Just for Somerset and North Somerset Schools

What is it all about? It’s about sharing how technology can be used in creative ways, and most of the tech is FREE!

The power of inventive technologies

An intriguing, imaginative and exciting experience, for those joining the journey, leaving everyone with copious practical ideas, approaches and technical tools to use in their teaching, with children of all ages, and abilities.

Tim and Sarah are offering INSET, twilights and/or demonstration lessons. Do take a look at the Past Events and maybe have a read the thoughts of teachers, governors and headteachers using the following links:

Again, what is it all about? Well, … teachers will see how technology can focus on creativity, particularly to inspire writing. Developing ways of working that are centred on innovation and capturing children’s imagination.

Teachers will gain many ideas, mostly free, that they could use to inspire and motivate.

“Tim and Sarah exude the craft of teaching. They are role models for how to engage pupils not just through a clever bit of tech but through developing inventive ideas and getting the students themselves to take the lead.” Tim Rylands, winner of the 2005 ICT in Practice Award, and Sarah Neild, a finalist of the 2004 Award, will present many inspiring, accessible tools and ideas for raising the level of writing, speaking and listening, and creativity in children of all ages.

There will be a practical exploration of some of the virtual worlds and visual literacy elements that have had a huge impact on raising confidence in children across the creative curriculum. Prepared to be inspired and to leave with many ideas to apply back in the classroom.

Ideally bring a device (or two) to take part in hands-on challenges.

In this goal driven age, we could think that education is imparting a body of knowledge, rather than a shared journey of discovery. There are so many pressures put upon educators these days that enjoyment, inspiration, creativity, and fun can be forced out of the classroom.

We need to inspire young people and inspire their imaginations; enhance their creativity and confidence so they can pick ideas up and start to juggle with them; encourage resourcefulness through challenge, but also the ability to reflect, and benefit from the experience of others; to motivate a love of learning for life.

Investigating how fascinating challenges, can be used across subject areas, abilities age ranges, with remarkable effects: developing speaking, listening and writing abilities and raising confidence and self-esteem.

Tim and Sarah will share a huge, and accessible, range of ways to engage, and motivate pupils of all ages, and abilities. They will reinforce how these elements are not only essential for quality learning experiences to take place, but how they can also have a massive impact on standards, achievement … and enjoyment!