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In School/College INSET

If you are looking for a course to run onsite at your school or college, we have over 800 to chose from. These are all quality assured courses we have successfully run in the recent past.  They have been delivered exclusively by trusted trainers that consistently receive great feedback.  98% of attendees state they would recommend our courses on their evaluation forms.

To narrow down the list of courses to only those in your chosen subject, simply click below on the area of expertise most applicable to you or your colleagues. Otherwise you will be scrolling all 800 teacher training days in alphabetical order!  If you're planning a Whole School INSET day, our unrivalled range of learning and teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, leadership and Special Educational Needs programmes may well prove of interest.

Once you find a course of interest (or if you already know the INSET topic you would like to run) click on the contact form link on this page, including prospective dates, and we will happily check availability for you.  We are offering a 20% discount on all INSET speakers booked in June and July.  This applies even if you are planning ahead for the next academic year.

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A Beginner's Guide to Using Interactive Whiteboards across the Curriculum

Delegates will learn some Whiteboard tricks of the trade to keep students engaged, enthusiastic, and learning fast. This is a "Hands-On" course, during which colleagues will practise adding sound, video and external links to IWB presentations, as well as creating activities such as "the box of truth" and "scratchcards", which will have students desperate to come to the board.

A wide variety of exciting intermediate functions common to all whiteboards will be demonstrated, as well as a range of shortcuts and ways of exploiting existing materials interactively.

Assessment for Learning in ICT at Key Stage 3

Delegates will gain insight into how Assessment for Learning can be used to improve teaching outcomes in ICT. Practical examples will be analysed and discussed together with the implications for schemes of work and for detailed lesson planning. An important part of the day’s programme will be to work in teams to devise solutions to specific problems. Examples of software for managing assessment will be reviewed.

Collaborative Learning Using ICT

Delegates will increase their knowledge of effective collaborative learning and the advantages and potential pitfalls and techniques to be able to use it effectively.

Neil will also guide delegates on using the latest powerful, but simple to use ICT tools that enable learning to take place in ways impossible without technology.

Tools that extend the gifted and talented and allow assessment for learning to take place will be provided. All software used is free and does not require anything downloading.

Digital Citizenship

What makes a good citizen in theis new digital landscape? In and out of school learners are increasingly making use of technology to manage and enhance their lives. Young people are 'digital natives' - technology is part of their lives and their skills may often exceed their parents and teachers. Using personal technology, web based communications and social networking is second nature but do they have the awareness they need to protect themselves and behave responsibly online? Do teachers have the skills to protect their own digital identity?

Digital Storytelling across the Curriculum

The course will introduce delegates to the concepts and skills of digital storytelling. By the end of the day delegates will have created their own 2-5 minute digital story and, in doing so, will have a comprehensive understanding of how digital storytelling can be used in schools and colleges to motivate and engage students and enhance their opportunities for learning and expression.

Essential Skills for DiDA: Unit 1 A Two Day Practical Course

The course will provide hands-on tuition in a range of practical skills essential to the successful delivery of DiDA Unit 1. Microsoft Office will be the main software used, including Publisher and Front Page, but the creation of mind maps and animations will also be covered. By the end of the course a full eportfolio will have been created. The aim of this two-day course are to: improve the competence and confidence of attendees in the use of the software required to implement the Summative Project Brief for DiDA Unit 1

Fresh Ideas to enliven the teaching of the ICT Sample Teaching Units

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is more vital now than ever. We must ensure that young people have a knowledge and understanding of hardware and software, and also that they can harness the power of the internet and the rapidly expanding world of digital communications. By giving them the skills and confidence to use ICT effectively, we are making it easier for them to find good jobs when they leave school.

How your school can be Outstanding with Technology

Delegates will consider how technology can help their schools become better. We will consider teaching and learning policies, the use of information and communicating with parents including the role that technology can play in each of these.

Making the most of your Virtual Learning Environment

The use of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) in primary and secondary schools is becoming increasingly common and it is important that teaching and learning resources staff acquire the necessary skills and understanding to be able to use them practically and effectively in their teaching and learning. This course will focus on practical and easy activities to give staff ideas to take back as well as providing an opportunity to explore and understand the pedagogical knowledge required to make online learning successful.

Maximising Performance at Post-16 in ICT: Vocational & AS/A2

This course will inform delegates on how to maximise their students' performance at AS/A2 in ICT examinations. The decision as to which course to teach - and subsequent approaches used by teaching staff - is crucial to the motivation and success of students. Delegates will benefit from having a clarity of direction and purpose which can be transmitted to their students.
The aims of the course are to:
* Examine the choice of courses available at post-16, both vocational and academic
* Understand the broad requirements of such courses

Multimedia: A Guide for Teaching Unit 2 of DiDA

Teachers attending the course will gain detailed insight into the requirements of the course and in how they can deliver it most effectively. In particular they will learn how to help their pupils gain the necessary capabilities to tackle the project brief, assemble their digital assets and combine them in an effective eportfolio. Help will be given in the technique of applying the assessment criteria to students' work. All example materials used will be made available to delegates.
Aims of the course are to:

Networking Essentials

This training is appropriate for network managers and IT co-ordinators and will assist you in the planning and management of your school computer network. It will comprise of a technical overview; guidance on designing and improving your own network; costing and procurement; internet usage policies and virus protection.

Positive Steps towards becoming an ICT Mark Accreditied School

After attending this course you will be able to identify clearly the steps you need to take to become an ICT Mark accredited school. You will receive practical advice and guidance on the people you will need to engage with in school, the resources you will need to identify and the evidence required.

Using the course leader's experience as an assessor you will have identified and reviewed your current level - as defined by the Self Review Framework - and also identified the steps you will need to take to achieve ICT Mark Status

So you think you've got a Learning Platform!

Technology can have a major impact on the achievements of learners and most secondary schools say that they have a learning platform. Delegates on this course will be able to clarify exactly what a learning platform is and should do and evaluate their current provision using a framework originally developed by BECTA.

Teaching "Control" effectively in your ICT lessons

This course explores, explains and exemplifies the ICT control aspects of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 concentrating on units 7.6, 8.5 and 9.1 for years 7, 8 and 9 respectively.

The New Programming: Learning programming skills with Scratch, Alice and Gamemaker

The three programming languages that will be introduced during this course have been written to allow students to develop early skills of object oriented computer programming and create animations and games while gaining understanding of the creative and logical concepts of computer programming.

Using Emerging Technologies in your teaching: Blogs, Podcasts & The New World Wide Web

This course will look at the many learning opportunities available through blogging and podcasting. Delegates will create their own blog and record a short podcast.

They will also look at other technologies such as micro-blogging, bookmark sharing and RSS feeds. Online safety will be discussed and practical strategies provided. Attendees will gain a real understanding of how these and other technologies can be used to support teaching and learning. Delegates will need a basic level of ICT skill, no prior knowledge of podcasting/blogging is needed.

Using ICT to Support Assessment in Learning

This course will introduce the key concept of Assessment for Learning and examine how ICT developments can inform practice in the classroom.

Using ICT tools for Effective Teaching and Learning in the Business and Economics Classroom

The course will introduce delegates to how IT tools can be used to help to deepen students' understanding and increase engagement in the Business and Economics classroom.

By the end of the day delegates will be able to create interactive graphs and games and use a wide range of ICT tools to help to explain concepts to students and add variety to their lessons.

Using ICT: A Guide to Teaching Unit 1 of DiDA

This course aims to provide teachers with the knowledge and resources to prepare, monitor and assess pupils who are beginning the DiDA course. The emphasis will be on teaching the use of ICT as a discrete course, but opportunities will be provided to discuss a range of approaches. Teachers will be provided with a variety of resources to reinforce and extend ICT capability prior to summative assessment - and will have time to practise assessing their pupils' eportfolios.

Using Interactive Whiteboards in your Teaching: Intermediate Level

Delegates will learn some Whiteboard tricks of the trade to keep students engaged, enthusiastic, and learning fast. This is a "Hands-On" course, during which colleagues will practise adding sound, video and external links to IWB presentations, as well as creating activities such as "the box of truth" and "scratchcards", which will have students desperate to come to the board.

A wide variety of exciting intermediate functions common to all whiteboards will be demonstrated, as well as a range of shortcuts and ways of exploiting existing materials interactively.

Working Towards the ICT Mark

This course will introduce theoretical and practical ideas that will help you elevate and structure your whole school development of ICT and achieve your vision of a successful learning community. It will also challenge delegates to reflect on how their school approaches its use of ICT to support teaching and learning. The course will examine how the ICT Mark can support the self review framework (SRF) and how this relates to school self-evaluation (SEF). We will consider the set forms of evidence that support the application process for the ICT Mark.
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