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Inspiring Leadership Conference 2014, Birmingham

| June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment 

Inspiring Learning Conference 2014

An honour to contribute a masterclass to The Inspiring Leadership Conference at The ICC, in Birmingham.

Inspiring Leadership ConfThe CfBT Education Trust, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) invited delegates to the first ‘Inspiring Leadership’ Annual Conference, taking place at the International Convention Centre Birmingham. Continue Reading

Animate 2 Educate Summer Conference, Gateshead

| June 6, 2014 | 4 Comments 

Animate2Educate Summer Conference

Great to be invited along to the MPH Training and Conference Centre, in Gateshead, for the Animate 2 Educate Summer Conference, entitled ‘Bringing the Curriculum to Life’, the tag line of the A2E company.

A2EOver the past 3 years Martin Bailey (Director of Animate 2 Educate Ltd) has worked with staff and pupils from schools throughout the UK, delivering pupil workshops, staff training and consultancy sessions.

The initial concept of Animate 2 Educate was to deliver animation workshops in schools, based around current curriculum topics. Whilst that remains a part of their service, the company has quickly grown and diversified and now covers all areas of Computing provision in schools. Continue Reading

Kingsway Primary, Goole ~ Day 2

| June 5, 2014 | 6 Comments 

Kingsway Primary

Kingsway Primary SchoolA second day in Goole and doing some analog wandering in digital landscapes, with the children of Kingsway Primary.

Today, we took a group of more than sixty Key Stage Two children, and an afternoon with thirty Year Two voyagers, exploring some virtual worlds, as an inspiration for talk, drama, and SO much more.

When we’re travelling (or rather, standing still) in the virtual worlds we always hope that it looks like we’re making it up, & that there have been unexpected turns, not only in the way we travel, but also in the route that the lesson itself goes. Continue Reading

Kingsway Primary, Goole ~ Day 1

| June 4, 2014 | 16 Comments 

Kingsway Primary

Kingsway Primary SchoolGreat to be in Goole, East Riding, for a fast paced day alongside the staff of Kingsway Primary.

Kingsway Primary School is located near the centre of Goole, East Yorkshire and is close to the River Ouse. They currently have 412 pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 and also boast a 60 place nursery.

Joining us today are colleagues from schools in the area : Eastrington Primary, Snaith Primary, Rawcliffe Bridge Primary, Riverside School, Howden Juniors, Parkside Primary and Reedness Primary. Continue Reading

Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Blyth Northumberland ~ Day 2

| June 3, 2014 | 6 Comments 

Malvins CloseA second visit to Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Blyth, Northumberland, this time, for a day with the children.

Malvins Close Primary KS2

We had great fun, and a pair of powerful lessons, with children from Years 5 and 6 in the morning, and Year 2 in the afternoon. Continue Reading

Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Blyth Northumberland ~ Day 1

| June 2, 2014 | 10 Comments 

Malvins Close Primary INSET

Back on the road in the UK, after nearly six weeks overseas, and up to Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Blyth, Northumberland, for a full on day with around 120 delegates from local schools in The Blyth Quay’s Trust, including colleagues from Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, Morpeth Road Primary Academy, and Croftway Primary Academy. Continue Reading

TEDx Thessaloniki 2014, Greece

| May 10, 2014 | 3 Comments 

TEDxThessaloniki

TEDx ThessalonikiThe theme of TEDxThessaloniki 2014 is inspired by and built around T.S. Eliot’s quote “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” Continue Reading

Aldar Academies, Abu Dhabi ~ Day 4

| April 29, 2014 | 8 Comments 

Aldar Academies

Our fourth, and final day (for this trip), at Aldar Academies in Abu dhabi, The United Arab Emerites… and, what a crucial day. So great to have got such valuable, positive, feedback…. but how are we going to take this further, and how is the school to continue to make sure that the impact is sustainable? Continue Reading

Aldar Academies, Abu Dhabi ~ Day 3

| April 28, 2014 | 2 Comments 

Aldar Academies

Our third day with the Aldar Academies in Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates. Mr Walker, (the walking stick with magical properties, and mysterious holes, who had intriguingly disappeared at Heathrow Airport, instigating a brief airport wide search) began a session of unbridled imagination and creativity; the children here, whatever nationality, needed little encouragement to offer their thoughts to the whole class.
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Aldar Academies, Abu Dhabi ~ Day 2

| April 27, 2014 | 1 Comment 

Our second day with Aldar Academies, in Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates, and well done, to everyone, for taking off and flying “big time”. Fun! …and learning. (Surely, not at the same time? Oh yes. Indeedy.)

After yesterday’s deluge of digital delights, we were decidedly analog, on many levels, today. A huge amount of respect to the children and staff, for wandering with us in the world of words, in such style. Continue Reading

Aldar Academies Conference Day, Abu Dhabi

| April 26, 2014 | 10 Comments 

Our first, of four days with the Aldar Academies in Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates. We started with a conference day for a vast amount of school staff, doing the first stage of what we love: an introduction to some of the huge range of possibilities available, freely, on the web.

We had a joyous, fast paced, day delving in to a deluge of digital delights. (We are going to go more analog over the next two days, with the children, before finishing in a whizzing whirr of wonders with staff on Tuesday. “Watch this space”. Continue Reading