Tag: cpd

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Leading Learning #LL14

Open Spaces – Leading Learning #LL14 happened. That in itself was an achievement. I had never actually met Shaun Allison in person, when I proposed meeting to discuss leading learning and CPD in schools. Before we had agreed a date, a mutual friend, David Rogers, had joined the Twitter conversation and we were hosting a…
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26 Apr ’14 0

CPD for peanuts

The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference or TLAB13 is fast approaching, Saturday 16th March 2013. As everyone is contributing their effort gratis the cost of the event is staggeringly low, just £40. With three keynotes and three workshops you are getting premium input for peanuts. I have just sent in my PE workshop outine –…
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27 Jan ’13 0

Wellington Academy Visioning Day

Wellington Academy Visioning Day – it was a real privilege to facilitate an ICT visioning day with colleagues from Wellington Academy, reinventing, or at least repackaging, ICT under an Enterprise banner. Given a ‘blue sky canvas, we framed with day with three simple Sinek styled investigations. Why do we need to change or in this case reinvent the ICT…
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28 Jun ’12 0

Open space – staff consultation

The post follows on from the earlier investigation and visits to schools looking to address the inefficiencies of this ‘typical’ parent and carer events. You know the ones…. where teachers sit around the outside of a main hall and spill into neighbouring class rooms. Where parents and carers desperately attempt to fulfil their almost pointless…
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21 Apr ’12 0

3D GameLab – First Steps and Rewards

More videos available on Youtube The system takes whatever curriculum you choose and makes it a game. The tool adds game layers including experience points, levelling, awards, achievements, and most importantly student choice. (Chris Haskell, co-inventor of the system). IMHO it is a very exciting approach to learning. Teachers design quests that students accept with…
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1 Aug ’11 0

3D GameLab Introduction

This summer is focused on gaming. I have spent 2 full days working with Quest5 and now the beta launch of 3D Game enters the fray. No longer a student but a player…. here we go. This 3D Gamelab is being offered by Boise State University and is only my second online, international CPD activity…
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1 Aug ’11 0