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Playdate and TeachMeet – June 8th

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Announcing the University of Northampton and IntoFilm Playdate and TeachMeet.

This event, for educators across primary and secondary education, combines an interactive Digital Playdate with an informative TeachMeet to provide an inspiring opportunity to tinker with new tools and technologies and explore media and digital literacy.

A Digital Playdate is a chance to find out about some technologies you are curious to try through hands on play alongside others. It is based on the acronym ‘People Learning and Asking Y’.

We’ll have a choice of workshops and demos for you to join in with, including greenscreening, making photospheres, iPads full of apps, virtual reality headsets, robots, filmmaking and animation, lightboxes and dark dens.

There will be digital leaders at hand to support your playful exploration.

There will also be short presentations on media and digital literacy so that you can hear about some of the great practice happening around the country.

You’ll go away with some fresh skills that you are confident to try out with your learners.

At the end of the event we will have time for participants to share what they’ve learnt and we’ll be encouraging everyone to take part in the conversation on Twitter throughout the event.

If you are interested in providing a presentation for the TeachMeet section please indicate this when booking your ticket and we will be in touch to confirm details. Slots of 3 or 5 minutes will be available. Spaces are limited so please get in touch as soon as you can if you’d like to present. 

When Wednesday, 8 June 2016 from 17:30 to 20:00 (BST)

Where Newton Grand Hall, Avenue Campus, The University of Northampton, St George’s Avenue, Northampton, Nn2 6JD.

Book your free ticket here.

Author: Jean

Senior Lecturer, Education at the University of Northampton. Admissions Tutor for the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching.

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  1. Although schools are not being funded to put TAs through the HLTA qualification, it is possible for the learner to fund this qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan… https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

    This is the equivalent of a student loan and is not paid back until the leaner reaches a salary of £21,000.

    Very few training providers are able to offer this qualification through this government backed loan, but it is available in England via Train Together Ltd.

    To learn more about the qualification, funding and eligibility go to: http://www.traintogetherltd.co.uk/for-employers/schools-colleges-and-academies/level-4-higher-level-teaching-assistant-hlta-course/

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