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iRead, iWrite, iThink: Developing literacy skills through technology

Harnessing the power of the iPad: learn to use the iPad to support the teaching and learning of English from Nursery through to year 6. Combine resources from Discovery Education Espresso along with tried and tested free apps to create powerful engaging materials which support literacy skills development and skills for the 21st century. Opportunities will be given to creating and developing resources, providing immediate application to the classroom.

Duration options: 3 hours or 6 hours

6 hour course

Goals:

  • To explore how to use the iPad to support the teaching and learning of English from Nursery through to Year 6
  • To familiarise participants with Discovery Education Espresso resources and how to use these alongside free apps
  • To provide ideas for powerful engaging materials which support literacy skills development
  • To support the creation and development of resources ready for immediate application in the classroom

Outcomes:

  • An understanding of the support and engagement the iPad can provide in the teaching and learning of English
  • An awareness of the resources in Discovery Education Espresso and how to use them to support the development of literacy skills alongside free apps
  • An understanding of how to create and develop resources to maximise student engagement
  • Confidence to incorporate the iPad into the teaching of literacy skills

Audience:

Whole staff; Key stage grouping; phase grouping; year grouping; NQTs; middle management; Teaching assistants/support staff

3 hour course

Goals:

  • To look at how to use the iPad to support the teaching and learning of English from Nursery through to year 6
  • To familiarise participants with Discovery Education Espresso resources and how to use this alongside a free app to support high level literacy teaching and learning

Outcomes:

  • An awareness of how to use the iPad to support teaching and learning of English from Nursery to year 6
  • An understanding of how to use Discovery Education Espresso resources with a free app to support high level literacy teaching and learning

Audience:

Whole staff; Key stage grouping; phase grouping; year grouping; NQTs; middle management; Teaching assistants/support staff