Exploring technology in the Early Years (Cancelled)
This course is designed to support EYFS staff in providing exploration and learning opportunities around technology. It will provide innovative approaches, which can be used to engage children’s interest, not just using technology, but also developing a curiosity about how that technology works. The course aims to support EYFS teaching staff in providing an essential foundation for the 2014 computing curriculum.
The course will cover:
exploring, using and developing understanding of classroom tools and toys;
investigating simple onscreen activities related to EYFS children’s learning;
sharing data from different sources, including pictograms and data-sensing tools and toys;
capturing, creating and exploring digital images using different devices;
supporting early interest in programming through the use of unplugged programming approaches as well as exploring simple programmable toys;
investigating simple digital mark-making and writing;
using simple sound devices to capture and playback sound; encouraging children to develop curiosity about the technological world around them;
This session will update delegates on local and national developments for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It will help delegates to be confident in understanding their school's statutory duties and provide practical support in enabling them to fulfil their leadership and management responsibilities. The session will include a range of short updates and also a more in-depth exploration of topical issues, to help delegates consider implications for their school.
Becoming a highly effective mathematics subject leader
This training is aimed at mathematics subject leaders who are either new to the role or looking to enhance their contribution to improving maths across the school.
Throughout the course, delegates will gain an in-depth understanding of the expectations of core subject leadership.Delegates will develop their capacity to evaluate teaching and learning across a range of evidence to drive improvement throughout the school.
The key elements of mathematics subject leadership will be explored through a spotlight on each of the different aims of the mathematics curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. This will enable subject leaders to deepen subject-specific knowledge and understanding.
The course is delivered in five sessions throughout the year, across four days in total, during which attendees will be guided through the yearly monitoring and evaluation cycle.
The course is highly interactive and school-based gap tasks throughout the year will help leaders to consolidate the activities and reflections undertaken during the training to embed the tools and processes into everyday practice.
Delegates will be required to attend all 5 sessions of this training.