Each year we schedule both external and in house Charanga training – your designated coordinator will be in touch with details of any opportunity as and when it arises. This page is dedicated to announcing both Charanga-delivered CPD as well as SoundStorm’s own guides and interpretation on how to get the most out of Charanga tailored to your level of experience.
At various points throughout the academic year 2020/21, Charanga became an invaluable tool for home learners with a huge spike of student YUMU registrations (400 to in excess of 8000 within a matter of weeks). As a result and in response to feedback of confidence levels in using the resource, a series of FREE remote CPD sessions were arranged, including support on some of the more advanced features of Charanga focused on getting the most out of ‘My Workspace’ and YUMU. We had a fantastic response from teachers, with over 40 of them getting involved! Click on the links below to access these training guides.
Our guidance for newcomers to Charanga can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
There’s no doubt about it, just like the rest of this award-winning resource, Charanga’s CPD & Training Centre is pretty thorough – so thorough it may be a bit daunting to know where to start! Just for you, we’ve sifted through and picked out our Top 5 (actually, 6!) useful training sessions for you to watch, or read through:
Deciphering School, Blended, Hybrid and Home Teaching. Very good for preparing for the possibility of a range of scenarios in 21/22 and to ensure learning is not disrupted. We all hope that restrictions won’t return, however, it can’t hurt to be fully prepared.
During summer 2020, our Music and Cultural Education Coordinator Jo, held a remote ‘Intermediate level’ CPD for Primary teachers on getting to grips with Charanga’s My Workspace functions. The aim was to assist teachers in their understanding of using the tool effectively. This session included:
Wanted to come along but missed it? Never fear – see below! My Workspace was the first session of a 2-part CPD – the second of which focussed on specific resources.
Part 2 of our Intermediate training covered some of Jo’s favourite Charanga resources, outside of the main Scheme (or our ‘Top Resources’). The aim was to assist teachers in their understanding of some of Charanga’s hidden gems and provide ideas on how they might be able to use them for their home learning activities. Now we’re back, they’re still useful!
Click on the link below to be taken to the training guide.