Event Summary



Date and Time

Wednesday 3 November 2021 (13:00 - 16:30)


£30.00 (£45.00 non-members)

The pandemic has led to much greater dependence on technology-enhanced learning, and the next stage is to evaluate the many options available. As teachers continue to adopt blended learning approaches, how should we decide which tool to use, when and why?

We know that our use of technology needs to engage, motivate and support effective learning. Put simply, do you know the impact you’re having, and is it the one you want? We are delighted to welcome back Tony Davis from the Centre for Creative Quality Improvement (CCQI) to deliver this session which will explore the suitability of a variety of different tools, all free to use, with a key focus on how and why each one produces a positive emotional response in our learners.

Tools for different stages in the learner journey will be reviewed, such as:

  1. Pre-learning – which tools are likely to make learners curious, interested, prepared and committed to learn?
  2. In-lesson – which tools create group learning from individual contributions and techniques for ensuring that every learner answers every question?

Participants will reflect on the use of each tool and its power to stimulate an emotional response to learning. A plan for experimenting with these tools will be created and participants will identify the top three technologies likely to have the greatest pedagogical impact.

If you are a teacher, or a teacher developer, there will be much to interest you in this online session, utilising Zoom. Here is a sample of comments from previous participants:


  • We have been provided with a wealth of resources and ‘how-to’ sheets which means I have all the support I need to be able to experiment with what I have learned (Boston College)
  • Chomping at the bit now to put new learning into practice. Very inspirational session (Innovative Alliance).

Key Speakers

Tony Davis

Director, Centre for Creative Quality Improvement

Former HMI and manager of both the ALI and Ofsted Good Practice Databases.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.

  • Would you like this session delivered directly to your staff?

    If you would like this, or a similar session, delivered to your staff within your organisation, please contact our Professional Development team to explore options.

  • Terms and Conditions

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. Non-attendance will result in the place being charged at full cost. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.