The Warrington Regional Training Centre is here to support your journey to delivering outstanding teaching and Learning.

See details of our FREE events that we are hosting in the academic year 2014 – 2015.

Chuck Out the Books - 14th October 3:00 - 5:00pm

Increase student engagement by building an online platform for your class.  Learn how to set, complete and assess work digitally.

Who should attend?

Teachers who wish to streamline the assessment process and stop lugging around piles of books. It will be delivered by a secondary school teacher but will be equally suitable in a primary setting.

Course description

Our trainer has been experimenting with creating an online workflow with their classes for the last few years. On this course they will share with you some of the ways in which the online workflow can enhance the learning of students as well as highlighting some of the pitfalls to avoid.

Learning outcomes:

You will learn how to:

• Set up a website to host your class resources.
• Set up a class blog where students can create their work.
• Use screen-recording software to assess your students’ work.

Curriculum Links

All subjects across all key stages.

Teach Meet - 4th November 4:00 - 6:00pm

Lets share those ideas.

Video Reporting - 18th November 3:00 - 5:00pm

Learn how your students can use the iPad to film and edit news reports.

Who should attend?

Primary and KS3 teachers who see the potential for using video news reports for subject-specific and cross-curricular topics.

Course description

This course will provide you with practical examples of using iMovie on the iPad to create news reports. It will cover a range of filming techniques, plus tips on getting light and sound right, and how to film both parts of an interview with just one iPad. The course will also help teachers develop ideas for how news reports can be used in their own curriculum areas.

Learning outcomes

You will learn how to:
• Plan a video news report.
• Record video using an iPad.
• Edit video on an iPad using iMovie.
• Explore how this technology can be used in educational settings.

Curriculum links

Literacy and communication.
Can be applied creatively to all curriculum areas.

Step into the picture - 9th December 3:00 - 5:00pm

Learn how your students can use the the creative energies of art production in their evaluative work using green screen video and augmented reality.

Who should attend?

Art teachers at primary or secondary level who wish to enhance the reflective/evaluative process for their students. Forward-thinking teachers from other curriculum areas who can see the potential of
linking video to still images.

Course description

This course will provide you with practical examples of using a simple green-screen and augmented reality app to allow you and your pupils to step into a still image. You will learn how to create a video which will play whenever your device recognises a particular still image.  Once you uncover the potential of transforming worksheets, posters
and display work into interactive portals your walls will never be the same again.

Learning outcomes

You will learn how to:
• Rrecord video using green-screen on an iPad.
• Embed the video within a still image using an augmented-reality app.
• Explore how this technology could be used in educational settings.

Curriculum links

Secondary and primary level Art.
All curriculum areas that use wall displays.

Technical Day - 15th December 12:30 - 5:00pm

Join us for product demonstrations of the latest technology.

Don't film me! - 20th January 3:00 - 5:00pm

Being self-reflective is a mark of a great teacher. Explore how you can make the process even more effective by using video and apps in a creative way.

Who should attend?

Teachers who want to enhance their self-evaluation practice.

Course description

To improve the learning experience for your students you need to reflect on your teaching practice. Your school may already be great at offering targeted support but doing it yourself means you can make it a daily routine leading to perpetual evolution.  Technology has made self-evaluation much more effective and this course will teach you how to utilise the latest apps for the benefit of you and your learners.

Learning outcomes

• Use video to assess your teaching practice.
• Use your portable device to record evidence from the classroom.
• Use apps to collate and annotate evidence from the classroom.
• Use blogs/twitter for self-reflection.

Curriculum links

suitable for all.

QR Codes - 10th February 3:00 - 5:00pm

Discover how teachers and students can use QR codes to enhance learning opportunities on the iPad.

Who should attend?

Primary and KS3 teachers who wish to learn how QR codes can be used to extend mobile learning opportunities using iPad.

Course description

QR (Quick Response) codes are two-dimensional bar codes which can be scanned and deciphered by a number of apps on the iPad. Each code can link to a block of text, a website, a map location, a Dropbox file, a telephone number, an app store download, or other online and offline resources. This course will show you how to generate your own QR codes and provide some creative ideas for how they can be used to form exciting and engaging learning activities.

Learning outcomes

You will learn how to:
• Generate your own QR code.
• Scan a QR code.
• Use QR codes in a range of learning activities using iPad.

Curriculum links

QR codes can be used in a wide range of curriculum and cross-curriculum areas.

Changing History today - 17th March 3:00 - 5:00pm

A seminar exploring how the use of digital media can revolutionise teaching and learning in and out of the classroom.

Who should attend?

Teachers who want to use new technologies to enhance students learning experiences in History.!

Course description

This course looks specifically at how new technologies can enhance teaching and learning in and out of the History classroom.  Through the use of video and interactive quizzing, we will look at how digital media can improve engagement and outcomes in History.

Learning outcomes

You will learn how to:!
• Access free online tutorials and quizzes from a variety of online
sources.!
• ‘Flip’ your classroom using existing tools for History teachers.

Curriculum links

KS4 History
All teachers interested in experimenting with online resources.

Stop Motion Animation - 28th April 3:00 - 5:00pm

An introduction to stop motion animation in the curriculum using iPad.

Who should attend?

Primary and KS3 teachers who wish to develop the use of stop
motion animation as a communication tool for students.

Course description

Stop motion can be used to animate everything from flat shapes and pictures to models and even people. This course will provide you with everything you need to know about creating stop motion animation on the iPad. You will learn how stop motion animation projects incorporate planning and storyboarding skills, and help to develop imagination, creativity, patience and perseverance.

Learning outcomes

You will learn how to:
• Plan a stop motion animation project using a storyboard.
• Record a stop motion animation project on an iPad.
• Edit a stop motion animation using iMovie.

Curriculum links

Art and design.
Design and technology.
Stop motion animation can be used as a creative communication tool in a wide range of curriculum and cross-curriculum areas.

Summer Teach Meet - 9th June 4:00 - 6:00pm

Lets share those ideas.

You'd better shape up! - 7th July 3:00 - 5:00pm

Bring the technological wizardry of TV sports analysis into the sports hall or out on the field to enhance the performance and analysis of your students.

Who should attend?

PE teachers at secondary or primary level who wish to enhance the evaluation and process of student performance. Forward-thinking teachers from other curriculum areas who can see the potential of using video to evaluate performance.

Course description

This course will show you how to utilise the flexibility of portable devices to develop technique, peer assess and monitor performance using a variety of excellent interactive apps. There will be a mixture of practical and theory based learning so bring your PE kit.

Learning outcomes

You will learn how to:
• Analyse student performance using the latest coaching apps.
• Use apps to set up team formations and analyse tactics.
• Set up and run plenaries that can be used in or out of the classroom.

Curriculum links

Secondary and primary level PE.
All curriculum areas that use elements of performance.

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