeting at the museum entrance, and having a chance to have some refreshments, we will take the bus into town.
After a short mission briefing, half the group will embark on app training while the other half will visit the costume store to be kitted out and shown how to recreate period pictures.
This is great for if you like to bring your learners to Beamish dressed up and because we will have full access to costumes and the stunning backdrop of the museum your pictures will look amazing.
The groups will swap
You will then be given an overview of the range of missions. There are missions to suite all types of tablet user. Select a mission, form a mission team and head out into the museum to complete your mission.
All of the missions are based around creative approaches to delivering the computing curriculum and making use of skills and techniques for storytelling.
Example mission include.
Recreating Pockerley Old Hall in an adventure game and using it to tell a story
Use five-shot storytelling and create a film to use as a stimulus for creative writing
Using visual storytelling to recreate the day in the life of a historical character (KS1)
How to create collaborative non-fiction e-books
How to produce a modern re-creation of a silent movie with your class
Historic storytelling in English through e-puppetry (KS1)
As our missions require various levels of knowledge with the iPads, you will have the opportunity to select something appropriate to the age you teach and your familiarity with the apps and devices. There truly is something for everyone.
After lunch you will have the chance to exercise your creativity and collate some of the content you collected on your mission
The day will end with a chance to share your efforts and to gain inspiration from the other groups and their experiences.
I know what you might be thinking – this sounds way too much fun to be a CPD course. At Sunderland RTC and Knetic Education we believe the best learning takes place when you are working collaboratively and allowed to express your creativity. That is what Mission Beamish is all about. Everyone who comes will also be given access to the online resources they need to plan missions with your own learners.
Be prepared to come back buzzing with ideas that’s the aim of the day!
We will also introduce you to the range of free courses on offer at Sunderland Regional Training Centre and via the Apple Teacher Programme.
Lunch and refreshments are provided and Beamish are offering a voucher for a free class activity to all schools that attend.
Museum website : http://www.beamish.org.uk/
The event will run from 09:00-15:30 on Monday the 1st of July and there is the opportunity to explore the museum yourself afterward.
Costs for the event – As the event is provided by Sunderland Apple Regional Training Centre, and supported by the Academia Group and their partners, we are able to offer you places free of charge. All we ask is that you purchase some apps to use on the day..
Places are initially limited to one person per school – If you would like any additional places we can put you on a waiting list before the event.
What if we don’t have any iPads?
We have iPads available for you borrow on the day so if you are thinking about investing in devices, and want to explore their potential we’d love you to come along and give them a try,
We are so excited to be running Mission Beamish again this year. Teachers who attended last year gave us 100% positive feedback with many saying it was the best staff training event they had ever attended.
Come along and join us on 26th June at the CAS Conference. Phillippa and Amanda will be delivering a session on Pencil Code and Steve is doing a session on Ready, Steady, Code.
Book your place here:
The CAS North East Regional Conference is a day of high quality CPD delivered by experienced teacher trainers and practitioners with a focus on lessons to take back to school and opportunities to share practice and ideas with colleagues across the region.
The conference offers a range of hands-on practical sessions on how to deliver various aspects of the computing curriculum in both primary and secondary school.
Topics covered include:
- approaches to computational thinking
- computing without computers
- curriculum planning
- data representation
- physical computing
- primary and secondary programming
- computing in Early Years
There will be keynotes from:
- Sue Sentance, Raspberry Pi Foundation Chief Learning Officer and formerly CAS National Academic Coordinator, and
- Gareth Judd, North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit
Just a reminder of this exciting course we are running in January 2018.
Places are filling up
Join us on the high seas for a pirate themed journey around creative literacy and immersive educational technology.
Our next Day of Discovery will be an imaginative day of workshops and activities designed to motivate and enthuse your reluctant readers and writers. We will give you the digital tools and strategies necessary to create amazing lessons that will help raise pupil attainment.
And of course you can also take a tour around the spectacular ‘Shiver me Timbers’ exhibition for even more writing inspiration! So let’s welcome you aboard and register your place today before it’s too late.
Recommended for primary school literacy co-ordinators, computing co-ordinators, teachers, teaching assistants & support staff.
- Anne Curtis – Author, Illustrator and Education Consultant
- Kirsten Scott – Educational Specialist
- Anna Hawkins – South Tyneside Literacy Advisor
- James Massey – Head of Professional Development at Discovery Education
- Chris Nash – Head of Community at Discovery Education
- Mike Hamilton – Strategic ICT Manager – South Tyneside
- Keynote: Using onscreen and physical experiences to extend language for writing
- A treasure chest of pirate poems
- 21st Century Skills: A spotlight on strategies for incorporating a range of multimedia
Exploring the use of video, imagery, audio and digital text in the classroom. Participants will experience a range of proven, highly engaging activities to support interactive teaching and learning strategies which are adaptable and easy to implement across different subjects.
- Immersive story telling technologies
StoryWorld is a magical world of fun, fantasy and adventure! Through an immersive and unique storytelling experience incorporating stunning backdrop projections and sound effects, participants will experience different strategies that inspire pupils’ writing using multiple technologies.
- Moving pupils from digital consumers to creators
Within this fully kitted out TV studio, participants can have fun exploring technologies that can transform teaching and learning. This session models ideas around green screen and video editing. There will be lots of transferable ideas for the classroom.
- The world is your classroom! AR and VR learning experiences
Some technologies enhance what we do in education and then, every now and again, they redefine what we do. This session looks at the exciting prospects of Augmented and Virtual Reality and how they have the potential to shake up everyday teaching practice.
More sessions to be added, reserve your FREE seat today!
What’s a Day of Discovery?
A Day of Discovery is a professional learning experience focused on three simple but important goals: learn, share, connect.
Brought to you by the Discovery Education Community, these full-day professional learning events help teachers and support staff learn more about great classroom practice utilising digital content and tools, provide opportunities for participants to share strategies that are working, and connect attendees to their most valuable resource: each other.
For more information about Discovery Education’s services and resources, visit www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.
OpenZone@TheWord are hosting this really useful course run by Jigsaw
Good To Outstanding With The iPad
Tuesday 28th November
45 Market Place,
£75 (£90 inc VAT)
Click here to find out more and register for the course:
We are pleased to announce that we have managed to get our hands on some Micro:bits!
Nick Cook from Computing at School has 10 and he has very kindly offered to run a FREE familiarisation session using Micro:bits at OpenZone on
Thursday 3rd March 2016 from 4:00 – 5:30pm.
As supplies are limited there are only 20 places available on this session.
Please sign up as soon as possible via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment. Please note this session is available to other CAS users and is not limited to South Tyneside Schools.
Here is the link to sign up