openit

openit

openit is the termly newspaper for the Open Futures programme.
Each issue brings you creative lesson ideas, practical advice and useful information together with the latest news about the Open Futures programme.

You can read any issue of openit as ePapers below. Click the arrows to browse through the pages and double click to open.

The next issue will be out Autumn 2014.

Latest issue...

In this issue . . .

  • Sarah Mumford shares her views on how filmmaking can improve learning
  • Meet our Andy Cameron filmit Award winners in the UK and India
  • Find out how filmit can work with askit, growit and cookit to enhance children's learning
  • See a report on the successful CPD workshop run in partnership with the RHS
  • Wes Jefferson shares his experiences of working with filmit in India and England
  • See the latest news from our flagship schools
  • Read our filmmaker's tale

Previous issues...

In this issue . . .
  • Dame Alison Peacock comments on the recent CBI report, First Steps: A new approach for our schools
  • Professor James Crabbe’s observations on a model for education
  • Askit, growit, cookit & filmit working to strengthen school links with parents and the wider community
  • ‘Be Proud’ Award acknowledging initiatives in Manchester
  • Hints and tips on local sponsorship
  • The Andy Cameron filmit Award update
  • Thorebsy’s relationship with Hull City Football Club
  • Open Futures Flagship Awards 

In this issue ...


  • Cultural Diversity in Heald Place Primary School
  • Cultural diversity explored through askit, growit, cookit and filmit
  • Open Futures in the News - Camberwell Park Specialist School and Cheetham CoE Community Academy at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show
  • Meet our new Trustees and filmit trainers
  • Updates on the Andy Cameron filmit award and Shakespeare Schools Festival
  • planit and shareit; planning for change

 

In this issue . . .

  • Discover a little more about problem based learning
  • Discover how askit, growit, cookit and filmit can be great   opportunities for practicing problem solving
  • The Chair of Governors' tale - Open Futures People
  • FAQs about Open Futures Centres of Excellence and the Quality Mark
  • The draft National Curriculum and highlights from the Cambridge Primary Review's response
  • Open Futures in the News
  • The Andy Cameron filmit Award 2014
  • "Be Healthy, it's up to you", read about the Young Pioneer's charitable programme, 'Be Healthy'
  • Open Futures in the News, New 2013 - 15 partnership schools
  • Encouraging healthy living through askit, growit, cookit & filmit
  • The Andy Cameron filmit Award 2014, competition details
  • Open Futures Clusters
  • Open Futures People, the Chairman's Tale and our new Chief Operation Officer
  • Shakespeare Schools Festival for 2013

 

In this issue...

  • Can-do, will-do, how Enterprise Education is linked to a skills and enquiry based learning programme
  • Open Futures in the News
  • Supporting Enterprise in Education through askit, growit, cookit & filmit
  • filmit in India, Cameras, Capture Culture
  • Training in India
  • Open Futures People
  • FAQs
  • A tribute to Andy Cameron
  • National Conference in Birmingham, July 2012

In this issue...

  • A well balanced and well managed curriculum
  • Open Futures in the News
  • Supporting Literacy, Numeracy, Science & ICT through askit, growit, cookit & filmit
  • iPods and iPads - the future of filmit
  • Open Futures People
  • FAQs
  • Growit in Manchester
  • Centres of Excellence
 

In this issue...

  • Towards a values-based curriculum with Open Futures
  • Open Futures in the News
  • Celebrate the Olympics with askit, growit, cookit & filmit
  • Thinkers' Thoughts & Did You Know?
  • Creating a New Garden, advice from the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Discover where we are with the New Primary Curriculum
  • Open Futures People
  • FAQs - questions answered

In this issue...

  • Pizza's Place in the Primary Curriculum
  • Think of a Question
  • New School Year New Open Futures Initiative
  • The Hart of Excellence!
  • Getting your Garden Through the Six Week Summer Holiday
  • How to use Summer Produce
  • Open Futures National Conference Report
  • Talking Objects
  • How we embedded filmmaking into our curriculum

In this issue...

  • New School Year - New Funding Initiative
  • Getting your garden through the summer holidays
  • How to use Summer produce
  • The Hart of Excellence!
  • Open Futures National Conference Report
  • Talking Objects
  • Embedding filmmaking into our curriculum