The Cultural Enrichment Team in partnership with the School Improvement Service, Cubitt Artists, Company Three and Upward Bound, are designing a free programme of cross-curricular CPD opportunities and resources which will be on offer to all Islington teaching staff from September 2019. All CPD opportunities will be free to schools and will take place after the school day. We will add the resources and CPD details to this page as they are developed. Please scroll down to see more information about this term's free CPDs facilitated by Into Film and the Royal Opera House.
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Cutural Lead Twilight Session 2
The session will again provide an opportunity to learn, share practice, network and plan with other schools. It will also have a practical focus on music.
We can accommodate up to two teachers from every Islington school, so feel free to bring additional colleagues who might benefit from attending with you.
You can read further information about the Cultural Lead Twilights, and book your space, here. https://cpd.islingtoncs.org/courses/bookings/c_detail.asp?cid=12585&ca=1
Art and design
Twilight Session - Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2: Table-top Puppet Making, with Little Angel Theatre
This practical session will provide you with all the knowledge you need to bring table-top puppet making into your classroom. Together with an experienced facilitator, you’ll explore how this versatile medium can support learning across age groups and curriculum areas.
Using easy-to-source materials, you’ll make your own puppet based on a character from a book or story. You’ll also gain tips for puppeteering, so that pupils can bring their puppets to life.
You’ll learn how puppet making can be adapted for children across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and support many curriculum areas, including Design and Technology, topic work and writing for a purpose.
Along with anything you’ve made, you’ll take away a resource so that you can share your knowledge and skills with pupils and colleagues.
We recommend you come to the session with an idea for a character you would like to make, and bring along the book or some images for reference.
Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020, 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: Little Angel Studios, Sebbon Street Community Centre, Sebbon Street, N1 2EH
Royal Opera House
Led by the Royal Opera House, these two hands-on twilight sessions will equip Key Stage 1 teachers with the skills and confidence to empower their pupils to create dance pieces of their own, and inspire cross-curricular learning.
Session 1 will provide a clear language and structure for creating movement, introducing ‘Building Blocks' of dance - i.e. actions, body, space, dynamics, relationships.
Session 2 will explore The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as a stimulus for literacy and creative writing exercises, as well as other areas of the curriculum.
Activities are designed to develop children’s creativity, resilience, communication skills and many more transferable skills. They will be interspersed with moments of discussion, lesson planning and an online tour of the learning platform.
If schools decide to implement their learning from the sessions into their spring term planning, they may be offered follow up support from Royal Opera House in the spring term.
Dates: 26th November and 3rd December 4.00-6.30pm
Venue: Hanover Primary School
Twilight Session - EYFS & Key Stage 1: Approaches to Multi-Sensory Teaching and Learning, with the October Gallery
Led by specialist drama facilitator and storyteller Dani Bradstreet and October Gallery’s Georgie Fay, this session will introduce you to multi-sensory approaches to teaching and learning in EYFS and Key Stage 1.
Through discussion and hands-on creative activities, you will explore:
The session will reference October Gallery's current exhibition Inside the Cordillera Occidental Portal II. The show features artists that explore patterns, forms and insights from cultures which historically originate from the western side of the Americas.
This CPD is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, delivered in partnership with Islington Council Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams.
Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 16:30 - 18:30
Venue: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL
Into Film: Raising Attainment in Literacy
In this practical CPD, Into Film will lead you through a series of creative, hands-on activities which use film to support literacy in upper KS2.
Each activity is designed to help build on a learner's comprehension, analytical and writing skills and includes an opportunity for curriculum-focused filmmaking and extended writing.
The session includes tried and tested practical activities such as Sound on/Vision off, Tell Me grids, Role on the Wall, Venn Diagrams and predictive writing.
Each participant will receive a free downloadable PowerPoint, which includes film clips, as well teaching resources and worksheets.
Date: Wednesday 16th October (16.00- 18.00)
Venue: St Mary Magdalene Academy (Primary), 475 Liverpool Road