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Accessibility Learning Festival – Durham

17th July 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

What is a BT Business Direct Accessibility Learning Festival?

Tablet Academy have partnered with BT Business Direct to provide the Accessibility Learning Festivals. These events have been designed to enhance learning outcomes for pupils with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). The activities provide teachers with the opportunity to see how Windows 10 and Microsoft solutions can support all areas of the curriculum, not just computing or STEAM. Thanks to the support of BT Business Direct and Microsoft, Tablet Academy are able to deliver these events for free!

The Accessibility Learning Festival is designed for mainstream KS2/3 (year 5-8) students with minor physical or learning disabilities. The students will be required to participate in several activities, working in groups with other students and using Windows 10 devices. This Festival is not suitable for completely blind students or students with severe learning disabilities. If you are unsure if this event is suitable for your student(s), please contact us on 01952 567450 or info@tablet-academy.com for further details about the event.

Workshop Content:

Minecraft Education Edition – Support students with instructional writing by having them create a simple structure in Minecraft and create a set of instructions for someone else to follow.

OneNote Learning Tools – Pupils to collaborate to solve a crime utilising QR codes and OneNote’s ‘Learning Tools’.

3D Paint – Draw 2D images using a digital pen before converting them into 3D objects.

SAMlabs – Participants learn how to program without wires or fuss using virtual diagrams that mirror student inventions.

The details…

A BT Business Direct Accessibility Learning Festival is hosted for a day by a school who’ll extend invitations to local schools, or BT Business Direct can put interested schools in touch with other learning environments in their area. The Festival programme is as follows:

  • The day is split into two workshops, morning and afternoon, each lasting approximately 2.5 hours and covering the same content.

  • Up to 24 students take part in each session (48 total) accompanied by staff from the host school and visiting schools.

  • Ideally each school including the host will send groups of up to 4 students and 1 teacher to the morning or afternoon workshop.

  • The workshops are led by consultants from the Tablet Academy who will guide staff and students through the circuit of activities allowing pupils to learn and teachers to observe and learn as well.

What’s the cost?

Thanks to the support from BT Business Direct and Microsoft, Tablet Academy are able to deliver these events for FREE! The hope is, by attending the festival teachers and pupils will be inspired and informed about how the solutions can help pupils with SEND learn more effectively and improve engagement, not just the STEAM and Computing curriculum but all subject areas.

Need more information?

Call 01952 567450 or email info@tablet-academy.com

About BT Business Direct

All your IT requirements from a company you know and trust. BT Business Direct is BT’s specialist IT reseller with over 20 years’ experience supplying the education sector across the UK with IT hardware and software. As an academic organisation, when you choose BT Business Direct, you choose a supplier that really understands your school’s IT requirements.

But we don’t just sell IT equipment – we can provide you with whole IT infrastructure solutions too. With specialist knowledge of networking, servers and software, we’ll design solutions to meet the needs of your school, college or university. Our dedicated team of education-focussed IT Specialists will give you friendly, free and independent, expert advice that can help optimise your learning environment. If you’re worried your IT is holding your academic organisation back, talk to us today.

About Tablet Academy

Tablet Academy have established a reputation for delivering independent, device agnostic advice and training for education. Their links with industry partners, software developers and over 700 schools, supporting more than 12,000 teachers annually provides a unique perspective of the use of technology into teaching and learning, and our workshops focus on the curriculum, not the technology. For more information email mark@tablet-academy.com

Home School Groups

Unfortunately these events are only open to schools, so we are sorry thart Home School Groups are not able to attend or book.


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