BETT 2012: Sawtry Community College - Educating employable learners for the workforce of tomorrow
Sawtry Community College – Educating employable learners for the workforce of tomorrowAlan Stevens – Associate Principal BETT Show 2012
Anytime Anywhere Learning for AllThe Journey since piloting AAL 1998 to 2000
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Successes to Date• Digital Literacy for All• Offering Microsoft Office Specialist• I.T. enrichment
The IT Academy as a Learning Space The IT Academy is not just offering access to products , it offers the opportunity to collaborate in a learning process• Empowering the learner• Who owns the learning?• Learning culture – share to learn through joint practice development e.g. initial teacher training• People supporting one another to become confident and competent digital learners.
Education and Employability• Combining the two…• National and International network of Microsoft I.T. Academies inspiring learnersOnline Collaboration
Getting the educational experience right forALL students• What benefits has the IT Academy given to your learning ?• Skype with• Rebecca Rickwood and Joe Currie Year 11• Nicola Collett and Tom Elliott Year 13
Skills VisionPeterborough and Cambridgeshire – Chambers of Commerce• Business engagement with young learners• Connecting I.T.A. with Business• Connecting I.T.A. with Further and Higher education• Buying into the future skills vision
Connected Mobile Learning TechnologyLeading the way with your colleagues one step at a time• Harnessing staff mobile technology by raising awareness, offering drop in sessions and online tutorials e.g. how to use your phone as a digital learning device.• Where are your digital leaders?
Creative learners before entering a classroomMaking students own their learning by getting them to think, plan and discuss• Search engines• Games – 95% of students have access to a games console• Gadgeteer• Windows Phone – learning device
I.T.A. and Learning Gateways• Staff• Students• Parents• I.T.A. support role:
Prodigy – Self-Start Learning KitsSubtitle here• Ensuring teachers and support staff have access to software professional development – anytime, anywhere and at any pace.
Future Thinking and Future StrategiesITA as a Global Digital Service Station offering a range of courses and services to all learners• Vision• Implementation• Courses• Services• Supporting all digital learners• Partners
VITAL – Online professional developmentOffering cost effective professional development to all staff at a time which fits
Connect, Communicate, CollaborateSharing your learning journey• firstname.lastname@example.org• www.itlresearch.com• Interested in developing an IT Academy talk to Andrew Griggs on the Microsoft Stand email@example.com
Good luck on your personal and professionaldigital learning journey as you “navigate thedigital highway.”