An Introduction to Digital Makers(fi L1)

Provider: The Open Futures Trust
£150.00 (no VAT on this item)
Accreditation opportunities: Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Description The Digital Makers programme focuses on creative uses of technology in the classroom. This hands-on programme will give teachers the skills they need to embrace innovative pedagogies using new technologies. The strategies explored in Digital Makers are simple and designed to be easily embedded across the curriculum.
Duration 1 day (6 hours)

The Open Futures Trust's website
Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, KS1, KS2, Computing / ICT, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Cross-curricular Themes, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

At the end of this one-day course you will have:

  • Developed confidence in creative use of digital media in the classroom
  • Looked at practical applications of these strategies in your school to support reading, writing, speaking and listening effectively
  • Investigated successful case studies of technology use across the UK
Evidence underpinning this approach

The learning strands of askit, growit, cookit and filmit are used to deliver a school's curriculum.  The hands-on learning they provide gives children a sense of purpose and develops an understanding of the world around them.

By integrating engaging, practical and relevant activities into the learning environment, children have access to contexts which enable independent learning and the acquisition of fundamental life skills and knowledge.  The Open Futures approach enables teachers to plan learning experiences which raise attainment in literacy, numeracy, science and technology.  it allows learners to engage and contribute positively to the classroom, the school and the wider community.

How users/participants can evaluate success


Over 130 schools have successfully implemented the Open Futures programme over the past 11 years. There have been many positive OFSTED reports, linking Open Futures to successful outcomes.  Independent assessments have been carried out by Newcastle University, Charities Evaluation Service and the National Education Trust.

Independently evaluated by Newcastle University's Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, which shows amongst other things:

Follow-up activities and support

Support days are designed to provide direct in school support which follows on from the core training module.  In school support days may be arranged to assist with lesson planning, modelling lessons with children, lesson observationa nd planning for curriculum development.  Support days may be booked individually, or in blocks as required. 

It is recommended that two support days are taken to help embed the learning from this training session.

The course is accompanied with resources and materials to use in school.


The course is suitable for teachers at Key Stage 1 and 2, with little or no experience

Course bookings may be made online via Eventbrite, by telephone or by email

The course commences promptly at 10 am and finishes by 4 pm 

The course is facilitated by an Open Futures filmit tutor

Lunch, refreshments, resources and materials are included.  This course is certified by The CPD Certification Service and certification is provided to participants after successful completion of the course.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.