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E15 4RZ

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Literacy Power Up: Games design as a stimulus to improve outcomes in Literacy, Computing & the Arts

Partners: School 21, Arts Award (Trinity College London)

This is a three part CPD that includes:

  • an afternoon session hosted at School 21 on Monday 26th February 2018

  • two online twilight sessions (dates TBC)


The session will be delivered by Dave Darch & Francesca Gkotsi from A Little Learning and Y5 students from School 21 with contributions from colleagues from School 21 and Arts Award (Trinity College London).

The course is aimed at class teachers, primary computing coordinators and mid and senior primary school leaders.

We will explore ways in which the excitement around computer games design can be captured and rechannelled to raise achievement in literacy, particularly amongst those less inspired to write, through the completion of a game design document, blogging our process and researching artists involved in the design of games.

Attendees will receive slides, templates and lesson plans for the 5 week scheme of work. The 3 session structure will ensure you are supported as you learn and build the confidence required to implement this or similar programs in your schools.


This CPD is the culmination of:

  • A project designed for the Barbican Creative Schools Programme

  • A series of webinars and sessions looking at 21st Century Learning, technology and student leadership including Arts Award

  • A Little Learning’s work with Arts Award on digital technology and the arts/education

  • A pilot after school programme at School 21





Schedule for 26th February 2018

Arrival/registration and refreshments from 1.20pm for a prompt start at 1.40pm

13.40 - 14.00

  • Welcome & introductions

  • Plan for the day

  • Inspiration & Context: the ways in which digital technology is changing education within a 21st Century Learning Framework

14.00-15.00

Session 1: Practical session co-led by Y5 students from School 21: Game design as a stimulus to improve outcomes in Computing, Literacy & the Arts

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-16.15

Session 2: Practical session and discussion: How to structure the programme for your schools, What is Arts Award and how to embed it, short presentation from School 21 staff.

16.15-16.30:

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Host Venue: School 21, Pitchford Street, London, E15 4RZ

Getting here

Public transport

  • Stratford main station (Jubilee, central, overground, DLR)

  • Stratford High Street DLR station

Parking

Please note there is no parking on school site. Nearest car parks:

  • Stratford Centre Multi Storey Car Park please contact 020 8555 6129 for parking costs

  • Westfield Shopping Centre car park For more info click here



Who's who

Main facilitator biogs

Dave Darch is a technologist and educator specialising in computing and technology across disciplines. He delivers training to schools, music hubs and cultural organisations around the country, and has written schemes of work for and advised schools on how to approach the recent changes to the primary computing curriculum. He enjoys inspiring the next generation of mad scientist inventors through a mixture of art, music, coding and robotics!

Dave is a certified Raspberry Pi educator, has delivered work for a range of organisations including Google, The British Film Institute (BFI Southbank), Mozilla, Queen Mary University and forms part of the DMLab project, the R&D branch of Drake Music that aims to support the creation of new accessible music technology. Dave is also a Discover and Explore Arts Award Adviser.


Francesca Gkotsi s a producer of Cultural, Education and Innovation Programmes for children, young people, adults and professionals. She is originally from a dance theatre background and has worked across London, the Midlands and the South East of England for the last 12 years for a range of employers as a facilitator, practitioner and artist, programme manager for cross arts projects and partnerships and as an Arts Award adviser. These include cultural organisations, education settings, charities, local authority and businesses. Fran runs the Arts Award at all five levels and supports schools and organisations to develop their Arts Award and wider cultural offer. She also designs workshops, training days, courses and events, consultancy and programme management for a range of clients. Francesca has been an Arts Award adviser for the following organisations: Wigmore Hall, Trinity Laban, British Film Institute (BFI), A New Direction, The Roundhouse and Sadlers Wells for Camden and Islington Shared offer, Mozfest, A Little Learning, Stratford Circus & Creative Schools and Sound Connections and a range of primary and secondary schools. She has just worked on a pan London programme of Arts Award with London Museums for A New Direction and runs the local area networks for Arts Award.

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