Costello Technology College<br />
Programme<br />0830-0845	EPI PEN Training (Main Hall)<br /> <br />0845-0915	Introduction (Main Hall – NP/DT)<br /> <br />0...
Elective Sessions<br />
Shaping the vision<br />
College Vision<br />Main home learning activities all set through FROG<br />Students using tech they bring into school – u...
Where are we now<br />On average 400 unique visitors per day<br />6000-10000 page views per day<br />Average visitor will ...
Achievements to date<br />FROG Specialist School<br />College has presented at National E-Learning Conference (June 2009)<...
What’s coming next?<br />Social networking/collaborative tools<br />Reporting of Assessment Manager Data to parents and st...
Parent Engagement via<br />Parent Portal<br />
“ Parents we consulted over the last six months all said they wanted to be<br />more involved in their children’s educatio...
Oh Nothing Much report<br />82% of parents left &apos;in the dark&apos; when it comes to their child&apos;s schooling<br /...
What’s happened so far<br />Parent focus group set up and unpicked what parents wanted<br />Secured vision with input from...
What Parents have said they want (1)<br />What data they would like to access:<br />Homework<br />Access school info (poli...
What Parents have said they want (2)<br />Other interactions:<br />Parent teacher communications<br />Booking appointments...
Useful Sources<br />http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/ohnothingmuch/Executive-Summary/<br />http://schools.becta.or...
www.youtube.com/costellotechcollege<br />
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Costello - Whole Staff INSET Nov 2009

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Opening presentation delivered to the Costello Technology College Staff on their INSET Day Nov. 2009. The day focuses on the development of new and emerging technologies in the curriculum

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Costello - Whole Staff INSET Nov 2009

  1. 1. Costello Technology College<br />
  2. 2. Programme<br />0830-0845 EPI PEN Training (Main Hall)<br /> <br />0845-0915 Introduction (Main Hall – NP/DT)<br /> <br />0915-1030 Session 1 (rooming as per session details)<br /> <br />1030-1045 Break<br /> <br />1045-1200 Session 2 (rooming as per session details)<br /> <br />1200-1300 Lunch<br /> <br />1300-1500 Departmental time (Focused time to develop FROG by completing this year’s E-Learning action plan, applying knowledge/skills from morning sessions)<br />
  3. 3. Elective Sessions<br />
  4. 4. Shaping the vision<br />
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  6. 6. College Vision<br />Main home learning activities all set through FROG<br />Students using tech they bring into school – use of managed wireless, teachers need to manage<br />Collaboration via technology – Web 2.0<br />Move towards every student having a laptop/netbook<br />Parents more engaged in learning via parent portal<br />FROG supporting strategic school improvement (new tools for monitoring)<br />Application of technology in appropriate way to raise standards<br />Technology used where it can add value<br />
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  8. 8. Where are we now<br />On average 400 unique visitors per day<br />6000-10000 page views per day<br />Average visitor will visit at least 15 pages per visit<br />
  9. 9. Achievements to date<br />FROG Specialist School<br />College has presented at National E-Learning Conference (June 2009)<br />College has been nominated for an SSaT ICT Register Showcase Award (last week!)<br />Roll out of parent portal (Oct-Nov)<br />National recognition of work undertaken with the transition portal (SSaT – Summer 2009)<br />National recognition of work we are doing with parental engagement – working with Becta, college presenting at BETT and ACSL conference (Jan 2010)<br />Appointed Suzanne as our E-Learning/FROG Administrator<br />
  10. 10. What’s coming next?<br />Social networking/collaborative tools<br />Reporting of Assessment Manager Data to parents and students<br />Lots of user generated content<br />FROG really engaging students in learning whether inside the classroom or out<br />Departments setting up portals?<br />More school management/strategic tools built into FROG<br />
  11. 11. Parent Engagement via<br />Parent Portal<br />
  12. 12. “ Parents we consulted over the last six months all said they wanted to be<br />more involved in their children’s education. And schools see the benefits<br />of greater engagement with parents. We know from schools around the<br />country that if families are going to be involved really effectively, they need a good two-way flow of information – a channel which is more efficient and more frequent than a once a year written report, or a letter home when there is a problem or a cause for celebration. And today I can<br />announce we are taking important steps to use technology to bring all<br />parents even more into the picture.”<br />Jim Knight, Minister of State for Schools and Learners<br />BETT show, 9thJanuary 2008<br />
  13. 13. Oh Nothing Much report<br />82% of parents left &apos;in the dark&apos; when it comes to their child&apos;s schooling<br />Nearly a third of parents feel excluded by their children<br />Only 16% of children proactively talk about their school day<br />Children admit they want to keep &apos;hassling&apos; parents away from school life. <br />82% of parents want schools to keep them better informed<br />43% of parents admit they find it either difficult or very difficult to extract information from their child about their day at school<br />almost half of children (44%) don&apos;t like sharing information with their parents<br />37% of children say they find it quite or very difficult to speak to their parents about their education<br />
  14. 14. What’s happened so far<br />Parent focus group set up and unpicked what parents wanted<br />Secured vision with input from stakeholders<br />Reviewed current working practices<br />Developed parent portal product with FROG – initial beta test (April-September)<br />Parent Portal rolled out Oct-Nov. 2009<br />
  15. 15. What Parents have said they want (1)<br />What data they would like to access:<br />Homework<br />Access school info (policies/diary)<br />Student Progress (targets/current attainment)<br />Extra curricular activities<br />Behaviour (+/-)<br />Attendance<br />Timetables<br />Teacher feedback on assignments<br />
  16. 16. What Parents have said they want (2)<br />Other interactions:<br />Parent teacher communications<br />Booking appointments for parents evening<br />Adult Learning activities<br />Booking of school facilities<br />Update reasons for absence<br />Online payments<br />Registration for school events<br />Surveys<br />Discussion forums<br />Parents advertising skills that could be used by college<br />Enter dialogue with teachers if needed<br />Current topics, lesson resources (Support/extension)<br />Their own E-Learning<br />
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  18. 18. Useful Sources<br />http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/ohnothingmuch/Executive-Summary/<br />http://schools.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=oe&catcode=ss_es_fam_02<br />http://www.specialistschools.org.uk/article.aspa?PageId=1320<br />http://www.ict-register.net/pe.php<br />Engaging Parents in Raising Achievement: Do Parents Know They Matter?<br />Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement, moving towards online reporting: An introduction for schools<br />Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement, moving towards online reporting: Framework guide<br />
  19. 19. www.youtube.com/costellotechcollege<br />

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