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We hope you have all had an excellent start to the term - can't quite believe we are already in October but that does mean that it will soon be half term!
SuperCloud Conference - 1st November 2019
The SuperCloud Conference will showcase the latest tools that help you get the most out of using cloud technology to help tackle the teacher workload, spark creativity and energise the curriculum. Featuring Microsoft, Google, Apple and Adobe Creative Cloud; there will be keynotes and workshops packed full of information and ways to get started with cloud technology and unlock new ways of teaching, learning and working. For more information and to claim your *FREE* tickets see here.
Supporting a bereaved pupil
Our latest resource Supporting a Bereaved Pupil,in partnership with Child Bereavement UK is now available. This comprehensive, free-to-access resource is aimed at empowering teachers and education professionals to support bereaved pupils and has been developed for staff in schools, to help develop their understanding, skills and confidence to support pupils and their families when they experience a bereavement.
Fossils and Dinosaurs
Utilising the combined talents from the team at Inspyro (now Discovery Education), an expert Palaeontologist from the Manchester Museum and specialists within the curriculum team at LGfL, we have created Fossils and Dinosaurs for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 learners.
The resource is s broken down into topics to help teach this fascinating and exciting subject that explains our appearance and dominance on our planet as well as the impact and threat to its very existence as we consume fossil fuels left behind by the incredible story of life on Earth. With activities linked to the EYFS framework as well as covering elements of the English, Maths, Science, Art and Computing curriculum at both KS1 and KS2.
Reading Zone Live
Our Reading Zone Live library has been updated with not one but two authors.
The first is Jamai Wilson and the videos and questions are ideal for using throughout October for Black History Month. The second author is Michaela Morgan the poet with lots of ideas for both writing and performing poetry.
Pledge 2020 - Free Boost to Your Bandwith
Over the Summer, 200 schools have already been upgraded as part of the Pledge 2020 programme. To find out how much additional bandwidth you will receive Free Of Charge go to www.pledge.2020.lgfl.net. Sign in with your USO account to get a personalised update for your school or MAT. This infographic sets out the rationale for Pledge 2020 – why it was needed for schools and what else LGfL are doing to ensure that your school/MAT can not only meet bandwidth pressures but is also future proofed. So what are you waiting for? Click on the "count me in" button - this is a FREE upgrade; there is no requirement to renew your contract.
Quotations and Adobe Spark - competition!
Here’s a fantastic student competition for English teachers to set as homework. We’ve teamed up with the famous Mr Bruff to get students learning their quotations by using Dual Coding and free Adobe Spark accounts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o793Gfi_2tQ. Students can win £20 Amazon vouchers & 30 Mr Bruff books for your school. Good luck! The competition will close on December 19th - so you have plenty of time to work on your submission.
DigiSafe Updates New County Lines guidance is now available in our series of videos by Peter Wilson, former Metropolitan Police officer. See it at countylines.lgfl.net (image attached). You can also book on to our face to face training on county lines and key topics at safetraining.lgfl.net, as well as our series of twilight Wednesday Webinars. Our next webinar ison ‘Livestreaming – keeping children safe’, on Wednesday 8th October, 4.00pm and sign up or this at digisafewebinar.lgfl.net.And if you missed our last one on ‘DfE Guidance -Teaching online Safety in School’ with Michael Bell from DfE, you can watch it here
Our Prevent expert Mubina has made five bite-sized CPD advice videos for school staff and governors with answers, guidance and discussion starters that will help you get to grips with your practical Prevent duty requirements on a day-to-day basis. There are videos for all-staff meetings and others for SLT and governor meetings. Watch them at implementprevent.lgfl.net
Space Adventures Live with CAS, BCS and LGfL for National EU Code week.
A live event on the 18th October, hosted via Hangouts/YouTube using Scratch classroom and the Space Adventures coding units, will showcase LGfL resources, cloud based learning and outstanding computing pedagogy.
🚀Before the session: Children will need to have completed Units 1 & 2 of the LGfL Space Adventures unit of work and have stored their work on a Scratch Shared classroom (login & password will be shared with schools who sign up) which we will be able to access and view. For more information and to book: https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/7239.
Gender Balance in Computing research with Raspberry Pi Foundation
Gender Balance in Computing is a 4-year programme funded by the Department for Education to explore ways of increasing girls’ participation in computing. They are currently looking for primary and secondary schools in England to join their research network and take part in research activities. To find out more, sign up at: ncce.io/gbicregister
Training from LGfL
Our training portal is overflowing with training for the autumn term and beyond! There are a range of both full day and half day courses covering a wide range of topics including:
Designated Safeguarding Training
Using LGfL Across the Curriculum
Training is FREE for all LGfL teachers and is held on a Tuesday at Camden CLC, or at one of our partner venues, you can find out more about the courses on offer and how to sign up here.
You can also book one of the Learning Resource Consultants to come in to your school and deliver INSET sessions, and/or map your curriculum to LGfL resources; a perfect way to prepare for the term ahead and ensure you are making the most of the LGfL resources available to you. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our curriculum blog is updated weekly and now has over 180 posts showcasing resources from LGfL to help support you in delivering the curriculum. Please let us know what future blog posts you would like or if you would like to write a guest blog post about the work you are doing in schools using LGfL resources. You can also subscribe to the blog so that you never miss a post.
Dates for the Diary TES SEN Show4th and 5th October Come and see the LGfL IncludED team and find out how we can support all learners. We will be on stand 130 . We look forward to seeing you all there! Space Adventures Live18th October. In association with CAS and BCS, Space Adventure Live using Scratch and Space adventures coding units. SuperCloud Conference1st November. etc.venues, St Pauls. Find out more about the day and book your tickets here. IncludED and Wellbeing Conference 1st November. etc venues, St Pauls. Find out more about the day and book your tickets here.
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