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  • 1. ICT from Centres of Excellence to mainstreaming International Symposium Rome 11-12 June Stephen Jury Vice Chairman Promethean
  • 2. ICT in schools Islands of Excellence
  • 3. ICT in schools Islands of Excellence in a sea of mediocrity
  • 4. ICT in schools What is good?
  • 5. How do we clear the fog ? How do we move to a system wide approach ? © 2008, Tom Wigley.
  • 6. USA Today 3rd June 2009
  • 7. ICT in schools - Prescription v Freedom 1 Autonomy. Another feature that the best performers in PISA share is that they have devolved responsibility to the frontline. PISA suggests that countries giving more responsibility to schools tend to perform better. Giving schools more autonomy in formulating the budget, and letting them decide on allocations within the school tends to go hand in hand with better performance. This remains true even after accounting for socio-economic background Speech by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General Tokyo, Japan Press Club, 04 December 2007
  • 8. ICT in schools - Prescription v Freedom 2 The system needs to ensure that every child rather than just some children, has access to excellent instruction. Ensuring that every child benefits........ ....is not only an important end in itself, the evidence from international assessments suggests that strong performance for the system as a whole is dependent on this being the case. How the world's best-performing school systems come out on top Sept 2007 Barber and Mourshed : McKinsey & Co
  • 9. ICT in schools - The Paradox - Autonomy v Control The solution is having a comprehensive vision Winning hearts and minds across the institutional structures And educating and winning the support of the workforce and parents - Especially Teachers and Principals - school managers
  • 10. How do we develop a comprehensive vision ? The optimum provision for the teaching and learning in the 21st century
  • 11. A comprehensive vision Keep the focus on teaching and learning : A constant for policy needs to be, while it seems obvious, the core of the education process lies in the teaching and learning which takes place every day in countless classrooms Education Today - the OECD perspective OECD 2009 Not a Bolt on approach Not just content and infrastructure It is about the medium of teaching and learning being digital, multimedia, multisensory, timely and relevant – across the curriculum It is about what happens in classrooms during lessons It is about unleashing the potential to transform teaching and learning for all children
  • 12. A comprehensive vision – a core of competences for all teachers to enable them to optimise the use of an integrated system to benefit learners and online environments which support resource sharing and problem solving. – a basic technology entitlement for all
  • 13. The Basic Technology entitlement – Student focused technology which harnesses and builds on student’s innate digital literacy. – Powerful teacher managed technology which empowers teachers to fluently deliver interactive and multimedia rich teaching and learning and creatively utilise the digital output of their students. – Interactive & connected classrooms systems that provide both learner and teacher with on- demand access to the full resources of the network and the wider internet so that learning can be spontaneous, lively and relevant to students. It is about unleashing the potential to transform teaching and learning for all children
  • 14. The Basic Technology entitlement Next generation assessment and group feedback technology so every student is an active participant in class and teachers benefit from a continual and up to date stream of data on which to base informed decisions. Learner response systems mean that enquiry based techniques of teaching embrace all the children Everyone is involved Everyone stays on task
  • 15. The Basic Technology entitlement the Interactive Whiteboard is a Trojan horse for digital content in the classroom. Because it resembles a drywipe board it is accepted - but it then opens up a whole new world of opportunity
  • 16. A whole new world of opportunity As you work...............you start questioning everything you have done in the past and how you can adapt it....... Then you start questioning the whole concept of what you originally did.
  • 17. A whole new world of opportunity As you work...............you start questioning everything you have done in the past and how you can adapt it....... Then you start questioning the whole concept of what you originally did. from Teaching, Learning and Technology - a report on 10 years of Apple classroom of tomorrow ACOT research – published in 1995 !!
  • 18. A whole new world of opportunity a core of competences for all teachers a basic technology entitlement for all It is about developing pedagogy/ practices to embrace the power offered by new technologies to transform learning It is about developing digital resources that serve this new pedagogy – new practices
  • 19. A whole new world of opportunity A core of competences for all teachers A basic technology entitlement for all Pedagogy and Practices to transform learning Digital resources to serve this new pedagogy It is about communicating the power and benefit associated with this vision It is about getting policy alignment across institutions – teacher training, leadership training, policy level institutions –ministries and agencies,
  • 20. A whole new world of opportunity And it is about changing expectations about what is acceptable as the new standard for the 21st century Thank you for your attention