Classroom display courses can be quite hard to find. Face to face courses or INSETS often take up a whole day and I know that eats into your valuable time. That is one of the reasons that classroom display courses work so well for e-learning. It is an ideal topic to learn about on line as you can fit it in around your normal life. If there is a topic in the course that isn’t relevant or that you already know about you can just skip it. If there is something that really grabs your attention you can dive right in and really get to grips with it. You are in charge of your own learning. You are not stuck in a room listening to me drone on about something you don’t need to know!
Classroom display courses available through classroomdisplays.org this year (2013)
The next Classroom Display Basic Course will run in October 2013. This will be the basic course which is suitable for teachers, all kinds of teaching assistants, learning mentors and librarians. It covers the basics of displays and is suitable for all key stages.
It cost just £20 GBP.
I’ll just explain some basics of how it works and what we cover, then please, ask any questions in the comments, if I’ve missed anything.
As I said the course usually has a mix of teachers, teaching assistants and library staff. They can come from any key stage and we often have people from outside the UK involved as well.
How it works
Each week for 4 weeks I send you a link to a page that contains some written explanations of the topic, maybe a video or two and a slide show of examples. There is a handout, sometimes two, to download as well.
What we cover:
1.Why we have displays, ways of using displays for learning
2. Design guidelines
3. Using colour with confidence and mounting work
4. Fonts and lettering for displays
What you have to do
You are expected to read the course materials, it works best if you join in discussions on the site and complete the practical task each week.
You can share your completed tasks in the private section of the website. You might also want want to share your ideas on the Facebook page or via the Flickr Group, maybe even on Twitter. Sometimes people prefer to respond privately to the tasks by email & that’s fine too.
You keep your access to all the lessons on line for up to 6 weeks, with an extension if you need it to complete the tasks.
You also get a pdf file of the lessons that you can keep and work through at your own pace.
What you need
- Internet access
- An email account
Optional but nice to have:
- A printer
- A digital camera, your phone is fine!
What happens after the course
When you complete the course I send you a pdf certificate of achievement to print out and keep in your CPD folder. The main thing though is that you should be buzzing with new confidence in your displays ability and full of ideas. I hope that we’ll be able to keep in touch and I’m always glad to see display photos from course participants.
Participants will also be entitled to a discount on the Advanced Classroom Displays Course.
Book Now via PayPal (you do not need to have a Paypal account) The course costs just £20 GBP. Email me if you need to arrange another payment method :
Other Classroom display courses coming this year
Later in the year I will be adding some new courses. These will include:
- A course aimed at displays in FE settings
- An advanced course for those who would like to explore displays in more depth and perhaps create their own digital display resources. Update: the next Advanced Course will start at the end of September 2013
- A range of short topic specific display courses.
I will be posting more about these in the near future.