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Silver City Surfers

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Silver City Surfers - Technology Tutoring for over 55's

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Silver City Surfers

  1. 1. SCHOOLS SQUAD PROJECT Silver City Surfers – Technology Tutoring for over 55s Aberdeen
  2. 2. OVERVIEW • Chris Dunhill • Make Connections between Juniors and Seniors • Increase Technology Skills of over 65s • Bring a Topic to Life • Move through different ASGs • Engage with Community to increase Capacity
  3. 3. WORKSHOP LEARNING OUTCOMES • Critically reflect on Schools Squad: Challenges and Successes • Personalise Programme • Distil Ways of Engaging with Business, Organisations & Third Sector • Your own To Do list • What’s worked for us in engaging Children and Adults in using Technology Together? • Professional Nourishment!
  4. 4. REFLECT ON PROJECT • Challenges • Successes • Personalise Programme • Different Areas • Different Community Settings
  5. 5. REFLECT Challenges for Schools Squad • Finding people to participate • Advertising the opportunity • Getting to know the Gatekeepers • Communication lines • Overcoming Stereotypes
  6. 6. ACTIVITY: REFLECT AND PERSONALISE • Personalise programme. What IS Critical for YOUR project? Location … Location ✓Accessible? ✓Infrastructure? ✓FOC? ✓Positive Feel? Community Settings Ambassadors? Networks? Communities? Shops? Barriers? Gatekeepers?
  7. 7. REFLECT Successes for Schools Squad • Shared learning across Generations • Laughter, Communication and Connections • ‘Less academic being able to shine!’ • Confidence in using Technology • Bringing the 1940s to life! • More Opportunities…
  8. 8. EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT • Engaging and Enriching projects • Businesses • Organisations • Third Sector • Clarity • Connections • Conversations • Capability • Celebrating and Continuing
  9. 9. WE ENGAGED WITH • Ferryhill Primary School • First Port Ferryhill Court housing • Generations Working Together! • North East Sensory Services • Aberdeen City Council’s Equalities Team Lead • Grampian Regional Equality Council • Police Scotland • Bank of Scotland • North East Scotland College – hair and beauty Students • Lupin Keir – Photographer • Tish Howard – Props & Theatre • Architect Ian Rodger • Ferryhill Community Centre • Ferryhill Parish Church • Volunteers from The Apple Store • Aberdeen City Council’s Trading Standards Team
  10. 10. SHARING IDEAS – WHAT WORKS? • Engaging children and older people in using technology together • Understanding Starting Point • Clear Aim • Working Together to Learn • Reading the signs • Celebrating Success • Evaluating
  11. 11. ACTIVITIES • Envelope with statements – please group as 20+ 40+ 60+ 80+ • Hands Together ‘Getting to Know You’ • Video of Senior using Smart Phone Internet • Learning the Magic Moves and Accessibility Features
  12. 12. THANK YOU • silvercitysurfers@gmail.com • http://www.silvercitysurfers.co.uk • @silvercitysurf • Facebook • Chris Dunhill Tel: 07871 475 666 SCO 41496

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