Day Of Discovery at The Sharp Project

Day Of Discovery at The Sharp Project

Posted 06th Sep 2018 at 09:05 by Tom Clarke

On September the 18th, Discovery Education, part of the Discovery Channel, will be hosting a day of workshops and activities here at The Sharp Project, designed to engage and motivate young learners and help infuse the news throughout your curriculum.

Delegates will receive practical examples of how pupils can use news articles to develop inference and deduction skills, distinguish between fact and opinion and explore writing for different viewpoints. This free day of professional development will leave you with practical examples of how you can use the news to develop powerful writing, critical thinking for online research and creative ways to use digital technologies to collaborate and communicate new ideas.

This event is recommended for primary school literacy co-ordinators, computing co-ordinators, teachers, teaching assistants & support staff.

To find out more and reserve your free place, please click the button below.

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Sessions confirmed:

Making the news – using green screen and digital tools to create a news report

Within this session, participants will have fun exploring technologies that can transform teaching and learning. This session will model ideas around green screen and video editing. There will be lots of transferable ideas for the classroom

Spotlight on Strategies – effective classroom strategies for integrating the daily news

This session explores the use of video, imagery, audio and digital text in the classroom. Participants will experience a range of proven, highly engaging activities to support interactive teaching and learning strategies which are adaptable and easy to implement across different subjects.

Global citizens – blogging and beyond

This session identifies a range of useful resources, strategies and ideas that can be used to help deliver various aspects of non-fiction within the National Curriculum. Included in the presentation are ideas on using still images, video clips, QR codes, blogs, Movie Maker and Audacity.

Fake news – determining fact from fiction

This activity will lay out examples of real journalism and fake news, and give the students new tools to help them develop the capacity to distinguish between the two. 

What’s a Day of Discovery?

A Day of Discovery is a professional learning experience focused on three simple but important goals: learn, share, connect.

Brought to you by the Discovery Education Community, these full-day professional learning events help teachers and support staff learn more about great classroom practice utilising digital content and tools, provide opportunities for participants to share strategies that are working, and connect attendees to their most valuable resource: each other.

For more information about Discovery Education’s services and resources, click here.

The Sharp Project
Thorp Road
M40 5BJ
United Kingdom