St James Leadership Academy Presentation Notes SLF


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St James Leadership Academy Presentation Notes SLF

  1. 1. Innovation Project New Technologies @stjamesschool Stephen-Lee Farmer @stephenfarmer
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>To implement new technologies that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>support teaching & learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engage students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>raise attainment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remove the home/school divide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>better communicate with the community </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Work to Date CPD <ul><li>CPD sessions – a formal way to introduce new technologies to staff and allow them to explore in a safe environment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20th Oct Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8th Dec – Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12th Jan – Presentational ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9th Feb – Mobile Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7th March – Presentational tools whole school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27th April – Mobile Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bluetooth modules given to staff members who attended the mobile technology session to support their use of mobile technologies. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Work to date VOICE <ul><li>Implementation of St James Voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole School social network using Open source software, Elgg. Concept researched as part of the SSAT Innovation Fellows programme. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations – PELC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students presented the work at the Plymouth E-Learning Conference at the University of Plymouth. The session was very well received with excellent feedback and follow up blogs. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Work to date St James Speaks <ul><li>St James Speaks Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by AimHigher as a national pilot project. By the students for the students. Instilling blogging principles and keeping the news fresh and up to date. Lead by University student associate. Working in partnership with St James Speaks Newsletter produced by English department. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ski Trip Blog and French Residential blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraged literacy though new technology. Also allowed parents to communicate with students. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Work to date School social media <ul><li>School Twitter, Facebook and YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise the profile and allow communication with the community. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Work to Date iNet <ul><li>Michigan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key note speaker at iNet International conference in Michigan. Work as an SSAT Innovation fellow carried out at St James demonstrated and discussed. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Work to Date Advocate School <ul><li>ICT Register Advocate School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate schools will be listed on the ICT register and will be able to offer consultancy services to other schools. This has raised the profile of St James and will allow me to lead new technology projects in other schools. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Work to date Policies <ul><li>Mobile and Social Media Policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will ensure safe guarding issues are addressed. Will allow the school to discipline students who abuse new technologies. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Work to date SSAT <ul><li>SSAT Innovation Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£1000 obtained from the SSAT to further embed the use of Elgg at St James and train staff to get the maximum benefits from the resource in their lessons cross curricula. Students will also be trained to become Elgg ambassadors to support staff training, aid other students and act as a focus group for new and exciting uses of the software in school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will work with 4 local primary schools to support them in setting up and using their own Elggs. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Work to date TeachMeet <ul><li>TeachMeet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An informal unconference to bring local educators together to discuss and share new technologies. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Work to date Young Art Futures <ul><li>YoungArtFutures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross school, cross subject project focused on using mobile phones to record images and GPS tracks to create a digital fresco. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Work to Date MVU <ul><li>MVU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International pilot of Global Issues course. 4 year 9’s to take part in pre pilot, summer term. 20 KS4 students to take part in Pilot (Autumn term). </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Work to date Oregon <ul><li>Oregon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invited to University of Oregon (along with 2 other Fellows, Dane from Note Dame, Plymouth and Damian from Carmarthen LEA) to support the implementation of the university’s blended learning software using Elgg, Mahara and Moodle (with Big Blue Button) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Impact on Practice <ul><li>My Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased engagement and interaction from students. Voice & Mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Others practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sam C – Videoing dance using mobiles and then transferring to evaluate and review. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simon – Bluetooth for file playback and transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quote on prezi </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tim – Using the Voice, presentation to PGCEs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve E – Use of the Voice to support T&L, Web 2.0/3.0 tools list creation </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Where I am going next <ul><li>Further Embed the use of Elgg across the school. Using CPD and subject specific support sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>SSAT Innovation Grant – work with 4 local primary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate School – already received email for advice on social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Flipped Learning – Tutorials + Twitter/Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>School Website with embedded social media (Twitter/Facebook/YouTube) that is updated by departments and admin staff </li></ul><ul><li>St James Speaks – Hand over to English department </li></ul><ul><li>MVU – Global issues pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Apps for Good – pilot twilight course to plan and create an android app. </li></ul><ul><li>Future TeachMeet’s </li></ul>
  17. 17. What success I hope to have <ul><li>Safe and responsible use of New Technologies by students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students using New Technologies to support student Voice/Leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>ALL teachers using New Technologies within their lessons/ </li></ul><ul><li>Better communication with the community leading to the school being perceived better. </li></ul><ul><li>St James being a leader in New Technologies and effectively sharing this will local, national and international partners. </li></ul>
  18. 18. My Leadership Journey Stephen-Lee Farmer Head of New Technologies @stephenfarmer
  19. 19. Self perception <ul><li>More confident in my ability </li></ul><ul><li>Value my self more </li></ul><ul><li>See myself as a leader who can inspire and empower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St James Speaks, Mobile Technology impact, Voice, Flipped Learning model </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Behaviour and awareness about myself as a leader <ul><li>Face to face instead of email </li></ul><ul><li>Clearer about my vision for the future of new technologies within the school </li></ul>
  21. 21. My aspirations as a leader <ul><li>Become senior management leading to head teacher though successful leadership. </li></ul>
  22. 22. My Impact <ul><li>Raised profile of New Technologies and the school (TeachMeet, ICT Register Advocate School) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased use of New Technologies across the curriculum by students and teachers (Bluetooth Modules, Voice, CPD sessions) </li></ul><ul><li>New communication channels for community (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs). </li></ul><ul><li>New Policies for Mobile Technology and Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>Local Links – (SSAT Grant, YoungArtFutures) </li></ul><ul><li>International Links (MVU and Oregon) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Any Questions?