Here, Maggie sums up just why your school should work with Technology To Teach, and quotes some who have benefited tremendously:
How can we help your school? We offer individual courses in a variety of areas, eg ‘Effective Planning for NQTS’, ‘Early Years Science in the English National Curriculum’ and ‘Being an Effective Computing Coordinator’. Many of our courses can also be run as INSET and designed to your school’s needs. Extensive feedback on our work is on our website, as well as on the Teacher Development Trust website.
Our consultancy service often sees us visit schools to help with utilising technology resources. We do recommend that the advisor come in and work alongside the teachers and children; this is the most cost-effective way to ensure high-quality CPD as well as support for children’s learning. Examples of this type of work include the use of data logging in Science and ROAMER in literacy lessons.
Through this approach the teacher will benefit from the support of an experienced practitioner while developing the children’s curriculum and technology skills.
Anna Cook, headteacher at St Mary's Primary School in Bucknell, said: “Input from the consultant was pitched at the right level to engage all learners. Children were motivated and excited by their learning. Staff now feel confident to embed the good practice demonstrated by the consultant.”
Reception teacher Peter Farmer commented: “The course definitely challenged my thinking about Science, and has made it a much more enjoyable experience for both the children and for me. For them it's fun, informative and hands-on; they can’t believe that it's actually a lesson. The outcomes and observations produced are outstanding. I can't believe the amount of information they could absorb in such a little amount of time.”
You can also see some of this work on our projects page. Designing a creative curriculum is an area that I have had excellent experience with. During my teaching career I have been responsible for designing and altering both commercial and government schemes of work. If you have a scheme that is not quite working, or you want to adapt it to suit the children within your school, please get in touch.