Parental engagement in practice

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  • 1. Engaging Parents with Microsoft SharePointLearning Gateway
    Twynham School Mike Herrity
  • 2. What is SharePoint?
    SharePoint is a collaborative platform for sharing resources and working in teams.
    Used extensively in industry and now a $1billion dollar technology for Microsoft.
    SharePoint is increasingly used by schools and districts as a collaborative Learning Platform.
    Particularly in high use in education in the UK and Australia and increasingly in North America.
    In the UK the phrase Microsoft Learning Gateway is a very common way of describing the use of SharePoint in Education.
  • 3. Learning
    Gateways
    Revision
    Gateways
    Student
    Homepage
    My Progress
    Interaction
    and Independence
    How Students use the Twynham Learning Gateway
  • 4. To find out more about the use of SharePoint in Education
    www.sharepointineducation.com
  • 5. To find out more about Twynham Learning Gateway in general.
    Free E-book illustrating our work with SharePoint as a Learning Gateway at Twynham School
    To get this directly click here
  • 6. The role of the parent in the learning process
    Student
    School
    Parent
    Effective
    Learning
  • 7. The importance of Parental Engagement
    Recent research has shown that parental engagement
    is a decisive factor in determining learner
    achievement.”
    “What really matters is that learners feel their parents
    are paying attention, engaged in the children’s learning
    and care about their performance.”
    Online Reporting BECTA 2008
  • 8. How do we engage parents?
    • Ask the parents what they want and how they plan to use it!
    • 9. Use technology to make a difference and genuinely add value.
    • 10. Focus on what will genuinely help parents to better support their children’s learning.
    • 11. Constantly reflect with parents on how to improve and focus on evolution not revolution.
    • 12. Be aware of those who are ‘hard to reach’.
  • Engagement strategies.
    • Parent Gateway
    • 13. Online Reporting to Parents
    • 14. Online Options
    • 15. 6th Form Website
    • 16. Online Mentoring
  • Parent Gateway
  • 17.
  • 18. Options Online Homepage
  • 19. Explaining Pathways
  • 20. Allowing parents to respond and question
  • 21. Options Online Homepage
  • 22. Student Comments
  • 23. Sample Lesson
  • 24. Ask subject related questions
  • 25. Easy editing for teachers
  • 26. Engaging parents beyond our school
  • 27. Rich media interface
  • 28. Slick visual subject pages
  • 29. Detailed course information
  • 30. Student experience
  • 31. Crossing through different schools
  • 32. Mentoring students academically
  • 33. Focused programme
  • 34. Detailed information for mentors
  • 35. SMART Targets
  • 36. Target Setting