I haven’t been very active on my blog recently, nor on Twitter, as I have frantically been preparing for my AST assessment which was yesterday. I’m pleased to report that I passed and am now officially an Advanced Skills Teacher.
Well that was my first piece of good news, the second is that it’s nearly that time of year again . . . . . on 24th November is the 8th Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum at the Microsoft Campus in Reading. This was a fantastic event last year and is also free! You can check out the video from last year here.
This year I am lucky enough to be delivering a workshop with the fantastic Ray Chambers from Lodge Park Technology College called “Kinect and Kodu, A Games Based Approach”. Ray will be highlighting the excellent work he has been doing with Kinect in his classroom and I will be talking about the use of Kodu to make games in different contexts.
Other workshops include:
- Everyone is a Maths genius, can computer science/technology prove it? (Dr Chris Imafidon)
- Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything? (Dr Tom Crick)
- Be a Maker: learn to build gadgets with .NET Gadgeteer (Dr Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche)
- Medicines and innovation – the missing link (Kandarp Thakkar)
- Guerrilla Teaching & Learning (Daniel Raven-Ellison)
- Who’s afraid of the big bad ‘network’ (Dan Roberts)
You can read in-depth information about these workshops at the Partners in Learning Website. From reading the descriptions of each of these workshops I’m sure the Forum will prove to be yet another outstanding event, I just wish I could attend all of the workshops myself!
You can sign up to the event directly here. I look forward to meeting some of you there on 24th November!