Effective use of digital technology in primary schools

A series of exciting and innovative CPD courses

Hackney Learning Trust in partnership with the London Connected Learning Centre (CLC), part of the Education Development Trust, are delighted to offer an exciting series of CPD courses on the effective use of digital technologies in primary schools taking place in March and April at The Tomlinson Centre, Hackney.

The courses

English Forum: Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9.am to 12.noon

Suitable for: English subject leaders and teachers interested in literacy.

Overview: Learn how digital technology can help children develop their ideas, express themselves, share a love of literature, and review and reflect on their work using a range of media. We will combine practical activities, group discussion, and expert input from CLC practitioners and external specialists. It will share findings from some of CLC’c research projects and looks at resources developed by partner organisations.

Supporting the Primary Computing Curriculum: Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9.am to 12.noon

Suitable for: Teaching Assistants.

Overview: This training will help Teaching Assistants develop the skills and confidence to support the teaching of the computing curriculum. The session will be extremely practical, embedding the principles of the computing curriculum into a variety of hands-on activities using a range of appropriate hardware and software.

Advanced Scratch: Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9.am to 12.noon

Suitable for: Key Stage 2 teachers.

Overview: Scratch is the CLC’s go-to tool for KS2 Computing. It is flexible, encourages creativity and provides the complexity to challenge pupils and teachers alike. This session will help teachers understand the complexities of Scratch, link these new skills to some of the big ideas in computing, and look at example classroom activities that exemplify these links.

Using Technology for evidence and assessment, Thursday, 26 April 2018, 9.am to 12.noon

Suitable for: School leaders, assessment leads and teachers.

Overview: Discover how digital technology has changed the way we assess pupils’ work. The course will show how teachers can use technology to track, record and evidence pupils’ progress and how pupils can use technology to present and reflect on their learning. A range of approaches will be presented to help assess and evidence learning across the curriculum.


Each course costs £145 per delegate.

How to book

To book a place, please download an order form below and email it to webteam-ict@learningtrust.co.uk.