About Phil Badham

Phil Badham is an experienced teacher, trainer and consultant dedicated to providing schools and colleges with ideas, support, direction and inspiration to deliver effective learning experiences. Phil is a Visible Learningplus consultant and Outstanding Teaching Intervention trainer for Osiris Educational, an Adobe Education Leader, and delivers Digital Engagement Projects for Gaia Technologies. He presents in the UK and internationally (on topics including Challenge for All, Feedback and Assessment, Digital Creativity in the Classroom and Immersive Learning), trains teachers and students in creative media applications, and helps school leaders across the country integrate educational technologies successfully across the curriculum.

Training and Coaching

Friendly, approachable and carefully phased professional development that helps teachers feel confident and take creative risks.

Strategy and Support

Support for schools and leaders to ensure their strategies are robust, integrated, practical, sustainable and effective.

Speaking and Presenting

Available for INSETs and as a speaker at conferences nationally and internationally on a range of educational themes.

Services


INSETs

Phil is regularly described as a passionate, confident, well-informed and engaging presenter of INSET, and enjoys facilitating interactive, lively professional development experiences.

Adobe Creative Cloud Training

Get quality training for teachers, pupils (and sometimes both) by an Adobe Certified Educator and Adobe Education Leader on packages such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and InDesign. Perfect for Media/Art/ICT/STEM teachers.

Conferences & Presenting

Phil is available for conferences and speaking events in the UK or internationally, on topics such as evidence-based learning, the role of educational technology, digital creativity, and challenging all students.

Distance Learning Tutor

Phil can deliver online courses and has been a presenter on Adobe's Train the Trainer courses (available on the Adobe Education Exchange) as well as a creator of distance learning tools for a multi-academy trust.

Whole School Programmes (through Osiris Educational)

Phil is available through Osiris Educational to deliver the popular Outstanding Teaching Intervention and Visible Learningplus programmes.

Educational Technology Support

ICT with appropriate TLC!
Edtech CPD opportunities for your staff at every level of technical ability, supporting them in acquiring sustainable skills, and the appropriate technical confidence to successfully enhance classroom practice.

The 'Timewarp' Digital Learning Project

Phil organised and directed the multi-disciplinary 'Timewarp' project for Year 6 and Year 8 pupils in conjunction with Gaia Technologies and George Mitchell School in Leyton, involving architectural design, green screen, video production, audio editing, design thinking and drama-based activities.

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Training and Support Areas

Educational Themes, Courses, Projects and Consultations which Phil and associates can help you with:


Phil has presented INSET and CPD across the UK and further afield in the USA, Spain, Germany, Cyprus and Romania. The courses listed below reflect some of the popular topics he has been asked to deliver.

Click on the Course names below for more information:

  • Clarify what High Challenge looks like and the means for creating it
  • Provide practical examples of challenge and differentiation in classrooms
  • Develop deeper thinking through questioning
  • Plan for Challenge and Differentiation through stronger pre-assessment
  • Build student resilience to challenge and increase motivation
  • A thought-provoking session designed to explore and test assumptions in education around the teaching of boys
  • Learn how to apply a methodology that ensure boys' needs are catered for based on evidence and theory-in-action
  • Take away practical ideas for developing boys' literacy and fostering a love of learning
  • Develop an understanding of the full range of current assessment practices
  • Evaluate the impact and practicalities of introducing new forms of assessment.
  • Provide practical means by which feedback can be developed and encouraged at all levels and phases

  • Develop a firm understanding of the principles of mastery learning and how they apply across multiple subject areas
  • Evaluate the impact and practicalities of introducing mastery learning principles in all subjects
  • Provide practical means by which mastery methods can be planned and integrated into the curriculum

  • Demystify what the independent learner is and does
  • Improve the quality and value of student self-assessment
  • Enable students to become effective and relevant questioners
  • Create principles of autonomy for all kinds of individual or collaborative learning activities
  • Practical starting points for benchmarking student independence and building towards self-regulation
  • Engage all students in accessing unfamiliar language and themes in literature
  • Reading poetry to reveal itself; stealth routes to analysis and interpretation
  • Developing the Literary Critic; the 'whys' and 'wherefore art thous' of interpretation

  • Training and consultancy that deals with ALL aspects of the 2014 Primary Computing PoS, not just computer science.
  • Understand how to track progression of key skills from Reception all the way to Year 6
  • Ready-made materials and plans to take away and begin teaching the PCC, even from a novice level.
  • Suitable for all teachers at any level of confidence and knowledge to understand the fundamental concepts needed to teach the computing curriculum successfully


Most teachers have access to interactive displays and/or digital devices in their classrooms, but are students getting the right return of investment in their learning as a result? A lot of educational technology is left unused or paid lip service only for lots of reasons, but there are ways of overcoming the technical and skills barriers, and time factors, and ensure teachers enhance their classroom practice with digital tools rather than hinder it.

Exciting, practical sessions - or series of sessions - designed to give educators a plethora of engaging ideas, activities and inspiration for direct classroom application.

During these workshops, teachers will learn the secrets of achieving whole class engagement with simple but highly effective IWB techniques, including:

  • Advanced text manipulation and annotation techniques
  • Enhancing questioning and thinking skills
  • Innovative uses of hide-and-reveal

...as well as revelatory reversals of common myths and preconceptions about Interactive Whiteboards.

Practical, user-friendly and accessible sessions for teachers new to Promethean equipment designed to build confidence and impart essential practices for achieving optimum use in the classroom.

Trainees will learn how to configure and troubleshoot their displays, use ActivInspire in conjunction with commmon apps and features, create effective flipcharts and achieve interactivity with existing resources.

Subject-tailored INSET and Courses for using Smart / Promethean / RM / Clevertouch IWBs for great teaching and learning. Currently available for:

  • Art
  • English and English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Religious Studies
  • Science

Practical, user-friendly and accessible sessions for teachers new to SmartBoard interactive whiteboards designed to build confidence and impart essential practices for achieving optimum use in the classroom.

Trainees will learn how to configure and troubleshoot their boards, use Notebook in conjunction with commmon desktop programs, create effective Notebook files and achieve interactivity with existing resources.

Training sessions that are practical, self-paced, packed with ideas, and designed to build teachers' confidence and repertoire of skills with their IWB. Acquire essential skills and practices for achieving optimum use with your SMARTboard in the classroom.

Learn some of the more unique and powerful tools within SMART Notebook, create new and exciting resources, and take a wealth of tips and tricks away

Learner Response Systems have been in classrooms for many years, either in the form of 'clickers' (early voting systems) to mobile apps and AR-based systems like Plickers. Polling students, gathering invaluable formative assessment data is in reach of all educators with this course which aims to give practical examples of how teachers can exploit the full potential of these tools.

Course/workshop features:

  • Generic guidance on LRS, no matter what system you use
  • Practical examples for effective classroom use
  • Guidance on managing devices and accounts
  • How to use LRS to boost questioning strategies

Presentation software is used in the majority of schools, but are packages like Keynote and Powerpoint really suitable learning tools? Should they remain as the preserve of boardrooms and business conferences? Designing powerpoints and other linear slide-based presentational aids can not only interfere with the learning process as a teacher, but also funnel students into narrow and uninspiring ways of presenting outcomes.

Find out great alternatives to presentation overkill and look at other means of combining content delivery with great learning.

Discover a range of new, easy and free ways of sprucing up your delivery of key content whilst also giving your students interesting and engaging ways of presenting their outcomes.

Prezi has distinct advantages as a presentation tool over most others. It is slideless and non-linear, animated, fully able to handle multimedia and embedded interactive elements, inherently intuitive, freely available and cloud-based.

However, as with most things, knowing how to make a 'prezi' may be straight-forward, but making one which moves beyond the novelties of spinning animations towards serving specific learning goals is another....



Full Consultation Services to help schools set up their Virtual Learning Platforms, including administration, training and implementation and launch.

We offer a specialised programme of support including:

    • Full Consultation to ensure full customisation of the Learning Platform to the needs of your school or institution
    • Strategy Documentation
    • Assisting with school policy updates
    • Phased timelines for implementation
    • Administrative guidance
    • Full training and mentoring for key users and stakeholders

Go beyond resource repositories and homework management, and learn how to make creative use of your learning platform, with guidance on aspects including:

  • embed digital media effectively
  • how to transform assessment; manage self, peer and class assessment
  • portfolios and reporting
  • blogging, collaborative writing, knowledge organisers...and more!


Knowing how to acquire, edit and present digital images is an essential skill in today's highly visual world, whether for their presentations, in creating visual models of concepts or producing professional quality materials. Teachers can also see how even the basics of Digital Image Editing can have a huge visual impact on your classroom materials and school publications. Adobe® Photoshop® allows users to successfully handle a range of images in different contexts, to alter photos professionally and compose attractive designs.

Become an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop with this full course (approx. 20 hours training time) of practical training, instruction and support.

  • Train at your site with your equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Regular assessment and consolidation of learning
  • Project-based units with a focus on educational use
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.
  • Practise tests before you take the final exam

Suitable for

All School Staff
Teachers
KS3,KS4, FE Students

Versions Supported

CS4 CS5 CS6 CC

Get the best possible start to the world of digital image editing with this introductory course.

Ideal for teachers or students wishing to take the first step in how to enhance their images or create from scratch.

This practical, instructor-led session guides users through a series of projects with an educational focus, building up knowledge not only of the software, but also its applications in the classroom and the theory behind common tasks, tools, technical terminology and file types.

  • Train at your site with your software
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Learn the essentials of image formats
  • Project-based units with a focus on common tools and techniques
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.

Suitable for

All School Staff
Teachers
KS3,KS4, FE, HE Students

Versions Supported
CS4 CS5 CS6 CC

Photoshop courses designed specifically for art and photography students that demonstrate essential workflows and techniques for creative enhancement of digital images.

We have a range of units covering composite art, montage, enchancing digital photographs, animation and graphic design, but we are happy to build a session to your specfications.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software
  • Trainer-led, project-based and with opportunities for consolidation
  • Tailored content for your students' needs
  • Includes a guide to creative workflows
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.
  • Bespoke course extensions for art students exploring specific artistic movements

Suitable for

Art and/or Photography Teachers
KS4, FE, HE Students of Art and Photography

Versions Supported

CS4 CS5 CS6 CC

Become an Adobe Certified Associate in InDesign with this full course (approx. 25 hours training time) of practical training, instruction and support.

  • Train at your site with your software on your equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Regular assessment and consolidation of learning
  • Project-based units with a focus on educational use
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.
  • Practise tests before you take the final exam

Suitable for

Media and ICT Teachers

KS4, FE, HE Students

School Marketing Managers or Teams

Versions Supported

CS5 CS6 CC

Get started with print and digital publishing with this 3 hour 'quickstart' introduction to InDesign. Learn how to quickly and easily create stunning page layouts and organise text and graphics correctly.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software on your equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Clarifies essential terminology
  • Accessible, project-based units with a focus on educational use
  • Fully editable sets of course materials to take away afterwards.

Suitable for

Media and ICT Teachers

KS4, FE, HE Students

School Marketing Managers or Teams

Versions Supported

CS5 CS6 CC

For participants new to video-editing, this course deals with the fundamentals of capturing video, video formats, and also introduces simple but highly effective editing techniques.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software on your software and equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance and support
  • Learn the secrets of professional editing workflows
  • Apply stunning filters and effects to video
  • (Optional) Bring your own footage to edit

Suitable for

Media and ICT Teachers

KS4, FE, HE Students

School Marketing Managers or Teams

Versions Supported

CS5 CS6 CC

Designed especially for media students, this popular and dynamic course not only explores the history of music video, but enables students to skilfully blend audio and visual elements using stock footage and music using Adobe Premiere Pro.

Course features include:

  • Train at your site with your software on your equipment
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Build your own music video using stock footage and sounds
  • Learn how to use audio transitions and mix audio tracks
  • Create powerful and appealing visuals with filters and sophisticated editing techniques

Suitable for

Media and ICT Teachers

KS4, FE, HE Students

Versions Supported

CS5 CS6 CC


Today's classrooms and schools contain ideas, equipment and spaces that allow students to be creative in ways we could never have perceived possible even a generation ago.

These courses are about creativity first and foremost, in the ways that students communicate their learning, make connections, and express their ideas. Teachers can discover how to enable students to present their learning to wider audiences in numerous formats and frameworks, and also construct activities which are designed to build on, and deepen, learning.

The modern classroom can offer a rich choice of learning outcomes for students, along with the features necessary for sourcing, capturing, editing and producing content for review, sharing and publishing.

Learn how to introduce focused creativity and true collaborative working methods to bring out your students' understanding of topics and tasks.

The powerful native functions of most smartphones and tablets offer a diverse range of uses both inside and outside the classroom.

This exciting, innnovative session presents a range of new technologies and radical ideas for giving students fantastic immersive experiences.

Includes:

  • Bringing Augmented Reality (AR) into the classroom
  • QR Codes for Learning Quests
  • Turn school trips into documentary-making experiences
  • Maximising learning in museums
  • Using multi-modal approaches in class to immerse students in a topic, period or scenario
  • An introduction to Pervasive Learning theory


You've souped up the school wi-fi, sorted out the purchase of tablets, distributed them to staff and students, but perhaps the mobile learning revolution you hoped for seems to be stalling...

  • Are your staff familiar with how they are expected to use these technologies successfully?
  • What are the best principles for smoothly facilitating new learning dynamics with the introduction of mobile devices?

These courses will assist in adjusting mindsets, building confidence and enthusiasm, and enable your staff to fully digest the essential pedagogy and principles behind mobile learning.

A 'basics' session for teachers who have just received ipads and would like to know how to teach with it, and how to get the best out of student use.

The session is available as a twilight, half-day or full day course in which participants learn:

  • How to set-up your ipad
  • Essential functions and features
  • 10 most useful apps for getting started
  • Connecting to your Network
  • Understanding IDs and App Management
  • How to use iPads as a Learning Tool
  • Using Apple TV to display on your Interactive Whiteboard

Tablets offers unlimited choices of creative outcomes for students, along with the features necessary for capturing, editing and producing content for sharing and publishing.

Learn how to introduce focused creativity and true collaborative working methods to bring out your students' understanding of topics and tasks.

The secrets of successfully managing the shift in learning culture towards a 'Flipped Learning' model are discussed and demonstrated in this session.

Participants will be introduced to the 'Flipped Learning' concept and be shown the different ways that mobile devices can serve engaging content easily and efficiently.

The powerful native functions of most smartphones and tablets offer a diverse range of uses both inside and outside the classroom.

This exciting, innnovative session presents a range of new technologies and radical ideas for giving students fantastic immersive experiences.

Includes:

  • Bringing Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality into the classroom
  • Turn school trips into documentary-making experiences
  • Maximising learning in museums
  • Using multi-modal approaches in class to immerse students in a topic, period or scenario
  • An introduction to Pervasive Learning theory

Portfolio

  • All
  • Projects
  • Speaking
  • Training

'Timewarp'

GAIA Digital Engagement Project 2017

'Blood Brothers' at OMA

GAIA DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT PROJECT 2016

Adobe Premiere Pro Training

Cranford Community College

Primary Computing Support

St John's College Prep, Portsmouth

Speaker: Student Commission

Harris Federation 2016

'Day in the Life'

GAIA DIGITAL LEARNING PROJECT 2017

Immersive Learning Seminar

AEL Summit, Adobe Systems, CA

CyberSecurity Workshop

Berkeley UTC, Glos

Speaker: United Learning

UNITED LEARNING, ExCEL, London

Photoshop/SurfacePro Demo

Bett Show 2016 for Microsoft Edu

Speaker: AEL18 Summit

Adobe Offices, San Francisco

EdTech and School Trips

Hampshire Collegiate School

Wooton Park Promo Making

GAIA Digital Engagement Project 2018

Mark Hall Academy Report

GAIA Studio Team Project 2018

Speaker: Hampshire CS

HCS T&L Conference

Wootton Park Promo Video Project

Phil worked with Year 8 pupils at Wootton Park School, Northampton, on creating a Promotional Video using iPads and WeVideo. This project was in conjunction with Gaia Technologies and involved planning, storyboarding, filming and video editing activities.

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