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Midlands History Forum Conference 2019

History: See it, Live it, Learn it

Saturday 19 October 2019, 9.30am-1.30pm                                                                                                      Cost: £10

The Museum is delighted to be hosting the Midlands History Forum Conference 2019. This year the Conference will explore  history outside the classroom  through an exciting programme of talks, tours and workshops. Martin Phillips from Historic England and Benjamin Smith, from Worcester Cathedral will provide inspirational keynotes. There will also be a choice of workshops, a  providers' exhibition and, as an additional bonus, the opportunity to explore the Museum  in the afternoon at no extra cost.  


 The Programme 

 

9.30am:  Registration and  Publisher/Provider Exhibition

 

10.00-11.45am:  Keynotes

  • Introduction to the Black Country Living Museum
    Mel Weatherley, Head of Learning
  • What's on your Doorstep? Helping to foster pupils' sense of place, pride and curiosity in their area's unique local history
      
    Martin Phillips, West Midlands Local Heritage Education Manager for Historic England's Heritage Schools Programme
  • "Going barefoot into the past: using the heritage site to reconnect with history"   
    Benjamin Smith, Director of Education and Learning, Worcester Cathedral

 

11.15-11.45am:  Break and further opportunity to explore the Publisher/Provider Exhibition 

 

11.45am-12.30pm:  Workshop 1 

Workshop 1 Options

Please select one of the following:

  • Living Industry: linking STEAM (science, technology, engineering , art &  maths) to local history  (KS2/3)
    Tom Dipple, STEAM Learning Developer, Black Country Living Museum
  • Using your local  Archive to enhance your pupils' teaching and learning about the past  (KS1-4)
    Rachel Brown, Archivist, Dudley Archives and Local  History Centre. This workshop will include a tour of the  archives and glimpse of some the treasurers they hold.
  • Enhancing the teaching of world civilisations with special reference to the Maya
    Diane Davies, a working archaeologist who has produced extensive resources and run courses for primary teachers. "Journey through the Maya world" is an award winning video.
  • Just a jolly? Making visits meaningful (KS3/4)
    Jordan Hobbis, Lead Teacher of History, Studley High School, Warwickshire
  • Engaging ways to explore local history for subject leaders or class teachers 
    Chris Trevor, Primary Education Consultant
  • Working with living historians in the classroom (KS2/3)
    Andy Smith, Senior Lecture r in Special & Inclusive Education, University of Northampton
    Richard Brown, Project Management Consultant, Northampton  and  Experiential/Living Historian
    Andy George, Headteacher, Loughton Primary School, Milton Keynes and Experiential/Living Historian
    Caroline Nielsen
  • Total Recall - strategies to support students who feel overwhelmed by subject content and knowledge retention (KS4, but can be adapted for KS3/5)
    Deborah Hayden, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning, KS2-4 Transition, Trinity Catholic School, Leamington Spa

 

12.45-1.30pm:  Workshop  2

Workshop 2 Options

Please select one of the following:

  • Living Industry: linking STEAM (science, technology, engineering , art &  maths) to local history  (KS2/3)
    Tom Dipple, STEAM Learning Developer, Black Country Living Museum
  • Using your local  Archive to enhance your pupils' teaching and learning about the past  (KS1-4)
    Rachel Brown, Archivist, Dudley Archives and Local  History Centre. This workshop will include a tour of the  archives and glimpse of some the treasurers they hold.
  • Enhancing the teaching of world civilisations with special reference to the Maya
    Diane Davies, a working archaeologist who has produced extensive resources and run courses for primary teachers. "Journey through the Maya world" is an award winning video.
  • Just a jolly? Making visits meaningful (KS3/4)
    Jordan Hobbis, Lead Teacher of History, Studley High School, Warwickshire
  • Engaging ways to explore local history for subject leaders or class teachers 
    Chris Trevor, Primary Education Consultant
  • Working with living historians in the classroom (KS2/3)
    Andy Smith, Senior Lecture r in Special & Inclusive Education, University of Northampton
  • Total Recall - strategies to support students who feel overwhelmed by subject content and knowledge retention
    Deborah Hayden, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning, KS2-4 Transition, Trinity Catholic School, Leamington Spa
 

1.30-5pm:  Opportunity to Explore the Black Country Living Museum 

 


Download Programme

 


How to Book

To book your places please contact our Sales and Ticketing Team:

Email:   salesandticketing@bclm.com

Telephone:  0121 520 8054  (Lines Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)

 


 

 

Did you know?

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When the museum was first built, only the canal, limekilns and mine shafts were here - along with a disused sewage works.

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