Marc’s Events

Since February 2011 Marc has been speaking at various events and conferences. These include TeachMeets, Local Authority CPD courses, Geographical Association Conferences and the BETT Show. Marc is also the manager of the Apple Regional Training Centre, Nottingham, which offers free courses throughout the year to schools in region. Visit the Nottingham RTC website here or see the upcoming courses below.

If you would like to know more about the courses that Marc offers, please get in touch using the forms on the ‘Contact’ page of this blog.

Upcoming Events at The Apple Regional Training Centre, Nottingham

Slide to Unlock: Meet iPad. Monday 19th September  £FREE

4.00pm – 5.15pm at Burton Joyce Primary School

Reserve Your Free Place Here.

Come to this free workshop at the Apple Regional Training Centre in Nottingham to learn how to use some simple apps in the classroom. This course is suitable for teaching assistants, classroom teachers and ICT Leaders who are new to using iPad devices in lessons.

Hear from a range of teachers at the school who have used simple apps to enhance learning in their classrooms. This workshop will cover EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

Reserve Your Free Place Here.

Friends of the Regional Training Centre meeting. Wednesday 9th November. £FREE

4.00pm – 5.30pm at Burton Joyce Primary School

Formerly ‘The iPad Classroom‘, this is currently an invitation only group for teachers who have worked on leadership projects with the RTC. Please look out for an e-mail from Marc to invite you to this event. During the evening we will conclude our vision tool and plan for its use in our own schools. We will share the latest apps used in our own lessons and evaluate new resources from Apple Distinguished Educators.

onebillion: An Early Maths Intervention TBC £FREE

4.00pm – 5.30pm at Burton Joyce Primary School

Join Marc Faulder, early years teacher, and The University of Nottingham as we share the findings from the UK’s first large scale evaluation of the onebillion apps in closing the gap in early maths.

Schools who participated in this research are welcome to this special event where their successes will be celebrated. There will be an opportunity to hear from some of the teachers involved in the study and chance to spend time using the intervention apps too.

Also find out what is happening next as this exciting research moves forwards around the world.

iMovie and Creative Writing. Monday 21st November. £FREE

4.00pm – 5.15pm at Burton Joyce Primary

Reserve Your Free Place Here.

This practical workshop was requested by friends of the Regional Training Centre. In this time you will see examples of student work and learn how to use iMovie trailers in creative writing lessons. See how easy it is for children to create quality short films and the impact this has on writing across genres.

Reserve Your Free Place Here.

Spring 2017 Preview

WB January 16th: The Coding Playground returns with a focus on STEM challenges

WB February 30th: Back by popular demand, Teacher Authored Texts: iPad and Guided Reading

WB March 20th: ‘People, Wildlife and Timber’ with The Forestry Commission.

Past Events

Summer Term 2016

Animation Playground (Special Event for Student Teachers at Nottingham Trent University)

Coding Playground (Special Event at Computing at Schools Hub East Midlands) Monday 25th April


Hola iPad! Monday 9th May £FREE

Digital Treasure Hunts. Wednesday 25th May £FREE

Spring Term 2016

Coding Playground: Monday 11th January 2016    £FREE

Early Years and iPads, Monday 1st February 2016 £FREE


Guided Reading with iPad: Using Teacher Authored Texts, Monday 29th February 2016 £FREE

Nottinghamshire County Council iPad in Education Network (Spring)

Autumn Term 2015

Nottinghamshire County Council iPad in Education Network (Autumn)

Meet iPad: Monday 12th October 2015  £FREE


The iPad Classroom. Working Group: Wednesday 25th November 2015   £FREE


Summer Term 2015

Apple Regional Training Centre Summer Conference

Apple Learning Tour (Midlands)

Nottinghamshire County Council iPad in Education Network

TeachMeet Midlands Summer

Spring Term 2015

Beeston Fields Primary School, 16th March 2015

“Authentic Authors”

Marc planned and delivered a bespoke training course introducing the staff here to iPad and promoting a vision to embed their existing 32 iPads in to their curriculum.

Heymann Primary School, Early Years and Key Stage 1 Staff Meeting, 2nd February 2015

“Coding in Early Years”

Marc will be planning and delivering a staff meeting for early years and key stage 1 staff (teachers and teaching assistants) surrounding early coding resources and progression of skills. Marc will share strategies such as unplugged computing, using programmable toys and how to exceed the early learning goals in technology. This will support the school in their ‘sic-tech’ project for Spring Term 2.

Nottinghamshire County Council Teaching Assistants Conference.

“Authentic Authors”

Booking: 02 March 2014 – Eastwood Hall 

Marc will be planning and delivering workshops on using iPads to teaching assistants attending the full day conference. Dates

Nottinghamshire County Council – Spring Term iPad in Education Network

Marc will be planning and delivering training for schools at an iPad specific ICT Leaders Network for the academic year 2014-2015. See this post for more information on the courses and to find booking details.

11 March 2015 – Edwinstowe House Book here.

Autumn Term 2014

Apple Regional Training Centre Winter Conference, Birmingham Belfry – December 1st – 2nd.

Marc delivered workshops on animation, in a fieldtrip context at Kingsbury Water Park. This was followed up with support back at Birmingham Belfry.

Kings Independent School, Rochester – November 28th

“Authentic Authors”

Marc delivered a bespoke INSET day for the pre-prep school (Foundation through to Year 3). The full day event included 3 staff workshops, introducing all to iOS leading to content creation using a range of apps appropriate for age. This was followed by a teacher workshop covering app-smashing, workflow and publishing authentic content to a real audience. After school Marc spent time with individual teachers, assassinating with planning, progression of skills and curriculum links.

Nottinghamshire County Council – iPad Networks

Marc will be planning and delivering training for schools at an iPad specific ICT Leaders Network for the academic year 2014-2015. See this post for more information on the courses and to find booking details.

Nottinghamshire County Council – Teaching Assistants Conference

“Authentic Authors”

17 November 2014 – The Belfry Hotel

02 March 2014 – Eastwood Hall

Marc will be planning and delivering workshops on using iPads to teaching assistants attending the full day conference. Dates

THE BETT SHOW, 22nd – 25th January 2014, presenting “Powerful Apps for Writing”, and on stand all day, every day to chat and demo: stand F248, European Electronique

Powerful Tools for Writing, Derbyshire Hotel: Friday 29th November

Delivering a workshop to early years and primary teachers, showcasing iPad apps to inspire writing and story planning.

Nottinghamshire Leadership Conference, Nottinghamshire County Council: Thursday 7th November

Delivering a workshop to school leaders on blogging and iPad apps for teaching and learning.

Computing at Schools event, Nottingham Trent University: Thursday 11th July

Delivering a workshop on computing in the early years.

The Festival of Innovation, Nottinghamshire County Council: Friday 12th July

Delivering 2 45 minute Games Based Learning workshops and 2 iPad taster workshops.

Education Innovation Conference, European Electronique, Manchester

Demonstrating apps and children’s work. Offering 1:1 sessions on iPad in the classroom.

Transformation Conference, Nottinghamshire County Council

An afternoon of short sharp demonstrations of my journey in using iPad in school.
From replacement apps to enhancing learning and showing content children have created.

BETT 2013, Janurary 30th – February 2nd, London’s ExCeL

From 11am each day: Demonstrating successes with iPad in Early Years at European Electronique C92

From 2pm each day: Exploring the potential of Windows 8 with Fujitsu all-in-one and tablet hybrids.


iPad and Age-Appropriate ICT in a Playgroup Setting: Training with staff and commitee members, Sale and Davy’s Playgroup, Barrow-on-Trent, Derby

iPad in Early Years: Workshop at Leamore Apple Regional Training Centre, Tuesday 12th June

iPad in Primary Education: Head Teacher conference with European Electronique, Bedfordshire, Thursday 21st June

iPad in Early Years: Nottinghamshire County Council, Local Authority Conference, Friday 22nd June

Organisaning TeachMeet Nottingham – Friday 18th May – University of Nottingham

Workshop: Supporting staff and children with Apps Based Learning in a ‘single iPad setting’ – Thursday 5th May – Tiny Tots Day Nursery, Derbyshire

Speaking at a Recently Qualified Teachers twilight training event about Apps and Games Based Learning – Thursday 3rd May, Nottingahm City Council

TeachMeet Nottingham – Friday 30th March – University of Nottingham: “Using Apps to Bring Story Telling to Life” Demonstrating how to use iPad Appswhich have been successful for retelling naratives and encouraging writing.

Derbyshire County Council “Moving Forward Together” Early Years Conference

Workshop: Demonstrating a range of ICT used in Nursery and Reception contexts

TeachMeet Play, Leicester – Wednesday 15th February

20 minute presentation on the use of X Box Kinect, Nintendo Wii and iPad to facilitate Games and Apps Based Learning in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

TeachMeet SEN, Leicester – Saturday 28th January

A short presentation posing the question “Can Physical Literacy be supported through Kinect game play?”

Read more at:

Emma Dawson’s blog

BETT Show 2012, London – January 2012

I worked with European Electronique on stand D80 at BETT 2012, demonstrating the use of the X Box Kinect and how it can be encorporated into classrooms to support project based learning.


Foundation Stage Network Meeting, Autumn Term – Nottinghamshire County Council, Ashfield District

Short presentation on the power of Class Blogs to engage harder to reach parents, share learning and gather evidence by tagging blog posts.

TeachMeet Midlands, Friday 20th May – National College for Leadership of Schools and Childlren’s Services

Presentation discussing the importance of outdoor learning and ‘place attachment’ for all children, highlighting how this can influence child lead learning and introduce issues such as sustainability and recycling.

Read more at:

Oliver Quinlan’s blog

Geographical Association Conference 2011, University of Surrey, Guildford

An active 50 minute seminar alongside Debbie Bradley (Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University) and Peter Bevington (Key Stage 2 teacher, Nottingham). Discussing how to engage children in becoming sustainable citizen and thinking globally.

TeachMeet Midlands, Lutterworth – Saturday 19th February

Presentation on introducing Games Based Learning to a class of 30 children, including practical advice, reflection and examples from my own classroom.

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