DOZENS of teachers, librarians and parents learned how technology can be used to benefit children in the classroom at an innovative conference being held for the very first time in the UK.
Youngsters from Jesmond Gardens Primary School, in Hartlepool, joined the adults at the inaugural BrainSPACE event.
A series of workshops were held throughout the day at Space to Learn, in King Oswy Drive, Hartlepool.
The thinking behind all of the workshops – one of which was run by the Jesmond Gardens pupils – is to help teachers, parents, school governors and other adults, experience how technology can support learning.
Jude Baker, e-learning and mobile consultant for BrainPOP UK, the publishing company which organised the event, said: “We decided to hold our very first event of this kind in Hartlepool because I have visited Space to Learn in the past and thought it was such an amazing facility. The event went extremely well. We had about 40 teachers, librarians, governors and parents join us throughout the day as well as the youngsters.
“It was great to get the ideas across to them but also hear about their ideas.
“This is certainly something we will build on and I’m sure we will return to Hartlepool to host another similar event in the near future.”