Learning and teaching in a 21st century school requires pupils and teachers to have access to technology when and where it is appropriate. A portable personal device, to be used for a few minutes, or longer, as part of a lesson, or for revision, homework and extended research, replaces the pre-booked, whole class trip to the ICT Suite. From laptops to tablets to smartphones, the future lies in personal access to digital resources as part of a blended learning approach.
How workshops can help
The challenge to schools is how to implement a 1:1 approach. This workshop will help senior leadership teams work through all the key elements of a successful 1:1 approach. It will draw on evidence, research and best practice from across the UK. We have prepared a brief overview document that you can download for further discussion.
Headteacher, Business Manager/Bursar, Head of ICT and/or e-Learning, Governors, Network Manager, designated project manager, and any other stakeholders.
The workshop will be held at your school unless an external venue is specifically requested. The number of attendees at a standard workshop is limited to 10 people. Larger groups can be accommodated, please ask for details.
The workshop will be facilitated by a senior member of the Learning Foundation, with extensive experience in advising schools on 1:1 access programmes.
– The price of the workshop is £950 + VAT. Please contact the Learning Foundation
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The content of the day will be tailored to the needs of your school and you will select which of the following areas you want to have covered:
- Identifying your vision and objectives – One of the most important areas to achieve strong consensus on!
- Setting your timescale – This will dictate both resources and priorities
- Identifying the key stakeholders – Important to consider who needs to be involved
- How will teaching and learning change? – Professional development implications
- How to address needs of special groups – These might include Gifted & Talented, Special Educational Needs, underachieving pupils on Free School Meals and children with English as a second language
- What is the best approach to take? – There a number of options, all with benefits & drawbacks, for you to consider and pick the right approach for you
- How will you ensure inclusion? – Important to assess the extent to which the digital divide is a factor within the community you serve
- How will you engage parents in the programme? – The right kind of engagement with parents can result in many benefits to both learners and the school
- How to ensure financial sustainability – Choose the right approach for your school to fund the device, software, insurance, warranty, etc and quantify sources of funding (school funds, savings, Gift Aid, parents, Pupil Premium, etc); including risks and mitigation
- Leasing – If your capital funds are committed, or you prefer to spread your costs over time, then leasing may provide the ideal solution
- Safety and security – Policies on online safety & cyber-bullying – lock-down vs freedom to explore
- Infra-structure issues – The nuts and bolts of a successful 1:1 programme, including broadband, Wi-Fi and cloud solutions
- Monitoring and evaluation measures – Important for your Governors and other stakeholders
- Administration and compliance – Addressing the practical aspects of handling large numbers of pupil devices and possibly regular collections from parents
- Management and maintenance – Managing breakages and handling technical problems; collecting payments; financial reporting
- Risk Assessment – A comprehensive assessment of the risks inherent in a 1:1 programme
Would you like to inquire about running a workshop at your school?