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Innovation and Research in Education
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What kind of edtech professional development models work?Sun 11 Feb, 2018
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Next steps for Education Technology in EnglandSat 2 Dec, 2017
Helen Boulton, Helen Caldwell and Christina Preston addressed the issues below with BETT18 delegates from France on 25th January. They very much enjoyed meeting colleagues from France and felt that the session and discussions were very useful and productive.
- UK context and policy regarding Teacher training and CPD (other international examples welcome) including recent developments and trends
- Approaches to integration of ICT (as a tool and also as a subject) in Teacher Training and CPD, impact, best practices, lesson learned …
- Impact of ICT integration on trainers of trainers and teachers training and CPD institutions
ITTE and Mirandanet Conference: Raising aspirations for digital education
Join us, and MESH our conference partners, in Winchester on 7th & 8th June for the 2018 ITTE and Mirandanet Conference: Raising aspirations for digital education
What are the digital skills that teachers and pupils need and how can you support all to achieve this? How can we improve computing education, prepare children to become digital citizens and make full use of digital tools across the curriculum?
The conference will be open to teachers, teacher educators, advisors and researchers and will provide opportunities to develop your professional knowledge and skills through presentations and workshops with leading practitioners and researchers.
We welcome contributions from attendees who wish to share examples of practice or research findings so look out for a Call for Papers next month. We will be awarding CPD certificates for those who join in the interactive activities.
After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools
10 November 2017 - The recent Royal Society report, After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools, explores the challenges and issues facing the subject in primary and secondary schools since the subject was introduced in English schools in 2014. Download the report here..
Innovation in Professional Development: collaborative classroom coaching with web-video and web-audio.
The final report is now published of Phase Two of MirandaNet's research into the effectiveness of the Iris Connect system for professional development in classroom practice. Download "Innovations in professional development: real-time, in-ear coaching" from the Iris Connect research page.
iCatalyst in the Classroom
Professors Christina Preston and Sarah Younie write that, "Research suggests that a continuous programme of professional development is essential in ensuring that teachers can make full use of an investment in digital technologies." This is a theme that will be returned to a great deal over the coming months. Read what they have to say here..
Education innovation, practice-based research and pupil achievement
In May 2016 MirandaNet hosted an Unconference workshop to explore and discuss the classroom- based research it has been supporting with its Associates. (The workshop pages are here.) The workshop was sponsored by and actively supported by Gaia Technologies, a MirandaNet Associate. Their media team has now produced a lively and interesting video of the day's events.