Just received an exciting email from Kathy Wickstead, National Subject Lead for Languages.
ALL (Association of Language Learners) is co-hosting a FREE workshop at the International Learning and Research Centre, South Gloucestershire, which will bring together teachers in key stages 2 and 3 to look at two inspirational approaches to language learning, Story Making and using Higher Order Thinking Skills. The workshop will show how these approaches engage pupils and can help to develop a smooth transition between key stages. Using actions and a ‘story map’, the story-making initiative takes pupils step by step from listening to participation, to story-telling and creating their own stories. It raises confidence in speaking and enables pupils to internalise key language patterns.Date: Wednesday 17th MarchTime: 9.30 – 12.30 (refreshments from 9.00)Venue: The International Learning and Research Centre, South GloucestershireThe Centre is located on the outskirts of Bristol, a taxi-ride from Bristol Temple Meads or Bristol Parkway stations.See http://www.all- nsc.org.uk/ nsc/?q=node/ 116 for further information.
A great opportunity – sadly I have a meeting and should be teaching anyway so I’ll be unable to go. But if anyone does go, please be sure to share!!