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It's spring again , so it must be time for Easter Camp – Free training for teachers

It's spring again , so it must be time for Easter Camp – Free training for teachers

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imageAfter the great success of previous training Camps, we will be running another Easter Camp this year – this is an open invitation to all of you reading this blog to apply. So if you have time this Easter, perhaps your plans for other events and holidays have not materialised and you still want to spend time with other innovative educators, then this is an ideal event for you.

Easter Camp takes place at Microsoft UK Headquarters in Reading, starting 10:00am on Tuesday 10th April and finishing 4:00pm on Wednesday 11th April.

You will need to make your own arrangements for travel, however we would recommend the train. There is a free bus that will take you from Reading Station to Microsoft Headquarters.

Your accommodation cost will be covered and hotel booked by us. We have 15 free places.

This event is ideal if you have never had any experience of programming or developing games in the classroom, but have always wanted to. It is perfect for non – ICT Teachers who want to include programming into their subject. Also, if you are an ‘expert’ come along and share your expertise. Our training camps are always great fun.

What will I be doing at Easter Camp?

This year’s  theme is Playful Learning and gaming – and this will include  exploring ideas of how we can develop the use of Kodu and other gaming ideas in the classroom to developing student thinking and creativity.  You will work together to develop resources for you to take back to your school.

You will join a growing group of educators in the  Partners in Learning Network and have opportunities to contribute to the work Microsoft Partners in Learning are undertaking in education in the UK.

How do I apply?

We don’t want videos or lengthy biographies from you, to apply, just simply email  to itnukteam@hotmail.co.uk  before the closing date 12:00pm 19th March 2012 , your details, subject area, school etc.

What will I need to bring?

We expect you to bring some of the tools you are using already:

  • If you have one, please bring a USB XBOX controller (not essential)
  • a laptop running Windows Vista or Windows 7, with the following free downloads functioning fully:

Kodu, Movie Maker 2.6,  associated software such as Silverlight and .net framework installed.

All these FREE tools can be easily downloaded by installing the Microsoft Learning Suite.

What will I be expected to do?

  • To create a teaching resource (we will help with this)
  • To share what you have learnt when you go back to school
  • Sign up to the Partners in Learning Network at www.pil-network.com
  • Upload your teaching resource to the PIL network

You will receive a certificate welcoming you as a Partners in Learning Teacher and more ideas about how to enhance learning through the use of technology.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications. If you have any questions post a comment or contact us via email itnukteam@hotmail.co.uk

Get applying and Good Luck

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