Scholastic, the largest global publisher and distributor of children’s books, has been announced as the knowledge partner for the National Curriculum Theatre at the Education Show 2014. The UK’s leading education training and resources event, the Education Show takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 20 to 22 March 2014.
With the new National Curriculum high on everyone’s agenda, the National Curriculum Theatre, in partnership with Scholastic, is new to the show for 2014. Following the Department for Education’s National Curriculum announcements at the Education Show in 2013, the new theatre will host a rich programme of free continuing professional development (CPD) seminars and workshops devised to help educators prepare for and implement the new curriculum. The sessions, presented by key industry practitioners, will focus on particular subject areas and offer expert advice and guidance.
As knowledge partner, Scholastic will host a series of seminars. Visitors to the show will benefit from Scholastic’s vast experience in supporting teachers and promoting learning.
Throughout the three days of the show, speakers will present insights and share ideas in 25-40 minute sessions aimed at helping teachers navigate the new curriculum successfully. This reflects the Education Show’s goal to provide free, practical and peer-led advice that can be easily applied in the classroom.
Scholastic’s National Curriculum workshop sessions are designed to introduce primary school teachers to the demands of the 2014 curriculum, covering what’s new, lesson planning, key aspects of the curriculum and ideas for how to get creative with it. The CPD seminars will be available in primary English, maths, science, geography, history and computing.
Anita Pal, event director for the Education Show said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Scholastic to the Education Show as the knowledge partner for the new National Curriculum Theatre. As experts in supporting educators across the curriculum, they are ideally positioned to help teachers tackle the challenges of implementing a new curriculum head on, with these useful and inspiring sessions. We are sure that these sessions will be of the utmost value to our visitors.”
Catherine Bell, Scholastic Co-group MD adds: “The Education Show is recognised as the event for providing educators at all levels with the advice, insight and free training needed to tackle the challenges faced in education. We are delighted to be this year’s knowledge partner and are excited to be involved in the National Curriculum Theatre. Scholastic is dedicated to supporting teachers and the vital job that they do and we hope that we can offer guidance and practical help for educators as they prepare for the new curriculum.”