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Bett 2009 Twynham School


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Bett 2009 Twynham School

  1. 1. Connecting Students and Parents with the Learning Gateway Twynham School Mike Herrity and Dave Coleman
  2. 2. School Context <ul><ul><li>11-18 Comprehensive School with 1550 students on roll 350 in 6 th Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nationally Average Intake (IACI 0.14 and KS2 APS 27.5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading Edge School and Training School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graded Outstanding in last three Ofsted Inspections over a decade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BECTA ICT Excellence Award- Learning Beyond the Classroom </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Online learning <ul><ul><li>Students at Twynham School have had access to a learning platform since 2003 using Microsoft SharePoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The arrival of SharePoint 2007 has allowed us to add a rich range of functionality which encourages students at Twynham to be active participants in the school community and take responsibility for their learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a short space of time we have managed to gain very high user adoption by students, then staff and finally parents. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The key to high user adoption in students <ul><ul><li>Involve students from the very beginning pre-design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your Student Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create BETA testing groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give students ownership of areas by making them administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constantly review with students to maintain community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for continual development- evolution not revolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content is King </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How Students use the Twynham Learning Gateway Learning Gateways Revision Gateways Student Homepage My Progress Interaction and Independence
  6. 6. The Student Gateway The Student Gateway homepage is the hub of student life at the school. It contains the central information for all students including their timetable, notices and access to e-mail.
  7. 7. The Revision Gateway-Homepage
  8. 8. Revision Gateway- Subject page part 1
  9. 9. Revision Gateway- Subject page part 2
  10. 10. Revision Gateway student survey <ul><ul><li>98% of students said they would use the Revision Gateway as part of their revision programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>62% of students said their use would be frequent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>93% of students described the navigation as good or excellent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What would stop students using the Revision Gateway? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Only death itself!’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An enthusiastic member of year 11 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Gateway Structure Development
  12. 12. Staff Homepage
  13. 13. Media Library
  14. 14. How Students use the Twynham Learning Gateway Learning Gateways Revision Gateways Student Homepage My Progress Interaction and Independence
  15. 15. Psychology Gateway- post 16 usage
  16. 16. Art Gateway- use of picture library and demonstration
  17. 17. ICT Gateway- customisation of theme
  18. 18. Full customisation of SharePoint
  19. 19. My Progress
  20. 20. My Progress
  21. 21. The role of the parent in the learning process Effective Learning School Parent Student
  22. 22. The importance of Parental Engagement <ul><li>Recent research has shown that parental engagement </li></ul><ul><li>is a decisive factor in determining learner </li></ul><ul><li>achievement.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ What really matters is that learners feel their parents </li></ul><ul><li>are paying attention, engaged in the children’s learning </li></ul><ul><li>and care about their performance.” </li></ul><ul><li>Online Reporting BECTA 2008 </li></ul>
  23. 23. Parent Gateway
  24. 24. Academic Mentoring
  25. 25. Academic Mentoring
  26. 26. Online options process
  27. 27. Supporting existing structures
  28. 28. Admin Section
  29. 29. MIS integration
  30. 30. Wessex Learning
  31. 31. Course structure
  32. 32. Current Developments <ul><ul><li>Remote applications of key Office products to all members of the community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twikipedia- online revision resource created, edited and developed by students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twynham TV- showcase to parents of student produced video resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. For further details:
  34. 34. Blog-