Training and Professional Development

The Fluentblu and Tablet Academy partnership offers teaching and learning driven training and professional development for both staff and pupils, so that you can maximise ICT.

Teaching With Technology – Skills Review

Teaching with Technology

 

The competence and confidence of teachers in using technology is one of the most important factors influencing effectiveness. The Fluentblu/Tablet Academy Partnership offers digital skills audit services in order to provide schools an overview of their staff’s current ICT skills.

 

The report provided can assist with the planning of a training programme that is both relevant and meaningful to your school and therefore allow focus and ongoing support to maximise your ICT framework.

 

We offer two distinct packages:

Basic Skills Audit

Teachers complete an online survey ranking their skill levels across a range of applications and digital tools. The survey’s designed to assess a range of skills and provides a benchmark for competency comparisons.

 

Following the survey a report summarising the results is provided as part of the package outlining the strengths and weaknesses of staff skills. If you wish to make detailed changes to the online survey by adding your own questions, additional costs may be incurred.

Cost: £800 (+VAT)

(Or two half-days from a support package)

Detailed Skills Audit

In addition to the online survey described in the basic audit, this package also includes a day onsite by a partnership consultant to meet and interview staff.

 

You will be provided with a detailed professional development document and planning report, which includes an analysis of each key skill area, a review of the school’s digital strategy, a summary of staff reactions, opportunities and concerns.

Cost: £2000 (+VAT)

(Or four half-days from a support package)

Teacher Training – Professional  Development

Our professional development services are delivered as practical, hands-on group training sessions, or one-to-one support (including co-teaching) which focus on the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. Delivered by experienced educators, a training programme is created in consultation with your organisation to ensure relevant outcomes are achieved.

 

Flexibility is the key to our professional development platform and to support this we focus on all aspects of ICT covering a multitude of different technologies. They often include such modules as:

 

– Office 365 (One Drive, Skype for Business, SWAY, Office MIX, Yammer)
– Google for Education
– iPad in the Classroom

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– Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) training

– One Note in the Classroom

– Developing Literacy through the use of Video and Animation

– Minecraft in Education

– Lego Education: Cross Curricular (Primary and Secondary)

– Teaching Languages and EAL using Technology

– Using technology to improve opportunities for SEN students

– SMART Technologies

– Supporting the Computing Curriculum

– Robotics and Programming

– eBooks in Education

– Plus much, much more

Training is charged at £350 per half-day and £600 per full day. Prices are excluding VAT.

 

See how we could cover all your training requirements for only £300 (+VAT) per year

Support Packages

Support packages provide a structured and committed on-going support plan, which is focused on the use of technology in the classroom. Institutions committing to a support package have the benefit of tailoring their training and support around the changing ICT needs at their school.

Each customer can customise their support by selecting from any of our Core Services including high level consultancy at no extra cost.

Each package runs for a 12-month period from the date of placing the order and days must be consumed within this period. Support packages include a range of special offers but most importantly they give the school focused support when they need it and around the technology that works for them.

Bronze

£2000*

  • • Six half day on‐site support sessions (a saving of £100)
  • • Special offers from Tablet Academy Partners.
  • • 25% off a ticket to the VIP Annual Networking Dinner
  • • Email support service
  • • Priority opportunities with the Tablet Academy

Silver

£3200*

  • • 10 half day on‐site support sessions (a saving of £300)
  • • Save 10% on additional Tablet Academy services and events
  • • Special offers from Tablet Academy Partners
  • • 50% off a ticket to the VIP Annual Networking Dinner.
  • • Email support service
  • • Priority opportunities with the Tablet Academy

Gold

£4500*

  • • 15 half day on‐site support sessions (a saving of £750)
  • • Save 15% on additional Tablet Academy services and events
  • • Special offers from Tablet Academy Partners
  • • 75% off a ticket to the VIP Annual Networking Dinner
  • • Email support service
  • • Priority opportunities with the Tablet Academy

Platinum

£6000*

  • • 20 half day on‐site support sessions (a saving of £1000)
  • • Save 15% on additional Tablet Academy services and events
  • • Special offers from Tablet Academy Partners
  • • Complimentary ticket to the VIP Annual Networking Dinner
  • • Email support service
  • • Priority opportunities with the Tablet Academy

*Prices not inclusive of VAT

Teacher Academy Programme

The Teacher Academy Programme is an initiative designed for proactive schools who value staff professional development.  The programme provides ongoing training opportunities for school leaders, teachers, and support staff at amazing value for money and is on offer FREE of charge for 12 months with many of our ICT bundles ( contact info@fluentblu.co.uk) for more information.

 

An annual fee of £300 (+VAT) provides access to over 80 events per year, the opportunity to host your own training events, access to free advice, and recognition of your investment in staff professional development.

What the programme includes:

– A free place at all Tablet Academy training events

–  Average value £60 – £99 per event.

–  Between 80 – 100 events per year.

–  One free place per event (excluding free promotional gifts).

–  There is no maximum to the number of events that can be attended by your staff whilst a member of the Teacher Academy.

–  Places at training events are reserved on a first booked basis.

– The opportunity to host up to 4 bespoke training events for your staff

–  Maximum of 10 places for internal staff members per event.

–  School must provide reliable WiFi Network, refreshments and space for up to 20 delegates.

– The additional 10 places will be offered to teachers from local schools for a small fee or free if they are a Teacher Academy member.

– The host school is required to help promote the event to raise awareness and encourage attendance.

– Member schools can request up to 4 training events per year.

– The opportunity to host a Tablet Academy Learning Festival.

–  Free hands-on workshop events for staff and students.

–  Focussed on subjects such as STEM, Computing, Languages etc.

–  Minimum of eight local schools are required to participate. This is based on each school sending one teacher and up to five students.

– eNewsletters including industry news, case studies and teaching resources

– Certificate to display in school and a logo to include on school stationery.

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Teacher Academy Programme
Pupil Engagement Days

Whether you are looking to reward students, engage more difficult groups, or trial new technologies with staff and students, Fluentblu/Tablet Academy Pupil Engagement Workshops can be tailored to meet your needs.

 

Our workshops can be pre designed from our extensive portfolio or customised, in partnership with your school, to meet a particular curriculum requirement, inspire the school community or motivate less engaged students.

 

These interactive and hands on workshops merge traditional teaching methods with technology and are a fantastic way of encouraging learning through the effective use of ICT.

Our workshops include:

– Use of LEGO education WeDo and Mindstorms

– Minecraft

– CSI (Crime Scene Investigation)

– STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

– Robotics Festival

– Modern Languages

– Literacy Development Through the use of Video and Animation

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Contact Fluentblu for details on all our training packages!