I’ve just been seconded out of the classroom to work for Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity. I am very aware that there are many creative and innovative teachers out there but very little CPD to support creative teaching.
I wanted to let Scottish teachers know that Nesta are running four CPD sessions on digital creativity so they can teach young people the digital skills they will need in the future. Teachers can learn website development, computer animation, character design, video editing, app development, visual programming and how to design and print 3d objects. Teachers will get support materials on the day so they can use the skills they have learned back in the classroom with their pupils.
Nesta are working with a range of partners to make sure that teachers attending get a real feel for how these technologies work and get a chance to work hands-on with them over the day so they are able to pass that on to their pupils.
The CPD days are on Saturday 21st September (Dundee), Sunday 27th October (Glasgow), Saturday 2nd November (Aberdeen) and Saturday 23rd November (Edinburgh).
For more information and to book go to onedaydigital.eventbrite.com. There is a cost of £5 per session (so £10 for the day) but this includes a nice lunch, teaching resources and also any materials on the day such as the goo for doing 3D printing!