Knowledge is power
Schools invest heavily in AV and IT equipment and of course it’s important to choose the right product but we think it’s just as important, if not more so, to provide relevant training so that the users can maximise the investment made.
When we talk about training, it’s much more than just showing you how to use the product, it’s how you can embed it into teaching and learning in a cross curricular capacity. A Maths teacher will use it very differently to an English teacher and because of this, offering a hopeful one fits all training programme, will never give the impact you’re looking for.
A good example of technology versus training is the introduction of iPads. Yes, they’re great and can really bring a lesson to life getting the pupils collaborating but more often than not, we see them being used as a web browser and not much more. This is due to several factors – a lack of centralised management meaning that the deployment of apps to the devices is very difficult. Teachers can find it tricky to find an app that will have the right impact and because of this, it’s almost impossible to align app driven learning to the curriculum. This forces teachers to use more internet based resources to justify the purchase and to ensure the devices are being used.
Chances are, as a school, you’ve got some amazing technology just waiting to be used. Our comprehensive curriculum aligned training programmes help schools identify and remove any barriers that slow the advancement in the use of technology in education.
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.
Our services include:
- Office 365 (Teams, One Drive, Skype for Business, SWAY etc.)
- G Suite for Education (Classroom, Drive, Docs etc.)
- iPads in the Classroom
- OneNote in the Classroom
- Minecraft in Education
- Computing Curriculum
- Robotics and Programming
- Using Technology to Support SEN Students
- Plus much, much more…
If you’d like to know more about how training can benefit your school, please give our friendly team a call and we’d love to help.
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