Archive | October 21, 2018

Calling Peer audience to support your colleagues

This year we have 3 teacher presentation proposal from our wonderful colleagues for EARCOS teacher conference 2019. As EARCOS request all teacher presentation need to be field tested and ranked within their school.  Please see the information below of each presentation and save your and attend as peer audience to support our colleagues.

Please note that all the sessions will be heppened during lunch time and it will be a shorter version of the real session.
1.Monday Oct 29th Day 1 12:55-13:45
Workshop presenter: Angie Battye & Lee Mayes
Venue: Green gym classroom (the room at Green gym near to the changing room area)
Grade level(s) and/or target audience: Kindergarten – G5
Workshop topic or subject area: Physical Education/Core Strength/Play=
Workshop title: Poor core strength and the impact on learning.
Description of workshop:
The purpose of the workshop is to understand the reasons why more and more children today are showing signs of poor core strength, how this affects their daily life and ability to learn in the classroom and what we as educators can do improve the core strength of our students.

2.Tuesday Oct 30th Day 8 12:35-13:25
Workshop presenter: Joe Barder & Lee Mayes
Venue: G2C C109
Workshop topic or subject area: Physical Education/Health/Technology
Grade level(s) and/or target audience: Primary School, PE, Reggio-inspired educators, Advisory Teachers, Teacher-Parents
Workshop title:Unplug, Reboot, and Play – Games for Boosting Learning

Description of workshop:
The goal of our workshop is to demonstrate how you can harness the power of gaming and design to “unplug” and “reboot” your students to be ready for learning. Broken into 3 chunks, participants will receive information about the science behind gaming, activity and the brain; learn the mechanics behind addictive apps in physical games designed by the presenters; and, apply these principles in the creation of your own game.

3.Wednessday Oct 31st Day 1 12:55-13:45
Venue: Design Center 2nd floor
Workshop presenter: Zach Groshell and Nik Madalinski
Workshop topic or subject area: Design Technology
Grade level(s) and/or target audience: G1 – 12
Workshop title:Dynamic Design: Personalized topics for the student-driven DT classroom.

Description of workshop:
In a unique and exciting format, design teachers Zach Groshell and Nik Mad will use their extensive experiences in theatre, summer camp, advertising, and teaching Grades 1-10 Design to motivate and inspire participants as they choose their own personalized workshop.

Upon arriving at the workshop each participant will be given a “menu” of future-ready design-themed titles. Participants will then be allowed choose what they want to learn about from the menu, ensuring that this workshop is based entirely on the interests and the needs of those in attendance. Every title brings a level of interactivity, performance, and a taste of the techniques, strategies, and thought that form a part of a dynamic instructional program that incorporates design thinking. Teachers from all subjects and grade levels welcome!

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