Saturday, 25 June 2011

LinkedUp Dissemination Conference and Show and Tell, Friday July 1st to Saturday July 2nd 2011, Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield.

The LinkedUp project finished in March 2011 when Links into Languages also ceased to exist to become Network for Languages. The project has generated many resources that have been uploaded to the LinkedUp website and there has been a series of national events to disseminate the good practice shared.

The dissemination event for the North West Region of England will be combined with a residential Show and Tell at Shrigley Hall near Macclesfield, Cheshire.

This will offer an opportunity to hear about the projects from the North West and see innovative resources and ideas that have been tried and tested.

Due to circumstances beyond our control there are now 10 FREE places going for interested colleagues from the North West and beyond to come along and share good practice. They will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis.

This is a beautiful country house hotel in rural surroundings, with excellent facilities and amenities. A website link is on the attached plan for the Friday evening and Saturday morning. Evening meal, room and Saturday breakfast and lunch are included as well as use of the facilities.

I will be leading the Show and Tell parts of the weekend and I am certainly looking forward to it! There will be three sessions with a LinkedUp presentation in each, followed by some lively opportunities for letting us know what works/ has worked for you or finding out more about something you would like to try out in the classroom.

ICT facilities and internet access will be available – bring your own laptop if you feel more comfortable with it, otherwise a pendrive will do. If you are a Twitter user, use the hashtag #LUSAT to share your findings.

The Proposed Plan for both days is as follows:

Friday afternoon

4-5pm: Arrivals, Booking in and Welcome - Afternoon tea (guests may check in from 2.30)
5-6pm: Guests are welcome to make use of the hotel facilities.

6-7pm: Session 1: Linked Up Projects and Innovative Classroom Ideas

7.30pm: Dinner

Saturday morning

9.15 – 10.30: Session 2 – Creativity, Good Practice and Motivation

10.30 – 11.30: Break, chance to network, use leisure facilities, go for walk…..

11.30 – 12.30: Session 3 – Linked Up Projects, Working with Enterprise and Businesses

12.30: Lunch

1.30: Plenary

2pm: Depart

If you want to join us, please contact Hilary Jones at Network for Languages NorthWest to check availability and secure a free place.

See you there!