‘Click Into Your Creative Classroom’
A free CPD event for teachers and educators.
14th June 6-8pm, Edspace Hoxton
Here at now>press>play we believe that all children have the right to a creative education, one that caters to all learning styles and feeds their imagination. If today’s youngsters are going to be tomorrow’s future app developers and space explorers, then yes, we agree, they need to have the core subjects like Maths, English and Science. But surely, to prepare them for a job that doesn’t yet exist, they must also have the power to imagine and believe in their creativity. From creative confidence comes communication and teamwork, resourcefulness and free thinking. We all want our children to be resilient and to equip them with the life skills they need in order to innovate in the 21st century. In order to do that we need an education system that meets the needs of our children and not the other way around.
Click Into Your Creative Classroom is a free CPD event that aims to celebrate creativity in all subjects, and the teachers, schools and companies that champion this way of working. But firstly, to make sure we can fully engage we will be providing free pizza, beer, wine and soft drinks. So dinner is sorted!
Ty Goddard is our host for the evening. Ty is co-founder of The Education Foundation, a leading independent organisation focused on reform, tech & innovation across education. Ty is also Chair of Edtech UK, a strategic body accelerating the UK’s edtech sector.
We have two fabulous guest speakers who will be sharing how they use edtech and creativity to enhance their curriculum;
Donna is a computing specialist at Newington Green Primary School in Islington and also works with the Islington Computing team, supporting schools in delivering and embedding EdTech within the curriculum. Donna’s role has enabled her to develop a curriculum around the pupils’ needs and link this learning creatively to their class topics. Find out more in Donna’s blog.
Anna is Head of Curriculum Development and Project Based Learning at School 21, a pioneering new 4 to 18 school in East London. School 21 was founded on a shared belief that education must be done differently if we are to prepare young people properly for the world they are going into.
Next up is the part where you get to connect, learn and play with digital tools that will enable your pupils to be well-prepared for a technologically rich future.
now>press>play is an immersive audio resource for EYFS, KS1 & KS2. It extends children’s life experiences, inspires imagination and creative writing, and produces outstanding engagement in even the most reluctant of learners.
DoodleMaths is the award-winning personal tutor program for maths. Using intelligent algorithms, DoodleMaths identifies what children can and cannot do to create a daily-practice work program, filling in gaps in learning and moving children on – all without impacting on teacher time!
Train and empower EYFS and KS1 to code through song, rhyme and storytelling using free kids’ coding App ScratchJr. Through following our creative coding projects, children of all backgrounds and learning styles are able to learn to code creatively with confidence. Most importantly they can have a lot of fun with code, and make full use of their bountiful imagination.
Night Zookeeper inspires and engages children, using creativity to nurture a love of writing. It is proven to raise the attainment levels of all students as they complete fun, interactive lessons from across the curriculum.
Cosmo create engaging, data driven systems for Special Education and Early Years learning. They recently launched Cosmo, a unique award-winning, research-based system developed by teachers, physical educators, occupational and music therapists. Cosmo has a variety of activities designed to help train physical, cognitive, and communication skills.
Get involved with Maths on Toast – the family maths charity who support teachers, parents and children to get more creative and hands-on with maths. The gang at Maths on Toast will give you tips and tools to celebrate maths with your school in creative and engaging ways. Maths on Toast makes maths fun for the whole community, to support schools and families to make them feel positive about maths, a core 21stcentury skill.
Bag yourself a free demo! If you think your school will benefit from any of the companies just let them know and they’ll book you in a demo.
Register for your ticket today and bring along a teacher friend for interactive and fun learning!
This FREE CPD event is proudly brought to you by EdSpace – The epicentre of education and innovation in London, and the U.K’s only co-working space for the education community. www.edspace.io