ICT Development, SSAT


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The status of current programmes within the ICT Development team at the Specialist Schools & Academies Trust.

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  • Lovely to see the SSAT practising what they preach- an interesting presentation, cheers guys.

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  • Here goes then, with what’s happening in ICT Development!
  • ICT Development, SSAT

    1. Tony Parkin, Bill How and Glyn Barritt ICT Development Programmes
    2. Think Quest UK <ul><li>Renowned international competition open to teams of students aged between 9 and 19 </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: to create and develop an educational website for publication in the ThinkQuest Library </li></ul><ul><li>UK competition runs in parallel and will offer prizes for student voice, community & global perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and other adults in a learning resource capacity are invited to coach teams of students </li></ul><ul><li>Or volunteer to judge the 2007 competition! </li></ul><ul><li>Free Adobe software for participants! </li></ul>Student voice … lifelong skill development … Further information available from www.thinkquestuk.org.uk
    3. Think Quest UK <ul><li>UK winners announced in June 07 </li></ul><ul><li>Awards event on 6 and 7 November at the Design Museum in London </li></ul><ul><li>Press coverage, case studies … high profile for winning teams! </li></ul><ul><li>But … one primary team also an international 3 rd prize winner and off to San Francisco soon! </li></ul><ul><li>Successful sites are published for the world to see in the ThinkQuest Library </li></ul>Our first UK winners! ThinkQuest Library www.thinkquest.org/library
    4. Why not join the ICT Register? <ul><li>A school with expertise in training other teachers could offer ICT-focused CPD as one of its strengths! </li></ul><ul><li>In addition .. we need schools able to offer advice on learning platforms, web 2.0 and mobile technologies etc </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to contribute case studies and deliver workshops </li></ul><ul><li>And ICT Mark accreditation at 50% discounted cost and a ‘streamline’ approach! </li></ul><ul><li>Do visit the Register for further information! </li></ul>www.ict-register.net
    5. “ Making Connections” 29 January 2008, Holywell Park, Loughborough <ul><li>National event showcasing excellent ICT practice </li></ul><ul><li>Free to all Register schools! </li></ul><ul><li>2 inspiration keynotes and a choice of showcases highlighting innovative ICT practice across all phases </li></ul><ul><li>Please encourage your feeder primaries to attend! </li></ul><ul><li>Our 2007 delegates commented … </li></ul>“ Just a wonderful day” “ A fantastic experience, long may it continue” www.ict-register.net/showcase2008.php
    6. <ul><li>Freely downloadable resources covering 4-5 hours’ but fully adaptable for different student/teacher needs </li></ul><ul><li>Website links to further resources in US and Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates … and awards of £450 for each resource [but no transfer of copyright!] </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development and full support provided including free Adobe software for participants! </li></ul>http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk <ul><li>It’s not too late to join the 2007 programme if you have resources to contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Become known on the national and international stage! </li></ul><ul><li>Resources to be promoted by the DfES </li></ul>
    7. <ul><li>Online professional development community – space for collaboration, innovation and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Based around 5-step ‘Learning Path’ [LP] curriculum development concept </li></ul><ul><li>LP development focused on methodology, not subject, encouraging cross curricular collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Range of online collaborative tools and resources to support development </li></ul><ul><li>/ . . . </li></ul>
    8. <ul><li>Pilot development underway </li></ul><ul><li>New participants welcome – platform training available for staff teams </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the resource is free! </li></ul><ul><li>Bursaries available for developing and repurposing of materials </li></ul><ul><li>To find out more: aoc.ssatrust.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>