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TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES


2 Nottingham e-Learning Centres North: Top Valley Drive Nottingham NG5 9AZ Tel: 0115 9159511 Fax: 0115 9159510

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Nottingham e-Learning Centres’ blog site: www.nelc.net

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TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES The Nottingham e-Learning Centres offer an exciting and comprehensive range of courses. This course directory offers a selection, but do get in touch with us to discuss your specific requirements. All courses are open to teaching practitioners, teachers and teaching assistants and, unless otherwise stated, are open to all Key Stages. Please note that some events are listed in more than one section if relevant to other subjects. Any of the courses in the Skills Section can be adapted to meet your subject and departmental needs.

CHARGING: o A “Pay As You Go” model - each course detailed in this brochure has a unique code and cost details are shown on the separate Price List. o “Pack” prices for courses are available at preferential rates – see the separate Price List.


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Skills •

A beginners guide to computers performance and IT skills Supportive and sympathetic introduction to using computers in everyday practice. Know your RAM from your ROM, hard drives, connecting to the projector, your keyboard etc. [Apple Mac and PC] COURSE CODE: SK01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• New to Windows 7? We’ll give you lots of tips and practical hands-on to show you how to maximise your computer generally and in your subject. We’ll look at gadgets, the task bar and general organisation as well as tips and tricks. COURSE CODE: SK02 [ALL KEY STAGES]

An introduction to Web 2.0 technologies Make Internet technology work for you through sharing, collaborating and being creative. Come and see what exciting ideas you can pick up for your classroom activities. COURSE CODE: SK03 [KEY STAGES 3 , 4 AND 5]

Apple iLife Creative Suite

Learn how Apple’s intuitive iLife suite can be used as a tool for enriching the curriculum with applications dedicated to photo-editing, video production, music recording and composition, Podcasting, web-design, e-portfolios and DVD authoring. Discover the creative benefits of “going” Mac. COURSE CODE: SK04 [ALL KEY STAGES]

Assessing pupils’ performance (APP) and voting sets in the classroom

“Learner response systems” offer excellent opportunities for engaging students in their learning and helping teachers to assess pupil performance. This session looks at how interactive activities can be dynamically presented in the classroom. COURSE CODE: SK05 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• FREE software! “Open source” software is increasingly available to download at little or no cost. This demonstration and hands-on session will give a considered overview of general, multimedia and design based applications and how they can be applied in the classroom. COURSE CODE: SK06 [ALL KEY STAGES]


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Skills • Making the most of your interactive whiteboard Make the most of your IWB to enhance teaching and better engage learners. The courses will be offered at different levels to suit your level of confidence (see booking sheet for details). We’ll be looking at the art of presenting using the board; exploring the pre-installed content as well as creating resources of your own. We support both Smart and Promethean platforms. COURSE CODE: SK07 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Stop-frame animation / “clay-mation" Techniques and practical strategies for incorporating animation into the curriculum or after school activities. Learn all the essential skills you’ll need to create “Wallace & Gromit”- style animations and discover how to enhance story-telling through animation, voice over, music and sound effects. COURSE CODE: SK08

[KS2 and KS3]

• An introduction to open source mind-mapping and presentation tools Presentation tools like ‘Prezi’ make a refreshing change from the standard classroom methods. Mind-mapping tools also help to involve students and get them contributing to the development of shared ideas – giving a more active learning experience. And even better… they’r e free! COURSE CODE: SK09 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Making a website Websites can be used to present projects, ideas and resources for students which can be available 24/7 to engage and motivate. There are a number of free website creation tools which are easy to use and highly impressive. This session will give you the key skills to get started. COURSE CODE: SK10 [KEY STAGES 3 , 4 AND 5]

• Microsoft Office 2007 Do you wish to further your knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote or Publisher? This range of courses will explore the ins and outs of the various features which you will find invaluable in creating resources. We’ll use Office in conjunction with the internet and other applications. Other versions on request. COURSE CODE: SK11 [ALL KEY STAGES]


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Skills • Making the switch to Microsoft Office 2010? We’ll look at the new interface common to all the Office applications, including the Ribbon, Backstage View, Paste Preview, Photo editing tools and other enhancements. COURSE CODE: SK12 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Podcast training Quick, easy and inexpensive routes into harnessing podcasting technologies. We’ll show you how to produce podcasts with accessible software and hardware and how to upload to the internet as an RSS Feed. Your new skills will help you support and enhance literacy, oracy and even enable you to produce audio tutorials for your pupils. COURSE CODE: SK13 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Setting up your own school website / blog This training will take you painlessly through the steps to creating your own school website or blog, without the need to be a web designer. The course is ideal for school administrators, Primary ICT co-ordinators and those interested in setting up departmental blogs in secondary schools. COURSE CODE: SK14

[ALL KEY STAGES]

• Blogging in the classroom Whether for communication, encouraging pupil writing or for news and information, blogs are an ideal and easy to use teaching tool. This session gives practical advice on their creation, their place in the curriculum and appropriate regard for e-safety. COURSE CODE: SK15 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• A beginner’s guide to using video in the classroom Learn how to become more effec tive in using video resources, in any subject, as well as producing your own content. We’ll cover all the essential technical aspects, including, DV, AVI, MPEG4, W MV and MOV formats, as well as making the most of YouTube and using video resources with PowerPoint and whiteboards. COURSE CODE: SK16 [ALL KEY STAGES]


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Skills • Adobe School Collection The School Collection is not only affordable but also provides powerful tools for multimedia tasks such as image manipulation and video/audio editing, as well as web and print publishing. This is an introductory course to show you the potential of School Collection and allows you to move up the skills ladder from basic Moviemaker etc. Teachers in any subject area and key stage will find this course most useful. There will be time for Q&A and to discuss project ideas. COURSE CODE: SK17/ADSCO1 [KS2 to KS4]

• Advanced video skills Advance your video production skills using industry standard software such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro or Avid. We’ll also give you hands-on practical experience in our professional production studio using HD cameras, professional sound and lighting equipment and greenscreen technologies. Individual event details are included on the attached price list. COURSE CODE: SK18 [KS4 and KS5]

• Radio production This workshop covers all you’ll need to know to create vibrant and informative content for broadcast via the Internet or as part of an exciting curriculum project. It includes use of recording techniques, editing software, use of microphones, constructing narrative content, use of jingles and creating Foley sound effects. COURSE CODE: SK19 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Apple - iMovie iMovie offers a very simple, yet powerful, interface for editing video footage on the Mac. This course will cover all the essential processes, including: importing video footage from camera, adding titles and transitions, recording voiceovers and demonstrating a range of more advanced tools to add a touch of real professionalism, such as picture-in-picture and green screen. COURSE CODE: SK20 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Apple - iWeb iWeb provides Mac users with probably the easiest to learn and quickest to use web-designing tools available. This session will cover the essential processes, including applying themes, importing pictures, videos and audio, creating online blogs and hosting podcasts. Learn how to use iWeb to support the curriculum and as an e-Portfolio. COURSE CODE: SK21 [KS2 TO KS4]


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Skills • Apple - Garageband Garageband is Apple’s exceptionally intuitive music production and podcasting software. This workshop will introduce you to the application and develop your skills in creating and arranging your own music productions, writing soundtracks to movies, recording radio shows and even making podcasts in minutes! COURSE CODE: SK22 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Computer-controlled lighting design This workshop is designed for teachers and practitioners of creative and dramatic arts who need to develop their knowledge in using MIDI and DMX-controlled stage lighting, lasers and pyrotechnics. Learn to create dramatic art exhibitions or enhance school productions using simple to use software. COURSE CODE: SK23 [KS2 to KS4]

• Apple – iWork and Keynote iWork is Apple’s answer to Microsoft’s Office but with a difference. Its professional presentation features and extensive support for multi-media enables it to be used as a virtual video editing program, with very impressive graphics handling. It also works as a fantastic tool for creating teaching and learning materials for hosting on VLEs. COURSE CODE: SK24 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Making the most of the innovative iPad Apple’s iPad mobile device has been proven to significantly improve many pupils’ engagement in a wide range of learning activities. Its interface is intuitive and interactive and there are thousands of apps to choose from! This workshop will give you hands on experience as well as a chance to discuss the potential of this wonderful device in your curriculum area. COURSE CODE: SK25

[ALL KEY STAGES]


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Art & Design

• Bring your characters to life! This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the latest version of Crazy Talk, a wonderful software that will bring your illustrations to life through lip-synching and animation. COURSE CODE: AD/CT01 [KS3 and KS4]

• High speed photography Hand-on experience in using dedicated high speed cameras to capture a moment in time which the human eye would not be able to see (bird in flight, flowing water, popping a balloon), combining technical precision and artistic freedom. Ther e will be time to discuss Ideas for projects in this subject area. COURSE CODE: AD/HSP01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Digital poster design Taking you from concept to production in a practical way. We’ll get you taking your own digital images which can then be manipulated in Photoshop. Sessions range from beginners to advanced level. (See booking sheet for current availability). COURSE CODE: AD/DP01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Creative use of motion graphics and animated text Use the latest motion graphics software such as After Effects and Motion to produce contemporary moving image artwork combining music, video, typography and animation to enhance the quality of your pupils’ work. COURSE CODE: AD/MG01 [KS3 to KS5]

• Digital art using graphics tablets Strategies for using graphics tablets with a variety of software in art. There will be advice and guidance on purchasing the best device for your purposes and examples of how they can be applied in the curriculum to enhance student achievement. COURSE CODE: AD/GT01 [KS2 TO KS5]

• CGI in the art classroom An introduction to using 3D CGI software to ex tend pupils’ knowledge of digital artwork and its use in film, advertising, the Internet and games design. Learn how to use professional-level software to create both abstract images as well as virtual painting on 3D CGI models. COURSE CODE: AD/CGI01 [KS4 and KS5]


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Art & Design • VJ’ing Use your art work (drawings, illustrations, paintings, photos etc) to create an interactive presentation gallery which can then be used with video projection software for interactive live performances using abstract sound, music and lighting, as well as showcasing students’ work. There will be time to discuss how this great technology fits into the curriculum and how it can spark further creativity. COURSE CODE: AD/VJ01 [KS3 and KS4]

• Photography skills (studio and location) Step into the limelight or be creative behind the camera! Learn to make the most of portrait photography in our fully equipped professional studio. Bring your own camera or use our top of the range cameras. Hands-on with lots of tips and tricks, as well as an introduction to RAW capture. COURSE CODE: AD/PH01 [KS3 to KS5]

• Adobe Photoshop Extended Take your digital image manipulation to a professional level using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to incorporate creative ideas into your subject. Check out details of courses from beginners to advanced. COURSE CODE: AD/ADPH01 [KS4 and KS5]

• Adobe School Collection The School Collection is not only affordable but also provides powerful tools for multimedia tasks including image manipulation and video/audio editing, as well as web and print publishing. This is an introductory course to show you the potential of School Collection. There will be time for Q&A and to discuss project ideas. COURSE CODE: AD/ADSC01 [KS2 to KS4]

• FREE art software! “Open source” software is increasingly available to download at little or no cost. This demonstration and hands-on session will give a considered overview of art, mosaic and animation titles. COURSE CODE: AD/FAS01

[ALL KEY STAGES]


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Design & Technology

Adobe training for design and technology courses Photoshop for D&T and art / Illustrator for D&T and art / InDesign (desktop publishing) for all. This range of courses looks in detail at how these individual Adobe products can justify your investment and enhance your teaching. Individual event details are included on the attached price list. COURSE CODE: DT/ ADDT01 [KS3 TO KS5]

• Computer aided design (CAD) training Practical training in using a variety of CAD software such as Pro/DESKTOP, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks and SketchUp. At least one course will be the official accredited training in Pro/ENGINEER. There will be advice on buying, installation and where to best use them in the curriculum. Examples of projects and an opportunity to develop your own skills will be provided. COURSE CODE: DT/CAD01 [KS3 TO KS5]

• Free CAD A hands-on workshop to review the latest free-to-use applications and tools to support Computer Aided Design in D&T. Software licensing for D&T is often a significant element of subject and department spending, so the use of these free tools will add value to your budgets. COURSE CODE: DT/FCAD01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Digital design using graphics tablets Strategies for using graphics tablets with a variety of software in D&T. There will be advice and guidance on purchasing the best device for your purposes and examples of how they can be applied in the curriculum to enhance student achievement in all design and and technology courses. COURSE CODE: DT/GT01 [KS3 TO KS5]


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Design & Technology • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) training Practical training in using a variety of CAM equipment in design and technology such as the laser cutter, 3D printer and vinyl cutter. This course will cover buying advice, setting up and using the machines and where to best use them in curriculum. Examples of projects and an opportunity to make your own resources will be included. COURSE CODE: DT/CAM01 [KS3 TO KS5]

• 3D CGI Graphics and Digital Animation An introduction to using industry-standard 3D animation software to significantly enhance students’ 3D model presentations, from Pro-Desktop to creating an animated TV style advert. Use advanced lighting and rendering techniques to present students’ work to a high standard. COURSE CODE: DT/CGI01 [KS3 to KS4]

• Sublimation printing Buying advice, training and ideas, plus practical experience of printing onto different materials. The acquired range of skills can be applied widely to enterprise groups, D&T and art. COURSE CODE: DT/SP01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Putting together an e-portfolio in creative subjects Get your students building easy-to-use, anytime anywhere electronic portfolios, stored and accessed online. During this course you will try out e-portfolio methods and receive advice, training and support in getting started. COURSE CODE: DT/EP01

[KS3 TO KS5]


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Design & Technology – Textiles specific • Digital media for textiles teachers All the high tech bits made easy! This is the multimedia equivalent for textiles teachers. A practical workshop exploring on-line tools, podcasting, video and presentation techniques which will equip you to engage your students and enhance the quality of their coursework. COURSE CODE: DT/DMTT [01 KS3 to KS5]

• Using a laser cutter for textiles Advice, training and ideas, plus practical experience of cutting and etching different materials. The acquired range of skills can be widely applied to tex tiles courses in KS3, 4 and 5. COURSE CODE: DT/LCT01

[KS3 to KS5]

• Textiles termly update In our termly meetings we explore new techniques and ideas. The focus is highly practical and directly linked to classroom practice. At each meeting you will take away ideas that will engage and excite both yourself and your students. COURSE CODE: DT/TTU01 [KS2 to KS5]

• CADCAM for textiles Our textiles expert will lead a practical session in which you will explore Husqvarna embroidery software, create stitch files and stitch them out using our versatile Topaz 30 sewing machines. You will create samples for teaching resources and receive practical advice on cost effective solutions for your school. COURSE CODE: DT/CCT01

[KS3 to KS5]

• Sustainability in textiles Our textiles expert will lead a practical session in which you will explore how to use waste products creatively. Reuse, reduce and recycle. Sublimation, CADCAM, heatguns and soldering will all feature. COURSE CODE: DT/ST01

[KS3 to KS5]

• Textiles at KS2 - explore creativity A practical session in which you will explore new ideas and techniques suitable for this age group. Ideas on integrating this often overlooked subject into the curriculum will be explored. COURSE CODE: DT/TKS201

[KS2]


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English • TV news Get ready for BBC School Report or receive training so that you can bring your students to the North centre. Experience putting together a news programme in our professional TV studio using the autocue, green screen, live sets and live vision mixer in the gallery. The icing on the cake is to learn how to broadcast your programme live to your school! COURSE CODE: EN/TVN01 [KS3 to KS5]

• Skills for in-school TV news production Advice and hands-on session to help you produce your own in-house TV news broadcast. Develop your skills in news reporting, filming, editing and post production. This course would appeal to teachers wishing to use the TV news format to enrich their lesson - any curriculum areas. COURSE CODE: EN/TVNP01 [KS3 to KS5]

• Communicating persuasively Using digital media to persuade. The definition of persuasive writing becomes ever wider as the range of technology and available communication channels increases. Get ahead of the game with digital media and persuasion. COURSE CODE: ENN/CP01 [KS2 to KS4]

• The secrets of green screen technology This technology enables you to film against plain, usually green, screen, and then add in a different background afterwards. Children swim through water, walk in jungles or even skydive. This session takes you through the basic principles and shows you how to apply your knowledge for creative storytelling. COURSE CODE: EN/GST01 [KS1 and KS2]

• Creative use of motion graphics and animated text Use the latest motion graphics software such as After Effects and Motion to enrich your poems, storytelling and videos. Combine them creatively with music and ‘slow mo’ camera footage to enhance the quality of your pupils’ work. COURSE CODE: EN/MG01 [KS3 to KS5]


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English

• e-books An introduction to e-readers and e-books – A hands-on session creating your own e-books for collaboration, sharing and engaging pupils. Especially suitable for English. COURSE CODE: EN/EB01 [KS2 to KS3]

• School news day This session takes you through how to run a news day in your school, producing a complete newspaper with all your national and local stories. Learn how to get your pupils writing for a purpose, team working and meeting deadlines. These skills can also be used in other subject areas. COURSE CODE: EN/SND01 [KS2 to KS4]

• Bring your characters to life! This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the latest version of Crazy Talk, a wonderful piece of software that will bring your photos and drawings to life through lip-synching and animation. There will be time to discuss ideas for literacy projects. COURSE CODE: EN/CT01 [KS3 and KS4]

• Engaging learners in literacy The advent of creativity tools on both PC and Mac platforms has opened up a range of exciting possibilities for the teaching profession. This hands-on session uses a variety of approaches to fuel your imagination and develop skills for encouraging pupils to write creatively. COURSE CODE: EN/ELL01 [KS1 and KS2]


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Geography • Montserrat e-Mission A course to show you how to implement your geography skills in this exciting simulation exercise for the evacuation of Montserrat due to a volcanic eruption and incoming hurricane! This course is in preparation for getting your students to participate via video-conferencing live with the National Space Centre, in their own e-Mission. COURSE CODE: GE/MO01 [KS3]

• Use your interactive whiteboard more effectively Our qualified geographer will show you how to maximise the potential of multimedia resources and the internet for use on the SMART interactive whiteboard. COURSE CODE: GE/IWB02 [KS3 and KS4]

• Explore Google Earth for your fieldwork needs We’ll show you how to make your own virtual fieldwork in Google Earth as well as plan your field work using GPS devices, cameras with geo-tagging facilities and video cameras. We’ll also take a look at mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. COURSE CODE: GE/GE01 [KS3 and KS4]


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ICT • Data logging Practical help with data logging for teachers in Key Stages 2 and 3. This session will help you to bring science and ICT to life in the classroom. Following the course you can borrow our loggers to implement ideas in the classroom. COURSE CODE: IT/DL01 [KS2 and KS3]

• Lego robots This session will give a considered and practical overview of a variety of Lego robotic products and software. The practical nature of the activities will help you to teach control (primary) and systems and control (secondary) COURSE CODE: IT/LR01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Control technology for KS1 and KS2 This session demonstrates and gives hands-on experience of activities using devices and webbased materials to support control technology and modelling during the primary phases. COURSE CODE: IT/CT12 [KS1 and KS2]

• e-Safety Schools rated as excellent with regard to e-safety have well developed schemes of work that complement the school’s e-safety policies and procedures. This session gives you support and guidance in implementing activities across the Primary phase to promote e-safety using a range of web-based resources. COURSE CODE: IT/ES01 [F, KS1 and KS2]

• Primary progression Our primary e-learning consultant will work with staff to develop your ICT SoW that includes progression from foundation to the top of KS2. Appropriate for primary staff, ICT coordinator and SLT. COURSE CODE IT/PP01

[KS1 and KS2 ]


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ICT • Primary assessment Our primary e-learning consultant will work with staff to develop your ICT monitoring and assessment policies and practice. Time effective assessment of pupils’ ICT capability is a crucial area for many schools. Appropriate for primary staff, ICT coordinator and SLT COURSE CODE IT/PA01

[KS1 and KS2]

• Scratch programming in the classroom Create and share your own interactive stories, games, music and art. The Scratch website has a well developed support area and video tutorials. This session will give you all you need to take advantage of this free application. See http://scratch.mit.edu/ COURSE CODE: IT/SP01

[ALL KEY STAGES]

• WowWee robots This session will give a considered and practical overview of the WowWee range of robots and how they can be used in the classroom. The practical nature of the activities will help you to teach control (primary). COURSE CODE: IT/WWR01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Bring your characters to life! This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the latest version of Crazy Talk, a wonderful piece of software that will bring your illustrations to life through lip-synching and animation. COURSE CODE: IT/CT01 [KS3 and KS4]


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ICT

• 3D CGI graphics and digital animation An introduction to using industry-standard 3D animation software to significantly enhance student projects involving graphic design, video/film CGI effects, advertising, presentations, webanimation and games design. COURSE CODE: IT/CGI01 [KS3 to KS5]

• Games App development for the iPod, iPhone & iPad Learn how to design and develop Games Apps from scratch for your Apple mobile device using “GameSalad” software. Increase pupils’ numeracy skills and develop their ability to apply logic to a games scenario. Learn to add sound effects, compose music and create graphics for your game. Finally, test your masterpiece and upload it to the iTunes store! COURSE CODE: IT/GAD01 [KS3 to KS5]


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Maths

• Shhh! Codes and ciphers Our maths and cryptography expert will take you on a historical cryptographic journey. You will explore different ciphers and acquire strategies for solving them. You will go away with ideas to incorporate this topic in the maths curriculum and how to develop problem-solving strategies. Advice will be given on running a crypto club in your school and how to enter the National Challenge successfully! COURSE CODE: MA/CC01

[KS2 to KS5]

• Dynamic geometry On this course we shall investigate the power of GeoGebra, Cabri, Geometer’s Sketch Pad and Tabula. You will explore all four and make up your own mind about which meets your department’s needs most closely. COURSE CODE: MA/DG01

[KS2 to KS5]

• Using the Smartboard Maths Tools package This is an increasingly popular add-on for Smartboards. It supports quality maths teaching and adds a range of specialised tools and resources to the standard board. Our maths specialist gives an in-depth tour. COURSE CODE: MA/SMT01 [KS2 to KS5]


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Maths • Autograph – free software Autograph is the most essential free software for maths teachers. Working with our subject specialist you will learn how to incorporate this powerful software in your department’s classroom work. COURSE CODE: MA/A01 [KS3 to KS5]

• Logo It’s free, so use it! Logo, the next generation offers a programming challenge for students, especially suitable for G&T programmes of study. COURSE CODE: MA/L01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• GeoGebra It’s free, so use it! GeoGebra for maths teachers - GeoGebra is a dynamic geometry package providing for both graphical and algebraic input. Work with our subject specialist to incorporate this powerful software into your department’s scheme of work. See http://www.geogebra.org/cms/ COURSE CODE: MA/GG01 [KS3 to KS5]


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Media Studies

• Digital poster design Taking you from concept to production in a practical way. We’ll get you taking your own digital images which can then be manipulated in Photoshop to create film posters and print advertisements. Pick up useful tips and tricks for getting your students to work efficiently and creatively. Sessions range from beginners to advanced level. (See booking sheet for current availability). COURSE CODE: MS/DP01 [KS3 and KS4]

Photography skills (studio and location)

Step into the limelight or be creative behind the camera! Learn to make the most of portrait photography in our fully equipped professional studio. Bring your own camera or use our top of the range cameras. Hands-on with lots of tips and tricks, as well as an introduction to RAW capture. There will be plenty of time to discuss how your skills can be applied to practical course content. COURSE CODE: MS/PH01 [KS3 to KS5]

• Adobe Photoshop Extended Take your digital image manipulation to a professional level using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to incorporate creative ideas into your subject. Check out availability of these totally hands-on courses from beginners to advanced on the course booking sheet. COURSE CODE: MS/ADPH01 [KS4 and KS5]

• Skills for in-school TV News production An advice and hands-on session to help you produce your own inhouse TV news broadcast. Develop your skills in news reporting, filming, editing and post production. This course would also appeal to teachers in other subjects wishing to use the TV news format to enrich their lessons. COURSE CODE: MS/TVNP01 [KS2 to KS5]


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Media Studies • School news day This session takes you through how to run a news day in your school, producing a complete newspaper with all your national and local stories. Learn how to get your pupils writing for a purpose, team working and meeting deadlines. COURSE CODE: MS/SND01 [KS2 to KS4]

• TV news Get ready for BBC School Report or receive training so that you can bring your students to the North c entr e. Experience putting together a news programme in our professional TV studio using the autocue, green screen, live sets and live vision mixer in the gallery. The icing on the cake is to learn how to broadcast your programme live to your school! COURSE CODE MS/TVN01 [KS2 to KS5]

• Adobe School Collection The School Collection is not only affordable but also provides powerful tools for multimedia tasks such as image manipulation and video/audio editing, as well as web and print publishing. This is an introductory course to show you the potential of School Collection. There will be time for Q&A and to discuss project ideas. COURSE CODE: MS/ADSC01 [KS3 and KS4]

• Creative use of motion graphics and animated text Use the latest motion graphics software such as After Effects and Motion to enrich your poems, storytelling and videos. Combine them creatively with music and ‘slow mo’ camera footage to enhance the quality of your pupils’ work. COURSE CODE: MS/MG01 [KS3 to KS5]

• 3D CGI graphics and digital animation An introduction to using industry-standard 3D animation software to significantly enhance student projects involving graphic design, video/film CGI effects, advertising, presentations, webanimation and games design. COURSE CODE: MS/CGI01 [KS3 to KS5]


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Media Studies

• CGI for Creative Media An introduction to using 3D CGI software to ex tend pupils’ knowledge of digital artwork and its use in film, advertising, the Internet and games design. Learn how to use professional-level software to create both abstract images as well as virtual painting on 3D CGI models. COURSE CODE: MS/CGICM01 [KS4 and KS5]


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Modern Foreign Languages • Classroom without walls An international approach to the curriculum: maximise your school links and visits through video conferencing, blogging and video/audio production. Our languages and media specialist will step you through some of the best tools to get you started. COURSE CODE: MFL/CWW01 [KS2 to KS4]

• Making the most of your interactive whiteboard in MFL An in-depth course, all hands on, delivered by our MFL specialist, to maximise your resources and use the whiteboard with confidence. COURSE CODE: MFL/IWB01 [KS2 to KS4]

• MFL resources This session will give you an overview of the best software and hardware available to engage learners in the modern languages classroom. Laptops will be available for you to explore in a supportive environment! COURSE CODE: MFL/R01 [KS2 to KS4]

• Go Crazy on Talking This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the latest version of Crazy Talk, wonderful software that allows you to use any photo or drawing of people and animals to make them come alive through easy auto lip-sync. Add emotion to your actor with one click mood animation and in just a few clicks you’ll get your MFL pupils – even shy ones - to speak in the foreign language in no time at all. COURSE CODE: MFL/CT01 [KS2 and KS3]


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Music •

Music recording, composing and production techniques

A workshop designed primarily for teachers who wish to develop their skills in recording, editing and producing music using appropriate software. Our music specialist will cover both technical and pedagogical aspects of developing your music technology provision to support the curriculum. COURSE CODE: MU/MR01 [KS3 to KS5]

• VJ’ing Learn how to r eally enhance creative performances with this cutting-edge workshop using video “VJ’ing” technology. Create and “perform” live music video projection shows to accompany student compositions. Provides pupils with unique experience in creating professional quality audio-visual installations. COURSE CODE: MU/VJ01 [KS3 and KS4]

• Soundbeam – The invisible keyboard! The Soundbeam is one of the most intuitive electronic instruments/interfaces for providing children with access to the world of music performance and composition. Essentially a modernday version of the Theremin but with MIDI. This workshop will give teachers of music an invaluable opportunity to discover the capabilities of this unique technology. COURSE CODE: MU/SB01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Primary music teaching - for non-musicians A valuable introduction to all teachers and teaching assistants who are required to teach or support teaching in Music. Our Music specialist will walk you through the requirements of the curriculum, demystify key words and principles, and provide plenty of tips and tricks for developing creative and practical lessons – even if you haven’t any formal musical training and don’t know a C# from a Bb! COURSE CODE: MU/PM01 [KS1 and KS2]

• Music sequencing - Primary This workshop is specifically aimed at supporting teachers of music to make the most of music software in the classroom, and as a tool for preparing curriculum resources. COURSE CODE: MU/MSP01 [KS2]


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Music • Music sequencing - Secondary This course is specifically aimed at supporting secondary phase teachers of music and developing key skills in using sequencing software to support the curriculum and develop pupils’ creativity. Software-specific training can be offer ed in Reason, Cubase, Logic, Garageband and Pro-Tools. Whether you’r e new to using computers in your teaching or have previous experience, this course will develop your skills and consolidate your knowledge. COURSE CODE: MU/MSS01 [KS3 to KS5]

• DJ’ing and remixing Learn how easy it is to engage pupils through DJ’ing and using music production software to produce and remix music. This course is aimed at staff working with hard to reach pupils as well as music teachers looking to further their knowledge in contemporary music performance and composition. COURSE CODE: MU/DJ01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Junk-yard rock-band Create simple instruments using items of ‘junk” (pop bottles, biscuit tins, rubber bands etc!) and learn how to use simple audio recording software to record, analyze and edit your invented sounds into an impressive musical sequence. Ideal cross-curriculum project, particularly for extending DT, Science and Music. COURSE CODE: MU/JY01 [ALL KEY STAGES]


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Other Subjects

• PE and Science: Life in slow-motion Hands-on experience in using dedicated slow-motion video cameras, as well as video-editing techniques to capture blink-of-an-eye action. Perfect for analysing activities and enhancing demonstrations in science experiments and sports techniques in PE. COURSE CODE: OS/HSP01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• History and Drama: Bringing stories to life with green-screen This workshop demonstrates how easy it is to use “Greenscreen” video technology to create a virtual world which will really engage pupils in history and drama projects. Learn how to use video cameras and editing software to create movies which transport pupils back in time (or forwards in time!), create virtual and live sets, use props and develop scripts and storyboards in the context of the story. COURSE CODE: OS/GS01 [KS3]

• Science: Junk-yard rock-band Create simple instruments using items of ‘junk” (pop bottles, biscuit tins, rubber bands etc!) and learn how to use simple audio recording software to record, analyze and edit your invented sounds into an impressive musical sequence. Ideal cross-curriculum project, particularly for extending DT, Science and Music. COURSE CODE: OS/SJY01 [ALL KEY STAGES]


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Pupil Engagement

• E-games league Learn how to run an e-Games league in your school to encourage the development of pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills and motivate hard to engage pupils. Using games consoles, such as X-Box Kinect, Wii and PS3 MOVE, we’ll show you how students “manage” the league by designing logos, undertaking market research, creating blogs and using numeracy skills. They will also get the chance to create and test games using relevant PC & Mac Games design software. COURSE CODE: PUE/EG01 [KS3 and KS4)

• VJ’ing Learn how to r eally engage pupils and significantly enhance presentations and creative performances with this cutting-edge workshop in using live video “VJ’ing” technology. Create and “perform” live and interactive audio/video projection shows. There will be time to discuss delivery either for G&T ex tension work or hard to engage pupils. COURSE CODE: PUE/VJ01 [KS3 and KS4]

• Interactive sensory environments Discover a world of wonder using interactive sensory technologies. Learn to create immersive environments for engaging and inspiring younger learners, provide accessible learning opportunities for children with SEN and enrich the curriculum by making lessons more of an experience. COURSE CODE: PUE/ISE01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• DJ’ing and remixing Learn how easy it is to engage pupils through DJ’ing and using music production software to produce and remix music. This course is aimed at staff working with hard to reach pupils as well as music teachers looking to further their knowledge in contemporary music performance and composition. COURSE CODE: PUE/DJ01 [ALL KEY STAGES]


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SEN

• Bring your characters to life! This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the latest version of Crazy Talk photo animation software. This wonderful piece of software allows you to import pupils’ photographs and bring drawings and paintings to life, encouraging speaking and listening and developing confidence and self-awareness. COURSE CODE: SEN/CT01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• VJ’ing Engage pupils and significantly enhance creative performances with this cutting-edge workshop in using live video “VJ’ing” technology. Create and “perform” live and interactive audio/video projection shows. COURSE CODE: SEN/VJ01 [KS3 and KS4]

• Making the most of the innovative iPad Apple’s iPad mobile device has been proven to significantly improve many pupils’ engagement in a wide range of learning activities. However, its intuitive and interactive interface has many specific benefits for enabling wider access to children with both learning difficulties and physical impairment. This workshop will demonstrate a range of Apps with specific benefit to SEN. COURSE CODE: SEN/IPAD01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Soundbeam Experience The Soundbeam is one of the most intuitive electronic instruments/interfaces for providing children with special educational needs access to the world of music performance and composition. This workshop will give SEN practitioners an invaluable opportunity to discover the capabilities of this unique technology. COURSE CODE: SEN/SB01 [ALL KEY STAGES]


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SEN

• Supporting children with autism using the iPod, iPhone & iPad Following recent and significant research into the use of Apple’s iPod, iPhone and iPad with children on the Autistic Spectrum, this workshop shares ideas about how such devices can be used very successfully to promote communication, speaking and listening, sharing, group work and turn taking. COURSE CODE: SEN/AUT01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Supporting EAL & non-verbal children using the iPod, iPhone & iPad This course demonstrates how Apple’s mobile devices can be very successfully deployed to encourage vocalisation in non-verbal children and looks at the range of Augmentative and Assistive Communication (AAC) Apps currently available for these devices. Training and content creation for Proloquo2Go AAC will also feature in this highly valuable session. COURSE CODE: SEN/EAL01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Kinect, Wii and PS3 for SEN The latest wave of intuitive game-console controllers provides remarkable access and revolutionary interfacing between child and device. Children with physical impairment and/or learning difficulties are now able to interact with software and communicate with their peers in totally new ways. This workshop will give hands-on practical experience and stimulate discussion regarding implementation in your school. COURSE CODE: SEN/KWP01 [ALL KEY STAGES]

• Interactive sensory environments Discover a world of wonder using interactive sensory technologies. Learn to create immersive environments for engaging and inspiring hard to reach pupils, provide accessible learning opportunities for children with SEN and enrich the curriculum by making lessons more of an experience. COURSE CODE: SEN/ISE01 [ALL KEY STAGES]


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Exam Focus

Over the past nine years our resident specialist consultants have worked with teachers in the region to assist with high quality training and delivery of exam course content alongside teachers and students to drive up results in: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

GCSE A Level BTEC Diplomas NCFEs

We offer a number of free presentation days (listed on the booking sheets) to demonstrate our range of support for specific examinations. COURSE CODE: EF/ The technical skills we offer include the following: • • •

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animation – stop motion, 2D and 3D digital animation app development for mobile devices computer aided manufacturing music and music technology image manipulation filming techniques motion graphics video editing photography podcasting DTP web design fashion design graphic design radio production TV studio production computer games design audio recording and editing performance lighting and sound computer aided design and technology

We are particularly keen to support NQTs as well as more experienced teachers who wish to develop their technical skills and how to apply these in their teaching.


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Exam Focus The e-Learning Centres’ studio facilities can be accessed by schools to support course delivery and extend pupils’ learning in a professional and creative environment. Fully Equipped TV studio o 3 HD state of the art Sony Cameras o Tricaster Vision Mixer, including live internet broadcast o Autocue o Professionally lit especially for chroma key work o Virtual and physical sets o 180 degree ‘Harry Potter’ chromakey backdrop and floor Cameras: o Canon HD cameras with boom microphones o set of Sony DV cameras and tripods Filming kit: o Tracks o Tripod Dolly o Jib o Manfrotto tripods o Boom microphones o Radio microphones o Portable Reflecmedia (chromakey) lights and screen Portable Lighting kits o Ianiro red lighting kit o Kino lights Photography Studio o SLR and semi SLR cameras o Bowens flash system o White, black and other colour backdrops o Light box o Umbrellas o A1 printer Music Studio Facilities: o Mackie D8B Digital Mixing Console o Mackie HR824 monitors o Pro-Tools Digi 03 audio interface o Apple Mac Pro (high specification) o Roland TD8 Digital Drum Kit o Variety of Focusrite outboard units o Large selection of quality microphones o Roland Handsonic o Roland RD700 o Korg MS2000


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Exam Focus

Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Studio o A2+ 50 Watt laser cutter o Dimension BST 3D Printer o Wizzard CAM milling machine o Roland Camm vinyl cutter o Picza 3D scanner o A3 sublimation printing, heatpress and mug-press o A3 scanner o Large Clarke vacuum former o Simple hand and power tools, including soldering irons o 2 class sets of Wacom digital graphics tablets o Graphic design resources and materials o 20 x Lego NXT robots sets o Class suite of 28 iMacs running Windows and Mac platforms

Apple Studio o Class set of MacBook Pros Digital media tool o Class set of digital cameras o Slow-motion camera o Digital SLR cameras o Class set of Easy-Speak microphones o Animation studios Primary control o Class set of Bee-Bot control vehicles


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Exam Focus

Flexi room o o o Textiles

Smartboard and Promethean interactive whiteboards Voting sets Visualiser

Husqvarna Designer CNC embroidery machines o Embellishers o Resources to support textiles Systems and Control o WowWee o Data Harvest data loggers Video o Green-screen o Video cameras for use in classrooms o Flip video cameras o

Computers: o One class set of 24” dual booted iMacs (Windows 7, 64 bit) o One class set of 21” dual booted iMacs (Windows XP and Mac OS) o One class set of 17” MacBook Pro laptops o Another class set of 17” MacBook Pro laptops o One class set of HP desktop PCs o One set of Toshiba Satellite laptops o Several classroom sets of Samsung N10 netbooks Software: Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection (including Premiere, Photoshop Extended, Illustrator and InDesign) and Adobe School Collection. Video software: Avid , Final Cut Studio and Express versions Music software: Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Cubase 3D graphics software: Cinema 4D, Maya, Vue Infinity. Computer Aided Design (CAD) software: SolidWorks, Pro/DESKTOP, Pro/ENGINEER, 2D Design Tools, SpeedStep, Husqvarna 5D Design. Control software: Go-Robo, Lego NXT Lab View, 2Simple – 2Control and Scratch. Animation software: I Can Animate and Crazy Talk Comic Life


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NELC Training Events Brochure 2011-12  

Details of all training events (pricing and dates are separately published)

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