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Leading Computing & Making an Impact with Technology

Leading Computing & Making an Impact with Technology

Over the past 8 years we have been developing our approach to computing and the use of technology by both staff and children, to ensure that it is freely available and accessible so that it becomes weaved into the curriculum rather than being a stand alone subject.  Throughout this period of time we have built our curriculum from scratch and  we have built up a systematic leadership model to ensure that standards have been raised.

The “Leading Computing & Making an Impact with Technology” course offers participants the opportunity to learn about how the school vision for technology has been developed and implemented, whilst also offering a chance to see the impact that a whole school approach to CPD, regular investment and a clear leadership structure has had across the curriculum. It is a joint practice development course across 2 half day sessions, where participants will complete a school based project to share in session 2. If you are interested in the course and would like to book a place, contact the BPLC by clicking here. Places are free for schools who are part of the BPLC. Alternatively, if you are not part of the BPLC then contact our own school office directly to register an interest or book a place. Click here to download the course flyer. Use the tabs below to find out more about the content and structure of each session.

Course Outline

Course Objectives

To enable the participants to:

  • Understand how to develop a whole school approach to embedding technology throughout daily practice and across the whole school learning environment.
  • Develop an overview of key leadership steps to implementing an effective approach to leading computing.
  • Reflect and evaluate their current practice.
  • To develop a clear rationale for creating impact with technology.

Course Content

  • Explore the rationale for embedding technology
  • Examine the use of social media, school websites and digital portfolios as a means of establishing work flow and evidence capture for both adults and children throughout the curriculum.
  • Conduct a technology learning walk around school to see computing in action across the curriculum and within the environment.
  • Develop a computing/technology route map for implementation across school.

After session 1 there will be a post session task which will form the basis of session 2 where participants will come back together to present and share their learning. All resources will be available electronically through an app called Trello. Participants will have the opportunity to see how technology is being used by both adults and children to develop workflow and use a range of self-evaluation processes to consider their own school’s approach. 

Dates

2016-2017

Cohort 2

Dates & Times

Session 1- TBC Summer 2017

Session 2- TBC Summer 2017

Venue: Unsworth Primary School (Training Room), Blackley Close, Parr Lane, Bury, BL9 8LY

Activity Leaders: Andrew Rhodes (DHT)

Cohort 1

Dates & Times

Session 1- Friday 13th January 2017 9.30-12.00

Session 2- Friday 3rd January 2017 9.30-12.00

Venue: Unsworth Primary School (Training Room), Blackley Close, Parr Lane, Bury, BL9 8LY

Activity Leaders: Andrew Rhodes (DHT)

Feedback

“It was great to see technology being used in so many different ways.”

“Children were using iPads all around school, even in corridors. It was nice to see so many different activities going on.”

“Cross curriculuar use of iPads was excellent.”

“Not seen explain everything used like that before. A good idea that I can pass on!”

“Lots of examples of tech making new learning.”

“Lots of adults to enable technology to be used effectively with well practised children-amazing.”

“Thank you so much for having us in to see your use of ICT across school. It was brilliant to see the children using ICT so confidently. You have given me lots of ideas to take back to school.”

“I had a wonderful time looking around your classrooms today. There was a fabulous atmosphere around school and everyone was so friendly. I was impressed with the level of the displays in each classroom and will take away many ideas about the use of technology.”

“Both the training and learning walk were beneficial. I look forward to coming back.”

“School was extremely well organised and computing was evident across all areas of the school with children fully engaged. All children were very polite and well mannered. They were also very knowledgeable about the lesson objectives and outcomes.”

 

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