Primary Teacher workshops
CPD Sessions in Schools
Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom
1- School Visits (3-hrs workshops)
I offer half-day workshops for Professional Development groups or in schools either to Key Stage 2 teachers or to all teaching staff. The workshops last 3 hours and can be arranged to fit in either with the school day or twilight sessions.
The workshops are aimed at participants with little or no prior knowledge of the Maya.
During the workshop, we will be discussing:
- The characteristics of Maya civilisation and their remarkable achievements and popular misunderstandings
- Examples of teaching activities that can be used in all subjects across the curriculum
And teachers will learn and try their hand at calculating Maya numbers and determining dates in the famous Maya calendar.
They will also receive a resource packet that includes information, teaching activities and accurate online and printed resources.
“I wanted to say thank you for delivering such interesting and motivating inset to us. The staff gave me such positive feedback and thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. They found your passion and knowledge really inspiring.”
Laura Anderson, Garden Suburb Junior School, London
2- Day Events (Full-day)
I also organise full-day workshops at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and elsewhere.
The workshops follow the same schedule as the school visits, but they also include a museum tour, the Mexican Gallery in the British Museum.
“Thank you so much for your talk today, I hugely appreciated it and can’t wait to bring it to the classroom and inspire children with tales of hot chocolate and ballgames!
It is always wonderful to hear someone speak with passion about a subject especially one as inspiring.
I am really excited by the idea of being able to teach with knowledge and understanding, and loads of credit to you for being able to deliver so much information in such a brief time.
Thanks again, it was a great day, a fascinating insight and a real pleasure to hear about the Maya from such a great teacher. “
James Hodgson, PGCE Student, Institute of Education
Previous Teacher Workshops
2017 Lancashire Professional Development Service, Woodlands Conference Centre, Chorley. 23 March
2017 London Grid for Learning, Camden CLC, London. 17 January
2016 School Improvement Centre, Liverpool. 6 December.
2016 Institute of Education, London. 27 February
2016 Lancashire Professional Development Service, Woodlands Conference Centre, Chorley. 23 February
2015 The William Brown Library and Museum. 8 September
2015 The William Brown Library and Museum. 18 June
2015 Garden Suburb Junior School, London. 20 April
2015 Finton House School, London. 21 March
2015 Weston Turville, Bucks. 26 February
2015 Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London. 8 January
2014 Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds. 5 December
2014 Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London. 1 November
2014 Weston Turville, Bucks. 29 October
2014 Robertswood School, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. 22 October
2014 Institute of Latin American Studies, London. 30 September
2014 Institute of Latin American Studies, London. 29 August
2014 Butlers Court School Beaconsfield, Bucks. 26 August
2014 Institute of Latin American Studies, London. 29 July
2012 Tulane University’s Summer Teacher Institute on the Maya: A Trip to Guatemala
2011 Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop, Tulane University, New Orleans
2010 Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop, Tulane University, New Orleans
2010 The International High School of New Orleans, New Orleans