Just back from a “flying” visit to the CIEP (actually travelled by Eurostar!) where I was a speaker and workshop facilitator yesterday at Forlang. It was an impressive venue as the CIEP occupies an imposing eighteenth century building (it formerly housed the Royal Sèvres porcelain factory).
It was a pleasure meeting and working with teacher trainers from across Europe. Thank you for letting me work you so hard, especially after our two hour lunch break! I think we had a very profitable session with a good exchange of ideas and views.
As promised, the various resources I shared and used yesterday are here:
Authentic resources – Authentic resources_newspaper headlines activity
The Thinking skills strategies slides – The resources for the “mystery” thinking skills activity Ben and Sophie go on holiday can be found on this website (under Year 9). A “mystery” is one of many thinking skills strategies that are described in this PDF from the Northern Ireland curriculum website. This website is also listed in my own personal bibliography for the seminar.
Here are the links to the two short videos I showed:
…and finally here are the photos I took of the Forlang flipcharts