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Creativity Impact Sessions - May 2013

Making an Impact with Creativity

Every session is open to any school based staff working with children and young people.

Only ten places per session available so book your place soon

Creativity improves the self-esteem, motivation and achievement of learners. Pupils who are encouraged to think creatively:

  • like to explore information to find answers
  • are more likely to engage with new ideas and challenges
  • can collaborate more effectively with others
  • like to find solutions to problems
  • can become more self-reliant in learning.

The ICT Service brings you NEW CREATIVITY course programmes including:

Monday 20 May 2013  

At The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives

9.30 – 11.45am:  Design Thinking for Educators

Albert Einstein said: ‘We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.’  Mind mapping and brain dumps are just two key methods for creative design thinking. 

This session explores the IDEO Toolkit for Educators and takes time to experiment with some of the methods to generate solutions to problems.  We will look at how new perspectives, new tools and new approaches can be applied to problem solving such as:

  • making the most of your classroom space
  • increasing interaction between students
  • engaging parents
  • delivering aspects of the programs of study.

Come along to hone your skills to empower you and your pupils to problem solve with a creative and collaborative approach.

The toolkit offers you new ways to be intentional and collaborative when you are designing new solutions for your classroom, school, and community.

Cost:  £67 per delegate

12.00 – 1.00pm:  Creative Literacy

Assistive technologies are changing the way we can read and write. This workshop will look at some of the free software that can be used in and outside the classroom to give learners access to text and enable them to use it creatively.  We will use:

  • speech to text software to articulate text and punctuation
  • text to speech software and consider how it could improve proof reading and access to stories.

Cost:  £25 per delegate

1.30 – 4.30pm:  The Digital WOW Factor

Augmented Reality (AR) is a new technology that has a lot of potential in education.  Using handheld devices we will be attaching digital content such as graphics and videos to physical structures like tables and chairs.  We will design a new pair of trainers, turn our faces into monsters and even have a look at the organs in our body!  Augmented reality has the potential to get every lesson off to a ‘Wow’ start and in this session learners will be introduced to a wide variety of applications.

  • Introduce practical applications of Augmented Reality
  • Create digital artwork in physical spaces
  • See how handheld devices can transform classrooms

Cost:  £67 per delegate

Tuesday 21 May 2013

At The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives

9.30am  – 12.00pm:  Using Virtual World Software to Improve Literacy

With an emphasis on using speaking and listening to improve writing, this session will use film and virtual world software as the stimulus to engage and inspire children.

Cost:  £67 per delegate

1.30 – 4.30pm: Engaging all learners – The Digital WOW Factor

Augmented Reality (AR) makes digital content feel more real. It is now possible to have 3D objects crawl around your classroom as if they were really there.  If you want the Eifel tower, a space rocket or a lion to visit your learning space you can now do this with a simple app and a handheld device. In this half day workshop you will create your own augmented experiences and learn how to use this fascinating technology to hook learners into every lesson.

  • Learn how to create your own AR channel
  • Investigate how these ‘augmented’ hooks can be used to engage all leaners.
  • See how handheld devices can transform classroom spaces

Cost:  £67 per delegate

Wednesday 22 May 2013

At The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives

1.30 – 4.30pm:  Soundscapes – Come and make your own

When trying to encourage children to read with expression or write with a greater level of description, we talk to them about using their senses, to think about their environment and describe what they experience. Using sound to enhance storytelling and writing can be an excellent way to allow children to experience or create an atmosphere that they can then transfer to their writing or reading.

  • Learn how to use the basics of audio editing software (Audacity)
  • Create and manipulate sound effects
  • Feel confident in teaching the skills to pupils.

Cost:  £67 per delegate

Thursday 23 May 2013

At The ICT Service Training Centre, St Ives

9.30am – 12.00pm:  Green Screen Time Machine

How inspiring would it be for children to travel back in time to visit the Egyptians, Romans or Greeks? To report live from Cairo or be transported to the Parthenon?  With Chroma Key (Green Screen) children can report from anywhere in the world or participate in an animation where they are being chased by a dinosaur or can report from the  WWI trenches!

This course will give you the opportunity to learn the principals behind using green screen technology. You will see how it can be used to enhance your animations and then see how the technology could be applied to larger scale projects. We will be using Zu3dD software.

Cost:  £67 per delegate


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