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Our teacher ingenuity days return!

Author: Laura.Martin

Summer’s out and our teachers are in. Specifically, in our board room at Ukie HQ. This can only mean one thing - our Ingenuity Days are back!

See the day in photos here

With our ever-growing network of passionate and committed lead teachers (LTs) the Digital Schoolhouse Ingenuity Days provide perfect touch points throughout the academic year, enabling both LTs and the Ukie team to catch-up and learn from eachother, face-to-face.

A typical Digital Schoolhouse Ingenuity Day provides a mix of important operational updates, programme news and unique teacher training and CPD. Activities are delivered by the Digital Schoolhouse team and industry guests. Everything we do is underpinned by academic research and education philosophies.

We’re lucky enough to have a total of 56 Schoolhouses on board and so, for the very first time, our Ingenuity Days have been divided into LTs starting this academic year and those who are continuing with the programme from previous years. This means tailored content and ample networking opportunities for our teachers to share, support and connect with eachother (and have fun whilst doing it!).

Previous industry guests have included BBC Micro:bit, Unity 3D, BAFTA YGD and The Duke of York’s iDEA, and this week’s special guest was Danny Arati, European manager from Scottie Go!

For a long time, Scottie Go! has been an edtech favourite of our LT network, and teachers across the world. It’s combination of cardboard tiles - used by the players to create programming commands - and an app that sets tasks and scans the proposed solutions, set Scottie and other characters in motion.

LTs were taken through a base education kit demo and the new Scottie Go! Dojo to their delight.

Guest speakers also included George Osborn, head of comms at Ukie, who briefed our teachers on the DCMS immersive and addictive technologies inquiry report, providing our teachers with practical guidance and tips for parents.

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