Cardiff LEA, 21st Century Learning & Teaching (Days 1&2)

| December 3, 2008 | 2 Comments 

A full on day at the Howardian Centre in Cardiff, for a day with the Cardiff LEA, called 21st Century Learning & Teaching.

Thank you to Penny Stead, School Improvement Adviser for English and Literacy, and her colleagues, for a very enjoyable day.

Well done to Mark, for conducting a realistic rollercoaster score. Everybody was sat on banked seating so threw themselves into the experience with great gusto!

Day Two, and we had the pleasure to be joined by Y6 pupils from three Cardiff Primary Schools: Fairwater Primary, Pentrebane Primary and Peter Lea PrimaryGreenhill Special School, and Y7 students from Cantonian High School. The children explored the world of words, producing stunning pieces of writing, with laughter and smiles along the way.

Some of their number became ‘the gardener’, ‘the owner of the greenhouse’ or ‘a fully qualified translator’, rising to the challenge of ‘being there’, thinking on their feet and entertaining their school teachers and school mates.

A very enjoyable day indeed. A big Thank You, again to Penny, and to Gareth Davies, Transistion Leader for Yrs 7 and 8, and to the five schools for coordinating in this joint venture.

 

 

We found out, by the way, that Penny had been a Head Girl at the school way back in  ….., a few years ago let’s say.

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For some really aimless fun, try Foogamers’ Fantasy rollercoaster ride, Moonlight Track

What a shame that LineRider has gone all commercial!!

There is another version of the ol’ favourte HERE but it is a bit difficult to get a good track on this one. If anybody knows of where to find the good old Line Rider, when you could draw for hours and your sleigh rider would negotiate it, please let us know.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Neil Cole says:

    After experiencing Myst computer game at training day I was very keen to try it out with my Year 5 class -within which are a number of characters. Their response was unbelievably – They now nag me everyday if we are going on an adventure soon. Great resource – something I will be planning in to my literacy after Christmas.

  2. Mark Krawiecki says:

    Came to your training and follow-up day in Cardiff at the beginning of December. This week have started the Myst III adventures for story writing with my year 5/6 class. After two days we are about to enter Atrus’s study. Here are two comments from boys in my class who normally need a lot of persuasion to write not very much.
    “I like writing stories now. Can we do more?” and “Can we do this instead of writing stories, Sir?”… So far so great

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