GETTING THE FROG VLE  OFF THE GROUND       Jon Malone     Deputy Headteacher    St Simon Stock Catholic       School, Maid...
STAGE ONE: GROUNDWORKSEPT 2010 – JANUARY 2011• Frog design for school website• ‘Frog – coming soon’ nuggets• Recruit eight...
STAGE TWO: CHAMPION TRAININGFEBRUARY 2011• 30 minute preliminary ‘overview’  meeting• One week for champions to ‘have a  g...
STAGE THREE: PLANNING ANDCONSTRUCTIONMARCH – SEPT 2011• Each Frog Champion trial key features with  one teaching group• Pe...
STAGE FOUR: STAFF LAUNCHOCT 2011 – FEB 2012• Four-stage roll-out plan: a) Quick  Issue Work; b) Learning Plans; c)  Folder...
STAGE FIVE: CONSOLIDATIONAND FUTURE-PLANNINGMARCH 2012 ONWARDS• Devolution to department-level• Champions continue to be t...
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St Simon Stock School Presentation from #frog12

  1. 1. GETTING THE FROG VLE OFF THE GROUND Jon Malone Deputy Headteacher St Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone
  2. 2. STAGE ONE: GROUNDWORKSEPT 2010 – JANUARY 2011• Frog design for school website• ‘Frog – coming soon’ nuggets• Recruit eight ‘champions’ – enthusiasm is the key
  3. 3. STAGE TWO: CHAMPION TRAININGFEBRUARY 2011• 30 minute preliminary ‘overview’ meeting• One week for champions to ‘have a go’ before the training• Two full days, with Frog trainer, two weeks apart• Second round of eight additional champions, this time with internal trainer
  4. 4. STAGE THREE: PLANNING ANDCONSTRUCTIONMARCH – SEPT 2011• Each Frog Champion trial key features with one teaching group• Permissions given to these students only• Fortnightly meetings with Frog Champions: a) to share experiences, and b) to build department websites• Plan and build folder structure• Draw up roll-out plan• Involve School Leadership, Senior and Middle
  5. 5. STAGE FOUR: STAFF LAUNCHOCT 2011 – FEB 2012• Four-stage roll-out plan: a) Quick Issue Work; b) Learning Plans; c) Folder Structure; d) Consolidation• Two-hour twilight session for each• No optional element – all homework on Frog two weeks after 1st training session• Employ talented student to prepare ‘user-guides’ for each session
  6. 6. STAGE FIVE: CONSOLIDATIONAND FUTURE-PLANNINGMARCH 2012 ONWARDS• Devolution to department-level• Champions continue to be the key drivers• Watch for slippage and deal with it• Open Parent-Portal• Personalise the VLE: ‘Centre Zone’, ‘Avatars’, ‘House Points’, Message Boards• Future: Forums, Survey Tools, Quizzes
  7. 7. THANK YOU

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