Transforming a learning curriculum Gideon Williams

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Transforming a learning curriculum Gideon Williams
Presented at Moodlemoot Edinburgh 2014
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Transforming a learning curriculum Gideon Williams

  1. 1. Transforming a Learning Curriculum Gideon Williams @gideonwilliams Perins School
  2. 2. A Brief History… Small Rural Secondary Alresford, Hampshire 11-16 school 1,100 students 72 teaching staff
  3. 3. Setting the Scene • All teaching staff with laptop (3yr cycle) • Digital projectors in every room • All users with school/home email access • Moodle (VLE) since 2004 • Mahara eportfolios since 2007 • A 1:1 notebook scheme for students (98% uptake) • Managed site wide wireless network • OneDrive on notebooks • Flexible broadband filtering (100Mb) • Led by a Headteacher willing to take risks
  4. 4. What is Transformational Learning? Enquiry based and challenge learning Higher order thinking skills collaboration reflection, evaluation “flipped” learning 6Rs PLTS 21st Century tools Digital pedagogy samr
  5. 5. We want students who leave Perins Independence Resilient Relationships Balanced Achieving potential To have skills for Life Long learning
  6. 6. Series of Projects 2 x 2hrs per week Assessed through PLTS Not subject focused Delivered by 8 different specialists
  7. 7. How it works? • All of the courses are created on…… • Students evidence their work via…. • ..Using a range of tools but focusing on..
  8. 8. 2013 Projects Titles… Year 7 • Create a Nation • 7 Billion Ideas • Things that go Bump in the Night • Ignore it, Share it, Solve it • Face Bug Year 8 • An Inspector Calls • Product Wars • Human Rights, Human Wrongs • Sensational Science • Trash Fashion
  9. 9. Setting Off….
  10. 10. Dashboard and Links
  11. 11. Signposts…
  12. 12. Rewards
  13. 13. The Moodle Courses..
  14. 14. Use the wide range of Activities.. • Checklists (for independent learning) • Glossaries (for modelling) • Databases (for peer reviews) • Links (to Web2 tools) • Web pages (embedding Help video) • Questionnaires (Surveys and Feedback) • Question poll (Project choice) • Forums (Discussions and marked reviews) • Gallery (snapshots of Mahara pages)
  15. 15. Transforming the VLE
  16. 16. Transforming the VLE
  17. 17. The Students work…. • Is creative • Is personalised • Is worked on between lessons • Is peer reviewed • Is fed back to • Is honest • Is their own best efforts!
  18. 18. Thanks for listening Gideon Williams Director of eLearning Perins School @gideonwilliams

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