Essential C21st Teaching Skills


Re-discover the joy of educational IT!
About this course

Have you ever felt that you are being asked to use IT just for the sake of it?

Have you ever attended IT training sessions which went far too fast and where you soon lost the thread?

Was time built in to allow for practice and were questions welcomed - or were you maybe left you too nervous to ask them in the first place?

 This course will squarely redress that imbalance. It is aimed at what I believe to be the silent majority: those teachers who would happily engage with IT, if only it were explained simply, saved time, and was applied when appropriate. Oh, and questions are very much encouraged, and plenty of time will be allocated to hands-on practice.


PLEASE NOTE: For venue-based course, delegates must bring EITHER an iPad (android devices also fine) OR a laptop. Bringing both would be a bonus, but not essential. Please try to ensure that your devices are fully charged - there may be opportunities to recharge, but we cannot guarantee this.



Course Outcomes:
  • Re-enthuse teachers who have possibly become sceptical about IT
  • Identify the best features associated with tablets, laptops, IWBs and Web Tools
  • Share and maybe even enjoy best IT practices in a relaxed, hands-on fashion
  • Differentiate between what is eye-catching and what is practical and achievable
Course Outline:
'Agnostic' IT - essential stuff that works on any device.

Tools for Independent Learning

Class testing, recording results

Wicked Websites!

Troubleshooting - keeping pupils on task and off the cuff videos.

A little bit of everything

Exploiting video

Efficient recording and sharing

Putting the onus on the pupils - you do the directing, they do the work...

When less is more - some simple but highly effective apps

IWB - the forgotten resource

When and when not to be using it

Starters and plenaries, including a foolproof, near zero-prep starter!

Re-injecting the interactivity

Built-in resources plus our templates and ready-made activities

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“A very useful course with some excellent resources! Met the brief perfectly - would definitely recommend to any colleagues who were lacking confidence or experience in using IT.”

Teacher , King's School Gloucester

The content was relevant and wide ranging, showing very practical applications for IT in the classrooms. The presentation was interesting and engaging.

Director of Studies , Beechwood Sacred Heart

Very practical, hands-on and useful to put into action for a variety of ages/ ranges of ability.

Teacher , Beechwood Sacred Heart School

Very clear content, informative and interactive. Lots of great tips and ideas to implement.

Learning Support Co-ordinator , Beechwood Sacred Heart School

Great course and great materials given!

Teacher , ACS International School

Excellent throughout, the trainer was friendly, supportive, patient and has given us lots of ideas and resources to take back to our own classroom.

Teacher , Shrewsbury School