Engaging Parents with Microsoft SharePointLearning Gateway<br />Twynham School Mike Herrity<br />
What is SharePoint?<br />SharePoint is a collaborative platform for sharing resources and working in teams.<br />Used extensively in industry and now a $1billion dollar technology for Microsoft.<br />SharePoint is increasingly used by schools and districts as a collaborative Learning Platform.<br />Particularly in high use in education in the UK and Australia and increasingly in North America.<br />In the UK the phrase Microsoft Learning Gateway is a very common way of describing the use of SharePoint in Education.<br />
Learning <br />Gateways<br />Revision <br />Gateways<br />Student <br />Homepage<br />My Progress<br />Interaction <br />and Independence<br />How Students use the Twynham Learning Gateway<br />
To find out more about the use of SharePoint in Education <br />www.sharepointineducation.com<br />
To find out more about Twynham Learning Gateway in general.<br />Free E-book illustrating our work with SharePoint as a Learning Gateway at Twynham School<br />To get this directly click here<br />
The role of the parent in the learning process<br />Student<br />School<br />Parent<br />Effective<br />Learning<br />
The importance of Parental Engagement<br />Recent research has shown that parental engagement <br />is a decisive factor in determining learner<br />achievement.” <br />“What really matters is that learners feel their parents<br />are paying attention, engaged in the children’s learning <br />and care about their performance.”<br />Online Reporting BECTA 2008<br />
How do we engage parents?<br /><ul><li>Ask the parents what they want and how they plan to use it!
Use technology to make a difference and genuinely add value.
Focus on what will genuinely help parents to better support their children’s learning.
Constantly reflect with parents on how to improve and focus on evolution not revolution.
Be aware of those who are ‘hard to reach’.</li></li></ul><li>Engagement strategies.<br /><ul><li>Parent Gateway