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Open Futures is a teacher CPD programme that helps teachers to build children’s ability ‘to think and to do’. It develops skills of enquiry, both as an end in itself and to underpin learning in three other strands of practical activity – cooking, horticulture and digital filmmaking.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • A Sensory Tour of the Curriculum

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    This course will give you the knowledge and skills needed to plan inspiring enquiry based lessons that combine growing; the senses and philosophical enquiry. Participants will see how Open Futures ‘askit’ and ‘growit’ strands can work together to offer learning that is fun; practical and thought provoking and will take away ideas for developing their own sensory thinking garden.

  • Thinking Outside The Planet

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    As humans begin to explore other planetary habitats; this workshop combines horticulture and philosophy to discover what choices man needs to make in order to live and survive on another planet. It is a practical course for Primary teachers based upon decision making and problem solving in the context of horticulture and philosophy.

  • Cookit Level 1 (INITIATE)

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    Cookit teaches children about the importance of food; to understand where their food comes from and enables children to apply basic cooking skills as part of the curriculum. Cookit Level 1 enables teachers to set the foundations for cooking safely with children and to understand how to implement cooking as part of the core curriculum.

  • Cookit Level 2 (DEVELOP)

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    Cookit Level 2 builds upon teachers’ skills in cookit and enables them to develop innovative topics and lessons which incorporate cooking into the curriculum with an emphasis upon nutrition.

  • Cookit Level 3 (EMBED)

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    Cookit Level 3 enables teachers to fully embed cooking skills and to use a wide range of cooking activities across all Key Stages.

  • Growit Level 1 (INITIATE)

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    This course enables teachers to set the foundations for gardening safely with children and to understand how to implement horticulture skills as part of the core curriculum.

  • Filmit Level 1 (INITIATE) - An introduction to Digital Makers

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    This course focuses on creative uses of technology in the classroom. The hands on programme will give teachers the skills they need to embrace innovative pedagogies using technology. The strategies are designed to be easily embedded in the curriculum. This is the first in a progressive series of 3 training modules.

  • Growing and Cooking with Maths and Science throughout the Seasons

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    This is a hands on workshop looking at how the skills of growing and cooking can support learning in Primary maths and science. Links will be made to the key aims and programmes of study in the 2014 curriculum.

  • Raising Standards in English through Philosophical Enquiry

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    This one day course is aimed at Primary Schools with or without current experience of Philosophical Enquiry and will link this powerful teaching practice with raising standards across the English curriculum.

  • Filmit Level 2 (DEVELOP) - Developing Digital Makers

    Training Course | The Open Futures Trust

    Developing digital makers builds upon the core skills which teachers have in order to continue to develop new and innovative pedagogies and confidently use new technologies.                                                                                     

The Open Futures Trust
The Cottage, Howbery Park
Benson Lane, Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BA

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